2016 NMCA World Street Finals Coverage From Norwalk

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Today’s the day at the NMCA World Street Car finals where champions will be crowned. We will have updates throughout the day of all the great racing action, stay tuned!

One of the series titles that will be decided today is the NA 10.5 category. Dwight Ausmus was leading the points going into the final event, but only managed to qualify fourth. Now if he wants to win the title over Mike DeMayo, Ausmus must win the entire race. DeMayo’s road is not a clear path, after his bye round he will face former class champion Lenard Long.

One of the series titles that will be decided today is the NA 10.5 category. Dwight Ausmus was leading the points going into the final event, but only managed to qualify fourth. Now if he wants to win the title over Mike DeMayo, Ausmus must win the entire race. DeMayo’s road is not a clear path, after his bye round he will face former class champion Lenard Long.

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Another title that has yet to be settled is the Nostalgia Pro Street class. So far Joe Bucaro has been able to stay ahead of Jennifer Brooke Rice during qualifying throughout the weekend. If he wants to win the title Bucaro must stay at least one round ahead of Rice during eliminations today, or beat her in a heads up match up in the semi-finals.

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The final championship that remains open is in the Street Outlaw class. Jarod Wenrick has been the model of consistency this season going rounds and cutting good lights, but everything will come down to his ability to execute today. If Wenrick gets past the first round today, he will face McCarty in the second round where the title will be decided in an epic showdown!

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Number seven qualifier Thomas Jones was finally able to get his Mustang to show its full potential in round one of Pro Mod, defeating number eight qualifier Bob D’Andrea with a 3.96 pass.

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Number three in points Stephan Stringer was able to gain more ground on Richard Holt in the standings when he defeated David Roemer in round one with a 3.97 blast, his best of the weekend and will face Jackie Sloan Jr. in round two.

 

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2016 Pro Mod Champion Tim Savel was able to advance to the second round with a trouble filled 4.69 pass when Jonas Alishire threw a blower belt on his Corvette right at the hit.

 

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Keith Berry had a scare in round when he face Greg Powrie in Radial Wars. Berry lost traction and began to coast to a 4.62, as Powrie did everything he could to run Berry down. Berry will face David Adkins in round two.

 

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Travis Esseuman put together a solid 4.15 pass to defeat a struggling Daniel Pharris who spun and got out of the groove in round one of Radial Wars.

 

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Dwayne Mills is the 2016 Radial Wars champion, but had one heck of a battle on his hands in round one versus Jim Monson. Mills was on a solid pass when his Camaro spun very hard and Monson nearly ran him down with a 4.50 ET to Mills slower 4.55.

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Phil Hines struggled during qualifying in Street Outlaw and was only qualified in the number 12 spot. In round one Hines pulled off a huge upset taking out number three qualifier Jason Lee with a 4.56 pass as Lee spun at the hit.

 

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Number nine qualifier Alex Hays in his all motor monster Mustang was matched up with number six qualifier Andrew DeMarco in round one of Street Outlaw. Hays was able to pull off the holeshot win as DeMarco had some slight issues in the first 60 feet running a 4.90 to DeMarco’s 4.89.

 

 

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Jarod Wenrick took care of business in round one getting the win with a 4.89 pass, setting the stage for a showdown with Jackie McCarty in round two. The winner of the Wenrick vs McCarty battle will have a clear path to the Street Outlaw title.

 

 

Gary Nash got the win in round one of Nitrous Pro Street over Josh Ritli with a 8.02 pass, and keep his slim margin over James Noel for 9th place in points.

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Number one qualifier Jeff Rudolf is working towards making his way into the top three in the Nitrous Pro Street points with a first round win over Jennifer Brooke Rice running a stout 7.56 pass. Rudolf is now in control of his own destiny to get a top three finish with a bye into the semi-finals.

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With Jennifer Brook Rice falling to Rudolf in round one, Joe Bucaro is your 2016 Nitrous Pro Street Champion. Bucaro will now face James Noel for a spot in the semi-finals.

 

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Number five Xtreme Street qualifier Valerie Clements took on number six qualifier Scotty Guiler in what was the best battle of the class from round one. Clements was able to get the holeshot off the line and get to half-track before Guiler, but that was all she had before Guiler’s nitrous huffing Oldsmobile was able to catch her running a 7.74.

 

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Jessie Coulter spun very hard at the hit in his Camaro versus Josh Pratt during the first round of Real Street eliminations, but was able to recover after spotting Pratt a sizeable lead and take the stripe with a 8.72 pass.

 

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Tommy Delago got a round one gift as Ben Mens had issues before half-track, allowing Delago to get past him and score the round one victory in NA 10.5.

 

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Dwight Ausmus kept his NA 10.5 title hopes alive in round one defeating John Snyder with a solid 8.07 pass in the heat of the day.

Billy Banaka had his best run of the weekend during round two of eliminations in Pro Mod with a 3.84, taking out number four qualifier Richard Holt in his Camaro.

Billy Banaka had his best run of the weekend during round two of eliminations in Pro Mod with a 3.84, taking out number four qualifier Richard Holt in his Camaro.

 

Tim Savell got his hot rod sorted out and took out Tomas Jones running a 3.86 to stamp his ticket to the semi-final round.

Tim Savell got his hot rod sorted out and took out Tomas Jones running a 3.86 to stamp his ticket to the semi-final round.

 

Joe Bucaro kicked off his Nitrous Pro Street victory tour by running his best time of the weekend with a booming 7.41 pass in round number two.

