8/4/2009 Gateway-SCSS Street Car Shootout RESULTS!

Bret Kepner

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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.



GATEWAY INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY, MADISON, ILLINOIS

2009 STREET CAR SHOOTOUT SERIES TRACK RECORDS

Class Name Hometown ST Vehicle Engine ET MPH Date
RWD Mark Woodruff, Arnold, MO 69 Nova 706 Chevy 8.255 07/01/2008
RWD Mark Woodruff, Arnold, MO 69 Nova 706 Chevy 178.71 07/01/2008

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

TRK Kevin Autenrieth, Bethalto, IL 91 S-10 434 Chevy 9.065 07/01/2008
TRK Larry Richards, Hillsboro, MO 52 3100 427 Chevy 149.07 9/4/2007

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




AUGUST 4th, 2009 STREET CAR SHOOTOUT SERIES QUALIFIERS
Pos Name Hometown ST Vehicle Engine ET MPH Date

EVENT 16 08/04/2009

1 Tim Mallicoat Collinsville IL 68 Camaro 565 Chevy 8.787 155.72
2 Kevin Autenrieth Bethalto IL 91 S-10 434 Chevy 9.314 146.23
3 Raymond Arthur Edwardsville IL 93 S-10 355 Chevy 9.499 143.08
4 Curtis Paulfrey Brighton IL 68 Camaro 502 Chevy 10.202 133.99
5 Pat McNeish Granite City IL 86 Silverado 555 Chevy 10.570 100.02
6 Kurtis Pitts Leadwood MO 93 S-10 421 Chevy 10.818 123.98
7 Mike Mester Valley Park MO 00 Firebird 402 Pont 10.856 124.88
8 Matt Mingus Florissant MO 62 Nova 355 Chevy 11.139 119.31
9 Brad Kimbler Washington MO 00 Camaro 346 Chevy 11.207 122.29
10 Greg Boschert St. Louis MO 66 Mustang 331 Ford 12.082 105.63
11 Steve Fehr St. Louis MO 65 AC Cobra 418 Ford 12.129 118.04
12 Dan Harris St. Louis MO 04 Mustang 232 Ford 12.297 107.86
13 Paul Stroud Glen Carbon IL 92 Mustang 302 Ford 12.408 107.29
14 Brian Detert St. Louis MO 05 Crossfire 195 Chrys 12.446 111.66
15 Joel Mudd St. Peters MO 89 Mustang 302 Ford 12.532 107.82
16 Aaron Hagen Fenton MO 01 Trans Am 346 Pont 12.716 107.65




AUGUST 4th, 2009 STREET CAR SHOOTOUT SERIES FINAL ROUND

Pos Name Hometown ST Vehicle R.T. ET MPH

W Tim Mallicoat Collinsville, IL 68 565 Camaro 0.229 8.744 156.17
RU Curtis Paulfrey Brighton, IL 68 502 Camaro -0.104 (foul) 10.159 134.38


Even as steamy summer weather makes its return to the Midwest, Tim “Moose” Mallicoat continues to move closer to setting event more records in his domination of the 2009 Street Car Shootout Series at Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Illinois. With a ninth consecutive event victory, Mallicoat is still five wins away from breaking his amazing streak of thirteen straight event titles set from April 17th through August 21st of 2007 but he is only two final rounds away from a record-smashing fifteen final round appearances in one season.

When the sixteenth event of the ‘09 SCSS began, the humidity was a stifling 85%; luckily, it only increased three percent during the evening. The corrected elevation dropped from 2375 feet above sea level to 1850 feet during the final rounds due to temperatures which ranged from 84 to 76 degrees. It was the worst “air” since June 16th but Mallicoat’s M&M Automotive/Huff Motorsports “Hellraiser” 1968 Camaro seemed to care little about the weather despite using a naturally-aspirated 565-cubic inch Chevrolet powerplant.


Mallicoat made his first qualifying effort early in the second qualifying session only forty minutes after the event began. The result was an 8.78-second blast at 155.72 miles per hour but was accompanied by a sub-par launch using 1.33 seconds in the first sixty feet of the quarter-mile.

Known for his “one shot” qualifying attempts, Mallicoat surprised the fans with a timed trial after qualifying ended. In better air on a cooler track, the black Camaro shot to an 8.77/155.29 but improved two hundredths of a second in the first sixty feet, albeit still far from his normal 1.25-second pace.

