McKinney Wins in Martin

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

Full results from the PDRA Summer Drags: PDRA Summer Drags

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