4/6/2010 Gateway-SCSS Street Car Shootout RESULTS!

Bret Kepner

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Apr 1, 2004

These results reflect the record holders, qualifiers, and final round contestants at each of the
Street Car Shootout Series events held in conjunction with the NHRA Drags Street Legal Style presented by the American Automobile Association each Tuesday at Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Illinois.

All vehicles compete utilizing Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) approved tires. All other modifications are permitted. Tuesday SCSS Track Records can be set during the two official qualifying or championship rounds. The first official Street Car Shootout qualifying period begins at 6:00 PM with sessions continuing until 9:45 PM, (barring unforeseen circumstances). At 10:00 PM, the four quickest qualifiers meet in no-handicap eliminations advancing two winners to the championship final round. Each of the Top 16 qualifiers receives a "Fastest Street Car Qualifier" decal. The SCSS trophies and decals are presented by Gateway Raceway.com. Additionally, the two quickest Sport Tuner drivers, (open to all passenger cars except Rear-Wheel-Drive vehicles with engines of eight cylinders or more), also meet in a no-handicap championship round for trophies presented by St. Louis Street Racers.com and the two quickest Super Truck drivers, (open to all trucks and utility vehicles), meet in a no-handicap championship round for trophies presented by Gateway Raceway.com. All finalists in all categories also receive free digital images from the event courtesy of Bret Kepner Photos.com and one free entry to a future SCSS event.



Class Name Hometown ST Vehicle Engine ET MPH Date
RWD Steve George, Arnold, MO 71 Nova 634 Chevy 7.648 03/30/2010
RWD Steve George, Arnold, MO 71 Nova 634 Chevy 184.27 03/30/2010

TRK Kevin Autenrieth, Bethalto, IL 91 S-10 434 Chevy 8.881 09/15/2009
TRK Kevin Autenrieth, Bethalto, IL 91 S-10 434 Chevy 150.73 09/15/2009

4CYL Jon Huber, St. Louis, MO 79 Mustang 178 Ford 9.039 10/14/2008
4CYL Jon Huber, St. Louis, MO 79 Mustang 178 Ford 152.16 10/16/2007

6CYL Tony Shoaff, Mechanicsburg, IL 87 Regal 231 Buick 9.667 10/06/2009
6CYL Tony Shoaff, Mechanicsburg, IL 87 Regal 231 Buick 139.63 10/06/2009

DSL Chris Calkins, Union, MO 70 C-10 403 Chevy 9.875 9/25/2007
DSL Chris Calkins, Union, MO 70 C-10 403 Chevy 139.41 9/25/2007

RTY Eric Cheatham, Belleville, IL 93 RX-7 79 Mazda 10.048 9/26/2006
RTY Eric Cheatham, Belleville, IL 93 RX-7 79 Mazda 137.95 9/26/2006

AWD Adnan Omerovic, St. Louis, MO 95 Talon 122 Eagle 10.234 9/11/2007
AWD Adnan Omerovic, St. Louis, MO 95 Talon 122 Eagle 141.50 7/22/2008

FWD Adam Corbitt, St. Charles, MO 85 Golf 123 Volks 10.989 05/06/2008
FWD Adam Corbitt, St. Charles, MO 85 Golf 123 Volks 134.87 05/06/2008

Pos Name Hometown ST Vehicle Engine ET MPH Date

EVENT 03 04/06/2010

1 Daryl Jauernig St. Genevieve MO 89 Mustang 351 Ford 8.589 163.49
2 Shane Cochran St. Louis MO 71 Camaro 509 Chevy 9.237 145.83
3 Raymond Arthur Edwardsville IL 93 S-10 355 Chevy 9.324 144.58
4 Dave Perry Imperial MO 89 Mustang 427 Ford 10.022 99.45
5 Corey Stephens Wentzville MO 88 Mustang 351 Ford 10.376 130.14
6 Jason Singleton Granite City IL 00 Camaro 346 Chevy 10.582 130.38
7 David Bross Wentzville MO 04 Mustang 281 Ford 10.836 130.71
8 Greg Boschert St. Louis MO 66 Mustang 333 Ford 10.864 125.49
9 Ralph Dehne Red Bud IL 63 Impala 409 Chevy 11.122 121.66
10 Andy Fine Granite City IL 93 Mustang 302 Ford 11.391 119.03
11 Mark Yehling Granite City IL 97 Corvette 346 Chevy 12.196 111.68
12 Dan Harris St. Louis MO 04 Mustang 232 Ford 12.232 108.35
13 Adam Sassenrath Wentzville MO 98 Camaro 346 Chevy 12.284 114.68
14 Jimmy Price Godfrey IL 84 El Camino 464 Buick 12.314 111.22
15 Nick Pipkin Springfield IL 03 Mustang 281 Ford 12.445 112.60
16 Aaron Hagen Fenton MO 99 Firebird 346 Pont 12.623 108.23


