Race Results Archives for 2023 Summit Racing E.T. Series
2023 Race Results
• Race Results ♦ October 1, 2023
Anthony Zegarelli scored a holeshot win over the eventual class champion Matt Himes with a slim, .005 margin of victory. Matt dialed in at a 6.44 and drove to a .007-over, 6.447 at 104.95 mph, but his .025 light to Anthony's .015 left just enough room at the top end for Anthony to grab the win. Anthony dialed his sweet '63 Corvette in at a 5.56 and drove to a winning 5.572 at 120.41 mph to secure the win. Matt's runner-up finish was enough to lock in the 2023 Super Pro Championship title with a 3 point margin over Scott Forbes. In semi action, Anthony won both ends of the track in his win over Steve Doss, while Matt drew the bye run into the finals.
Zach Beasaw won the double breakout Pro final over Matt Consiglio who was looking for his 3rd Pro win of the season. Zach got the head start with his 7.59 dial-in and launched with a .020 to .048 reaction time cushion to bank on at the finish and drove to a -.001-under, 7.589 at 97.82 mph to score the win. Matt dialed in at a 6.55 and slipped under his dial with a 6.548 at 103.13 mph to lose an extremely close final showdown. In the semifinals, Zach scored the win over Dave Hubbard when Dave bulbed with a -.016 foul, while Matt trailered Dave Tingley to set up the Pro final.
Bob Salerno did all he could to lock up the Pro MX title, but fell one point out from the top spot, but he ended the 2023 point season with the win over John Kuhfta and his '94 Polaris Indy. John held a slim .011 to .016 reaction time advantage over Bob on the line, but broke out trying to hold off Bob's potent Arctic Cat. John dialed in at a 6.89 and drove to a too-quick, 6.878 at 96.82 mph. Bob dialed in at a 5.54 and drove to a winning 5.555 at 122.38 mph to lock in his 3rd PMX win of the season. In the semis, Kevin Wuest fell to John by way of a red light, but had enough round wins to secure his 20th championship title! Bob had the solo pass in the semis.
Jon Skellham held a healthy .041 to .107 reaction time advantage over Anthony Rotolo and held on to score the Street Money win with a comfortable .050 margin. Jon dialed his Chevelle in at a 7.89 and drove to the win with a 7.919 at 85.57 mph. Rome racer Anthony dialed his Nova in at 7.58 and posted a .013-over, 7.593 at 88.97 mph for the runner-up finish.
In the semis, Jon's reaction time lead over Dave Tingley pushed Dave into a breakout run, while Anthony parked Al Meier to set his final round match against Jon.
Brian Mahler scored his third Modified win of the season when John Cafarella's foul start secured the win for Brian. Both drivers broke out by .002, so had John stayed green, it would have made for an interesting photo finish. Brian dialed his dragster in at an 8.55 and drove to a .015-initiated, 8.548 at 152.98 mph for the win. John dialed in at 9.64 and drove to a 9.638 at 137.96 mph for the runner-up honors.
Tim Kirley fell to John in the semis, while Brian drew the bye run into the finals.
Pat Minogue continued his stranglehold on the Street Trophy class with his 8th win when Kim Rossiter broke out trying to overcome Pat's .131 to .179 reaction time advantage. Kim dialed her Chevelle in at 14.96 and drove to a 14.895 at 94.23 mph in her runner-up pass. Pat dialed up a 14.08 and drove to the win with a 14.235 at 99.88 mph to end his successful defense of his 2022 class championship. H. Alomald was the lone semifinalist.
Kevin Wuest locked up his 21st class championship title with his win over Ed Wilson in the Bike/Sled final. Ed grabbed the reaction time lead with a .019 to .031 advantage, but too too much finish line with his 8.970 at 145.36 mph pass on his 9.01 dial-in. Kevin dialed his Polaris in at a 9.62 and posted a 9.591 at 132.56 mph for a winning, .023 margin of victory.
In the semis, Kevin laid an awesome, .004 package on Kevin Sutliffe to advance to the finals, while Ed trailered Micah Wood in their semifinal match.
Austin Able drove his Joker's Wild Junior dragster to his 4th win of the season over an unnamed competitor and secured a share of the 2023 championship with Brody Halsey with each driver finishing with 14 points and 4 wins each.
Austin dialed in at a 7.90 and drove to the win with a 7.9514 at 79.58 mph, while his opponent drove to an 8.042 at 80.52 mph on their 7.98 dial-in.