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  • Texas OutLaw ProMods at Texas Raceway June


    Photo Gallery is at Texas OutLaw ProMods June

    It’s that time of year Hot Summer Nights filled with Friday Night Texas OutLaw ProMod Action at Texas Raceway. Six Nitrous, Four Blown and One Turbo cars all blasted one Bill Hielscher Blvd trying to get into the Eight Car field. Eric Clark led the field with a elapsed time of 3.959 seconds at 184.72 miles per hour followed by Steve Wiley, Doug Riesterer, Chris Domino, Gaylen Smith, Doug Morales, Kevin Hargett and Jim Brinkerhoff. Eddie Roach, Chuck Poindexter and Robert Rankin did not make the show.


    Qualifying Order

    TOPMA_Jun-52#1 Eric Clark 67 Mustang 3.959@184.72
    #2 Steve Wiley 63 Corvette 3.989@182.01
    #3 Doug Riesterer 68 Camaro 4.026@184.30
    #4 Chris Domino 05 Grand Am 4.171@172.50
    #5 Gaylen Smith 57 Chevy 4.334@144.67
    #6 Doug Morales 68 Camaro 4.394@158.80
    #7 Kevin Hargett 01 Mustang 4.446@167.91
    #8 Jim Brinkerhoff 68 Camaro 4.466@152.43

    TOPMA_Jun-41Did Not Qualified
    #9 Eddie Roach 63 Corvette 4.611@131.50
    #10 Chuck Poindexter 76 Luv 4.790@147.89
    #11 Robert Rankin 88 Camaro 5.510@125.55


    Round 1

    TOPMA_Jun-28Doug Riesterer  .085 reaction time runs 4.040@177.32 to defeat Doug Morales .121 reaction time 4.282@168.83

    Battle of the Nitrous Cars with Riesterer taking the win

    Steve Wiley .006 reaction time runs 4.280@151.15 to defeat Kevin Hargett .071 reaction time 4.534@165.68

    Wiley drills the tree to put Hargett and the turbo car on the trailer

    TOPMA_Jun-46Jim Brinkerhoff .147 reaction time runs 4.392@147.23 to defeat Eric Clark when he was not able to fire .

    Brinkerhoff pulled into the waterbox and shut off waiting for the Clark’s to fire but they were not able to. Brinkerhoff makes a nice pass .

    Chris Domino .119 reaction time runs 4.288@170.41 to defeat Gaylen Smith .030 reaction time 4.520@121.77

    Gaylen had this one all wrapped up right until the blower belt left at mph lights .

    Round 2

    Jim Brinkerhoff .072 reaction time runs 4.175@171.69 to defeat Chris Domino .057 reaction time 17.407

    Domino had the better light but went into wheel shake and crossed the center-line behind Brinkerhoff

    TOPMA_Jun-150-EditDoug Riesterer .046 reaction time runs 3.960@187.08 to defeat Steve Wiley .068 reaction time 4.008@185.13

    These two were locked together all the way down the track with Riesterer edging out Wiley on the top end .


    TOPMA_Jun-330Doug Riesterer .060 reaction time runs 4.170@166.70 to defeat Jim Brinkerhoff .035 reaction time 4.221@169.87

    All Nitrous Final with Brinkerhoff cutting the better light but Riesterer peddled it enough to get around him .


    Eric Clark had both the Low ET & MPH with 3.959@184.72

    Steve Wiley had the Best Reaction Time .006

    Thank you to all the Fans and Racers that came out to support Texas Raceway and Texas OutLaw Pro Mod Association .

    We Will see you on July 5th and 6th at North Star Dragway then back at Texas Raceway on July 12th .



    The Doug Riesterer Pro Nitrous team welcomes a new sponsorship on board for the remainder of the 2012 season. The New Capitol Raceway will take the place of primary sponsorship on Riesterer’s ’68 Camaro. In April, Capitol Raceway came under the management of Raceway Promotions, a company headed by John Crane. His JA Crane Company and PGT Trucking will also be featured in an associate role on Riesterer’s Pro Nitrous entry.


    “We’re excited to have JA Crane on board, and especially Capitol Raceway,” told Riesterer. “Hopefully we’ll continue running well to represent this new partnership. We want to get the word out about Capitol Raceway. I keep hearing great things about all the work that John and his crew have put into the facility. We want to get to Maryland and visit the track before the end of the year. Here in Texas it’s always hot and dry so we welcome the change for cooler race weather.”


