Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail Series comes to an exciting end for 2015
The final race of the 2015 Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail ET Bracket Racing Series at Maple Grove Raceway was held Saturday, August 22 with a twilight event. Cool temperatures lead to some fast racing at the race, which saw Shayne Beck take the win in the Gold Rush Trailers Super Pro division. Beck, of Narvon, Pa., defeated Alan Robinson of Honeybrook, Pa. in the final heat of the division. Beck won the race when Robinson red lighted at the start.
Robert Smith (West Chester, Pa.) was the winner in Ciccarone Racing Products Pro Eliminator, as he ran his ’66 Chevy to the victory over Paul Thimm, Jr. (Mohnton, Pa.) and his ’27 Ford Roadster. Smith took the win on a double break out, with Smith getting closer to his dial-in than Thimm.
P.C. Richard and Son Street Eliminator was won by Ted Meyle from Chalfont, Pa. Meyle beat Phil Williams in the final elimination when Williams red lighted at the start.
Taking the win light in Reading Standard Motorsports Top Bike was repeat winner Kyle Gockley of Mohnton, Pa. Gockley rode his Suzuki to the win over Austin Youndt of Stevens, Pa.
Ben Spotts of Douglassville, Pa. visited Sunoco Race Fuels Victory Lane in the Universal Technical Institute Junior Dragster division, defeating Braylon Kuhn, also of Douglassville.
The Junior Street class saw Samantha Hess of Mountville, Pa. take the win over his finals competition Ian Bechtel of Reading, Pa. Hess won when Bechtel red lighted at the start.
The Trophy class was won on Saturday by Tim Rubendull of Pottstown, Pa. Rubendull defeated James Ely of Center Valley, Pa. by posting a reaction time of .013 compared to Ely’s .088.
Pro Dial was once again part of the action on Saturday night, with Jayme Colon taking the win light. Colon, of Reading, Pa., drove his ’68 Camaro to the win based on his competition, Shane Sweigart of Reading, Pa., fouling at the starting line.
Lastly, the NHRA King of the Track was crowned Saturday night, and the King was Shayne Beck of Narvon, Pa. The winners of Super Pro, Pro, Street, and Top Bike all ran in the final heats of the night and in the final it was Beck taking out Kyle Gockley to secure the victory.
Super Pro: Shayne Beck, .050 reaction time, 7.988 ET on a 7.94 dial-in, 150.98 mph defeated Alan Robinson, ’01 Robinson Digger, -.014, 8.232 on a 7.62 dial-in, 119.13 mph (foul).
Pro: Robert Smith, ’66 Chevy, .023 reaction time, 10.417 on a 10.42 dial-in, 12.90 mph defeated Paul Thimm, Jr., ’27 Ford Roadster, .054, 9.060 on a 9.07 dial-in, 146.45 mph.
Street: Ted Meyle, ’59 Bel Air, .007 reaction time, 11.919 on a 11.93 dial-in, 111.65 mph defeated Phil Williams, ’71 Dart, -.020, 11.475 on a 11.56 dial-in, 110.36 mph (foul).
Top Bike: Kyle Gockley, ’03 Suzuki, .083 reaction time, 8.837 on a 8.85 dial-in, 143.61 mph, defeated Austin Youndt, ’86 Suzuki, .068, 10.452 on a 10.48 dial-in, 125.46 mph.
Junior Dragster: Ben Spotts, ’03 Halfscale, .030 reaction time, 7.978 ET, 76.96 mph defeated Braylon Kuhn, .078, 9.034 ET, 71.17 mph.
Junior Street: Samantha Hess, .077 reaction time, 11.317 on a 11.30 dial-in, 65.98 mph defeated Ian Bechtel, ’09 Pontiac G6, -.023 reaction time, 11.202 on a 11.19 dial-in, 62.46 mph (foul).
Trophy: Tim Rubendull, .013 reaction time, 12.743 ET on a 12.53 dial-in, 93.43 mph defeated James Ely, ’99 Honda Civic, .088, 17.796 on a 17.63 dial-in, 79.20 mph.
Pro Dial: Jayme Colon, ’68 Camaro, .029 reaction time, 23.584 on a 9.39 dial-in, 40.06 mph defeated Shane Sweigart, ’71 Demon, -.001, 10.556 on a 10.47 dial-in, 112.31 mph (foul).
NHRA King of the Track: Shayne Beck, .021 reaction time, 7.937 on a 7.94 dial in, 164.05 mph defeated Kyle Gockley, ’03 Suzuki, .016, 7.937 on a 7.94 dial in, 149.46 mph.