Cayea, Raineri, Smith, and Rotolo Cash In -- Points Season Winding Down

With only one race left in the ESTA Summit E.T. Points Series the racers were trying to solidify their position or make that last chance to move up in the points. We had to compete in the 1/8 mile today due to all of the heavy rain we received on Thursday. Here are the results.

In Super Pro Wesley Cayea in his dragster was set to take on last week’s winner Chuck White driving his ’74 AMC. Chuck covered Wesley at the tree with a .528 to .560 reaction time advantage but he either gave up the stripe or his car fell off because he could only muster a 6.803 at 93.94 mph run on his 6.74 dial while Wesley ran 4.748 at 143.63 mph on his 4.73 dial form the win. Last week’s runner up Eric Bunal was the semifinalist.

In Pro, Vito Raineri grabbed the win driving his ’76 Duster around Myles Higby who was in his ’69 Dart. Vito grabbed the r.t. advantage .527 to .570 and he won with a 6.189 at 109.78 mph run on his 6.18 dial while Myles settled for the runner up spot with a 7.209 at 92.39 mph run on his 7.19 dial. Dave Tingley was the semifinalist.

Heath Smith won the Pro MX class today riding his ’07 Polaris, defeating Ron Dean who was on his ’97 Ski-Doo. Heath used a .553 to .630 starting line advantage to win with a 5.857 at 119.71 mph run on his 5.75 dial. Ron ran 6.988 at 90.38 m ph on his 6.93 dial for the runner up spot. Sudsy Eastman was the semifinalist.

Anthony Rotolo drove his ’72 Nova to the Street Money win when he was able to stop Howie Conklin who was driving his ’65 Chevy. Neither driver was stellar at the tree with Anthony holding a slim .674 to .684 advantage and he parlayed that into the win with a 8.501 at 71.43 mph run on his 8.40 dial in. Howie settled for the runner up spot with a 8.454 at 84.40 mph run his 8.33 prediction. Matt Bunal and Michael Wilson were the semifinalists.

In Modified it Ken Miller scoring the win once again driving his familiar ’72 Maverick. Rich Duffer had to settle for the runner up spot driving his ’65 Chevy to a .550 initiated 7.989 at 83.80 mph run on his 7.92 dial. Ken was dialed in at 6.67 and he ran 6.710 at 100.95 mph run on his 6.67 dial, Terry Fisher and Kim Rogge were the semifinalists.

While he didn’t win in Street Money Howie Conklin was able to snatch the win while driving his ’65 Chevy to the final round defeat of current point’s leader Dick Aversa who was driving his ’07 Chevy Trailblazer. The r.t.’s were close .587 to .595 in Dick’s favor but he ran under his 8.03 dial with an 8.015 at 86.03 mph pass while Howie ran 8.340 at 84.76 mph run on his 8.33 dial in. Natalie Dodson was the lone semifinalist.

Shawn Fetter on his ’94 Ski-Doo stopped Rick Fies who was on his ’06 Suzuki in the Bike / Sled Trophy final round. Shawn had a .534 light and ran 5.947 at 116.27 mph on his 5.86 dial to turn back Rick’s .617 initiated 5.643 at 122.85 mph run on his 5.65 dial in. John MaHay and Sudsy Eastman were the semifinalists.

Justin Hardman took over the top spot in Jr. Dragster “A” as he scored his third straight class win. In the final the always tough Michael Reynolds just barely went red with his .499 and shut off. Justin had a .551 light and ran 7.922 at 83.01 mph on his 7.91 dial in to secure the win. Paige DeSalvo and Carter Helch were the semifinalists.

In Jr. Dragster “B” it was Dunham Hall winning for the second week in a row. Dunham used a telepathic .504 r.t. and ran 8.958 at 70.31 mph on his 8.91 dial in to stop Casey BeDell. Casey was razor sharp at the tree also with a .526 r.t. but he had to settle for the runner up spot with an 8.978 at 74.46 mph run on his 8.92 dial. This was a great final round by both drivers. Jenna Lipke and Kyle Reynolds were the semifinalists.

That does it for today. We have only one week left in the Summit E.T. Series, let’s hope for a nice sunny day to try and get it in. See you there.

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