Monthly Archives: May 2011

Points Update as of 5/29/11

Current Bracket Points Leaders are as follows:
Bracket I: Eric Johnson
Bracket II: Phil Gunther
Bracket III: Phil Gunther
Pro Trophy: Nolan Blanchard
Street Trophy: Mike Smith
Juniors: Nathan Lane

Current Night Moves Points Leaders are as follows:
Pro 6.00: John ‘Hoot’ Gibson
Pro 6.50: Randy Stoykovich
Pro 7.00: Matt Harthun
Pro 8.00: Phil Gunther
Trophy 8.00: Gary ‘Buck’ Howell
Trophy 9.00: Bob Knop
Trophy 10.00: Dustin Cesaro
Trophy 11.00/12.00: Adam Kirks

For full points standings go to: http://www.northernmichigandragway.com/pages/nmdpoints/2011points.htm

Also a Reminder Drivers that want to signup for Points see Rebecca in the Tower on Race Days.

Results from May 29 Bracket Race at Northern Michigan Dragway

Results from May 29 Bracket Race

Bracket I Name Car City
Win Eric Johnson 85 Daytona Onekama
R-Up John ‘Hoot’ Gibson 69 Nova Charlevoix
Semi Bud Roof 85 Toyota East Jordan
Bracket II Name Car City
Win Mike Stokes 72 Challenger Honor
R-Up Phil Gunther 79 Camaro Beulah
Semi Bob VandeWater 71 Challenger Cadillac
Semi Joe Osga 57 Belair Fife Lake
Bracket III Name Car City
Win Phil Gunther 79 Camaro Beulah
R-Up Jim Evans 00  Cherokee Benzonia
Semi Donnie Heinzer III 95 S-10 Manistee
Pro Trophy Name Car City
Win Nolan Blanchard 86 Monte Carlo SS Benzonia
R-Up Gary Rank II 88 Mustang
Semi Dennis Gilman 82 Firebird Bear Lake
St Trophy Name Car City
Win Ben Wenzel Jr. Honda Elite S Hemlock
R-Up Ernest Ecklund Yamaha Jog Ludington
Semi Mike Smith 90 Lumina Ludington
Jr Dragster Name Age Car City
Win Sarah Middleton 13 Benzonia
R-Up Nathan Lane 12 Motivational Tubing Fife Lake
Semi Cheyenne Douglas 11 Jegster Thompsonville
Eary Gamblers Name Car City
Win Phil Gunther 79 Camaro Beulah
R-Up Kevin Huntley 70 Duster Beulah
Semi Bill Fluette 86 Monte Carlo SS Interlochen
Quarter Eric Johnson 85 Daytona Onekama
Quarter Joe Osga 57 Belair Fife Lake
Late Gamblers Name Car City
Win Bill Fluette 86 Monte Carlo SS Interlochen
R-Up Joe Osga 57 Belair Fife Lake
Semi Eric Johnson 85 Daytona Onekama

Results from May 28 – Night Moves

Results from May 28 Night Moves

Money Index Run-Off Name Car City
Win John ‘Hoot’ Gibson 69 Nova Charlevoix
R-Up Matt Harthun 85 Mustang Bear Lake
Semi Phil Gunther 79 Camaro Beulah
Semi Randy Stoykovich 71 Pinto Manistee
6.00 
Pro $ Index
Name Car City
Win John Gibson 69 Nova Charlevoix
6.50
Pro $ Index
Win Randy Stoykovich 71 Pinto Manistee
7.00
Pro $ Index
Win Mathew Harthun 85 Mustang Bear Lake
R-Up Joe Smith 93 Mustang Traverse City
8.00
Pro $ Index
Win Phil Gunther 79 Camaro Beulah
8.00 Pro
Trophy Index
Win Gary ‘Buck’ Howell 87 Jeep Beulah
9.00 Pro
Trophy Index
Win Bob Knop 72 Dart Swinger Thompsonville
R-Up Mitchell Batisse 84 Cutlass Scotville
10.00 Pro
Trophy Index
Win Dustin Cesaro 92 Mustang GT East Jordan
R-Up Aaron Shackelford 98 Lumina Manistee
11/12.00 Pro
Trophy Index
Win Adam Kirks 99 Subaru Legacy
R-Up Mike Smith 90 Lumina Ludingtion
Semi Rhet Brewer Honda Moped Eastlake

