Maryland International Raceway, USA 7th November 2021: It’s Sunday, meaning race time! After some record-breaking qualifications round, it’s time for the truth; Elimination! most reigning champions and ‘heavy hitters’ were already eliminated in the first round. but the heat was still on till the end.
Text: Benjamin Wefer
Pictures: Theodoor de Jong/Francis Hermina
Manny Bubinga wins Outlaw vs. Extreme. This year’s World Cup Final was all about the American Muscle and the top five qualifiers met each other in the second round and the Half final.
In this 25th edition of the World Cup Final, Bubinga had the right combination and stormed over the finish line in 5.867 seconds against Gemelos-Ramos (First elimination round). Got a Bye-run in the second round a clocks another five-second (5.750 seconds) run against R Hendrickson in the half final. On the other side of the ladder, Don Burton was beating the competition too. He also wins with a five-second run (5.838 seconds) in the second elimination round against King Graduado-Mart. Manny Bubinga and Don Burton met each other in the final round. Eventually is Bubinga who takes the win.
|Manny Bubinga||Don Burton|
Radial vs. Modified 2021 is won by Andy Manson! The Number sixth qualifier kept it together on the ladder, by winning the first elimination round and taking out the number three qualifier (Raul Acevedo, who ran a 7.102-second run) in the second round with a 6.556 at 214 mph. Bill Lutz (number one qualifier) was also doing good on the ladder and was running steadily in the 6.6 seconds. Another category where the final went between two American Muscle (Ford vs. Chevrolet) as Bill Lutz and Andy Manson met each other in the final round. Bill wasn’t any match for Andy’s powerful 1996 Ford Mustang.
X275 vs. Hot Rod: Mike Cerminaro takes the big win on Sunday! Also in this category, the imports came in short. Cerminaro who qualified in fourth place had all what’s needed to make it to the finish line. He was running 6.4 seconds most part of the ladder and has an easy win on top qualifier Dom Didonato (Didonato didn’t show up at the starting line). On the other side of the ladder was David Farlow, who was beating the competition. He was running 6.6 during elimination and went into the final against Cerminaro. Unfortunately, also David Farlow didn’t show up at the starting line and gave away the win to Cerminaro.
Import win in Warrios vs. Tres Cuarto, as Jose Conzalez takes it all! Jose (number one qualifier) had an easy start as George Dodworth didn’t show up during the first elimination round. But showed the remaining competitors that he ain’t going down without a fight, by running a 6.393 second run against Fred house during the second and third elimination rounds. Carlos Olivo ‘Jaylian’ also had the right combination and made it to the final race where he met Jose Gonzales.
Pro Street Bike: it is Rodney Williford who takes the win and extends his 2021 winning streak at Maryland International Raceway! Rodney took the number one spot already in the second qualification round and has maintained it through all qualification rounds. Williford takes out Ryan Bonitatis with a 6.541 second run at 224 mph. continues running 6.5 during the whole elimination (also won with a 6.451 second over Greg Wallace). Darion Payne was on the other side of the ladder beating all competition too. Greg met Williford in the final but wasn’t any match against for Williford’s 0.039 reaction time and 6.5 seconds run at 225 mph.
Here an overview all the winners
|Outlaw vs Extreme|
|Winner||Manny Buginga||2003 Ford Mustang Cobra||10.298|
|Runner-up||Don Burton||1992 Ford Mustang||No Time|
|Radial vs Modified|
|Winner||Andy Manson||1997 Ford Mustang||6.458|
|Runner-up||Bill Lutz||1967 Chevrolet Camaro||15.225|
|X275 vs. Hot Rod|
|Winner||Mike Cerminaro||2002 Pontiac Trans-Am||8.200|
|Runner-up||David Farlow||1985 Ford Mustang||9.114|
|Warriors vs. Tres Cuatro|
|Winner||Jose Gonzales||1986 Toyota Corolla||6.536|
|Runner-up||Carlos Olivo ‘Jaylian’||1989 Toyota Starlet||9.935|
|Winner||Louis Filippides||2010 Chevrolet Camaro||7.018|
|Runner-up||Valerie Clements||2005 Ford Mustang||7.066|
|Winner||David Consentino||1990 Toyota Supra||7.660|
|Runner-up||Ryan Graham||1992 Ford Mustang||7.768|
|Winner||Josh Tonski||2007 Chevrolet Corvette||7.174|
|Runner-up||Jonathan Atkins||1997 Chevrolet Camaro||14.624|
|Winner||Patrick Estevez Jr.||2013 Ford Mustang||7.874|
|Runner-up||Bill Putnam||1994 Ford Mustang||7.737|
|Winner||Nichole Elff||1992 Honda Civic||15.525|
|Runner-up||Jason Marsch||1993 Honda Civic||No time|
|Winner||Adam Hall||1997 Honda Civic||9.357|
|Runner-up||Keith Vaugh||1987 Chevrolet Corvette||9.474|
|Nitro Shootout/True Street|
|Winner||Carlos Olivo||1996 Honda Civic||8.150|
|Runner-up||Mahmmoud Aglan||1992 Honda Civic||8.822|
|Pro Street Bike|
|Winner||Rodney Williford||2021 Suzuki Hayabusa||6.572|
|Runner-up||Darion Payne||2021 Suzuki Hayabusa||7.099|
Another successful weekend was held at the Maryland International Raceway in the USA. The 25th anniversary of the World Cup Final – Import vs. Domestic is a fact! We from The Chronicles of boost want to congratulate all winners. To the rest of the racers; keep a positive mindset, every journey is a learning moment, come back next time and beat the competition!