9/29/2009 Gateway-SCSS Street Car Shootout RESULTS!

Bret Kepner

New Member
Apr 1, 2004
These results reflect the record holders, qualifiers, and final round contestants at each of the
Street Car Shootout Series events held 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 Matt Giblin, Festus, MO 69 Nova 600 Chevy 8.004 09/29/2009
RWD Mark Woodruff, Arnold, MO 69 Nova 706 Chevy 178.71 07/01/2008

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 9.848 10/14/2008
6CYL Tony Shoaff, Mechanicsburg, IL 87 Regal 231 Buick 136.69 10/14/2008

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 29 09/29/2009

1 Matt Giblin Festus MO 69 Nova 600 Chevy 8.004 173.12
2 Tim Mallicoat Collinsville IL 68 Camaro 565 Chevy 8.564 157.69
3 Mark Woodruff Arnold MO 69 Nova 706 Chevy 8.745 166.87
4 Kevin Autenrieth Bethalto IL 91 S-10 434 Chevy 8.943 147.70
5 Raymond Arthur Edwardsville IL 67 Camaro 496 Chevy 9.040 150.38
6 Dan Saitz Fenton MO 87 Mustang 358 Ford 9.457 148.35
7 Pat McNeish Granite City IL 86 Silverado 555 Chevy 9.671 139.36
8 Curtis Paulfrey Brighton IL 68 Camaro 502 Chevy 10.034 135.04
9 Vincent Heuer Granite City IL 69 Corvette 468 Chevy 10.314 127.35
10 Jason Singleton Granite City IL 00 Camaro 346 Chevy 10.620 132.49
11 Danny Kincaid St. Charles MO 85 Mustang 306 Ford 10.696 125.52
12 Zach Douglas Winfield MO 93 Mustang 306 Ford 10.755 125.48
13 William Kurrus Pevely MO 07 Corvette 440 Chevy 10.772 128.81
14 Ty Johnson Jerseyville IL 79 Malibu 454 Chevy 10.811 124.46
15 Rod Shryock Columbia MO 71 Monte Carlo 489 Chevy 10.860 122.33
16 Scott Thompson Brighton IL 69 Camaro 430 Chevy 10.892 109.87


Pos Name Hometown ST Vehicle R.T. ET MPH

W Tim Mallicoat, Collinsville, IL 68 565 Camaro 0.152 8.611 157.98
RU Mark Woodruff, Arnold, MO 69 706 Nova 0.024 8.814 162.33

In a classic example of his unending dominance, Tim “Moose” Mallicoat emerged victorious from a battle in which he was far from the quickest driver but remained the last man standing in the Street Car Shootout Series at Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Illinois. Mallicoat drove his M&M Automotive/Dale Huff Motorsports “Hellraiser” 1968 Camaro to a record seventeenth title of the 2009 and tied his own mark of thirteen consecutive event victories, (originally earned between April 17th and August 21st, 2007), in a season.

In a monstrous event which featured the most entries of any 2009 SCSS event and mind-boggling atmospheric conditions, the existing series elapsed time record was shattered as were the personal best performances of more than ninety competitors. Although the humidity hit an unreal 95% during the final rounds, the ambient temperature ranged from 63 to 48 degrees and, with high barometric pressure, the corrected altitude for the event dropped from a high of 853 feet above sea level to an astonishing 291 feet below sea level by the end of the event. Track temperature, which started at 78 degrees, plunged to 61 degrees at the end of the evening forcing racers to tune their starting line technique to match conditions or face tire spin.

The huge field cut most drivers to a maximum of two qualifying attempts but the best racing conditions of the year helped ensure those runs were impressive. The event produced the second-quickest Super Sixteen field, the fourth-quickest eight-car “bump spot” and the second-quickest Top Four “bubble” in the 121-event history of the SCSS. Although Mallicoat’s 565-cubic inch, naturally-aspirated gasoline-burning Chevy is usually the standard by which traction and atmospheric conditions are measured, the spotlight shone directly on a driver other than “Moose” during most of the event.

