NDRL Drivers Reign Supreme at the Summit!
Walczak, Boles, Leever, and Dishon Take Class Wins
by Troy Wilson & NDRL Media
Summit Motorsports Park played host to nostalgia racers from the Midwest by opening the gates for the 15th Annual Wanda AkzoNobel Blue Suede Cruise and, thanks to that Bader family touch, is turning itself into the premiere nostalgia racing event in the Midwest.
This year we were greeted by more than the smiling staff at SMP, but also that of a happy and mild mother nature and we made it through the event without weather becoming a factor. Also greeting the staff at SMP was a record turnout for the NDRL with 118 racers signed up for competition.
Quick Fuel Technology PRO Gas swung for the fences first and they did not disappoint. Leaving little room to move, the top ten cars were separated by .022. Mopar fanatic Bob Mitchell landed fifth running .011 over his E/G index but was no match for Chad Sweitzer running dead .007 on his E/G Index to take the point over Tom Strayer, Ray Rumball, Bob Frazee, and Mitchell rounding out the top five.
Semifinals found young Jaxon Messamore dropping Strayer off for lunch and Dishon advancing to the final on a bye. The final was all Dishon as a hole shot advantage left him room to take his first BSC win.
Nick Dishon Pro Gas winner (Steve Fuhrman photo)
Jaxon Messamore was the Pro Gas runner-up (Steve Fuhrman photo)
Hot Heads PRO Comp would be next on the field and Dan Dishon wasted no time in letting the rest of the field know the deal by dropping a dead .008 on his C/C index to follow it up with a dead zero pass to take and hold the number one spot on race day. James Howe, Brian Bourne, Shane Rasler, and Jack Sedor rounded out the top five.
Semifinal pairings found Gary Leever advancing over a red bulb start for Bill Horvath and Adam Satterfield taking a decisive hole shot over Bourne to advance. The final was decided at the stripe as Leever crossed first after leaving last to take his first BSC win.
Gary Leever Pro Comp winner (Steve Fuhrman photo)
Adam Satterfield was the Pro Comp runner-up (Steve Fuhrman photo)
Phenix Industries PRO 7.50 left familiar faces in familiar places with the usual list hanging out at the top of the heap. Reigning NDRL-IAM Champion Wayne Sears gave it his best shots and ended up fifth running .045 over. Pat Malloy, Jarrod Bradshaw, and Ross Smith followed Kerry Millet into race day with Millet taking the pole and the bye into race day running .019 over. Semifinal pairings found newcomer Tim Devore advancing over Ric Burdine and Bo Boles taking the bye into the finals. The final was decided on the line with Boles taking over a tenth of a second advantage and cruising to take the win.
Bo Boles, winner of the PRO 7.50 class
Tim DeVore's 57 Chevy was the 7.50 runner-up
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