Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Duck Tape Racing Records Semi-Final at Richmond

June 2, 2009

Richmond, VA - IHRA Sportsman racers converged on Richmond Dragway, May 30-31, 2009 for an important IHRA Div. 1 Summit Pro-Am Tour double-header. Saturday's event was a standard Pro-Am, while Sunday was a special Champion System Sportsman National event, which also counted toward Pro-Am points.

Duck Tape Racing's Michael Beard qualified his H/CM '80 Volare 9th in Stock Eliminator on Saturday, and pushed through the first round of eliminations with a stout .014 reaction time and drove the stripe into .010 against Stacie Ridings (, but fell to a red light start in the second frame against Chris Hall ( Sunday provided a new opportunity, where Beard stepped up to 8th on the qualifying sheet. Beard advanced to the semifinal round, where eventual winner Adam Keir used a formidable .011 light and dead-on run to end his day. Following the event, Beard sits 3rd in IHRA Div. 1 Stock points.

Videos courtesy of Lisa King,

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