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IDBL : Pingel Spring Nationals Coverage


Event: 19th Annual Pingel Spring Nationals
When: April 22-24, 2016
Where: Maryland International Raceway in Budds Creek, MD

Pingel Spring Nationals Coverage

The Mickey Thompson Tires IDBL Series kicks-off the season at Maryland International Raceway with the 19th annual Pingel Spring Nationals on April 22-24, 2016.

The event will feature Orient Express Pro Street, DME Racing Real Street, Vance & Hines 4.60 Index, FBR shop 5.60 Index, Crazy 8′ s, Trac King clutches Top Sportsman, Shinko Tires Pro ET, Brock’s Performance Street ET and Grudge.


Full Race Results are available in PDF – Download here

IDBL Orient Express Pro Street


Winner : Joey Gladstone
Runner-up : Ehren Litten
#1 Qualifier : Joey Gladstone 6.86

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IDBL DME Racing Real Street


Winner : Anibal Merced
Runner-up : Justin Fernandez
#1 Qualifier : Joey Gladstone 7.834

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IDBL Vance and Hines 4.60

4.60 Index

Winner : Ronald Procopio
Runner-up : Tyler Cammock
#1 Qualifier : Eran Pielert 4.60

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IDBL The FBR Shop 5.60

5.60 Index

Winner : Rickey Gadson
Runner-up : Michael Ostrowski
#1 Qualifier : Ben Knight 5.601

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IDBL Carpenter Racing Crazy 8's

Crazy 8’s

Winner : Robert Parker
Runner-up : Dustin Lee
#1 Qualifier : Spencer Claycomb 8.881

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IDBL APE Top Sportsman

Top Sportsman

Winner : Chris Clontz
Runner-up : Jay Windsor
#1 Qualifier : Luis Quiles 7.572

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IDBL Shinko Pro ET


Pro ET – Saturday

Winner : Ronnie Reece Jr.
Runner-up : Ben Knight


Pro ET – Sunday

Winner : David Ashton
Runner-up : Matt Davidson



IDBL Brocks Performance Street ET


Street ET – Saturday

Winner : Mark Southard
Runner-up : Jimmie Miller


Street ET – Sunday

Winner : Bob Carlson
Runner-up : Wardell






Weekend Links


At 2:30pm we are still under a rain delay. So far this weekend is a repeat of 2015. Last year a small rain cell would not leave the area and we had to run the entire event Sunday. Right now we are at at 3:00pm with rain clouds hanging over us as the entire staff is out on the track drying it off.

We did take advantage of the downtime to present the 2015 Champions with awards. Mike Schultz is here and he was able to accept his ET Championship trophy as the Maryland International Raceway Track Champion during the awards presentation.

In the first round of Pro Street qualifying, the only 6 second pass came from DME Racing’s Joey Gladstone with a 6.90. Refer to the Orient Express Pro Street Goat List for the fastest Pro Street Passes in history. In DME Racing Real Street, Joey Gladstone is leading the charge with a 7.83 at 175.41 on his all motor Hayabusa tuned by Skip Gladstone. In the Vance and Hines 4.60 Index class Michael Ostrowski leads the 29 bike field with a 4.602.

In Top Sportsman Mark Schwalm is on top of the pack with a 7.707 at 169 mph. Spencer Claycomb is leading Crazy 8’s with a 8.881. And lastly, in the FBR Shop 5.60 class Ben Knight is #1 with a 5.601.

At 7:30pm we are still cleaning up a oil down from the Street ET class. We will most likely have the 2nd Pro qualifier at 8pm and then the 3rd Sunday morning. But a riders meeting will determine that later tonight.

ET eliminations started tonight at 11pm and will run until curfew. We will be back tomorrow at 9am. The final round of Pro qualifying will be around 10:30am.


In Vance and Hines 4.60, class champion Tyler Cammock took out Rob Hunicutt and will face off against Ronnie Bonitatis in the second round.

Joseph Gladstone and Rodney Williford are on track to both set the first Orient Express Pro Street record for the season with a 6.80 and 6.767 pass respectively. Last year Joey set the record with a 6.72, but after a mid season rule change the records were wiped out to allow for new records with the new rules.

In DME Racing Real Street, Joey Gladstone out of character turned on the red light letting Justin Fernandez advance to round two. David Sewart and Richard Diggs were no shows giving Ashon Dickerson and Rickey Gadson easy passes to the next round.

Second round of Orient Express Racing Pro Street Eliminations delivers a 6.74 pass from DME Racing piloted by Joseph Gladstone,Williford Racing had problems with traction and was unable to back up his earlier pass of a 6.76. Jason Dunigan lost a chain for the second event in a row.

In DME Racing Real Street Anibal Merced took the win over Rickey Gasdon, and Justin Fernandez took the win over a red lighting Ashon Dickerson. Real Street champions Anibal Merced will face off against Justin Fernandez in the final round.

The IDBL Orient Express Racing Pro Street Round 2 was a phenomenal round. All 6.80 passes! Joey Gladstone took out Tony Ficher on the fastest side-by-side 6.80’s in IDBL history. Gladstone ran a 6.82 and Ficher ran a 6.88. In the next pair, Terence Angela with a fresh motor ran a 6.85 losing to Ehren Litten‘s hole shot with a 6.87! Litten and Gladstone will face-off in the final round at 7pm.



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