Fleet Doctor Fall Mini Series Sportsman Champion

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Mother Nature has spoken, she decided our champions for the Fleet Doctor Fall Mini Series Bracket Program today when she gave us rainy weather that won't allow us to run our final race of the series. 

Below we discuss the McCormack Racing Sportsman Championship:

Lining up next Johnnie Cook this season has been a risky thing. This man finished #1 in Sportsman Mini Series, #3 in Pro Mini Series, #5 in the Sportsman Main Series, qualified for Team Milan in Pro, and WON at Division 3 Bracket Finals in Sportsman. When I say it was risky to end up next to him, I mean it. He had an EXCELLENT season. This Fall Mini Series Sportsman Championship only proved what we already knew: Johnnie Cook was on FIRE. It was no easy feat for him though as the main series Sportsman champion, Greg McCurry, was on his tail only 21 points out in 3rd place coming into our final race. Only 10 points behind Cook in 2nd place was Nathan Long who made his mark on the Sportsman class during this mini series. Ultimately, Cook's solid performance had him in that top spot coming into the final race so he locked in that championship today. There is something to be said about a strong beginning and middle, especially when at the end the weather gets so risky for this sport. 

Congratulations to Johnnie Cook on this championship and what I consider to be an excellent season of racing!

 

Fleet Doctor Fall Mini Series Super Pro Motorcycle Champion

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Mother Nature has spoken, she decided our champions for the Fleet Doctor Fall Mini Series Bracket Program today when she gave us rainy weather that won't allow us to run our final race of the series. 

Below we discuss the Super Pro Motorcycle Championship:

Race #4 was an important race for Joe Novak Sr as him and Ron Raymond were tied for points going into it. A bad day for Ron and a decent day for Joe Sr sent him to the top of the list. There was no clear champion coming into this final race as the Top 3 all had a real shot at the title. Ultimately, a good Mini Series showing and Mother Nature determined that Joe Novak Sr would again be our Fall Mini Series Super Pro Motorcycle Champion with son Joe Novak Jr. right behind him in 2nd place for a second year in a row. The two Novaks and Ron Raymond filled the Top 3 positions in both of our Super Pro Motorcycle series this season. These are some EXCELLENT riders!

Congratulations to Joe Novak Sr on another championship this season!

Fleet Doctor Fall Mini Series Super Pro Champion

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Mother Nature has spoken, she decided our champions for the Fleet Doctor Fall Mini Series Bracket Program today when she gave us rainy weather that won't allow us to run our final race of the series. 

Below we discuss the Insurance Man Steve Smith Super Pro Championship:

Insurance Man Super Pro resulted in back-to-back Fall Mini Series Championships for Will Crawford. The lead spot was grabbed by Crawford after his runner up finish in the 3rd race of the series and he wasn't planning on letting it go at race #4 where he made it down to 5 cars before that day's winner, Ricky Adkins, took him out. A solid performance by Amy Kirchen made Crawford put in some work to snatch the top spot from her at that 3rd race. This may be a different Kirchen this year, but this is the second year Crawford took the mini series with a Kirchen right behind him as Richard Kirchen tied for the second place slot last year with Jack Kassin.

Congratulations to Will on your back-to-back championships! Something notable here is that Crawford finished in #2 in our main points series, #1 in our mini series, and #3 in Amsoil Open Comp. Not a bad year when your worst series finish is 3rd place.

Fleet Doctor Fall Mini Series Pro Champion

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Mother Nature has spoken, she decided our champions for the Fleet Doctor Fall Mini Series Bracket Program today when she gave us rainy weather that won't allow us to run our final race of the series. 

Below we discuss the Masta Performance Pro Championship:

Jerry Lendzion took home the race win in Masta Performance Pro last Sunday (10/8) that catapulted him to a pretty solid lead in the points series over David Mullins who had been going lots of rounds for the past month or so and had found his way to the #1 slot after winning race #2 and going 4 round at #3. Unfortunately for Mullins, a bad day for him (2nd round loss) and a great day for Lendzion (class win) at what turned out to be the final race let Lendzion get quite the lead over 2nd place finisher Mullins! One racer said, "Jerry really came out of nowhere in this series!!"

