Get's out of shape on the launch but reels it in for the win by .007 sec!
the Last Starfighter Racing Team
First event of the season was at PUEBLO Motorsports Park with the Rocky Mountain Superchargers. #1 qualifier 1st round but did not make the call for the finals due to BROKEN connecting rods. Rocky Mountain Superchargers PMP May 8th 2017 by Ron Burge Our first race of the season deemed “Thunder In The Rockies” had RMS racers and their teams come out for bear! PMP was the site for our first point’s race and racers did not disappoint. The competition was fierce with times hovering right on the 7.50 index after the first round. Eight out of 9 cars posted 7 second time slips with a spread of only 7/10ths of a second covering the index over and under. After our first run, we had Matt Nissan and Steve Stracener come in at less than .019 off the index. Steve posted the first points of the season with a low qualifier of .011 off the index! Steve also took best reaction time AND points as a semifinalist due to breakage just before the final. We had some new racers join us for this race and we hope to have them return. Chase Harvey, Royce Payton (wild 8 second blown license plate car) & Kevin Dietrich joined us and made some spectacular runs to the enjoyment of the crowd. Kevin experienced an unfortunate incident during the Top Supercharged final. All of us at RMS wish him well and hope that he gets back out and back on the horse very soon. His car, along with Tom Furches piloting the “Made In America” funny car posted side by side 6 second runs for the final at 200 mph plus. This race had our teams facilitating NHRA style turnaround times between rounds. Time was limited due to an evening event for the track and our teams exceeded the requirements by being on time and ready to go. We had racers from several neighboring states that made the all night run to participate in our first race. Several past champions were in attendance with Rodney Ferguson, Matt Nissan & the O’Connell clan. Lanier Henry has his new ride running very well and “wowed” the fans with his massive burnouts and 7.90 time slips (“lots more in the tank” he said). Tyler Henderson made the Kansas contingent from Goodland look good until he had to gear down with some oil pump issues. Matt Nissan and his first round time was quick enough to enter the final. Due to some mechanical issues, Steve Stracener was unable to continue to the final. This left Tyler Henderson as the alternate, but he also had some issues that kept him out of the final. Josh Herman entered the final as the 4th closest to the 7.50 index and raced Matt for the final. He was crowned the event winner for the Supercharged All Stars when Matt ran a tick to quick. This year, Rocky Mountain Superchargers has added competition points in one additional category. 13 points will be awarded to teams that enter any pre-race display that Ed plans to promote our races. Rodney Ferguson has been a big hit with the Great Bend Kansas locals with his rear engine dragster at the local Dillon’s Supermarket. All our members receive 31 points for competing at a race. After a check of the points, Steve Stracener with his near “sweep” of available points (R/T. low qualifier, semifinalist) is in first place with 113, Matt in second with 106 and Tyler with 75 points. Folks, if this was any indication of the competition this year, watch out things are just getting warmed up.
Lot's of news for our fans. 2016 was a blast with some new personal bests.