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THE WILD TOMATO NATIONALS RETURNS TO THE PLAYGROUND FOR POWER

As seasonal weather prevailed with below moderate January temperatures providing optimal racing conditions for great performance, the Southern Hot Rod Association along with Ralph Hester, owner operator of Immokalee Regional Raceway brought the Wild Tomato Nationals back to the Playground For Power on Saturday January 22nd with 12 big classes of great side by side racing with the following results below:

In the 7.00 Index class final round we saw Dana Savage, a one time Naples Florida resident now hailing from Enterprise Alabama making his way back to the playground for power and ended up taking top honors in a 15 car field besting Naples Florida native Tony Thompson. Savage earned the trip to the winners circle with a double break out win running 6.9891 ET to Thompson’s runner up 6.9694 ET. Todd Reasbeck was the Number 1 qualifier with a nice 7.0002 effort.

Ray Reese won a close battle over Tom VanTol in the 6.50 Index class with a double brake out win running 6.4316 ET to Vantol’s runner up 6.4146 ET. Steve Lewis took the top qualifying spot over 14 others with a dead on the index 6.5070 run.

The Eventour sponsored 5.50 Index class saw 20 competitors vying for the winners circle and it was Fort Myers resident Terry Duffy getting the spot as Naples resident John Taylor left too soon and red lit giving Duffy the automatic win. Chris Heywang did a great job in qualifying to be number one with a dead on the index 5.5014 run.

Shane Phillips ran unopposed in the H0le Shot Wheels Hot Rod Import class with an outstanding 6.15 ET solo pass in his street driven Mitsubishi turbo powered machine.

19 cars tried to get into the Moroso / Competition Engineering Quick 16 Door Car class but as the title says, only 16 could qualify to race and it was Naples resident Jason McCandless getting the win running dead on his 5.12 index as he upset Port Charlotte resident Wayne King as he broke out of his 5.29 index by 1/10,000 of a second for the runner up. Number 1 qualifier was Scott Davis with a smoking 4.51 ET/156 MPH, the bump spot was held by Mike Sooley with a 5.519 ET/124 MPH.

The Murray’s Speed and Custom Quick 16 Dragster final round saw wily veteran Gary “The Animal” Unger taking on 19 year old young gun, Danielle Burton. Unger got the automatic win as Burton lit the candles too soon and turned on the red light for the runner up. Number 1 qualifier went to Unger with a nitrous enhanced 4.54 ET/151mph run.


In the Mickey Thompson Tires Stock Suspension final round it was Tim Murray getting the victory with a 5.24 ET/123 MPH run as his opponent Azim Moonab lost traction on the starting line and slowed to an 8.00 ET for the runner up. Murray also took the number 1 qualifying spot with a 5.42 ET/157 MPH effort.

Ford Racing X-treme 275 had it’s first race of 2011 at Immokalee Regional Raceway with a strong 12 car field showing up to strut their stuff and it was Clint Lonon, Number 1 qualifier (5.08 ET/137 MPH) running the gambit to the final round to take the win over number 3 qualifier (5.17 ET/135 MPH) Jeff Wallace. Lonon in a tight race took the winners title running 5.3936 ET/133 MPH as Wallace was door handle to door handle with Lonon but came up just short running 5.40 T/134 MPH effort for second place.

Eddie Whitlow, number 2 qualifier (4.7000 ET/154 MPH) and Tony Lobaldo, number 4 qualifier (5.05 ET/136 MPH) met up in the final round of Pro Street Nitrous with Whitlow getting the win with a 4.83 ET/150 MPH pass to top Lobaldo, in a traction losing 5.95 ET/133 MPH runner up finish. Number 1 qualifying position went to Mike Schmidt with a 4.6919 ET/155 MPH run.

Chiseled Performance Outlaw 10.5 final round saw Candito Sanchez coming in from the number 5 qualifying spot (6.35 ET/82 MPH) to take the win with a nicely improved 5.02 ET/129 MPH run to top number 4 qualifier (5.54 et/129 MPH) Robert Rojos running a stepped up 5.40 ET/136 MPH pass for the runner up.
Top spot in qualifying went to Mark Kyger with an outstanding 4.62 ET/167 MPH effort.

Davis Technologies Pro Mod saw Scott Davis and Keith Valone doing battle in a Nitrous –vs- Blown/Injected final round. Davis in his nitrous assisted Olds took the win with a 4.69 ET/141 MPH run as Valone had traction problems that slowed his blower assisted Corvette to an 8.25 ET/66 MPH runner up spot.
“Fast” Frank Cersosimo was on top of the qualifying heap running 4.22 ET/176 MPH run for the number 1 spot.

The final class run of the day was the JW Transmissions Open Outlaw featuring the biggest and badest of them all with Tom Wirth of Lake Placid Florida holding the Number 1 qualifying position (4.13 ET/181 MPH) with his wild and wooly tricked out Hemi powered blown altered. Wirth ripped through the Open Outlaw field going to the final round where he met up with Number 3 qualifier (4.64 ET/148 MPH) Bob Bridges. Wirth got the automatic win as Bridges mashed the pedal too soon in his wild short wheel based blown injected alcohol burning altered and turned on the red light. Wirth still ran it out setting low ET and Top speed for the event with a scorching 4.05/183 MPH run.

Immokalee Regional Raceway along with the Southern Hot Rod Association wants to thanks all the racers and spectators for coming out and supporting the event to make it one of the most safe and successful Tomato National events ever.

