Briles, Downing, Feaster win trophies at Team Firebird event by ProQuest


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Briles, Downing, Feaster win    Cadby wins new Pro Cycle class;
trophies at Team Firebird event Powers scores Super Pro trophy
   FIREBIRD INT’L RACEWAY, Chandler, Ariz. (May 16) — Racers came                                                    SOUTH GEORGIA MOTORSPORTS PARK, Cecil, Ga. (May 16-17) —
out to compete at the track’s Team Firebird event.                                                                There was a large turnout of racers at the track’s monthly Summit Super Series
   Cole Smith topped Mitch Donning in the Jr. Dragster (age 8-9) final,                                           event. The two-day affair had eliminations on Saturday and Sunday.
Dannielle Trammell won Jr. Dragster (10-12) honors over Gabrielle Schmidt, and                                       On Saturday, 61 cars battled it out in Super Pro. Kevin Powers’ dragster
Brittney Schmidt earned the Jr. Dragster (13-17) title over A.J. Thomas.                                          outlasted Shannon Newell’s ’70 Nova in the final. Powers ran a 5.454 on his 5.45
   The Run for the Money in Electronics and Non-Electronics was a big money-                                      dial to defeat Newell’s 6.451 on a 6.45 dial. Powers had the slight starting-line
maker for racers because of the large car count.                                                                  advantage, .012 to .018, to take the win.
   Brett Moffet and his ’69 Camaro earned top prize in the Run for the Money
Non-Electronic final with a 9.323 (9.30 dial).
   Eddie Brown, in his R.E.D., took the win in Run for the Money Electronics
with a dead-on 7.74.
   Kevin Briles’ ’90 Grand Am squared off against Danny Walker’s ’68 Camaro
in the Arizona Super Street final. Walker was too quick and ran a 10.893 on a
10.90 index, giving the win to Briles, who cut a .010 light and ran a 10.936.
   Sportsman points leader Tibor Kadar drove his ’77 Firebird to his fourth win
out of five Team Firebird races. Rich Lash’s ’74 Nova scored a .088 light and

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12.976 (12.95) for the runner-up spot. Kadar cut a .029 reaction time and ran a
12.387 on a 12.32 dial.
   Rick Feaster and Kadar, who is also the points leader in Pro, battled it out in
the double-breakout Pro final. Kadar’s ’67 GTO cut a .031 light and recorded a
10.939 (10.96). Feaster cut the better light with a .017 light and ran closer to his
dial, scoring with an 11.179 (11.19).                                                                             Kevin Powers outlasted Shannon Newell in Saturday’s Super Pro final, scoring a 5.454
   The Super Pro final was another double-breakout affair. Brian Downing                                          on his 5.45 dial.
earned a spot in the winner’s circle over Dennis Berube and his electric dragster
with a .016 reaction time and 7.609 (7.61 dial). Berube had a perfect reaction                                       Forty-six cars contested in Pro. Blake Carnell beat Jon Siegel in the double-
time but ran a 11.924 (11.99) for the runner-up spot. — Bruce Mabry                                               breakout final. Carnell took the starting-line advantage and ran closer to his dial
                                                                                                                  for the victory.
                                                                                                                     In the new Pro Cycle class, Kevin Cadby stopped Troy Crawford in the final.
                                                                                                                     Jamey Addison Jr. earned the win over Britt Estes in Street. Lisa Mouat and
                                                                                                                  Ronald Weeks were semifinalists.
                                                                                                                     Abby Hostetter outlasted Josh Cook in the Jr. Dragster Novice final.
                                                                                                                     Drew Hostetter finished ahead of a fouling Frankie Villante in Jr. Dragster
                                                                                                                  Intermediate, and Neil Williams stopped Gevin Croft in Jr. Dragster Advanced
                                                                                                                  with an 8.098 on his 8.09 dial.
                                                                                                                     On Sunday, the racers returned to compete. Pro Cycle was not contested.
                                                                                                                     In Super Pro action, Glenn Newmans drove his drag
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