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Old 01-11-2019, 09:25 AM
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So, will you fit the Street Diesel class now with white lightning??
Technically no because I have a coil over conversion on the front and I'm still thinking about 4-linking it myself so it won't fit the rules regardless. I'm not going to win, my boy is really into the drag racing scene gas and diesel and this will be a blast to be a part of.

As Evan said, its the 2wd truck that Joe had then Mike bought and has an Allison in it. Evan and I are planning to make a big splash with it this year. It will be in our UCC booth this year also. I am very excited to make this move and see what happens with it!
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QUIT TEASING MARK , Show us some pics !
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Well the countdown continues, we're 3 weeks away from this event. I hope there is a big turn out in the diesel classes. We've been beating on the Chevelle all year in preparation for this race. Hoping on doing well and hoping for some good competition.
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Old 06-04-2019, 05:50 AM
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We hit the RD Saturday morning. First stop was Vegas then we headed east from there. We’re 2200 miles into our trip and are in St Louis right now. Going to be finishing the last little bit of our trip this morning and check in starts at noon. Over all car has been doing great, hit some bad weather in New Mexico but we got thru it. I’ll post some pics here shortly.

Racing starts tomorrow, hopefully some you local people come out to race!!!
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Old 06-04-2019, 05:52 AM
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That’s sweet your doing this. Can’t wait for results.
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Old 06-04-2019, 07:06 AM
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That's so damn cool!
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Wish I was going but my shit is still sitting in the corner without a motor or the time to even think about putting it together unfortunately.
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Made it on fastest DMax list with Single VGT and single cp3 fuel only! 1.589 60ft 6.9291@103mph 1/8th 10.96@127.76mph
Stock motor best 11.277@119mph B68mmStg2R 250%inj 12mmcp3

Wife's tow rig-08 LMM SierraHD SLT2 "Stormy" CCSB murdered out TCTLMMStg2 Exergy 12mmcp3 1/8th 7.93@88mph 1/4-12.408@109.18mph
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Proud and Honored to be able to say I'm the tuner for some of the Quickest and Fastest Dmax's out there! Stock motor Dmax pass with bolt ons and vgt(JKlennon - 9.802@ 139.53 (5/2/19) Fastest Allison equipped Dmax power truck and first into the 5's with an Allison(Mike Graves Prostreet - 9.068 @ 161.19 (7/16/17)Fastest Crewcab with an Allison(Mike Graves 9.555@149.50(4-22-17) Fastest LLy and Fastest street Truck ever(bcdeutch731 C-10 - 8.395 @ 168.13 (9/22/16) Fastest LMM ever(Harbin_22 - 10.12 @ 138.12 (05/01/18) The #1 and #2 Fastest ZF6 trucks in the world (Ryan Pini LLY ZF6 10.674@132.4mph) #2 is with a stock engine(Jesse Rhodes 10.912@130.27mph)
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Good luck Rick!
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Well the event went great. There were about 100 cars entered in the show. Only 3 diesels, but for its inaugural event the 100 is promising. The low diesel count was not promising. I hope they keep the classes for next year. Would be good if more diesels participate in the event. There was a spot for everyone to have fun in. The drive, the racing, the wrenching, the hotels, the prizes were all really good.

My car did well, we pushed it hard and bettered our 60’, ET, MPH all around even though we technically didn’t need to, based on the competition. We were the class winner and took home the money and trophy.

Next year will be bigger AND better. More payouts, more prizes and they’re giving away a fully built 67 nova. The car is a brand new car, not a 67 that was restored. It’s a new body and frame/suspension bbc 10 sec car (still under construction, but was unveiled yesterday during the award ceremony). Every participant is entered into a raffle to win the car. Someone is leaving with it just for signing up and showing up. Pretty cool deal.

Here are some pics. I’m still driving home but am about 4100 miles into the trip. I have 1400 miles left, should be home Monday sometime.




















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Event coverage by dragzine magazine, came out earlier this week. I didn’t bring all the photos over but I’ll try and attach the link so if you’d like to see it in it’s entirety you can.



By ANDREW WOLF JUNE 12, 2019

The inaugural Summit Racing Equipment Midwest Drags, the newest drag-and-drive style event on the block, is in the books, and if this year’s edition is an indicator of what’s to come, there’s a bight future ahead for racers in the Eastern half of the country.

The three-day event, which visited three racetracks in two states and traversed more than 350 miles of backroad and highway driving through scenic central Indiana and Ohio, presented competitors with a unique and challenging format.

