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Nice Write up By Patrick Ralls on The MSHS VMP Race/Congrats to HHP's customers

Hi Everyone, I hope you Enjoy the Article about our MSHS Series event race day! 

MSHS: Clear weather and great racing in Virginia
by Patrick Rall on September 27, 2017 at 11:37 am EDT
MSHS: Clear weather and great racing in Virginia

The fourth event of the 2017 Modern Street Hemi Shootout was held on September 15-16 at Virginia Motorsports Park and for the first time this season, the world’s fastest Hemi street machines didn’t get rained on. As a result, the MSHS stop in Virginia, sponsored by Demon Performance, was packed with the most racing action of any event on this year’s schedule, while also being the richest event so far.
That's Right!!!! There's my Daughter Katelyn in her 2010 Furious Fuschia Challenger!:cool::D:cool:

If you have followed our coverage of the 2017 Modern Street Hemi Shootout series, you know that the Milan MSHS event last month was rained out altogether. Since no prizes were awarded in Michigan, the cash prizes from that event were carried forward to the Virginia event, leading to double payouts for the class prizes – with some $25,000 up for grabs. The only exception was that prize money for the #Bad_Ass_Official and VanDrake Racing $5,000 King of the Hill class. Rather than have a $10,000 cash prize for King of the Hill, the prize money from the Milan event was donated to the relief efforts in Texas following hurricane Harvey.

The classes at the Demon Performance-sponsored MSHS Virginia Motorsports Park Event included:
Eastcoast Moparts – Bracket – Dial-In
Demon Performance – Super Pro – Heads Up, Run 8s to Be Competitive
ThiTek – Pro – 9.50 index
True Street Performance – Modified – 10.50 index
Legmaker Intakes – Super Stock – 11.50 index
RK Motors – Street – 12.50 index
High Horse Performance – Hellcat Shootout – heads
#Bad_Ass_Official and VanDrake Racing $5,000 King of the Hill – Class winners – Dial-In

Class-by-Class Rundown from Virginia:
In the EastCoast Moparts Bracket class, John Govonettio and his 2012 Dodge Charger took on Chris Dufresne and his 2011 Dodge Challenger. Govonettio used a big holeshot advantage to win the race, even though he ran 12.71 on a 12.62 while Dufresne ran a 10.48 on a 10.45 dial.

In the RK Motors Street class (12.50 index), Gary Sanders and his 2017 Dodge Challenger took on Gary Rhudy and his 2014 Dodge Challenger R/T. Rhudy had a small starting line advantage with a better reaction time, but Sanders ran a 12.60 to Rhudy’s 12.73, giving the 2017 Challenger the win.

In the Legmaker Intakes Super Stock class (11.50 index), Kate Tout and her 2010 Dodge Challenger (at the top of the article) took on Patrick Zabst and his 2010 Dodge Charger. Zabst ran the quicker ET, laying down an 11.566 and losing to Kate Tout’s 11.572 due to a better reaction time by the Challenger.
WOOHOO 1st Place!:cool:

In the True Street Performance Modified class (10.50 index), there was a pair of Hellcats battling for the win, with Donald Carter and his 2016 Hellcat (below) taking on Ron Polidora and his 2017 Hellcat Challenger. Carter had a much better reaction time (.081 to .199), but Polidora’s 10.534 allowed him to drive around Carter (10.633) on the big end.


In the ThiTek Pro class (9.50 index), Brian Brunt and his 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee (below) went head to head with Chris Harrigan and his 2006 Dodge Charger. Harrigan had a stunning .008 reaction time, but “only” ran a 9.828, losing to Brunt’s 9.622.


In the Demon Performance Super Pro class (heads up, no index), Brian Destefano and his 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 took on Gary Rhudy in a 2011 Dodge Challenger. Destefano grabbed a starting line advantage (.230 to .343 reaction times), but with a 9.035, his Jeep beat Rhudy’s 9.673 in the Charger.

In the High Horse Performance Hellcat Shootout (heads up, no dial), Nelson Bucklard Jr took on Nathan Lewis and it wasn’t much of a race, with Buckland running a 9.9.42 to Lewis’ 12.724.

Finally, the #Bad_Ass_Official and VanDrake Racing $5,000 King of the Hill class pitted the winners of every other class head-to-head with the dial-in system and in the finals, RK Motors Street class winner Gary Sanders and his 2017 Dodge Challenger took on the High Horse Performance Hellcat Shootout winner Nelson Bucklard Jr, with Sanders taking the win and the $5,000 cash price.

