THE TIME SLIP

Rain keeps racers at home

by Neil Van Zile

Most drag racing fans in the Northeast spent their Memorial Day weekend sitting patiently by their computers and phones waiting for the notice that racing at their favorite venue was canceled due to rain. In the end, a number of highly anticipated events had to be canceled or postponed. 

New Oxford Dragway was the only drag strip in the region that completed its racing eliminators this past weekend. Friday night was cool and dry and that allowed all five classes to finish their racing. 

The New England Sand Drags started their Race #2 on Sunday, but rain washed out the event before they finished the races. They plan to finish these eliminators on their next scheduled race date, June 12-13. 

Drag Racing Results for May 26-30, 2021

New Oxford Dragway

Friday, May 28, 2021

Top ET
Winner: Bud Clifton Finch
Runner Up: Norm Chouinard
Clifton
Clifton “Bud” Finch
Norm Chouinard
Norm Chouinard
 
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Modified
Winner: Dickie Cooper
Runner Up: John Sloan
Dickie Cooper
Dickie Cooper
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Nostalgia
Winner: Ron Childs
Runner Up: Dan Poirier
Ron Childs
Ron Childs
Dan Poirier
Dan Poirier
 
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Sleds & Motorcycles
Winner: Austin Romano
Runner Up: Justin Wood
Austin Romano
Austin Romano
Justin Wood
Justin Wood
 
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Street
Winner: Russ Abbott
Runner Up: Jaime Madison

Russ Abbott
Russ Abbott
Jamie Madison
Jamie Madison

 

Click here to see the current bracket points standings for
New Oxford Dragway

New England Sand Drags

New England Sand Drags is sanctioned by North East Off Road Vehicle Competition Association (NEORVCA) at the Ossipee Valley Fairgrounds in Hiram, Maine. They host about a dozen racing events each season, with competition in classes from basic ATVs to full-blown sand dragsters. Here are some photos from their first race of the season. Thanks to Jessica Johnson and Jeff Pettengill for the great photos.

Winners from May 15, 2021

Juniors
Cameron Pettengill

ATV Top
Justin Bickford

ATV Trail
Seth Delong

Street
Lenny Cushing

Top
Mike Abbott

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