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  • #21

    Re: The HEARTLAND PARK TOPEKA thread!!

    FREE TEST & TUNE SESSION!!!

    This Friday, March 23, 2012 Heartland Park Topeka will host a FREE driver appreciation test 'n tune session from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm. This session is open to any and all cars/bikes/sleds. All drivers MUST obtain a drivers wristband from registration and all vehicles MUST pass an HPT safety inspection. This thing is going to be huge and yours truly will be on the microphone for the festivities. I hope all you NE Kansas and NW Missouri gearheads can come out and join us for an evening of fun and stick around for our first Ferrellgas ET Bracket Series race on Saturday along with our Ferrellgas ET race and Fineline Graphics Super Quick Series presented by Driskell Racing Engines on Sunday.

    See you at the races!


    Ron
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    • #22

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      Heartland park dragstrip schedule

      Here's the latest and greatest from the fine folks at Heartland Park Topeka. The 2012 racing schedule for the drag strip is here:

      http://www.hpt.com/index.php?option=...nts&Itemid=255

      The dirt track schedule is here:

      http://www.hpt.com/index.php?option=...nts&Itemid=261

      And the road course schedule is here:

      http://www.hpt.com/index.php?option=...nts&Itemid=262

      If you have any questions, feel free to contact me or you can reach Mike Walker at Heartland Park Topeka at 785-862-4781


      See you at the races!



      Ron
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      • #23

        Re: The HEARTLAND PARK TOPEKA thread!!

        WOW!!!!

        153 cars showed up for our test 'n tune session last night! The place was absolutely packed!

        Today, gates open @ 8:00 am and time trials @ 10:00 for our Ferrelgas ET Bracket Racing Series. Come on out and enjoy some great racing featuring our Super Class Shootout!

        Tomorrow, Sunday, March 25, gates open @ 8:00 am and we will have the second Ferrellgas ET Bracket Series race of the year.


        Come on out and have some fun!!!


        Ron Ward
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        • #24

          Re: The HEARTLAND PARK TOPEKA thread!!

          FERRELLGAS ET BRACKET SERIES RACES #1 AND #2
          After four days of rain, the skies broke clear by midday on Friday and the sun shown brightly. By late afternoon, most of the puddles had cleared up and Heartland Park Topeka was ready for the Racer Appreciation Test ‘N Tune. A huge turnout of 153 cars showed up for the event and the scheduled shutdown time of 10:00 pm was moved back to 11:00 to allow racers the opportunity of more track time.

          Saturday morning greeted the racers at Heartland Park with a clear sky and lots of sunshine. Race #1 of the Ferrellgas ET Bracket Series and the Super Class Shootout got underway and some great racing made for a fantastic day to kick off the new season. There were lots of new faces as well as familiar racers competing for the first win of 2012.

          The Elk Creek Engraving Junior Dragster category was battled fiercely and the final round of the C Group (8-9 year olds) found Olathe’s Chandler Brandenburg paired with Brady Stallbaumer of Seneca. Stallbaumer left the line first, dialed on a 13.45. Brandenburg, dialed on a 12.90 ripped off a great .006 reaction time and caught up with Stallbaumer in a hurry and took the win with a 12.99 to Stallbaumer’s 13.56.

          The B Group juniors (ages 10-12) also fought it out in some tight racing. Ashley Winkler of Ottawa and Savana Bennett of Shawnee found their way to the final and lined up for the big trophy. Winkler dialed in with a 9.22 and Bennett dialed 8.94. Winkler took the green light first, but Bennet lit up the important win light, 9.002 to 9.915.

          The elders of the junior dragster ranks found 15 competitors vying for the win. In the A Group final, Connor McEntire of Blue Springs, MO faced Ruby DeGood of Kansas City, MO. Degood foul started (-.007 RT) and McEntire cruised to victory with a 7.952 on his 7.92 dial.

          In Kansas National Guard Pro Bike, five bikes qualified for eliminations and the final round pitted R;yane Sparke of Lawrence against Topekan, Stuart Miles. Miles dialed 10.12 to Sparke’s 9.63. Miles left first with a great .029 light and Sparke gave chase with a .157 reaction time. The advantage was just too much to overcome and Miles took the win with a 10.234 to Sparke’s 9.733.

          Labor Pro Street category saw Tiffany Walters-Wilson defeat Steve Hart in the final, 15.625 (15.41 dial) to 15.865 (15.75 dial).

