The Hot Street championship fight comes down to Charlie Booze Jr. and Don Bowles in a Kuntz vs. Roush rivalry that we have seen so many times over the past several years. The outcome of this race will determine the champion and Booze is not taking any chances with it all on the line. He swapped the engine yesterday but the swap wasn’t without drama as a cherry picker was not to be found on the property. The next best thing to do is get the track fork-lift to handle the engine pulling chore.
The new engine is a 400ci bullet with Brodix 20-degree cylinder heads, which are fully CNC ported by Kuntz and Company. There is a slight weight break for the 20-degree cylinder heads. Booze is pulling out all of the stops in search of another NMRA title. He isn’t battling just Bowles though as Ricky Riccardi is the one to beat this weekend along with Tim Eichorn. You can never count out the DeMayo family either. The fork-lift engine swap was fun to watch for those who got the chance to stop by his pit.
***ALL CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS POSTED ARE UNOFFICIAL***
We are making our best efforts to ensure that all results posted are correct but they are unofficial until the final points are released by the NMRA
Mike Murillo has secured his second consecutive SCT Pro Outlaw 10.5 World Championship! It came down to the wire with former-champion Tim Essick, but with his class-win today, he secured his thirteenth career championship.
Charlie Booze, Jr. is your new Edelbrock Hot Street champion. It was down to the wire between him and Don Bowles, with whoever went further in the race taking the big win. When Bowles lit the red bulb it was all over as Booze had the competition bye in the first round, putting him a round ahead.
Justin Burcham keeps going quicker and quicker, carding a 10.55 in the first round of eliminations. With Joe Charles out in the first round, the championship is Burcham’s for the taking. At this point in the game, he just has to secure the event win and he can take the championship.
Wes Dalrymple is gunning for the Trick Flow Open Comp championship. With current points leader Rodney Ward out of contention, opening the door for Dalrymple. If he is able to take the event win, Dalrymple will have won his second Open Comp championship.
Donnie Bowles just secured his Exedy Racing Clutch Modular Muscle championship after breaking the beams in his semifinal-round competition bye.
After many years of competition, Johnny Lightning just secured his first-ever Detroit Locker Truck and Lightning class championship. It’s been a long time coming, making it extra sweet.
Carlos Sobrino has secured his second consecutive Nitto Tire Factory Stock championship after taking the win in the second round of eliminations.
The Krylon Commando, Rodney Ward looks to have locked up the points championship in Trick Flow Open Comp as his nearest competitor – Wes Dalrymple – had to win the race to bump Ward from the top spot, and with a redlight in the last round, Ward’s spot should be secure.
The Roush Racing Super Stang points race has come down to the reigning champion “Rockin’ Al” Miller and last year’s number-four finisher Chad Wendel. The race has come down to whoever goes further in eliminations, and judging by this weekend’s performances it’ll come down to the wire. ***UPDATE*** Both Wendel and Miller lost in the semifinal round. After running the quick math, that gives Wendel the championship by 150 points.
After a down-to-the-final points race, we’re proud to introduce your first-ever Strange Engineering Coyote Stock World Champion – Joe Charles.