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Updated Gainesville Raceway ET Bracket Series Points Format

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GAINESVILLE, Fla.–Due to numerous schedule changes throughout the 2020 season, Gainesville Raceway is adjusting the structure of it’s ET Bracket Series.

After the final points race on September 12, each racer will have their lowest race dropped from the standings. Previously, the lowest two races were dropped from each racers’ total. Each racer that attends all points races in 2020 will still receive 25 bonus points after the final points race.

September 12 is the final points race of the season with racing set to begin at 2 p.m. There will be two rounds of time trials before before eliminations begin. After winners are determined in each class, the King of the Track ladder will begin.

The 2020 Summit ET Series at Gainesville Raceway features six classes of racing, including FB Trailers Super Pro, Rollins Automotive Pro, Sportsman, Super Pro Bike, Pro Bike, and Allen Speed & Machine Jr. Dragsters. All classes including Juniors will have Compulink Tru-Start turned on for 2020 season. All classes except Juniors will be on Auto Start, Juniors will use a manual tree.


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King of the Track Rescheduled for September 12

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GAINESVILLE, Fla.–The King of the Track Wally race has been rescheduled to September 12. It was originally scheduled for August 22, but that race was canceled due to rain just after time trials were completed.

Racing will begin at 2 p.m. on September 12 with two rounds of time trials before eliminations begin. After winners are determined in each class, the King of the Track ladder will begin.

For those interested in additional testing, there will be a Friday Street Legal Madness on September 11. All vehicles that pass NHRA tech requirements can test-and-tune from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.

The 2020 Summit ET Series at Gainesville Raceway features six classes of racing, including FB Trailers Super Pro, Rollins Automotive Pro, Sportsman, Super Pro Bike, Pro Bike, and Allen Speed & Machine Jr. Dragsters. All classes including Juniors will have Compulink Tru-Start turned on for 2020 season. All classes except Juniors will be on Auto Start, Juniors will use a manual tree.


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Summit ET Bracket Series Results: July 25

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Six class winners were crowned on Saturday at the eighth Summit Racing Series Bracket Race of 2020. There are three more races on the schedule with the next set for August 22.

FB TRAILERS SUPER PRO:
Winner: Trey Bunner
Runner-up: Bryan Jones

ROLLIN’S AUTOMOTIVE SPEED AND CUSTOM PRO:
Winner: Phil Greene
Runner-up: Buddy Goolsby

SPORTSMAN
Winner: Bart Pangilinan
Runner-up: Ryan Barnes

SUPER PRO BIKE:
Winner: Tim Hunt
Runner-up: Duane Schmidt Jr.

PRO BIKE:
Winner: Scott Delong
Runner-up: Jeff Berrier

ALLEN’S SPEED AND MACHINE SHOP JUNIOR 13-17:
Winner: Cody Owens
Runner-up: Briella Browning


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Summit ET Bracket Series Results: July 11

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Six class winners were crowned on Saturday at the seventh Summit Racing Series Bracket Race of 2020. There are three more races on the schedule with the next set for July 25.

FB TRAILERS SUPER PRO:
Winner: Gene Quinn
Runner-up: Gary Vazquez

ROLLIN’S AUTOMOTIVE SPEED AND CUSTOM PRO:
Winner: Robert Simpson
Runner-up: Dan Macal

SPORTSMAN
Winner: Derek Putnam
Runner-up: Jeff Berrier

SUPER PRO BIKE:
Winner: Dean Moore
Runner-up: Mike Lakoskey

PRO BIKE:
Winner: Scott Delong
Runner-up: Duane Schmidt Jr.

ALLEN’S SPEED AND MACHINE SHOP JUNIOR 13-17:
Winner: Cody Owens
Runner-up: Kaden McLean


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Summit ET Bracket Series Results: June 20

GAINESVILLE, Fla.–Six class winners were crowned on Saturday at the sixth Summit Racing Series Bracket Race of 2020. There are three more races on the schedule with the next set for July 11.

FB TRAILERS SUPER PRO:
Winner: Derek Vazquez
Runner-up: Don Higgins

ROLLIN’S AUTOMOTIVE SPEED AND CUSTOM PRO:
Winner: Phil Greene
Runner-up: Vince Costa

SPORTSMAN
Winner: Chad King
Runner-up: Marcus Crews

SUPER PRO BIKE:
Winner: Mike Lakoskey
Runner-up: Tim Hunt

PRO BIKE:
Winner: Duane Schmidt Jr.
Runner-up: John Upthegrove

ALLEN’S SPEED AND MACHINE SHOP JUNIOR 13-17:
Winner:
 Cody Owens
Runner-up: Autumn Derossett

ALLEN’S SPEED AND MACHINE SHOP JUNIOR 10-12:
Winner:
 Hayden Land
Runner-up: Savannah Highhouse

ALLEN’S SPEED AND MACHINE SHOP JUNIOR 6-9:
Winner:
 Tanner Mocny
Runner-up: Kylie Mocny


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Summit ET Bracket Series Results: May 24

GAINESVILLE, Fla.–Six class winners were crowned on Saturday at the fifth Summit Racing Series Bracket Race of 2020. There are five more races on the schedule with the next being held on June 6.

