August 16th started off as a rainy day, but that didn't stop Dan Vanhorn event promoter and crew from making their yearly stop in the Motorcity for Modern Street Hemi Shootout HEMINSANITY. Lapeer International Dragway was the scene again this year for the second year in a row. Sunday event day the morning was rainy and wet gates opened to a wet track but Ryan Hartsuck track manager at Lapeer was up to the task. Modern Street travels the US and last month they were at Rockingham, North Carolina.
As the gates opened at 9a.m drivers from all over the country filed into the track for sign in and tech. One driver traveled over 1,400 miles to try to get his piece of the prize money. Motorcity had a strong showing as many locals took home top prizes.
2p.m the track was dry and racing started. There are many classes at a MSHS event from Demon to Outlaw, Rookie, and Bracket. There were many stand out cars in the field. Grumpy Cat Unchained with driver Kevin Helmick rollled into Lapeer and took home two first place trophies Outlaw Class and the Super Pro class. Locals Kevin Smith brought out his Demon to rule the Demon class and Tim Preston won the Super Stock class in his white Hellcat. Stephen Rimay and his son Corey brought out their old school muscle and were a fan favorite. Geoff Bracken won the Street Modified class and later took home King of the Hill. Wesley Motorsports unleased their new street legal drag racing car at Lapeer with a beautiful Bilstein wrap. Visit Hemirace.com for complete event winners list.
With the car count over 70 cars Modern Street proved one thing, don't trust the weatherman. Like they say Shut up Line up and Race.
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Modern Street Hemi Shootout will be hosting their next event in Virginia in September visit Hemirace.com for news and info.