Bobby Bode of Barrington, Illinois won the $1,000 Sportsman finale Sunday during the Chandler Aviation Spring Nationals for the Protect The Harvest Midwest Junior Super Series presented by Lucas Oil at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois. Landon Sipple of Berea, Kentucky, won twice over the weekend: Pro Sportsman B on Saturday and Ages 10-12 on Sunday.
The three-day event for NHRA Jr. Dragster racers drew entries from as far as Wisconsin, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.
Final-round results, indicating racer, hometown, reaction time, elapsed time, top speed:
SATURDAY, APRIL 8
Winner: Chris Ruzicka (Grove City, Ohio) .060 4.265 sec.
Runner-up: Jacob Castle (Circleville, Ohio) .078 4.281 sec.
Winner: Zach Lewis (Knoxville, Illinois) .040 7.837 sec. 81.60 mph
Runner-up: Preston Tanner (Renssalaer, Indiana) -.007 (fouled) 7.864 sec. 83.70 mph.
Winner: Bobby Kernwein (New Lenox, Illinois) .138 8.899 sec. 74.19 mph.
Runner-up: Meah Scales (Toledo, Illinois) .175 8.844 sec. 74.11 mph.
Winner: Camden Jamison (Boonville, Indiana) .134 11.973 sec. 53.40 mph.
Runner-up: Kasey Arnett (Alvaton, Kentucky) .210 11.897 sec. 55.04 mph.
Winner: Matthew Taylor (St. Charles, Missouri) .114 14.073 sec. 45.73 mph.
Runner-up: Avery Todd (Huntington, Tennessee) .372 14.068 sec. 41.98 mph.
Pro Sportsman A
Winner: Jack Konen (Berlin, Wisconsin) .067 7.914 sec. 81.67 mph.
Runner-up: Zach Lewis (Knoxville, Illinois) .001 7.987 sec. 78.40 mph.
Pro Sportsman B
Winner: Landon Sipple (Berea, Kentucky) .120 8.930 sec. 73.25 mph.
Runner-up: Zac Barnes (Franklin, Kentucky) .038 8.936 sec. 72.23 mph.
SUNDAY, APRIL 9
Winner: Caden Jamison (Boonville, Indiana) .204 12.050 sec. 53.12 mph.
Runner-up: Matthew Taylor (St. Charles, Missouri) .106 13.916 sec. 45.83 mph.
Winner: Landon Sipple (Berea, Kentucky) .030 8.908 sec. 74.05 mph.
Runner-up: Anson Brown (Pittsboro, Indiana) .022 8.911 sec. 73.80 mph.
Winner: Alyssa Martin (Beaverton, Michigan) .026 7.914 sec. 83.09 mph.
Runner-up: Bailey Taylor (Bloomington, Illinois) -.001 (fouled) 8.064 sec. 75.82 mph.
Winner: Cassie Greene (Lawson, Missouri) .140 4.172 sec.
Runner-up: Charlie Gannon (DeKalb, Illinois) -.004 (fouled) 4.607 sec.
Winner: Bobby Bode (Barrington, Illinois) .027 7.966 sec. 80.40 mph.
Runner-up: Zac Baines .073 8.945 sec. 73.34 mph.
Friday, April 14 — Midnight Madness street-legal drag racing and drifting.
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About Gateway Motorsports Park
Gateway Motorsports Park is the home of INDYCAR, NASCAR and NHRA racing in the St. Louis region. Located just five minutes from downtown St. Louis and covering more than 340 acres, Gateway Motorsports Park is the largest outdoor entertainment facility in the area. Gateway Motorsports Park’s facilities include a 1/4-mile drag strip, 1.25-mile superspeedway, the 1.6-mile Circuit of St. Louis road course, a state-of-the-art Karting facility and a 14-acre, multi-purpose dirt off-road venue.