Eugene Bogart and Rick Eizenzimmer have been going at it in for months (years?) about who’s got the baddest big tire car in town. Both of these competitors will be racing in our “No-Mod” Door Slammer Quick 8 class coming up on the 7th of July but these two just couldn’t hold their tongues. One of them heard the other would be out here pro-tire testing this Saturday, some smack got talked and here we are with a race on our hands. The plan is for each of them to get a test pass to get their big tire cars adjusted to the tight small tire / radial prepped surface, then they will be the first pair down the track after our opening ceremonies. Most grudge racers are after a cash wager, but not these guys, loser has to get his picture taken in winners car and make it his profile pic on social media until they race again… it might not sound like much to some but if you follow the bickering between these two online, that’s a big deal! Pick which one you want to ride with and hang on!
Rick Eizenzimmer’s Chevy Nova, blown alcohol big tire chassis car.
Eugene Bogart’s “Hot Wheels” Chevy Camaro, street legal blown big tire car.
Gates open at 2pm tomorrow, qualifying in the afternoon, racing into the evening, if you’ve got a grudge race you need to settle or just simply need some testing (pro tires only on Saturday), a test & tune / grudge tech card is $30, we’ll make sure you get plenty of track time!
This is what the points look like as we head into RD3 of the South Coast Heads Up Series this weekend at the Emerald Coast Dragway. With a big weekend of racing ahead of us these standings are bound to look drastically different by Saturday evening or early Sunday morning when we send the last pairs down the track… updated points will be on the ECD page as well as the South Coast page first thing Monday morning in case you don’t get to make it out this weekend to see it al unfold for yourself!
28X POINTS LEADER: Mike Collins #327
- 1ST Mike Collins #327 – RD1 ECD 31 – RD2 CW 49 = 80
- 2ND Bo Potter #388 – RD1 ECD 55 – RD2 CW 10 = 65
- 3RD Jason Trip #1917 – RD2 CW 49 = 49
- 4TH Charlie Johnson #X801 – RD1 ECD 43 = 43
- 5TH Patrick Clenney #68X – RD1 ECD 10 – RD2 CW 31 = 41
- 6TH Carlton Thompson #75 – RD1 ECD 20 – RD2 CW 20 = 40
- 7TH Lenny Arnold #98X – RD1 ECD 31 = 31
- 7TH Kenny Saff – RD2 CW 31 = 31
- 8TH Beau Hugueley #109 – RD1 ECD 10 – RD2 CW 20 = 30
- 9TH Brad Merritt#1969 – RD1 ECD 20 = 20
- 9TH Woody Hoffman #527 – RD1 ECD 20= 20
- 9TH Josh Peel #331 – RD1 ECD 20 = 20
- 9TH Charles Paramore (sp?) #9 – RD1 ECD 10 = 20
- 9TH Jason Spinks #1972 – RD1 ECD 10 = 20
- 9TH Scott Sarkisian #2832- RD1 ECD 10 – RD2 CW 10 = 20
- 9TH John Justice #22x – RD2 CW 20 = 20
- 9TH Scott Parish #P3 – RD2 CW 20 = 20
- 9TH Thomas Powell #143 – RD2 CW 20 = 20
- 10TH Ryan Milliken #6010 – RD1 ECD 10 = 10
- 10TH Tommy Brewer #72 – RD1 ECD 10 = 10
- 10TH James Johnson #042 – RD1 ECD 10 = 10
- 10TH Scotty Enfinger #00 – RD2 CW 10 = 10
- 10TH Ty Chaney #201T – RD2 CW 10 = 10
- 10TH Jeff Gibson #411 – RD2 CW 10 = 10
- 10TH John Watts – RD2 CW 10 = 10
- 10TH Ricky Presley – RD2 CW 10 = 10
SMALL BLOCK NITROUS POINTS LEADER: Robbie Arnold #72X
- 1ST Robbie Arnold #72X – RD1 ECD 45
- 2ND Robert D – RD2 CW 35 = 35
- 3RD Casey Smith #248 – RD1 ECD 33 = 33
