Kil-Kare Raceway
1166 Dayton-Xenia Rd.
Xenia, Ohio 45385
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Mitchell, Beavers, and Griffith take home Jr Wally’s from the Jr. Dragster Challenge!

 

            Over two hundred vehicles staged for first round competition on Saturday for the NHRA Jr. Dragster Challenge. Junior Dragsters would file into Kil-Kare for their shot a an NHRA Jr Walley. In the 8-9 Jr Dragster Class we would see Serena Campbell dial a 13.12 to the 12.90 of Justin Knight. Knight would cut the better light with a .094, but would breakout giving Campbell the win light on a 13.047 pass. Jayden Mitchell would have the bye run to the finals.
            In the finals we would see Mitchell dial a 13.58 to the 13.04 of Campbell. Mitchell would cut a .204 for the Starting line advantage and would take the win light with a 13.573 pass for the Jr. Walley.
            In the 10-12 Class we would see Preston Tanner dialing an 8.97 to the 8.98 of Karter Simpson. Simpson would go red moving Tanner to the semis. Next would be Jacob Castle dialing an 8.94 to the 8.93 of Makenna Brown. Brown would go red moving Castle to the semis. The last pair fopr the quarters would be Kyle Beavers dialing an 8.90 to the 10.86 of Allison Neeld. Both drivers would go red, but Neeld would do it first moving Beavers to the next round.
            In the semis we would see Castle dial an 8.90 to the 8.99 of Tanner. Castle would cut a .070 light and would take the win with a 9.018. Beavers would have the bye to the finals.
            In the finals we would see Kyle Beavers and Jacob Castle heads up dialed 8.90. Beavers would cut the better reaction time with a .055, and would take the Walley home with a 9.067 pass.
            In the Jr Dargster 13 & Up Class we would see Bailey McCorkle dial a 7.98 to the 7.90 of Dylan Northup. McCorkle would cut a .008 light and would take the win with a 7.982 pass. Next would be Billy Hoskinson dialing a 7.90 to the 8.04 of Robbie Marcum. Hoskinson would cut the better light with a.038 and would take the win with a 7.990 pass. Next would be Garreth Sheppeard dialing an 8.96 to the 7.93 of Mike Morris. Morris would go red moving Sheppeard to the semis. Courtney Griffith would have the bye run to the semis.
            In the semi finals we would see Sheppeard dial 8.95 to the 7.90 of Hoskinson. Hoskinson would go red moving Sheppeard to the finals. Next would be Griffith dialed 8.12 to the 7.98 of McCorkle. McCorkle would go red moving Griffith to the finals.
            In the finals we would see Griffith dial an 8.07 to the 8.98 of Sheppeard. Sheppeard would get the better reaction time with a .079, but would give it back at the stripe breakout out. Griffith would take the double breakout win with an 8.069.
            In the Super Pro quarterfinals we would see George Buchhalter dialing a 5.19 to the 5.31 of Jason Farquer. Buchhalter would cut the better light with a .009, and would take the win with a 5.200 pass. Next would be Cammie Sherrill dialing a 5.58 to the 5.62 of John Kardules. Sherrill would get the better reaction time with a .023, and would take the win with a 5.590. Next would be Jerry Kathe would dial a 4.84 to the 5.21 of Brent Angles. Angles would have the better light with a  .042 but it would Kathe with the win light on  a 4.846. The last pair for the quarter finals would be Cameron Kardules dialing a 5.64 to the 5.89 of Leon Bryan. Kardules would have the better light with a .017 and would take the round win with a 5.650 pass.
            In the semis we would see Kathe dial a 4.84 to the 5.58 of Sherrill. Kathe would cut a .015 light and would take the round win with a 4.873 pass. Next would be Kardules dialing a 5.64 to the 5.19 of Buchhalter. Buchhalter would go red moving Kardules to the finals.
            Finals would be called due to curfew, resulting in a split between Kathe and Kardules.
            In the pro class quarterfinals we would see Rodney Johnson dialing a 7.59 to the 6.92 of James Sanders. Sanders would cut a .016, but it would be Johnson on the win light with a 7.591. Next would be Brian Hendrickson dialing a 7.74 to the 7.02 of Doug Caplinger. Caplinger would cut a .033 light, however we would see Hendrickson on the win light with a 7.744 pass. Joe Barney would have the bye to the semis.
            In the semis we would see Barney dialing a 6.57 to the 7.58 of Johnson. Barney would have the better light .054, and would take the win with a 6.576 pass. Hendrickson would have the bye run into the finals.
            Finals would be called off due to curfew with Barney and Hendrickson splitting the winner remaining purse.
            In the sportsman quarterfinals we would see Doug Thompson dialing a 13.48 to the 13.36 of Steven Layton. Thompson would cut a .049 for the advantage and would take the breakout win with a 13.530 pass. Next we would see Robert Fairchild dialing a 12.12 to the 13.17 of Marty Webb. Both drivers would cut .200 lights, but it would be Fairchild on the win light with a 12.313. Next would be Rick Gladman dialing a 12.94 to the 17.23 of Steven Collier. Collier would cut a .0004 light, but would breakout making Gladman the round winner on a 12.950 pass. Howard Ledford would have the bye run to the semis. In the semis we would see Ledford dial a 12.19 to the 12.12 of Fairchild. Ledford would cut a .093 light, and would take the win with a 12.219 pass. Next would be Gladman dialing a 12.94 to the 13.50 of Thompson. Thompson would cut the better light with a .038, but Gladman would take the win with a 12.901 for the double breakout.

In the finals we would see Gladman dial 12.90 to the 12.19 of Ledford. Gladman would have the advantage by .0034 from the starting line, and would run a 12.907 for the event win.

In the Buckminns D&D Harley Davidson Pro Bike quarterfinals we would see Rick Haupt dialing an 8.74 to the 8.90 of Bradley Shellhaas. Shellhaas would cut a .017 light for the advantage but would breakout moving Haupt to the semis. Next would be Steve Withem dialing a 10.82 to the 10.06 of Homer England. England would go red moving Withem to the semis. Next would be Darrell Carmichael on the bye into the semis.
In the semis we would see Carmichael dial an 8.96 to the 8.76 of Haupt. Carmichael would cut a .034 light and would take the win light with an 8.946 double breakout. Steve Withem would have the bye to the finals.
In the finals we would see Carmichael dial a n 8.92 to the 10.79 of Withem. Carmichael would cut a .011 light, and would take the win with an 8.973.
In the Precision Autosports High School Class we would see Bailey McCorkle dialing a 16.80 to the 17.60 of Mike Morris. Morris would cut a .037 light, but it would be McCorkle with the win on a 16.855 pass. Next would be Ben Browder dialing a 17.75 to the 18.84 of Shawn Pitts. Pitts would cut a .135 for the better light, but it would be Browder with the win light on a 17.753 pass.
In the High School Finals we would see Browder dial a 17.72 to the 16.85 of McCorkle. Browder would cut the better reaction with a .102, and would take the win with a 17.654 pass.