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  • Texas OutLaw Pro Mods at Texas Raceway October

    Well, this is it. The final points race of the season. The championship would be settled tonight. After 2 rounds of qualifying, here’s how it all unfolded.

    #1 Gaylen Smith – 3.934 at 188 mph
    #2 Doug Riesterer – 4.072 at 182 mph
    #3 Steve Wiley – 4.138 at 158 mph **Winner of Bonu$ money for closest to 4.15 during qualifying.
    #4 Eric Clark – 4.264 at 151 mph **Winner of Bonu$ money for closest to 4.30 during qualifying.
    #5 Frankie Taylor – 4.418 at 154 mph
    #6 Tim Cruce – 4.451 at 168 mph
    #7 Eddie Roach – 4.525 at 162 mph
    #8 Jay Ligon – 4.542 at 153 mph
    #9 Shane Thompson – 4.615 at 151 mph
    #10 Chuck Poindexter – 4.644 at 145 mph **Best Reaction Time
    #11 Perry Dunn – 4.817 at 105 mph
    #12 Kevin Hargett – 6.134 at 82 mph
    #13 Greg Green – 6.197 at 74 mph

    First round:

    Steve Wiley (W) 4.056 at 183 mph (.044 RT)
    Tim Cruce (RU) 4.924 at 119 mph (.146 RT)

    Wiley sat out 2nd round of qualifying to fix the zoomie he broke during first round of qualifying. Both cars peddled but Wiley came out on top.

    Doug Riesterer (W) 4.317 at 137 mph (.103 RT)
    Eddie Roach (RU) 4.458 at 160 mph (.030 RT)

    This was a pretty close race on the track due to the reaction times. Doug was playing catch up and in the process he might have burnt something up. Eddie got the holeshot, but it wasn’t enough to hold off the monster motor in the other lane.

    Gaylen Smith (W) 4.044 at 184 mph (.079 RT)
    Jay Ligon (RU) 9.141 at 53 mph (.028 RT)

    Jay gets the advantage on the tree but immediately blew the tires off and got sideways. Gaylen was trying a new combination and streaks by for the off-paced win. Note to self: This combination doesn’t work!

    Frankie Taylor (W) 3.901 at 194 mph (.029 RT)
    Eric Clark (RU) 3.980 at 152 mph (.035 RT)

    Frankie gets the advantage off the tree and never looks back. Clark improved on his qualifying effort but it just wasn’t enough.


    Steve Wiley (W) 4.114 at 168 mph (.110 RT) *Competition Bye
    Doug Riesterer (RU) No Time

    Doug hurt the motor in first round and was unable to make the call giving Wiley a bye run into the finals.

    Frankie Taylor (W) 3.897 at 186 mph (.056 RT)
    Gaylen Smith (RU) 4.010 at 167 mph (.059 RT)

    Both cars left pretty close together but Frankie pulls away for the win.


    Frankie Taylor (W) 3.894 at 196 mph (.066 RT) *Low ET & Top MPH
    Steve Wiley (RU) 3.941 at 183 mph (.075 RT)

    Wiley steps it up in the finals but it wasn’t enough to overcome the slight starting line advantage or the Hemi in the other lane.

    Congratulations to Team Taylor for their victory and to Steve Wiley and Team TGR for their runner-up finish as well.

    Congratulations to Gaylen Smith and Team TBH for the 3-peat TOPMA championship! This makes Gaylen and company a 5 time TOPMA champion which is not easy to do with all the stout competition out there!! (2003/2004; 2011/2012/2013) I’m one very proud wife!

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  • Texas OutLaw ProMods at Texas Raceway July

    Words by Celeste Smith Photos by Toyse

    A blistering hot Friday night at Texas Raceway found 14 Texas OutLaw ProMods clawing their way into the 8 car field. Seven blown, six nitrous and one lonely turbo car rounded out the fire and excitement filled night with the Texas Bounty Hunter, Gaylen Smith showing his hot weather tune up with a blistering 3.88 seconds elapsed time to take the number one spot in first round of qualifying.