A battle raged throughout qualifying for the second spot in the Super Sixteen field. Kevin Autenrieth, whose orange 434-inch nitrous oxide-injected small block Chevy-powered ‘91 S-10 holds the SCSS Elapsed Time Record for Trucks, was fresh from a runner-up finish in the 10-second Index class at the recent Outlaw All Stars event running without the “squeeze”. The driver of the Lowe Performance S-10 pickup made his first SCSS run of the season without the “juice”, as well, opening with a 10.11/136.06. However, he returned with the quickest and fastest truck passes of the year clocking 9.33/146.23 and 9.31/146.05 to secure the second qualified position.

Not to be outdone, Ray Arthur continued at the helm of his immaculate “S-10 Revenge” ’91 Chevy pickup while the 496-inch bigblock power plant in his “Suspicion” ‘67 Camaro is rebuilt and, after an opening 10.12 at a best-ever 140.69 mph, unleashed a shocking 9.49 at 143.08 mph which was light years quicker then the 355-inch truck had gone before. Curtis Paulfrey wheeled his yellow naturally-aspirated Winner’s Circle Tire and Auto ‘68 502 Camaro to improving efforts while running in all but one qualifying session hitting 10.29/133.70, 10.30/133.67, 10.22/133.99 and 10.20/133.78 for the fourth spot.

When the qualifiers were called in front of the main grandstands for eliminations, Autenrieth drove his ’91 S-10 into position in front of the spectators but noted something amiss. “I heard something”, said Autenrieth, “and I originally thought it was coming from the toque converter. One of my crew guys said he thought the noise was coming from under the valve covers. We quickly pulled one off and found the stud girdle just laying on the rocker arms! I have no idea how or why it happened“.

When alternates to replace Autenrieth were called over the P.A. system, officials found a surprising amount of carnage had occurred during qualifying. Eventually, ninth qualifier Brad Kimbler’s bone-stock-appearing 364-inch LS2-powered silver 2000 Camaro, which had been reeling off nonstop 11.20s at over 122 mph during qualifying, made the call to race. Kimbler met Paulfrey in the opening match of the semi-finals and, despite grabbing a huge holeshot of three-tenths of a second, simply “blew the tires off” against the yellow ’68 Chevy while Paulfrey ran 10.19/133.57, his quickest effort of the night. Mallicoat, meanwhile, dispatched Arthur’s pickup in an 8.74/155.61 to 10.48/135.25 battle after driving around a tenth-of-a-second holeshot.

As mentioned in previous SCSS reports, Paulfrey is constantly “under the gun” due to his work schedule which forces him to leave the track no later than 9:30 PM, (even if he’s still in competition!), in order to arrive at his job on time. Upon returning in front of the grandstands, “Moose” Mallicoat offered to run the championship dash as soon as Paulfrey was ready. Eight minutes after he crossed the finish line against Arthur, Mallicoat was staging up against Paulfrey! The race ended quickly, however, when Paulfrey fouled away his quickest pass of the night, a 10.15/134.38, against the all-conquering Mallicoat. The story didn’t end there, however. As has been noted so many times, Mallicoat’s unbelievable consistency is the key to his dominance and he gave a lesson in that trait on his final two runs. Eight minutes after clocking an 8.743/155.61 against Arthur, Mallicoat ran 8.744/156.17 against Paulfrey!

“We truly appreciate the sportsmanship shown by ‘Moose’ in running the final round so quickly”, said Joe Paulfrey during trophy presentations in front of the main grandstands after his son had left for work. ”He could have easily said he needed more cooldown time or just decided to wait until after 9:30 when the finals were supposed to be run. He’s a great guy to give us a break like that and I know Curtis appreciates it, too”. Mallicoat, however, was more concerned with his lackluster sixty-feet ETs during the race. “It never had better than a 1.30 all night”, said a concerned “Moose” as he accepted his thirty-seventh winner’s trophy. “The tires are in good shape and we just replaced a head gasket so we know the motor’s looking good. I’m inclined to think the torque converter might be getting worn out. We’ll look into it and see. That converter has been a good one, though; it’s made an awful lot of runs!”







