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IHRA honors Tournament of Champions winners at the Summit Racing Equipment World Finals

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

The biggest weekend this year for Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am competitors came to a close on Sunday, October 11th, 2015. The top three divisional champions in each of the Stock, Super Stock, Hot Rod, Super Rod, Quick Rod Good Vibrations Top Sportsman and Good Vibrations Top Dragster converged on Memphis International Raceway for a world champion shootout.

The IHRA Summit World Champions for 2015 are Donny Urban (Good Vibrations Top Sportsman), Nick Womack (Good Vibrations Top Dragster), Jimmy Hidalgo Jr (Super Stock), Michelle Martel (Stock), Vernon Rowland (Quick Rod), Doug Lynden (Super Rod), Patrick Forster (Hot Rod) and Kassie Thomas (Junior Dragster).

Comments heard from the Summit Tournament of Champions Winner’s Circle included Patrick Forster thanking the Elrod family for making him a part of the team and also congratulating Dave Elrod for earning the Sportsman of the Year award. Doug Lynden, the IHRA 2015 Super Rod Champion commented in the winner’s circle that he had added some time to his delay box for the finals due to the pure excitement and it paid off with his .026 reaction time which helped him to the victory over Nick Akoury’s .030 reaction time. Junior Dragster champ, Kassie Thomas, explained to Clay Millican as he interviewed her in the winner’s circle that she was not nervous going into the final round for the championship because her parents just told her that they were proud of her, no matter the outcome.

Summit Tournament of Champions Final Eliminations

Summit Tournament of Champions - Good Vibrations Top Sportsman
toc tsfinal 2015
Donny Urban, Selma, NC, ’06 Cobalt, 7.127, 7.12 dial (.003 rt)
- def. John Hochstedler, Niles, MI, '03 Stratus (-.020 foul)

Summit Tournament of Champions - Good Vibrations Top Dragster
toc tdfinal 2015

Nick Womack, Lillington, NC, ’14 Mullis, 7.333, 7.28 dial (.041 rt)
- def. Travis Colangelo, Bayview, OH, '12 American,  - (-.005 foul)

Summit Tournament of Champions - Super Stock
toc ssfinal 2015
Jimmy Hidalgo Jr, Donaldsonville LA, ’99 Firebird, 10.064, 9.80 dial (.009 rt)
- def. JP Schuster, Damascus OH, '98 Camaro, 11.830, 10.71 dial (.011 rt)

Summit Tournament of Champions - Stock
toc stkfinal 2015

Michelle Martel, Fredericksburg, VA, ’10 Challenger, 9.862, (-.007 foul)
- def. Clifford Bryant Jr, Stanley NC, '73 Duster, 10.803, (-.014 foul)

Summit Tournament of Champions - Quick Rod
toc qrfinal 2015
Vernon Rowland, Blanchard, OK, ’13 Monden, 8.914 (.006 rt)
 - def. Lee Crawford, Donalds SC, 8.895 (.008 rt)

Summit Tournament of Champions - Super Rod
toc srfinal 2015
Doug Lynden, Fredonia, NY, ’27 Roadster, 9.890, (.026 rt)
- def. Nick Akoury, Cleveland OH,  9.892 (.030 rt)

Summit Tournament of Champions - Hot Rod
toc hrfinal 2015
Patrick Forster, Pittsburg, PA, ’78 Monza, 10.928, (.011 rt)
 - def. Troy Williams Jr, Daytona Beach FL, 10.890 (.037 rt)

Summit Tournament of Champions - Junior Dragster
toc qjrfinal 2015
Kassie Thomas, St Albert, AB, Canada, ’95 McPherson, 8.004, 7.98 dial (.007 rt)
- def. Hayden Lambert, Albemarle NC, 8.893, 8.90 dial (.034 rt)

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