    Riesterer’s first event featuring the new sponsorship will be the ADRL Summit Racing Equipment Ohio Drags VI, September 28-29.


    Crane is also looking forward to the partnership, which may develop into a larger operation if things go as planned:


    “Doug is a great guy. I am excited to help someone who normally has to stick to a tight budget for Pro Nitrous. He is very successful at what he does, which will be important for us next year if we make this a two car team. I’m currently getting seat time for my son, Chase, and if all goes to plan, we’ll be in a two car team next season. Chase will be behind the wheel of a development car and under the tutelage of Pro Mod standout Larry Plumber.”


    “John is a really good guy and loves racing like I do,” added Riesterer. “I’m pretty pumped about working with him the rest of the year, next year and for years to come.”


    See what all the talk is about at the NEW www.capitolraceway.net.

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  • Teets Takes Summit Racing Equipment Clash Of The Titans Leads Winners List At ADRL U.S. Drags V

    PETERSBURG, Va. (June 23, 2012) – In what was the most lucrative win in his career and in Top Sportsman history, Terry Teets didn’t have to go far to get it on Saturday.

    Racing close to home at Virginia Motorsports Park, Teets capped off a terrific day with a winning 4.444 at 163.59 miles per hour in the finals of the Summit Racing Equipment Top Sportsman “Clash of the Titans,” which was held at this weekend’s American Drag Racing League (ADRL) U.S. Drags V.

    The win against Richmond-area native William Brown III netted Teets a Top Sportsman-record $10,000 prize and one massive winner’s circle smile.

    “This is the biggest win I’ve ever had. I love Summit and the ADRL for putting this on,” said Teets, who also credited tuner Wayne Rogers, stepdaughter Sidney Spence and his son, Chris Teets. “It’s a big deal, too, because my brother (Glenn) won (in Top Sportsman) last year here, so we kept it in the family.”

    Other winners at the U.S. Drags at VMP included Mick Snyder (Pro Extreme), Doug Riesterer (Pro Nitrous), Brad Brand (Mickey Thompson Extreme 10.5), Casey Stemper (Pro Extreme Motorcycle), Richie Stevens Jr. (Extreme Pro Stock) and Fredy Scriba (Aeromotive Fuel Systems Pro Modified).

    Driving a Jerry Haas Race Cars ’04 Cavalier, Teets qualified No. 15 in the 32-car qualifying field and then persevered through five rounds of eliminations before topping Brown in a memorable and historic final round.

    “William is a great guy and a tough racer, so it’s also nice to keep this in the state of Virginia,” Teets said. “The car ran great all weekend and we just took it a round at a time. Getting to go out last and run as the final pair was really great.”

    Mick Snyder made Pro Extreme history on Saturday, becoming the first driver in PX history to win three straight races.

    This time, Snyder won it on the line, using an .043 reaction time to have his 3.665 at 208.23 mph hold up in a holeshot win against Tim Tindle and his career-best 3.646. The win stretched Snyder’s points lead and also gave him a significant first in the class.

    “We’ve done it three different ways. My dad gave me one (win) with some awesome horsepower, we won one on a single and this one, I got to do it. A holeshot win is always cool,” Snyder said. “To get three in a row, it’s just crazy.”

    Snyder was his usual consistent self in the Powersource Transportation Corvette and stayed in the 3.60s the entire weekend, making six passes just on Saturday alone. Tindle, though, nearly matched him with an outstanding run in his first PX finals appearance.

    “It rattled the tires and got out of the groove a little, but I just kept driving. It was a great race,” Snyder said. “It was the most passes I’ve ever made in one day, but this is all of us working together.”

    Doug Riesterer again delivered a masterful performance in Pro Nitrous, winning for the second straight race for the first time in his ADRL career by running an unbelievable 3.75 at 195.11 mph to also beat Burton Auxier, who ran a strong 3.824, for a second straight time.

    The career-best pass is just off Auxier’s record pass of 3.74 set in 2011 at VMP, and came after some considerable adversity. Riesterer didn’t make a qualifying pass until the final session, just getting into the field with a 4.24. He turned it on late, running a 3.84 and 3.85 to reach the finals, capping off a truly memorable day with the brilliant pass.

