THE TIME SLIP

Drag Racing Results for July 14 - 18, 2021

Please, make it stop

by Neil Van Zile

In an effort to lessen the trauma, we are going to avoid using the “R” word, but there is no way to avoid what the recent dampness has done to the drag racing schedules in New England this month. The weather has been so wet lately that lawns have grown to unheard-of heights, window frames have swollen to the point where they become unusable, and mold is growing on top of mold. That doesn’t mean that there wasn’t any drag racing. 

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Todd Rochefort took Tin Can to the Winner’s Circle at the Street Outlaws No Prep event

New England Dragway played host to the Street Outlaws No Prep Kings television show/drag race on Friday and Saturday. Of course, the wet weather forced an early end to the race so the final round between Cody Baker and Eric Kvilhaug will be held at another Street Outlaws event later this summer. 

Todd Rochefort of Taunton, MA took his turbocharged Chevette named Tin Can to the winner’s circle in the Small Tire class. 

Unfortunately, the All-Star Racing Association (ASRA) race that was scheduled for Sunday was postponed to a later date due to inclement weather. 

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Lebanon Valley Dragway had to cancel their racing on Wednesday night and on Sunday, but they did host the Bikes In The Valley series and the Central Mass Drag Racers (CMDR) on Saturday. 

Jamie Sarracco was a big winner at Cecil County

One of the LVD racers also did well at the Jim Harrington Bracket Race at Cecil County Dragway. Jamie Sarracco took one of those really large checks home by winning his class on Sunday. 

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New Oxford Dragway had a complete event on Friday night.

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Winterport Dragway was washed out on Sunday. 

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The Loring Timing Association held their first land speed racing event of the year in Limestone, ME, and a number of new records were set in various classes. The LTA has some coverage of their event on their Facebook page here. And check out the cool video by Deschaine Digital

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The 2021 JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals were held at National Trail Raceway in Ohio this past weekend. There weren’t too many New Englanders in competition at the event, but two New England-based racers did end up in the final rounds of their respective classes. 

Brian Sawyer of Lunenburg, MA was runner-up in the Super Street final against Scott Weisend. 

Darren Wood of Barkhamsted CT won a double-breakout final in Super Gas against Jeff Jenson. 

Drag Race Central has complete round-by-round coverage of the event online.

Drag Racing Results for July 14 - 18, 2021

Lebanon Valley Dragway

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Central Mass Drag Racers (CMDR)
W: Britt Taylor (1968 Camaro) 10.11 dial – 0.087 RT – 10.140 at 133.21 mph
R/U: Dan Pickett (1971 Camaro) 10.40 dial – 0.061 RT – 10.502 at 125.12 mph

Britt Taylor - CMDR Winner
Britt Taylor – CMDR Winner

Bikes In The Valley Pro
W: Adam Sheran (2000 Haybusa 1300R) 9.08 dial – 0.012 RT – 9.107 at 139.80 mph
R/U: Ben Fish (1976 Z1) 9.55 dial – 0.008 RT – 9.586 at 132.03 mph

Bikes In The Valley 9.20 & Below
W: Adam Sheran (2003 Hayabusa) 9.08 dial – 0.102 RT – 9.141 at 139.13 mph
R/U: Matt Gazaille (2007 GSXR-1000) 9.20 dial – 0.099 RT – 9.297 at 141.55 mph

Adam Sheran doubled-up in the Bikes In The Valley series
Adam Sheran doubled-up in the Bikes In The Valley series

Bikes In The Valley Street
W: Bob Bradley (2009 ZX14) 9.75 dial – 0.053 RT – 9.760 at 133.78 mph
R/U: Duke Huyck (2007 ZX14) 8.91 dial – 0.064 RT – 8.950 at 150.82 mph

Bob Bradley (right) took his bike to the winner's circle on Saturday in the BIV Street Class. Duke Huyck (left) was runner-up.
Bob Bradley (right) took his bike to the winner’s circle on Saturday in the BIV Street Class. Duke Huyck (left) was runner-up.
 
Thanks to Zac Prochera
for the Winner’s Circle photos from LVD

New Oxford Dragway

Friday, July 16, 2021

Top ET
Winner: Paul Pinette
Runner Up: Jim Thyng

Modified
Winner: Romeo Roy
Runner Up: Kevin Merrill

Romeo Roy
Romeo Roy

Nostalgia
Winner: Dan Poirier
Runner Up: Russ Abbott

Dan Poirier
Dan Poirier

Bike & Sled
Winner: Tyler Wilkerson
Runner Up: Austin Romano

Tyler Wilkerson
Tyler Wilkerson

Street
Winner: Russ Abbott
Runner Up: Blake Babineau

Russ Abbott
Russ Abbott