Summit E.T. Racing Series - September 1

Street Money Final Seelman vs. Seelman

Pipines Mercedes Punches Out Double Wins
Consiglio Scores 2019 King of the Track Title

September 1 - September racing kicked off on Sunday with a full card of Summit Racing E.T. Series class racing and was highlighted by the annual NHRA King of the Track special event.  Matt Consiglio held a one point lead over Gary Rolfe Sr. heading into Sunday's event enabling him to be the Pro class entry into the KOT event, where Matt defeated Steve Ellinger who was the Modified class rep to win the 2019 KOT title. Here's how the final rounds shook out and the boxscores below.

Matt Consiglio - King of the Track Winner

NHRA King of the Track
The Pro class representative Matt Consiglio scored a .015 m.o.v. win over Steve Ellinger in the 2019 NHRA King of the Track final. Matt dialed in at a 6.96 and got off to a .058 r.t. start and drove to a 7.055 at 89.64 mph to secure the win. Steve dialed his '69 Camaro in at a 6.29, but gave up too much room on the line with his .147 reaction and couldn't chase Matt down and setteled for the runner-up honors. Semifinalists were Super Pro rep, Kris Larsen and Street Money rep, Dan Caissie.

Paul Scribani - Super Pro Winner

Super Pro
Paul Scribani scored the Super Pro win when "Hot Rod" Heather Scheier pushed the tree a fraction too hard with a -.009 foul start. Paul nailed the tree with a near-perfect .002 reaction time and drove his '90 Chevy to a .038-over, 5.798 at 119.69 mph to secure the win. Heather drove her 498ci dragster to a 5.161 at 133.43 mph on her 5.13 dial, .007 closer than Paul's package, but the glowing red bulb ended any chance for a photo-finish win.  Iggy Falcone and Gary Rolfe, Jr. each drove to semifinal finishes on the day.

Eric Sadowski - Pro Winner

"The Iceman", Eric Sadowski got his '70 Dodge Challenger back into Victory Lane when he knocked out Steve Seelman Jr. in the Pro final. Eric held a modest reaction time advantage over Steve, .097 to .111, and was able to score the double-breakout final win with a .01-under, 10.289 on his 10.30 dial-in to bag the win. Steve bombed his 13.50 dial-in and took too much win stripe with a 13.353 at 94.71 mph pass and had to settle for the runner-up finish. Mike Halsey was the lone semifinalist.

Ryan Orizino - Pro MX Winner

Pro MX
Ryan Orizino scored the Pro MX win over Kevin Wuest in an extremely tight .003 margin of victory battle. Kevin held a slight .077 to .083 r.t. advantage, but went .009 further off his 9.64 dial-in and couldn't nip Ryan at the line. Dialing in at a 10.38, Ryan drove his '96 Arctic Cat to a 10.400 at 120.31 mph, just enough to hold off Kevin's 9.669 at 132.78 mph charge. A photo-finish between the 2 champions. Bob Salerno drove his Ski-doo to a semifinal run.

Steve Seelman Jr. - Street Money Winner

Street Money
Steve Seelman Jr. won bragging rights in the Seelman Family Racing camp for the day when he won both ends of the track in his final round duel against his Pop, Steve Seelman Sr. Junior's winning pass started off with a .031 to .052 reaction time advantage, and ended when he chased down Senior's Corvette at the finishline with a 13.396 at 96.18 mph run on his 13.35 dial-in. Steve Sr. dialed in at a 13.58 and drove to a 13.632 at 98.90 mph and settled for the runner-up finish. Larry Backus was the lone semifinalist.

Jim Pipines - Modified Winner

Jim Pipines scored the first of his 2 final round wins of the day in the quintessential bracket racer of the times, his 2019 Mercedes 4.8L! Jim had to dispatch the "Cold Brook Comet" Rod Skinner who was driving his 427ci powered '85 Chevy, and did so on the strength of a .023-initiated, 12.605 at 111.68 mph run on his 12.60 dial. Rod was dialed in at a 11.27, but gave up .020 on the line and ran an 11.310 at 118.75 mph and had to settle for the second place finish. P.J. Haynes and Fred Powers each drove to semifinal finishes on the day.

