Pure Stock Muscle Car Drag Race

Pure Stock Muscle Car Drag Race Pure Stock Is the Way to Rock
The Pure Stock Drags is a heart-pumping, octane-boosting race for stock muscle cars held every September at Mid-Michigan Motorplex. What distinguishes our race is that drivers may make only limited modifications to their cars, ensuring the Detroit muscle remains just like when it rolled off the assembly line. The result is more than one hundred beautiful, high-quality cars—that do more than sit in the garage. On the first day of the two-day event, drivers test and tune their cars and conduct qualifying times. The next day, we pair drivers in a best-of-three mini shootout, creating many close races. There's a friendly, fun atmosphere here. Come race your car, or simply enjoy watching the great matches.
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Paul Sanders 1968 Pontiac Firebird 400 auto13.346 at 106.90 vClark Lumsden 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 4 speed13.341 ...
11/19/2019

Paul Sanders 1968 Pontiac Firebird 400 auto
13.346 at 106.90 v
Clark Lumsden 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 4 speed
13.341 at 104.85

Close racing? How about another pair that were just .010 apart after qualifying and .005 apart on best runs of the weekend? As evenly matched as they were, Chuck was able to post two straight over Paul.

Roberta Vasilow 1970 Buick GSX 455 auto13.433 at 101.18 vDave Byers 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 402 4 speed13.349 at 105....
11/19/2019

Roberta Vasilow 1970 Buick GSX 455 auto
13.433 at 101.18 v
Dave Byers 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 402 4 speed
13.349 at 105.09

After alternating wins in the first two rounds, both by less than .030, Dave suffered traction issues and Roberta cruised to victory in the final round.

Joe Booker 1964 Plymouth Belvedere 426 auto13.470 at 100.30 vMike Seibold 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396 4 speed13.242 at ...
11/19/2019

Joe Booker 1964 Plymouth Belvedere 426 auto
13.470 at 100.30 v
Mike Seibold 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396 4 speed
13.242 at 105.14

After splitting the first two runs, Mike had to overcome a .105 deficit at the tree and drive around Joe for the win.

Kevin Ross 1970 Pontiac GTO 455 auto13.443 at 101.90 vEric Maher 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 4 speed13.360 at 105.85....
11/19/2019

Kevin Ross 1970 Pontiac GTO 455 auto
13.443 at 101.90 v
Eric Maher 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 4 speed
13.360 at 105.85

.011 was the qualifying gap, so you know this was going to be a drivers race. Eric hung a .006 reaction time on the board in his round one win, and finished Kevin off in two.

Kevin Radde 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 4 speed13.486 at 106.09 vJim Robertson 1970 Buick GS 455 auto13.512 at 102.35...
11/19/2019

Kevin Radde 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 4 speed
13.486 at 106.09 v
Jim Robertson 1970 Buick GS 455 auto
13.512 at 102.35

Another close pair, with .009 difference in qualifying. Kevin took the first race clean, then Jim leaned on the tree a little too much and tripped the red light in round 2.

Pete Papazian 1968 Plymouth GTX 440 auto13.557 at 101.68 v Mike Waligora 1969 Pontiac GTO 400 auto13.459 at 101.83You wa...
11/17/2019

Pete Papazian 1968 Plymouth GTX 440 auto
13.557 at 101.68 v
Mike Waligora 1969 Pontiac GTO 400 auto
13.459 at 101.83

You want close racing? How about .009 difference after a full day of qualifying? After 3 very close races, Pete was able to claim victory over Mike.

Troy Teichthesen 1965 Chevrolet Corvette 396 4 speed13.326 at 105.33 v Tom Cannon 1970 Plymouth Duster 340 4 speed13.418...
11/17/2019

Troy Teichthesen 1965 Chevrolet Corvette 396 4 speed
13.326 at 105.33 v
Tom Cannon 1970 Plymouth Duster 340 4 speed
13.418 at 104.37

After trading red light in the first two rounds, the third and deciding race was won by Tom.

Trevor Badgley 1968 Oldsmobile Hurst 455 auto13.489 at 100.45 vRusty Small 1969 Oldsmobile Hurst 455 auto13.472 at 100.5...
11/17/2019

Trevor Badgley 1968 Oldsmobile Hurst 455 auto
13.489 at 100.45 v
Rusty Small 1969 Oldsmobile Hurst 455 auto
13.472 at 100.55

Close Racing ? How about two 455 power Hurst Olds qualifying within .008 of each other? You knew this one was going 3 round and in the end Trevor was able to eek out a win over Rusty.

