MILLINGTON, Tenn. — Holly Springs Motorsports survived the weather and tough competition to win the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Division 2 (Heatwave) Summit Team Finals championship at Memphis International Raceway.
With rain delaying the final rounds until Monday, Holly Springs scored a 55-47 win over Brainerd Optimist Dragstrip. Other teams participating included: London Dragway, Gulfport Dragway, Memphis International Raceway, Music City Raceway, Knoxville Dragway, Ozark Raceway Park, Beacon Dragway, Buffalo Valley Dragway, Centerville Dragway and Crossville Dragway.
Brainerd Optimist had two individual champions, Marty Goldsmith and Maddie Calhoun, while Top and Mod champions represented London Dragway and Ozark Raceway Park. Others were honored with special awards in addition to the main event.
Top — Dustin Chestnut (London Dragway) 4.95 on a 4.95 dial-in, .012 reaction time defeated David Hammons (Gulfport Dragway) 6.73 on a 6.76 dial-in, .067 reaction time.
Mod — Nick Curl (Ozark Raceway Park) 6.50 on a 6.50 dial-in, .036 reaction time defeated John Smith (London Dragway) 6.09 on a 6.10 dial-in, .018 reaction time.
Sportsman — Marty Goldsmith (Brainerd Optimist) 7.75 on a 7.74 dial-in, .169 reaction time defeated Brad Davis (Holly Springs Motorsports) 8.46 on an 8.44 dial-in, -.005 reaction time.
Junior — Maddie Calhoun (Brainerd Optimist) 7.69 on a 7.69 dial-in, .079 reaction time defeated Rory Wells (Gulfport Dragway) 9.00 on a 9.04 dial-in, .077 reaction time.
Best Appearing Open Bodied Car — Nathan Naïve, London Dragway
Best Engineered Open Bodied Car — Steven Farrow, Brainerd Optimist
Best Appearing Full Bodied Car — Kelby Walker, Music City Raceway
Best Engineered Full Bodied Car — Bryan Rupe, Beacon Dragway
Best Appearing Junior Dragster — Reagan Naïve, London Dragway
Best Engineered Junior Dragster — Hayden Miller, Gulfport Dragway
Best Team Spirit — Music City Raceway
Best Decorated Grandstand — Memphis International Raceway
Best Appearing Team — Knoxville Dragway
1. Holly Springs Motorsports 55
2. Brainerd Optimist 47
3. London Dragway 45
4. Gulfport Dragway 38
5. Memphis Int’l Raceway 37
6. Music City Raceway 34
7. Knoxville Dragway 31
8. Ozark Raceway Park 30
9. Beacon Dragway 29
10. Buffalo Valley Dragway 27
11. Centerville Dragway 22
12. Crossville Dragway 14