Jim Pipines - Street Trophy Winner

Street Trophy
Jim Pipines really had the Mercedes plugged in on the day and sent Steve Seelman Sr. to his second, final round defeat on the day. Jim left the door open to Steve on the line giving up a .189 to .094 reaction time advantage, but Steve pushed it too hard at the top end, dipping under his 13.62 dial-in, running a 13.607 at 99.19 mph run. Jim celebrated his German engineering when his Mercedes ripped off a .0021-over 12.602 at 111.11 mph to score his second win off the day. Mike Wilson was the lone semifinalist.

Daniel Spossey - Bike/Sled Trophy Winner

Bike/Sled Trophy
Daniel Spossey of Syracuse got the Bike/Sled Trophy win on his 2017 BMW over Brandon MaCombie. Brandon held a decisive reaction time advantage over Dan, .045 to .140, but fell off his 9.47 dial-in running a 10.304 at 131.57 mph allowing Dan to drive around him for the win. Dan dialed in at a 9.40 and was able to lift at the finish with a winning 9.723 at 118.44 mph pass. There were no semifinalist.

Alexis Collins - Jr. Dragster Winner

Jr. Dragster
Alexis Collins scored a holeshot win over Aiden Nash in the Jr. Dragster final when her .035 to .173 reaction time lead bought her enough real estate to catch Aiden and lift to a 7.975 at 78.64 mph pass on her 7.93 dial. Aiden, in what I believe to be his first final round, dialed in at a 9-flat and drove to a 9.022 at 71.99 mph in his runner-up effort. Natalie Musolino and Chance Nash each made it to the semis.

The ESTA family is pleased to announce the newest member of the family, Salvatore Peter Musolino who dialed in at 7lbs, 9 oz. on Friday, August 30!

By Pete DeSalvo Jr.
Event photos by Vicki Hopper


Super Pro

  Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Paul Scribani '90 Chevy .002 5.798, 119.69 5.76
R-Up Heather Scheier Dragster -0.009 5.161, 133.43 5.13
Semis Iggy Falcone
Gary Rolfe Jr.


  Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Eric Sadowski '70 Dodge .097

10.289, 128.93

R-Up Steve Seelman Jr. '89 Pontiac .111 13.353, 94.71 13.50
Semis Mike Halsey

Pro MX

  Driver Vehicle R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Ryan Orizino '96 Arctic Cat .083 10.400, 120.31 10.38
R-Up Kevin Wuest '18 Polaris .077 9.669, 132.78 9.64
Semis Bob Salerno

Street Money

  Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Steve Seelman Jr. '89 Pontiac .031 13.396, 96.18 13.35
R-Up Steve Seelman Sr. '90 Corvette .071 13.632, 98.90 13.58
Semis Larry Backus


Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Jim Pipines '19 Mercedes .023 12.605, 111.68 12.60
R-Up Rod Skinner '85 Chevy .043 11.310, 118.75 11.27
Semis P.J. Haynes
Fred Powers

Street Trophy

Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Jim Pipines '19 Mercedes .189 12.602, 111.11 12.60
R-Up Steve Seelman Sr. '90 Corvette .094
13.607, 99.18 13.62
Semis Mike Wilson

Bike/Sled Trophy

Driver Vehicle R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Daniel Spossey
'17 BMW .140 9.723, 118.44 9.40
R-Up Brandon MacCombie
-- .045 10.304, 131.57 9.47
Semis --

Jr. Dragster

Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Alexis Collins Jr. Dragster .035 7.975, 78.64 7.93
R-Up Aiden Nash Jr. Dragster .173 9.022, 71.99 9.00
Semis Natalie Musolino
Chance Nash

NHRA King of the Track

Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Matt Consiglio '77 Olds .058 7.055, 89.64 6.96
R-Up Steve Ellinger '69 Camaro .147 6.311, 108.40 6.29
Semis Kris Larsen
Dan Caissie

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