International Hot Rod Association – Highlights from the All-Bridges IHRA Sportsman Spectacular Finals presented by Hagerty and Moser Engineering at Union Dragway

UNION, SC – Father experienced the best at this past weekend’s International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) sports show presented by Hagerty and Moser Engineering at Union Dragway.

John Bridges claimed victory in the Top Eliminator category on Saturday with his son, Isaac Bridges, the runner-up. John Bridges, a driver from Shelby, North Carolina who has won races in the Carolinas, returned to Sunday’s final round where he lost to Harrison Crawford.

Union Dragway continued to be a special place for Crawford. It was there that he scored his first Junior Dragster victory, and now it is the site of his first big car victory.

Harrison Crawford

Returning to Saturday’s action, Brent Hyatt rode his 1972 Chevy Nova to victory over Robert Rayfield. David Hoyt was the Sportsman winner with Sarah Sinclair his final round opponent.

Brent Hyatt

Among the younger riders, Kailey Tate beat Ross Dochterman in the TCR final. Kyle Chapman took the win in the Junior Dragster ranks with Adam Agee in second place.

Kyle Chapman

In Sunday’s finale, Ryan Snipes drove his modified red Chevy S-10 pickup to victory with Robbie Philbeck the runner-up. Philbeck had a productive day, reaching the Sportsman Finals where he beat Rob Armstrong for the win.

Ryan Snipes

Haley Paschal was the TCR winner on Sunday and Josey Thompson also made it to the final round. Gavin Whisnant completed the list of winners for the weekend with his victory in Junior Dragster. Hannah Lindsey finished second.

Haley Pascal

The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Sportsman Spectacular presented by Hagerty and Moser Engineering returns July 9-10 to Onawa Dragway in Iowa.

Andrew B. Reiter