Street Car Super Nationals St. Louis Same Day Coverage

SCSN14-ALL The Pacific Street Car Association is set to bring it’s much-heralded Street Car Super Nationals to the midwest for the first time with the inaugural running of the ‘Arnachy At The Arch’ this weekend under the lights at the Gateway Motorsports Park just outside of St. Louis. Many of the top racers in the nation have made the trek for what could be a record-breaking — but certainly exciting — event, and we’ll have all of the coverage right here on Dragzine all weekend long!

A special thanks to Comp Cams and the entire Comp Performance Group, the presenting sponsor of our same day coverage here on Dragzine!

Saturday

The performances demonstrated this weekend here in St. Louis in the Outlaw Pro Modified class, including Frankie Taylors' 5.52-second elapsed time record and Turky al Zafiri's 270 MPH blast, have gotten the attention of the entire drag racing world over the last three days. And we're hearing from sources throughout the pit area that officials from the NHRA (which sanctions the Gateway Motorsport Park and The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, site of the original Street Car Super Nationals) have been among those watching, as well. Are we perhaps witnessing the end of virtually unrestrained Pro Mod racing?

The performances demonstrated this weekend here in St. Louis in the Outlaw Pro Modified class, including Frankie Taylors’ 5.52-second elapsed time record and Turky al Zafiri’s 270 MPH blast, have gotten the attention of the entire drag racing world over the last three days. And we’re hearing from sources throughout the pit area that officials from the NHRA (which sanctions the Gateway Motorsport Park and The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, site of the original Street Car Super Nationals) have been among those watching, as well. Are we perhaps witnessing the end of virtually unrestrained Pro Mod racing?

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We can’t make this stuff up, ladies and gents. In the semifinal round of Outlaw Pro Mod, Q80 Racing’s Turky al Zafiri uncorked the quickest and fastest pass in door car racing history with a mind-numbing 5.47 at 272 MPH! 

 

Ray Parsons punched his way into the Outlaw 8.5 semifinals with a quick 5.01-second defeat of Jason Collins. Parson will take on top qualifier Krusty Ramsey, the only racer on the property go into the fours, in the semifinals.

Ray Parsons punched his way into the Outlaw 8.5 semifinals with a quick 5.01-second defeat of Jason Collins. Parson will take on top qualifier Krusty Ramsey, the only racer on the property go into the fours, in the semifinals. Ramsey will take lane choice in that match with low elapsed time of the weekend at 4.95-seconds.

In a big upset in round two of Wild Street, Cecil Whitaker took down top qualifier Todd Moyer (left) after Moyer roasted the hides right at the hit. Whitaker will take a bye run into the final. On the opposite side of the ladder, Jason Hoord clicked off a 5,00 to oust Steve Richards, for the chance to take on Lamar Swindoll Sr. in the semis.

Krusty Ramsey has been absolutely tearing the Outlaw 8.5 field apart this weekend with his BES-powered '78 Malibu. Ramsey put nearly two-tenths on the entire class in qualifying, and has only poured it on more in eliminations, running a 5.02 in round one. 4.95 in round two, and a 4.93 in the semis to punch his ticket into the final. There, he'll take on Brian Edwards, who has an uphill battle on his hands with a best run today of 5.13.

Krusty Ramsey has been absolutely tearing the Outlaw 8.5 field apart this weekend with his BES-powered ’78 Malibu. Ramsey put nearly two-tenths on the entire class in qualifying, and has only poured it on more in eliminations, running a 5.02 in round one. 4.95 in round two, and a 4.93 in the semis to punch his ticket into the final. There, he’ll take on Brian Edwards, who has an uphill battle on his hands with a best run today of 5.13.

