Fall time in
Kentucky means two things. The first is that its going to be
cool at night and the second thing is that the NDRL is in
Beech Bend for the final race of their season. This season is
like the last and we had three points races that still had
five drivers with a chance to win each class and it ended up a
lot closer than anyone could have ever imagined.
Performance Automotive Racing Engines PRO Gas rolled into the
lanes and after two rounds it took a dead 7 lap to break the
top five. It took Jeff Thomas two laps but he ended up dead 0
on his D/G index taking the possible bye into round one and
the Dishon Transmission low qualifier bonus. Five rounds later
we found Jaxon Messamore downing Mike Cutler to advance to the
final where he would meet up with Dan Mullin who advanced on a
bye. The final was all Messamore as Mullins car was wounded
and he could not make the call.
Renegade Race Fuels PRO Comp came to the lanes next and it
took a 3 over lap to break into the five with Nick Melone
taking the top qualifying spot holding the possible bye for
round one and the Dishon Transmission low qualifier bonus.
Semi final pairings found Brett Edwards taking the tree and
leading Beth Mallak to the stripe to meet up with Skeeter
Wayne who advanced on the bye. The final was over quick as
Edwards lit it red and watched Wayne cruise to the victory.
Phenix Racing Industries PRO 7.5 had three drivers that
decided to run dead on in qualifying but none better than
Kelly Freels Key whose dead 1 lap parked her on top of the
stack and paid her cold cash compliments of the Dishon
Transmission low qualifier bonus. Semi Finals found Kerry
Millet squeaking past Justin Shaffer to meet up with Pat
Sywassink who dropped a near perfect bulb to park James Hayes
for the evening. Both drivers left almost dead even with
Millet pulling ahead and taking the win.
Last up, the fastest category on the place, Ross Racing
Engines PRO 7.0 took to the lanes last and the pulled in to
make a statement. Cory Millet wasted no time trying to win the
2019 championship by drilling a dead 7 lap to take the top
spot and ride the bye and earn the Dishon bonus but also 5
free points towards that title. Semifinal pairings had Jeffrey
Sanborn advancing over Robbie Freels only to meet up with
another Freels in the final as father Pat advanced with the
bye. The final was over early as Freels lit the red apple with
Sanborn legging it to the stripe to take the win and
Winners of the Dishon Transmission Shootout Bonus was Kerry
Millet and Sal Petrulis. Winner for the DRE Engine Diaper
certificate is JB Wood.
The 2019 awards banquet will be held at the Wyndham Indy West
on November 2nd where we will celebrate our racers and put the
cap on this season.
As always, thank you to our partners for without them we would
not be here. 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 Power, Saldana Racing Products,
Moser Engineering, 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.