THE TIME SLIP

Drag Racing Results for August 4 - 8, 2021

Jr. Dragster Divisional at LVD

"Brutal" August weather and

"Keeping it in the family"

were the stories last weekend

by Neil Van Zile

The Jr. Dragster Divisional race at Lebanon Valley was the big story this past weekend, but there was a lot of great racing all over the New England region. While Jr. Dragster teams from all of the Division 1 NHRA track invaded the Valley of Speed, all the other tracks took advantage of the clear skies to get in some racing from the specialty racing series. While some racers described the weather conditions as “brutal,” everyone worked through it and completed a long list of eliminators. 

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For more photos of the racing at Lebanon Valley Dragway
and New England Dragway, check out the
Northeast Drag News Facebook
page and look for the photo albums. 

Volume 1 – Issue 20
For the week of August 2 – 8, 2021

Welcome to Issue 20 of THE TIME SLIP

Lebanon Valley Dragway played host to Jr. Dragster teams from all over NHRA Division 1. The NHRA/JDRL Jr. Championships were held for three days and featured two days of Gamblers racing and one day of championship eliminators.

The New England Dragway team came out on top in total finishes, followed closely by Island Dragway. 

Team Finishes
New England Dragway – 12
Island Dragway – 11
Cecil County Dragway – 10
Numidia Dragway – 10
Lebanon Valley Dragway – 8
Mason Dixon Dragway – 6
Atco Dragway – 3
South Mountain – 2
Maple Grove Dragway – 1

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New England Dragway used the weekend to host a number of independent series, including the Outlaw 10.5 and the Top Sportsman. 

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New Oxford Dragway ran a full slate of points races on Friday night, including a round of Jr. Dragster.

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Winterport Dragway Hosted the Gassah Guys Vaughn Stevens Mid-Season Championship event on Saturday and a weekly bracket program on Sunday. 

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If there was any doubt as to whether drag racing was a family sport, here’s a list that should put an end to that debate. In the interest of fairness, we are listing these in alphabetical order.

The DeCastro Family made three trips to the New England Dragway Winner’s Circle over the weekend. The husband and wife team run in the Outlaw 10.5 series, and Patty DeCastro took her Mustang to a win in Real Street on Saturday AND Sunday. Not to be outdone, Andy DeCastro pulled off the win in his Ford Fairmont in Fast Street on Sunday.

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The Genualdo Family continued their winnings ways, and this time brother Kyle got in on the action. Kyle Genualdo won the 13-14 Jr. Gamblers race on Friday at the NHRA/JDRL Jr. Championships at LVD, and his sister Kaylee Genualdo won the main event in the 15-17 class on Saturday. Kyle then went on to runner-up in the Jr. Dragster eliminator during LVD’s Sunday’s bracket events.

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The Horton Family has been on a tear this season, and Logan Horton continued the trend with a runner-up in the 6-9 age group at the NHRA/JDRL Jr. Championships at LVD on Saturday. Then dad Wayne Horton towed down the hill and won the Iannotti Bros. Select Cars Top Sportsman race on Sunday at New England Dragway in the Lewis Sugg’s Camaro.

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The Kirpens Boys pulled off a father and son double win last week. Bill Kirpens, Jr. ran his Dodge Dakota pickup to the Winner’s Circle in Wednesday night’s Sportsman ET class at Lebanon Valley Dragway. Bill Kirpens, Sr. showed that he still has what it takes at 72 years of age when he took his Duster to the win in Pro Eliminator on Sunday at LVD.

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The McCormick Family were also father and son winners. Son Zachary McCormick was victorious in the 13-14 Gamblers race on Thursday at the NHRA/JDRL Jr. Championships at LVD. Then on Sunday, dad Scott McCormick took his door car to the win over the dragsters in Super Eliminator with his Nova.

Scott & Zachary McCormick fist-bump before racing commences on Sunday morning
Scott & Zachary McCormick fist-bump before racing commences on Sunday morning. They both made it to the LVD Winner’s Circle before the weekend was over.

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The Ticcony Family had two runner-up finishes among the family members. Danielle Ticcony made it to the finals on Friday in the 13-14 Gamblers race at the NHRA/JDRL Jr. Championships, and her dad, Matt Ticcony was the runner-up in Pro Eliminator on Sunday during the LVD bracket race.

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Outside Of Our Jurisdiction

Ron & Laura SanGiovanni of Wallingford, Connecticut achieved a long-time goal when their XF/BFRMR (Vintage Ford Flathead powered Rear Engine Modified Roadster) became the first flathead powered roadster on gasoline to break the 200 mph mark at Bonneville Speedweek. They went on to set a new XF/BFRMR record with an official two-way speed average of 205.70 mph. There are probably more records in the car since they had it running at more than 207 mph at the recent Loring Timing Association meet in Limestone, Maine in preparation for the run on the salt.

