Christensen, Julius score $10,000 J&A Service Mayhem on the Mountain wins at Bandimere Speedway
By Ronnie Kohrt
The J&A Service Mayhem on the Mountain thrilled fans on Saturday night at Bandimere Speedway as the event put on a show with heads-up categories, big jackpot races, some of the fastest street cars around, Jr. Dragsters and Jets.
In partnership with MagnaFuel, the MagnaFuel Quick Star 16 and Pro Star 16 presented by the Menholt Auto Group paid out $10,000 to the winner with the Menholt Auto Group Shootout paying $5,000.
It was a stellar weekend for several racers including winners Victoria Christensen, Michael Otis, David Zinke, Amelia Cochran and the Julius family who made their way to the mountain to find brothers Ryan and Nathan both in the finals of their respective categories.
Christensen took down the 16-car field in the MagnaFuel Pro Star 16 by beating Jagr Anderson, Chris Vogel, Tony Stark and eventually, Nathan Julius in the final. Her .022 overall package from perfect at the finish line was good enough to beat Julius, who broke out in the final by .001 of a second. In all four rounds, her reaction-time bested her opponent as she raised the $10,000 check in the winner's circle.
In the door car MagnaFuel Quick Star 16 field, the race was won by Ryan Julius, a long-time runner in Bandimere Speedway's Get Biofuel Quick 16 went perfect off the starting line in the final against Bob Reinhardt to secure the $10,000 prize in his beautiful Pontiac GTO.
Julius out of Loveland, CO took down Royce Payton, Gary Jackson and Eric Dondero before lining up in the finals against Reinhardt of Madcap Racing Engines. In the end, it was a winner and runner-up event for the Julius family and an overall sucessful night on the mountain.
The finals of the Menholt Auto Group featured Otis and Shannon Nicoletti.
Nicoletti coming off a Dodge // SRT Mile-High NHRA Nationals wally win just a few weeks ago was looking for another payday, but red-lit in the finals against Otis giving the win to the Parker, CO runner off the starting-line, who celebrated the winner's circle with the championship hat, trophy, big payday from Menholt Auto Group and a ice-cold championship shower.
Bandimere Speedway wishes to thank the competitors and fans for attending the J&A Service Mayhem on the Mountain presented by NAPA Auto Parts and Collision Brewery. Bandimere Speedway's weekend event drew a crowd to the mountain to also watch the Sunoco King Street category that saw David Zinke beat Mike St. Clair in the finals and Amelia Cochran took home the trophy over Gabriella Niskanen in the finals of the JR Race Car 7.90 index category.
Closing the evening out was Steve Cooke in the Grumpy Gorilla's debut at Thunder Mountain along with Mark Stevens in Earth Flight.
The PSCA heads-up racing took to the race track for wild runs all night.
Featuring several cars making wheel-stands and impressive feats of horsepower, the PSCA program never disappoints as unique vehicles hit the track all night for heads-up action.
Knigge and McBride racing in a match race to raise money for Krusty Ramsey