Boney’s turn to dominate Pro ET during Bracket Drag Race

Shane Boney had the hot hand last weekend during Brainerd International Raceway’s Bracket Drag Racing Series.

Shane Boney
Shane Boney

Driving a 1994 Chevy pickup, Boney came one win short of a weekend sweep in the Pro ET Class. He lost in the finals on Saturday and won the class on Sunday, which elevated him from eighth place in the point standings to second.

Boney disposed of his first six opponents on Saturday before facing off with Joe Scholla in the finals. Scholla nearly had a perfect reaction time on the starting line (.003 seconds) and posted a 10.314-second, 122.38 mph run to nip Boney by 16/100ths for a second.

Boney came back on Sunday and ran the table, beating Mike Casteel in the finals with a 9.417-second, 139.47 mph run. His reaction time was .005 seconds.

In Super Pro, Tanner Schiffner had his Yancer Dragster dialed in Saturday as he won his way to the finals, using a .007-second reaction time to dispose of Ronnie Luberda with a run of 8.923 seconds and 148.90 mph.

Brian Zenzen won Stock/Super Stock Saturday.
Brian Zenzen won Stock/Super Stock Saturday.

Schiffner’s bid to repeat ended quickly Sunday when he lost in the first round to Brad Wurtzberger. That opened the door for Don Kritzky and his TNT Dragster. He blew through six rounds of eliminations before beating Jesse Leonard in the finals with a quick run of 7.684 seconds and 174.30 mph.

Bob Gillespie held on to the points lead in the Sportsman Class by winning Saturday’s race. In the finals, he beat Mike

Joe Scholla won Saturday's Pro ET Class.
Joe Scholla won Saturday’s Pro ET Class.

Pflepsen, who fouled at the starting line. Rory Emmans won Sunday’s race, closing the gap in the point standings. Emmans is currently in second place after beating Shawn Carlson in the finals. Carlson fouled at the starting line.

Ben Line came into the weekend with a substantial lead in the Stock/Super Stock points standings. He lost both days in the second round but still maintained a sizeable lead over Jimmy Paulson, who won Sunday’s race over Dan Jeska. Saturday’s race went to Brian Zenzen, who beat Craig Meseroll in the finals.

In Comp Trophy, Nick Arnold maintained a thin lead in the points standings over Michelle Emmans, who won Saturday’s race by beating Mike Larson. Arnold won the class Sunday. He beat Darren Arnold, who fouled at the starting line.

In Street Trophy, Tracy Arneson added to her points lead with a runner-up finish Saturday and a win on Sunday. She lost to Dan Hyttsten on Saturday and beat Andi Pesola on Sunday.

The fifth weekend in the six-weekend Bracket Drag Racing Series is Aug. 2-3, a Dual Event Weekend with the ChumpCar World Series on BIR’s 2.5-mile Competition Road Course.

Below are the results of the final two rounds in each class each day. To view the point standings, click here.


Super Pro
Finals: Tanner Schiffner of Fargo, N.D. def. Ronnie Luberda of Foley
Semifinals: Schiffner def. Brandon Schmall of Lino Lakes; Luberda had a bye

Pro ET
Finals: Joe Scholla of Andover def. Shane Boney of Belview
Semifinals: Scholla had a bye; Boney def. Ken Drevnich of Woodbury

Finals: Bob Gillespie of Brainerd def. Mike Pflepsen of Duluth
Semifinals: Gillespie def. Jaime Turcotte of Coon Rapids: Pflepsen had a bye

Stock/Super Stock
Finals: Brian Zenzen of St. Cloud def. Craig Meseroll of Cloquet
Semifinals: Zenzen had a bye; Meseroll def. Tracy Fairchild of Aitkin

Pro Bike/Sled
Finals: Keith Lundberg of Isanti def. Cameron Belisle of Hugo
Semifinals: Lundberg def. Jayme Bode of Gibbon; Belisle def. Kyle Olson of Moorland, Iowa

Comp Trophy
Finals: Michelle Emmans of Dayton def. Mike Larson of Baxter
Semifinals: Emmans def. Tim McKenzie of Foley; Larson def. Nick Arnold of Maple Grove

Street Trophy
Finals: Dan Hyttsten of Becker def. Tracy Arneson of Pillager
Semifinals: Hyttsten had a bye; Arneson def. Tyler Young of Nisswa

Junior Dragster Advanced
Finals: Sydney Thompson of Nowthen def. Karissa Simonton of Spring Lake Park
Semifinals: Thompson def. Emma McFarland of Sabin; Simonton had a bye

Junior Dragster Intermediate
Finals: Aaron Clampitt of Lino Lakes def. Ashley Doffing of Cottage Grove
Semifinals: Clampitt had a bye; Doffing def. Trevor Jelinski

Junior Dragster Novice
Finals: Ally Giese of Kandiyohi def. Riley Luberda Foley
Semifinals: Giese def. Alex Giese of Dayton; Luberda def. Ayden Copham of Brainerd


Super Pro
Finals: Don Kritzky of Cottage Grove def. Jesse Leonard of Inver Grove Heights
Semifinals: Kritzky had a byte; Leonard def. Mike Campbell of Brooklyn Park

Pro ET
Finals: Shane Boney of Belview def. Mike Casteel of Thief River Falls
Semifinals: Boney def. Tony Leonard of Hastings; Casteel def. Joe Scholla of Andover

Finals: Rory Emmans of Dayton def. Shawn Carlson of Belle Plaine
Semifinals: Emmans had a bye; Carlson def. Joe Moriarty Sr. of Ham Lake

Stock/Super Stock
Finals: Jimmy Paulson of Stacy def. Dan Jeska of Eagan
Semifinals: Paulson had a bye; Jeska def. Brian Zenzen of St. Cloud

Pro Bike/Sled
Finals: Mike Voss of Maplewood def. Jayme Bode of Gibbon
Semifinals: Voss had a bye; Bode def. Cameron Belisle of Hugo

Comp Trophy
Finals: Nick Arnold of Maple Grove def. Darren Arnold of Eden Prairie
Semifinals: Nick Arnold def. Mike Larson of Baxter; Darren Arnold def. Michelle Emmans

Street Trophy
Finals: Tracy Arneson of Pillager def. Andi Pesola of Duluth
Semifinals: Arneson def. Dan Hyttsten of Becker; Pesola had a bye

Junior Dragster Advanced
Finals: Emma McFarland of Sabin def. Sarah Johnson of Nowthen
Semifinals: McFarland def. Zach Zavadil of Clearwater; Johnson had a bye

Junior Dragster Intermediate
Finals: Sydney Haben of Hibbing def. Cameron of Beaulieu of Cambridge
Semifinals: Haben def. Ashley Doffing of Cottage Grove; Beaulieu def. Aaron Clampitt of Lino Lakes

Junior Dragster Novice
Finals: Riley Luberda of Foley def. Alex Giese of Dayton
Semifinals: Luberda def. Ally Giese of Kandiyohi; Giese had a bye