IHRA Summit Series Pro-Am @ San Antonio Raceway, 4/7/13
Pete Peery, super stock winner
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Marion, TX.,(April, 7th, 2013) Following two big nights of Nitro Jam action, and one full Sportsman show, the Division 4Renegades had the day all to themselves for a second full racing program down the 14 mile. Racers from all over the southern area, faced off with many of the local San Antonio Raceway drivers for their chance to qualify for the World Finals/Tournament of Champions event held at the end of the season.
What began as a cloudy, muggy start to the day turned to sunny, breezy conditions as time trials concluded. With the sun fully beating down on the track, its temperature was up to 111. There were very few incidents early in the day keeping the track in good shape throughout the early rounds.
The Sportsmen racers have their acts together cutting triple-0 lights to the good and bad, along with clipping their dial-ins to the hundredth of seconds. Margins of victory on the top end were being measured in thousandths of seconds, or mere inches after 1320 feet of racing.
The most serious incident of the event took place in round four of Top Dragster. Mike Zampese, after a winning pass, had problems going the traps causing the car to lose control and make contact with the concrete retaining wall, going over on its side. Zampese was able to walk away from his car under his own power.
In a repeat of last night’s Top Sportsman finals, Kamron Wright(Odessa) and Monty Weaver(Lubbock) found themselves together again. Weaver again went red on the starting line handing the victory to K. Wright in theSonnys Race Cars, 2011 Pontiac GXP. Wright just cruised it through the big end for the win
Kamron Wright, 7.499 @ 134.21 defeats Monty Weaver, 14.013 @ 51.67
Kevin Wilson in G&G Performance Engines, Custom Precision Sheet Metal, 2008 Race Craft Chassis got the drop on Austin Cowantripping a .017 light. Wilson(Houston) then laid down a 7.492 on a 7.49 dial to snag the victory, despite Cowan’s 7.245 on a 7.23.
Kevin Wilson, 7.492 @ 173.01, defeats Austin Cowan, 7.245 @ 182.48
Bowie’s Pete Peery put up a .008 light in his 1991 Olds Calais to get the early advantage on Tony Cowell(Hudson Oaks). Peery topped it of running a 9.901 on a 9.90 dial leaving Cowells Camaro behind by about a foot.
Pete Peery, 9.901 @ 131.16 defeats Tony Cowell, 10.436 @ 127.19
Pasadena’s Jerry Emmons got the gift early in the Stock finals when Brian Massingill in his 2012 Camaro went red on the start. Emmons in his Lucas Oil Products, 69 Camaro made a run of 10.707 on a 10.69 to secure the win.
Jerry Emmons, 10.707 @ 123.66 defeats Brian Massingill, 11.843 @ 79.32 (red light)
Last night’s Super Rod winner, Laramie Reid(Iowa Park) doubled up with his win over Clayton Nance(Anson) in Quick Rod. Both cut nearly identical lights on the start, and both were too quick on the big end, but Reid was the least offender and awarded the victory.
Laramie Reid, 8.889 @ 166.54 defeats Clayton Nance, 8.814 @ 174.49
Joshua Eisemann got the win handed to him in the Super Rod finals after Chris Eidson(Mineral Wells) went .001 red. Eisemann(Sugarland) in his Chevy II would have broken out if not given the win at the line.
Joshua Eisemann, 9.887 @ 137.66 defeats Chris Eidson, 11.386 @ 89.41
Louisiana’s Marvin Allemond’s 2005 Chevy Cavalier jumped the gun in the Hot Rod final against Scooter Wilkins(Hubbard). Wilkins, in the Ricks Quick Lube, Custom Pro Fab, 67 Camaro ran a 10.937 on the 10.90 index.
Scooter Wilkins, 10.937 @ 133.61 defeats Marvin Allemond, 10.867 @ 135.54(red light)
Lewis Cleveland(Odessa) got the early lead to 60’ but began to slow to give Brandon Bass(Universal City) the chase to drive around and take the win. Bass made a good 7.775 pass on a 7.74 dial in.
Brandon Bass, 7.775 @ 160.60 defeats Lewis Cleveland, 14.575 @ 45.58
Jay Robinson(Sante Fe) got the walkover win after Jeffery Eiseman(Sugarland) went red by .001. Robinson in his bracketrash.net Chevy Nova eased it down the track enjoying his win.
Jay Robinson, 10.807 @ 53.06 defeats Jeffery Eiseman, 9.100 83.93(red)
Jr Dragster Masters
Two young ladies faced off in the Jr Dragster Masters finals. Kristen Velasquez got the jump on the green but outran her dial in giving the win to Mia Carrola. M. Carrola would have been tough to beat running a 7.949 on a 7.94 dial in.
Mia Carrola, 7.949 @ 80.30 defeats Kristen Velasquez, 7.971 @ 77.35
Jr Dragster Advanced
San Antonio’s Kenneth Hillin got the win over defending track champ Ashley Hubbell in Jr Dragster Advanced final. Hillin ran almostright on his number running an 8.909 on a 8.90, while Hubbell broke out.
Kenneth Hillin, 8.909 @ 75.74 defeats Ashley Hubbell, 9.049 @ 70.44
Jr Dragster Beginner
Braden Bettis cut a .049 light against Carson Russell in the Jr. Dragster Beginners class and carried that margin to the line to get the first finale of the evening.
Braden Bettis, 12.552 @ 53.41 defeats Carson Russell, 12.542 @ 51.31