THE TIME SLIP

Nearly 500 cars showed up at Lebanon Valley Dragway to compete in the second NHRA Lucas Oil Divisional race of 2021

by Neil Van Zile

If there was any doubt as to the health of sportsman drag racing here in the Northeast, this weekend’s NHRA Divisional at LVD put an end to that. Nearly 500 race cars came through the gates over the weekend, with 484 making it to the lanes for at least one time trial. And that is WITHOUT the Canadian racers, who are still unable to cross the border.

Lebanon Valley Dragway played host to the second NHRA Lucas Oil Divisional Series race of 2021, with thirteen class eliminators running over the weekend. The car counts in the top alcohol classes were embarrassing low (six TAD and three TAFC), but there was still plenty of great racing. Even with sunny and clear weather for all three days, high car counts necessitated completing qualifying for Super Gas and Super Street on Sunday. 

New England Dragway took advantage of the open weekend to host some of their other racing programs. The Outlaw 10.50 Series ran on both Saturday and Sunday, as did the Northeast Pro Mod Asphalt Sled Series. The Central Mass Drag Racers (CMDR) and the Fast By Gast Top Bikes raced on Saturday, and Sunday featured the first appearance by East Coast Pro Comp Association (ECPCA) teams. The East Coast Flat Heads also held eliminations on Sunday. Unfortunately, we have not received results from Sunday’s racing so our information for that day is incomplete. 

New Oxford Dragway was unable to finish their Friday night eliminators due to the weather, but the Father’s Day Race and Jr. Bash on Sunday went off without a hitch.

Winterport Dragway ran a full slate of weekly brackets on Sunday.

Drag Racing Results for June 16-20

Lebanon Valley Dragway

NHRA Lucas Oil Divisional Racing Series

June 18-20, 2021

Top Alcohol Funny Car
3 Entries
W: Dan Pomponio – (0.054 RT) – 5.626 at 258.03 mph
R/U: Mathew Gill (0.078 RT) – 7.336 at 134.98 mph
Dan Pomponio took the win light against Matt Gill in TAFC
Dan Pomponio took the win light against Matt Gill in TAFC

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Top Alcohol Dragster
6 Entries
W: Duane Shields (0.081 RT) – 5.342 at 274.29 mph
R/U: Rich McPhillips, Jr. (0.109 RT) – 5.320 at 269.01 mph

Duane Shields, winner in Top Alcohol Dragster
Duane Shields, winner in Top Alcohol Dragster

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Top Sportsman
27 Entries
W: Dave Miller (0.034 RT) – 7.380 at 142.27 mph – Dial: 6.92
R/U: Al Staffieri (-0.002 RT) – 7.558 at 179.12 mph – Dial: 7.56

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Top Dragster
37 Entries
W: Vince Musolino (0.004 RT) – 6.789 at 190.55 mph – Dial: 6.78
R/U: Shawn Fournier (0.020 RT) – 6.875 at 193.82 mph – Dial: 6.87

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Stock Eliminator
100 Entries
W: Anthony Fetch G/SA (0.023 RT) – 11.328 at 114.86 mph – Dial: 11.38
R/U: Bob Vogel K/SA (-0.007 RT) – 11.781 at 109.65 mph – Dial: 11.77

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Super Stock
59 Entries
W: Bryan Worner SS/JA (0.036 RT) – 10.095 at 127.55 mph – Dial: 10.06
R/U: TJ Boucher GT/GA (0.075 RT) – 9.820 at 136.12 mph – Dial: 9.80

Bryan Worner showed why he has the #1 on his window by triumphing over a 100 car field in Stock Eliminator
Bryan Worner showed why he has the #1 on his window by triumphing over a 100 car field in Stock Eliminator

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Super Comp
85 Entries
W: Kyle Cultrera (0.009 RT) – 8.910 at 176.50 mph
R/U: Joey Cambria (0.050 RT) – 8.876 at 171.44 mph

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Super Gas
46 Entries
W: Duane LaFleur (0.030 RT) – 9.925 at 155.52 mph
R/U: TC Smith (0.025 RT) – 9.936 at 159.95 mph

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Super Street
66 Entries
W: Ed McCleaft (0.018 RT) – 10.941 at 136.28 mph
R/U: James Schmidbauer (0.070 RT) – 10.902 at 115.69 mph

Ed McCleaft
Ed McCleaft

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Jr. Dragster (6-9)
6 Entries
W: Logan Horton (0.073 RT) – 12.411 at 48.61 Dial: 12.29 mph
R/U: Evan Stack (0.178 RT) – 14.069 at 44.43 Dial: 13.90 mph

Logan Horton won in Jr. Dragster 6-9. This was only third race ever.
Logan Horton won in Jr. Dragster 6-9. This was only his third race ever.

