Fleet Doctor Bracket Points Race #11

With only one race left in the Fleet Doctor Bracket Points Series, we already know who two of our champions are barring any insane (unrealistic) circumstances. So, we want to congratulate Carl Keil on winning Insurance Man Super Pro for the second year in a row and Joe Novak Sr for adding another Super Pro Motorcycle championship to his many. 

At Sunday, August 13th’s race, Matt Cornell took the win in Insurance Man Super Pro over the Insurance Man himself Steve Smith. A red light start for Smith gave Cornell the win. Cornell made his way to the final by beating, now, two-time class champion Carl Keil. Cornell was .007 to Keil’s .015. Then ran a 6.575 on his 6.57 dial while Keil ran 4.947 on his 4.94. Uncharacteristic first round losses for the 2-4th place points members paved the way for Keil’s championship, though, he still had to put in work to take advantage of that opening. 

Joe Novak Sr. took the win against Bill Stetz in the Super Pro Motorcycle final. An .046 for Novak to Stetz’s .058 helped Novak off the line then he ran a 8.412 on his 8.39 dial while Stetz finished by breaking out by .005. Ron Raymond locked himself in at a second place points finish by making it to the semi-finals in Sunday’s race. 

Dustin Loynes, whose wife and daughter proved to be his good luck charms, took the win in Masta Performance Pro over AJ Owen. Loynes’ .007 light set him up for success as Owen left with a .031. We saw AJ breakout running a 10.594 on his 10.62 dial while Loynes went through at 9.717 on his 9.67. Loynes best package of the day was against Warren Smith in the semi-finals when he was .004 and ran dead on with a 0 for a .004 package. He needed it as Smith was no duck with his .009 light and running 8.828 on his 8.82 dial. 

Bill Morand took out Johnnie Cook in the final round of McCormack Racing Sportsman. The runner up finish did put Johnnie Cook within reach of the championship though. Morand was .033 to Cook’s .060 to earn the win over Cook on a double breakout. 

Looking at the points standing for Sportsman and Pro is interesting as we have one person who could very realistically become champion in BOTH classes. Aside from Greg McCurry being within reach of both of these, we have two other drivers (Marlon Howes and Johnnie Cook) who it would take a little more luck, fate, and work but are still in the running for both. 

The final Fleet Doctor Bracket Points Race is this upcoming Sunday, August 20th, we are very excited to watch the race play out and see who will become our Masta Performance Pro Champion and McCormack Racing Sportsman Champion, as well as, name our team for the NHRA Division 3 Bracket Finals team in September.

Fleet Doctor Bracket Points Race #10 Results

Wow. The racers in the Fleet Doctor Bracket Series are without a doubt some of the best bracket racers around. I found myself stopping what I was doing to really look at their numbers on the computer screen more than a few times as the day went on. When an .022 package isn’t getting it done for Justin Hardy because Dave Degregorio was .002 total or when that .014 package for someone in the left lane looked really good until I saw the right lane was .007. As I was finishing up the points standings at the end of the race day, I found that Greg McCurry who was sitting in second place in both Pro and Sportsman going into race #10 had taken over the points lead by ONE POINT in BOTH classes. If you line up next to him in either class, you better be prepared to put together a great package to win. He may have widened that points lead, but the heat of the day and all those rounds led to the car telling him it wanted to go home. This crew is already ready for Bracket Finals at Indy, in my opinion.


Masta Performance Pro saw Melvin Woods set himself up for the win off the starting line when he was .019 to William Swope’s .057 reaction time. Down track Swope broke out running a 9.828 on his 9.83 dial. Woods ran a 10.428 on his 10.40.


Carl Keil found his way to the Winners Circle and the points lead while borrowing Wes Buckley’s car since his dragster has been down the last couple weeks. Will Crawford lined up with Keil in the final round. Leaving first was Crawford, dialed in at 6.21, with a .008 light. Dialed in at 5.92, Keil left just after him with a perfect .000 light. At the 1/8 mile, Keil ran 5.937 for the win over Crawford’s 6.229. This runner up finish did help Will Crawford make a jump in the points into second place behind Carl.


Donnie Hagar made a jump into third place of the McCormack Racing Sportsman points standings with his win. 13.603 on his 13.58 dial with an .030 light was more than Donnie needed for the win. Brandon Bennett earned a runner up finish after a great day of racing. In the final round, Bennett was .084 then broke out by running 11.766 on his 11.79 dial.


Jason Drnach got it done in the Super Pro Motorcycle class over Mike Mullendore. Drnach left the line with an .019 light followed by Mullendore’s .022 reaction time. Down at the 1/4 mile, Drnach ran 8.797 on his 8.77 dial for the win while Mullendore ran a 8.351 on his 8.29 dial for the runner up finish.


Check out the full points standings at the link below!



Fleet Doctor Bracket Points Race #8: July 9th

Another day of tight bracket competition has come and gone at Milan Dragway as we had our 8th race of the Fleet Doctor LLC Bracket Points Series. This is the second day of our two day bracket weekend and we have declared our last four winners for the weekend. 

In Insurance Man Super Pro, the Insurance Man Steve Smith himself made it to the final round, but was taken out by David Freeland. The reaction time advantage went to Freeland who was .019 to Smith’s .029. Freeland finished with a 6.491 on his 6.48 dial which was good for the win thanks to that advantage on the starting line while Smith ran 4.856 on his 4.85. 

