Saturday, was the first day of the Two-Wheel weekend. The bikers raced in three classes, SS Bike 950, Drag Bike and Street Bike ET. After the individual classes the Street Bike winner raced against the Drag Bike winner. In addition to the bikes, Midwest Super Comp was running the first of two days this weekend. We had Juniors, Corvette Club of Chicago and a Test and Tune. There was a little bit of everything for the drag racing fan.
In SS Bike 950 there were four entrants, In the final, it was Larry Sargis, Midlothian, Il. against Andy Bailey Dekalb, Il. This was a convincing win by Larry .094 RT/9.523 ET to Andy's .147 RT /9.671 ET. Larry had the better light and ran closer to the number.
In the Drag Bike Class there were three entrants who raced two elimination races leading to the Final. In the final it was Jarron Christionson, Clinton, Iowa against Paul Summers, Joliet, Il. Paul beat Jarron on the light, .066/.074, but Jarron made it back by running closer to his dial-in, 9.03/9.08 take the win.
In Street Bike ET, There were three rounds of eliminations prior to the Final. In the Final, it was Rockford's Ted Thompson on his 2008 Kawasaki against Leon Robinson on his 2000 Kawasaki. Ted took the win when Leon went -.006 red. Leon was inconsistent with previous lights and this could have led to the foul.
In the race-off between Drag Bike winner Jarron Christianson and Street Bike winner Ted Thompson, it was Jarron taking the win with a .026 RT and 9.092 ET on his 9.00 DI.
Next up was Midwest Super Comp with sixteen entrants. Through three rounds of competition the racing was intense. In the Finals it was Lake Villa, Il.' Jim Glosson against Streator, Il.' Jeff Spierling. This was a great race with Jim's .009 RT and Jeff's .014 RT. Both pushed each other to the stripe for a double break-out with Jim closest to the 8.90 index to take the win!
In between all the racing their was a Test and Tune.
And the Corvette Club of Chicago was out racing.
There was a good contingent of Juniors racing in two classes today, Novice and Elite.
The Novice Class raced three eliminations rounds to get to the Final. There, it was Wyatt Bacon of Kingston, Il. against Gaven Adams from Prophetstown, Il. Both drivers were doing well on their response times but in this Final, Gaven fired off a little early giving the win to Wyatt, Gaven went -.063 red.
In the Elite Final it was Morrison, Il.' Brady Wolf against Plainfield, Il.' Kamryn Schubbe. Both Brady and Kamryn had been doing well on the Tree. Brady had a perfect light in the third round. This trend continued with Brady's .044 and Kamryn's .069. With Brady slightly ahead, Kamryn pushed her car and just slightly broke out, 7.894 on a 7.90 DI to give the win to Brady.
We also had two new drag racers licensing today. Norah McCloud of Galt, Il, age 7 and Riley Malek of Beloit, Wi. age 6.