Summit E.T. Racing Series - July 5

Kevin Wuest - Pro MX Showdown Winner

July 5 - Well now, after a three week layoff due some very wet weather we finally got back to racing action today with a full plate of racing to complete. We had the Pro MX Showdown to finish from it's original June 14th date, we also had the Pro Showdown and an 11.50 Index Race (which was run 7.36 in the 1/8 mile) as well as all of our regular classes. We had a perfect sunny day and here is how the racing went.

Pro MX Showdown
The rain-delayed June 14 Pro MX Showdown final was decided on the start line when Ron Dean pushed the tree a bit too hard and lit the red light with a .488 R.T. handing the win to multi-champion Kevin Wuest. Dialing in with a 6.67, Kevin ran his '97 Polaris out to a 6.705 at 98.93 mph to take the $750 first place purse. Ron punched out a 6.265 at 105.12 mph on his 6.28 dial and settled up for the runner-up finish. Matt Luke and Bob Salerno were the semifinalists for the day.

Matt Spisak - Super Pro

Super Pro
Matt Spisak drove his dragster to his second win of the year by stopping Iggy Falcone in an extremely close final round. Both drivers were on the tree with Iggy holding a .501 to .504 advantage, but he took too much stripe at the finish line and ran just under his 6.32 dial in with a 6.312 at 106.42 mph effort. Matt ran a 5.110 at 135.10 mph on his 5.08 dial to take his spot in the ESTA winners circle presented by Auto Care at Split Rock. Jordan Reader continues to impress driving his new dragster to a semifinal round finish.

Mike LaRose - Pro

Mike LaRose has been on a tear this season so far driving his "Hustle Stuff" '68 GTX to his second straight Pro win stopping Anthony Zangari in his '95 Camaro who had to settle for his second straight runner up finish. Mike was .506 at the tree and shut off after seeing Anthony's very close .496 red light. Anthony ran it through to a 6.401 at 108.18 mph run on his 6.43 dial. April Martin was the semifinalist.

Ryan Orizino - Pro MX

Pro MX
In this week's Pro MX action Ryan Orizino took the win on his '96 Arctic Cat after Dennis Boston moved too soon and red lighted on his '03 Ski-Doo. Ryan had a .579 r.t. and ran a 6.511 at 103.47 mph on his 6.52 dial. Dennis had a .462 foul and shut off. Rick Fies and Brian Moulton were the semifinalists.

Steve English - Street Money

Street Money
Two of the Street Money class's normal late rounder's found themselves in the final round when Steve English in his '82 Cutlass took on Kurt Hagen in his '11 Camaro. Steve got the win this week using his .559 to .608 starting line advantage and running an 8.188 at 83.80 mph on his 8.20 dial, while Kurt ran further under his 8.29 dial in with an 8.275 at 86.53 mph runner up effort Adam Carlson and Travis Brown were the semifinalists.

Steve Makepeace - Modified

Modified racing action saw Steve Makepeace in his '69 Nova stop Myles Higby in his '69 Dodge. Steve had the starting line advantage .589 to .608 and he ran a 7.284 at 90.32 mph on his 7.24 dal in. Myles had to settle for the runner up spot again and he ran a 6.516 at 104.90 mph on his 6.48 prediction. Brian Marley lost in the semi's.

Street Trophy
Steve English took his second win of the day in the Street Trophy class when he stopped Scott Brosnan who was driving his '69 Dodge. Steve had a .619 light and ran 8.226 at 83.19 mph on his 8.21 dial while, Scott had a .718 light and settled for the runner up spot with a 7.531 at 90 mph. Mike Holifield was the semifinalist.

Bike/Sled Trophy
Ryan Orizino took his second win of the day in the Bike/Sled trophy class defeating Rob Garguico. This one was over quick as Bob left the red light shining in his lane with an oh-so-close .499 bulb and he ran a 6.156 at 110.62 mph on his 6.10 dial. Ryan had a .609 light and ran 6.531 at 102.32 mph on his 6.52 dial in. Sudsy Eastman was the semifinalist.

Ron Klein Jr. - Jr. Dragster

Jr. Dragster
The Jr. Dragster class final round came down to Ron Klein Jr. squaring off against Natalie Musolino. Ron held a .560 to .593reaction time advantage and he won it with his 7.942 at 82.13 mph on his 7.90 dial, while Natalie had to settle for the runner up spot with her 9.001 at 70.65 mph run on her 8.99 dial. Danny Thorpe was the semifinalist.

Steve Doss - 11.50 Index

11.50 Index (7.36 adjusted)
Steve Doss showed up today in his '99 Firebird and won the Index race that we had on tap for today taking home the $1,000 and very nice "Tree" trophy. Steve stopped Myles Higby in the final round using his .544 to .580 starting line edge to his advantage by breaking out by less on the 7.36, 1/8 mile adjusted index with his 7.262 at 88.92 mph compared to Myles's 7.238 at 93.73 mph effort. Gary Rolfe Jr. and AJ Meier were the semifinalists.

By Pete DeSalvo Jr.


Pro MX Showdown (June 14)

Driver Vehicle R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Kevin Wuest '97 Polaris .564 6.705, 98.93 6.67
R-Up Ron Dean '98 Ski-doo .488 6.265, 105.12 6.28
Semis Matt Luke
Bob Salerno

Super Pro

Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Matt Spisak Dragster .504 5.110, 135.10 5.08
R-Up Iggy Falcone '65 GTO .501 6.312, 108.42 6.32
Semis Jordan Reader


Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Mike LaRose '68 GTX .506 Shutoff 6.48
R-Up Anthony Zangari '95 Camaro .496 6.401, 108.18 6.43
Semis April Martin

Pro MX

Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Ryan Orizino '96 Arctic Cat .579 6.511, 103.47 6.52
R-Up Dennis Boston Jr. '03 Ski-doo .462 Shutoff 5.56
Semis Rick Fies
Brian Moulton

Street Money

Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Steve English '82 Cutlass .559 8.188, 83.80 8.20
R-Up Kurt Hagen '11 Camaro .608 8.275, 86.53 8.29
Semis Travis Brown
Adam Carlson


Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Steve Makepeace '69 Nova .589 7.284, 90.32 7.24
R-Up Myles Higby '69 Dodge .608 6.516, 104.90 6.48
Semis Brian Marley

Street Trophy

Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Steve English '82 Cutlass .619 8.226, 83.19 8.21
R-Up Scott Brosnan '69 Dodge .718 7.531, 90.00 7.56
Semis Mike Holifield

Bike/Sled Trophy

Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Ryan Orizino '01 Arctic Cat .609 6.531, 102.32 6.522
R-Up Bob Garguico '04 Arctic Cat .499 6.156, 110.62 6.10
Semis Sudsy Eastman

Jr. Dragster

Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Ron Klein Jr. '15 Mike Bos .560 7.942, 82.13 7.90
R-Up Natalie Musolino '13 American .593 9.001, 70.65 8.99
Semis Daniel Thorpe

11.50 Index

Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Steve Doss '99 Firebird .544 7.262, 88.92 7.36
R-Up Myles Higby '69 Dodge .580 7.238, 93.73 7.36
Semis A.J. Meirer
Gary Rolfe Jr.

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