If you weren't here to witness the Outlaw Pro Mod final at the Street Car Super Nationals St. Louis, you missed history again and again. And if you were, you'll certainly never forget it. And we owe much of that to Frankie Taylor and Turky al Zafiri. In the final round of Outlaw Pro Mod, the two, have traded blows all weekend long, finally met to settle things once and for all, and the epic finale we all hoped to witness played out like a storybook. In the quickest and fastest side-by-side drag race in doorslammer racing history, Al Zafiri downed Taylor with a world record elapsed time of 5.461-seconds at 272.50 MPH to Taylor's career -best 5.476 at 263.77 MPH. Wow, is all we can say.

If you weren’t here to witness the Outlaw Pro Mod final at the Street Car Super Nationals St. Louis, you missed history again and again. And if you were, you’ll certainly never forget it. And we owe much of that to Frankie Taylor and Turky al Zafiri. In the final round of Outlaw Pro Mod, the two, have traded blows all weekend long, finally met to settle things once and for all, and the epic finale we all hoped to witness played out like a storybook. In the quickest and fastest side-by-side drag race in doorslammer racing history, Al Zafiri downed Taylor with a world record elapsed time of 5.461-seconds at 272.50 MPH to Taylor’s career -best 5.476 at 263.77 MPH. Wow, is all we can say.

In the Pro Mod Final, Canadian Jim Bell, who qualified last in the field, ousted top qualifier Kevin Fiscus with a stout 5.920 at 243.45 MPH as Fiscus shook early and became a spectator.

In the Pro Mod Final, Canadian Jim Bell, who qualified last in the field, ousted top qualifier Kevin Fiscus with a stout 5.920 at 243.45 MPH as Fiscus shook early and became a spectator.

(Left) Krusty Ramsey finished the job in the Outlaw 8.5 finale, going 4.95 for the win over Brian Edwards' 5.11 (Right) In one heck of a matchup, Lamar Swindoll ousted Cecil Whitaker in the Wild Street final round, 4.70 to a 4.72.

Scott Lowery (left) was the lucky benefactor of a break single in the Outlaw 10.5 final when Kayla Morton, who was due a bye in the semifinals, broke in her second round match and couldn't make the bell. Lowery, unopposed, simply took the tree ad the check back to Festus, Mo. Justin Martin (right) took Xtreme Drag Radial/True 10.5 honors with a 4.86 from his '70 Nova, as Jeff Paynter stood his Mustang up on the bumper and had to lift.

Friday

Local Missourian Scott Lowery campaigns this stunning Cadillac CTS-V in Outlaw with a turbocharged Hemi between the pipes. Lowery gets assistance from fellow St. Louis-area racer Mrk Micke and Mark Woodruff, so he's certainly not short on knowledge. Lowery current sits fourth in qualifying after two sessions with a 4.63 best.

Local Missourian Scott Lowery campaigns this stunning Cadillac CTS-V in Outlaw 10.5 with a turbocharged Hemi between the pipes. Lowery gets assistance from fellow St. Louis-area racers Mark Micke and Mark Woodruff, so he’s certainly not short on knowledge. Lowery current sits fourth in qualifying after two sessions with a 4.63 best.

Russellville, Missouri native Jake Gier campaigns this sharp '67 Barracuda built by Tydo Race Cars in the Outlaw 8.5 class. The 'Cuda, purchased by and his father in 1996, was run as bracket car until 2006, at which point it was beefed up for radial tire racing. Gier switched over to 8.5 this season with the 572-inch Mopar-powered machine fed by an Induction Solutions nitrous setup. Gier backs the big block mill up with an M&M transmission and Pro Torque converter to help propel the car to a best elapsed time thus far of 5.32-seconds. Gier tickled that personal-best mark last night with a 5.34 that has him sitting seventh in the order.

Texas racer Lamar Swindoll Jr. stood his sinister black '70 Nova WAY up on the bumper until well out to 330-feet in Wild Street qualifying last night, dragging the bumper and trailing a shower of sparks in his wake. Swindoll got things turned back around for the second session and laid down a 4.930, good for fifth in the order.

