MILLINGTON, Tenn. - London Dragway emerged from the pack to take the win at the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Division 2 (Heatwave) Summit Team Finals at Memphis International Raceway.
Other tracks who participated were: Beacon Dragway, Brainerd Optimist, State Capitol Raceway, Prescott Raceway and Knoxville Dragway. Leading up to the main event, racers participated in Gambler's races and "best of" awards.
Mod - Lucas Walker (Beacon) won on a holeshot with a .008 reaction time along with a 6.028-second run at 110.51 to defeat Benny Combs (London) who finished in 6.113 seconds at 110.81 mph after a .048 reaction time.
Sportsman - Aquinas Grandberry (Memphis) also had a great start with a .008 reaction time and ran 7.724 seconds at 88.19 mph. Runner-up Marty Goldsmith (Brainerd 2) had a .027 reaction time and went 7.857 seconds at 83.89 mph.
Junior - Grace Varner (Brainerd 2) captured the win when Hunter Ray (Memphis) red-lighted. Varner had a package of 8.360 seconds and 76.19 mph along with a .028 reaction time. Ray went down the track in 8.007 seconds at 81.01 mph.
Mod - Charlie Lockhart (Beacon) 5.806 on a 5.80 dial-in, .012 reaction time defeated David Elam (Memphis) 5.988 on a 5.99 dial-in, .014 reaction time.
Sportsman - David Bigham (Brainerd) 7.753 on a 7.75 dial-in, .072 reaction time defeated Marty Goldsmith (Brainerd) 7.898 on a 7.90 dial-in, .066 reaction time.
Junior - Kaden Harrill (Knoxville) 8.191 on an 8.17 dial-in, .070 reaction time defeated Rylan Hamby (Brainerd 2) 7.925 on a 7.92 dial-in, .133 reaction time.
Friday's Gambler's Race
Mod - Shane Kay (Brainerd) 6.040 on a 6.02 dial-in, .059 reaction time defeated Kyle Rumley (Memphis) 6.660 on a 6.67 dial-in, -.004 reaction time.
Sportsman - Tim Samuel (Beacon 2) 9.473 on a 9.44 dial-in, .011 reaction time defeated David Bigham (Brainerd) 7.724 on a 7.74 dial-in, .068 reaction time.
Junior - Rylan Hamby (Brainerd 2) 7.903 on a 7.90 dial-in, .082 reaction time defeated Maddie Calhoun (Brainerd) 7.985 on an 7.90 dial-in, .043 reaction time.
Friday's 700 Index Race - Jake Clayton 7.025 at 97.02 mph, .017 reaction time defeated Ray Zumstein 6.979 at 97.10 mph, .098 reaction time.
Special Awards Best Appearing Open Bodied Car - Lee Mashburn, Brainerd Optimist Best Engineered Open Bodied Car - Rusty Edwards, Beacon Dragway Best Appearing Full Bodied Car - Michael Benton, Beacon Dragway Best Engineered Full Bodied Car - McCoy Mashburn, Brainerd Optimist Best Appearing Junior Dragster - Paige Smith, London Dragway Best Engineered Junior Dragster - Jodie Jent, London Dragway Best Team Spirit - Knoxville Dragway Best Appearing Team - Brainerd Optimist Best Appearing Grandstands - Holly Springs Motorsports Track Operators Race - Jackie Lewis, Prescott Raceway Golf Cart Race - Jake Clayton (win), Nick Lucas (runner-up) SSS Track of the Year - Beacon Dragway Team Standings 1. London Dragway 44 2. Holly Springs Motorsports 39 3. Memphis International Raceway 38 4. Beacon Dragway 32 5. Brainerd Optimist 28 6. State Capitol Raceway 22 7. Brainerd Optimist Team 2 22 8. Prescott Raceway 19 9. London Dragway Team 2 17 10. Knoxville Dragway 15 11. Beacon Dragway Team 2 4