Showdown Races Finally Completed Under Extreme Heat
July 14 - After four straight weeks of cancelled racing we were finally able to complete another Summit Racing E.T. Series event. Three of our rained out Showdown events were completed on Sunday with the Pro, Pro MX and Street Showdown each competing for top class payouts. Gary Rolfe Jr. (Pro), John Kuhfta (Pro MX) and Jim Smith (Street) each beat the heat and the competition to score their Showdown Wins.
In Pro it was Gary Rolfe Jr. in his '85 S-10 defeating the "Shock Doc" Jeff Parker and his '91 Camaro with a .530-initiated 12.144 at 102.02 mph pass on his 12.12 dial-in to take the win. Jeff gave chase to Gary, but his .562 light was too much to overcome Gary at the top end and ran it out a 10.933 at 114.18 mph run on his 10.88 dial for the runner-up finish. Theodore Lewis and Myles Higby each finished their day with semifinal finishes. Thanks to Affordable Carpet and Affordable Shipping for sponsoring the race and thanks to Bill Lake for putting up $150 making the winners share $1100.