Legmaker MSHS 2021 Opener Draws a Huge Crowd

Late last month, the Modern Street Hemi Shootout opened their 2021 season with the first event at Orlando Speedworld being sponsored by Legmaker Intakes. The season got off to a great start, with the event beating any past opener by more than a hundred registered race cars, with NHRA superstar Leah Pruett serving as the host. While the heat was unrelenting, series boss Dan VanHorn credits the track crew with providing a great track – leading to some fantastic modern Mopar drag racing.

Dodge Charger

Of course, in addition to the racing program, having the NHRA Mopar driver on hand to sign autographs and pose for pictures proved to be an awesome perk for everyone in attendance. VanHorn praised the job that Pruett did as the event host, but racers and spectators alike loved the chance to meet the popular racer.

Dodge Charger R/T

Legmaker MSHS Season Opener Results

VanHorn explained that racers from Florida came out in force, but there were also many heavy hitters who traveled long distances to participate in the season opener.

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Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

Jerome “Hellcat” Stone won the ThiTek Heavyweight class and Al Scanlon won the East Coast Moparts Bracket class, both having traveled from Texas. Al Gennarelli came from North Carolina to win the HEMI Outlaw class and Brian Brunt brought his wicked Jeep Grand Cherokee from Michigan to win the High Horse Performance 10.00 Index class and the King of the Hill – which pits all of the class winners head-to-head in a bracket shootout. To win the King of the Hill shootout, Brunt ran a 10.004 on a 10.00 dial, with a .008 light. For those who aren’t familiar enough with the ins and outs of bracket racing, that is very near a perfect run.

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Here is a full list of results from the Legmaker Modern Street Hemi Shootout 2021 opener.

Dodge Charger

Diablosport/Holley – HEMI Outlaw (1/8th mile heads up)
1st Al Gennarelli
2nd Jason Epling
3rd Chris Dufresne

Demon Performance – Super Pro (8.50 index)
1st Jeff Keen
2nd Ron Polidora
3rd  Chris Harrigan

ThiTek – Heavyweight Class (1/4 miles heads up)
1st Jerome Stone (above)
2nd Brian Williams
3rd Jag Grana
4th Tommy Falk

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

ThiTek Heavyweight Class 2nd Chance Winner
Danny Mortenson (above)

High Horse Performance 10.00 index
1st Brian Brunt
2nd Mitch Thome
3rd Mike England

Dodge Charger

Gearhead Fabrications – Modified (10.50 index)
1st Bruce Phillips
2nd Brandon Avila
3rd Mel Dion
4th John Roscoe

Dodge Charger

Legmaker Intakes – Super Stock (11.50 index)
1st Bryan Potter (above)
2nd Greg Green
3rd James Burnthourne Jr

Suncoast Performance – Street (12.50 index)
1st Cleve Edgerton
2nd Bill Lee Jr
3rd Craig Peterson

East Coast MoParts – Bracket (dial in)
1st Al Scanlan
2nd Bill Lee Jr
3rd Guy Dalton
4th Cleve Edgerton

MSHS Crowd

TC2 Motorsports – Rookie Class (dial in)
1st Ginger Cardenell

Z Automotive – King of the Hill (dial in)
Brian Brunt

Stage 6 Motorsports Best Reaction Time
Nick Billet Coronel- .005

AAD Performance Best 60 Foot
Jeff Keen- 1.052

Hell Raiser Performance Best ET
1/8 mile – Jason Epling 4.888 @ 143
1/4 mile – Jeff Keen 8.284 @ 113.78

Moe’s Performance RAM Best ET Award
Nick Billet Coronel – 13.14

MMX Closest to the Pin Awards
Bracket – Guy Dalton
8.50- Ron Polidora
10.00 – Jack Reynolds
10.50 – Mel Dion
11.50 – James Burnthorne Jr
12.50 – Cleve Edgerton
Rookie – Ginger Cardenell

Dodge Charger

Diablosport Horsepower Wars

On the day before the Modern Street Hemi Shootout season open, the Diablosport Horsepower Wars was held at Orlando Speedworld. It was open to all sorts of race cars, but the field was dominated by drivers who had shown up early for the Legmaker Intakes Modern Street Hemi Shootout opener.

Sumit Hellcat

Sumit Goyal and his Hellcat Challenger (above) won the Factory Forced Induction class and went on to beat Leah Pruett in the Diablosport Challenger Redeye in an exhibition race.

Challenger 1320

Ed Springsteen won the Modified Forced Induction class in his Hellcat Challenger, Tommy Marauder won the Naturally Aspirated side of the Battle of the Brands with his Challenger 1320 (above) and AJ Berge won the Forced Induction Battle of the Brands class with his 2007 Charger (below) – which is the quickest modern Dodge Charger in the world, running in the mid-7-second range.

Dodge Charger

MSHS regular Jason Epling was in the finals in the Unlimited class, but traction issues prevented another Mopar win among the quickest cars in the field.

Next MSHS Event

The second event on the Modern Street Hemi Shootout schedule, sponsored by Demon Performance, is being held on Friday, April 16th at Virginia Motorsports Park. Racer entry is $120, which gets you and your car into two classes and as this piece goes live, there does appear to be space left in the rookie class, which is free to new racers.

MSHS Crowd

Click here for more information on the Demon Performance MSHS event at VMP.

Of course, the Modern Street Hemi Shootout series wouldn’t be possible without the sponsors listed below.

SERIES PRESENTING SPONSOR:
Pure Drivetrain Solutions

TITLE SPONSORS:
The Driveshaft Shop & Hemituner Performance

KING OF THE HILL SPONSOR:
Z Automotive

EVENT SPONSORS:
Legmaker Intakes
Eastcoast Moparts
ThiTek
Demon Performance
Hemituner Performance
TG Motorsports
High Horse Performance

CLASS SPONSORS:
King of the Hill – Z Automotive
King of Kings – Barth Tuning
HEMI Outlaw Class – DiabloSport/Holley
Super Pro Class – Demon Performance
Heavyweight Class – ThiTek
Modified Class – Gearhead Fabrications
Super Stock Class – Legmaker Intakes
Bracket Class – Eastcoast MoParts
10.00 – High Horse Performance
Rookie Class – TC2 Motorsports
Closest to the Pin – Modern Muscle Xtreme
Boost N Juice – Nitrous Outlet (Rockingham, Houston & MIR)

PRIZE SPONSORS:
Best Reaction Time – Stage 6 Motorsports
Best ET – Hell Raiser Performance
Best 60 Foot Award – AAD Performance
Best ET HEMI RAM – Moe’s Performance
Twin Win – Stell Sav/carfinish
Party Sponsors – VanDrake Racing
Winners Circle Sponsor – Demon116 Fuels

SPONSORS
VanDrake Racing
AAD Performance
Suncoast Converters
Cam Motion
Jokerz Performance
Quick Time Performance
Hall | MileOne Autogroup
Anderson Composites
Gen3 Products
Litens High Performance

Dodge Demon

ASSOCIATE SPONSORS:
Holmberg Motorsports
American Muscle Performance
Sipple’s Speed & Performance
Per4mance Development
True Street Performance
Satera Tuning
Allpar Garage
Professional Auto Collision
Karma Racing Products
Orthopedic Spine Care Of Long Island
DRP Motorsports
Cometic Gasket
Nitrous Outlet
DemonTKM
1320 Solutions
Frank Racing
MS Racing Components
BFNY Performance

CONTINGENCY SPONSORS:
Quick Time Performance
ProCharger
Litens High Performance – HellRaiser

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