THE TIME SLIP

Drag Racing Results for July 28 - August 1, 2021

Almost Too Much

Jets in New York and New Hampshire

Funny Cars in Maine, and

Bracket Racing Everywhere

by Neil Van Zile

Wow, what a weekend that was! We don’t want to complain, but it really was an embarrassment of riches this past weekend. Drag racing fans had to pick their shots, with two jet shows at Lebanon Valley and New England, a funny car show at New Oxford, a Maine state shootout on Saturday, and Bracket racing everywhere.

                    

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

Lebanon Valley Dragway started the Jet action on Friday night with the New York State Jet Wars. The Douthit Family was on hand with both of their nostalgia funny car jets, along with two funny cars from the Hanna Family. Jet dragsters from the Hanna Family and Ernie Bogue, Jr. were there, plus a bonus debut performance by Dawn Perdue in her new Wicked Sinsation dragster. The Darnell Family capped the night off with a performance by their Shockwave Jet Truck. Peter Hoenck also made some great, albeit less fiery wheelstander runs in his Heartbeat High pickup.

For the first time in a long time, LVD also was able to complete all of the scheduled bracket eliminators on Wednesday night, Saturday, and Sunday. 

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New England Dragway had a record crowd on hand for their popular Jet Cars Under The Stars on Saturday. The lineup for jet-powered dragsters, funny cars, and trucks was similar to Friday night at LVD, plus a couple of runs by the Darnell Family’s AfterShock Jet Fire Truck. The East Coast Pro Comp Association (ECPCA) and the Iannotti Brother’s Select Cars Top Sportsman Series, Pro Stock sleds, and Fast By Gast Top Bike helped fill out the program.

Sunday featured another round of the Top Sportsman and Pro Stock Sleds, plus the .90 classes and the Street Fighter bikes, along with a 1/8 mile gamblers race.

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New Oxford Dragway saw the return of Funny Cars to the 1/8 mile asphalt on Sunday. 

Saturday featured a New Oxford vs. Winterport Bracket Bash, with racers from Winterport and New Oxford going head-to-head for Pine Tree State bragging rights. 

The track also completed all of their points eliminators on Friday night.

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Winterport Dragway racers returned from the Bracket Bash and ran the full slate of points eliminators on Sunday.  

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There were some interesting storylines at this weekend’s events.

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Kaylee Genualdo pulled off an interesting double on Sunday at New England Dragway when she took the win lights in both the Jr. Dragster A and the Jr. Street eliminators. 

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The Iannotti Brothers Select Car Top Sportsman Series had a solid doubleheader weekend, with 26 cars on hand for Saturday’s race as part of the Jet Cars Under The Stars, and an 18 car field on Sunday. Wayne Horton was the winner on Saturday, while Mike Sawyer earned his first trophy in TS in Sunday’s race.

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The Darnell Family’s Shockwave Jet Truck always puts on a great show at the starting line, but it turned in some relatively disappointing timeslips both Friday night at LVD and on Saturday at NED. This same truck ran 193 mph at the 2020 Jet Cars Under The Stars, but only mustered 169 mph on Saturday, and didn’t even break 150 mph (144 mph) on Friday. We won’t speculate on what caused the slower runs, but it was clear that the fans noticed the difference. 

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New England Dragway benefitted from the excellent weather and the pent-up demand and saw a record spectator turnout for the Jet Cars Under The Stars, with more than 7,800 fans paying their way in. Kudos also have to go out to the track staff for putting on one of the most well-run major events that this photographer has experienced at that track, ever. Saying that it went off “like clockwork” doesn’t do it justice. It was more like “if Rolex made an atomic clockwork.” 

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As an added bonus, spectators who arrived at Lebanon Valley Dragway early for the NY State Jet Wars on Friday got to witness a staging lane marriage proposal by Keith Billets to his girlfriend Jasmine Weider (she said yes!). Congratulations to Jasmine and Keith!

