Ennis, Texas (May. 15)
W: Wayne Pratt (’67 Camaro) – 10.166, 129.62 (10.15 dial).
R/U: Jeff Lopez (’06 TNT Dragster) – 7.632, 169.19 (7.59 dial).
Semi’s: Ed Ridenhour; Mike Britt.
W: Chad Broom (’01 Cameron Dragster) – 4.821, 137.43 (4.81 dial).
R/U: Greg Williams (’73 Vega) – 6.786, 106.37 (6.74 dial).
Semi’s: James Franks.
W: Cassie Thornbug (’08 TNT Dragster) – 4.761, 141.18 (4.71 dial).
R/U: Chad Broom (’01 Cameron Dragster) – 4.834, 141.79 (4.81 dial).
Semi’s: Mike Bjorum.
No Electronics 1/4mile
W: Justin Cervantes (’70 Malibu) – 11.638, 112.35 (11.59 dial).
R/U: Jackie Jones (’23 Roadster) – 8.626, 152.68 (8.56 dial).
Semi’s: Max McGlothin.
No Electronics 1/8mile
W: Warren Wright (’68 Camaro) – 6.464, 104.90 (6.41 dial).
R/U: Jake Howard (’76 Pontiac) – 6.725, 94.03 (6.67 dial).
Semi’s: Allen Pratt; Justin Cervantes.
W: Tim Baker (’08 Pickup Truck) – 16.034, 85.18 (16.00 dial).
Jr Top Eliminator
W: Will Winn (’08 RPC Jr Dragster) – 7.913, 81.42 (7.90 dial).
R/U: Hailey Strnad (Jr Dragster) – 8.046, 81.60 (8.05 dial).
Semi’s: Cody Ray; James Rankin.
W: Eric Vice (’08 Jr Dragster) – 8.978, 74.11 (8.96 dial).
R/U: Dakota Boll (’04 Jr Dragster) – 9.293, 69.55 (9.33 dial).
Semi’s: Andrew Monreal; Hanna Lisenbe.
W: Rylan McClasky (’07 Jr Dragster) – 13.419, 46.94 (13.15 dial).
R/U: Rusty Price (’08 Jr Dragster) – 13.392, 47.57 (13.25 dial).
Semi’s: Cameron Choate.
W: Cody Ray (Jr Dragster) – 8.049, 66.61 (7.94 dial).
R/U: Samantha Ray (Jr Dragster) – 12.981, 52.19 (12.97 dial).
Semi’s: Hanna Lisenbe.
On Saturday, December 5th, Ellis County Auto and Reher-Morrison presented the 2009 Racer Appreciation Awards Banquet in the Texas Motorplex Champions Club. Racers and crew came together to look back on the 2009 O’Reilly Bracket Racing Series and crown the class champions.
Over $5,500 was awarded to the top racers, along with their 2010 Gold Card, trophy, $200 from Royal Purple, and Reher- Morrison apparel. Jr Class Champions also received a Game Card from Speed Zone.
Throughout the banquet, door prizes were given out. Some of the door prizes included an autographed hockey blade from the Dallas Stars, 4 game day tickets to see the Dallas Stars in action, ShowBiz Cinemas movie tickets, and tickets to see the Waxahachie Tour of Homes Christmas Show. Local restaurants donated gift certificates, including Fat Daddys, Cotton Patch, Buffalo Wild Wings, TaMolly’s, and Chick-Fil-A. Die cast cars from Robert Hight, Tony Pedregon, and Gary Scelzi were also on the prize table. Autographed pistons from John Force, Ashley Force Hood, and Robert Hight were among the door prizes as well. Royal Purple t-shirts, hats, visors, and gloves were another popular choice with winners.
The winner of the new JCL 4X4 300 four wheeler was Carol Jenkins of Dawson, Texas. Throughout the season, entry forms were given out at bracket races. Bradley Wilson, Jr Overall Points Class Champion, stepped up to draw the winning name.
Jeff Lopez and Jackie Jones went to the final round at the AER Race Of Champions “Run For The Block” race on October 31st, 2009 and were awarded their AER Long Block at the banquet.
Congratulations to all of the Class Champions, runner ups, and top finalists in each class, as well as our Contingency Connection Bonus Winners, and Special Recognition Winners.
