Amazingly, Division Director Josh Peake was able to make it out of his home in flooded Columbia South Carolina just to get to Piedmont. Every single eligible racer was able to make it to Piedmont, on a Tuesday, in time for the race. Everyone who came to race was prepared to leave right for Memphis to make the Summit World Finals this weekend. The staff at Piedmont worked tirelessly to get the facility ready after 11â€ť of rain the previous week. The historic volume of water caused the track crew to have to scrape the entire track from top to bottom to ensure Summit Super Series competitors would have the best possible racing conditions. Everyone pulled together to complete this very important event
On the Division 9 side of the race, Tyler Duff from Coastal Plains emerged with a victory in the Junior class when Seth Brooks representing Cherokee went red. The Division 1 Junior final saw Kaylee Creech from Roxboro run dead on the 7.93 dial to take the win over Miranda Mitchell of Motor Mile.
The Division 9 No Box championship went to Tommy Duff of Coastal Plains. Duff used a .005 start and a dead on run to defeat Tony West from Cherokee. The Division 1 No Box final round pitted Kevin Pollard of Natural Bridge and Bobby Mattera from Maryland against each other. Pollard got the win early as Mattera was -.016 red against Pollardâ€™s .028 start.
The box class in Division 9 matched up Fayetvilleâ€™s Jeff Parrish and Coastal Plainâ€™s Neil Smith. Parrish nailed the tree with a .002 to Smithâ€™s .011. Parrish got the win with a 5.662 on a 5.65 dial to Smithâ€™s 6.976 on a 6.97 dial for a .004 margin of victory. Ronnie Rufff from Natural Bridge took home the Division 1 championship over Summerduckâ€™s Ben Calhoon. Ruff was ready with a .010 light and a 5.607 on a 5.59 dial but it was over early as Calhoun was -.002 red wasting a dead on with a 0 4.76 run.
The Summit Super Series World Championships will be decided this coming Saturday at Memphis International Raceway.