Tim Markoglu claimed the Advanced Product Design $15,000 Wednesday win at the RAD Torque Spring Fling presented by Optima Batteries.
BENSON, NC — The second day of the RAD Torque Spring Fling presented by Optima Batteries at GALOT Motorsports Park saw drivers battling it out for the Advanced Product Design $15,000 purse. The Flings Winner’s Circle banner rippled in the breeze adjacent to the starting line Wednesday morning as 311 racers staged up for the opportunity to park their car in that very spot at the end of the night.
As the field dwindled down a ladder was set at 15 entries. Eight then returned for the quarterfinals including Kyle Cultrera in two entries, Tim Markoglu, Jimmy Chavis, Bob Engelman, Jon Corbin, David Brodsky, and Randall Blinson.
In the first pairing Cultrera squared off with Blinson, using a .013 light and .010 stripe to advance his first entry into the semifinals. Chavis held a .034 advantage on the tree over Brodsky for the win, while Corbin turned it five thousandths red to Markoglu. Engelman’s .002 bulb awarded him a .031 head start at the hit to knock Cultrera out in his second entry.
Four drivers remained and Markoglu used a .008 and .0006 stripe to secure a spot in the final round over Chavis. In a rematch from the quarterfinals, Cultrera turned it three thousandths red to Engelman.
Markoglu had been no stranger to Fling final rounds previously with a 2021 Spring Fling GALOT $100,000 main event win, 2021 Tuesday Shootout winner at the Fall Fling in Bristol, and most recently runner-up in the American Dragster Tuesday Shootout at the Spring Fling Million in Las Vegas just two weeks ago. Conversely, it would be Engelman’s first Fling final round appearance.
In a 4.44 heads-up match, Markoglu was in control with a .006 bulb to Engelman’s .032. The Staten Island resident picked up yet another Fling big check, this time for APD $15,000 Wednesday.
JEGS Performance $30,000 Thursday will follow new entry time runs scheduled for 8:15 a.m. During eliminations, drivers with the best losing package of rounds one through seven will receive either $500 from ATI Performance, Biondo Racing Products, FTI Performance, or Meziere Enterprises; or a certificate for rear slicks from Goodyear, Hoosier Racing Tire, or Mickey Thompson.
Everything will be streamed live as it happens on the MotorManiaTV YouTube channel free to the viewer courtesy of JEGS Performance and Hoosier Racing Tire with new exclusive content produced by the Fling Team.
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