EAKER SWEEPS JUNIOR DRAGSTER DIVISION IN FIRST V. P. FUELS ET BRACKET RACE OF THE SEASON INDIANAPOLIS (April 5, 2005) Brownsburg resident, "Jammin" Jordan Eaker, had his Indy RV Center Jr. dragster dialed in during the first ET Bracket series...
EAKER SWEEPS JUNIOR DRAGSTER DIVISION IN FIRST V. P. FUELS ET BRACKET RACE OF THE SEASON
INDIANAPOLIS (April 5, 2005) Brownsburg resident, "Jammin" Jordan Eaker, had his Indy RV Center Jr. dragster dialed in during the first ET Bracket series race on Sunday and nabbed his first win of the season. During the day he had a perfect .000 reaction time and ran 7.962 seconds to Ashley Tiddrick's losing 8.248.
"My Huddleston Performance Rino makes plenty of power," said Tidrick following his win. "I also was to thank Indy RV, Huddleston Performance, Bruce Litton Trailer Sales and Digatron for their support."
With the perfect reaction time Eaker's posted he was the winner of the Nosnhoj Enterprises award for the best reaction time of the day.
On Saturday five points paying categories were contested during the day: Super Pro, Pro, Super Pro Bike, Sportsman and Junior Dragsters. Drivers who took home hardware were: Mike Ammerman in Spitzer Racing sponsored Super Pro; Danny Whisman in the Automotion Race Cars sponsored Pro; Pop Arthurs in the United Construction Super Pro Bike category; Bud Simmons in the Racecraft Sportsman division; and Jordan Eaker in the Monday-Mart sponsored Junior Dragsters category. During the race two non-points paying races were held. Bryan Yeisley won the IRP sponsored Trophy class. Jeremy Mitchell won the MPH sponsored Quarter-Mile class. Also Troy Galbraith won the MPH award for the fastest miles per hour during a winning pass at 164.95mph and won the Best Package award presented by Racecraft.
"When the gates open at 7:00 A. M. the racers kept flowing in," said Mke Myslinski, director of racing operations at IRP. "The weather was great, car counts were the highest in years and the competitors thought the track was in great shape so early in the season."
The second and third round of the VP Fuels E. T. Bracket series event will be held on April 9th and 10th. On Saturday gates will open at Noon and time runs will begin at 2:00 P. M. On Sunday gates open at 7:00 A.M. and time trials begin at 9:00 A. M.
Points from last weekend will be posted soon.
INDIANAPOLIS RACEWAY PARK (Indianapolis, Ind.)
April 3, 2005
ROUND 1 OF THE VP FUELS ET BRACK RACING SERIES RESULTS:
W: Mike Ammerman ('78 Mustang) -- 5.417, 130.73 (5.37 dial), .011 reaction time
R/U: Gary May ('83 Malibu) -- 6.747, 99.81 (6.75 dial), .022 reaction time
W: Danny Whisman ('72 Demon) -- 6.814, 96.47 (6.76 dial), .019 reaction time
R/U: Mike Smith ('76 Firebird) -- 6.595, 103.21 (6.60 dial), .117 reaction time
W: Bud Simmons ('63 Ford) -- 9.722, 71.39 (9.72 dial), .085 reaction time
R/U: Randy Dobbs ('64 Chevy) -- 8.197, 80.17 (8.22 dial), .078 reaction time
SUPER PRO BIKE
W: Pop Arthurs ('92 Kawasaki) -- 9.713, 132.84 (9.73 dial), .032 reaction time
R/U: Scott Forehand ('03 Suzuki) - foul.
W: Jordan Eaker ('02 Harden) -- 7.962, 80.91 (7.9 dial), .126 reaction time
R/U: Ashley Tidrick ('02 Halfscale) -- 8.248, 80.00 (8.21 dial), .183 reaction time
W: Bryan Yeisley ('86 Camino) -- 7.458, 83.72 (7.39 dial), .079 reaction time
R/U: Josh Elder ('88 Ford) -- 9.353, 74.38 (9.24 dial), .108 reaction time
W: Jeremy Mitchell -- 11.794, 103.14 (11.78 dial), .002 reaction time
R/U: Troy Galbraith ('01 Racetech) -- 37.935, 29.04 (8.10 dial), 3.785 reaction time
One of five drag racing facilities owned and operated by the National Hot Rod Association, IRP was built in 1960 and has presented organized racing events since 1961. From March through October, the facility hosts more than 120 dates of racing on three tracks, a quarter-mile drag strip, a .686-mile paved oval and a 2.5-mile road course. Home to drag racing's biggest event, the NHRA U.S. Nationals over Labor Day weekend, the drag strip runs more than 50 days of point-to-point action, from national events to street legal community programs. The oval track draws racing's biggest events, including annual visits from the NASCAR Busch, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and three annual USAC races. The road course provides a home for several racing sanctions, such as SCCA, while providing an ideal resource for driving schools, corporate outings and open-road tests for professional drivers.
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