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The brainchild of Mark Joyce and Denise Tutterow, wife of Todd Tutterow, a Quick 8 Pro Mod Reunion seemed to be a good idea. But would anyone show up to pay homage to the circuit started over 20 years ago by Don Plemmons? With perfect Carolina blue skies on their side and loads of cars, all was well on May 25th at Farmington (NC) Motorsports Park.
In addition, there were other series competing that included the 4.90 Xtreme, the PTRA series, Junior Dragsters and much more. A celebrity street car race was won by Gene Fulton in Mark Joyce’s minivan.
Twenty cars showed up for the eight places so the field was expanded to 16 cars. South Carolina’s own Rick Fleck was on the pole at 3.86 seconds at over 194 mph. Second was Randy Weatherford at 3.92, followed by Robbie Matthews’ ’57 Chevy at 3.93 and the Galot team car driven by Kevin Rivenbark at 3.95. Mocksville’s own Todd Howard in the Jerry Williams Mustang at 3.97 was fifth followed by Todd Tutterow at 3.983 and Ed Hoover at 3.988. Eighth and the first car in the 4’s was Junior Linton’s Duster at 4.01.
Howard and Rivenbark lost in the semifinals, which set the stage for the Flex Racing Corvette to defeat Mr. 3.90 himself, Danny Perry, in the final.
Willie Conklin won the 4.90 Xtreme over the Corvette of Jonathan Gibbs with Rick Whaley making it to the semis.
The founder of the Quick 8, Don Plemmons, made the Reunion day complete. The “MJpalooza” will become an annual event. [6/10/2013]