Shomber Posts Near Perfect Run to Win Sunday IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular Race at Keystone

Shomber Posts Near Perfect Run to Win Sunday IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular Race at Keystone

NEW ALEXANDRIA, Pa. — Mitch Shomber had a near perfect run to edge Steve Marinchek for the victory in Sunday’s International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Summit Sportsman Spectacular race at Keystone Raceway Park.

Shomber from Philo, Ohio had a perfect light (.000) and then paired it with a 5.129 elapsed time at 131.27 mph against a 5.12 dial-in in the final of the $5,000-to-win race.

 

Marinchek from Mt. Pleasant, Pa., was solid with a .015 reaction time, and then posted a 5.009 elapsed time at 136.99 mph against a 5.01 dial-in. The final margin of victory was a scant .004 of a second.

 

JT Harrold from Pittsburgh was the final No Box racer. He had a .021 reaction time and then matched his dial-in with a 6.531 elapsed time at 103.85 mph. Hometown driver Kevin Romeo from New Alexandria, Pa., went 6.762 against a 6.75 dial-in and had a .028 reaction time.

 

Ava Hamilton was the winner for the Junior Dragster 7-11 category. The Dresden, Ohio driver was .019 at the tree and then ran a 9.002 elasped time with a 8.99 dial-in. Isabella Richey from Ebensburg, Pa., was the runner-up with a .100 reaction time and running a 9.052 against a 9.02 dial-in.

 

In the Junior Dragster 12-17 race, Kyle Beno from LaGrange, Ohio, picked up the win by going 7.943 against a 7.94 dial-in with a .054 reaction time. Runner-up Eddie Yorns III from New Brighton, Pa., had a .062 reaction time and went 7.944 against a 7.95 dial-in for his final-round run.

 

The next IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular event is scheduled August 17-19 at US131 Motorsports Park at Martin, Mich. Click here to pre-enter the event for two races for the price of one. 

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