On Sunday, Byron Dragway hosted the final day of three days of racing for the Protect the Harvest, Midwest Junior Super Series. Today's racing consisted of four classes of Index racing and 330 Outlaw, followed by the $1,000.00 to win Pro Sportsman Race. This race has all the classes running against each in a Ladder type system.
There were seven cars in the 1390 Index Class. There were two elimination rounds followed by the finals. In the finals, it was Nash Rachford of California, Ky. against Carson Wied, Neenah, Wi. Both Nash and Carson beat their earlier opponents with better reaction times. That held true when Nash's .137 RT was better than Carson's .163. Carson had the better elapsed time but was beaten by the "Hole Shot"
In the 1190 Index Class, like the 1390 Index there were two rounds of eliminations followed by the Finals. Jackson Summers, Franklin, Ky., faced off against Landen Brown, Brandenburg, Ky. Even though Landen's Elapsed Time was better, 11.925 to Jackson's 12.017, It was Jackson's .087 RT to Landen's .285, that took the win light.
In the 890 Index Class, there were fifteen entrants which took three rounds of eliminations to get to the finals. In the Finals, it was Tyler Reid, Neenah, Wi., against Oswego, Ilinois' Madalyn Highland. In the races leading up to the Finals, Tyler was consistently cutting down the tree, while Madalyn was struggling with hers. This continued in the Finals, with Tyler's .028 RT to Madalyn's .093 to take the win even though Madalyn's ET was .035 better. There is hope because Madalyn's .093 RT was her best of the day.
For today's racing, the 790 Index Class was the largest of the Index Classes with 17 Entrants. It took five rounds of eliminations to get to the Finals. In the Finals, it was Kewanee, Illinois' Hannah Ince against Channahon's Braden Bowden. Braden ran the number perfectly with a 7.900 ET, but could not overcome Hannah's .001 RT. Her ET was 7.937. It was a great race!
The final race before the Pro Sportsman race was the Outlaw 330. There were nine entrants which allowed for three rounds of eliminations to get to the finals. It was Caleb Burns, Fredericktown, Oh. against Brent Wagner, Imperial, Mo. With a .036 RT, 4.366 ET, Caleb defeated Brent, .095 RT, 4.376 ET.
The last race of the day, was the Pro Sportsman. This race is open to any class of driver with the winner taking home $1,000,00. The drivers race against their class until a pre-determined number are left. At that point, a ladder system is implemented. Thirty-nine drivers entered. After six rounds of hard fought eliminations, the Finals approached. It was Blaine Bazell against CJ Kilkenny. In the six eliminations leading up to the Finals, CJ had phenomenal Response Times, .004, .003, .005, .007, .000, and .005. Unfortunately for CJ in the finals he was a little too quick and he -.004 redlighted giving the win to Blaine and the big check!
This concluded the Midwest Junior Super Series weekend at Byron. Due to my past scheduling conflicts, I was never able to attend one of these. This was a great event for the families. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Since this was such a family oriented event, I will post some more working Mom and Dad images from today to honor their sacrifices to allow their children to participate in such a great sport.