Speedway drag racing results of local drivers
Midland race drivers Paula Duncan and Ken Standiford took high places at the Oahe Speedway August 4 and 5. Duncan took second on Saturday and Standiford won on Sunday.
In the No Box Shootout, Duncan's '96 Mercury Cougar made it to the finals against Shannon Depoy. This was a rematch from two weeks ago with Depoy again beating Duncan as Duncan red lighted, getting a little anxious at the tree. Duncan took home second place for her efforts. Her average reaction time was .114 of a second. Her average dial-in time (self prediction of her quarter mile race time) was 17.37 seconds, while her average actual elapsed time was 17.49. Her average mile-per-hour was 78.82 in the quarter.
"Super great day for racing; temperatures in the 80s and hardly any wind," said Duncan.
Standiford's '66 Ford Ranchero lost in the quarter finals. He had a .007 reaction time, but went a little too fast with his 12.79 dial-in, running a 12.75.
On Sunday, August 5, a transmission problem left Duncan not making it to the finish line in the first round of sportsman points racing.
Standiford, racing in the Pro Class and current leader in points, took home the first place trophy. He retains his lead going into the eighth points race on August 19. There are three point races remaining in the season. His average reaction time (RI) was .209 seconds, dial-in (DI) - 12.78, elapsed time (ET) - 12.9, speed - 96.29 mph.
"We are all anxiously waiting to see if Standiford can repeat himself from last year and be the Pro Class points winner in 2007, as he was in 2006," said Duncan.
Jeff Konst, Philip, made it in two rounds in the Pro Class on Sunday. His '34 Chevy Coupe had an average RT - .09, DI - 11.15, ET - 11.19, mph - 115.67.
Caleb McLaughlin, Midland, raced his '70 Ford Mustang in the Street Trophy Class. He made it two rounds with average RT - .10, DI - 14.33, ET - 14.61, mph - 86.64.