6/01/2010 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 9:00 PM, (barring unforeseen circumstances). At 9:20 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 St. Louis Drag Racing.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 Mark Woodruff, Arnold, MO 67 Corvette 565 Chevy 186.61 04/20/2010

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 10 06/01/2010

1 Tim Mallicoat, Jr. Collinsville IL 68 Camaro 565 Chevy 8.642 158.65
2 Steve George Arnold MO 71 Nova 634 Chevy 8.923 125.44
3 Joe Rudy Kirkwood MO 69 Camaro 454 Chevy 9.027 150.48
4 Daryl Jauernig St. Genevieve MO 89 Mustang 351 Ford 9.231 163.45
5 Corey Stephens Wentzville MO 88 Mustang 372 Ford 9.674 141.40
6 Raymond Arthur Edwardsville IL 67 Camaro 555 Chevy 9.750 149.68
7 Philip Carl Winfield MO 91 Mustang 302 Ford 10.069 137.41
8 Andrew Rhodes Hannibal MO 82 S-10 406 Chevy 10.621 128.08
9 Greg Boschert St. Louis MO 66 Mustang 333 Ford 10.920 124.50
10 Vincent Heuer Granite City IL 69 Corvette 468 Chevy 11.022 111.45
11 Tim Kirkpatrick Troy MO 88 Mustang 393 Ford 11.364 142.19
12 Eric Luig DeSoto MO 84 Monte Carlo 434 Chevy 11.473 85.05
13 Kyle Martin St. Louis MO 01 Camaro 346 Chevy 12.135 118.40
14 Mark Yehling Granite City IL 97 Corvette 346 Chevy 12.136 113.59
15 Lester Ames Jerseyville IL 61 Falcon 331 Ford 12.212 111.09
16 Brandon Carter Maryland Hgts. MO 03 Mustang 281 Ford 12.276 119.68


Pos Name Hometown ST Vehicle R.T. ET MPH

W Steve George, Arnold, MO 1971 634 Nova 0.342 8.455 176.77
RU Tim Mallicoat, Jr., Collinsville, IL 1968 565 Camaro 0.159 12.693 67.08

Steve George, whose sinister black 1971 Chevrolet Nova decimated the series elapsed time and speed records back in March, returned to the seven-second zone and the winner’s circle while securing his second event title 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. In his third final round appearance of the season, George and his team proved the phenomenal horsepower of their machine in early eliminations but actually pulled off an upset of sorts in the championship round.

For the second week in a row, the weather was definitely in summer mode. Competitors were greeted with the worst atmospheric conditions of the season to date and a racetrack temperature of over 120 degrees when qualifying began. With the ambient temperature between 87 and 78 degrees and the humidity level climbing to an eventual 74 percent, the initial corrected elevation was 2651 feet above sea level. Although the corrected altitude dropped after sundown, it remained at almost 2100 feet even in the final rounds. The track surface held up well but success on the GIR quarter-mile demanded strict attention be paid to the prevailing conditions.

Current SCSS point championship leader Daryl Jauernig made his first attempt in the second qualifying session albeit with a handicap. Jauernig’s nitrous oxide-injected smallblock Ford-powered ’89 Mustang was still equipped with 275-series rear tires when his new set of 315 rubber failed to arrive for the event. Despite easing off the starting line, Jauernig still found enough tire spin to necessitate “pedaling” the throttle of the black Mustang Muscle-sponsored ride to an off-pace run of 9.23 seconds but at a strong 163.45 miles per hour. Ray Arthur, Jauernig’s closest point rival, also made a sub-par effort of 9.75/149.68 in his nitrous-aided 555 cubic-inch ”Suspicion” ’67 Camaro.