NOTES FROM THE SCSS: ...Curtis Paulfrey was mad at himself for ruining his record of never having been “left on” by an opponent. In the semi-finals, Paulfrey agreed to let Kimbler leave first and did…by three tenths of a second. “It‘s not just that I let him leave but more that I deviated from my normal routine and that‘s probably why I redlighted in the final. That was just stupid!”. Lesson learned and offered to the public…Problems befell four different alternates before Brad Kimbler finally reported to compete. Kimbler originally ran an LT1 power plant in his Washington, Missouri-based ’00 Camaro and was notorious for yanking the left front wheel en route to 11.90s on Riken Raptor tires!. Now with a 2007 LS2 engine under the hood, Kimbler shot to a career-best 11.20/122.29 and became the 226th member of the SCSS 120 MPH Club. He actually ran as quick as 11.17/122.05 on a late timed trial before eliminations!…Pat McNeish killed a transmission in his Performance Parts Plus 555-cubic inch ‘86 Silverado on his very first qualifying run. After a 6.32/107.39 eighth-mile clocking, he coasted through the quarter with a 10.57 at only 100 mph and still qualified for the Super Sixteen field…Past Super Truck Showdown finalist Kurtis Pitts suffered a coolant leak from his ‘93 S-10 pickup on his first qualifying attempt; he made the show at 10.81/123.98 but was unable to return…Mike Mester’s white nine-second 2000 402 Trans Am suffered more electrical problems and was parked before the start of eliminations after a 10.85/124.88 best…Matt Mingus actually was ready to run his red ‘62 smallblock Nova in eliminations but pulled into the lanes just as Kimbler was being sent out to face Paulfrey in round one…Greg “Hook-N-Ladder” Boschert discovered a fuel delivery problem in his white ten-second ’66 Mustang coupe and also retired early. Regardless, the St. Louis firefighter was thrilled that his coasting 12.08/105.63 best still made the field!…Paul Stroud made his first shots using a transmission brake in his white ’89 Mustang. Although he ran within a few hundredths of his career best at 12.40/107.29 to qualify for the Super Sixteen field, he hit a best-ever 12.30/108.06 in late timed trials. He’s also now in the running for “Highest Wheelstands By A 12-Second Car” honors…Joel Mudd got the best numbers ever from his ’89 302 Mustang with a 12.53/107.82 in qualifying…Aaron Hagen took back his red LT1-powered ’99 Pontiac Formula Firebird after his father, Paul, drove the car to the win in the 13-Second Index category at the recent Outlaw All Stars and qualified on the bump spot. The past GIR High School Eliminator season champion and bracket racing terror made six runs within three hundredths of a second during the event in his McCord Tuning/Jiffy Lube-sponsored ride.







2009 STREET CAR SHOOTOUT SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS (Top 10 of 115 as of AUGUST 5th, 2009)

Pos Points Name Hometown ST Vehicle Engine

1 (103) Tim Mallicoat Collinsville IL 68 Camaro 565 Chevy
2 (77) Curtis Paulfrey Brighton IL 68 Camaro 502 Chevy
3 (74) Raymond Arthur Edwardsville IL 67 Camaro 496 Chevy
4 (40) Orson Johnson House Springs MO 99 Mustang 281 Ford
5 (40) Greg Boschert St. Louis MO 66 Mustang 331 Ford
6 (30) John Brawley Granite City IL 93 S-10 355 Chevy
7 (28) Don Moore Pontoon Beach IL 91 S-10 468 Chevy
8 (20) Matt Mingus Florissant MO 62 Nova 355 Chevy
9 (20) Dan Harris St. Louis MO 04 Mustang 232 Ford
10 (18) Jon Huber St. Louis MO 79 Mustang 178 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.






AUGUST 4th, 2009 STLSR.COM SPORT TUNER SHOWDOWN FINAL ROUND


Pos Name Hometown ST Vehicle R.T. ET MPH

W Brian Detert, St. Louis, MO 05 195 Crossfire 0.070 12.081 114.65
RU Dan Harris, St. Louis, MO 04 232 Mustang 0.112 12.295 107.82


Brian Detert was a frustrated man during July. When rain pushed most of the months’ SCSS events from Tuesday to Wednesday nights, the two-time finalist in the St. Louis Street Racing.com Sport Tuner Showdown was forced to report to work rather than head for the track. With a clear forecast for the first Tuesday in August, Detert picked up where he left off after a runner-up finish on June 30th and scored his first Sport Tuner victory at the helm of one of the season‘s winningest MoPars.

Dan Harris, whose 232-inch ”Six Bang ‘Stang” ‘04 Mustang had barely missed qualifying on July 29th, returned in force to score the low qualifying position at 12.29/107.86. Detert only made one qualifying shot but slid his supercharged six-cylinder silver ‘05 Chrysler Crossfire behind the Mustang at 12.44/111.66 and both drivers managed to qualify for the SCSS Super Sixteen. The rest of the Top Five Tuners included July 29th runner-up Sean Kennedy’s turbocharged 231-inch ‘87 Regal, (suffering from traction woes with a 12.73/109.30 best), Jim Garrison’s potent silver ’04 Dodge Neon SRT-4, (an off-pace 13.00/114.18), and Brian Smith’s turbocharged six-cylinder-powered red 2007 BMW 335i, (13.46/106.27).

