NDRL Racers shine at Bowling Green!

The Holley National Hot Rod Reunion, quite possibly the largest nostalgia race in the Midwest made its yearly stop to scenic Beech Bend Raceway Park for everything nostalgia. The weather is usually very hot and usually wet but that was not to be as lower temps and blue skies kept the racers cool and the action moving smoothly on track.

Drivers had plenty of time to get through tech and spend some time with friends before qualifying began but once it started the game faces were on and it was time to get serious as the second stop in the Race Star Wheels-NDRL points series was underway.

Performance Automotive Racing Engines PRO Gas showed up to the lanes first and after four rounds it took a dead on lap to crack into the top 8 with the number one spot and the Dishon Transmission low qualifier bonus running dead 0 on his E/G index. Semi final pairings found Jim Hayes advancing over Bob Mitchell to meet up with Sal Petrulis who advanced over Danny Hobbs. The final was all Hayes as he left first and led Petrulis to the stripe taking his second Reunion win.

Renegade Race Fuels & Lubricants PRO Comp class showed up with almost the same efforts as it took a dead 9 lap to break the top 7 spots with none better than Tommy Cook running dead on lap to take the top spot and the Dishon Transmission low qualifier bonus. Semi final pairings found Todd Kapp advancing on a double break out over Richard Lawson to meet up with Dan Dishon who advanced on the bye. The final was all Dishon as Kapps left first and with a red light start giving the win to Dishon for his first Reunion celebration.

Phenix Industries PRO 7.5, the first of two heads-up classes, rolled to the ready line next and the home town guys wasted no time getting to the top. Jarred Bradshaw ripped off a dead 4 pass to find himself in third following Randall Boles who also was dead 4. NDRL Champion Bo Boles showed the boys who is boss by running dead on 0 to take the lead and the Dishon Transmission low qualifier bonus. Semi final pairings found Bradshaw advancing over Donnie Moore to meet up with R. Boles who rode the by to the final. The final was all Boles as Bradshaw turned it red (-.002) to take his first ever Reunion win.

Ross Racing Engines PRO 7.0, the fastest class in the NDRL line up, did not fail to disappoint either end it took Michael Sexton all of one round to run dead on 7 to take the top spot only to be outdone by Robbie Freels taking the spot with a dead 6 lap. That celebration only lasted about all of 2 minutes as his father Pat blasted the family GTO down the track to take the lead with a dead 3 lap also earning the Dishon Transmission low qualifier bonus. Semi final parings had Jeffrey Sanborn advancing over Tony Lombardi to meet up with Don Nave who advanced with the bye. The final was all Sanborn as he left first leading Nave all the way to the stripe.

The next stop for the NDRL all stars will be July 12-14 for the Blue Suede Cruise at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Oh.

As always, thanks goes out to all of our marketing partners for getting us to the tracks… Ross Racing Engines, Phenix Industries, Renegade Racing fuels, Performance automotive Racing engines, Freedom Racing Engines. Gateway Kartplex, Lug Nutz, Competition Products, Howards Cams, ET Genie, DJ Safety, Sexton Wilbert Corporation Deist Safety, Xs PowerSaldana Racing Products, Moser Engineering DriveShare by Hagerty, Dishon Transmission Service Powermaster Biemer's BBQ AACO Golf Carts and Parts Callies Performance Products Terry's Truck and Trailer Equipment, Chuck-A-Burger Drive-In Restaurant, Hot Heads Research, M&E Pump, Hoosier Gear, and DRE Engine Diapers.

Leslie Abel Bradshaw Photos