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Racing: Rain-shortened bracket weekend can't slow down Paulson

Can anyone beat Jimmy Paulson? The Pro Bike/Sled drag racer did it again June 8-10, leaving all his competitors in the dust and earning a trip to the winner's circle, just as he's done in the two previous Bracket Drag Racing Series weekends. Satu...

Can anyone beat Jimmy Paulson?

The Pro Bike/Sled drag racer did it again June 8-10, leaving all his competitors in the dust and earning a trip to the winner's circle, just as he's done in the two previous Bracket Drag Racing Series weekends.

Saturday's races were rained out but 200 drivers hung around to compete Sunday in the third of eight weekends on the series' schedule. The BMW Car Club was on the road course.

With 12 racers in the Pro Bike/Sled class, Paulson beat three of them to advance to the finals and a showdown with Brad Harder. It was the second time this season the two squared off in the finals, with Harder beating Paulson the first time. But Paulson was quicker off the starting line Sunday and held off Harder for a win with a 8.937-second pass at 137.20 mph. Paulson has been in all five Pro Bike/Sled finals this season, winning three of them and extending his large lead in the point standings.

James Findell is also sitting in first place after his Stock/Super Stock win Sunday. It was his second finals appearance this season and his first win. He outlasted the 18-car field, and faced off against Brad Koivisto in the finals. Findell, in a 1973 Barracuda, and Koivisto, in a '74 Pontiac GTO, lined up, with Koivisto getting the jump on Findell at the starting line. But the GTO had issues, and coasted across the finish line about 17 seconds after Findell.

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Steve Roehrs earned a place on top of the point standings in the Super Pro class with a finals win over Steve Brings. With 54 cars in the field, the two veteran drivers won five rounds before lining up across from each other in the finals. Roehrs beat Brings by only 1/100s of a second with a time of 10.095 seconds and 133.28 mph.

Roehrs also beat Zach Zavadil in the Super Pro/Pro ET Shootout, which features the winners of those two classes. Zavadil beat Jim Higgins in the Pro ET finals to advance to the Shootout against Roehrs.

SUNDAY, JUNE 3

Super Pro Finals: Steve Roehrs of Frederic, Wis. def. Steve Brings of Howard Lake

Pro ET Finals: Zach Zavadil of Clearwater def. Jim Higgins of South Haven

Sportsman Finals: Jerry Hieb of Maple Grove def. Troy Luberda of Foley

Stock/Super Stock Finals: James Findell Zimmerman def. Brad Koivisto of Cromwell

Pro BIke/Sled Finals: Jimmy Paulson of Stacy def. Brad Harder of Waconia

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Comp Trophy Finals: Mike Simons of Pine City def. Devrin Walcheski of Foley

Street Trophy Finals: Joe Moriarty Jr. of Grand Forks, N.D. def. Trent Spoden of St. Cloud

Quick 16 Finals: Nick Engler of Clear Lake def. Mike Campbell of Roseville

Junior Dragster Advanced Finals: Ryan Leonard of Inver Grove Heights def. Nate Childs of Brainerd

Junior Dragster Intermediate Finals: Carter Luberda of Foley def. Carlee Reber of St. Joseph

Junior Dragster Novice Finals: Blake Neyssen of Foley def. Daniela Krech of Inver Grove Heights

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