Article and Photos by TJ Pruitt
The 2013 Super 7 Series has come to an end and the champions have been crowned. Allen Wickell was crowned the 2013 Montgomery Motorsports Park Track Champion in Box, Jason Pruitt in No-Box, and Tucker Kay was crowned the Jr.Dragster 2013 Champion.
Heading into the Super 7 Series finale, several racers had a shot at becoming the champion. Timmy Smith, John Labbous Jr, Brandon Taylor and others were in arms reach of the championship. When the dust settled, it was one racer's consistent laps down the race track that landed him on top – Allen Wickell.
The highlight of the finale was the battle between Wickell and Brandon Taylor during the 4th round of eliminations and it was Wickell who marched on.
WIckell said “this is just an awesome feeling to come out here and race with a bunch of great racers. I feel fortunate that I came out with the championship.”
“The game plan is to go to Memphis and come out with a win and then head Virginia. I'm going to study my notes and do the best i can and hope for the best.”
Wickell added “I want to thank my wife, kids, Russ Miley, Hugh Meeks, and Tracy Guffey for all their help.”
Jason Pruitt continued to put together a string of killer reaction times to land him the No-Box Champion. Pruitt was r/u to Ken Grant on Sunday's race and will head to Memphis to compete for the IHRA championship.
In the Jr.Dragster class, it was Tucker Kay who won the points championship. Kay is no stranger to the winner's circle and following in the foot steps of his father who was crowned the 2012 IHRA World champion.
Tucker Kay had pressure on him as the rookie star Mallory Caldwell made leaps in the points on Saturday after her final round appearance. She fell a few points short after being ousted in the earlier rounds on Sunday. This was Caldwell's first year in Jr.Dragster and an oustanding performance by the Roanoke, AL racer.
On Sunday, Allen Wickell's doorslammer found the winner's circle as Hugh Meeks III won the $10,000 main event after defeating Jeremy Hancock in the finals.
Meeks said “it was a bid of luck and hard work but it felt really good to win. I had a blast driving this wheel-standing hotrod and I thank Allen Wickell, Russ Miley, and Jim Howard for this opportunity.”
Ashe defeated Michael Davis in the final round of the $10,000 race. Cars Protection Plus racer Jason Lynch and Mike “Tut” Turrentine were the semi-finalists.
AJ Ashe was quick to thank Hoosier Racing Tires, Pat and Design Precast Pipe, Inc, Cars Protection Plus, and FTI racing converters
Landry Fore and Josh Enroth added to the stellar Design Precast Pipe Racing's weekend. Fore marched to the quarter-finals on Monday in his American Race Cars Dragster. On Friday, Josh Enroth was runner-up in the gamblers race.
Day 3 Results
Winner: Hugh Meeks
R/U: Jeremy Hancock
Winner: Ken Grant
R/U: Jason Pruitt
Winner: Brody Quick
32 Car Million Dollar Race Shootout
Winner: Bobby Mouat
R/U: Wade White
Day 2 Results
Winner: Mark Meadows, Hollysprings, MS
R/U: Aubrey Stewart
Semis: Brandon Taylor
Winner: Eric Landry, Peierr Part, LA
R/U: Eddie Hinson
Semi: George Watson
Winner: Kiefer Quick, Hanceville, AL
R/U: Mallory Caldwell
Semi: Mary Ella McClaine, Carley Carpenter
Day 1 Results
Winner: Johnny Labbous Jr.
R/U: Don Brown Jr.
Semis: John Labbous Sr, Stacey Carpenter
Labbous Jr. & Labbous Sr. had to run at 4 cars
Day 1 Gamblers Race
Winner: Wayne Brooks
R/U: Josh Enroth
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