Points Update (as of 5/22/11)

Current Points Leaders are as follows:
Bracket I: Eric Johnson
Bracket II: Phil Gunther
Bracket III: Phil Gunther
Pro Trophy: Nolan Blanchard
Street Trophy: Donnie Heinzer III
Juniors: Nathan Lane

For full points standings go to: http://www.northernmichigandragway.com/pages/nmdpoints/2011points.htm

Press Release from May 22, 2011 – Bow Tie Challenge and Upcoming Events at Northern Michigan Dragway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sunday 5-22-2010

1st Annual Bow Tie Challenge at Northern Michigan Dragway

-Kaleva, MI
Northern Michigan Dragway hosted this past weekend their Inaugural “Bow Tie Challenge”. Starting on Friday Night with After Hours Street Drags a Head-Ups Racing Program billed as a “Run Whatcha Brung, and Hope ya Brung Enough” style of event, where people can take their vehicles right off the street and Grudge Race Under the Lights against their friends in safe environment. Friday’s race also featured Street Legal Trophy Eliminations broken down in Time Indexes.

The “Bow Tie Challenge” is a Bracket Race similar to the “Mopars Against the World” Event held annually at Northern Michigan Dragway, the only difference is that Chevy (BowTies) were match up against all other makes (World). Time Trials for the Saturdays Night’s “Bow Tie Challenge” ran for about an hour before the rains set in, most racers and race fans waited on hand until all that could be done was postponed until Sunday Morning. With the track dried and prepped Time Trials resumed Sunday at 10am for the “Bow Tie Challenge” Bracket Race. Racers and Race Fans were awarded with nearly 7 hours of excellent racing on Sunday, starting with Rain Postponed Main Event, directly followed by the Bracket Race already schedule for Sunday. The “World” won the Bragging Rights for the 1st. ever Bow Tie Challenge with a score of 62 to 52 but many of the top prizes went to Chevy Drivers, including a $1,000 winner Phil Gunther of Benzonia.

Northern Michigan Dragway has just completed it first major event of the 2011 season and next weekend there is more racing for fans to enjoy. Starting Saturday May 28 for “Night Moves” with Time trials at 7pm/Eliminations 9pm. “Night Moves” is Similar to “After Hours Street Drags” were racers can Run what they Brung, and it also includes the Pro Racers running Heads-Up as well. $10 to Watch, $5 children (ages 8-13), Race $10, Pro $$ Race $20.
Racing continues Sunday May 29 with Bracket Racing with Time trials at 6pm and Eliminations at 8pm. $10 to Watch, $5 children (8-13) (Monday May 30 raindate if unable to race Sunday TT 11am/Race 1pm)
More Information on these events and others at NorthernMichiganDragway.net, on Facebook at Facebook.com/NorthernMichiganDragway or on Twitter @NMDragway
Northern Michigan Dragway Phone # 231.362.3439 and E-mail trackmanagers@gmail.com

Results from May 22 Bracket Race – 2nd Race of Sunday’s Double Header at Northern Michigan Dragway’s Bow Tie Challenge

Sunday May 22nd Bracket Race

Br I Name Car City
Win Scott Hoernlein  06 American  Saginaw
R-Up Eric Johnson 85 Daytona Onekama
Br II
$1,000 to Win
Name Car City
Win Phil Gunther 79 Camero Beulah
R-Up Bob Wilson 85 S-10  Copemish
Semi Rick LaRocque 00 Mustang Beulah
Semi Darren McChesney  73 Duster  Saginaw
Quarter Donnie Heinzer Jr. El Camino Minniapolis, MN
Quarter Scott Hoernlein  73 Duster  Saginaw
Quarter Al McChesney 67 Belvedre Freeland
Trophy Name Car City
Win Mark VanDerMoon 88 Mustang Cadillac
R-Up Dennis Gillman 82 Firebird Bear Lake
Semi Nolan Blanchard 84 Monte Carlo Benzonia
Juniors Name Age Car City
Win Drew Buozis  15  Honda Elite  Hart
R-Up Donnie Hagar  13 80 Honda Spree Clark Lake
Last Chance Gamblers Name Car City
Win Bill Fluette 86 Monte Carlo Interlochen
R-Up Donnie Heinzer III  95 S-10 Manistee
Bow Tie Challenge Score
Bow Ties (Chevy) World (all other Makes)
52 62

