SANTA ANA, Calif. --
Wed, 11 Apr 2018, 19:21 PM
NMCA All-Star Nationals Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Final Results
Courtesy of Jamie Fasbender
The NMCA hosted the first round of the 2018 Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series during the
10thAnnual NMRA/NMCA All-Stars presented by MAHLE Motorsport event at Atlanta Dragway.
Leading off the Challenge series was the heads-up eliminator Chevrolet Performance Stock presented
by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center class, which saw a number of new car debuts at this event. Coming
off a win at the first race of the year, Jesse Wilson qualified number one with a 10.09
performance. Wilson would meet Haley Rounsavall in the final round of competition and take the win
with a bracket-like 10.09 to Rounsavall's 10.38 run.
New this year is the Chevrolet Performance Street Car Challenge, which is open to LS- and
LT-powered vehicles. Normally, longtime LSX competitor Tom Calabrese aims for the 12-second True
Street average behind the wheel of his 2010 Camaro, but for this event, he was able to hold the
loud pedal down, and run 12.03, 11.98, and 11.82 for an average elapsed time of 11.94 seconds and
the overall class win. Paul Smith grabbed the runner up prize with a 12.13 average and Oscar Campos
received the 13-second award.
In LME Street King competition, Jenna Pierce-Wilson in her 2010 Camaro grabbed the top qualifying
spot with a 9.758 on a 9.75 index. The final round of eliminations paired 2017 champion Kurt
Anderson against Jeff Brady. In the late-versus-early-model Camaro battle, Brady used a better
reaction time to push Anderson into breaking out at the top end, with Brady clocking a 10.09 on a
10.00 index for the win and Anderson going 9.98 on the same index.
Looking to double up for the weekend, Tom Calabrese grabbed
the top qualifying spot in Proform Rumble with a 12.008 on a 12.00 index. He would make it to the
final, but came up short against David Rickey, who used a sizeable starting line advantage to get
his 11.05 on an 11.00 index to defeat Calabrese's better 12.01 on a 12.00 index.
Next, the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series moves to Bowling Green, Kentucky, where the event
will play host to the LSX Shootout, a longstanding tradition in the series that celebrates its
return to Beech Bend Raceway May 17-20.
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