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Press Release from July 17th at Northern Michigan Dragway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sunday July 17, 2011

- Kaleva, MI

Northern Michigan Dragway once again had another great turnout for this past Weekend’s events. Friday Night was the 3rd Night Moves of the Season with over 50 totals entries. Night Moves is Heads-Up Format Race where racers compete against others of a similar Estimated Time (E.T.) on the Pro Tree. Night Moves is similar to After Hours Street Drags events where you can run whatca brung but your vehicles do not need to be street legal. Both After Hours Street Drags and Night Moves are Great events to have fun and are a affordable way to find out what your car can. Our next After Hours Street Drags event is Friday August 12 and the next Night Moves is Friday August 26.

Saturday Night was the 9th. Full Bracket Race Points event of the season and the best attended event of the season so far with over 250 adult pit passes sold with an estimated 50 – 75 children pit passes and over 60 total driver entries. In the Early Gamblers Race, Eric Johnson of Onekama in his ’85 Daytona took the win over Rick LaRocque of Beulah in his ’00 Mustang. What started out as Hot Summer Day, by evening had cooled down to perfect race condition before the start of eliminations. Around the end of 2nd round of eliminations the Fireworks in Kaleva began. Once that round was finished up a break was taken from racing action for those in attendance to enjoy another awesome Kaleva Days Firework show above the treeline. 12 year old Nathan Lane of Fife Lake won the Junior Bracket over 15 year old Drew Buozis of Hart. In Bracket I John ‘Hoot’ Gibson of Charlevoix in his ’69 Nova took the win over Bud Roof of East Jordan and his ’85 Toyota. Bracket II saw Rick LaRocque take the win over Bill Fluette of Interlochen in his 86 Monte Carlo SS. Bracket III saw a rematch of May 20th’s Final Round with Phil Gunther of Beulah in his ’79 Camaro this time taking the win over Donnie Heinzer of Manistee in his ’95 S-10. In Pro Trophy a pair of Muffle Man Mustangs facing off with Gary Rank II of Manistee and his ’88 Mustang taking the over Mark VanDerMoon of Cadillac in his ’88 Mustang. Street Trophy was Kevin Wood of Manistee in his ’70 Javelin over Mike Smith of Ludington in his ’90 Lumina. Finishing off the night with the Late Gamblers Race was Aaron Shackelford of Manistee with his ’98 Lumina over Joe Osga of Fife Lake and his ’57 Chevy.
Many first timers at Northern Michigan Dragway commented on how friendly everyone is and cannot wait to return. Most on hand are now preparing to return for Mopars against the World in 2 weeks. This year is the 14th. Annual Mopars against the World at Northern Michigan Dragway is the largest event of the season. This year’s event has an estimated total prize amount $20,000 to be awarded during the weekend including the $5,000 top prize for Bracket II on Saturday July 30th. This has become a cannot miss event for many racers and race fans, with racers expected from all over Michigan and maybe some from Indiana and even Soo Saint Marie, Ontario. The format will pit Chrysler Makes against competing makes of cars and score will kept based on total round for bragging rights. The Mopars have dominated many of the years. Come to see who will win the top prizes and who will win bragging rights ‘Mopars’ or ‘The World’.  Mopars against the World starts off Friday July 29th with Time Trials at 5pm and Eliminations at 8pm. Friday’s Adult Pit pass will be $12 or $20 for the Weekend and Children (ages 8-13) $5 each day. $1,500 to win in Bracket I and Bracket II, other classes available will be Pro & Street Trophy and Juniors. Mopars continues Saturday July 30th. with Time Trials at 5pm and Eliminations at 8pm. Saturday’s Adult Pit Pass is $12 and Children (ages 8-13) $5. $1,500 to win in Bracket I and $5,000 to win in Bracket II, other classes available will be Pro & Street Trophy and Juniors. Complete details including race entry fees for Mopars against the World check out our website. Mopars against the World Event Flyer and Promo Video at http://northernmichigandragway.net
Night Moves Points Leaders as of July 15
6.00 Pro $ Index
John ‘Hoot’ Gibson of Charlevoix
6.50 Pro $ Index
Randy Stoykovich of Manistee
7.00 Pro $ Index
3 Js Racing
7.50 Pro $ Index
Gary Rank II of Manistee
8.00 Pro $ Index
Phil Gunther of Beulah