Of major note was the return of the winningest vehicle in SCSS history after nine weeks away from the series. Tim “Moose” Mallicoat finally repaired the engine damage done during the season-opening event on March 23rd and, with his seventeen year-old son, Tim Junior, behind the wheel, watched as the renowned black M&M Automotive/Dale Huff Motorsports “Hellraiser” ‘68 Camaro launched with an exceptional 1.31-second elapsed time in the first sixty feet of travel. Shortly after that, however, the car drifted to the retaining wall and Mallicoat shut it down to a coasting 12.69 at only 72.74 mph. In the pits, Mallicoat traced the strange route to unequal air pressure between the rear tires. Referring to his son, “Moose” noted, “He’ll learn this stuff. It might be the hard way but he’ll learn it”.

Jauernig made a second attempt with results similar to his first; a 9.58 at a faster 166.11 mph failed to improve his position. Almost two hours into the qualifying period, George’s Nova finally pulled to the starting line and, despite tire spin and rough sounds emanating from its 634-inch carbureted, gasoline-burning Steve Schmidt Racing Engines-built powerplant, clocked an 8.92 at a shut-off 125.44 mph to knock Jauernig from the pole position.

Once the sun dipped below the horizon, however, qualifying action increased dramatically. Joe Rudy, whose yellow McNamara Towing ‘69 Camaro had not attempted to qualify for an SCSS event since its engine-damaging appearance in late 2009, returned to action with a solid 9.02/150.48 shot. In the end, it was Mallicoat who made the most impressive advance when the naturally-aspirated bigblock “Hellraiser” ‘68 Camaro stayed straight and true to record a great 8.64/158.65 to steal the lead spot at the last possible moment in the final qualifying session.

Each of the top four qualifiers reported for eliminations in front of the main grandstands and all eyes were on Steve George. Having effected cosmetic repairs from a brush with the guardwall on a burnout during the May 4th SCSS event, George had actually returned to the winner’s circle with 183 mph power in the May 21st Battle of the Boards competition held during GIR’s popular Midnight Madness program. Mallicoat and Rudy met in the first battle and, while Rudy’s yellow nitrous Camaro grabbed a holeshot of six hundredths of a second, the “Hellraiser” mad eup the difference with a brilliant 1.26-second “sixty”. “Little Moose” then drove away from Rudy’s 9.50/139.88, (attributed by crewchief Chris Webster to “No nitrous for some reason”), with a reminder of the car’s brutal consistency at 8.62/158.02. In the other half of the semi-finals, Jauernig knew the chance for more tire spin was looming for both his Mustang and George’s Nova. When “Dirty D” slapped George with a fantastic 0.014-second Reaction Time and a holeshot of three-tenths of a second, the fans gasped but George was up to the task. His Mickey Thompson ET Street rear tires hooked up perfectly and the Induction Solutions nitrous-fed Nova charged to a 5.14/143.46 eighth-mile and continued thundering to the third-quickest SCSS run ever, a phenomenal 7.86 at 179.71 miles per hour, against Jauernig’s slowing 9.49/157.64.

Mallicoat was ready to run the final round no more than ten minutes after the semi-finals but waited patiently for George to perform maintenance on his Nova. Although it was only his son’s second SCSS final round, the fifty-time finalist had faced many quicker competitors who were unable to put power to the track two runs in a row. “We’ve shown the car can run 8.60s naturally-aspirated even in this air“, said the elder Mallicoat, “and we ran a few 8.30s at the most recent Outlaw All Stars event. The new motor is almost six hundred cubic inches and it’s a 14:1 compression combination. It can definitely repeat”. When George finally arrived for the final round, onlookers began to wonder if the increasing humidity and a track which still radiated over ninety degrees would foil the seven-second killer’s chances against a guaranteed 8.6-second effort by Mallicoat.

