THE TIME SLIP

Drag Racing Results for July 21 - 25, 2021

Papa Ray would have been proud

by Neil Van Zile

We actually had drag racing this past weekend. Sunday was a washout, but all four drag strips in the region have racing results to post in this edition of The Time Slip. 

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New England Dragway The Papa Ray Memorial Race was the highlight of the weekend in the Northeast, with more than 200 cars showing up for the second edition of this event in memory of Ray Rice. The whole Rice family is involved in putting on the event. This year featured classes for Box and No-Box, plus Jr. Dragster competition. 

Thanks to the sponsors of the Papa Ray Memorial Race for making this event possible:

  • Auto Park
  • MERAKI Hair Company
  • Stewart Plumbing
  • Val and Debby DiGenova
  • Epic Auto Sales
  • Central Mass Drag Racers
  • Knight Family Racing
  • Pat Mcquade
    Full Throttle Transport
  • Willard Auto Service
  • Gary Rice Equipment
  • Tony Correia
  • Jorge and Stephanie Correia
  • Clough Family
  • Dennis and Lisa Gaboriault
  • Ciara Family Racing
  • Cove Automotive
  • Ed Yessaian
  • Power Technologies
  • Kenny LeBlanc
  • Chin Racing
  • He’s Dialed What? Podcast

Racing was rained out on Sunday, causing the cancellation of the New England Hall of Fame Nostalgia race. The Orientals Hot Rod Club did host the induction ceremonies for this year’s class of the New England Hot Rod Hall of Fame. Congratulations on the latest inductees, Earl Carter, Ed Pearson, and The Willard Family. 

The 2021 Class of Inductees to the New England Hot Hall of Fame - The Willard Family, Ed Pearson, and Earl Carter
The 2021 Class of Inductees to the New England Hot Hall of Fame – The Willard Family, Ed Pearson, and Earl Carter

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Lebanon Valley Dragway was able to run its full Wednesday night program under the threat of rain and multiple oil-downs. On Saturday the East Coast Gassers (ECG) held the first of a planned double-header weekend, along with the Port-A-Tree Gamblers series and the Northeast Old Drag Racers and Musclecar Association (NODRAMA). Wet weather on Sunday forced the cancelation of the second ECG race and the rest of the scheduled eliminators.

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New Oxford Dragway had a complete event on Friday night.

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Winterport Dragway was rained out on Sunday, but they were able to run their Quick 16 Door Car race on Saturday.

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Outside of our jurisdiction, Numidia Dragway was the host of an NHRA Lucas Oil Divisional series event. Three New England-based racers made it to the final rounds. In Stock Eliminator it was an all-New England final, with Marlborough, CT’s Joe Santangelo defeating Bob Broadbent out of Hampton, NH. Brian Sawyer from Lunenberg, MA followed up his recent runner-up finish with a victory in Super Street against Chris Depascale

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

Drag Racing Results for July 21 - 25, 2021

Lebanon Valley Dragway

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Pure Street Motorcycle
W: Guy Gardner (2013 ZX14R) – 9.19 dial – 0.045 RT – 9.240 at 146.60 mph
R/U: Bob Bradley (2009 ZX14) – 9.67 dial – 0.060 RT – 9.710 at 136.83 mph

Street ET
W: Nelson Belot (1976 Nova) – 11.68 dial – 0.033 RT – 11.693 at 112.07 mph
R/U: Ed Martelli (1981 Malibu) – 11.72 dial – 0.065 RT – 11.741 at 107.84 mph

Street Stick
W: Colby Pitcher (2004 SXT) – 16.50 dial – 0.271 RT – 16.592 at 84.62 mph
R/U: Jesse Farquar (2020 Jetta) – 14.90 dial – 0.058 RT – 15.246 at 81.68 mph

Street Trophy
W: Tony Madison (1998 Corvette) – 13.30 dial – 0.176 RT – 13.861 at 83.39 mph
R/U: Amy Luzzi (1900) – 14.52 dial – 0.469 RT – 14.851 at 93.56 mph

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East Coast Gassers (ECG)

W: Clayton Deming (1964 Falcon) – 10.47 dial – 0.041 RT – 10.472 at 127.54 mph
R/U: Jim Wheeler (1964 Nova II) – 10.77 dial – 0.056 RT – 10.735** 120.24 mph

 Electronic Gamblers

W: Grant Nichols SR (2003 Dragster) – 7.73 dial – 0.016 RT – 7.756 at 168.45 mph
R/U: Sharon Edgar (1990 Mustang) – 9.94 dial – 0.061 RT – 9.897** at 136.28 mph

Non-Electronic Gamblers

W: Paul Scribani (1900) – 9.11 dial – 0.009 RT – 9.126 at 146.08 mph
R/U: Nelson Belot, Sr. (1970 Nova) – 9.93 dial – 0.039 RT – 9.948 at 130.07 mph

Northeast Old Drag Racers and Musclecar Association (NODRAMA)

W: Britt Taylor (1968 Camaro) – 10.05 dial – 0.062 RT – 10.040 at 135.44 mph
R/U: Jeff Kraenzle (1968 Cuda) – 10.22 dial – 0.028 RT – 10.184** at 128.00 mph

Britt Taylor (right) defeated Jeff Kraenzle in the NODRAMA final
Britt Taylor (right) defeated Jeff Kraenzle in the NODRAMA final
 

New Oxford Dragway

Friday, July 23, 2021

Top ET
Winner: Jordan Hanson
Runner Up: Joe Cooper

Jordan Hanson
Jordan Hanson

Modified
Winner: Jon Rose
Runner Up: John Sloan

John Sloan (Right) and Jon Rose (Left)
John Sloan (Right) and Jon Rose (Left)

Nostalgia
Winner: Bryan Brownell
Runner Up: Russ Abbott

Bryan Brownell
Bryan Brownell

Sled & Bike
Winner: Tyler Wilkerson
Runner Up: Tristin Blossom

Tyler Wilkerson
Tyler Wilkerson

Street
Winner: Blake Babineau
Runner Up: Kelsey Smith

Blake Babineau
Blake Babineau

Junior Dragster
Winner: Josh Blais
Runner Up: Kaleb Langlois

Josh Blais
Josh Blais

New England Dragway

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Papa Ray Memorial Race

Box Eliminator
W: Jeff Scafidi – (11.01 dial) – .032 RT – 11.046 at 158.00 mph
R/U: Stephen Palmer – (9.92 dial) – .027 RT – 28.414 at 0.00 mph

Jeff Scafidi
Jeff Scafidi

No Box Eliminator
W: Kyle Murray – (10.19 dial) – .050 RT – 10.203 at 122.82 mph
R/U: Chris Rice – (9.90 dial) – .106 RT – 9.851 at 134.67 mph

Kyle Murray
Kyle Murray

Kyle Murray defeated Jeff Scafidi in the Run-Off race.

Junior Dragster
W: Chris Khoury – (7.90 dial) – .048 RT – 7.949 at 79.880 mph
R/U: Cody Cumming – (8.93) – .102 RT – 8.940 at 72.250 mph

Chris Khoury
Chris Khoury

Jr. Dragster Gamblers
W: Abigail Trick – (7.90 dial) – .031 RT – 7.945 at 81.700 mph
R/U: Kyle Genualdo – (8.34 dial) – (-.021) RT – 8.333 at 76.760 mph

Abbi Trick
Abigail Trick

Winterport Dragway

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Quick 16 Winner - Sean Eori
Quick 16 Winner – Sean Eori
Second Chance Winner - Chip Taylor
Second Chance Winner – Chip Taylor
Stacy Robey posted more photos of the racing action at Winterport Dragway on Facebook