Joe Bucaro kicked off his Nitrous Pro Street victory tour by running his best time of the weekend with a booming 7.41 pass in round number two.

 

Andy Vogt has been getting faster all weekend during eliminations, and picked up the pace even more with a 7.47 pass to move into the semi-final round of Nitrous Pro Street by defeating Gary Nash who only ran a 7.69.

Andy Vogt has been getting faster all weekend during eliminations, and picked up the pace even more with a 7.47 pass to move into the semi-final round of Nitrous Pro Street by defeating Gary Nash who only ran a 7.69.

Dwayne Mills ran a 3.99 during round two of Radial Wars and will square off against last year’s Radial Wars champion Keith Berry in the final.

 

 

Georgia Buckley made very hard contact with the wall at the top end during her bye run in Street Outlaw, and was transported to a local hospital for observation.

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In the fight game they say to never leave the decision in the hands of the judges, and that’s the route Jarod Wenrick and Jacky McCarty took. In the second round of Street Outlaw McCarty took out Wenrick with a 4.41 pass to earn the 2016 NMCA title.

Eric Kenward continues his march to the Xtreme Street title by remaining consistent and running another 7.57 pass on the second round.

Eric Kenward continues his march to the Xtreme Street title by remaining consistent and running another 7.57 pass on the second round.

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Joe DeDona went for a wild ride during LSX Drag Radial when his Corvette went into a massive wheelstand and Anthony Manna crossed into his lane on the pass.

Vince Khoury ran his best pass of the weekend at 8.11, and scored an upset win in the second round of NA 10.5 by taking down number three qualifier David Theisen

Vince Khoury ran his best pass of the weekend at 8.11, and scored an upset win in the second round of NA 10.5 by taking down number three qualifier David Theisen

Chevy Performance Stock racer Kevin Lumsden matched his best pass of the weekend in the semi-finals with a 10.30 and will face points leader Glenn Pushis in the final to see who wins the title!

Chevy Performance Stock racer Kevin Lumsden matched his best pass of the weekend in the semi-finals with a 10.30 and will face points leader Glenn Pushis in the final to see who wins the title!

 

DeWayne Mills celebrated his 2016 NMCA Radial Wars title by winning the World Street Finals at Norwalk by defeating 2015 champ Keith Berry. Mills was late off the tree but able to drive around Berry with a 3.89 pass, his quickest of the weekend and event.

DeWayne Mills celebrated his 2016 NMCA Radial Wars title by winning the World Street Finals at Norwalk by defeating 2015 champ Keith Berry. Mills was late off the tree but able to drive around Berry with a 3.89 pass, his quickest of the weekend and event.

In Xtreme Street Louie Filippides took down series points leader Eric Kenward on a holeshot win on a .075 light, and with a 7.56 elapse time to Kenward’s 7.55.

In Xtreme Street Louie Filippides took down series points leader Eric Kenward on a holeshot win on a .075 light, and with a 7.56 elapse time to Kenward’s 7.55.

 

Camren Massegale took the win in the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Real Street class by beating Jessie Coulter in the final with a 7.63 run.

Camren Massegale took the win in the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Real Street class by beating Jessie Coulter in the final with a 7.63 run.

 

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Joe Bucaro capped off his Nitrous Pro Street title with the event win at the World Street Finals. Bucaro defeated Andy Vogt with a holeshot win running a 7.41 to Vogts quicker 7.39

 

In the final of Chevy Performance Stock Kevin Lumsden took out series points leader Glen Pushis with his best run of the weekend, a 10.301 to Pushis’ 10.365 effort.

In the final of Chevy Performance Stock Kevin Lumsden took out series points leader Glen Pushis with his best run of the weekend, a 10.301 to Pushis’ 10.365 effort.

 

Andy Essary was able to lead the Chevrolet Performance Challenge series Drag Radial class wire to wire at Norwalk, getting the number one qualifier spot, and event win with a 4.46 effort on the final over Joe DeDona.

Andy Essary was able to lead the Chevrolet Performance Challenge series Drag Radial class wire to wire at Norwalk, getting the number one qualifier spot, and event win with a 4.46 effort on the final over Joe DeDona.

In the Street Outlaw Final Jacky McCarty proved why he earned the NMCA world title by defeating Phil Hines with another blazingly quick 4.45 pass to Hines’ 4.51 effort.

In the Street Outlaw Final Jacky McCarty proved why he earned the NMCA world title by defeating Phil Hines with another blazingly quick 4.45 pass to Hines’ 4.51 effort.

 

The NA 10.5 final was the best of the evening due to the high drama it brought.  Number one Michael DeMayo squared off against Dwight Ausmus, the winner of this race would be the 2016 series champion. DeMayo was able to drive around Ausmus at the top end and get the victory with a 7.90 elapse time.

The NA 10.5 final was the best of the evening due to the high drama it brought. Number one Michael DeMayo squared off against Dwight Ausmus, the winner of this race would be the 2016 series champion. DeMayo was able to drive around Ausmus at the top end and get the victory with a 7.90 elapse time.

 

After having issues in qualifying, Tim Savell went on a tear through the Pro Mod field at the finals. Savell capped his 2016 NMCA championship with the win in Pro Mod by defeating number one qualifier Randy Adler in the final with a 3.81 pass.

 

 

 

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Spending his childhood at different race tracks around Ohio with his family’s 1967 Nova, Brian developed a true love for drag racing. When Brian is not writing, you can find him at the track as a crew chief, doing freelance photography, or beating on his nitrous-fed 2000 Trans Am.
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