WEST SALEM, Ohio — Although persistent rain forced International Hot Rod Association and Dragway 42 officials to finally call the IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular event on Sunday, multiple racers still came away with prizes thanks to the support of the IHRA’s great partners.
Twenty-seven racers split the purse in the Moser Engineering $10,000 race, while prizes were awarded for the best losing packages in the completed first two rounds. With the IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular designed to be a fun-filled weekend, Donny Hagar was the Scrubblade golf cart race winner.
Former IHRA Quick Rod and Top Dragster world champion Travis Colangelo received a Summit Racing Equipment 10 x 20 tent as the first-round prize for the Box racers. Kevin Melhorn (No Box) earned a $100 Sunoco Race Fuels Certificate and Jesse Mitschke (Junior) was awarded a Summit 10 x 10 tent.
Defending IHRA Summit SuperSeries No Box World Champion Chris Black received an Abruzzi Transmissions $400 certificate towards an 8 or 9-inch converter in Round 2. Paul Fidler (Box) was the recipient of a $250 gift certificate from American Race Cars and Morgan Curtis took away a Summit Junior car cover.
Weather caused the cancellation of the races, but not until Joseph Capiccioni won the “Moser Money Round” $300 certificate in Round 3 for No Box racers.
More racers will get their opportunity to earn round prizes at the IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular event on May 23-24 at Keystone Raceway Park in New Alexandria, Pa.