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Holly Springs Motorsports wins biggest Summit Team Finals of the year at MIR

Monday, October 6, 2014
The final race of the 2014 IHRA Summit Racing Equipment Team Finals presented by AMSOIL season took place over the weekend at Memphis International Raceway with the single largest team event of the year at the Division 2 West Team Finals.

A total of 16 teams battled it out at in Tennessee for a shot at the team championship with Mississippi’s Holly Springs Motorsports Park holding off host track Memphis International Raceway by two points for the team win. Holly Springs accrued 40 points during the busy three-day weekend, just ahead of MIR’s 38 points. London Dragway was third with 35 points, followed by Knoxville Dragstrip (33) and Brainerd Optimist Dragstrip (25). Other tracks in competition included Alabama International Dragway, Gulfport Dragway, Prescott Raceway, Middle Tennessee Dragway, I-64 Motorplex, Mo-Kan Dragway, Atmore Dragway, Ozark Raceway Park and Mountain Park Dragway.


In the Division 2 West Summit SuperSeries runoff, Lee Marcum III, Jerry King and Tyler Poindexter won their respective classes and will join runner-up finishers Robbie Smith, Bobby Arnett and Katlyn Hall at the IHRA Summit Racing Equipment World Finals later this week.

Lee Marcum III, racing out of Ozark Raceway Park, won the Top ET runoff Saturday in Memphis over Knoxville Dragstrip’s Robbie Smith. Marcum had a .025 light paired with a 5.057-second pass on a 5.04 dial at 134.35 mph, while Smith went -.004 red on the tree.

In the Mod ET runoff Jerry King, from Middle Tennessee Dragway, used a perfect reaction time to help advance past Bobby Arnett. King had a dead-on .000 light coupled with a 6.949 on a 6.92 at 98.01 mph to take the win. Arnett, from I-64 Motorplex, had a 6.376 on a 6.35 at 97.15 mph in the runner-up finish.

Tyler Poindexter wrapped up Saturday’s Summit SuperSeries action with a win over Katlyn Hall. Poindexter, representing his home track of Memphis International Raceway, had a 7.962 on a 7.94 at 80.62 mph to take the win. Hall, from Mountain Park Dragway, had an 8.199 on an 8.22 at 80.76 mph.

Other big winners from the Division 2 West Summit Team Finals include Main Event winners Chris Johnson (London Dragway) in Top ET, Steve Stites (Holly Springs Motorsports) in Mod ET and Tucker Kay (Alabama International Dragway) in Junior Dragster.

Complete results from the Division 2 West Summit Racing Equipment Team Finals presented by AMSOIL at Memphis International Raceway can be found below.

Division 2 West Summit Team Finals Team Standings

1. Holly Springs Motorsports – 40
2. Memphis International Raceway – 38
3. London Dragway – 35
4. Knoxville Dragstrip – 33
5. Brainerd Optimist Dragstrip – 25
6. Alabama International Dragway – 22
7. Memphis International Raceway Team 2 – 21
8. Gulfport Dragway – 19
9. Prescott Raceway – 15
10. Middle Tennessee Dragway - 15
11. I-64 Motorplex – 14
12. Mo-Kan Dragway – 14
13. Knoxville Dragstrip Team 2 – 10
14. Atmore Dragway – 6
15. Ozark Raceway Park – 5
16. Mountain Park Dragway – 3

SUMMIT SUPERSERIES RESULTS

SUMMIT SUPERSERIES RUNOFF TOP ET - Lee Marcum III, Ozark Raceway Park, (.025) 5.057 on 5.04, 134.35 def. Robbie Smith, Knoxville Dragstrip, (-.004) foul

SUMMIT SUPERSERIES RUNOFF MOD ET - Jerry King, Middle Tennessee Dragway, (.000) 6.949 on 6.92, 98.01 def. Bobby Arnett, I-64 Motorplex, (.026) 6.376 on 6.35, 97.15

SUMMIT SUPERSERIES RUNOFF JUNIOR DRAGSTER - Tyler Poindexter, Memphis International Raceway, (.046) 7.962 on 7.94, 80.62 def. Katlyn Hall, Mountain Park Dragway, (.077) 8.199 on 8.22, 80.76

MAIN EVENT RESULTS

Main Event Top ET – Chris Johnson, London Dragway, (.014) 4.729 on 4.72, 140.05 def. Monica Mills, London Dragway, (.027) 4.852 on 4.84, 141.53

Main Event Mod ET – Steve Stites, Holly Springs Motorsports, (.013) 6.589 on 6.56, 101.77 def. Darryl Paul, Gulfport Dragway, (.061) 6.368 on 6.37 def. 105.50

Main Event Junior Dragster – Tucker Kay, Alabama International Dragway, (.007) 7.959 on 7.94, 78.53 def. Kennan Myers, Knoxville Dragstrip, (.042) 7.990 on 7.90, 70.68

OTHER RESULTS

Team Captains Race – Bridge Jones, Middle Tennessee Dragway, (.114) 10.317 on 10.28, 69.87 def. Jeff August, Gulfport Dragway, (-.129) foul

Friday Gamblers Race Top ET – Chad McKee, Middle Tennessee Dragway, (.000) 4.577 on 4.56, 149.50 def. Rusty Ashmore, Memphis International Raceway, (.025) 6.778 on 6.76, 100.54

Friday Gamblers Race Mod ET – Chris Butcher, I-64 Motorplex, (.021) 6.207 on 6.19, 98.36 def. David Bell, Holly Springs Motorsports, (.006) 6.396 on 6.41, 106.34

Friday Gamblers Race Junior Dragster – Tyler Poindexter, Memphis International Raceway, (-.053) foul def. Devin Johnson, Memphis International Raceway, (-.014) foul

SPECIAL AWARDS

Best Appearing Open Bodied Car – Dee Finch (Prescott Raceway)

Best Engineered Open Bodied Car – Tony Newberry (Memphis International Raceway)

Best Appearing Full Bodied Car – David Hammons (Gulfport Dragway)

Best Engineered Full Bodied Car – Rick Taylor (Memphis International Raceway)

Best Appearing Junior Dragster – Abby Fisk (Knoxville Dragstrip)

Best Engineered Junior Dragster – Sophie Newberry (Memphis International Raceway)

Best Team Spirit – London Dragway

Best Appearing Sponsor Banner – Mo-Kan Dragway

Best Appearing Team – Prescott Raceway

Best Decorated Grandstand – Memphis International Raceway

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