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!