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Mickey Thompson Performance Tires MIRock Superbike Series
event: Fast by Gast Summer Nationals
when: May 31-June 2, 2013
where: Maryland International Raceway in Budd’s Creek, MD, USA
Gladstone takes all-DME Pro Street final
story, video and photos by Tim Hailey
Dimey Eddinger’s DME Racing team set a new standard for itself at the most recent MIRock Superbike Series event at Maryland International Raceway on May 31-June 2, locking down both lanes in the Orient Express Pro Street final round.
Joey Gladstone had to race past Bud Yoder and "Rizzo" in the semi
It was no surprise that points leader Joey Gladstone was shooting for the win at the end of the day. After qualifying #2 with a 7.12 at 209.82 mph, Gladstone raced his way past Carl “Junebug” Lucas, David Martin and Michigan superstar Bud Yoder to get there.
Dimey Eddinger flogging Jason Dunigan's bike
But it was surprising even to the team that DME customer Terrence Angela, a Pro Street rookie from the tiny Dutch Antilles island of Aruba, would be Gladstone’s opponent. Angela struggled in qualifying, logging only the 12th quickest time with a 7.47 at 200. But he and his turbocharged DME Suzuki Hayabusa came alive in eliminations, taking out first-in-the-6s Ryan Schnitz in round 1, Eddinger himself (testing Jason Dunigan’s DME bike) in round 2, and #1 qualifier Rodney Williford in the semi.
Gladstone had lane choice and took the tree with an .054 light. Angela started a good deal behind with a .108, but proceeded to throw down a 7.03 at 209—the rookie’s second 7.0 pass of the day. That was extremely quick, but not quick enough to make up that starting line difference as Gladstone ran 7.06 at 209.98 for the holeshot win.
You can hear Gladstone, Angela and Eddinger talk about the race and the team in this video:
Gladstone flagpoles off of the MIR tower's second floor balcony
Joey Gladstone, Terrence Angela and Dimey Eddinger thank DME Racing, Penske Shocks, Catalyst Racing Composites, Vanson Leathers, Lucas Oil, Web Cams, Cometic Gaskets, R&D Motorsports, VP Racing Fuel, Worldwide Bearings and CP/Carillo
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