    “It was definitely the best win I’ve ever had, putting together a run like that in the finals. Getting back-to-back wins is so hard and Burton is as tough as they come. To run that kind of number, it’s just amazing,” said Riesterer, who thanked Reher-Morrison and Switzer Dynamics.

    “We had it hopped up, but I didn’t think it was going to run that. It held the front end up forever, but to get that is just unbelievable. It’s just an awesome feeling.”

    Richie Stevens won the Extreme Pro Stock “Battle For The Belts” in 2011, but his first official event win came on Saturday after he reeled in Dean Goforth with a 4.091 at 176.33 mph in the finals, picking a perfect time to run his quickest and fastest time of the weekend.

    Afterwards, he dedicated the win to team sponsor and CarSafe Owner Mark Eckman.

    “This feels awesome. Everybody out here is great and the competition is just incredible, so this means a lot to me. But it meant even more to get this win for Mark,” Stevens said. “This trophy is going right to his house.”

    Stevens put together back-to-back 4.09s in his Jerry Haas Race Cars Mustang to finish his day, which followed a lucky break when he pedaled to a win in the quarterfinals against Pete Berner.

    “We had a good day and a couple lucky breaks, but you need that,” Stevens said. “(Crew chief) Tom (Pierson) gave me a great car and we pulled it together when we had to. It was a good effort by everybody.”

    A blown head gasket almost cost Casey Stemper in the Pro Extreme Motorcycle finals, but he was determined not to let it get the best of him.

    It might have cost some parts on the bike, but Stemper continued to fight even as his bike caught fire in the finals against Eric McKinney, holding onto the win with an impressive 4.034 at 164.77 mph.

    “I was not going to let up. I felt the flames on my arm, but if I was that close to the win, I wasn’t going to give it up in the last 100 feet. When I saw that win light come on, it was just awesome,” Stemper said. “It was so close at the end and I thought he might get me, but that was just incredible.”

    Stemper went as quick as 4.034 to qualify No. 1 and picking up his second victory in 2012 also put him closer to points leader McKinney in the championship chase.

    “Eric’s a great rider and we’re always trying to chase him down. You always want to beat the best,” Stemper said.

    Brad Brand broke through for his first ADRL victory in Mickey Thompson Extreme 10.5, just avoiding the left guardwall en route to a 3.949 at 185.72 mph to beat Alan Pittman in a highly-entertaining come-from-behind victory.

    Brand qualified No. 2 with a 3.938 and his turbo-charged RJ Race Cars Mustang went 3.972 to beat Chuck Ulsch and advance to the finals. Pittman left first on Brand, but Brand never lifted despite the scare with the wall to end up with a highly-satisfying victory.

    “We had been to two finals and had not won, so that felt really good,” Brand said. “We had the low round every round in eliminations, too. We wanted to get aggressive, but we did what had to be done.

    “We just had to work with the track and it was definitely a satisfying win.”

    Fredy Scriba had an impressive run for his first ADRL victory, knocking out stalwarts Rickie Smith and Todd Tutterow in Aeromotive Fuel Systems Pro Modified.

    Scriba went 3.981 at 188.25 to beat Smith, the No. 1 qualifier, in the semifinals and then stepped up with a 3.972 at 188.96 to chase down Tutterow and win by two feet in the finals.

    Racing in a final of his fourth different ADRL class, Tutterow knocked out Jeff Naiser and points leader Mike Castellana – handing him his first ADRL loss in 2012 – but Scriba overcame Tutterow’s starting-line advantage.

    “This was really cool. It was definitely a tuner’s weekend, but all the hard work we put in really paid off,” Scriba said. “I’ve got a good group of guys and things really came together.

    “We had to play our own game and just run our race. We were running pretty consistent, going rounds and we just stuck to the gameplan. We had a lot of fun and I’m really glad they added this class.”

    Bo Butner won for the third time in the SuperCar Showdown, running a career-best 5.798 at 118.87 in the finals to outdistance Chris Holbrook.

    In Pro Junior Dragster, Robert Vogler won with a 7.917 at 80.53 mph.

