Newman, Smith score wins at Super Street event

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					        Member Track News                                                                    2009 Get Screened America Pro Mod Challenge Schedule
                                                                                                         March 12-15                                                                                        Sept. 2-7
Newman, Smith score wins at Super Street event                                                           ACDelco NHRA
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    AUTO CLUB DRAGWAY AT                        .011, but Newman’s Wayne & Dave’s                                                                                                                       Indianapolis
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AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY, Fontana,                    Automotive ’08 Chevy Cobalt took the
Calif. (Jan. 24-25) — Over the last 17          win light with a 9.919 to Smith’s 9.929.                 March 27-29                                                                                      Sept. 17-20
years, Glen Smith has won NHRA                  Balough and Stafford were semifinalists.                O’Reilly NHRA                                                                                   NHRA Nationals
national events, divisional titles, and             The annual Lucas Oil K&N Filters                   Spring Nationals                                                                                  zMax Dragway
Super Street 10.90 events, but he has           Pro Gas Winter Nationals drew 52 cars             Houston Raceway Park                                                                                     Charlotte
never made a final-round appearance at          in eliminations with Thomas Grueser’s                   Houston                                            May 29-31                                        Oct. 9-11
a Southern California Pro Gas                   ’75 Vega qualifying No. 1 with a perfect
Association event. That was until the           9.90. Doug Sedmak and Frank Muscia
                                                                                                                                                        O’Reilly NHRA                             NHRA Virginia Nationals
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opening weekend of the 2009 season,             had 9.901s for the second and third                     O’Reilly NHRA                              Heartland Park Topeka                                 Richmond
when Smith drove his ’51 Henry J to             spots, and Wayne Newman was fourth                    Midwest Nationals                                    Topeka
two final-round appearances, earning a          with a 9.904.                                      Gateway Int’l Raceway
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win on Sunday. Chris Newman defeated                Smith went to the final for the                                                                       June 11-14                            NHRA Las Vegas Nationals
Smith in Saturday’s final.                      second-consecutive day with a round-one                                                             NHRA SuperNationals                            The Strip at Las Vegas
    Sixty 9.90 cars entered the Russ            win over Larry Scarth, 9.903 to 9.894.                     May 15-17                                Old Bridge Township                              Motor Speedway
Harris Memorial Race. Ray Cordeiro’s            Smith then stopped Paul Wiechmann                    NHRA Thunder Valley                               Raceway Park                                      Las Vegas
Corvette was the No. 1 qualifier with a         and got a bye in the third round.                        Nationals                                      Englishtown
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9.901, followed by Pete Jimenez’s 9.903             In the quarterfinals, Smith recorded                     Bristol
and Val Torres Jr.’s 9.904.                     a perfect reaction time to defeat Kevin
    Newman opened Saturday’s                    McClelland.
quarterfinals by defeating Russ Hester,             Randy Balough beat Chris Newman
Dave Stafford used a .006 light to beat         in the first round; his son, Travis, in                                40th annual ACDelco NHRA Gatornationals
Ryan Priddy, Smith’s .009 light stopped         round two; Randy Fabbro; and got a bye       TUESDAY, March 10
Greg Ventura, and Travis Balough                in the fourth round.                         Sponsor Midway Parking ...............................................................................................8 a.m.-5 p.m.
finished ahead of Darryl Mitchell.                  Smith scored a .016 light and 9.915 in   Parking, Registration & Tech (all categories) ....................................................................noon-5 p.m.
    In the final, Smith had a .003-second       the final to stop Balough, who cut a .026
advantage off the starting line, .008 to        light and ran a 9.908. Steve Parsons and     WEDNESDAY, March 11
                                                Mike Blodgett were semifinalists.            Parking, Registration & Tech (all categories) ..................................................................8 a.m.-6 p.m.
                                                    Smith has 189 points to lead the         THURSDAY, March 12
                                                series, followed by Chris Newman with        Registration and Tech Inspection (all categories) ......................................................7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
                                                135. Mike Blodgett Sr., Hester, and          Spectator Gates Open ...............................................................................................................8 a.m.
                                                Parsons round out the top five with          Sportsman Qualifying ...............................................................................................................9 a.m.
                                                124 points each. — Bob Johnson               Comp Qualifying Session...........................................................................................................4 p.m.
                                                                                             Secure Track ............................................................................................................................6 p.m.
                                                                                             FRIDAY, March 13
                       
				
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Description: (Jan. 24-25) - Over the last 17 years, Glen Smith has won NHRA national events, divisional titles, and Super Street 10.90 events, but he has never made a final-round appearance at a Southern California Pro Gas Association event. In the quarterfinals, Smith recorded a perfect reaction time to defeat Kevin McClelland.
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