Dash for Cash Results from US131

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Dash for Cash Results from US131

Event weekend wrap up with highlights, winners, and big payouts at US 131 Dash For Cash

With a hot and humid weather forecast not typical for the end of September in Michigan, motorcycle racers showed up in record numbers to the US 131 facility at the AMSNOW/ Dash for Cash. The number of entries drove the 100% ET payout structure to the highest in the history of the September race. Over 130 motorcycles and 200 asphalt snowmobiles drove in for the 2017 event and it paid off for those that found the winner circle last weekend. The event in memory of the late Dash for Cash founder; and entertainer; Tim Mills kicked off Friday with the track operated test and tune that filled the staging lanes with bikes, snowmobile, and car entries. Many racers took the opportunity of the $25 night time session to get dialed in for race day on Saturday.

Track manager Jason Peterson and personnel did a great job with the 90 degree temperatures to provide a fast and smooth racing surface all weekend long. A handful of Pro Street racers also showed up to get ready for the NHDRO Finals this weekend as well as the 10k race in Maryland next month. In a late night run with the dew starting to come in, The Pro Street Lucky team known for getting down a challenging racetrack; of Nem and E were able to go a 6.956@199 on a Friday night 1000ft shut off pass which was a career best and fastest for the team and a new record for track for a two-wheeled machine without wheelie bars.

Saturday morning with another day of warm conditions riders started battling out the heat early to race for the G&G Metals $2,000 prize, $1000 runner-up + semi and ¼ money. And the newly sponsored Ryan Schnitz Racing Street ET which posted a $1000 prize, $500 runner-up as well as semi and ¼ money. Qualifying was also underway in the Lake City & J- Dub Paintless Dent Repair Quick 4, Liguori Racing Super Comp, Fisher Body Shop Top Gas, and Kevin Dennis Insurance Hand Clutch Shootout. The race always brings out some of the toughest bracket racers in the midwest including racers like Frank Linders, Mark Musselman, Brian Selner, Mike Kruger, James Underhill, Kevin Adams, Doug Fisher, Jeff Green, and now making themselves known to this region, the Nebraska Brothers of Brian and Rob Wood.

But even with the veteran racers flooding into 131, the Saturday night win went to steady and consistent young gun from Urbana, OH; and team Kilkare representative; Austin Stidham. In Street ET, a matchup of longtime racer at the 131 Dash; Hurley Davis and from the group known as the OCBoyz; Lucas Heyde squared off where Heyde was able to put .011 package together to take his first ever event win at one of the biggest of the year. Our Quick 4 was the fastest field ever that looked like this:

Quick 4 qualifying order:

  1.  #1447 Foster Jr / 7.508
  2.  #3X66 / 7.752
  3.  #3033 / 7.878
  4.  GX13. / 8.168

Where the champion of the popular race within a race format was; Bobby Foster Jr. of Lansing, IL in Pro, and Bryan Clapper Jr. in Street picking up additional bonus money for the weekend. Handclutch shootout winner was an upset victory in a class filled with turbos and big nitrous jets with Taylor Glick out of Lima, OH winning on the GSXR 1000. Saturday night as promised the entertainment was lit up under the tower with Live music, cold beer, Tennessee moonshine, and a badass fireworks display by Chris Elder.

Sunday brought us into the final day of the event with competition continuing to ramp up. Pro ET once again saw a member of the Wood family in the finals, this time not settling for 2nd place, and getting the win Brian Wood of Omaha, Nebraska defeated Jesse Baker of Newton Falls, OH in a close one that had everyone on their toes. In our sportsman categories, Super comp was won by the son of longtime champion Darren Liguori; the owner of Liguori Drag Racing; David Liguori got the win over Elkhart, IN native Kenneth Selner. Fisher Body Shop Top Gas saw two first-time competitors in the finals together of Brett Engel and Nico Grier of Sunbury, OH, although Grier had a great weekend, Engel out of Bunker Hill, IN got the guaranteed $1500 purse running dead on an 8.205 in the finals. In Street ET, multi-time winner of this event was won again by Bryan Clapper Jr. hailing from Beaverdam, OH to defeat “Lowdown” in the final race of the day. Other event winners included: Kevin Stevens in Super Eliminator. Best Appearing bike; Sunny Lee Baker, and the First Family Award of Mark & Stacy Musselman.

Thank you again to our list of sponsors for making this continue to be one of the most look forwarded to and best races of the year for the late Tim Mills. Also to the Gibbs family of Mike, Sammy, and Sue for providing excellent BBQ and food all weekend long for racers and fans.

Our Sponsors:

  • G & G Metal Spinners
  • Joshen Paper & Packaging
  • Dennis Insurance
  • Crazy Racing Apparel
  • Ryan Schnitz Racing
  • Lake City Honda
  • Liguori Drag Racing
  • Fisher Body Shop
  • Bar- BQ Heaven
  • J-Dub Paintless Dent Repair
  • Good Fortune Chinese restaurant
  • EatMyInk

Good luck to everyone this weekend, and we look forward to seeing everyone again in 2018!

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