Series Tournament of Champions news 2009-10-06

Field nearly set for Tournament of Champions With only one race remaining the field is nearly set for the first ever Tournament of Champions which is scheduled to take place during Sunday's final eliminations at the IHRA World Finals October...

Field nearly set for Tournament of Champions

With only one race remaining the field is nearly set for the first ever Tournament of Champions which is scheduled to take place during Sunday's final eliminations at the IHRA World Finals October 22-25 at Rockingham Dragway.

Drivers will have one final opportunity to qualify for the exclusive tournament at the Champion Systems Sportsman Nationals presented by VP on Friday prior to the race. The winner of each class on Friday afternoon will qualify for the final seven sports on the Tournament of Champions ladder or, in the event of a repeat winner, take a spot away from another competitor to better their odds at winning.

With drivers earning a spot by either winning a national or Sportsman National event, winning the Summit All-Star race or finishing in the top three on the Summit Pro-Am Tour, the field at Rockingham will consist of the best of the best in sportsman racing today.

And after 10 national events, six Sportsman Nationals, the Summit All-Star race and a full season of racing on the Summit Pro-Am Tour 197 drivers currently occupy 211 spots on the Tournament of Champions ladder with another seven spots still up for grabs.

Below is the full list of drivers currently qualified for the IHRA World Finals later this month at Rockingham Dragway.

TOP SPORTSMAN (28)

Gary Bingham, Ricky Adkins, Chris Gulitti, Allen Firestone, Scott Blake, Gary Wojnowski Sr., Bruce Thrift, Wayne King, Mike Knotz, Mike Sowards, Jeff Pittman, Scott Wasko, Bob Phillips, Billy Thigpen, Steven Pym, Kamron Wright, Mark Payne, Donn Rudd, Gilmer Hinshaw, Chris Nyerges, John Hochstedler, Jeff Rudisill, Ronnie Dodson, Rick McDonough, Rob Harvischak, Bob Gulitti, David Wayne Dins and Stephanie Johnson Raynor.

TOP DRAGSTER (32)

Chris Bermond, Brett Nesbitt, Russell Marr, Jacky King, Tom Koenen, Jim Rubino, Rick Schneider, Nick Willard, Chad Traylor, Steve Witherow, Dylan Stott, David Johns, Jim Huggett, Donny Urban, Steve Schmidt, Luke Bogacki, Vincent Musolino, Casey Spradlin, Randy Scheuer, Britt Cummings, Ricky Adkins, Wes Washington, Troy Williams Jr., Marco Abruzzi, J.R. Baxter, Brian Folk, Ed Pauley, Russell Leach, Danny Waters Jr., Rob Berschneider, Brad Marcotte and David Barr.

SUPER STOCK (30)

Slate Cummings, Michael Beard, Kevin Helms, Allan Patterson, Casey Plaizer, Pete D'Angolo, Larry Cummings, Jacques Blais, Anthony Bertozzi, David Hunt, Bob Cupp, Tim Herbert, Alex Denysenko, Mike Crutchfield, Nick Folk, Scott Richardson, Bryan Worner, David Simmons, Michael Lyons, Byron Latino, Tracy Robbins, Bob Phillips, Missy Phillips, Mark Nowicki, Hagen Gary, Gil Carty Jr., Tim Worner, Jerry Jennings, David Mercer and Brandon Peterson.

STOCK (29)

Slate Cummings, Greg Rowe, Bob Murray, Mike Cotton, Randy Hutchings, Jim Marshall, Don Pires Jr., Myron Piatek, Nick Folk, Adam Keir, Phil Jackson, Michael Bolton, Craig Marshall, Jeanne Linke, Aaron Allison, Jody Simoneaux, Terry Taylor, Lisa Bolton, Mike Mayhew, Bob Marshall, Chris Jackson, Ken Kucera Jr., Michael Lee Truell, Wallace Dent Jr., Gale Pinkston, Ronald Traupman, Jarrod Grainer, Brent Darroch and Hillarey Sloan.

QUICK ROD (31)

Luke Bogacki, Brett Nesbitt, Doug Miller, Jimmy Stookey, Jamie Fiesel, Ron Folk, Lisa Bingham, E.J. Parker, Brandon George, Tony Helms, Jeff Lopez, Mike Lund, Matt Weston, Donny Urban, Scooter Choate, Jason Hoff, Billy Ray Upton, Pat Martin, Jay Bunce, David Elrod, Lauren Freer, John Dustin, Steve Mikus, Michael Pennington, Mark McKay, Stuart Smith, Jacob Elrod, Steve Muller, William Tishko, Allen Constantine and Jeremy McCormick.

SUPER ROD (29)

Ben Massey, Shane Maddox, Leonard Greathouse, Shawn Carter, Dennis White, Tony Elrod, Jim Linter, Francis Ross, Calvin Butler, Todd Thompson, Shannon Waycaster, Ted Moore, Joe Bauman, Steve Furr, Dale Koncen, Tom Dimond, Jimmy Lewis, Brian Folk, Richard Scott Lawton, Jacob Elrod, Matthew Cooke, Billy Smith, Robby Clarke, Danny Estep, Lance Pinto, Donald Webb, Tommy Maedgen, Charles Siegler and Jeffrey Estep.

HOT ROD (32)

Jay Bunce, Glenn Ferguson, Jeromy Hefler, Casey Plaizer, Tony Elrod, J.J. Brock, Ray Knight, Brian McLaughlin, R.L. Koontz, Jeff Heilmeier, Bryan Harris, Craig Schultz, Tom Coonly, Kenny Underwood, Edward Bolton, Donald Webb, Nick Karas, Sidney Norwood, Patrick Forster, Chip Johnson, Travis Harvey, Ken MacNicol, Bitsy Slatterly, Tim Wilson, Timothy Shuck, Chris Carpenter, Keith Mayers, Tim Anderson, Doug Wood, Tim Watson, Mark McKay and Chris Dean.

-credit: ihra

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