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Representing Montgomery Motorsports Park, Foley drove his '74 Duster to a final-round victory against Moroso Motorsports Park's Jeremy Jarosz to earn a trip to California and a national title shot.
Division 2 Sportsman Foley makes most of second chance Montgomery Motorsports Park’s Steve Foley (inset) captured the Sportsman title with a final-round victory over Moroso Motorsports Park’s Jeremy Jarosz. Foley, near lane, ran a near- perfect 8.202 on his 8.20 dial to overcome a .005 reaction time from Jarosz, who broke out. NHRA SUMMIT RACING SERIES FINALS kind of worked out. The and tried to make it as (Div. 2) — In 2006, Steve Foley came within a weekend that I would tight as I could.” heartbeat of winning the Division 3 NHRA Summit have been in California Foley spotted each of Racing Series Finals Sportsman title. Racing for [for the NHRA Summit his next three opponents London Motorsports Park, Foley had Jimmie Barrett Racing Series National big head starts but was on the Tree by seven-thousandths in the final but ran a Championship], my dad better on the Tree and hundredth under his dial in a double-breakout loss. was saved by the Lord beat all three with “I had him on the Tree but took too much stripe Jesus Christ. If I’m in relative ease, including and lost,” said Foley, a former IHRA bracket California, he might Sunshine’s Donovan champion, eight-time track champion, and two-time have been with me and Norton in the NHRA Division 3 Race of Champions winner. “But it maybe doesn’t get saved, quarterfinals. Foley then or he gets saved and I (Above) Foley cut a .007 light and ran an 8.22 on his 8.20 used a .007 light to beat don’t get to see it. I just dial to defeat Sunshine Dragstrip’s Joe Tillman in the semi’s. Norton’s teammate, Joe figured if it’s meant to (Below) In the other semifinal round, Jarosz was better on Tillman, in the semi’s. be it’ll happen.” the Tree and ran an 8.88 on his 8.85 dial to hold off Silver “I thought I was red, Driving the same car Dollar Raceway’s Josh Renfroe, who ran a near-perfect but when the red-light that he was runner-up 8.338 (8.33 dial). didn’t come on, I knew I’d with two years earlier, mowed it,” said Foley, Quarterfinalists: Jeremy Jarosz (’93 Mustang — Foley competed at the who ran an 8.22 on his Moroso); Craig Gingerich (’01 Corvette — Bradenton); Joe Division 2 NHRA 8.20 dial against Tillman (’07 Tundra — Sunshine); Chris Peeler (’73 Summit Racing Series Tillman’s breakout 9.45 Challenger — Northwest Tennessee); Steve Foley (’74 Finals. Representing (9.47). “When my win Duster — Montgomery); Donovan Norton (’04 F-150 — Montgomery
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