Ron & Laura SanGiovanni - XF-BGRMR
Ron & Laura SanGiovanni and their team with the XF-BGRMR at Bonneville Salt Flats after their record-setting run.

Drag Racing Results for August 4 - 8, 2021

Lebanon Valley Dragway

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Sportsman
W; Billy Kirpens, Jr. (1994 Dakota) 11.79 dial – 0.042 RT – 11.803 at 102.03 mph
R/U: Dennis Garrity (1971 Swinger Dart) 11.58 dial – 0.022 RT – 11.561** at 114.17 mph

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Open Trophy
W: Hunter Stimpson (1971 Ventura) II 13.83 dial – 0.045 RT – 13.823 at 100.70 mph
R/U: Steve Larsen (1947 Coupe) 12.48 dial – 0.140 RT – 12.429** at 111.57 mph

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Pure Street Motorcycle
W: Guy Gardner (2013 ZX14R) 9.19 dial – 0.052 RT – 9.237 at 142.96 mph
R/U: Kevin Manchester (2013 Hayabusa) 8.78 dial – 0.171 RT – 8.737** at 150.35 mph

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Street Stick
W: Ken Boyer (1981 Corvette) 11.93 dial – 0.079 RT – 11.964 at 109.97 mph
R/U: Jesse Farquar (2020 Jetta) 14.99 dial – 0.118 RT – 15.043 at 94.86 mph

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Thursday, August 5, 2021

13-16 Jr Gamblers
W: Zachary McCormick (2009 Junior Dragster) 7.90 dial – 0.022 RT – 7.924 at 79.79 mph
R/U: Justin Handwerk (2020 Junior Dragster) 7.96 dial – 0.080 RT – 7.958** at 81.89 mph

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6-12 Jr Gamblers
W: Emily Stalba (2020 Junior Dragster) 8.92 dial – 0.041 RT – 8.928 at 72.74 mph
R/U: Albert Gouveia (2020 Junior Dragster) 8.95 dial – 0.021 RT – 8.987 at 73.15 mph

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330 Outlaw Jrs
W: Francis Vignola (unknown) 0.053 4.569 at 14.81 mph
R/U: Aidan Baker (unknown) 0.116 RT – 4.590 at 14.74 mph

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Jr Street
W: Gian-Anthony Melendy (64 Nova) 9.01 dial – 0.111 RT – 9.097 at 74.80 mph
R/U: Jaina Embley (1992 S10 Blazer) 9.01 dial – 0.091 RT – 9.123 at 74.90 mph

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Friday, August 6, 2021

6-12 Jr Gamblers
W: Gavin Hill (2017 Junior Dragster) 8.90 dial – 0.036 RT – 8.962 at 70.22 mph
R/U: Maddie Torchia (2004 Junior Dragster) 8.90 dial – 0.059 RT – 8.983 at 71.48 mph

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13-16 Jr Gamblers
W: Kyle Genualdo (2019 Junior Dragster) 8.39 dial – 0.038 RT – 8.442 at 76.44 mph
R/U: Danielle Ticcony (2009 Junior Dragster) 7.96 dial – -0.050* RT – 8.014 at 82.07 mph

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Jr Race Of Champions
W: Justin Handwerk (2020 Junior Dragster) 7.90 dial – 0.037 RT – 7.954 at 81.43 mph
R/U: Jenna Nichols (2006 Junior Dragster) 7.92 dial – 0.048 RT – 7.981 at 80.06 mph

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Jr Street
W: Gian-Anthony Melendy (1964 Nova) 9.04 dial – 0.060 RT – 8.998 at 76.40 mph
R/U: Alex Erickson (2005) 10.25 dial – -0.190* RT – 10.292 at 69.32 mph

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Saturday, August 7, 2021

6-9 Jrs
W: Mallory Dietz (2006 Junior Dragster) 11.90 dial – 0.065 RT – 11.928 at 51.98 mph
R/U: Logan Horton (2006 Junior Dragster) 11.97 dial – 0.120 RT – 11.941** at 52.67 mph

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10-12 Jrs
W: Morgan Harp (2021 Junior Dragster) 8.95 dial – 0.127 RT – 9.001 at 67.38 mph
R/U: Nolan Thomas (2016 Junior Dragster) 8.91 dial – 0.170 RT – 8.932 at 73.68 mph

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13-14 Jrs
W: Chris Khoury (2005 Junior Dragster) 7.97 dial – 0.050 RT – 8.014 at 78.88 mph
R/U: Gavin Roth (unknown) 7.90 dial – 0.029 RT – 7.880** at 77.92 mph

Chris Khoury
Chris Khoury

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15-17 Jrs
W: Kaylee Genualdo (2018 Junior Dragster) 8.04 dial – 0.056 RT – 8.070 at 78.19 mph
R/U: Eric Bowles (2009 Junior Dragster) 8.11 dial – 0.062 RT – 8.149 at 77.37 mph

