Today, was the second annual Practice Tree Nationals. This event was chaired by Bob and Becky Churchill and emceed by Rocky Ausec. If you haven't been to one of these, briefly, its a reaction time competition using a practice "tree". The event is organized like a drag racing event with three classes (Pro, Sportsman and Juniors) with staging lane and everything. The first part of the event was a social hour with drink and food for everyone.
The Car Chix organization was there and manning a booth.
After the social hour, the action began with two practice rounds and two qualifying rounds. At the conclusion of the qualifying, the participants were organized into the three classes to begin the Elimination Rounds. As stated above, the entire event was emceed by Rocky "Solid Rock" Ausec
In between Rounds, Rocky held the drawings for the door prizes. I think everyone went home with at least one door prize!
Here are some photos from the "racing".
In the end, it was Greg King over Dominic Bowden in the Pro Class. Bill Larson beat Bobby Churchill in the Sportsman Class. And it was Andy Rucker over Jesse Lasik in Juniors.
After the awards, it got serious when a challenge was issued between Ryan Alley and Dominic Bowden. some cash ended up on the table.
I'm not quite sure who won, but I heard Ryan won the challenge. All in all it was a day of family fun, good food (including dessert) and good competition. The Organization would like to thank the following sponsors:
Midwest Junior Super Series
Good Vibrations Motorsports
Great Lakes Nostalgic Funny Car Circuit
Old World Industries
Horwitz Horwitz and Associates
Sontag Speed Supply
Ingalls Park AC
To see all the photos from today's event please click here.