    The sixth and next stop on the 10-race 2012 ADRL Tour takes place on July 13-14 with the Summer Drags VIII at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Mich.



    Based in O’Fallon, Missouri, the American Drag Racing League is the world’s premier sanctioning body for the sport of eighth-mile drag racing. The professional categories featured in the ADRL are Pro Junior Dragster, Summit Racing Equipment Top Sportsman, Aeromotive Fuel Systems Pro Modified, Extreme Pro Stock, Pro Extreme Motorcycle, Mickey Thompson Extreme 10.5, Pro Nitrous and Pro Extreme, the quickest doorslammer class in all of drag racing. The 2012 ADRL Tour consists of 10 national events run throughout the United States. For more information on the ADRL, visit www.ADRL.us.

  • Scruggs Among List Of Top Qualifiers As ADRL Makes Memorable Debut In Bristol

    BRISTOL, TENN. (April 20, 2012) – Jason Scruggs’ first time racing in Bristol ended up being just as memorable as he had hoped.
    The two-time Pro Extreme world champion felt right at home as the American Drag Racing League (ADRL) made its debut at historic Bristol Dragway, running a 3.649 at 206.57 miles per hour to take the top qualifying spot at the ADRL Springs Drags III.
    With resounding praise for Bristol coming from all ADRL drivers on Friday, it was Scruggs who put on the ultimate show in Thunder Valley.
    “I love this place and this was a good day,” Scruggs said. “This is the first time I’ve raced here and it’s just an awesome facility. It’s one of the top-notch facilities we run at. It’s just a really neat place.”
    Other top qualifiers among the more than 150 competitors through three rounds include Doug Riesterer (Pro Nitrous), Alan Pittman (Mickey Thompson Extreme 10.5), Casey Stemper (Pro Extreme Motorcycle), John DeFlorian (Extreme Pro Stock), Mike Castellana (Aeromotive Fuel Systems Pro Modified), Chris Holbrook (SuperCar Showdown) and Chuck Mohn (Summit Racing Equipment Top Sportsman).
    The final qualifying round at Bristol Dragway takes place at 12 p.m. on Saturday with eliminations to follow.
    Scruggs delivered the best run of Friday, but he had plenty of company in the class as the powerful Pro Extreme cars echoed throughout Thunder Valley.
    Bubba Stanton (3.651), who delivered a huge career-best, and Mick Snyder (3.652) are close, while Todd Tutterow and Von Smith both ran 3.69s.
    It should set up a memorable day of eliminations when the ADRL crowns champions in Bristol for the first time.
    “Today went very well for us, but the competition is just so tight in this class,” Scruggs said. “The top three cars are within a few thousandths (of a second) and any car can step up. We’re going to have to be on our game (on Saturday).”
    DeFlorian could barely wrap his mind around racing in Bristol, let alone finishing Friday as the No. 1 qualifier. The longtime Jerry Haas Race Cars employee went 4.091 at 176.05 mph under the lights, become the No. 1 qualifier for the first time in his ADRL career in what was a loaded 23-car Extreme Pro Stock field.
    “That run was spectacular and I’m just absolutely blessed to be doing this,” DeFlorian said. “It’s just unbelievable. Sonny’s (Racing Engines) has given us tremendous power and the car is just amazing. We’ve worked hard to get this car right.”
    Brian Gahm, racing in Bristol for the first time in more than a decade, momentarily took over the top spot with a 4.103, but DeFlorian delivered the best performance in the short span of the new 2012 Camaro that shows more and more potential with each race.
    “We’re thrilled right now and this is a banner day for me. I’ve raced for a long time and had success and been on a lot of good teams, but this is absolutely the pinnacle,” DeFlorian said. “We’re obviously very excited right now.”
    Riesterer has been a No. 1 qualifier before, but Friday’s performance in Bristol was among the top in his ADRL tenure.
    He delivered consecutive runs in the 3.70s – becoming the first Pro Nitrous driver to reach the 3.70s in 2012 – that was capped off by a perfect 3.771 at 194.94 mph.
    “I’ve always wanted to come here. This is a pretty cool place,” Riesterer said. “We tried some stuff at the beginning of the year and struggled with it, so we’re happy with this.”
    Returning to the venue that has yielded a number of strong runs over his standout career, Alan Pittman delivered the best of his ADRL career, running an outstanding 3.841 at 199.35 mph.
    Pittman inched closer to the 200-mph mark he’s desperately seeking after swapping out his old motor for the one teammate Terry Leggett used in his Pro Extreme car just last month.
    The move now has Pittman on track for his second straight ADRL win.
    “It’s teamwork to start with. We thought it would be a little faster, but it’s performing even better than we thought,” Pittman said. “It definitely makes more power, there’s no doubt about that.
    “It’s a pleasure to be here and as far as the way we’re running, we just couldn’t be happier.”
    Stemper waited until his final run to take control in Pro Extreme Motorcycle. Japel Heard was the surprise top qualifier through two rounds, running a 4.133, but Stemper turned it on with a new motor in what was his first appearance in Thunder Valley, running 4.124 at 170.21 mph. Stemper is also looking for back-to-back victories.
    “It feels good to be in the No. 1 position against, but there’s definitely a lot more in it,” Stemper said. “This is our first full weekend with the new motor and it seems to be really strong.
    “This is just an awesome facility. It’s definitely Thunder Valley and it’s definitely an awesome experience.”
    Like Stemper and Pittman, Castellana is hoping for a second straight win in Aeromotive Fuel Systems Pro Modified. Driving only this 2012 RJ Race Cars Camaro – and leaving the other 2012 RJ Race Cars Pro Nitrous Camaro to teammate, crew chief and close friend Shannon Jenkins – Castellana went 3.88 at 188.31 mph.
    Jenkins’ 3.83 has him in fourth in Pro Nitrous, while Castellana remains hot in the Pro Modified car as he tries to hold off the likes of Pat Musi (3.904), Rickie Smith (3.905) and Raymond Commisso (3.907).
    “The more I drive this car, the more confident I get and the more I learn about this car,” Castellana said. “Shannon is testing a lot of stuff in the Pro Nitrous car, too. We’re happy with that run. It’s pretty much what we felt it should run in these conditions.”
    In the Summit Racing Top Sportsman class, Chuck Mohn’s 4.10 at 173.99 mph put him in the top spot, just edging out Mark Malcuit’s 4.103. The wildest ride of the day also came in the class when Lizzy Musi ran into trouble during the third round of qualifying.
    Her ’68 Camaro car got loose at the tail end of the run, it turned sideways and the front end of the car hit the left wall. Air got underneath the car at that point and turned it around, causing it to topple over the left wall and into the grass at about the quarter-mile mark on the track.
    It was a wild scene, but, with the safety team quickly en route, Musi was able to get out of the car under her own power and suffered no serious injuries.
    In the new SuperCar Showdown class, Chris Holbrook will try to keep his spot as the No. 1 qualifier for the second straight race. Holbrook went 5.828 at 118.98 mph, though Bo Butner arguably stole the show with a massive wheelstand during the second round of qualifying.
    In Pro Junior Dragster, Tyler Allen was the No. 1 qualifier, running a 7.908.

