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Running in the Wake of both National and Divisional Drag Races, Wild Horse Pass Team Summit is Back on Track for Race 3 of their 2014 Season

Running in the Wake of both a National and Divisional Drag Races, Team Summit Wild Horse Pass is Back on Track for Race 3 of their 2014 Season

Chandler, ARIZ. (March 8, 2014) – Running on the heels of both the CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals two weeks ago and the NHRA Lucas Oil Division 7 Season Opener just last weekend, Wild Horse Pass Team Summit could not have asked for at better prepped race surface at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.  The dragstrip’s surface is green no more.

Members of Wild Horse Pass Team Summit dialed their cars in throughout the day, taking two timed runs to come up with their number.  That number being the time it would take them to get to the finish line.  Run faster than the number and you break out.  Run slower and you’ll likely lose.  Racers are normally given three timed runs before eliminations, but due to oil downs and lengthy cleanups early in the day, they were only able to make two on Saturday.

The Test & Tune lanes were open to racers not competing with the team.  Local NHRA Pro Stock driver Matt Hartford and took advantage of the opportunity to break in some new slicks on the Total Seal Piston Rings Dodge Avenger.  Before leaving, Matt ran a full pass down the left lane.  He ran a 6.7?.

Elimination rounds ran into the early evening, but in the end the winners would work their way up the ladders and take the win light in the final rounds of drag racing.

Team Summit Wild Horse Pass Race Results

Super Pro
After four rounds of eliminations, Butch Warner and Brian Fritz would meet at the tree in the final round.  Warner broke and went red.  Running on an 8.89 dial, Fritz had nearly a perfect pass, running an 8.894 at 147.05 mph.

Pro
The largest class of cars running Saturday with Team Summit, Pro would see 5 rounds of eliminations before the final pair would meet at on the starting line.  It would be Aaron Sally in his 72 Plymouth and Dan Olszewski in his 75 Chevy Camaro taking the tree for the final pass of the Pro field.  Sally had a mechanical malfunction, launching before the tree began to drop.  Olszewski ran a 10.430 at 128.66 mph on a 10.38 dial.

Sportsman
After four rounds of eliminations, Tim Mitchell and his 67 Chevy II and Nick Marconi 73 Dodge made it through the ladders and met on the starting line for the final round of Sportsman racing.  Running on a 12.58 dial against Mitchell’s 12.08, Marconi’s tree would drop first.  Marconi cut a .038 light and ran a 12.632 at 102.12 mph.  Mitchell left the line with a .108 light and went on to run a 12.054 at 107.89 mph, breaking out trying to chase Marconi down.  Marconi would take the win.

Motorcycle
Running through three rounds of eliminations, John Coburn riding his 96 Buell and Tyler Anderson riding his 2004 Suzuki would meet at the tree.  Anderson cut a .124 light and ran a 10.009 at 118.94 mph on a 9.65 dial.  With a .361 reaction time, Coburn left late.  He ran a 11.028 at 119.46 mph on a 10.00 dial, but it wasn’t enough.  Anderson would win the motorcycle class.

Jr. Dragster 13 – 17
Corona, California’s Madison Whitten and Christopher M. made their way to the finals in Jr. Dragster 13 – 17 year-old class.  Running on a 7.90 dial, Madison cut a .027 light and ran a 7.928 at 80.36 mph.  Christopher cut a ,080 light and went on to run a 7,958 at 83.40 mph on a 7.95 dial.  The drive from California would prove to be worth it for Madison.  I a race separated by just hundredths of seconds, Madison would take the win in Jr. Dragster 13 – 17.

Jr. Dragster 8 – 12
Keoki Deso and Lindsay Orlando met in the finals in the 8 – 12 Jr. Dragster class.  Orlando went red by .022, giving the win to Deso.  Deso cut a .014 light and ran a 8.932 at 74.91 mph on an 8.90 dial.

Big Wheel
Sarah Kidd pedaled her way to a win in Big Wheel.

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