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Wayne Patton Doubles Up on Jerry Ketterman’s Super Bad 8 Saturday

Patton, Farace, Groton, Jefferson, and Johnson captured wins at the annual Jerry Ketterman’s “Super Bad 8” show at US 13 Dragway.

Write-up/ photos provided by Bill Davenport

DELMAR, DE- US 13 Dragway hosted the annual Jerry Ketterman’s “Super Bad 8” show with a new two day format with Friday nights Top ET Super 64 car Shootout, Mod ET Shootout and Pro Bike Shootout in the final summer shootouts sponsored by Crouch Automotive and Outten Brothers Home Furnishings along with on Saturday hosting the two Super Bad 8 classes – Open Wheel and Full Body classes on Saturday. Super Bad 8 class #1 qualifiers paid out $500 and the winners in each Bad 8 class collected $1,500. The Super Bad 8 classes ran off for the “Bad to the Bone” and if they were on Hoosier tires an additional $500 along with buy one get one free Hoosier Slicks went to the winner.

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Super Bad 8 Open Wheel

The Super Bad 8 Open Wheel had as the #1 qualifier Wayne Patton 4.21 and was followed by #2 Steven Boone 4.29, #3 Lindy Herman 4.36, #4 Nathanial Brunson 4.37, #5 Jason Barrow 4.39, #6 Alan Glatt 4.41, #7 Jerry Birchfield 4.42, and #8 Frank Lecates 4.54.

The Super Bad 8 Open Wheels finals was between Wayne Patton and Steven Boone. Patton took the win on Boone’s redlight and ran a 4.21 on a 4.21 dial.

Wayne Patton, Super Bad 8 Open Wheel Winner
Wayne Patton, Super Bad 8 Open Wheel Winner

Super Bad 8 Full Body

The Super Bad 8 Full Body had as #1 qualifier Kevin Merritt 4.19 and was followed by #2 Don Teague 4.51, #3 Doug Farace 4.59, #4 Tony Hill 4.72, #5 Jeff Moore 4.86, #6 Cody Absher 4.97, #7 Ricky Payne 5.09, and #8 Tony Tull 5.26.

The Bad 8 Full Body finals was between Doug Farace and Tony Hill. Farace had the better reaction time and ran a 4.59 on a 4.58 dial in to Hill’s 4.71 on a 4.70 dial in.

Doug Farace, Super Bad 8 Full Body Winner
Doug Farace, Super Bad 8 Full Body Winner
Kevin Merritt, Super Bad 8 Full Body #1 Qualifier
Kevin Merritt, Super Bad 8 Full Body #1 Qualifier

Bad to the Bone

Wayne Patton and Doug Farace faced each other in the “Bad to the Bone” finals. Patton has a .001 reaction time to Farace .002 reaction time and Patton ran a 4.22 on a 4.21 dial in to Farace 4.58 on a 4.57 dial in to pick up the win in the “Bad to the Bone” Finals.

Wayne Patton, Bad to the Bone Winner
Wayne Patton, Bad to the Bone Winner

Top ET 64 Car Shootout

The Crouch Automotive Top ET 64 car shootout was a battle between door cars of Billy Groton and Stewart Herman. Groton has the better reaction time and Herman ran a 6.11 on a 6.12 dial in to give the win to Billy Groton who ran a 7.48 on a 7.47 dial in and picked up the $5,000 prize.

Billy Groton, Top ET 64-Car Shootout Winner
Billy Groton, Top ET 64-Car Shootout Winner

Mod ET Shootout

The Mod ET shootout was a battle between Michael Jefferson and Vincent Wade. Jefferson had the better reaction time and ran a 6.314 on a 6.32 dial in while Wade broke out more than Jefferson running a 5.993 on a 6.00 dial in to allow Jefferson to pick up the win.

Michael Jefferson, Mod ET Shootout Winner
Michael Jefferson, Mod ET Shootout Winner

Pro Bike Shootout

The Outten Brothers Home Furnishings Pro Bike Shootout finals was a showdown between Montrell Johnson and Kenny Webster. Johnson was better on the dial in running a 9.04 on a 8.97 dial in to Webster 9.13 on a 8.76 dial in and picked up the win.

Montrell Johnson, Pro Bike Shootout Winner
Montrell Johnson, Pro Bike Shootout Winner

Jerry Ketterman would like to thank all the event sponsors, US 13 Dragway, the Cathell family and everyone who has helped with putting on this show for this year.

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