SONOMA, California — Infineon Raceway continued its dominance of the NHRA Summit Racing Series Pacific Division, capturing its second consecutive championship and third in four years, at Firebird International Raceway in Chandler, Ariz., Oct. 3-4.
Infineon Raceway, led by team manager Georgia Seipel, managed to outlast 13 other teams from across the western United States to win the title with 74 points. Host Firebird International Raceway tied with Speedworld Dragstrip for second (69), with The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Auto Club Dragway at Auto Club Speedway tying for third place with 55 points each.
“I’m just so proud of all these racers,” said Seipel. “The team really came together and it’s incredible to get this title two years in a row.”
Livermore’s Greg Harrison played a big role in the championship for Infineon Raceway, winning seven rounds and advancing to the final in Super Pro before falling to Poway’s Joe Glenwinkel (Auto Club Dragway). Infineon Raceway won despite having a much smaller team, 57 members, compared to 68 for the other teams.
Petaluma’s Mitchell Gately also earned a runner-up finish in Sportsman during Saturday’s Race of Champions, which pitted the best drag racers from each team in head-to-head matchups. Novato’s Justin Stromm advanced to the semifinals in Sportsman.
Infineon Raceway’s team consists of Northern California drag racers who competed in the 2009 Summit ET Bracket Drag Racing Series in Sonoma. All points leaders from the 11-race series were invited to participate.