JR Sportsman: Bradley Wilson, Ryan McClaskey
JR Modified: Taylor Bright, Adrian Acevedo, Nicholas Aydelotte, Bailey Williams
JR Top Eliminator: Ryan Gleghorn, Kyle Armstrong, Will Winn, Daniel Aydelotte
JR Overall Points Champion: Bradley Wilson
Super Pro: Jeff Lopez, Jackie Jones, Bob Koski, Rusty Branum, Jack Mauldin Jr
Pro: Robby Lopez, Jack Mauldin Jr, Jeff Lopez, Jackie Jones, Doug Haning
No Electronics: Austin Williams, Charles Dickenson, Wayne Pratt, Jimmy Falkenbach, Glenn Morphew
Quick 16: Jeff Lopez, Doug Haning, Mike Crader, Shane Cox
Bracket Overall Points Champion: Robby Lopez
Hedman Hedders/Trans-Dapt Champion: Jackie Jones
PerformanceParts.com Champion: Charles Dickenson
PX3 Lubricants All Stars Champion: Doug Haning
JE Pro Seal Rings Sportsman of the Year Champion: Jack Mauldin Jr
Richmond Gear Weekend Warrior Champions: Wayne Pratt, Jason Rogers, Jeff Lopez, Cliff Loveless, Robby Lopez, Austin Williams
AER Race of Champions Finalists: Jeff Lopez, Jackie Jones
Reher Morrison Engine Building School Winner: Mike Crader
NHRA King of the Track Aerospace Components Champion: Jeff Lopez
2009 ET Finals Race Of Champions representatives: Robby Lopez, Austin Williams
2009 ET Finals Class Winners: Warren Wrights, Jason Kizlinski
2009 Summit Racing Series Finals Participants: Warren Wright, Jason Kizlinski
Here are the 2009 O’Reilly Bracket Racing Series Class Champions.
Super Pro Champion- Jeff Lopez
Pro Champion- Robby Lopez
No Electronics Champion- Austin Williams
Quick 16 Champion- Jeff Lopez
Jr Sportsman Champion- Bradley Wilson
Jr Modified Champion- Taylor Bright
Jr Top Eliminator Champion- Ryan Gleghorn
BRACKET OVERALL POINTS CHAMPION- Robby Lopez
JR OVERALL POINTS CHAMPION- Bradley Wilson
All CLASS Champions will be awarded trophies and 2010 Gold Cards at the 2009 Racer Appreciation Awards Banquet on December 5th at the Texas Motorplex Champions Club. Please RSVP for you and your guests by calling 972-878-2641. 2009
Results for October 31, 2009 O’Reilly Bracket Racing Series Final Race
Win – Jackie Jones Kemp, Tx 23T Roadster .012 7.622 160.86
R/U – Jeff Lopez Bedford, Tx 06 TNT Supercross -.006 7.964 127.29
Win – Robby Lopez Grand Prarie, Tx 66 Chevy .012 6.546 102.93
R/U – Jack Mauldin Jr. Groesbeck, Tx 70 Nova .023 6.724 110.39
Win – Jeff Lopez Bedford, Tx 06 TNT Supercross .029 4.765 143.12
R/U – Doug Haning Kaufman, Tx 09 TNT .032 4.575 151.10
Win – Allan Pratt Rockdale, Tx 81 Camaro .042 10.774 116.03
R/U – Jimmy Falkenbach Ennis, Tx 89 S-10 .031 10.609 117.74
Chris Brackman Euless, Tx 2002 CVPI .242 15.834 87.58
Wendell Finnegan Euless, Tx 2007 Mustang .329 13.719 100.43
JR Top Eliminator
Win – Ryan Gleghorn Watagua, Tx 06 McMillen .044 7.932 78.14
R/U – Kyle Armstrong Blooming Grove, Tx .126 8.057 78.31
Win – Taylor Bright Waxahachie, Tx 04 RPC .066 8.960 69.67
R/U – Adrian Acevedo Italy, Tx .110 9.325 69.10
Win – Rusty Price Corsicana, Tx 08 Infinity .143 12.972 49.13
R/U – Mikey Carver Blooming Grove, Tx 98 Spitzer .060 13.187 53.84
AER Race of Champions
The Texas Motorplex would like to congratulate Jeff Lopez of Bedford Tx and Jackie Jones from Kemp, Tx for making it to the finals for the AER Race of Champions and to Jackie Jones for winning the block from AER which will be given out at the 2009 Texas Motorplex Racer Appreciation Banquet on December 5. Click here for more info on the 2009 Racer Appreciation Banquet.
ENNIS, TX (Oct. 24, 2009) — Alex Hossler (left) won his career-first National Guard ADRL Pro Extreme event in memorable fashion, crossing the eighth-mile finish line at the Texas Motorplex with his 1970 Camaro on fire after posting a 3.73-seconds pass at 202.48 miles per hour to beat Quain Stott in the final round of the LenMar Motorsports ADRL World Finals V.
