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CurtisPaulfrey
07-28-2009, 11:21 AM
[QUOTE=Bret Kepner;1899539]JULY 22nd, 2009 STLSR.COM SPORT TUNER SHOWDOWN FINAL ROUND


~~~ Name Hometown ST Vehicle R.T. ET MPH

W Kurt Kreisz St. Louis, MO 92 232 Thunderbird 0.270 12.050 112.69
RU Dan Harris St. Louis, MO 04 232 Mustang 0.100 12.308 107.35


It was a night of total Ford domination in the St. Louis Street Racing.com Sport Tuner Showdown with the crowning of the division’s thirty-fifth different champion after the category’s first all-Ford V6 final round. Kurt Kreisz, whose 232-cubic inch V6 Thunderbird Super Coupe which dipped into the eleven-second zone in STSS competition in October of 2008, scored his first winner’s trophy over fellow 232 Ford campaigner Dan Harris.

Although Jon Huber led qualifying in his Huber Performance turbocharged 178-inch four-cylinder ’79 Mustang with his aforementioned 9.21/151.00 blast, he elected to forego competition in eliminations. Kreisz had produced a 12.17/112.29 best for the second spot followed by Harris’ well-known 2004 Mustang only a tenth of a second behind at 12.27/107.94 after replacing the broken rearend which cost him a shot at the July 7th title. When Huber dropped out, Harris got the call to report for the final round. The rest of the top five included an amazing career-best 12.51/110.93 from Jim Garrison’s silver Front-Wheel-Drive 2004 Dodge Neon SRT-4 turbo four-banger, a strong 13.08/107.43 from Andy Crompton’s Springfield, Illinois-based FWD supercharged six-cylinder-powered 2000 Monte Carlo and a 13.18/105.98 best from Shane Hinds’ Rear-Wheel-Drive six-cylinder 2008 Pontiac G8 GT.

The Sport Tuner final round was the best race of the night. Harris, whose ”Six Bang ‘Stang” was appearing in a record ninth consecutive STSS final round, launched with a holeshot of seventeen hundredths of a second over the blue supercharged Thunderbird. Kreisz matched Harris’ 1.69-second sixty-feet elapsed time but was still behind and actually fell farther back at the 330-feet mark. At half-track, the ‘Bird was still 12.05 feet behind the ‘Stang but Kreisz began a tremendous charge which closed the gap to mere two thousandths of a second, (3.63 inches!), at 1000 feet! Just before the finish line, Kreisz charged past Harris to win in a 12.05/112.69 to 12.30/107.35 battle with only 14.64 feet between the two Fords!

“That was definitely a race!”, said Kreisz during winner’s circle ceremonies in front of the main grandstands. His methanol-injected V6 had clocked eleven-second runs in True Street Eliminator competition at the NMCA/NMRA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing the week before at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois, and is one of many area team members of Thunderbird Underground who’ve claimed titles is STSS racing with the supercharged V6 Thunderbird/Cougar platform. “I really have to give a shout out to the gang at TBU”, added Kreisz. “We’re a really tight group with some really fast cars and the members have been a lot of help with this car over the years”.

David Neibert
07-28-2009, 11:28 AM
Congrats on taking the win, and representing the T-Birds Kurt !!

David

CurtisPaulfrey
07-28-2009, 12:43 PM
Congrats on taking the win, and representing the T-Birds Kurt !!

David

If Huber keeps his 8 sec mustang away....the St Louis crew could clean up the STSS series...

I'm just glad that Kurt got quicker, Harris is a killer on the tree and his V6 on the bottle is a mean little setup....It was always fun with my SC..Harris & I both ran in the 12.20s

Ira R.
07-28-2009, 12:47 PM
Got to love that top end kick that the AR gives you :D

Ira

David Neibert
07-28-2009, 12:53 PM
If Huber keeps his 8 sec mustang away....the St Louis crew could clean up the STSS series...

I'm just glad that Kurt got quicker, Harris is a killer on the tree and his V6 on the bottle is a mean little setup....It was always fun with my SC..Harris & I both ran in the 12.20s

Curtis,

I'm hoping to have my 91 back out there making some passes prior to the Shootout. Those turbo Buick guys probably won't let us win more than a time or two. BTW whatever happened to that Polk audio high 10 second VW ?

David

BLOWN38
07-28-2009, 01:15 PM
Congrats Kurt! Sweet little write up!:cool:

CurtisPaulfrey
07-28-2009, 01:19 PM
Curtis,

I'm hoping to have my 91 back out there making some passes prior to the Shootout. Those turbo Buick guys probably won't let us win more than a time or two. BTW whatever happened to that Polk audio high 10 second VW ?

David

They are doing another turbo...they also did a rebuild, it should be a 9 sec car at 140+ when it comes back out.

The car was running low 10.4s when they pulled it apart....;)

That little car gave you a run for your money didn't it?

Kurt K
07-28-2009, 01:44 PM
If Huber keeps his 8 sec mustang away....the St Louis crew could clean up the STSS series...

I'm just glad that Kurt got quicker, Harris is a killer on the tree and his V6 on the bottle is a mean little setup....It was always fun with my SC..Harris & I both ran in the 12.20s

I'm just out of practice on the tree. On my first qualifying run I cut a .056 light.

If the weather looks like it will hold out tonight, I might head over again.

CurtisPaulfrey
07-28-2009, 01:52 PM
I'm not even loading the car....advanced drag weather indicator says precipitation will hit the track between 4:30-4:45