Congrats to Don Bowles
Runner up and a nice write up.
The Edelbrock Hot Street class is the epitome of small-block Ford-powered naturally-aspirated racing. Charlie Booze qualified number one, earning himself a bye into the semifinals where he’d face off against Bob Hanlon, who advanced when Jim Sutterlin redlit in the first round. Unfortunately for Hanlon, he left before the tree activated, ending his weekend and sending Booze on to the final round. ’08 Champ Robbie Blankenship went up against Kentucky’s Don Bowles, who proceeded to uncork a holeshot that gave him a half-tenth lead right out of the gates. Blankenship couldn’t keep up with Bowles after losing the battle on the tree, allowing Bowles to move onto the semifinal. Max Gross won over Rick Riccardi in the first round on a strong holeshot, sending him on to meet up with Bowles in the semifinal. Bowles overcame a wild wheelstand and a tenth advantage on the tree by Gross to move on with an 8.65 to Gross’ 8.77. In the final round, Bowles stood the car up hard and got slightly out of the groove, giving Booze the win, 8.64 to 8.68.