WEST PALM BEACH, FL – With exciting International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Summit Sportsman Spectacular events in the books at State Capitol Raceway, Baton Rouge, La, Xtreme Raceway Park, Ferris, Texas, Dragway 42, West Salem, Ohio, and Wilkesboro Dragway, Wilkesboro, N.C., the series heads into its summer break.
The double-race weekends return August 3-5 at the Keystone Raceway Park in New Alexandria, Pa.
The weekend features huge payouts a $10,000-to-win on Moser Engineering Saturday and a $5,000-to-win on Sunday.
But, that’s only one part of an extensive prize package. In addition to having the opportunity to get two races for the price of one, the Summit Sportsman Spectacular events feature a set of unique bonus opportunities for all racers. Cash bonuses are up for grabs for the IHRA Summit SuperSeries member that goes the furthest in eliminations or wins the event.
The Fort Worth, Texas driver had a .018 reaction time and posted a 5.778-second run (116.10 mph) on a 5.76 dial-in to beat Bob Koski from Red Oak, Texas 5.226 seconds (130.93) on a 5.20 dial-in in the final round of Moser Engineering Saturday action.
Sid Marrs from Forney, Texas captured a $1,000 bonus as the final No Box racer. He posted a run of 6.247 seconds at 109.44 mph on a 6.23 dial-in. Runner-up Ed Box of Grand Prairie, Texas, red-lighted to negate a run of 6.593 seconds at 103.66 mph.
The Junior Dragsters final was a matchup of the Green boys from Abilene, Texas. Austin Green won with a quick .004 reaction time coupled with a 7.927 elapsed time at 73.70 mph. Runner-up Caden Green went 7.892 at 79.55 mph after a .076 reaction time.
TULSA, OK – The Frankenstein Engine Dynamics Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) is proud to welcome Summit Racing Equipment as its official speed shop and parts supplier. Additionally, Summit Racing has been named the title sponsor for the MWPMS event Sept. 7-8, at Trumbull, TX.
“We’re very excited about Summit Racing Equipment joining us as both a full-season sponsor and the title rights holder for our race at the brand-new Xtreme Raceway Park,” stated Keith Haney, owner and promoter of the Tulsa-based drag racing organization. “Summit Racing is a huge company and very well-known in all forms of motorsports, so for them to come on board with the Mid-West Pro Mod Series is a great vote of confidence in the strength of our series. It shows they have faith in what we’re doing and what we say we’re going to do.”
In addition to the flagship store and mail-order headquarters in Tallmadge, OH, Summit Racing operates retail outlets in Sparks, NV, McDonough, GA, and Arlington, TX. Summit Racing Motorsports and Events Manager Jim Greenleaf explained a visit to the Arlington store this spring led to him attending the MWPMS season opener at the Texas Motorplex.
Tallmadge, OH – Summit Racing Equipment, long known as The World’s Speed Shop, is celebrating their 50th Anniversary of servicing high performance enthusiasts. They have also been a major supporter of Loose Rocker racers since 2012. Now, Summit Racing Equipment has signed on to reach Loose Rocker racers and fans on an even larger scale, with a multi-faceted program.
MMTV presented by SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT
Summit Racing Equipment will be the presenting sponsor of MotorManiaTV’s live video broadcast of all seven Loose Rocker events, ensuring racers and fans worldwide will be able to catch all the action. MMTV has moved to the YouTube platform this year, making it easier than ever to watch and share.
NOBLE, OK – Sean Conway, Kirk Williams, and Ed Wright all scored final victories Sunday at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division, Thunder in the Heartland at Thunder Valley Raceway Park.
Conway, Spring, Texas, had an easy final round victory, cruising down the strip at 6.236 seconds, 168.95 mph. James Stevens, Gothenburg, Neb., had mechanical issues prior to the Top Alcohol Dragster final round and could not make the run.
The Top Alcohol Funny Car final round came down to the wire. Williams, Glenwood, Iowa, came out of the gate strong, recording his quickest pass of the weekend, 5.660 seconds, 254.09 mph to hold off a hard charging Doug Gordon of Paso Robles, Calif., for the holeshot victory. Gordon runner upped at 5.635 seconds, 261.32 mph.
ROCKINGHAM, NC – Gainesville Raceway won the NHRA Southeast Division Summit Racing Series Team Championship over Bristol Dragway and Atlanta Dragway, while Brendan George led the list of individual winners at the Southeast Division Summit Finals at Rockingham Dragway.
The team from Gainesville racked up 41 points to hold off Bristol Dragway, with 36 points, and Atlanta Dragway, who scored 30 points. Rockingham Dragway and Music City Raceway rounded out the top five finishing fourth and fifth with 26 and 22 respectively.
Joining George with individual trophies and advancing on to the NHRA Summit National Championship were Tim Griffith, Van Greer and Dennis Stewart who each won their eliminator. Via a special wild card drawing held early this year, Troy Stafford will also move on to the nationals in Pomona, Calif., by winning the division’s Summit Race of Champions event in Pro ET.
LAS VEGAS – Auto Club Famoso Raceway captured the team championship while the husband and wife team of C.W. and Sacha Hoefer each grabbed wins at this weekend’s NHRA Pacific Division Summit Racing Series Championships. The Hoefers will be joined by Katelyn Whynaught, Ryan Mangus, and Rick Newport in advancing to the NHRA Summit National Championship at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in November.
Sunday’s Summit Showdown final round produced three of the four winners from California. Sacha Hoefer of Calimesa, booked her trip to Pomona by outlasting Tim Arnswalf of Indio, Calif., in the Sportsman final round. Hoefer recorded a victory pass of 12.182 seconds, 103.57 mph.