Texas racer Lamar Swindoll Jr. stood his sinister black ’70 Nova WAY up on the bumper until well out to 330-feet in Wild Street qualifying last night, dragging the bumper and trailing a shower of sparks in his wake. Swindoll got things turned back around for the second session and laid down a 4.930, good for fifth in the order.

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Outlaw 8.5 racer Jason Kenzevich towed his great-looking '90 Mustang out from Las Vegas to contest the Anarchy at the Arch this weekend. Kenzevich recently hurt his primary motor while testing in Denver, and was forced to turn to the stock-block big block Chevrolet you see here, featuring Dart Pro 1 heads, and Edelbrock intake, and a single plate nitrous oxide setup. Kenzevich was the Outlaw 8.5 champion with the PSCA in 2012 and still carries the No. 1 on the car, but alternates between 275 radial racing and 8.5 depending on the event, and has been 4.90's on the 275's and 5.20's on the small slick.

Veteran Texas racer Todd Moyer, who has driven everything from Pro Mods to Extreme 10.5 to radial tire cars, leads the pack in Wild Street with his bitchin' Fox body Mustang with a 4.683 at 153.37 MPH.

Veteran Texas racer Todd Moyer, who has driven everything from Pro Mods to Extreme 10.5 to radial tire cars, leads the pack in Wild Street with his bitchin’ Fox body Mustang with a 4.683 at 153.37 MPH.

We’re set to get underway with this evening’s two scheduled rounds of qualifying at around 6:30 p.m., with an hour of open testing slated for 5:30. The conditions are dry, hot, and hot…but things will only improve as the evening goes on, so we should continue to see some spectacular numbers on the scoreboards.

Despite the soaring heat with indexes in the 110-degree range, Paul Mouhayet laid down what's believed to be the fastest speed in door slammer drag racing history in open testing this afternoon with a 263 MPH blast, paired with a career-best 5.66-second elapsed time.

Despite the soaring heat with indexes in the 110-degree range, Paul Mouhayet laid down what’s believed to be the fastest speed in door slammer drag racing history in open testing this afternoon with a 263 MPH blast, paired with a career-best 5.66-second elapsed time.

Outlaw 8.5 class leader Krusty Ramsey, all the way from Colorado, backed up his leading 5.00 with a 5.01 in tonight's third session to keep his stranglehold on the field.

Outlaw 8.5 class leader Krusty Ramsey, all the way from Colorado, backed up his leading 5.00 with a 5.01 in tonight’s third session to keep his stranglehold on the field.

Q80 Racing's Turky al Zafiri stunned everyone in attendance this evening by clicking off an unreal 5.531 at over 262 MPH from his twin-turbocharged entry, resetting the world record set last night by Frankie Taylor. The Madman opted to sit out the third session to save parts, but might we see him later tonight to reclaim his title?

Q80 Racing’s Turky al Zafiri stunned everyone in attendance this evening by clicking off an unreal 5.531 at over 262 MPH from his twin-turbocharged entry, resetting the world record set last night by Frankie Taylor. The Madman opted to sit out the third session to save parts, but might we see him later tonight to reclaim his title?

Floridian Kevin Fiscus (left) is currently atop the Pro Modified field with his 5.888 recorded in the third session, which placed him just ahead of Clint Satterfield's 5.90. Every competitor in the class has now dipped into the fives, with Jim Bell anchoring the show with this 5.98.

NHRA Mello Yell Drag Racing Series chief starter Mark Lyle is here this weekend serving as the official starter of the Anarchy at the Arch.

NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series chief starter Mark Lyle is here this weekend serving as the official starter of the Anarchy at the Arch.

The Outlaw Pro Mod elapsed time record battle has gotten completely out of hand this evening. After trumping Frankie Taylors' 5.55-second record with a 5.53 n the third session earlier this evening. Taylor, who sat the session out, pulled the car cover off his Corvette and pulled to the lanes and nonchalantly ripped off a 5.529 at just...repeated..just 251 MPH to retake the mark.