Drag Racing Results for July 28 - August 1, 2021

Lebanon Valley Dragway

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Pure Street Motorcycle
W: Guy Gardner (2013 Zx14R) – 9.19 dial – 0.098 RT – 9.248 at 138.24 mph
R/U: Larry Hoyt, Jr. (2012 Hayabusa) – 9.08 dial – 0.115 RT – 9.35 at 150.09 mph

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Street ET
W: Michael Bloch (1995 Mustang GT) – 12.54 dial – 0.016 RT – 12.576 at 104.43 mph
R/U: Kevin Bleakly (1984 Mustang) – 11.61 dial – 0.082 RT – 11.63 at 114.15 mph

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Street Stick
W: Jesse Farquar (2020 Jetta) – 14.99 dial) – 0.098 RT – 15.245 at 82.63 mph
R/U: Mike Reed (2012 Camaro ZL1) – 11.89 dial – 0.336 RT – 11.97 at 109.39 mph

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Street Trophy
W: Steve Larsen (1947 Coupe) – 12.58 dial – 0.116 RT – 12.818 at 99.74 mph
R/U: Anthony Depasquale (2015 Challenger R/T) – 13.93 dial – 0.205 RT – 14.114 at 101.17 mph

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Friday, July 30, 2021

Pro Eliminator

W: Billy Kirpens, Jr. (1967 Cuda) – 10.41 dial – (0.004 RT) – 10.432 at 121.46 mph
R/U: Bill Kirpens, Sr. (1971 Duster) – 9.89 dial – (0.055 RT) – 9.874** at 132.97 mph

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Super Eliminator

W: Jim Petrecky (2004 Dragster) – 7.88 dial – (0.024 RT) – 7.887 at 166.69 mph
R/U: Mike Fitts (1972 Duster) – 10.00 dial – (0.03 RT) – 10.005 at 122.92 mph

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Motorcycle/Sled ET

W: Mike Marino (2006 GSXR) – 8.93 dial – (0.029 RT) – 8.918 at 144.7 mph
R/U: Bob Carlson (2012 ZX-14R) – 8.57 dial – (0.05 RT) – 8.525** at 155.91 mph

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Junior Dragsters
W: Aidan Baker (2019 Jr) – 7.90 dial – (0.028 RT) – 7.918 at 81.6 mph
R/U: Zoey Thorpe (2012 Junior) – 7.98 dial – (-0.069* RT) – 7.99 at 80.95 mph

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Saturday, July 31, 2021

Super Street
W: Peter Sanca (1977 Vega) – 10.9 dial – (0.013 RT) – 10.942 at 133.4 mph
R/U: Shawn Nichols (1979 Mustang) – 10.9 dial – (-0.010* RT) – 11.023 at 112.54 mph

Peter Sanca
Peter Sanca

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Electronic Gamblers
W: Charlie Mùle (2018 Special) – 7.26 dial – (0.054 RT) – 7.282 at 182.79 mph
R/U: Johnny Smith (2009 Dragster) – 7.57 dial – (0.038 RT) – 7.619 at 163.79 mph

Charlie Mùle
Charlie Mùle

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No Box Gamblers
W: Rocco Saccone, Jr. (2019 Mustang GT) – 12.77 dial – (0.028 RT) – 12.858 at 104.05 mph
R/U: Jimmy Harrison, Jr. (1980 Camaro) – 11.61 dial – (0.073 RT) – 11.727 at 104.39 mph

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Junior Dragsters
W: Elizabeth Pilbin (1998 Dragster) – 7.93 dial – (0.103 RT) – 7.955 at 81.72 mph
R/U: Ava Eckert (2005 Junior) – 9.11 dial – (0.003 RT) – 9.095** at 70.42 mph

