MECHANICSVILLE, MARYLAND (October
2nd, 2019) – The 2019 Speed
Unlimited Midnight Madness season
started off in similar fashion to
the 2018 season, with rain. As the
season wore on, the weather and
racing would continue to get better.
At the end of the year, 4 champions
would stand above the rest.
Pro Street and Super Street
participants race each other until
one racer is standing from each
class. These two racers then race
each other to determine who the
Grand Champion will be. The final in
Pro Street came down to Kevin
Williams and veteran Steve Cross Sr.
Cross would end up taking the win
over Williams to be one the two cars
in the Runoff. In Super Street, the
final pair would be Matthew Mooreman
and Jermaine Proctor. Proctor was
able to take the win over Mooreman
to be the other run off car.
Mooreman however, would go on to be
the class winner for Super Street at
the end of the night and qualify
himself for the 2020 Run-off.
The Speed Unlimited Midnight Madness
Grand Champion Run-off would be set.
Steve Cross Sr. would be facing
Jermaine Proctor for the
championship. Proctor would put up a
valiant effort but Cross would be
left standing at the end of the day
and be crowned your Speed Unlimited
Midnight Madness Grand Champion.
But, that was not enough for Cross.
He would roll over into the
remaining rounds in Pro Street
competition. Everything seemed to go
right for Cross as he would end up
going to the final to face Tom
Pennell. In the end Cross would
double up being the Grand Champion
and the event winner! Steve Cross
Sr. previously won the Speed
Unlimited Midnight Madness Grand
Championship in 2008.
The Mobile Lab Racing Motorcycle
Championship race had five riders at
the start of the night. It would be
an all Proctor final as Francis
Proctor Jr and Rafaelle Proctor
would face each other in the Run-off
final. Rafaelle Proctor would take
the win and secure the Championship.
The final for the class would be
between now Champion Proctor and
2018 Champion Deshaye Mahoney.
Proctor would try to do the same as
D.D. Mahoney and Deshaye Mahoney had
done in 2017 and 2018, win the
championship and the race in the
same night. However, Mahoney would
take the class win and qualify
himself for the 2020 Run-off.
The Hollyrock Custom Diesel Shootout
would run a different format in
2019. In previous years, this series
would run with the same format as
Pro Street and Super Street. In
2019, the series would run a points
format similar to the Speed
Unlimited ET Series. AJ Jenkins and
Andrew Grant would fight all season
for the points lead in a great back
and forth battle. Jenkins came into
the night with an 11 point advantage
over Grant. One round could change
everything. Jenkins would be
eliminated in the first round
leaving the door open for Grant.
Grant would win first round to trail
by 1 point, then win second round to
take the points lead. Grant would be
eliminated in the fourth round of
competition but would still become
the first ever Hollyrock Customs and
Winegardner Auto Group Diesel
Champion. Aaron Nelson would take
the class win to qualify for the
The Ray's Siding No Clock Street
List had a great second season.
Steve Willingham would start the
night as the #1 driver. Billy Lackey
would surprise many by beating
Willingham after both drivers blew
the tires off the line. Lackey would
then hold off Willingham later to
defend the #1 spot. Willingham would
end up hurting the motor on the
pass. In a surprise turn of events,
Willingham would willingly give up
his #2 spot to a waiting and
thankful Robbie Padgett to give
Padgett an opportunity to call out
#1 Lackey. On the last run of the
night, all eyes were on the pair
waiting to see who would be the #1
driver at the end of the night.
Lackey would end up having problems
and Padgett would go on a great pass
to take the number one spot on the
last pass of the year! Robbie
Padgett will be the #1 driver and
Champion in the Ray's Siding No
Clock Street List. Former List racer
Chris Craig would make his first
appearance of the season and win the
Congratulations to all of our class
winners and class champions for
2019! We hope to see all of you back
in 2020 for another stellar season
of racing with the Speed Unlimited
Midnight Madness series!