Emmans scores double win at Bracket drag racing weekend

Going into last weekend’s Bracket Drag Racing Series, Mark Pease was sitting in first place in the Sportsman Class with a fairly comfortable lead over second-place racer Rory Emmans. Pease had about 2,000 points, which was about 500 more than Emmans.

But Emmans is now sitting atop the point standings after his double win, winning the class both Saturday AND Sunday. Pease finished with semifinal and quarterfinal wins, which leaves him in second place only 28 points behind Emmans.

What makes the results even more unusual is that Emmans beat Layne Robertson in the finals both days. Robertson fouled at the starting line on Saturday and then ran faster than his dial-in time on Sunday. Emmans’ winning times were 12.067 seconds at 109.41 mph Saturday and 12.157 seconds at 105.13 mph Sunday.

Emmans and Robertson were among the 30 racers in the Sportsman Class last weekend, which was the fourth Bracket Drag Racing Series event of the season. There are six weekends on the schedule this year, with eliminations both Saturday and Sunday, resulting in twice as many winners and twice as many chances to gain series points. While drag racers were battling all weekend, the ChumpCar World Series was on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course with a pair of seven-hour endurance races. Teams of four drivers drove their $500 junkers as many laps as they could get out of them in seven hours.

In Super Pro, Toby Giese proved that you could transition from the Pro Bike/Sled Class to Super Pro Class, typically the largest and fastest class in the program. Giese races his 1968 Chevelle to a win Sunday by beating Gary Loeffelholz and his 2004 Mustang with a time of 9.110 seconds and 141.91 mph.

On Saturday, Al Gavlovsky and his 1963 Corvette Roadster won the Super Pro Class by beating Jesse Leonard with a final run of 9.842 seconds and 139.04 mph. Neither Gavlovsky or Giese are in the points race, which leaves Mike Campbell on top of the standings with a slight margin over Brian Johnson.

In the Pro ET Class, Bob Ingman took over first place with a finals win Saturday over Lee Dugdale. His winning time was 10.658 seconds and 113.17 mph. Reno Loeffelholz moved into third place with his win on Sunday over Ken Drevnick. Loeffelholz had a winning time of 9.403 seconds and 142.37 mph.

The standings for Stock/Super Stock are tightening up at the top after wins by Ben Line on Saturday and Scott Dugdale on Sunday. Line beat Mike Mans with a time of 10.740 seconds and 117.14 mph while Dugdale disposed of Terry Johnson in the finals with a winning time of 11.506 seconds and 113.77 mph. Tim Lisson is holding on to first place, just ahead of Line and Steve Hutar.

The next Bracket Drag Racing Series weekend is Aug. 2-4, a Dual Event Weekend with the Central Roadracing Association’s Superbike Racing on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course.

Below are results from the last two rounds of each class Saturday and Sunday. To view the point standings for each class, click here.


Super Pro
Finals: Al Gavlovsky of Bemidji def. Jesse Leonard of Inver Grove Heights
Semifinals: Gavlovsky had a bye; Leonard def. Brian Johnson of Nowthen

Pro ET
Finals: Bob Ingman of Andover def. Lee Dugdale of Scandia
Semifinals: Ingman had a bye; Dugdale def. Wally Higby of Maple Grove

Finals: Rory Emmans of Dayton def. Layne Robertson of Litchfield
Semfinals: Emmans def. Mark Pease of Plymouth; Robertson def. Lee Dugdale of Scandia

Stock/Super Stock
Finals: Ben Line of International Falls def. Mike Mans of Rogers
Semifinals: Line def. Steve Hutar of Cromwell; Mans had a bye

Comp Trophy
Finals: Ron Clark of Stacy def. Chelsea Hjelle of Karlstad
Semifinals: Clark had a bye; Hjelle def. Jared Hutar of Cromwell

Street Trophy
Finals: Nick Arnold of St. Louis Park def. Taylor Arneson of Pillager
Semifinals: Arnold def. Samantha Loberg of Pequot Lakes; Arneson def. Brandon Kellen of St. Cloud

Jr Dragster Advanced
Finals: Jordan Pratt of Otsego def. Erin Johnson of Anoka
Semifinals: Pratt def. Carter Lindquist of Minnetonka; Johnson had a bye

Jr Dragster Intermediate
Finals: Wyatt Niesen of Brooklyn Park def. Zachary Zavadil of Clearwater
Semifinals: Niesen def. Sarah Johnson of Nowthen; Zavadil def. Ashley Doffing of Cottage Grove

Jr Dragster Novice
Finals: Cameron Beaulieu of Cambridge def. Aaron Clampitt of Lino Lakes


Super Pro
Finals: Toby Giese of Kandiyohi def. Gary Loeffelholz of Shafer
Semifinals: Giese had a bye; Loeffelholz def. Tim Hallberg of Champlin

Pro ET
Finals: Reno Loeffelholz of Shafer def. Ken Drevnick of Woodbury
Semifinals: Loeffelholz had a bye; Drevnick def. Travis Hjelle of Karlstad

Finals: Rory Emmans of Dayton def. Layne Robertson of Litchfield
Semifinals: Emmans def. Troy Luberda of Foley; Robertson def. Brad Mickle of Lino Lakes

Stock/Super Stock
Finals: Scott Dugdale of Stacy def. Terry Johnson of Maple Grove
Semifinals: Dugdale def. Tim Lisson of Solon Springs, Wis.; Johnson had a bye

Pro Bike/Sled
Finals: Mike Voss of Maplewood def. Brad Harder of Waconia

Comp Trophy
Finals: Darren Arnold of Eden Prairie def. Michelle Emmans of Dayton
Semifinals: Arnold def. Jared Hutar of Cromwell; Emmans had a bye

Street Trophy
Finals: Samantha Loberg of Pequot Lakes def. Nick Arnold of St. Louis Park
Semifinals: Loberg def. Joe Moriarty Jr. of Ham Lake: Arnold def. Brandon Kellen of St. Cloud

Jr. Dragster Advanced
Finals: Jordan Pratt of Otsego def. Max Niesen of Brooklyn Park
Semifinals: Pratt had a bye; Niesen def. Sam Hamilton of Hanover

Jr. Dragster Intermediate
Finals: Syndey Thompson of Anoka def. Garrett Lindquist of Minnetonka
Semifinals: Thompson def. Zachary Zavadil of Clearwater; Lindquist def. Sarah Johnson of Nowthen

Jr. Dragster Novice
Finals: Cameron Beaulieu of Cambridge def. Aaron Clampitt of Lino Lakes