2016 is in the books! Thank you to all of the sponsors and racers who came out and supported us this year. With out you guys & gals, there would not be a series.
Maple Grove was the last race of the year and the Jerry Lewis Roofing A/Gas was a tight points chase coming. Stephen Hawes had just a few points lead on Jerry himself and these two would battle it out all day.
The semi finals would have Stephen up against the #1 qualifier Todd Pavics in his water cooled terror. Stephen put a big holeshot and was out in front until he missed 4th gear and the top end charge of the FWD car went 8.98 at 170 mph! With the loss, Jerry was now forced to take out Reggie Lee in the other semi final. If Jerry won the round, he would be the champ. Staged up and clutch dropped, the NOS car was out first and Jerry was bouncing the front end playing catch up. Catch up he did. With that, Jerry was the champ.
Final round saw Jerry and the FWD water cooled car stage up and battle. Holeshot again went to the air cooled car but he was no match for the mighty 6cyl as it recorded yet ANOTHER 8 second 1/4 mile pass.
The GelAir.com I/Gas class had 3 racers able to take the championship going into the day. #1 in points Nelson Rodriguez Jr. did not attend which really opened the door. It is never easy though as Scott Pocaro broke 2 axles during the day but with A LOT OF HELP, was able to make a semi final finish. It was there he got caught with a bad light and Eric Hellmuth cruised into the finals. His opponent there would be Pete Peek who took down the Genos Air cooled machine of Mike Lamaster. In the finals Eric would have the head start and not look back as he took the win away from Billy The Kid.