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Modern Street Hemi Shootout results from Cecil County

by Patrick Rall on

Last month, the world’s quickest modern Hemi-powered machines rolled into Cecil County Dragway for the 5th event on the Modern Street Hemi Shootout schedule for 2019, sponsored by High Horse Performance, and as one of the quickest tracks in the country, Cecil didn’t disappoint. Clear skies and great track prep led to a great event, but for those who couldn’t attend, here is a rundown of how all of the classes finished up.

Before we get into the results, we want to point out that the next Modern Street Hemi Shootout event is being held this weekend at Lapeer International Dragway as part of the weekend-long Hemi’Sanity event. There is test and tune today at Lapeer, a full racing program tomorrow (Friday, August 16th) and the MSHS lot will host the official Dodge corporate display at the Woodward Dream Cruise on Saturday, so if you are in the Metro Detroit area, there is some great racing and cruising to check out this weekend. Click here for more information, as there is time to sign up for the racing program and as of last night, there are still spots available to park at the MSHS Woodward lot in Pontiac. If you are a Mopar lover, we strongly recommend displaying your car with the MSHS, as it will be the best Mopar area for 2019, hands down.

Now, onto the results from the MSHS Cecil County event, sponsored by the record-setting Hellcat experts at High Horse Performance.

The classes at the MSHS Cecil 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 Cecil

In the East Coast MoParts Pentastar Bracket Class, Jeff Feiler and his Hemi-powered Plymouth Duster took on John Govenettio. Feiler grabbed the early lead on the starting line and took the win, running an 11.66 on an 11.63 dial while Govenettio broke out with a 12.388 on a 12.42 dial.

In the Gearhead Fabrications Street Class, Steve Benedke and his Dodge Charger Scat Pack (above) took on Gary Rhudy in his Challenger on the 12.50 index. Rhudy had the advantage at the line with a .015 reaction time, but Benedke ran a 12.509 to Rhudy’s 12.758 to take the win.

The Legmaker Intakes Super Stock Class saw Kate Tout take on Charles Augustine on the 11.50 index, with Tout driving her modern Challenger and Augustine driving his classis Dodge. Augustine had the better reaction time (.091 to .140) and the quicker ET, but in running an 11.487 in an 11.50 index class, he took the loss as Tout won with her 11.517.

In the True Street Performance Modified Class Geoff Bracken and his 2007 Dodge Charger took on Chris Dufresne and his Jeep Trackhawk on the 10.50 index. When Dufresne pulled the heartbreaking -.001 reaction time, Bracken got the free pass to victory, running a 10.472 to Dufresne’s 10.407.

The ThiTek Pro Class saw Mike Tomaszewki and his 1968 Plymouth battling Eskle Collier in a 2007 SRT8 on the 9.50 index. Tomaszewki took the starting line advantage with a significantly better reaction time (.043 to .193) and when Collier ran into issues, the ’68 Plymouth got the easy win with a 9.94.

The Demon Performance Super Pro Class is a heads-up battle of the quickest vehicles on the scene and at the Cecil event, the final round effectively pitted the two most-respected tuners in the modern Mopar scene head-to-head. This included Tim Barth in a modified 2018 Demon and Josh Schwartz in the Hellcat known as Top Cat. Although both drivers pulled lackluster reaction times, Barth and the bright yellow Demon ran a 9.37 at 150 while Schwartz ran a 9.604 at 153.

The High Horse Performance Hellcat Shootout saw Mike England went head-to-head with Jay Johnson in a clash of factory-supercharged Dodge machines on the 10.00 index. England took a small advantage on the tree and in running a 10.082, he beat Johnson’s 10.278 to get the win.

The Carlisle Racing Demon class has been dominated by Catherine Kosiba and that continued at Cecil, with her Destroyed Grey Mopar muscle car beating David Davies, running a 9.84 to Davies’ 10.466. Kosiba has been practically unbeatable in the Demon class since joining the MSHS, beating all comers.

The Southern Hot Rod Rookie Class saw a pair of 2018 392-powered machines going head to head, with Alex Pappas taking on Chris Allen. Pappas dialed 12.00 and Allen dialed 13.20, but both rookie drivers ran well off of their dial-ins. Pappas grabbed the starting line advantage and he needed it, running a 12.36 on his 12.00 dial while Allen ran a 13.49 on the 13.20 dial.

Finally, the King of the Hill class pits all of the winners from the other classes in a head-to-head bracket battle and at Cecil, Bracket Class winner Jeff Feiler took on Gearhead Fabrications Street Class winner Steve Benedke, with Feiler’s class Mopar machine taking the win.

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 – Justin  Skudder- .017
Whipple Superchargers Best ET Award – Tim Barth – 9.23
Whipple Superchargers Best 60 Foot Award – Mike Tomaszewki – 1.39
Stell Sav Twin Win Award – N/A
Moe’s Performance RAM Best ET Award – Ken Bozarth
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.

**2019 MSHS SPONSORS**
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
eastcoastmoparts.com
High Horse Performance, Inc.
Thitek
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
Rookie Class – SOUTHERN HOTROD, LLC

**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
TeamTimeBomb
Hamburger’s Superchargers, Inc.
Quick Time Performance
Livernois Motorsports & Engineering
DemonTKM
Protected Second Custom Guns
Stage 6 Motorsports
Original Concept Design
Nitrous Outlet
Gen3 Performance Products
American Muscle Performance, LLC
Moparfan.com Fan Page
Double R Diesel Inc
AutoComplete NY
Hemifest
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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