          In the Sportsman category, sponsored by Commercial Fleet Repair, a large 33 car field showed up for the first round. When the dust settled, the last remaining competitors were Wamego’s Nick Siebert and Topeka’s Warren Cox. Cox was driving his super cool Ford Model A coupe with a stout small block Chevy as he blew the engine in his Falcon to smithereens during the test and tune session on Friday night. The coupe treated him well and he had it dialed in on a 12.41. Seibert, defending his 2011 Sportsman points championship, dialed in on a 13.51 in his 1972 Nova. Both drivers absolutely nailed the Christmas tree. Cox cranked up a .017 reaction time and Siebert posted a .010 light. At the stripe, in a double breakout, Siebert took the victory with a 13.481 to Cox’s 12.412. By defending his points championship and winning the race, Siebert took home the Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers Bounty as well.

          A large 45-car field made up the Super 8 at Forbes Landing Pro ET category. After 6 rounds of racing, John Trimble, who in the first round won the A-1 Automotive Lumberjack Challenge in the Pro ET class, found himself sitting on the starting line next to Rocky Akins. Akins, of Haysville, dialed his gorgeous 1967 Nova in on a 10.24 and Trimble dialed in his Wichita-based 1972 Dart with a 10.70. In the staging lanes, Trimble and Akins both decided to split the purse and both cars slowly ambled down the track to a 16.13 for Trimble as he defeated Akins who ran 16.35.

          A stout gathering of 44 cars showed up for round one in White Line CDL Training Super Pro and the final consisted of one of the best S/P racers in the Midwest, Todd Knight of Belton, MO, against Pleasant Hill, MO resident, and former NHRA Div. 5 Sportsman of the Year, Jeff Solomon. Knight’s Tin Soldier dragster was dialed on a 7.54 with Solomon’s rear-engine digger dialed at 7.51. Knight left with a better reaction time and held onto it for the win, 7.573 to Solomon’s 7.513

          The Super Class Shootout found Topekan, Greg Pfeffer in the final against Emporia’s Joe Smith. Pfeffer, in his “Wildman” 1941 Willys sedan, defeated Smith’s Mullis dragster 10.93 to 8.87.

          Sunday dawned a new day and race #2 of the Ferrellgas ET Bracket Series. Some racers who had raced at SRCA Drag Strip in Great Bend on Saturday joined in on fun for Sunday at Heartland Park including 3-time NHRA Div. 5 Sportsman Champ, Darrel Goheen.

          Elk Creek Engraving Junior Dragster category found some extra racers on Sunday as well. In the A Class final, Aidan Eckart of Rayton, MO defeated Trey Hefner of Topeka 8.03 to 7.989 as Eckart drilled the tree with a .010 reaction time.

          The B Class junior dragster final consisted of Ashly Miller of Eudora, KS racing Savana Bennett of Shawnee, KS in her second final round appearance in two days. Bennett couldn’t double up, however, as Miller took the win, 9.48 to 9.18.

          In the C Class junors, Chandler Brandenburg won his second race of the weekend as he defeated Nolan Smiley of Emerson, Iowa, 13.08 top 12.91

          The Labor Pros Street category once again found Steve Hart and Tiffany Walters-Wilson in the final. Hart pushed harder and made the race closer, but Wilson took another Street class win, 15.51 to 15.94

          The field of motorcycles in Kansas National Guard Pro bike consisted of 5 entries and another racer won two races in as many days as Stuart Miles on his Hyabusa defeated Shawn Ray aboard his 2005 Honda in the final, 10.11 to 13.11.

          A few cars broke during Saturday’s racing and did not return on Sunday, so the Commercial Fleet Repair Sportsman field dropped to 37 cars. When all the noise stopped, JP Schmidtelein of Topeka found his 1992 Pontiac Formula in the winners circle for his second career victory as he took out Korbynn Stallbaumer of Wakarusa in the final, 12.46 to 12.09

          Another large field of Super 8 at Forbes Landing Pro ET cars made their way to the staging lanes for round number one. In the end, only two of the initial 47 cars remained. Troy Ross in a borrowed racecar (thanks to Chris Livingood) defeated Darrell Gear of Excelsior Springs, Mo 9.56 to 10.52.

