NHRA Summit Racing Series
In a special drawing for the NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championship, four NHRA divisions were selected to send an extra racer to compete for the national championship at the season ending Auto Club NHRA Finals.
Osmundson, Belot Jr., Hendrickson, and Markham claim NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championships
Pat Osmundson, Nelson Belot Jr., Brian Hendrickson, and John Markham claimed NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championships at the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona.
Pat Osmundson claimed the Summit Racing Series Super Pro national championship in his dragster in a terrific final-round battle with Jeremy Hancock. Osmundson got a slight reaction time edge, .016 to .019, and ran a near-perfect 8.806 on his 8.80 dial to fend off Hancock’s right-there 7.087 on a 7.08 prediction by just .044-second.
Nelson Belot Jr., who won the Pro wild card drawing, drove his Dalton, Mass.-based ’63 Cutlass to victory in the Summit Racing Series national championship when Dustin Loynes’ Division 3-quartered ’80 Firebird out of Walled Lake, Mich., ran too quick and broke out by a hundredth of a second.
In a final-round Sportsman battle of yellow vintage Mopars, Brian Hendrickson powered his '72 Demon to a double-breakout victory over Brent Erickson to claim the 2018 Summit Racing Series Sportsman national championship.
John Markham rode his Kawasaki to the Summit Racing Series Motorcycle championship, cutting a near-perfect .002 reaction time that forced his opponent, Jeremy Hicks, to break out aboard his Suzuki.
The team from Auto Club Raceway at Auto Club Dragway captured the Team Championship at the NHRA Summit Racing Series Pacific Division Finals in Las Vegas and Bobby Dye, Sacha Hoefer, Garrett Hoefer, Rick Newport and Zach Meziere took individual titles and now advance to the NHRA Summit National Championship.
Jeremy Hancock, Matt Ward, Earl Talley and John Markham each raced to victory at the NHRA Southeast Division Summit Racing Series Finals and punched their ticket to the NHRA Summit National Championship in California next month.
Shayne Beck, Matt Ricchezza, Faith Warner and Don Hookway each grabbed big wins at the NHRA Summit Racing Series Northeast Division Finals and will now head to Pomona, Calif., and the Summit National Championship.