Quaker City Motorsports Park took a 66.5- 62.5 win over defending champions Dragway 42. Other tracks who participated were:, Beaver Springs Dragway, Lancaster Dragway, Thompson Raceway Park and Empire Dragway.
Leading up to the main event, racers participated in Early Bird Gambler’s races, Race of Champions race and “best of” awards.
Billy Leasure (Dragway 42) put together a winning package with a 4.892 elapsed time at 136.49 mph against a 4.88 dial-in, along with a .028 reaction time. Runner-up Mark Brewer (Keystone Raceway Park) raced down the track in 6.282 seconds at 108.28 mph against a 6.24 dial-in with a .028 reaction time.
Racers Take Home Big Money at IHRA ATI Performance Products Sportsman Spectacular presented by Hagerty and Moser Engineering at Maryland International Raceway
MECHANICSVILLE, MD — The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) ATI Performance Products Sportsman Spectacular presented by Hagerty and Moser Engineering returned this weekend with thrilling competition at Maryland International Raceway, Saturday and Sunday.
Strong car counts of 300 cars on Saturday and Sunday, continuing the theme of the 2020 IHRA Sportsman Spectacular presented by Hagerty and Moser Engineering season.
In the Top finals Saturday, Tarrell Sinkler from Baltimore, Md., took home the win and the $5,000 prize over Bobby Spence from Rockville, Md. Sinkler had a 5.215 second pass at 128.76 mph. Spence had a quicker but losing 4.732 second pass at 143.38 mph.
In the Mod finals on Saturday, Frank Thompson from Mechanicsville, Md, defeated Donald Jones from Glen Burnie, Md to take home the $2,500 prize. Thompson had a final pass of 5.989 second at 108.73 mph coupled with a .023 reaction time. Jones had a final pass of 5.878 second at 117.13 mph coupled with a .059 reaction time.
In the Junior Dragster final Saturday, Hannah Franck from Mechanicsville, Md took home the win over Ryleigh Nebel from Mechanicsville, Md. Franck had a winning pass of 7.941 second at 80.01 seconds. Nebel had a final pass of 8.010 seconds at 82.57 mph.
Racers Win Big at IHRA Sportsman Spectacular presented by Hagerty and Moser Engineering at US 131 Motorsports Park
MARTIN, MI — The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Sportsman Spectacular presented by Hagerty and Moser Engineering returned this weekend with fierce competition at “The Fastest Track in Michigan,” US 131 Motorsports Park, Saturday and Sunday.
A huge field of over 400-plus cars competed Saturday to see who would take home the $5,000 top prize in the Top and Mod classes.
In the Top finals Saturday, Edmond Richardson, who made a 500-plus mile trip from Greenbrier, Tenn., defeated Mia Tedesco, from Pittsburgh, Pa. Richardson had a final run of 5.910 seconds at 115.62 mph against a 5.92 dial-in. Tedesco was too quick at the start red lighting with a -.004-reaction time 4.979 second pass at 112.02 mph.
In the Mod finals on Saturday, Shane Daugherty from Kokomo, Ind., took home the win over runner-up Mark Hancock from Cedar Springs, Mich. Daugherty had a final pass of 6.332 seconds at 107.99 mph against a 6.32 dial-in. Hancock, had a final run of 6.529 seconds at 106.41 mph against a 6.54 dial-in.
WEST SALEM, OH — The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Sportsman Spectacular presented by Hagerty and Moser Engineering returned to Draway 42 Saturday and Sunday with Zack Hawthorn and Jordan Freshour taking home the top honors in the Top and Mod class.
Huge fields of 500-plus cars Saturday and 450-plus cars Sunday provided tough competition for competitors throughout the weekend.
In the Junior Dragster beginner class finals Saturday, Brayden Baher from Amherst, Ohio defeated Parker Novak from Monroe, Mich. Baehr had a final run of 11.850 seconds at 54.84 mph against a 11.90 dial-in. Novak had a 11.884 second run at 54.45 mph against a 12.09 dial-in.
In the Junior dragster advanced class finals on Saturday, Peyton Novak from Monroe, Mich., defeated Roman Iocoangeli from Monroe, Mich. Novak had a winning pass at 9.004 seconds at 72.48 mph against an 8.94 dial-in. Iocoangeli had a quicker but losing final of 8.935 second at 72.16 mph against an 8.90 dial-in.
WEST PALM BEACH, FL — Brainerd Motorsports Park kicks off its 2020 racing season with the announcement it has signed a multi-year sanctioning agreement with the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA).
Conveniently located off Interstate 75, just 10 miles from Chattanooga, Tenn., and less than two hours from Atlanta, the 1/8-mile drag strip is a destination for many racers from Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama.
Track owners Ron Newman and the husband-wife team of Amy and Steve Farrow have a full schedule of events planned from March through the end of November.
“Brainerd Motorsports Park is a great facility in a terrific location,” IHRA Division Director Frank Kohutek said. “Amy and Steve Farrow and Ron Newman have done a tremendous job providing the racers in that area with a first-class facility and a great racing surface. Brainerd Motorsports Park is a great representative of an IHRA-member track.”
WEST PALM BEACH, FL — US 13 Dragway has long been a supporter of grassroots drag racing and it continues to show that through a new sanctioning agreement with the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA).
The Delmar, Delaware facility features a 1/4-mile drag strip, which was first opened in 1963. Longtime track owner Charlie Cathell was an early proponent of bracket racing and his track boasts a strong IHRA Summit SuperSeries program.
For 2019, IHRA Summit SuperSeries champions included: Alex Bradford (Top), Keven Yates (Mod) and Nicholas Bowie (Junior).
The track is usually jam packed with events on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the season. New for 2020 is the IHRA and SBRA Ultimate Points Series which allows racers once a month to compete for bigger purses during a 2-Day event.
In addition, there are multiple events for Grudge and N/T Shootout racers.
Onawa Dragway, Onawa, Iowa is just 10 miles from the Nebraska border, right across the Missouri River. It is a newer facility opened in August 2018 to a sold-out crowd and a car count of over 150. Located on the site of a former airport, it boasts a state-of a 1/8-mile drag strip.
The Western Iowa facility participated in the IHRA Midwest Summit Team Finals and has embraced the IHRA Summit SuperSeries. Chuck Collins (Top), Jack Underwood (Mod) and Taylor Hansen (Junior) were IHRA Summit SuperSeries track champions in 2019.
The track also hosts the Midwest Index Series.