Pos Name Hometown ST Vehicle R.T. ET MPH

W Daryl Jauernig, Ste. Genevieve, MO 1989 351 Mustang 0.224 9.178 161.13
RU Shane Cochran, St. Louis, MO 1971 509 Camaro 0.199 9.233 145.52

Longtime Ford campaigner Daryl Jauernig earned his first victory since 2004 in the Street Car Shootout Series held in conjunction with the NHRA Drags Street Legal Style presented by the American Automobile Association at Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Illinois. Jauernig, (pronounced “journey”), ran the table at the third event of the season, claiming the low qualifying position, setting Low Elapsed Time and Top Speed of the event, and winning one of the most thrilling SCSS final rounds ever.

A large low pressure system moving through the area kept atmospheric conditions relatively dismal during the race; an abysmally low barometric pressure kept the corrected elevation between 2262 and 1862 feet above sea level. While few drivers were able to come close to their performances of the past few weeks when conditions were spectacular, the traction available was still exceptional. The GIR starting line was responsible for no less than six drivetrain-related failures during the evening!

Daryl Jauernig has an incredible history within the series. He earned his first “Fastest Street Car” decal by qualifying in the fourth position in the second SCSS event ever on Tuesday, April 13th, 2004, and won his first title in all all-Ford final round against Dale Starns only four events later on June 1st, 2004. That season, he scored back-to-back victories in July and finished fifth in the final point standings for the first SCSS championship. “Dirty D” appeared in three more championship finals but had not battled for a trophy since his July 24th, 2007, final-round loss to the all-time event-winner in the series, Tim “Moose” Mallicoat and his “Hellraiser” 1968 Camaro. From 2004 through 2007, Jauernig competed in the same maroon Mustang and saw his performances drop from 11.56 seconds and 118.68 miles per hour to 9.22/147.81!

In 2008, Jauernig debuted his latest Mustang. The solid black 1989 Ford with a white hood used another 351 Windsor-based Ford powerplant expanded to a rumored displacement above 430 cubic inches and again utilized nitrous oxide injection. Although often proving its capability to overpower the track, the car was an instant hit with the fans due to its wild, twisting wheelstands. Not until the 2010 season did Jauernig tune the chassis to launch without terrifying its pilot and spectators and enable him to qualify in the top four positions at the first two SCSS events of the year. His sole qualifying effort at the April 6th event included, by far, his best launch ever; the Mustang carried the front wheels through the first sixty feet in a best-ever 1.269 seconds and clocked a 5.56/128.31 eighth-mile before settling to a brilliant 8.58 pass at 162.49 mph to lead the field and secure his fifth career low qualifying spot.

Several new machines appeared during the qualifying rounds and two of them qualified in the top four positions. Shane Cochran, whose white 1971 Camaro traditionally competes in bracket racing events at GIR on slicks, pulled into the pits ready for SCSS action on D.O.T. rubber and the naturally-aspirated 509-cubic inch Chevy proceeded to post a 9.23/145.83...within a tenth of a second of its best run on slick tires! Ray Arthur, whose “Suspicion” 1967 Camaro won the first two events of 2010, elected to compete with his flawless “S-10 Revenge” smallblock-powered pickup while the Camaro was apart for repairs. Using nitrous oxide sparingly, the pickup charged to a best-ever 9.32/144.58 to keep the current point leader in the hunt. Dave Perry, whose pale green ‘89 Mustang notchback hadn’t competed in three seasons, stunned spectators with a coasting 10.02 qualifying effort at only 99.45 mph on a run which included a 5.93/124.02 eighth-mile. The turbocharged 427-inch Windsor-powered Ford, sponsored by Chris Watkins’ IRT Performance, made the field just ahead of Corey Stephens’ nitrous-aided ‘88 Mustang.

