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Great Lakes Dragaway Adds to Rich History with IHRA Summit SuperSeries Races

Tuesday, 09 May 2023

UNION GROVE, Wisc. — Great Lakes Dragaway has unmatched history in the sport of drag racing and more was added over the weekend.

The oldest continually operating drag strip in the world hosted IHRA Summit SuperSeries bracket races over the weekend. It didn’t look promising at first with a rainy Saturday morning which forced the cancellation of the Junior Dragster races.

By 12:30 p.m. and through the hard work by the track crew, it looked like they had a window to get the big-car races in. Around an hour later, there was a quick test-and-tune, followed by qualifying. Running an efficient program, they got the races in before the rain returned after 9 p.m. 

Mason Osborne defeated Brett Williamson in the Top final with a .013 reaction time. He was dialed-in at 4.6 and posted a 4.6-second run at 149 mph in the 1/8-mile. The two faced off again in the Top and Mod combo race with Osborne winning again.

Mason Osborne

Williamson, who double-entered in both classes, captured the Mod victory with a 5.85-second run on a 5.88 dial-in at 115 mph.

Brett Williamson

Amy Stephan captured the Street victory. She paired a 12.06-second run at 104 mph down the quarter-mile with a .079 reaction time.

Amy Stephan

The weather cleared up as a predicted overnight storm never came. With picture perfect skies, it was 75 degrees only two weeks after the original season opener had to be stopped because of snow.

Gary Seidschlag won Sunday’s Top ET final on a holeshot with a near perfect .003 reaction time. He followed up with a strong 4.96-second pass at 133 mph against a 4.94 dial-in.

Gary Seidschlag

Randy Krantz took home the Mod ET victory with a 6.08-second pass at 108 mph in the 1/8-mile, paired with a .09 reaction time. Krantz also captured the Combo title. He posted a 6.08 elapsed time at 112 mph and a .04 reaction time to beat Seidschlag in the final round.

Randy Krantz

Jacob Bierer doubled up in the Street and Mod ET eliminations. He was the Street win going 12.13 seconds at 106 mph in the quarter-mile on a 12.08 dial-in, along with a .09 reaction time.

Jacob Beirer

In addition to the great racing action, IHRA Northern Division Director Chris Eager was on hand to do chassis certifications.

The IHRA Summit SuperSeries bracket program returns to Great Lakes Dragaway on May 20-21. On Saturday night, they will be joined by the Wisconsin Outlaw Street racers.

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