Race Results Archives for 2023 Summit Racing E.T. Series
2023 Race Results
• Race Results ♦ August 20, 2023
Matt Himes piloted his '79 Malibu wagon to the Super Pro win over Allen Runions and his '93 Pontiac Grand Prix. Matt held a modest .023 to .073 reaction time advantage at the line and drove to a .028-over, 6.508 at 99.92 mph on his 6.48 dial for the win. Allen dialed in at a 5.39, but fell off to a 5.533 at 115.58 mph and couldn't reel Matt in.
In semifinal action, Matt and Mike Thomas were separated by only .001 at the line, but Matt's .001-over 6.481 advanced him to the finals. In the other semi match Allen trailered Gene Stankivitz when Gene slipped under his dial-in with a razor-thin .004-under breakout.
Mark Dobie had his uber-clean '68 Nova dialed in on Sunday and drove to the Pro win when he stopped Jason Hemingway in their final showdown. Mark held a comfortable .023 to .064 reaction time lead over Jason on the line and left no room for Jason to overcome when he posted a 6.245 at 107.09 mph on his 6.24 dial-in to score the white time slip. Jason dialed in at a 6.34 and posted a 6.396 at 99.98 mph for the runner-up effort.
The semifinal match between Mark and Tim LaRose was a doozy as Tim held a .002 to .011 reaction time lead over Mark, but Mark's .007-over, 6.247 was just enough to hold off Tim's 5.931/5.88 dial pass. Jason drew the bye-run into the finals.
The sleds held the final three positions in the Pro MX eliminator on Sunday and when the smoke cleared it was Kevin Wuest scoring his second PMX win when Bob Salerno was .009 too quick on the line in his 2013 Arctic Cat. Kevin launched with a solid .026 light and ran his Polaris XCR all out to a -.015-under.6.045 at 110.85 mph on his 6.06 dial. Bob dialed up a 5.56 and ran a 5.597 at 115.56 mph. Kevin's win bumped him into sole possession of the top spot in the PMX point chase.
In the semis, Ryan Orizino's breakout pass against Bob gave him the lone semifinal finish as Kevin drew the bye run.
Steve English scored his first Street money win of the season when Frank Ware Jr. pushed the tree just a tad too hard with a heart-breaking. -.005 foul start. Steve dialed his trusty Cutlass in at a 7.89 and got his run started with a .068 light. Steve cruised to an easy 8.026 at 75.95 mph after the win was sealed. Frank dialed in at a 7.35, but got out of the throttle with a 9.680 at 47.99 mph pass. Steve was able to bump ahead of Pat Minogue in the point chase when he stopped Pat in their semifinal match winning both ends of the track. Frank had to solo pass into the finals.
Steve Marshall marched through the Modified field and stopped Jacob Bombard in the finals, winning both starting and finishline battles. Steve held a .035 to .048 R.T. lead over Jake and drove to a winning, .011-over, 6.566 at 94.94 mph pass on his 6.55 dial. Jacob dialed his Camaro in at a 7.55 and drove to a 7.572 at 92.19 mph for the runner-up honors. Brenda Richard has been driving great all season, but fell to Jacob in the semis when she broke out trying to hold off Jacob's R.T. advantage.
Tim Patterson matched up again against his class nemesis Pat Minogue in the Trophy final and left the door open a bit on the line giving up a .132 to .095 advantage to Pat. But Tim was on his game with the dial-in as his 8.461 at 83.95 mph pass on his 8.45 dial was enough to reel Pat in for the win. Pat fell off his 9.26 dial-in with a 9.384 at 63.42 mph and settled for the runner-up finish.
Brandon MacCombie stopped Kevin Sutliffe in the Bike/Sled Trophy final running closer to his dial-in after both drivers posted identical .075 reactions. Brandon rode to a .044-over, 5.724 at 115.88 mph pass to defeat Kevin's .119-over, 5.729 at 123.93 mph for a .075 m.o.v.
In the semis, Kevin scored the double breakout win over Ed Wilson while, Brandon had the solo run into the finals.
Austin Abel is batting 1.000 at ESTA as he is 3-for-3 in Jr. Dragster wins in his three visits to the ESTA quarter. Austin defeated Brody Halsey in the final when Brody went -.038 red on the line. Brody dialed in at a 10.88 and drove to a 10.974 at 58.59 mph for the runner-up finish. Austin dialed in his awesome Joker's Wild at a 7.91 and drove to a 7.964 at 81.53 mph for the win.
In semifinal action, "Miss Bailee" Halsey held a razor-thin, .081 to .082 reaction time advantage over Austin, but broke out of her 9.62 dial with a too-quick, 9.596 at 66.36 mph. Austin ran a dead-on 7.910 at 80.87 mph to seal the win to the finals.