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NHRA National DRAGSTER Challenge and Wild Horse Pass Team Summit Winners Emerged Saturday Night

Team Summit Wild Horse Pass Races into the Summer Months

Chandler, ARIZ. (September 17, 2014) – This past Saturday night, local drag racers and members of Wild Horse Pass Team Summit took to the track for a night of drag racing under the lights at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.  Though some competing Saturday were looking to lock down their points lead in their respective classes, others were there looking to take home a much coveted NHRA Wally as they were also competing in the NHRA National DRAGSTER Challenge.

NHRA has held the National DRAGSTER Challenge since 2002.  It’s a single race that gives NHRA member track E.T. bracket racers a chance to compete for a pewter Wally at the local level.

Here’s your NHRA National Dragster Challenge / Wild Horse Pass Team Summit winners from Saturday.

In Super Pro, #1 qualifier Phoenix’s Mike Zimmerman would meet Glendale’s Bryan Downing at the tree for the final round of eliminations.  Zimmerman driving a 2010 Yancer dragster against Downing’s 2004 Yancer dragster.  Zimmerman got off the tree with a .006 light against Downing’s .043.  Downing ran a 8.068 at 164.27 MPH on an 8.04 dial against Zimmerman’s 7.804 at 168.37 MPH on a 7.75 dial.  Congratulations to Mike Zimmerman on his Wally win.

Peoria’s Tim Vargas and his 65 Chevelle would meet Chandler’s John Schurr and his 1969 Plymouth Valiant on the line for the final round in Pro.  When the tree dropped, Schurr got off the line with a .017 light against Vargas’ .039.  Vargas ran a 9.910 at 134.98 MPH on a 9.86 dial, but it wouldn’t be enough to catch Schurr’s 10.668 at 120.01 MPH on a 10.64 dial.  Congratulations to John Schurr on his Wally win in Pro.

Wild Horse Pass Team Summit Runs Race No. 2 of the 2014 Drag Racing SeasonIn Sportsman, Tucson’s Carl Mapes and his 1987 IROC-Z Camaro met with Mesa’s Dave Muller and his 1974 Camaro.  Mapes cut a .054 light against Muller’s .133 and went on to run a 14.582 at 87.07 MPH on a 14.60 dial, breaking out and giving Muller an easy win.  Muller ran a 12.523 at 106.99 MPH on a 12.51 dial.  Congratulations to Dave Muller on his win and Wally in Sportsman.

In an all Hayabusa ET Motorcycle final round, Glendale’s Kory Stonecipher would pair with Glendale’s Tyler Anderson.  Kory would get off the line first with a .154 reaction time against Anderson’s .272 light, but would have trouble getting down the track, running a 19.315 at 58.61 MPH on a 15.17 dial.  Anderson would ride his bike to a win with a 10.724 at 88.73 MPH on a 9.60 dial.  Congratulations to Tyler Anderson on his Wally win in ET Motorcycle.

By the end of Saturday night’s racing under the lights, Wild Horse Pass Team Summit champions would also be determined.  After competing in at least seven races of Wild Horse Pass Team Summit’s 2014 season the winners rose to the top when the final points were calculated.

Here’s your 2014 Wild Horse Pass Team Summit class winners.

Super Pro
Mark LaLonde

Howard DeVore

Brandon Gant

ET Motorcycle
Tyler Anderson

High School
Kyle Fritz

Congratulations to the first ever Wild Horse Pass Team Summit winners!

As we write this, members of Wild Horse Pass Team Summit are arriving at Auto Club Fomoso Raceway in Bakersfield, CA.  Arizona Auto Scene wishes them a safe and successful weekend of racing.

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