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Hoosier Drag Tires Perform Well at Wednesday's K&N Spring Fling

Hoosier Drag Tires Perform Well at Wednesday's K&N Spring Fling

Day 2, but in reality, the first actual day of open eliminations at the K&N Spring Fling at Galot Motorsports Park. Wednesday was an open Test & Tune session followed by the American Race Cars/Racetech Dragster Shootout. First up was a single time shot for all competitors beginning with door cars.

One of the many innovative ideas begun by Spring Fling co-promoters Peter Biondo and Kyle Seipel was to separate door cars from dragsters. Door cars are run separate until a winner is crowned after which that person is integrated into the next round of dragsters. That one innovation is probably credited the most with the influx of door cars at high-dollar bracket racing.

New this year at the Spring Fling in Galot was the addition of the No Box class, a limited field of 32 No Box entries which are run separately in the same fashion as the Box door cars. After five separate rounds of No Box racing, the winning person is moved into the sixth round of Box cars. Today’s No Box winner was Lee Zane from Elmer, New Jersey.

Round six with 15 cars left, the remaining racers were Phillip Truitt, Nathan Lilley, Brendan George, Chad Taylor, Mike Barber, No Box winner Lee Zane, John Labbous, Jeff Dobbins II, Kellan Farmer, James DiCiacco, Marty Dabney, Brian Reklaitis, Tim Fletcher, Dan Fletcher and Harold Bell Jr. The survivors of that round were Truitt, George, Barber, Labbous, Farmer, Dabney, Tim Fletcher and Bell receiving the odd car bye, with three of the eight left door cars.

Quarterfinals and the door cars didn’t fare well. George defeated the door car of Bell; Labbous took out the door car of Barber; Farmer took out Truitt’s door car; and finally, Fletcher kept the door car hopes alive with a win over Dabney.

Semifinals; Farmer used a perfect reaction time to defeat Labbous and George ran dead on his dial with an “8” to defeat the last remaining door car of Fletcher.

For the final round, it was Farmer all the way with the reaction time advantage over George, bringing home the trophy and the $15K to his family’s business, Racetech.

“This is the first win I have ever had in a big car,” said Farmer. “I’ve won Junior races before but never in a big car. I have give my dad all the credit for teaching me everything I know about racing and business. Thanks go to him and my family for supporting me and all the glory goes to God. This is so amazing.”

 

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