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Tue, 04 Dec 2018, 13:03 PM

Osmundson, Belot Jr., Hendrickson, and Markham Claim NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championships
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(top) Pat Osmundson and Nelson Belot Jr.
Brian Hendrickson and John Markham
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Jim Greenleaf, Brian Hendrickson, Pat Osmundson,
Nelson Belot Jr., John Markham and Don Lower


Jim Greenleaf, Brian Hendrickson, Pat Osmundson, Don Lower
(kneeling) Nelson Belot Jr. and John Markham Pat Osmundson, Nelson Belot Jr., Brian Hendrickson, and John Markham claimed NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championships at the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona.

2018 Summit Super Pro National Champion Pat Osmundson

Pat Osmundson claimed the Summit Racing Series Super Pro national championship in his dragster in a terrific final-round battle with Jeremy Hancock. Osmundson got a slight reaction time edge, .016 to ..019, and ran a near-perfect 8.806 on his 8.80 dial to fend off Hancock's right-there 7.087 on a 7.08 prediction by just .044-second.


Pat Osmundson defeated Jeremy Hancock in the final.


Pat Osmundson celebrates Championship.


Pat Osmundson and crew celebrate Championship.

Super Pro Results
Round 1:

Pat Osmundson, Pasco WA, Mullis-Chevy, SPRO, Left lane, (1.199) 7.61 8.793 1.183, def. Jaron Miller, Hatchinson KS, Americam-Chevy, SPRO, (-0.005 foul) 7.61 7.614 0.004

Jeremy Hancock, Commerce GA, Undercover-Chevy, SPRO, Left lane, (-0.032) 7.08 7.588 0.508, def. Michael Sturgill, Beaver Creek OH, McIlvain-Chevy, SPRO, (-0.001 foul) 7.63 7.639 0.009

Shayne Beck, Narvon PA, Prcision-Chevy, SPRO, Right lane, (0.008) 7.96 7.963 0.003, def. Zach Meziere, Escondido CA, Mullis-Suns, SPRO, (0.013) 8.90 8.888 -0.012

Randell Reid, Iowa Park TX, American-RM, SPRO, Right lane, (0.002) 7.21 7.212 0.002, def. Bobby Dye, Ontario CA, American-Chevy, SPRO, (0.031) 7.31 7.311 0.001

Round 2:
J Hancock, Left lane, (0.019) 7.08 7.095 0.015, def. R Reid, (0.028) 7.19 7.211 0.021
P Osmundson, Left lane, (0.010) 8.79 8.812 0.022, def. S Beck, (0.037) 7.96 7.990 0.030

Round 3:
P Osmundson, Left lane, (0.016) 8.80 8.806 0.006, def. J Hancock, (0.019) 7.08 7.087 0.007

2018 Summit Pro National Champion Nelson Belot Jr.

Nelson Belot Jr., who won the Pro wild card drawing, drove his Dalton, Mass.-based '63 Cutlass to victory in the Summit Racing Series national championship when Dustin Loynes' Division 3-quartered '80 Firebird out of Walled Lake, Mich., ran too quick and broke out by a hundredth of a second.


Nelson Belot Jr. (far lane) defeated Dustin Loynes


Nelson Belot Jr. celebrates Championship.


Nelson Belot Jr. and crew celebrate Championship.

Pro Results
Round 1:

Joe Marx, St. Michael MN, '71 Duster, PROET, Left lane, (0.008) 10.67 10.623 -0.047, def. Matt Ricchezza, Cherry Hill NJ, '93 Mustang, PROET, (-0.016 foul) 10.03 10.046 0.016

Sacha Hoefer, Calimese CA, '91 Firebird, PROET, Left lane, (0.013) 11.66 11.658 -0.002, def. Matt Kielman, Vancouver WA, '70 Nova, PROET, (0.041) 10.36 10.350 -0.010

Dustin Loynes, Howell MI, '80 Firebird, PROET, Left lane, (0.029) 9.76 9.802 0.042, def. Matt Ward, Anderson SC, '69 Camaro, PROET, (0.004) 10.05 10.308 0.258

Nelson Belot Jr., Dalton MA, '63 Cutlass, PROET, Left lane, (0.000) 9.02 9.018 -0.002, def. Jake Howard, Lavon TX, '76 Trans Am, PRO, (0.027) 10.26 10.232 -0.028

