INFINEON RACEWAY TAKES SUMMIT SERIES TEAM TITLE CHANDLER, Ariz. (Oct. 4, 2009) -- Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., captured its second Team Championship in as many years at this weekend's NHRA Pacific Division Summit Racing Series Finals at...
INFINEON RACEWAY TAKES SUMMIT SERIES TEAM TITLE
CHANDLER, Ariz. (Oct. 4, 2009) -- Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., captured its second Team Championship in as many years at this weekend's NHRA Pacific Division Summit Racing Series Finals at Firebird Int'l Raceway. The racers from Infineon racked up 74 points for the win over host track Firebird Int'l and Speedworld Dragstrip, Northwest Phoenix, Ariz., who tied for second with 69 points each.
Infineon was led by Greg Harrison of Livermore, Calif., who won seven rounds in advancing to the final in Super Pro before falling to Joe Glenwinkel, Poway, Calif., racing for Auto Club Dragway at Auto Club Speedway in his '90 dragster. Glenwinkel raced to a 7.363 second, 184.32 mph lap over Harrison.
Like Glenwinkel, in was an eight-round, eight-win light day for Joe Kidd in the Pro class to take the trophy. The Marana, Ariz., resident (Speedworld Dragstrip) drove his '73 Nova past Sacramento Raceway runner Jake Guadagnolo, Linden, Calif., and his '68 Nova. Kidd took the early lead with a holeshot starting line advantage and held on for the win.
The final two classes saw teammates matching up against each other with Leroy Duran Jr., and Don Graham, both of Firebird Int'l Raceway squaring off in the Sportsman Final with Duran, Sun City, Ariz., taking the win with a 12.008 second run to Graham, Arizona City, Ariz., with a 12.100 second pass. In the Motorcycle class it was a pair from The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway doing battle as Rick Newport, West Valley, Utah, rode his '95 GSXR to victory. Newport won over Gary Oaks, Las Vegas, on a '78 Kawasaki.
The following are Sunday's final results from the 2009 NHRA Summit Racing Series Pacific Division Finals:
Joe Glenwinkel, Poway, Calif., '90 Spitzer, Auto Club Dragway @ Auto Club Speedway, 7.363, 184.32 def. Greg Harrison, Livermore, Calif., '04 Harrison, Infineon Raceway, 8.275, 157.08.
Joe Kidd, Marana, Ariz., '73 Nova, Speedworld Dragstrip, 11.056, 119.33 def. Jake Guadagnolo, Linden, Calif., '68 Nova, Sacramento Raceway, 10.954, 119.97.
Leroy Duran Jr, Sun City, Ariz., Firebird International Raceway, '71 Dart, 12.008, 108.51 def. Don Graham, Arizona City, Ariz., '71 Maverick, Firebird International Raceway, 12.100, 110.36.
Rick Newport, West Valley, Utah, '95 GSXR, The Strip @ Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 8.716, 140.37 def. Gary Oaks, Las Vegas, '78 Kawasaki, The Strip @ Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 9.828, 132.63.
Final 2009 Summit Racing Series Pacific Division Team Points
Points Track Name
74 Infineon Raceway
69 Firebird International Raceway Park
69 Speedworld Dragstrip
55 The Strip @ Las Vegas Motor Speedway
55 Auto Club Dragway @ Auto Club Speedway
51 Auto Club Famoso Raceway
51 Southwestern International Raceway
37 Barona 1/8th Mile Dragstrip
21 Sacramento Raceway Park
20 Albuquerque International Raceway
16 Toyota Speedway @ Irwindale
11 Top Gun Raceway
4 Samoa Drag Strip