Kaylee Genualdo
Kaylee Genualdo

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Jr Street
W: Jaina Embley (1992 S10 Blazer) 9.02 dial – 0.051 RT – 9.063 at 75.15 mph
R/U: Gian-Anthony Melendy (1964 Nova) 9.05 dial – -0.056* RT – 9.046** at 75.55 mph

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Jr Street Consolation
W: Alex Erickson (unknown) 10.23 dial – 0.004 RT – 10.230 at 69.56 mph
R/U: Zachary Strobel (2012 Mustang) 10.30 dial – -0.015* RT – 10.532 at 72.29 mph

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Jr Consolation
W: Nathan Mendenhall (2009 Junior Dragster) 7.92 dial – 0.007 RT – 7.942 at 80.20 mph
R/U: Harley Parson (2007 Junior Dragster) 7.90 dial – 0.022 RT – 7.931 at 81.19 mph

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Sunday, August 8, 2021

Super
W: Scott McCormick (1970 Nova SS) 9.45 dial – 0.000 RT – 9.486 at 138.36 mph
R/U: Richard Carbone (unknown) 7.50 dial – 0.021 RT – 7.552 at 171.61 mph

Scott McCormick

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Pro
W: Bill Kirpens, Sr. (1971 Duster) 9.95 dial – 0.046 RT – 9.991 at 131.56 mph
R/U: Matt Ticcony (1969 Barracuda) 11.09 dial – -0.027* RT – 11.114 at 114.04 mph

Bill Kirpens, Sr.
Bill Kirpens, Sr.

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Motorcycle/Sled
W: Bob Carlson (2012 ZX-14R) 8.64 dial – 0.044 RT – 8.706 at 145.63 mph
R/U: Kim Kiniry (2008 Hayabusa) 8.58 dial – 0.080 RT – 8.612 at 151.56 mph

Bob Carlson
Bob Carlson

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Jr Dragster
W: Travis Paquin (2019 Jr Dragster) 7.90 dial – 0.009 RT – 7.890 at 80.71 mph
R/U: Kyle Genuardo (2019 Junior Dragster) 8.43 dial – 0.024 RT – 8.375** at 75.27 mph

Travis Paquin
Travis Paquin

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Jr Street
W: Spencer Jasmin (1972 300) 10.00 dial – 0.231 RT – 10.050 at 72.67 mph
R/U: Zachary Zibella (2014) 11.45 dial – 0.139 RT – 11.311** at 64.78 mph

Spencer Jasmin
Spencer Jasmin

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Open Trophy
W: Bill Smith (Chevy C10) 12.03 dial – 0.073 RT – 12.155 at 99.49 mph
R/U: Mark Richards (1967 Mustang) 11.44 dial – 0.647 RT – 11.556 at 114.82 mph

Bill Smith
Bill Smith

New Oxford Dragway

Friday, August 6, 2021

Top
Winner: Paul Pinette
Runner-Up: Joe Cooper

Paul Pinette
Paul Pinette
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Modified
Winner: Joseph Greco
Runner-Up: Eric Knapik

Joseph Greco
Joseph Greco
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Nostalgia
Winner: Russ Abbott
Runner-Up: Ron Childs

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Sled & Bike
Winner: Justin Wood
Runner-Up: Tristin Blossom

Justin Wood
Justin Wood
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Street
Winner: Russ Abbott
Runner-Up: Kayla Edmonds

Russ Abbott
Russ Abbott
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Junior Dragster
Winner: Aubrey Wood
Runner Up: Logan Langlois

Aubrey Wood
Aubrey Wood

New England Dragway

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Super Street
W: Jason Mazzotta – 10.90 dial – .016 RT – 10.876 at 129.87 mph
R/U: Ray Knight – 10.90 dial – .019 10.857 at 131.96 mph
Jay Mazzotta
Jay Mazzotta
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Super Gas
W: Mac Starks, Jr. – 9.90 dial – .009 RT – 9.971 at 149.80 mph
R/U: Bob Pais – 9.90 dial – .232 RT – 9.866 at 158.32 mph
Mac Starks, Jr.
Mac Starks, Jr.
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Super Comp
W: Donald Milson – 8.90 dial – .033 RT – 8.904 at 174.32 mph
R/U: Ray Fredericks – 8.90 dial – .040 RT – 8.913 at 179.11 mph
Donald Milson
Donald Milson
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Central Mass Drag Racers (CMDR)
W: Dan Pickett – 10.40 dial – .117 RT – 10.404 at 126.49 mph
R/U: Andy DeCarolis – 10.90 dial – .073 RT – 10.895 at 116.85 mph
Dan Pickett
Dan Pickett
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Underground Street Bike (UGSB) Gamblers
W: Desmond White – 8.90 dial – .203 RT – 9.072 at 148.43 mph
R/U: Carlos Fontanez – 9.38 dial – .412 RT – 9.315 at 144.27 mph
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Outlaw 10.5 True Street
W: Ron Childs – 12.50 dial – .006 RT – 12.509 at 104.59 mph
R/U: Steve George – 12.50 dial – .025 RT – 12.531 at 105.68 mph
Ron Childs
Ron Childs
 
