With Chamber of Commerce weather, it was a great day to go racing at Byron. Before we get into Sunday's action, due to the rain near the end of Saturday's event, the racers decided to split the winners purse in both the main event and the High Stakes race.
Now, the second day of the US Bracket Nationals, brought competition in Street Eliminator, Sportsman, Pro and Super Pro Box -No Box. A wally was awarded in each of the five classes for the NHRA All Access Challenge. With a Wally on the line, you can imagine the racing was hot and heavy. Here is Bill Ingraham during Time Trials.
There was a 90 minute delay for an oil down when a car blew its motor. The staff worked diligently to bring the track back to racing conditions. For the day, Super Pro ran an 1/8 mile and all the other classes ran the full quarter mile. After the one Time Trial the racing started in earnest with the eliminations.
As the eliminations continued, the field of cars dwindled until we were down to two cars in each class. In Street Eliminator it was Paul Zimmerman over points leader Joe Zehnder. This was Paul's third Wally.
In Sportsman, it was Fred Trombley defeating Brandon Phillips. This win gave the Track Championship to Fred and was his fourth Wally.
In Pro Eliminator, it was Scott Pitchette taking home the Wally.
In Super Pro Box it was Dominic Bowden with the Wally win. This was Dom's first Wally.
In the Super Pro No Box class it was Jeremy Bousman taking the win light over Steve Marquis and the Wally. In the Big Bucks race Jeremy defeated Dominic Bowden to take home a $5,000 payday.
Congratulations to all our winners!
One of the really neat and my favorite shot at Byron is those at the finish line. If you haven't visited Byron, there is a berm that overlooks runs along the west side of the racing surface. You can sit on the berm and watch the cars come screaming by the finish line. For you photographers it makes a great pan shot opportunity.