After the conclusion of the official qualifying period, the semi-finalists were called to report in front of the main grandstands but Jauernig and Perry were still in the staging lanes. Both we notified they had been paged to prepare for eliminations but each driver insisted, despite critical time constraints, on making a test run before the first round. Jauernig actually improved on his qualifying shot with a fantastic 8.53/165.66 blast which included a consistent 1.277-second “sixty”. Perry picked up two tenths of a second in the first sixty feet but the turbo Ford drifted out of the groove and Perry again coasted to a 9.92 at only 117.92 mph.

Both drivers reported back to the main grandstands for actual eliminations within the prescribed amount of time and Perry met Cochran’s Camaro in the opening match of the semi-finals. Perry’s quarter-mile performance capability was still unknown and the Imperial, Missouri, racer pushed the Christmas Tree hoping for a holeshot but left the starting line a mere seven thousandths of a second too soon. As Cochran charged to a consistent 9.25 at 145.06 mph, Perry’s mount gained back the two tenths of a second from its previous 1.43-second “sixty” but still rocketed to a career-best 9.32/143.34! In the other match, Jauernig grabbed a huge starting line advantage and took an easy 9.34/147.44 win after Arthur’s S-10 pickup stumbled just off the line and slowed to a 10.67/116.87.

Ironically, Jauernig’s “safe” pass cost the low qualifier lane choice in the final round and Cochran put the black Mustang in the right-hand lane which Jauernig had not run during the event. When the two staged up for the first Ford-versus-Chevy championship dash since October 6th, 2009, few fans were betting on the first-time SCSS driver in the Camaro. At the green light, however, Cochran grabbed a holeshot of three hundredths of a second but nobody noticed; all eyes were on Jauernig’s Mustang as the black Ford headed for the moon in a huge wheelstand!

As the Mustang came within inches of scraping the back bumper on the GIR concrete, Cochran moved 2.78 feet ahead of Jauernig in the first sixty feet. When the Mustang came down hard, everybody conceded the victory to Cochran…except Jauernig! Although the Ford stumbled upon re-entry, Jaunernig got back on the nitrous button and gave chase. At 330 feet, the black Mustang was 29.74 feet behind. At half-track, the Camaro had stretched it lead to 43.96 feet but the Ford was closing at seven miles per hour. At the thousand-feet mark, the Ford was within a car-length of Cochran, (21.28 feet), but not a soul in the grandstands thought Jauernig could make up the difference.

But…he DID!

In the final 330 feet, Jauernig’s Mustang somehow made up the car-length deficit and more; he crossed the finish line 7.32 feet ahead of Cochran in a stunning 9.17/161.12 to 9.23/145.52 battle which drew one of the loudest crowd responses ever!

In a raucous winner’s circle ceremony in which many fans joined, Jauernig was as hopped-up as any SCSS champion has ever been while describing the run. “I wasn’t ready for it to go up that high”, Jauernig said in mile-a-minute fashion, “but it came down pretty hard. My nitrous switch is connected to the throttle and, when I lifted off the gas to get the car back on the ground, the nitrous automatically shut off and I have to hit the manual nitrous button to reset it. When it came down, I looked around and saw that Chevy way out there but I thought, ‘He’s not getting away that easy’, and I just punched that button and smashed that gas pedal! I couldn’t tell if I was going to catch him or not but, man, it was pullin’ hard down there! At the finish line, I wasn’t even sure if I’d passed him but, when the win light came on, I just couldn’t believe it!” When Jauernig was told about the crowd response to the amazing show he’d put on, he waved to the fans in the stands and said, “That’s what I’m here for, man! I’m here for the fans!”.