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Sunday, August 1, 2021

Pro Eliminator

W: Shawn Nichols (1979 Mustang) – 10.05 dial – (0.041 RT) – 10.073 at 126.23 mph
R/U: Billy Kirpens, Jr. (1967 Cuda) – 10.48 dial – (0.021 RT) – 10.538 at 117.49 mph
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Super Eliminator
W: Gary Carbone (2008 Dragster) – 7.34 dial – (0.016 RT) – 7.368 at 179.38 mph
R/U: George Maglaris (2004 RED) – 7.99 dial – (-0.026* RT) – 8.027 at 164.14 mph
 
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Open Trophy Gamblers
W: Dave Engstrand (2015 Challenger) – 14.22 dial – (0.051 RT) – 14.638 at 85.01 mph
R/U: Jim Brown (1964 Falcon) – 10.90 dial – (-0.014* RT) – 10.863** at 120.23 mph
 

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Jr. Street
W: Spencer Jasmin (1972 300) – 10.00 dial – (0.002 RT) – 10.008 at 72.44 mph
R/U: Elizabeth Pilbin (2008 Challenger) – 9.05 dial – (0.086 RT) – 9.016** at 78.51 mph

 

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Motorcycle/Sled ET
W: Kim Kiniry (2008 Hayabusa) – 8.59 dial – (0.005 RT) – 9.803 at 108.28 mph
R/U: Jeff Tisdale (1988) – -0.057* dial – (9.1 RT) – 141.13 at mph

 

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Junior Dragsters
W: Samantha Groncki (2009 Junior) – 7.90 dial – (0.012 RT) – 7.981 at 77.7 mph
R/U: Francis Vignola (2019) – 7.96 dial – (0.074 RT) – 7.998 at 79.25 mph

New Oxford Dragway

Friday, July 30, 2021

Top
Winner: Ron Childs
Runner Up: Bud Clifton Finch

Ron Childs
Ron Childs

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Modified
Winner: Joe Damon
Runner Up: James Bowden

Joe Damon
Joe Damon

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Nostalgia
Winner: Ron Childs
Runner Up: Don Gora

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Sled & Bike
Winner: Justin Wood
Runner Up: Lee Parker

Justin Wood
Justin Wood

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Street
Winner: Russ Abbott
Runner Up: Jo-Ellen Strout

Russ Abbott
Russ Abbott

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Saturday, July 30, 2021

New Oxford/Winterport Bracket Bash

Box
Winner Joe Cooper
Runner Up Sean Eori

Joe Cooper
Joe Cooper

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No Box
Winner John Roy
Runner Up Jim Hess

Jim Hess & John Roy
Jim Hess & Joe Cooper

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King of the Hill Winner
John Roy

John Roy
John Roy

Sunday, August 1, 2021

No Time
Winner: Jonathon Coffin
Runner up: Tommy Depriest

Jonathon Coffin
Jonathon Coffin

Winterport Dragway

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Super Pro
Winner – Sean Eori
Runner up – Jonathan Condon

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Pro
Winner – Russ Calder
Runner up – Wayne Paul

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Bikes & Sleds
Winner – Dylan Cook
Runner up – Stacy Robey

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Footbrake
Winner – Bill Dammier
Runner up – Bob Reynolds

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Jr. Dragster
Winner – Tyler Beaulieu
Runner up – Haylee Clough

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True Street
Winner – Clifford Warren
Runner up – Daniel Berry

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New England Dragway

Saturday, July 30, 2021

Jet Car Under The Stars

Gamblers
W: Dan Gelinas – (6.17 dial) – 0.004 RT – 6.172 at 109.58 mph
R/U: AJ Cowing – (5.97 dial) – 0.011 RT – 5.965 at 113.86 mph

Dan Gelinas
Dan Gelinas

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Pro Comp
W: Phil Arsenault – (6.4 dial) – 0.026 RT – 6.833 at 178.54 mph
R/U: Jon Wall – (6.4 dial) – -0.03 RT – 17.407 at 41.41 mph

Phil Arsenault
Phil Arsenault

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Top Sportsman
W: Wayne Horton – (4.85 dial) – 0.03 RT – 4.853 at 143.93 mph
R/U: Eric Koury – (5.17 dial) – (-0.018) RT – 6.274 at 67.97 mph

