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Defending IHRA World Champion Pace Among Winners at Gulfport Season Opener

Wednesday, 16 February 2022

GULFPORT, Ms. — Gulfport Dragway opened its International Hot Rod Association  Summit SuperSeries season Feb. 12-13 with defending IHRA Mod (No Box) World Champion Tim Pace among the weekend winners.

Pace was victorious in the opening Footbrake event at the IHRA Duane Dyess Realtor Presented by Bone Shaker Motorsports Race. Driving a Ford Mustang, Pace defeated Thad Smith in the final round.

Tim Pace

Josh Green drove his multi-colored machine to a second Footbrake victory with Todd Nations taking runner-up honors.

Josh Green

Mike Saitta doubled up with his dragster in the Electronics class. He won the opening race with a final-round victory over Peter Labarre. He reached the final again in race No. 2 where he was runner-up to Lynn Morris.

Mike Saitta

Carl Schafer matched the feat in Sportsman behind the wheel of his blue Ford Fairlane. The driver nicknamed “White Shoes” was runner-up to Jerry Rogers in race No. 1. He took the big check in the second race with a win over Curtis Allen in the final.

Carl Schafer

Grace Varner had similar success in the Junior Dragster ranks. After posting a runner-up finish to Luke Tabor in race No. 1, she was the winner of an all-Varner final in the second event. It was Grace Varner capturing the win as John Varner was the other finalist.

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IHRA Summit SuperSeries action returns to Gulfport Dragway on April 1-2 and runs throughout the season.

Click here to learn about Gulfport Dragway including a schedule of upcoming events.

Last modified on Thursday, 17 February 2022

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