Cochran couldn’t ask for much more in his first SCSS event. “He was right there at the finish line, that‘s for sure”, remarked the St. Louisan after the final round. “I had reaction times of 0.070 and 0.042 in qualifying and eliminations. Either one of those would’ve won the final round. Still, the car made three runs within eighteen thousandths of a second on these tires and I was pretty impressed by that. This was definitely a lot of fun and we’ll be doing it again!”.

Throughout the 2010 season, St. Louis Drag Racing.com will be presenting highlight videos of each week’s Street Car Shootout Series action produced by Darin Myhre of Lethal1320.com.

To view the April 6th SCSS event, simply click HERE

NOTES FROM THE SCSS: With his first win in almost six years, Daryl “Dirty D” Jauernig moved into the point lead for the 2010 SCSS Championship by virtue of his 8.53 qualifying effort. Jauernig and Ray Arthur are actually tied in point totals but the driver with the quicker performance gets the better position…The GIR starting line took its toll on several machines including Jason Singleton’s turbocharged red 2000 Camaro which became the eighty-fifth member of the 130 MPH club with a 10.83/130.71 qualifying effort before breaking the rearend on a subsequent launch…Corey Stephens’ Fessler Racing Engines/Midwest Trailers ‘88 Mustang qualified for the third straight week with a 10.37/130.14 best. A computer glitch kept Dave Perry’s run off the qualifying sheets and Stephens was erroneously told he was to compete in eliminations but, once the problem was discovered, the Wentzville, Missouri, driver took it in stride…Dave Perry, by the way, first joined the 10-Second Club and then became the sixty-first racer in the 9-Second Club and the thirty-eighth in the 140 MPH Club…Dave Bross pushed his orange modular-motored 2004 Mustang to its first official ten-second timeslip, a best-ever 10.83 at 130.71 mph, to become the one hundred fifty-first member of the 10-Second Club and the eighty-sixth driver in the 130 MPH Club…Greg “Hook ’n Ladder” Boschert made history during the program. By qualifying his well-known white ’66 Mustang coupe in the Super Sixteen field, Boschert continued his title as the only competitor to have earned a “Fastest Street Car” qualifier decal in all seven seasons of the SCSS. He’s now tied with veteran Hal Marshall for fifth on the all-time decal-earning list having qualified for SCSS competition forty-two times! On eight-inch-wide D.O.T. rear rubber, Boschert’s nitrous-aided 333-inch smallblock Ford ran 10.86/125.49...Ralph Dehne’s awesome 409-inch ‘63 Z-11 Impala made the show but, due to the lacking weather conditions, only with a best of 11.12/121.66...Andy Fine’s 302-powered ’86 Mustang qualified for the first time ever with an 11.34 at a coasting 104.31 mph…Adam Sassenrath’s ‘98 Camaro improved on its career-best elapsed time by a half-second to qualify with a 12.28/114.68 best and made a late timed trial after the conclusion of qualifying which netted a 12.19/114.06…Springfield, Illinois, racer Nick Pipkin also made the Super Sixteen for the first time with a 12.44/112.60 effort…Aaron Hagen qualified for the eighth time in his career with his red ‘99 Formula Firebird…The field was split between Ford and General Motors qualifiers…The customers of Rudy Sanzottera’s QuickTime Motorsports dropped several bombs on the Big St. Charles Motorsports Street Bike Shootout Series field. Eric Sanzottera rode Rudy‘s new turbocharged 2004 Suzuki Hayabusa to another series record with an absolutely insane 7.53-second blast at 182.38 mph while teammate Ed Biggs, aboard an almost identical machine, won the event and ran 7.92/179.47!…GIR 2008 High School Eliminator track champion Matt Gosch opened the new High School racing season with a win for Bunker Hill (IL) High School in his 455 Buick-powered ‘83 Regal station wagon. Gosch defeated reigning H.S. season champ Derek Allen from Waterloo (IL) High in his Olds Alero…Remember the completely revised 2010 Gateway International Raceway Rules and Regulations are available at St. Louis Drag Racing.com by clicking HERE.


