Our 2022 kicked off in Maple Grove for the annual June Bug event. We kicked off the day with our Rancho Transaxles Super Pro class. Our 2018 champion Eric Hengstenberger made the long drive from Ohio and looked to kick off the day in his winning ways. Unfortunately, he faced off against Dennis Miller from in the second round. Eric was a little late off the line and Dennis took the win and had a bye run into the final round. Scott Pocaro made the trip from New Jersey and was driving a borrowed car and made it to the finals to face off against Dennis. Just before the final round began Scott’s car was having transmission issues so Dennis took the easy win and started the year off with the points lead.
In our Atomizer Injectors Pro Outlaw class, we had 7 racers in attendance. This year we tried something new and opted to not do qualifying and instead we would just have 2 rounds of time trials (TNT). At the end of the 2 rounds, we did a chip draw to determine the first-round pairings and from that point forward we would be laddered up. The final round paired Spencer Smith from Pennsylvania versus Ricardo Tolay from New Jersey. Ricardo fell asleep when the tree came down and ended up with a .998 reaction time and ran a 9.782 and lost to Spencer who won on a holeshot with a 10.19 @140mph. Margin of Victory was .035. That is just an insanely close final round. Congratulations to Spencer Smith on his first win and for taking the points lead in the 2022 championship chase.
Our next event will be the Vw Nationals at Mason Dixon on August 13th. Please visit http://vwnationalsinfo.com/ for more information.