TOPEKA, Kansas -- After a stormy Saturday evening, Sunday afternoon was picture perfect for the final of two consecutive days of bracket racing at Heartland Park Topeka. The Heartland Park Topeka Bracket Drag Race Series was presented throughout...
TOPEKA, Kansas -- After a stormy Saturday evening, Sunday afternoon was picture perfect for the final of two consecutive days of bracket racing at Heartland Park Topeka. The Heartland Park Topeka Bracket Drag Race Series was presented throughout the weekend by Food-4-Less and is two of eight events in the HPT Bracket Drag Race Series.
Bobby Mount (Suppesville, Kan.) claimed the NHRA King of the Track crown for a second time this year after taking down Pro E.T. winner Paul Gomez in the final pairing of the day. Mount dialed-in at 10.94 seconds, and completed the quarter-mile in 11.011 seconds at 113.80 MPH. Gomez broke out on an 11.42 second dial, going 11.416 seconds at 115.01 MPH. In the King of the Track runoff, event winners from four categories (Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, and Trophy/High School) are pitted against one another in a handicapped race to determine the fastest car on the track that day.
The Super Pro points race tightened up after Mount went two rounds deeper than current points leader Matt Driskell. Mount took the Super Pro class victory on Sunday with a final round 10.904 second pass at 123.10 MPH. Mount held off Emporia's Gary Stinnett, who ran a 7.402 E.T. at 181.72 MPH.
One day after finishing runner-up in Pro E.T., Paul Gomez garnered a first-place finish on Sunday afternoon after defeating Eric Gray (Cheney, Kan.) in the final round. Gomez (Kansas City, Kan.) went 11.446 seconds at 111.21 MPH. Gray's final round numbers were 11.313 seconds at 117.86 MPH.
Luke Siebert (Wamego, Kan.) won for a second time this year and took home the Sportsman class. Siebert defeated Roger Broers (Eudora, Kan.) with a 15.380 second quarter-mile pass at 81.05 MPH. Broers went 13.143 seconds at 106.05 MPH.
John Winsler (Berryton, Kan.) claimed the Trophy class for the first time in 2004 by taking out Larry Chiddix (Topeka, Kan.) in the final. Winsler went 13.289 seconds at 100.97 MPH and won after Chiddix broke out on a 17.39 second dial.
J.P. Smith made it five-for-five in the Motorcycle/ATV category and extended his point lead with a victory on Sunday. Smith (Topeka, Kan.) defeated Zach Roose (Wamego, Kan.) in the final round for a second consecutive day with a 6.323 second pass at 104.82 MPH. Roose went 8.336 seconds at 75.10 MPH in the eighth-mile race.