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Midnight Madness 2016 Racing Season Ends with King of the Track Named in Mod and Street

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Memphis, Tenn., September 2016 – Midnight Madness has come to a close for the 2016 racing season.   The night focused on the Top 10 and who would prevail and who would fall short as King of the Track title/belt and $500 in cash was awarded in Mod and Street categories.

 

The Mod Class was contested on the 1/8th mile while the street category was contested on the ¼ mile.    One driver looking to double up on the night and qualified in both classes.  Elam is eligible to pull off a double win.  David Elam qualified 6th in the Mod Class and 2nd in the street class.  Did he find enough power to move himself up and take home the belt and $500 per class? 

Danny Obermark was set to run two cars in the Mod class and missed his opportunity to take it home with one car unable to make the call and having sold the other car.  He qualified it, he had to be the one to run it, thus narrowing the field to just six cars.  By the time we hit qualifying only four cars could make the call. 

With the number one qualifier on the season not making the call, it left Craig Fowler who sat in the #2 position as the night began finding himself the one to beat with the #1 spot going into eliminations.  Fowler would be paired against Cody Martin.   Other pairings would have David Smith paired against David Elam. 

Leading the qualifying in the Street Class was Jody Morgan.  He was poised to keep the spot as the night got started.   With a shorter than expected car count making the call, it would be the best of six to take it home.

In the Street Class, Jody Morgan took the top spot and would run against William Witt in round one.  The other pairings would be David Elam paired against Greg Johnson and Brett Vanstory paired against Andre Burnes.

Only one driver takes home the belt and $500.00 in each class while the balance of the field will received $50.00 qualifying money. 


Mod Class: 

Round 1 Eliminations:

Craig Fowler would take the win over Cody Martin.  Martin would take home $50.00 in qualifying money as Fowler moved on to the final.

David Smith would take the win over David Elam who left the line first with wheels up, but Smith taking it at the top end.  Elam would take home $50.00 in qualifying money as Smith moves onto the finals.


Finals:

The win goes to David Smith with Craig Fowler too quick on the start turning on the red light. Smith will head to the winner’s circle with the King of the Track belt and $500.00. 


David Smith 2016 Midnight Madness King of the Track Mod

 

Street Class:

Round 1 Eliminations:

Jody Morgan would take the win over Williams Witt with a hole shot.  Witt takes home $50.00 qualifying money as Morgan advances to Semi Final Round.

Brett Vanstory would take the win over Andre Burnes.  Burnes would take it at the tree and give it back on the top end.  Burnes would take home $50.00 qualifying money as Vanstory advances to the semi-finals.

David Elam would take the win over Greg Johnson; both drivers would leave the line on their back wheels and put on a great side-by-side run.  Johnson would take home $50.00 qualifying money as Elam advances to the semi-finals. 


Semi-Finals:

Jody Morgan would have the buy into the final. David Elam would advance to the final over Brett Vanstory.  Vanstory would receive $50.00 qualifying money as Elam advances to the finals.

Finals:

Jody Morgan would take the win in Street over David Elam.  Elam would receive $50.00 qualifying money and put on a heck of a wheelie show as he left the line, but Morgan takes home King of the Track and $500.00 in cold hard cash!

 

Jody Morgan 2016 Midnight Madness King of the Track Street

 

“With the number of events we had impacted by weather this year, the opportunities to qualify were reduced, but we had a very competitive field in both classes tonight,” said Dominic Blasco, director of operations for Memphis International Raceway.  “This is a program we will continue to build as we move into our 2017 season.”

Up next on the dragstrip is the Grudge, Inc event on Saturday, September 24 followed by the final running of the Summit Bracket Racing Series presented by COMP Cams on Sunday, September 25. 

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