          The final round of White Line CDL Training Super Pro found two Ford-powered dragsters. Joe Smith of Emporia faced Katie Perters of Tecumseh in a Blue Oval finale. Peters took the win as Smith foul-started and the Cobra Jet powered dragster went 7.998 on a 7.96 dial.

          In the Super Class Shootout, Joe Smith’s Super Comp dragster defeated Tyler Banks’ Super Comp machine 8.874 to 8.871.

          Congratulations to all of our champions and come on out and join us for the next Ferrellgas ET Bracket Series race on April 7th!!!!
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          • #25

            Re: The HEARTLAND PARK TOPEKA thread!!

            Saturday, April 7th, The Ferrellgas ET Bracket Series race #3 rolls in featuring the Super Class Shootout. Gates open at 8:00 am and time trials start at 10:00.

            Saturday night at the BriggsAuto.com raceway, the first race of the Super Saturday Showdown Series takes place on the dirt! Gates open @ 5:30 pm, hot laps @ 6 and racing @ 7. Come on out and have some fun with us!!!
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            • #26

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              Attachment

              Ever seen a Lamboghini bracket racing? Come out to Heartland Park Topeka on April 7th and watch this one run in Pro and Super Pro!!!


              Ron
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              • #27

                Re: The HEARTLAND PARK TOPEKA thread!!

                Ferrellgas ET Bracket Series Race #3 Results from April 7, 2012

                Foul weather delayed the start of race number 3 of the Ferrellgas ET Bracket Series at Heartland Park Topeka as Mother Nature spread her bountiful precipitation over much of the eastern half of Kansas. After noon, the skies finally cleared, allowing the track personnel to clean up the wetness and the racers to get onto the racetrack by mid afternoon.

                In the Elk Creek Engraving and Awards junior dragster C group, the youngest racers at Heartland Park found Haley Frazier and Brady Stallbaumer in the final. Frazier, of Topeka, had a bit of an edge off the starting line and hung on to it to defeat Stallbaumer, 13.20 on a 13.18 dial to 13.15 on a 13.10 dial.

                The B group of junior dragsters pitted Milford’s Cameron Beasley in his C-Money dragster against Eudora hot shoe, Ashley Miller. Miller took the win with a better reaction time, 9.49 on a 9.48 dial to Beasley’s 9.16 on a 9.05 dial.

                In the C group final, it was once again Miller versus Beasley, but this time it was Blaine Miller versus Gage Beasley. When it was all said and done, Miller joined his sister in the winner’s circle by running 8.25 on an 8.24 dial against Beasley’s breakout 8.64 on an 8.66 dial.

                The Kansas National Guard Pro Bike category found Topeka racers Paul Mustain in the final once again up against Stuart Miles. Mustain, dialed on at 11.58, cut a nice .030 light and headed down track. After a second and a half wait, Miles gunned his Hayabusa .016 of a second too soon and foul started, handing the win to Mustain.

                Race #3 in the Labor Pros Street category found six competitors vying for the trophy. The finalists were familiar, but this time the outcome was turned around as Stephen Hart of Topeka pedaled his Ranger pickup to the finish line ahead of Overland Park racer Tiffany Walters-Wilson. Hart ran 15.87 on his 15.70 dial as Wilson, trying to catch up, ran 15.37 on her 15.12 dial.

                A whopping 36 cars showed up for round number one of the Commercial Fleet Repair Sportsman category. After six rounds of heated action, only two racers remained. Gene Lamb of Garnett is no stranger to the final rounds at Heartland Park, but Pete Huestis of Belleview, Nebraska found himself in an HPT final for the very first time. Lamb pulled the trigger on his 1970 Camaro just a bit too soon, turning on the red light and Huestis took the win with an 11.92 on a 12.00 dial-in with his white fox-body Mustang.

                A large field of cars also showed for round number one of Super 8 at Forbes Landing Pro ET. Six rounds of racing reduced the field to two remaining competitors. Darrell Gear of Excelsior Springs, MO piloted his bright orange 1983 Camaro and Rob June staged his deep blue 1969 Camaro as the two met in the final round. Gear left the line first, dialed on a 10.32 and ripped off a great .029 reaction time. June took off in pursuit with a .069 light and passed Gear at the finish line running only .010 off his dial, 9.790 (9.78 dial) to Gear’s 10.386 (10.32 dial).