The final round certainly wasn‘t the first time the Crossfire and the Mustang had met. Harris defeated Detert two straight weeks on June 16th and June 30th, once by sheer horsepower and once on a huge holeshot. Apparently, that weighed heavily on Detert’s mind for the past month; this time, the Crossfire pilot put a holeshot on the four-time STSS winner and past High School eliminator season champ and simply drove away from the Mustang, clocking a best-ever 12.08/114.65 to Harris’ 12.29/107.82.

“Even though I have to work on Wednesdays, I wasn‘t just sitting around for the past month”, said Detert during winner’s circle ceremonies in front of the main grandstands. “I ported and polished the intake and made a few changes and I actually thought it might make it into the elevens tonight. The speed improvement shows the potential is there, though, so I’m pretty happy with it. I just hope we don’t have any more Tuesday rainouts this year. It sucks not being able to race on Wednesdays!”.






AUGUST 4th, 2009 GATEWAYRACEWAY.COM SUPER TRUCK SHOWDOWN FINAL ROUND

Pos Name Hometown ST Vehicle R.T. ET MPH

W Raymond Arthur, Edwardsville, IL 93 355 S-10 0.469 10.745 125.85
RU Jimmy Price, St. Louis, MO 84 455 El Camino 0.159 12.888 103.57


What was easily the toughest field of 2009 for the GatewayRaceway.com Super Truck Showdown ended with an unlikely final round and a third career victory for Ray Arthur‘s “S-10 Revenge“ 355-inch ‘93 S-10 pickup. Running in both the Street Car Shootout and the Super Truck Showdown, Arthur and the entire R&R Towing team enjoyed a full night of racing.

As noted in the SCSS report, the program included four trucks under eleven seconds but only one could return for eliminations. Super Truck Showdown Elapsed Time Record Kevin Autenrieth‘s Lowe Performance 434-inch nitrous oxide-injected smallblock Chevy-powered S-10 pickup led the field with the quickest and fastest truck run of the season at 9.31/146.23 with Arthur close behind after he stunned the fans with a career-best 9.49/143.08 from a machine which had never run better than 9.91/135.95. “I’ll tell you what we did”, noted Arthur after qualifying was completed. “Under normal circumstances, I drive it to the eighth-mile mark and then hit the nitrous oxide button. Since Kevin was running so quick, I decided to make one hit using the nitrous off the starting line and all the way down to see what we could do against him in qualifying. It hooked and we came pretty darned close to his numbers!”.

Unfortunately, the highly-anticipated match between Autenrieth and Arthur never materialized after Autenrieth discovered valvetrain damage before the final round. The rest of the qualifiers included Pat McNeish’s Performance Parts Plus 555-cubic inch ‘86 Silverado which destroyed a transmission on its first qualifying run, (10.57 at only 100 mph), and Kurtis Pitts, whose 421-inch ‘93 S-10 pickup was put out with a coolant leak after its first run, (10.81/123.98). Tim Mallicoat, Jr., clocked a 12.94/103.55 at the wheel of a new 500-inch bronze 1980 Chevy C-10 but loaded up after figuring there was no way the truck would be called for the final round. That left July 29th runner-up Jimmy Price next in line for his second straight “surprise” trophy dash appearance.

Price, who also made last week’s final round as fourth alternate, battled tire spin during qualifying with his unique 455 Buick-powered ‘84 El Camino but still managed one good pass, a 12.982/103.47, which actually bettered his previous career-best by a thousandth of a second. In the final round, Price grabbed a three-tenths of a second holeshot and actually led Arthur to the 330-feet mark before the “S-10 Revenge” showpiece drove by on a 10.74/125.85 pass, (without the aid of nitrous), while Price managed a best-ever 12.88/103.57.

“It’s a shame Kevin and I couldn’t race”, said Arthur, who now has fifteen final round appearances between the SCSS and the Super Truck Showdown, “but we had a heck of a group of trucks here tonight. It’s entirely possible we could see four nine-second trucks in this class before the end of the year. It gets tougher every week!”.




Photos of the August 4th Street Car Shootout Series event are now available for viewing at Bret Kepner Photos.com.




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

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Curtis Paulfrey, Brighton, IL 1968 502 Camaro

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Brian Detert, St. Louis, MO 2005 195 Crossfire

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Dan Harris, St. Louis, MO 2004 232 Mustang

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Ray Arthur, Edwardsville, IL 1993 355 S-10

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Jimmy Price, St. Louis, MO 1984 455 El Camino
 
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