On a beautiful Saturday morning at Byron Dragway, the Super Pro and Pro Eliminator bracket racers gathered to go for a top prize of $3000. The top prize was awarded to the winner of the run-off race between the Box and No-box cars. The Pro Eliminator cars are not left out as many of the racers enter both Super Pro and Pro Eliminator classes.
In the Super Pro No-box class, it took five rounds for Rich Mason and Brent Vincent to reach the Final. The only break was for Rich in the fourth round when he received a bye. Otherwise, every round was a tough competitor. Both Rich and Brent were excellent on the tree all day with Brent having a .00_ light in round 4. Rich had three! In the Final, Brent had the better light, .013 to .043, but it was Rich who ran closer to his dial-in, 6.71 - 6.717 to Brent's 6.55-6.594. This gave the win to Rich by .007. A very close race.
In the Box class, Jeff Jones and Eddie Banderowicz Jr. rampaged through the field with great lights. Through the eight rounds to the Final, Jeff's worst light was .030 and Eddie had a perfect .000 in the sixth. In the Final, Jeff was ever so slightly the slower car and left first, however Eddie, flirting with another perfect light, went -.001 red, handing the win to Jeff.
This led to the Final, Final race for the big check between No-box winner Rich Mason and Box winner Jeff Jones. Rich was considerably slower and launched first with another good light, .039 and Jeff had his worst light all day with a .045. Jeff chased Rich and at the stripe, Jeff took the win running closer to his dial-in, 4.78-4.799 to Rich's 6.70-6.726. Congratulations to Jeff on the "Big Check" win
In the Pro Eliminator class, it was evident two cars were the class of the field, Don Schomer and Troy Bogner. Through six rounds of competition they took on all comers beating them on the Tree or with their Dial-in's. In the final round, it was no surprise these two would match up. At the Tree, Troy had his worst light (.056) and Don had one of his best (.006). This should have been an easy win for Don, however they both got to racing and both broke out. Troy broke out less to take the win. In the Winner's Circle, Troy commented that"...it was an ugly win and Don should be parked here!".
In conjunction with Friday Night's Test & Tune, there was a "Gamblers" race. Adam Sweet took the victory.
Saturday's "Gamblers" race was won by Collin Estes.
Here's more of the day's action.