                The quickest and fastest class, White Line CDL Training Super Pro, brought some excitement to HPT for race number three. Richard Gleason of Blue Springs, MO drove his small block Chevy-powered 1932 Bantam altered to the final where he faced multi-time KCIR points champ Todd Knight in his Tin Soldier Mullis dragster. The short wheelbase altered left the line first on an 8.87 dial, but Gleason reacted to the tree just a bit too soon and foul started by five thousandths of a second. Knight, having dialed in at 7.53 saw the red light on Gleason’s side of the racetrack and shut off to a coasting 8.890.

                In the Super Class Showdown, Stinnett Racing Super Comp driver Bruce Wiedmaier drove his Money Sponge II dragster to victory around Diamond House Jewelers Super Street racer John Dasher’s 1968 Camaro, 8.905 to 10.913.

                The Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers Bounty is awarded to those racers in Sportsman, Pro and Super Pro who beat the previous race winner in their respective class starting in round number two. The bounty in Sportsman was collected by Pete Huestis as he defeated JP Schmidtlein. Rob June grabbed the bounty as he eliminated Troy Ross in the Pro category. In Super Pro, Bobby Mount tossed some taters and snarfed up the bounty by taking out Katie Peters. Mmmm… Freddy’s!

                Rob June was winning everything in sight as along with the race victory and the bounty, he also nailed down the money from the A-1 Automotive Lumberjack Challenge by drilling a perfect .000 reaction time in PRO ET. June’s efforts resulted in $40 from A-1 Automotive. Race #4 has $60 up for grabs in Sportsman, $20 for Pro and $80 for Super Pro for the first driver in each class to hit a perfect reaction time in a winning round of eliminations. Thanks to A-1 Automotive!

                Come join us at Heartland Park Topeka for race #4 on April 28th as the Ferrellgas ET Bracket Series hits the dragstrip once again!

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                • #28

                  Re: The HEARTLAND PARK TOPEKA thread!!

                  We will be racing under the lights at Heartland Park Topeka this Friday, April 20 for our Test 'n Tune session. Gates open @ 5:00 pm and we'll run until 10:00. Come on out and have some fun at HPT!!!


                  Ron
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                  • #29

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                    dang it!! a few of us from Baldwin were gonna come up. Including myself. BUT.. schedule came out for my daughters fastpitch tourney this weekend. YUP, they start on friday nite in Blue Springs.. Maybe next time!! Been a while since my truck has seen the 1/4 mile..
                    Dan, Co-Pilot Drag Week 06
                    Drag Week '11 just Me and my Dad in my 53 Chevy, which was his Dads old truck
                    Drag Week '12 plus one day...Me and Dad in my 53 again....
                    Drag Week 2013 with my father in law.. New BEST ET/MPH 11.87@112

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                    • #30

                      Re: The HEARTLAND PARK TOPEKA thread!!

                      Heartland Park will also have another Test 'N Tune session Friday, April 27. Gates open @ 5:00 pm and we'll run until 10:00. Come on out and have some fun at HPT!!!


                      Ron
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                      • #31

                        Re: The HEARTLAND PARK TOPEKA thread!!

                        Saturday, April 21, come out and join us at the BriggsAuto.com motor speedway at Heartland Park for our Super Saturday Showdown. Watch the dirt fly with plenty of action. Gates open @ 5:30 with hot laps @ 6 and heat racing starts at 7.

                        For more info, go to WWW.HPT.COM


                        Ron
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                        • #32

                          Re: The HEARTLAND PARK TOPEKA thread!!

                          Got a bike???

                          Bring it out Sunday, April 22 for the first HPT Bike Day of 2012. Learn performance riding tips from the pros and ride around the HPT road course. Gates open @ 7:00 am and the fun will go on until 5:00 pm.

                          Go to WWW.HPT.COM for more details.


                          Ron
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                          • #33

                            Re: The HEARTLAND PARK TOPEKA thread!!

                            This weekend, more Ferrellgas racing action with race #4 on Saturday and race #5 on Sunday. Gates open @ 7 am both days with time trials @ 10. Come on out and join us for some great bracket racing and the Fineline Graphics and Driskell Racing Engines Super Quick Series.

                            Tonight, the BriggsAuto.com Motor Speedway roars to life with the Super Saturday Showdown. Come out and watch four classes of dirt cars battle on the banked oval. Gates open @ 5:30 pm with hot laps @ 6 and racing @ 7.
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                            • #34

                              Re: The HEARTLAND PARK TOPEKA thread!!

