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TRAVIS GRABS SHOOT OUT TITLE – Travis Grabb got hot at the end of the first annual Devil’s Duel Shootout between his Capital Area Cobra Club and the Steel Town Corvette Club. STEEL TOWN WINS THE BOWL – Rob Harris led the Pittsburgh area Corvette team to the club title with a sizzling pass of 45.613 seconds, before being upset by Grabb in the brackets.

Corvette and Cobra Clubs Split Devil’s Duel

WILEY FORD, WV – Virginian Travis Grabb drove his Cobra into the spotlight at the first annual Devil’s Duel Cobra-Corvette Shoot Out on the Friday night before National Road Autosport’s Summer Sizzler Airport Autocross...but not before Rob Harris led the Corvette contingent to the club team title.

The weekend kick-off was a special Devil’s Duel Shoot Out between Steel Town Corvette and Capital Area Cobra Club. 23 Cobra replicas and 13 Corvettes squared off in a three-run mano-a-mano autocross showdown on a Mark Boggs designed course at the Cumberland Regional Airport.

Negotiators settled on a team title that would be determined by the sum of the fastest individual lap turned by the Top Eight within each club.

Led by Rob Harris in a C5 ZO6, the bow-tie brigade captured the evening’s club contest. Harris, Dan Walters, Jim Harris, Mike McCagh, Bill Nyga, Steve Hotchkiss, Keith Baxter and Keith Ritter comprised the fastest eight and laid down a total time of 385.306.

The Cobra clan was paced all evening by Wade Chamberlain, fastest among all competitors during the run group. Travis Grabb, Tink Phillips, Woody Hair, Doug Smith, Al Schmidt, Rob Burton and Herb Smith earned spots in the top eight, with a total time of 387.219.

With the team title decided by 1.913 seconds in favor of Steel Town Corvette, the top eight from each club moved forward in the King Of The Hill Eliminator brackets, seeded NCAA style from fastest to the slowest.

On one side of the draw, Travis Grabb got hot in his Factory Five Cobra. His trip to the finals included upsetting the top seeded Corvette of Rob Harris. Chamberlain breezed through the other side and posted the only sub-45 second runs of the night, but spun chasing Grabb’s finals run of 45.581, making the Clinton, VA driver King Of The Hill for 2006.


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