IHRA Division 2 Championships

IHRA Division 2 Championships

Carolina Dragway edges Union County

The Division 2 East IHRA Summit Team Finals presented by AMSOIL took place Sept. 19-21 at Carolina Dragway with the host team narrowly escaping with the team win. Six more drivers earned a spot in the Summit SuperSeries championship runoff later this year at Memphis International Raceway.

Carolina Dragway took the Division 2 East team championship by two points over fellow South Carolina track Union County Dragway. Carolina amassed 54 points during the weekend, followed by Union County with 52 points and Pageland Dragway with 48 points. Immokalee Regional Raceway finished fourth with 43 points and Bradenton Motorsports Park rounded out the top five with 42 points.

In the Summit SuperSeries presented by AMSOIL runoff, Joseph Bagwell, Sonny Freeland and Johnny Tolisano won their respective classes, joining runner-up drivers Jerry Norton, David Richardson and Jeremy Barbee as all six advance to the championship race October 10-11 during the Summit World Finals weekend.

Joseph Bagwell got the Summit SuperSeries action underway on Friday with a big win over Jerry Norton in the Top ET runoff. Bagwell, representing the host track, cut a near-perfect .001 light and followed that up with a 5.762-second pass on a 5.76 dial-in at 116.07 mph, while his opponent, traveling from Bradenton Motorsports Park, broke out with a 4.89 on a 4.92 at 139.00 mph.

In Mod ET action, Sonny Freeland, from IHRA's most southern US track Immokalee Regional Raceway, took the win light over David Richardson. Freeland had a .027 light followed by a 5.897-second pass on a 5.83 dial at 106.93 mph. Richardson, from Darlington Dragway, had a 6.407 on a 6.38 at 106.29.