Racers roll into GALOT Motorsports Park just one week before the Fall Fling for their shot at two $5,000 paydays. Martin and Hoff come home with the biggest wins.
Feature photo credit: DW Photo and Media (David Whealon)
DUNN, NC – The Summit ET points series returned to GALOT Motorsports Park for events seven and eight. Car counts were increased, possibly due to the race falling just one weekend prior to the Sparco Fall Fling. There were over 340 entries on Saturday and nearly 300 on Sunday, making for a successful weekend of racing.
Top ET would compete for two $5,000 purses and Footbrake would pay $2,000 to win each day. The kids would also have an opportunity to show off their skills in the Junior Dragster class. Six winners would make their way to the winner’s circle before the weekend was through.
Junior Dragster Saturday Results
The semifinal round came down to three drivers left in the Junior Dragster class. Thomas Davis earned the bye run into the finals, while Makenna Antinori and Chase Marrs would compete to see who would move on. It was all over on the starting line when Marrs turns on the red light, advancing Antinori into the final round.
It was a heads up race between Makenna Antinori and Thomas Davis Saturday night. Davis turned a large reaction time advantage into the win as Antinori breaks out to claim the runner up.
Saturday Footbrake Results
The Footbrake class had three cars in the semifinal where Walt Thrower took the solo pass into the finals. Dylan Greene and Steve Foley both turned on the red light, but the TruStart victory went to Greene, who was .003 red.
In the final, Walt Thrower was dialed at 6.24 to Dylan Greene’s 6.63 dial in. Greene had the starting line advantage but broke out on the big end, while Thrower runs dead on with a nine to pick up the win.
Top ET Saturday Results
Curfew caused Saturday’s Top ET class to come to a halt with 11 cars still left in the running. After Sunday’s on site church service, racing resumed to crown a top bulb winner. The semifinal round had Greg Davis on the bye run while Bailey Ferraro and Brent Martin battled for the remaining spot. Only .005 separated the pair at the tree and both drivers ran two above their dial-ins, with Martin advancing to the next round.
Greg Davis turns on the red light by two thousandths and Brent Martin earns the first $5,000 paycheck of the weekend.
Junior Dragster Sunday Results
The four young drivers who dueled in the semifinal round on Sunday were Brooks McMath, Oliver Bain, Lane Morgan, and Holt Strickland. Morgan was behind at the hit and breaks out trying to take the stripe while McMath runs dead on with a one for the win. Bain has the reaction time advantage and wins his round over Strickland, during their heads up race.
Both drivers turn on the red light in the final but Oliver Bain is the lesser of the two to pick up the win. Brooks McMath has to settle for runner up honors on Sunday.
Sunday Footbrake Results
The final four Footbrakers on Sunday included Saturday’s winner Walt Thrower, George Chisolm, Chris Morrison, and Randy Biddle, Jr. Thrower and Biddle both laid down dead on passes but Biddle used his .020 reaction time to turn on the win light. Morrison had an .011 advantage at the starting line but breaks out as Chisolm runs dead on with a two for the win
Randy Biddle has had a great September so far, because he also claimed a runner up finish at Friday’s $10K race during the BTE Labor Day $100K.
Sunday Top ET Results
Mike Hoff, Kenneth McArthur, Cameron Manuel, and Eric Aman were Sunday’s Top ET semifinalists. McArthur misses the tree for the loss against Hoff, and Aman broke ofthe starting line to advance Manuel into the finals.
Cameron Manuel was behind at the hit and stays behind at the stripe, while Hoff picks up the win while running one above his dial in. Mike Hoff adds $5,000 to his winning ways this season, as he picked up a $10K check just last month.
This week and weekend big money bracket racing continues at GALOT Motorsports Park with the Sparco Fall Fling. The final weekend for the Summit ET points series will be October 17-18 where the champions will be determined. You can find more information about GALOT by visiting their website.
A few big money bracket racing events were contested over the weekend, and we know you can’t be everywhere, so DragChamp has you covered. Click each link to read the results from the Chaos at Crossville and the $10K Footbrake Fest.
Jessica was born into a family of drag racers and fell in love with the sport at a young age. She began competing at 13 and has been hooked ever since! She even met her husband at the World Footbrake Challenge VII. Jessica works full time as an Ultrasound Technologist but spends almost every weekend chasing win lights at IHRA and NHRA bracket races.