Kevin Bealko, Black Diamond Motorsports Team Owner and driver of the Jerry Haas America’s Power GXP powered by Sonny’s Racing Engines started from the No. 2 qualifying position and wrestled his way to a Semifinal finish at American Drag Racing League (ADRL) Dragstock X at Rockingham Dragway.
Bealko qualified No. 2 with a 4.079 seconds elapsed time (et) at 177.07 miles per hour (mph) quickly dispatched Team Aruba’s Trevor Eman in the opening round of eliminations with a 4.15 et at 175.59 mph and gained lane choice over Scott Hintz in the next round .
Bealko faced Hintz, who had won Friday night’s Battle of the Belts, next for the second round of eliminations . Both cars left the starting line and immediately went in to tire shake with Bealko able to recover sooner for 4.75 et at 163.29 mph win but lost lane choice in the next round against Doug Kirk .
The Semifinals would be a battle of West Virginia Extreme Pro Stock drivers but unfortunately Bealko went in to tire shake then spinning the tires at the launch handing the win to Kirk .
John DeFlorian, driver of Black Diamond Motorsports Jerry Haas 2012 Clean Coal Camaro powered by Sonny’s Racing Engines was runner-up for Friday Night’s Battle of the Belts race, but found Sunday’s track conditions to be challenging and lost to John Pluchino in first round when he went in to tire shake at the launch .
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