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Jr. Dragster (10-12)
11 Entries
W: Madison Schonberger (0.102 RT) – 8.950 at 72.64 Dial: 8.90 mph
R/U: Zachary Grignon (0.170 RT) – 8.934 at 73.47 Dial: 8.93 mph

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Jr. Dragster (13-17)
21 Entries
W: Kimberlee Snell (0.036 RT) – 8.008 at 80.78 mph – Dial: 8.02
R/U: Danielle Ticcony (-0.018 RT) – 7.953 at 82.24 mph – Dial: 7.97

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

 

Sportsman ET
W: Justin Bruso – 2002 Camaro (11.54 dial) 0.083 RT – 16.842 at 58.36 mph
R/U: James Ferrara – 1968 Charger (11.56 dial) – (-0.097 RT) – 11.687 at 118.28 mph

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Street Stick
W: Marc Faucher – 1973 Nova (11.94 dial) 0.119 RT – 12.048 at 113.24 mph
R/U: Anthony Phillips – 1997 Civic (13.10 dial) – (-0.070 RT) – 13.164 at 104.57 mph

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Pure Street Motorcycle
W: Duke Huyck – 2006 Ninja (8.89 dial) – 0.026 RT – 8.867 at 145.24 mph
R/U: Mike Marino – 1900 (8.95 dial) – 0.082 RT – 8.903 at 146.88 mph

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Street Trophy
W: Wayne Daury – 2008 Impala SS (14.80 dial) – 0.012 RT – 14.901 at 93.16 mph
R/U: James Williams – 1989 Ranger (14.10 dial) – 0.073 RT – 14.154 at 93.93 mph

New England Dragway

Sundaaaaaay, June 20, 2021

East Coast Pro Comp Association
Winner: Jim Leo – Team Tow Truck

Jim Leo and Team Tow Truck won the ECPCA race
Jim Leo and Team Tow Truck won the ECPCA race

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True Street – 12.50 Index
Winner: Ron Childs

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Real Street – 11.50 Index
Winner: Ralph Blackburn

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Fast Street – 10.50 Index
Winner: Andy DeCastro

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Super Street – 9.50 Index
Winner: Billy Amaral

Billy Amaral
Billy Amaral

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Wild Street – 8.50 Index
Winner: Jon Sandahl

Jon Sandahl
Jon Sandahl

Saturday, June 19, 2021

True Street – 12.50 Index
W: Steve George – .038 RT – 12.540 at 105.84 mph
R/U: Scott Almstrom – .088 RT – 12.480 at 108.79 mph

Steve George
Steve George

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Real Street – 11.50 Index
W: Norm Sirios – .072 RT – 11.518 at 117.25 mph
R/U: Ralph Blackburn – .026 RT – 11.471 at 110.64 mph

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Fast Street – 10.50 Index
W: Michelle Sanford – .134 RT – 10.654 at 119.76 mph
R/U: Jack Sandahl – .257 RT – 10.576 at 126.07 mph

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Super Street – 9.50 Index
W: Steven Monterro – .247 RT – 9.438 at 145.20 mph
R/U: Bill Amaral – (-.320) RT – 9.968 at 141.03 mph

Steven Monterro
Steven Monterro

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Wild Street – 8.50 Index
W: Jon Sandahl – .023 RT – 8.633 at 139.91 mph
R/U: Larry Dufresne – .017 RT – 9.320 at 154.12 mph

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Central Mass Drag Racers (CMDR)
W: Dan Cassie – .019 RT – 9.347 at 136.21 mph
R/U: Taylor Cheverier – .070 RT – 12.529 at 109.46 mph

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Fast By Gast Top Bike
W: Adam Sheran – .077 RT – 8.884 at 149.02 mph
R/U: Matt Gazaille – (-.013) RT – 9.193 at 150.26 mph

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Pro Stock Sleds
W: Keith Culley – .125 RT – 5.548 at 121.060 mph
R/U: Morco Philippon – .079 RT – 5.725 at 119.770 mph

Keith Culley
Keith Culley

 

Winterport Dragway

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Super Pro
W: Jenn Fusco
R/U: Bob Cousins

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Pro
W: RC
R/U: Kevin Fish

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Foot Brake
W: Bob Reynolds
R/U: Brad Nichols

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Bikes & Sleds
W: Jim Marston
R/U: Brittney Marston

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Jr. Dragster
W: Aubreeann Keaton
R/U: Addison Enos

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True Street
W: Rick Bernosky
R/U: Leon Shorey

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Sunday, June 13, 2021

Super Pro
W: Justin Reynolds
R/U: Sean Eori

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Pro
W: Dan Poirier
R/U: Dickie Cooper

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Foot Brake
W: Cliff Warren
R/U: Bob Reynolds

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Bikes & Sled
W: Paul Keaten
R/U: Jim Marston

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Jr. Dragster
W: Aubrieann Keaten
R/U: Alexandra Hopkins

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True Street
W: Leon S
R/U: Cliff Warren

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Saturday, June 12, 2021

T&L Gamblers
W: Jonathan Condon
R/U: Justin Reynolds

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New Oxford Dragway

Sunday, June 20, 2021
Father’s Day Race & Jr. Bash

 

Ben DesJardins
Ben DesJardins
Russ Abbott
Russ Abbott
Jordan Hanson
Jordan Hanson

Tyler Beaulieau
Tyler Beaulieau
Logan Langlois
Logan Langlois
Jaylee Soucy
Jaylee Soucy