    TOPMA_July-103#1 Gaylen Smith – 3.886@191.27 mph
    #2 Steve Wiley – 3.912@190.27 mph
    #3 Eric Clark – 4.008@188.36 mph
    #4 Doug Riesterer – 4.017@191.57 mph
    #5 Thomas Myers – 4.177@173.14 mph
    #6 Jim Brinkerhoff – 4.254@177.00 mph
    #7 Tim Cruce – 4.290@169.76 mph
    #8 Bob Alexander – 4.480@159.68 mph
    TOPMA_July-211#9 Eddie Roach – 4.497@165.29 mph
    #10 Doug Morales – 4.525@160.23 mph
    #11 Kevin Hargett – 4.599@169.23 mph
    #12 Chuck Poindexter – 4.665@156.70 mph **Best Reaction Time**
    #13 Bob Rankin – 4.966@150.40 mph
    #14 Perry Dunn – NT Broke on the burnout

    First Round:

    TOPMA_July-181Steve Wiley (W) 3.962 at 196 mph (.271 RT) Snoozing
    Tim Cruce (RU) 4.282 at 172 mph (.031 RT)

    Not sure what Wiley was thinking about but he was playing catch-up all the way down track. Tim had the holeshot advantage but Wiley’s hard charging HEMI was too much to handle.

    TOPMA_July-45Eric Clark (W) 3.934 at 194 mph (.029 RT)
    Jim Brinkerhoff (RU) 4.270 at 144 mph (.059 RT)

    Both cars had good reaction times but Eric had the advantage and kept the lead all the way to the stripe.


    Doug Riesterer (W) 4.014 at 191 mph (.072 RT)
    Thomas Myers (RU) 4.259 at 140 mph (.167 RT)

    Doug gets away first and doesn’t look back. Thomas was manhandling his Camaro all night.



    TOPMA_July-270Gaylen Smith (W) 3.867 at 192 mph (.116 RT) **Low ET**
    Eddie Roach (RU) 43.250 at NO mph (.392 RT)

    I don’t know what happened to Eddie but he stopped just after the launch, meanwhile the Texas Bounty Hunter ran the low ET of the night in the Smith Motorsports lane.


    TOPMA_July-117Eric Clark (W) 3.904 at 197 mph (.046 RT)
    Steve Wiley (RU) 3.920 at 198 mph (.047 RT)

    I was in the staging lanes and didn’t see this race but it looks good on paper so I know the fans must have loved it. Side by side 3.90 passes at almost 200 mph in both lanes. It doesn’t get much better than that!

    TOPMA_July-358Gaylen Smith (W) 4.099 at 166 mph (.050 RT)
    Doug Riesterer (RU) 4.162 at 186 mph (.049 RT)

    This race was a nail biter for me. We discovered a broke valve spring but didn’t have time to change it so we plugged off that cylinder and decided to give Doug a race because we KNOW he is capable of stepping up and running a 3.7 at any time. Luckily for us, Doug was having problems in the Smith Motorsports lane and we snuck by him for the win.

    Final Round:

    TOPMA_July-442Eric Clark (W) 3.920 at 195 mph (.052 RT)
    Gaylen Smith (RU) NT (.083 RT)

    After the semi’s, Clark Brothers loaned us the tool we needed to replace the valve spring (thank you very much) but it was the blower belt that broke at the hit of the throttle that ended our night, oh…and the fact that Eric was on a nice clean run in the other lane taking the win.

    Congratulations to Eric Clark and the entire Clark Bros. team for their victory and to the Texas Bounty Hunter team for their runner-up finish as well.

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  • 2013 Event Photos


    2013 Racing Season
    North Star Dragway(Denton)
    King of the Hill June
    King of the Hill and Texas Automatic OutLaws May
    OutLaw Grudge Race March


    Texas Raceway

    Texas OutLaw ProMods June
    Texas OutLaw ProMods May
    Texas OutLaw ProMods April
    Test ‘n’ Tune March 24
    Texas OutLaw ProMods March
    Test ‘n’ Tune March 3
    Test ‘n’ Tune February 17
    TOPMA Banquet


  • 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 .