- 3RD Bo Potter #388 – RD1 ECD 10 – RD2 CW 23 = 33
- 4TH Isac Gomez #135 – RD1 ECD 21 = 21
- 5TH Capri Wesley #2219 – RD2 CW 11 = 11
- 5TH M. Wakefield – RD2 CW 11 = 11
- 6TH Cory Cox #X202 – RD1 ECD 10 = 10
- 6TH Kevin #46 – RD1 ECD 10 = 10
6.50 POINTS LEADER: Cole Langford #2002
- 1ST Cole Langford #2002 – RD1 ECD 30 – RD2 CW 55 = 85
- 2ND Brett Gibbens #2512 – RD1 ECD 63 – RD2 CW 20 = 83
- 3ST Robert Holt #6572 – RD1 ECD 75 = 75
- 4TH Arnold Woodford #6804 – RD1 ECD 40 – RD2 CW 20 = 60
- 5TH Timmy Thomas #6042 – RD1 ECD 51 =51
- 6TH Wayne Mccray #304 – RD2 CW 43 = 43
- 7TH Chris Daly #Z229 – RD1 ECD 40 = 40
- 7TH Ricky Thomas #2566 – RD1 ECD 30 – RD2 CW 10 = 40
- 8TH Ricky Taylor #2X76 – RD2 CW 31 = 31
- 8TH Micky Curry #C774 – RD2 CW 31 = 31
- 9TH Colton Gomez #2412 – RD1 ECD 30 = 30
- 9TH Ken Grant #W262 – RD1 ECD 30 = 30
- 9TH Capri Wesley #2219 – RD1 ECD 20 – RD2 CW 10 = 30
- 9TH Charlie Johnson #X802 – RD1 ECD 20 – RD2 CW 10 = 30
- 9TH Billy Adkins #6802 – RD1 ECD 10 – RD2 CW 20 = 30
- 10TH Christian Kitsos #351 – RD1 ECD 20 = 20
- 10TH Jason Kelley #0151 – RD1 ECD 20 = 20
- 10TH Chad Aycock #357 – RD1 ECD 20 = 20
- 10THThomas Holley #2X05 – RD1 ECD 20 = 20
- 10TH Lynn Morris #418X – RD1 ECD 20 = 20
- 10TH Justin Sowell #5571 – RD1 ECD 20 = 20
- 10TH Dustin Little #6976 – RD1 ECD 20 = 20
- 10TH Daniel Dean #1968 – RD2 CW 20 = 20
- 10TH Victor Seay #220 – RD1 ECD 10 – RD2 CW 10 = 20
- 10TH Mark Armstrong #1340 – RD1 ECD 10 – RD2 CW 10 = 20
- 11TH Roy Harrigill #203 – RD1 ECD 10 = 10
- 11TH Daniel Jandran #222 – RD1 ECD 10 = 10
- 11TH Bo Lewis #229 – RD1 ECD 10 = 10
- 11TH Robert Meeks #281 – RD1 ECD 10 = 10
- 11TH Joshua Parrish #P11 – RD1 ECD 10 = 10
- 11TH Matthew Brown #189X – RD1 ECD 10 = 10
- 11TH Ray Ainsworth #2338 – RD1 ECD 10 = 10
- 11TH Gary Smith #C421 – RD1 ECD 10 = 10
- 11TH Brad Morey #M199 – RD1 ECD 10 = 10
- 11TH Roger Tindoll #T293 – RD1 ECD 10 = 10
- 11TH Erik Warrington #281X – RD1 ECD 10 = 10
- 11TH Julius Pruitt #4036 – RD1 ECD 10 = 10
- 11TH Ben Blackstone #2216 – RD2 CW 10 = 10
All drivers who compete at SCHU sanctioned events in 28X/SBNX/6.50 will be automatically entered in the points chase. The vehicle (and the driver) being entered must be on premises. The same vehicle cannot be used for points (or competition) by more than one driver in the same class. Points are awarded to a driver in the class, not the vehicle.
- 10 points will be awarded for entering each points event. Entering a points event is defined as passing tech inspection with a vehicle (appropriate for the class entered) on the day of the event and turning in the tech card to the tower before the first round of eliminations.
- 10 points will be awarded to the winner of each round of elimination.
- 5 bonus points will be awarded to the event winner, 3 bonus points awarded to runner up and 1 bonus point to each semi-finalist.
With our upcoming South Coast Heads Up Series race this weekend at the Emerald Coast Dragway, lots of folks are asking us what fuel we have on hand, making sure they’re covered before they head our way, so here’s a current inventory of what we’ve got. If anyone has any special requests or suggestions on fuels we should stock to make your racing experience at ECD that much better, don’t be shy, let us know!
