Summit Racing E.T. Series Points  Final Standings

2020 E.T. Racing Series Champs Crowned

To say that 2020 was a challenge for everyone would be an understatement. With the third very wet Spring season in a row and all the Covid-19 stuff to deal with we finally got opened up mid- June and while the first 3 or 4 events weren’t all that spectacular (attendance wise) once we got into mid-July the racers started to show up and we got in some very good races. Most of the season long points battles came right down to the last week of racing and here is a brief recap of how the ESTA / Summit ET Points Series finished.

Super Pro - Vince Musolino • 32 pts

In Super Pro Vince Musolino put his pro-charged Chevy powered dragster into the top spot by amassing 32 points along with 3 season wins. Iggy Falcone in his ’65 GTO finished second with 27 points and 1 season win. I have to give Iggy credit as he was only a few points behind Vince coming into the final race. For the first round he hung back to try and get a chance at Vince early in eliminations. While the pairing worked out, when they ran their first round match up Vince carded a .008-initiated, dead on 5 run to turn back Iggy’s .019-initiated 2 over effort and that was that for the 2020 title. Jeremy Popple finished third with 23 points and 1 win, Gene Stankivitz III finished fourth with 21 points and 1 win and last year’s champ Bob Belvick was fifth with 20 points and 1 win.

Pro - Howard Roberts • 32 pts

The Pro class came right down to the wire as Howard Roberts in his ‘80 Camaro was able to claim the top spot by a single point over season long leader AJ Meier. Howard needed to go some rounds and he needed AJ to go out early to have a chance and that’s just what happened on the final day. Howard made it to the final scoring a runner up finish and AJ had a heartbreaking -.025 red light in the first round and had to watch Howard march through the field. Howard finished with 32 points and 1 win, AJ was second with 31 points, Jake Lipke won on the final day and finished third with 28 points, Ryan Koskowski tied for fourth with 26 points and 1 win and Mark Savory tied for fourth also with 26 points.

Pro MX - Kevin Wuest • 37 pts

Kevin Wuest made it two in a row as he won the Pro MX class again this season. Kevin, on his Polaris finished with 3 wins and 37 points. Frank Amalfi was second on his Yamaha with 28 points, the lone bike finisher in the top five was Josh Costa on his high powered Suzuki and he was third with 23 points and 1 win, Ryan Orizino tied for third with 23 points and 2 wins and John Kufhta rounded out the top five with 19 points.

Street Money - Steve Seelman Jr. • 39 pts

Steve Seelman Jr. in his ’89 Firebird improved on last year’s 2nd place finish by claiming the top spot this year amassing 39 points and 1 win, his father Steve Sr. was second with 33 points, John Goldman made a return to racing this year and finished third with 29 and 1 win, Kurt Hagen also tied for third with 29 points and 1 win, Todd Minerd and Clarence Spady tied for fifth with 27 points with Todd scoring 1 win and Clarence had 2, including winning on the final day.

Modified Trophy - Steve Searles • 30 pts

Steve Searles drove his Mustang to the Modified title scoring 3 wins and totaling 30 points. Last year's champ Jim Pipines finished second in his Tesla with 22 points and 1 win and Lon Barron was third with 15 points.

Street Trophy - Kurt Hagen • 36 pts

Kurt Hagen driving his ’11 Camaro defended his Street Trophy crown and really dominated the class this year with 6 wins and 36 points. Zakk Golley had a great season debut finishing in a three way tie for second with Jim Pipines and Steve Seelman Sr. all carding 29 points. Zakk had 2 wins, Jim and Steve each had 1 win each. Steve English finished fifth with 25 points.

Bike/Sled Trophy - Frank Amalfi • 29 pts

Frank Amalfi edged out Kevin Wuest by one point for the Bike/Sled Trophy title 29 points to 28. Frank won 4 times while Kevin won twice. John Kufhta was third with 21 points, Josh Costa was fourth with 16 points and 1 win and Kevin Sutliffe was fifth with 11 points.

Junior Dragster - Aiden Nash • 25 pts

Aiden Nash won the Jr. Dragster points title by winning on the final day and totaling 25 points, he also won 4 times during the season. Jimmy O’Toole was in first place entering the final day of racing, but an untimely -.005 red light ended his day in the first round and finished in second place with 24 points and 2 season wins. Chance Nash was third with 18 points, Davion Short and Daniel Thorpe tied for fourth with 16 points each. Davion had 1 win and Danny had 3 wins.

Thanks to everyone that competed and entered the Points Program and made a crazy 2020 racing season in the end a successful one. We hope to see you again in 2021. Stay Safe.

--Pete DeSalvo Jr.

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