MIRlogorRacingRocks

 
    Classifieds

PressReleases

IHRA World Finals Results

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

10 World Champions Crowned at IHRA Summit World Finals at Memphis International Raceway


Millington, TN (October 15, 2012) Memphis International Raceway hosted the premier sportsman drag racing event – The Summit Racing Equipment World Finals. The event featured the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Spectacular open to all racers as a last chance qualifier for the championship tournament followed by the invitation – only Summit Racing Equipment Tournament of Champions presented by AMSOIL and the Summit Racing Equipment Super Series presented by AMSOIL and Moser Engineering World Championship. Over $200,000 in cash and prizes was awarded at the biggest and most exciting event in sportsman drag racing today.

“We are honored to host The Summit Racing Equipment World Finals and all these talented racers at Memphis International Raceway,” said Pam Kendrick Vice President and General Manager of Memphis International Raceway. “We saw some of the finest racing in the sport this weekend at MIR. We are particularly proud of our local racers who participated including Robert Irby from Collierville, TN who was the runner up in the Top Sportsman Class and Danny Nelson from Batesville, AR who was the #1 qualifier in the Super Rod Class of the Summit Sportsman Spectacular,” said Kendrick.

The competition was extreme as nearly 200 of the finest racers traveled to West Tennessee from 20 different states and 4 Canadian provinces to participate in the Summit World Finals. All racers had to earn their way into the tournament and once there, had to compete on the track to decide the champions in each of the 10 classes.

A total of 10 world champions were crowned on Saturday at Memphis International Raceway led by Top Sportsman Tournament of Champions winner Mike Thompson from Naples, FL; Top Dragster winner Wesley Washington Jr. from King George, NC; Super Stock winner Michael Beard from Seagrove, NC; Stock winner Brent Darroch from Monaca, PA; Quick Rod winner Corey Manuel from Winston Salem, NC; Super Rod winner Mike Ruff from Orlando, FL; and Hot Rod winner Patrick Forster from Pittsburgh, PA.   The Summit Super Series’ Top winners were Tim Butler from Sarasota, FL; Mod winner Shane Kay from Ragland, AL; and Junior Dragster winner Austin Johnson from Pearisburg, VA.

World Finalsworld finals 2

The following are Saturday's final results from the IHRA Summit Pro-Am Tour Summit Racing Equipment Tournament of Champions presented by Amsoil:

TOP SPORTSMAN
Mike Thompson Sr., Naples, Fla., '03 Cavalier, 7.438, 180.26 def. Donny Urban, Pittsboro, N.C., '06 Cobalt, 7.156, 190.06.

TOP DRAGSTER
Wesley Washington Jr., King George, Va., dragster, 7.544, 177.28 def. Greg Slack, Albemarle, N.C., dragster, foul.

SUPER STOCK
Michael Beard, Seagrove, N.C., '80 Volare, 10.781, 122.39 def. Emily Volkman, Moon, Pa., '69 Camaro, 10.234, 125.33.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Brent Darroch, Monaca, Pa., '94 Camaro, 10.608, 118.18 def. B.J. Bianchi, Bradenton, Fla., '89 Mustang, 11.325, 111.33.

QUICK ROD
Corey Manuel, Winston-Salem, N.C., dragster, 12.653, 65.94 def. Patrick Forster, Pittsburgh, Pa., dragster, foul.

SUPER ROD
Mike Ruff, Orlando, Fla., '67 Camaro, 9.890, 147.39 def. Joe Collier, Hamlin, Texas, '00 Monte Carlo, 9.884, 151.10.

HOT ROD
Patrick Forster, Pittsburg, Pa., '78 Monza, 10.912, 140.28 def. Donald Webb, Four Oaks, N.C., '70 Nova, 10.874, 125.25.

 

The Summit Super Series was also determined on Saturday at Memphis International Raceway. The excitement behind the Summit Super Series program is that any racer anywhere has a chance to win.

The finest racers from the United States, Canada and a few additional nations have the opportunity to race for a track championship.   Those racers with a little luck and a lot of skill, made it from their local tracks to the big stage at the IHRA Summit Racing Equipment World Finals at Memphis International Raceway to compete for a world championship. Tim Butler, Shane Kay and Austin Johnson did exactly that.

All three drivers won at their local tracks, advanced further at the Team Finals level and eventually found themselves at Memphis International Raceway along with 48 other drivers competing for a championship title. Racers from as far away as Alaska came to compete this weekend, at the end of the day those three drivers were left standing as the 2012 class of the IHRA Summit Super Series presented by AMSOIL and Moser Engineering as Butler from Sarasota, FL took the title in Top ET, Kay from Ragland, AL claimed the Mod ET championship and Johnson from Pearisburg, VA won the very first Junior Dragster world championship.

The following are Saturday's final results from the Summit Racing Equipment Super Series presented by AMSOIL & Moser Engineering World Championship:

SUMMIT SUPERSERIES TOP
Tim Butler, Sarasota, Fla., dragster, 7.766, 169.76 def. Jonathan Robin, Luling, La., '94 Camaro, 7.641, 171.62.

SUMMIT SUPERSERIES MOD    
Shane Kay, Ragland, Ala., '69 Camaro, 9.520, 142.07 def. Jay Robinson, Santa Fe, Texas, '73 Nova, 11.409, 117.35.

SUMMIT SUPERSERIES JUNIOR DRAGSTER
Austin Johnson, Pearisburg, Va., dragster, 7.941, 82.32 def. Cory Tankersley, Conroe, Texas, dragster, 7.866, 84.34.

Read 5728 times

MIRUpcomingEvents

Moore Tech Test-N-Tune
Test N Tune
Thursday, August 22nd
Summit Racing Equipment Bracket Series presented by COMP Cams / 6.0 & 7.0 Index
Bracket Racing
Saturday, August 24th - Saturday, August 24th
Moore Tech Test-N-Tune
Test N Tune
Thursday, August 29th
Midnight Madness with Drifting
Drag Strip
Friday, August 30th - Friday, August 30th
Great American Bracket Race
Bracket Racing
Thursday, September 5th - Sunday, September 8th
Mid West Pro Mod Test N Tune
Drag Strip
Thursday, September 12th
Midwest Pro Mod Series
Drag Strip
Friday, September 13th - Saturday, September 14th
Porsche Club of America- Road Course
Road Course
Saturday, September 21st - Sunday, September 22nd
Moore Tech Test-N-Tune
Test N Tune
Thursday, September 26th
Midnight Madness with Drifting
Drag Strip
Friday, September 27th - Friday, September 27th
HOME   SCHEDULE AND TICKETS NEWS TRACKS & EVENTS MARKETING & SPONSORSHIP   
FAQ'S
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   

 

 
         
MEMPHIS INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

5500 Victory Lane
whitebar 901-WOW-RACE
Millington, TN 38053 RACEMIR.com
 ©2019 Memphis International Raceway. All Rights Reserved

An-IRG-company-white-text