Hundreds of International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Summit SuperSeries track champions, along with Summit Team Finals divisional champions from around the United States, Canada and Aruba, gathered at Memphis International Raceway Oct. 19-20 for the IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals. With nearly 100 IHRA-sanctioned tracks represented, drivers traveled from all over North America, Canada, and Aruba, coming from nearly 4,000-miles away in Palmer, Alaska and as far south as Oranjestad, Aruba, to the largest and most prestigious bracket racing championship in drag racing. The IHRA Summit SuperSeries champions were crowned Saturday in Top (Box), Mod (No Box) and Junior Dragster. The $200,000 program is the championship competition for IHRA member Sportsman racers and more than 8,000 racers compete in the program annually. Dale Scates from Center, Texas, representing Pine Valley Dragway, won the Top World Championship. Toby Daniels from Barbourville, Ky., representing London Dragway, captured the Mod World Championship. Kyla Feit from Wisconsin Rapid, Wis., representing Great Lakes Dragaway, won the Junior Dragster crown. Scates defeated Dale Foss from Wickliffe, Ohio representing Dragway 42 in the Top finals with a .021-reaction time, 5.07-second run at 124.33 mph. “It’s crazy, this morning it was just a dream of winning the IHRA Summit SuperSeries Championship,” Dale Scates said. “The win hasn’t set in yet, but a lot of dreams just came true in the last four seconds.” His championship package included $20,000 from Summit Racing Equipment, a seven-night/eight-day vacation for two on the island of Aruba courtesy of Summit SuperSeries Champions Crowned at IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals WORLD FINALS Summit SuperSeries WORLD FINALS Around Aruba Tours, a world championship diamond ring, and a world championship Ironman Trophy. Daniels, had a 6.843-second pass at 100.13 mph to claim the Mod World Championship. Aaron “Hotrod” Brock from Pageland, S.C., representing Darlington Dragway, was the runner-up. “It’s surreal, I thought I was only going to go make a few rounds,” a jubilant Toby Daniels said. “It’s surreal to think that I am now standing here in victory lane.” Daniels also won $20,000 from Summit Racing Equipment, a seven-night/eight-day vacation for two on the island of Aruba, a world championship diamond ring, and of course, a world championship Ironman Trophy. Feit went down the track in 7.897 seconds at 81.97 mph against a 7.90 dial-in. She was amazing at the starting tree. Her reaction times were .001 in round one, .002 in round two, .042 in round three, .041 in round four, .071 in the semfinals and .023 in the final round. With the World Championship, Feit won a custom-built IHRA Junior Dragster built by American Race Cars featuring a custom paint scheme from Imagine That Customs, Computech Data Maxx Jr. data logger, $3,000 from Summit Racing Equipment as well as the world championship Ironman Trophy and diamond ring. “It’s a beautiful car. I love the paint job on it,” Feit said of the Jerron Settles designed bright neon orange paint scheme. “My nerves went up a little bit further each round I went, but I tried to stay calm and focus on doing my best.” FRIDAY GAMBLER’S RESULTS 14