Summit E.T. Racing Series - September 27

Sept 27 Winner Circle

October 4 - With the threat of Hurricane Joaquin looming early in the week, it shifted course out to sea and we had a great day of racing as our 2015 season winds down into the last month of Summit Racing E.T. Series racing. Today we finished the remaining rounds from our delayed September 27 NYS Championships/National Dragster Challenge event after a late day oil down prevented completition of the event.

Steve McGrath

Stock/Super Stock Challenge
In the final, Steve McGrath was handed a massive reaction time advantage when his .548 light to Rich Freitag's .804 r.t. gave him plenty of top end room to lift and cruise to the win with a 11.636 at 102.22 mph on his 11.45 dial. Rich ran a solid 12.604 on his 12.59 dial-in in his 64 Dodge, but left too much room to hold off Steve's '73 Dodge. Scott Blaskoski was the lone semifinalist.

Scott Drake

Super Pro
Scott Drake drilled the tree with a perfect .500 reaction in his Chevy S-10 and ran a 6.434 at 105.13 mph on his 6.40 dial-in forcing Ron Klein into a breakout pass in his dragster. Ron's 4.895 on his 4.90 dial-in delivered the solid runner-up finish on the day. Tim Roberts and Jordan Reader drove their dragsters to semifinal finishes.

Mike LaRose got the Pro win over Howard Roberts, and Terry Lee was the lone semifinalist.

Pro MX
Pro MX action saw John Kuhfta take the win over Chrissy KleinSudsy Eastman and Ryan Orizino were the semifinalists.

Howard Roberts

Street Money
Howard Roberts bettered his Pro runner-up finish with a win over Mike Wilson in the Street Money final. Liz West drove to a semifinal finish.

In Modified it was Jordan Reader nailing his 5.00 dial-in thus forcing Becca Searles to break out in her '86 Mustang. Dan Kirkby and Anthony Zangari were the semifinalists.

Dan Caissie

Street Trophy
Dan Caissie won both ends of the track over class leader Steve English and scored the Street Trophy win. Mike Holifield bowed out in the semis.

Bike/Sled Trophy
Bike/Sled Trophy racing saw Ryan Orizino take the win from Chrissy Klein in a close final round battle. Gene Stankivitz was the semifinalist.

Paige Montgomery

Junior Dragster
Natalie Musolino ended her chance for the Jr. Dragster win with a .483 red light, but Paige Montgomery would have been tough to beat with her .514 initiated, 7.969 on her 7.96 dial winning pass. Abby Hacker completed her day with a solid semifinal finish.

Stay tuned for Pete's complete event recap and photos.

By Pete DeSalvo Jr.


Stock/Super Stock Challenge

  Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Steve McGrath '73 Dodge .548 11.636, 102.22 11.45
R-Up Rich Freitag '64 Dodge .804 12.604, 105.67 12.59
Semis Scott Blaskoski

Super Pro

  Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Scott Drake S-10 .500 6.434, 105.13 6.40
R-Up Ron Klein Dragster .540 4.895, 138.54 4.90
Semis Tim Roberts
Jordan Reader


  Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Mike LaRose '68 Plymouth .506 6.338, 108.99 6.31
R-Up Howard Roberts '84 Firebird .526 7.459, 91.62 7.47
Semis Terry Lee

Pro MX

  Driver Vehicle R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win John Kuhfta '89 Polaris .599 6.395, 100.20 6.42
R-Up Chrissy Klein '02 Polaris .463 6.259, 106.14 6.24
Semis Sudsy Eastman
Ryan Orizino

Street Money

Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Howard Roberts '84 Firebird .581 7.578, 91.28 7.47
R-Up Mike Wilson '98 Firebird .568 7.543, 92.63 7.58
Semis Liz West


  Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Jordan Reader Dragster .698 5.008, 136.73 5.00
R-Up Becca Searles '86 Mustang .633 6.870, 97.19 6.89
Semis Dan Kirkby
Anthony Zangari

Street Trophy

Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Dan Caissie '87 Mustang .536 7.406, 88.74 7.34
R-Up Steve English '82 Cutlass .566 7.966, 88.25 7.87
Semis Mike Holifield

Bike/Sled Trophy

Driver Vehicle R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Ryan Orizino '96 Arctic Cat .536 6.562, 103.83 6.52
R-Up Chrissy Klein '02 Polaris .575 6.263, 103.83 6.21
Semis Gene Stankivitz

Jr. Dragster

Driver Car R.T. E.T./MPH Dial-in
Win Paige Montgomery Mike Bos .514 7.969, 80.64 7.96
R-Up Natalie Musolino '14 American .483 8.966, 72.23 8.90
Semis Abby Hacker

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