7/27/2010 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 17 07/27/2010

1 Tim Mallicoat, Jr. Collinsville IL 68 Camaro 565 Chevy 8.654 158.73
2 Daryl Jauernig St. Genevieve MO 89 Mustang 351 Ford 9.214 167.86
3 Raymond Arthur Edwardsville IL 67 Camaro 555 Chevy 9.361 146.30
4 Jeff Cannon Alton IL 69 Chevelle 540 Chevy 10.714 127.28
5 Cheyenne Bittle Belleville IL 70 Dart 340 Dodge 10.744 125.39
6 Randy Baker St. Louis MO 69 Dart 340 Dodge 11.228 120.23
7 Gary Lewis St. Ann MO 69 Skylark 455 Buick 11.945 114.41
8 Lee Edgar Fenton MO 89 Mustang 302 Ford 12.001 111.90
9 Mark Yehling Granite City IL 97 Corvette 346 Chevy 12.099 113.99
10 Kevin Eisenbach St. Louis MO 97 Mustang 281 Ford 12.360 111.59
11 Aaron Hagen Fenton MO 01 Firebird 364 Pont 12.438 108.29
12 Jacob Null Maryland Hgts. MO 84 Camaro 305 Chevy 12.446 112.81
13 Douglas Vandereit Fenton MO 69 Falcon 351 Ford 12.630 109.60
14 Anthony Samsel Wentzville MO 08 Protege 133 Mazda 12.887 112.61
15 Dave Coleman St. Louis MO 73 Nova 358 Chevy 13.047 103.95
16 Bart Collida Wildwood MO 89 Corvette 383 Chevy 13.240 106.99


Pos Name Hometown ST Vehicle R.T. ET MPH

W Daryl Jauernig, St. Genevieve, MO 1989 351 Mustang 0.227 8.458 161.73
RU Tim Mallicoat, Jr., Collinsville, IL 1968 565 Camaro 0.152 8.675 158.35

Daryl Jauernig ransacked the field for his seventh win of the 2010 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. The intrepid Ford racer, who has appeared in nine of sixteen final rounds completed this season, scored Low Elapsed Time and Top Speed of the Meet but, ironically, came from the number two qualifying position to win. If nothing else, Jauernig gained a measure of revenge in a rematch of the most recent SCSS showdown on July 6th.

The Street Car Shootout Series was off on June 13th for its annual mid-season break as the Gateway International Raceway staff reconfigured the property for its annual NASCAR events. However, the scheduled return to competition for the sixteenth of thirty SCSS races was cancelled due to heat advisories. Therefore, the July 27th program officially kicked off the second half of the season for SCSS racers despite thunderstorms which seemingly appeared everywhere but the race track and kept below average the number of entries. The weather was unusual; the corrected elevation started at an abysmal 2369 feet above sea level and only dropped two hundred feet even after sunset. Likewise, the track surface temperature was 132 degrees when qualifying began and cooled only to 105 during the final rounds.

The majority of the more powerful contenders waited until the third qualifying session before taking to the track. Ray Arthur, who has trailed Jauernig in the season championship point standings since April 7th, returned to the seat of his fabled ”Suspicion ’67 Camaro with a freshened 555 cubic inch powerplant. The R&R Towing-backed Chevy made its first effort with a huge wheelstanding launch and a 1.39-second sixty-feet elapsed time but the new nitrous oxide-injected engine sounded noticeably “flat” near the finish line on a 9.36-second pass at 146.30 miles per hour. Jauernig, (pronounced “journey”), closed out the third qualifying session with his Windsor-powered ‘88 Mustang but lost traction on the hot racetrack and was forced to “pedal” the throttle to an off-pace 9.32 at a strong 164.11 mph.

Tim Mallicoat, Jr., used the fourth qualifier for his sole shot and the second-generation driver of the three-time championship-winning M&M Automotive/Dale Huff Motorsports 565-inch “Hellraiser” ‘68 Camaro proved, once again, the car can negotiate any surface in any weather. A 1.31-second “sixty” was followed by a strong 8.65/158.73 and the low qualifying position. Jauernig didn’t give up, however. A second qualifying attempt near the end of the fifth and final qualifying session was bent on gaining the pole qualifying position but the nitrous-aided Ford again spun the tires and clocked a 9.21 at an even faster 167.47 mph. The fourth spot in the field was held by Jeff Cannon’s 540-cubic inch yellow ‘69 Chevelle which thrilled fans at the June 17th event when it went into a half-track slide at one hundred miles-per-hour but escaped with only a crushed rear taillight. Cannon’s Chevy was also running below its potential with a best of 10.71/127.28.

