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AMRA Spring Rally and Drags Results


AMRA Spring Rally and Drags Results

by Tom McCarthy

On April 28, 2019, the AMRA Spring Rally and Drags was concluded at historic Beech Bend Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Hundreds of Harley Davidson racers flocked to Beech Bend as they have since 1969. This was the first race with the AMRA in transition to new ownership and all went off well despite a washout of Q-3 due to persistent rain showers, late Saturday. The first two rounds of qualifying went well, but then spotty showers became rain and the plug was pulled at 6:40 PM and a riders meeting was called for 7:30.

The new AMRA leadership then addressed all the riders at one time with all present and explained that after four attempts to dry the track and twice sent the racers back to the pits as the sky opened up it was the best thing to do, late in the day, with no sunshine to help dry the track. Bill Rowe then explained that on Sunday morning, AMRA would allow all racers 1 test pass to start the day, address any re-runs from the night previous and run a Q-3 session, Sunday morning, then begin sportsman racing to start the show. From there, Pro’s would run at 2-4 and 6pm, to get the full race in. The racers knew they were being treated fairly and there were precious few questions to address after the leadership took the lead.

On Sunday, the race got off on time and was complete by 7PM.

The results from the 2019 AMRA Spring Rally and Drags are as follows:

Nitro Funny Bike – Hal Cort of Houston TX, (6.85) def Ryan Perry of Milford OH, (6.87)

Pro Fuel – Chaz Kennedy of Klin MS, (7.41) def Janette Thornley of Statesville, NC, (7.49)

Pro Gas – Donnie Huffman of Lakeland FL, (8.91) def Greg Frost of Omaha, NE, (Broke)

Pro Modified – Billy Doherty of Wyoming, MI (8.37) def Shane Pendergast of TN (8.77)

Super Comp – Donnie Huffman of Lakeland, FL, (W) Keith Richner, of Moore, SC (R/U)

Vreeland’s HD, Top Eliminator, Curt Stuckenschneider of MO (W), Steve Matthews (R/U)

Modified – Gary Douglas of Staunton, VA (W), Dan Leslie of Pinson, TN (R/U)

Vreeland’s HD, Super Gas – Kimberly DeShields, Smyrna, TN (W), Bill Anderson of Spring TX (R/U)

Brock’s Performance Outlaw Street – Stephane Crete, Canada, (W), Charley Douglas, VA, (R/U)

Super Pro – David Doremus, Loveland, OH, (W), Butch Lowe, (R/U)

Horsepower Inc. Hot Street – Brian Connelly Jr, IL (W), Dave Cartwright, IN, (R/U)

Pro Eliminator – Terry Mason, TN (W), Rick Miller, FL, (R/U)

Zippers Performance Super Street – Charley Douglas, Staunton, VA, (W), Joe Perry, Kingsport, TN, (R/U)

Baker Street Eliminator – Kevin Winters, Richmond IL (W), Charley Walker, Brandon, MS, (R/U)

Energy One Dresser – Assim Chaudhry, PA, (W), David Dennick, PA, (R/U)

Thundermax Eliminator- Scott Barkley, TN, (W), Matt Hawkins, Woodriver, IL, (R/U)

Street Trophy- (1) Tony Eads (W) Roy Meadows (R/U) (2) Roy Medows (W) # 1416 (R/U)

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2019 Schedule

April 27-28 / Spring Rally & Drags / Beechbend Raceway Park
May 18-19 / Orlando Nationals / Orlando Dragway
June 29-30 / Summer Shootout & Rally / Beechbend Raceway Park
July 27-28 / Michigan Nationals Race & Rally / US 131 Motorsports Park
Aug 24-25 / Liberty Nitro Nationals / Numidia Dragway
Sept 21-22 / Clay Jones Memorial Race & Rally / Beechbend Raceway Park
Oct 12-13  / Jim McClure Memorial Harley Nitro Nationals / Rockingham Dragway


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