1st Place - Kyle Allardin LaCenter, KY DI - 9.38 ET - 9.373 MPH - 74.83 RT - .590
2nd Place - Mike Brown Dexter, MO DI - 8.75 ET -8.857 MPH - 79.81 RT - .495
If you thought last week's race between Mike Brown and Jake Overstreet was a barn-burner, you should have seen the final in the Trophy Class this weekend.
Kyle Allardin and Mike Brown, self-proclaimed "one and two men" in the Trophy Class squared off against each other yet again for bragging rights.
One week removed from driving around Jake Overstreet for a victory, Mike was out to show Kyle that he could win on consecutive nights, just the same as Kyle had done previously this season. Kyle got the spot by just over a half second and cut a good light as he roared out of the gate. Mike was revved and ready to go, but as he launched he went just a bit too soon, going red, and giving Kyle the win. At the far end, Kyle drove it through the lights, breaking out in the process, but due to the red light was still able to come back to victory lane for a trophy and a picture. Congratulations to Kyle Allardin on his Trophy Class victory.
1st Place - Chuck Clay Van Buren, MO DI - 6.50 ET - 6.525 MPH - 103.63 RT - .520
2nd Place - Larry Layton Dexter, MO DI - 7.87 ET - 7.885 MPH - 87.51 RT - .560
One week ago, Larry Layton was presented with the trophy and check prize for winning the ET Points Championship this season. This week he was out to show that he was not about to let up and that he was sending out a message for next year.
Standing in his way was Chuck Clay. Chuck and Carolyn had struggled off and on this season with their car and keeping it consistent. It seems that whatever troubles they may have had were gone as their car was one of the most consistent cars at the track on Saturday night. This was setting up a very great race between two solid drivers.
At the start line, Larry got the spot by almost a second and a half. When the lights came down for both drivers, Chuck cut the better light between the pair as they made their way towards the finish line.
At the far end it was too close to tell, but as the lights came on, Chuck Clay took the win over Larry Layton. Congratulations to Chuck Clay on his ET Class victory.
1st Place - Tony Jacques Campbell, MO DI - 6.35 ET - 6.352 MPH - 104.67 RT - .501
2nd Place - Doyle Robbins Imperial, MO DI - 7.19 ET - 7.166 MPH - 94.75 RT - .583
Saturday night was the biggest night of the year for the Pro Class drivers, as we offered the biggest winning purse of the year at $2000.
Drivers came from near and far to race in the event, many new faces were at the track, as we had almost 70 drivers competing for the money.
As the rounds went by and racers were eliminated, only two were left chasing victory.
Tony Jacques, a track regular who consistently finishes in the top half of the points and is always a deadly foe, squared off against Doyle Robbins, another deadly driver who is capable of winning a race on any given night. This was going to be a GOOD race!
On the starting line, Doyle received just over a half-second spot over Tony and he cut a good light to start heading down track. Tony, however, was nearly perfect off the line with a .501 as he chased down Doyle. At the finish line it was tough to tell who was going to win, but Tony ran only .003 of a second off a perfect pass to take the victory! What a great way to end the night! Congratulations to Tony Jacques on his Pro Class victory.
Super Pro Class
1st Place - David Leonard Scott City, MO DI - 6.94 ET - 6.957 MPH - 96.13 RT - .506
2nd Place - Barclay Schmidt Imperial, MO DI - 6.56 ET - 6.534 MPH - 105.88 RT - .492 As we came to the final race of the night after a long event, we were able to see two great racers square off against one another. This year's Pro Class Champion David Leonard made the switch over to the Super Pro Class for the weekend and raced his way into the final.
There, he met Barclay Schmidt, one of the Team Gateway drivers, who has had a great success at the Sikeston Drag Strip over the years when he has come to race. With around 70 cars, like the Pro Class, this was setting up to be a great race.
David had the spot by just almost a half second and cut a solid .506 light. As Barclay's car launched, he went red by a slim margin.
This gave David the victory in the monthly $2000 Super Pro race. Congratulations to David Leonard on his Super Pro Class victory.
Thanks to all that came out to race and watch at the Sikeston Drag Strip. Don't forget, Test n Tune is now on Friday nights from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. Congratulations to all of our winners from this week and we hope to see you all next week at the Sikeston Drag Strip. Don't forget to find us on the web at http://www.sikestondragstrip.net.