2016 U.S. Street Nationals Same Day Coverage From Bradenton

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We are ready for race day here in Bradenton to kick of the 2016 outlaw racing season with slightly warmer temps and mostly cloudy skies today. We will be updating through the day to bring you the latest results and news from the pits till the last car goes down the track. A special thanks to Comp Cams, the presenting sponsor of our event coverage, for making it possible!

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Mark Kopf puts some new rubber on one of the tractors this morning before the crew begins prep for Pro Drag Radial.

 

A racer crew member tests the track surface  this morning before first round of heads up eliminations.  Things are looking good so far this morning.

A racer crew member tests the track surface this morning before first round of heads up eliminations. Things are looking good so far this morning.

We had a prayer this morning before the National Anthem about 11:30.

We had a prayer this morning before the National Anthem about 11:30. You can see Bill Futch in the background, he faced off with Josh Klugger putting up a best of weekend 4.16 to take the win over Klugger who lost traction shortly after the 60′.

The way the ladder came down the other cars in class all had single runs. The Fast Forward Innovations crew must have figured something out  as Thornton picked up over a tenth and seven miles per hour to a 4.05 at 187. Low ET for the round went to Scott King in The Golden Retriever with a 3.99 at 190 MPH.

The way the ladder came down the other cars in class all had single runs. The Fast Forward Innovations crew must have figured something out as Thornton picked up over a tenth and seven miles per hour to a 4.05 at 187. Low ET for the round went to Scott King in The Golden Retriever with a 3.99 at 190 MPH.

Billy Driscol (near lane) paired up with Brian Keep in round one of Ultra Street with both drivers not quite awake yet. Keep would earn a berth in round two running a 5.03 at 138 to Driscoll's 5.01 at 149.

Billy Driscol (near lane) paired up with Brian Keep in round one of Ultra Street with both drivers not quite awake yet. Keep would earn a berth in round two running a 5.03 at 138 to Driscoll’s 5.01 at 149.

Bill Gregan and Kirk Hatley also had a close match with Gregan putting up a .019 reaction. Hattly pulled off the win though with a 5.03 to Gregan's game 5.08.

Bill Gregan and Kirk Hatley also had a close match with Gregan putting up a .019 reaction. Hattly pulled off the win though with a 5.03 to Gregan’s game 5.08.

In X-Treme Pro Mod Johnny Cobb put a tree on Frankie Taylor but slowed to a 4.27 allowing Taylor to get by earning the win with a 3.62 at 207 MPH.

In X-Treme Pro Mod Johnny Cobb put a tree on Frankie Taylor but slowed to a 4.27 allowing Taylor to get by earning the win with a 3.62 at 207 MPH.

The last pair down in class was Tommy D'Aprile and Brandon Snider. D'Aprile scored a .019 reaction running a 3.57 at 215 earning low ET and high MPH on the run to Snider's game 3.65 at 209.

The last pair down in class was Tommy D’Aprile and Brandon Snider. D’Aprile scored a .019 reaction running a 3.57 at 215 earning low ET and high MPH on the run to Snider’s game 3.65 at 209.

Open Outlaw open with Keny Gonyo taking a win over Tracey Stunkard and a clean up in Stunkard's lane. Melissa Hutson andAndy Johnson were next up with Melissa gaining the starting line advantage.  She would hold on to the strip with a 3.809 to Johnson's 3.811 at 192.

Open Outlaw open with Keny Gonyo taking a win over Tracey Stunkard and a clean up in Stunkard’s lane. Melissa Hutson andAndy Johnson were next up with Melissa gaining the starting line advantage. She would hold on to the strip with a 3.809 to Johnson’s 3.811 at 192.

Next up was Craig Andrews and Stanley Albritton Jr. Albritton left first with a .062 but could not stay out front for long running a 4.0 to Andrews' winning 3.90 at 184.

Next up was Craig Andrews and Stanley Albritton Jr. Albritton left first with a .062 but could not stay out front for long running a 4.0 to Andrews’ winning 3.90 at 184.

Aryan Rochon advanced over Elizibeth Keene after her foul start. Rochon ran a 3.94 at 187 on the pass.

Aryan Rochon advanced over Elizibeth Keene after her foul start. Rochon ran a 3.94 at 187 on the pass.

Final Results

X-Treme Pro Mod, Open Outlaw, Pro Mod B, Pro Nitrous.

Pro Drag Radial, Ultra Street, Outlaw 632, Outlaw Pro Mod.

Jay Cox faced off with The Carolina Kid  Travis Harvey in the final of Pro Nitrous with Cox having lane choice.  Just .008 separated them at the tree with Cox having the advantage. In a very tight race it would be Cox first to the stripe with a 3.763 at 198.67 over the hard charging Harvey right behind running a 3.775 at 200.89.

Jay Cox faced off with The Carolina Kid Travis Harvey in the final of Pro Nitrous with Cox having lane choice. Just .008 separated them at the tree with Cox having the advantage. In a very tight race it would be Cox first to the stripe with a 3.763 at 198.67 over the hard charging Harvey right behind running a 3.775 at 200.89. Photo Bryan Epps, BME Photography.

Travis Harvey Pro Nitrous Runner up. Photo Bryan Epps, BME Photography.

Travis Harvey Pro Nitrous Runner up. Photo Bryan Epps, BME Photography.

The final of X-Treme Pro Mod was Jason Scruggs and Frankie Taylor with both drivers on point on the tree. Taylor with a .008 and Scruggs with a .011.  Both cars ran best of the day ET with Scruggs coming out on top with a 3.546 at 21818 setting low ET and high MPH of the event. Taylor scored a 5.558 at 213.01.

