Battle #4 MDIR Jet Wars 7-13-19
Mother Nature once again was not very nice to us with high temps and high humidity which made it a very long race day. Track temps were in the 140's. The song "Only the Strong Survive" was on our minds.
Gene Herbert and the crew at MDIR worked extremely hard at providing us a safe track for our race.
Even with the predicted forecast, the Warriors had 21 teams ready to battle. We welcomed back Shawn Strauss and his beautiful turbo powered 2000 Trans Am. We had 3 new Warriors join us: Willy Fair's 2001 BBC twin turbo Camaro; Harold Horton's 2003 SB single turbo 2003 Cobra; and Corey Foster's 2003 5.3 single turbo Mustang. Awesome people with awesome cars.
James Smith and his BBC nitrous powered 2000 Mustang was our #1 qualifier with a time of 4.38 @ 164mph.
Mike Gerber and his BBC nitrous 2000 S-10 took home the hardware with a 4.41 beating Ralph Hardesty and his BBC Procharged 1967 Nova's 10.01 when he knocked the tires off.
Mike was victorious over Jack Pumphrey's Nitrous Pontiac Powered 1965 GTO with a 4.42 in the 1st round and won over Dan Whetstine's Procharged SBF 1991 Mustang that was the Battle of the Night! Mike won with a run of 4.438 to Dan's losing 4.439. Such a great battle.
Ralph got to the final by beating newcomer Willy Fair and his 2001 Turbo Camaro with 4.34 and beating his teammate Tony Oliveira's Pontiac Powered Procharged 1969 GTO with another 4.34.
Mike and his crew take the victory and keep their points lead. The entire points standing can be found on our website warriorsraceteam.com.
Scott Vants took home the hardware with his BBC Nitrous 1968 Camaro beating Jack Couto's awesome 1997 Toyota Supra in the 2nd field.
The racer's suite we had in the tower was definitely a winner this weekend!
We have a much needed 6 week break before our next race at Monty Mikho's Yellowbullet event on Labor Day weekend at Cecil County Dragway. We will have 2 16-car fields at Yellowbullet this year that should have some close side by side racing for the fans. Everyone enjoy your break and see you at The Bullet!