2005 IRP banquet notes

2005 IRP VP FUELS E. T. BRACKET RACING CHAMPIONS HONORED INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 26, 2006) The Champions of the 2005 VP Fuels E. T. Bracket Racing Season were honored at a champion's dinner held at Primo's banquet hall on Saturday, January ...

2005 IRP VP FUELS E. T. BRACKET RACING CHAMPIONS HONORED

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 26, 2006) The Champions of the 2005 VP Fuels E. T. Bracket Racing Season were honored at a champion's dinner held at Primo's banquet hall on Saturday, January 21.

Champions in the V. P. Fuels E. T. Bracket Racing Series were: Keith Walters in the Automotion Racecars Pro; Greg Gaskin in the Spitzer Racing Super Pro; Donnie Emerson in the United Construction Super Pro Bike; Randy Dobbs in the Joe Barszcz Racecraft Sportsman; and Jordan Eaker in the Monday Mart Jr. Dragsters. Gaskin was also honored as the 2005 ET drag racing IRP Track Champion.

The champions received monetary pay out, a champion's jacket, a watch and an IRP Gold Card which allows them free admission to IRP for the 2006 season.

"All of our classes were closely contested during the 2005 race season," said Mike Myslinski, director of racing operations for IRP. "The champions fought hard all season long and are to be commended for their accomplishments."

Two special presentations were made during the evening, as Fred Robbins was awarded the Marty Barratt Memorial Sportsmanship award and Brian Herteinstein was given the Otis Isom IRP Sportsmanship award.

Also honored during the event were the series sponsors from the 2005 season. Monday Mart, Joe Barszcz Racecraft, United Construction, Automotion Racecars, Spitzer Racing, MPH and Nosnhoj Ent.

"Our sponsors once again provided tremendous support to our racers and our racing program," stated Myslinski. "We are excited for their return for the upcoming season."

The VP Fuels E. T. Bracket Racing Series returns to IRP on March 26th with their first test and tune of the year and the first point's race on April 2nd.

One of five drag racing facilities owned and operated by the National Hot Rod Association, IRP was built in 1960 and has presented organized racing events since 1961. From March through October, the facility hosts more than 120 dates of racing on three tracks, a quarter-mile drag strip, a .686-mile paved oval and a 2.5-mile road course. Home to drag racing's biggest event, the NHRA U.S. Nationals over Labor Day weekend, the drag strip runs more than 50 days of point-to-point action, from national events to street legal community programs. The oval track draws racing's biggest events, including annual visits from the NASCAR Busch, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and three annual USAC races. The road course provides a home for several racing sanctions, such as SCCA, while providing an ideal resource for driving schools, corporate outings and open-road tests for professional drivers.

- IRP -

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series NHRA