TEASLEY SCORES AGAIN IN MIROCK FINALE AT ROCKINGHAM DRAGWAY
 
 
Mickey Thompson Performance MIRock Superbike Series champion Jeremy Teasley showed Sunday that his unprecedented success at Steve Earwood’s Rockingham Dragway is due to much more than just the brute power of his high-flying Kawasaki motorcycles.

The versatile rider from Orient, Ohio, used his starting line reflexes to offset performance deficits in the semifinals of both the D.M.E. Real Street and Motorcycle Tire Outlet 5.60 classes on the way to winning both titles at the season-ending Lee’s Fall Bike Nationals.


A total of 524 bikes participated in the two-day event, last of seven comprising the MIRock Series which is produced jointly by The Rock
and Maryland International Raceway. Sunday’s event encompassed added incentive in the form of an increased
cash purse resulting from the earlier cancellation of the Schnitz Summer Sizzler.

Teasley, who won his eighth Real Street title in nine races at Rockingham and became the winningest rider in the MIRock Series, shared the podium with Kenneth Edwards of Sebring, Fla., who won for the second time at The
Rock in Pro Street; Ronald Procopio Jr. of Wake Forest, who capped off a championship season with another Pro Mod win; and Rockingham’s Kyron Prake, who won in the House of Speed Crazy 8s class.

Like Teasley, Dale Hamilton of Baltimore, Md., doubled-up with victories in FBR Shop Top Sportsman and in
Sunday’s Nitrous Express Pro ET race, a performance that earned him a $500 bonus from Nitrous Express as the winner of the most ET rounds during the two-day event.

Tournament of Champions winners were Derek Christensen of Hellam, Pa., in Pro ET and Michael Herman Jr. of Woodbridge, Va., who beat his dad in an all-Herman final to win the Street ET title. Christensen also won the
Nitrous Express Pro ET race on Saturday night, joining Teasley and Hamilton as double winners.

Nevertheless, it largely was Teasley’s day. In addition to wins in Real Street and 5.60, he raised the Pro Street
speed record to 210.14 miles per hour before bowing out in round two.

Although he set national records of 7.77 seconds and 197.80 mph in Real Street, Teasley’s bike was very mujch in jeopardy in the semifinals where veteran Rickey Gadson of Hammonton, N.J., actually ran quicker – 7.876 to Teasley’s 7.907. The difference was the eventual winner’s .073 of a second advantage at the starting line.

En route to the 5.60 title, he used those same starting line reactions to make a slower 5.573 time a winner against the quicker 5.656 rung up by Steve Dumas of Pageland, S.C.


Results from Sunday’s 7th annual Lee’s Performance Fall Bike Nationals at Steve Earwood’s Rockingham Dragway, final even in the 2011 Mickey Thompson Performance Tires MIRock Superbike Series. (Hometowns are North Carolina unless otherwise indicated):

ORIENT EXPRESS PRO STREET
Qualifying – 1. Caleb Holt, Lillington, 7.200, 203.09 mph; 2. Dimey Eddinger, Winston-Salem, 7.204, 204.29 mph;
3. Kenneth Edwards, Sebring, Fla., 7.238, 200.00 mph; 4. Greg Wallace, Louisburg, 7.281, 199.88 mph; 5.
Rodney Williford, Rougemont, 7.327, 200.74 mph; 6. Curtis McDougald, Lillington, 7.541, 197.65 mph; 7.
Jeremy Teasley, Orient, Ohio, 7.548, 207.75 mph; 8. Eric Hart II, Teaneck, N.J., 7.549, 166.05 mph.
Round 1 – Greg Wallace, Louisburg, 7.349, 191.35 mph, def. Neal Riddle, Roanoke, Va., 8.119, 187.81 mph; Rodney Williford, Rougemont, 7.241, 197.83 mph, def. Eric Hart II, Teaneck, N.Y., 7.643, 191.10 mph; Jeremy Teasley, Orient, Ohio, 7.331, 210.14 mph, def. Curtis McDougald, Lillington, 7.324, 200.17 mph; Dimey Eddinger, Winston-Salem, 7.231, 196.33 mph, def. John Carter, Blythewood, S.C., 7.656, 186.23 mph; Kenneth Edwards, Sebring, Fla., 7.266, 195.22 mph, def. Augustine Herrerr, La Mirada, Calif., 7.718, 165.03 mph; Caleb Holt,
Lillington, 7.323, 193.35 mph, def. Lee Shierts, Charlotte, no time.
Round 2 – Edwards, 7.507, 195.70 mph, def. Wallace, 8.421, 126.68 mph; Eddinger, 7.341, 196.93 mph, def. Williford, 7.440, 202.12 mph; Holt, 7.336, 190.67 mph, def. Teasley, 7.762, 186.10 mph.
Semifinals – Edwards, 7.434, 190.16 mph, def. Eddinger, 7.503, 192.03 mph; Holt, bye.
FINAL – Kenneth Edwards, Sebring, Fla., 7.737, 192.58 mph, def. Caleb Holt, Lillington, 7.737, 171.86 mph.

DME REAL STREET
Round 1 – Joey Gladstone, Townsend, Del., 7.858, 194.72 mph, def. Alex Williams, Burlington, 8.321, 172.50
mph; “Super Dave” Stewart, Mooresville, 7.986, 195.05 mph, def. Jack Durant, Durham, 8.256, 174.53 mph; Jeremy Teasley, Orient, Ohio, 8.428, 163.91 mph, def. Jason Herron, Lexington, S.C., 9.080, 118.19 mph; Cameron Teasley, Orient, Ohio, 8.150, 171.49 mph, def. Anibel Merced, Concord, foul; Rickey Gadson,
Hammonton, N.J., 8.011, 170.82 mph, def. Ashon Dickerson, Newark, N.J., 8.474, 175.59 mph; David Merks,
North Augusta, S.C., 8.083, 182.62 mph, def. Demarious Boulware, Great Falls, no time; Richard Gadson, Philadelphia, Pa., 8.150, 182.70 mph, def. Coby Adams, Mooresville, 8.227, 170.82 mph.
Round 2 – Gladstone, bye; R. Gadson, 8.011, 179.85 mph, def. Merks, 8.054, 177.95 mph, J. Teasley, 7.763, 197.33 mph, def. C. Teasley, 8.728, 135.86 mph; Stewart, 8.031, 187.68 mph, def. R. Gadson, 11.107, 78.71 mph.
Semifinals – Stewart, 8.025, 184.60 mph, def. Gladstone, 9.164, 182.87 mph; J. Teasley, 7.907, 185.89 mph,
def. R. Gadson, 7.876, 182.48 mph.

FINAL – Jeremy Teasley, Orient, Ohio, 7.914, 189.20 mph, def. “Super Dave” Stewart, Mooresville, 7.929, 187.52.

MICKEY THOMPSON PRO MOD
Round 1 – Billy Vose, Buck Mountain, Pa., 4.233, 161.69 mph, def. Richard Gadson, Philadelphia, Pa., 4.300,
163.26 mph; Dave Norris, Bryans Road, Md., 4.212, 166.99 mph, def. Michael Thyen, Sherrills Ford, 4.450,
142.75 mph; Ronald Procopio Jr., Wake Forest, no time, def. Marion Ford, Hampsted, Md., no time.
Semifinals – Norris, 4.235, 151.32 mph, def. Vose, 4.357, 158.54 mph; Procopio, bye.
FINAL – Ronald Procopio Jr., Wake Forest, 4.286, 169.64 mph, def. Dave Norris, Bryans Road, Md., 4.280,
146.45 mph.

MOTORCYCLE TIRE OUTLET 5.60 INDEX (5.600 target)
Round 4 – Jim Shifflett, Waynesboro, Va., 5.657, 112.97 mph, def. Jerarra Martin, Oxford, Va., 5.589, 128.22
mph; Jeremy Teasley, Orient, Ohio, 5.687, 116.84 mph, def. Jeff Clopton, Ladson, S.C., 5.719, 103.02 mph;
Steve Dumas, Pageland, S.C., bye.
Semifinals – Teasley, 5.673, 123.89 mph, def. Dumas, 5.656, 123.75 mph; Shifflett, bye.
FINAL – Jeremy Teasley, Orient, Ohio, 5.617, 126.86 mph, def. Jim Shifflett, Waynesboro, Va., 5.624, 116.83
mph.

HOUSE OF SPEED CRAZY 8s (8.880 target)
Round 4 – Ray Morris, Aiken, S.C., 9.315, 133.80 mph, def. Terry Nelson, Philadelphia, Pa., foul; Keith Thompson, Upper Marlboro, Md., 8.925, 147.97 mph, def. Michael Herman Jr., Woodbridge, Va., 8.859 breakout, 150.23
mph; Kyron Prake, Rockingham, 9.004, 140.14 mph, def. Rickey Gadson, Hammonton, N.J., 9.136, 145.03 mph.
Semifinals – Thompson, 8.952, 131.31 mph, def. Morris, 9.146, 110.11 mph; Prake, bye.
FINAL – Kyron Prake, Rockingham, 9.010, 164.82 mph, def. Keith Thompson, Upper Marlboro, Md., no time.

FBR SHOP TOP SPORTSMAN
Round 3 – Kevin Clarke, Virginia Beach, Va., 7.964 on a 7.860, 135.56 mph, def. Barry Pryer Sr., Chesapeake,
Va., 8.919 on an 8.800, 148.72 mph; Charles Cave Jr., Bridgeville, Del., 8.848 on an 8.700, 133.79 mph, def.
Kevin White, Newport News, Va., foul; Dale Hamilton, Baltimore, Md., 8.497 on an 8.470, 142.81 mph, def. Tom Galligan, Johnston, 8.090 on a 7.980, 153.06 mph; Andy Baumbach, Fairfax Station, Va., 8.531 on an 8.500, 146.94 mph, def. Jim Shifflett, Waynesboro, Va., 8.092 on an 8.070, 151.17 mph.
Semifinals – Clark, 7.929 on a 7.850, 158.02 mph, def. Cave Jr., 8.800 breakout on an 8.840, 142.03 mph; Hamilton, 8.570 on an 8.480, 148.02 mph, def. Baumbach, 8.597 on an 8.520, 142.67 mph.
FINAL – Dale Hamilton, Baltimore, Md., 8.570 on an 8.480, 148.02 mph, def. Kevin Clarke, Virginia Beach, Va.,
7.862 breakout on an 7.870, 144.04 mph.

TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS PRO ET
Round 1 – Willie L. Warren Jr, Portsmith, Va., bye; Gerrell Clemons, Eatonton, Ga., 9.646 on a 9.640, 123.97
mph, def. Michael Herman, Fredericksburg, Va., 9.167 on an 8.870, 147.89 mph; Derek Christensen, Hellam, Pa., 8.527 on an 8.420, 157.63 mph, def. Wally Davis, Bealton, Va., 9.354 on a 9.270, 138.34 mph; George Shriver, Glen Burnie, Md., 8.366 on an 8.370, 148.84 mph, def. Boo Brown, Potomac Falls, Va., foul.
Semifinals – Clemons, 9.615 on a 9.600, 134.02 mph, def. Warren, foul; Christensen, 8.486 on an 8.450, 155.63 mph, def. Shriver, 8.411 on an 8.360, 147.04 mph.
FINAL – Derek Christensen, Hellam, Pa., 8.503 on an 8.450, 154.86 mph, def. Gerrell Clemons, Eatonton, Ga.,
9.684 on a 9.600, 132.06 mph.
NITROUS EXPRESS PRO ET SATURDAY
Semifinals – Ronnie Reece, Jessup, Md., 9.542 on a 9.630, 55.97 mph, def. Barry Pryer Jr., Chesapeake, Va., foul; Derek Christensen, Hellam, Pa., bye.
FINAL – Derek Christensen, Hellam, Pa., 8.524 on an 8.450, 22.82 mph, def. Ronnie Reece, Jessup, Md., foul.

NITROUS EXPRESS PRO ET SUNDAY
Semifinals – Dale Hamilton, Baltimore, Md., 8.511 on an 8.500, 148.38 mph, def. Stanley Russell, Stanley, Ga.,
9.648 breakout on a 9.660, 132.04 mph; Louis Green, Baltimore, Md., 9.319 on a 9.180, 141.74 mph, def. Matt Davis, Richmond, Va., 9.155 breakout on a 9.200, 128.46 mph.
FINAL – Dale Hamilton, Baltimore, Md., 8.635 on an 8.500, 137.71 mph, def. Louis Green, Baltimore, Md., 9.359
on a 9.180, 72.36 mph.