    Based in O’Fallon, Missouri, the American Drag Racing League is the world’s premier sanctioning body for the sport of eighth-mile drag racing. The professional categories featured in the ADRL are Pro Junior Dragster, Summit Racing Equipment Top Sportsman, Aeromotive Fuel Systems Pro Modified, Extreme Pro Stock, Pro Extreme Motorcycle, Mickey Thompson Extreme 10.5, Pro Nitrous and Pro Extreme, the quickest doorslammer class in all of drag racing, as well as the revolutionary new SuperCar Showdown. The 2012 ADRL Tour consists of 10 national events run throughout the United States. For more information on the ADRL, visit www.ADRL.us.

  • LenMar Knows Fast at Texas Raceway

    It was another record-setting, 107 degrees, Hot Texas Summer Night at Texas Raceway both on and off the track. A Big Texas welcome to Jim Dudley and that sharp-looking Orange Nitrous Camaro who made the pull from Missouri with Jerry Hunt trying to take that Texas Money back. Sixteen Out Law Pro Mods rolled into Texas Raceway and fifteen gave the track their best shot, thank you to Bubba Corzine and Track Crew for a job well done on the track surface. This is how they wound up after two intense filled qualifying session filled with Oil downs, fires, shaken, rattling and lane swapping. Continue reading  Post ID 7203