Race day. Sean and Rick
with their game faces.
Warm-up 10 am
Patrick Shelar, Walt
Stevens and Sean Bellemeur.
GAME TIME - ROUND
ONE OF ELIMINATIONS
Going into eliminations Mendy
was already the 2019 Heritage Series Top Fuel Champion but that
made winning the CHRR no less important. She and Team High Speed
came into the final race of the year to finish a mission. That
mission was to end the season the way the late Tom Shelar would
have relentlessly pursued.
In the other lane was Dan Horan
Jr. who was making his NTF debut with his new late model hemi
powered tribute car to his late father, Dan Sr.
Part of the success of
the High Speed team is everyone does the same thing every time.
Understandably Horan knew he
had a huge mountain to climb and had to take the only shot he
had, that shot backfired as his -0.076 red light ended the race
then and there.
With a sea of blue behind her,
Mendy did what she does best, planted her foot on the bell housing.
Mendy reset low ET of the meet
with a 5.522 at 256.60. In spite of going red, Horan legged it
through to a 5.803 at 252.85 showing great promise for his Pete
Kaiser tuned late model hemi. I predict this car will be a major
player in 2020.
ROUND TWO OF ELIMINATIONS
First pair up in the
semis to see who would go to the final was Mendy and Bret Williamson.
Williamson grabbed .042
on the tree but it was short lived.
Mendy would continue to pull
away and click it early to a 5.699 at just 209.10. Williamson
trailed with a 5.848 at 200.35.
On to the final...
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Round - Winners Circle