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.
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2010 STREET CAR SHOOTOUT SERIES TRACK RECORDS
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
JUNE 29th, 2010 STREET CAR SHOOTOUT SERIES QUALIFIERS
Pos Name Hometown ST Vehicle Engine ET MPH Date
EVENT 15 07/06/2010
1 Tom Bantle, Jr. Lemay MO 92 Mustang 420 Ford 8.336 174.37
2 Tim Mallicoat, Jr. Collinsville IL 68 Camaro 565 Chevy 8.620 157.96
3 Daryl Jauernig St. Genevieve MO 89 Mustang 351 Ford 8.749 162.57
4 Joe Rudy Kirkwood MO 69 Camaro 454 Chevy 8.803 158.74
5 Eric Luig DeSoto MO 84 Monte Carlo 434 Chevy 9.290 146.89
6 Raymond Arthur Edwardsville IL 93 S-10 355 Chevy 9.350 145.97
7 Jon Huber St. Louis MO 79 Mustang 178 Ford 10.235 134.47
8 Joe Rogers Wentzville MO 94 S-10 421 Chevy 10.387 130.15
9 Andrew Rhodes Hannibal MO 82 S-10 406 Chevy 10.423 129.29
10 Danny Brouk St. Louis MO 93 Mustang 302 Ford 11.042 121.85
11 Greg Boschert St. Louis MO 66 Mustang 333 Ford 11.084 122.80
12 Darrel Ambro St. Peters MO 80 Malibu 454 Chevy 11.167 117.70
13 Gary Carter Hartford IL 79 C-10 406 Chevy 11.173 120.28
14 Brian Quattlander Maryville IL 70 Chevelle 307 Chevy 11.230 122.99
15 Randy Baker St. Louis MO 69 Dart 340 Dodge 11.234 119.18
16 Sutton McGee Granite City IL 57 Fairlane 429 Ford 11.330 122.18
JULY 6th, 2010 STREET CAR SHOOTOUT SERIES FINAL ROUND
Pos Name Hometown ST Vehicle R.T. ET MPH
W Tim Mallicoat, Jr., Collinsville, IL 1968 565 Camaro 0.072 8.649 157.48
RU Daryl Jauernig, Ste. Genevieve, MO 1989 351 Mustang 0.129 9.118 164.73
Tim Mallicoat, Junior, continued his impressive rookie season by securing his second victory of the year 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. The second-generation driver of the winningest machine in series history took his father’s black M&M Automotive/Dale Huff Motorsports 565 cubic-inch “Hellraiser” ‘68 Camaro to his sixth final round of 2010 despite weather conditions which made for an extremely tricky racing surface.
How tricky was it? The first qualifying session began with a track surface temperature of 133 degrees and atmospheric conditions with produced a corrected elevation of just under three thousand feet above sea level. Even after sundown, the track temp never dropped below one hundred degrees and the humidity, (recorded as high as seventy-six percent), kept the “air” from getting any better than 2138 feet in elevation. The event was a classic test of racer skills; some competitors never made a run without tire spin while others eventually compensated for conditions and managed to clock representative passes which included a few career-best efforts. Then, there was Mallicoat.
Tim “Moose” Mallicoat, Sr., made legendary his naturally-aspirated 565-cubic inch Chevy with brutal consistency in a combination which was seldom affected by track conditions. While winning forty-three SCSS event titles in fifty final rounds from October 17th, 2006, through October 20th, 2009, the “Hellraiser” Camaro was guaranteed to run mid-eight second elapsed times on every pass while opponents often overpowered the track with far more potent vehicles. Since placing his eighteen year-old son, Tim Junior, behind the wheel for the 2010 season, the car has lost none of its fabled “ability to repeat” and, other than engine damage which kept the team out of action for eight races in the early season, has remained one of the most feared in the series for that reason.