  • Texas OutLaw ProMods at Texas Raceway March Results

    Words by Celeste Smith Photos by Toyse Woody
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    After what seemed to be a long winter and a postpone d race due to rain there were 10 teams who made their way to Kennedale, America to kick off the 2013 Race Season. With a packed house (standing room only) here’s what went down after two rounds of qualifying:

    Gaylen Smith
    Gaylen Smith

    #1 Gaylen Smith – 3.937 at 180 mph (Low ET & Top MPH points)
    #2 Steve Wiley – 4.106 at 173 mph
    #3 Eddie Roach – 4.413 at 155 mph
    #4 Thomas Myers – 4.526 at 131 mph (Welcome back Thomas & Rebecca)
    #5 Bob Rankin – 4.894 at 141 mph
    #6 Doug Morales – 4.979 at 106 mph
    #7 Chuck Poindexter – 5.474 at 148 mph (Best Reaction Time points)
    #8 Bob Alexander – 5.853 at 90 mph
    #9 Kevin Hargett – 6.335 at 126 mph
    #10 Doug Riesterer – 8.769 at 48 mph

    Round 1:

    Bob Rankin (W) 4.961 at 140 mph (.171 RT)

    Doug Riesterer
    Doug Riesterer

    Doug Riesterer (RU) 8.894 at 70 mph (.110 RT)

    Doug’s qualifying blues continued as he filled in for Thomas Myers. He couldn’t seem to get off the starting line. Bob slowed to a 4.961 at 140 mph but captured his first TOPMA round win.

    Eddie Roach (W) 4.433 at 160 mph (.044 RT)
    Doug Morales (RU) 5.375 at 90 mph (.115 RT)

    Doug Morales
    Doug Morales

    Other than a couple of test hits Thursday night this was Doug’s first outing with his beautiful new 68 Camaro. He was launching hard but breaking the tires loose at mid track. When this car gets tweeked just right, watch out! Meanwhile Eddie was on a mission to get to the stripe first taking the win.

    Gaylen Smith (W) 3.971 at 168 mph (.155 RT)

    Bob Alexander
    Bob Alexander

    Bob Alexander (RU) 4.892 at 123 mph (.251 RT)

    After suffering a mid-track collision (during his first outing) with the wall last year, Bob returned with a new look to his beautiful 68 Camaro. Bob is basically still getting to know his hot rod but when they get on the same page this is gonna be one fast hot rod. I’m sorry but I have to say that the 2011/2012 champ (Gaylen Smith) was making it look easy last night. The car seemed to like the changes made over the winter. I can’t say it was tied to a string, but it was going from A to B taking that round win.

    Kevin Hargett (W) 5.101 at 154 mph (.167 RT)

    Kevin Hargett
    Kevin Hargett

    Steve Wiley (RU) NT

    Kevin filled in for Chuck Poindexter who could not return after qualifying and got a competition bye run as Steve was not able to make it to the staging lanes in time for his round. After basically rebuilding his transmission, the Tx Grim Reaper was heading to the lanes but his competition was already going down the track.

    Semi finals:

    Eddie Roach (W) 5.055 at 132 mph (.091 RT)
    Kevin Hargett (RU) 5.253 at 142 mph (.110 RT)

    This was a close peddlefest but it was Eddie coming out on top for the win.

    Gaylen Smith (W) 4.605 at 104 mph (.164 RT)

    Bob Rankin
    Bob Rankin

    Bob Rankin (RU) NT

    Bob’s luck ran out after his round 1 victory as he had tranny problems giving Gaylen a competition bye run. Gaylen’s numbers down bottom were good but experienced tire shake half track so he clicked it early coasting across the finish line with the win.


    FinalsGaylen Smith (W) 4.087 at 162 mph (.125 RT)
    Eddie Roach (RU) 5.465 at 97 mph (.060 RT)

    Despite Eddie having the holeshot advantage, he couldn’t hold off the Texas Bounty Hunter who claimed the first TOPMA victory in the 2013 season. Congratulations to my guys on a job well done!! Congrats to Eddie for his runner-up finish as well.

