Summit E.T. Racing Series - June 19th


What a season so far, here it is June 19th and we are just completing our 2nd Summit ET Series points race and the first one to run ¼ mile due to all of the wet Spring weather. Hopefully now that summer starts June 21st we can get into a dry pattern and get some racing action in. Anyways today we hosted the Vivian’s Vision for a Cure Jr. Dragster race as well as the rescheduled Street Showdown, we had great weather and here are the results.

jlipke619Vivian's Vision Race For A Cure
In the Vivian’s Vision Jr. Event it was Jake Lipke wheeling his Jr. Hot Rod to the win when he stopped Kimberly Klein in the final round. Both were dialed in at 7.90 and Jake was able to get a slight reaction time advantage .558 to .580 and he ran 7.933 at 81.64 mph for the win. Kim was right there as he settled for the runner up spot with a 7.946 at 81.37 mph effort. Shannon Harrison and Jake’s sister Jenna were the semifinalists.

Vivian's race included all Jr. A & B racers, 25 in total who wished to take a shot at the $500 Savings Bond and large first place trophy. Racers had one time trial to qualify for the elimination ladder and Kimberly Klein grabbed the number 1 qualifying spot with her five-0 reation time. Other awards presented to first round racers were: Best Reaction time awarded to Chelsey Hancock for her .525 light; and Best Package awarded to Shannon Harrison (details to follow). Hmm, the girls kicked the guy's butt in the special awards department!

619smfinalStreet Showdown
The Street Showdown was won by defending Pro points champ Howard Roberts who for today was driving his ’75 Plymouth street car. Howard had a .507 light and ran 12.023 at 109.77 mph on his 12.06 dial to defeat Matt Bunal who was driving his ’91 Camaro. Matt fouled with a .499 red light and shut off to a 12.51 at 101.53 mph run on his 12.40 dial to take the runner up spot. Jim Smith was the semifinalist.

Super Pro
In Super Pro Ken Miller who was the runner up a few weeks ago made it one spot further today as he scored the win in his ’72 Maverick. Ken had a great .505 light and ran right on his 10.79 dial in with a 10.792 at 122.25 mph to stop Billy Caprara who was in his 2010 Chevy powered dragster. Billy had to settle for the runner up spot with his .513 initiated, 7.560 at 173.16 mph run on his 7.54 dial in. Heather Scheirer was the semifinalist.

was won by Mike LaRose Jr. who for today was driving one of his friends ’79 Camaro. Mike took out Jeff Parker who fouled in his ’91 Camaro. Mike had a .554 light and ran a 9.948 at 135.11 mph on is 10.00 dial in. Jeff had the .452 foul and ran 10.291 at 131.55 mph on his 10.19 dial in. Jim Cieri and Rob Forbes were the semifinalists.

Pro MX
In Pro MX action it was Keith Miller on his ’86 Suzuki scoring the win when he defeated Chrissy Klein who was on her ’02 Polaris. Keith held the r.t. advantage .515 to .610 and he won it with a 10.220 at 118.42 mph on his 10.10 dial while Chrissy settled for the runner up spot with her 10.617 at 116.88 mph run on her 10.59 prediction. Kevin Wuest was the semifinalist.

David Miller won in Modified today driving his ’82 Chevy and stopping Super Pro winner Ken Miller. David had a .528 light and ran 11.357 at 117.81 mph on his 11.34 dial to hold off Ken who ran under his 10.82 dial in with a 10.796 at 118.05 mph. Don Leppard and Heather Scheirer were the semifinalists.

Street Trophy
Carl Askenback paid a visit to us today in his new ’09 Chevy HHR and made off with the win in the Street Trophy Class. Carl had a sizeable reaction time advantage of .561 to .704 over his opponent Mr. Lewis and he won with a 17.473 at 78.96 mph to Lewis’s right on 12.477 at 108.69 mph run on his 12.47. Joe DeMario was the semifinalist.