8.00 Trophy Index
Perry Daniels of South Boardman
9.00 Trophy Index
Jim Evans of Benzonia
10.00 Trophy Index
Drew Bouzis of Hart
11.00/12.00 Combo Trophy Index
Rhet Brewer of Manistee
For complete Night Moves Points Standings check out the Points section of http://northernmichigandragway.net
Bracket Race Points Leaders as of July 16
Bracket I
John Gibson of Charlevoix
Bracket II
Mike Stokes of Honor
Bracket III
Phil Gunther of Beulah
Pro Trophy
Nolan Blanchard of Benzonia
Street Trophy
Mike Smith of Ludington
Juniors
Nathan Lane of Fife Lake
For complete Bracket Points Standings check out the Points section of http://northernmichigandragway.net
To Learn More About Northern Michigan Dragway
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E-mail: trackmanagers@gmail.com

Results from July 16 Bracket Race at Northern Michigan Dragway

Results from July 16 Bracket Race

Name Car City
Bracket I Win John ‘Hoot’ Gibson 69 Nova Charlevoix
R-Up Bud Roof 85 Toyota East Jordan
Semi Eric Johnson 85 Daytona Onekama
Bracket II Win Rick LaRocque 00 Mustang Beulah
R-Up Bill Fluette 86 Monte Carlo SS Interlochen
Semi Bob Wilson 85 S-10 Copemish
Semi Mike Stokes 72 Challenger Marilla
Quarter Al Johnson 74 Nova Marion
Quarter Klint Bailey 64 Belvedere Harrison
Quarter Joe Osga 57 Chevy Fife Lake
Quarter Mark Cone 68 Camaro Manistee
Bracket III Win Phil Gunther 79 Camaro Beulah
R-Up Donnie Heinzer III 95 S-10 Manistee
Semi Jim Evans 71 Skylark Benzonia
Pro Trophy Win Gary Rank II 88 Mustang Manistee
R-Up Mark VanDerMoon 88 Mustang Cadillac
Semi Nolan Blanchard 84 Monte Carlo SS Benzonia
Semi James Persinger 79 Fleetwood Manistee
Street Trophy Win Kevin Wood 70 Javelin Manistee
R-Up Mike Smith 90 Lumina Ludington
Semi Rhet Brewer 94 Honda Elite S Eastlake
Semi Gary Wood 70 Javelin Manistee
Jr Dragster Win Nathan Lane 12 Motivational Tubing Fife Lake
R-Up Drew Buozis 15 94 Honda Elite S Hart
Semi Cheyenne Douglas 11 Jegster Thompsonville
Late Gamblers Win Aaron Shackelford 98 Lumina Manistee
R-Up Joe Osga 57 Chevy Fife Lake
Semi Dennis Gilman 82 Firebird Bear Lake
Semi Phil Gunther 79 Camaro Beulah
Early Gamblers Win Eric Johnson 85 Daytona Onekama
R-Up Rick LaRocque 00 Mustang Beulah
Semi Ken Wood 69 AMX Manistee
Quarter Gary ‘Buck’ Howell 87 Jeep Beulah
Quarter Joe Osga 57 Chevy Fife Lake

