Torres takes double SCEDA wins at Fontana


Events seven and eight of the 10-race Southern California Drag Racing Association series were run at Auto Club Dragway at Fontana, Calif.

With about 150 cars on the grounds winners earned their way through the field to receive a “Big Guy” trophy and more. Repeat winner of the weekend Gabe Torres, of Valinda, CA, son of veteran drag racer Val Torres, dominated both days in Super Comp.

Interesting to note that seven of the final-round participants were former Junior Dragster competitors including Justin Ball, Ryan Diosdado, Evan Kowalski, Ryan Mangus, Kyle Rizzoli, Gabe Torres, and Katelyn Whynaught. Some of these Junior Dragster drivers have over 5,000 passes down the drag strip.

Saturday, August 8
Super Comp: Gabriel Torres def. Ryan Diosdado
Stock/SStk Combo: Kyle Rizzoli def. Charlie Allen
Electronics: Kevin McClelland def. Michaelyn Roelle
No Electronics: Justin Ball def. Trevor Hayes
Jr. Dragster 6-9: Gavin Pine def. Cy Mitchell
Jr. Dragster 10-12: Ryan Mason def. Dylan Hegwood
Jr. Dragster 13+: Ethan Gates def. Emmie Leath

Sunday, August 9
Super Comp: Gabriel Torres def. Ryan Diosdado
Stock/SStk Combo: Ryan Mangus def. Jim Meador
Electronics: Katelyn Whynaught def. Scotty Keough
No Electronics: Evan Kowalski def. Jeff Interlicchia
Jr. Dragster 6-9: Cy Mitchell def. Caden Ball
Jr. Dragster 10-12: Damon Bustamante def. Tyler Smith
Jr. Dragster 13+: Emmie Leath def. Hailey Pearce

Top Speed of the Meet: Eddie Fischle at 176.51 mph
Best reaction time: Ryan Houmard with a .000 perfect light.