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    Default Gamblers Drag Racing Assocation Race Re-Cap - June 18th

    After several weeks of nothing but rainy weekend weather, we finally got the break we were looking for. The weather was picture perfect of the fourth GDRA race presented by RacingJunk.com. The skies were blue, the air was warm, and the stands were full. The car turnouts were best yet this season and the crowd turn out was amazing. Qualifying was tight all across the board in each class and really gave the fans something to cheer for. There's nothing better than a nice tightly qualifying field going into eliminations. You just never know who is going to come out on top at the end of the day and are sure to see some upsets.

    Our largest 8.60 field yet provided some great side-by-side action with several competitors posting 8.60X something on the scoreboards, which meant only one thing. You had to be on your game, cut a great light, and run a flawless pass to take the victory. Drivers like Mark Zeirer, CJ Williams, Paul Pommerich, Patrick Shea, Don Mateicka, Tony Orts, Rocket Ron, Steve Peterson had no problems getting very close to perfect runs either in eliminations or qualifying. Small tires vs big tires? Makes no difference here as #2 qualifier, Dan Foriucci put up an 8.604 in his stock suspension small tired Chevrolet Camaro. Taking the top spot would be Mark Zeirer with an 8.603. During eliminations, we saw and couple racers giving up just a little on the starting line to their competitor which ended up giving them a spectator pass for the rest of the evening as sleeping a little on the starting line well only put you behind at the finish line. In the semi-final rounds we would have Tony Orts versus Ken Kendall. Kendall would take the victory over Orts who just couldn't get it done. On the other end of the semi-final ladder would be Don Mateicka versus Paul Pommerich. Pommerich would end up handing the victory to Matiecka on the starting line going red. The final round would pair Ken Kendall and Don Matiecka against each other and it would be Matiecka this time pushing for the advantage on the tree, going red by .001 and instantly handing the win to Kendall with his stout 8.605 to Matiecka's 8.615. This makes The Kendall Family's second victory of the season.

    In our 7.80 class it would be Gordy Frank taking the victory of first time 7.80 competitor, Kevin Deaton. While in our 6.90 class, Curt Fredrich would end up #1 for the second time this season as well. Curt would end up running a GDRA best of 6.843 at 201 mph during competition which is a little to fast but considering he ended up with a bye run in the final, it was what he needed to lay it out on the line.

    Congrats to all the racers for putting on one hell of a show and congrats to our class winners:

    Ken Kendall - Winner 8.60
    Don Matiecka - Runner-Up 8.60
    Paul Pommerich - Semi-Finalist 8.60
    Tony Orts - Semi-Finalist 8.60
    Gordy Frank - Winner 7.80
    Kevin Deaton - Runner-Up 7.80
    Curt Fredich - Winner 6.90
    Mark Zeirer - #1 Qualifier 8.60
    Gordy Frank - #1 Qualifier 7.80
    Curt Fredrich - #1 Qualifier 6.90

    Next race will be July 16th part of the Nitrous Street Car Brawl at Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove, Wisconsin. Mark your calendars cause this is going to be a BIG race. Hope to see everyone there and thanks for showing your support for the GDRA. The fans and racers are what make us the best place to race in the Midwest. We could not do it without you.




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    Nice pics, i have never heard of the gamblers.What kind of a racing program is this?:D

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    We are a Midwest based index racing program featuring classes as follows: 8.60, 7.80, and the country's first and only 6.90 class. We pay out 100% in cash down to the semi's and the winner could take as much as $4200 based on a 32 car field. Its the highest all cash payout association in the country.

    Rules are simple, has to be a door car, no throttle stops, and no delay boxes. Thats it... other than make sure you bring your A Game cause everyone in the 3 classes can run right on their number. It makes for some good old fashion heads up drag racing action which is exciting for the fan and the racer.

    You can check out our website at www.GamblersDragRacing.com or "Like" us on Facebook under Gamblers Drag Racing Association.
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    Video from our final round:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqqEe_kUlT8
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    Thanks for posting the recap! Great video also!

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    Thank,s for the explanation,sounds like a neat concept.

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    Its something that went from a conceptual idea over a dinner table to now in its second year and growing. It's perceived really well by the fans and racers alike. The fans love the heads up format and the fast on track action. our racers love the large CASH payouts and great competitors racing next to them. Its a win win for everyone involved and its only gonna get better from here.
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