OSKALOOSA, Iowa — Eddyville Raceway Park drivers used their home-track knowledge to win the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Midwest Division Summit Team Finals.
Team A from Eddyville Raceway Park won by a 40-30 margin over Mo-Kan Dragway A with Thunder Valley Dragways B right behind with 29 points. Other tracks which participated were: Cordova International Raceway, Central Illinois Dragway, Ozark Raceway, Onawa Racing & Events Center and Magic City International Raceway.
Leading up to the main event, racers participated in Gambler’s races and “best of” awards. It was a big weekend for Carter Brand. He won the main event and both gambler’s racers in his new electric Junior Dragster.
Steve Disselhorst from Quincy, Ill. won on a foul in the Top final. Disselhorst completed a winning pass of 4.897 seconds at 140.80 mph against a 4.87 dial-in with a .027 reaction time. Jim Schuett from Worthington, Minn., was -.004 too quick at the start before going down the track in 5.559 seconds at 124.86 mph.
Wayne Briggs Sr. from Weva, Iowa scored the win with a 6.319-second run at 108.70 mph against a 6.21 dial-in with a .105 reaction time. Wayne Lardy from Tea, S.D., was runner-up with a 6.402 elapsed time at 101.79 mph against a 6.41 dial-in with a .040 reaction time.
Jimmie Barrett from Havana, Ill., had the winning package of 7.731 seconds at 83.74 mph against 7.71 dial-in. He also had a slight advantage at the start .040 to .045 over runner-up Mark Rosenbolm from LeClaire, Iowa. Rosenbalm went 8.917 seconds at 83.21 mph against a 7.71 dial-in.
Carter Brand from Lynnville, Iowa used his advantage at the start .044 to .090 over Brooke Baarda from Sully, Iowa to win the Junior Dragster race. Brand went 9.009 against a 8.98 dial-in at 76.14 mph. Baarda was right on the dial-in with a 7.992-second pass at 82.10 mph.
Saturday’s Gambler’s Race
Box — Kellyn Jackson from Castlewood, S.D., 5.127 on a 5.06 dial-in, .030 reaction time defeated Tom Gall from Beresford, S.D., 5.785 on a 5.11 dial-in, .039 reaction time.
No Box — Grant Zimmerman from East Peoria, Ill., 6.383 on a 6.37 dial-in, .021 reaction time defeated Danny Rosenthal from Carthage, Mo., 6.270 on a 6.26 dial-in, .071 reaction time.
Junior — Carter Brand from Lynnville, Iowa 8.965 on an 8.96 dial-in, .042 reaction time defeated Rylie Swart from Washington, Iowa 7.962 on an 7.90 dial-in, .034 reaction time.
Team Captains — Kyle Kramer (Eddyville) 14.111 on a 14.17 dial-in, .112 reaction time defeated Gary Harper (Dragway 42) 11.561 on an 11.48 dial-in, -.024 reaction time.
Sunday’s Gambler’s Race
Box — Gene Livingood from Ottawa, Kans., 7.372 on a 7.37 dial-in, .016 reaction time defeated Rob Hatfield from Norwalk, Iowa 5.859 on a 5.82 dial-in, .012 reaction time.
No Box — Barc Smith from Marion, S.D., 6.700 on a 6.71 dial-in, .010 reaction time.defeated Bryan Walker from Webb City, Mo., 10.984 on an 5.75 dial-in, -.014 reaction time.
Junior — Carter Brand from Lynnville, Iowa 8.991 on a 9.00 dial-in, .088 reaction time.defeated Andrew Goss from Joplin, Mo., 11.501 on a 7.96 dial-in, -.003 reaction time.
- Eddyville Raceway Park A 40
- Mo-Kan Dragway A 30
- Thunder Valley Dragways B 29
- Cordova Int’l Raceway A 25
- Thunder Valley Dragways B 22
- Cordova Int’l Raceway B 21
- Central Illinois Dragway 21
- Eddyville Raceway Park B 18
- Mo-Kan Dragway B 17
- Ozark Raceway Park 11
- Onawa Racing & Events 7
- Magic City Int’l Raceway 5