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Housh, Dustin lead the way at Richmond Dragway

Monday, 28 April 2014

John Dustin and Travis Housh led the way at the Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL Division 1 season opener over the weekend at Richmond Dragway, taking home multiple trophies from the two-day event.

Dustin, from Rockville, Maryland, won three times in two different classes during the Division 1 doubleheader, sweeping Hot Rod and adding a win in Quick Rod on his way to the three-Ironman weekend. Travis Housh, from Weyers Cave, Virginia, added a pair of wins in Top Sportsman, while Richard Preiser, from Jackson, New Jersey, added a win and a runner-up in Super Stock from the Virginia track.

Richmond Hot Rod

   John Dustin

The complete list of winners from Richmond Dragway included Travis Housh (Top Sportsman), Chad Traylor and Wyatt Colbert (Top Dragster), Richard Preiser and Doug Hobgood (Super Stock), A.J. Currie and Brian Martel (Stock), John Dustin and William Pitz (Quick Rod), Doug Lynden and Donald Webb (Super Rod) and John Dustin (Hot Rod).

Dustin’s Hot Rod sweep came at the expense of Glenn Grinstead and Jake Milstead with a pair of amazing runs. On Saturday Dustin got it done on the tree, producing a .007 reaction time and a 7.039-second pass at 96.73 mph in the 7.00 index class and on Sunday Dustin came even closer to perfection with a .012 light and a 7.009 at 96.75 mph. Both of his opponents broke out. Dustin’s third victory also came via breakout over Chad Duke as Dustin put together a 5.745 at 113.87 pass in the 5.70 index Quick Rod class.

Richmond’s other double winner was local product Travis Housh who drove his Chevrolet Corvette to a pair of wins over Brian Pryor and Gary Pitts in the quick doorslammer class. Housh’s Saturday win came in a close race with Pryor as Housh hit the tree with a .005 light and produced a 4.687 at 147.59 lap on a 4.67 dial to Pryor’s 5.013 at 140.49 on a 4.99. On Sunday Housh once again owned the tree with a perfect .000 reaction time followed up with a 4.689 at 149.50. Pitts had a 4.846 at 143.13 on a 4.83 dial in the runner-up effort.

Richmond TS

   Travis Housh (near)

Richard Preiser was Richmond’s other double finalist, reaching the money round both days in Super Stock. The New Jersey native received a free pass to the Ironman on Saturday when final round opponent Jeremy Davis went red, negating a 5.969 at 115.27 lap on a 5.96 dial, while Doug Hobgood took the win on the second day with a perfect .000 light and a 6.147 at 110.97 on a 6.12 dial.

Chad Traylor, from King William, Virginia, won at Richmond for the second year in a row in Top Dragster, taking down IHRA veteran Brett Nesbitt in the final. Nesbitt had the holeshot, but Traylor battled back on the top end with a 4.568 at 145.26 on a 4.55 dial to take the win. Nesbitt brokeout by -.005 at the stripe.

Complete results from the IHRA Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL Division 1 race can be found below.

Richmond Super Stock

   Richard Preiser


RICHMOND, Va. – Complete results from the IHRA Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL Division 1, Race 1 at Richmond Dragway.

Top Sportsman – Travis Housh, Weyers Cave, Va., 4.687, 147.59 def. Brian Pryor, Richmond, Va., 5.013, 140.49

Top Dragster – Chad Traylor, King William, Va., 4.568, 145.26 def. Brett Nesbitt, Burlington, N.C., 4.485, 150.96

Super Stock – Richard Preiser, Jackson, N.J., 5.969, 115.27 def. Jeremy Davis, Gaston, S.C., foul

Stock – A.J. Currie, Godwin, N.C., 9.556, 45.39 def. Jim Marshall, Indian Land, S.C., foul

Quick Rod – John Dustin, Rockville, Md., 5.745, 113.87 def. Chad Duke, Wilmington, N.C., 5.690, 130.55

Super Rod – Doug Lynden, Fredonia, N.Y., 6.402, 119.27 def. Steve Klock, St. Leonard, Md., 6.395, 116.31

Hot Rod – John Dustin, Rockville, Md., 7.039, 96.73 def. Glenn Grinstead, Charlottesville, Va., 6.995, 111.94

Richmond TD

   Chad Traylor


RICHMOND, Va. – Complete results from the IHRA Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL Division 1, Race 2 at Richmond Dragway.

Top Sportsman – Travis Housh, Weyers Cave, Va., 4.689, 149.50 def. Gary Pitts, Fredericksburg, Va., 4.846, 143.13

Top Dragster – Wyatt Colbert, Mechanicsville, Va., 4.846, 139.32 def. Ken Batchelor, Leland, N.C., 4.571, 148.08

Super Stock – Doug Hobgood, Lucama, N.C., 6.147, 110.97 def. Richard Preiser, Jackson, N.J., 5.932, 115.18

Stock – Brian Martel, Fredericksburg, Va., 6.361, 99.10 def. Lisa Bolton, Mechanicsville, Md., 7.267, 92.02

Quick Rod – William Pitz, East Amherst, N.Y., 5.723, 133.93 def. Chris Scarlata, Churchville, N.Y., 5.709, 136.61

Super Rod – Donald Webb, Four Oaks, N.C., foul (-.001) def. Marvin Napier, Monrovia, Md., foul (-.011)

Hot Rod – John Dustin, Rockville, Md., 7.009, 96.75 def. Jake Milstead, Lexington Park, Md., 6.989, 102.37

Last modified on Tuesday, 29 April 2014
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