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40th ANNUAL NHRA SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT ET FINALS – FRIDAY’S GAMBLER RACE RESULTS – 9/1/17

The 40th Summit Racing Equipment ET Finals – Friday Gambler’s Race was run under hot and sunny skies, which made for a fantastic start to the 3-day event for the 540 plus racers in attendance. It was Darral Petitt, Matt Kielman, John Floyd Jr, Jeramy Reber, Kassie Tippe, Ian Theofelis and Nicholas Karr, who scored the first victories of the ET FINALS at the Gambler’s Race.

SUPER PRO: 
In a 96 car field, it was Darral Petitt, who took the win over Andy Taylor. Taylor turned on the dreaded red light giving the win to Petitt who ran a 9.125 ET on his 8.90 dial.

PRO: 
In a 125 car field, it was Matt Kielman and Rick Sales Jr in the finals. The win went to Kielman when he ran a 10.404 ET on his 10.36 dial to Sales Sr’s 10.232 on his 10.21 dial.

SPORTSMAN: 
In a field of 100 cars, it was John Floyd Jr and Bobby Burkevics, who went to the final round. The win went to Floyd Jr, when he ran a 14.458 ET on his 14.44 dial to Burkevics’ 13.270 ET on his 13.16 dial.

BIKE/SLED:
In a 42-bike field, it was Jeramy Reber and Don DePeel who went head to head in the finals. In the final round, Reber had a better light with an .017 R/T, to DePeel’s .100 R/T and that was enough to give Reber the win, Reber ran 9.195 on his 9.19 dial and DePeel ran 8.462 on his 8.46 dial.

JR STREET: 
NHRA Jr Street is a new race program for 13-16 year olds that will give teenage boys and girls the opportunity to race against their peers in full-bodied street vehicles with an adult co-driver as their teammate that combines racing and car safety. Kassie Tippe and Nicholas Karr, went head to head with Tippe taking the win over Karr, when Karr broke out on his dial.

JR LIGHTNING
In a field of 48 Jr racers, it was Ian Theofelis and Ryan Lamoreux who went to the final round. Theofelis took the win over Lamoreux when Lamoreux broke on the starting line.

JR THUNDER
In a field of 37 Jr Thunder racers, it was Nicholas Karr, and Logan Scrivner who went to the final round. It was Karr who had an .021 reaction time, and ran a 9.051 on his 9.00 dial to take the win over Scrivner who had a .074 reaction time, and ran 8.944 on his 8.91 dial.

Below are the final round results (driver name, hometown, vehicle year/model, reaction time, dial-in, elapsed time, and miles per hour):

SUPER PRO
Winner: Darral Petitt, Bonney Lake, WA, ’08 Mullis, .044 R/T, 8.90 dial, 9.125 ET, 129.94 mph
Runner-Up: Andy Taylor, Belfair, WA, ’11 Monden, -.008 R/T, 7.07 dial, 7.076 ET, 187.50 mph
Semi: Larry Saunders, Fruitland, ID

PRO 
Winner: Matt Kielman, Vancouver, WA, ’70 Nova, .020 R/T, 10.36 dial, 10.404 ET, 123.03
Runner-Up: Rick Sales Sr, Eugene, OR, ’65 GMC Pickup, .070 R/T, 10.21 dial, 10.232 ET, 130.73 mph
Semi: Bruce Reidl, Oregon City, OR and Pat Figini, Oregon City, OR

SPORTSMAN
Winner: John Floyd Jr, Gresham, OR, ’02 Chevy Pickup, .051 R/T, 14.44 dial, 14.458 ET, 83.51 mph
Runner-Up: Bobby Burkevics, Graham, WA, ’70 Camaro, .043 R/T, 13.16 dial, 13.270 ET, 100.61 mph
Semi: Jacob Phelps, Nampa, ID, and Jimmy Heriford, Battle Ground, WA

BIKE/SLED
Winner: Jeramy Reber, Rogue River, OR, ’98 Suzuki, .017 R/T, 9.19 dial, 9.195 ET, 141.88 mph
Runner-Up: Don DePeel, Gladstone, OR, ’74 Kawasaki, .100 R/T, 8.46 dial, 8.462 ET, 153.89 mph
Semi: Leroy Hansen, Washougal, WA

JR STREET
Winner: Kassie Tippe, Surrey, BC, ’67 Acadian, .093 R/T, 11.25 dial, 11.347 ET, 62.55 mph
Runner-Up: Nicholas Karr, Salem, OR, ’98 BMW, .178 R/T, 10.33 dial, 10.286 ET, 71.45 mph
Semi: Victoria Philbert, Dunmore, AB and Victoria Peterson, Eatonville, WA

JR LIGHTNING
Winner: Ian Theofelis, Port Orchard, WA, .030 R/T, 8.14 dial, 8.169 ET, 79.38 mph
Runner-Up: Ryan Lamoureux, Port Orchard, WA, ’08 Mike Boss, Broke
Semi: Tanner Gaetz, Medicine Hat, AB, and Justin Hof, Nampa, ID

JR THUNDER
Winner: Nicholas Karr, Salem, OR, .021 R/T, 9.00 dial, 9.051 ET, 69.83 mph
Runner-Up: Logan Scrivner, Hillsboro, OR, .074 R/T, 8.91 dial, 8.944 ET, 72.10 mph
Semi: Colten Bullington, Boise, ID

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