BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Blake Williams, Seth Polvadore, Dave Muller, and Scott Hewitt were all crowned NHRA Pacific Division Summit Super Series Showdown Champions and will now advance to the Summit Series National Championship in November at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
The four, along with Garrett Parsons in the High School Class outlasted their fields today to take home the trophies. They were led by Blake Williams, Chandler, Ariz., in the Super Pro class and Dave Muller in Sportsman, who had to win Saturday's Division Championship to advance to Sunday's Summit Showdown, that matches up the top points earners from each of the tracks in the division for the chance to advance to Pomona.
Williams, representing Firebird Int'l Raceway drove his '07 dragster to a 7.787 second pass at 167.70 mph to defeat Larry Hass, Yorba Linda, Calif. Muller, who went deep into elimination rounds on Saturday, won on a double breakout with Ryan Mangus, Rialto, Calif. Muller went 12.452 (12.47 dial) in his '74 Camaro to Mangus' 12.708 (12.74) in his '71 Nova.
Williams' teammate Polvadore from Sun City, Ariz., outlasted Charles Sturdevant, Draper, Utah, in the Pro class for the win and the trophy. Polvadore went 11.471, 114.10.
Local favorite Hewitt, Bakersfield, Calif., raced to the win aboard his '95 Suzuki in 8.676 seconds at 147.50 mph beating Denny Alves, El Cerrito, Calif.
Monroe, Utah, resident Parsons, took his '67 Cutlass all the way to the winner's circle in High School as Gage Cameron, Bakersfield, Calif., turned on the red-light giving Parsons the automatic win. Parsons ran it out at 12.217 seconds, 109.42 mph.
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway took home the Team Championship for the second day in a row. Las Vegas was followed by Sacramento Raceway in second with Speedworld Dragstrip and Auto Club Famoso Raceway tied for third.
The following are the final results from the NHRA Summit Racing Series Pacific Division Finals at Auto Club Famoso Raceway:
Summit Super Showdown Team Championship 1 Las Vegas Motor Speedway 1 29 2 Sacramento Raceway Park 1 26 3 Speedworld Drag Strip 25 3 Auto Club Famoso Raceway 1 25 5 Auto Club Dragway 23 6 Firebird Raceway Park 22 7 Sonoma 1 20 8 Barona Drag Strip 17 9 Samoa Drag Strip 10 10 Toyota Irwindale Drag Strip 9 11 Albuquerque Intl Raceway 6 12 Top Gun Raceway 3 13 Maui Raceway 0
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