BRADENTON, Fla. --
Wed, 15 Nov 2017, 13:07 PM
Fun in the Sun Saturday Results
Courtesy of John DiBartolomeo
Saturday dawned with typical Florida sunshine and blue skies over Bradenton Motorsports Park for
the 4th edition of the Fun In The Sun bracket series presented by Lucas Oil and Drag Racing Edge
Friday's festivities were cut short at ten cars by a dropping temperature and an encroaching dew
point. The decision was made to continue the round in its entirety along with reinstating Mike
Bloomfield who won prior to the stoppage but crashed his car after the finish line.
In the sixth round, that left David Guerra's Vega taking out the dragster of Bobby Officer, while
Alan Glatt prevailed over Trevor Beard's Chevelle. Mia Tedesco ended the hopes of Camryn
Frederickson's Chevelle station wagon, while Gary Williams defeated Jeremy Bargo, and finally Tim
Butler defeated Bloomfield.
For round seven, Butler received the odd car bye with Guerra and Williams moving on. Semifinal
round, Guerra received the bye to ensure at least one door car in the final, while Williams and
Butler did battle with Williams coming out on top.
In the finals, two close friends faced off and it was battle all the way, with Guerra's door car
receiving the handicap start leaving with a .004 reaction time. Williams wasn't far behind with his
own .003 reaction time making it a true finish line race with Williams taking a tight .002 of a
Next up was the first of two scheduled races for Saturday, first up another $10K to win. Round five
found 11 survivors; Paul Rebis, Amy Crosby, Willard Pusey; Troy Williams Jr., Andre Nunez, Michael
Valli; Dwayne Roberts; Severn Johnson, Victor Fera, John Brannen; and Jeff Keen. Winners of round
six were Williams, Crosby, Johnson, Valli, Keen and Roberts.
Round seven, Williams defeated Roberts, Crosby took out Valli and Keen broke off the starting line
to hand the win to Johnson. For the semifinals, Crosby took the bye to the final while Williams and
Johnson battled it out with identical reaction times, but it was Williams taking a .004-second
victory at the finish line. The final was a little anticlimactic as Crosby broke on the starting
line to give Williams the room at the finish line for his victory.
Race No. 2, the Brown & Miller Racing Solutions $20K-to-win tried to get started after Race No. 1's
final, but a slight rain cloud forced officials into a hold pattern. Once the rain was out of the
area and the track was dry, racing continued. Unfortunately, the rain came back a number of times
halting action for several minutes before it came back with a vengeance halfway through the second
round. An executive decision was made to halt the activities for the night and continue bright and
early on Sunday morning when the Brown & Miller Racing Solutions $20K will be completed followed by
Race #4 of the weekend, a $10K-to-win affair.
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