                              This weekend, more racing at Heartland Park Topeka!

                              Friday night is our Test n Tune session. Gates open @ 5:00 and cars will be on track from 6-10.

                              Saturday will be our Ferrelgas ET Bracket series featuring the Fineline Graphics Super Quick Series presented by Driskell Racing Engines. Gates open @ 8:00 am with first round of time trials at 10:00 am. My buddy Geoff will be announcing as I will be attending my daughter's graduation from Washburn University.

                              Come on out and enjoy the races. For more information, check us out on the interweb at www.hpt.com

                              Ron
                              It's really no different than trying to glue them back on after she has her way.

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                              • #35

                                Re: The HEARTLAND PARK TOPEKA thread!!

                                Ferrellgas ET Bracket #4, May 12, 2012


                                A long day of racing at Heartland Park for the Ferrellgas ET Bracket Series and the Fineline Graphics Super Quick Series presented by Driskell Racing engines got started with the Elk Creek Engraving and Awards Junior Dragster category. In the C division, with drivers age 8-9, Topekan Ethan Martinez drove to the win against Seneca’s Brady Stallbaumer in a double breakout 13.09 to 13.07. The B group of racers, ages 10-12 saw Kaylee Duncan of Richmond, MO defeat Savanah Bennett of Shawnee in the final with a lightning quick .007 reaction time as Duncan ran 8.95 on her 8.94 dial to Bennett’s 8.94 on her 8.90 dial. The A group of JD’s, ages 13-17 found Connor McEntire in the winner’s circle after he put away Austin McClure in the final by running a near perfect 7.959 on his 7.95 dial to McClure’s 7.955 on his 7.93 dial.




                                The Kansas National Guard Pro Bike Category saw two familiar faces in the final as fellow Topekans, Stuart Miles and Paul Mustain staged next to each other. Mustain dialed his 2001 Suzuki Bandit on an 11.83 and Miles dialed in at 10.07. When the amber lights flashed, Mustain left too soon and foul started, resulting in a red light on his side of the racetrack. Miles cruised to victory, running 10.11 on his 2006 Hyabusa.




                                In the Labor Pros Street category final round, Dave Gaber of Meriden staged his Pontiac Firebird against the tough Toyota Rav4 of Tiffany Walters-Wilson from Overland Park after both drivers waded through a field of 10 competitors. Wilson cut a much better light and sailed to victory 13.41 to Gaber’s 12.46.




                                A large field of 33 cars showed up for round number 1 of the Commercial Fleet Repair Sportsman class. When the dust settled, it was another all-Gene Sportsman final as Gene Rowson defeated Gene Lamb in the second time in as many races. Rowson, of Wichita, got the win when Lamb, of Garnett, foul started.




                                The final round of Super 8 at Forbes Landing PRO ET paired Olathe’s Chris Livingood in his black suede 1977 Vega with Cody Michel of Iola in his blue 1977 Monza. The two small Chevy’s both dialed in the 9-second range with Livingood at 9.49 and Michel at 9.23. Livingood left the line first with a killer .008 reaction time. Michel pushed hard, but Livingood took the win with a 9.52 to Michel’s 9.24.




                                The White Line CDL Training Super Pro category pitted Larry Piper of Wamego against Matt Driskell of Wellsville. Driskell dialed 7.12 and Piper dialed 7.39. Piper nailed the tree with a .008 reaction time and Driskell tried to chase him down but ran too quick with a 7.11 to Piper’s winning 7.39.




                                Fineline Graphics Super Quick presented by Driskell Racing Engines brought in twenty-one way-fast entries. When all the smoke cleared, only two racers remained. Belton, Mo’s Todd Knight was making another final round appearance against Tyson Hartley of Paola. Hartley foul-started and gave Knight the win.



                                Come on out and enjoy the next Ferrellgas ET Bracket event on June 2. We’ll also have the Super Class Series on hand for an extra good time!
                                Last edited by Ron Ward; May 14th, 2012, 06:32 PM.
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                                • #36

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                                  Ferrellgas ET Bracket Race and Fineline Graphics Super Quick Series presented by Driskell Racing Engines (Aug. 7th)

                                  The best bracket racers in the Midwest gathered together at Heartland Park Topeka once again for the Ferrellgas ET Bracket Series and also for the Fineline Super Quick Series presented by Driskell Racing Engines. The track was in great shape, making for some really close racing.

