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The Pro Nitrous Quarter Mile Shootout will be held Nov. 9-11 as part of the Manufacturers Cup at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Valdosta, Ga. A large group of the finest manufacturers and service providers in the Pro Modified motorcycle racing industry have banded together to see that the wildly popular nitrous drag bikes race the full quarter mile.
Those guaranteed to race include brand new ADRL champ Eric McKinney of Hamersville, Ohio. McKinney is also the US quarter mile record holder with a 6.55 at 202 mph. Canadian record holder Len Darnell of Seattle, Wash., ran 6.59 at 205 mph north of the border. Canadian Terry Schweigert of British Columbia won AMA Dragbike’s last quarter-mile Pro Mod race at Atlanta Dragway before taking home the record at the Arabian Drag Racing League in Doha, Qatar.
Also committed to race are Dave Norris, Dave Vantine, Casey Stemper (shown), Ronnie Procoppio, Shane Eperjese, Nathan Murray, Derrick Holloway, Monte Campbell, and Charlie Prophit among others. [10/23/2012]
TJ Kasper won two Outlaw 10.5 races and a total of $15,500 at the final Super Saturday of the year at Atco Raceway. The first race featured one of the biggest payouts in the country for Outlaw 10.5 cars with the winner taking home $10,500. Kasper pocketed that money and then piloted his 2004 twin turbo Mustang to the winners circle in the monthly $5,000 race.
Kasper qualified #1 with a 4.211 pass and in Round 1 of the $10,500 race he got around the nitrous fed machine of Brian Penna. In Round 2 he eliminated his father, Tom Kasper, who broke loose and miraculously kept the car off the wall. Round 3 featured one of the best races of the day with Kasper going 4.214 187.26 to Bill Mitchell’s 4.248 192.82. In the finals Kasper mustered a 4.173 182.77 pass to take out runner up Steve Gorman who went 4.856 114.39.
While he managed to only qualify 11th for the $5,000 race he made up for it in eliminations by going through a who’s who list of Outlaw 10.5 drivers. In Round 1 he defeated Bill Mitchell for the second time by going 4.210 to Mitchell’s 4.259 Mo Hall had engine problems in Round 2 and Kasper ran 4.184 on the bye run. Up next was Kasper’s engine builder, Anthony Disomma, who had previously set the track record with a 4.151 pass. Kasper barreled down the strip in 4.150 seconds and set a new track record while DiSomma slowed up to a 4.300.
In the finals it was Kasper versus Steve Gorman again for 10.5 supremacy. Gorman went for it but could only manage a 4.358 and Kasper turned on the win light by going 4.182.
In the end it was the most money won by an Outlaw 10.5 racer in the history of Atco Raceway. To add icing to the cake TJ Kasper also won the 2012 Outlaw 10.5 track championship.
Super Saturday is a six-race series that runs at Atco Raceway which features Outlaw 10.5, Outlaw 8.5, Outlaw Drag Radial, Drag Radial 275, 8.50 Index, 10.0 Index, 11.50 Index, Stock/Super Stock, Top Sportsman and Top Dragster. [10/23/2012]