Summit E.T. Racing Series - September 7

Myles Higby Scores King of the Track Win Over Hardman

King of the Track Winner Myles Higby

September 7 - The month of September 4 major events every year and it was kicked off on Sunday with the special NHRA King of the Track event which pitted class leaders in a single elimination race to determine the winner. This year's final saw Modified point leader Myles Higby top Pro division leader Justin Hardman for the K.O.T. title.

Justin got the head start with a decent .537 light, but broke out by .004 trying to hold off Myles' charge, with a 11.436 E.T. on his 11.44 dial. Myles launched his Poison Ivy '69 Dodge with a stout .515 reaction and ran a solid 10.594 at 123.55 mph pass on his 10.57 dial-in to score the win. Jordan Reader and Sudsy Eastman were the semifinalists.

Check out the Final Round Boxscores Here.

Matt Spisak - Super Pro Winner

Super Pro
In Super Pro, Matt Spisak drove his ’67 Camaro around Gary Rolfe Sr. who was driving his ’72 Nova. Matt had a .521 light and ran close to his 10.00 dial with a 10.018 at 127.06 mph while Gary settled for the runner up spot with a 10.474 at 122.01 mph on his 10.42 dial in. Bob Grey was the semifinalist in his Chevelle.

Josh Tucker - Pro winner

Josh Tucker in his ’65 Plymouth took won for the first time today in Pro defeating Bob Mayers in his ’27 Ford Roadster. Josh caught a break in the final round as Bob had a .520 to .604 starting line advantage, but Bob lost traction slowing to a 9.83 at 123.63 mph run on his 9.25 dial allowing Josh to take the win with his impressive 12.151 at 111.40 mph run on his 12.14 dial. Gary Rolfe Jr. was the semifinalist.

Dennis Boston - Pro MX winner

Pro MX
It was Dennis Boston Jr. on his familiar ’03 Ski-Doo taking the Pro MX win after Nicole Smith’s ’07 Polaris lost fire and would not restart after her burnout. Credit to Dennis as he waited for her crew to try and get the sled restarted. Dennis would have been tough to beat as he ran an 8.99 at 134.70 mph on his 8.98 dial in. Ron Dean and Steve Stone were the semifinalists.

Kurt Hagen - Street Money Winner

Street Money
Kurt Hagen in his ’11 Camaro took the first of his two wins today in Street Money when he defeated Klaus Dieroff in his ’70 El Camino. Kurt had a not so great .690 reaction, but ran right on his 12.66 dial in with a 12.667 at 110.35 mph. Klaus had a .618 light, but could only run 11.891 at 111.94 mph on his 11.79 dial. Steve English was the semifinalist.

Don Austin - Modified winner

In Modified it was Don Austin driving his ’93 S-10 to the win stopping ‘Becca Searles in her ’86 Mustang. Becca had the r.t. advantage .551 to .560, but Don ran closer to the dial with a 9.877 at 121.57 mph run on his 9.82, while Becca ran 11.272 at 117.82 mph on her 11.18. Larry Gurdo lost in the semi’s in his Sox & Martin tribute Duster.

Street Trophy
Kurt Hagen’s second win if the day came in Street Trophy , stopping Bill Coon in his ’84 Camaro. The r.t’s were almost identical with Kurt holding slight .636 to .637 edge and he ran a 12.688 at 109.53 mph on his 12.66 for the win. Bill ran 15.10 at 89.41 mph on his 15.00 dial to take the runner up honors. Scott Brosnan was the semifinalist.

Bike/Sled Trophy
Bike/Sled Trophy was won by Ron Dean on his ’97 Ski-Doo when he defeated Bob Salerno on his ’06 Ski-Doo. Ron had Bob covered at the tree by a tenth .545 to .649 and ran a 10.064 at 123.54 mph on his 10.03, while Bob ran under his 10.10 dial with a 10.088 at 120.94 mph runner up pass. Brian Moulton made it to the semi’s.

Jr. Dragster
Jenna Lipke won again in the Jr. Dragster class stopping a red lighting Danny Thorpe. Jenna was .645 at the tree and ran an 8.011 at 81.22 mph on her 7.98 dial in, while Danny went .484 red and he ran an 11.895 at 53.00 mph on his 11.85 dial in. RJ Budd was the semifinalist.

The Big Event September continues this Sunday the 14th with our annual NYS Championships and National Dragster Challenge event. The following Sunday the 21st is Bracket Finals weekend, so we will be running an open test & tune, followed by our annual NHRA Stock/Super Stock Shootout on September 28.

By Pete DeSalvo Jr.


King of the Track

  Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Myles Higby '69 Dodge .515 10.594, 123.55 10.57
R-Up Justin Hardman '04 Camaro .537 11.436, 115.14 11.44
Semis Jordan Reader
Sudsy Eastman

Super Pro

  Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Matt Spisak '67 Camaro .521 10.018, 127.06 10.00
R-Up Gary Rolfe Sr. '72 Nova .561 10.474, 122.01 10.42
Semis Bob Grey


  Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Josh Tucker '65 Plymouth .604 12.151, 111.40 12.14
R-Up Bob Mayers '27 Ford .520 9.833, 123.63 9.25
Semis Gary Rolfe Jr.

Pro MX

  Driver Vehicle R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Dennis Boston '03 Ski-doo .685 8.994, 134.70 8.98
R-Up Nicole Smith '07 Polaris -- Broke --
Semis Ron Dean
Steve Stone

Street Money

  Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Kurt Hagen '11 Camaro .690 12.667, 110.35 na
R-Up Klaus Dieroff '70 El Camino .618 11.891, 111.94 11.79
Semis Steve English


  Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Don Austin '93 S-10 .560 9.877, 121.57 9.82
R-Up Becca Searles '86 Mustang .551 11.272, 117.82 11.18
Semis Larry Gurdo

Street Trophy

  Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Kurt Hagen '11 Camaro .636 12.688, 109.53 12.66
R-Up Bill Coon '84 Camaro .637 15.10, 89.41 15.00
Semis Scott Brosnan

Bike/Sled Trophy

  Driver Vehicle R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Ron Dean '97 Ski-doo .545 10.064, 123.54 10.03
R-Up Bob Salerno '06 Ski-doo .649 10.088, 120.94 10.10
Semis Brian Moulton

Jr. Dragster

  Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Jenna Lipke Jr. Dragster .645 8.011, 81.88 7.98
R-Up Danny Thorpe Jr. Dragster .484 11.895, 53.00 11.85
Semis RJ Budd

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