NDRL drivers take 2 out of 4 in class at the Holley Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA Insurance
Racing in the Midwest in the month of June leaves a racer searching for more than just power and that is sun screen and an umbrella. After several days of intense heat and rainfall, The 14th Annual Holley Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA Insurance is in the books.
The racing was just as hot as the weather and it started for the NDRL classes with Gas Eliminator and the racing provided the results that are expected. Semifinal pairings found NDRL driver Bob Mitchell and Greg Brannon leaving with identical reaction times but with Mitchell crossing .024 over his E index taking the win to set him into the final meeting Phil Stamps who chopped the tree down besting Rob Davis to the stripe. The final was decided on the tree as Stamps lit the big red apple handing the win to Mitchell.
Comp eliminator had NDRL drivers leading the way through qualifying leading the way to the semifinals with 2015 NDRL-IAM Champion Dale Fidler taking the win over Shane Rasler advancing his bantem to the final with Russell Snyder who advanced over Gary Leever. The final was decided on the tree as Snyder took the hole shot advantage carrying that momentum to take the win.
7.50 Eliminator offered up its usual mix of racers with a dragster, a door car, and a altered going into the semifinals. NDRL driver Bo Boles took the hole shot advantage over Kerry Millet dropping him off at the stripe to advance to the final to meet Steve Matthews. Matthews would leave with a slight advantage forcing both drivers into a double break out and taking the win.
7.00 Eliminator was dominated by NDRL drivers as all but 3 of the 21 cars entered carried the IAM Badge. Qualifying was vicious as it took a 7.04 to break into the top 10. Semifinals found Cory Millet and Steve Faller staged up with Faller taking the advantage off the line forcing Millet under to meet up with 2015 NDRL-IAM Champion "Rocketman" Robbie Freels who rode the bye to the finals with a blistering 19.07 ET. The Final was decided early with Faller red lighting and Freels claiming the hardware for his second Reunion.
The next stop for the NDRL roadshow will be at Summit Motorsports Park July 15-17. This race is never a letdown and the Bader family brings the best that can be offered. As always we would be nothing without all the partners that we have and the racers that support us. We would be nothing without all of you. Machinists Union (IAMAW), Quick Fuel Technology, ScottRods Custom HotRods & Fiberglass, ET Genie, Sexton Wilbert Corporation, Ross Racing Engines, Hot Heads Research, Phenix Industries, Freedom Racing Engines, Arias Pistons, Xs Power, Howards Cams, Saldana Racing Products, Competition Products, Shorty Rader Racing, Deist, Renegade Racing Fuels, DJ Safety, Moser, Westside Motorcoach, Hoosier Gear.
7.0 PRO-Robbie Freels, Island, Ky.,7.022, 187.91 def. Steve Faller, Lake Havasu City, Ariz., foul.
7.50 PRO-Steve Matthews, Marietta, Okla., 7.490, 168.75 def. Bo Boles, Slaughters, Ky., 7.489, 178.95.
COMP ELIMINATOR-Russell Snyder, Cordova, Tn., 8.052 (8.00) 160.21 def. Dale Fidler, Aurora, IL., 9.471(9.50)140.40
GAS ELIMINATOR Bob Mitchell, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1969 Dart, 9.994, 135.14 def. Phil Stamps, Tipton, Ind., 1970 Camaro, foul.