WC: Series Cordova Friday summary

LOCAL FAVORITE STEALY QUALIFIES NO. 2 AT CORDOVA DRAGWAY PARK'S UCAS OIL LDRAG RACING EVENT CORDOVA, Ill. (Aug. 7, 2009) -- Mother Nature had a hand in the opening day of qualifying at the Summer Showdown presented by Matco Tools, a...

LOCAL FAVORITE STEALY QUALIFIES NO. 2 AT CORDOVA DRAGWAY PARK'S UCAS OIL LDRAG RACING EVENT

CORDOVA, Ill. (Aug. 7, 2009) -- Mother Nature had a hand in the opening day of qualifying at the Summer Showdown presented by Matco Tools, a round of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Cordova Dragway Park. And it was a soggy hand that kept the event from getting under way until 6 p.m.; a far cry from the scheduled 10 a.m. start. In the end, only one round of qualifying was completed in Super Stock, Stock and Sportsman Motorcycle presented by Harley Davidson, and time trials in Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street.

The good news is that Moline resident Jeff Stealy qualified his '86 Camaro in the No. 2 spot in Stock Eliminator, just behind Sam Hamod, Hobart, Ind., behind the wheel of his '90 Firebird. The top qualifier in Super Stock was Justin Jenkins, Beatrice, Ind., wheeling his '09 Cobalt. In Sportsman Motorcycle, Ken Neissen, Brooklyn Park, Minn., topped the field with Davenport racer Tom Klemme just off the pace in second place. Kurt Clark, another Davenport resident, finished the day in the No. 4 slot.

Racing continues Saturday at Cordova Dragway Park. Final qualifying and time trials are slated to run from 8 a.m. to noon and eliminations will start at 1 p.m. Racers in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will have a final qualifying pass at noon and they will run first round of eliminations at 6 p.m.

Tickets for the Summer Showdown presented by Matco Tools are $22. Children 6 to 12 years old are $5 and kids 5 and under are admitted free. For more information call the track, (309) 654-1220.

Cordova Dragway Park is located 3 miles north of Cordova on Highway 84; 10 miles north of I-80 exit No. 1. For updates on highway construction check the track's web site, www.CordovaDrag.com.

The following are Friday's qualifying results from the Summer Showdown presented by Matco Tools event at Cordova Dragway Park:

SUPER STOCK
1) Justin Jenkins, Beatrice, Neb., '09 Cobalt, GT/CA, 9.560 seconds, -1.140 (under index)
2) Bryan Chaney, Claremore, Okla., '92 Camaro, GT/HA, 10.222, -1.128
3) Michael Mans, Rogers, Minn., '00 Firebird, SS/CS, 9.615, -1.035
4) David Bogner, Kearney, Neb., '92 Daytona, SS/CS, 9.618, -1.032
5) Jason Tinberg, Shawnee, Kan., '05 Cavalier, GT/CA, 9.693, -1.007
6) Arnie Martel, Tewksbury, Mass., '08 Cobalt, SS/BS, 8.943, -1.007
7) Tom Randall, Montgomery, Ill., '02 Cavalier, GT/CA, 9.695, -1.005
8) Larry Hodge, La Place, Ill., '86 Monte Carlo, SS/KA, 10.551, -0.999
9) Fred Bartoli, Elk Grove Village, Ill., '00 Firebird, SS/IA, 10.029, -0.971
10) John Covington, Center, Texas, '98 Grand Am, GT/DA, 9.845, -0.955

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Sam Hamod, Hobart, Ind., '90 Firebird, I/SA, 11.464 seconds, -1.136 (under index)
2) Jeff Stealy, E. Moline, Ill., '86 Camaro, H/SA, 11.326, -1.124
3) Jami Jones, Grimes, Iowa, '86 Camaro, G/SA, 11.218, -1.082
4) James Findell, Zimmerman, Minn., '73 Duster, F/SA, 11.083, -1.067
5) Tyler Wudarczyk, Salina, Kan., '73 Camaro, G/SA, 11.241, -1.059
6) Wade Owens, Cape Girardeau, Mo., '66 Chevelle, M/SA, 12.113, -1.037
7) Brad Burton, Golden, Colo., '72 Formula, E/SA, 10.971, -1.029
8) Dale Findell, Cambridge, Minn., '73 Barracuda, G/SA, 11.277, -1.023
9) Tom Moock, Eagle, Neb., '81 Malibu, M/SA, 12.144, -1.006
10) Jim Schaechter, St. Charles, Ill., '66 Chevy II, J/S, 11.662, -0.988

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
1) Ken Niesen, Brooklyn Park, Minn., '85 Suzuki, 0.006 seconds reaction time
2) Tom Klemme, Davenport, Iowa, '77 Kawasaki, 0.007
3) Danielle Schrupp, Mound, Minn., '97 Polaris, 0.008
4) Kurt Clark, Davenport, Iowa, '76 Kawasaki, 0.009
5) Jason Clampitt, Lino Lake, Minn., '93 Harley Sprts, 0.011
6) Tom Gilligan, Fremont, Neb., '77 Kawasaki, 0.026
7) Aaron Schrupp, Mound, Minn., '08 Suzuki, 0.027
8) Mike Voss, Maplewood, Minn., '07 Kawasaki, 0.032
9) Zach Schrupp, Mound, Minn., '06 Kawasaki, 0.039
10) Dan Beale, Hillsdale, Ill., '76 Kawasaki, 0.100

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