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Street Car Takeover Converges on Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park

Street Car Takeover 2016 from Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park

Chandler, ARIZ. (December 4, 2016) – From Orlando to Indianapolis, Street Car Takeover holds no-prep roll racing events across the USA.  This weekend was Phoenix’s turn as Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park was taken over.  Everything from turbo motorcycles to twin turbo Lamborghinis were making passes down the quarter mile dragstrip.

Street Car Takeover 2016 from Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
The action was packed and the speeds were high at the top end of the strip.  Crossing the beams at 174.77 mph, Underground Racing’s Lamborghini put up the fastest speed of the day during one of its roll racing elimination rounds.  Unfortunately, the Lambo would be taken out by a slower, but winning Nissan GTR driven by Rob Dewalt out of Sahuarita, Arizona.

Rob’s GTR is no slouch.  It was consistently crossing the stripe in the mid 160 mph range.  Dewalt raced Nevada Texas’ Kyle Thompson and his 2016 Corvette in the final round of King of the Bakery Roll Racing.  Dewalt took the win, crossing the beams at 166.23 mph.  Thompson crossed at 145.16 mph, about one half a second after Dewalt.

Street Car Takeover 2016 from Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
In the Rear Wheel Drive Roll class, Anthem’s Sean Jones driving his 2012 Cadillac CTS-V faced off against Albuquerque, New Mexico’s Eric Ornelas and his deceiving fast, but quiet 2010 Nissan 370-Z.  Ornelas took the win with a 15.362, 134.31 mph pass against Jones’ 15.420, 131.59 mph pass.

Come night time, the drag racing continued, but the rolling launches were done for the day and it was back to good old fashioned no prep drag racing.  Competitors were now leaving off of the tree at the starting line.

Street Car Takeover 2016 from Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
The Daily Driver class saw Glendale’s Brandon Gant and his ’73 Dart send Las Cruses, New Mexico’s Richard Lujan and his ’05 Corvette packing.  Lujan watched Gant drive down the dragstrip after sleeping at the tree.  Gant got off the line with a .122 light and went on to run a 11.060 at 122.87 mph for the hole shot win in the class.  Lujan ran left with a .299 light.  His 10.870, 119.25 mph run wasn’t enough to catch Brandon at the stripe.

Street Bike saw Glendale’s DJ Martin and Phoenix’s Joey Terranova meet in the finals.  Martin got off the line first with a .067 light against Terranova’s .186, but had trouble during the run, crossing the stripe at only 75.82 mph with a 11.521 ET.  Terranova ran a 9.068 at 153.13 mph for the win.

Stick Shift would put Chandler’s Mike Thompson and his ’06 Corvette Z06 up against Marana’s Joshua Kay and his ’90 Ford Mustang on the starting line in the final round of elimination.  With a .165 light, Kay got off the line first as Thompson left on a .525 light that would cost him the win.  Kay ran a slower, but winning 10.509 at 133.55 mph against Thompson’s 10.173, 140.53 mph pass.

Street Car Takeover 2016 from Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
Phoenix’s Billy Gebhart and his ’62 Plymouth Valiant ran against Peoria’s Chris Wadding and his ’47 Willys Overland in the Extreme 10.0 class.  Gebhart broke out, running a 9.917 at 132.44 mph.  Wadding ran a 10.051, 133.78 mph pass for the win.

Street Car Takeover 2016 from Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
Street Truck put Mesa’s Eric Boschee and his ’03 Ford Lightning and Payson’s Logan Milan and his ’05 Dodge Ram 2500 into the final rounds of eliminations.  Milan took the win, leaving on a .342 light and going on to run a 10.753 at 125.08 mph.  Boschee left late, cutting a .821 light and running a 11.245 at 121.98 mph.

Street Car Takeover 2016 from Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
In LSX/LTX /v Modular, it was all Peoria all Ford final as Larry Arteaga Jr. and his ’79 Ford Fairmont and Mike Bozner and his ’96 Ford Mustang raced their way into the finals.  Arteaga gave the win to Bozner after leaving on a 1.529 light.  Bozner ran a 9.203, 146.46 mph pass for the win.  Arteaga ran a respectable 9.255, 147.10 mph pass.

In Street Outlaw, an 1/8th mile class, Maricopa’s Chris De Vaney was the only one on the starting line for the finals.  Chris ran a 5.297 at 137.33 mph in is ’80 Mustang for the win.

Small tire saw Gilbert’s Mairo Mikha and his ’99 Firebird up against Las Vegas’ Frank Yee and his ’03 Cobra in the finals.  Yee put down a 132.73 mph pass for the win.  Mikha’s couldn’t catch Yee with his 120.47 mph pass.

Congratulations to all of Saturday’s Street Car Takeover winners!

Scroll down to check out some of the action on the track during the Street Car Takeover event at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.

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