May 27, 2018, St. Louis Region – Although 15 classes were contested last night at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois, there were 16 winners. While Ron Muenks of Stafford, Missouri took the Pro Mod final over Jim Sakuvich, Gateway Motorsports Park raced a severe thunderstorm, and won. With chain lightning flashing all around the Metro East area, GMP was able to safely complete the event, which was abbreviated by rain on Friday. The skies opened up 10 minutes after the final pair raced down the St. Louis-area strip.

Final-round winners:

Mid-West Pro Mods: Ron Muenks (Stafford, Missouri) defeated Jim Sakuvich (Raymore, Missouri).

Mid-West Slammers Second Chance: Tommy Cunningham (Murry, Kentucky) defeated Chad Javes (Tea, South Dakota).

Morrow Brothers Radial vs. The World: Daniel Pharris (Sibeston, Missouri) defeated Mark Micke (Jefferson City, Missouri).

VP Racing Fuels LDR: Paul Gargus (Remind, Alabama) defeated Jody Voyles (Douglasville, Georgia).

Mickey Thompson X275: Jimmy Plimpton (Franksville, Wisconsin) defeated Kaylee Mills (Sand Spring, Oklahoma).

Vortech Outlaw 8.5/MX235: Preston Tanner (Rensselaer, Indiana) defeated Rudy Sanzoterra (St. Louis).

Calvert 6.0 Index: Frankie Radake (St. Louis) defeated Gary Sasti (St. Charles, Missouri).

MagnaFuel 7.0 Index: Mike Eggleston (Highland, Illinois) defeated Dennis Pearson (St. Peters, Missouri).

Jr. Dragster Ages 6-12: Kenzie Wells (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) defeated Isaiah Inge (Bloomington, Indiana).

Jr. Dragster Ages 13+: C-Jay Kilkenny (West Plains, Missouri) defeated Alexis Tanner (Rensselaer, Indiana).

Box (Super Pro) Bracket: Jason Phillips (Granite City, Illinois) defeated James Thurston (Wentzville, Missouri).

No Box (Pro) Bracket: Gary Hellman (Shipman, Illinois) defeated Phil Bryant (Litchfield, Illinois).

All Ford Bracket: Byron Kinne (Canton, Illinois) defeated Steve Rogers (Hindsboro, Illinois).

All-Mustang Bracket: James Thurston (Wentzville, Missouri) defeated Byron Kinne (Canton, Illinois).

Mid-West Top Sportsman: Anthony Plude (Honor Glen, Illinois) defeated Brandon Baxter (Grandville, Illinois).



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, 1.6-mile road course, a state-of-the-art karting facility and a 14-acre, multi-purpose dirt off-road venue. Gateway Motorsports Park was the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Facility of the Year Award from the Race Track Business Conference and the 2017 Spirit of St. Louis Award from St. Louis Attractions Association.