- Wednesday 15 May, 2013
The calm before the Cavalcade! Race results included.
NORWALK, Ohio – Rick McWaters bagged a second Super Stock victory at the May 15, 2013 Mickey Thompson $7 Fun Night at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.
Rick McWaters enjoyed a free ride final round at 107 mph on his 2007 Roadliner motorcycle when a 1982 Camaro of Andy Innes, New London, Ohio broke at the tree.
In Mickey Thompson Tires Stock, Len Searl, Norwalk, Ohio won a battle of the Chevys on a triple threat over James King, Willard, Ohio.
Len Searl turned out a respectable 0.017 reaction time then followed up at the other end by crossing the stripe on his dial with a three. Trying to make up the difference, James King broke out.
Not to be outdone in Mickey Thompson Tires High School, Taylor Young, South Amherst, Ohio followed with a triple threat of her own in a 1991 Mustang over Trent Thacker, Tiffin, Ohio in a 1981 Mirada.
Taylor Young won at the tree, crossed the finish line on her dial with a two, and Trent Thacker broke out by 0.027 seconds. Both teens hit 90 mph.
This week proves hole shots happen in Mickey Thompson Tires Truck and Van.
Chad Pocock, Norwalk, Ohio launched his 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 in 0.018 seconds against Harrison Strickler’s .299 seconds in a mystery truck.
Harrison Strickler claimed the elapsed time skirmish by 0.122 seconds, but not by enough to make up for the tree.
Chad Pocock’s best light for the evening sizzled the tree at 0.004 seconds – in a Ram 1500! Wouldn’t be surprised if next we see wheelie bars on the back of it.
In Mickey Thompson Motorcycle, Justin Miller, Elyria, Ohio tooled his 2003 Suzuki Hayabusa down the track at 102 mph and crossed the stripe on his dial with a zero in a final round win over John Weisz, Bellevue, Ohio on a 2000 Aprilla.
A red light gift characterized the final round of Mickey Thompson Mod Stock. And Marsha Manille, Doylestown, Ohio in a 1969 Dodge Dart accepted the win light from Alex Miller, Mansfield, Ohio in a 2008 Cobalt.
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During time trials Jeff Harvey, Mansfield, Ohio tested a royal purple haze 1967 Chevy Nova.
Brothers Jeff, Ron and Rick Harvey wrenched on this little honey of a group project since December.
“It’s a Harvey pack,” said Ron Harvey, who owns R&R Restoration, Mansfield. “We’re like a wolf pack. One gets hurt, we all feel the pain.”
After one fateful Nova launch, next on the Harvey agenda is an axle upgrade.
“We just put this thing together over the winter,” Ron Harvey said. “We actually do tractor pulls. We have two mini rods in tractor pullers. We have two V-8 motors, one Chevy, one Ford.
“We thought it would be better to run on asphalt than dirt.”
Habit led them to the dragstrip. For the last 40 years, when the tractor pullers stilled for the season, the Harvey pack migrated to Summit Motorsports Park and staked out a regular camping spot, even in the early days of unrolling sleeping bags by a campfire.
“We’ve only missed five maybe six Halloween Classics,” Ron Harvey said. “This year we’ll be in it. We just got tired of sitting in the camper watching all these cars go by. We talked about using the motors from the pulling tractors.
“Then I found me a deal on this one,” Ron Harvey said. “I said, ‘Will you help me put it together?’”
The Harveys’ drag racing experience includes Rick Harvey’s pro stock bike, “The Joker,” and prowess of their father.
While doctors fix up their dad with medical treatments, guys in the Harvey pack are ganging up on ways to set up their dad in sportsman racing, Ron Harvey said.
“He’s always had the knack,” Ron Harvey said. “He did it as a kid, illegal. We just sold his 1964 Chevy Impala 409 SS. It was his when he was 17 years old. It only had 22,000 miles on it.”
By the way, the Harveys spared the motors on the pulling tractors, and gifted their pack project Nova with a new Chevy 528 motor.
One of the perks of hosting a huge, beautiful event such as the Mickey Mart Rewards Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser, a part of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and the new NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series is watching the tests and tunes at Mickey Thompson $7 Fun Night on Wednesday.
Bill and Mary Ann Jackson, who race two dragsters and a Monza, all named, “Scratcher,” tested and looked forward to a great weekend.
Paula Cambria, Buffalo, New York, lined up in a new black Chevy Camaro for licensing runs.
“We just got this one two Fridays ago,” said Bob Bielaszka, crewing for Paula Cambria. “She’s getting her license so she can race this weekend. Her husband, Paul Cambria, has an identical Camaro, but his is a Super Stock car.”