MARION,Texas -- San Antonio Raceway was able to dodge the weeklong deluge of rain and scattered showers for another round of the IHRA Summit Super Series on the 1/4-mile. As time trials began the track temperature was up to 120, but was well prepped as the drivers made their first passes.
In the No-Box(Footbrake) class its motorcycles holding down three out of the top five spots. Brandon Mitchan has the lead over Ruben Gallegos, Todd Zampese, Jimmy Inman and Albert Lee Jr.
The Jr. Dragsters have the young girls on top in points with Emily Ball pacing Kenneth Hillin, Ashley Hubbell, Caden Meuth and Kristen Velasquez.
Dialing for Dollars
San Antonio's Chris Keylich took home the win over Brandon Bass(San Antonio) in the Electronics finals after Bass had trouble during his run. Bass tripped a .008 light and looked to be headed to the win, but slowed about mid-track allowing C. Keylich to zip by in the Keylich Electric, 2013 Miller Chassis and snag the victory.
Chris Keylich, 7.945 @ 131.62 defeats Brandon Bass, 9.934 @ 99.54
C. Keylich made his buy back off after a round 1 loss to Mike Atkinson. C. Keylich then posted wins over Leroy O'Bryant, Candace Ritter, Todd Zampese and his brother, Michael Keylich. Bass also rebought after an early loss to Scott Ball, but rebounded with victories over Richard Schafer, Brett Zampese, Brett Ritter and David Johns.
Johns Quickest of Quick 8
David Johns, 7.293 @ 174.76 defeats Michael Keylich, 7.659 @ 175.51
Johns got two 'break out' wins against Brian Miller and Todd Zampese on his way to final showdown, while M. Keylich took out Candace Ritter and Brett Zampese in early pairings.
Devine's Art Morales got the No-Box victory over Rick Hille(San Marcos) after Hille broke out on the big end. Morales', M&W Auto & Truck Repair, 79 Camaro had a slight advantage off the line on Hille's, Riley Transmissions, Rod & Rocket Racing, 79 Firebird. On the top end Hille missed his dial in by .0596 handing the win to Morales.
Art Morales, 10.913 @ 122.42 defeats Rick Hille, 10.290 @ 131.62
Morales made his way to finals with wins over J. Golla, R. Trevino, Humberto Gallegos, Ruben Gallegos, and Albert Lee Jr. Hille lost in round 1 on a red light, then bounced back to put away Walter Dyrenfurth, Jimmy Inman, Aaron Tschoepe and Josh Gaspard.
In a round 1 rematch, former Jr. Dragster track champ, Ashley Hubbell(San Antonio) grabbed the win in the, all girl, finals ahead of Kristen Velasquez(San Antonio). Hubbell, in her Aramendia Plumbing, Screen Pro Graphics, Bexar Waste, Express Lube, VP Racing Fuels, Greg Hubbell Chassis, had a slight hole shot over Velasquez by .0049. Velasquez' spookssparkles.com, Double V Creative Services, Jr. Dragster, ran closer to her index by .002 making the margin of victory .0029 for Hubbell at the line.
Ashley Hubbell, 9.021 @ 70.98 defeats Kristen Velasquez, 8.109 @ 78.74
Hubbell used hole shot victories over Velasquez in round 1, then point's leader Emily Ball in round 2. Velasquez rebought after her loss to Hubbell and beat Caden Meuth in round 2.