NMRA World Finals 2013 Same Day Coverage

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It’s overtime in Bowling Green, the weather is finally clear, the racers that stuck around will go racing today. There are still a few championships left to decide, and still prizes to win. We’re not leaving until the final pass is made. Keep checking here as we finish out the 2013 NMRA World Finals.

After a few hours of intense prep work, the track surface and timing equipment are once again ready to handle all the racing action here at Beech Bend for the elimination rounds of the NMRA World Finals.

Capping the Season

Monday is proving worth the wait, with great racing in every class, and some amazing action. In factory stock a lot of competitors headed home early, giving bye-runs to many of the class leaders, including Amrine, Leslie, Jr, Williams, and Cann. Sondra Leslie did have to run it out against Dold, in a close one with a 11.268/116.49 giving Sondra the win over the slightly slower Dold with an 11.308/119.81. 

After her round one win, Sondra Leslie faced brother John Leslie Jr in round two of Factory Stock who sent his sister packing. Meanwhile Matt Amrine continues tearing things up in Factory Stock running a 10.76/123 in round two.

 

Continuing his march to the title, and looking for a World Finals Title too, Brian Mitchell ran an 8.40 in round one, then took out Haris in round 2 with an 8.36/145

 

Tim Matherly went out in round 2 of Renegade, falling to Alton Clements who ran an 8.45/161

 

Shane Stymiest is getting it done in Coyote Stock, running a 10.505/124.78 in round one. In round 2 he took out Joe Guertin, when Stymiest ran a 10.56/124

 

Phil Hines is the first ever Street Outlaw champion. After running a 7.188/194.35 in a first round bye-run, he took out John Urist, who spun the tires and went sideways at the 330 ft mark. Hines ran it out, going 7.13/195, and secures his title.

 

Dwayne Barbaree red lit in round two eliminations sending Chris Groves to the final against Phil Hines.

 

Hi-Po Joe Charles took out a red-lighting Brandon Alsept with a 10.58/126

 

Drew Lyons took out took out Kermit Buffington in round 2 with a fast 10.643.

 

The air keeps getting better here in Bowling Green, even though he had a bye-run, number one Coyote Stock qualifier Jacob Lamb ran a strong 10.54/126 in round 2, making it the fastest Coyote Stock pass of the day so far.

Justin Burcham in the JPC machine racing the 5.0 shootout, he was on his way to dragging the bumper when we snapped this photo. A technical problem cost Burcham his run in the next round when the car wouldn’t start in time to make it to the starting line. In a test pass later in the day, Burcham put down a blazing 8.02/170 pass.

 

The Terminator/GT500 Shootout was hotly contested all weekend, Dom Danato (not pictured) took home the win with a final round number of 8.89/158

 

Nelson Whitlock running out of the Evolution camp is the winner of the 5.0 Shootout, on a pass where he was slowing down, he beat Justin Cyrnek with an 8.70/144 to Cyrnek’s 8.94/155

After Shane Stymiest red lit in the semi-finals against Jacob Lamb, and Hi-Po Joe Charles took out Drew Lyons, it was down to Charles vs Lamb in the Coyote Stock final. Charles pulled a monster wheel stand and Lamb ran away with it, it looked as though Charles broke something as he pulled to the side of the track by the 330 ft marker. Lamb went on to run a 10.58/126 giving him his first ever Coyote Stock win.

The Renegade finals came down to Brian Mitchell (near lane) vs Alton Clements (far lane). Mitchell wins it with a blazing 8.29/161 capping his season winning championship with a World Finals win.

 

Chris Groves (pictured) faced 2013 Street Outlaw champion Phil Hines in the Street Outlaw final. Hines went up in smoke at the starting line, giving Groves the win, which Groves ran out to a 7.28/193


The Super Stang final round was between Dave Liechty (pictured) and Pete Espeutu. Leichty lost on a break-out.


The Open Comp Final found the 1976 Mustang II Donald Carver who cut a .000 light. He beat 2013 Open Comp class champion Randy Conway.


Susan Roush-McClenaghan faced off against Gary Hollywod Parker  in the finals of Modular Muscle. Parker won after Roush-McClenaghan red lit.


The truck final saw the Lightning of Robert Churan up against MJ Ranchero Smith. Smith driving his Ranchero beat Churan in a double break-out scenario.


John Leslie Jr. faced off against Matt Amrine in the final. Leslie didn’t have enough juice for Amrine, losing to Amrine’s 10.77/122. Matt Amrine is the 2013 NMRA World Finals champion and the 2013 Factory Stock Champion.

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Don Creason

Don Creason is an automotive journalist with passions that lie from everything classic, all the way to modern muscle. Experienced tech writer, and all around car aficionado, Don's love for both cars and writing makes him the perfect addition to the Power Automedia team of experts.
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