The lure of a two-day race weekend attracted more than 400 racers, who came from as far as Oregon and Visalia, for the Summit ET Bracket Drag Racing Series, sponsored by STP.

Saturday's Summit ET Series winners included Sheridan's Rob Knoles (Super Pro), Dave Varner of Modesto (Pro ET), Wednesday Night drags regular Doug McCay from Rodeo in Sportsman, Novato's Doug Love (Motorcycle) and Napa's Chelsea Murdock (High School).

Below are the final-round for each contested class on Saturday, April 9:

Super Pro

Winner: Rob Knoles (Sheridan) 69 Camaro .023 RT 10.920 ET (10.92 dial in) 117.46 mph

Runner-up: Eathon Lanfri (Milpitas) 07 Sarmento .009 RT 7.680 break out (7.71) 160.96

Semi Finals: Sean Eling (Rohnert Park) 71 Datsun 240Z


Pro ET

Winner: Dave Varner (Modesto) 83 Camaro .010 RT 10.609 (10.57) 116.79

Runner-up: Mark Warmouth (lodi) 70 Olds .007 RT 10.968 (10.90) 112.61

Semi finals: Chris Elicock (Napa) 75 Camaro



Winner: Doug McCay (Rodeo) 08 Ford F-150 .020 RT 15.823 (15.78) 78.98

Runner-up: Maryo Mendez (San Jose) 69 Ford Torino .092 RT 18.279 break out (18.30) 71.14

Semi finals: Matt Ventura (Sonoma) 03 Lightning; John Terry (Rodeo) 70 Nova



Winner: Doug Love (Novato) 01 Triumph .041 RT  13.352 (13.30) 94.76

Runner-up: Randy Monte (Petaluma) 96 Buell .082 RT 10.857 (10.81) 117.12

Semi Finals: Jeff St. Germain (San Jose) 02 ZX Kawasaki; Ron Alves (Colusa) 78 Kawasaki


High School

Winner: Chelsea Murdock (Napa) 57 Chevy Truck .017 RT 12.960 (12.89) 97.50

Runner-up: Justin Flanagan (Napa) 79 Chevy Truck .118 RT 16.491 break out (16.64) 76.48

Semi Finals: Marki Perivolaris (Petaluma) 94 Camaro


Nor Cal Top Comp Association

Winner: Eric Reyes (Petaluma) 07 TNT .012 RT 8.038 (7.54) 133.16

Runner-up: Roger Hall (Danville) 02 Uyehara .011 RT 21.429 (7.44) 64.65

Semi Finals: Mike Yeoman (Napa) 02Uyehara

Low Qualifier: Schon Messier (Sonoma) 07 Sarmento 6.839 203.86


West Coast Pro Gas Association

B/Gas (8.60 index)

Winner: Jesse Wooton (Visalia) 65 Malibu .000 RT 8.627 (8.60) 145.80

Runner-up: Cliff Boyles (Rancho Cordova) .052 RT 8.598 break out (8.60) 153.89

Semi Finals: Mike Mossi (Napa) 67 Camaro; Miguel Lomas (Fremont) 32 Austin Bantam Roadster

Low Qualifier: Jesse Wooton (Visalia) 65 Malibu 8.609


C/Gas (9.60 index)

Winner: Greg Bagwell (Fair Oaks) 64 Falcon .026 RT 9.687 (9.60) 133.71

Runner-up: Roy Castagmello (Elk Grove) 65 Chevy .088 RT 9.641 (9.60) 130.44

Semi Finals: Todd Lindgren (Livermore) 70 Chevelle

Low Qualifier: Bob Brodovsky (Penryn) 71 Barracuda  9.618


D/Gas (10.60 index)

Winner: Brett Olson (Sacramento) 67 Firebird .063 RT 10.610 (10.60) 122.43

Runner-up: Jack Nilson (Redwood City) 63 Nova .042 RT 10.652 (10.60) 124.44

Semi Finals: Dan Ficher (Redwood City) 64 Ford Fairlane

Low Qualifier: Don Fournier (Sunnyvale) 48 Anglia 10.607


E/Gas (11.60 index)

Winner: Ken Parks (Oakley) 65 Chevy C-10  .067 RT 11.607 (11.60) 109.16

Runner-up: Hugh Mueller (Carmel Valley) 72 Maverick foul -.007 RT 11.632 (11.60) 111.19

Semi Finals: Ron Nickels (Livermore) 64 Olds

Low Qualifier: Hugh Mueller (Carmel Valley) 72 Maverick 11.602


On Sunday, April 10, the Infineon Raceway quarter-mile drag strip featured the Summit ET bracket cars and motorcycles, as well as the Nor Cal Top Comp Association, West Coast Top Sportsman Associations and Nor Cal Super Comp.  Also added was the popular AA/Supercharged cars, which thrilled the crowd with their six-second runs.

