BRISTOL, Tenn. — More than 200 cars filled Thunder Valley Saturday for the year’s final Street Fights presented by ZRock 99.3.
The season-ending event hosted by Frito-Lay gave anyone with a street-legal ride one last chance to tackle the legendary straight strip. The event also crowned Bristol Dragway’s 2013 Power Hour champions.
Pitting the night’s eight toughest rides in the best two-out-of-three grudge matches, on any given night Power Hour determines which racers are dominant in Thunder Valley. Those choosing to participate in the year-long championship race accumulated points over the course of seven events with the goal of being named 2013’s fastest ride.
In a tongue-tying showdown, Blountville’s Bobby Kisner entered Saturday’s final race with a 10-point lead over Kentucky resident Willard Kinzer. Both men recorded impressive performances, turning on their respective win lights and receiving maximum points on the day. But Kisner’s advantage ultimately proved too much for Kinzer to overcome.
Jerry Turner of Bluff City secured the 2013 Power Hour Bike championship trophy, edging out second-place Johnny Jobe of Gate City by just six points overall. Elizabethton’s Chris Johnson raced his way to Saturday’s single event trophy, posting a top speed of 155.76 mph.