Bruce Hayes 1965 Pontiac GTO 389 4 speed13.650 at 101.55 vJoe Pinsoneault 1970 AMC AMX 390 4 speed13.447 at 102.80Both c...
11/17/2019

Bruce Hayes 1965 Pontiac GTO 389 4 speed
13.650 at 101.55 v
Joe Pinsoneault 1970 AMC AMX 390 4 speed
13.447 at 102.80

Both car picked up a little on Saturday, but Joe was able to pick up a little more and that helped him to win in two rounds.

Adrianna Straub 1969 Dodge Dart 340 auto13.850 at 100.98 vJames Van Dam 1970 Chevrolet Corvette 454 4 speed 13.728 at 10...
11/17/2019

Adrianna Straub 1969 Dodge Dart 340 auto
13.850 at 100.98 v
James Van Dam 1970 Chevrolet Corvette 454 4 speed
13.728 at 101.49

Another close paring with only .010 seconds between the two racers in qualifying. Jim proved to be a little more consistent in eliminations, taking the shootout in 2 straight over Adrianna.

Chris Jones 1970 Ford Torino Cobra 429 4 speed13.769 at 103.16 v Bryon Mayer 1966 Pontiac GTO 389 4 speed13.872 at 100.4...
11/16/2019

Chris Jones 1970 Ford Torino Cobra 429 4 speed
13.769 at 103.16 v
Bryon Mayer 1966 Pontiac GTO 389 4 speed
13.872 at 100.46

Close racing? Only .002 separated these cars in qualifying! Come the shootouts, Chris posted consecutive .08 lights and carried the big Ford in two straight over Bryon.

Paul Vitale 1967 Chevrolet Impala SS 427 4 speed13.563 at 102.08 vSteve Doerschlag 1964 Studebaker Challenger 304.5 auto...
11/16/2019

Paul Vitale 1967 Chevrolet Impala SS 427 4 speed
13.563 at 102.08 v
Steve Doerschlag 1964 Studebaker Challenger 304.5 auto
13.406 at 105.07

By the time the shootouts came around, Paul was fighting a clutch issue, and was not able to give Steve the race that .006 difference in qualifying times suggested that he should.

Dallas Shull 1971 Buick GS 455 auto13.682 at 99.62 vDave Doyle 1969 Plymouth Cuda 440 auto13.610 at 101.67Dallas lit the...
11/16/2019

Dallas Shull 1971 Buick GS 455 auto
13.682 at 99.62 v
Dave Doyle 1969 Plymouth Cuda 440 auto
13.610 at 101.67

Dallas lit the red light in round one (-.013) and Dave returned the favor and lit it in round 3 (-.018) giving the shootout to the Buick.

Mark Barker 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 402 4 speed14.029 at 98.58 vJeff Mann  1968 Pontiac Firebird 400 4 speed13.889 at...
11/16/2019

Mark Barker 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 402 4 speed
14.029 at 98.58 v
Jeff Mann 1968 Pontiac Firebird 400 4 speed
13.889 at 102.51

Mark did all he could, including hanging up .016 and .081 reaction times, but Jeff had the quicker car and took the pairing in two.

Charles Gilliland 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z-28 350 auto13.894 at 99.88 vPaul Rathsack 1972 Buick GS 455 auto13.987 at 97.0...
11/16/2019

Charles Gilliland 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z-28 350 auto
13.894 at 99.88 v
Paul Rathsack 1972 Buick GS 455 auto
13.987 at 97.07

.016 separated these two after a full day of qualifying, and the shootout was just as close. Charles was able to take match in 2 very close races.

Rhett True 1965 Buick Gran Sport 401 auto14.071 at 97.48 v Bob Blattler 1969 Oldsmobile Hurst 455 auto13.991 at 97.68Rhe...
11/10/2019

Rhett True 1965 Buick Gran Sport 401 auto
14.071 at 97.48 v
Bob Blattler 1969 Oldsmobile Hurst 455 auto
13.991 at 97.68

Rhett and Bob traded race wins in the first two runs, and both were eager to take round 3. Both racers red lighted, but Rhett left after Bob and took the pairing.