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Outlaw 10.5 Real Street
W: Patty DeCastro – 11.50 dial – .008 RT – 11.558 at 118.73 mph
R/U: Jamie Blake – 11.50 dial – .047 RT – 11.538 at 119.43 mph
Patty DeCastro
Patty DeCastro
 
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Outlaw 10.5 Fast Street
W: Greg Bagnell, Jr. – 10.50 dial – .031 RT – 10.801 at 120.32 mph
R/U: Bob Baptista – 10.50 dial – -.017 RT – 10.924 at 124.01 mph
Greg Bagnell, Jr.
Greg Bagnell, Jr.
 
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Outlaw 10.5 Super Street
Gregg Boudreau
Gregg Boudreau
Gregg Boudreau
 
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Outlaw 10.5 Wild Street
W: William Sanford – 8.50 dial – .022 RT – 8.593 at 160.52 mph
R/U: David Dufresne – 8.50 dial – .035 RT – 8.494 at 155.70 mph

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Sunday, August 8, 2021

Top Bike
W: Gary Russell – 9.04 dial – .033 RT – 9.040 at 139.39 mph
R/U: Roy Resendes – 7.97 dial – .083 RT – 8.052 at 160.27 mph

Gary Russell
Gary Russell

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Top Sportsman
W: Wayne Horton – 4.65 dial – .013 RT – 4.661 at 151.200 mph
R/U: Eric Cabral – 4.73 dial – .023 RT – 4.750 at 144.940 mph

Wayne Horton
Wayne Horton

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Super Comp
W: Shelby Kingsley – 8.90 dial – .030 RT – 8.911 at 156.35 mph
R/U: Donald Milson – 8.90 dial – .031 RT – 8.897 at 166.74 mph

Shelby Kingsley
Shelby Kingsley

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Super Gas
W: Steven Paquin – 9.90 dial – .019 RT – 9.915 at 156.44 mph
R/U: Mac Starks Jr. – 9.90 dial – .037 RT – 9.900 at 162.04 mph

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Super Street
W: Tyler Christopher – 10.90 dial – .030 RT – 10.873 at 121.67 mph
R/U: Chris LeBlanc – 10.90 dial – .086 RT – 10.856 at 138.88 mph

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Outlaw 10.5 Real Street
W: Patty DeCastro – 11.50 dial – .051 RT – 11.558 at 115.54 mph
R/U: Eugene Hubert – 11.50 dial – .000 RT – 11.815 at 115.73 mph

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Outlaw 10.5 True Street
W: Ron Childs – 12.50 dial – .035 RT – 12.624 at 93.09 mph
R/U: Austin Nealley – 12.50 dial – .024 RT – 12.979 at 112.65 mph

Ron Childs
Ron Childs

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Outlaw 10.5 Super Street
W: Glenn Birch – 9.50 dial – .155 RT – 9.601 at 134.52 mph
R/U: Nick Bousquet – 9.50 dial – .331 RT – 9.642 at 144.33 mph

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Outlaw 10.5 Fast Street
W: Andy DeCastro – 10.50 dial – .010 RT – 10.538 at 124.30 mph
R/U: Bob Baptista – 10.50 dial – .037 RT – 10.542 at 128.18 mph

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Outlaw 10.5 Wild Street
W: Charlie Gagnon – 8.50 dial – .070 RT – 8.527 at 162.45 mph
R/U: William Sanford – 8.50 dial – .080 RT – 8.568 at 159.55 mph

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8.90 Index Bikes
W: Donny Lynch – 8.90 dial – .218 RT – 9.064 at 147.50 mph
R/U: Carlos Fontanez – 8.90 dial – .183 RT – 9.547 at 145.13 mph

Winterport Dragway

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Vaughn Stevens Mid Season Championships

Larry Emery

Larry Emery
Larry Emery

Click Here for Photos from Winterport by Stacy Robey

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Super Pro
Winner – Joe Cooper
Runner up – Sean Eori

Pro
Winner – David Moore
Runner up – Cory Webb

Bikes & Sleds
Winner – Jared Gray
Runner up – Paul Keaton

Foot Brake
Winner – Brad Nichols
Runner up – Ed Rankin, Sr.

Jr Dragster
Winner – Nikolas Worth
Runner up – Brennan Keaton

True Street
Winner – Cliff Warren
Runner up – Leon Shorey