                                  Things started out with the Elk Creek Engraving and Awards Junior Dragster category. This was a non-points race as the NHRA Div. 5 Junior Dragster Championships were being held at the Mid America Motorplex. As such, many of the points racers from HPT were out of town. After polling all of the drivers in the class, a decision was made to pile all the Junior Dragster categories into one eliminator. This made for some great fun as the young C category racers got to mix it up with the older B and A drivers. As luck would have it, two B group racers faced each other in the final. Cameron Beasley of Milford, KS beat his older brother, Gaige, to earn his spot in the final. Pleasant Hill, MO racer, Nate Solomon, dispatched Topeka’s own Madelyn Stallbaumer to fill the other spot in the final round. Beasley went on to take the win with a better reaction time in the final round, 9.050 on a 8.95 dial to Solomon’s 8.984 on a 8.90 dial.

                                  The Kansas National Guard Pro Bike category found Shawn Ray on his 2005 Honda leaving the line just a bit late. Topeka’s Stuart Miles dropped the hammer and took the win with a 10.89 @ 114 mph.

                                  A tough battle for the points lead is raging in the Labor Pros Street category. Topekan, Steve Hart came into the event with a narrow lead over Tiffany Walters-Wilson and Dave Gaber. Wilson didn’t show up to the event, leaving the door wide open for Hart and Gaber to beat on each other a bit, and they did just that in the semifinal round. Hart cut a beautiful 0.011 reaction time to put away Gaber and advance to the final where he faced Ben Schmidtlein, who was returning after a long hiatus. In the final, Schmidtlein, driving his brother’s Firebird, took the win as Hart pushed his Ranger pickup just a bit too hard on the starting line and turned on the red light by 0.041 seconds.

                                  A large field of racers showed up for the Commercial Fleet Repair Sportsman category where the biggest and tightest point’s battle of the year is shaping up. Garnett racer, Gene Lamb came into the event with a very narrow lead in a class where the top seven drivers were separated by only 4 rounds of racing. It didn’t take long before the top ten points earners started swapping places. The final round found Dough Richert of Topeka against Eugene Rowson of Wichita. Rowson’s ’74 Olds Cutlass was dialed on a
                                  12.95 and Richert’s Trans Am was dialed on a 12.90. As the tree came down, Richert foul started by 0.027 seconds and Rowson was handed the win. Points leader Lamb lost in round two, opening the door to what amounted to a freight train of drivers (including Korbynn Stallbaumer, Siebert and Rowson) flying past him for the points lead. Said Lamb after he was eliminated from competition, “Not only did the train come through, it went WOOO WOOO as it passed me!”

                                  If there was a textbook entitled, “HOW TO WIN PRO ET RACES,” it most surely would have been written by Cody Michael of Iola, KS. Cody has been showing them all how to do it over the last few races and Saturday was no exception. Cody absolutely demolished the field – AGAIN - in Super 8 at Forbes Landing PRO ET with his uber-consistent 1977 Chevy Monza. In eliminations, Cody waded through shark-infested waters with confidence, putting away seasoned drivers like Chris Webb, Jason Wettstein and JR Lobner. In the final, It was all Cody again as Chris Livingood left the starting line too soon, resulting in a disqualification. Michael took the win, 9.46 on his 9.38 dial. Michael also took home the Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburger bounty AND he grabbed the A-1 Automotive Lumberjack Challenge dough for cutting a perfect light when he defeated Wettstein. That, folks, is exactly how you get it done in PRO ET.

                                  Although the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Topeka called for a slight chance of showers, Milton, KS racer, Bobby Mount had predicted a storm was going to hit northeast Kansas. Mount was right. When the White Line CDL Training Super Pro Class hit the track, lightning struck in the form of Mount’s reaction times and thunder rolled as he took out his competition one after another in what one could describe as an amazing display of racing. Even in the final against 2010 NHRA Div. 5 Top Dragster champ, Larry Piper, Mount proved too much for the rest of the field by handing Piper a loss. Mount ripped the Christmas tree with a .008 light and never looked back, running 9.99 on his 9.96 dial to Piper’s .035 R/T and 7.309 breakout on his 7.31 dial.

                                  The Fineline Graphics Super Quick Series presented by Driskell Racing Engines produce an “All-Todd” final round as Wamego’s Todd Piper defeated Belton, MO racer Todd Knight.
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                                  • #37

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                                    Hey Ron

                                    On the open track days are convertibles allowed to run?

