View Full Version : Pro Outlaw Doorslammers at Kinston (live results)
04-26-2008, 11:01 AM
This is Pro Outlaw Doorslammers first race of the season down here at Kinston Dragstrip. Here's a list of who's here as of right now...
Some guys are going to be making test hits in a little bit. I'll have some numbers later.
04-26-2008, 11:13 AM
Jason Rouse is in Bobby Smith's Vette.
04-26-2008, 12:47 PM
Some of the guys just finish making test hits. The track temp was at 120 and only two guys made it down the track, Chris Croom (4.43) and Ernie Everett (4.73). First round qualifying is at 2:00 but if some of the guys try to make another test hit, I'll post the results. Stay tune, it's going to get good when it starts to cool down!!
Thanks Shawn! Looks like a great field.
04-26-2008, 12:55 PM
I think it's going to get real good when the temp starts to drop, Nick!! :)
04-26-2008, 02:54 PM
First round of qualifying just finished up. Here are the results:
R.B. Smith broke when he made a test run earlier and couldn't make the call for qualifying. Second round and cool weather are coming soon!!
04-26-2008, 04:43 PM
2nd round qualifying just finished up. We have a great show on our hands. The field is tight and the air is cooling down. We have one more round of qualifying left and the boys say they are getting after it.
Stay tune, POD is in the house!!
Sorry to hear about RB's problem.
04-26-2008, 06:15 PM
Final round of qualifying round just finished up. I will be posting the ladder soon.
04-26-2008, 06:30 PM
Here's the ladder:
04-26-2008, 07:10 PM
1st round just finished up:
04-26-2008, 08:06 PM
2nd round just finished:
Jason Rouse .050 4.426 168 W
Troy Henderson .184 4.355 162
Shawn had to leave early to get a headstart on his long drive home. Bruce Lee Soles and I will do our best to take his place.
Jason gets the win on a huge holeshot.
Ernie Everett .455 W
Ernie had a bye run, got about 150 feet downtrack, started drifting toward the centerline and wisely lifted. Troy Henderson will have lane choice in the final.
04-27-2008, 07:25 AM
Nick sorry about not calling you back with the final results. In the end it came down to Jason Rouse and Ernie Everett. Ernie was driving his Corvette since his Camaro is still being sorted out. Rouse redlighted against Everett giving the win away. Great show last night from the POD.
No problem. Congratulations to Ernie! :)
04-27-2008, 05:07 PM
S Kel and Camera Man, great meeting you yesterday hope you both had safe trips home.
We had some problems with the track yesterday, it got alot hotter than we ever expected it to. As a result the rubber was like bubble gum and we actually stopped in the middle of time runs for the bracket cars to scrape the track, TWICE. I believe I heard that the track surface temperatures were nearing the 130* mark. Still a tight feild for an awesome show.
Couples of quick notes. Ernie was actually in his old car. The Corvette proved to work for him good while his Camaro is getting to changes made to it. Jason Rouse was in only 2nd race and this was the first time he ran with 3 kits. I saw the jet spreads and the tune ups and trust, he is just getting started. And one of the most miraculous things I have ever seen in all of door slammer racing happened last night; Charles Kelley driving an absolutely beautiful S10 pickup had to run Kenny Ferguson first round in his black and flamed Grand Am. Kelley had problems with his burnout and after making 2 attempts backed it all the way back up in the water box again. Suddenly Kelley begins to purge the nitrous and was staging WITH WET TIRES. Ferguson and Kelley staged, light turned green, FERGUSON SHAKES, but that isn't the amazing part. Kelley drops the hammer and looking like he is riding on a string to post a 4.41 at over 160 MPH. Simply WOW.
Also want to mention Chris Croom, Bob Smith, and the BS Racing team were the only ones to make a full pull down the 660' during the SHAKEDOWN run posting up an impressive 4.34. Unfortunately they were not able to reproduce those numbers during qualifying or eliminations and the "nicest guy in drag racing" was out. ;) (Chris will know what thats about) ;)
04-27-2008, 08:29 PM
Thanks Brucelee and outlawnick for covering me when I left. It was a hot day but it fun. Nice to meet Bobby, Bruce Lee, and gang yesterday. brucelee knows how to keep the fun in drag racing over the loud speaker.
I'm still amazed about that 4.41 that Charles ran. Everyone jaws in the tower just dropped after that. That was his 2nd best time ever and that run was the straightest one out of everyone the whole day. I talked to him afterwards and he said it's amazing how drag racing can work.
Also, I have to give A LOT of credit to Ernie Everett. He was the last place qualifier but he got the job done when it counted and won the race. Congratulations to the whole team.
Thanks for hosting us KDS!! :cool:
Camera Man of ECD
04-30-2008, 04:49 PM
Here are some pics from Kinston.
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