A hard-fought Verge Quick Outlaw Series season across the Mid-South and Ohio Valley concluded this past weekend at London Dragway in London, KY. Two races to cap the season in one chilly weekend.
Write-up provided by Verge Quick Outlaw Series
Photos by Donnie Jones
LONDON, KY- The Verge Quick Outlaw Series held their final races (#6 & #7) of the season October 7-9, 2022 at London Dragway in London, Kentucky. The Championship Weekend featured two-days of $10,000-to-win 4.70 Door Cars, $10,000-to-win 4.50 Dragsters, and $1,250-to-win Junior Dragsters. In the end, Ron Stayer Jr, Jason Hutcheson, Kenlee Morrison, and Jaxson Jensen claimed the points championships for their respective classes. See full race results and points results below!
After a solid Friday test session, we woke up on the mountain to a chilly Saturday morning with staggering mineshaft conditions. Left and right, racers were fighting to slow their cars down from a season’s quick session. Just a handful had it slowed down enough amongst the cars from near and far. Dru Williams from Michigan received the Worldwide Express Long Haul Award for coming down to try and crack the field.
In the Outlaw Trailers 4.50 Class, Jeremy Jensen slapped a 4.500 on the board in session 1 which held up for the Drag Race Solutions #1 Qualifier. Kelly Foster wasn’t far behind with his 4.502 grabbing that $100 Certificate.
In our GTech Cleaners 4.70 Class, Chase Alderman put a 4.701 on the board and Phillip Conkright ran 4.702 for the Drag Race Solutions #1 and #2 Qualifiers.
4.70 Door Cars
Chris Vanover made the most headway in 4.70 points making to round 4 while those ahead both bowed out in round 1. However, things stopped there. Allen Owens took the win over Randy Chesnut in finals Saturday.
Meanwhile in 4.50…Ron Stayer Jr. ran the table on Saturday while Carroll Click watched on from a distance ahead in points. Aaron Roberts was also chasing, but just a bit farther back with his Runner-Up finish that evening. Both came into the race tied for 4th.
In the Get’M Performance Jr Dragsters, Eli Wiggins laid down the law with his early statement that he would put that new wrap in the winner’s circle and did just that.
With the points now tighter in both classes and one race remaining we packed ‘em in the trailers and let the frost set in overnight. We kicked off Sunday morning with a bit more pace and got things rolling. Taking home DRS Qualifier money were Chase Conley #1 and Dustin Martin #2 in Outlaw Trailers 4.50 and then the Father-Son duo of Jim & James Hayes took #2 and #1 Qualifier.
Sunday morning was not any nicer to Carroll Click as his weekend wrapped up in round 1. The next two rounds determined the fate of the Championship as Ron Stayer Jr. continued to make laps passing Carroll for the Championship. Ron wouldn’t falter until the final round where he finally met Jeremy Jensen. Both taking a shot at the XS Power Perfect Charge $25K, but neither one pulling together the right run.
4.70 Door Car
A wild comeback in one class, however in the GTech Cleaners 4.70, everything was locked down by the end of round 1. All three contenders were stacked at the back of the lanes. #3 in points, Chris Vanover fell, followed immediately by a red light from #1 in points Jason Hutcheson. The door wide open for Jeremy Bargo, but even he couldn’t beat the round 1 blues. Jason Hutcheson held on to the Championship amongst all the chaos. When it came to the end of the day, Chad Christy pulled everything together through the day to win as Jerry Duke drops it red in the final round.
Get’M Performance Jr Dragsters ended in similar fashion with Eli Wiggins bowing out early allowing Kenlee Morrison to retain the #1 spot and win the Championship in the 10 & Up age group. Jaxson Jenson (3rd overall) grabbed the 6-9 Year Old Championship.
2022 Series Champions
Outlaw Trailers 4.50 Quick Outlaw Dragster- Ron Stayer Jr.
After a huge comeback in this weekend’s races with a Win and a Runner-Up, Ron Stayer Jr takes the Outlaw Trailers 4.50 Quick Outlaw Series Championship!
GTech Cleaners 4.70 Quick Outlaw Door Car- Jason Hutcheson
Jason Hutcheson holds off his contenders in the GTech Cleaners 4.70 Quick Outlaw Series Championship with a shocking round 1 drought by all those chasing.
GET’M Performance Jr Dragster- Kenlee Morrison (10&Up) & Jaxson Jensen (6-9)
And in our GET’M Performance Jr Dragster Championship, Kenlee Morrison hangs on to take the 10& Up Championship! Congrats also to our 6-9 year old Champion Jaxson Jensen for still finishing 3rd overall and #1 in the 6-9 Year old Category!
Congratulations to all winners, finalists, and points champions from the Verge Quick Outlaw Series race #6 & #7 at London Dragway.
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