When the top four qualifiers were called to report in front of the main grandstands for eliminations, most fans fully expected the father-and-son Mallicoat team to be dominant. The naturally-aspirated 565-inch Camaro, notorious for its brutal consistency, had earned its second win of the year in the most recent SCSS program and was virtually guaranteed to repeat its 8.6-second performance throughout the night. An interesting twist was added to the contest when Arthur declined to compete after discovering an electrical problem in his new engine. The first alternate was none other than seventeen year-old Cheyenne Bittle, a past GIR Junior Dragster star, at the wheel of her new Chelar Tool & Die/MoPar Performance Parts-sponsored 1970 Dodge Dart. Although not the first to qualify for a Super Sixteen field, Bittle’s appearance made her the first female ever to compete in SCSS eliminations!

Bittle made here prescence known, too; she grabbed a huge holeshot of two tenths of a second against Mallicoat and ran within a tenth of a second of her best qualifying effort but could only watch when the Chevy produced another 1.31 “sixty” and cruised to an 8.66/157.98 against the Dart’s 10.84/124.87. Cannon was unable to improve on his qualifying effort, carding a 10.85/124.68 against Jauernig but the Ford pilot held a surprise for the fans. Prior to eliminations, Jauernig and crewchief Joe “Mongoose” Voelkel drastically increased the delayed implementation of the nitrous oxide system and launched with a stunning 1.24-second “sixty”. Once the nitrous kicked in, the tires remained hooked up for a tremendous 8.40 at 167.86 mph!

Suddenly, the tables were turned. Jauernig had succumbed to traction issues in the July 6th final round in the face of Mallicoat’s nonstop 8.6-second runs. If Jauernig could repeat his 8.40 performance, there was little chance of Mallicoat winning again. Fans on the fence discussed whether Jauernig and Voelkel would shoot for a quicker pass or simply leave the car alone. Since conditions had barely changed since the race began, it was presumed the team’s semi-final round combination would work.

In the championship bout, Mallicoat gained a slight holeshot advantage of seven hundredths of a second but the Ford team proved they knew what would win; the Mustang never faltered and remained “hooked” for the first forty feet. Although Mallicoat was still in the lead at the sixty-feet clocks by eighteen thousandths of a second, (1.31 to 1.27), the black Mustang charged ahead in the first two hundred feet and blasted to an 8.45/161.73 victory over Mallicoat‘s 8.67/158.35. Always the joker, Jauernig asked forty-three time SCSS event winner Tim “Moose” Mallicoat, Sr., if he wanted to use Jauernig’s first place trophy for winner’s circle photos to which Mallicoat replied, “No thanks! I’ve got plenty of my own!”. As always, Jauernig thanked Voelkel and the team’s sponsors during winner’s circle ceremonies. “Joe did a hell of a job tonight”, said Jauernig, “and it would’ve been real easy to get lost trying to fight the track. Instead, we just worked with what we had and proved we knew how to get down the track. The guys at Mustang Muscle and Matheis Race Cars do everything they can to give us the power and the chassis and it’s up to us to make it work. On nights like this, we showed we can get it done!”.

