34 Tom Cable, from Hughesville, Md., had to go the extra mile to ensure that he was the first ever Box champion in 2003 Summit SuperSeries. Cable competed at his home track of Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) in Mechanicsville, Md., throughout the season, compiling an impressive 34 race wins and only six losses. However, the season bought a lot of drama as his nearest competitor, Chuck Martin from Farmington Dragway, in Mocksville, N.C., had tied him. Cable held the tie breaker with a 0.5053 reaction time over Martin. GOING THE EXTRA MILE To help ensure he became the champion, Cable and his crew chief Danny Watt, made the six-hour trek to Farmington to make sure he was victorious. “I was surprised with how the track greeted us with open arms and went as far as giving us a reserved pit spot,” said Cable. Cable, was hoping to line up and go head to head against Martin, but they missed each other by one car in round two. Martin lost in that round allowing a Cable to become the 2003 Summit SuperSeries Champion for the year before the remainder of the event got rained out. Racing at his home track helped him stay sharp all season when he made the trip to Farmington Dragway. “The best-of-the-best race at Maryland International Raceway,” Cable commented. “By racing against the competitors there, it helped me when we headed to Farmington taking on the exciting challenge of competing against those racers,” Cable continued. Being part of the IHRA Summit SuperSeries has bought many rewards for competitors especially when they receive their prizes. Allows Cable to Become Summit SuperSeries World Champion DRIVER SPOTLIGHT