Outlaw 10.5 polesitter Mike Kimmis from Lebanon, Mo. stepped up in tonight's fourth session of qualifying, going 4.23 at 186.28 MPH to distance himself from Jim Brown, who sits second with his 4.35 from earlier this evening.

Outlaw 10.5 polesitter Mike Kimmis from Lebanon, Mo. stepped up in tonight’s fourth session of qualifying, going 4.23 at 186.28 MPH to distance himself from Jim Brown, who sits second with his 4.35 from earlier this evening.

270 MPH in a door car? You'd better believe it. The Q80 Racing team and tuner Steve Petty and driver Turky al Zafiri made the call for the fifth and final qualifying session and boy did they they ever close the night out in style, becoming the first team to ever top (or even approach) the 270 mark. Al Zafiri, showing his mettle behind the wheel, drove the car from right of the groove right through the boards to a 5.53.

Here's Frankie "The Madman" Taylor's weekend resume, in order from right to left. According to Taylor, his screw-blown Corvette started eating up the blower belt at half track and finally departed just before the finish line on the 5.52 run, cutting his speed down to a mere (relatively speaking) 251 MPH. Taylor and his crew chief and brother, Paul Taylor, are confident the Stupid Fast machine can go a 5.48 or .49 tomorrow evening if they can keep the car happy for 1,320 feet.

Here’s Frankie “The Madman” Taylor’s weekend resume, in order from right to left. According to Taylor, his screw-blown Corvette started eating up the blower belt at half track and finally departed just before the finish line on the 5.52 run, cutting his speed down to a mere (relatively speaking) 251 MPH. Taylor and his crew chief and brother, Paul Taylor, are confident the Stupid Fast machine can go a 5.48 or .49 tomorrow evening if they can keep the car happy for 1,320 feet.

Justin Martin out his badass  '72 Chevy Nova on the pole in Xtreme Drag Radial/True 10.5 with a 4.45-second shot at 177 MPH that outpaced Mark Micke and his 4.53 from Thursday. Interestingly, Micke and his pseudo-teammate Mark Woodruff, who's competing in Outlaw 10.5, both made a nearly 9-hour haul to Norwalk to get qualified for the NMCA event this weekend, and then plan to return tomorrow for eliminations here in St. Louis before another trip back to Norwalk.

Justin Martin out his badass ’72 Chevy Nova on the pole in Xtreme Drag Radial/True 10.5 with a 4.45-second shot at 177 MPH that outpaced Mark Micke and his 4.53 from Thursday. Interestingly, Micke and his pseudo-teammate Mark Woodruff, who’s competing in Outlaw 10.5, both made a nearly 9-hour haul to Norwalk to get qualified for the NMCA event this weekend, and then plan to return tomorrow for eliminations here in St. Louis before another trip back to Norwalk.

 

Final Qualifying Orders

Thursday

We've arrived at the first running of the Street Car Super Nationals, where all-time door slammer records  very well fall, and the man you see here, tuning extraordinaire Steve Petty, might be behind them. Petty is here turning the dials on the Proline-owered Q80 Camaro, which has proven itself one of the quickest eighth-mile cars in the world. But what can it do clear to the quarter-mile? We're going to find out!

We’ve arrived at the first running of the Street Car Super Nationals, where all-time door slammer records very well fall, and the man you see here, tuning extraordinaire Steve Petty, might be behind them. Petty is here turning the dials on the Proline-owered Q80 Camaro, which has proven itself one of the quickest eighth-mile cars in the world. But what can it do clear to the quarter-mile? We’re going to find out!

(Left) the last time we saw Ray Jaso's gorgeous Mustang, it was on fire at the Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green last season. The extensive fire damage has been repaired and he's out here to take on all-comers in Outlaw 10.5. (Right) This gorgeous nitrous-fed bullet, worthy of a show-and-shine award all on it's own, belongs to fellow Outlaw 105 runner Paja Agatonovic, who towed to St. Louis all the way from California.