NOTES FROM THE SCSS: Daryl Jauernig’s victory put him in an elite group; “Dirty D” is now only the third driver to win ten or more titles throughout the seven years in SCSS competition. Jauernig is now ranked behind Tim “Moose” Mallicoat, Sr., and Tony HuffCheyenne Bittle became only the third female to earn a Fastest Street Car Qualifier decal by making a SCSS Super Sixteen field and that includes almost seven hundred previous qualifiers. Lori Van Zandt did it first on September 6th, 2005, followed by Kim Westphal on September 26th, 2006. Bittle is now the second-quickest and second-fastest female in series history, too. She also became the one hundred sixty-eighth member of the SCSS 10-Second Club and the two hundred eighty-sixth member of the SCSS 120 MPH Club…Randy Baker put a second MoPar in the top six when he clocked a career-best 11.22 at 120.23 mph in his bronze ‘69 Dart. The speed on the pass made Baker the two hundred eighty-seventh member of the SCSS 120 MPH Club, as well…Gary Lewis qualified his 455 Buick-powered flamed black ’69 Skylark for the second time this season with an 11.94/114.41 and then ran back-to-back 11.719 passes in late timed trials after the conclusion of qualifying...Lee “Sledger” Edgar, whose black ’89 302 Mustang is currently leading the 12.0 Eliminator point standings in GIR’s Outlaw All Stars heads-up series, decided to make a few test runs in the event and qualified for the first time. Guess what he ran? Why, a 12.001 at 111.49, of course…Mark Yehling proved his LS2-powered white ’97 Corvette can the same numbers for an entire season. He made the show with a 12.09/113.99 but has qualified for six events this year running between 12.08 and 12.19 in every conceivable weather scenario…Aaron Hagen, whose red ’99 Formula Firebird is a fixture at GIR in any event, debuted a new ride in the form of a blue 2001 Pontiac Formula. It ran a best of 12.43/108.29...Kevin Eisenbach made his first appearance of the season with his ’97 Mustang Cobra and made the field with a best-ever 12.36/111.59...Jacob Null was another first-time qualifier with his 305-powered orange ’85 Camaro running a 12.44/112.81 best in the official seassions but hit a 12.14/114.92 in late timed trials…One of the most unique cars in the field, (and another first-time qualifier), was Douglas Vanderiet’s 351 Ford-powered 1969 Falcon Sport Coupe. Displaying amazing dark blue paint, it posted a 12.63/109.60 best…Dave Coleman jumped from his familiar ’78 Camaro into a 358-powered ’73 Nova to make the show with a 13.04/103.95 but the car’s drivetrain was seriously wounded during a late timed trial…Bart Collida, whose burgundy ’89 Corvette convertible is a regular at SCSS events, took advantage of the light attendance to earn his first Fastest Street Car Qualifier decal by qualifying on the bump spot at 13.24/106.99...The July 27th event marked the final race in the 2010 High School Eliminator track championship series and the title wasn‘t decided until fifteen minutes AFTER the final round! GIR 2008 High School Eliminator track champion Matt Gosch needed to win the final round in his Bunker Hill (IL) High School twelve-second 455 Buick-powered ‘83 Regal station wagon in order to secure his second title but lost out to Erik Lipka driving his well-known twelve-second 2002 Z28 for Fort Zummwalt West (MO). The runner-up meant Gosch was tied with Derek Allen‘s Waterloo (IL) H.S. twelve-second ‘84 355 Cutlass. GIR‘s chief statistician, Sharon Westcoat, checked the first tie-breaker , (number of event wins during the season), and found the two drivers still tied! She checked the second tie-breaker, (number of event runners-up), and found the same result! It was Gosch, however, who had the most semi-final appearances during the year but, just to be sure, Westcoat, checked the entire season worth of points earned by both as the two rivals waited in silence on the fence. Finally, it was made official and Gosch was announced as the 2010 Champ. He will now head to Indianapolis for the NHRA Division III Finals at O’Reilly Raceway Park in September in an effort to win the biggest crown for High School racers…Remember the completely revised 2010 Gateway International Raceway Rules and Regulations are available at St. Louis Drag Racing.com by clicking HERE.

2010 STREET CAR SHOOTOUT SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS (Top 10 of 114 contenders as of JULY 28th, 2010)

Pos Points Name Hometown ST Vehicle Engine

1 (104) Daryl Jauernig St. Genevieve MO 89 Mustang 351 Ford
2 (87) Raymond Arthur Edwardsville IL 67 Camaro 555 Chevy
3 (71) Corey Stephens Wentzville MO 88 Mustang 372 Ford
4 (57) Tim Mallicoat, Jr. Collinsville IL 68 Camaro 565 Chevy
5 (50) Andrew Rhodes Hannibal MO 82 S-10 406 Chevy
6 (50) Greg Boschert St. Louis MO 66 Mustang 333 Ford
7 (35) Orson Johnson House Springs MO 99 Mustang 281 Ford
8 (35) Kevin Autenrieth Bethalto IL 91 S-10 434 Chevy
9 (33) Shane Cochran St. Louis MO 71 Camaro 509 Chevy
10 (30) Philip Carl Winfield MO 91 Mustang 302 Ford
11 (30) Mark Yehling Granite City IL 97 Corvette 346 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 Anthony Samsel, Wentzville, MO 2008 133 Protege 0.204 12.915 110.04
RU Daniel Harris, Sr., St. Louis, MO 1997 232 Thunderbird 0.128 14.081 95.13

Anthony Samsel scored his second title of the year in the St. Louis Street Racing.com Sport Tuner Showdown and the Missouri driver did it in front of a large turnout of fellow Mazda racers. Samsel, whose solid black 2008 MazdaSpeed 3 first dipped into the twelve-second zone in September, 2009, won the Sport Tuner crown on June 10th with career-best numbers of 12.41/114.93. Although his front-wheel-drive turbocharged four-cylinder Mazda was running substantially slower in the dismal weather conditions, he still was the class of the field.