The pit area was graced with the return of SCSS Elapsed Time and Speed Record Holder Mark
“Woody” Woodruff whose orange 1969 Yenko Chevy Nova had set the standing marks of 8.25
seconds and 178.71 miles per hour almost fifteen months ago. Woodruff’s 706-cubic inch Charlie
Buck-built nitrous oxide-aided powerplant, still the largest ever used in SCSS racing, was threatened
only by the 600-inch nitrous monster of Matt and Kevin Giblin, whose gold ’69 Yenko Nova competes
as a teammate to Woodruff. The Giblin Brothers’ Chevy is the fourth quickest and third fastest SCSS
machine with a best of 8.31/168.24 on August 12th, 2008, and had last competed on June 30th, 2009, with Kevin behind the wheel. Matt took the helm for the duo’s return to SCSS racing and, ironically, staged alongside Woodruff for each driver’s first qualifying attempt.

Mallicoat elected not to run in the first qualifying session and, when Woodruff and Giblin pulled to the starting line after long smoky burnouts, the low qualifier was Pat McNeish’s Performance Parts Plus-sponsored 555-inch ‘86 Silverado pickup at 9.71/139.00. On the launch, Woodruff’s rig stumbled but Giblin’s 315-series drag radials hooked solidly and, carrying the front tires almost one hundred feet downtrack, clocked a tremendous 1.259-second sixty-feet ET. The gold Chevy then proceeded to smash every SCSS record for progressive times, (3.383 at 330 feet, a 5.166/138.13 eighth-mile and a 6.703 at 1000 feet), before the scoreboard flashed an unbelievable 8.004 ET Record at a blazing 173.12 miles per hour!

While Woodruff’s 8.74/166.87 effort placed him a distant second behind Giblin, Mallicoat made his traditional single qualifying shot during the second period with his third-quickest run ever, an 8.56/157.69, to squeeze between the two Novas. Kevin Autenrieth, whose orange 434-inch nitrous smallblock S-10 reset the SCSS Truck ET and Speed Records on September 15th, shot to an 8.94/147.70 for the fourth spot. Giblin and Woodruff, both of whom are sponsored by Midwest Collision Equipment, once again staged together at the end of the qualifying period but, in an effort to clock the first seven-second SCSS pass, both drivers ran into traction problems. Giblin simply smoked the tires while Woodruff leaped into the first of three towering wheelstands which culminated in a wild 8.77/163.08 pass!

No alternates were needed when each qualified driver reported in front of the main grandstands for eliminations. Autenrieth made the surprising decision to compete in both the SCSS and the Super Truck Showdown but was shocked to learn he would be racing against Mallicoat since Woodruff and Giblin were again scheduled to race each other! The all-nitrous Nova match opened eliminations with two more side-by-side burnouts across the starting line. Giblin’s Nova lauched with far less violence than his first effort, hitting a 1.276-second “sixty”. However, the gold Chevy picked up a full tenth of second in the first 330 feet, (3.283), and was rocketing away from Woodruff who was busy riding out a two hundred feet-long wheel stand which eventually came too close to the retaining wall for “Woody’s” comfort. Giblin then crossed the eighth-mile in an incredible 4.970 seconds at 145.13 mph to shatter the SCSS eighth-mile marks and then…Giblin shut down. Coasting across the finish line with an 8.53 at only 113.11 mph, fans suddenly realized no win light shone in Giblin’s lane. When Woodruff crossed the stripe at an idling 18.71/39.58, the “winner picker” lit on the orange Nova’s side! After a moment of confusion, the spectators soon realized Giblin had redlighted by a mere seven thousandths of a second! The astonished fans watched as Mallicoat dropped Autenrieth in the other half of the semi-finals with a strong 8.59/157.71 to the pickup’s 8.92/147.97 which included a giant powerstand for well over one hundred feet.

