Summit Super Series at San Antonio Raceway, 9/1/12
Dillon DeBerry, Quick 8 winner prestaged
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Marion, TX.,(Sept. 1st, 2012) As the Summit Super Series winds to a conclusion, San Antonio Raceway played host to its second to last series race with a ‘Double Points’ show for the competitors. In two weeks the track holds the final race of the point’s series, with the year-end finals to be hold at Dallas Raceway, the end of the month.
On the evenings racing card were the Electronics, Footbrake and Jr. Dragster classes along the 10.00 and 11.00 Index Classes.Michael Keylich leads the Electronics class by a scant 22 points over defending track and national champ, Scott Ball.
Nelson Friedeck comes into the night only 10 points ahead of last year’s Footbrake track champ, Cole Herbold while Chris Pearson enters action with a healthy 65 point margin over Ashley Hubbell, last year’s champion in Jr. Dragsters.
Nolan Grier, in one of the Hall Brothers Racings Mustangs, led the early part of “Dialing for Dollars with a 10.7396 on a 10.73 dial. David Johns(Floresville) scarfed the jackpot during his run taking his dragster through at 7.2759 on a 7.27 number missing by only .0059.
After taking the “Dialing for Dollars” jackpot, David Johns pulled the nightly double when he took the victory in the Electronicsfinals. Johns, in the Johns Automotive, Wayne’s Paint & Body, Chevy powered, Worthy Chassis got the gift early when Bobby Mendez(Taft) in his 87 Camaro went red by .0011.
Johns, who lost in the first round of the ‘Quick 8,’ used consistent 7.28 & & 7.29’s on his way to the final round, including taking out the current points leader, Michael Keylich, in round 3. Mendez used the round 1 buy back, then picked up a few gift wins on red lights and break outs to meet with Johns in the finals.
David Johns, 7.288 @ 184.12 defeats Bobby Mendez, 13.313 @ 67.98(.001 red)
Dillon DeBerry(San Antonio) was awarded the win in the ‘Quick 8’ finals against Carlos Carrasco sr. after both drivers broke out. DeBerry, driving the Ford powered 2001 Undercover Chassis was the least offender breaking out by .0043, while Carrasco sr.’s. Camaro was too quick by .0065.
Dillon DeBerry, 7.475 @ 183.08 defeats Carlos Carrasco sr., 10.963 @ 129.46
In Footbrake, Cole Herbold(Seguin), in his Roadster made headway in getting the points lead back, picking up three rounds on Nelson Friedeck. C. Herbold was matched up against Dustin Bradford(San Antonio) in an all Roadster final. C. Herbold got away first with a better light, than nearly hit his dial, while Bradford missed his number.
C. Herbold rebought after a round 1 break out, then picked up a couple easy wins by break out, bye and red light, along with four performance wins. Bradford had to work a little harder with five performance victories and a break out and bye in the semis.
Cole Herbold, 9.458(9.45) @ 138.97 defeats Dustin Bradford, 8.988(8.96) @ 144.79
Ashley Hubbell was able to cut into Chris Pearson’s points lead slightly after taking him out in the semi finals. Hubbell, in the Bexar Waste, Aramendia Plumbing, Screen Pro Graphics, Express Lube, Greg Hubbell Race Cars, dragster then paired with Gianni Carrola’s Jr. Dragster in the finals. G. Carrola, who was close on his dial in, got the win after Hubbell broke out by .0014.
Gianni Carrola, 8.011(8.00) @ 80.98 defeats Ashley Hubbell, 8.898(8.90) @ 72.16
After time trials only two cars remained in the Index classes, Walter Dyrenfurth in his 11.00 Firebird and Dave Patton’s 10.00 Corvette. So they ran an impromptu class winners grudge race, of sorts, with Dyrenfurth taking the win.
Walter Dyrenfurth, 10.931 @ 121.92 defeats Dave Patton, 11.144 @ 85.24