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Pittsburgh Raceway Park wins

Division 3 Summit Team Finals




Six more drivers advance in Summit SuperSeries runoff




NEW ALEXANDRIA, Pa. (September 23, 2014) - Pittsburgh Raceway Park was the site of this year's Division 3 Summit Team Finals as the track hosted nine teams from four states throughout the weekend. And to kick off the weekend, six drivers advanced out of the Division 3 Team Finals and will head to Memphis International Raceway as representatives in the Summit SuperSeries presented by AMSOIL World Championship.


In the team competition, Pittsburgh Raceway Park won the Division 3 Summit Team Finals over Elegant Builders Raceway Park in New York. The host track accumulated 59 points during the busy weekend, just ahead of Elegant Builder Raceway Park's 51.5 points. Empire Dragway, which finished with 48 points, was third, followed by Thompson Raceway Park and Kanawha Valley Motorsports Park. The remaining teams were Beaver Springs Dragway, Quaker City Motorsports Park and Skyview Drags.





Summit SuperSeries Mod ET winner Greg Sauvage



In the Summit SuperSeries runoffs, Mark Brewer, Greg Sauvage and Brandon Butler won their respective classes and will join runner-up finishers Cody Bayus, Gordie Stevens and Paige Montgomery at the Summit Racing Equipment World Finals next month for a shot at a world championship and over $200,000 in cash and prizes.


Mark Brewer, representing Pittsburgh Raceway Park, won the Top ET runoff Friday at Pittsburgh Raceway Park over Thompson Raceway Park's Cody Bayus. Both drivers had tremendous lights, but it was Brewer who ran closest to the numbers, putting together an outstanding .016 package with a .012 light and a 7.204-second pass on a 7.20 dial-in at 94.44 mph. Bayus finished runner-up with a 4.885 on a 4.87 at 134.41 mph.


In Mod ET, Greg Sauvage won at Pittsburgh Raceway Park for the second year in a row racing out of Kanawha Valley Motorsports Park in West Virignia. Sauvage ran a 6.437 on a 6.42 at 103.95 mph to defeat Gordie Stevens of Thompson Raceway Park. Stevens had an 8.429 on an 8.43 at 78.03 mph in the runner-up effort.





Mark Brewer (far) defeated Cody Bayus in the SuperSeries Top ET final



Brandon Butler wrapped up Friday's Summit SuperSeries runoff with a double-breakout win over Paige Montgomery. Representing host track Pittsburgh Raceway Park, Butler ran a 7.933 on a 7.95 dial at 80.21 mph, just edging Montgomery, representing Empire Dragway, who had an 8.224 on an 8.25 at 78.51 mph.


In the Summit Team Finals Main Event, Sheldon Gerlach defeated Robert Bower III to win Top ET, Pete D'Agnolo beat Clay Ricketson in Mod ET, Josh Evans defeated Cory Capozzio in Junior Dragster, Joe Tharp Jr. won over Chris Tharp in Street and Lucas Salemi beat Dick Nearhoof in Motorcycle.





Brandon Butler won the Junior Dragster SuperSeries runoff at PRP



Below are the complete results from the Division 3 Summit Racing Equipment Team Finals presented by AMSOIL at Pittsburgh Raceway Park.



Division 3 Summit Team Finals Team Standings



1. Pittsburgh Raceway Park - 59

2. Elegant Builders Raceway Park - 51.5

3. Empire Dragway - 48

4. Thompson Raceway Park - 43.5

5. Kanawha Valley Motorsports Park - 38

6. Beaver Springs Dragway - 34

7. Quaker City Motorsports Park - 32

8. Skyview Drags - 29






SUMMIT SUPERSERIES RUNOFF TOP ET - Mark Brewer, Pittsburgh Raceway Park, (.012) 7.204 on 7.20, 94.44 def. Cody Bayus, Thompson Raceway Park, (.011) 4.885 on 4.87, 134.41


SUMMIT SUPERSERIES RUNOFF MOD ET - Greg Sauvage, Kanawha Valley Motorsports Park, (.028) 6.437 on 6.42, 103.95 def. Gordie Stevens, Thompson Raceway Park, (.031) 8.429 on 8.43, 78.03


SUMMIT SUPERSERIES RUNOFF JUNIOR DRAGSTER - Brandon Butler, Pittsburgh Raceway Park, (.059) 7.933 on 7.95, 80.21 def. Paige Montgomery, Empire Dragway, (.072) 8.224 on 8.25, 78.51






Main Event Top ET - Sheldon Gerlach, Kanawha Valley Motorsports Park, (.008) 5.016 on 5.01, 134.61 def. Robert Bower III, Elegant Builders Raceway Park, (.019) 5.014 on 5.02, 136.16


Main Event Mod ET - Pete D'Agnolo, Empire Dragway, (.000) 6.106 on 6.10, 105.41 def. Clay Ricketson, Empire Dragway, (.035) 7.774 on 7.73, 87.12


Main Event Juniors - Josh Evans, Thompson Raceway Park, (.023) 8.782 on 8.77, 73.67 def. Cory Capozzio, Thompson Raceway Park, (-.061) foul


Main Event Street - Joe Tharp Jr., Pittsburgh Raceway Park, (.018) 8.514 on 8.52, 80.10 def. Chris Tharp, Pittsburgh Raceway Park, (-.011) foul


Main Event Bike - Lucas Salemi, Elegant Builders Raceway Park, (.054) 6.708 on 6.70, 97.83 def. Dick Nearhoof, Elegant Builders Raceway Park, (.095) 6.068 on 6.06, 111.47

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