Mallicoat waited in front of the grandstands as Woodruff readied his Yenko for the final round knowing full well that Woodruff’s last SCSS victory on July 1st, 2008, came with new SCSS record performances. In a rare, but not totally unfamiliar, role as the underdog, Mallicoat strapped into his black Camaro when Woodruff finally arrived for the title bout. Burnouts completed, the two staged with anticipation of Mallicoat’s incredible win streak abruptly ending. When Woodruff jumped to a holeshot of thirteen hundredths of a second, Mallicoat looked to be in deeper trouble. However, Woodruff’s Nova stumbled and “Moose” made up the deficit by the sixty-feet mark. Although he remained out in front, Mallicoat’s lead was diminishing all the way down the track and, by the finish line, he crossed the stripe first by only seventy-five thousandths of a second…17.52 feet!

“Nights like these are pretty tough on a guy”, said an obviously relieved Mallicoat as he accepted a record forty-first SCSS winner’s trophy. “I’ll be the first to admit I almost gave it away on the starting line. I was trying not to throw away my chances on a redlight and actually made myself a bit late. Woody’s car, Giblin‘s car…even O.J.’s (Orson Johson’s Mustang) car…are all quicker than mine and those guys are tough. I mean they’re really tough. Any time you can get a win light against any of ‘em it’s a big deal. There have been plenty of times I’ve won when I was the quickest car in the field. This is one of those times when I wasn’t and it still worked out.”

As a bonus to this week’s report, enjoy this exceptional highlight video of the September 29th SCSS event produced by Darin M. of Lethal1320.com.

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NOTES FROM THE SCSS:Matt Giblin‘s unbelievable performances reset every SCSS D.O.T. record except for sixty feet ET, (1.232 seconds set by Tony Huff on April 1st, 2008), and quarter-mile speed, (still owned by “Woody“ Woodruff at 178.71 mph from July 1st, 2008). It should be noted that Giblin hoped to make a late timed trial after his semi-final loss but miscommunication between track officials and the idiot track photographer kept him out of the staging lanes when the lanes were closed…It would be far easier to list the drivers who didn’t make their best runs ever during the event. Among the Super Sixteen qualifiers, only Woodruff, Autenrieth, Ray Arthur’s R&R Towing “Suspicion” ’67 Camaro, (despite a great 9.04/150.38), and Curtis Paulfrey’s Winner’s Circle Tire and Auto ’68 Camaro, (missing by one thousandth of a second at 10.033/135.04), did NOT run their quickest ET or fastest speed ever…Giblin became the third member of the SCSS 170 MPH Club with his 173.12 qualifying blast…Woodruff actually became the eighth member of the SCSS 160 MPH Club after being the first over 170 in July, 2008!…New members of the 10-Second Club, (currently at 141 entries), were Vincent Heuer’s yellow Performance Parts Plus small block ’69 Corvette Stingray (10.31/127.35), Danny Kincaid’s 306-inch ’85 Mustang (10.69/125.52), Bill Kurrus’ Redline Performance Motorsports wild 440-inch LS2-powered 2007 Corvette (10.77/128.81), Rod Shryock’s 489-inch ‘71 Monte Carlo (10.86/122.33), Scott Thompson’s 430-inch ‘69 Camaro (10.89 at a coasting 109.87 mph!), Lou Espey’s 302-inch ‘89 Mustang, (a non-qualifier at 10.93/126.35!), and Rob Schneider’s 346-powered 2000 Trans Am (another non-qualifier at 10.95/126.49!)…New entries in the SCSS 120 MPH Club, (now up to 246 members), include all the aforementioned 10-Second inductees plus Jason Politte’s ‘86 302 Mustang (11.05/123.15), Jim Garrize’s ‘90 302 Mustang (11.06/121.86), and Frank Signorelli’s 383-inch 2000 Firebird (11.18/124.81)…September 22nd runner-up Dan Saitz’s 358-inch turbo’d Hyperformance Motorsports ’87 Mustang got its best speed ever, (148.35), during qualifying and then hit a best-ever 9.40/147.86 in late timed trials…Ryan Dunn was behind the wheel of the Bill Silva’s Silva Bullet Motorsports 461-inch ‘69 Chevelle but his exceptional 10.44/132.36 came after qualifying ended…Greg “Hook-N-Ladder” Boschert clocked a best of 11.10/129.50 with his nitrous-aided smallblock Ford-powered ’66 Mustang coupe but returned to hit a 10.895/129.32, (which still wouldn’t have qualified!), in late timed trials before becoming the sixth victim of driveline failure during the event. Boschert ripped the driveshaft out of the little white pony car and took the “rollback taxi” home…Isaac St. Clair arrived late and only got one pass during late timed trials after qualifying had concluded but unleashed the quickest and fastest run ever for his MD Performance 406-inch ‘72 Chevelle at 10.53/128.53...After an 11.00/123.11 during qualifying, Bryan Short got his first ten-second pass from his ‘93 302 Mustang in late timed trials, a 10.93/124.10...John Carron’s outrageous 514-inch Ford-powered ‘68 Fairlane was on its way to an incredible late timed trial pass with a 6.34/109.77 eighth-mile before problems set in and the black beast coasted to a 10.72 at only 93.65 mph…There are only three more SCSS events remaining on the 2009 schedule.