Pos Points Name Hometown ST Vehicle Engine

1 (20) Daryl Jauernig St. Genevieve MO 89 Mustang 351 Ford
2 (20) Raymond Arthur Edwardsville IL 67 Camaro 496 Chevy
3 (15) Corey Stephens Wentzville MO 88 Mustang 351 Ford
4 (15) Mark Yehling Granite City IL 97 Corvette 346 Chevy
5 (10) Bill Kurrus Pevely MO 07 Corvette 364 Chevy
6 (10) David Bross Wentzville MO 04 Mustang 281 Ford
7 (10) Ralph Dehne Red Bud IL 63 Impala 409 Chevy
8 (10) Dan Harris St. Louis MO 04 Mustang 232 Ford
9 (7) Tim Mallicoat, Jr. Collinsville IL 68 Camaro 565 Chevy
10 (7) Steve George Arnold MO 71 Nova 634 Chevy
11 (7) Shane Cochran St. Louis MO 71 Camaro 509 Chevy

NOTE: Points toward the 2010 Street Car Shootout Series Season Championship are awarded on the basis of five (5) points for qualifying in the Super Sixteen field with one (1) bonus point awarded for qualifying in the top four positions. One (1) additional point is earned for each round win during eliminations. Ties are broken by (1) the earliest date upon which the final point total is earned, (2) quickest elapsed time recorded during the current SCSS season and (3) fastest speed recorded during the current SCSS season.


Pos Name Hometown ST Vehicle R.T. ET MPH

W Kyle Crangle, Columbia, MO 1997 122 240SX 0.411 13.671 107.26
RU Dan Harris, St. Louis, MO 2004 232 Mustang -0.065 (foul) 12.251 107.83

In an historic event for the St. Louis Street Racing.com Sport Tuner Showdown, Kyle Crangle didn’t expect to win the title but, in the end, the Columbia, Missouri, driver found himself the champion of the one hundredth Sport Tuner event in SCSS racing. The popular driver, whose Nissan 240SX is designed as much for drifting competition during GIR‘s Midnight Madness events as it is for drag racing, found the trophy resting squarely in his lap at the conclusion of eliminations!

Krangle, had pushed a similar ‘96 240SX to a 13.89/102.29 back on June 7th, 2005, but built a newer ‘97 model with a turbocharged two-liter engine only recently. Known as “ZenskiS14“ on many Midwest message boards, Krangle managed to qualify for the final round with an even quicker 13.10/107.33 pass which was still behind fourteen-time finalist Dan Harris in his nitrous oxide-assisted 232-cubic inch V6-powered 2004 Mustang at 12.23/108.35. The rest of the very quick field included past finalist Paul Weishaar’s unique black all-wheel-drive six-cylinder 2004 BMW 135i, (13.12 at a best-ever 112.88 mph), the return of six-time Sport Tuner champ Rick Howie, (the series’ all-time quickest and fastest Honda driver), in a new 1.8-litre Acura-powered blue ‘94 Honda Civic, (13.19 at a booming 116.04 mph with a late timed trial of 12.80/112.47), and Rene Lupercio’s red 109-inch ‘94 Acura Integra, (a best-ever 13.21/105.00). The driveline-destroying traction available took out several key competitors including past Sport Tuner event winner Jeff Smith’s 112 mph red 1.8-liter ‘95 Honda Del Sol.

Obviously, Harris had a distinct horsepower advantage over Crangle in the championship dash but the crowd gasped when the “Six Bang ‘Stang” left a redlight glowing on the starting line. The foul negated Harris’ 12.25/107.83 pass and handed the win to Crangle, who cruised to an uncontested 13.67/107.26. Returning to the winner’s circle for runner-up trophy presentation, Harris held a chunk on fiberglass out the driver’s window to show the cause of the rare redlight. Appearing in a record-breaking fifteenth Sport Tuner final round, Harris had just raised the engine RPM on the V6 in preparation for the launch when something caught his attention. “I felt something scraping the side of my right leg and I looked down to see what it was. It was a big piece of the center console which pulled off and was jammed between my leg, the console and the gas pedal. By the time I looked back up, the ‘Tree was already counting down and it just destroyed my concentration”.

