Saturday's Rockett Brand Racing Fuel ET Bracket Series with Midwest Super Comp and Midwest Top Sportsman raceday began under overcast skies with temperatures in the high 40's to low 50's. With worse weather forecast for later in the day, it was decided to forego the normal series schedule and go into a hurry-up mode of one timed run and then immediately go into eliminations. The time runs started right at 9:30 a.m. and for all intents and purposes, went off smoothly.
As soon as the time trials were completed, Round one eliminations began. In this round there was one Final, that being High School. It was Samantha Senko, ETB #1 winner, against Darcy Ancel, last week's ETB #2 winner. It was Sam taking the win light.
Continuing in the hurry-up schedule, Round Two, Pro ET eliminations began. Before they could be completed the rains came. After deliberation, Route 66 Staff decided that the racing could not continue and called the race complete after the first round. Here is the official announcement:
"Today's Route 66 Raceway Rockett Brand Racing Fuel ET Bracket Series Event is complete. We will be unable to get back on track today. Payouts will be split as of completion of the first round and points will be rewarded for the completed round. If you have not won money here recently please visit the media center in the tower to fill out your W9. Checks will be mailed as normal. Thank you to those who came out to the event.'
Here are some images from the eliminations:
Midwest Super Comp Series
Like the ET Bracket Series, the Midwest Super Comp Series completed their first round of eliminations. At this time I do not have any information as to the Series plans whether the event is cancelled or will be made up at a later date. Here are some images from their racing:
Midwest Top Sportsman Series
From the information I received, Midwest Top Sportsman called the race after the first round of eliminations. It doesn't appear that there will be a make up. Matt Szymczak was the no. 1 qualifier and Kyle Dumke won the Youtzy Family Racing Q1 reaction time with a .002 light.
Here are some additional images from their day.