The 10th Annual Hot Rod Magazine Top Speed Challenge may have started out slow but the last two hours on Sunday turned out to be one of the most action packed event we have ever experienced.
In the Super Street class, we had some strong contenders. Two very fast entries had big issues with Tim Slone pushing out a valve cover gasket when he hurt the motor causing a big fire and slowed to a 181.5963. Mike Reichen blew the motor for a 183.3741 pass. Rick Holback laid done a 202.1563 pass and got his 200MPH Club Hat. Brian Acton showed the way with a blistering pass of 217.9147 to take Super Street.
The Real Street Class really got interesting with less than two hours to go, the entries of Death Proof (Billy Amaral and Ian MacAuthur) and the Time Bomb (David & Michael Matyjasik) battled it out, each making 3 passes trying to win a jacket. Billy ran a 206.6116, then David clicked off a 206.327. Billy added more nitrous for a 207.0870 run. David came back at 5:59 for the last pass of the event for a 206.0440mph, just too short to cover Billy.
Congratulations to Billy Amaral and Brian Acton.