Pos Points Name Hometown ST Vehicle Engine

1 (135) Tim Mallicoat Collinsville IL 68 Camaro 565 Chevy
2 (97) Curtis Paulfrey Brighton IL 68 Camaro 502 Chevy
3 (90) Raymond Arthur Edwardsville IL 67 Camaro 496 Chevy
4 (55) Greg Boschert St. Louis MO 66 Mustang 331 Ford
5 (40) Orson Johnson House Springs MO 99 Mustang 281 Ford
6 (38) Don Moore Pontoon Beach IL 91 S-10 468 Chevy
7 (35) John Brawley Granite City IL 93 S-10 355 Chevy
8 (24) Kevin Autenrieth Bethalto IL 91 S-10 434 Chevy
9 (20) Matt Mingus Florissant MO 62 Nova 355 Chevy
10 (20) Dan Harris St. Louis MO 04 Mustang 232 Ford

NOTE: Points toward the 2009 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 Brian Detert, Maplewood, MO 05 195 Crossfire 0.085 12.061 114.17
RU Aaron Corn, St. Louis, MO 87 231 Regal 0.184 12.364 108.12

Brian Detert, whose unique 2005 Chrysler Crossfire has used its supercharged AMG Mercedes-Benz 3.2-liter V6 engine to make four previous final rounds during the 2009 St. Louis Street Racing.com Sport Tuner Showdown, earned his second event title of the season with his best performances of the year, to boot. The six-feet-six St. Louisan’s fifth final round appearance also made him the season’s most successful MoPar racer.

It was Buick V6 racer Cliff Hughes who led qualifying with incredibly consistent runs of 12.056/113.97 and 12.057/113.41 from his turbocharged 231-inch ’87 T-Type Regal. Detert qualified for the final round with a 12.11/113.47 and was followed by Aaron Corn’s unique gold “Royal T” turbo ‘87 T-Type Regal, (missing a career-best by one hundredth of a second at 12.20/111.47), twelve-time 2009 STSS finalist Dan Harris and his nitrous-aided 232-inch V6 “Six Bang ‘Stang”, (12.26/108.17), and Matt Osmoe’s radical twin-turbocharged six-cylinder All-Wheel-Drive 2001 Audi S4, (a spectacular 12.59/115.82), in what was easily the season‘s quickest and tightest Top Five Tuner field.

Hughes failed to appear when finalists were called in front of the main grandstands so Corn’s Regal made the final round as first alternate. Corn, one of the area’s most innovative artists as owner of Acorn Graphix, was a guaranteed contender until his Regal slowed in the final round while in pursuit of Detert’s tenth of a second holeshot. Corn’s 12.36/108.12 trailed the Crossfire‘s best-ever 12.06/114.17. It was during winner’s circle ceremonies that Detert made a surprising admission. “I’m afraid that may have been my final pass this year”, he said. “On that last run, I heard some pretty nasty noises coming from the rearend and I think it’s time to tear it down to check it out. It’s great to win again but I sure wish I could’ve gotten an eleven-second timeslip before the end of the year!”.


