FERRIS, TX — Xtreme Raceway Park repeated as champions at the IHRA Division 4 (Renegades) Summit Teams Finals sponsored by Compressed Air Supercharging.
Xtreme’s No. 1 team won by eight points over runner-up Amarillo Dragway. Edinburg Motorsports Park, Xtreme’s No. 2 team, Little River Dragway, Paris Dragstrip and Penwell Knights Raceway were other leaders.
Individual class winners earned berths to the IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals at Holly Springs Motorsports Park on Oct. 5-7.
A pair of racers from XRP met in the Top (Box) final with Brent Lancasteremerging victorious after roaring down the track in 5.57 seconds at 125.63 mph against a 5.56 dial-in. Billy Simpson broke out with a 5.534 second run at 130.78 mph on a 5.54 dial-in. Lancaster enjoyed a little advantage of .008 to .015 at the tree.
D.J. Ray from Paris Dragstrip was the Mod (No Box) winner by going 6.194 seconds at 109.14 mph against a 6.19 dial-in. He was quicker on the start .067 to .145 than runner-up Leslie Grissom Jr. from Amarillo. Grissom also posted a solid run by matching his 5.91 dial-in at 117.98 mph.
Aaron Jordan, representing Xtreme, had a near perfect .002 start in the Sportsman final to beat Jason Hildebrant from Edinburg who fouled at the start. With the race in hand, Jordan cruised down the track in his Chevrolet pick-up before collecting his Ironman trophy.
The Hildebrant family still had plenty to celebrate as Tate was the winner of the Junior Dragster final. Hildebrant posted a 7.957-second pass at 80.01 mph against a 7.90 dial-in with a .030 reaction time. Michael Barker from Amarillo was runner-up with an 8.30-second pass at 82.55 mph after a .062 reaction time.
Michael Turman from Little River Dragway completed a clean sweep of Motorcycle races over the weekend. Turman, who earlier won Gamblers and Race of Champions events, rode his bike to a 5.762-second pass at 120.32 mph on a 5.74 dial. His .013 to .024 advantage over William Keele Jr.from Edinburg at the starting line proved to be the difference. Keele was a little closer to his dial-in, going 5.757 seconds at 117.37 mph on a 5.74 dial.
There was plenty of great competition and fellowship over the weekend with the Gamblers race and Race of Champions as well as special awards presented.