Mother and son went head to head in the finals of the Stock/Super Stock class June 24 in the O'Reilly Auto Parts/Snap-On Tools Bracket Drag Racing Series at Brainerd International Raceway.
Maxine Line of Wright faced off with son Ben Line of Cromwell. Ben, the No. 1 qualifier in that class, beat his mother from the starting line with a .033-second reaction time and never looked back, taking the win in his 1969 Mustang and retaining familial bragging rights for the time being.
With 435 racers competing, it was another full weekend of amateur drag racing at BIR in the second of the six-race series.
In the Super Pro class, top-qualifier Greg Grundman of St. Cloud ran his 1971 Camaro to a win against Mike Anderson of St. Joseph. Grundman ran a 10.92-second elapsed time in the finals, with a .039-second reaction time.
Brad Mickle of Lino Lakes took the finals victory over Adam Anderson of Sartell in the Sportsman class. Anderson was quicker off the starting line with a .041-second reaction time, but Mickle squeaked out a win by 1/1,000ths of a second in his 1967 Mustang, running 106.67 mph.
A pair of Camaros lined up for the finals of the Pro class, with Steve Roehrs of Grantsburg, Wis., taking his second win of the season by beating Jason Forsland of Foreston. Roehrs had the better reaction off the light with .032 seconds against Forsland's .112-second reaction time. His time was 10.82 seconds.
Finals: Greg Grundman, St. Cloud, def. Mike Anderson, St. Joseph
Semifinals: (Not listed)
Finals: Steve Roehrs, Grantsburg, Wis., def. Jason Forsland, Foreston.
Semifinals: Roehrs def. Mel Knott, Prior Lake, Forsland bye.
Finals: Brad Mickle, Lino Lakes, def. Adam Anderson, Sartell.
Semifinals: Mickle def. Joe Moriarty, Ham Lake.; Anderson def. Paul Baillif, Brainerd.
Finals: Ken Niesen, Brooklyn Park, def. Jeff Lanque of Zimmerman.
Semifinals: Niesen bye; Lanque def. Cary Hoover, Andover.
Finals: David Kari, Fridley, def. Ron Matich, Baxter.
Semifinals: Kari def. Danielle Schrupp, Mound.; Matich def. Dave Kieffer, Spring Lake Park.
Finals: Brian Johnson, Anoka, def. Don Kritzky, Cottage Grove.
Semifinals: Johnson def. Chris Bruegger, Hudson, Wis.; Kritzky def. Pat Nahan
Finals: Scott Ladendorf, Burnsville, def. Vern Laurin Jr., Duluth.
Semifinals: Ladendorf def. Kari Larson, Starbuck; Laurin def. Daren Erickson, Bagley.
Finals: Dave Deluney, Monticello, def. Troy Luberda, Foley.
Semifinals: Luberda bye; Deluney def. Corey Rinas, Moorhead.
Stock/ Super Stock
Finals: Ben Line, Cromwell, def. Maxine Line, Wright.
Semifinals: Ben Line bye; Maxine Line def. Scott Dugdale, Circle Pines.
Finals: Scott Schuett, Little Falls, def. Cam Grundman, St. Cloud
Semifinals: Schuett bye; Grundman def. Mandy Anderson, St Cloud
Finals: Angie Anderson, Sartell, def. Paul Enga, Foley
Semifinals: Anderson def. William Schuett, Little Falls; Enga def. David Hyttsten, Monticello
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