Race Results from July 15 Night Moves at Northern Michigan Dragway

Results from July 15 Night Moves

Name Car City
Pro $ Index
Run-Off
Win John Gibson 69 Nova Charlevoix
R-Up Gary Rank II 88 Mustang Manistee
Semi Mark VanDerMoon 88 Mustang Cadillac
Quarter Randy Stoykovich 71 Pinto Manistee
Quarter Justin Smith Traverse City
6.00 Pro $ Index Win John Gibson 69 Nova Charlevoix
R-Up Greg Reed 67 Camaro Fountain
6.50 Pro $ Index Win Randy Stoykovich 71 Pinto Manistee
R-Up Bob Cornell Kingsley
Semi Toby Hamilton Dragster Kaleva
7.00 Pro $ Index Win Justin Smith Traverse City
R-Up Robby Girven 86 Firebird Bear Lake
7.50 Pro $ Index Win Gary Rank II 88 Mustang Manistee
8.00 Pro $ Index  Win Mark VanDerMoon 88 Mustang Cadillac
8.00 Pro
Trophy Index
Win Perry Daniels 85 Trans Am South Boardman
R-Up Matt Turner 82 Z28 Kalkaska
Semi Erik Knudson 80 Regal Honor
Semi Josh Patton 01 Camaro South Boardman
9.00 Pro
Trophy Index
Win James Persinger 79 Fleetwood Manistee
R-Up Jim Evans 71 Skylark Benzonia
Semi Seth McLaughlin 68 Chevelle SS Manistee
Semi Lester Ely 53 Chevy Beulah
10.00 Pro
Trophy Index
Win Drew Buozis 94 Honda Elite S Hart
R-Up Kirk Connell 84 Camaro Interlochen
Semi Aaron Shackelford 98 Lumina Manistee
Semi Dustin Cesaro 92 Mustang
11/12.00 Pro
Trophy Index
Win Rhet Brewer 94 Honda Elite S Eastlake
R-Up Mike Stokes Intrepid Honor
Semi Adam Kirks 99 Legacy Manistee
Gambles’ Race Win Jim Evans 71 Skylark Benzonia
R-Up Mike Smith 90 Lumina Ludington

Northern Michigan Dragway Points Updated July 4, 2011

Northern Michigan Dragway Points Updated July 4, 2011

Bracket Race Points as of July 3, 2011

Bracket I

Position #    Name   Points

1 John Gibson  182

2 Eric Johnson  139

3 Bud Roof  68

4 Greg Reed  55

5 Cody Guerne  44

6 Steve Mikus  33

6 Scott Green  33

6 Scott Hoernlein  33

9 Bud Thompson 11

9 Mike Stokes  11

9 Corey Mikus  11

9 Tim Heiges  11

Bracket II

1 Mike Stokes  163

2 Phil Gunther  145

3 Bill Fluette  137

4 Klint Bailey  107

5 Rick LaRocque  97

5 Randy Stoykovich  97

7 Darren McChesne  74

8 Bob VandeWater  71

9 Joe Osga  64

10 Corey Mikus  53

11 Kevin Huntley  45

12 Dan Sprague  43

13 Chuck Reynolds  42

13 Bob Wilson  42

13 Don Heinzer, Jr.  42

16 3 Js Racing  33

17 Ron Hagar  31

17 Bryan Kieffer  31

19 Al McChesney  30

20 Mike Peck  25

21 Mark Clark  21

21 Chad Brintnell  21

23 Scott Green  20

23 Justin Kelley  20

25 David McChesney  10

25 Mike Mayfield  10

25 Rich Mardlin  10

25 Ken Wood  10

25 Larry Stewart  10

25 Scott Hoernlein  10

Bracket III

1 Phil Gunther  121

2 Jim Evans  117

3 Donnie Heinzer III  101

4 Nathan Cebula  98

5 Matt Omar  22

6 Aaron Shackelford  11

Pro Trophy (8.99 and Faster, All Run)

1 Nolan Blanchard  203

2 Gary Rank  155

3 Mark VanDerMoon  116

4 Dennis Gillman  98

5 James Persinger  72

6 Bill Cooper  43

7 Jason Watt  42

8 Ken Purchase  32

8 Dean Spaulding  32

10 John Cerka  26

11 Toby Hamilton  22

12 Matt Harthun  21

13 Ken Purchase  15

13 Gary ‘Buck’ Howell  15

15 Doug Rondeau  11

16 Matt Manier  10

Street Trophy (9.00 and Slower, All Run)

