Summit Bracket Racing Series Race 3 at Memphis

Summit Bracket Racing Series Race 3 at Memphis

Rain shortens competition to one day

The Summit Bracket Racing Series Presented by COMP Cams returned to Memphis International Raceway (MIR) over the March 15-16 weekend for what was intended to be a doubleheader race event until rain showers moved through the area.

Drivers battled it out on Saturday to see who would end up victorious in the third edition of the Summit Bracket Racing Series at MIR. In addition, a new Jr. Dragster category was introduced, Second Chance Shootout. Unfortunately, drivers would not see any track time on Sunday as rain fell throughout the day.

"We saw some great racing Saturday and the day was extra special as Tony Newberry won the Rick's Powder Coating Super Pro on his daughter, Sophie's ninth birthday,” said Paul Cartwright, Director of Race & Facility Operations. "The only downfall was once again Mother Nature worked against us as we were not able to race on Sunday and host a doubleheader as we had planned."

Jr. Dragsters

The young guns of the sport were out in full force again this weekend with nine contestants battling it out for top prize in the R.T. Turbines Jr. Dragsters. Tyler Poindexter, from Millington, Tenn., picked up his second win of the short season over Covington, Tennessee’s Devan Lowe. Poindexter had a .100 reaction time and stopped the clocks with a winning time of 8.103 @ 71.48 mph over Lowe's .244 reaction time, 8.081 elapsed time at 81.85 mph off his 7.93 dial-in.

Drew Mann Tracey from Motorvation Motorsports was the semifinalist for the evening.

Jr. Dragsters Second Chance Shootout

This weekend marked the creation of a new twist to the Jr. Dragster category, a Second Chance Shootout. Racers who didn't qualify for third round of eliminations in the main event were entered into this race. Tara Taylor, from Bolivar, Tenn., took the victory over Weiner, Arkansas' birthday girl, Sophie Newberry, in a red-lighting affair as Sophie turned on the red light six-thousandths of a second too soon.