Labor Day Bash

9/4/21

After 3 rounds of qualifying

1. Mike Keenan 4.2796 @ 189

2. Mike Labbate 4.3559 @ 178

3. Robert Costa 4.3718 @ 167

4. Louie Katsaros 4.4475 @ 168

5. Gordy King 4.6690 @ 153

6. Denver Dennison 4.6867 @ 134

7. Arthur Cordova 4.7603 @ 150

8. Mike Garcia 4.7883 @ 146

9. Robert Malone 4.7902 @ 152

10. Josh Cohn 4.9716 @ 136

11. Mike Chambers 5.4262 @ 139

12. Keith Mauldin 6.0275 @ 132

 

 

This is the quickest field in RODS history.  Beating the best field of 4.91 in 2015 by over a tenth of a second.

 

Round 1

Arthur Cordova 4.9818 @ 135 mph def Robert Malone 6.8976 @ 107 mph

Malone is an alternate for Labbate who broke his transmission.  Cordova squeaks into the field at #7 in the 3rd session.  After a 3 hour rain delay.  Cordova is 1st off the line and never looks back.  Malone has issues and lifts early.

Mike Keenan 4.8724 @ 136 mph def Mike Garcia 12.5137 @ 40 mph

Garcia is really late off the line and has trouble all the way down.  Keenan gets down about 1/2 way and has to lift.  He is in the semi's 2 races in a row.

Robert Costa 4.6444 @ 139 mph def Denver Dennison NO TIME

Costa drifts to the centerline and has to lift early.  Dennison makes a right turn just past the christmas tree and then does a 360 in the other lane.  He does a great job of not hitting anything.   Costa will face Cordova in the semi's.

Gordy King 4.6137 @ 155 def Louie Katsaros 4.8810 @ 150 mph

Pro Charger vs Pro Charger.  They leave the line pretty close but Gordy is too much Louie and gets the win.  This is his 3rd semi of the year.  Louie has bad luck again in 1st round.  

Round 2

Gordy King 4.5664 @ 156 def Mike Keenan 4.5957 @ 170 mph

This is why we don't race on paper.  Gordy is off the line first and doesn't look bad.  With a MOV of just .044 Gordy is off to the finals.

Arthur Cordova 4.9666 @ 133 mph def Robert Costa NO TIME

Again this is why we don't race on paper.  Costa can not get the car to the starting line.  Cordova will be in the finals for the 2nd time this season.

Final Round

Gordy King 4.5609 @ 158 mph def Arthur Cordova 15.0198 @ 58.66 mph

Gordy has had the most consistent car all weekend.  Running 4.50's and 60's in every run except 1.  This is his first win in 4 years.  Congrats to the King Ransom racing Team.