MADISON, Illinois (September 13) – Gateway Motorsports Park hosted the United Black Drag Racers Association’s Black Sunday event on Saturday and Sunday. Terry Lacey of Edwardsville, Illinois, defeated Jason McKague of Chamois, Missouri, in the final round of Super Pro eliminations.
Weekend winners also included Handy Hartline (Pro), Jeremy McKague (Street – with a perfect reaction time of .000), Californian Rob Linders (Super Pro Motorcycle), Phil Humphrey (Street Bike), Jakob Richardt (Jr. Dragster) and Brandon France (Jr. Dragster Consolation).
The Black Sunday event included drag racing, exhibition racing a hip hop car show, hydraulics contest and free cancer screening from the St. Louis University Cancer Center.
Final-round elimination results, Sunday, September 13
Indicating driver/rider, hometown, vehicle, elapsed time (E.T.) and top speed.
Winner: Terry Lacey (Edwardsville, Illinois) 1969 Camaro 6.029 sec. 112.70 mph
Runner-up: Jason McKague (Chamois, Missouri) 1969 Nova 6.339 sec. 103.97 mph
Winner: Handy Hartline (Granite City, Illinois) 1986 S-10 11.389 sec. 117.05 mph
Runner-up: Artie Schneider (St. Charles, Missouri) 1971 Camaro 10.279 sec. 130.99 mph
Winner: Jeremy McKague (Chamois, Missouri) 2000 Mustang 14.453 sec. 89.20 mph
Runner-up: Larry Wilkerson (St. Charles, Missouri) 1987 Mustang 12.701 sec. 107.44 mph
SUPER PRO MOTORCYCLE
Winner: Bob Linders (Mission Viejo, California) 1982 Suzuki 8.960 sec. 143.78 mph
Runner-up: Janie Palm (Bunker Hill, Illinois) 2008 Suzuki 9.569 sec. 134.36 mph
Winner: Phil Humphrey (Collinsville, Illinois) 2006 Kawasaki 9.381 sec. 150.31 mph
Runner-up: Scott Leonard (Glen Carbon, Illinois) 2002 Hayabusa 9.569 sec. 134.36 mph
Winner: Jakob Richardt (Festus, Missouri) n/a
Runner-up: Brylee France (Astoria, Illinois) 12.305 sec. 49.88 mph
- DRAGSTER CONSY
Winner: Braxton France (Astoria, Illinois) 8.761 sec. 72.83 mph
Runner-up: Lauren Chamberlin (Troy, Missouri) 9.513 sec. 65.35 mph
COMING UP: GMP will present the annual NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series AAA Insurance Midwest Nationals on September 25-27. Pro classes will include Top Fuel Dragster, Funny Car, Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle and Pro Mod. The race is a crucial event of the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship title chase.
On Thursday, September 24, GMP and the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will present a free fan fest from 4-6 p.m. at The Outfield at Mike Shannon’s Steak & Seafood (www.shannonsteak.com) at 620 Market Street in St. Louis. The free fan fest will include a driver and rider autograph session, show cars, live music and the opportunity to win race tickets.
For NHRA tickets and information, please visit www.wwtraceway.com or call (855) 722-3845.
The vision for Gateway Motorsports Park is to create a racing lifestyle that attracts enthusiasts, professionals, amateurs and car lovers by harnessing the energy and passion of the thousands of racing fans in the heart of the Midwest. Located just five minutes from downtown St. Louis and covering nearly 200 acres, GMP is the largest outdoor entertainment facility in the region, encompassing a ¼-mile NHRA-sanctioned drag strip, 1.25-mile NASCAR oval, 1.6-mile road course, a state-of-the-art Karting facility and a new, multi-purpose dirt off-road venue.