Sullivan, Dorr, Shones and Cox Among Other Winners at US 131~
Many personal bests were achieved this weekend and track records were broken. Drag radial racing is one of a close-knit group and the competition just keeps getting tougher as the cars keep getting faster.
Michigan’s Greg Blevins Jr. easily overcame Larry Salvator’s starting line advantage Saturday and drove his 1969 Chevy Camaro to a final round victory in the Limited Drag Radial class during Jimmy Bradshaw’s Michigan Mayhem event at US 131 Motorsports Park.
Despite Friday rain that limited qualifying to a single run, some of the nation’s most accomplished radial and big tire racers participated in the two-day event at Michigan’s fastest track in which Craig Sullivan of Plainfield, IN, Scott Dorr of Trevor, WI, Josh Shones of Eyota, MN, and Brad Cox of Brookfield, IN, also were winners.
Sullivan cruised in the Door Mod Shootout, his 3.773 at 203.34 miles per hour easily covering the 6.955 of Scott Krueger of Jordan, MN, while Dorr bested Westland’s Karri Anne Beebe in the 28 Extreme Shootout final.
Shones denied Royal Oak’s Sean Simpson in the All Steel All Glass final and Cox held off New Boston’s Dan Hammer to win the Nitrous class.
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MARTIN, MI. – Results from Michigan Mayhem drag races Friday and Saturday at US 131 Motorsports Park. Hometowns are Michigan unless otherwise indicated. By agreement, times and speeds were not posted in some classes. Where applicable, results include reaction time, track time and finish line speed:
LIMITED DRAG RADIAL – Greg Blevins Jr., Fenton, .073, 3.968, 186.34 mph, def. Larry Salvator, Danvers, IL, .039, 4.781, 112.95 mph. Semifinalists – Shane Crowden, Olive Branch, and Matt Bell, Bloomington, IL.
DOOR MOD SHOOTOUT – Craig Sullivan, Plainfield, IN, .022, 3.773, 203.34 mph, def. Scott Krueger, Jordan, MN., .015, 6.955, 85.20 mph. Semifinalist – Wes DeStefano, Waterford.
28 EXTREME SHOOTOUT – Scott Dorr, Trevor, WI, def. Karri Anne Beebe, Westland. Semifinalist – Bill Rolow, Cross Lake, MN.
ALL STEEL ALL GLASS – Josh Shones, Eyota, MN, def. Sean Simpson, Royal Oak. Semifinalists – Tom Hersch, Milan, and Brandon Brandon, NA.
NITROUS – Brad Cox, Brookville, IN, def. Dan Hammer, New Boston. Semifinalist – Philip Reichardt, Festus, MO.