Coming up in two weeks Immokalee Regional Raceway will be hosting the kick off of the 2011 IHRA Pro Am Season February 4th though the 6th.
For more info or schedule please visit www.immraceway.com or call 800-826-1947 or 239-657-5954.​
 

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THE WILD TOMATO NATIONALS RETURNS TO THE PLAYGROUND FOR POWER


As seasonal weather prevailed with below moderate January temperatures providing optimal racing conditions for great performance, the Southern Hot Rod Association along with Ralph Hester, owner operator of Immokalee Regional Raceway brought the Wild Tomato Nationals back to the Playground For Power on Saturday January 22nd with 12 big classes of great side by side racing with the following results below:​

In the 7.00 Index class final round we saw Dana Savage, a one time Naples Florida resident now hailing from Enterprise Alabama making his way back to the playground for power and ended up taking top honors in a 15 car field besting Naples Florida native Tony Thompson. Savage earned the trip to the winners circle with a double break out win running 6.9891 ET to Thompson’s runner up 6.9694 ET. Todd Reasbeck was the Number 1 qualifier with a nice 7.0002 effort.​

Ray Reese won a close battle over Tom VanTol in the 6.50 Index class with a double brake out win running 6.4316 ET to Vantol’s runner up 6.4146 ET. Steve Lewis took the top qualifying spot over 14 others with a dead on the index 6.5070 run.​

The Eventour sponsored 5.50 Index class saw 20 competitors vying for the winners circle and it was Fort Myers resident Terry Duffy getting the spot as Naples resident John Taylor left too soon and red lit giving Duffy the automatic win. Chris Heywang did a great job in qualifying to be number one with a dead on the index 5.5014 run.​

Shane Phillips ran unopposed in the H0le Shot Wheels Hot Rod Import class with an outstanding 6.15 ET solo pass in his street driven Mitsubishi turbo powered machine.​

19 cars tried to get into the Moroso / Competition Engineering Quick 16 Door Car class but as the title says, only 16 could qualify to race and it was Naples resident Jason McCandless getting the win running dead on his 5.12 index as he upset Port Charlotte resident Wayne King as he broke out of his 5.29 index by 1/10,000 of a second for the runner up. Number 1 qualifier was Scott Davis with a smoking 4.51 ET/156 MPH, the bump spot was held by Mike Sooley with a 5.519 ET/124 MPH.​

The Murray’s Speed and Custom Quick 16 Dragster final round saw wily veteran Gary “The Animal” Unger taking on 19 year old young gun, Danielle Burton. Unger got the automatic win as Burton lit the candles too soon and turned on the red light for the runner up. Number 1 qualifier went to Unger with a nitrous enhanced 4.54 ET/151mph run.​


In the Mickey Thompson Tires Stock Suspension final round it was Tim Murray getting the victory with a 5.24 ET/123 MPH run as his opponent Azim Moonab lost traction on the starting line and slowed to an 8.00 ET for the runner up. Murray also took the number 1 qualifying spot with a 5.42 ET/157 MPH effort.​

Ford Racing X-treme 275 had it’s first race of 2011 at Immokalee Regional Raceway with a strong 12 car field showing up to strut their stuff and it was Clint Lonon, Number 1 qualifier (5.08 ET/137 MPH) running the gambit to the final round to take the win over number 3 qualifier (5.17 ET/135 MPH) Jeff Wallace. Lonon in a tight race took the winners title running 5.3936 ET/133 MPH as Wallace was door handle to door handle with Lonon but came up just short running 5.40 T/134 MPH effort for second place.​

Eddie Whitlow, number 2 qualifier (4.7000 ET/154 MPH) and Tony Lobaldo, number 4 qualifier (5.05 ET/136 MPH) met up in the final round of Pro Street Nitrous with Whitlow getting the win with a 4.83 ET/150 MPH pass to top Lobaldo, in a traction losing 5.95 ET/133 MPH runner up finish. Number 1 qualifying position went to Mike Schmidt with a 4.6919 ET/155 MPH run.​

Chiseled Performance Outlaw 10.5 final round saw Candito Sanchez coming in from the number 5 qualifying spot (6.35 ET/82 MPH) to take the win with a nicely improved 5.02 ET/129 MPH run to top number 4 qualifier (5.54 et/129 MPH) Robert Rojos running a stepped up 5.40 ET/136 MPH pass for the runner up.
Top spot in qualifying went to Mark Kyger with an outstanding 4.62 ET/167 MPH effort.​

Davis Technologies Pro Mod saw Scott Davis and Keith Valone doing battle in a Nitrous –vs- Nitrous final round. Davis in his nitrous assisted Olds took the win with a 4.69 ET/141 MPH run as Valone had traction problems that slowed his Corvette to an 8.25 ET/66 MPH runner up spot.
“Fast” Frank Cersosimo was on top of the qualifying heap running 4.22 ET/176 MPH run for the number 1 spot.​

The final class run of the day was the JW Transmissions Open Outlaw featuring the biggest and badest of them all with Tom Wirth of Lake Placid Florida holding the Number 1 qualifying position (4.13 ET/181 MPH) with his wild and wooly tricked out Hemi powered blown altered. Wirth ripped through the Open Outlaw field going to the final round where he met up with Number 3 qualifier (4.64 ET/148 MPH) Bob Bridges. Wirth got the automatic win as Bridges mashed the pedal too soon in his wild short wheel based blown injected alcohol burning altered and turned on the red light. Wirth still ran it out setting low ET and Top speed for the event with a scorching 4.05/183 MPH run.​

Immokalee Regional Raceway along with the Southern Hot Rod Association wants to thanks all the racers and spectators for coming out and supporting the event to make it one of the most safe and successful Tomato National events ever.​

Coming up in two weeks Immokalee Regional Raceway will be hosting the kick off of the 2011 IHRA Pro Am Season February 4th though the 6th.​

For more info or schedule please visit www.immraceway.com or call 800-826-1947 or 239-657-5954.​
 
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