Bike/Sled Trophy
Anthony McKeen Sr. rode his ’06 Harley to the win in Bike / Sled Trophy stopping Matt Luke on his recently acquired Suzuki. Anthony had a .564 light and ran 9.801 at 126.72 mph on his 9.76 dial while Matt took home the runner up spot with a .598 initiated 9.339 at 143.72 mph run on his 9.29 dial. Dan Cerio and Kevin Wuest were the semifinalists.

619jra Jr. Dragster "A"
Jr. Dragster “A” class action saw Dunham Hall score the win in his Motivational Tubing chassis. Dunham had a .522 light and ran 7.934 at 80.79 mph on his 7.90 dial in to make Kimberly Klein in her KCS chassis settle for the runner up spot. Kim had a .561 light and matched her 7.90 dial with a 7.906 at 81.97 mph effort. Kim had a busy day as she also was the runner up in the Vivian’s race. Shaquille Scott and Taylor Duell were the semifinalists.

gracie619Jr. Dragster "B"
In Jr. Dragster “B” it was Gracie Snyder notching her first win as she defeated older brother Jacob in the final round and score some sibling bragging rights for this week. Gracie had a safe .633 light and ran an 8.916 at 72.70 mph on her 8.95 dial and that’s all she needed because Jacob ran went red with a .486 and ran an 8.872 at 74.04 mph on his 8.90 dial for the runner up effort. Jenna Lipke and Kiersten Hancock were the semifinalists.

That will do it for today. Thanks to Lance and Taylor Duell for their help in organizing the Vivian’s Vision race. Check out Vivian's web site located at to learn about this young ladies' efforts to raise money for the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation. See you next week.


By Pete DeSalvo Jr.
Race photos by LaPointe Photography, Extreme Exposures


Super Pro

  Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Ken Miller
72 Maverick
.513 10.792 / 122.25
R-Up Billy Caprara
10 Dragster
.513 7.560 / 173.16

Heather Scheirer



  Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Mike LaRose Jr.
79 Camaro
.554 9.948 / 135.11
R-Up Jeff Parker
91 Camaro
.452F 10.291 / 131.55
Semis Jim Cieri
Rob Forbes

Pro MX

  Driver Vehicle R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Keith Miller
86 Suzuki
.515 10.220 / 118.42
R-Up Chrissy Klein
02 Polaris
.610 10.617 / 116.88

Kevin Wuest


Street Money

  Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Howard Roberts 75 Plymouth
.507 12.023 / 109.77
R-Up Matt Bunal
91 Camaro
.499F 12.516 / 101.53
Semis Jim Smith


  Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win David Miller
82 Chevy
.528 11.357 / 117.81
R-Up Ken Miller
72 Maverick
.577 10.796 / 118.05
Semis Don Leppard
Heather Scheirer 

Street Trophy

  Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Carl Askenback
09 Chevy
.561 17.473 / 78.96
R-Up Mr. Lewis
86 Chevy
.704 12.477 / 108.69
Semis Joe DeMario

Bike/Sled Trophy

  Driver Vehicle R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Anthony McKeen Sr.
06 H-D

.564 9.801 / 126.72 9.76
R-Up Matt Luke
05 Suzuki
.598 9.339 / 143.72
Semis Kevin Wuest


Junior Dragster "A"

  Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Dunham Hall
.522 7.934 / 80.79
R-Up Kimberly Klein
.561 7.906 / 81.97
Semis Taylor Duell
Shaquille Scott 

Junior Dragster "B"

  Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Gracie Snyder
.633 8.916 / 72.70
R-Up Jacob Snyder
04 Halfscale
.486F 8.872 / 74.04

Jenna Lipke
Kiersten Hancock


Vivian's Vision Jr. Race

Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Jake Lipke
Jr. Dragster
.558 7.933 / 81.64
R-Up Kimberly Klein
.580 7.946 / 81.37
Semis Jenna Lipke
Shannon Harrison

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