Kil-Kare Raceway
1166 Dayton-Xenia Rd.
Xenia, Ohio 45385
www.kilkare.com

Louderback, Gladman, Thompson, and Withem take home the Wally’s!

            Kil-Kare Raceway opened Saturday for the Annual NHRA National Dragster Challenge. Over 200 vehicles would stage for first round of eliminations. During first round eliminations Andy McConnaughey (Super Pro) and Scott Brown (Pro) were awarded the Rapid Mortgage Best Package Awards.
            In the Super Pro Eights we would see Rob Stacy dial a 5.18 to the 7.38 of Brian Collier. Collier would go red at the tree moving Stacey to the next round. Next would be John Mitchell dialing a 6.03 to the 7.15 of Jeff Hazelbaker. Hazelbaker would go red moving Mitchell to the next round. Next would be Mike Sturgill dialing a 4.82 to the 6.52 of Dave Caplinger. Caplinger would have the better reaction time with a .015, but it would be Sturgill with the win light on a 4.826 pass. Next would be Tim Louderback dialing a 5.06 to the 5.89 of Dean Howard. Louderback would cut a .005 and would take the win with a 5.068 pass. The last pair for the eights would be Greg Adkins dialing a 6.42 to the double entered Rob Stacy. Upon staging Stacy would lose the motor, eliminating him from both entries, with only four racers remaining the race would advance straight to semifinals.
            In the semis it would be Louderback dialing a 5.05 to the 6.04 of Mitchell. Louderback would cut a .052 for the better light and take the win with a 5.074 pass. The last pair for the round would be Adkins dialing a 6.42 to the 4.78 of Sturgill. Sturgill would go red moving Adkins to the finals.
            In the finals we would see Louderback dial a 5.07 to the 6.43 of Adkins. Both drivers would record .021 reaction times, with the breakout win going to Louderback with a 5.077 pass for the Wally.

 


            In the Pro quarterfinals we would see Steve Collier dialing a 6.07 to the 6.52 of Dough Honsted. Honsted would go red moving Collier to the semis. Next would be Rick Gladman would dial an 8.56 to the 7.09 of Rick Parsons. Parsons would go ed moving Gladman to the semis. Next would be David Baker dialing a 6.43 to the 6.46 of Jason Bishop. Baker would cut  a .007 for the better light and would take the round win with a 6.438 pass. Edmond Ellison would have the bye run into the semis.
            In the semis it would be Collier dialing a 6.07 to the 6.88 of Ellison. Collier would cut the better light with a .034, and would take the round win with a  6.144 pass. Next would be Gladman dialing an 8.58 to the 6.42 of Baker. Gladman would have the better reaction time with a  .017, and would take the win with an 8.615 pass.
            In the finals we would see Gladman dial an 8.60 to the 6.07 of Collier. Collier would go red making Gladman the Pro winner!

 


            In the sportsman class we would see Howard Ledford dialing a 12.30 to the 13.29 of Steven Layton. Ledford would cut the better light with a .030, and would take the win with a 12.327. Next would be Sam Bunch dialing a 12.10 to the 12.04 of Ben Browder. Browder would go red moving Bunch to the semis. Next would be David Jennings dialing a 14.52 to the 13.33 of Troy Layton. Layton would be better on the tree with a .088 light, however it would be Jennings with the win light on a 14.552 pass. Doug Thompson would have the bye.
            In the semis we would see Thompson dial a 13.44 to the 14.49 of Jennings. Thompson would cut a .008 light and make the pass with a 13.498 for the win light. Next would be Ledford dialing a 12.31 to the 12.10 of Bunch. Ledford would have the better reaction time with a .049, and would take the win with a 12.460 pass.
            In the finals we would see Thompson dialing a 13.45 to the 12.28 of Ledford. Thompson would have the better reaction with a .054 light and would take the win and the Wally with a 13.463 pass.

 


            In the Buckminn’s D&D Harley Davidson Pro Bike Division quarterfinals we would see Kevin Hoskins dialing a 9.12 to the 9.08 of Barry Coffman. Hoskins would cut a .009 and would take the win with a 9.149 ride. Next would be Darrell Carmichael dialing an 8.86 to the 10.08 of Homer England. Carmichael would cut the better light with a .014, and would take the double breakout win with an 8.837 pass. Next would be Steve Withem dialing a 10.81 to the 9.72 of Bob Nugent. Withem had the better reaction with a .007, and would take the double breakout win with a 10.809 ride.
            In the semis we would see Hoskins dialing a 9.13 to the 8.83 of Carmichael. Carmichael would cut a .025 light for the advantage, but it would be Hoskins on the win with a 9.153 pass. Steve Withem would have the bye run to the finals.
            In the finals we would see Withem dial a 10.78 to the 9.14 of Hoskins. Hoskins would go red making Withem the Buckminn’s D&D Harley Davidson Class Winner with a Wally too!

 


            In the Junior Dragster 10-12 class we would see Kyle Beavers dial an 8.94 to the 8.93 of Emily Crum. Beavers would cut a .067 light for the advantage, and would take the win with an 8.972 pass. Next would be Hunter Hughes dialing an 8.90 to the 12.59 of Chase Dunkel. Dunkel would cut the better light with a .025, however it would be Hughes with an 8.939 pass for the win. Next would be Nick Gilmore dialing a 13.52 to the 8.90 of Taylor Thompson. Thompson would go red moving Gilmore to the semis. The last pair for the round would be Shelby Stacy dialing a 9.02 to the 8.90 of Jacob Castle. Stacy would cut the better reaction time with a .031, and would take the round win with a 9.071.
            In the semis we would see Hughes dialing an 8.90 to the 8.92 of Beavers. Beavers would go red moving Hughes to the finals. Next would be Gilmore dialing a 13.54 to the 9.03 of Stacy. Stacy would go red also moving Gilmore to the finals.
            In the finals we would see Gilmore dialing a 13.53 to the 8.92 of Hughes. Hughes would get the better reaction time with a  .054, but it would be Gilmore with the double breakout win on a 13.498 pass.

 


            In the 13-17 class we would see Caleb Ellison and Emily Crum dialing 7.90 for a heads up race. Ellison would have the better reaction time with a .015, and would take the win with a 7.979. Next would be Paige Vance dialing a 7.91 to the 7.94 of Kylie Derifield. Derifield would go red moving Vance to the semis. Next would be Shayla Babb and Megan Koch dialing 7.90 for a heads up race. Babb would cut the better light with a .034, and would take the win with a 7.925 pass. Brianna Kelly would have the bye run to the semis.
            In the semis we would see Vance dialing a 7.91 to the 7.90 of Babb. Vance would be better at the tree with a .074 and would take the double breakout win with a 7.903 pass. Next would be Ellison dialing a 7.92 to the 7.95 of Kelly. Kelly would have the starting line advantage with a  .046, however it would be Ellison with the win light on a 7.938 pass.
            In the finals we would see Vance dial a 7.91 to Ellison’s 7.93. Vance would cut a .011 light and would run a 7.913 pass for the event win.