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The last race of the 2009 MoparMax.com Nostalgia Super Stock series saw the fourth winner in four races as Randy Spurgeon drove his ’63 Dodge to the win beating Kenny Gresham’s ’62 Chevy in the final round.
Second-generation racer Tommy Lee Mitchell (above) and his wedge-powered ’65 Dodge that won the first race of the series at St. Louis needed only to enter the KCIR race and stage in the first round to win the Championship. Mitchell did just that, staging against Rex Longworth’s ’65 Dodge but then lost the round of competition by breaking out with a 10.963 on a 11.04 dial. His very late .249 RT against Longworth’s .146 light gave him a tenth-of-a-second cushion and Longworth’s 11.355 on an 11.32 dial gave him the easy win.
|Pacific MO racer Stanley Rideout boiled the hides of his ’63 Savoy and got the burnout of Eliminations award for this effort in his first round matchup against Jim Brandon.|
The KCIR event was the lightest attended of the four-race series with just 14 cars answering the call for the first round of eliminations. Mopar Super Stockers once again dominated the ranks with all but two of the entries being of the Chrysler persuasion. B.J. Bax from Henley, Mo., raced his ‘62 Catalina and Kenny Gresham’s a ’62 Chevy. Bax lost in the second round to the only other racer not in a Mopar. Gresham beat Bax and would go on to a final-round loss to Spurgeon and his ’63 Dodge.
The quickest car bragging rights at the Muscle Car Reunion event at KCIR went to Jefferson City, Mo.’s Don Bruemmer and his storming ’65 Plymouth. He ran the quickest ET of eliminations at 9.669 and the best speed of 139.62 mph. Bruemmer went to the semifinals with his massive Plymouth before losing to Spurgeon. In the race Bruemmer gave up over two seconds on the tree as he was dialed in at a 9.65 while Spurgeon dialed an 11.88. Spurgeon knocked the ‘tree down with a .007 Reaction Time and Bruemmer just couldn’t stand the wait and went .211 red.
The best reaction time of the race was Spurgeon’s .007 in the semifinals against Bruemmer and the dubious honor of the worst went to B.J. Bax who went .225 red in the quarter-finals.