IHRA Nitro Jam @ San Antonio Raceway, presented by Good Vibrations Motorsports and CarSafe
The eyes of Bruce Litton as he prepares for his top fuel run
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April 8, 2013
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Marion, TX.,(April, 6th, 2013) After a successful opening night of action on the 1ˇ4 mile track, just east of San Antonio, Nitro Jam completed its two-day show with another complete show featuring the Top Fuel Dragsters, Amsoil Prostalgia Funny Cars, Fuel Altereds, Nitro Harleys, Jet Dragsters, Funny Cars and Truck, plus “Wheelstander.”
Bruce Litton, Mark Sanders, Ron Hope and Jay Turner looked to repeat after taking the Ironman trophies’ in the Friday night show. The Division 4 Renegades Sportsmen racers also began their eliminations as part of the Summit Series Pro-Am. These same Sportsmen cars return to action again on Sunday with a special “stand alone” show.
What started off as a cool, cloudy day quickly changed into a beautiful, warm, sunny, ‘Chamber of Commerce’ day for racers, teams and fans. Tracks warmed early in qualifying sessions for the Sportsmen cars.
Litton and Turner were able to double up for the weekend taking their second wins. Litton was unopposed in Top Fuel after Kyle Wurztel failed to fire. Turner, hanging one leg off for a stabilizer, outran TraceyKile for the Nitro Harley win.
Peter Gallen in his Poverty Stricken Prostalgia Funny Car rebounded for the Saturday night win. His opponent, Greg Jacobsmeyer, had all sorts of trouble leaving the line, going numerous directions, but not straight. Kyle Hough, Super Nanook, grabbed the Fuel Altered victory against Ron Hope, who drifted out of the groove and lifted.
Top Fuel round 1
Bruce Litton, Nitro Jam, 4.998 @ 259.22
Kyle Wurtzel, High Yield, 5.347 @ 191.90
Top Fuel Finals
Bruce Litton, Nitro Jam, 11.565 @ 77.12
Kyle Wurtzel, High Yield, N/T
Amsoil Prostalgia Funny Car round 1
Greg Jacobsmeyer, All-Star Dodge, 6.151 @ 233.40
Mark Sanders, Mr Explosive, 6.161 @ 230.30
Peter Gallen, Poverty Stricken, 5.849 @ 248.48
John Hale, Nitro Boss, 6.787 @ 170.39
Amsoil Prostalgia Funny Car Finals
Peter Gallen, Poverty Stricken, 5.907 @ 247.39
Greg Jacobsmeyer, All-Star Dodge, 18.239 @ 61.06
John Hale, Nitro Boss, 5.879 @ 249.31
Mark Sanders, Mr Explosive, 5.981 @ 235.36
Fuel Altered round 1
Kyle Hough, Super Nanook, 6.605 @ 216.87
Ron Hope, Rat Trap, 7.751 @ 122.35
Fuel Altered Finals
Kyle Hough, Super Nanook, 6.778 @ 199.65
Ron Hope, Rat Trap, 8.338 @ 149.06
Nitro Harley round 1
Jay Turner, 6.458 @ 214.08
Tracey Kile, 6.509 @ 214.69
Nitro Harley Finals
Jay Turner, 6.513 @ 196.16
Tracey Kile, 9.570 @ 183.52
James Kelly, Chattanooga Choo-Choo, 7.030 @ 227.62
KC Jones, Cannonball Express, 7.068 @ 197.20
James Kelly, Chattanooga Choo-Choo, 7.072 @ 224.89
KC Jones, Cannonball Express, 7.082 @ 223.87
Jet Funny Cars
Rich Hanna, First Strike, 5.969 @ 267.22
Ken Hall, Top Secret, 6.029, 267.22
Rich Hanna, First Strike, 5.909 @ 269.30
Ken Hall, Top Secret, 5.929 @ 271.08
Super Shockwave, Les Shockley, 7.860 @ 208.53
Super Shockwave, Les Shockley, 7.807 @ 209.89
Chevy Rebellion, Richard Hutchins, 9.911 @ 129.53
Chevy Rebellion, Richard Hutchins, 9.790 @ 130.51
Number one qualifier, Monte Weaver(Lubbock) had a good day going until the finals when he went .003 red against Kameron Wright(Odessa). Wright eased it down through the lights with a mediocre run in his 2011 GXP.
Kameron Wright, 9.373 @ 91.33 defeats Monte Weaver, 7.568 @ 188.13
Both Lewis Cleveland(Odessa) and Matt Levantino(LaPlace. La.) had nearly identical lights and at the top end it was Clevelands 2002 Undercover Chassis getting the win over Levantino’s 2007 Cameron Chassis
Lewis Cleveland, 7.544 @ 177.73 defeats Matt Levantino, 7.259 @ 183.30
Jimmy Hildago jr.(Thomasville, La.) got the gift win in the Super Stock finals after Jim Hanig’s Chevy Monza went red. Hildalgo’s Pontiac Firebird posted 10.182 on a 9.97 dial in.
Jimmy Hidalgo jr., 10.128 @ 112.64 defeats Jim Hanig, 10.873 @ 120.13
Houston’s Jimmy Hutto jr. laid down a 10.322 on a 10.29 dial to put his Double T Transport, 69 Camaro in the Winners Circle over TyCasey(Abilene) who broke out on the top end.
Jimmy Hutto jr. 10.322 @ 127.23 defeats Ty Casey, 11.375 @ 108.38
Kyle Williams(Rockdale) tripped a better light by .010 in 2004 Mullis Dragster to better Daryl Patton(Highlands) in 1999 Dragster.
Kyle Williams, 8.896 @ 160.09 defeats Daryl Patton, 8.890 @ 176.68
Laramie Ried used a holeshot against Tommy Maedgen in the Super Rod finals putting .03 in the bank on green. Ried needed the edge as Maedgen ran closer to the index.
Laramie Ried, 9.930 @ 153.01 defeats Tommy Maedgen, 9.907 @ 151.52
Scooter Wilkins(Hubbard) used a .008 light in his 67 Camaro to take down the Chevy Vega of Dillon Bontrager(Wylie). Bontrager ran a better number but gave up too much at the start.
Scooter Wilkins, 10.925 @ 133.21 defeats Dillon Bontrager, 10.918 @ 140.54
Jr Dragster Masters
A pair of Boerne youngsters faced off in the Jr. Dragster Masters final with Aaron Philpot going up against Mia Carrola. Philpot had a near perfect run starting with a .002 light, then running a 8.067 0n and 8.05 dial.
Aaron Philpot, 8.067 @ 79.89 defeats Mia Carrola, 7.913 @ 80.52
Jr Dragster Advanced
Matthew Keylich put the Keylich Motorsports Jr. Dragster is the Winners circle running a near perfect 9.044 on a 9.04 dial in. AaronJordan would have had a tough time beating Keylich, but broke out on the big end.
Matthew Keylich, 9.044 @ 70.92 defeats Aaron Jordan, 8.935 @ 71.16
Jr Dragster Beginner
Carson Russell got the win early after Trace Casey went red. Russell made a nice 12.393 run on a 12.30 dial in, while Casey ran 12.099 on a 12.03.
Carson Russell, 12.393 @ 51.57 defeats Trace Casey, 12.099 @ 53.10