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Champions & Senators Named
was a great success with 62 in
attendance. Awards were given to
the 2008 champions.
Street Race Champion, Jon
Rittenhouse, runner up, Terry Harris
Qwik Time 5.95 Champion, D.J.
Thompson, runner up Brian Turner
True Street 6.95 Champion, Seth
Lineberry, runner up Jeff Smith
The 3 new KOTS
Senators were named.
North, Nick Bernardo, General
EB3 Motorsports in Chantilly VA and
promoter of 6.00 races in that area.
Central, Terry Harris, runner up
2008 KOTS Street Race, runner up 2006
Diesel Up Eliminator, ex outlaw racer
and race promoter.
South, Mike Fulbright, Founder
and President of the
SSCA, pioneer of small tire street
car racing in the Carolinas.
Mile Dragway October 4th
2008 season ends with the most exciting
side by side bumper dragging action of
the year. There was no better
place to have the bloody knuckled
slugfest than Motor Mile Dragway, the
1/8th mile of sticky concrete heaven.
The Points leader Jon Rittenhouse came into the last race with only
one way to loose the championship, go
out in the first round and have Terry
Harris win the race.
Lucky for Rittenhouse, Harris was so
busy scraping rubber off the track with
his back bumper he lost to Scott Owenby
in the semi-finals. After a lot of
internet smack talk to his North
Carolina rival Kenneth "Chopper" Warta,
Stanley Virginia's Jeremiah Knight, aka
Steath70 put his Chevelle in the winners
The Qwik Time Performance 5.95
championship was already in the bag
before the final race. Nobody had a
chance at taking the glory from 16 year
old Rocky Mt. Virginia native, D.J.
KidRocket Thompson so the battle resumed
for second place between Brian Turner
and Rowdy Holman. Turner had trouble on
the top end of the track resulting in a
slowing ET and a loss to Holman in the
first round of eliminations but Holman
didn't collect enough points to take
second place from Turner.
Just to show the crowd why he is the
2008 5.95 champion, D.J. won the race to
True Street 6.95 faithful Jeff Smith came to prove you don't have to be
the fastest to win. He attended all but
one race this season and came to the
Motor Mile Race with a one point lead
and his perfect street sleeper 2005
Mustang GT Convertible, chrome 17s and
all. Smith ran consistent mid 7s
all year with his daily driven cruiser
but along came Seth Lineberry joining
King of the Streets mid season with a 69
Camaro and something to prove.
Lineberry was the car to beat and raised
the bar from the first day he showed up.
Seth made us crunch the numbers when he
lost in the second round to his friend
Danny Billings puting him at a dead tie
with Jeff Smith for the 6.95 points
lead. In the event of a tie you
have to go to most number of wins then
runner ups. Factoring in this
information put Seth Lineberry on top as
the 2008 True Street 6.95 Champion.
True Street picked up a new racer at
Natural Bridge in July and Ryan Osbourne
has been with us at every race since.
Ryan piloted his Malibu to his first
King of the Streets win at Motor Mile
while also earning best ET and reaction
time of the event.
For everyone who thinks 2008 was the best it can get, stay tuned,
2009 will blow your mind. With
several cars that didn't get finished
for the 2008 season, the injured race
cars of this season and the slew of new
cars in the works, next season will be
August 23rd Race
at Natural Bridge
packed, side by side racing in all 3 classes
kept the fans undivided attention.
Team North Carolina took home the cash in Street
Race. The Chopper Kenneth Warta chopped his
way through the field of bad hot rods.
at Natural Bridge Ends Race
Street Race standout Jayson Dalton
puts his Nova
on its roof after
qualifying #1. Jayson
was up walking around after he got his bearings
together but was banged up pretty good.
will be back racing with us
Virginias vs. the Carolinas at Elk Creek
set at the biggest race in King of the Streets
history. John Rittenhouse brings it home
for team VA. The debut of True Street 5.95
and 6.95 was a great success with side by side
to the stripe racing in both classes.
The hurricane hit, the track crew
worked hard to get the track dry. As soon
as it was, the rain attacked again. Fox
21/27's Becky Freemal was the only one with all
weather tires on her hot rod, so she won the
race uncontested. The race has been
rescheduled to this Saturday, June 21st at Motor
Mile in Radford. Elk Creek will in turn be
getting the July 12th date.
Day race at Motor Mile Dragway was a big success
with K92's Monica Brooks taking a ride in
Junkyard Dog Terry Harris' 67 Chevy II and we
saw several new cars in both classes.
Junk Yard Dog in
King of the Streets now has a channel on the
Power TV online network. You can watch all the
bumper draggin action any time you want.
Just remember to turn the volume down if
you are watching at work.