Pos Name Hometown ST Vehicle R.T. ET MPH

W Kevin Autenrieth, Bethalto, IL 91 434 S-10 0.405 8.918 147.75
W Pat McNeish, Granite City, IL 86 555 Silverado 0.106 9.718 139.07

Two weeks after becoming the first driver to break into the eight-second zone and post a 150 mph speed in the GatewayRaceway.com Super Truck Showdown, Kevin Autenrieth returned with a completely different approach to truck racing with his renowned orange Lowe Performance 434-inch nitrous oxide-injected smallblock Chevy-powered S-10 pickup.

“We proved we can get the numbers with brute power”, said Autenrieth prior to his qualifying attempt, “but, now, we really need to get the truck to launch efficiently. We’ve tuned the nitrous system to get the truck to cover the first sixty feet better and that’s our goal for the night”. Autenrieth wasted no time proving the validity of the new nitrous setup; the truck’s first qualifying run started with a smooth powerstand which resulted in a best-ever 1.259-second “sixty” and a strong 8.94/147.70 to lead the Super Truck field.

Behind Autenrieth was two-time 2009 Showdown winner Pat McNeish’s Performance Parts Plus-sponsored 555-inch ‘86 Silverado pickup with career-best runs of 9.71/139.00 and 9.67/139.36 to prove its problems of the September 15th event were solved. The rest of the Top Five included Tim “Little Moose” Mallicoat, Jr., at the wheel of his bronze M&M Automotive 468-inch 1980 GMC 1500, (a best-ever 11.49/118.41), four-time 2009 winner Don Moore in a new ‘91 S-10 with smallblock power, (11.84/110.81), and Andy Strauss’ nearly unbelievable 372-inch Hemi-powered 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee, (12.53/108.40).

Autenreith made a second run during SCSS competition when he battled “Moose” Mallicoat’s ‘68 Camaro. A 1.34-second “sixty” seemed slow but was, in fact, recorded when the rear tires stopped the clocks while the truck was in the air on its highest and longest wheelstand ever en route to an 8.92/147.97. In the Super Truck finale against McNeish, Autenrieth kept the truck on the ground long enough to clock a best-ever 1.257 “sixty” and charge to an 8.91/147.75 while driving around a three-tenths of a second holeshot by the Silverado’s 9.71/139.07.

“All we wanted was repeatability”, said a grinning Autenrieth during trophy presentations in front of the main grandstands. “We got it and we didn’t hurt the truck. That’s all we could ask for. Those wheelstands were wild, though! There was quite a period where I couldn’t see anything until it landed. It was fun!”. As he posed for winner’s photos with his wife, Sherry, Autenrieth pointed out, “I couldn’t do this if she wasn‘t so good to me with racing. We’re coming up on our tenth anniversary and I couldn’t be a happier guy!”.

Photos of the September 29th Street Car Shootout Series event are now available for viewing at Bret Kepner Photos.com.


Tim “Moose” Mallicoat, Collinsville, IL 1968 565 Camaro


Mark “Woody” Woodruff, Arnold, MO 1969 706 Nova


Brian Detert, St. Louis, MO 2005 195 Crossfire


Aaron Corn, St. Louis, MO 1987 231 Regal


Kevin Autenrieth, Bethalto, IL 1991 434 S-10


Pat McNeish, Granite City, IL 1986 555 Silverado


Matt Giblin, Festus, MO 1969 600 Nova
New Street Car Shootout Series Elapsed Time Record of 8.00 Seconds!
Great Job Aaron! I thought you would get him. Glad to say there were 4 Buicks out their running. Cliff Hughes 87' Regal T was the fastest with a pair of 12.05's. Bill Page and Jim Saitz were also running in their GN's. We had a good showing for the Turbo Buick's.

Great Job Aaron! I thought you would get him. Glad to say there were 4 Buicks out their running. Cliff Hughes 87' Regal T was the fastest with a pair of 12.05's. Bill Page and Jim Saitz were also running in their GN's. We had a good showing for the Turbo Buick's.


I will be there tonight if the rain stays away? Tomorrow if it does not.:smile: