The 27th Annual World Super Pro Challenge took place at Mid-Michigan Motorplex over the weekend with Cody Heidt taking home the big $50,000 win.
Burnouts and win lights filled the air at Mid-Michigan Motorplex over the weekend as the 27th Annual World Super Pro Challenge returned. Racers were given four days of racing, all of them in hopes to take home the big $50,000 check.
Racers ran for $10,000 on Thursday and Friday, $50,000 on Saturday, and $5,000 on Sunday. Todd’s Extreme Paint put on a free appreciation race for all of his customers that have a painted vehicle by him, $4,000 cash plus a $6,000 paint credit was given to the winner. Lastly, 16 random tech cards were drawn for the “Free” FTI Racer Appreciation Gamblers for $2,000 to win.
Nick Folk took home the first win of the weekend over Gary Williams in a rather comical final round. Williams had a slight starting line advantage, but Folk went dead on his dial-in to take home the win.
Kyle Beavers and David Marckini were the semi-finalists.
Kelly Smith took home the No Box 32 win over Joe Bauman.
Wes May took home the $10k win over Aaron Vail in the final round on Friday. May had the starting line advantage, .014 to .023, and never trailed for the win.
Brett Williamson, winner of the No Box 32, was the semi-finalist.
In the FTI Racer Appreciation Race, Barney Barnhart took the trophy over Jack Kassin in the final round. Barney had the starting line advantage and ran a 5.61 on a 5.55 dial-in for the win.
Carol McCarty and Christine Kirbitz were the semi-finalists.
Dan Davis took his beautiful Todd’s Extreme Paint racecar to the final round against Matt Gramlich. The starting line advantage went to Davies which helped him take home the win.
Cody Heidt wheeled his door car to the final round of the $50,000 against Ricky Adkins. With the starting line advantage, .009 to .042, Heidt gave the stripe to Adkins and threw down a 6.560 on a 6.56 dial-in. He was .009 total for the win.
Friday’s event winner Wes May was the semi-finalist.
Michael Gramlich took home the No Box 32 win over Mark Martinus.
The rain came and went, and Bailey Ferraro was victorious over Luke Bogacki in the final round of the final race of the evening. Bogacki had a huge starting line advantage, but crossed the stripe first causing him to break out and gave Ferraro the win.
Gary Williams was the semi-finalist.
Kelly Smith took home the No Box 32 win over Nick Hastings.
Congrats to all the winners! Find more bracket racing news here.
About the author: Megan Strassweg is a 22 year old Super Comp racer from Louisville, Kentucky. She races a 2015 American Dragster sponsored by Coolshirt Systems. She graduated from Western Kentucky University in May of 2020 with a degree in Photojournalism and a minor in Entrepreneurship. Megan works at Jim Butner Auto in the Finance Department. Growing up at the racetrack, drag racing is all she has known and never plans to give up on it.