September Race Results
Thank you to all of our sponsors and TVRP for having us! Our next race will be October 14 at Thunder Valley Raceway in Noble, OK. You don’t want to miss a second of all the action!
Synergy Motorsports E Street
W-Michael Rudd R/U-Mauricio Serrato
Schnitz Racing Street ET
W-Ben Gartner R/U-Nick Johnson
Pingel Enterprises Pro ET
W-Nick Johnson R/U David Zemula
JR Fence Ultra Street
W-Ben Gartner R/U-Mike Reverts
Wedman Motorsports Super Gas
W-Brad Smith R/U-Jim Miller
Tombo Racing Super Street
W-Todd Smith R/U-Zak Taylor
Sea Breeze Pools Super Comp
W-Mark Trammell R/U-Nick Johnson
Fast by Gast Top Gas
W-Mark Brady R/U-Lucas Townsend
Mr. Paint Pro Open
W-Mark Rendeluk R/U-Derek Gibson
PMRA race #3 turned out to be hot and humid and provided some spectacular racing throughout the day! This race seen some familiar faces in the winner’s circle and also some first time winners in some of the classes. With racers traveling from as far north as Minnesota and also from as far south as Houston, there were racers from all across the Midwest! Points races tightened up in some classes and other classes seen the leaders extend those leads by more points and with three races left championships are the light at the end of the tunnel.
Mr. Paint Pro Open class had 6 bikes squaring off but Mr. Paint Mark Rendeluk and Derek Gibson ended up facing off in the finals, with the win going to Rendeluk and also taking back the top spot in the championship chase and now leading Brunson Grothus by 309 points.
Fast by Gast Top Gas was missing Multi time champ Fast Phil Snare because he was chasing his dream of punching his ticket to Pomona, but with that being said, after the completion of the weekend, Phil is only down by 9 points and still in the hunt for the big trophy at the end of the year! #1 qualifier Mark Brady made it to his second final in a row and was able to pull off the win against Lucas Townsend on a borrowed bike who is also not far behind in the championship hunt.
Sea Breeze Pools Super Comp had 14 bikes and the top 4 qualifiers all running 8.90xs with the rest of the field not far behind. Number 1 qualifier Lucas Townsend, who made it all the way to the semifinals before being taken down to the eventual runner up Nick Johnson who qualified number 4 and was able to carry momentum all the way to the finals. Class sponsor Mark Trammell pulled off the race 3 win, but had one of the closest races of the whole race against Brandon Jones, winning that round by a mere .0011 at the stripe which equates to roughly 2.85”. Multi time champ Dwayne Gaines also made Mark earn his way into the finals and kept him honest the whole trip down. Nick Johnson leads the championship chase with 3 races to go.
Tombo Racing Super Street had newcomer to the class, Todd Smith on a B-king, winning the final when Zak Taylor had a fuel pump malfunction and was unable to take the beams in the final. Lucas Townsend qualified number 1 running a 9.514 which will keep him in the hunt to reel in Zak in the championship run. Glenn Todd and Josh Pilcher are still within reach and can also make a run with only 3 races left.
Wedman Motorsports Super Gas class had 10 great racers. Race 1 winner Screaming Eagle Brad Smith facing off against race 2 winner and #1 qualifier Jim Miller in the final. Brad Smith rode his Harley destroyer to victory this time around. With only 6 points separating these 2, this chase will be the most compelling to watch the final 3 rounds of 2017!
In Pingel Pro ET it was Nick Johnson who came out on top in the final against David Zemula. Nick was killing the tree all day and was able to get the bye into the finals due to his .001 light in round 3. David Zemula was able to make it through all challengers until facing Nick in the finals. David had the better light with a .008 but Nick was able to pull off an .025 and get around David on the big end and taking the win home. With Les Knaak and Robert Zavesky tied for the lead in the championship, and Patrick Roetto and Nick Johnson not far behind this championship could come down to the final rounds of the final race!
Schnitz Racing Street ET had Nick Johnson and Ben Gartner taking home hardware for race #3. Gartner took the win and has been on a roll. He has stretched his lead to 8 rounds of racing with no signs of him letting up. Johnson made his 3rd final of the day but was unable to pull of the win in the final by going .017 red. There are only 200 points separating 2nd place all the way back to 12th place in the championship. If Gartner is able to continue on his tear, the championship will be his!
JR Fence Ultra Street had Ben Gartner defending his race 1 win back in July against newcomer Mike Reverts. Gartner was able to qualify #1 and get the bye into the finals, while Reverts qualified #2 and had to race Elyse McKinnon on her bad BMW for their shot to knock Gartner off the top step. Reverts zx14r didn’t have enough for Ben’s zx14r. This class will next be ran at race #5 October 28 when PMRA makes their return to Osage Casino’s Tulsa Raceway Park.
Synergy Motorworks E Street had Michael Rudd taking the win over Muaricio Serrato in a best 2 out of 3. These guys wanted to have fun, and they were able to accomplish that along with gaining knowledge on how to bracket race and get more consistent.
PMRA would like to thank all of our sponsors and our racers for your continued support. Race #4 is right around the corner on October 14 at Thunder Valley Raceway Park in Noble, OK. We will finish the season 2 short weeks later at Osage Casino’s Tulsa Raceway Park with a double race weekend.
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