IDRC Street Tuner Mayhem June 8, 2014

Forecasts with a 40% chance of thunderstorms, tornado warnings and a thick morning cloud would usually spell disaster for any outdoor event. Fortunately, Colorado’s import performance enthusiasts don’t consider the IDRC Street Tuner Mayhem just any outdoor event. The annual one-day event that features IDRC drag racing, the INSTAFAME car show and burnout contest has become the place to be in the first week of June. Despite a gloomy forecast, over 300 race cars, 140 show cars and over 3,000 spectators rolled the dice that Mother Nature wanted to see some great import racing action.

Text by Michael Ferrara // Photos by Richard Fong

cars lined up in staging laneOPEN THE WINDOW

Massive lines of show and race cars flooded into the event as soon as the gates opened at 8am. Tech was packed with racecars, while the car show area quickly filled with nearly 150 cars. By 9am, the Super Stock and Super Mod bracket cars were making their first round passes while the heads upclasses were given some extra time to get through tech and be ready for their 11am call.

CP-CARRILLO USP STREET SPORT COMPACT CLASSstarting line of brz vs -Gt-r drag race

The heads-up “street” competitors set the bar high in their first round of qualifying with four of the twelve qualifiers running in the 10-second realm. Some of the competitors fell victim to breakage, while others like Aaron Wersinger led the field with a blistering 10.203-second pass behind the wheel of his 2006 Subaru STI. Shawn Spickler was right on Wersinger’s heels with a 10.248-second pass. Spickler’s trap speed of 143.78 mph was the fastest in the class, indicating room for a potentially quicker pass in subsequent rounds. Bora Tork’s copper colored DC2 Integra took the third seed with a 10.669 second pass at 123.31 mph.


CP-Carrillo Street Sport Compact
Pos Driver Car Time MPH
1 Aaron Wersinger 06 Subaru STI 10.203 139.65
2 Shawn Spickler 05 Mitsub EVO 10.248 143.78
3 Bora Tork 95 Acura Integra 10.669 123.31
4 Matteo Perez 12 Nissan GT-R 10.677 127.61
5 Jared Valdez 97 Mitsu Eclipse 11.285 129.01
6 Steve Tasca 13 Subaru BRZ 12.143 118.80
7 Jaime Rodriguez 07 Subaru STI 12.194 118.59
8 Michael Adamo 06 Acura RSX 12.918 119.79
9 Jamey Williams 85 Honda Civic 13.548 111.59
10 Jim Vanderbush 11 Subaru STI 15.357 93.59
11 Ron Bailie 93 Honda Civic 17.022 78.97
12 Seth Biggi 90 Mitsu Eclipse 28.064 0.00
Low ET
Top Speed
10.203 sec
143.78 mph
Aaron Wersinger
Shawn Spickler