May 3rd, 2009 – West Palm Beach, Florida – The National Sport Compact Racing Association (NSCRA) opened up their first race towards the championship points chase at Palm Beach International Raceway on May 3rd, 2009. Over 100 race cars were in attendance competing in eight classes of pure sport compact drag racing action. The vendor row was packed with sponsors’ booths including Race Engineering, Torque Solution, SPEC Clutch, Mike Turbo Inc., South Florida Turbo, Phantom Grip, Racing Engine Valves, Euro Export Inc., and WWR Turbo & Injection. Alongside vendor row was over 100 show cars competing in over 20 different classes with some of the nicest cars South Florida has to offer.
In the Street Compact NA class, Mark Podkowik took his 1994 K-powered Honda Civic through the rounds running consistently in the mid-to-low 11s all day long. In the first round he ousted Nicole Barroso, had a single in the semi-finals and faced Heriberto Marin in the finals. Heriberto knew he had a lot on his hands racing Podkowik, who was the number one qualifier, despite having an 11-sceond car himself. Marin tried his best to catch a great light at the tree, but ended up fouling, handing Podkowik the win with a 11.516 @ 121 mph. Congratulations to Podkowik and his Hybrid Racing Civic EG.
Street Compact Naturally Aspirated
Number 1 Qualifier: Mark Podkowik ’94 Honda Civic – 11.051 @ 124.56 mph
Class Winner: Mark Podkowik ’94 Honda Civic – 11.516 @ 121.50 mph
Runner-Up: Heriberto Marin ’95 Honda Civic – 11.822 @ 102.64 mph
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