On September 29th the V-Dub Drag Fest took place at Numidia Dragway. This was our 2nd stop in the International Motor Shop I/GAS class points series. We had over 15 of our members show up for the chase for the championship and a handful of other racers attending the event as well. Coming into the event current points leader Eric Hengstenberger had a target on his back. Eric was unfortunately knocked out in the 2nd round of eliminations by Rick Lazar.
In the finals it paired up Gene Ulrich against our 2014 I/GAS Champion Eric Hellmuth who took a few years off and has stormed back into the scene in a hurry. Both drivers were amped up and redlit as the tree came down but fortunately for Gene his redlight was not as bad as Erics. This is Gene's first ever win and we want to take a moment and congratulate him on his victory. He has done a lot of test and tune runs lately and is getting his rhythm in his new car.
Also a congratulations on Eric Hellmuth who just joined the series and jumped from last to 4th in the standings after just one event. Our final race of the season is on October 14th at Maple Grove Raceway and it should be a doozy. We look forward to seeing everyone in a few weeks for our final race of the season to crown our 2018 Champions.