The Import Outlaws hit the track again on Sunday, June 30th at Barona 1/8th Mile Dragstrip. This group of international racers brought their beasts to the track, lined them up, and worked to settle who was the best that day in a variety of heads-up categories. Motorcycles, Extreme Outlaws, Turbos, All Motor, All Wheel Drive, and Street all matched up to take home the top spot and a nice cash prize.
Starting with Import Motorcycle, Ken Henderson found himself in the final in a race against “Hotrod”, from Moreno Valley. Ken had a decent reaction time, but “Hotrod” fouled out, launching far too early with a -.281, gift-wrapping the win for Ken.
The Import Motorcycle final, where Ken Henderson (Near) from San Diego beat "Hotrod" (Far) from Los Angeles.
In the Import Street class, Chayanne Pantoja brought their 90 Civic to the Street Front Wheel final, where it'd be matched against Fortino Gareia's 92 Honda. This street fight was over before it started, when Fortino launched .130 seconds early, giving Chayanne the Street win.
But when you can use whatever wheels you want, then the Import Street All Wheel is where you go, where Daniel Switzer's 15 Mustang matched up with Ahmad Allmi's 03 Evo. Both cars edged closer to the 100MPH mark, but Daniel's 7.474 E/T just edged out Ahmad's 7.794, giving Daniel the win.
The Import Street All Wheel final, featuring Daniel Switzer (Near) against Ahmad Allmi (Far)
Import All Motor came down to Julian Barbosa's 94 Honda and Sean Tomuscids' 92 Honda. Both got off the line quick, but Sean could not grip the track or get any speed, slogging his way to a 13 second run, while Julian finished with a 6.491 E/T, taking the win.
All Motor final, with Sean Tomuscids (Near) against Julian Barbosa (Far)
The Extreme Outlaw bracket came down to a pair of San Diegans, Jeff Wesser and his 71 Nova and Terry Johnson and his 47 Topolino. Jeff got off the line faster on his way to a 6.363 E/T, with Terry a scant 2 tenths o a second behind with a 6.502 E/T, giving Terry the Extreme Outlaw win.
Extreme Outlaw final, with Jeff Wesser (Far) against Terry Johnson (Near)
Finally, the Import Turbo bracket needed to be settled. Brandon Setterberg and his 04 Honda would line up to test his mettle, while “Chepe”, from El Centro with his 92 Honda, would be his rival. But when the lights went down, Chepe's tires gripped and they launched off, while Brandon was left stalled in his lane. Chepe finished with a 6.490 E/T, while Brandon eventually got his car to get going, but by that point he'd be riding a 117 MPH vehicle to a 26 second E/T, letting Chepe get the Turbo win.
The Turbo final, with "Chepe" in the far lane, and Brandon Setterberg in the near lane.
Now, check in next week, when The SoCal Doorslammers show up, warming up for the Summit Series races #3 and #4 for a weekend doubleheader! See you there!