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MSHS wraps up the 2018 season with a bang

by Patrick Rall on

After a successful 2018 campaign, the Modern Street Hemi Shootout closed out their season with a thrilling event at Atco Dragway sponsored by Hemituner Performance last month. With the cool November air descending upon the east coast, the racers had good air and great track conditions, leading to a day or incredible modern Mopar racing capped off with some jaw-dropping elapsed times.

As the final event of the 2018 season, many drivers came into Atco with the hopes of making a run at their class championship while the winningest drivers looked to race out of New Jersey with a free Whipple supercharger as part of the King of Kings program. In the end, the last event of the 2018 MSHS schedule proved to be one of the best.

The classes at the MSHS Atco Event included:
* Demon Performance Super Pro Class – Heads Up, Run 8s to Be Competitive
* ThiTek Pro Class –  9.50 index
* True Street Performance Modified Class – 10.50 index
* Legmaker Intakes Super Stock Class – 11.50 index
* Gearhead Fabrications Street Class – 12.50 index
* East Coast MoParts Pentastar Bracket Class – Bracket Dial-In
* High Horse Performance Hellcat Shootout – 10.00 index
* A2Speed Demon – Heads Up
* NY Autocomplete Rookie Class – Bracket Dial-In
* Whipple Superchargers King of the Hill – Bracket Dial-In

Class-By-Class Rundown from Atco

In the East Coast MoParts Pentastar Bracket Class, Geoff Bracken and his Dodge Charger took on Gary Rhudy and his Dodge Challenger. Bracken got off of the line better with a .050 reaction time to Rhudy’s .062 and on the big end, the Charger ran a 10.493 on a 10.45 dial while the Challenger broke out with a 13.144 on a 13.15 dial.

In the Gearhead Fabrications Street Class, Robert Garrett and his Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack took the win in a double-breakout race. Garrett ran a 12.424 on a 12.50 index while the other driver (information unavailable) ran a 12.286 for the bigger breakout.

In the Legmaker Intakes Super Stock Class, a pair of restomod Mopars went head-to-head on the 11.50 index. Jeff Feiler ran an 11.499 in his Plymouth Duster, taking the win over Charles Augustine’s Dodge Dart which ran a 11.474 in another double-breakout final round.

The True Street Performance Modified Class saw Justin Skudder and his Dodge Charger took on Geoff Bracken and his Scat Pack Challenger on the 10.50 index. Skudder grabbed a big starting line advantage (.019 to .053) and when Bracken broke out with a 10.477, Skudder and his Charger took the class win with a 10.607.

The ThiTek Pro Class saw Brian Brunt and his wicked Jeep Grand Cherokee (above) claim another win on the 9.50 index. Brunt and his Jeep beat Mitch Weinberg in his Dodge Challenger to claim yet another win this season – helping propel Brian to the 2018 King of Kings title.

In the heads-up Demon Performance Super Pro Class, Jeff Sherwin and his “Red Baron” Dodge Charger took on John Reed and his Dodge Challenger. In a battle between two of the baddest modern Mopar machines, Reed red lit and the Red Baron Charger cruised to the class win. It should be noted that Sherwin shipped the Red Baron from the west coast to Jersey and went from being mid-pack in qualifying to winning the class with his wheelstanding, naturally-aspirated, Hemi-powered sedan.

The winner-takes-all A2Speed Demon class was won by David Davies while the High Horse Performance Hellcat Shootout was won by Leanne Mayberry and her Challenger.

The NY Autocomplete Rookie Class saw Albert Long beat Jeff Dotzler in the first MSHS event for each driver.

Finally, Whipple Superchargers King of the Hill final saw Jeff Feiler take on Leanne Mayberry. The race was all but over as soon as the green lights dropped, with Feiler crushing Mayberry on the tree with a .044 to .378. On the big end, Mayberry broke out, running a 9.933 on a 9.98 dial while Feiler coasted through with an 11.48 on his 11.47 dial.

 

There were also an array of individual awards that don’t relate to the classes, and those are listed below:

Nitrous Outlet – Best Reaction Time – Justin Skudder – .019
Nitrous Outlet – Best ET Award – John Reed – 7.82
Nitrous Outlet – Best 60 Foot Award Jeff Sherwin – 1.20
Moe’s Performance – RAM Best ET Award – Ken Bozarth
Cabinet Factory Hard luck Award – George Federick

Finally, as part of the Whipple Superchargers King of the Hill campaign, the final event of the year brought about the announcement of the King of Kings winner. This title goes to the MSHS driver who racked up the most King of the Hill points during the season and it ended up being a tie between Jeep driver Brian Brunt and Dodge Challenger driver Chris Dufresne. Brunt took the win for having the most class wins this season and for taking the title, Brunt also won a new Whipple supercharger.

The Modern Street Hemi Shootout would not be possible without the sponsors, so on the behalf of the organizers, the racers and everyone else involved with the series, the following businesses deserve recognition for making this awesome Mopar racing series better each year.

Series Title Sponsors – Drive Shaft Shop & Hemituner Performance

Event Sponsors:
New Orleans – Southern Hotrod
Rockingham, NC – Whipple Superchargers
Maryland International Raceway – High Horse Performance
HEMI’nsanity/Milan, Detroit – ThiTek
Virginia Motorsports Park – Nitrous Outlet
ATCO – Hemituner Performance

Class Sponsors:
King of Kings – Whipple Superchargers
King of the Hill – Whipple Superchargers/Stanley’s Performance
Super Pro Class – Demon Performance
Pro Class – ThiTek
Modified Class – True Street Performance
Super Stock Class – Legmaker Intakes
Street Class – Gearhead Fabrications
Pentastar Bracket Class – East Coast MoParts
Hellcat Shootout – High Horse Performance
Demon Class – A2Speed
Rookie Class – Moparfan.com / American Muscle Performance / Authentic Performance / Hemifest / Autocomplete NY

Prize Sponsors:
Reaction Time – Nitrous Outlet
Twin Win – Stell Sav/carfinish
Best ET – Nitrous Outlet
60 Foot Award – Nitrous Outlet
Hard Luck Award – John Lewis/Cabinet Factory

Party Sponsor – VanDrake Racing

Winners Circle Sponsor – Demon116 Fuels

Class Championship Sponsors:
American Racing Headers
AAD Performance
Modern Muscle Xtreme
M1 Modular
RPM Rollbar

Associate Sponsors:
Captain Terror Racing/George Mueller/Law Firm of Chehardy, Sherman and Williams
American Racing Solutions
Orthopedic Spine Care of Long Island
Stage 6 Motorsports
Gen3 Products
Per4mance Development
American Muscle Performance
Hall | MileOne Autogroup
Autocomplete Mobile Detailing
Moe’s Performance
Karma Racing Products
Professional Auto Collision
DemonTKM
Livernois Motorsports & Engineering
Double R Diesel
Newton Crane Roofing
Walled Lake Dairy Queen
Carlyle Racing

Patrick Rall was raised a Mopar boy, spending years racing a Dodge Mirada while working his way through college. After spending a few years post-college in the tax accounting field, Patrick made the jump to the world of journalism and his work has been published in magazines and websites around the world.

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