Midwest Drags promoter Jay Heidenrich–known in the industry simply as Heid–imagined a format with a greater challenge to entrants: a mixture of 1/8- and 1/4-mile venues, where every racer is required to turn in a pair of timeslips—not just one and done—at each venue before pulling up anchor and hitting the road. Conversely, awards were given for both average elapsed time and speed in each category — and in order to be named an official class champion, one must top the charts in both categories. But the juice is worth the squeeze: the Midwest Drags awarded the highest payouts ever for a drag-and-drive event.

Oh, did we mention the unique array of categories that mark a departure from the more established drag-and-drive events…classes like Manual Shift Clutch, Street Diesel and Unlimited Diesel, Super Street Hard Tire, and even a category designed specifically for H-pattern shift cars?

The Midwest Drags kicked off on a rainy-turned-blistering-hot Wednesday morning at the Wagler Motorsports Park in southern Indiana, before competitors navigated to the Muncie Dragway, located 90-minutes Northeast of Indianapolis. From there, they turned East, trekking 200-miles to the fabled Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio for the finale, part of the annual Super Summit spectacular.

Michigan’s Clark Rosenstengel was the event’s overall and Unlimited class champion, clocking a 5.07 to the 1/8-mile and a 7.75 best in the quarter in his twin-turbo Camaro to earn a sizable $5,000 payday from sponsor Delta PAG. In all, 43 cars completed the three-day trip and turned in their six total timeslips, as a handful of competitors fell by the wayside due to attrition at one of the three tracks.

Among the unique elements that Heid went to great lengths to institute for the Midwest Drags — results were posted to the web in real-time as each competitor submitted their timeslips, adding a layer of strategy not present at other drag-and-drive’s, wherein a competitor could survey the speeds and elapsed time of their competition and stick around to improve their standing.

Clark Rosenstengel accepting his custom Cold Hard Art-made trophy for the Unlimited class title and the $5,000 check from Delta PAG.

Class Winners

Manual Shift Clutch: John Milner 9.566, 118.47 mph
Daily Driver: Nathan Hines 10.170; Zach Wright 108.51 mph
Modern Muscle: Craig Douglas 9.047, 127.07 mph
Street Diesel: Rick Fletes 9.122, 120.85 mph
Unlimited Diesel: James Rowlett 13.501, 86.44 mph
Unlimited: Clark Rosenstengel 7.266, 155.48 mph
Super Street Hard Tire: Justin Brangers 10.025, 128.82 mph
Super Street No Forced Induction: Terry Miller 7.708, 146.37 mph
Super Street 275: Nathan Walters 7.325; Scott Keplinger 153.52 mph
Super Street 295/315: Doug Kayser 9.755, 112.41 mph

Here’s just a smattering of the cool stories and even cooler cars that were part of this year’s Midwest Drags.

Rick Fletes



The dedication of diesel class champion Rick Fletes cannot be disputed: the California native drove his unique Duramax diesel-powered Chevelle 2,600 miles from his home to take part in the Midwest Drags. All told, he expects to put 5,500 miles on the odometer by the time he pulls back into his driveway.



“I’v been wanting to do this kind of racing for a decade,” Fletes shared. “I’ve been driving this car for 10 years, and we just haven’t had the time, the opportunity, the time off of work, or the money to do it. Or the car wasn’t ready. I saw this event shared on Facebook and decided, ‘this is it, we’re doing it.’ I told my wife I had already registered and we’d figure it out from there.”



The engine is a 2004 LB7 (first generation Duramax) with a bone-stock rotating assembly and cylinder heads. Fletes made some piston modifications and sourced higher-quality factory LBZ rods. A SoCal Diesel camshaft, balancer, flexplate, and pushrods all provide additional strength to the combination, as do ARP studs throughout. An HT 67.7mm single turbo feeds into a Wagler Motorsports intake manifold.

“What makes it go fast is the fuel and the turbo,” he says. “Then we spray some nitrous on it when we want to go a little faster. I don’t typically engage it until second gear.”

Fletes, who actually has a camper he typically pulls behind the car at events on the West coast, loaded up all of the essentials — including the race wheels and tires, two spare Gear Vendors overdrives, a spare Turbo 400, a second turbocharger, and all of the necessary tools — into the backseat, trunk, and a hitch-mounted rack and with his wife as co-driver, trekked East to Indiana.

Fletes clocked his career-best run in the car last month in Sacramento at 9.89-seconds and 136 mph, weighing in at a hefty 4,450-pounds with Rick in the car. He won the Street Diesel class with a best 1/8-mile time of 6.88 and a 9.92 in the quarter, at 138 mph, following its wheels up launches.