FB TRAILERS SUPER PRO:
Winner: Darren Stutts
Runner-up: Greg Long

ROLLIN’S AUTOMOTIVE SPEED AND CUSTOM PRO:
Winner: Garry Thompson
Runner-up: Brendan George

SPORTSMAN
Winner: Alden Rollins
Runner-up: Dennis Harsh

SUPER PRO BIKE:
Winner: Tim Hunt
Runner-up: Santi Rodriguez Jr.

PRO BIKE:
Winner: Tim Hunt
Runner-up: Chuck Woolam

ALLEN’S SPEED AND MACHINE SHOP JUNIOR
Winner: Abby McLendon
Runner-up: Cody Owens


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Summit ET Bracket Series Results: May 23

GAINESVILLE, Fla.–Six class winners were crowned on Saturday at the fourth Summit Racing Series Bracket Race of 2020. There are six more races on the schedule with the next set to be held on May 24.

FB TRAILERS SUPER PRO:
Winner: Jaimie Kelly
Runner-up: Dan Dobson

ROLLIN’S AUTOMOTIVE SPEED AND CUSTOM PRO:
Winner: Brendan George
Runner-up: Bernie Renfroe

SPORTSMAN
Winner: Robert Simpson
Runner-up: Chad King

SUPER PRO BIKE:
Winner: Tim Hunt
Runner-up: Santi Rodriguez Jr.

PRO BIKE:
Winner: Tim Hunt
Runner-up: Duane Schmidt Jr.

ALLEN’S SPEED AND MACHINE SHOP JUNIOR
Winner: Cody Owens
Runner-up: Abby McClendon


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Gatornationals Rescheduled for September

NHRA officials announced today that they are working with state and local officials as well as host tracks and teams on a revised Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule, which will be announced soon.  The season is expected to resume, with fans in attendance, in August, and will consist of 18 total events for 2020, including the two that kicked off the season. The Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series will continue to be contested at each Mello Yello Series event.

The revised schedule previously announced is in flux because of the fluid nature of the pandemic situation. At this time, it is certain that the events planned for June and July are postponed. Those events are the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals on June 5-7 (Gainesville, Fla.); Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals Presented by Pennzoil on June 12-14 (Houston, Texas); NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals on June 19-21 (Bristol, Tenn.); Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals on June 26-28 (Norwalk, Ohio); Route 66 NHRA Nationals on July 9-12 (Chicago); Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil on July 17-19 (Denver, Colo.); and NHRA Sonoma Nationals on July 24-26 (Sonoma, Calif.). 

Tentative schedule announcements for the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Series, Mickey Thompson Tires NHRA Top Fuel Harley Series, and SAMtech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown series will be released following the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series announcement.

Updated 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule


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Gainesville Raceway Re-Opening Details

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Based on Discussion with local and state authorities, we are revising our planned re-opening to May 15th with a Friday Street Legal Madness.

FRIDAY, MAY 15
Friday Street Legal Madness
6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Tech Card: $30
Crew: $15

SATURDAY, MAY 16
Gamblers Race for Slicks and Radials
4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Tech Card: $35
Crew: $15
NO STREET TIRES ALLOWED

SATURDAY, MAY 23
Summit Series Race #4
2 p.m.
Crew: $15

SUNDAY, MAY 24
Summit Series Race #5
9 a.m.
Crew: $15

FRIDAY, MAY 29
Friday Street Legal Madness
6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Tech Card: $30
Crew: $15

SATURDAY, MAY 30
Gamblers Race for Slicks and Radials
4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Tech Card: $35
Crew: $15
NO STREET TIRES ALLOWED


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Update on the 2020 Season

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GAINESVILLE, Fla.–Due to the latest timeline on social distancing guidelines through April 30, we have made the decision to delay the start of the Gainesville Raceway on-track season to Friday, May 1.

We will continue to monitor local, state, and federal recommendations and restrictions as it relates to hosting events at our facility.

We thank everyone for their patience and hope to continue to stay safe and healthy. Please continue to follow Gainesville Raceway on our social media channels and website for more information and updates.


Upcoming Events

  1. Friday Street Legal Madness

    October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  2. Import Face-Off

    November 1 @ 8:00 am
  3. All Harley Drag Race Association 2020 World Finals

    November 7 @ 8:00 am - November 8 @ 6:00 pm
  4. Frank Hawley Drag Racing School Gas Class

    November 10 @ 8:00 am - November 11 @ 5:00 pm
  5. Box-No Box Bracket Race

    November 14 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm