1320 Fabrication ET Series Champions

November 17th, 2021

   Story courtesy of:  MDIR



MMECHANICSVILLE, MARYLAND (November 17th, 2021) – The 1320 Fabrication ET Series Championship Weekend, October 30th – 31st, 2021, brought one of the highest car counts of the 2021 season and some of the tightest racing we had seen all year. A year long battle for the championship would all come down to one race, on one day, Championship Sunday. Going into Sunday’s Finale for Top ET, Robbie Parlett would hold a 31-point lead over Wesley Washington, 81 over Jason Kirby, and 100 points over Jeff Groat. In Mod ET, Jake Milstead would hold a commanding 70-point lead over second place Keven Yates, 71 points over Jason Kirby, and 111 points over Stephen Cross Jr. In Hubble Motorsports Junior Dragsters, five cars would still be in the hunt with Hunter Groat holding a 40- and 41-point lead over Gayge Farrell who held second (111x) and third place (127x), 41 points over Peyton Bunch, and 42 points over Zach Parlett.

In Top ET, both Kirby and Groat would be eliminated from the title hunt after first round of eliminations. Robbie Parlett and Wesley Washington would set the stage for a possible duel to the end between numbers one and two in the points standings. Parlett would be eliminated in second round opening the door for Washington. However, Washington would be eliminated during second round running Chris Wilkinson. Robbie Parlett is the 2021 Top ET Champion for the second time in his career. Parlett previously won the Top ET Championship back in 2018.

In Mod ET, Jake Milstead would come into the day with a commanding 70-point lead over second place. Milstead would lose in first round forcing him to re-entry. Milstead would respond with a round win in re-entry and eliminate Jason Kirby from title contention. Keven Yates would still have an opportunity going into second round, but Milstead would win second round and firmly secure the 2021 Mod ET Championship and go on to win the Mod ET race that night. This is Milstead’s second Mod ET Championship as he previously won the Championship back in 2013. He also is a three-time Late Model Performance Midnight Madness Champion winning in 2004, 2009, and 2017.

In Hubble Motorsports Junior Dragsters, racers would be chasing Hunter Groat. Fourth place Peyton Bunch would be out first round, and Gayge Farrell would be out with both entries in second round. Leaving Zach Parlett as the lone racer to chase down Hunter Groat. Groat would be able to win during third round to secure the championship and eliminate Parlett from the championship, however he would hurt the motor in the process. Groat, Ron Hubble, Farrell, and others would assist Groat in changing the motor and he would be able to continue in eliminations. However, he would be eliminated in the later rounds. Groat is the 2021 Hubble Motorsports Junior Dragster Champion.

The 2021 Ricks Jewelers Ring for the Queen fight brought six drivers tied at five diamond points each into the final race of the 2021 season. Marc Williams (Top ET), Brian McLaughlin (Top ET), Buddy McGowan (Top ET), Bobby Mattera (Mod ET), Alan Thatcher (Mod ET), and James Getty (Mod ET) would be making the chase for one of the most unique prizes for a track’s local ET Series. All six drivers would be eliminated early, and none would receive a diamond point to break the multiway tie. The Ricks Jewelers Ring for the Queen would ultimately come down to the tie breaker system. The first tie breaker, most points races won during the current season, would be the deciding factor. Bobby Mattera would be the only race winner after winning the Pro Challenge/ IHRA Sportsman Spectacular in the Mod ET Category in August. Bobby Mattera is the third Mattera to win the Ring for the Queen joining brothers Tony Mattera and John Mattera.

Congratulations to all of our 2021 1320 Fabrication ET Series Champions! We hope to see all of the sportsman racers back in 2022 for another stellar year of racing with the 1320 Fabrication ET Series!