1 Aaron Shackelford  87

2 Mike Smith  84

3 Gary Wood  65

4 Ben Wenzel Jr.  44

4 Rhet Brewer  44

5 Marissa McLoughlin  43

6 Donnie Heinzer III  33

6 Ernest Ecklund  33

8 Seth McLoughlin   32

8 Harvey Williams  32

10 Julius Evans  22

11 Melvin Cebula  21

12 Norma Sprague  10

Juniors

1 Nathan Lane  176

2 Drew Bouzis  115

3 Sarah Middleton  77

4 Madisyn McCormick  66

5 Donnie Hagar  44

6 Cheyenne Douglas  33

Night Moves Points as of June 24, 2011

Pro 6.00

Position #    Name   Points

1  John ‘Hoot’ Gibson 66

2  Tim Heiges 22

Pro 6.50

1  Randy Stoykovich 33

1 Toby Hamilton 33

Pro 7.00

1  3 Js Racing 55

2  Matt Harthun 33

3  Mark VanDerMoon 22

Pro 7.50

1  Gary Rank 33

2 Henry Patton 22

Pro 8.00

1  Phil Gunther 33

1  Don Heinzer 33

3  Perry Daniels 22

Trophy 8.00

1  Gary ‘Buck’ Howell 33

1  Perry Daniels 33

3  Daryl Walton 22

Trophy 9.00

1  Bob Knop 33

1  Jim Evans 33

3  Mitchell Batisse 22

3  James Persinger 22

Trophy 10.00

1  Aaron Shackelford 44

1  Dustin Cesaro 33

3  Drew Bouzis 33

Trophy 11.00 & 12.00

1  Adam Dirks 33

1  Donnie Heinzer 33

1  Rhet Brewer 33

4  Mike Smith 22

Race Results from July 3 Bracket Race at Northern Michigan Dragway

Results from July 3rd Bracket Race

Name Car City
BRACKET I
$500 to Win
Win Cody Guerne Dragster Bear Lake
R-Up Greg Reed 67 Camaro Fountain
Semi Mike Stokes 72 Challenger Copemish
Semi Corey Mikus 68 Camaro Bear Lake
BRACKET II
$500 to Win
Win Bill Fluette 86 Monte Carlo SS Interlochen
R-Up Dan Sprague 89 S-10 Lake City
Semi Klint Bailey 72 Dart Harrison
Quarter Phil Gunther 79 Camaro Beulah
Quarter Corey Mikus 68 Camaro Bear Lake
Quarter Randy Stoykovich 71 Pinto Manistee
BRACKET III Win Nathan Cebula 89 Camaro Bear Lake
R-Up Matt Omar 95 Mustang Bear Lake
Semi Aaron Shackelford 98 Lumina Manistee
Semi Donnie Heinzer III 95 S-10 Manistee
STREET TROPHY Win Aaron Shackelford 98 Lumina Manistee
R-Up Harvey Williams 96 Z-28 Honor
Semi Julius Evans 79 Ford Truck Bear Lake
PRO TROPHY Win Nolan Blanchard 86 Monte Carlo SS Benzonia
R-Up Gary Rank II 88 Mustang Manistee
Semi John Cerka 84 Camaro Freesoil
Semi James Persinger 79 Fleetwood Manistee
JUNIORS Win Nathan Lane (12) Motivational Tubing Fife Lake
R-Up Madisyn McCormick (12) Fountain
Semi Cheyenne Douglas (11) Jegster Thompsonville
EARLY GAMBLERS Win Chad Brintnell 86 Mustang McBain
R-Up Jen Haugen 66 Belvedere Benzonia
Semi Joe Osga 57 Belair Fife Lake
Quarter Randy Stoykovich 71 Pinto Manistee
Quarter Steve Hartline 87 Camaro Niles
LATE GAMBLERS Win Bud Roof 85 Toyota East Jordan
R-Up Eric Johnson 85 Daytona Onekama
Semi Randy Stoykovich 71 Pinto Manistee
Semi James Persinger 79 Fleetwood Manistee

