Alesci Wins Sunoco Pro Stock Showdown Title. Drops First Round In Regular Eliminations SHREVEPORT, LA.-- Whoever coined the phrase â€œpatience is a splendored thingâ€, never had to wait a week to race for $20,000 after reaching the final ...
Alesci Wins Sunoco Pro Stock Showdown Title. Drops First Round In Regular Eliminations
SHREVEPORT, LA.-- Whoever coined the phrase “patience is a splendored thing”, never had to wait a week to race for $20,000 after reaching the final round. Cleveland, Ohio’s Angelo Alesci exhibited the necessary patience and converted it to a win in the rain-delayed Sunoco Pro Stock Showdown held at the IHRA World Finals.
The Sunoco Pro Stock Showdown is comprised of the eight best points earners based on points awarded during the final session of qualifying. This series was contested from the season-opening Winter Nationals in Bradenton, Fl., and was recently complete at the President's Cup Nationals in Budd's Creek, Md,. Alesci was the fourth seeded contestant in the program.
His first win came when Stu Evans got crossed up and violated the center line. The 7.08/158.91 that came up on his scoreboard was actually Evans completing the run that Alesci began. The semi-finals produced an easy win for Alesci as he outreacted John Montecalvo's Citgo Racing Monte Carlo. His winning lap was a 6.730/206.01 and that was more than enough to cover a 7.96/129.37.
The finals matched his Chevy versus a Ford, the Probe of Seamon from Bellevue, Ohio. With a week off to plot a strategy, Seamon used the best trick he knew how in strapping a holeshot on Alesci. However, it was Alesci laying down his career best, a 6.628/207.78 to capture the win.
In the first round, Alesci broke off of the line and that sent Ed Machacek into the second round with the upset of the number one qualifier.