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.
Radial vs. Modified: Juan Ilanas Miura “El 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.
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.
A lot of personal best and records has been broken yesterday, here is an overview;
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Christine Dodworth||Nissan GTR||7.277||199|
|David Consentino||Toyota Supra||7.674||181|
|Nelson Aleman||1999 Honda Civic||7.693||188|
|Bill Putman||1994 Ford Mustang||7.794||176|
|Darren Barone||1980 Ford Mustang||7.830||172|
|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|
|Carlos Joel Olivo||8.286|
|Adrian Alicea||1995 Honda Civic||8.533|
|Julian Bello||1995 Honda Civic||8.862|
|Pro Street Bike|
|Rodney Williford||2021 Suzuki Hayabusa||6.446||229|
|Darion Payne||2021 Suzuki Hayabusa||6.521||223|
|Jason Dunigan||2008 Suzuki Hayabusa||6.541||230|