Summit Bracket Racing Series at Memphis

Summit Bracket Racing Series at Memphis

The sound of engines filled the air on the opening day of the Summit Bracket Racing Series presented by COMP Cams with over 100 entries on the day among four classes. Cars testing added to the full day of racing. The skies were blue and the sun was shining, making great condition for the kick-off to the 14-race series.

Paul Cartwright, Director of Race & Facility Operations said, "It was great to see all the racers back at the facility after what seemed to be such a long winter. It's been just over three months since we've run a race; it felt good today."

R.T. Turbines Junior Dragster

With a full field of R.T. Turbines Junior Dragsters on hand for the opening event, the competition was close and the outcome was exciting. The first round saw defending 2013 Track Champion, Justin Poindexter, paired against older brother, Tyler, and you could tell Tyler wasn't having any of Justin taking the win light in the first pairing of the season. As the day went on these two brothers would find their way back to one another and in the final, the results would stay the same.

Tyler Poindexter took the win with a .046 reaction time, 8.013 ET at 78.08 mph off his 8.00 dial-in over younger brother, Justin, who had a .138 reaction time, 8.028 ET at 79.33 mph breaking out with his 8.07 dial-in.

Clay Combs from Bells, TN, rounded out the top three on the day.

B&B Towing Footbrake

The B&B Towing Footbrake class saw many drivers doing double duty - running a combination of the Footbrake and D.O.T. Street as well as Super Pro.  

The day capped off with Richard Sanders of Henning, TN, with a .065 reaction time, 7.609 ET at 89.03 mph off his 7.63 dial-in taking the win over Tim Pace of Booneville, MS, with a .020 reaction time, 10.584 ET at 64.75 mph off his 10.62 dial-in with a double breakout victory. Tim was going for the daily double after taking the win in D.O.T. Street, but came up a little short.

Semifinalists in the class were Michael Crass of Murray, KY, and Morgaen Crass of Murray, KY. Rounding out the money earners with the quarterfinalists were David Ciarloni, Greg Rushing and John Castellaw III.