Ronnie Beach III of Troy, Illinois, and Danny Ratulowski of Highland, Illinois, scored final-round wins in the High School class tonight during Wide Open Wednesday Presented By AAA Insurance at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Beach III won the final round held over from the previous Wide Open Wednesday, defeating Brennan Rudolph of Dow, Illinois.


Danny Ratulowski (John Bisci photo)

Ratulowski defeated Tommy Heaney of Imperial, Missouri, in the second final.


Final-round results, indicating racer, hometown, vehicle, reaction time, elapsed time, top speed:

High School (held over)

Winner: Ronnie Beach III (Troy, Illinois) 1969 GTO  .033  12.094 sec. 102.3 mph.

Runner-up: Brennan Rudolph (Dow, Illinois)  .169  12.252 sec. 109.41 mph.


High School (June 1)

Winner: Danny Ratulowski (Highland, Illinois) 2001 Camaro  .031  13.068 sec. 100.45 mph.

Runner-up: Tommy Heaney (Imperial, Missouri 1994 Firebird  .015  13.354 sec. 103.16 mph.