Dan Cerio Memorial Shootout - August 12

Dan Cerio Memorial Shootout

Boston Comes Out of Hiatus to Score Shootout Win

August 12 - Sunday's event was a race to honor our friend and fellow racer Dan Cerio Jr. who was tragically taken away from us in a racing accident earlier this year. Danny was an accomplished racer who achieved success in both the motorcycle and sled classes here at ESTA and elsewhere. The race, organized by Freddie Jacobs, included Street Bikes and asphalt sled racers all vying for the $2,000 first place prize money and numerous special awards donated by various sponsors. We also ran our regular E.T. Series classes, but the event was a non-points weekend.

Dan Cerio Memorial Street Bike/Sled Shootout
Dennis Boston has taken a hiatus from racing recently, but made his return to the ESTA quarter a mighty profitable one as he defeated Chrissy Klein in the final round. Dennis gave up .022 on the tree to Chrissy, .584 to .562, but ran a solid run of 6.141 at 99.75 mph on his 6.10 dial to drive around Chrissy for the big win. Chrissy fell off her 6.19 dial-in when she ran a 6.31 at 105.86 mph pass and settled for the runner-up finish. The last two remaining bikes in the field got knocked out in the semifinals when event organizer Freddie Jacobs and Slaven Peric piloted their rides to the semis in the 48 entry field. It was a great race and we're sure that Danny was smiling down on us!


F.X. Caprara 10K Bash - July 21

Drake Jr. Wins 10K Bash at ESTA

Drake & Drake Share Spotlight with Wins at the F.X. Caprara Trailer Sales 10K Bracket Bash

We had a beautiful day for racing as we hosted the F.X. Caprara 10K Bracket Bash along with a Gamblers race. In the 10k race it was Carl Drake Jr. successfully defending his 10k win from last year as he scored the win by defeating James Smith Jr. CJ, who almost always drives his Chevy powered dragster, also entered his father's Nova in this race which allowed double entries. James Smith Jr. was in his familiar Mike Bos built Chevy powered dragster. Both drivers drove well all day long cutting great lights and running their dials while going through seven tough rounds of competition to earn their spot in the final round and a shot at the 10 Grand.


Summit E.T. Racing Series - July 22


DeSalvo, BeDell, Bingel Hoist Jr. Shootout Wallys

July 22 - Sunday's event concluded 2 days worth of high intensity, big payout bracket racing action which included the 10K to Win F.X. Caprara Bracket Bash on Saturday. Sunday's event was a regular Summit Racing E.T. Racing Series with the exception of Super Pro and a couple special classes added for the Jr.s and the Susan Koman Draggin for a Cure class. Here's a recap on Sunday's winners. 

Super Pro
The Super Pro class ran a special $2,000 to Win, 1/8th mile, non-points event and it was Bob Belvick taking measure of Josh Speck in the final for the big payday. Bob won the final on the line as his .523 to .554 starting line advantage was more than enough to cover Josh at the top end stripe. Both drivers nailed their dial-ins, each going .001-over with Bob running a 5.001 at 137.13 mph to Josh's 4.961 at 144.21 mph. Some awesome driving in the Super Pro final! Carl Drake Jr. almost had to rent a Brink's truck for the tow home as he fell 2 round wins short of an extremely profitable weekend at the strip!


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