May 13 - Flooding at end of track forced us to run 1/8th mile on Sunday, but the racing was excellent for our second Summit E.T. Racing Series event. Racing shared the day with Mother's Day and some area college graduations, but the turnout was strong. Pete's event recap will follow shortly. Here's a quick recap of Sunday's class winners.
Tom Samsel defeated a red-lighting Jack Vault in their Super Pro final round. Tom killed the tree with a .503 light and ran .002 under his 5.98 dial-in at 112.55 mph, but it didn't hurt him as Jack's .493 red light sealed the win. Jack's foul start negated an otherwise outstanding pass. Jack ran a dial-matching 4.711 at 147.47 mph in his runner-up effort. Mike LaRose ran his '69 Plymouth "Hustle Stuff" to the lone semifinal finish.
Steve Doss also scored a red-light win in Pro when Frank LoGalbo lit the red eye in their heads-up final round match. Both racers dialed in at 6.45, but Frank was .008 too quick on the tree and handed to win over to Steve. Handed over may not be totally accurate as the "Stinger" cut a strong .537 light and a dial-matching 6.452 at 109.58 mph run and would have been tough to beat. Frank ran a 6.467 at 106.13 mph pass in his runner-up effort. Al Meier and Pro "Rookie" Justin Hardman were the semifinalists.