SEMA eNews Vol. 20, No. 47, November 23, 2017

Racing News: Ken Thwaits Races to 2017 OPTIMA’s Ultimate Street Car Invitational Championship

Compiled by SEMA Editors

  Ken Thwaits
Ken Thwaits was crowned the 2017 champion in his Wilwood-equipped ’06 Mitsubishi EVO at OPTIMA’s Ultimate Street Car Invitational (OUSCI) in Las Vegas, November 5.
   

Ken Thwaits Races to 2017 OPTIMA’s Ultimate Street Car Invitational Championship

Ken Thwaits was crowned the 2017 champion in his Wilwood-equipped ’06 Mitsubishi EVO at OPTIMA’s Ultimate Street Car Invitational (OUSCI) in Las Vegas, November 5. OUSCI is the culminating event in OPTIMA’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car Series, open to street-legal performance vehicles. Those vehicles are grouped into classes and tested in various performance applications, including design and engineering, autocross, speed stop, road course and road rally.

Greg Adler
Greg Adler and Team 4 Wheel Parts finished in third place in the Baja 1000’s Ultra4 class last weekend.
 
   

Greg Adler Motorsports Captures Third-Place Podium in Completing the 50th BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 1000

Greg Adler and Team 4 Wheel Parts battled for more than 31 hours across 1,134.4 miles of Baja California’s harshest terrain to a podium finish in the 50th anniversary of the Baja 1000 last weekend. Starting Thursday, November 16, Adler took off from the starting line in his Ultra4 Kirby-built machine, and despite momentary setbacks that parked the #10 for over four and a half hours for repairs throughout the race, Adler and his fellow drivers Brian Kirby and Jason Scherer collected third place in the class with an official finishing time of 31:17:01.

Formula DRIFT Extends Partnership with PASMAG for Official Fan Guide

Formula DRIFT Black Magic Pro Championship presented by BlackVue Dash Cameras has extended the partnership with PASMAG, part of the Performance Publication Media Group, to continue to create the Official Series Fan Guide. The three-year extension will extend into the 2020 season. The 2018 Formula DRIFT Fan Guide will celebrate the 15th year anniversary of the series and will also mark the 10th consecutive year for the partnership between the Series and Publication, which began in 2008. The Fan Guide is available for free at each of the eight Formula DRIFT Pro Championship events and additional specialty events through the year, as well as through the PASMAG dealer network and traditional retail stores. An enhanced digital version is available all season on PASMAG’s website, www.pasmag.com, and on the Formula DRIFT website.

  King of the Wing
Eric Humphries of Chowchilla, California, came in first place in the King of the Wing Main Event last weekend at Irwindale Speedway.
   

King of the Wing 2017 Championship Series Results from Irwindale Speedway

King of the Wing, Heat 1 (six laps)

1. 91 Bryan Warf, Meridian, Idaho
2. 22a Bobby Santos, Franklin, Massachusetts
3. 40 Cody Gerhart, Madera, California

King of the Wing, Heat 2 (six laps)

1. 85 Davey Hamilton Jr., Jamestown, Indiana
2. 25j Johny Giesler, Meridian, Idaho
3. 12n Cameron Neisinger, Everett, Washington

King of the Wing, Heat 3 (six laps)

1. 14 Aaron Willison, Surrey, B.C., Canada
2. 8 Jason Conn, Prince George, B.C., Canada
3. 15 Eric Humphries, Chowchilla, California

King of the Wing, Heat 4 (six laps)

1. 30 Robert Beck, Kirkland, Washington
2. 3f Geoff Ensign, Sebastopol, California
3. 77 Audra Sasselli, Selma, California

Seidner’s Collision Centers Figure 8 Race (25 laps)

1. 81 Eddie Howell, West Covina, California
2. 50 Robert John Rice Jr., Hawthorne, California
3. 7 Robert Rice, Hawthorne, California

NASCAR Jan’s Towing Super Stocks (12 laps)

1. 40 Harry Michaelian, Lawndale, California
2. 43 Bridgette Shaw, Torrance, California
3. 19 Rodney Argo, Gardena, California

King of the Wing – Main Event (40 laps)

1. 15 Eric Humphries, Chowchilla, California
2. 22a Bobby Santos, Franklin, Massachusetts
3. 12n Cameron Neisinger, Everett, Washington
4. 12L Ron Larson,   Quesnel, Washington
5. 79 Randy Dubois,  Redmond, Washington
6. 40 Cody Gerhardt, Madera, California
7. 91 Bryan Warf, Meridian, Idaho
8. 72 Audra Sasselli, Selma, California
9. 8t Tristen Spiers, Adrian, Oregon
10. 4 Aiden Spiers, Adrian, Oregon

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