MECHANICSVILLE, Md. — Capitol Raceway scored a close win over home track Maryland International Raceway at the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Division 1 (Patriots) Summit Team Finals completed Monday.
Capitol Raceway ended with 55-51 points to keep Maryland International Raceway from repeating as Division 1 champions. US 13 Dragway, Sumerduck Dragway, Roxboro Motorsports Park, Richmond Dragway and Motor Mile Dragway also participated.
Leading up to the main event, racers participated in a Gambler’s race, Bogey, Golf Cart, and Big Wheels race and “best of” awards.
Frank Lecates (US 13 Dragway) had a winning effort with a .005 reaction time combined with a 4.787 elapsed time at 142.57 mph on a 4.78 dial-in. Runner-up Bobby Spence (Capitol Raceway) had a .015 reaction time and made a 4.307-second pass at 158.39 mph against a 4.30 dial-in.
Frank Thompson Jr. (Maryland International Raceway) used a 6.011-second pass at 109.34 mph against a 5.99 dial-in with a .010 reaction time to win. Mike Keyton (Roxboro Motorsports Park) matched his 5.82 dial-in at 118.02 mph, but was slower at the tree with a .099 start.
Gayge Farrell (Capitol Raceway) won with an 8.014-second run at 82.55 mph against an 8.09 dial-in with a .072 reaction time. Peyton Bunch (Sumerduck Dragway) had an 8.913 elapsed time against a 7.93 dial-in, but barely redlighted with a -.001 reaction time.
Pit Vehicle Race
Ray Snoots (Maryland) defeated Bradley Tippett (Maryland) with a .002 reaction time and 9.03-second pass against a 9.00 dial-in. Tippett went down the track in 11.315 seconds against a 11.30 dial-in, along with a .049 reaction time.
Friday’s Gambler’s Race
Top — Bobby Bladen III (Capitol Raceway) 5.012 on a 5.00 dial-in, .001 reaction time defeated Jena Martin (Maryland International Raceway) 4.654 on a 4.67 dial-in, .045 reaction time.
Mod — Daryl Beauchamp (US 13 Dragway) 7.571 on a 7.59 dial-in, .016 reaction time defeated Ed Talbert (Capitol Raceway) 6.83 on a 6.83 dial-in, -.006 reaction time.
Junior — Allen Jenkins (Maryland International Raceway) 12.375 on an 11.90 dial-in, .022 reaction time defeated Zach Parlett (Maryland International Raceway) 10.414 on an 11.90 dial-in, .067 reaction time.
Saturday’s Gamblers Race
Top — Jerry Langley (Maryland International Raceway) 4.733 on a 4.72 dial-in, .006 reaction time defeated Ben Calhoun (Capitol Raceway) 4.708 on a 4.68 dial-in, .012 reaction time.
Mod — Kris Bunch (Summerduck Dragway) 8.979 on a 7.63 dial-in, .010 reaction time defeated Tony Mattera (Maryland International Raceway) 6.648 on a 6.65 dial-in, -.007 reaction time.
Junior — Cole Foskey (US 13 Dragway) 8.948 on an 8.91 dial-in, .010 reaction time defeated Zach Parlett (Maryland International Raceway) 9.38 on a 9.02 dial-in, .095 reaction time.
Friday Bogey Race:
Top — Ben Garnett (US 13 Dragway)
Mod — Steven Truitt (US 13 Dragway)
Junior — Keith Riddle (US 13 Dragway)
Best Appearing Full Bodied Car — Anthony Whelan, Maryland International Raceway
Best Engineered Full Bodied Car — Bobby Bladen III, Capitol Raceway
Best Appearing Junior Dragster — Tori Tayman, Maryland International Raceway
Best Engineered Junior Dragster — Alyssa Tilghman, Richmond Dragway
Best Appearing Open Body Car — Jimmy Tayman, Capitol Raceway
Best Engineered Open Body Car — Jason Kirby, Maryland International Raceway
Best Team Spirit — Roxboro Motorsports Park
Best Appearing Sponsor Banner — Motor Mile Dragway
Best Appearing Team — Sumerduck Dragway
1. Capitol Raceway 55
2. Maryland International Raceway 51
3. US Dragway 32
4. Sumerduck Dragway 28
5. Roxboro Motorsports Park 16
6. Richmond Dragway 15
7. Motor Mile Dragway 3