For Crangle, the drive from Columbia, Missouri, (where he studies business management at the University of Missouri), was suddenly worthwhile. “I just wanted to run the car and wasn’t really paying attention to where I qualified”, said Crangle, “so, when they called me for the final round, I was surprised I was the second quickest car. I was even more surprised when I saw the redlight but it sure worked out well! This car is a lot like my original 240SX but it has a lot more potential. It actually worked really well tonight and I’m certain we can get some more power out of it”.


Pos Name Hometown ST Vehicle R.T. ET MPH

W Randy Christy, Jr., Granite City, IL 1999 408 Dakota 0.328 12.044 112.93
RU Ryan Hellrung, O'Fallon, MO 2002 346 Silverado 0.150 15.564 98.28

After his runner-up at the season opener on March 23rd, Randy Christy, Jr., was far from pleased with the performance of his yellow ’99 Dodge Dakota pickup. With his first win in the St. Louis Drag Racing.com Super Truck Showdown only two weeks later, however, he was feeling a bit better. Slowly but surely, Christy’s 408-inch MoPar is beginning to produce the numbers he wants.

For the second week in a row, the quickest qualifier didn’t compete in eliminations but, this time, it was voluntary. Ray Arthur enlisted his gorgeous “S-10 Revenge” pickup, the same which John Brawley had driven to victory at the year’s first event, as a replacement for his “Suspicion” ‘68 Camaro. Using nitrous oxide injection, Arthur led the Sport Truck field while qualifying third in the Street Car Shootout with a career-best 9.32/144.58 from the smallblock-powered Chevy. Since Arthur was trying to protect a slim point lead in SCSS competition, he elected to compete only in the Street Car portion of the event, as is his option. Two-time Super Truck finalist Jimmy Price, whose 464 Buick-powered ’84 El Camino qualified second at a 12.31/111.22, failed to answer the call for the final round so Christy, whose best effort was a 12.67/108.62, got the nod as first alternate. The second alternate, Ryan Hellrung’s show-quality 2002 Chevy Silverado, also gained an invitation to race.

Hellrung’s sleek flamed crystal blue Chevy had recorded a 13.72/101.45 best in qualifying and was ready to race. Christy, however, was still trying to sort out a fuel delivery problem in the yellow Dakota and opted to make a test run before eliminations which resulted in a vastly-improved 12.18/112.28. When he returned for the final round, he was in far better spirits. Despite a solid holeshot of seventeen hundredths of a second by Hellrung, Christy drove around his opponent for his first win at 12.04/112.93 while Hellrung slowed to a 15.56/98.28. “I’ve gone through two sets of spark plugs since we got here!”, said an exasperated Christy during trophy ceremonies in front of the main grandstands, “but we finally figured out the problem. The truck kept fouling plugs while it was idling so we just started pushing it through the staging lanes and we never fired it until I was ready to pull into the water box. Then, we managed to get the fuel system right and now it’s running closer to where I need it to be before we start ’spraying it’. I’m not going to use the nitrous until I’m sure we’ve got the fuel system right without it, though”. Christy’s win put him in an exclusive club; he‘s now a part of one of the few father-son teams to earn trophies in the series. His father, Randy, Sr., won a total of seven titles in both the Street Car and Super Truck divisions.

Hellrung’s Silverado is among the more unique trucks in competition. The flawless custom paint was designed by Hellrung but applied by Kip Albert in St. Louis. “He took my design and applied it over such a large space”, said Hellrung, “and it was not an easy task to make it symmetrical on the hood and fenders. The engine started out as a 4.8 but has been bored to a 5.7 and it uses a PowerDyne supercharger. Typically, they’re installed as a dealer option on Cadillac Escalades but they tend to pitch the drive belt off when you try to make too much boost. I actually built it to haul my supercharged Chevy Nova but it runs pretty well on its own!”.

Photos of the April 6th Street Car Shootout Series event are now available for viewing at Bret Kepner Photos.com.


Daryl Jauernig, Ste. Genevieve, MO 1989 351 Mustang


Shane Cochran, St. Louis, MO 1971 509 Camaro


Kyle Crangle, Columbia, MO 1997 122 240SX


Dan Harris, St. Louis, MO 2004 232 Mustang


Randy Christy, Jr., Granite City, IL 1999 408 Dakota R/T


Ryan Hellrung, O’Fallon, MO 2002 346 Silverado