TOPEKA, Kan. (April 17, 2005) - Junior racers finished a second consecutive day of drag racing as the Heartland Park Topeka Junior Drag Race Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels continued Sunday morning. In the Junior Dragster "A" category, ...
TOPEKA, Kan. (April 17, 2005) - Junior racers finished a second consecutive day of drag racing as the Heartland Park Topeka Junior Drag Race Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels continued Sunday morning.
In the Junior Dragster "A" category, Jordan Stallbaumer (Wakarusa, Kan.) won his final round pairing with Michael McClure (Topeka, Kan.) to claim his first victory of 2005. McClure left early, and gave the win light to Stallbaumer, who stopped the clocks at 8.963-seconds and 69.79 miles-per-hour. McClure drove to an 8.017-second elapsed time at 79.84 MPH.
Gabriel Hinkle (Kansas City, Kan.) won the Junior Dragster "B" category over Calvin McClure (Ottawa, Kan.). Hinkle also benefited from an opponents red light in the finals, and drove to a 9.049-second E.T. at 70.52 MPH. McClure was early by .043-seconds, and ran a 9.070-second E.T. at 70.94 MPH.
Austin McClure (Topeka, Kan.) prevented a weekend sweep from Shelbie Epperson (Silver Lake, Kan.). After winning Saturday's Junior Dragster "C" final, Epperson couldn't hold off McClure in the final round. McClure went 13.072-seconds at 48.09 MPH, while Epperson finished her weekend with a 13.005-second pass at 47.74 MPH.
Sunday's junior dragster event was the second of seven point's races scheduled for 2005. The next Heartland Park Topeka Junior Drag Race Series event will be contested on Saturday, May 7.
Heartland Park Topeka, a multi-purpose racing facility located in Topeka, Kan. annually hosts NHRA POWERade drag racing, Championship OFF-Road Racing (CORR), and the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) in addition to many other events throughout the race season.
Final Round Results (All Classes)
Junior Dragster "C": Austin McClure (13.072, 48.09 MPH) def. Shelbie Epperson (13.005, 47.74 MPH).
Junior Dragster "B": Gabriel Hinkle (9.049, 70.52 MPH) def. Calvin McClure (9.070, 70.94 MPH).
Junior Dragster "A": Jordan Stallbaumer (8.963, 69.79 MPH) def. Michael McClure (8.017, 79.84 MPH).