The final of X-Treme Pro Mod was Jason Scruggs and Frankie Taylor with both drivers on point on the tree. Taylor with a .008 and Scruggs with a .011. Both cars ran best of the day ET with Scruggs coming out on top with a 3.546 at 21818 setting low ET and high MPH of the event. Taylor scored a 5.558 at 213.01. Photo Bryan Epps, BME Photography.

Outlaw Pro Mod had a full field and then some with Chip King and Frank Cersosimo meeting in the final round. Lane choice went to King but that was of no consequence as both drivers went red in the final and Chip King getting the win as Cersosimo must have rolled the beam or just left much to early.

Outlaw Pro Mod had a full field and then some with Chip King and Frank Cersosimo meeting in the final round. Lane choice went to King but that was of no consequence as both drivers went red in the final and Chip King getting the win as Cersosimo must have rolled the beam or just left much to early. Photo Bryan Epps, BME Photography.

Outlaw Pro Mod Runner Up Fast Frank Cersosimo.

Outlaw Pro Mod Runner Up Fast Frank Cersosimo.  Photo Bryan Epps, BME Photography.

Due to the sheer amout of Pro oMods here this weekend the track allowed a B field to run for some cash drawing nine cars. Well scored high MPH defeting Gene Musto with a 4.02 196.24 MPH run. He would give up lane choice to Andrew Handras. Handras took a small holeshot with a .059 but moved towards the center line where he got out of shape and the car took a turn into the rigth side wall. He ran off the end of the track and was unconsios for a period of time before coming to and being life flighted out. Well got the win with a 4.08 to handras 4.17. We wish the best for Andrew and hope for a speedy recovery.

Aryan Rochon met with Melissa Hutson in the Open Outlaw final leaving first with a .014 reaction leaving Melissa to play catch up. She slowed a bit to a 3.84 at 193.05 in a valiant effort but couldn’t catch Rochon’s 3.867 at 189.43

 

Dewayne Mills earned his way to the final with some low 4 second runs and stepping it up when needed in the semi's  over Rick Thornton and final round making two runs in the threes. The team used this event to test for Lights Out next month at SGMP and came away with some good data, a win and some extra money. Mills will be one to watch this year for sure with the "soft" performance this weekend.

Dewayne Mills earned his way to the final with some low 4 second runs and stepping it up when needed in the semi’s over Rick Thornton and final round making two runs in the threes. The team used this event to test for Lights Out next month at SGMP and came away with some good data, a win and some extra money. Mills will be one to watch this year for sure with the “soft” performance this weekend.

The Pro Drag Radial final was Scott King and Dewayne Mills with King getting the holeshot in the  KTR Golden Retriever. He would run a best of weekend and a new best ET for the car with a 3.962 at 191.08 MPH but it wasn't enough to hold off the top end charge of Mills' twin turbo monster. Mills ran a 3.917 at 208.09 taking the win in the first side by three second match on radials here at Bradenton.

The Pro Drag Radial final was Scott King (near lane) and Dewayne Mills with King getting the holeshot in the KTR Golden Retriever. He would run a best of weekend and a new best ET for the car with a 3.962 at 191.08 MPH but it wasn’t enough to hold off the top end charge of Mills’ twin turbo monster. Mills ran a 3.917 at 208.09 taking the win in the first side by three second match on radials here at Bradenton.

Mike Modeste met with Scott Husted in the final of Limited Drag Radial taking the class win running a 4.24 at 171 after struggling with going A to B on the new MT Pro Tire in the limited time he had to test. This new LDR class merges Outlaw 275 and Outlaw Drag Radial into one class and allows a choice of tire. For his part Husted ran a 4.41 at 175

Troy Pirez Jr. was on a rail today scoring a series of 4.89's to make the final with Shawn Pevlor. Pirez put up an .018 light but Pevlor never moved from the stage beams. Pirez went straight down with yet another 4.89 taking the Ultra Street win.

Troy Pirez Jr. was on a rail today scoring a series of 4.89’s to make the final with Shawn Pevlor. Pirez put up an .018 light but Pevlor never moved from the stage beams. Pirez went straight down with yet another 4.89 taking the Ultra Street win.

In Outlaw 632 it would be number one and three qualifiers in the final with Steinbach with lane choice over Ken Quartuccio. Ken left first with a .070 reaction and it was all over with that holeshot running a 4.416 at 162.92 over Steinbach's quicker 4.403 at 166.29.

In Outlaw 632 it would be number one and three qualifiers in the final with Steinbach with lane choice over Ken Quartuccio. Ken left first with a .070 reaction and it was all over with that holeshot running a 4.416 at 162.92 over Steinbach’s quicker 4.403 at 166.29.

Cleveland, Tennessee racer Heath Littrell took home the money in the 28/29 No Time Shootout in "The Huffa" powered by a Procharged Hemi from riverside Race Engines. Sponsors and help come from HL Construction, Raw Motorsports, Mark Menscer, RPM Transmissions, Rick Rogers,  and Michael McKeon.  "I want to give a special thanks to my wife Tiffanny for putting up with me and thank the Lord for allowing me to be here and blessing me" - Heath Littrell

Cleveland, Tennessee racer Heath Littrell took home the money in the 28/29 No Time Shootout in “The Huffa” powered by a Procharged Hemi from Riverside Race Engines. Sponsors and help come from HL Construction, Raw Motorsports, Mark Menscer, RPM Transmissions, Rick Rogers, and Michael McKeon. “I want to give a special thanks to my wife Tiffanny for putting up with me and thank the Lord for allowing me to be here and blessing me” – Heath Littrell

 

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Rob Cossack

Rob has had an interest in photography since he was young, but didn't get started until 2007, when he started shooting at the local tracks. After that, he started doing local video coverage of heads-up events and began working with Power Automedia shortly after.
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