Oahe Speedway Shootouts – June 9, 2018
Toni Watts, Gettysburg, SD, returned to Oahe Speedway after a long hiatus to take the Box/No Box Shootout over Jay Tjeerdsma, Springfield, SD. Watts, past NHRA Division 5 ET Finals High School Champion, ran 11.168 (11.10) in her ’75 Mustang to take the win over Tjeersdma’s ’82 Camaro on an 11.248 (11.07).
Ray Horsley, Fort Pierre, SD, on his ’80 Kawasaki, chased down Mike Braley to take the Bike/Sled Shootout over the Pierre, SD rider. Braley, riding his ‘90 Honda CBR. tried just a bit too hard to stay ahead of Horsley as he broke out at the stripe 10.373 (10.41) to Horsley’s 9.488 (9.46). Braley collected his second Motor Race Images Triple Zero award of the season in time trials.
Dustin Hendrickson, Aberdeen, SD, defeated Hayley Depoy, Lantry, SD, in Trophy Shootout action. Hendrickson ran 12.696 (12.63) in his ’88 S-10 to catch Depoy in her ’70 Chevelle 15.925 (15.82).
In the Junior Shootout final, a rapid .013 reaction time would normally give you a pretty great chance of winning the race if you run your dial. Hunter Monson, Groton, SD, ran 8.017 (7.98) but was unable to overcome a perfect light by Parker Odde, Aberdeen, SD when Odde put together a .005 package 8.245 (8.24). Odde received his first-ever Motor Race Images Triple Zero award for his performance.
Oahe Speedway Pepsi Points Race #3 w/Summit Racing JDRL Challenge
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Joe Wolf, Pierre, SD took the win in Dale’s Repair Super Pro Pepsi Points Race #3 when Dusty Buchman, Beulah, ND, was unable to make the call. Buchman was the number one qualifier with a quick .002 reaction time. Wolf met up with John Scott Demots, Lebanon SD in the semis. Demots put together a .020 r.t. paired with an 8.423 (8.42 dial) run in a losing battle against Wolf, who pulled off a Motor Race Images Triple Zero light and ran .020 over his 7.45 dial to take the win with a .003 advantage at the stripe.
Watty’s Garage Pro ET final came down to Jonathan Huse, Onida, SD and Stan “Butch” Monson, Groton SD. Huse ran dead on his dial at 10.630 and combined a .006 r.t. in his Tuttle Mini Dragster to defeat Monson’s ’69 Mustang. Monson ran 10.377 (10.37) with a .033 r.t. in the loss. Joe Harry, Ferney, SD, qualified number one with a Motor Race Images Triple Zero run and lost in the first round in a double breakout against Callie Iversen, Fort Pierre, SD.
Ray Horsley, Pierre, SD, ’80 Kawasaki, defeated the SA Transportation Bike/Sled Pepsi Points Series leader, Kimberlee Geuther, Fort Pierre, SD, on her ’97 Arctic Cat sled in the final. Horsley, number one qualifier, ran closer to dial despite a slower reaction time to take the win over Geuther.
The number one and two qualifiers met in the Fearless Grain Marketing Sportsman final with the higher qualified Eric Serbousek, Pierre, SD, bowing to Stevie Ellingson, Rapid City, SD. Serbousek’s ’77 Camaro was slow of the line with a .145 r.t. and well off his 12.58 dial with a 12.657 run. Ellingson and her ’87 Mustang pulled together a better package to take the winner’ check with a .060 r.t. on a 15.716 (15.70) pass.
Kent Nauman, Gettysburg, SD qualified number one in the Street Trophy field in his ’29 Model “A” and faced Brandon Campbell, Pierre, SD in the final. Campbell took the win in his ’98 Dodge Ram in the double breakout final.
SnapOn High School finals brought together the number one and two qualifiers with Jonathan Geuther, Fort Pierre, ’16 F150, defeating number one qualifier Hayley Depoy, Lantry, SD in her ’70 Chevelle.
The 2018 Summit Racing JDRL Challenge was run in conjunction with the Junior classes. In the Odde Family Junior Major Pepsi Points Race #3, Alexis Medenwald, Worthing, SD emerged as the winner over Dragr Monson, Groton SD. Medenwald took home the unique Junior Wally for her win. Monson was the number one qualifier.