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Erik Storms pulls of the rare MSHS triple win at MIR

by Patrick Rall on

While piloting the Dodge Charger Daytona owned by Wendy Robertson, Erik Storms of BFNY Performance dominated the Eastcoast Moparts MIR Modern Street HEMI Shootout last month. Storms won two “normal” classes as well as the the King of the Hill shootout, marking the first triple win in the MSHS since 2015, per series boss Dan VanHorn.

While Storms and the Sublime Charger Daytona were the pair to beat, the fourth stop of the Modern Street Hemi Shootout schedule proved to be another great one, with the Maryland International Raceway crew providing a great track surface for a weekend of drag racing. Below is a class-by-class rundown of the MSHS MIR event, including a look at the winning times for each group of racers.

Before we get into the rundown of the MIR event, we want to remind everyone that the next Modern Street Hemi Shootout event is being held this coming weekend at Cecil County Dragway. Click here for more information on attending and participating in the event – you won’t be sorry that you did.

The classes at the MSHS MIR 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
* Carlisle Racing Demon – Heads Up
* Southern Hot Rod Rookie Class – Bracket Dial-In
* Z Automotive King of the Hill – Bracket Dial-In

Class-By-Class Rundown from The MIR

In the East Coast MoParts Pentastar Bracket Class, Erik Storms and Wendy Robertson’s Charger Daytona took on Donald Carter in his 2000 Dodge Dakota. Storms grabbed the holeshot advantage (.065 to .101) and he needed it, as Carter ran exactly on his 12.45 dial while Storms ran a 10.552 on a 10.55 dial for the win.

In the Gearhead Fabrications Street Class, Donald Carter and the 2000 Dakota took on Rob Garrett and his 2016 Challenger on the 12.50 index. Carter took the early lead on the tree (.103 to .118) and went quicker, running a 12.73 to Garrett’s 13.074.

The Legmaker Intakes Super Stock Class saw Greg Green and his 2006 Dodge Charger take on Guy Dalton and his 2006 Chrysler 300C, with both cars running on the 11.50 index. Green took a big early advantage (.158 to .261) and Dalton broke out, running an 11.362 and giving Green the win with a 11.609.

The True Street Performance Modified Class was another that saw Erik Storms dominate, taking on the 2007 Charger of Geoff Bracken in the finals of this 10.50 index class. Storms grabbed a small lead at the line (.109 to .122), but in running a 10.539, Storms got the win over Bracken’s 10.636.

The ThiTek Pro Class saw John Stucky and his Hellcat go head-to-head with Thomas Falk and his Challenger in a battle of 9.50 index vehicles. Falk had the starting line lead (.225 to .242), but Stucky got to the finish line first, running a 9.704 to Falk’s 9.75.

The Demon Performance Super Pro Class is a heads-up battle of the quickest vehicles on the scene and at MIR, the Super Pro finals saw a couple of true heavy hitters from the modern Mopar world duke it out. High Horse Performance’s Josh Schwartz piloted the “TopCat” Hellcat Challenger against Jimmy Koutsoubis or True Street Performance in his wicked Jeep. Unfortunately, Jimmy redlit, handing the win to Schwartz, who ran a 9.377 at 147.96 miles per hour.

The High Horse Performance Hellcat Shootout saw Linda Tout take on Jack Reynolds in the 10.00 index class. Linda was out front on green (.313 to .382) and she inched away on the top end, running a winning 10.135 to Reynolds’ 10.148.

The Carlisle Racing Demon class once again saw Catherine Kosiba race to the top of the group, taking the easy win in the finals over David Davies, who was disqualified by virtue of the red light start. On the winning run, Kosiba ran a 10.09 at 132.43 miles per hour.

The Southern Hot Rod Rookie Class saw the 2018 Demon of Bill Clark take on the 2015 Charger of Darnell Whitworth. Clark dialed a 10.65 and ran a winning 10.769 while Whitworth dialed a 14.18 and ran a losing 14.19. Whitworth ran closer to his dial, but Clark got the win thanks to a big starting line advantage (.400 to .793).

Finally, the King of the Hill class pits all of the winners from the other classes in a head-to-head bracket battle and once again, Erik Storms took the win – marking his third of the event and giving him the first Triple Win since 2015.

In addition to the class awards, there were some other awards intertwined into the normal course of racing, including the titles below:
Whipple Superchargers Best Reaction Time – Jimmy Koutsoubis – .036
Whipple Superchargers Best ET Award – Jimmy Koutsoubis – 9.29
Whipple Superchargers Best 60 Foot Award – Ron Polidora – 1.31
Stell Sav Twin Win Award – Erik Storms
Stanley’s Performance Triple Win Award – Erik Storms
Livernois Performance Best Trackhawk ET – Chris Dufresne

In closing, the Modern Street Hemi Shootout would not be exist without the support of the sponsors, so on the behalf of the organizers, the racers, everyone else involved with the series and the entire modern Mopar community, we want to thank the series supporters listed below.

Series Title Sponsors – Driveshaft Shop & Hemituner Performance
King of the Hill – Z Automotive Technologies

**MSHS Event Sponsors**
Legmaker Intakes, LLC
Z Automotive
Stanley’s Performance
High Horse Performance, Inc.
Demon Performance
Hemituner Performance

**Class Sponsors**
Super Pro Class – Demon Performance
Pro Class – ThiTek
Modified Class – True Street Performance / Jim
Super Stock Class – Legmaker Intakes
Street Class – Gearhead Fabrications
Bracket Class – East Coast MoParts
Hellcat Shootout – High Horse Performance
Demon Class – Carlyle Racing

**Elite Performance Prize Sponsors**
Reaction Time – Whipple Superchargers
Best ET – Whipple Superchargers
60 Foot Award – Whipple Superchargers
Hard Luck Award – Cabinet Factory of Delaware
Best ET HEMI RAM – Moe’s Performance
Twin Win – Stell Sav
Party Sponsors – VanDrake Racing
Winners Circle – Demon116 Fuels
King of Kings – Barth Tuning

**Class Championship Sponsors**
American Racing Solutions
Mill Finish Industries
Captain Terror Racing/George Mueller
American Racing Headers

**Associate Sponsors**
Litens High Performance
Syked Ecu Tuning
AAD Performance
Hall | MileOne Autogroup
Orthopedic Spine Care of Long Island
Per4Mance Development
DTP Racing LLC
Jokerz performance
Friends of the Series
Hamburger’s Superchargers, Inc.
Quick Time Performance
Livernois Motorsports & Engineering
Protected Second Custom Guns
Stage 6 Motorsports
Original Concept Design
Nitrous Outlet
Gen3 Performance Products
American Muscle Performance, LLC Fan Page
Double R Diesel Inc
AutoComplete NY
Prodigy Performance
HEMIsphere Magazine
Professional Auto Collision

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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