Photo Courtesy Jim Dyas
Steve Jackson Pro Mod Winner, Melanie Salemi Runners Up
Neal Chance had a lot of customers running really well at the World Street Nationals in Orlando, but Melanie Salemi and Steve Jackson both had what it took to go all the way to the finals. Salemi was #1 qualifier with a 3.648 and Jackson on her heels with a 3.662 – both were very strong during qualifying and eliminations with multiple 3.6X passes setting up for a nail biter of a final round. In the end Jackson came out on top with a strong 3.64@210 and Melanie went an off pace 3.87 for the runner up.
Congratulations to Steve Jackson and the Bahrain 1 Racing Team, and to Melanie and Jon Salemi Team on their Runner Up!
Photo Courtesy Jim Dyas
Mike Decker III 10.5 Winner
Mike Decker aka “Hollywood” defeated Mark Woodruff with a 3.86 to Woody’s 3.88 to take the win in Outlaw 10.5! Decker had his Vette dialed in, He qualified #2 with a email@example.com and stayed strong all weekend!
Congratulations Mike and the Decker Salvage Team!!!
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Congratulations to Barry Daniluk who ran a new personal best at the PDRA World Finals of 3.93@186! That’s “MOTOR ONLY” for those of you not familiar with the car, it’s the Quickest NA car in the World and that’s saying something for sure.
Way to go Barry!!!
Photo Courtesy Alex Laughlin
Big congratulations to Alex Laughlin on his Runner Up at No Mercy 9!
Alex Laughlin and Frankie the Mad Man Taylor gave em’ hell and got all the way to the finals at No Mercy 9. All eyes were on the Blue Vette after laying down a 3.79@199 during the first round and Team Laughlin didn’t disappoint. After a last minute lifter thrash and the threat of rain contributed to the excitement leading to the final, in the end it was a good close race against Naiser who went 3.79 to Alex’s 3.80.
Way to go Alex, Frankie and Team on your Runner Up!
Van Geibel got to the Winners Circle September 8th in the Liberty Gears All Motor Class at Milan. The final round against Vince Khoury turned out to be a close race with Geibel laying down a 7.639 to Khoury’s 7.669. Not bad for a 694″ Naturally Aspirated at 3200 lbs! Van uses a Neal Chance Bolt Together in his awesome 69 Camaro.
Congratulations to Van and Crew Rick Dodge on the win!
Photo Courtesy Team Bray Racing
Frankie “The Madman” Taylor wrapped up his “Northern Swing” Down Under Tour last weekend with a final round win in the Aussie Desert Nationals Pro Slammer Final. Taylor defeated his teammate Ben Bray in the final, with the third member, Victor Bray coming in 3rd! That’s cause to celebrate!
Congratulations to Frankie, Paul, Ben, Victor and the rest of the Bray Racing Team sponsored by Gulf Western Oil!!