John Lawrence 1974 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 auto13.799 at 99.40 vFrank Rice 1957 Ford Custom 300 312 auto13.912 at 101....
11/10/2019

John Lawrence 1974 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 auto
13.799 at 99.40 v
Frank Rice 1957 Ford Custom 300 312 auto
13.912 at 101.18

Both cars qualified in the low 14.20s, both picked up on Saturday. John picked up a little too much and Frank was awarded the win on DQ.

Carolyn Straub 1972 Dodge Demon 340 auto14.291 at 94.08 vChuck Kern 1963 Studebaker Avanti 289 auto13.878 101.74After qu...
11/10/2019

Carolyn Straub 1972 Dodge Demon 340 auto
14.291 at 94.08 v
Chuck Kern 1963 Studebaker Avanti 289 auto
13.878 101.74

After qualifying within .015 of each other on Friday, Chuck and Carolyn needs all three rounds, with Chuck taking the third and decisive race.

Mark Zimmerman 1970 Buick GS 455 auto13.985 at 95.23Rick Stevens 1971 Pontiac Trans Am 455 4 speed13.737 at 99.53After q...
11/10/2019

Mark Zimmerman 1970 Buick GS 455 auto
13.985 at 95.23
Rick Stevens 1971 Pontiac Trans Am 455 4 speed
13.737 at 99.53

After qualifying in the 14.30 range, both car picked up significantly on Saturday. Rick picked up a little too much, and handed a forfeit win to Mark

Tony Rosendaul 1969 Pontiac GTO 400 4 speed14.098 at 98.08 v Joe Flanery 1963 Studebaker Super Lark 289 4 speed14.299 at...
11/10/2019

Tony Rosendaul 1969 Pontiac GTO 400 4 speed
14.098 at 98.08 v
Joe Flanery 1963 Studebaker Super Lark 289 4 speed
14.299 at 95.67

After red lighting in round one, Tony was able to take the next two over Joe.

Muscle Car and Corvette  Nationals
11/10/2019

Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

Many say the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show is all about "trailer queens" and that may be true...to a certain extent.

Allow us to present just a few of the cars you will see November 23-24 in our Pure Stock Muscle Car Drag Race display, Hosted by Donnie Brass. YES; each and every one of these cars are used as they were originally built, and run hard by their owners.

Be sure to check out the PSMCDR display at the show, these guys and ladies know how to have fun! So we ask you; what would YOU like to run at the Pure Stock Drags?

11/09/2019
Ted Lewis 1969 Pontiac GTO 400 4speed14.221 at 99.83 vBob MacMillan 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 4speed14.450 at 97.80In a...
11/09/2019

Ted Lewis 1969 Pontiac GTO 400 4speed
14.221 at 99.83 v
Bob MacMillan 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 4speed
14.450 at 97.80

In a battle of the top offerings each brand, Ted and Bob squared off trying to harness big block power with a clutch pedal. Bob spun the tires twice trying to leave, giving the match to Ted in two.

Troy Teichthesen 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 auto13.781 100.78 vJoe Cass 1971 Dodge Charger R/T 440 auto14.361 at 95....
11/09/2019

Troy Teichthesen 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 auto
13.781 100.78 v
Joe Cass 1971 Dodge Charger R/T 440 auto
14.361 at 95.44

Both cars qualified at 14.51 and both cars improved on those times during the pairing. Troy improved enough to earn a DQ, handing the shootout to Joe.

Keri Radde 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 327 auto14.335 at 95.37 vRyan Weaver 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass S W-31 350 4speed14.3...
11/09/2019

Keri Radde 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 327 auto
14.335 at 95.37 v
Ryan Weaver 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass S W-31 350 4speed
14.328 at 96.21

Keri showed she was serious. hitting Ryan with a .028 reaction time out of the gate and never looked back. Ryan fought back in the second race, both cars turning in identical times of 14.487, but the victory went to Keri in two rounds.

Dan Ruiz 1965  Pontiac GTO 389 4 speed 14.460 at 96.32 vHerman Gross 1969 Buick GS 400 auto14.372 at 94.99Dan and Herman...
11/09/2019

Dan Ruiz 1965 Pontiac GTO 389 4 speed
14.460 at 96.32 v
Herman Gross 1969 Buick GS 400 auto
14.372 at 94.99

Dan and Herman took turns lighting the red light in this battle of evenly matched cars. In the third round, Herman posted a lightning quick .057 light and the quicker time, taking the shootout.

