THE TIME SLIP

A week off at New England Dragway gave drag racing fans a reason to check out other venues

by Neil Van Zile

With New England Dragway closed the past weekend to allow them to make preparations for the TascaParts.com NHRA New England Nationals presented by Bandero Premium Tequila racers in the region had a choice, take a week off or head to another track to satisfy their need for speed.

Lebanon Valley Dragway was rained out on Wednesday night, but sunny weather prevailed for Saturday and Sunday. The bracket points racers had a week off, with Saturday featuring eliminators for Northeast Old Drag Racers and Musclecar Assoc. (NODRAMA), and Gamblers races for Electronic and Non-Electronic cars. Sunday the track hosted the Import Face-Off series, with eliminators in seven classes and a well-attended import car show.

New Oxford Dragway had six winners in their Friday night bracket points program, including Jr. Dragsters. In addition, they ran a Dialing For Dollars race, with prize money for the driver who ran closest to their dial-in during a special one-round eliminator.

Winterport Dragway hosted the Coastal Mustang Cruise on Saturday and held their weekly bracket points race on Sunday.

Also on Saturday, the Northeast Motorsports Museum at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon hosted the New Hampshire Muscle Car Association car show. Part of that event was a six-car Funny Car display and mini-cacklefest. 

Drag Racing Results for June 2-6, 2021

Lebanon Valley Dragway

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Import Face-Off

Bracket
W: John Torres (2008) 13.155 at 109.79 (13.00 dial)
R/U: Tony Yolabaitis (1983 Scamp) 15.334 at 93.24 (14.30 dial)

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11.5 Index
W: Jason Blanchetk (1992 Integra) 12.112 at 107.42 (11.50 dial)
R/U: Anthony Hernandez (2000 Civic LX) 12.111 at 112.74 (11.50 dial)

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Forced Induction Sport
W: Ali Wroniak (2021 TTRS) 10.504 at 131.82
R/U: Marcelo Fortunato (2019 720A) 9.731 at 152.84

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Forced Induction Pro
W: Raif Fejzo (2005) 7.808 at 183.31
R/U: BYE

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Outlaw
W: Juan Nieves (1981) 11.251 at 78.00
R/U: BYE

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All Motor Pro
W: Troy Winfrey (1995 Civic) 11.197 at 114.66
R/U: Jamie M (1993 Civic) Stage Foul

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Front Wheel Drive
W: Juan Rodriguez (2000) 9.073 at 140.89
R/U: Broke

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Saturday, June 5, 2021

Northeast Old Drag Racers and Musclecar Assoc.
(NODRAMA)
W: Greg Lorsbach (1968 Barracuda) – 10.278 at 115.12 (10.20 dial)
R/U: Andre Hohloch (1972 Challenger) – 9.651 at 138.52 (9.62 dial)

Greg Lorsbach (L) and Andre Hohloch (R)
Greg Lorsbach (L) and Andre Hohloch (R)

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Non-Electronic Gamblers
W: Dan Caissie (1987 Mustang) 9.416 at 140.66 (9.40 dial)
R/U: Adam Sheran (2000 Hayabusa) 9.047 at 142.93 (8.97 dial)

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Winterport Dragway

New Oxford Dragway

Friday, June 4, 2021

Top ET
Winner: Jordan Hanson 
Runner Up: Jim Thyng
Jordan Hanson
Jordan Hanson
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Modified
Winner: James Bowden
Runner Up: Jon Rose
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Nostalgia
Winner: Dan Poirier
Runner Up: Russ Abbott
Dan Poirier
Dan Poirier
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Sleds & Motorcycles
Winner: Ricky Romano
Runner Up: Austin Romano
 
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Junior Dragsters
Winner: Jaylee Soucy
Runner Up: Aubrey Wood

Jaylee Soucy
Jaylee Soucy

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Street
Winner: John Roberts
Runner Up: Jen Hanson

John Roberts
John Roberts
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New England Dragway

There was no racing at New England Dragway this past weekend while the track and the NHRA crew prepare for the 8th Annual TascaParts.com NHRA New England Nationals presented by Bandero Premium Tequila on June 11-13, 2021

NHRA arrives at New England Dragway
NHRA arrives at New England Dragway

Photos from Northeast Motorsports Museum show on June 5