Samsel’s Mazda stumbled in qualifying but still produced two runs of 12.88/111.86 and 12.89/112.61, either of which was good enough to lead the Tuner contingent. Behind the Mazda was a familiar machine with a not-so-familiar driver; Daniel Harris, father of the season’s winningest Tuner competitor, Dan “Iceman” Harris, took the reins of the family’s Memory Lane Customizing and Fabrication/Pur Performance-backed 232 cubic inch V6-powered Thunderbird and clocked a 13.90/102.52. The rest of the Top Five included Justin Lox and his FWD supercharged 231-inch six-cylinder ’97 Grand Prix, (14.23/98.41), Brian Wolfberg’s FWD red 2007 MazdaSpeed, (14.47/105.69), and David Wells in his RWD six-cylinder red 2010 Infiniti G37, (14.74/98.56).

In the final round, Harris grabbed a holeshot of eight hundredths of a second and, surprisingly, retained the lead until just past the 330-feet mark. At that point, however, the black Mazda took over and streaked to a 12.91/110.04 victory over the Ford’s 14.08/95.13. “We had several Mazdas here tonight but we’re not really part of a club”, said Samsel while accepting his second Tuner trophy of the season in front of the main grandstands. “We’re just friends who like to race together. My car has a larger turbocharger and some tuning modifications that the others don’t have but it was still running a bit off tonight. Even so, it’s a good, streetable car and I’d really like to get it in the elevens before I’m done with it”.


Pos Name Hometown ST Vehicle R.T. ET MPH

W Tim Mallicoat, Jr., Collinsville, IL 1992 350 S-10 0.458 14.183 102.92
RU Jon Wingo, Florissant, MO 2003 364 Silverado 0.891 17.120 82.97

While there was a distinct lack of trucks on the property for the July 27th event, eighteen year-old Tim “Little Moose” Mallicoat may have set a record, anyway. Mallicoat competed in the Street Car Shootout Series, High School Eliminator and the St. Louis Drag Racing.com Super Truck Showdownall in one night!

Mallicoat recently repainted the 350-inch ’92 S-10 he has used to race in High School Eliminator, Street Eliminator, the 14.0 Index class in the Outlaw All Stars series and even in the Super Truck Showdown. It’s a solid thirteen-second ride but, on this night, it happened to be the quickest truck in qualifying at 13.90/102.52. Of course, Mallicoat was also racing in the SCSS with the family’s eight-second ’68 Camaro in which he would eventually score runner-up. However, he also wheeled his S-10 in the final High School Eliminator race of the season and, after a first-round redlight, made a qualifying pass to enter the Truck battle.

Mallicoat’s closest competition was the black 346-inch ’95 S-10 of Brian Bowen, (15.29/94.93), but Bowen never appeared for the final round and the first alternate, Jon Wingo’s monstrous white 2003 Silverado 1500, got the nod for the trophy dash. While Mallicoat has appeared in five Super Truck finals, (winning his first on April 8th, 2009), it was Wingo’s first time in a final…and his first time running his truck! “Little Moose” had no trouble in the championship runoff, scoring a 14.18/102.92 while Wingo managed a 17.11/82.97 from his naturally-aspirated, gas-burning LS-powered behemoth.

Photos of the July 27th Street Car Shootout Series event are now available for viewing at Bret Kepner Photos.com.


Daryl Jauernig, Ste. Genevieve, MO 1989 351 Mustang


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


Anthony Samsel, Wentzville, MO 2008 133 Protege


Daniel Harris, Sr., St. Louis, MO 1997 232 Thunderbird


Tim “Little Moose” Mallicoat, Jr., Collinsville, IL 1982 350 S-10


Jon Wingo, Florissant, MO 2003 364 Silverado


Matt Gosch, Bunker Hill, IL 1983 455 Regal Station Wagon
2010 Gateway International Raceway High School Eliminator Champion