MARION, Texas --
Racing action kicked off in the evening hours, after previous series' events were run during the day. Time trials began at 6:00pm as opposed to the noon starting times earlier in the year. This made for hotter track conditions during practice laps(112), and cooling temperatures as the racing progressed through the night on the ? mile track. Track temp.'s had cooled to 88 as round 1 kicked off, but stayed in the mid-70's as the finals rolled out.
Racing action was slowed several times for minor breakages, fluid leaks, etc. but the biggest issue keeping track crews busy was Leroy O'Bryant blowing the motor during a burnout in his Chevy Monza. Fortunately the mess was contained to the burn out area of the track, in the right lane.
Johns Hits Daily Double in Electronics
On his way to the finals Johns took out Chris Keylich, Brett Zampese, M. Hinton, Charles Johns and A. Trevino. On the other side Ball bested Bobby Mendez(twice), Carlos Carrasco sr., M. Hinton, and took a bye in the semi's.
D. Johns went up against M. Hinton for the money in the Quick 8 finals. After nearly identical reaction times D. Johns got the victory as both drivers missed their number.
David Johns, 7.669 @ 126.19 defeats M. Hinton, 8.093 @ 125.49
Zampese Zaps No-Box Field
Todd Zampese, 9.506 @ 91.52 defeats Nelson Friedeck, 10.634 @ 124.38
T. Zampese got a red light wins over Sherman Davis, Tom Eckols and Harold Shimek, then beat Albert Lee jr. before a semi-final bye run. Friedeck, bought back after a round 1 loss to E. Lopez, then got past S. Spain, Aaron Tschoepe, a quarter-final bye and Walter Dyrenfurth.
Victoria's Brayden Tumlinson took home the winners share of the Jr. Dragster purse after defeating Emily Ball in the finals. Tumlinson, in his 2011 Half Scale Chassis, used a 2/100th better reaction time off the line to pocket the win as both drivers ran within 3/1,000th of their dial-ins.
Brayden Tumlinson, 7.941 @ 81.42 defeats Emily Ball, 8.972 @ 69.83
Tumlinson got a red light win over Kenneth Hillin, then beat Caden Meuth before a semi-final bye run. E. Ball got past Mason King twice and Hillin on her way to the finals.
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