The first qualifying period found several of the strongest weekly competitors struggling. Tom Bantle, whose IRT Performance-backed turbocharged 420-inch smallblock Ford-powered black ’92 Mustang coupe had blasted to an amazing run of 8.25 seconds and 174.57 miles per hour only one week earlier, attempted to apply that same amount of horsepower to the blazing-hot starting line and failed. Current SCSS season championship point leader Daryl “Dirty D” Jauernig made a pass in his renowned Mustang Muscle/Matheis Race Cars nitrous oxide-injected smallblock Ford-powered ’89 Mustang and drove through heavy tire spin to record an off-pace 9.68 at 161.40 mph.
Late in the third qualifying period but still long before sunset, Joe Rudy’s McNamara Towing-backed nitrous bigblock yellow ‘69 Camaro proved traction was there for those who could tune to the conditions. With crewchief Chris Webster looking on, Rudy covered the first sixty feet in 1.32 seconds and clocked an impressive 8.80 at a best-ever 158.74 mph. When the sun finally dropped to the horizon in the fourth qualifying session, Bantle returned and used an extremely conservative launch, (with a 1.48-second sixty-feet elapsed time), to join the hunt at 9.65/158.43. Mallicoat made his first attempt and, with an effortless 1.27 “sixty”, blasted to the pole position at 8.62/157.96. Jauernig also dropped the power level to card an 8.74/162.57.
Each of the top qualifiers elected to stand on their efforts and only one of the “hitters” elected to use the final qualifying period. Bantle made a third shot in his turbo’d Ford and, after an improved 1.39 “sixty”, shot to a tremendous 8.33 at a whopping 174.37 mph to steal the low qualifying position from Mallicoat with two minutes remaining in qualifying! Incredibly, the top four qualifiers were anchored by Rudy’s 8.80 pass to make the quartet the quickest group in SCSS history, eclipsing the 8.82-second mark set on July 1st, 2008!
All four teams reported in front of the main grandstands for eliminations and the pairings promised a Ford-versus-Chevy final round. The first match of the semi-finals pitted the Fords of Bantle and Jaeurnig but the race ended quickly with a shocking redlight start by a tenth of second for Bantle‘s top-qualifying Mustang. In addition, both Jauernig and Bantle lost traction almost immediately; with the outcome no longer in doubt, Bantle coasted to the finish line at 17.07/53.77 while “Dirty D“ struggled to a 9.85 at a shut-off 134.82. Before anyone could question if the track had “gone away”, however, Mallicoat and Rudy launched with fantastic 1.26 and 1.31 “sixties“, respectively. Unfortunately, Rudy was almost three tenths of a second late at the start and, even though he was on his way to a career-best pass after clocking a great 5.54/124.86 eighth-mile, ran into nitrous oxide delivery problems just past half-track and slowed to a 9.22 at only 114.15 mph. Meanwhile, Mallicoat charged to a brutally consistent 8.63/157.03 win.
In a highly-anticipated battle between the all-conquering three-time series champion and the 2010 season’s leading heir to that title, young Tim Mallicoat grabbed a slim holeshot of five hundredths of a second and covered the first sixty feet in 1.29 seconds while Jauernig launched hard but lost traction forty feet off the starting line. Although the Ford pilot expertly “pedaled” the throttle several times to recover to a 9.11/164.73, the kid in the Chevy arrived at the finish line a half-second ahead on an 8.64/157.48 for his second victory in six finals.
“I felt it spin off the line just a bit in the final”, noted “Little Moose” during trophy presentations in front of the main grandstands, “but I’m pretty sure that was from a little bit of dew rather than the hot surface. You could see it on the roof of the car before we ran”. His father agreed and the elder Mallicoat added, “The track surface got ripped up very early and that’s why we waited until it cooled down as much as possible before we made a qualifying run. But, overall, the track wasn’t that bad. When it’s this hot, you can’t just throw power at the track. You’ve got to really pay attention to how much power the track can take. We didn’t have to back down on power as much as you’d think but we did really have to make sure the car was positioned on the starting line properly. If you were six inches too far to the left or right of the ‘groove‘, you were history. Now that I’m outside of the car, I can pay attention to where Timmy needs to be lined up and, tonight, that really made a difference”.
