In the classes that ran both days Eugene Ogle was the weekend hero for sure, dominating the dragstrip by taking home wins in three of the four classes he entered. Ogle won Friday’s 7.70 Index class along with Saturday’s ET Bracket and 7.70 Index classes to nearly sweep the weekend. The only other driver to even make two final rounds was Banean Woosley, who took home the 6.70 Index class win Friday and finished runner-up to Austin Doidge on Saturday. Kevin Meredith won the ET Bracket class on Friday in a Chevy Cruze Diesel to round out the winners in the bracket and index classes.
Saturday’s Pro Dragster final round looked to be a good race, pitting the two fastest diesel dragsters in a head-to-head battle for supremacy with Wade Moody’s Duramax-powered dragster, with its new turbo setup, against Jared Jones and the Scheid Diesel Cummins-powered dragster. As the lights flashed yellow, Moody jumped a little early and handed the win to Jones, but both drivers stayed in the throttle to complete their runs. Moody crossed the finish line in 6.878 seconds at 199 mph while just behind him the billet engine block in Jones’ dragster came apart, blowing the head, deckplate, cylinder liners and turbos off the top of the block and leaving the assembly dragging alongside the dragster by the fuel lines. Fortunately, Jones and Moody both escaped unharmed but it did slow track activities for some time while the track crew cleaned and prepped the track for the rest of the runs.
During the cleanup, the TS Fuel Girls threw T-shirts and other swag out to the crowd and the infamous TS Performance Bikini Contest took place. Once the track was cleaned up, the remaining final rounds were run. Lavon Miller took home the Pro Street win after
Allen Fowler and his GMC took the inaugural TS Performance All Truck Shootout win—he’s seen here bringing the GMC to a quick stop in the Speed/stop Challenge.
Wade Flannery took home the Best of Show Diesel shown-shine honors for his amazing Cummins 4Bt-powered 1968 Chevrolet C10.
Banean Woosley (near lane) took the 6.70 Index class win over Rick Fox in a Firepunk/anteater Dodge battle.
Jones took the win at the light when Wade Moody jumped a little too early and triggered the red light.
Jared Jones heats up the rear tires to get ready for the Pro Dragster final round.