A good time was had by all at the 2013 Midwest Super Comp Awards Banquet. The night belonged to the 2013 Champion, Warren Goetsch. 2012 Champion Dave McWilliams, Runner-Uped followed by Jim Glosson.
Special awards included Sponsor of the Year and Best Appearing Car going to Randy Etheridge. Jim Glosson was voted Sports Person with Tammy (Kuhn) Lesher being selected Crew Person of the Year.
The series awarded "Hall of Fame" honors to Founding Members, Rich and Gene Kwas. They are thankful and grateful for this honor.
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HAVE FUN, BE SAFE
MIDNIGHT,TUESDAY OCTOBER 29 LAST DAY TO RESERVE BANQUET ROOMS.
The discounted block of rooms will be on sale only to then .After that they will be regular price and may not be available. So call the Comfort Inn in Rochelle at 815-562-5551.
Also call Kwas at 708-743-6150 to let me know if your coming.
This years banquet will be Nov 9th at 5:30pm, dinner at 6:30 at the Comfort Inn in Rochelle, Il. The newsletter is a little late getting out so if you could please contact me by phone 708-743-6150 or email, email@example.com to let me know if you are coming by Nov 1st. The theme of this year’s banquet is “Fast and Loud” so wear your loudest shirt or outfit. The champ’s colors are purple and white. Reserve your rooms by Oct 25th for the discount 815-562-5551. Remember to bring items for door prizes and auction.
BE SAFE, HAVE FUN!
Warren Goetsch 2013 Champion
Goetsch, Nolan, Kuhn and Torbeck Winners at Byron
Congratulations to Warren Goetsch on winning the 2013 Championship. This was made possible by winning Saturday’s race over Chad Lamont. Mike Nolan’s win on Sunday was over Goetsch. Congratulations go out to Mike Kuhn who won the “Loyalty Shoot-Out” and Jeff Torbeck taking the “Last Chance Shoot-Out”. Great Job Everyone! See you at the Banquet on November 9th. Be Safe Have Fun!
Final Race Weekend at Byron
Saturday & Sunday will be a very busy couple of days. First and foremost it is the last chance to race and get points for the 2013 Season.
Second, we will have the “Loyalty Shoot-Out” on Saturday during time trials with the “Last Chance Shoot-Out” taking place on Sunday during time runs.
Last but not least we will be having our annual end of the season cook-out on Saturday after the races. There will be cash prizes for the Best Side Dishes. We will need grills, a couple of deep fryers, tables and cooks.
Loyalty Shoot-Out Pairings:
Glosson vs. Chad Lamont Kuhn vs. Nolan
McWilliams vs. Wasielewski Goetsch vs. Pat Lamont
Last Chance Shoot-Out:
Wasielewski vs Pat Lamont Greg Gerakaris vs. Cheryl Kolinek
Nolan vs. Brian Reimer Torbeck vs. Kwas Bros.
2013 Banquet Update
Due to some scheduling conflicts with the hotel the NEW DATE for the Banquet is Saturday, November 9th. Book your rooms NOW by calling The Comfort Inn in Rochelle, IL at 815-562-5551. You can always cancel your reservations. Ask for the Midwest Super Comp Rate. If you have an idea for a theme, let us know.
Lancaster & Crawford WIN at Earlville
Chris Lancaster prevailed over Dustin Meier and a 24-car field for the win on Saturday at Tri State Dragway. Sunday’s race saw Chris’ Blue Dragster Mafia teammate, Wally Pote, coming up just a little short as he runner-up’d to Dave Crawford who took home the victory over a 25-car field.
The points reveal everyone’s Best 10 Races, which will count towards the 2013 Final Standings.
See you at Byron on Sept. 21st & 22nd for our final races, cook-out, loyalty shoot-out, and last chance shoot-out.
EARLVILLE Aug. 31 – Sept. 1
We will race at TriState Raceway in Earlville, Iowa on Saturday & Sunday.
Track opens at 8:00 am with Time Runs starting at 9:00 am each day. There will be two time runs on Saturday and one on Sunday. Track will be open on Friday all day & night for parking. You can leave your tow rigs for the NHRA Division 5 Points Race the next weekend.
The track will host a Brat Cook-Out at Dave McWilliams’ Trailer on Saturday night. Please bring a dish to pass.
Remember, you do not have to be a Midwest SuperComp Series member to race!
Be Safe, Have Fun!!
UNION GROVE SCHEDULE AUG.24-25
The schedule for this weekends races at Great Lakes Dragaway is as follows.
- Saturday Junior Dragsters in the morning until 2p.m. . Our time runs after 3 p.m.
- Sunday Gates open at 8 a.m. Time runs after 9.am.
- We will be racing 1/8th mile!!!
- You can also run their bracket program.
- New racers need not be members. Make sure you get a tech card at the front gate.
BE SAFE, HAVE FUN!!!!
Dave McWilliams Wins at Cordova
2012 MWSC Champion Dave McWilliams defeated 2011 Champ Scott Phillips in the finals at Cordova on Saturday, July 27th. Dave’s crew chief, Connie, was giving Dave the throttle stop settings from home to help him reign over a 25-car field.
Randy Etheridge was the #1 Qualifier with a 8.901 in his BIG Black Dragster.
Our next races will be at Union Grove August 24 – 25. These will be 1/8 mile events.
Stay safe. Have Fun.
Brett Nelson & Jim Glossen
Celebrate First MWSC Wins!
