The 9th annual Matt Agresta Memorial Sportsman Challenge Race was held Saturday, June 23rd at Crossroads Dragway in Terre Haute, IN. The final four left in the race all had a personal relationship with Agresta before his untimely passing in 2008. Semi-finalists were Jason Rueckert and Austin Tewell, both of Terre Haute, IN. Runner-up was Chad Isley in his 1967 Chevy Camaro out of Charleston, IL. Eric Cooper was the winner in his 1975 Chevy Vega. Cooper ran a 7.593 on his 7.59 dial while Isley ran 7.017 on his 7.00 dial.
In Pro Class action Joey Moore, Terre Haute, IN came out on top over Chad Eaton of Paris, IL. Semi-finalist was Cody Alumbaugh from Terre Haute, IN.
Super Pro Class winner was Nick Fields from Vincennes, IN over Lee Ann Phillips from Bruceville, IN. Semi-finalists were Cody Alumbaugh, Terre Haute, IN and Josh Rogers, Reelsville, IN. This was Fields second win in 2018.
High School and Junior Street classes were combined for racing. Michael Smith, Rosedale, IN took home the bragging rights over Gaige Brenton, also of Rosedale, IN. Caleb Ramsey, Terre Haute, IN was the semi-finalist.
Tanner Spires, Clinton, IN was the winner of the Don's Service Center Junior Dragster class over Mark Spires III out of Dennison, IL. Jessica Smith, Rosedale, IN was the semi-finalist.
This Friday Fun Night will also feature PINK Ladies and the Scheid Diesel Series races. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the track closes at 10 p.m. Saturday will feature the second VP Fuels Fast 33 of the season as will as ET Points racing for Pro, Super Pro, Sportsman, High School, Junior Street and Junior Dragsters. Gates open at 11 a.m. For more information you can go to www.crossroadsdragway.com or the Crossroads Dragway Facebook page.
Crossroads Dragway Race Date: 06/23/2018 Matt Agresta Sportsman Challenge W: Eric Cooper ('75 Chevy Vega) 7.593 - 89.05 (7.59 dial) R/U: Chad Isley ('67 Chevy Camaro) 7.017 - 92.39 (7.00 dial) Semi 1: Jason Rueckert Semi 2: Austin Tewel Crossroads Dragway Race Date: 06/23/2018 Pro W: Joey Moore ('98 Chevy Camaro) 6.417 - 103.11 (6.40 dial) R/U: Chad Eaton ('85 Chevy Monte Carlo) 7.391 - 90.36 (7.37 dial) Semi 1: Cody Alumbaugh Crossroads Dragway Race Date: 06/23/2018 Super Pro W: Nick Fields ('77 Chevy Vega) 6.607 - 100.91 (6.57 dial) R/U: Lee Ann Phillips ('98 Chevy S-10) 7.532 - 91.32 (7.54 dial) Semi 1: Cody Alumbaugh Semi 2: Josh Rogers Crossroads Dragway Race Date: 06/23/2018 Republic Services High School /Junior Street W: Michael Smith ('16 Chevy Traverse) 10.773 - 67.07 (10.57 dial) R/U: Gaige Brenton ('07 Dodge Ram) 10.382 - 65.72 (10.37 dial) Red Light Semi 1: Caleb Ramsey Crossroads Dragway Race Date: 06/23/2018 Don's Service Center Junior Dragster W: Tanner Spires ('18 Halfscale Jr Dragster) 7.913 - 83.02 (7.91 dial) R/U: Mark Spires ('05 Halfscale Jr Dragster) 8.887 - 71.80 (8.92 dial) Semi 1: Jessica Smith