May 5 Submission

Lyons Doubles & Willenborg get 1st S/Pro Win

Racers & Spectators filled CCD for the 2nd weekend of the Summit ET Points Race Series with Tony Lyons dominating the Pro & Sportsman fields winning both while recent Jr. Dragster graduate; Eric Willenborg who had 4 Jr. Dragster Track Championship under his belt won his 1st S/Pro Points Race.   

The weekend started off with the Paap Printing Friday Fun Night & Scheid Diesel Drags with over 175 Racers & Spectators taking advantage of the “$10 to Race or Watch” gate fee and making passes down the famed 1/8 mile.  Friday Fun Nights are just as the name says and is open to anyone with a valid State Drivers License to test their car against the clocks or other racers for just $10. 

Saturday was the Summit ET Points Race #3 with Super Pro having one of the fastest fields in recent history.  Eric Willenborg of Dietrich, IL in his Dads ‘70 Cuda took home his 1st win in a big the win over Denny Katz of Mattoon, IL in his super quick ‘04 Dragster.  Eric had many CCD Jr. Dragster & Midwest Jr Super Series Wins & Track Championships before graduating and moving up to Super Pro.  This was his 3rd weekend in a row making it to the finals, but he sealed the deal taking home the Win with Gary Landgrebe in his ‘68 Chevelle of Springfield IL as the lone Semi-Finalist. .  Pro had the 2016 & 17 Sportsman Track Champion Tony Lyons of Ashkum, IL in his ’89 Mustang beating Ellis Buth in his ’90 Mustang of Decatur, IL.  While Ellis was on his game with a great .527 reaction time and ran 3 thousands off his dial it was enough as Tony had the starting line advantage and better package for the win while Rob Fisher in his ’66 Chevelle Wagon of Humboldt, IL and Tony Chrisagis in his 94 S-10 of Arcola, IL as the Semi-Finalist.   Sportsman had Lyons doubling up by beating Sara Cassady of Mattoon, IL in her ‘01 Z-28 with Gene Horner as the lone Semi-Finalist.  Street Fighter started the season with Donald Miller or Buckley, IL in his ‘78 Cutlass beating 3 time Street Fighter Track Champion Troy Allen of Ludlow in his ‘70 Monte Carlo.  Novice Street Winner was Seth Newhart of Mattoon in his 03 F-250 beating Justin Evans of Oakland, Il in his ’84 Camaro.  Jr. Dragsters had the Lee Brothers of Kansas, IL dueling it out with Kinzer Lee taking the win over big brother Blake “Chief” Lee with Trevyn Cummins of Paris, IL and Meah Scales of Toledo, IL Semi-Finalist.  Ray Evans Consolation Winner was Jesse Fritts of Greenup, IL over Karson Riley of Springfield, IL.

Upcoming Info
Coles County Dragway USA
Where:  Charleston, IL
Schedule:    Friday gates open at 5 pm & time runs start at 6 pm

                    Saturday gates open at noon & time runs start at 2 pm

Fast Facts:  Friday is the Paap Printing Friday Fun Night & Two Lane Motors Cash Days Flashlight Start where it’s always just $10 to race or watch.  Saturday is Summit ET Points Race # 4 so come on out and get your need for speed at CCD.  Featured Saturday will be Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, High School, Novice Street & Test-n-Tune.   Spectator Admission is $10 (13 & up) & Kids 12 & under Free.  For track information, call 217-345-7777 or visit their website at

Race Results Saturday (5/5):
W: Eric Willenborg, Dietrich, IL ('70 Cuda) 6.806 @ 99.58 mph (6.79 dial)
R/U: Denny Katz, Mattoon, IL ('04 Dragster) 4.924 @ 138.00 mph (4.90 dial)
Semi: Gary Landgrebe, Springfield, IL (68 Chevelle)

W: Tony Lyons, Ashkum, IL ('89 Mustang) 7.737 @ 87.22 mph (7.73 dial)
R/U: Ellis V. Buth, Decatur, IL ('90 Mustang) 7.203 @ 91.34 mph (7.20 dial)
Semi: Rob Fisher, Humboldt, IL (66 Chevelle Wagon)
Semi: Tony Chrisagis, Arcola, IL (94 S-10)

W: Tony Lyons, Ashkum, IL ('89 Mustang) 7.744 @ 88.25 mph (7.72 dial)
R/U: Sara Cassady, Mattoon, IL ('01 Z-28) 8.744 -@ 82.13 mph (8.74 dial)
Semi: Gene Horner, St . Joseph, IL (94 Saturn)

Powder Puff
W: Kelly Edwards, Charleston, IL ('99 Camaro) 8.525 @ 81.84 mph (8.49 dial)
R/U: Sara Cassady, Mattoon, IL ('01 Camaro) 8.741 @ 82.22 mph (8.74 dial)

Street Fighter
W: Don Miller, Buckley, IL ('78 Cutlass) 6.458 @ 101.86 mph
R/U: Troy Allen, Ludlow, IL ('70 Monte Carlo) 6.484 @ 107.11 mph

Novice Street
W: Seth Newhart, Mattoon, IL ('03 F250) 8.897 @ 77.54 mph (8.90 dial)
R/U: Justin Evans, Oakland, IL('84 Camaro) 8.353 @ 80.65 mph (8.30 dial)

Jr. Dragster
W: Kinzer Lee, Kansas, IL ('01 Bos) 8.839 @ 72.58 mph (8.84 dial)
R/U: Blake Lee, Kansas, IL ('07 Motivational) 7.881 @ 78.27 mph (7.90 dial)
Semi: Trevyn Cummins, Paris, IL
Semi: Meah Scales, Toledo, IL

Ray Evans Consi
W: Jesse Fritts, Greenup, IL ('16 American) 8.028 @ 75.99 mph (7.91 dial)
R/U: Karson Riley, Springfield, IL ('09 RR) 14.260 @ 41.78 mph (14.38 dial)
Semi: Jace Willenborg, Teutopolis, IL

Points as of 7 May:

1st – Eric Willenborg, IL. 26 pts
2nd – John Smiley, Westfield, IL. 25 pts  
3rd TieCorey Butler, Bement, IL. 20 pts  
3rd TieDenny Katz, Mattoon IL. 20 pts
5th – Alec Smith, Humboldt, IL . 19 pts

1st   Max Lang, Charleston, IL. 27 pts
2nd – Sara Cassady, Mattoon, IL. 24 pts
3rd  Rob Fisher, Humboldt, IL. 22 pts 
4th  – Andy Romine, Tuscola, IL. 20 pts  
5th – Jim Treat, Dietrich, IL . 19 pts  

1st  Sara Cassady, Mattoon, IL. 28 pts
Gene Horner, St. Joseph, IL. 27 pts  
3rd – Jim Treat, Dietrich, IL 21 pts    
4th  – Austin Romine, Atwood, IL. 17 pts   pts    
5th – Kelly Edwards, Charleston, IL. 16 pts

1st  – Jesse Fritts, Greenup, IL. 22 pts  
2nd – Kinzer Lee, Kansas, IL. 21 pts
3rd TieJace Willenborg, Teutopolis, IL. 20 pts
4th – Meah Scales, IL. 19 pts

(posted 5/7/2018)

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