    The weather was crazy during the off season which kept several new cars from getting valuable testing done prior to the season opener but you can bet that in the coming months these guys will find their combinations and come back swinging. It was great being back out at the track hanging with friends. See ya next month!

  • Texas OutLaw ProMods at Texas Raceway August

    Words by Celeste Smith
    Well, the cold front did move in last night however I don’t think it was quite jacket weather. The qualifying rounds were still a little warm and after the sun went down it cooled off a bit. Twelve teams showed up to battle it out TOPMA style and one drove about 11 hours from Columbus, MS, to come play with the Texas boyz. Here’s what went down after 2 rounds of qualifying.

    #1 Gaylen Smith – 3.901 at 179 mph (Low ET points)
    #2 Randell Reid – 3.950 at 182 mph
    #3 Ron Stokes – 3.978 at 185 mph (Top MPH points)
    #4 Steve Wiley – 4.029 at 185 mph
    #5 Bob Alexander – 4.287 at 149 mph
    #6 David Baldwin – 4.290 at 163 mph
    #7 Jeff Benham – 4.299 at 166 mph
    #8 Tommy Keeter – 4.321 at 165 mph

    #9 Tim Cruce – 4.486 at 163 mph
    #10 Jay Ligon – 4.586 at 154 mph (Best reaction time points)
    #11 Darren Inman – 4.712 at 148 mph
    #12 Matt Jones – 6.803

    First Round:

    Steve Wiley (W) 4.081 at 177 mph (.090 RT)
    Bob Alexander (RU) NT

    This race was bittersweet for Bob Alexander as it was his first race to qualify for but it ended in first round after tagging the wall in round 1. Bob was okay after the incident because of all the safety gear these guys have to wear. Glad your fine Bob.

    Ron Stokes (W) 3.950 at 168 mph (.103 RT)
    David Baldwin (RU) 5.773 at 80 mph (.058 RT)

    Baldwin gets the holeshot advantage but couldn’t hold off the hard charging Corvette for MS in the other lane.

    Randell Reid (W) 4.166 at 148 mph (.061 RT)
    Tim Cruce (RU) 5.505 at 88 mph (.046 RT)

    Cruce steps in for Jeff Benham who broke in round 2 qualifying and was unable to answer the call to first round. Randell got a little out of shape and wisely aborted the run.

    Gaylen Smith (W) 3.995 at 156 mph (.186 RT)
    Tommy Keeter (RU) 4.270 at 166 mph (.062 RT)

    Despite the holeshot advantage & improved ET by Keeter, Gaylen comes around for the win.


    Randell Reid (W) 3.946 at 185 mph (.019 RT)
    Ron Stokes (RU) 6.384 at 71 mph (-.012 RT) Red Light

    I wasn’t on the line to see this but the wheelie bar broke on Stokes’ car and he did a spectacular wheelie and then slammed down after giving the win to Reid after leaving too soon.

    Gaylen Smith (W) 4.468 at 123 mph (.454 RT)
    Steve Wiley (RU) No Time

    Steve broke the rearend during first round and was just barely able to make the call in round 2 and during his burnout he noticed something wasn’t right so he shut his car off giving Gaylen the competition bye run into the finals who is still troubled by transmission problems.


    Randell Reid (W) 4.012 at 155 mph (.077 RT)
    Gaylen Smith (RU) 4.883 at 99 mph (.171 RT)

    After a short turnaround, Randell gets the holeshot advantage and the win.

    Congratulations to Randell, Taylor, Darrell and the whole Reid Racing team for the back to back victory and to Gaylen Smith and Team TBH for their runner-up finish as well. We will see y’all back at Kennedale on September 14th. Don’t miss it!!!

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  • Texas OutLaw ProMods at Texas Raceway June 8

    Twelve ProMods rolled into Texas Raceway and this is how it played out.

    With a Three Thousand Dollar Bounty placed on Texas Raceway’s 3.72 track recorded set by Frankie Taylor in 2011the gloves came off as did the blower rule . It looked like a modern day racing night from the seventies with fifty-seven Chevy’s, Studebaker, Camaro, Vegas, sixty-three Corvettes and a lone Beretta .