Also earning National Guard Minuteman trophies at the final event of the National Guard ADRL’s year, but the first points-paying opportunity of the 2010 season were new class champion Khalid Al-Balooshi in Pro Nitrous, Extreme 10.5 racer Chuck Ulsch, Scott Gray, who also won his first Pro Extreme Motorcycle championship earlier in the day, and Cary Goforth with his first official Extreme Pro Stock win. Morgan Benfield of Virginia Beach, Virginia also won her first Junior Minuteman in the exhibition Pro Jr. Dragster class.
“How’s that for a spectacular finish?” Hossler asked upon climbing from his car after stopping on the track where safety crews sprayed the engine with a fire extinguisher. “It banged the blower right when we crossed the line, but it lasted just long enough to get the job done.”
Hossler and Stott left almost simultaneously, but when a 3.75 at 205.57-mph pass flashed across Stott’s scoreboard, it translated to a .021 margin of victory for Hossler, who hails from Canton, Illinois.
The Pro Nitrous final was close, too, but only because Al-Balooshi (right) had an off-the-pace .191 reaction time attached to a record-setting pass of 3.81 seconds at 196.42 mph that easily eclipsed the 3.98/184.88 combination assembled by veteran Charles Carpenter.
It marked Al-Balooshi’s career-first National Guard ADRL event title, though earlier in the day, he also won the National Guard ADRL’s championship-deciding Speedtech Battle for the Belts when Al-Anabi Racing teammate Burton Auxier was disqualified from the final for leaving .004 before the green light flashed.
“It is good for the Al-Anabi team,” said Al-Balooshi, who calls Doha, Qatar, home. “Very exciting to win.”
The World Finals V Flowmaster Extreme 10.5 final offered a measure of payback for Ulsch (left), who faced off against Spiro Pappas for the second time in one day after Pappas stepped up to win the Pro Nitrous Speedtech Battle for the Belts final. The Clarksville, Maryland-based driver didn’t miss the opportunity, either, taking a holeshot win in his supercharged ’68 Camaro over Pappas’ turbocharged 2009 Pontiac GXP entry.
Leaving with a .021 reaction to a .115 in the opposite lane, Ulsch put together a 3.94 lap at 201.46 mph that beat out the 3.92 at 193.27 that delivered Pappas a new elapsed time record, but a runner-up finish.
“That feels good! I’m glad I was able to do my job and help my teammates get the win,” Ulsch declared. “I owed him that one!”
Like Balooshi, Pro Extreme Motorcycle winner Gray (right), from Ocala, Florida, doubled up from his earlier Speedtech Battle for the Belts triumph, running 4.21 at 170.67 mph aboard his ’08 Suzuki to down Lance Hines in the World Finals V final.
“It still hasn’t really sunk in that it’s happened,” Gray said of his two-timing win. “After winning the Belt I kind of relaxed because we had accomplished what we came here to do, which was win the championship, but maybe that’s what helped me win tonight, too. I wasn’t too uptight about what was happening.”
The Extreme Pro Stock final came down to a classic Ford versus Chevy match, with Goforth’s 2008 Cobalt coming out on top over the ’09 Mustang of Scott Hintz in his National Guard ADRL debut. Goforth (left), from Holdenville, Oklahoma, ran low ET of the meet for the class with a 4.06 win at 177.23 mph over 4.151 at 173.65 by Hintz.
“This feels so good,” Goforth said, hoisting the National Guard Minuteman trophy high after his first official Extreme Pro Stock win, though he did win last year at Rockingham, North Carolina, when the class was in its introductory exhibition stage. “This is for my team, for the guys on my team, who worked so hard to put me here today.”
Televised coverage of the Speedtech Battle for the Belts will air Sunday, Nov. 8 at 3 p.m. Eastern on the Versus network, with coverage of the LenMar Motorsports ADRL World Finals V to follow two weeks later on Sunday, Nov. 22, also at 3 p.m. Eastern on the Versus television network.
Here are the race results for the Big Bug Shootout on October 18, 2009
Pro Stock Eliminator
Win John Strnad Waxahachie, Tx. 2007 VW-7 -.134 9.714 sec 136.44 mph
R/U Damon Harmon Irving, Tx 55VW .024 17.465 sec 45.87 mph
Win Carl Nolen Royce City, Tx 63 VW .138 12.579 sec 97.37 mph
R/U Tom Funnell Dripping Springs, Tx .239 12.649 sec 105.01 mph
ET Bracket Eliminator
Win Bubba Clifton Burelson, Tx 1970 .021 12.016 sec 107.82 mph
R/U Daniel Watts Longview, Tx 1956 Oval .031 12.256 sec 92.37 mph
Street Trophy Eliminator
Win Phillip Sulak Burleson, Tx .579 17.944 sec 70.93 mph
R/U Emmanuel Sarger Round Rock, Tx 60 VW .053 15.745 sec 72.27 mph