2018 Import vs Domestic: World Cup Finals Event Coverage

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Ken Quartuccio Jr in the new Skinny Kid Racecars Pro Line Corvette blistered to the tune of 5.86 at 253 MPH to set the drag radial record in the quarter mile!

Isaiah Rojas in the Toyota obliterated the Outlaw vs Extreme record that he previously owned with the 5.67 at 251! in the first round of eliminations at the 2018 Haltech Import vs Domestic World Cup Finals!

A huge congratulations to Tim Essick who took the win over Michael Ziccardi in Outlaw vs Extreme!

Hailey James out of New Mexico took home the win in Wild Street and Jamar Gomez took the win in his Import in X275 vs Hot Rod!

Ralph Hardesty in the Procharged Nova took home the win in the newest class Warriors vs Tres Cuarto and George Farkouh took the win in Street Fighter!

In Super Street Shawn Ramey in his 2000 Civic was the most consistent racer in the class taking home the win!

Muhammad Ali in Radial vs Modified went the distance taking the #1 qualifying spot all the way to the winners circle!

Tommy Godfrey in a borrowed car and a just recently finished motor went into the World Cup race with not much testing but was able to make his way through the All Motor Field to take home the win!

Chris Dutkewycz in the 2002 H24 Turbo Tacoma went all the way from the #1 qualifying position to the finals taking home the True Street win!

Ryan Schnitz in the first year of Pro Street Bike took home the win with a best of 6.62 on the bike!

Outllaw vs Extreme and Radial vs Modified Ladders

X275 vs Hot Rod and Warriors vs Tres Quarto Ladders

Street Fighter and Wild Street Ladders

Super Street Ladders

Part 1 of Tony Philips in the 2JZ Supra going into a huge wheelstand!

Part two of Tony Philips in the 2JZ Supra going into a major wheelstand!

Part 1 of Jacob Conant in the 2003 Ford Mustang Cobra running in Street Fighter pushing the boost in as fast as possible and going into a wheelstand!

Part 2 of Jacob Conant in the 2003 Ford Mustang Cobra running in Street Fighter pushing the boost in as fast as possible and going into a wheelstand!

The #1 qualifier in Outlaw vs Extreme, Isaias Rojas was the odds-on-favorite to take home the win this year but was upset in round two by Damon Chin in his 2005 Celica after Rojas spun the tires.

John Langer in his N/A Pontiac Firebird, a fan favorite on the domestic side, hangs the hoops en route to another mid 7-second pass!

Carlos Montano went into a spin and ended up on his roof. Montano was okay and exited under his own power.

John Kauderer, the #4 qualifier in Wild Street, launched and got a little out of shape mid-track and hit the wall hard. He ended up okay but the car was in rough shape.

Dale Collins, a regular Outlaw 10.5 racer in his Raspberry Rocket, had an issue with only one chute deploying and then blew a front tire trying to get it stopped. It looks like his belts did the job, as he’s just a bit sore. Hopefully the hit is repairable and we see him back out next year!

Nicky Notch and Jimmy Dolan have the YeTTi Lightning pickup on a tear in Warriors vs Tres Cuarto, running personal bests well into the 6's.

The owner of Salinas Speedway in Puerto Rico, Ramon Lopez, Jr. was on hand at the Haltech Import Domestic race as a guest of Jason Miller. Jason went down and helped out with the prep at Salinas earlier this season, leading to a host of career best runs.

Everyone was on there feet when the National Anthem from the United States and Puerto Rico played.

This year’s event enjoyed a record-setting crowd.

The first round of All Motor saw many of the domestics take the round win, many of them reaching for the sky!

Make sure to stop by the World Cup tent to pick up a shirt, hat, or hoodie! They are big sellers!

Real Street Performance, event sponsor Haltech, and Vortech are here at the 2018 World Cup to help racers out if they need any parts. Vortech has some of the strongest-running blowers in class racing today!

Outlaw vs Extreme and Radial vs Modified Final Qualifier and Ladders

Warriors vs Tres Cuarto and X275 vs Hot Rod Final Qualifying and Ladders

Street Fighter and Wild Street Final Qualifying and Ladders

All Motor and Super Street Final Qualifying and Ladders

True Street and Pro Street Bike Final Qualifying and Ladders

About the author

Bill Robaey

Bill is a freelance photographer/writer from New York with a background in the drag racing field, with a decade of experience as both a participant and close follower of the drag radial classes and has extensive knowledge of those cars and categories. Bill campaigns a 1987 Mustang with a ProCharger-fed, big-big-bore 363 in the X275 class.
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