AkzoNobel Blue Suede Cruise in the books
- Posted July 19, 2017 -
The Powershield Coatings-NDRL Championship Series made its third stop of the year over the weekend at the beautiful Summit Motorsports Park for the AkzoNobel Blue Suede Cruise. Dubbed the “Sweet 16” we celebrated 16 years of nostalgia racing at Americas race track. The racers came out in droves as we had over 100 trying to qualify for Sundays eliminations. 

Quick Fuel Technology PRO Gas had 48 cars taking in the four qualifying rounds with Charles Butler running dead zero on his D/G index earning him the Dishon Transmission low qualifier bonus and letting him ride the bye into Sunday over Bob Mitchell (.006 over), Sam Patrick (.009 over, Mike Cutler (.011 over) and Kyle Renfroe (.019 over). Semi-final pairings found Nick advancing over Bob Perkins and Kenny Robinson who advanced on a bye. The final was all Dishon who took the tree over his father-in-law to take his first win of the season.

Rod & Custom Machine PRO Comp rolled out 24 cars with “Uncle” Dale Fidler wheeling his way to a dead 3 pass on his D/C earning him the Dishon Transmission low qualifier bonus and the bye for Sunday. He was followed by Jeff Lawson (.010 over), Gary Leever (.018 over), Glenn Lever (.019 over), and Brian Bourne (.021 over). Semi-final pairings found Lawson advancing over Adam Satterfield to meet up with Verne Griffith who rode his way in on the bye. The final was all Lawson as he took the tree pushing Griffith to play his cards and go under allowing Lawson to take his first NDRL win.

Phenix Industries PRO 7.5 saw 22 cars trying to qualify and wily veteran Bill Lehmann shoot to the top of the list with a dead 5 lap. Bo Boles took the second spot and he too done it running dead 5 as did Justin Shaffer with another dead 5 lap. Lehmann earned the Stanke Motorsports low qualifier bonus as he did it with the highest mph (179.37). They were followed by Wayne Sears (.012 over) and Jarrod Bradshaw (.012). Semi-final pairings found Boles advancing over a red lighting Jake Broerman to meet up with Art Millet who had the bye in. The final was determined quickly as Millet bumped through the Beams handing the win to Boles.

Ross Racing Engines PRO 7.0 unloaded 21 competitors for qualifying and this was the show of the season. The 10th qualifying spot was accomplished by Steve Knopp running .044 over and it got better as we went up the list. Cory Millet earned the Stanke Motorsports low qualifier bonus running .018 over followed by Michael Sexton (.019), Don Nave (.022), Jamie Palmer (.023) and John Slagle (.025). Semi-final pairings had Dana Glick chopping the tree down on Billy Smith to take the win meeting Larry Harlen who advanced with the bye.  Glick took the advantage off the line and was able to hold off a faster Harlen taking the win.

Our next stop is Gateway Motorsports Park for the Freedom Racing Engines Hot August Nights August 4th-5th. Thank you all for coming out and thanks again to all of our partners who help, Powershield Coatings, ScottRods Custom HotRods & FiberglassQuick Fuel Technology, Rod and custom machine, Freedom Racing Engines, Renegade Racing Fuels, Hot Heads Research, Phenix Industries, Ross Racing Engines, Hagerty Classic Cars, Powermaster, Xs Power, Sexton Wilbert Corporation, DJ Safety, Howards Cams, Competition Products, Deist Safety, Moser Engineering, Saldana Racing Products, Shorty Rader Racing, Chuck-A-Burger Drive-In Restaurant, Stanke Motorsports, Dishon Transmission Service, Biemers BBQ, Hoosier Gear, and Team Spirit Trailers.

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