When “Little Moose” launched with a two-tenths of a second holeshot, the upset seemed possible. When George’s Nova spun its tires furiously at the hit of the throttle, the upset seemed certain. Every neck in the grandstands craned to see if George could catch the rapidly-disappearing black Camaro when, suddenly, it became apparent Mallicoat was no longer under power. Mallicoat found himself with no forward gear at the shift point of his two-speed PowerGlide transmisison and, although the Hellraiser was ahead by 19.03 feet at the 330-feet mark, George passed it before half-track and marched to an 8.45/176.77 victory. The irony came when the timeslip revealed Mallicoat needed no more than an 8.638 pass to win the final round…a number certainly within his grasp after an 8.623-second semi-final effort.

“That really could’ve gone either way”, George pointed out during trophy presentations in front of the main grandstand. “I waited on the line to make sure I didn’t redlight and probably waited too long“. When asked if the team increased the power for the final round in an attempt to run even quicker, George laughed. “Believe it or not, that was the first time ever we decided to just leave it alone! Usually, we get ourselves into trouble by changing things but, this time, we didn’t touch it and just hoped to repeat the 7.86 run. The conditions changed. The humidity went way up and the track might’ve cooled off a bit. It really surprised me when it spun the tires but it probably showed we were right on the edge of spinning with the 7.86 tune-up. Still, the combination of the Dan Newman Race Cars chassis and the ’BrunoGlide’ transmission is usually really forgiving when I have to “pedal” it so we can still make a race out of it when it spins. I have to thank Dan Saitz of Hyperformance Racing here in St. Louis, too. He was a major part of this win and the Battle of the Boards victory!”.

