Super Chevy Show National Trail 2006: Coverage and Race Results

Sinke Scores Second Super Chevy Nitro Coupe win of 2006

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Canadian Larry Sinke scored his second Nitro Coupe win of the year atthe Super Chevy Show at National Trail Raceway September 15-17. Sinke,the Ontario resident who is the man behind Hammer Racing, took outdoor-car legend Tommy Howes of Laytonsville, Maryland in the Nitro Coupefinals.

Sinke scored a 6.472 at 215.17 miles per hour to sink Howes, whose '69Camaro Nitro Coupe ran a 6.549 at 217.95 miles per hour. Trim Parts LowQualifier honors for the weekend went to Randy Adler, who looks to havea lock on the 2006 Nitro Coupe Championship. Adler qualified Saturdaywith a 6.419 at 220.98 miles per hour but fell to mechanical gremlins onSunday. With only two events to go, Adler has a 70 point cushion in theMickey Thompson Nitro Coupe Challenge Championship hunt over Tony"Sandman" Williams.

A huge field of bracket racers showed up to rumble at National Trail. The street-legal DOT class showed the way on the starting line as winnerPratt Thompson of Ashville Ohio was perfect on the tree in the finalswhile runner-up Rusty Thompson of Columbus, Ohio turned in an .005light. (Complete race results below)

Nitro Coupe Qualifying - Saturday 9/16
Qualifying Position Driver/Hometown Car ET MPH
1 Randy Adler, Tinley Park, IL '06 Pontiac GTO 6.419 218.41
2 Larry Sinke, Welland, Ontario Nova 6.53 214.11
3 Willie Brainerd, Mounds, OK '96 Camaro 6.693 207.85
4 Gary Mater, Petrolia, Ontario '37 Chevy 6.793 201.85
5 Tommy Howes, Laytonsville, MD '69 Camaro 6.829 210.54
6 Tony Williams, Millington, TN '69 Camaro 6.957 196.42
7 Jeff Merritt, Merrillville, IN '00 Trans AM 7.077 203.58
8 Brian Robbins, St. Joseph, MI '72 Hurst Olds 8.439 131.91

Nitro Coupe Eliminations - Sunday 9/17
Semi Finals R/T ET MPH
Randy Adler def. 0.09 6.509 195.11
Tommy Howes 0.239 6.565 218.3
Larry Sinke def. 0.113 6.414 214.76
Willie Brainerd 0.029 6.786 203.03
Finals R/T ET MPH
Larry Sinke def. 0.107 6.472 215.57
Tommy Howes* 0.03 6.549 217.95

Low E.T. for season---------- 6.138 Zach Barklage (Chicago)
Top M.P.H. for season------ 228.65 mph - Zach Barklage (Chicago)
*Adler could not make finals

Mickey Thompson Nitro Coupe Challenge Points after 16 National Events
Position Driver Points
1 Randy Adler, Tinley Park, IL 195
2 Tony "Sandman" Williams, Millington, TN 125
3 Tommy Howes, Laytonsville, MD 90
4 Bruce Boland, Stoney Creek, ONT, Canada 85
5 Jeff Merritt, Merrillville, IN 70
6 Dave Tomasino, Holley, NY 40
7 Mike Swinarski, Hamburg, NY 30
8 Dan Nickelson, La Verne, CA 25
9 Wayne Torkelson, Belpre, OH 15

Trim Parts Low Qualifier - Sat 9/16
Driver ET MPH
Randy Adler, Tinley Park, IL 6.419 218.41

Bracket Racing Series Eliminations Sunday 9/17

Mr. Gasket Bracket One Pro Eliminator
Driver R/T Dial-in ET MPH
(Winner) Mitch Sowers, Columbus, OH, '67 Camaro 0.035 10.56 10.578 135.92
(Runner-up)Mike Wolf, Columbus, OH, '27 Roadster 0.007 8.69 8.689 144.05

Bracket Two Eliminator
Driver R/T Dial-in ET MPH
(Winner) Brian Summers, Nashport, OH, '78 Malibu 0.03 11.41 13.116 71.54
(Runner-up) Keith Hall, Carroll, OH, '69 Camaro FOUL 10.34 10.351 127.98

DOT
Driver R/T Dial-in ET MPH
(Winner) Pratt Thompson, Ashville, OH, Chevy 0 12.65 12.68 101.94
(Runner-up) Rusty Thompson, Columbus, OH, '00 Trans AM 0.005 13.32 13.359 101.91

TREMEC TRANSMISSION BONUS RACE
Driver R/T Dial-in ET MPH
(Winner) Lonnie Lindsey, Washington Court House, OH, '67 Camaro 0.035 10.58 10.584 127.31
(Runner-up) Steve Gauerke, Lancaster, OH, '73 Nova FOUL 10.03 18.636 44.66

Jr. Dragster
Driver R/T Dial-in ET MPH
(Winner) Nathaniel Stillwell, Baltimore, OH, '04 Halfscale 0.033 7.9 7.914 69.08
(Runner-up) Chris Keyser, Pataskala, OH, '04 KCS 0.076 9.66 9.693 66.95

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