Race Results from July 2 Bracket Race at Northern Michigan Dragway

Results from July 2nd Bracket Race

Name Car City
BRACKET I
$500 to Win
Win Greg Reed 67 Camaro Fountain
R-Up John Gibson 69 Nova Charlevoix
Semi Bud Thompson 82 Camaro Niles
BRACKET II
$500 to Win
Win Bill Fluette 86 Monte Carlo SS Interlochen
R-Up Randy Stoykovich 71 Pinto Manistee
Semi Rick LaRocque 00 Mustang Beulah
Quarter Bob VanDeWater 71 Challenger Cadillac
Quarter Rich Mardlin 81 Camaro Bear Lake
Quarter Joe Osga 57 Belair Fife Lake
BRACKET III Win Jim Evans 71 Skylark Benzonia
R-Up Nathan Cebula 89 Camaro Bear Lake
STREET TROPHY Win Rhet Brewer Honda Elite S Eastlake
R-Up Gary Wood 70 Javelin Manistee
Semi Julius Evans 79 Ford Truck Bear Lake
Semi Marissa McLoughlin 68 Chevelle SS Manistee
PRO TROPHY Win Gary Rank II 88 Mustang Manistee
R-Up Dean Spaulding
Semi Jason Watt 86 Mustang Bear Lake
Quarter Gary ‘Buck’ Howell 86 Jeep Beulah
Quarter Dennis Gilman 82 Firebird Bear Lake
JUNIORS Win Nathan Lane (12) 99 Motivational Tubing Fife Lake
R-Up Drew Bouzis (15) Honda Elite S Hart
Semi Cheyenne Douglas (11) Jegster Thompsonville
EARLY GAMBLERS Win Phil Gunther 79 Camaro Beulah
R-Up Randy Stoykovich 71 Pinto Manistee
Semi Mike Stokes 72 Challenger Benzonia
Quarter Joey Delgado Silverado Kaleva
Quarter Eric Johnson 85 Daytona Onekama
LATE GAMBLERS Win Eric Johnson 85 Daytona Onekama
R-Up Nathan Cebula 89 Camaro Bear Lake
Semi Phil Gunther 79 Camaro Beulah
Quarter Josh Cebula 88 TransAm Bear Lake
Quarter Jim Evans 71 Skylark Benzonia
Quarter Dennis Gilman 82 Firebird Bear Lake

Results from ‘Mopars Against the World’ Friday July 29th, 2011 at Northern Michigan Dragway

