Above: The racing Ratulowski family celebrates in WWTR’s victory lane. On Sunday, patriarch John (center) won the final round of Pro eliminations, as well as the NHRA King of the Track final. Son Danny (left) won the Pro category on Saturday. (George Whitaker photo)
September 13, 2021, St. Louis Region – Results from World Wide Technology Raceway’s final two races of the 2021 Carl’s 4WD & Performance ET Bracket Racing Series, held September 11-12.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 FINAL-ROUND RESULTS
Super Pro: Mark Cather (St. Charles, Missouri) defeated Corey Landolt (Hermann, Missouri).
Pro: Danny Ratulowski (Highland, Illinois) defeated Randy Weller (Edwardsville, Illinois).
Sportsman: Paul Hagen (Fenton, Missouri) defeated Paul Lewis (St. Louis).
Willis Racing Motorcycle: Jeremy Murphy (Dubuque, Iowa) defeated Janie Palm (Bunker Hill, Illinois).
Duell Enterprises Jr. Dragster Thunder: Mia Rybarski (Tinley Park, Illinois) defeated Carson Lonas (Mount Vernon, Illinois).
Duell Enterprises Jr. Dragster Lightning: Kennedy Hale (Pevely, Missouri) defeated Lily Kinne (Canton, Illinois).
Jr. Dragster Run-off: Hale defeated Rybarski.
All Star Top Eliminator: Greg Sesti (St. Charles, Missouri) defeated Cole Arnett (Hettick, Illinois).
All Star Motorcycle: Phil Humphrey (Collinsville, Illinois) defeated Jeremy Murphy (Dubuque, Iowa).
Ghost Jr. Dragster: Brant Wagner defeated Lily Kinne.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 FINAL-ROUND RESULTS
Super Pro: Terry Kammler (Freeburg, Illinois) defeated Wayne Cook (Hillsboro, Missouri).
Pro: John Ratulowski (Highland, Illinois) defeated Dustin Bryant (Litchfield, Illinois).
Sportsman: Jamie Bouckaert (Arnold, Missouri) defeated Steve Zeuner (Imperial, Missouri).
Willis Racing Motorcycle: Rob Helem (St. Louis) defeated Phil Humphrey (Collinsville, Illinois).
Trophy: Tracy Gustafson (Nashville, Illinois).
Duell Enterprises Jr. Dragster Thunder: Mia Rybarski (Tinley Park, Illinois) defeated Cohen Hale (Pevely, Missouri).
Duell Enterprises Jr. Dragster Lightning: Sam Stewart (Washington, Missouri) defeated Kennedy Hale (Pevely, Missouri).
Jr. Dragster Run-off: Rybarski defeated Stewart.
NHRA KING OF THE TRACK (September 12)
First round: John Ratulowski Sr. (Highland, Illinois) defeated James Bouckaert (Barnhart, Illinois). Terry Kammler (Freeburg, Illinois) defeated Rob Helem (St. Louis.
Final round: Ratulowski defeated Kammler after both drivers fouled (jumped the start). Ratulowski, with a -.009 foul, defeated Kammler (-.025 foul), 6.458 sec./106.76 mph to 4.667 sec./147.89 mph.
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About World Wide Technology Raceway
World Wide Technology Raceway is the home of INDYCAR, NASCAR and NHRA racing in the St. Louis region. Located just five minutes from downtown St. Louis and covering more than 600 acres, WWTR is the largest outdoor entertainment facility in the area. WWTR’s facilities include a 1/4-mile drag strip, 1.25-mile superspeedway, recently-expanded 2.0-mile road course, a state-of-the-art karting facility, a 14-acre, multi-purpose dirt off-road venue and the Gateway Drive-In Theater at World Wide Technology Raceway (a drive-in entertainment venue able to accommodate 3,000 cars). WWTR acquired Gateway National Golf Links, adjacent to the speedway property, in 2019. WWTR was the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Facility of the Year Award from the Race Track Business Conference and the 2017 Spirit of St. Louis Award from the St. Louis Attractions Association. In 2018, owner and CEO Curtis Francois received the Innovator Award from the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission in recognition of his work for restoring World Wide Technology Raceway (known then as Gateway Motorsports Park) to prominence. The 2021 season marks Francois’ 10th year as owner and CEO of WWTR.