Local racers converged on Atlanta Dragway on Saturday, Sept. 10 for the Double Summit ET racing event.
Racers competed in five separate classes.
Race No. 1
Super Pro: Hank Wilhelm from Maysville ran a 4.965 elapsed time (ET) on a 4.96 dial-in at 137.34 mph with a 0.014 reaction time. Wilhelm defeated Thomas Bell, who ran a 4.475 ET off his 4.47 dial-in at 156.28 mph and a reaction of 0.047
In the semifinals, Wilhelm beat Don Brown, Jr. Bell had a single into the finals.
Pro: Matt Ward defeated Pete Wagner of Jefferson when Wagner left the red light glowing. Ward ran a dead-on 6.426 ET on his 6.42 dial in at 106.80 mph and a reaction of 0.012.
Ward beat Brent Wheeler in the semifinals.
Sportsman: Dickey Forrester defeated John Snapp. Forrester ran an 11.942 ET on his 11.98 dial-in at 110.86 mph and a 0.077 reaction time. Snapp ran a 13.445 ET off his 13.49 dial-in at 104.95 mph and a reaction of 0.017.
In the semis Forrester beat Mike Newby. Snapp had a bye run into the finals.
Super Pro Bike: Tim Sutton defeated Jordan Autry. Sutton ran a 5.565 ET on his 5.54 dial-in at 117.33 mph and a great 0.001 reaction time. Autry ran a 5.919 ET off his 5.92 dial-in at 118.22 mph and a 0.106 reaction.
Street ET Bike: Randy Barnett defeated Brian Wilson. Barnett ran a 9.381 ET on his dial of 9.36 at 141.34 mph and a 0.111 reaction after seeing Wilson red light.
In the semifinals, Barnett beat Jordan Autry. Wilson defeated Randy Day.
Race No. 2
Super Pro: Mike Brown defeated Travis Bryant. Brown ran a 5.096 ET on his 5.09 dial-in at 135.25 mph and a reaction of 0.017. Bryant ran a 4.881 ET off his dial of 4.86 at 138.57 mph and a 0.009 reaction time.
Brown beat Commerce’s Ashely Hancock in the semifinals, while Bryant beat Commerce native Susan Spikes.
Pro: Mel Abney defeated Wesley Cox in the finals. Abney ran a 7.029 ET on his 7.05 dial-in at 97.12 mph and a 0.031 reaction time. Cox ran a 7.628 ET off his 7.66 dial-in at 85.95 mph and a 0.016 reaction.
Abney beat Jefferson’s Peter Wagner in the semifinals. Cox beat Commerce’s Eric Lewis.
Sportsman: J. D. Burford defeated Scott Reynolds. Burford ran a 12.356 ET on his 12.29 dial-in at 103.41 mph and a 0.074 reaction time. Reynolds ran a 13.355 ET off his dial-in of 13.32 at 104.42 mph and a 0.144 reaction time.
In the semifinals, Burford had a single while Reynolds beat Joe Rutledge.
Super Pro Bike: Tim Sutton defeated Randy Day in the finals. Sutton ran a 5.637 ET on his 5.54 dial-in at 117.60 mph and a 0.038 reaction. Day ran a 5.800 ET off his 5.69 dial-in at 130.22 mph and a 0.032 reaction.
To get to the finals, Sutton beat David Fletcheri, while Day faced Randy Barnett.
Street ET Bike: In the finals, Jordan Autry defeated Jimmy Heisler. Autry ran a 9.310 ET off his 9.28 dial-in at 144.12 mph and a 0.074 reaction time. Heisler ran a 10.669 ET on his 10.61 dial-in at 123.77 mph and a reaction of 0.081.
Autry beat Randy Day in the semifinals. Heisler defeated Ken Ford.