Ryan Houmard captured the first win of the 33rd season of the SoCal Super Street Association at the season-opening Valarie Houmard Memorial Race held at Famoso Dragstrip.
Press Release written by Bob Johnson
Photos provided by the Southern California Super Street Association
BAKERSFIELD, CA- Ryan Houmard opened the 33rd season of the Southern California Super Street Association presented by Able Wire EDM series by defeating Davey Adams in the final round of the season-opening Valarie Houmard Memorial Race held at famed Famoso Dragstrip. It was a special honor for Ryan to win the event in memory of his Mother Valarie, who passed away a few years ago. Valarie was an avid Super Street racer who always supported this association.
Qualifying was led by Paul Giacalone’s ’55 Chevy with a perfect 10.900 (10.90 index), followed by Adams at 10.903, reigning series champ Kenny Snow ran 10.910 with his Chevelle, and Mike Blodgett Jr was fourth with a 10.913.
Houmard opened eliminations with a 10.915 to defeat Dennis Blehm’s Nova, he stopped David Boner in round two on a double-breakout match, and he used a .001 reaction time to defeat 2014 series champ John Castro in the quarterfinals before getting a bye into the final round. Adams made his way to the finals with round wins over 2019 series champion Kevin Houmard, Kristine Cloud, he got a bye in round three, and defeated top qualifier Giacalone in the semifinals with a 10.901 to a 10.87.
Houmard drove his ’64 Chevy Nova to the winner’s circle and picked-up a $2000.00 winner’s check after posting a final round 11.319 seconds, 115.44 mph as Adams had mechanical failure and slowed to 11.610, 102.05.
The Pizazz Racing-sponsored second event of the weekend was postponed due to rain, with plans to reschedule for the weekend of May 19-21, at Bakersfield.
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