Mickey Adams was able to get the monkey off his back tonight with a win in Masta Performance Pro over Warren Smith. It was anyone’s race off the line as Adams was .006 and Smith .008. That slight advantage helped Adams as he was .021 total to Smith’s .022 package.

McCormack Racing Sportsman was won by Darrell Ciaravino who is having a great season so far. A .002 start paved the way for his win over Codie Balcon who was .023. Even though Balcom ran 12.269 on his 12.26 dial, Ciaravino took the win when he ran 11.550 on his 11.53 dial.

Joe Novak Sr took the win over Ron Raymond as he had a big advantage off the starting line with his .015 reaction time to Raymond’s .046 in the Super Pro Motorcycle final. Both riders were quite a bit slower than their dial so they must’ve been on the brakes down at the finish line. 

There has been a lot going on this weekend as we have had 11 winners in the past two days!!! Check out the points standings after today’s race.

S&S Customs Bracket Weekend Race Results: Saturday, July 8th

Yesterday was more than a full day of racing as we had a whole lot going on! Our first set of results for the S&S Customs Bracket Race are for the main race with all four classes.


In Masta Performance Pro, Bernie Och took the win when he was .043 off the line then ran a 10.665 on his 10.65 dial. Wes Buckley who was lucky to be on a bye run in the semi-final round as he went -.006 red. Buckley went on to be .052 in the final round against Och, but it wasn’t enough to take the win giving Buckley the runner up finish.


Marlon Howes took out Joe Kulik in the McCormack Racing Sportsman category. Howes’s .039 light was good for the win. He ran .08 off his dial in as he was getting out of it to tighten up the gap at the finish line. Kulik who was late off the line went on to run a 12.126 on his 12.10 dial.


Dom Locilento Sr’s .016 reaction time would have made for a good race, but in this near heads up race Katelyn Smith left the line first when she went -.008 red. Locilento would’ve been at risk down track had Smith been green as he went 4.865 on his 4.87 dial while Smith ran a 4.861 on her 4.86 dial.


Super Pro Motorcycle saw Mark Johnson win after his worst reaction time of the day. He had been on the tree all day, but was fortunate to see that Brian Clapper went red giving him the win anyways.


Thanks to S&S Customs out of Monroe, MI, Bernie Och, Marlon Howes, Dom Locilento Sr, and Mark Johnson will all receive custom paint and/or airbrushing for their helmets! We are quite excited to see how these turn out once the winners get the work done!


Our next set of results are for the Gambler’s Race. We saw Carl Keil take the win in the Box category over Matt Hewitt. Keil was .006 then ran a 5.168 on his 5.16 dial, he was .014 total, while Hewitt was .014 off the starting line then ran 4.981 on his 4.87 dial. Damien Hazelton was our No Box winner over Norman Crawley. Hazelton was .048 and went through the finish line just under his dial in at 9.829 on his 9.83, but it didn’t matter since Norman Crawley was -.010 red.


Finally, we got to our pit vehicle race where Carl Keil took another win. This time the win was over David Davis. The golf cart must have been just like the dragster for Carl as he was .005 to Davis’s -.026 red. Luckily for Davis, we were giving a pizza to the winner AND the runner up!


We have four more winners to name today as we run Fleet Doctor Bracket Points Race #8.

Sunday, July 2nd Fleet Doctor Bracket Points Race #7 Race Results

In McCormack Racing Sportsman, Greg McCurry took the win over his cousin Matt Watson. On this double break out pass, McCurry ran an 11.551 on his 11.56 dial to Watson’s 11.734 on his 11.77 dial.

Greg McCurry made his way into his second final of the day in Masta Performance Pro where he met up with Wes Buckley. Taking his first loss in 15 rounds of racing, McCurry’s .058 reaction time paired up with running dead on his dial with a 0 was not good enough to beat Wes Buckley who was .022 then 9.471 on his 9.46 dial.

We have another Buckley to mention as we move into Insurance Man Super Pro, Tim Buckley was runner up to Brian Lampton who earned a win on his birthday and for the second week in a row. Lampton was .006 on the line then ran a 4.750 on his 4.73 dial. Buckley was a little later leaving the line and ran 4.760 on his 4.74 dial.

I guess if you didn’t have another family member racing yesterday, your chances of making it to a final were slim as we saw father and son Joe Novak Sr and Joe Novak Jr line up in the Super Pro Motorcycle final. After a slight reaction time advantage for Joe Sr who was .015 to Joe Jr’s .023, Senior was able to secure the win down track when he ran 8.374 on his 8.35 dial while Joe Jr ran .04 off his dial.

Click here to check out the points standings as this race started the second half of the chase. This Fleet Doctor Bracket Series has taken off as the weather has finally cooperated the last couple weekends!

Don’t forget this upcoming weekend we have 2 days of racing for our bracket racers with a bracket race followed by a gambler’s race this Saturday, July 8th. The winners of each of the four bracket classes on Saturday will get their helmets custom painted by S&S Customs in Monroe. Join us Friday night to enjoy the Aeroquip Heads Up Race and watch the fireworks or participate in Open Comp (if you fit the rules) before we head into our weekend!