Sunday morning broke with another beautiful day for racing. Thank you Mother Nature for a great weather weekend! The day's racing consisted of four classes: Super Pro (Box/No Box), Pro Eliminator, Sportsman and Street Eliminator. There were two Time Trial runs for all classes except for Super Pro, which had run the previous day.
Super Pro, as usual, was run as two sub-classes, Box and No Box. The winner of each sub-class would then run against each other for the Big Bucks prize of $5,000.00.
In No Box, they ran six rounds to get to the finals. In the first round, Larry Hohn ran a near perfect race against Troy Boeke with a .000 RT/6.52 DI/6.525 ET/103.32.
Dave Perry and Brian Dumdie marched through the field to reach the Final.
This was a fantastically close race with Dave winning by .002.
Dave Perry - RT .035/DI 5.65/ET 5.652/120.07 mph
Brian Dumdie - RT .037/DI 5.99/ET 5.992/114.64 mph
Like in No Box, the competition in Box was extremely close all day. In the second round, the previous day's winner, Vince Mangiaracina, ran a perfect race, RT .000, DI 5.70 ET 5.700, 117.97 mph.
Through seven rounds to reach the Final, Dave Johnson and Vince Mistrata eliminated the competition. In the Final, Dave Johnson took the win with a RT .015, DI 5.67, ET 5.696, 122.03 mph to Vince Mistrata's RT .041, DI 4.67, ET 4.711, 142.04 mph.
As the last race of the day, it was very dark. It was decided to run the race. Dave Johnson in his 2009 Ford Mustang with a perfect reaction time defeated Dave Perry in his 1963 Corvette.
Dave Johnson RT .000, DI 8.67, ET 5.722, 116.74mph
Dave Perry RT .067, DI 5.65, ET 5.667,120.20 mph
The Pro Eliminator class ran five rounds of eliminations to reach the Final. Marty Thornton defeated John Coyle when he broke out.
Marty Thornton RT .061, DI 9.26, ET 9.320, 141.33 mph
John Coyle RT .047, DI 11.97, ET 11.950, 109.64 mph
The Street Eliminator class ran three rounds to reach their Final. It was a battle of SUV's with Doug Goodman in the GMC /Envoy defeating Rob France's Chevrolet Trailblazer. Rob broke out.
Doug Goodman RT .067, DI 17.42, ET 17.443, 82.12 mph
Rob France RT .113, DI 12.50, ET 12.453, 97.90 mph
In Sportsman, it was Rob France, in his second final of the day taking the victory, Rob was entered in Sportsman and Street Eliminator.
As with Saturday, there was a contingent of former Rt. 66 racers attending or participating in the races. I had the opportunity to talk with Bill Larson. Besides racing at RT. 66, he was one of the track announcers. Bill stated he had retired and was now working at an engine shop three days a week.
I was also speaking with Jim Ilosvay who over the off season had rebuilt the car with a new King motor and a new suspension.
Here are some more images of Sunday's action.
I want to congratulate all the winners for putting on a fantastic show. For those who didn't make it to the end, there's always the next race!
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