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Mo-Kan Dragway Provides Close Championship Battles

Friday, 13 April 2018

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- The International Hot Association (IHRA) Summit SuperSeries program crowns a true Top (Box), Mod (No Box) and Junior Dragster World Champion each year.

The two ways to qualify for the annual IHRA Summit World Finals held in October at Memphis International Raceway are to win the IHRA Summit SuperSeries track championship at one of the participating IHRA member tracks or by winning the IHRA Summit Team Finals in your division.

Many tracks held banquets to recognize their 2017 IHRA Summit SuperSeries track champions including those featured here from Mo-Kan Dragway, Asbury, Missouri.

Jim Peak Top champ

Top (Box)

Jim Peak, a 66-year-old from Girard, Kan., earned the championship in the Top (Box) class.

Peak drives a 1996 Undercover Dragster powered by a small block Chevy engine. His wife Kathy and daughter Kourtney serve as his race day crew members. Peak won the championship by 11 points over Brady Taylor and Larry Lawyer who tied for runner-up in the standings.

Peak called the last race of the season his most memorable part. There were several cars all within a couple of rounds of winning the championship. After the dust settled, everything fell into place for Peak to capture the championship.

Travis Horton Mod Champ

Mod (No-Box)

Travis Horton, a 53-year-old from Pittsburg, Kans., earned the championship in the Mod (No-Box) class.

Horton drives a 1961 Chevrolet Impala powered by a 555 cubic-inch engine and a 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air with a 409 cubic-inch motor. His wife, Lori Horton, father Floyd Horton, and friend, Micah Guenther, help him as his crew members each weekend. Horton won the championship by nine points over runner-up Bryan Walker.

Horton, called the last race of 2017 his most memorable part of the season. He was crowned champion after he and his opponent both lost in the quarterfinal round.

Andrew Goss Junior champ

Junior Dragster

Andrew Goss, a 16-year-old from Joplin, Mo., earned the championship in the Junior Dragster class.

Helping Andrew throughout the season as his crew members were his father Steve Goss and mother Teresa Goss.

Winning the series championship at his home track was one of the many highlights for Andrew. He was invited to race the IHRA Summit Team Finals at Memphis International Raceway, Memphis, Tenn., and won the event for Division 2 earning an invite to the IHRA Summit World Finals.

Goss, was one of the final eight cars left in competition but the crankshaft broke on the car and ended his day. For Goss and his family, it was a fun-filled weekend at the Summit World Finals meeting new friends along the way.

Last modified on Wednesday, 18 April 2018

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