event: Shakedown at Englishtown
when: October 7-9, 2011
where: Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey, USA

Yoder and Mitchell take the Shakedown


story by Tim Hailey

Ryan Schnitz and the nitrous huffing, HTP Performance Hayabusa stayed on Planet 6 throughout Orient Express Pro Street qualifying for the Shakedown at Etown, but couldn't make it stick (literally) on raceday. HTP tuner Cecil Towner changed tires overnight and Schnitz broke the new Michelin in with a 7.11 in his first round bye. But he spun and lost to Joey Gladstone, riding his first Pro Street race on Anthony Navarro's Gray Ghost turbo 'Busa. Gladstone beat Sean "Skinny" Walsh in the semi to face the Bud Yoder/Ronnie Mitchell buzzsaw in the final. Rider Yoder and builder/tuner Mitchell took the Milan, Michigan championship on Friday night and made the overnight run to Old Bridge Township Raceway Park at Englishtown, New Jersey. The pair broke their own turbo record in round 2 but wheelied and kept it in front of spinning Gladstone for the Shakedown win.

Semis set at the Shakedown

courtesy of Bud Yoder

Shakedown at Etown round 1 results

courtesy of Wayne Robertson