NOTES FROM THE SCSS: The July 6th event marked the halfway point in the 2010 Street Car Shootout Series season with fifteen of thirty scheduled events now completed…While Tim “Little Moose” Mallicoat made three runs within twenty-three thousandths of a second during the event, the eighth-mile times on the “Hellraiser” Camaro varied only twenty thousandths, (5.524, 5.526 and 5.544), and the eighth-mile speeds were within six tenths of one mile per hour. It’s interesting to note, however, the father-son team was still experimenting with a large air cleaner from K&N Filters. After their only qualifying run, “Moose” Mallicoat removed the Camaro’s hood, installed the air filter, and ran within two-thousandths of a second in the eighth-mile of their previous pass without it. “We‘re still not sure how much it‘s helping“, said “Moose“, “but it‘s definitely not slowing us down“…After Joe Rudy qualified his “sprayed” big-inch yellow ‘69 Camaro, he made a timed trial outside of the final qualifying session and clocked an 8.71/157.90 which would have put the team third, (instead of fourth), in the field. Before the unofficial run, crewchief Chris Webster commented, “We’re already in the show so we’re not too worried”, but Rudy ended up last in the quickest “top four” field ever! The 8.71 effort was close to Rudy’s best-ever 8.70/158.43 recorded one week earlier but the eighth-mile on his aborted semi-final loss to Mallicoat was still a tenth of a second quicker than on the 8.70!…Eric Luig made a strong showing in the Matheis Race Cars -backed 434-inch smallblock ’84 Monte Carlo of ”South County Dave” Reich. After qualifying fifth with a great 9.29/146.89, the wheelstanding “big-bodied” white Chevy returned for a late timed trial and posted a best-ever 9.17/148.09...Danny Brouk made the Super Sixteen field and earned his first Fastest Street Car Qualifier decal with an 11.04/121.85 from his 302-powered ’93 Mustang LX while becoming the two hundred eighty-third member of the SCSS 120 MPH Club on the pass…Darrel Ambro’s clean orange 454-powered ’80 Malibu also got in the field with an 11.16/117.70 run only slightly slower than his 11.05/119.58 best…His legions of fans will have to live without him for a while; Greg “Hook ’n Ladder” Boschert will be out of action for a few weeks between his duties as a St. Louis firefighter and a planned family vacation. His nitrous-injected 333-inch smallblock Ford-powered white ’66 Mustang coupe should have been one of the most affected by the blistering track temperature with its eight inch-wide D.O.T. tires but Boschert made the field with a decent 11.22/122.80…After several near-misses, Brian Quattlander’s ’70 Chevelle qualified for its first Super Sixteen program with a career-best 11.23 and a 122.99 mph speed made him 120 MPH Club member number two hundred eighty-four. Quattlander swears his Chevy is powered by a 307-inch smallblock but that hasn‘t been verified…Veteran bracket racing killer Randy Brown gave MoPar fans a machine to cheer when he put a set of D.O.T. rubber on the back of his venerable stock-appearing, naturally-aspirated 340-powered bronze ‘69 Dodge Dart and made the show with a best of 11.23/119.18...One of the most astonishing performances of the event came from longtime SCSS racer Sutton McGee who normally campaigns a ten-second, 130 mph small block Ford-powered ’63 Falcon. This time, however, he appeared with the legendary 429-powered 1957 Fairlane of his father, Butch, and, with added boost from a 100 hp nitrous system, rocketed the two-ton Ford to an amazing 11.33 at 122.18 mph to qualify on the bump of the fourteenth quickest field in the history of the SCSS…Although complete results can be found in the coverage of the Super Truck Showdown below, no less than four pickups made the program……GIR 2008 High School Eliminator track champion Matt Gosch won High School Eliminator in a war of 2010 weekly winners; Gosch, racing for Bunker Hill (IL) High School in his 455 Buick-powered ‘83 Regal station, stopped Erik Lipka and his twelve-second 2002 Z28 from Fort Zummwalt West (MO) High. The competition was typically fierce; defending 2009 season H.S. Champ Derek Allen, in his twelve-second ‘84 355 Cutlass from Waterloo (IL) H.S., had a perfect 0.000 Reaction Time and an 0.015 “package” during the first round of racing…A sizeable contingent of St. Louis area SCSS competitors will be heading to the annual Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois, from July 16th through the 18th for what is the largest gathering of 10.5-inch and Drag Radial machines on the planet...The SCSS will take its annual mid-season break on July 13th as Gateway International Raceway is reconfigured for the upcoming NASCAR Double Header on the big oval Friday, July 15th, and Saturday, July 16th. The Camping World.com 200 Truck Series event will be followed by the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 Nationwide Series event. Tickets are still available and the complete weekend schedule can be found at HERE…The Street Car Shootout Series will resume on Tuesday, July 20th…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 107 contenders as of JULY 7th, 2010)
Pos Points Name Hometown ST Vehicle Engine
1 (96) Daryl Jauernig St. Genevieve MO 89 Mustang 351 Ford
2 (81) Raymond Arthur Edwardsville IL 67 Camaro 555 Chevy
3 (71) Corey Stephens Wentzville MO 88 Mustang 372 Ford
4 (50) 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
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.
JULY 6th, 2010 STLSR.COM SPORT TUNER SHOWDOWN FINAL ROUND
Pos Name Hometown ST Vehicle R.T. ET MPH
W Jon Huber, St. Louis, MO 1979 178 Mustang 0.916 10.014 137.26
RU Robert Baldwin, Glen Carbon, IL 1969 146 Beetle Could Not Appear
Jon Huber’s turbocharged four-cylinder silver 1979 Mustang has gained worldwide acclaim in the past decade as one of the most recognized Fords in street-legal drag racing. Having won multiple titles in Hot Rod Magazine’s Drag Week program clocking nine-second runs after towing a trailer over a fifteen hundred-mile route, it has become a standard by which all other non-V8 road cars are judged. Although he is a regular contender in the St. Louis Street Racing.com Sport Tuner Showdown each week at Gateway International Raceway, Huber seldom sticks around for eliminations after his lengthy test sessions during the qualifying periods. In fact, the St. Louis legend only recently won his first title in the division at the final event of the 2009 season!
However, this is Huber’s “busy season”. While Drag Week 2010 won’t be held until mid-September, the man behind Huber Performance Racing is feverishly thrashing to prepare for another of what he considers the most important events on the calender, the National Muscle Car Association’s
Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois, from July 16th through the 18th. Competing in the True Street Eliminator division which mandates a thirty-mile cruise before three back-to-back-to-back runs, Huber has posted eight-second, 154 mph performances during the grueling program but has yet to secure a victory. Moreover, the current SCSS Four-Cylinder Elapsed Time and Speed Record Holder, (at 9.03/152.16), has suffered through the 2010 season with a best of only 9.64/138.87, far below the performance level he expects for the upcoming Super Bowl event.
Huber’s initial qualifying shot of 10.23/134.47 led Sport Tuner qualifying by a huge margin but subsequent runs fell short of even that sub-par performance. Although Huber was tight-lipped about the specific problems he was encountering, most observers felt fuel delivery was at the core of the dilemma. Rather than loading up and heading for the shop, Huber stayed for eliminations if only to test another tuning theory. Behind the magnificent Mustang was the lime-green turbocharged four-cylinder 2.4-liter ‘69 Volkswagen Beetle of the Baldwin family. After two runners-up in as many weeks, the duo of Bob Badlwin Jr. and Sr. was having extraordinary luck; they recorded their first eleven-second pass ever with an 11.89/112.56. The rest of the top five included several representatives from a large gathering of turbocharged, four-cylinder, front-wheel-drive Dodge SRT4 Calibers on hand for a group “shootout” including Terry Herkenberns, (13.79/101.94), Joshua Reigelsperger, (13.966/103.93), and the 3.5-liter six-cylinder, rear-wheel-drive 2008 Nissan 350Z of Ed Morton, (14.15/99.71).
