LARRY CUMMINGS CLAIMS VICTORY DESPITE ACCIDENT!
BRITT CUMMINGS FOLLOWS SUIT WITH SHOOTOUT WIN
The Moser Engineering backed Cummings Motorsports team, based in Hammond, LA hauled their fleet of competition vehicles to Lufkin, TX and Pine Valley Motorsports Park last weekend for the tracks inaugural IHRA Mr. Gasket Pro-Am event. There, the team would endure ups and downs, running the gamut of the emotional spectrum.
In the second round of Stock Eliminator, team patriarch Larry Cummings was defeated, and lost control of the Moser Engineering ’67 Chevy II shortly past the finish line and made contact with the retaining wall.
Said Cummings of the accident, "It was just one of those racing things. I was driving real aggressive, and locked up the brakes to catch (his opponents) dump. The left front locked up, and I got into the fence. It’s tough because the car was a showpiece, but it’s not totaled by any means. A few parts and a lot of bodywork, and we’ll be back."
Like a champion fighter, however, Cummings knock down in the second round would not be enough to deny the veteran driver on this day.
Following his accident, an unhurt Larry Cummings climbed behind the wheel of his Moser Engineering Super Stock Firebird, and emerged victorious. He defeated fellow touring professional Kevin Helms in the final round when Helms fouled with a -.003 reaction.
Larry’s son, Britt Cummings, kept the winning tradition alive with a victory in the Renegade shootout Saturday night, as he drove his Huntsville Engine & Performance powered Moser Engineering Dragster to the win over Shannon Brinkley.
To sum up the weekend, Britt had this to say; "We had some bad luck with the stocker, but we can replace that. The important thing is that Dad came out no worse for wear, and the stubborn old man came back to win in Super Stock! Slate and I stunk, you can quote me on that.
We’re better than we showed over the weekend, and we’ll get back on top."
The Moser Engineering/Cummings Motorsports team will hit the NHRA tour for the next two weeks, attending the NHRA Jeg’s Sportsnationals at their home track, No Problem Raceway, before attending the Lucas Oil Series event at the Texas Motorplex. In addition to Moser Engineering, the Cummings team wished to thank the following marketing partners for their continued support; Huntsville Engine & Performance, Holley Performance, Amalie Oil, Milodon, Mickey Thompson Tires, Borla, Worthy Race Cars, Richmond Gear, TAG Weather Stations, Hi-Tach Oil Stabilizer, Weld Wheels, B&M Performance Products, Brodix Cylinder Heads, RCI Components, Mr. Gasket, Autometer, Harwood, K&N Filters, Painless Wiring, Meguiars, and Biondo Race Products.