’14th Annual Mopars Against the World’ Friday, July 29th, 2011
Name Car City
BRACKET I
(BOX)
$1500 Win
Win Bill Fluette 86 Monte Carlo Interlochen
R-Up Scott Hoernlein 06 American Saginaw
Semi Ron Hagar 94 Roadmaster Clark Lake
Quarter John ‘Hoot’ Gibson 69 Nova Charlevoix
Quarter Bud Roof 85 Toyota East Jordan
Eighths Robby Girven 86 Firebird Bear Lake
Eighths Mark Daniels 86 Camaro South Boardman
Eighths Cody Guerne Dragster Bear Lake
Eighths Howard Jameson 98 Spitzer Dragster Gladwin
BRACKET II
(NO BOX)
$1500 Win
Win Dan Gorby 69 Camaro Sheridan
R-Up Rod Risner 87 Mustang  Wixom
Semi Corey Mikus 68 Camaro Bear Lake
Semi Jeff Green 02 Hayabusa Grand Haven
Quarter Rick LaRocque 00 Mustang Beulah
Quarter Milo Ayers 68 Charger Ithaca
Quarter Gary Williams Columbiaville
Eighths Pat Ney 68 Dart Bad Axe
Eighths Randy Stoykovich 71 Pinto Manistee
Eighths Gary Wood 69 AMX Manistee
Eighths Skylar Drews St. Johns
Eighths Joe Persi Jr. 77 Mustang Davison
Eighths Jerry Brown 72 Duster Grand Haven
Sixteenths Brad Rurka 68 Dart Holland
Sixteenths Rich Brouwer 86 Somerset Lapeer
Sixteenths Joe Smith 93 Mustang Traverse City
Sixteenths Scott Hoernlein 73 Duster Saginaw
Sixteenths Eric Johnson 85 Daytona Onekama
Sixteenths Scott Green 74 Nova Stronach
Sixteenths Chuck Reynolds 81 Monte Carlo Farwell
Sixteenths Brian Kuta 72 Maverick New Boston
Sixteenths Ron Hagar 94 Roadmaster Clark Lake
Sixteenths Mike Stanton Jr. 66 Chevelle Shepherd
Sixteenths Roger Reed 79 Futura Ionia
Sixteenths Scott Eriksen 69 Camaro East Jordan
PRO
TROPHY
Win Nolan Blanchard 84 Monte Carlo Benzonia
R-Up Justin Rondeau 73 Duster Alpena
Semi Toby Hamilton Dragster Copemish
Semi Gary Rank II 88 Mustang Manistee
Quarter Doug Rondeau 74 Duster Alpena
Quarter James Persinger 79 Fleetwood Manistee
Quarter Mathew Harthun 86 Mustang Bear Lake
STREET TROPHY Win Aaron Shackelford 98 Lumina Manistee
R-Up Donnie Heinzer III 95 S-10 Manistee
Semi Kevin Rosebush 86 Camaro Kaleva
Quarter Lester Ely 50 Chevy Beulah
Quarter Williams Racing 96 Z-28 Honor
Quarter Jim Evans 71 Skylark Benzonia
JUNIORS Win Hunter Acha 12 07 Gage Interlochen
R-Up Donnie Hagar 13 80 Honda Spree Clark Lake
Semi Jameson Perdue 15 Bay City
Semi Nathan Lane 12 99 Motivational Tubing Fife Lake
GAMBLER’S ‘TRIPLE YOUR $$$’ Win Ron Hagar 94 Roadmaster Clark Lake
Win Joe Persi Jr. 77 Mustang Davison
Win Dale Bannick 70 Road Runner Bay City
Win Roger Reed 79 Futura Ionia
Win Dan Gorby 69 Camaro Sheridan
Win Chad Brintnell 86 Mustang McBain
Win Donnie Heinzer III 95 S-10 Manistee
Win Geoff Pitts 67 Camaro Shelby Twp.
Win Scott Eriksen East Jordan
Win Greg Kish 68 Mustang Shelby Twp.
Win Bill Fluette 86 Monte Carlo SS Interlochen
Win 3 Js Racing 93 Mustang Traverse City

Race Results From July 1 After Hours Street Drags

Results from July 1 After Hours Street Drags

Name Car City
8.00 Index Win Mark Daniels 85 Pontiac South Boardman
R-Up Charles Marlatt Mustang Bailey
Semi Rick Kortman 69 Mustang McBain
Semi Doug McLain 92 Mustang McBain
Quarter Josh Patton 01 Z28 South Boardman
Quarter Perry Danials 85 Trans Am South Boardman
9.00 Index Win James Persinger 79 Fleetwood Manistee
R-Up Dale Loeks 77 Trans Am McBain
Semi Kent Stevens 72 Valiant Thompsonville
Semi Dave Fishbach 66 Impala SS Bellaire
Quarter Danny Angell 85 Mustang 302 Scottville
Quarter Rob Hansu 82 Yamaha 75D Hale
Quarter Josh Wissner 02 Chevy 2500 Duramax Free Soil
Quarter Nathan Cebula 89 Camaro Bear Lake
10.00 Index Win Jim Evans 71 Skylark Benzonia
R-Up Dustin Ruehle 05 Dakota Alpena
Semi Ryan Pratt 04 Cavalier East Lake
Quarter Louie Gelakosky 98 Jeep Benzonia
Quarter Aaron Shackleford 98 Lumina Manistee
Quarter Scott Swander 70 Challenger Benzonia
Quarter
11.00/12.00 Index Win Danielle Carriveau 95 Neon Alpena
R-Up Bob Knop 63 Plymouth Thompsonville
Semi Erik Knudson GMC Sierra Honor
Semi Troy Gale 95 Mustang Kaleva
Smokey Burnout Contest Win Melvin Cebula 86 Firebird Bear Lake