SEMA eNews Vol. 18, No. 32, August 6, 2015

Racing News: 10th Annual Nitto Tire NMCA/NMRA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing

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10th Annual Nitto Tire NMCA/NMRA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing

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The 10th Annual Nitto Tire NMCA/NMRA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing attracted more than 600 cars of various elapsed-time levels in twenty-three categories.
   

For the tenth year in a row, the NMCA Flowmaster Drag Racing series pulled into Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois, for the Nitto Tire Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing. The exciting event joins the NMCA and its sister series, the NMRA, for a weekend of hard-launching, high-horsepower action, and this year's event attracted more than 600 cars of various elapsed-time levels in twenty-three categories.

In the fast and furious VP Racing Fuels Pro Mod class, Steve Summers lit up the track in his '70 1Ž2 Camaro with a 5.86 at 254 mph to oust Josh Green and his '69 Camaro, who was no slouch with a 6.02 at 237 mph. In ARP Nitrous Pro Street, veteran racer Don Baskin powered his '10 Camaro to a 7.39 at 184 mph to grab the win over class stalwart, Joe Bucaro, whose '04 Mustang muscled its way to a 8.83 at 99 mph. VP Racing Fuels/Stainless Works Street Outlaw action saw newcomer Rich Bruder power his '88 Mustang to a 4.53 at 163 mph and the win. Edelbrock Xtreme Street saw an exciting final between reigning class champion, David Hutnick, who blasted to a 7.75 at 179 mph in his '02 Camaro to defeat Louie Filippides, whose equally stunning '10 Camaro clocked 7.80 at 177 mph.

The next stop in the NMCA Flowmaster Drag Racing series is the 14th Annual NMCA World Street Finals featuring the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series, August 27-30, 2015, at the always-fast Summit Motorsports Park. For information go to www.nmcadigital.com.

Dalziel Sweeps GT Weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Heitkotter, Thompson Win in GTA and GT Cup

GT Weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
From left: Bryan Heitkotter, of Fresno, California, won in GTA and took third overall, Ryan Dalziel, of Windermere, Florida, won Round 15 and Colin Thompson, of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, won Round 13 of the GT Cup presented by MOMO class.
 
   

For the second straight year, Ryan Dalziel, of Windermere, Florida, swept the GT weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, winning Round 15, part of the StopTech Grand Prix presented by MOMO. Bryan Heitkotter, of Fresno, Calif., won in GTA and finished third overall, while Colin Thompson, of Doylestown, Pa., won Round 13 of the GT Cup presented by MOMO class.

With the win, Dalziel moves into the GT Drivers' Championship lead with 1319 points over Olivier Beretta with 1305. Henrique Cisneros (1417) continues to lead over Frankie Montecalvo (1389) in GTA. Thompson continues to lead in GT Cup presented by MOMO.

GT, GTA and GT Cup presented by MOMO drivers now head to Miller Motorsports Park, Friday, August 21 to Sunday, August 23. Watch the races from Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on CBS Sports Network, Sunday, August 9, 4 p.m. Eastern.

Southeast Dirt Riot Series Crowns Champions

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John Bodie takes the podium in the Mod Trail class of the Southeast Dirt Riot Series.
   

The Southeast Dirt Riot Series has come to a close and the class champions are now official. In the Mod Trail class the final results put John Bodie over Jason Dehn and David Jackson. In the SuperMod class Kenn Hite won the class for the second year in a row.

A National Dirt Riot Champion will also be awarded at the National Rampage September 26th in Bridgeport, Texas. For additional details on everything Dirt Riot go to www.DirtRiot.com.

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