IHRA Summit SuperSeries Champions Crowned at Summit World Finals

IHRA Summit SuperSeries Champions Crowned at Summit World Finals
MILLINGTON, Tenn.- Hundreds of International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Summit SuperSeries track champions, along with Summit Team Finals divisional champions from around the United States and Canada gathered at Memphis International Raceway Oct. 15-17 for the IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals.
 
With nearly 100 IHRA-sanctioned tracks represented, drivers traveled hundreds of miles for the most prestigious bracket racing championship in drag racing.
 
The IHRA Summit SuperSeries champions were crowned Saturday in Top (Box), Mod (No Box), Sportsman and Junior Dragster. The $200,000 program is the championship competition for IHRA member Sportsman racers, and more than 8,000 racers who compete in the program annually.
 
Gary Shearer from Eddyville, Iowa representing the IHRA Midwest Team Finals won the Top World Championship. Mason Hatton from Jeffersonville, Ky., representing I-64 Motorplex captured the Mod World Championship. Joe Tharp Jr., from Waynesburg, Pa., representing Keystone Raceway Park captured Sportsman World Championship. Madison Fisher from Loxahatchee, Fla., representing Immokalee Regional Raceway won the Junior Dragster crown.
 
Shearer defeated James Barnes from Portland, Tenn., representing Buffalo Valley Dragway in the Top finals with a .012-reaction time, 4.53-second run at 144.81 mph. 
 
Gary Sherar
“Door cars have been dominant in many races this year and I said not tonight and took the win in my dragster,” an excited Gary Shearer said. “I have to thank my sponsors RJ Performance and Schroeder Graphics along with my wife and son for their support this year.”
 
His championship package included $20,000 from Summit Racing Equipment, a seven-night/eight-day vacation for two on the island of Aruba courtesy of Around Aruba Tours, a world championship diamond ring, a world championship Ironman Trophy and IHRA Gold Card. 
  
Mason Hatton had a 6.10-second pass at 104.72 mph to claim the Mod World Championship over Michael Wayne Turman from Thorndale, Texas representing Little River Dragway who was the runner-up.
 
Mason Hatton
“I have to thank my dad and family for all their help,” an excited Mason Hatton said. “It feels great to win this after coming here for three years.”
 
Hatton also won $20,000 from Summit Racing Equipment, a seven-night/eight-day vacation for two on the island of Aruba, a world championship diamond ring, a world championship Ironman Trophy and IHRA Gold Card.
 
Joe Tharp Jr., from Waynesburg, Pa., had a 7.53-second pass at 87.56 mph claiming the Sportsman World Championship over Trey Sikes from Cordova, N.C., representing South Carolina Motorplex.
 
Joe Tharp Jr
“It’s unbelievable, it’s been a heck of a ride and year,” said a jubilant Joe Tharp Jr. “I can’t wait to come back. Thank you to Summit Racing Equipment for putting this on!”
 
Tharp Jr., won $7,000 from Summit Racing Equipment, a seven-night/eight-day vacation for two on the island of Aruba, a world championship diamond ring, a world championship Ironman Trophy and IHRA Gold Card.
  
Madison Fisher went down the track in 7.94-seconds at 80.91 mph by defeating Trent Phann from Baxter, Tenn., representing Buffalo Valley Dragway.
 
Madison Fisher
“I am so excited to win it was great to do well today,” an emotional Madison Fisher said. Yesterday was very tough and it feels great to win today!”
  
Fisher took home $10,000 from Summit Racing Equipment, a seven-night/eight-day vacation for two on the island of Aruba, world championship Ironman Trophy, a world championship diamond ring and IHRA Gold Card.
 
Summit SuperSeries Final Eliminations Results – 1/8 mile:  
 
Summit SuperSeries Top (Box): Gary Shearer, Eddyville, Iowa 4.532 secs. at 144.81 mph (.012 rt) – defeated James Barnes, Portland, Tenn., 5.860 secs. at 113.88 mph (.026 rt)
 
Summit SuperSeries Modified (No Box): Mason Hatton, Jeffersonville, Ky., 6.109 secs. at 104.72 mph (.069 rt) – defeated Michael Wayne Turman., 5.631 secs. at 122.17 mph (.085 rt)
 
Summit SuperSeries Sportsman: Joe Tharp Jr., Waynesburg, Pa., 7.537 secs. at 87.56 mph (.029 rt)- defeated Trey Sikes 11.105 secs. at 61.17 mph (.031 rt).
 
Summit SuperSeries Junior Dragster: Madison Fisher, Loxahatchee, Fla., 7.943 secs. at 80.91 mph (.039 rt) – defeated Trent Phann, Baxter, Tenn., 7.829-secs. at 79.14 mph (.060 rt).
 
Champions of the Summit SuperSeries Awards:
 
Top (Box) and Mod (No Box) Champion Awards:
1.$20,000 from Summit Racing Equipment
2.Aruba Vacation for Two: Seven-night/eight-day trip for two people; includes airfare, car rental, island tour, hotel and dinner/lunch packages courtesy of Around Aruba Tours, Driftwood Restaurant, Tropicana Resorts- Eagle Aruba Resort & Casino, More 4 Less car rentals and the crew of Don Flip Racing Team.
3.IHRA Gold Card
4.World Champion Ironman Trophy
5.World Champion Diamond Ring
 
Sportsman Champion Awards:
1.$7,000 from Summit Racing Equipment
2. Aruba Vacation for Two: Seven-night/eight-day trip for two people; includes airfare, car rental, island tour, hotel and dinner/lunch packages courtesy of Around Aruba Tours, Driftwood Restaurant, Tropicana Resorts- Eagle Aruba Resort & Casino, More 4 Less car rentals and the crew of Don Flip Racing Team.
3.IHRA Gold Card
4.World Champion Ironman Trophy
5.World Champion Diamond Ring
 
Junior Dragster Champion Awards:
1. Aruba Vacation for Two: Seven-night/eight-day trip for two people; includes airfare, car rental, island tour, hotel and dinner/lunch packages courtesy of Around Aruba Tours, Driftwood Restaurant, Tropicana Resorts- Eagle Aruba Resort & Casino, More 4 Less car rentals and the crew of Don Flip Racing Team.
2.$10,000 from Summit Racing Equipment
3.IHRA Gold Card
4.World Champion Ironman Trophy
5.World Champion Diamond Ring
 

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