    First round of qualifying was a shake rattle rock and roll as everyone tried to power their way down track. The Texas Bounty Hunter HelAir 57 Chevy driven by Gaylen Smith showed the way with 4.195 seconds elasped time at 162.78 mile per hour followed by the Small Block Mafia 63 Corvette driven by Gene Hector, Randell Reid’s 57 Chevy, David Baldwin Butler sponsored 63 Corvette, The Grimm Reaper 63 Corvette driven by Steve Wiley, Darren Inman 96 Beretta, Tim Cruce 54 Studebaker, Dennis Hendrix 86 Firebird, Jim Brinkerhoff 69 Camaro, Chris Shortridge 02 Turbo’ed Camaro, and Kent Birkes 77 Vega .

    With the temperatures getting better and eveyone knowing what they could not throw at the track, Gaylen Smith in the 57 improved to a 4.05 seconds elasped time at 174.26 miles per hour, followed by Gene Hector shooked not able to improve, Randell Reid sliding all round,David Baldwin Mr. Consistant improved his run,Steve WIley bleching flames but shook ,Darren Inman blew a intake gasket out filling the top end with smoke, Ron Curly 67 Mailbu made a clean run, Jim Brinkerhoff improved his run, Tim Cruce not able to improve, Dennis Hendrix giant wheel stand and shut off, Chris Shortridge spun the tires, Kent Birkes broke and was not able to return.

    Final Qualifying Order

    1. Gaylen Smith 4.05 @ 174.26

    2. Gene Hector 4.28 @ 138.22

    3. Randell Reid 4.30 @ 136..08

    4. David Baldwin 4.30 @ 161.92

    5. Steve Wiley 4.62 107.66

    6. Darren Inman 4.65 @ 149.46

    7. Ron Curley 4.74 @ 151.51

    8. Jim Brinkerhoff 4.84 @ 112.06


    Tim Cruce 4.87 @ 110.22

    Dennis Hendrix 5.48 127.91

    Chris Shortridge 6.06 @ 93.91

    Kent Birkes Broke

    First Round

    Ron Curley broke and in a show of sportsmanship the drivers decided to wait for Darren Inman to make repairs but with a midnite curfew time ran out and Cruce and Hendrix were inserted into the field .

    David Baldwin cut a .070 light and ran 4.33 @ 162 to defeat a tire smoking Steve WIley

    Gene Hector cut a .276 light and ran 4.23 @ 142 to defeat Dennis Hendrix 5.56 @ 130

    Gaylen Smith cut a .154 and ran 4.03 @ 172 to defeat Jim Brinkerhoff better light of .115 and improved time of 4.29

    Randell Reid cut a .067 light and ran 4.20 @ 150 to defeat Chris Shortridge who go crossed up narrowly missing the wall .

    Round Two

    Gaylen Smith cut a .110 light and ran 3.94 @ 183.89 to defeat David Baldwin who slowed to 4.65 @ 117

    Just as Gene Hector started for the water box his parachute came out and he was shut off. In a show of sportsmanship Randall Reid shut off his 57 and allowed Gene’s crew to repack the parachute .

    Randell Reid cut a .022 light and ran a 4.11 @ 159 to defeat Gene Hector who had the better light of .008 but slowed to a 4.63 @ 113

    Final Round

    It was a all 57 Chevy final as The Texas Bounty Hunter Gaylen Smith faced Randell Reid.

    Randall who had lane choice, the slower car gets lane choice in Texas OutLaw ProMods, put Gaylen in the Tower lane which is most of the time the slower lane.

    Randell cut a .024 light to Gaylen’s late .121 light but only ran a 4.19 @ 153 after losing traction about the 330 lights handing Gaylen Smith’s 3.96 run the WIn .

    Thank you to all the fans and racers that came out to support Texas Raceway and Texas OutLaw Pro Mods we will see you July 20 for the next OutLaw Pro Mod Race .

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