NOTES FROM THE SCSS: Ray Arthur made only one run to qualify as he still was not prepared to “lean on” his familiar red ”Suspicion” ’67 Camaro. “If we can just get some time to sort it out, we’ll be ready but, so far, I’m going real easy on it until we do”. He lost one point to Jauernig in the 2010 championship point battle but remains in second place…Corey Stephens qualified fifth and achieved a major goal during the event. He spent last week’s event clocking naturally-aspirated 10.9-second runs in his blue Fessler Racing Engines/Midwest Trailers ‘88 Mustang after replacing a blown head gasket in its 372-inch smallblock Ford. When the car ran 10.95/125.03 on its first qualifying pass, Stephens planned to hit the nitrous on his fresh motor during his second run. “I’m hoping for a 9.90 pass even though I know the air‘s not there tonight“, said Stephens before the second shot. “We only use a single 750cfm four-barrel carburetor but the folks at FueLab Digital Fuel Delivery have set up a fuel system for us which they think is going to really make some power”. Both Stephens and the fans were stunned when the Mustang destroyed its previous 10.05/134.40 best with an incredible 9.67 at 141.40 mph! The pass made Stephens the sixty-fifth member of the 9-Second Club and the forty-third entry into the 140 MPH Club…Philip Carl and chassis builder Dustin Kurz struggled during qualifying with their Winfield, Missouri-based MD Performance turbocharged 393-inch ‘91 Mustang. After making the show in the seventh spot with a balky 10.06/137.41, they managed an impressive 9.32 at a shut-off 135.56 mph during late timed trials after qualifying was completed. Incredibly, the launch was still far from “right” and the silver Ford wasn‘t under power at the finish line; the eighth-mile on the run was a 6.13/131.82!…b]Greg “Hook ’n Ladder” Boschert[/b] celebrated his forty-sixth birthday by qualifying his nitrous-injected 333-inch smallblock Ford-powered white ’66 Mustang coupe ninth with an impressive 10.92/124.50 best on eight-inch-wide D.O.T. rear rubber…Vince Heuer made the Super Sixteen field for the first time since May 18th but his wheelstanding 468-inch yellow ’69 Corvette Stingray still suffered from a mysterious bogging engine while running a best of 11.02 at only 111.45 mph...Tim “Kirko” Kirkpatrick, whose racing luck has gone from bad to worse in the last year, experienced problems off the starting line in his newly-turbocharged green-and flamed 393-inch MD Performance-backed ‘88 Mustang on his first qualifying pass resulting in an off-pace 11.36 at a strong 142.19 mph. His second run, however, found his Mustang sideways at the sixty-feet mark when a transmission line blew off and sprayed the rear tires with fluid, forcing a lengthy clean-up. “I really want to apologize to everybody for holding up the show”, said “Kirko” after loading his Mustang but he endured enough good-natured ribbing about the mess from fellow racers that everybody already knew he was definitely sorry the incident ever happened…”South County Dave” Reich, who has owned some of the bi-state area’s quickest street machines for the past quarter-century, made his first SCSS appearance with driver Eric Luig and actually qualified for the field with a shut-off 11.47 at only 85.05 mph from his Matheis Race Cars -backed 434-inch smallblock ’84 Monte Carlo. In late timed trials, Luig blasted out a 1.37 “sixty”, a 6.15/113.23 eighth-mile and another coasting 9.86 at only 118.19 mph! Reich was a part of the original SCSS-format program conducted at the old St. Louis International Raceway in the early 1980s…Kyle Martin earned his first Fastest Street Car Qualifier decal by putting his 2001 LS1-powered black Camaro into the field with a best-ever 12.13/118.40...Longtime SCSS Ford standout Brandon Carter also got in the show with his Mustang Muscle-backed black 2003 Cobra at 12.27/119.68...Mark Yehling’s all-white 346-powered ‘97 Corvette joined Heuer as another Corvette qualifier with a 12.13/113.59 best…One of the most unique new entries was the red 1961 Ford Falcon campaigned by Bill Ames and his father, Les. The naturally-aspirated 333-inch smallblock Ford-powered classic clocked nonstop 12.20s at over 111 mph with repeated 1.7-second sixty feet elapsed times and not a hint of tirespin . The car’s solid launches prompted renowned chassis builder Dave Zientara, checking his own customers’ cars as they left the starting line, to exclaim, “I think that little Falcon is the best-working car on the property!”…Past GIR Junior Dragster Track Champion Kegan “Speedy” Hagedorn made it to his third High School Eliminator final round of the season and took his second win driving his wheelstanding twelve-second orange ‘68 Chevelle for Hermann (MO) High School. He stopped first-time finalist Adam Binger‘s gorgeous ‘79 Camaro, competing for Tower Grove (MO) Christian School, in the final round…Another astonishing performance was presented by Eric Sanzottera, the winningest rider in the history of the Big St. Charles Motorsports Street Bike Shootout Series, (for self-starting motorcycles on D.O.T. rubber with no wheelie bars). The pilot of the QuickTime Motorsports turbocharged 2004 Suzuki Hayabusa unleashed a 7.54-second blast at an ungodly track record 195.53 miles per hour en route to wining his seventh event of the year. He backed it up with a 7.62/193.16 in the final round…The tenth SCSS event of the 2010 season marked the one-third point in the thirty-race schedule…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 (62) Daryl Jauernig St. Genevieve MO 89 Mustang 351 Ford
2 (53) Raymond Arthur Edwardsville IL 67 Camaro 555 Chevy
3 (51) Corey Stephens Wentzville MO 88 Mustang 372 Ford
4 (33) Shane Cochran St. Louis MO 71 Camaro 509 Chevy
5 (30) Greg Boschert St. Louis MO 66 Mustang 333 Ford
6 (27) Orson Johnson House Springs MO 99 Mustang 281 Ford
7 (25) Andrew Rhodes Hannibal MO 82 S-10 406 Chevy
8 (24) Kevin Autenrieth Bethalto IL 91 S-10 434 Chevy
9 (23) Steve George Arnold MO 71 Nova 634 Chevy
10 (22) David Perry Imperial MO 89 Mustang 427 Ford

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 Michael Zeller, St. Louis, MO 2009 122 Cobalt 0.321 13.319 108.06
RU Amar Mujakic, St. Louis, MO 2005 110 Golf GTi 0.738 15.200 93.02

A rare battle of two first-time finalists found Mike Zeller scoring the victory in the St. Louis Street Racing.com Sport Tuner Showdown. Zeller became only the second Chevrolet driver to win an STSS trophy in one hundred seven completed events after Brian Wallace first accomplished the feat on July 7th, 2009.