Jeannette Lawrence 1973 Oldsmobile Cutlass 455 auto14.833 at 90.81 v Joe Zielinski 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix SJ 428 4 spee...
11/09/2019

Jeannette Lawrence 1973 Oldsmobile Cutlass 455 auto
14.833 at 90.81 v
Joe Zielinski 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix SJ 428 4 speed
14.48 at 97.16

In a battle of big cube - big bodied GM cars, Joe proved to be the more consistent driver in taking 2 in a row over Jeannette.

Kurt Karch 1979 Pontiac Trans Am 400 4 speed14.908 at 93.80 v  Aron Greisinger 1969 Oldsmobile Hurst 455 auto14.807 at 9...
11/07/2019

Kurt Karch 1979 Pontiac Trans Am 400 4 speed
14.908 at 93.80 v
Aron Greisinger 1969 Oldsmobile Hurst 455 auto
14.807 at 90.49

Kurt usually hot shoes his own 69 Hurst Olds, but chose the disco era Trans Am as his weapon of choice this year. Aron put the extra cubes to work and dispatched Kurt in two rounds.

Peter Sant 1963 Studebaker Avanti 289 auto 14.818 at 96.04 vMark Walters 1974 Pontiac Trans Am 400 4 speed 14.805 at 94....
11/07/2019

Peter Sant 1963 Studebaker Avanti 289 auto
14.818 at 96.04 v
Mark Walters 1974 Pontiac Trans Am 400 4 speed
14.805 at 94.72

Mark took the first round by .05, and Peter posted a second round red light to give the shoot out win to the Trans Am

Norm VerHage 1964 Plymouth Sport Fury 383 auto15.170 at 90.34 vJohn Eberle 1969 Pontiac Trans Am 400 4 speed15.367 at 94...
11/07/2019

Norm VerHage 1964 Plymouth Sport Fury 383 auto
15.170 at 90.34 v
John Eberle 1969 Pontiac Trans Am 400 4 speed
15.367 at 94.86

after a close loss in round 1, John leaned on the tree a little too hard and recorded a .001 red light, giving the shootout to Norm in two straight.

See both of these cars on display at the 2019 Muscle Car and Corvette National in the Pure Stock display!

Rich Meadows 1964 Studebaker Challenger 304.5 4 speed15.568 90.82 v John Becker 1968 AMC AMX 390 4 speed14.679 94.17Rich...
11/07/2019

Rich Meadows 1964 Studebaker Challenger 304.5 4 speed
15.568 90.82 v
John Becker 1968 AMC AMX 390 4 speed
14.679 94.17

Rich was awarded the victory after John broke out (.400 faster than qualifying)

Stark Traxler 1979 Buick Turbo Coupe 231 auto17.136 at 79.69 v Steve Caruso 1973 Buick GS 350 auto 16.332 at 84.15dual b...
11/07/2019

Stark Traxler 1979 Buick Turbo Coupe 231 auto
17.136 at 79.69 v
Steve Caruso 1973 Buick GS 350 auto
16.332 at 84.15

dual bye runs

Muscle Car and Corvette  Nationals
11/02/2019

Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

Here are two cars you will see in the Pure Stock Muscle Car Drags special display at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show, November 23-24. Yep...they aren't all trailer queens! lol

So...tell us, which of these do you think made it to the end of the track first? www.mcacn.com for more show information. Photo Credit; Tim Costello.

10/25/2019
Oh yeah!
09/30/2019

Oh yeah!

Here we go! Guardrail being removed make way for concrete walls!

6 pack of Studebakers from the 25th Annual Pure Stock Drags
09/29/2019

6 pack of Studebakers from the 25th Annual Pure Stock Drags

3 from AMC from the 25th Annual Pure Stock Drags
09/29/2019

3 from AMC from the 25th Annual Pure Stock Drags

6 pack of FoMoCo from the 25th Annual Pure Stock Drag
09/29/2019

6 pack of FoMoCo from the 25th Annual Pure Stock Drag

9 pack of Oldsmobiles from the 25th Annual Pure Stock Drags
09/29/2019

9 pack of Oldsmobiles from the 25th Annual Pure Stock Drags

12 pack of Buicks from the 25th Annual Pure Stock Drags
09/29/2019

12 pack of Buicks from the 25th Annual Pure Stock Drags

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