Monday Race Report: NMCA, LSX At Bradenton, IHRA, And More!

MICKE, PARENT, ASHE LEAD WINNERS AT NMCA OPENER

Mark Micke and Sean Ashe put on dominating performances at the NMCA season opener in Bradenton, Fla. over the weekend, as Kevin Parent, Phil Smith, Michael DeMayo, and others joined them in victory circle. Read More >>


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NMCA: Same day coverage from Bradenton. Mark Micke ran the table in Super Street 10.5W in Jason Carter’s turbocharged ’78 Malibu at the NMCA season opener at the Bradenton Motorsports Park, qualifying No. 1 in the field and downing David DeMarco in the final round with a nice 6.84. Sean Ashe also had a dominant weekend, as he reset the Street Outlaw record with a 7.29 in qualifying and won the class on a bye after his scheduled opponent couldn’t make the bell. Kevin Parent ousted Skip Baskin for the Nostalgia Pro Street crown, 7.38 to 7.43, and Dave Hance and Billy Glidden split the Pro Street title when rain cut short their scheduled final round match. For more coverage from Bradenton, log on to nmcadigital.com.

LSX Challenge: Same day coverage from Bradenton. Mike Brown charged to the LSX Drag Radial winners circle in the opening round of the 2013 LSX Challenge Series in Bradenton over the weekend, running in the 7.0’s during the course of the weekend and snagging a 7.53-second victory over Mike Meeks in the final on Sunday. Greg Delaney, in his 2010 Camaro, scored the LSX All Motor title, besting class kingpin Judson Massingill in a close 8.44 to 8.47 final round match. Kentucky’s Adam Preston took Real Street honors in his 2000 Camaro, defeating Rodney Massengale with an 8.56. For more from Bradenton, log on to nmcadigital.com.

NHRA SPORTSNationals: Steve Szupka became just the 15th driver in history to double at an NHRA national event over the weekend as he scored in both Competition Eliminator and Stock Eliminator at the JEG’S Cajun SPORTSNationals at the No Problem Raceway Park in Belle Rose, La. Szupka beat Jim Kimbrough in the Comp final and Austin Williams in Stock. Sportsman standout Anthony Bertozzi was the victor in Super Stock, while Greg Brotherton, Ryan Herem, and Ray Dew scored in Super Comp, Super Gas, and Super Street, respectively. For complete results from Belle Rose, log on to NHRA.com or Drag Race Central.

IHRA: Bruce Litton took the first Top Fuel Dragster vs. Jet Dragster match of the IHRA Nitro Jam season in his nitro-burning fueler at the Arizona Nitro Jam at the Southwestern International Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. Litton ran 4.93 in the first match and 5.00 in the second to put away Curt Eirdam’s jet car. Nostalgia flopper ace Jason Rupert took the Prostalgia Funny Car honors when final round opponent Steven Densham red-lighted, and Kyle Hough won out in Nostalgia Fuel Altered with a 6.82-second defeat of Mike Hilsabeck. For more from Tucson, visit IHRA.com or Drag Race Central

The Weekend Winner Circle

Ross Pistons NMCA Muscle Car Nationals – Bradenton, Fla.
Mark Micke and Sean Ashe put on dominating performances at the NMCA season opener in Bradenton, Fla. over the weekend, as Kevin Parent, Phil Smith, Mike DeMayo, and others joined them in victory circle.
   
EVENT WINNERS
Pro Street: Billy Glidden/Dave Hance
Super Street 10.5w:
Mark Micke
Nostalgia Pro Street:
Kevin Parent
Extreme Street:
Phil Smith
Street Outlaw:
Sean Ashe
N/A 10.5:
Michael DeMayo
Mean Street: Teddy Weaver
Nostalgia Super Stock: Doug Duell
Nostalgia Muscle Car: Gerry Vizzo
Open Comp: Rob Whitney
EFI Rumble: Billy Copeland
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LSX Challenge Series – Bradenton, Fla.
Mike Brown led the winners list at the LSX Challenge Series 2013 opener at the Bradenton Motorsports Park, the first of four events on this year’s calendar.
   
EVENT WINNERS
LSX Drag Radial: Mike Brown
LSX All Motor: Greg Delaney
LSX Real Street: Adam Preston
LSX Rumble: Derek Putnam
Fifth-Gen Camaro:
Thomas Calabrese

Click here to view more results >>

About the author

Andrew Wolf

Andrew has been involved in motorsports from a very young age. Over the years, he has photographed several major auto racing events, sports, news journalism, portraiture, and everything in between. After working with the Power Automedia staff for some time on a freelance basis, Andrew joined the team in 2010.
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