event: NHDRO World Finals and Pro Street Shootout
when: September 23-25, 2016
where: Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Indiana USA
Big Money Pro Street Shootout Headlines NHDRO Finals
Each NHDRO event shines a spotlight on a different class, and on September 23-25 at the World Finals it’s McIntosh Machine & Fabrication Pro Street’s turn. Turbo flames will pop and blast on Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Raceway starting line deep into the night on Saturday as the world’s quickest streetbikes compete with no less than $5000 on the line in the Big Money Pro Street Shootout, then again for the regular purse in Sunday’s eliminations.
And the timing couldn’t be better, because as title bouts wage all around at NHDRO’s final race of the season, the Pro Street championship has already been wrapped up by Michigan racer Mark Paquette. After skipping the Huntsville opener, Paquette has won every single round in a devastatingly dominant performance on his turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusa.
But Shootouts are often won by wildcards. Joey Jobbe was a surprise finalist in August, can he claim the $5K? What about Brandon Mitchan, Jordan Haase, or Louisville runner-up Brandon Coley? Will this be their breakthrough win?
Then there are the veterans who will not bow down—Rudy Sanzottera and his Quicktime Motorsports turbo ‘Busa, Ryan Hable, Gabe Frederick, Indy homeboy Justin Doucet, three-time MIRock champion Rodney Williford and his John Drake/No Fear teammate D.D. Boulware, former NHDRO champ “Mothug” Doug Gall, Detroit’s Ronnie Mitchell Racing team of Michael Bayes and Jeremy Teasley, North Carolina’s Ehren Litten, and more!
But don’t think for a minute that the champion will let this big payday slip through his hands. Paquette and his teammate Bud Yoder—the 2015 Pro Street champion—will be putting their McIntosh-prepped chassis to the full test with all the turbocharged horsepower they can handle in the cool of the evening on Indy’s always awesome track.
This is one Saturday night you will not want to miss—clearly the biggest Pro Street race so far this year!
Or Sunday either, as tight championship battles go down to the final round.
Sadly, Marty “Pops” Sanzottera will not be in the house to defend his HMH Motorsports Coatings Pro Open points lead, as Pops continues to recover from serious injuries sustained in a recent road crash. The whole NHDRO family continues to wish Pops a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him back on his badass Quicktime ‘Busa in 2017.
That leaves the door open to Chris Cutsinger to pass Sanzottera for the championship, but only if a large enough field gives him the rounds he needs to do it.
Jeff Lindeman has a commanding lead over Chase Morris in Quicktime Motorsports/Lindeman Performance Pro Ultra 4.60, which could see his bike win the title for the second year straight. Last year’s champ Les Stimac was in the seat before coming out with his own mount this year.
Heather Baldi was able to take over the G&G Metal Spinners Top Gas points lead from perennial champion Greg Mallett in August while Mallet recovered from surgery. But he’ll be back in helmet and Bates Leathers this weekend and looking to regain what appears to be his birthright.
The Millennium Trailers Super Comp chase couldn’t be any tighter, with August’s Big Money MPS Pro ET winner John “Spooky” Markham ahead of Dragbike.com BAMF Dustin “Biscuits” Lee by only two points. Iowa’s Bruce Damewood is still within striking distance and this one will go down to the final round.
Motorcycle House Crazy 8s is nearly as tight as Super Comp, with Wes Brown carrying a nine point lead over Ron “Jiu-Jitsu” Arnold, Lee lurking in third, and Chad Fleener a close fourth.
Lee is leading Arnold by 53 points in Route 21 Street Fighter with Danny Miller in third.
Ricky Scott Jr. has a 40 point lead over Markham in MPS Pro ET, followed by Joe “Top Step of the Dugout” Deck in third. With Pro ET races both Saturday and Sunday, anything can happen in this class.
Ditto in Kevin Dennis Insurance Street ET, where Arnold is sitting “420 friendly” ahead of Stephen Knight’s 400 points, followed by Brandon Teasley with 370 and Lee with 310.
Never forget that good time Grudge sessions are always a part of every NHDRO event. And last but not at all least, the Finals mark the return of the infamous $1000-to-win NHDRO Bikini Contest—the gift that just keeps giving and getting crazier all the time.
This weekend’s weather forecast for the world’s greatest quarter mile at Lucas Oil Raceway could not be more perfect for spectacular racing, scantily clad bikini beauties, and the constant good times that you can only find at an NHDRO event. There is a reason that NHDRO is the Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series and GROWING! Come see what Brian and Niki Welch’s NHDRO family experience is all about.
NHDRO thanks McIntosh Machine and Fabrication , Quicktime Motorsports, Route 21 Racing Apparel, Millennium Trailers, G&G Metal Spinners, Kevin Dennis Insurance, MPS , Motorcycle House, PR Factory Store, Vanson Leathers , and HMH Motorsports Coatings
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