Results From Bow Tie Challenge at Northern Michigan Dragway (Early Race)

Saturday May 21st’s “Bow Tie Challenge” Bracket Race
(Postponed to Sunday 5/22/11)

Br I
$1,000 to Win
Name Car City
Win Scott Green 74 Nova Manistee
R-Up Eric Johnson 85 Daytona Onekama
Br II
$2,000 to Win
Name Car City
Win Darren McChesney  73 Duster  Saginaw
R-Up Chuck Reynolds  81 Monte Carlo  Farwell
Semi Ron Hagar 76 Nova Clark Lake
Semi Bryan Kieffer  78 Malibu  St. Johns
Quarter Scott Green  74 Nova Manistee
Quarter Justin Kelley  86 Mustang  Cadillac
Quarter Al McChesney 67 Belvedere Freeland
Eights Kevin Huntely  70 Duster  Beulah
Eights David McChesney ’67 Belvedere Saginaw
Eights Mike Stokes Dodge Intrepid Benzonia
Eights Randy Stoykovich 71 Pinto Manistee
Eights Mike Mayfield 72 Dart Harrison
Eights Klint Bailey  64 Belvedere Harrison
Eights Chad Brintnell  70 Duster  Greenville
Pro Trophy Name Car City
Win Nolan Blanchard 84 Monte Carlo Benzonia
R-Up Mark VanDerMoon 88 Mustang Cadillac
Semi Doug Rondeau  74 Duster  Alpena
St Trophy Name Car City
Win Donnie Heinzer III  95 S-10 Manistee
R-Up Aaron Shackelford 98 Lumina LTZ Manistee
Semi Rhet Brewer Honda Elite East Lake
Juniors Name Age Car City
Win Nathan Lane  12  99 Motivational Tubing Fife Lake
R-Up Donnie Hagar  13 80 Honda Spree Clark Lake
Semi Sarah Middleton  13 Benzonia
Run for the $$$ Name Car City
Win Ron Hagar 76 Nova Clark Lake

Results from May 20th – After Hours Street Drags at Northern Michigan Dragway

Results from May 20th After Hours Street Drags

8.00 Index Name Car City
Win Perry Daniels 85 Pontiac Trans Am South Boardman
R-Up Mike Willits 92 Eagle Talon
9.00 Index Name Car City
Win James Persinger 79 Cadillac Fleetwood Manistee
R-Up Rich Cushman 09 Chevy Cobalt SS Manton
10.00 Index Name Car City
Win Lawrence Orlowski 03 Hyundai Tiburon GT Alpena
R-Up Aaron Shakelford 98 Lumina LTZ Manistee
11/12.00 Index Name Car City
Win Jim Evans Benzonia
R-Up Rhet Brewer Honda Elite Eastlake

Results from May 7, 2011 Bracket Race at Northern Michigan Dragway

Results from May 7 Bracket Race
Br I Name Car City
Win Steve Mikus 90 Spitzer Dragster Ashley, MI
R-Up John Gibson 69 SS Nova Charlevoix, MI
Br II Name Car City
Win Corey Mikus 72 Nova Bear Lake
R-Up Mike Stokes Intrepid Benzonia
Semi Mark Clark 85 Toyota Traverse City
Quarter Klint Bailey 72 Dart Harrison
Quarter Phil Gunther 79 Camaro Beulah
Quarter Rick LaRocque 00 Mustang Beulah
Br III Name Car City
Win Phil Gunther 79 Camaro Beulah
R-Up Nathan Cebula 89 Camaro Bear Lake
Trophy Name Car City
Win Nolan Blanchard 86 Monte Carlo SS Benzonia
R-Up Seth McLoughlin 68 Chevelle SS Manistee
Semi Matt Harthun 85 Mustang Bear Lake
Quarter John Cerka 84 Camaro Freesoil
Quarter Dennis Gilman 82 Firebird Bear Lake
Jr Dragster Name Age Car City
Win Nathan Lane 12 Jegster Fife Lake, MI
R-Up Drew Budzig 14 Mini-Bike
Early Gamblers Name Car City
Win Randy Stoykovich 71 Pinto Manistee
R-Up Rick LaRocque 00 Mustang Beulah
Semi James Persinger 79 Fleetwood Manistee
Late Gamblers Name Car City
Win Bill Fluette 86 Monte Carlo SS Interlochen
R-Up Randy Stoykovich 71 Pinto Manistee