Hicks, DeHaan Get the Hardware in Combined Fun Ford-Mega Mopar Event


MARTIN, Mich. – It was a Mopar sweep of US 131’s annual “Battle of the Brands” as J.R. Hicks of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Gerry DeHaan of West Olive claimed the Modified and Street titles, respectively, in the Ford versus Mopar event combining elements of Fun Ford Weekend Series and Mega Mopar Series.


Hicks used a .040 package to turn back Cortney Goebel of Edgerton, Ohio.  DeHaan got a free pass to the winners’ circle when Rich Vanells of St. Johns was guilty of a foul start in the Street final.


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MARTIN, Mich. – Results from US 131’s “Battle of Brands,” Ford versus Mopar shootout (hometowns are Michigan unless otherwise indicated):


MODIFIED FINAL – J.R. Hicks, Fort Wayne, Ind., .034, 6.276 on a 6.270, 103.85 mph, def. Cortney Goebel, Edgerton, Ohio, .079, 6.921 on a 6.830, 99.34 mph.

STREET FINAL – Gerry DeHaan, West Olive, .065, 11.595 on an 11.580, 111.08 mph, def. Rich Vanells, St. Johns, foul.