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The IHRA’s innovative 2011 Summit Racing Tournament of Champions continues to gather participants.  The year end IHRA World Finals will include a strong Canadian contingent….

Following this past weekend’s Summit Pro-Am and Tournament of Champions qualifier at Richmond Dragway, a grand total of 76 drivers have already clinched a spot in the year-end Summit Racing Equipment Tournament of Champions to be held at Virginia Motorsports Park in October (14-16).

A total of seven Nitro Jam events, three TOC qualifiers, one Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Spectacular and a few events from 2010 have contributed to the count, with dozens more to be added to the Tournament of Champions field over the next three months, including two more qualifiers over the next two weekends.

Following this weekend’s Summit Pro-Am and TOC qualifier in Pittsburgh and the Northern Nitro Jam at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park the following week, the rest of the tournament field will be filled via the remaining Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Spectacular to be held the day before the World Finals and the Summit Pro-Am Tour as the top three finishers in each IHRA division will move on to the championship showdown in October.  Two of the six divisions have already finished their season and the rest will wrap up over the next two months.

The complete list of drivers currently locked in to the 2011 Summit Racing Equipment Tournament of Champions are (*Denotes: Canadian racer):

Top Sportsman – John Benoit, Matthew Buck, Al Burkett, Mike Cobb, Steve Corker, Les Herod, Robert Jones, Darryl O’Conner, Bob Phillips, Don Rudd, Frank Santarosa, *Bill Wilson and Trent Wilson.

Top Dragster – Scott Barker, Gordon Cole, JB Donati, Sheldon Gecker, *Scott Hearn, Jason Hoff, Cameron Manuel, Clayton Nance, Brett Nesbitt, Scott Richardson, *Ed Smith and Robert Snowball.

Alberta's Scott Hearn - Top Dragster

Super Stock – Anthony Bertozzi, Cody Blackmon, Clay Bullard, Pete D’Agnolo, *Sheldon Erfle, Tim Hebert, Gilbert Johnson Jr., Mark Nowicki, Brandon Peterson, Brien Radley and Corey Taylor.

Stock – Michael Beard, Wallace Dent Jr., Jerry Emmons, Mark Faul, Nick Folk, David Latino, Craig Marshall, Mike Moyer, Myron Piatek, Scott Richardson and Terry Taylor.

Quick Rod – Jesse Alberts, Steve Corker, John Dustin, Tony Elrod, Jason Hoff, Allen Lowery, *Jim Morrison, Clayton Nance, Tommy Phillips, *Mike Pople, Vernon Rowland, Barry Ryan and Russ Stevenson.

Super Rod – *Chad Barclay, Steve Furr, Kip Guenzel, *Dave Klomps, Scott Lawton, Cameron Manuel, Jason McCandless, Ed Olpin, Tommy Phillips, Craig Porter, Jeff Southerland and Donald Webb.

Hot Rod – Ty Casey, Jamie Goodman, *Bill Clark, Daryl Griffin, Chip Johnson, Jeff Martin, Tony Osredkar, Debra Ridenhour, *Andrew Stirk, Ray Todd, Donald Webb and Gary Williams.

Ontario’s Andrew Stirk – Hot Rod 10.90

Posted by: Larry Crum    Photos by:  Bruce Biegler