Motor State Knock Out

2018 Participant 

Motor State Knock Out

The third annual No-Prep Drag Racing event hosted by Motor State Distributing was held at US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, MI on June 14 and 15. Drivers from four states came to compete in five featured classes, including Big Tire, Small Tire, Outlaw Street, Late Model Muscle Stock, and Late Model Muscle Modified. The event consisted of a Friday evening Test-and-Tune, topping off with the Edelbrock Late Model Punch-Out, presented by JBA Performance Exhaust. Tom Motycka of Decatur, MI took home the win for the Modified class, while Doug Maatman, from Holland, MI, won the Stock division.

Saturday saw a solid day of racing for all five classes, even as rain clouds loomed through the day. The first final round to be completed was the Late Model Muscle Stock division, with Doug Maatman again taking the win. The final round of the Big Tire class matched up Ryan Hendrickson of Kouts, IN with Bryant Goldstone, of Osceola, IN, with Hendrickson taking the win as Goldstone’s transmission failed just before the finish. The rain finally let loose while the crew was cleaning up the track, with no end in sight. As a result, the final races for the remaining three classes were canceled and the purse was split up between the finalists.

Despite the rain, participants and attendees alike had a great time.

A special thank you goes out to our sponsoring manufacturers: Edelbrock, JBA Performance Exhaust, ARP, Quickcar, Fragola, Total Seal Piston Rings, Mahle Motorsport, Mahle Clevite, Comp Cams, King Racing, FK Bearings, US Gear, Go Fast Productions, Eagle Specialty, Moroso, SCE Gaskets, Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels, QA1, AFR, PAC Springs, Allstar Performance, Brodix, Weld Racing, Nitrous Express, Yukon Gear & Axle, CVR, XS Power, Scat, NGK, Pro-Filer, MPI, Aeromotive, Auto Meter, Berger Chevrolet, Dart, FST Performance, Innovate Motorsports, and Pertronix.

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Final Winners

Late Model Muscle Stock
Doug Maatman

Big Tire
Ryan Hendrickson

Small Tire*
Tony Mangiaracina
Carl Stancell

Late Model Muscle Modified*
Tyler Hassing
Tom Motycka

Outlaw Street**
Kyle Jordan
Justin Spinolas
Mike Morelli
Tom Hersh

* Finalists – Final race cancelled due to rain.
** Finalists – Final races cancelled due to rain.

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