August 12 – Some new faces graced victory lane at Gateway Motorsports Park’s Dragplex in Madison, Illinois on August 12. Kevin Johnson of Foristel, Missouri turned in an .002 reaction time and won the Super Pro final over Jason Phillips. And winless Dan Helmsing St. Clair, Missouri came out of retirement to score his very first final-round win.



Winner: Kevin Johnson (Foristel, Missouri) 1970 Chevelle  .002  5.906 sec. 114.89 mph.

Runner-up: Jason Phillips (Granite City, Illinois) 2010 Racecraft dragster  .012  4.788 sec. 142.42 mph.



Winner: Derek Allen (Waterloo, Illinois) 1988 S-10  .019  7.690 sec. 88.65 mph.

Runner-up: Clay Tyler (Bethalto, Illinois) 1961 Corvair wagon  .042  6.149 sec. 111.84 mph.



Winner: Erik Lipka (O’Fallon, Missouri) .042  12.190 sec. 112.17 mph.

Runner-up: Aaron Hagen (High Ridge, Missouri) 2001 Formula  -.013 (fouled)  12.666 sec. 107.81 mph.



Winner: Mark Abrams (Bethalto, Illinois)  1980 Kawasaki  .022  9.158 sec. 141.05 mph.

Runner-up: Bob Pannell (Cedar Hill, Missouri) 1984 Suzuki  -.014 (fouled)  9.423 sec. 133.45 mph.



Winner: Dan Helmsing (St. Clair, Missouri) 2014 Charger  .265  12.414 sec. 111.62 mph.

Runner-up: Austin Trail (Prosper, Texas) 2013 Charger  .064  15.439 sec. 92.40 mph.


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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, 1.6-mile road course, the state-of-the-art Gateway Kartplex and a 14-acre, multi-purpose dirt off-road venue.