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Ulsch Wins Last Man Standing


August 15, 2013


Press Release courtesy of:  Fabian Brown

As the summer starts to draw to a close, the action at Maryland International Raceway only gets hotter. Wednesday nights have become a summertime staple in the Southern Maryland area with War on Wheels. The largest Wednesday night field of Pro Mods this season did not disappoint, as drivers chased after the 3 second zone, the MIR Irontree and the title of "Last Man Standing". The challenge began for the drivers as they were paired for first round not based on qualifying, as there is no qualifying for this race, but by random pairings in the staging lanes. In front of a packed house, the drivers wanted to put on a show for the fans and taste victory one more time on Wednesday night. John Stanley of Hagerstown, MD shocked the MIR crowd with an amazing 3.65 in the one allotted shakedown session, just a mere 5 hundredths of the 1/8 mile track record set by "Madman" Frankie Taylor a few weeks earlier. With side by side racing and 3 second passes aplenty, all in attendance were eager to see which two Pro Mods would duke it out in the final round.

That final round would give us for the 3rd time this season, an all General Motors final, as Chuck Ulsch, the June WOW I winner, in his supercharged 68 Camaro, taking on former Pro Mod track champion Andy Jensen in his turbocharged 68 Camaro. They left the line with nearly identical reaction times, and were neck and neck all the way through the 1/8 mile finish, as Chuck Ulsch ran an impressive 3.899 at 196.07 MPH, to Jensen's equally impressive 3.962 at 190.19 MPH. Ulsch felt relieved and jubilated in the winners circle, as he accomplished what few drivers have been able to do, and that's beat Andy Jensen in a final at MIR, claiming his 2nd Last Man Standing title of 2013.

Thank you to all of the racers and fans who came out and made the War On Wheels events this season such a huge success. We look forward to seeing everyone come out for the 35th annual Jet Wars on Saturday, August 24th - and for the first time ever, the International Pro Mod Challenge, USA vs Canada at the Snap-on Racing Superchargers Showdown on Friday & Saturday, September 20-21, which will also feature Nostalgia Nitro Funny Cars, the Wild Bunch, Jets and more. Be there!!





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