Drag Illustrated Issue 179, November / December 2022 - Page 38

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FL2K RECAP
come through and even get qualified and get through that and take the win , that was amazing . That was an amazing feeling . I wanted the record , but that ’ s all right . It will come , hopefully . That was our first really good 60-foot , so there ’ s a little more potential there . I don ’ t know about in the top end . We threw the kitchen sink at it on that one . We were going for it .”
The huge Street Car Shootout class split up into four 16-car fields after qualifying . In addition to Mitchell in Elite , the winners were Russell Guise in True Street , Charles Sidote in Pro Street , and Billy Wakefield in Super Street .
A 32-car field in XFWD presented by Precision Turbo and FuelTech was cut down to two drivers , Steven Ali and Joel Tavarez . Tavarez was unable to return for the final round , so Ali singled his way to a 7.983 at 191.54 to take the victory in his ’ 95 Integra . While the final was uneventful , the class saw exciting passes and races all weekend , including Nichole Elff ’ s 7.84 at 196.79 in the third round , which stood for low E . T . of the weekend
George Siciliano , the winner in 9.50 Index , had to overcome the holeshot advantage of Shawn Calabrese and his ’ 00 Firebird in the final round . Siciliano in his supercharged ’ 02 Blazer was up for the challenge , driving around Calabrese ’ s 9.78 with a 9.706 .
Bradenton ’ s own Faith Frost earned the victory for XFWD and made her the quickest and fastest woman in class history .
In an import vs . domestic final round in Sport Stick Shift presented by GP1 Racing and Haltech , Justin Siemens picked up the win in his ’ 09 Corvette when he posted a 9.134 at 155.87 . His opponent , Miguel Lopez , went too quick with an 8.842 at 147.12 in his ’ 96 Civic for the runner-up effort .
In DCT Extreme presented by Ostar Motorsports and Dodson Motorsport , the top two qualifiers met up in the final round to settle the score .
Low qualifier Marcelo Duran in his ’ 14 GTR took the victory with a 7.313 at 198.99 , while No . 2 qualifier Jordan Martin slowed to a 21-second pass in his ’ 18 Huracan .
Jason Heffner swept DCT Street presented by Pure Drivetrain Solutions and Cicio Performance , qualifying No . 1 and earning the event win behind the wheel of his ’ 17 Audi R8 . He grabbed a holeshot advantage in the final round against Nathan Cicio in his Cicio Performance ’ 22 Audi R8 , followed up with an 8.257 at 167.22 to beat Cicio ’ s 8.34 at 173.16 .
The A90 / B58 Shootout presented by P2uned and East Coast Supra final round featured Norris Prayounto in his Virginia-based ’ 20 Supra and Trey Holley in his Georgia-based ’ 21 Supra . Prayounto led the race wire to wire , winning with an 8.566 at 163.49 over Holley ’ s 8.845 at 157.58 . in 10.50 Index presented by O & J Performance and Florida Torque Converter . Final-round opponent Austin Stephens left the line first , but he broke out with a 10.448 on the 10.50 index in his ’ 67 Rambler . Meanwhile , Frost recorded a 10.546 in her ’ 67 Mustang for the win .
Along with the heads-up and index classes , FL2K also include a No-Time Shootout presented by Florida N / T and Eat Sleep Race . Chris Tedeschi collected the victory in his ’ 00 Camaro , defeating Kurtis Forsberg in his ’ 91 Mustang . DI
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