SEMA eNews Vol. 16, No. 31, August 1, 2013

Racing News: Frank Wins Tire Rack ProSolo Regular Season Finale at Toledo

Compiled by SEMA Editors

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Left to right: Laura Campbell, Jason Frank and Michael Bosley score rain-soaked ProSolo wins in Toledo. Photo credit: SCCA

Frank Wins Tire Rack ProSolo Regular Season Finale at Toledo
Jason Frank, of Racine, Wisconin, won his first Tire Rack SCCA ProSolo Super Challenge at the Toledo (Ohio) Express Airport. Frank (Street Touring Compact, ProParts USA/Team Undercoat Racing Honda Civic) headed into the Super Challenge after setting his class-winning times during Sunday’s Heat Six. His combined score of 63.483 seconds sealed his class’s top qualifying spot by 0.498-second. Laura Campbell, of Madison, Alabama, also took home top honors, winning the Ladies Challenge.

Seeded 23rd overall, Frank met Kraig Kippel (Street Touring Sport, Stranoparts.com Mazda Miata) in the first round. He defeated Kippel and took on the best in Stock/Street Index 2 Alex Shchipkov (SoloRacer.com/MonoBalls.com BMW 330CI) in the second round. Frank took the win over Shchipkov, advancing to the quarterfinal round.

In the quarterfinals, Frank beat yet another class top qualifyier, besting Tom O’Gorman (Stock/Street Index 4, Full Throttle Indoor Karting/G-Fab Chevrolet Corvette) to move forward to the semis. There, Frank met Ian Baker (Street Touring Sports, Toyo Tires/Strano Parts/SSC Tint Honda CRX SI). Following a win, Frank moved to the finals where he met with Jeremiah McClintock (Kart Modified, Nut Pack Racing!! Honda Renspeed). Frank would prove too much for McClintock, as he took his first Super Challenge win.

The next stop for The Tire Rack SCCA ProSolo series is the Lincoln Air Park. The finale of the 2013 campaign is slated to start August 31, in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Double Wins for Bully Dog in Utah
Bully Dog took to the track this past weekend, lining up to pull at the United Pullers event in Tremonton, Utah. Both the "Doctor" EcoBoost and “Blackout” Cummins were on-site and ready to hook up to the sled. Doctor driver Austin George went into the race undefeated, taking first at every event he has entered this year. He finished the race with a 325’ 10” pull, decisively putting him in first place. Chris Kendall took his Blackout sled to a final distance of 312’, the best of the night by six feet.

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Team ReadyLIFT Racing's Marty Hart doubles down on setting the fastest lap of both races.

Marty Hart Takes First Place at Glen Helen
Arriving at Glen Helen Raceway for the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, presented by GEICO rounds nine and 10, Marty Hart and his ReadyLIFT Off Road Suspension/Maxxis Tire/GearUp2Go.com Pro 2 team delivered a dominating performance on both Saturday and Sunday night under the lights.

When the green flag flew in front of 17 Pro 2 trucks, it would be Hart who would immediately nab the lead spot. Hart would lead every lap of the race, but it would be the final caution flag that would allow Bryce Menzies to get a run on Hart coming to the white flag. Menzies wouldn't relinquish the lead in the final lap, resulting in Hart having to accept a second-place finish.

Sunday evening, Hart took the lead from the drop of the green flag and never looked back. Brian Deegan managed to get a fender alongside Hart only a few times. Hart celebrated from the top spot on the podium while clutching both the 1st place trophy as well as once again setting fast lap of the race.

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