Modern Street Hemi Series Roars in Virginia, Prepares for The Rock

Last month, the Modern Street Hemi Shootout headed to Virginia Motorsports Park for the second stop on the 2021 schedule, leading to two days of action-packed modern Mopar drag racing. Series boss Dan VanHorn credited the VMP track crew for providing a great surface, adding that “Tyler Crossnoe is the top dog there and was on the tractor doing his magic. He is world renowned.” The result of that world-renowned track prep was a bunch of very fast Hemi-powered machines.

1964 Dodge

Demon Performance MSHS Virginia Results

The second event of the 2021 MSHS series was sponsored by Demon Performance and even though it is early in the season, several class frontrunners have emerged as favorites for season championships. Al Gennarelli won the Diablosport & Holley Hemi Outlaw class for the second time this season, Brian Brunt won the High Horse Performance 10.00 Index class for the second time, Daniel Mortenson won the ThiTek Heavyweight class after winning the “second chance” bracket of the class at the season opener, Greg Green won the Legmaker Intakes Super Stock class after finishing second at the season opener and Ron Polidora won the Demon Performance Super Pro class after finishing second in the opener with his incredible Hellcat Hemi-powered 1964 Dodge (shown above). Click here for more on the results from the first event of the 2021 MSHS schedule.

Polidora would go on to win the Z Automotive King of the Hill class for the MSHS Demon Performance event, which pits all of the class winners head-to-head in a bracket format.

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Genarelli Dodge Challenger

Here is a full list of results from the Demon Performance Modern Street Hemi event at Virginia Motorsports Park.

Diablosport & Holley HEMI Outlaw Class
1st Al Gennarelli (Dodge Challenger shown above)
2nd Josh Schwartz
3rd Kent Irwin
4th Chris Dufresne

Demon Performance Super PRO Class
1st Ron Polidora (1964 Dodge at the top of this article)
2nd Ken Walther
3rd Chris Harrigan

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

ThiTek Heavyweight Class
1st Daniel Mortenson (Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat shown above)
2nd Eric Bonner
3rd Tommy Falk
4th Alan Scruggs

ThiTek Heavyweight Class 2nd Chance Winner
Don Keller

Jeep Grand Cherokee

High Horse Performance 10.00 Index
1st Brian Brunt (Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 shown above)
2nd Mel Dion (Dodge Challenger Hellcat in B5 Blue shown below)
3rd Chad Butler
4th Charles Purdue

Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Gearhead Fabrications Modified Class
1st John Govenettio (Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat shown below)
2nd Juan Segarra
3rd Darla Kimak

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

LegMaker Intakes Super Stock Class
1st Greg Green (yellow Charger shown below)
2nd Chris Jones
3rd Don Springstead

Greg Green Dodge Chagrer

Cam Motion Street Class
1st Micky Hale (Dodge Challenger 1320 shown below)
2nd Steve Carter
3rd Rob Daughaday

Dodge Challenger

East Coast Moparts Pentastar Bracket Class
1st Juan Segarra (Dodge Magnum shown below)
2nd Micky Hale
3rd David Davies
4th Donald Carter

Dodge Magnum

TC2 Motorsports Rookie Class
1st Thomas Cochran
2nd Patricia Tucker
3rd Brenda Purdue

Z Automotive King of the Hill
Ron Polidora

Stage 6 Motorsports Best Reaction Time
Donald Carter – .010

AAD Performance Best 60 Foot
Kent Irwin – 1.213

Hell Raiser Performance Best ET
1/8 mile –  Al Gennarelli – 5.018
1/4 mile –  Ken Walther- 8.576

Moe’s Performance RAM Best ET Award
Jag Grana- 14.6

MMX Closest to the Pin Awards
Bracket – Guy Dalton- .001
8.50- Ken Walther- 8.576
10.00 – Charles Purdue- 10.000
10.50 – Darla Kimak- 10.532
11.50 – Tammy Peery – 11.511
12.50 – Joe Puglise- 12.504
Rookie – Patricia Tucker – .050

MSHS Heads Home May 15-16

On May 15 and 16, the Modern Street Hemi Shootout heads to Rockingham Dragway, the official home of the series. For those who do not know, it was announced last year that series boss Dan VanHorn and long-time series competitor Al Gennarelli are purchasing the track facility and over the course of the next year, they are working with the current ownership to ensure a smooth transition. VanHorn and Gennarelli will officially assume full ownership sometime in 2022, but the track known as “The Rock” has become the home base of sorts for the Modern Street Hemi Shootout.

Genarelli Dodge Challenger

In addition to the traditional classes listed above, the Rockingham MSHS event, sponsored by the team at Hemituner Performance, will feature some additional racing opportunities. This includes the 2021 Drag Pak Shootout, the Throwback 9.50 Index class and the MSHS Hemi Grudge entry, which is open to all Gen 3 Hemi-powered machines that don’t fit into any of the other classes. A traditional MSHS racer entry for the Hemituner Performance event at Rockingham Dragway is $130 and that includes entry into two classes. The MSHS Rookie class is free to a select number of drivers and there are still openings available and those who want to participate in the Friday track rental, sponsored by High Horse Performance, that pass will cost $120. Click here for more details on buying tickets for the next event.

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

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

Patrick Rall is a professional writer and photographer with a passion for all things automotive. Having grown up in his father’s performance shop, he spent extensive time at the oval track and drag strip – both driving and wrenching on various types of vehicles. In addition to working as a writer, Patrick previously worked as an automotive technician before moving on to a business office position with a chain of dealerships, and this broad spectrum of experience in the industry allows him to offer a unique look on the automotive world. Follow Patrick on Twitter, Facebook and on Youtube. Contact him at (973) 925-6058.

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