Moreover, Zeller became the fourth quickest Chevy pilot in class history and the quickest and fastest ever at the wheel of a Cobalt. His black 2009 SS edition led qualifying with a brilliant career-best 13.18/108.95 using the Cobalt’s turbocharged EcoTec two-liter four-cylinder in its familiar Front-Wheel-Drive platform. Zeller, who previously competed in the series with a 2006 Cobalt, (when the body style was only available with a supercharged option), owns the Gateway EcoTec website and forum.

In the final round, Zeller met second qualifier Amar Mujakic whose 2005 turbocharged 1.8-liter Volkswagen Gti had clocked a best-ever 14.95/92.25. “It’s not totally stock”, said Mujakic of his Golf-bodied front-wheel-drive VW, “but it doesn’t have much done to it yet. I did some work on the injection system and added a high-performance chip”. For the championship title, both cars slowed but Zeller’s holeshot and a 13.31/108.06 was enough for the win. “I really owe a lot of the car’s performance to Ryan at P&P Tuning”, said Zeller after becoming the forty-third different winner in the division‘s history. “Ryan also runs the Gateway J-Body Owners website and has helped tremendously with the car. We’ve already done some turbo work on it but there is more to come and our goal is to get it in the twelves in this series. Considering the weather conditions tonight, I’m really, really pleased with the numbers it ran!”.


Pos Name Hometown ST Vehicle R.T. ET MPH

W Andrew Rhodes, Hannibal, MO 1992 406 S-10 0.125 10.904 128.80
RU Clayton Potter, Ellisville, MO 1994 360 Ram 0.585 16.645 81.42

After appearing in his first final round on March 30th, Andy Rhodes’ immaculate maroon and silver ‘92 S-10 has become a familiar sight in the winner’s circle. The street-legal ten-second pickup earned its third trophy in four final round appearances in the St. Louis Drag Racing.com Super Truck Showdown.

Rhodes chose the event to test the performance differential of running mufflers and a 10.62/128.08 led qualifying but was noticeably slower than the truck’s best of 10.25/130.89. “It definitely slowed up“, said Rhodes, “but it’s hard to tell how much of that was because of the weather. I made one other qualifying run but I spun the tires pretty hard and decided to just wait for the final round”. Rhodes’ opponent was an unusual one; Clayton Potter’s well-used maroon 1994 Dodge Ram was the first diesel-powered finalist since Mike Hagen’s runner-up on May 20th, 2008. While Potter was no threat to the long-standing SCSS Diesel Records of 9.87/139.41 set by Chris Calkins’ amazing 1970 C-10 pickup in September, 2007, he did earn the distinction of being the seventy-sixth different Super Truck finalist in one hundred four completed events. The 5.9-liter Cummins-powered Dodge made a valiant effort but was no match for Rhodes’ 10.90/128.80 in the title bout. “I didn’t get my nitrous bottle warmed up before that run”, said Rhodes during trophy presentations after the event, “but at least it didn’t break the rearend like it did a few weeks ago. I’m just happy to get out of here with another win!”.

Photos of the June 1st Street Car Shootout Series event are now available for viewing at Bret Kepner Photos.com.


Steve George, Arnold, MO 1971 634 Nova


Tim “Little Moose” Mallicoat, Jr., Collinsville, IL 1968 565 Camaro


Michael Zeller, St. Louis, MO 2009 122 Cobalt


Amar Mujakic, St. Louis, MO 2005 110 Golf GTi


Andrew Rhodes, Hannibal, MO 1992 406 S-10


Clayton Potter, Ellisville, MO 1994 360 Ram