The presence of "The Madman" Frankie Taylor here at the Anarchy At The Arch is a headline if there ever was one. Taylor, who holds the all-time record for a door slammer in the eighth-mile at 3.48-seconds, is going to try his hand - for the first time - at the quarter-mile. If the wick on his screw-blown Corvette stays lit for 1,320 feet, it could be interesting.

The presence of “The Madman” Frankie Taylor here at the Anarchy At The Arch is a headline if there ever was one. Taylor, who holds the all-time record for a door slammer in the eighth-mile at 3.48-seconds, is going to try his hand – for the first time – at the quarter-mile. If the wick on his screw-blown Corvette stays lit for 1,320 feet, it could be interesting.

Turki al Hamadi and his Q80 tea took advantage of this afternoon's hour of open testing, making an eighth-mile hit that resulted in a 6.88 with the parachutes out. Al Hamadi was a stout 3.81 to half track.

Turky al Zafiri and his Q80 tea took advantage of this afternoon’s hour of open testing, making an eighth-mile hit that resulted in a 6.88 with the parachutes out. Al Hamadi was a stout 3.81 to half track.

Less than a week ago, Australian star Paul Mouhayet's trip to the United States was in jeopardy after a high-speed crash off the end of the Sydney Dragway in his Outlaw 10.5 Mustang that cause injuries to his ankle. But not one to let a little accident deter him, Mouhayet and company hopped on a bird destined for Missouri to give their brand new Tim Mcamis-built Pro Modified machine a thorough flogging. And that they did; after a shutoff run in th 5.80's last night, Mouhayet cooked the already red-hot Gateway quarter-mile to the tune of a 5.75 at 260 MPH and change in testing this afternoon, setting the bar really high for the rest of the Outlaw Pro Mod class.

Less than a week ago, Australian star Paul Mouhayet’s trip to the United States was in jeopardy after a high-speed crash off the end of the Sydney Dragway in his Outlaw 10.5 Mustang that caused then-unknown injuries to his ankle. But not one to let a little bump in the road deter him, Mouhayet and company hopped on a bird destined for Missouri to give their brand new Tim McAmis-built Pro Modified machine a thorough flogging. And that they did; after a shutoff run in th 5.80’s last night, Mouhayet cooked the already red-hot Gateway quarter-mile to the tune of a 5.75 at 260 MPH and change in testing this afternoon, setting the bar really high for the rest of the Outlaw Pro Mod class.

You're looking at the quickest door car in the world -1/8-mile and 1/4-mile - on its way to the quickest pass in history at 5.590-seconds. The bad news for the rest of the class is this was Taylors' first hit right off the trailer, and not only did it bobble early, but the 250 MPH speed indicates he tossed the laundry a little early. 5.40's, anyone?

You’re looking at the quickest door car in the world -1/8-mile and 1/4-mile – on its way to the quickest pass in history at 5.590-seconds. The bad news for the rest of the class is this was Taylors’ first hit right off the trailer, and not only did it bobble early, but the 250 MPH speed indicates he tossed the laundry a little early. 5.40’s, anyone?

Local racer Mark Micke (left) and Mark Woodruff are both competing here at SCSN -- Micke in Xtreme Drag Radial/True 10.5 with his Chevy Malibu, and Woodruff in Outlaw 10.5 (alongside Paja Agatonivic at right) Micke is currently second with his 4.67 in round one, while Woodruff is second in the 12-car Outlaw 10.5 field at 4.37.

Kevin Crain (left) sits second in the 11-car Outlaw 8.5 field with his 5.326 that trails round one leader Mark Werdehausen's 5.209. Scott Schuler (right) meanwhile, is right behind Crain in third with a 5.328. The top five cars are all under 5.40, with several others hot on their heels in the 5.50's.

Friday’s Second Round Qualifying Order

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Andrew has been involved in motorsports from a very young age. Over the years, he has photographed several major auto racing events, sports, news journalism, portraiture, and everything in between. After working with the Power Automedia staff for some time on a freelance basis, Andrew joined the team in 2010.
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