Brett Nelson won his first Midwest Super Comp Race on Saturday at Byron with his Mopar Powered Dragster. 2012 MWSC Champion, Dave McWilliams was the Runner-Up. Jim Glossen was the #1 Qualifier with a 8.904 over a 27-car field.
In his Small Block Chevy Dragster, Jim Glossen was a first time winner on Sunday. Dennis Foster was a Runner-Up to Jim in his first MWSC Final Appearance. Fresh off his victory on Saturday, Brett Nelso led the 24-car field with a perfect 8.900 during qualifying.
Our next race is on Saturday, July 27 at Cordova Dragway Park. Gates open at 11:30 am with Time Runs starting at 1:00 pm. Our time run’s time to be determined. We can stay overnight to Sunday Morning. There will be live music after the race.
Stay safe. Have Fun.
July 13-14 at Byron Dragway
Each day the gates open at 8am with the first time run at approx. at 10:15.
The gates will be open on Friday night for early parking. We have been slacking off at getting to the lanes when called lately so please try to improve on that. Thanks.
HAVE FUN, BE SAFE!
Spierling & Kuhn ~ Byron Winners
Jeff Spierling was the victor on Saturday June 1st over a -.001 Red Lighting Larry Reimer. Brian Reimer, Larry’s son, was the #1 Qualifier of the 25-car field.
Sunday’s race found Mike Kuhn in his Dodge Daytona in the Winner’s Circle. Mike was victorious over Jim Glossen in his small block powered dragster. 2011 MWSC Champion, Dave McWilliams was the #1 Qualifier.
Our next race will see us returning to Byron on July 13 & 14. Be Safe, Have Fun!
Race #2 at Rte. 66 Raceway Results
Wally Pote, after many Runner-Up finishes, was the final round victor at Rte. 66 Raceway last Saturday. Wally took the victory over Ben Baer. The race was run at 1/8 mile due to cool track and windy conditions. The number one qualifying position went to Brian Reimer with a 5.712 ET.
Our next race weekend will be at Byron Dragway on June 1 & 2. See you there!
Rte. 66 Raceway Results
Chad Lamont defeated Mike Kuhn in a double breakout final 8.891 to 8.877.
Mike Kuhn was #1 Qualifier with a perfect 8.900.
Our next race is Saturday May 11th again at Rte. 66 Raceway. The schedule will be the same: track opens at 9 am and first time run at approximately 11 am. Park just to the right of entrance road.
Good Luck and Be Safe!
**A correction on the recent newsletter, it reads June 13-14 at Byron. It should be July 13-14.
Anyone in need of Hoosier Tires or Sunoco Race Fuel, please call Pat or Chad Lamont at 847-587-1477!
McWilliams Wins Midwest Super Comp
Drag Racing Championship
The McWilliams Racing team of Dave McWilliams, Connie Carbone, Duane and Carol Ward, and Phil Kettler realized a collective dream this season when they won the Midwest Super Comp Drag Racing Championship.
It was extra special because this was the 25th anniversary of the Midwest Super Comp series.
The points race was tight all year, with the championship hinging on the last race of the season.
The Midwest Super Comp series featured 14 races with 14 different winners from five different states.
In the final race of the 2012 season at the Byron (IL) Dragway on September 23 the points-leading McWilliams team was eliminated early with electrical problems and had to watch from the stands; their championship fate left to the performances of the trailing second and third-place teams.
“It was nerve-racking sitting in the stands,” said McWilliams. “I was a lot more nervous than I ever am driving the car.”
As Fate would have it the overall championship came down to the last race of the day when Chad Lamont, who entered the final race of the series in third place, lost in the final, giving McWilliams the season-long championship by a mere 50 points (4,885 – 4,835).
The Midwest Super comp Series consisted of 15 races (one was rained out) with points given for qualifying, rounds won, wins, and extra points for perfect lights and runs.
Over 70 racers, the best in the Midwest, make up the series. Every round win is difficult, every racer is competitive.
McWilliams has been drag racing for 12 years, four years in the MWSC series.
Carbone, the McWilliams team crew chief, admits that once she realized the championship was a possibility, it was a little stressful.
“Running for a championship is a big commitment,” she said. “Every qualifying point, every round is important. Duane was busy almost every day during the week, making sure the car was ready for the weekend. It takes a team to win a championship!”
The Midwest Super Comp banquet was held November 3 in Rochelle, IL. Team McWilliams received a beautiful trophy, a cash prize and gift certificates. In addition, Carbone was named Crew Chief of the year, while McWilliams was voted Sportsman of the year.
“These honors were extra special because they are voted on by the drivers and are given for respect, competitiveness and sportsmanship,” said Carbone.
“Midwest Super Comp is a tight knit group of racers,” added McWilliams. “We have fun on and off the track.”
McWilliams and Carbone want to thank their sponsors for their support: Ted’s Place Trucking & Southwest Asphalt, Lynch Excavating, Red & Debs Bar and Grill, Chicago’s Best, Bill’s Plumbing and Heating, Dewey’s Tire, Sinipee Valley Winery, Sherwin Electric, Lifestyle Alternatives, Midwest Fire and Restoration, and Harley & Deb McWilliams.
They also want to thank their fans for coming and cheering them on. “We had a bus trip to the Earlville (IA) track in August with over 100 fans there, all wearing our team t-shirts,” said McWilliams. “It was awesome looking up and seeing them in the stands.”
As for next year McWilliams added, “We are going to go out and have fun doing what we love to do.”
Friends You Haven’t Met Yet!!!!!!!