Round 2:
N Belot Jr., Left lane, (0.024) 9.02 9.040 0.020, def. S Hoefer, (0.036) 11.66 11.707 0.047
D Loynes, Left lane, (0.016) 9.76 9.780 0.020, def. J Marx, (0.028) 10.63 10.647 0.017

Round 3:
N Belot Jr., Right lane, (0.030) 9.02 9.037 0.017, def. D Loynes, (0.000) 9.77 9.756 -0.014

2018 Summit Sportsman National Championship Brian Hendrickson

In a final-round Sportsman battle of yellow vintage Mopars, Brian Hendrickson powered his '72 Demon to a double-breakout victory over Brent Erickson to claim the 2018 Summit Racing Series Sportsman national championship.


Brian Hendrickson defeated Brent Erickson.


Brian Hendrickson celebrates Championship.


Brian Hendrickson and crew celebrate Championship.

Sportsman Results
Round 1:

Jake Howard, Lavon TX, '98 S-10, SPMAN, Left lane, (0.048) 12.06 12.107 0.047, def. Faith Warner, Keymar MD, '67 Ranchero, SPMAN, (0.097) 12.11 12.111 0.001

Earl Talley, Bowling Green KY, '87 Buick, SPMAN, Right lane, (0.025) 12.01 12.007 -0.003, def. Devin Froud, Spanaway WA, '67 Mustang, SPMAN, (-0.025 foul) 12.16 12.137 -0.023

Brent Erickson, Omaha NE, '74 Dart, SPMAN, Right lane, (0.006) 12.09 12.148 0.058, def. Tanner Asti, Henderson CO, '03 Grand Prix, SPMAN, (-0.005 foul) 13.58 13.652 0.072

Brian Hendrickson, Hamiliton OH, '72 Demon, SPMAN, Right lane, (0.030) 12.56 12.566 0.006, def. Garrett Hoefer, Yucaipa CA, '94 Camaro, SPMAN, (-0.016 foul) 12.06 12.039 -0.021

Round 2:
B Hendrickson, Right lane, (0.031) 12.56 12.593 0.033, def. E Talley, (0.033) 12.01 12.049 0.039 B Erickson, Right lane, (0.014) 12.16 12.139 -0.021, def. J Howard, (-0.002 foul) 12.06 11.841 -0.219

Round 3:
B Hendrickson, Right lane, (0.005) 12.57 12.556 -0.014, def. B Erickson, (0.058) 12.14 12.096 -0.044

2018 Summit Motorcycle National Champion John Markham

John Markham rode his Kawasaki to the Summit Racing Series Motorcycle championship, cutting a near-perfect .002 reaction time that forced his opponent, Jeremy Hicks, to break out aboard his Suzuki.


John Markham defeated Jeremy Hicks


John Markham celebrates Championship.


John Markham and crew celebrate Championship.

Motorcycle Results
Round 1:

Don Hookway, Flanders NJ, '07 Suzuki, SPB, Left lane, (0.062) 9.46 9.481 0.021, def. Bruce Damewood, Clinton IA, '17 Suzuki, SPB, (0.034) 8.05 8.114 0.064

Jeremy Hicks, Willard OH, '16 Busa, SPB, Left lane, (0.011) 8.14 8.259 0.119, def. Tony Davis, Houston TX, '99 Suzuki, SPB, (0.070) 8.22 8.291 0.071

Rick Newport, Bluffdale UT, '95 Suzuki, SPB, Right lane, (0.018) 7.87 7.829 -0.041, def. Scott Grondahl, Nampa ID, '11 BMW, SPB, (-0.045 foul) 9.66 9.732 0.072

John Markham, Bowling Green KY, '99 Razor, SPB, Left lane, (0.017) 8.75 8.756 0.006, def. Beau Drexler, Ellis KS, '90 Kawasaki, SPB, (0.011) 8.34 8.353 0.013

Round 2:
J Hicks, Left lane, (0.015) 8.15 8.199 0.049, def. D Hookway, (0.033) 9.45 9.484 0.034 J Markham, Left lane, (0.018) 8.74 8.787 0.047, def. R Newport, (0.033) 7.80 7.885 0.085

Round 3:
J Markham, Right lane, (0.002) 8.75 8.764 0.014, def. J Hicks, (0.041) 8.17 8.115 -0.055



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