This weekend we will be hosting the Ben Franklin 5k’s brought to you by the BTE King of the Coast Bracket Racing Series. We are expecting 200+ cars on property this weekend with 3 separate all run field races to be completed Saturday & Sunday. Friday evening will be a test & tune open only to those competing in the weekend’s race. If you are looking for a place to test we unfortunately will not be able to accommodate you this weekend.
For those racing with us this weekend, let us know if you need to get in early and we’d be happy to get you situated, we’ll have plenty of M1 and other various VP racing fuels on hand and if there’s ANYTHING else we can do for you, feel free to shoot us a PM.
For those looking for a place to race or test, Powerhouse Motorsports Park to our east is racing 28X/True Street/Factory Street & 6.50 on Saturday and Atmore Dragway to our west is doing test & tune Sunday afternoon.
Due to a terrible race weekend weather forecast our NHRA Summit ET Series 2020 season opener has been postponed to February 22nd. We will be editing our website and Facebook event dates now to reflect these changes. We appreciate those of you who planned on racing with us and hope to see you all in February. Don’t forget, January 24-26 the BTE King of the Coast Bracket Racing Series will be joining us, if you haven’t signed up yet there’s still room in a few classes for 3 days of great racing! Thank you! -ECD
Mother Nature gets us once again with this event, already rescheduled once from November, to December and now to January 4th! We’ve watched the forecast like a hawk since we were about 10 days out from this event and the 80-90% chance of rain forecast has been relentless and now even to include some sort of tropical system which is bizarre in itself for December but not surprising since ECD’s trying to have a big show! You guys all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years and we’ll pick this up right where we left on first weekend of January! -Team ECD
With our 2019 Summit ET Series finally in the books, lets take a look at what went down on race day and what’s to come for 2020!
First and foremost lets congratulate our 2019 Summit ET Series Champions! Super Pro – Robbie Mclaney, Pro ET – Darryl Paul, Sportsman ET – Joey Branhoff and last but not least Junior Dragster – Dylan Hite
Raceday consisted of two separate races, first race came down to Jason Kelley over Robbie Mclaney in the Super Pro finals, while both drivers ran under the number, Mclaney turned it .029 red. G Schmaltz over Paul Romel in the Pro ET finals where Schmaltz ran dead on with a zero on a .049 light leaving Romel’s 7.208 on a 7.25 dial and .053 on the tree not even a fighting chance. Reni over Branhoff in Sportsman ET, both drivers went “O” on the tree and they both ran under but Reni pulled it together and turned on the win light over Branhoff. A brother sister combo found their way into the Jr Dragster finals with Dylan Hite over his brother Dylan Hite, both drivers running right at .03 from their dial but Nick’s .021 red gave his brother Dylan the win light.
The second race was the big one, the coveted NHRA Wally Race, Ray Ainsworth found his way into the Super Pro Finals over H. Minor, a red light start for Minor gave it away before Ray even let go of the button and Ray runs down the track at a solemn 6.56 on a 6.18 dial, likely celebrating in the car the whole way at the thought of that Wally that was waiting for him. Pro ET came down to Eveland over Paul with a 6.957 on a 6.93 with a .004 for Eveland being a tough package (.031) for Pauls .072 total package to overcome. Reni with the double header in Sportsman ET, this time over competitor Jahnke in the finals, Reni runs .200 under his dial while Jahnke runs .300 under his dial and the rest is history. Another double header in Jr Dragsters where competitor Dylan Hite (also our 2019 points champion!) found himself in the finals over Kayla Ainsworth, Ainsworth’s impressive .099 package wasn’t quite enough for Dylan’s .087, leaving margin of victory at .012 or at the speeds they were traveling 1 foot 5.46 inches!
Mark your calendars now for an exciting 2020 Summit ET Series lineup (more info here)
July 4 (single race day accompanying outlaw pro mods)
September 26 ECD FINALS (WALLY RACE)
October 10 NHRA DIV 2 FINALS (DATE/LOC. TBD)