M1 – BULK – $5/gal
VP110 – BULK – $10/gal
C12 – BULK – $12/gal
C85 – 1ea 5 gal pail – $65
X85 – 6ea 5gal pails – $55
X98 – 1ea 5 gal pail – $56
MRX02 – 2ea 5 gal pails – $169
C16 – 6ea 5 gal pails – $90
Q16 – 6ea 5 gal pails – $95
N02 – 5ea 5 gal pails – $90
C23 – 4ea 5 gal pails – $105
C25 – 2ea 5 gal pails – $115
MS109 – 1ea 5 gal pail – $85
“Mr 106” Casey Smith is all set to compete this weekend in the Small Block Nitrous (SBNX) N/T class at the Emerald Coast Dragway. Due to a very recent newborn it was up in the air whether or not he was going to be able to make this race but the extra week that last week’s rainout gave us afforded him the time to ensure the car got together. Casey has been in the drag racing game for 20 years, starting off at 10yrs old in a Jr Dragster, moving onto traditional bracket racing, ran the IHRA divisional series for two years before settling for quite sometime in the 5.70 Real Street class when it was popular back in the 2010 era. His current ride is a purpose built Nitrous X competitor a once very popular small/radial tire racing class and has since transitioned into racing Small Block Nitrous N/T racing throughout the southeast.
Casey’s SBNX hot rod is powered by a 434 small block ford packed full of Crower Racing Products goodies, built by Lyle Smith Racing Engines, its sporting Trick Flow heads CNC’d by Total Engine Airflow, an Induction Solutions single nitrous fogger kit and power gets to the ground through a PTC transmission and converter.
The title “Mr 106” comes from an impressive 60′ time recorded right here at Emerald Coast Dragway. Although it’s a N/T competition, Smith – excited about the previous round’s performance the 60′ slipped out during the drivers meeting prior to running the next round and the heckling ensued, while the remaining competition in his class hoped they didn’t draw him next round. When asked if it’s ok that we mention the “Mr 106” in the article his response was “I’ve been called worse, yea thats fine, just note that we plan on surpassing that”.
Come see Casey Smith’s fire breathing Small Block Nitrous (SBNX) hot rod this weekend and many more like it fight it out for $13,000 in guaranteed payouts at the Emerald Coast Dragway. Gates open at 2pm Saturday June 23rd, 5 classes of heads up cars to begin qualifying & time shots at 5pm and eliminations at 7pm and continuing on into the evening, racing as late as we need to get to last man standing. $20 at the gate, kids 12 & under free, drivers get in free w/tech card purchase. Leave us a message below, shoot us an email, or send us a text/call to our track phone at 8506033991 if you have any questions/comments/concerns or anything else that needs covered! -Team ECD
Milliken’s Cummins powered 66 Chevy II has been sitting patiently under a car cover since late last week when the June 16th attempt at this race was rained out and is itching to tear up the 28 Extreme N/T class this weekend at the Emerald Coast Dragway. The weather for this weekend is finally turning in our favor and if you’re like the rest of us, you’re pacing the halls waiting for it to be Friday already!
This car is not only reported to be the fastest diesel powered door car on the planet but is looking to climb the ranks of the fastest X275 cars regardless of fuel type. It made its debut the first time roughly 7 years ago as renowned chassis builder Mickey Tessner’s personal car, purpose built for the Leaf Spring classes held at major radial races and at one point in time held the record for being the fastest radial car on leaf springs, period. Milliken purchased the car as a roller winter of 2016 at the PRI Trade show, 8 weeks later it made its second debut at the Lights Out race at SGMP, February of 2017, this time powered by a 6.8L iron block Cummins, weighing in at over 3700lbs and none the less, learning lots of valuable lessons on its first trip out with its diesel power plant.
Since then the car has dropped roughly 250lbs and has successfully raced numerous X275 races, NMCA Street Outlaw races, Small Tire N/T Shootout’s across the southeast and is coming into this event with it’s last passes at a 29N/T race at Lyons Raceway Park in Indiana where Milliken piloted the car to the final 3 before the skies fell out and rained the rest of the race out.
Watch this car and cars like it battle it out for $13,000 in cash payouts this weekend at the South Coast Heads Up Series stop at the Emerald Coast Dragway, June 23rd, gates open at 2PM Saturday, qualifications into the afternoon and eliminations under the lights into the evening.
28 Extreme (28X) N/T – $4000 Purse Guaranteed / $150 Car & Driver
6.50 Heads Up – $3000 Purse Guaranteed / $125 Car & Driver
5.70 Real Street – $3000 Purse Guaranteed / $100 Car & Driver
Small Block Nitrous (SBNX) N/T – $2000 Guaranteed $100 Car & Driver
True Street (TS) N/T – $1000 Guaranteed $50 Car & Driver
Emerald Coast Dragway / 7134 Garner Landing Rd Holt FL 32564 / 8506033991