WEST SALEM, Ohio - Joe Soucek Jr. doubled up on final-round appearances in the Top and Mod divisions at the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Summit Sportsman Spectacular at Dragway 42.
During Moser Engineering Saturday, Soucek captured the $5,000-to-win prize for winning the Mod division and finished runner-up to Bob Lykins in the $5,000-to-win Top division. Rain forced the stoppage of Battle Born Batteries Sunday with the prize money split in the Top and Mod divisions.
Lykins, from Fairborn, Ohio, scored the Top win when Soucek red-lighted by just -.003 of a second. Lykins' final run included a 6.482 elapsed time at 102.69 against a 6.49 dial-in. Soucek's foul cost him as he matched his 6.60 dial-in at 102.48 mph.
With the IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular catered to the individual tracks, Joey Brandgard from Northfield, Ohio was the winner in the Motorcycle division. He had a 9.086-second ride at 141.78 mph with a .055 reaction time. Runner-up Michael Maday from Cleveland posted a time of 9.486 seconds at 135.30 mph combined with a .058 reaction time.
There were three classes of Junior Dragsters.
Antonio Iocoangeli from Monroe, Mich., won Saturday's Masters race, going down the track in 7.926 seconds at 76.57 mph with a .037 reaction time. Callie Martel from Carleton, Mich., had a final-round run of 7.875 seconds at 84.10 mph and a .022 reaction time.
Reza Ghouzadeh from Fairlawn, Ohio took first-place in Street. He went 12.267 seconds at 104.21 mph against a 12.17 dial-in with a .196 reaction time. Scott Haas from Clyde, Ohio finished in 12.508 seconds at 102.58 mph against a 12.51 dial-in. He had a .089 reaction time.
Seth Jimenez from Waterford, Mich., was the winner in the Junior Masters on a holeshot. He had a ..049 reaction time to go along with a 7.963 elapsed time at 78.91 mph. Lyndsey Bordl from New Carlisle, Ohio was .105 at the start and then made an 8.074 run at 79.27 mph.
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