SEMA eNews Vol. 18, No. 30, July 23, 2015

Racing News: Schwartz Wins Both Classes in 2015 Car Craft Real Street Eliminator

  Schwartz Performance
Schwartz Performance won both classes at the 2015 Car Craft Real Street Eliminator Pro/Am Invitational during the Summer Nationals in Milwaukee.
   

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Schwartz Wins Both Classes at 2015 Car Craft Real Street Eliminator

Schwartz Performance won both classes at the 2015 Car Craft Real Street Eliminator Pro/Am Invitational during the Summer Nationals in Milwaukee. Dale Schwartz and teammate Adam Koch won the pre-82 class with Jeff Schwartz and Dan Howe topping the later model class.

The Pro/Am brought together a two-person team that was required to have one shop car and driver (the pro) along with a customer's car and driver (the amateur). There were three timed events; a speed-stop, autocross and road course, with the best times recorded and averaged with the others to determine the final scores. Schwartz-built and/or equipped cars won them all.

In the early class, Dale Schwartz piloted their '65 Tempest with teammate Adam Koch in his Schwartz-built '69 Camaro. In the later model class it was Dan Howe's LS powered '86 El Camino and Jeff's '15 Z06 taking the win.

Chen Wins Tire Rack Super Shootout Despite High Heat and Rain

Allen Chen Super Challenge Winner
Allen Chen was the Super Challenge winner at the Tire Rack SCCA Match Tour event held at the Toledo Express Airport this past weekend.
 
   

Allen Chen was the Super Challenge winner at the Tire Rack SCCA Match Tour event held at the Toledo Express Airport this past weekend. Ray Thomas, of Cincinnati, Ohio, finished with the Club Shootout title as Christopher Bickford, of Perrysburg, Ohio, took the Bonus Shootout title.

For each Tire Rack Match Tour event, Saturday is a full day of traditional class-based competition. Sunday morning's three runs set the field for the Super Shootout brackets. From each heat, the top eight indexed times were placed into a Super Shootout bracket. The next eight qualifiers were seeded in the Club Shootout, while the remaining competitors were eligible for the Bonus Shootout.
 
In the Heat Two bracket, Chen (B Street, Chevrolet Corvette) had a first-round meeting with Justin Rest (B Street, Stranoparts/Dangerzone Chevrolet Corvette). Of the two drivers, Chen was the only one to run a lap better than his dial-in. That gave Chen the win and moved him forward in the competition. In the second round, Chen took out Kenneth Tsang (B Street, Chevrolet Corvette) on account of Tsang forfeiting his run on which he hit a cone. That win allowed Chen to move forward in the competition. In the last round of the head-to-head bracket, Chen scored a narrow 0.011-second win over Jeff Mabrey (Street Touring Sport, Honda Civic).

After the four-way battle for the Super Shootout, Chen was deemed the winner as he was the only driver to run faster than his dial-in time.
 
Scott Bloomquist and Durham Racing Engines Capture Second Straight Silver Dollar Nationals

  Scott Bloomquist Durham Racing Engines
Scott Bloomquist and Durham Racing Engines raced their way to their second straight Silver Dollar Nationals win Saturday night at I-80 Speedway
   

Scott Bloomquist and Durham Racing Engines raced their way to their second straight Silver Dollar Nationals win Saturday night at I-80 Speedway with the RY45 Series engine platform. Bloomquist moves to fourth in Lucas Oil Late Model DIRT Series (LOLMDS) points with the win.

Bloomquist was running the fastest laps of the night around the lap 30 mark and was able to catch race leader Jonathan Davenport and to capture the lead with a pass on the inside on lap 31. Bloomquist would be able to fend off charges by both Davenport and Owens over the next 70 laps to capture the $32,000 win. Jared Landers finished fifth with his Sweet-Bloomquist Chassis with Durham Racing Engines under the hood giving Durham two cars in the top five.

Champion Racing Oil Named Title Sponsor of the Three-Day Williams Grove National Open

Champion will be the title sponsor of the Williams Grove National Open sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, October 1–3, in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The Champion Racing Oil National Open is an event with more than 50 years of history that includes the biggest names in motorsports competing at half-mile Williams Grove Speedway.

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