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ET Finals Report

Team ERP traveled to one of the nicest drag strips in the country US 131 Raceway in Martin Michigan with a small team of only 14 racers out of a possible 50, but we proved to everyone we were the little team that could!

On Friday morning the track champions from all of the tracks ran off for the right to advance to the National Championship race in Memphis Tn. in October. Our Top ET champion Gary Smiley in his awesome fast S10 pickup took the victory with a dead on run in the final to get the chance of a life time to win the national championship and the awesome prize package that goes with it! Great job Gary and good luck at the World Finals!

We had some cool and damp weather on Friday and Saturday which limited the gambler races both days with Friday`s ending after one round and Saturday` s after round 3. Saturday afternoon round one was run of the main event was run with 7 racers advancing to Sunday`s round 2.

ERP`s Rob Livingston showed that his dominate performance this year at ERP was no fluke as he won the Modified ET class over another local Cedar Falls racer Steve Decker in an awesome final round with both racers .004 on the tree with Rob on his 9.92 dial in and Steve barely breaking out! Bob Bash made it down to 8 cars and we were hoping to see the Rob and Bob show in the final but he came up just a little short.

Then ERP`s Brad Smiley joined his father as a winner at the event by winning Top ET with a series of great dead on runs. Brad who like his dad had a great weekend at ERP on Labor day weekend and finished 6th in points only 13 points out of 1st place and had it going all weekend as he was still in Saturday`s gambler race when it was called.

Chad Bacon also won the best appearing open wheel car award on Saturday. Everyone that went had a great time and look forward to next year’s event, hopefully we will bring a lot more racers and show these other tracks how tough our ERP racers are and contend for the track championship as well as individual championships.

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