Summit Bracket Racing Series Race 5 at Memphis

Summit Bracket Racing Series Race 5 at Memphis

The racing excitement heated up over the weekend as the fifth race of the 2014 Summit Bracket Racing Series presented by COMP Cams hit Memphis International Raceway (MIR). The races produced another first time winner, a sweep of the Footbrake and D.O.T. Street classes and some gains in the point standings.

Leigh Hubbard, sister of IHRA seven-time World Champion in Top Fuel, Clay Millican, picked up her first career event win in Super Pro and Todd Berry swept the Footbrake and D.O.T. Street Saturday night.  

The points battle is heating up as Hubbard advanced 12 spots to fourth and Mark Meadows moved up one spot to third in the Super Pro class. Drew Mann Tracey made some big gains in the Jr. Dragsters as he closed the gap from 54 to 12 points and Sophie Newberry jumped from ninth to sixth in the point standings.

"It was exciting to be a part of Leigh's first career win and see Todd take home two championship plaques," remarked Paul Cartwright, Director of Operations. "Leigh is making her first full season run at the Championship in Rick's Powder Coating Super Pro Class so this was a great win for her tonight. It was a great night of racing all around."



Jr. Dragsters: Drew Mann Tracey, a part of the Motorvation Motorsports team, from Millington, Tenn., took home his second straight victory. Tracey defeated Weiner, Arkansas' Sophie Newberry via a red light start by Newberry in the final round. Layna Tracey, another Motorvation Motorsports team member, went home with a semi-final finish to round out the R.T. Turbines Jr. Dragster category.



Jr. Dragsters Second Chance Shootout: Devin Johnson, a member of the Steady Stackin' Motorsports team, grabbed the Second Chance Shootout win by defeating Covington, Tenn.'s Devan Lowe in the final round. Lowe left the starting line too soon, turning on the red light and handing the automatic victory to Johnson in the opposing lane.

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Footbrake: Todd Berry from Tuscumbia, Ala., rolled into MIR Saturday night with his gorgeous 1955 Chevrolet pickup truck and went home with not one but two championship plaques. Berry grabbed the Footbrake win over Arlington, Tenn.'s Chuck Turman in his JAWS Racing Pontiac Firebird. Turman turned on the red light by leaving the line 13 thousandths of a second too soon. John Williams from Millington, Tenn., also with JAWS Racing, went home being the lone semifinalist of the evening. Matt Anderson, Bobby Shaffer and Alex Hubbard took home quarter-final finishes.



Super Pro: Leigh Hubbard, sister of Clay Millican, picked up her first career event win in her 2009 M&M Dragster on Saturday night. Leigh wheeled her dragster through seven rounds of tough competition in the Super Pro category. Mark Meadows from Beech Grove, Ark., came in at the runner-up position after turning on the red light by three thousandths of a second in the final round. Buddy Ferrell from Brighton, Tenn., and Tony Newberry from Weiner, Ark., came home in the semifinalist positions. Jeff Bobo, Kerry Caples and Michael Hall rounded out the money earners, finishing in the quarter-final round.


D.O.T. Street: Todd Berry from Tuscumbia, Ala., finished off the evening by adding a second championship plaque to his collection. Berry defeated Millington, Tenn.'s Cliff Hubbard in the final round of D.O.T. Street with a stellar .007 reaction time. R.T. Turbines added a bonus to the purse and gave the quarter-mile runners more money and paid back to the quarter-final round. Billy Foster Sr. and Greg Johnson took home semifinal money and Cliff Hubbard, Marshall Skates, Jimmy Ray and David Elam carried home a bonus check for their quarter-final finish.


Points standings after five events.


Super Pro
Cody Graham       292
Rusty Ashmore     271
Mark Meadows      242
Leigh Hubbard     222
Tony Newberry     212


David Ciarloni    282
TJ Tracey         241
Troy Poindexter   230
Richard Sanders   222
Alex Hubbard      22


Jr. Dragsters
Tyler Poindexter 296
Drew Tracey       284
Justin Poindexter 203
Brianna Moore     160
Devin Johnson     160


David Elam        275
Jimmy Ray         253
John Buchanan     191
Billy Foster Sr.  170
Cliff Hubbard     161 


The next installment of the "Chase to the Championship" will be on Saturday, May 17.