Summit E.T. Racing Series - May 21

Russ Denmark - Super Pro Winner

2017 E.T. Racing Series Season Is Underway!

May 21 - After way too many rainy weekends in Central NY we were finally able to get opened up this Sunday, May 21. Although Mother Nature tried her best again to stop us, we beat the few rain sprinkle delays and got our 2017 Summit ET Points Series underway, albeit in the 1/8 mile format due to a very wet pull off area.  Here's how the final rounds shook out and the boxscores below.

Super Pro
The Super Pro final round came down to Russ Denmark in his 2010 Dragster and Paul Scribani in his '90 Camaro. Paul had some issues with the Trans brake and rolled through the lights and Russ shut off for the win. Defending Super Pro points champ Mike Scribani made it to the semis as did Kimberly Klein.

Don Austin - Pro Winner

Don Austin, who at the end of last season was hinting about taking some time off from racing. drove his '93 S-10 to the Pro class win stopping Al Meier in his '82 Camaro. Don won it with a .078 light and running right on his 6.21 dial with a 6.217 at 110.00 mph. Al also nailed his dial in running 6.265 at 109.22 mph on his 6.26, but he left the red bulb glowing in his lane with a -.021 foul. Gary Rolfe Jr. and Brian Mahler were the semifinalists.

Brian Moulton - Pro MX Winner

Pro MX
Pro MX action saw Brian Moulton ride his '89 Kawasaki to the win stopping defending champ Ryan Orizino on his '96 Arctic Cat. Brian had a .141 reaction and ran a 6.061 at 113.56 mph on his 5.92 dial-in, while Ryan left too soon with a -.034 foul throwing away his 6.635 at 103.24 mph run on his 6.53. Rich Garguilo was the semifinalist.

Todd Minerd - Street Money Winner

Street Money
Todd Minerd drove his '80 Pinto Wagon to the Street Money win when Brian Mahler in his '04 Pontiac left the red light on. Todd had a .068 light and hit his 9.89 dial in with a 9.898 at 70.13 mph winning pass. Brian cut a -.057 foul and settled for the runner-up spot with a 9.089 at 77.96 mph run. Kurt Hagan was the semifinalist.

Jim Pipines - Modified Winner

Jim Pipines took his brand new 2016 Corvette to the Modified winner circle when Myles Higby broke in his '69 Dodge. Jim clicked off his Corvette and cruised to a winning 7.40 at 82.90 mph on his 6.90 dial in. Tom Samsel was the semifinalist.

Street Trophy
Steve English started his Street Trophy title defense off with the win driving his familiar '82 Cutlass and stopping Steve Seelman Jr. who fouled in his '89 Pontiac. Steve had a .089 light and ran a 7.996 at 88.06 mph on his 8.02 dial. Steve Seelman bulbed with a -.016 and ran an 8.497 at 77.32 mph on his 8.53 dial. Steve Seelman Sr. was the semifinalist.

Kevin Wuest - Bike/Sled Trophy Winner

Bike/Sled Trophy
Bike/Sled Trophy saw another points champ win the final round as Kevin Wuest rode his '97 Polaris to a winning 6.498 at 102.76 mph run on his 6.50 dial in. Rich Garguilo on his Arctic Cat had to settle for the runner up spot when he fouled with a -.074 and ran 6.134 at 108.67 mph on his 6.05. Sudsy Eastman and Bob Salerno were the semifinalists.

Natalie Musolino - Jr. Dragster Winner

Jr. Dragster
Natalie Musolino started off her Jr. Dragster season with a win when she stopped Jimmy O'Toole in the final round. Natalie was dialed in at 7.90 and Jimmy was in at 7.93, at the green Natalie was gone with a solid .043 to .141 advantage and she worked the throttle pedal right winning with a 7.962 at 80.17 mph while Jimmy ran an 8.012 at 80.77 mph for the runner up spot. Daniel Thorpe was the semifinalist.

Todd Minerd

The 2017 NHRA Member Madness award went to Todd Minerd who had the best final round package of all the classes. Todd edged out Don Austin by a slim .009 margin to take home the "Madness" trophy! Congrats to Todd and all our winners today.

That wraps it up for the action for our season opener, we'll see you next Sunday.

By Pete DeSalvo Jr.
Winner Circle photos by Vicki Hopper


Super Pro

  Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Russ Denmark '10 Dragster na Shut off 4.56
R-Up Paul Scribani '90 Camaro na Broke 5.73
Semis Kimberley Klein
Mike Scribani


  Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Don Austin '93 S-10 .078 6.217, 110.00 6.21
R-Up Al Meier '82 Camaro - .021 6.265, 109.22 6.26
Semis Gary Rolfe Jr.
Brian Mahler

Pro MX

  Driver Vehicle R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Brian Moulton '89 Kawasaki .132 6.061, 113.56 5.92
R-Up Ryan Orizino '96 Arctic Cat - .034 6.635, 103.24 6.53
Semis Rich Garguilo

Street Money

  Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Todd Minerd '80 Ford Pinto .068 9.896, 70.13 9.89
R-Up Brian Mahler '04 Pontiac - .057 9.089, 77.96 9.05
Semis Kurt Hagan


Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Jim Pipines '16 Corvette .780 7.406, 82.90 6.90
R-Up Myles Higby '69 Dodge -- Broke --
Semis Tom Samsel

Street Trophy

Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Steve English '82 Cutlass .089 7.996, 88.06 8.02
R-Up Steve Seelman Jr. '89 Pontiac - .016
8.497, 77.32 8.53
Semis Steve Seelman Sr.

Bike/Sled Trophy

Driver Vehicle R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Kevin Wuest '97 Polaris .045 6.498, 102.76 6.50
R-Up Rich Garguilo 'Arctic Cat - .074 6.134, 108.67 6.05
Semis Sudsy Eastman
Bob Salerno

Jr. Dragster

Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Natalie Musolino American .043 7.962, 80.17 7.90
R-Up Jimmy O'Toole Halfscale .141 8.012, 80.77 7.93
Semis Daniel Thorpe

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