SCHNITZ RACING STREET ET SATURDAY
Semifinals – Leon Carley, Spring Lake, 9.355 on a 9.300, 72.72 mph, def. Tom Dunham, Harrisburg, Va., 8.835
on an 8.790, 149.73 mph; Boo Brown, Potomac Falls, Va., bye.
FINAL – Boo Brown, Potomac Falls, Va., 9.303 on a 9.420, 152.88 mph, def. Leon Carley, Spring Lake, fou.

SCHNITZ RACING STREET ET SUNDAY
Semifinals – Ronnie Reece, Jessup, Md., no time, def. Shayne Proctor, Indian Head, Md., no time; Ben Knight,
Bristol, Tenn., bye.
FINAL – Ben Knight, Bristol, Tenn., no time, def. Ronnie Reece, Jessup, Md., not time.

TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS STREET ET
Round 1 – Andy Baumbach, Fairfax Station, Va., 9.048 on an 8.890, 138.84 mph, def. Louis “Kip” Green,
Baltimore, Md., 9.390 on a 9.090, 140.11 mph; Clay Davies, Petersburg, Va., 9.485 on a 9.450, 140.33 mph, def. Mike Shulz, Manassas Park, Va., foul; Michael Herman, Fredericksburg, Va., 8.924 on an 8.890, def. Boo Brown, Potomac Falls, Va., 9.372 breakout on a 9.380, 138.37 mph; Michael Herman Jr., Woodbridge, Va., bye.
Semifinals – Herman, 8.942 on an 8.910, 148.61 mph, def. Davies, 9.468 breakout on a 9.480, 142.39 mph; Herman Jr., 9.432 on a 9.360, 136.32 mph, def. Baumbach, 8.884 on an 8.880, 153.47 mph.
FINAL – Michael Herman Jr., Woodbridge, Va., 9.364 on a 9.380, 143.66 mph, def. Michael Herman,
Fredericksburg, Va., foul.

HAMILTON EARNS NITROUS EXPRESS BONUS AT LEE’S FALL BIKE NATIONALS



Dale Hamilton of Baltimore, Md., earned a $500 cash bonus from Nitrous Express as the winner of the most racing rounds in the ET bracket portion of last week’s seventh annual Lee’s Performance Fall Bike Nationals at
Rockingham Dragway.

Hamilton not only won Sunday’s Pro ET race, he also scored in the FBR Shop Top Sportsman class in which he
beat Kevin Clarke of Virginia Beach, Va., in the money round.

FBR SHOP TOP SPORTSMAN
Round 3 – Kevin Clarke, Virginia Beach, Va., 7.964 on a 7.860, 135.56 mph, def. Barry Pryer Sr., Chesapeake,
Va., 8.919 on an 8.800, 148.72 mph; Charles Cave Jr., Bridgeville, Del., 8.848 on an 8.700, 133.79 mph, def.
Kevin White, Newport News, Va., foul; Dale Hamilton, Baltimore, Md., 8.497 on an 8.470, 142.81 mph, def. Tom Galligan, Johnston, 8.090 on a 7.980, 153.06 mph; Andy Baumbach, Fairfax Station, Va., 8.531 on an 8.500, 146.94 mph, def. Jim Shifflett, Waynesboro, Va., 8.092 on an 8.070, 151.17 mph.
Semifinals – Clark, 7.929 on a 7.850, 158.02 mph, def. Cave Jr., 8.800 breakout on an 8.840, 142.03 mph; Hamilton, 8.570 on an 8.480, 148.02 mph, def. Baumbach, 8.597 on an 8.520, 142.67 mph.
FINAL – Dale Hamilton, Baltimore, Md., 8.570 on an 8.480, 148.02 mph, def. Kevin Clarke, Virginia Beach, Va.,
7.862 breakout on an 7.870, 144.04 mph.

Be sure to have a look at the great online photo gallery we now have available from the Nov. 5-6, Lee's Performance Center Fall Bike Nationals as part of the season ending MIROCK Superbike Series.

Special thanks to all racers and fans for their great support throughout the weekend! We had a huge turnout and a great time!

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