Maryland International Raceway, USA 5th November 2021: After an exiting first qualification rounds, the rounds continued, so competitors had the time the either improve their times or maintain their spot on the qualification list. A lot of competitors experience some hard time keeping their car on temperature, due to the low temperature. Therefore not all categories have run their third qualification round. This has been postponed to Saturday.

Text: Benjamin Wefer
Pictures: Theodoor de Jong/Francis Hermina

Outlaw vs. Extreme (OE): Don Burton (yesterday’s Leader) reset the clock for 275s. He ran a 5.881-second run at 228 mph and goes into the book as the world’s quickest quarter-mile pass on 275s. Burton is the first who breaks the five seconds barriers. But with all this achievement, he wasn’t any match for Manny Bubinga, who crosses over the finish line in 5.759 seconds at 228 mph too! Manny takes the lead. Mark Benson Jr. is just 0.018 seconds behind Burton in third place (5.899-second Reigning champion (2019) J Juarbe “El Humilde dropped even more to the tenth place.  Would be interested to see if Juarbe can recover tomorrow in Q4.

Manny Bubinga Don Burton

Radial vs. Modified: Juan Ilanas MiuraEl Bruto” set a stunning new personal best of 6.382-second pass at 203 mph and takes the lead in Radial vs. Modified. Ruis Rivera (Thursday number one qualifier) is pushed even further down by Raul Acevedo, who improved his time to 6.422 second at 217 mph. Raul is now in second place and Rivera in third.

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Juan Ilanas Miura “El Bruto” Raul Acevedo

Super Street: A complete shift in the top three during Q2! Nelson Aleman “La Violenta from Chapulin Performance” reset the world clock for Sports FWD. Aleman stormed in 7.693 seconds (188mph) in Q2 and take first place. Bill Putmann jumped up 15 spots and qualified in second place in 7.794 seconds at 176 mph. Darren Barone makes a 7.830 run, which is good for third place. Yesterday’s leaders Dennis Nevarez, Patrick Esteves Jr., and Robert Happs didn’t improve their times during Q2 and are pushed down the list. Nevarez ended up in fifth and Esteves Jr. in sixth place. Robert Mapps is the one who lost most positioned and is now pushed back from third to eighth place. Q3 for the Super Street class has been postponed to Saturday due to low temperature.

A new leader in Pro Street Bike, after the last qualification of the day. Rodney Williford stormed in 6.449 at 229 mph and takes the lead in Q2. Williford raced against Kenny Brewed, but brewed came in too short (6.839 seconds, good for the fifth place). Williford kept his number one spot in Q3 and improved his time by 0.003 seconds (6.446 seconds). Darion Payne (Thursday’s number one qualifier), improves his time by 0.165 seconds (6.521 seconds) but was no match for Williford and is in second place after three qualification rounds. Jason Dunigan is now in third place. He also improves his time and is right behind Payne with a 6.541 at 230 mph.

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Rodney Williford Jason Dunigan

A lot of personal best and records has been broken yesterday, here is an overview;

Class Driver Time Achievement
OE Don Burton 5.881 world’s quickest quarter-mile pass on 275s
Warriors vs. 3/4 Jose Ury Morales ‘Harley Quinn’ 6.50 World Fastest Toyota Starlet
True street Norris Prayoonto 8.53 World Fastest Supra A90
RM Wigo Diaz 6.88 New Personal Best
Super Street Nelson Aleman ‘La Violenta’ 7.693 World Fastest Sport FWD

Hereby are the top 3 qualifiers of the classes after second and third qualification rounds (for some categories, other will run Q3 on Saturday), during the WCF Import vs Domestic at the Maryland International Raceway, USA.

Outlaw vs Extreme
Driver Make ET MPH
Manny Buginga 2003 Ford Mustang Cobra 5.759 228
Don Burton 1992 Ford Mustang 5.881 228
Mark Benson Jr. 2002 Chevrolet Camaro 5.899 222
Radial vs Modified  
Driver Make ET MPH
Juan Ilanas Miura   6.382 203
Raul Acevedo 2009 Mazda RX-8 6.422 217
Ruis Rivera 2005 Mazda RX-8 6.479 212
X275 vs. Hot Rod
Driver Make ET MPH
Dom Didonato 2008 Ford Mustang GT500 6.522 212
Erik Hendricks 1990 Ford Mustang 6.527 209
Craig Walls 1991 Ford Mustang 6.555 206
Wild Street
Driver Make ET MPH
 Christine Dodworth  Nissan GTR  7.277 199
 Aaron Gregory  Talon  7.652 186
 David Consentino  Toyota Supra  7.674 181
Stick Shift
Driver Make ET MPH
 Nelson Aleman  1999 Honda Civic  7.693 188
Bill Putman 1994 Ford Mustang 7.794 176
Darren Barone 1980 Ford Mustang 7.830 172
True Street  
Driver Make ET MPH
Elvis Ayala 1999 Honda Civic 5.019 140
Jason Marsh 1993 Honda Civic 7.934 192
Napoleon Maltez 1993 Honda Civic 8.012  
Nitro Shootout/True Street  
Driver Make ET MPH
Carlos Joel Olivo   8.286  
 Adrian Alicea  1995 Honda Civic 8.533  
 Julian Bello  1995 Honda Civic 8.862  
Pro Street Bike      
Driver Make ET MPH
Rodney Williford 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa 6.446 229
Darion Payne 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa 6.521 223
Jason Dunigan 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa 6.541 230