Ironically, Huber had no opposition in the championship final round. The elder Baldwin, who has raced VWs exclusively for more than thirty years, hurried to find the problem which flooded the Beetle’s Weber carburetors when it was fired up for the last battle but simply ran out of time to get the car started. Huber made a solo run for the trophy at an improved 10.01/137.26 but was unsatisfied enough to miss winner’s circle ceremonies entirely. His many fans certainly understood and Huber will carry the hopes of many supporters to Joliet.
JULY 6th, 2010 ST. LOUIS DRAG RACING.COM SUPER TRUCK SHOWDOWN FINAL ROUND
Pos Name Hometown ST Vehicle R.T. ET MPH
W Raymond Arthur, Edwardsville, IL 1993 355 S-10 0.165 9.588 144.81
RU Joe Rogers, Wentzville, MO 1994 421 S-10 0.370 10.412 130.20
Ray Arthur’s R&R Towing nitrous oxide-injected 355-inch ”S-10 Revenge“ ‘93 S-10 had no problems with a soaring track temperature and “junk air”. In fact, the SCSS veteran had no problems whatsoever…and that’s fairly big news. In two quick runs, Arthur secured his third win of the season in five final rounds in the St. Louis Drag Racing.com Super Truck Showdown.
The field was impressive; four trucks made the Super Sixteen field led by Arthur who made a single qualifying attempt and produced a great 9.35 at 145.87 mph. The final qualifying session determined the other finalist when Joe Rogers, who appeared in his first Super Truck final round on June 10th, jumped from third to second place in the qualified order by improving an earlier career-best 10.80/128.62 to a fantastic 10.38/130.15. In the process, Rogers dropped rival Andy Rhodes’ “Insain“ 406-inch nitrous 1982 S-10 out of the final round, (10.42/129.29). Gary Carter’s “juiced” 406-inch black ‘79 Chevy C-10 qualified fourth in the Truck field, (and fourteenth in the Super Sixteen), with an 11.17/120.28 but pitched the driveshaft on an exceptionally hard launch in the fourth qualifying session.
While most SCSS fans are familiar with Arthur’s show-quality S-10, Rogers’ magnificently-engineered ’92 version is relatively new to the scene. “I know Andy Rhodes real well”, said Rogers before his second final round, “and we both drive our trucks on the street up around Andy’s area in Hannibal, Missouri. In fact, we’ve met up quite a few times so outqualifying him was actually a pretty big deal”. Rogers purchased his immaculate red ’92 S-10 as an unfinished project but, with a 412-inch, 23-degree cylinder head-equipped smallblock Chevy powerplant, made clear his was one of the faster Showdown trucks of the season. Although the engine is plumbed for nitrous oxide, the truck is currently run in a naturally-aspirated configuration. “We wanted to get it sorted out as much as possible before we ’spray’ it”, said Rhodes, “but that’ll happen pretty soon”.
In the final round, Arthur nabbed a holeshot of two tenths of a second and didn’t hesitate to use the “hyperspace button” to clock a 9.58/144.81 while outrunning Rogers’ consistent 10.41 at a best-ever 130.20 mph. “I can’t tell you how much fun it is to run well and not blow anything up”, laughed Arthur during trophy presentations in front of the main grandstands. “With the problems I’ve had this year, I absolutely love nights like this!”.
Photos of the July 6th Street Car Shootout Series event are now available for viewing at Bret Kepner Photos.com.
Tim “Little Moose” Mallicoat, Jr., Collinsville, IL 1968 565 Camaro
Daryl Jauernig, Ste. Genevieve, MO 1989 351 Mustang
Jon Huber, St. Louis, MO 1979 178 Mustang
Bob Baldwin, Glen Carbon, IL 1969 147 Beetle
Ray Arthur, Edwardsville, IL 1992 355 S-10
Joe Rogers, Wentzville, MO 1994 421 S-10