The Champ



Fremont, Michigan’s Clark Rosenstengel claimed the Unlimited class championship and the cash that went along with it, thanks to a 5.07-second best on day one, an 8.75 (1/4-mile) on day two, and a low-elapsed-time 7.75 at 180 mph on the final day at Norwalk.

Rosenstengel’s 2010 Camaro is no joke, with power from a 427 cubic-inch mill built by Steve Morris Engines, paired with twin 83mm Bullseye turbos. The power is backed up by a Rossler Turbo 400 transmission and a Neal Chance converter.







Nevermind its 7-second laps at the dragstrip, Clark has been 232 mph with his Camaro in the standing mile. The car sports COPO Camaro-style suspension, along with the full factory interior. And, with A/C and all the street trimmings, he says he drives it rather often. Clark’s Camaro is a two-time class champion at Drag Week, so its pedigree was only furthered at the Midwest Drags.


Brian Kohlmann

While it may not be the quickest nor the fastest street-driven vehicle out there (yet), Brian Kohlmann’s 1931 Chrysler CM6 coupe may be the wildest creation to ever to take part in a drag-and-drive event.



Powered by a 489 cubic-inch Keith Black Hemi, Kohlmann pumps 80-percent nitromethane — yes, the real deal CH3NO2 — through it at the track, before switching over to a pump gas fuel system for street driving. The gasoline fuel system, with a 17-gallon standalone tank in the rear of the car, operates via electric fuel injection, while the nitro setup, with a front-mounted fuel cell, runs on mechanical fuel injection. There are likewise two separate ignition systems, each set up for their respective fuel so that Kohlmann can quickly switch over, hook up his trailer, and go. The radiator, water pump, and battery are all positioned in the trunk.

A Bruno-Lenco transmission setup sends the power back to a Dana rearend to keep it all-Mopar.







“It’s actually a very rare body style,” the Franksville, Wisconsin native says of the beautiful car. “These cars were very expensive at the height of the depression as compared to a Ford. It’s very unusual to see one out in the public, let alone at a racetrack.”

Kohlmann has been in the low eights thus far, with a goal of running in the 6-second zone once the combination is ironed out. Kohlmann struggled on the opening day of the Midwest Drags as the car popped and banged through the early part of several runs before he formally ended his tour before it truly began. Determined, however, to iron out his machine and put on a show for the fans, Kohlmann trailered the car to the final two stops and made additional runs to support Heid’s event.




The Chevette

Brian Anders’ Chevette may be small, but it’s indeed mighty. The Inwood, West Virginia native drives this 1977 Chevette that’s powered by a 427 cubic-inch small-block Chevrolet on E85. Anders trailered the car 10 hours from his home, but motored right through the highway portion of the Midwest Drags with his pull-behind trailer and his son, in tow. With 3.50 gears, aftermarket brakes, and a 9-inch rear, it’s designed to go and do so with comfort and efficiency.



“It drives like a Cadillac,” Anders says. “Everybody always ask how it drives, but honestly, it’s a one-handed car. I’ve been 9.19 at 158 in it with one hand on the wheel wondering if I should pull the parachute.”

All-steel with factory glass, it tips the scales at 2,865-pounds (minus the trailer hitch). Anders plans to run Drag Week for the first time later this year.






Anders purchased the car over a decade ago, and two seasons ago he cut the cage apart and re-did everything to upgrade the chassis to near-7.50 spec. Anders drives the car routinely, including on the 47-mile trip to his day-job.

Brian Havlik’s ’55

The Midwest Drags marked a bit of redemption for Cedar Rapids, Iowa racer and car builder Brian Havlik.



Havlik originally built this car in 1998, just out of high school, and sold it after Drag Week in 2006 to former NHRA standout, and the first driver Funny Car driver into the 4-second zone, Chuck Etchells. He built another car and later sold it, as well. When Etchells passed away in 2016, the opportunity presented itself for Havlik to buy it back, and that’s precisely what he did.

The Pro Street-style, backhalf car has since been rebuilt and was taken to Drag Week last year, where, during the highway driving portion of the tour, on a rainy rush to the next track, the wheel studs sheered off the driver’s side. The incident taco’ed the quarter panel and did enough damage to end Havlik’s trip and necessitated considerable paint and bodywork.







Havlik debuted a fresh new 565-inch big-block at the Midwest Drags and ran it naturally-aspirated, with nitrous oxide on tap when needed. Havlik made a best lap of 6.44 at 107 mph on the 1/8-mile on day one, but bowed out of competition early with mechanical woes. Havlik was part of a group of Canadian and upper Midwest racers who all met up at Norwalk days before the Midwest drags kickoff and actually drove their cars in a convoy the nearly 400 miles from Norwalk to Wagler before the event had even begun.


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