PDRA Summer Drags
when: June 27-28, 2014
where: US131 Motorsports Park, Martin, MI, USA
story and photos by Tim Hailey
brought to you by McKinney Motorsports
Eric McKinney took the Michigan PDRA win when Dave Norris redlit in the final
Pro Extreme Motorcycle champion Eric McKinney won the PDRA Summer Drags at US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, MI on June 27-28, 2014.
McKinney qualified second with a 4.075 in a tight field behind Terry Schweigert’s 4.072. Eric’s McKinney Motorsports teammate Ashley Owens qualified third with a 4.076.
Ashley Owens qualified third with a 4.076 but redlit in round 1 of eliminations
Owens redlit by -.005 in round 1 of eliminations, but McKinney raced past T.T. Jones, Brunson Grothus and Dave Norris for the win in front of many family and friends at what is essentially a home race for the Hamersville, Ohio-based team.
WATCH this video of racing action and interviews:
The McKinney Motorsports team races next at the PDRA U.S. Drags at Virginia Motorsports Park in Dinwiddie, July 25-26, 2014.
Eric McKinney thanked the whole McKinney Motorsports team, including teammate Ashley Owens, owner Scott McKinney, Steve McKinney, Fast By Gast , Schnitz Racing , ProFab , McKinney Motorsports , Vance&Hines , McKinney Farm, Eatmyink and PMFR
Randell Reid won Pro Extreme out of the #12 qualifying spot
Eric Latino won Pro Boost, perhaps benefitting from fellow finalist Todd Tutterow’s strange and dramatic “bug in the ear” moment as the cars were in the lanes
Jason Harris has won every PDRA Pro Nitrous win so far
An Ohio junkman like McKinney, Brian Gahm won Extreme Pro Stock
Bodyman Aaron Glaser (far lane) took the Top Sportsman final over Eric Burnett
Kentuckian Jeff Mandell won Top Dragster
As usual, a jet car closed out both nights of racing
Watch the race replay right here
EARLIER: Milkman Delivers in Final Qualifying
Arabian champ Terry “Milkman” Schweigert snagged #1 with a 4.072 in the final session
Scott McKinney, Terry Schweigert and Dan Wagner yuk it up in the lanes
Dave Norris is fifth on his new bike
Larry Higginbotthem’s Pro Boost ’57 rat rod takes aim at the photographer