MILLINGTON, Tenn. --
Mon, 10 Mar 2014, 10:55 AM
Summit Bracket Racing Series presented by COMP Cams- Results Race 2
Courtesy of Pam Kendrick
The Summit Bracket Racing Series Presented by: COMP Cams race two of a 14 race series was held
this past Saturday Night and what a race it was. The pits filled with competitors looking to make
their bid at 2014 Track Champion.
MIR looking to get one of two races in on the weekend, started a little early on the day before
threatening weather moved into the area. The Winter Storm of 2014 did bring racing to a close on
Saturday night by causing the cancellation of Sunday's event, but Saturday's race was filled with
steep competition making the points chase that much more intense. As the night came to a close,
the racing heated up and the competition was at its best, last week's winners battling to get back
to the top and competitors looking to bump them off the top spot!
"It was another great day of racing at Memphis International Raceway", said Paul Cartwright,
Director of Race & Facility Operations. Cartwright continued, "We were looking to host a
doubleheader weekend, but the Winter Storm of 2014 put a stop to that."
RT Turbines Jr. Dragsters
Kicking off the second race of the season, there were a few upsets in the early rounds but two
familiar faces pulled alongside each other in the final round of RT Turbines Jr. Dragsters. Justin
and Tyler Poindexter moved through the competition again this week to have another Brother vs.
Brother shootout in the finals. Justin got some payback from last week, taking the event win over
brother, Tyler, with a .030 reaction time and running dead on his dial-in with a 7.927 @ 79.18mph.
Tyler slows to an 8.018 @ 78.01mph off his 7.98 dial-in. Drew Mann Tracey, based out of Millington,
TN, from the Motorvation Motorsports team was the lone semi-finalist of the evening, rounding out
the RT Turbines Jr. Dragsters category.
B&B Towing Footbrake
As eliminations started, the theme of the night was already setting its pace; the action in B&B
Towing Footbrake was going to be competitive all night long. Round after round, packages were being
thrown down with exceptional reaction times and skill on display. As the final round came to the
staging lanes, two of the area's toughest racers were competing for all the marbles. Caffey Broadus
from Olive Branch, MS came out victorious over Blytheville, AR's David Bell. As the drivers left
the starting line, both recorded .028 reaction times. Broadus runs a 5.888 @ 116.08mph on a dial-in
of 5.88, putting a .036 package on the table. Bell, tapping the brakes goes a 6.411 @ 107.27mph on
his 6.40 dial-in to give the event win to Caffey Broadus with a margin of victory of .003 of a
second at the finish line. Troy Poindexter from Millington, TN finished in the semi-finalist
position and Steve Wilson and David Ciarloni were the quarter-finalists.
Rick's Powder Coating Super Pro
The Super Pro category is one of the most competitive classes in bracket racing and that was put on
display on Saturday evening. From the very first matchup in Round 1, incredible runs were being
posted and some were not good enough to earn a round win. As the quarter-finals came to the staging
lanes, there were seven competitors left standing - four dragsters and three door cars.
Eliminations continued on and the final round pitted 2013 Track Champion, Rusty Ashmore from
Southaven, MS in his '69 Firebird against Shane Stout's Hub City Tire Company '11 Mullis dragster
based out of Jackson, TN. Stout took the win in the dragster leaving the starting line with a .005
reaction time and stopping the clocks at a 4.799 @ 137.98mph off his 4.78 dial-in. Ashmore turns in
a .018 reaction time and a 6.672 elapsed time at 101.94mph off his 6.66 dial-in handing the win to
Shane Stout. Shane dedicated this victory to his engine builder, Tracy Dennis, owner of Sunset
Racecraft Racing Engines, who tragically lost his life the day before this event. Rounding out the
money winners in Rick's Powder Coating Super Pro were semi-finalists Tyler Roach and Derrick
Hubbard with quarter-finalists Cody Graham, race 1 winner; Jerry Posey and Mark Meadows.
RT Turbines D.O.T. Street
Our only ? mile class in our Summit Bracket Racing Series, presented by: COMP Cams - RT Turbines
D.O.T. Street is a fun-filled category that anybody can enter. With a mixture of vehicles to begin
the day, two old school muscle cars faced off in the final round. Improving on his race one
runner-up finish, Jimmy Ray, from Atoka, TN took the event win in a double breakout finish with a
..064 reaction time and a 10.515 @ 122.97mph run off his 10.55 dial-in. Covington, TN's David Elam
came up just a little short with a .056 reaction time and a 9.259 @ 144.50mph run that was just a
little too quick for his 9.30 dial-in. Billy LaRue, Jr. was the semi-finalist in RT Turbines D.O.T.
Street to round out the money earners.
"With racing like this, the year is shaping up to be a close battle; it's exciting, said Tyler
Crossnoe, Drag Strip Manager. Crossnoe continued, "Looking forward to our next event."
As we have an action packed schedule make your plans now to come out and feel the excitement
building at Memphis International Raceway. The next MIR points meet for the Summit Bracket Racing
Series presented by: COMP Cams is scheduled for a doubleheader weekend: Saturday, March 15, 2014
and Sunday, March 16, 2014. On Saturday, March 15, 2014, the gates are scheduled to open at 4:00
and time trials will be underway at 5:00 p.m.; on Sunday, March 16, 2014, the gates will open at
9:00 a.m., followed by Church Service at 9:30 a.m. and time trials beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Don't miss a minute of action at Memphis International Raceway in 2014! To stay up to date with all
the racing excitement be sure and check out our website at www.racemir.com, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RaceMIR, or follow us on
Twitter at www.twitter.com/RaceMIR.
The entire MIR team looks forward to seeing you at the track in 2014!
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