In the Super Pro final, Kathy Ball (69 Camaro) got the early lead with a .046 RT to Art Hoover's.040 RT, but couldn't hold off Hoover's 08 Sarmento-built dragster losing with a 11.893 (11.88 dial) at 124.88 to a winning 7.640 (7.63) 168.89

Pro ET started out with a 46-car field, but Madera’s Dean Kirman (55 Chevy) was the last man standing after Sacramento’s Brett Olson (67 Firebird) fouled with a -.003 RT sending Kirkman on to his first Infineon win with a shutting off 14.47 (10.10) at 60.39

In Sportsman, Hayward’s Steve Romans (01 Chevy) took the win over Napa’s Nikole D’Adamo with a .011 light to D'Adamo's trailing .048 RT then ran right on his 15.45 dial at 83.69 forcing D'Adamo into a too-quick 11.976 (12.00) 108.52

San Jose's Trace St. Germain collected an emotional win in the Motorcycle class, completing his recovery from a finish-line accident three years ago at Sacramento Raceway. After a long rehab period and in only his third race back, the former Division 7 champ and multi-time Infineon winner returned the winner’s circle riding his Cal Skate ZX9 Kawasaki.  In the final, St. Germain beat out Petaluma’s Randy Monte with a 8.792(8.71) 137.36 to Monte's game but short 10.888 (10.74) 116.70

Napa's Chelsea Murdock padded her point lead in the High School class and repeated her win from Saturday driving her 57 Chevy pick-up

Truck.  Murdock beat out Petalum’a Mark Perivolaris (94 Camaro) after he was a little too anxious and fouled with a -.129 RT then ran a losing 13.519 (13.30) 101.13 to Murdock's victorious .151 RT and a winning 12.842 (12.82) 101.00.

The AA/Supercharged class was led by low qualifier Chuck Moore's 63 Corvette out of Castro Valley.  Moore and partner Steve Woods set the pace with a blistering and personal best 6.544 at 213.13 mph.  In the final, however, Moore was unable to get his car started and had to sit and watch Mike Leonard’s 69 Chevelle make the single with a stout 6.596 at 207.85

The Nor Cal Top Comp Association, which made its season debut on Saturday, saw Bakersfield’s Don Gatlin (01 Undercover dragster) square off against Visalia’s Geneva Nash (06 Sarmento dragster) in the final.  Gatlin used a .060 RT to Nash's much better .014 RT with Gatlin surviving the double break out encounter winning with a 7.529 (7.53) 176.97 to Nash's further under 6.965 (6.97) 194.16

The West Coast Top Comp Assn held their first event at Infineon, with Citrus Heights’ Will Boxold (53 Studebaker) taking out top-qualifier Jeff Gillette (Benicia, 00 Pontiac) in the final.  Boxold's better .011 to Gillette's .048 was the decider, with Boxold running a 7.690 (7.68) 170.70 to Gillette's slightly off 7.045 (6.99) at 198.03.

Stockton’s Rick Mangili (02 Spitzer dragster) took hom the win in the West Coast Super Comp Association over Redwood City’s Dan Hall (05 Undercover).  Mangili trailed in the final, .046 to Hall's better .011, but was better at the finish with a 8.924 at 175.66, giving Hall the runner-up money with a off pace 8.962 at 170.45

High School racer Chelsea Murdock became the only undefeated racer of the day and capped of the day winning the Trophy class over Petaluma's Matt Brians and his 68 Camaro.  Murdock's better .017 RT to Brians’ .099 light gave her the edge she needed at the finish with a right on the dial 12.85 at 98.46 pushing Brian's under with a 10.57 (10.65) at 117.09

The Summit ET Bracket Drag Racing Series, presented by STP, returns to Infineon Raceway May 29-30.  For more information, visit or call 800-870-RACE.