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With the 2021 Summit ET Series wrapped up, the results are in and the champions have earned their titles! You might be wondering why were posting this Monday morning a week late considering the ET finals was Sept 24/25, well there’s a good excuse; there was a points tie that needed settled in the JR Dragster category and we didn’t want to put the results out there without that being settled. Summit ET Points Champions earn themselves an ECD “Gold Card” which gets them free race entry to the entire 2022 Summit ET Series AND custom fit/embroidered Jackets.

 


Super Pro ET – Ronnie Jernigan #2262 “The Milk Truck”

 

Ronnie drove his Milk Truck all the way to the runner up position in the finals of round 3 to seal the deal as the 2021 Super Pro ET Points championship with 124points total over points runner up Broxson’s (#712) 116 total points. Congrats Ronnie!


Pro ET – Chris Cox #2261

Chris showed up to the finals with a huge points lead over the rest of the field PRO ET with a SUPER PRO car thinking he had the points wrapped up. Once Cox realized who and how many Pro ET cars showed up, there was a slight chance that if Larry Moore (#65) drove it all the way to the winners circle with no buybacks that he would pass up Cox. A last minute tech card was purchased and Cox hopped in a borrowed car to earn himself 20 points with a first round win and ended up points champ by a mere 2 points as Mr Moore DID in fact drive it all the way to the winners circle with no buy backs!


Sportsman ET – Joey Branhof #H216 “Mr 9.02”

Joey showed up to round 3 with only the 53 points he earned himself as a runner up from round 1, sitting 3rd in points behind Simmons (#501) and Locke (#1850). He needed Simmons to go out in the buyback rounds and to finish better than Locke without having to go to the tower for buybacks himself and everything fell perfectly into place for him and he managed to go home with some nice hardware too, stacking ANOTHER Wally on the shelf that the ole’honda has earned him over the years. Congrats Joey!


Motorcycle ET – Christopher Davis #300 “BIG DAWG” Chop Throttle Motorsports

Christopher managed a semifinal finish in the first round earlier in the year and came in to the points finals 3rd in points, behind Ruffin (#2130) and Whitehead (#51). Whitehead was a no show to the points finals and Ruffin exited the race as a semifinalist while Chris rode all the way to the winners circle AND took home his first ever Wally Trophy! Unfortunately (or fortunately?) he had a hot date he was late for and didn’t stick around for the King of the Track run off amongst the winners but the smile on his face on his way out the door said he was good to go, let someone else have that King of the Track Wally!


JR Dragster ET – Ryan Harrigill #4050

Ryan wrapped up his race day at the Summit ET finals with a total of 55 points, exiting the race in the 3rd round. A quick meeting in the tower with his parents we agreed that anyone else in the points chase couldn’t pass him up and he was the unofficial points champion but a final tally on Monday morning would know for sure. Sure enough, Monday morning here comes Hatcher (#3411) out of nowhere, earning himself 55 points in ONE RACE by taking his hot rod all the way to the winners circle. Oh boy… we have a tie on our hands… thankfully both teams were good sports and agreed to a Friday night runoff in which Ryan was able to defend his unofficial points champion position with a best 2/3 race where he won with a clean sweep. Congrats Ryan!


King of the Track – Larry Moore #65

Larry not only won the Pro ET race in the finals earning himself a Wally Trophy and runner up in the points series but that win earned him a spot to compete for the elusive King of the Track Wally Trophy. Only one of these are given out per NHRA track per year, so you could say its kind of a big deal! Larry lined up against Joey Branhof (sportsman ET event winner) and Jason Kelley (super pro ET event winner) in a late night 3 car shootout and came out on top as the KING OF THE TRACK! Congrats Larry!

 

 

Join us this weekend at Emerald Coast Dragway for a boards on radial prepped race brought to you by the SOCO275 Radial Ascension Series! Friday night will be a well prepped regular test & tune with an optional first round of qualifying for those racing on Saturday (race day). Saturday get in where you fit in with a few great classes to choose from, see race flyer for details!

FRIDAY – Friday Frenzy, gates open at 5pm, track hot 6-11pm, $15 at the gate, add $10 for a test & tune tech card, open to the public!

SATURDAY – Soco275 Race Day, gates open at 12PM, track hot NLT 3PM, $20 at the gate, see flyer for race entry details.

KIDS 12 & UNDER FREE, so load them up!

We are also adding Motorcycle ET to the 2021 NHRA Summit ET Series lineup, $60 entry with a minimum guaranteed purse of $500 or with 16+ entries you’ll have a $1000 purse to work with!

8:00AM GATES OPEN
10:00AM SUMMET ET Q1
12:00PM SNRA SHAKEDOWN
12:30PM SUMMIT ET Q2 RUN FOR THE MONEY
2:00PM SNRA Q1
2:30PM SUMMIT ET E1 FIRST RD BB
4:00PM SNRA Q2
4:30PM SUMMET ET E2 LAST RD BB
6:00PM OPENING CEREMONIES & SNRA E1
6:30PM SUMMIT ET ELIMINATIONS
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10:00PM TRACK SECURE

Lane and run order is as follows:
SNRA Pro Mods lanes 3/4
NHRA Super Pro ET lanes 5/6
NHRA Motorcycle ET lanes 1/2
NHRA Sportsman ET 3/4
NHRA Pro ET lanes 5/6
NHRA Jr Dragster 1/2

As of now we are planning on first OR second round buybacks, with the rights reserved to make it first round buybacks only if car count vs schedule (and weather!) dictates.

Thank you and we look forward to racing with you on this holiday weekend here at ECD featuring SNRA Pro Mods & ECD Summit ET friends & family. As always, schedule & plans subject to change but consider this as set as wet concrete! -RM

Not at all the news we wanted to be sharing with you but that stalled low pressure system (former hurricane) thats lingering over LA/MS is leaving us with a very wet weekend forecast over here on the FL gulf coast.  Definitely not favorable conditions for drag racing which has caused the event series promoter and event host to pull the plug on the event this weekend. The good news is that next year it’ll be at the end of March, far far away from Hurricane season that has now shut this event down two years in a row here at Emerald Coast Dragway. Mark your calendars now for March 25-26 2022 and make plans to attend the Hardway Spring Shakedown, the championship series opener for next year!

 

If you’ve bought tickets in advance, the online tickets will be refunded by theFOAT and that request with them is already in motion.