Field almost set as 12 more drivers advance to Memphis at D1, D4 Summit Team Finals
By IHRA Media
Oct 2, 2012
Alan Glatt (pictured) and Jason Blankenship advanced in D1 Top ET
With only one race to go, the field is almost set for the Summit Racing Equipment SuperSeries World Championship presented by AMSOIL and Moser Engineering at Memphis International Raceway as a dozen more drivers earned their way to sportsman drag racing’s biggest stage at the Division 1 and Division 4 Summit Team Finals over the weekend.
Each division netted six new participants for the Summit SuperSeries runoffs in Top ET, Mod ET and Junior Dragster at the IHRA Summit Racing Equipment World Finals at Memphis International Raceway October 12-14 as both the winner and runner-up advance. The two divisions also crowned two new team champions as Wichita Raceway Park won the Renegades Division by 22 points over Redline Raceway and Maryland International Raceway captured the Patriots Division by one point over Motor Mile Dragway.
Michael Keylich (pictured) and Aaron Gee advanced in D4 Top ET
The Summit SuperSeries drivers to advance out of the two divisions were Michael Keylich and Aaron Gee in Top ET, Jay Robinson and Tim Ray in Mod ET and Chris Pearson and Cory Tankersley and Junior Dragster in the Renegades Division and Alan Glatt and Jason Blankenship in Top ET, Kris Bunch and George Page in Mod ET and Tyler Macedo and Austin Johnson in Junior Dragster in the Patriots Division.
Beginning in the Patriots Division Maryland International Raceway took the team crown at Richmond Dragway by a narrow 53-52 margin over Motor Mile Dragway in Virginia. Host track Richmond Dragway was third with 46 points, followed by Sumerduck Dragway (35) and Capitol Raceway (31) rounding out the top five.
In the Summit SuperSeries runoff Alan Glatt of Capitol Raceway took the Top ET crown with a solid .015 reaction time and a 4.633, 149.20 on a 4.58 dial to advance past Jason Blankenship of Natural Bridge Dragway who had a .028 reaction time with a 5.838, 116.34 on a 5.84. In Mod ET Kris Bunch of Sumerduck Dragway drove around George Page of Motor Mile as Page went red by .012. Finally in Junior Dragster Tyler Macedo of Sumerduck Dragway had a great run with a .015 reaction time and a 8.011, 79.90 on a 7.99 dial to defeat Austin Johnson.
Kris Bunch (pictured) and George Page advanced in D1 Mod ET
Other big winners from the Patriots Division were Main Event winners Brent Martin (Top), Chris Moren (Mod) and Brad Keyton (Junior).
In the Renegades Division Wichita Raceway Park piled up an impressive 58 points over the course of the weekend to finish 22 markers ahead of Redline Raceway with 36. Host team Dallas Raceway was third with 36 points, followed by San Antonio Raceway (31) and Little River Dragway (26) rounding out the top five.
In Summit SuperSeries competition Michael Keylich of San Antonio Raceway put together a great package with a .016 reaction time and a 4.943, 138.91 on a 4.94 dial to defeat Aaron Gee of Wichita who was a tad too quick on the top end with a 4.924 on a 4.93. In Mod ET Jay Robinson of Lonestar Motorsports Park also had a great run with a .024 tree and a 7.304, 92.08 on a 7.30 to Pine Valley Raceway’s Tim Ray who had a 6.576 on a 6.57. Finally in Junior Dragster competition Chris Pearson of San Antonio Raceway had a .088 tree combined with a 7.916, 81.33 on a 7.90 dial to defeat Cory Tanklersley from Lonestar Motorsports Park who had a 8.074 on a 7.99.
Jay Robinson (pictured) and Tim Ray advanced in D4 Mod ET
Other big winners from Division 4 were David Bills (Top), Jay Robinson (Mod) and Michael Turman (Junior) in the Main Event.
For complete results from the Division 1 and Division 4 Summit Team Finals presented by AMSOIL and Moser Engineering visit www.ihra.com.
In Division 1 the Junior Dragster final came down to Tyler Macedo and Austin Johnson
Chris Pearson (pictured) and Cory Tankersley advanced in D4 Junior Dragster