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                                    • #38

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                                      Ferrellgas ET Bracket Race and Fineline Graphics Super Quick Series presented by Driskell Racing Engines (Aug. 5th)

                                      Sunday’s race opened with crisp, clear, cool skies, but the action on the track for the Ferrellgas ET Bracket Series and the Fineline Graphics Super Quick Series presented by Driskell Racing Engines action heated up in a big hurry with super close racing in all the classes.

                                      The Elk Creek Engraving and Awards Junior Dragster category found Milford racer, Cameron Beasley, in his second final round in as many days. Beasley was paired up with Topeka driver, Trey Hefner. Beasly cut a decent .058 reaction time as he left the line first, but Hefner was only .012 seconds from being perfect on the tree and went on to take the win, 7.93 to 8.93

                                      The Kansas National Guard Pro Bike category pitted Stuart Miles against Shawn Ray. Ray left the line first, but Miles roared by for the win, 10.15 to 12.60

                                      The Labor Pros Street category saw Emporia racer, Chad Olinger, had a defeat to points leader Steve Hart, 15.75 to 15.70.

                                      Saturday’s race in the Commercial Fleet Repair Sportsman category set the stage for Sunday’s craziness in the points battle. With the top 10 racers separated by only 10 rounds of racing for the points lead, and with only 5 races remaining in the season, it was literally anybody’s game at the start of the race. Korbynn Stallbaumer led the pack at the beginning of the day, but didn’t last long as Nick Seibert went on to defeat Kole Vogel in the final. Seibert dialed 13.65 and ran a 13.56 as Vogel broke out trying to chase him down, 12.406 on a 12.06 dial. With the victory, Seibert took a narrow lead in the points. Three separate points leaders in three consecutive races bears testament to how close this class is coming down to the wire.

                                      As he tried to make a clean sweep of the weekend for the Super 8 at Forbes Landing Pro ET category, Cody Michael’s charge came to an abrupt end as he met Wichita racer, John Trimble in round five. Trimble went on to the final where he met Emporia’s Troy Ross who was in a distant second place in points behind Michael. Ross, a two time Pro points champ, was pumped up by the opportunity to make up some ground on Michael, defeated Trimble in the final, 10.07 (10.06 dial) to 10.73 (10.68 dial). Ross has now narrowed the gap to fewer than eight rounds of racing coming down the stretch. Stay tuned to this one, as it is going to be fun to watch!

                                      The storm Bobby mount predicted on Friday continued through Saturday and into Sunday as Mount found himself in his second final round in as many days. The White Line CDL Training Super Pro Class saw mount continue his attack on the rest of the field as he rained down on his competition with an amazing string of double-0 reaction times in his small block Chevy-powered 1972 Ford Maverick. Richard Gleason of Blue Springs, MO is apparently impervious to bad weather, as he also strung together a collection of sub-0.010 lights to make his way to the final. When the tree came down, the red light bit Mount by .002 seconds and Gleason went on to take the win in his great looking 1932 Bantam Altered.

                                      The Fineline Graphics Super Quick Series presented by Driskell Racing Engines found Todd Knight of Belton, MO in his second final round in two days. Knight took the win this time as he narrowly defeated Tyson Hartley.
                                      It's really no different than trying to glue them back on after she has her way.

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                                      • #39

                                        Re: The HEARTLAND PARK TOPEKA thread!!

                                        Hey Ron

                                        On the open track days are convertibles allowed to run?
                                        That is one heck of a good question... I looked all over the Heartland Park website and could not find an answer. However, this guy is the answer guru and will be more than happy to field your questions. Give him a call during business hours or shoot him an email anytime:

                                        For more information contact Mike Walker at (785) 862-4781 or by email to mwalker@hpt.com.
                                        It's really no different than trying to glue them back on after she has her way.

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                                        • #40

                                          Re: The HEARTLAND PARK TOPEKA thread!!

                                          That is one heck of a good question... I looked all over the Heartland Park website and could not find an answer. However, this guy is the answer guru and will be more than happy to field your questions. Give him a call during business hours or shoot him an email anytime:

                                          For more information contact Mike Walker at (785) 862-4781 or by email to mwalker@hpt.com.
                                          Thanks for the quick reply I'll give him a call.

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