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Memphis International edges London Dragway for Division 2 West Summit Team Finals crown; SuperSeries field set

Saturday, 05 October 2013
Division 2 West Summit Team Finals Champions Memphis International Raceway Division 2 West Summit Team Finals Champions Memphis International Raceway

Six more drivers punched their ticket to the Summit Racing Equipment World Finals next weekend at Memphis International Raceway after reaching the finals of the Summit SuperSeries runoff at the Division 2 West Summit Team Finals in Memphis in a prelude to this weekend’s Summit World Finals.

The Summit SuperSeries field is now officially set with the addition of Summit SuperSeries runoff winners Chris Butcher (Top ET), Matt Anderson (Mod ET) and Jake Clayton (Junior Dragster) and SuperSeries runner-up finishers Eric Boyd (Top ET), Travis Snowden (Mod ET) and Justin Poindexter (Junior Dragster).

Memphis International Raceway took the team crown at the Division 2 West Summit Team Finals, edging London Dragway by one point, 39 to 38. Knoxville Dragstrip was third with 28 points, followed by Prescott Raceway with 26 points and Mountain Park Dragway with 22 points. The remaining teams were I-64 Motorplex (21), Middle Tennessee Dragway (21), Alabama International Dragway (19), Brainerd Optimist Dragway (11), Atmore Dragway (8), Gulfport Dragway (5) and Montgomery Motorsports Park (3).

D2W SuperSeries Top Final

   Summit SuperSeries Top ET Final: Chris Butcher vs. Eric Boyd

Chris Butcher took Saturday’s most exciting final as the racer representing the I-64 Motorplex in Kentucky went down to the wire against Brainerd Optimist Dragway’s Eric Boyd. Butcher got the jump on the line with a .002 reaction time to Boyd’s .006 and Butcher nearly aced the run with a 6.169 elapsed time on a 6.16 dial at 108.03 miles per hour. Boyd was just behind with a 4.902 on a 4.85 at 142.63 mph.

In Mod ET Memphis International Raceway’s Matt Anderson benefited from his experiences at his home track by taking the Mod ET championship over Mountain Park Dragway’s Travis Snowden. Snowden lit the red light by -.024, but Anderson still had solid numbers with a 7.207 on a 7.18.

D2W SuperSeries Mod Final

   Summit SuperSeries Mod ET Final: Matt Anderson vs. Travis Snowden

Finally in Junior Dragster Jake Clayton, representing Brainerd Optimist Dragway, benefited from a .012 red light by opponent Justin Poindexter from Memphis International Raceway. Clayton cut a .071 light with a 8.144 on a 8.09 dial.

Other big winners from the Division 2 West Summit Team Finals were Main Event winners Ken Laboe from Middle Tennessee Dragway in Top ET, Jeremy Bargo from London Dragway in Mod ET and Kayla Long from Knoxville Dragstrip in Junior Dragster.

D2W SuperSeries Junior Final

   Summit SuperSeries Juinor Dragster Final: Jake Clayton vs. Justin Poindexter

The following are the final results from the Division 2 West IHRA Summit Team Finals at Memphis International Raceway.

Division 2 West Summit Team Finals Team Standings

1. Memphis International Raceway – 39
2. London Dragway – 38
3. Knoxville Dragstrip – 28
4. Prescott Raceway – 26
5. Mountain Park Dragway – 22
6. I-64 Motorplex – 21
7. Middle Tennessee Dragway – 21
8. Alabama International Dragway – 19
9. Brainerd Optimist Dragway – 11
10. Atmore Dragway – 8
11. Gulfport Dragway – 5
12. Montgomery Motorsports Park – 3


SUMMIT SUPERSERIES RUNOFF TOP ET – Chris Butcher (I-64) .002 RT, 6.169, 108.03 def. Eric Boyd (Brainerd Optimist) .006 RT, 4.902, 142.63

SUMMIT SUPERSERIES RUNOFF MOD ET – Matt Anderson (Memphis) .001 RT, 7.207, 94.29 def. Travis Snowden (Mountain Park) -.024 RT FOUL

SUMMIT SUPERSERIES RUNOFF JUNIOR – Jake Clayton (Brainerd Optimist) .071 RT, 8.144, 80.53 def. Justin Poindexter (Memphis) -.012 RT FOUL


D2W Top ET Champ

Main Event Top ET – Ken Laboe (Middle Tennessee) .016 RT, 5.715, 120.25 def. Mark Meadows (Memphis) .011 RT, 4.469, 152.37

D2W Mod ET Champ

Main Event Mod ET – Jeremy Bargo (London) .051 RT, 6.407, 102.11 def. Travis Snowden (Mountain Park) .029 RT, 7.070, 95.72

D2W Junior Champ

Main Event Juniors – Kayla Long (Knoxville) .116 RT, 8.130, 79.30 def. Lawson Roberts (London) .022 RT, 8.162, 71.04

Friday Gamblers Top – Chad McKee (Middle Tennessee) .010 RT, 4.593, 150.21 def. Jeff Bobo (Memphis) -.009 RT FOUL

Friday Gamblers Mod – William Signaigo (Gulfport) .074 RT, 6.681, 104.73 def. Jerry King (Middle Tennessee) .023 RT, 6.913, 98.16

Friday Gamblers Junior – Chloe Keener (Brainerd Optimist) .130 RT, 8.488, 75.47 def. Justin Tidwell (Alabama) .078 def. 8.238, 77.02


Best Appearing Open Bodied Car – Dave Wonner (Prescott Raceway)

Best Engineered Open Bodied Car – T.J. Tracey (Memphis International Raceway)

Best Appearing Full Bodied Car – Robert Wallace (Mountain Park Dragway)

Best Engineered Full Bodied Car – Alex Hubbard (Memphis International Raceway)

Best Appearing Junior – Chase Cooley (London Dragway)

Best Engineered Junior – Keenan Myers (Knoxville Dragway)

Best Team Spirit – Memphis International Raceway

Best Appearing Sponsor Banner – I-64 Motorplex

Best Appearing Team – London Dragway

Best Decorated Grandstand – Knoxville Dragway

Track Operators Race – Jackie Lewis (Prescott Raceway) def. Donna Balbridge (I-64 Motorplex)

Last modified on Monday, 07 October 2013

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