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South Carolina Motorplex Races to IHRA Division 9 Summit Team Finals Victory

Monday, 02 October 2023

NEESES, S.C. — South Carolina Motorplex took the championship at the IHRA Division 9 (Raiders) Summit Team Finals on Saturday night.

The host track finished ahead of Pageland Dragway, Shadyside Dragway, Wilkesboro Dragway and Piedmont Dragway in the team results.

Summit Team Finals D9 Main Event TEAM WINNER SOUTH CAROLINA MOTORPLEX

James Lester from Pageland captured the Top (Box) final sponsored by Trailer Ranch LLC as final-round opponent Cory Landstra, representing South Carolina Motorplex, triggered a -.008 red light. Lester ended with a 5.829-second run at 113.32 mph on a 5.81 dial with a .024 reaction time. Landstra went down the track in 5.196 seconds at 106.20 mph.

Summit Team Finals D9 Main Event top WINNER James Lester

Summit Team Finals D9 Main Event top RUNNER UP Cory Landstra

Robert Rayfield from Pageland was dead-on, plus one in the Mod (No Box) final going 5.931 seconds at 111.13 mph on a 5.93 dial-in. Paired with a .005 reaction time and it was a hard-to-beat combination. Fred Berkheimer from South Carolina Motorplex finished in 6.526 seconds at 101.63 mph with a .034 reaction time for runner-up honors.

Summit Team Finals D9 Main Event MOD winner Robert Rayfield

Summit Team Finals D9 Main Event MOD runner up Fred Berkheimer

The Sportsman final saw Jeff Miller from Wilkesboro emerge victorious with a 9.751-second elapsed time on a 9.66 dial. Billy Dunn from South Carolina Motorplex had a nice .035 to .106 advantage at the tree, but broke out against his 7.99 dial-in. 

Summit Team Finals D9 Main Event SPORTSMAN winner Jeff Miller

Summit Team Finals D9 Main Event SPORTSMAN RUNNER UP Billy Dunn

Madison Krupa from South Carolina Motorplex bested Aus Danner from Shadyside in the Junior Dragster final. Krupa got the edge at the start .054 to. 068 and made a run of 8.582 seconds against an 8.51 dial-in. Danner broke out from her 8.02 dial-in with a pass of 8.009 seconds at 78.83 mph.

Summit Team Finals D9 Main Event JR.DRAGSTER WINNER Madison Krupa

Summit Team Finals D9 Main Event JR. DRAGSTER RUNNER UP Aus Danner

Todd Payne from Wilkesboro Dragway ran unopposed in the Motorcycle final. Payne, who has been the top finishing Electric Vehicle driver at the last two IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals, was just as good on two wheels.

Summit Team Finals D9 Main Event MOTORCYCLE WINNER Todd Paynejpg

Congrats to South Carolina Motorplex being a terrific host and their team victory. Also congratulations to the IHRA Division 9 (Raiders) racers who advanced to the IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals and others picked up wins throughout the weekend.

Last modified on Monday, 02 October 2023

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