Midwest Super Comp
The Midwest Super Comp was represented by nineteen cars from Illinois and Wisconsin. After two rounds of Time Trials it was Delvin Shepard, Colona, Il., earning the first round bye. Near the end of the round, the Chris Lancaster dragster, driven by Dave Livesey, had a problem and had to withdraw. Super Comp went a total of four rounds before the final. Chad Lamont earned the Bye into the finals and would face Delvin Shepard. Delvin had been having consistent reaction times, .025-.028, in the previous four rounds. In the finals, for some reason Delvin went red, giving the win to multiple Super Comp Champion Chad Lamont, .035/8.90/8.960/156.15.
The Motorcycles were racing in four classes, 890 Bike, SS Bike 950, Street Bike ET and Drag Bike ET with Street and Drag Bikes facing off for the overall win.
In 890 Bike, it was Wisconsin Rapids' Chris Panko defeating Joe Robbins when Joe broke out with an 8.890/8.90 to Chris' .050/8.90/8.893/147.46
Joe Robbins .046/9.50/9.448/135.52
Larry Sargis .052/950/9.441/140.72
Mike Krueger .052/8.41/8.761/123.47
John Niles .185/9.77/10.081/126.71
During the Test & Tune portion of the day, I say a familiar Pontiac Firebird normally driven by Morgan Hixon. However, I knew that Morgan had just recently moved to Tampa, Fl. I looked around and saw her Dad, John, crew chiefing ( who drives a copper colored buick in Super Pro), her mother, Mary. I didn't see her sister Savannah! Sav usually is crew chiefing Dad or Morgan. On closer inspection, it was Sav driving. Sav had never driven on a drag strip and driven this car only once prior in a parking lot. Sav made eight passes this day and by the end of the day, you could see by the look on her face that she caught the racing bug! Good job today, Sav!!