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Electronics are not permitted in Pro, with the exception of tach, line lock, oem electronics, single rev limiter & transbrake. Nitrous Oxide is not allowed in Pro, Sportsmen, Motorcycle, Street. Transbrake or 2 step not allowed in Sportsmen. Racing is open to all vehicles meeting the NHRA rules. However, points are only awarded to drivers joining Team Sacramento. Join Team Sacramento today to start collecting points and receive a free Chassisworks Team shirt plus 10 points for joining Team Sacramnento on or before the first race. Racers who pay their ET finals entry by March 17 will receive 10 extra bonus points. Only 9 of 10 races will count towards your final points standings. Year End Awards include the top 3 points earners in each full category. Only racers with NHRA memberships and competition numbers will be permitted to attend the NHRA/Summit ET Finals. September 19-22, 2012 Vegas.
The 2013 Pacific Division ET Challenge would consist of a four race series to be held at each NHRA Pacific Division Member Track. Racers will compete at their local track and not be required to travel for a chance at this award. Each competitor will be required only to be signed up for track points and have a current NHRA Competition Number/License and Membership. Champions will be crowned in Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, and Motorcycle. Each champion will receive a Wally and jacket for this accomplishment.
Program Guidelines are at the bottom of this page.
New Year’s Day Drags
It was beautiful Nor Cal day in the valley as Sacramento Raceway Park kicked off its 2013 season with the long-standing and immensely popular New Year’s Day Drags. Close to 200 sportsman competitors showed up to duke it out in Super Pro, Pro ET, Sportsman, Street, and Motorcycle. It was also race number one at SRP for those racers participating in the Summit E.T. Racing Series. With a purse of close to $4000 up for grabs, there was plenty of thrilling and tightly contested racing. Though it was clear and sunny, in deference to a cool track surface, this year’s event was contested over the 1/8 mile distance.
The big winner was Glenn Kern who bagged a cool grand for winning Super Pro. Kern had his ’99 Yancer dragster dialed in close to perfection. Through the first four rounds of competition, his worst reaction time (RT) was a .029. Combined with elapsed times never off by more than two hundredths from his dial in, he left his competitors with little room for error. In the final round, Glenn got the better of Rob Knoles who broke out after both had left the line with identical RTs. In Pro, Melissa Wright also had to endure five rounds of racing before collecting her tasty little gratuity of $700.00. However, her path to victory was much more tortuous than Glenn’s. Wright had to survive a double breakout race against Jesse Adams (who also fouled out) in E1. Then, after Herk Usray broke out in the next round, Melissa went under her dial-in during E3, only to be saved when Robert Butler left before the green light. In the final round, Paul Mastro gifted Wright a tenth of a second at the start and his ’64 Falcon just could not overcome that differential. In Sportsman, it took six rounds of racing to determine a winner. Greg Rudd, the eventual winner, must have put a spell on his opponents as four of them broke out, including Chris Conway in the final round. In Motorcycle, it was a day for Harley Davidson to shine as Tracy’s John Cabral rode his ’06 Destroyer to victory over Steve Parker’s Honda. Parker had previously knocked off 2012 winner and number one qualifier, Michael O’Neil, in round two. However, in the final round, he gave away too much at the start (.054) to hold off Cabral’s slightly quicker V-Rod.
FINAL ROUND RESULTS
SUPER PRO DIAL REACT ET SPEED
W: Tyler Koranda 7.78-------0.025-------7.905------74.31
Imagery by Stephen Justice
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