DT Proxy 2018 Ch 14    The Slaying of a Dragon

(Tommy) Welcome back to your flag to flag coverage of the 3rd Dragon’s Tail Road Rally.  After a thrilling and tense mêlée the cars are now heading for home.

(Smokey) Tommy during the break I heard Grand Sport Racing owner, Greg Carpenter express concerns about his car releasing those flames out of the hood scoop when the big Weber downdraft carbs aren’t kept throttled up.  At this late stage in the game he cannot afford any mishaps and after this stellar performance by his driver Earl Essex, it would be a shame to blow it now.  Some of the other owners are already congratulating him as if this thing is already in the bag, but he’s still not so sure.

(Tommy) Especially now that he is being challenge by Clutch McCoy in the Ghia for Piston Slap Racing.  Both cars are running shoulder to shoulder and each driver keeps looking back to the other and smiling.  They seem to be enjoying this …

And just when you think it’s going to come  down to the wire, Earl Essex looked over at Clutch McCoy, waved bye bye, and with a burst of flame, he smashed the throttle and was gone!

essexcheckers(Aurora) Grand Sport Racing Slays the Dragon!

(Smokey) Momentarily stunned, Clutch McCoy shakes it off and crosses the line claiming the second spot on the podium.

(Aurora) Mean while it remains a 3 way tie for 3rd between The “Red Fish” for Strummer Racing, Jake the Snake in the Rocket City Cobra and Team Powell’s smooth running Ford GT.

123amigosJeremy Clarkson in the Strummer Racing Ford MklV  releases some extra weight, (his co pilot Richard Hammond) by the road side without slowing down, and manages to cross the line first.  Followed closely by Team Powell and then Rocket City’s Cobra, rounding out the top 5.

2ferr(Tommy) Roberto Asconi in the Red Ferrari ran a clean consistent race, poured it on at the end and claims 6th for Team owner Tom Bowman.

(Smokey) Spud Boy managed to climb back into the race and follows in the yellow Ferrari for Nonesuch Racing.

vairspeedThe Junkabilly Racing Corvair ran a good chase proving that it could be safe at any speed.

homecomingBubba comes home for Team Purple.  He had plenty of speed,  but couldn’t find the rhythm to gain any ground.

Following closely is Skabby in the Mako Shark for Cornhusker Racing filling out the top 10.

(Tommy) On Skabby’s heals comes Noah Vale for Pappy and the Kid Team A in the 1950 Olds and then ushering in Team B in the 1953 Mercedes 300s.

gtoinBud Henry wore himself out in the previous leg of the race, but manages to bring the GTO in for Next Century Technologies.

hippydogLance Ross the lll for Outlaw Hippy Racing eager to get this race over and extinguish his craving,  bounds from a still rolling VW (no parking brake!) and rushes to the Burger Joint noticing the largest hot dog he has ever seen!

stangtoyBoth Palliden Spencer in the Mustang for J.L.M. Racing and Harry Gumala in the Toyota for Normal Racing had smooth running cars, but just couldn’t conquer the esses.

(Smokey) Everyone has rushed on to the track to congratulate Earl Essex of Grand Sport Racing.  He truly conquered the course from start to finish.

What an amazing performance!

top123(Aurora) I’d have to say across the board, the competition was fierce!  Each team really brought their A game and raised the bar!

(Tommy) Indeed!

above3Well on behalf of Smokey and Aurora we’d like to thank our Sponsors for their continued support of the Dragon’s Tail Road Rally.  And remember, when you are in need of something to get your motor running, consider supporting one of these fine folks and tell them you heard about them from the Dragon’s Tail!

Congratulations to all of our competitors for a fun and exciting race.  Your particapation and enthusiasm is greatly appreciated!

And Finally, Thanks to all of you that have followed the 3rd Dragon’s Tail Road Rally.  We hope that you have enjoyed it as much as we have!

Until next time!

2018 Dragon’s Tail Road Rally

Standings after Heat 5 of 5 

Driver/Car Team/Owner Heat 1


Heat 2


Heat 3


Heat 4


Heat 5




Movement this heat Position at

Start of Race

1 Earl Essex

1965 Shelby Cobra  white w/blk

Grand Sport Racing

owner Greg Carpenter

15 15 17 15 17.13 79.13 1
2 Clutch McCoy

1964 Karmann Ghia white w/ yellow

Piston Slap Racing

owner Tom Hobgood

15 15 16 16 15.15 77.15 8
3 Jeremy Clarkson

Ford MklV  red w/white

Strummer Racing

owner Harlan Welch-Scarboro

15 14 15 15 16.5 75.5 +1 9
4 Will Speed

1966 Ford GT light blue w/orange

Team Powell

owner Bill Powell

14 15 15 15 15.27 74.27 +1 7
5 Jake Snake

1966 Cobra 427  Blue w/ white

Rocket City Racing

owner Dave Parker

15 14 15 15 14.27 73.27 -2 4
6 Roberto Asconi

Maroon ’64 Ferrari 330 P4 red

Scuderia Ferrari

owner Tom Bowman

14 14 14 15 15.23 72.23 6
7 Spud Boy

1962 Ferrari GTO 250 yellow w/orange

Nonesuch Racing

owner Dan Cocke

13 14 14 15 15.24 71.24 +2 2
8 Carl Scarborough, Jr

1963 Corvair  beige w/ blue

Junkabilly Racing

owner Scott Scarboro

14 13 15 14 15.1 71.1 11
9 Bubba

1969 Chevy Camaro Purple

Team Purple

owner William Milholen

14 14 14 14 14.12 70.12 -2 3
10 Skabby

1965 Chevy proto Mako Shark

Cornhusker Racing

owner Mark Boesen

14 13 15 13 15.7 70.7 +1 5
11 Noah Vale

1950 Oldsmobile

White/green w/ flames

Pappy and the Kid Racing  Team A owner Jeff King 13 14 14 15 14.5 70.5 -1 13
12 Otto Glide

1953 Mercedes 300s

Gray w/ white stripe

Pappy and the Kid Racing  Team B owner Eric Shuck 13 14 14 12 13.6 66.6 14
13 Bud Henry

1969 GTO


Next Century Technologies

owner  Joel Hardin

13 13 13 14 12.7 65.7 15
14 Lance Ross III

1964 VW Beetle

Yellow w/ flowers

Outlaw Hippy Racing

owner Sal Matthews

13 12 13 12 13.15 63.15 16
15 Palliden Spencer

1966 Ford Mustang GT 347 blue w/ white

J.L.M. Racing

owner  Yobear Jones

12 13 12 13 12.24 62.24 10
16 Harry Gumala

1966 Toyota 2000 GT  maroon w/ blk

Normal Racing

owner Brian Bueschel

12 12 12 11 12.29 59.29 12

Note: Track has 31 sections