The beginning of season DDS driver meeting will be March 8th at 2 p.m. at the Beacon Dragstrip in Paducah, KY. If you have any questions or need further information contact DDS President, Matt Ellis at 618-518-4830. Any drivers interested in joining the DDS this year should attend this meeting.
Sorry for the late posting guys!! It has been a crazy busy week around this house! We have one race left in the Sikeston but it is official..., John McDonald is the Dixie Doorslammer 2013 Champ!! Congrats to the 4MAC crew and family! It has been a great season!
The race last week at I57 in Benton started out with Duck Dyson and T.K. Miller in the Woods car tying for the #1 qualifier spot with both drivers running a 4.886. In this case, we take a look at the reaction times. Duck Dyson qualified for the #1 spot with a reaction time of 0.416 to Miller's 0.431. Our points winner for running a time closest to the index was John McDonald with a 4.898. The points winner for the night for having the best reaction time was Duck Dyson with a 0.402! Round 1 and 2 eliminated Lyndell Pinnebaker, Matt Ellis, Ed Brooks, TK Miller, and Lonnie Allen. The Bandy car had a mishap which gave John McDonald a bye through the semi-finals and Duck Dyson eliminated Lynn Howell. Going to the semi-finals was John McDonald and Duck Dyson, two forces to be reckoned with the entire 2013 season for DDS. John McDonald won the final runing a 4.915 with a 0.432 reaction time to Duck's breakout of 4.870 with a 0.402 reaction time.
Next up is our final race in Sikeston, Missouri on Saturday, October 12th. Hope to see you all there!
We had a beautiful day for racing in Lawrenceburg and as all racers know, the cooler the day gets the faster the cars go and this race was no exception! We went into eliminations with 5 of our drivers having qualified under the index of 4.89!! Kelvin Brown was our #1 qualifier for the day with a time of 4.886 followed closely by John McDonald who ran a 4.881. We welcomed a new driver at our US43 race, Mr. Lee Whitley, who brought a Camaro to the track. Benny Quinn took home the money and honors for both the burnout contest and being the driver to have the best reaction time of the day with a 0.406. Duck Dyson received points for getting closest to the index with a 4.893. Aside from a few of our cars having some troubles and not being able to finish, everyone ran great! Kelvin Brown and Duck Dyson entered the finals having just run a 4.907 and a 4.938 respectfully. The win went to Duck Dyson who ran a 4.893 to Brown's 4.989. Congratulations Duck!
The DDS will be racing this coming weekend at Beacon Dragway in Paducah, KY. This will be a non-points race. Our next points race will be in Benton, IL in just a few weeks. The race season is winding down folks so please try to come to one of our remaining races to catch the show!
Sikeston's race sure was a HOT day but a great show was put on by the Doorslammers for a record number of spectators at Dyno Dom's. The qualifying rounds also doubled as the semi-finals and finals from the rained out Holly Springs race. The semi-final round was between Duck Dyson and Matt Ellis followed by Ed Brooks and Lynn Howell. Both Dyson and Howell pulled red lights in this round which brought Brooks and Ellis to the finals with Brooks having just run a 4.935 versus Ellis' 4.934. Ellis won the final for the Holly Springs against Brooks, running a near perfect 4.896 with a 0.426 light to Brooks' 4.937 with a 0.480 light. Other winners' from the Holly Springs race included #1 qualifier Jim Clement who qualified with a 4.8836. Winner for best reaction time was our new member for the night, Todd Skelton, with a 0.403 light. Lynn Howell was awarded the points for being closest to the index with a 4.8911.
At the finish of qualifying, John McDonald was the #1 qualifier with a 4.890 even followed closely by Matt Ellis with a 4.896. The whole team's numbers were pretty close all night! Lynn Howell received points AND payout tonight for getting closest to the index as well as having the best reaction time during eliminations with a 4.894 and a 0.403! Congrats Lynn!! Round 1 tonight resulted in the eliminations of Wilson, Dyson, and Allen. Round 2 then took out Howell, Copelin, Woods/Miller, and Brooks. Moving on to the semi-finals was Ellis and Bandy followed by Dowdy/Pennebaker vs. McDonald. The final round was between Matt Ellis and John McDonald. Ellis had just run a 4.922 with a 0.437 light and McDonald a 4.913 with a 0.440 light. This final was so incredibly close but was awesome to watch between two great drivers. John McDonald took home the win tonight running a 4.903 with a 0.432 light to Ellis' 4.909 with a 0.438 light!! How's that for some racing???
See you all in a few weeks when we are back at US43!!
The Dixie Doorslammers are a group of fast door cars running a 4.89 heads up pro tree 1/8 mile racing. Qualifying will be seeded from the index. The main focus of the group is to go out have fun and put on a show for the fans. Of course there is that competitive nerve in all racers to go out and beat your buddies on the track too! If you are interested in joining the group or booking a race or even possibly a car show just give us a call.
Anyone interested in joining the group may contact:
Matt Ellis, DDS President @ (618) 518-4830
or Michelle Ellis, Secretary via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership dues should be mailed to Michelle Ellis. Contact Michelle at 618-841-1362 for mailing address.