Cummings Team Getting It Done on NHRA & IHRA Tours
Hammond, LA: The Moser Engineering backed Cummings Motorsports team is no stranger to success on the NHRA or IHRA tour. Brothers Britt and Slate Cummings have combined for four IHRA world championships, and the team that also includes family patriarch Larry Cummings and team driver Jody Simoneaux has been a consistent winner and championship threat on the NHRA tour for nearly a decade.
The Cummings team kicked off the month of June with a rare IHRA Summit Pro-Am appearance at nearby State Capitol Raceway in Baton Rouge, LA. There, the Moser Engineering team quickly found the stride that led them to so much IHRA success years ago, as Slate Cummings drove his Moser Chevy II to the Hot Rod victory and teammate Jody “Cool” Simoneaux duplicated the feat in Stock Eliminator.
A week later, the team made its way to Tulsa, OK for the NHRA LODRS event, but was defeated early in competition. They completed a three-week swing of summer competition at the NHRA LODRS event in Houston, TX. There, Britt Cummings drove his Moser Engineering Corvette to victory in Friday night’s Stock/Super Stock Combo event; a win that did not come without it’s own share of drama.
“After winning the opening round of the combo race, I was driving back through the pits in the Corvette,” Britt explained. “The pit lanes were really tight because they were trying to park everyone on asphalt given the recent rains. Long story short, I got tangled up with another racer; his car slid down the driver side of our Moser Corvette, and that careened me into a parked car with the passenger side of the Corvette. Jerron Settles just painted that car a few months ago, and needless to say we skinned it up pretty good.”
Undeterred, and with the help of a lot of duct tape, the team made the call for round two, and Britt went on to win the Friday night bonus race. In Saturday’s main event, Slate Cummings kept his recent hot streak rolling with a runner-up finish in Super Stock. Meanwhile, Simoneaux advanced to the quarterfinal round of Super Street competition in the team’s Moser Engineering backed Chevy II.
The upcoming schedule for the Cummings Motorsports team is somewhat fluid. This weekend, they’ve traded in their helmets for their promoter caps; as Britt and Slate team with the Folk Family for the third annual $25K Showdowns in Memphis, TN. Currently, Slate Cummings leads the NHRA Division 4 Super Stock JEGS All-Stars chase, but the Super Stock representative will not be decided until Saturday night. The Tulsa LODRS was postponed by rain with four Super Stock competitors remaining. Those four will finish the event Saturday night in Tulsa. Jacob Pitt has to win that event to overtake Slate Cummings and earn the JEGS All-Stars berth. If he falls in the semi-final or final round, Slate will take the position and enter Chicago in search of the fourth JEGS All-Stars title of his illustrious career.
The Cummings Motorsports team houses 8 competition vehicles driven by Larry, Britt, and Slate Cummings as well as teammate Jody “Cool” Simoneaux. In addition to major marketing partner Moser Engineering, the Cummings team relies on products and services from quality manufacturers including Trumble Racing Engines, FTI Torque Converters, Overkill Motorsports, Sunset Performance Engines, B&M Performance, Weldon, Afco, Borla, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Mickey Thompson Tires, K&N, Holley Performance, Amalie Oil, Weld Wheels, Richmond Gear, Altronics, Harwood, Nitroplate, Edelbrock, Mr. Gasket, Jeff Taylor Racing Engines, Biondo Racing Products, Auto Meter, Phantom Race Cars, Simpson Safety Equipment, H&F Performance, Folk Race Cars, Moroso, Weld Wheels, Comp Cams, Renegade Race Fuels, Total Seal, Trend Performance, Diamond Pistons, and Milodon.
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