Some other winners from the Virginia stop of the 2017 Modern Street Hemi Shootout schedule include the following:
The A2Speed Best Reaction Time Award – Stephan Rimay – .001
The Orthopedic Spine Care of Long Island Best ET Award – Brian DeStefano – 8.892
The Nitrous Outlet Best 60 Foot Award – Greg Davies – 1.35
The JONZ HVAC & Stanley’s Performance 2nd Chance Runoff was won by Larry LaGuardia
The Gary Rhudy Best Package Award – Chris Harrigan – .058
Cabinet Factory of Delaware Hard Luck Award – Tim Ercolano

Finally, on the behalf of the event organizers, the racers, and the entire Mopar community, we have to give a shout out to all of the sponsors who helped make this event happen:
Series Title Sponsors:
The Driveshaft Shop
Hemituner Performance

Event Title Sponsor:
Demon Performance

Class Sponsors:
#bad_ass_official & VanDrake Racing – King of the Hill
Demon Performance – Super Pro
ThiTek – Pro
True Street Performance – Modified
Legmaker Intakes – Super Stock
RK Motors – Street
High Horse Performance – Hellcat
East Coast MoParts – Bracket
Stanley Performance & Jonz HVAC 2nd Chance

Associate Sponsors:
Stage 6 Motorsports
Southern Hotrod
Nitrous Outlet
Orthopedic Spine Care of Long Island
OC Performance
Hall Automotive
Cabinet Factory
Z Automotive
BFNY Performance
G3 Performance Products
Authentic Performance
American Racing Solutions
Professional Auto Collision
DTP Racing
American Racing Solutions
Gearhead Fabrications
Mass Acceleration Motorsports
Gary Rhudy Motorsports
American Muscle Performance
Per4mance Development
Autocomplete Mobile Detailing
Livernois Motorsports
Brunt Associates
Newton Crane Roofing
JerseyBoy Tuning
MotorCity Detail
Dairy Queen of Walled Lake
Michigans Best Entertainment
Detroit Muscle

The 5th and final event of the 2017 Modern Street Hemi Shootout will be held on Saturday, November 4th at Atco Dragway in New Jersey.

All images courtesy of the drivers of the vehicles. More images will be added as they are submitted.

Patrick Rall was raised a Mopar boy, spending years racing a Dodge Mirada while working his way through college. After spending a few years post-college in the tax accounting field, Patrick made the jump to the world of journalism and his work has been published in magazines and websites around the world.

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Congrats to HHP's Customers at The Vmp Event!

The HHP Pit is always busy and VMP was no different. All of us help each other set up our cars and the area for the day. Once Josh is done his gets ready with his laptop. 

Nelson Buckland was in town and was having Josh Tune and dial in his Redline Red Charger.
Originally it was built with all the "Linda" 9-second modifications. We were twins with the typical Metco Upper Pulley, ATI lower pulley, 309 gears with the Per4mance brace MT ET Street Rs etc.

Recently, Nelson, had High Performance install more Mods. 
HHP Heads :cool:
HHP/BES 6.2L (Hellcat Heads) CNC Ported Pro-Grade Cylinder Heads - HHP-62PPH
Cam HHP/BES:cool: 
Custom Limiter Camshaft (2009-2016 5.7L/6.2L/6.4L RT/SRT/Hellcat VVT Vehicles) - HHPVVTCAM
Oh Yeah! He has giggle juice! A 100 shot!!:D:D:cool::cool:
Nitrous Outlet Hellcat Plate Kit by HHP Racing (2015+ Dodge SRT 6.2L Hellcat) - HHP-HC-CUSTOM-NO
His next mods will include, he just loves the look of my car. But I think there will be more mods then wheels next round! Nelson has the Need for Speed Bug!
HHP Ultra-Lite 3-Piece Bolted 18x10 Aluminum Rear 10-Spoke Drag Rim (2015-2016 Hellcat Vehicles) - HHPCATWR

As Josh worked his Tuning magic and helped Nelson understand how all the new mods work together, the car just got faster and Nelson's grin got wider.:cool:

Nelson won the Hellcat Shootout and moved on to the King of the Hill race. Which he took second. 
And Again Another customer sent home by HHP with a smile that second to none.
BTW Nelson is only 17 he works and pays for his car and mods. Nelson's family were very nice people and very proud and happy how well Nelson raced. 
They have 1/4 drag racing in their blood!


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My Daughter Katelyn races a 2010 Furious Fuschia Challenger and she is one Helluva Bracket racer. I get the question Will Kate be there? .....Yessssss!...........Darn!
Kates races an HHP built and tuned car with a D1 ProCharger build, Gforce driveshaft and axels, some upgrades to the Trans by Enhanced Transmission out of Ohio. And of course. Her car also got the handed down My Weld wheels and was getting all my Tires too. But this year she runs MT ET Street R's too
"Tuner is Key" and Kates car is Tuned by Joshua Schwartz!!


Linda :)

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Gary Rhudy also out of HHP with his Tuning dialed in By Josh@HHP on his 2014 Red Challenger with a Legmaker CAI and Nitrous Outlet NOS Kit is an awesome Bracket racer and has been a contender 3 times for KOTH ( 2 w 1 L) 



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Congrats Greg on getting the 10,B)

Did you post your Slip? Our signatures are gone, so I don't see your list:( Maybe you started a thread?

This  thread is my first posting up on MMF with the new style software.  Easier than I thought, but with so many changes for me  I was just a little overwhelmed thinking about the how the change would work.


Kate says "Thank You"!




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