It wasn’t Travis Harvey’s main goal, but he will gladly take a world E.T. and speed record in Summit Racing Equipment Top Sportsman.
After putting together the quickest and fastest run in the history of the class with a 4.016 at 185.23 mph during the third qualifying session on Friday night at zMAX Dragway for Dragstock IX, Harvey wasn’t sure if he wanted to try to back up the record or get ready for race mode during the final qualifying session on Saturday.
Well, after Harvey went 4.048 at 184.45 mph during his final qualifying run, it was clear the 2011 Dragstock winner wanted those records as well.
Harvey put together a smooth pass to cement his run from Friday, giving him the world E.T. and speed record in what is already a fulfilling weekend.
“This is great and I’m glad we tried to get it. We wanted to get the back up, but our main goal was to win,” Harvey said. “I would rather have that trophy than anything else.”
Harvey will get that chance after qualifying No. 1. But it was Ronnie Davis who set and backed up the world and E.T. record on Friday after going 4.075 at 182.33 mph.
Most figured that would stand, at least through the weekend, but Harvey gave it an impressive shot and came through in impressive fashion.
What made it even more impressive is Harvey set the world E.T. and speed records in the quickest qualifying field in Summit Racing Equipment Top Sportsman history.
All 16 qualified cars ran in the 4.20s or quicker, and Dylan Stott crept into the field on his final pass, going 4.275.
Among the notables who didn’t get in were Glenn Butcher, Bruce Thrift, who just won last month at the Summer Drags VIII, and the Summit Racing Top Sportsman points leader Marco Abruzzi.
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