Our test & tune schedule is typically dictated by the seasonal time change, with cooler temps & shorter days bringing more optimal conditions on a Sunday afternoon than a Friday night. With time change being this upcoming weekend and nothing but gorgeous weather on the forecast we have no choice but to offer them both to you this weekend.
The mid week pro-tire testing sessions have also been a huge hit, with one requested this week we were unable to oblige due to this seasons 100th or so tropical system that’s upon us but with weather clearing out for the better on Friday, we’re looking to set the lanes track hot for pro tire testing by noon. By request, right lane will be slick (pro-mod) prepped, left lane radial prepped. Cost is $150/car and we can support up to about 10 cars, if you can’t get it done in the 5-6 hours allotted feel free to roll right into Friday Frenzy and keep at it. If you want in on the private session send us a PM on social media, email us at Ryan@raceecd.com or send our track phone a text to 8506033991 and we’ll get you on the list.
Friday Private Testing: Track hot by noon and the surface is yours til 6pm – $150/car
Friday Frenzy: Open to the public at 5PM, surface is yours at 6pm til 11pm, $15 at the gate, add $10 to test & tune
Saturday: HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Sunday Funday: Open to the public at 12pm, surface is yours at 1pm til 6pm, $15 at the gate, add $10 to test & tune
The 2020 Summit ET Series at Emerald Coast Dragway was originally intended to have 8 race dates but due to the complications that 2020 has provided us we were only able to get 3 of those race weekends in. This weekend in particular was our points series finale with the afternoon race being worth double points, double purse and WALLY trophies!
Race day gates open at 8am, track hot for time shots by 10am and the first race of the day was wrapped up with Robbie Mclaney winning Super Pro ET, Joey Branhof winning Pro ET, Mike Jubinski winning Sportsman ET and Dylan Hite taking home the W in the Jr Dragster category.
The second race of the day, the one that counted the most for the larger purse, double points and NHRA Wally Trophies got under way with one round of time shots as soon as the finals were ran from the first race and the track was cleaned up and prepped once again. Points were updated and a play by play went out across the track PA system as the season finale went rounds.
Jr Dragster started the final race with Kayla Ainsworth as the points leader, a 1st and 2nd round loss sealed the deal on her season while competitor Velicity Morris was able to take her race to the finals and rack up enough points to take the points lead. Competitor Dylan Hite once again took the W in the Jr Dragster Category, ending his ECD season with two Wally trophies in hand and 4th in points overall.
Sportsman ET competitor Mike Jubinski ended up in the finals with his 2020 points championship already wrapped up against competitor Joey Branhof, while Joey ended up the race winner taking him another Wally to add to his collection, Jubinski left with smiles for miles, happy to call his car a champ once again on it first year back out after being hidden under a pile of dust in the garage for too many years.
Pro ET winner Steven Daly (pictured) not only took his car to the winners circle in the Pro ET category, went onto win the King of the Track shootout, took home two Wally Trophies, won the 2020 points championship but also was the winningest racer throughout the whole points series, being the only driver to rack up more than 300 season points.
Super Pro ET had some drama of its own in the 3rd round where points leader (and 2018 Summit ET series champion) Johnny Kelley turned in .004 red throwing away his chances at wearing the crown once again. Chris White turned on the win light in the finals against Wade Kirby with a 6.824 on a 6.82 dial .010 on the tree while Kirby went 5.843 on a 5.83 dial and .036 on the tree. Wade Kirby lost in the finals but won himself a season championship without even realizing it, being informed of such while collecting his purse in the tower, making the sting of two runner up race finishes not so bad after all.
2020 Summit ET Series ECD Champions are awarded an ECD Gold Card, good for track free entry and free race tech cards for their respective classes for the rest of 2020 and all of 2021 as well as custom embroidered championship jackets. Details and race dates on the 2021 season will be ironed out and released around the upcoming Holiday season, stay tuned!
The Outlaw Diesel Super Series joins us at ECD this weekend for their SEASON FINALE, join us as we send the world’s fastest diesels down the track all weekend with plenty of family fun to be had. Friday night is ONE ROUND of pro qualifying as well as a slew racing to be had for anything with a tailgate (see Friday night flyers below for details). Race day is Saturday for all Diesel Classes.
Despite Hurricane Sally’s destruction of our area, we’re racing anyways, these folks are here from all over the country already and chomping at the bit to race. It would have been much easier to cancel the event and send everyone home but with what 2020’s thrown at us this year already and events being cancelled all over the place we refused to throw in the towel. Show up, show your support, get in where you fit in, bring the family and most importantly HAVE FUN!
Tentative Schedule… Folks are already out there parking as track screws whip the facility into shape after all the rains and last weekends events that we haven’t had a chance to clean up yet. Fence (highway side) parking is first come first serve, we are not reserving or charging for parking out that way so get there early and stake your claim.
Friday night should be fun with a full round of pro class qualifying as well as these 3 separate street truck shootouts going on at once as well as some gas vs diesel action!
Lets not forget about the show & shine action going on as well! Shine them up & bring them out!
Don’t miss your final chance of the year to see the fire breathing pro mods tear down the 660′ at over 200MPH in less than 4 seconds! This Saturday at Emerald Coast Dragway, the racing action will kick off around the time the sun sets behind the trees and we’ll strap these boys in and turn them loose.
TONIGHT, Friday night August 7th, there will be testing, open to everyone to enjoy and participate, we’ve got word that a few Pro Mod teams WILL BE testing tonight so if you can’t make the big show tomorrow, be there tonight to catch a preview, gates open at 5PM, track hot for testing 6-11PM, $15 at the gate unless you’re 12 & under then you come in free with a parent/guardian and if you want to put a hot rod on the track grab a $10 tech card at the gate as well.
TOMORROW, Saturday August 8th will be a slow afternoon as teams trickle in & get their pits setup, gates open up at 4PM for the general public and the track goes hot for racing action at 5PM. Weather permitting (pesky afternoon surprise thunderstorms), we’ll get an hour of open shakedowns in before Q1 at 6PM, Q2 by 7PM and opening ceremonies and first round of eliminations to go down the track no later than 8PM, we’ll have at least 4 rounds of eliminations and expect to be wrapped up by midnight. Race day entry is $20/person unless you’re 12 & under then you come in free with a parent/guardian and drivers you’re gate entry is included with your race day tech card.
RUN ORDER & LANE ASSIGNMENT:
PRO MODS LANES 5/6
BIG TIRE LANES 2/3
5.70 LANES 5/6
6.50 LANES 3/4
Track radio station is 97.9, tune in & turn it up, all pit spots and spectator parking spots are first come first serve, feel free to get there early and set it up so it’ll be there waiting for you when the sun goes down on race day. We’ll have plenty of Nitrous for sale at the track as well as VP racing fuels, concessions stand will be open and we look forward to racing with you all. See you soon! – Team ECD