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NHRA Summit ET Drag Racing Series from Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park

Third Round of NHRA Summit Summit Racing ET Points Series at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park

Chandler, ARIZ. (March 12, 2016) – For the third time in the 2016 NHRA Summit ET Drag Racing Series, Arizona drag racers compete on the dragstrip at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.  Running within just weeks of the CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Arizona Nationals and the Division 7 race, the track had been scraped, well prepped and tuned by Wild Horse Pass’ Brandon Mass.  We hear that his track prep the night before that he broke a couple of Hellcats during the previous night’s Friday Night Drags.

The third NHRA Summit ET Drag Racing Series of the season had a great turnout.  The race ran in conjunction with Arizona Super Street.  Some racers ran in both races during the day.

Not just for the adults, NHRA drag racing is also about educating out youth and bringing them into the sport.  With that comes a class that many of us have may have driven, but not raced in our youth, the Big Wheel class.  Peralta, NM’s Pecos Jones pedaled himself to a win on Saturday.  Surprise, AZ’s Jace Renoll was the runner-up.

Third Round of NHRA Summit Summit Racing ET Points Series at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports ParkIn the Jr. Dragster 6 – 12 class, Kialyn Armstrong, daughter of NHRA’s Top Sportsman points leader David Armstrong dominated throughout the day, taking the win in the finals from Winslow’s Brady Harnett in the finals.

Junior Dragster 13 – 17 ended up with a Marana .v Mesa final when Marana’s Savana Kidd met Mesa’s Troy Jackson at the tree.  Kidd went red, giving Jackson an easy win.

In Junior Comp, Mesa’s Brandon Marcheski and Winslow’s Zach Harnett’s faced off in the final round.  Marcheski got off teh line first with a .035 light against Harnett’s .074.  Harnett ran a 6.900 at 99.88 mph for the win against Marcheski’s 6.964 at 91.56 mph for the win.

In the last final of the day to run in Arizona Super Street, Glendale’s Ryan Giacone and his ’88 Thunderbird and Tucson’s Chuck Hawk Jr. and his ’00 Chevy S-10.  In a double break out, Hawk Jr. got off the line first with a .018 light against Giacone’s .024, but it wouldn’t be enough for Giacone’s 10.893 at 149.75 mph against Hawks quicker, but losing 10.887 at 156.32 mph.

Third Round of NHRA Summit Summit Racing ET Points Series at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports ParkMotorcycle had Patty Bluett and past Champion Tyler Anderson paired in the final round of eliminations.  Anderson launched his ’04 Hayabusa with a .042 light against Bluett’s .120 and went on to run a 9.801 at 127.52 mph for the win against Bluett’s 10.904 at 119.23 mph.

Sportsman saw Diane Dyer and Dave Muller meeting at the tree.  Both driving ’74 Camaros, Muller’s .034 reaction time combined with his 12.417, 89.15 mph pass earned him the win.  Diane ran a 12.116 at 109.90 mph, but it wasn’t enough.

The second to last final round of the evening saw Pro racers Josh Edwards in his ’70 Nova meeting Dale Schroeder at the tree.  Both went red when the tree dropped, Schroeder by -.016 and Edwards by -.013.  In an attempt to make up the ,003 difference, Schroeder oiled the top end of the track, running a 9.936 at 125.79 mph against Edwards’ winning 9.862 at 134.14 mph.

Bill Kidd and Chuck Hawk Jr. had plenty of time to cool their cars down before they met in the finals as the crew at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park was busy cleaning up Schroeder’s oil from the top end of the track.  The sun had just set when they ran, leaving just enough light for the last pass of the day.  When the tree dropped, reaction times were almost identical, Hawk’s .034 against Kidd’s .033.  Hawk Jr. ran a 7.679 at 166.62 mph against Kidd’s 7.872 at 165.86 mph for the Super Pro win.

Congratulations to all of Saturday’s winners!

Thanks to Jessica Cherry in Timing & Scoring for Saturday’s race results.

Scroll down to check out some of the action on the track on Saturday at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.

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