Komor Scores Pro Win At Madison Dragstrip; Hearn Smokes 'Em At Door Car Shootout

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Litchfield racer Rich Komor posted a victory in the pro class at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison on Saturday, July 20, after a rough start to the racing season. Komor ran a 6.872 at 100.55 miles per hour, with a .025 reaction time to beat Jesse Garcia, who was the number one qualifier in the class. Joining Komor in victory lane were his wife, Barb Komor; his daughters, Brooke and Brittnay; Dylan Rosentreter and Austin Derousse.

Hearn Wins Burnout Contest At Door Car Shootout

With more than $30,000 in prize money on the line, Litchfield drag racer David Hearn was in Benton on July 19-21, for the ninth annual Jegs Summer Door Car Shootout at I-57 Dragstrip.

More than 200 racers raced during the three-day event, accurately dubbed "The Biggest Little Door Car Race in the Midwest."

David Hearn would walk away with some prize money after exiting in the sixth round and fourth round in two of the races. Hearn also picked up a new set of tires after winning the burnout contest on Saturday night.

"I probably drove about as well as I ever have, throwing up 11 double 0 reaction times out of 14 hits," Hearn said.

Rex Simmermaker and Corey Wood would also race at the Summer Door Car Shootout, with Wood's Chevrolet Vega hard to beat in the King of Illinois bonus race on Saturday in Benton as he made it down to six cars before bowing out against the eventual champion, Jason Grams.

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