NHRA SUMMIT RACING SERIES FINALS (Div. 4) - Dennis Cameron Sr. had been close to reaching the winner's circle before, having reached the semi's at last year's NHRA Summit Racing Series Finals, where he was felled by a red-light start.
Division 4 No Electronics-Quick Veteran Cameron earns first Finals title Dennis Cameron Sr. (above left), of Red River Raceway, earned his first NHRA Summit Racing Series Finals victory by driving his ’27 Ford roadster to a near-perfect (+.003) 8.463 to defeat Lee Bannister’s ’73 Pontiac, which broke out with an 11.89 on an 11.91 dial. (Left) Cameron and his entourage were greeted in the winner’s circle by Division 4 Director Craig Hutchinson. NHRA SUMMIT RACING SERIES FINALS finally go all the way when he drove his ’27 Ford Cameron said that the toughest race took place (Div. 4) — Dennis Cameron Sr. had been close to roadster to the No Electronics-Quick final-round in the first round, which was run on Saturday reaching the winner’s circle before, having reached victory over the ’73 Pontiac of Team Edinburg Int’l evening before the balance of Sunday’s the semi’s at last year’s NHRA Summit Racing Racetrack’s Lee Bannister. eliminations. “I learned something from what Series Finals, where he was felled by a red-light Said Cameron, “Last year’s semifinal-round happened to me at last year’s E.T. Finals,” said start. So it was quite gratifying for the longtime finish was the best I’ve done at an E.T. Finals, and Cameron. “After deep staging in all of my time- campaigner from the Red River Raceway team to the red-light from that race didn’t enter my mind at trial runs during the day, I shallow staged at night this event because the conditions were totally to compensate for the quicker reaction time that I different. Last year, we got into the dark, which expected.” Cameron’s strategy worked to made me see the Tree quicker. This time, we ran perfection as he cut a stout .005 light for his first- the final rounds in daylight, and I didn’t have to round win over Tim Baker, which was achieved deal with that situation again.” with a .044-over 8.504 to Baker’s .012-over 10.692. The win was especially rewarding because Cameron’s roadster features a Super Gas- Cameron had competed in so many Finals. Cameron specific chassis that was built by Don Davis, and Quarterfinalists: Lee Bannister (’73 Pontiac — said, “I began competing in the E.T. Series when he purchased the car several years ago from late Edinburg); Shane Digilormo (’72 Chevelle — Red River); they first started in the mid-1970s. I took 11 years Super-class racer Carlton Graham. Dennis Cameron Sr. (’27 Ford roadster — Red River); off from 1986 to 1997, but I’ve still
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