Hughes Make History at IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular
ALLEN, La. — Perry Comeaux and Brian Hughes
made history as the first winners of the new International
Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Summit Sportsman Spectacular
races at State Capitol Raceway.
from Praireville, La., was the winner of Saturday’s
Moser $10k race. Hughes from Diana, Texas was the winner
of the LaQuinta Inn & Suites $5k race, which was moved
up to Saturday night due to a wet weather forecast.
IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular was created to produce
a double-race weekend with increased purses that is affordable
for grassroots, bracket-racing competitors who support
their local tracks each week. Saturday’s action
did just that.
(below) was presented an IHRA Ironman Trophy and a large
championship check for $10,000 for his efforts. Brad Roberts
of Carthage, Texas captured the $2,000 runner-up prize.
Lummus (below) from China, Texas picked up $700 for his
win in the Junior Dragster division. Cole Walker from
Denham Springs, La., got the $200 runner-up prize.
(below) received a large championship check for $5,000
and an IHRA Ironman Trophy for his winning efforts on
Saturday night. Hughes will also receive a unique custom
painted, one-of-a-kind trophy helmet from IHRA partner
Imagine That Customs. Josh Enroth from Gulfport, Miss.,
ended up with $1,500 in prize money for finishing runner-up
and earning a semifinal-round bonus.
Gallet (below) from Breaux Bridge, La., received the $700
prize as the Junior Dragster winner as Lummus was again
in the finals, earning $200 as the runner-up. Each of
the weekend’s runner-up finishers also received
a special IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular medal.
Hyatt (below) captured a $1,000 prize as the highest finishing
No Box racer for Saturday. Robbie Mullins earned the $1,000
bonus as the No Box winner on Saturday night.
addition, all IHRA members who advanced to the semifinal
rounds received bonuses from Summit Racing Equipment and
there were several round-prize winners seen here thanks
to the IHRA’s great partners.
can sign up for the next IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular
event on May 18-20 at Keystone Raceway Park in New Alexandria,
Pa., by clicking here.
and photos submitted by Ryan Perezluha, IRG Sports &