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History was made at Spokane County Raceway during the NAPA Auto Parts Hot August Nights

Jet cars blaze a new speed record at Spokane County Raceway as pair top over 300 mph in Saturday’s racing action.


Courtesy: SCR Media Relations

History was made Saturday night at Spokane County Raceway during the NAPA Auto Parts HOT AUGUST NIGHTS event, as Jet Car drivers Barry Richter in the Darin Bay owned Warped Speed Jet and Scott Arriaga in Al Arriaga’s Blue Bayoo Jet ran 5.29, 306.05mph vs 5.32, 300.93 mph respectively to the cheers of the thousands of fans in attendance.  The West Coast Pro Mod Association wrapped up their 2010 season as well as Calgary, Alberta’s Joe Delahay took the win in his beautiful ‘68 Camaro over Dan Vogt, from Regina, Sask in his stunning ‘63 Corvette.  Delehay dominated as he was #1 Qualifier of the event with a 6.22 and also set top speed of the event with a stout 230.10 mph.  Delahay posted a 6.58, 228.61 over Vogt’s respectable 6.75, 209.46 to take the win.
 
This was also the final points event of the NHRA Summit Series, with over 100 sportsman racers competing for a chance to represent Spokane County Raceway at the Summit Racing Equipment Finals being held next weekend at Mission Raceway Park in Mission, BC.
 
NHRA Summit ET Bracket Series #7 Event results:
 
Super Pro:
Winner:  John Calais  11.03,  114.49mph
Runner Up:  Kevin Carlson  9.37,  146.05mph
 
Pro:
Winner:  Dave Oien  10.94,  122.56mph
Runner Up:  Tyler Warman  13.51,  97.33mph
 
Sportsman:
Winner:  Darrel Saxby  13.13,  104.99mph
Runner Up:  Terry Downard  16.50,  83.22mph
 
Motorcycle:
Winner:  Bob Henrie  9.92, 129.10mph
Runner Up:  Wayne Schmeling  8.75, (mph unavail)
 
Diesel Truck:
Winner:  Justin Dall  12.89, 101.14mph
Runner Up:  Allen Craft  16.15, 88.95mph


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