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Darlington Dragway Shines at IHRA Division 2 Summit Team Finals Championship

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Darlington Dragway had a 1-2 finish amongst itself in the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Division 2 (Heat Wave) Summit Team Finals last weekend at Carolina Dragway.

Entering two teams in the competition, the Darlington team No. 1 finished with 48 points and Darlington No. 2 was right behind with 45 points. Teams from the host Carolina Dragway, Dorchester Dragway and Ware Shoals Dragway also participated.

Leading up to the main event, racers participated in Gambler’s races and “best of” awards.


Main Event: 


Robert Anderson from Darlington Dragway won on a holeshot with a .010 reaction time to go along with a 4.906-second run on a 4.87 dial-in. His final-round opponent, Jimmy Carroll from Ware Shoals, posted a 7.263-second pass against a 7.23 dial-in after a .031 reaction time.


Josh Carroll, representing Dorchester Dragway, raced to the win by matching his 6.83 dial-in time along with a .073 reaction time. Corey Smith from Cherokee Dragway red-lighted and then went down the track on a 6.88-second pass against a 6.81 dial-in.

Junior Dragster

Devin Smith from Darlington Dragway took the victory going 7.929 seconds against a 7.90 dial-in. Smith also had a slightly quicker reaction time .049 to .061 for runner-up Kaylee Miller from Union County Dragway, who posted a time of 8.025 seconds with a 7.97 dial-in.


Other Results

Team Captains Race

Darlington Dragway took honors with a 9.99-second run against a 9.97 dial-in, paired with a .015 reaction time. Carolina Dragway red-lighted before a 9.802-second pass against a 9.90 dial-in.


Thursday’s Gambler’s Race

Top — Joel Hubbard II (Darlington) 4.611 on a 4.60 dial-in, .006 reaction time defeated Stephen Peeler (Ware Shoals) 5.943 on a 5.91 dial-in, .014 reaction time.

Junior — Brooke Miller (Darlington) 7.919 on a 7.90 dial-in, .047 reaction time defeated Conner McGee (Carolina) 8.965 on an 8.92 dial-in, .041 reaction time 


Friday’s Gambler’s Race 

Top — Joe Gary (Carolina) 20.036 on a 4.49 dial-in, .0576 reaction time defeated Shannon Rivers (Darlington) 6.218 on a 6.22 dial-in, -.006 reaction time. 

Mod — Mike Kyzer (Darlington) 6.956 on a 6.55 dial-in, .032 reaction time defeated Cody Oxner (Ware Shoals) 6.605 on a 6.61 dial-in, -.005 reaction time. 

Junior — Harrison Crawford (Carolina) 8.127 on an 8.13 dial-in, .008 reaction time defeated Dalton Farmer (Darlington) 8.066 on an 8.07 dial-in, .000 reaction time. 

04 Barrs — Jason Bilton (Carolina) 6.352 on a 6.31 dial-in, .017 reaction time defeated Jeff Harris (Dorchester) 6.308 on a 6.23 dial-in, .019 reaction time.


Saturday’s Re-Entry Race

Mod — Mike Kyzer (Carolina) 6.602 on a 6.58 dial-in, .077 reaction time defeated Josh Logan (Ware Shoals) 8.521 on an 8.53 dial-in, .064 reaction time.


Saturday’s Gambler’s Race

Junior — Hannah Taylor (Carolina) 7.909 on a 7.90 dial-in, .036 reaction time defeated Blaine Bragg (Carolina) 10.628 on a 10.47 dial-in, .056 reaction time.


Special Awards

  • Best Appearing Open Bodied Car — Joel Hubbard II, Darlington Dragway
  • Best Appearing Full Bodied Car — Jeff Knox, Dorchester Dragway
  • Best Appearing Junior Dragster — Logan Westmoreland, Carolina Dragway
  • Best Engineered Junior Dragster — Morgan Miles, Carolina Dragway
  • Best Team Spirit — Darlington Dragway
  • Best Appearing Sponsor Banner — Ware Shoals Dragway                                                                                          
  • Best Decorated Grandstands — Darlington Dragway
  • Best Appearing Team — Carolina Dragway

Team Standings

  1. Darlington Dragway                              48
  2. Darlington Dragway No. 2                     45
  3. Carolina Dragway                                 29
  4. Carolina Dragway No. 2                        26
  5. Dorchester Dragway                             24
  6. Ware Shoals Dragway                          20
  7. Ware Shoals Dragway No. 2                 9
Last modified on Thursday, 21 September 2017

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