Wayne Horton
Wayne Horton

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Top Bike
W: Mark Hendrick – (9.57 dial) – 0.039 RT – 9.623 at 135.24 mph
R/U: Roy Resendes – (7.86 dial) – 0.033 RT – 7.947 at 161.71 mph

Mark Hendrick
Mark Hendrick

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Street Fighter
W: Tony Fisher – (8.77 dial) – 0.04 RT – 8.86 at 142.16 mph
R/U: Donald Lynch – (8.97 dial) – 0.178 RT – 8.971 at 148.40 mph

Tony Fisher
Tony Fisher

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Prostock Sleds
W: Brandon Beauregard – 0.073 RT – 5.621 at 118.67 mph
R/U: Cody Philippon – 0.08 RT – 5.634 at 118.00 mph

Brandon Beauregard
Brandon Beauregard

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Promod Sleds
W: Mike Sweeney, Jr. – 0.068 RT – 5.039 at 134.77 mph
R/U: Emilee Anger – 0.102 RT – 5.577 at 125.11 mph

Mike Sweeney, Jr.
Mike Sweeney, Jr.

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Sunday, August 1, 2021

Pro Eliminator
W: Dave Furtado – (11.85 dial) – 0.011 RT – 11.823 at 116.81 mph
R/U: Glenn Boudreau – (10.32 dial) – -0.053 RT – 10.387 at 133.21 mph

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Top Sportsman
W: Mike Sawyer – (5.20 dial) – 0.011 RT – 5.214 at 133.13 mph
R/U: Harry Gray – (4.54 dial) – 0.06 RT – 4.554 at 152.35 mph

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Jr. Dragster A
W: Kaylee Genualdo – (8.03 dial) – 0.008 RT – 8.059 at 79.34 mph
R/U: Travis Paquin – (7.95 dial) – -0.011 RT – 7.985 at 77.65 mph

Kaylee Genualdo
Kaylee Genualdo doubled up, winning Jr. Dragster A and Jr. Street on the same day

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Prostock Sleds
W: Carl Cicchetto – 0.131 RT – 5.549 at 121.42 mph
R/U: Chris Farragano – 0.095 RT – 5.815 at 114.94 mph

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Promod Sleds
W: Mike Sweeney – 0.152 RT – 5.054 at 133.7 mph
R/U: Emilee Anger – 0.085 RT – 5.159 at 133.54 mph

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Super Street
W: Chris Leblanc – (10.90 dial) – 0.014 RT – 11.017 at 122.13 mph
R/U: Tyler Christopher – (10.90 dial) – -0.016 RT – 10.902 at 121.66 mph

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Super Comp
W: Brad Coryell – (8.90 dial) – 0.009 RT – 8.901 at 165.78 mph
R/U: Chris Damiano – (8.90 dial) – 0.025 RT – 8.892 at 166.93 mph

Brad Coryell
Brad Coryell

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Street Fighter
W: Scott Benevides – (9.08 dial) – 0.057 RT – 9.178 at 152.04 mph
R/U: Dave Nadeau – (9.51 dial) – 0.044 RT – 9.634 at 138.19 mph

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Super Gas
W: Bob Pais – (9.90 dial) – 0.048 RT – 9.923 at 148.84 mph
R/U: David Scott – (9.90 dial) – 0.051 RT – 10.015 at 137.6 mph

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Street Demon
W: Vinny Tessitore – 0.145 RT – 9.13 at 148.22 mph
R/U: #703 – 0.158 RT – 10.403 at 133.45 mph

Vinny Tessitore
Vinny Tessitore

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Jr. Street
W: Kaylee Genualdo – (10.53 dial) – 0.089 RT – 10.59 at 66.32 mph
R/U: Alex Erickson – (10.13 dial) – 0.151 RT – 10.124 at 69.64 mph