Street Outlaw “Big Daddy” Rumbles at the Ridge! Girls Gone Racing Makes a Come Back!
Drivers, crew and spectators stayed bundled up for a chilly day of racing at the Ridge on Saturday June 14, 2014. But that didn’t stop the smoke from rolling, win lights from coming on and the victor’s from going to Victory Lane in Skyview Drags 660 ET Racing Series.
Skyview Drags proudly hosted the 632 cubic inch big block Chevy powered GMC Sonoma of Street Outlaw driver David “Big Daddy” Comstock. Cameras were flashing and videos rolled as Big Daddy made 2 shake down passes at the Ridge.
Precision Crankworks of Kirkwood NY added some fun to the days racing schedule by presenting a little Girls Gone Racing. The race was held in loving memory of Theresa Kawryga who passed away in February. The Victory went to Sandy Hacker of Bainbridge NY in her Ford powered Rollin' Thunder Mustang. Hacker presented the trophy to Theresa's son in her honor. Haley Teed of Friendsville Pa was the Girls Gone Racing runner-up. Hacker dialed 6.63 went .593 on the tree running a 6.660 ET. Teed went 9.912 ET on her 9.88 dial, .611 reaction time. Joann Lamoree was the Girls Gone Racing Semi Finalists.
Don Kiekel of Binghamton NY brought home his second Super Pro win of the season in his Precision Crankworks sponsored Racecraft Dragster with a win over Matt Leo in the final round. Kiekel dialed 4.83, went .548 on the tree running a 5.095 ET, turning the win light on over Leo dialed 5.95, .846 reaction time, running a 5.996 ET. Kiekel moved into the final round with a bye run in the Semi’s. Leo defeated Tim Roberts of Syracuse NY.
In the Pro Class, Mike LaRose Jr of Cicero NY took home the win over Justin Hardman of Syracuse NY after a red light start by Hardman. LaRose Jr dialed 6.93, left first going .531 on the tree, running a 6.982 ET. Hardman, dialed 6.49, went .494 red, running 6.508 ET on his dial. LaRose Jr earned his spot in the final with a bye run in the Semi Final round. Hardman took out veteran racer Mike LaRose of Cicero NY, advancing Hardman to the finals.
Last week’s Bike/Sled winner Khyle Jennison repeated his win in competition after a solo pass, due to opponent, Randy Teed of Friendsville Pa breaking in the staging lanes. In the Semi final Teed did advance to the final round after defeating Rob Withers of Blodgett Mills NY. Withers, dialed 8.91, went .831 on the tree running a 8.933 ET. Teed with the better .566 reaction time, went 5.908 ET on his 5.85 dial. Jennison earned his spot to the final round after a bye run in the Semi’s.
Bob Hacker of Bainbridge NY went to Victory Lane in the Modified Trophy class after defeating Jack Reome of Blodgett Mills NY. Reome, dialed 5.34, went .493 red on the tree running a 5.447 ET and automatically turning the win light on for Hacker. Hacker dialed 4.93, went .563 on the tree, running a 4.923 ET for the win. Rookie Randi Teed of Friendsville Pa and Scott Haynes were the Modified Trophy Semi Finalists.
Morgan Burgess of Canton Pa continued the winning streak with a win in Junior Dragster competition. Abby Hacker of Bainbridge NY was this week's runner-up. The final round was a heads up competition with both drivers dialed 7.92. Burgess in a hole shot win, had the better .590 reaction time running a 8.053 ET, Hacker went .722 on the tree running a 7.869 ET. Chandler McGarry earned the Semi Final title.
In Street Money Eliminator, Tim Wright of Apalachin NY took home the win against Tyler Bedell. Bedell had the better .526 reaction time running a 8.308 ET on his 8.27 dial. But Wright, made it up down track running a 7.978 ET on his 7.97 dial, .541 reaction time. Semi Final honors went to Gary French of Seneca Falls and Matt Story out of Owego NY.
Mike Ryck of Waverly NY, back in his Chevy powered Nova, found himself in Victory Lane in the Street Trophy Class. Ryck defeated rookie John Coleman in the final round. Ryck dialed 7.80 went .587 on the tree running a 7.890 ET on a 7.80 dial. Coleman dialed 10.30, broke out running a quick 10.240 ET on his dial, .706 reaction time.
Thank you to all our racer's and spectators for the continued support you show and a big Congratulations to all of this week's class winners!
By: Crystal Curpier