Eddie Rogers again dominated the Chris Duncan Race Cars Pro Mod Super Series, this time at Kansas City International Raceway. Rogers posted the fast time of the event in qualifying to take the top spot with a 4.065 at 182 mph. Rogers would barely slow in eliminations and would take out Bruce Micetich, John Flora, and then have a competition break single in the final round as the #2 qualifier, Cathy Belcher, hurt the motor in the semifinal round.
Kicking off qualifying with a monster speed was Steve Matusek going over 182 mph on his first qualifying hit in his Aeromotive Mustang. Matusek would dial in his Mustang further to qualify third with a 4.15 at 185 mph. Belcher qualified her ’90 Camaro in the second spot with a 4.13 at 174 mph. Fourth in points, Mike Bell, went into the final qualifying session unqualified, and needed a run to make the field. Bell was able to keep in the throttle as his ’68 Camaro floated from one side of the lane to the other, but posted a time of 4.20 seconds to make the show at 180 mph. Bruce Micetich captured the bump spot with a 4.35 at 165 mph, while Jim Sackuvich, Rick Wilson and Ken Kauffman each missed the show.
In the first round of eliminations, Bell’s Camaro again struggled to get down the track, and Bell coasted to a 9.30 second pass while John Flora took his ’52 Chevrolet to the win with a peddling 5.15 second run at 146 mph. Also with an upset win in the first round of eliminations was John Hocking who lined up against Steve Matusek. Hocking cut a reaction time of .005 to the .057 of Matusek, giving Hocking a .052 second advantage. At the stripe, Hocking would light up the board with a 4.246 to the 4.194 of Matusek, with Matusek cancelling the .052 second advantage that Hocking had on the starting line. However, with a margin of victory of .0005, Hocking was awarded the victory. Rogers defeated Micetich in the first round with a 4.08 defeating a 4.31 and Cathy Belcher’s 4.19 defeated the peddling pass of Monte Grace’s 5.00.
Hocking’s luck would run out in the semi final round though as, just before he was going to do his burnout, his parachutes came out, and he would not be able to make a run. Meanwhile, Belcher begins a strong looking run, then her motor went silent just after the 330 foot marker and she coasted to a 4.49. It would later be found that the motor was seriously wounded and her day would be over. Rogers took on Flora on the opposite side of the ladder. Rogers had already captured one event win and a runner up so far in the series in his Chris Ducan Race Cars-built ’06 Corvette. When the green light turned on it was Rogers out of the gate first and he would never look back and would take the win with a strong run of 4.14 seconds at 180 mph.
The final would consist of Rogers rolling up to the stage beam to collect his win as Belcher would be unable to return to competition. With another race next weekend for the Chris Duncan Race Cars Pro Mod Super Series in Cedar Falls, Ia., Rogers didn’t want to risk the car or the motor and collected his money and points for this weekend’s event. With the win, Rogers extends his point lead and has a solid hold on the top position. DRAGZINE will also be on hand next weekend in Cedar Falls, Ia., providing photos and results for a strong line up of cars including the Midwest Super Stock Mafia and Nostalgia Top Fuel and Nostalgia Funny Cars.