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Race Wrap | Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Presented by TorqStorm Superchargers

Posted By: Event Coverage Team
Hundreds of racers and a legion of racing fans swarmed US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan, July 21-24 for the 2nd annual Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Presented by TorqStorm Superchargers
 
The third of three combined NMRA/NMCA events this season saw classes swell and the competition increase throughout the contingent of racers vying for valuable championship points and prize money.
 
In VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod, 2021 class champion Chip King led the 15-car qualifying field with a 3.697 at 196.08. Due to the shortened run schedule, the Xtreme Pro Mod class eliminations will be completed at the next event in Norwalk, Ohio.
 
The increasingly competitive ARP Nitrous Pro Street class saw David Fallon and his Camaro top the qualifying sheets with a stout 4.301 at 168.04 mph. Due to the shortened run schedule, the Nitrous Pro Street class eliminations will be completed at the next event in Norwalk, Ohio.
 
Despite tagging the retaining wall at the top end of the track during qualifying, Holley EFI Factory Super Cars points leader Chuck Watson II took the top qualifying spot with a 7.838 at 176.06 mph, and his crew was able to repair the car in time for eliminations on Sunday. Due to the shortened run schedule, the Factory Super Cars class eliminations will be completed at the next event in Norwalk, Ohio.
 
It was stick-shift cars to the front in Dart NA 10.5 this weekend as Robbie Blankenship took the top spot in qualifying with a 7.785, with Joe Clemente taking second with a 7.86. Dave Theisen, bucking the small-block Ford-powered Mustang trend in his Chevy big-block-powered, and automatic equipped, Pontiac Firebird grabbed third. Due to the shortened run schedule, the NA 10.5 class eliminations will be completed at the next event in Norwalk, Ohio.
 
Haley Burkhammer made it three straight number-one qualifiers in a row at US 131 Motorsports Park as she topped the Chevrolet Performance presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center field in her CRC Camaro with a 9.925 at 132.00 mph. Due to the shortened run schedule, the Chevrolet Performance Stock class eliminations will be completed at the next event in Norwalk, Ohio.
 
Hosted as a points race for the Radial Tire Racing Association (RTRA), Mickey Thompson X275 saw Alan Felts top the qualifying sheet with a 4.301 at 171.04 mph in his small-block-powered Ford Mustang. Don Walsh Jr., in his new car’s class debut, qualified second with a 4.348. In the final round, Alan Felts defeated Walsh, 4.275 to 7.980.
 
With the combined NMRA/NMCA events, some classes are combined between the two series, one of which is NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street and NMRA VP Racing Madditives Renegade. The combined Xtreme Renegade class at this race is also a points race for the RTRA Ultra Street class, which shares the same rules. Fighting through some issues from the start, current Xtreme Street points leader Bill Trovato put it all together for qualifying and claimed the top spot in the 24-car field with a 4.591 at 152.65. Due to the shortened run schedule, the Xtreme Renegade class eliminations will be completed at the next event in Norwalk, Ohio.
 
The ever-growing Super Stock Eliminator saw 16 cars vying for championship points, and once qualifying had concluded, Jeff Ross had topped the sheet, running -1.1937 seconds under his 11.75 index. Due to the shortened run schedule, the Super Stock Eliminator class eliminations will be completed at the next event in Norwalk, Ohio.
 
Separated this year from the Stock/Super Stock combo, Stock Eliminator saw Pete Ricart top the qualifying sheet with a -1.7878 under run on his 9.70 index while behind the wheel of his Ford Performance Cobra Jet Mustang. Due to the shortened run schedule, the Stock Eliminator class eliminations will be completed at the next event in Norwalk, Ohio.
 
In Quick Fuel Nostalgia Super Stock, points leader Mike Davis put his Pontiac GTO at the top of the qualifying sheet after running just .0015 over his 10.25 index. Ron Tiller pulled up in second at just .0026 over his 9.50 index. Due to the shortened run schedule, the Super Stock class eliminations will be completed at the next event in Norwalk, Ohio.
 
Eric Beauch led the 19-car Detroit Truetrac Nostalgia Muscle field in qualifying with a .0032-second over run on his 12.25 index. Current points leader David Mormann pulled up in second, just .043 over his 11.00 index. Due to the shortened run schedule, the Nostalgia Muscle class eliminations will be completed at the next event in Norwalk, Ohio.
 
The MagnaFuel Open Comp class was 49 cars deep after qualifying with Ronnie Haislip taking the top spot with a perfect .0000 reaction time. Due to the shortened run schedule, the Open Comp class eliminations will be completed at the next event in Norwalk, Ohio.
 
All of the LME Street King competitors seem to have a shot at winning at any time, and J Bryant qualified first with a .0031 over their 9.50 index. Due to the shortened run schedule, Street King class eliminations will be completed at the next event in Norwalk, Ohio.
 
The Proform Rumble index class saw racers new and old enter the fray, but it was points leader Regina Puckett who topped the qualifying sheet with an .0080 over run on her 12.00 index. Due to the shortened run schedule, Rumble class eliminations will be completed at the next event in Norwalk, Ohio.
 
The Horsepower Depot Factory Appearing Stock Tire racers bring two classes to three of the NMCA events each year. FAST frontrunners Terry and Jordan Pennington both suffered breakage early on, which left the door open for Larry Kirkum. He was victorious over Julie Pennington in the FAST final. Ed Keim was awarded the Cor-A-Vent Factory Stockwin based on his 10.90 at 126.69 mph qualifying performance.
 
In the combined 69-car, NMRA/NMCA TorqStorm Superchargers True Street category, Tony Karamitsos took the overall win with an 8.35-second average over three runs. Multi-time True Street winner Randy Thomas averaged an impressive 8.68 seconds to earn the runner-up honors. Other winners included David Diehl (9-Second), Mark Lewis’ (10-Second), Logan Day (11-Second), Katrina Wiggins (12-Second), Rodney Ward (13-Second), Makenna Oshinski (14-Second), and Ted Bailey (15-Second).
 
The Dodge // Mopar HEMI Shootout saw 36 cars competing for the trip to the Winner’s Circle and Ed Springstead claimed the overall win with a 9.05-second average in his 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat. Josh Schwartz took the runner-up honors with a 9.31 and Alan Scruggs received the 9-second award for his 9.47 average. Other winners include Jim Burr (10-second), Michael Smith (11-second), Jimmy Kline (12-second), Charles Tyree (13-second), Mike Sanders (14-second), and Tim Burkett (15-second).
 
The quickest eight cars in the HEMI Shootout are automatically entered into the HHP Racing HEMI Quick 8. In the final round, Josh Schwartz squared off against Ed Springstead, and Springstead secured the win with an 8.52 to Schwartz’ 8.54.
 
Featured at the three combined NMRA/NMCA events in 2022, the Sick the Mag Invitational presented by Gear Vendors visited US 131 Motorsports Park with a select, 8-car field, and on Sunday, Steve Morris, Jason Sack, Dave Diehl, and Tom Megilton bowed out of eliminations. In the first pairing, Tom Bailey defeated Tim Flanders, Scott Klepinger won over Dave Schroeder, and Don Foess had a single. Klepinger took a wheelstanding bye in the next round, while Bailey squared off against Schroeder, with Schroeder taking the win with a fiery backfire at the top end.
 
Next, the Red Line Oil NMCA Muscle Car Nationals visits Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio on August 24-28 for the 21st Annual NMCA All-American Nationals Presented by Sick the Mag. For information about the series, and for continuous stories, photos, results and more, visit NMCAdigital.com and Racepagesdigital.com.
 

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