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Castrol Raceway sweeps podium at Division 6 Team Finals; Thornsley, Closkey and Lloyd punch tickets to Summit SuperSeries championship

Monday, 19 August 2013
Summit SuperSeries Mod ET winner Andy Closkey Summit SuperSeries Mod ET winner Andy Closkey

In the first Summit Team Finals action of the year Castrol Raceway swept the podium in the Division 6 Border Bandits team competition at the Edmonton, Alberta track, while three drivers from three very different parts of the country punched their tickets to Memphis in October for the Summit SuperSeries championship runoff.

Castrol Raceway Team C took the team crown with 16 points, holding off Castrol Raceway Team D by just one point. Castrol Raceway Team B was third with 13 points, followed by Castrol Raceway Team A with 12 points and Northern Lights Team A with 11 points. The rest of the top 10 included teams from Northern Lights Raceway, Calgary Drag Racing Association, Hi-Line Dragstrip and Eagle Motorplex.

In the Summit SuperSeries runoff drivers from three extreme ends of the northwest – Alaska, British Columbia and Montana – advanced to compete for the Summit SuperSeries World Championship at the Summit World Finals at Memphis International Raceway in October.

D6 Team Finals SSS Top

   Alaska Raceway Park's Nathan Thornsley

Alaska Raceway Park’s Nathan Thornsley will represent Top ET at the World Finals, winning the Top ET Summit SuperSeries runoff at Castrol Raceway. He defeated Interlake Dragway’s Ryan Jaenicke in the final. Jaenicke had a perfect triple zero reaction time in the big race, but he couldn’t run the numbers while Thornsley put together a solid package with a .023 reaction time and a 7.725 second pass on a 7.72 dial at 170.81 miles per hour.

In the Mod ET runoff Andy Closkey of Eagle Motorplex defeated Kevin Klaus of the Calgary Drag Racing Association. Klaus won the battle at the line by seven thousandths of a second, but Closkey got it done at the top end with a 10.37 on a 10.35 dial to Klaus’ 11.682 on an 11.65.

In the Junior Dragster runoff Garrett Lloyd of Hi-Line Dragstrip advanced over Tyler Musgrove of Northern Lights, running a solid 8.044 on an 8.01 dial. Musgrove ran a 9.049 on a 9.00 dial.

D6 Team Finals SSS Junior

   Summit SuperSeries Junior Dragster runoff winner Garrett Lloyd

Other big winners from the Division 6 Summit Team Finals were Top Main Event winner Natasha Cherchuk of Castrol Raceway, Mod Main Event winner Dan Coss of Castrol Raceway, Street Main Event winner Sandy Kovach of Hi-Line Dragstrip and Junior Main Event winner McKenna Bold of Castrol Raceway.

The following are the final results from the Division 6 IHRA Summit Team Finals event at Castrol Raceway.

Division 6 Summit Team Finals Team Standings

1. Castrol Raceway Team C – 16
2. Castrol Raceway Team D – 15
3. Castrol Raceway Team B – 13
4. Castrol Raceway Team A – 12
5. Northern Lights Team A – 11
6. Northern Lights Team B – 10
6. Calgary Drag Racing Team A – 10
6. Hi-Line Dragstrip Team A – 10
9. Eagle Motorplex Team A – 8
9. Eagle Motorplex Team C – 8
9. Magic City Raceway Team A – 8
12. Castrol Raceway Team F – 6
12. Hi-Line Dragstrip Team B – 6
12. Eagle Motorplex Team B – 6
15. Calgary Drag Racing Team B – 5
16. Northern Lights Team C – 4
17. Castrol Raceway Team E – 3
17. Thunder Mountain Team A – 3


SUMMIT SUPERSERIES RUNOFF TOP ET – Nathan Thornsley (Alaska) .023 RT, 7.725, 170.81 def. Ryan Jaenicke (Interlake) .000 RT, 10.284, 126.20

SUMMIT SUPERSERIES RUNOFF MOD ET – Andy Closkey (Eagle) .043 RT, 10.370, 127.15 def. Kevin Klaus (Calgary) .050 RT, 11.682, 107.70

SUMMIT SUPERSERIES RUNOFF JUNIOR – Garrett Lloyd (Hi-Line) .033 RT, 8.044, 80.79 def. Tyler Musgrove (Northern Lights) .028 RT, 9.049, 70.83


D6 Team Finals Top

Main Event Top ET – Natasha Cherchuk (Castrol) 1.050 RT, 33.305, 31.08 def. John Tiegen (Northern Lights) Broke

D6 Team Finals Mod

Main Event Mod ET – Dan Coss (Castrol) -.010 RT, 10.453, 127.22 def. Ray Peck (Castrol) -.003 RT, 12.265, 107.88

D6 Team Finals Street

Main Event Street – Sandy Kovach (Hi-Line) .145 RT, 13.339, 98.17 def. Larry Lloyd (Hi-Line) .105 RT, 12.723, 104.82

D6 Team Finals Junior

Main Event Juniors – McKenna Bold (Castrol) .057 RT, 8.042, 80.07 def. Jenna Michaud (Castrol) .197 RT, 8.357, 78.61

Team Captains Race – Rob Reeves (Castrol) .184 RT, 14.475, 92.44 def. Nancy Siddon (Thunder Mountain) .263 RT, 14.779, 96.99

Sunday Gamblers Top ET – Nathan Thornsley (Alaska) .019 RT, 7.696, 174.08 def. Kristin Bakewell (Castrol) -.002 Foul

Sunday Gamblers Mod ET – Corey Hewitt (Castrol) .041 RT, 10.665, 126.83 def. Troy Turner (Magic City) .037 RT, 11.466, 118.87

Sunday Gamblers Street – Dave Williamson (Calgary) .167 RT, 11.762, 115.47 def. Kevin Steenhart (Calgary) .129 RT, 13.94, 93.86

Sunday Gamblers Juniors – Shawn Hagen (Northern Lights) .113 RT, 8.005, 73.47 def. Amanda Wilson .050 RT, 8.262, 78.99

Sunday Run For The Money Top ET – Mike Lucas (Northern Lights) .006 RT, 8.065, 170.64

Sunday Run For The Money Mod ET – Len Scott (Northern Lights) .008 RT, 10.007, 128.42

Sunday Run For The Money Street – Dave Williamson (Calgary) .109 RT, 11.808, 114.70

Sunday Run For The Money Juniors – Michael Toews (Eagle) .144, 8.084, 80.73


Best Appearing Open Bodied Car – Natasha Cherchuk (Castrol Raceway)

Best Engineered Open Bodied Car – Dave Moore (Northern Lights)

Best Appearing Full Bodied Car – Norm Fleenor (Eagle Motorplex)

Best Engineered Full Bodied Car – Dalas Wagner (Eagle Motorplex)

Best Appearing Junior – Sheena Okrainetz (Castrol Raceway)

Best Engineered Junior – Ethan Ochitwa (Castrol Raceway)

Best Team Spirit – Eagle Motorplex

Best Appearing Sponsor Banner – Alaska Raceway Park

Best Appearing Team – Northern Lights

Last modified on Monday, 19 August 2013

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