Congratulations to Jerry Lendzion on a race win last Sunday and a championship this Sunday! What a way to end the season!

CANCELLED: Rocky's Rental REMIX

So the weather app says it isn't raining. My eyes say it is. Today, Thursday, October 12th's Rocky's Rental is cancelled. #ButTheInternetSaid



See you all tomorrow for the Aeroquip Heads Up Season Finale REMIX. Spectator gates open at 2 PM.

TEAM MILAN WINS DIVISION AND TWO CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Milan Dragway sent their team to Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis to take part in the NHRA Division 3 ET Bracket Finals competition. The event is a competition among 16 tracks in the division and about 600 racers with four main classes of racing to win. Each track can bring a 38 person team; they’re always stacked with their best drivers. This event is like the Super Bowl for bracket racers. Many drivers never even dream they could win this competition.

 

This year, Team Milan took the event by storm as Carl Keil of Rossford, Ohio became the NHRA Division 3 Super Pro Champion and Johnnie Cook from Howell, MI the NHRA Division 3 Sportsman Champion. These two drivers will advance on to Pomona, California to race against the eight toughest competitors from around the country. They will face off in each of these classes from November 10-12 for the ultimate honor, the National Championship. Although these other competitors are tough, Keil and Cook are forces to be reckoned with themselves.

 

Not only did Keil and Cook win their classes, but they were enormously helpful in Team Milan clinching the title of NHRA Division 3 Team Champion. Milan Dragway was honored to bring this title home as they have not since 2009. The champion drivers didn’t snag this final title on their own though as we saw Joe Novak Sr. of Carleton, MI make it down to the final 3 bikes in Super Pro Motorcycle. David Mullins, Milan, MI, made it through 5 of 8 rounds of competition in Pro.

 

Cook may have been the champion of Sportsman, but all of the Sportsman racers performed exceptionally and contributed half of the team points to the team championship total alone. 

 

Team Milan Competitors and points contributed to the total:

Pro: Jason Proffitt Brownstown, MI, Greg McCurry South Lyon, MI, John Simone Amherstburg, Ontario, Wes Buckley Rossford, OH (1), Johnnie Cook Howell, MI, Bryan Panasiewicz Southfield, MI (1), Sue Campbell Belleville, MI (1), AJ Owen Milan, MI, Dustin Loynes Byron, MI, Andy Kasienc Saint Clair Shores, MI (1), Joe Mabelitini Romulus, MI, David Mullins Milan, MI (4), Lucas Buckley Rossford, OH, Rick Buyck Belleville, MI

Super Pro: Carl Keil Rossford, OH (8), Will Crawford Westland, MI (1), Tim Buckley Rossford, OH (2014 and 2016 NHRA Div 3 Super Pro Champion), Jack Kassin Saint Clair Shoes, MI (1), Dave Degregorio Coldwater, MI, Kendallyn Jacobs Toledo, OH (2), Josh Kull Wayne, MI, David Freeland Findlay, OH, Dr. Don Restauri Jr. Howell, MI, Greg Koesel Monroe, MI

Super Pro Motorcycle: Joe Novak Sr. Carleton, MI (4)

Sportsman: Greg McCurry South Lyon, MI (1), Codie Balcom Maybee, MI, Johnnie Cook Howell, MI (8), Marlon Howes Livonia, MI (1, 2016 NHRA Div 3 Sportsman Champion), Kevin Assad Elmore, OH (1), Brandon Bennett Perrysburg, OH, Scott Fennell Swanton, OH (2), Anthony Gabriel Maybee, MI (3), Eric Beauch Temperance, MI (1), Jason Prater Toledo, OH (1), Chris Klein Brownstown, MI (3), Josh Morgan Lambertville, MI (3), Tyler Nelkin West Bloomfield, MI (3)