Summit E.T. Racing Series - October 1

Stock/Super Stock

Cooler Fall Weather Returns as Stock/Super Stock Headlines Full Card Event

October 1 - Seasonal temperatures returned on Sunday after a scorcher last weekend for a Summit Racing E.T. Series event headlined by our annual Stock/Super Stock event and the American Muscle Pro Stick show.  Here's how the final rounds shook out and the boxscores below.

Super Pro
With such a full card of racing on Sunday, we simply ran out of daylight to safely contest the Super Pro final, so Howie Smith and Steve Doss split the purse and finished the day as co-winners. Bob Belvick was the semifinalist.

Justin Hardman - Pro Winner

Justin Hardman ran .004 off his 9.28 dial-in and took the Pro win today as Sam Capizzi Jr. broke out in his '73 Dodge. Justin got a slight R.T. advantage in his Roadster, .042 to Sam's .057 light, and that was enough to push Sam into a breakout 13.099 on his 13.11 dial-in. Myles Higby drove to the semifinal finish.

Pro MX
Pro MX action saw Dennis Boston Jr. score an off-the-throttle win over Ryan Orizino. Ryan got the head start dialing in at a 10.33, but cut an uncharacteristic .147 light and couldn't hold off the hard-charging ski-doo of Dennis who dialed in at an 8.78. Dennis ran a .057-initiated, 8.876 at 131.60 mph for the win as Ryan ran off his dial with a 10.363 at 125.32 mph. Bob Salerno was the lone semifinalist.

Jon Skellham - Street Money Winner

Street Money
Jon Skellham defeated Howard Roberts in the Street Money final winning both the starting line and finishline in his '68 Chevy. Jon won the start line with a .031 to .063 advantage and tripped the top end timers at a 12.571 at 101.60 mph on his 12.54 dial-in. Howard wasn't far off, but his 10.685 on his 10.64 dial wasn't enough and he had to settle for the runner-up finish. Jenna Lipke and Nicholas Carr both drove to semifinal finishes.

Gary Rolfe Jr.

Gary Rolfe Jr. scored his second-straight Modified win this time by knocking out Myles Higby in a close final round match. As both drivers stared into a setting sun, back-lit tree, Gary held .03 in the bank at the start and ran a .037-over 10.717 at 121.38 mph winning pass. Myles drove his '69 Dodge to a better .018-over 9.918 at 134.79 mph run, but his R.T. deficit put a .011 margin of victory into Gary's lane. Brett Hoffman and Gary French were the semifinalists.

Steve English - Street Trophy Winner

Street Trophy
Steve English returned to the Street Trophy winner circle when he defeated Tim Kirley in their final round duel. Steve held a large .047 to .180 reaction time advantage and drove to a winning 12.392 on his 12.38 dial-in. Tim ran an 11.552 on his 11.50 dial-in for the runner-up finish. Steve Seelman and Kurt Hagen were the semifinalists.

Steve Stone - Bike/Sled Winner

Bike/Sled Trophy
Steve Stone caught the break of the day in his final round match when he left the door open to Kevin Wuest with a .227 reaction time, but Kevin squeezed the tree too much and red lit with a -0.013 foul start. Steve drove his Honda to a 12.704 on his 12.40 dial-in and secured the Bike/Sled Trophy win. Seeing his red light, Kevin just ran it out and clicked off a 10.342 on his 10.36 dial-in for the runner-up finish. Bob Salerno and Jeff Strickler were the semifinalists.

Kimberlee Snell - Jr. Dragster Winner

Jr. Dragster
Kimberlee Snell got the win over Alexis Collins in a double-breakout Jr. Dragster final. Alexis got the starting line advantage, but broke out by more when she ran a 7.949 on her 7.97 dial-in. Kimberlee got the win light when she ran a 9.133 at 70.80 mph on her 9.15 dial-in. Jimmy O'Toole was the lone semifinalist.

Stock/Super Stock
Gianni Cantusci drove his '00 Firebird to a .007-over 10.107 at 130.05 mph pass for his class winning final round against Thomas Fletcher. Tom held a slight .009 to .013 reaction time advantage, but broke out on his 10.40 dial with a 10.387 at 126.50 mph runner-up effort. Sam Capizzi Jr. was the lone semifinalist.

Larry Carasea - Pro Stick

American Muscle Pro Stick
Larry Carasea (left) nailed his 9.54 dial-in with a 9.541 at 139.00 mph to score the Pro Stick win over Ron LaRose who broke out in his '61 Corvette. Ron held a slight .046 to .079 R.T. advantage, but broke out with a 9.56 on his 9.61 dial-in. Paul Hun was the semifinalist.

That wraps it up for today's action. 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 Howie Smith Dragster -- Co-Winner --
R-Up Steve Doss Dragster -- C0-Winner --
Semis Bob Belvick


  Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Justin Hardman Roadster .042 9.284, 132.26 9.28
R-Up Sam Capizzi Jr. '73 Dodge .057 13.099, 98.70 13.11
Semis Myles Higby

Pro MX

  Driver Vehicle R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Dennis Boston Jr. '03 Ski-doo .057 8.876, 131.60 8.78
R-Up Ryan Orizino '96 Arctic Cat .147
10.363, 125.32 10.33
Semis Bob Salerno

Street Money

  Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Jon Skellham '68 Chevy .031 12.571, 101.60 12.54
R-Up Howard Roberts '84 Firebird .063 10.685, 124.67 10.64
Semis Jenna Lipke
Nicholas Carr


Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Gary Rolfe Jr. '85 S-10 .126 10.717, 121.38 10.68
R-Up Myles Higby '69 Dodge .156
9.918, 134.79 9.90
Semis Brett Hoffman
Gary French

Street Trophy

Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Steve English '82 Olds .047

12.392, 106.00

R-Up Tim Kirley '70 Chevy .180
11.552, 117.20 11.50
Semis Steve Seelman
Kurt Hagen

Bike/Sled Trophy

Driver Vehicle R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Steve Stone '86 Honda .227 12.704, 84.20 12.40
R-Up Kevin Wuest '97 Polaris -0.013 10.342, 119.90 10.36
Semis Bob Salerno
Jeff Strickler

Jr. Dragster

Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Kimberlee Snell Jr. Dragster .133 9.133, 70.80 9.15
R-Up Alexis Collins Jr. Dragster  .109 7.949, 80.90 7.97
Semis Jimmy O'Toole

Stock/Super Stock

Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Gianni Cantusci '00 Firebird .013 10.107, 130.05 10.10
R-Up Thomas Fletcher '15 Camaro  .009 10.387, 126.50 10.40
Semis Sam Capizzi Jr.  

American Muscle Pro Stick

Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Index
Win Larry Carasea '69 Camaro .079 9.541, 139.00 9.54
R-Up Ron LaRose '61 Vette  .049 9.560, 138.50 9.61
Semis Paul Hun

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