THE TIME SLIP

Drag Racing Results for September 15 - 19, 2021

Volume 1 – Issue 26
For the week of September 13 – 19, 2021

by Neil Van Zile

While there was a lot of great drag racing action this past weekend, the weather continued to play havoc with not only the schedule but also the equipment at a couple of area dragstrips.

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New Oxford Dragway had to cancel the Friday Night racing due to a lightning strike that took out the timing system. Repairs are underway and should be completed in time for next Friday night’s racing. 

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Lightning also damaged the timing towers at Lebanon Valley Dragway. The system still works but the win lights on the scoreboard currently do not work. This kept the announcers busy at this weekend’s Dover Dragstrip Nostalgia Drags since they had to announce the winners for every round.

LVD was also the site of one of the scariest accidents this writer has ever seen when Bobby Wilko of the Long Island-based Wilko Brothers Racing team crashed hard into the concrete stand holding the track’s christmas tree. The beautiful supercharged Corvette got completely sideways on the burnout and hit the stand head-on, rupturing the fuel cell and causing an almost instantaneous fire that was very difficult to get under control. 

Bobby’s crew members got him out of the car with only minor burns to his face, but the impact inflicted multiple bone fractures. Sources tell us that the 75-year-old Wilko suffered a broken neck and back, as well as a fractured foot. We wish him a swift recovery. 

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The Wilko Brothers Corvette

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New England Dragway was host to the Steve Reis Memorial Shootout on Sunday. They also had two rounds of the .90 Index classes over the weekend. 

The .90 Index classes also crowned their champions for the 2021 season this past weekend. 

John Harper – Diesel Direct Super Street
Steven Paquin – Leahy Excavating Super Gas
Mike Moniz – Dennis K. Burke Super Comp
 
Congratulation to all three new champions.

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Lebanon Valley Dragway – Wednesday night’s racing was a washout, but nearly perfect weather greeted racers and fans alike for the 13th Annual Dover Dragstrip Nostalgia Drags. Promoter Dino Lawrence pulled off another great event, even with numerous race teams canceling due to the Covid-related shortage of parts to repair broken race cars. Dino made a lot of last-minute calls and was able to put on a great show for the fans. On top of the nostalgia bracket racing, a number of clubs and associations held ran eliminators over the weekend, including the East Coast Gassers, Northeast Timing Organization, Northeast Old Drag Racers, and Musclecar Association, and the East Coast Fuelers. Nearly 400 show cars also filled the front parking area on Sunday, making for one of the year’s best drag racing events.

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Winterport Dragway hosted a $4.5k Bracket Bash, but the event ran late and the track was unable to finish the race before the sun went down and ended racing for the day. They plan to finish the race next weekend.

Drag Racing Results for September 15 - 19, 2021

Lebanon Valley Dragway

Saturday, September 18

Dover Dragstrip Nostalgia Drags
Time Trial Day

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Dover Electronics
W: Grant Nichols – 10.874 at 118.04 mph – (10.83 dial)
R/U: David Mclellan – 10.887 at 117.64 mph – (10.85 dial)

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Dover Non-Electronics
W: Warren Wright – 9.169 at 146.03 mph – (9.13 dial)
R/U: Frank Richardson – 11.731 at 114.09 mph – (11.58 dial) Red Light

Warren Wright

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N.E.T.O. Competition
W: Brian English (1969 Chevy Camaro) 8.562 at 156.23 mph – (8.50 dial)
R/U: Mike Grofos (1975 Chevy Vega) 7.351 at 185.97 mph – (7.30 dial)

Brian English

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N.E.T.O. Nostalgia
W: Christine Regan (1963 Chevy Corvette) 11.009 at 114.34 mph – (11.02 dial) Break Out
R/U: Jerry Hillier (1972 Ford Maverick) 13.061 at 99.16 mph – (13.09 dial) Break Out

Christine Regan

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N.O.D.R.A.M.A.
W: Britt Taylor (1968 Chevy Camaro) 10.175 at 128.30 mph – (10.12 dial)
R/U: Jody Kenly (1972 Dodge Challenger) 9.746 at 137.11 mph – (9.74 dial)

Brittany Hotte Taylor

Sunday, September 19

Dover Dragstrip Nostalgia Drags
Eliminations Day

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N.E.T.O. Competition
W: Brian English (1969 Chevy Camaro) – 8.451 at 160.77 mph (8.40 dial)
R/U: Mike Grofos (1975 Chevy Vega) – 7.448 at 162.31 mph (7.30 dial)

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N.E.T.O. Nostalgia
W: Frank Paradiso (1968 Chevy Chevelle) – 10.958 at 122.23 mph (10.95 dial)
R/U: Alphonso Zimbaldi (1969 Chevy Camaro) – 9.969 at 130.73 mph (10.04 dial) Break Out

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Dover Gassers
W: Bryan Hanofer (1947 Ford Tudor) – 9.088 at 147.53 mph (9.12 dial)
R/U: John Gonyea (1940 Chevy Gasser) – 21.441 at 100.24 mph (10.40 dial) Red Light

Bryan Hanofer

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Dover Electronic
W: Kevin Billetts, Jr. (1968 Plymouth Road Runner) – 9.593 at 128.66 mph (9.47 dial)
R/U: John Accornero (1976 Chevy Monza) – 10.292 at 129.89 mph (10.06 dial)

Kevin Billetts, Jr.

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Dover Modified
W: Frank Paradiso (1968 Chevy Chevelle) – 10.963 at 120.61 mph (10.95 dial)
R/U: Paul Lattarulo (1968 Chevy Nova SS) – 9.526 at 142.73 mph (9.33 dial)

Frank Paradiso

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Dover Vintage
W: Joe Coss (1972 Chevy Cutlass) – 11.593 at 108.69 mph (11.57 dial)
R/U: Jonathan Gagnon (1965 Dodge Dart) – 11.556 at 111.86 mph (11.50 dial)

Joe Coss

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Dover New
W: Sam Alleshouse (1993 Ford Mustang) – 10.583 at 124.21 mph (10.58 dial)
R/U: Denise Montanez (1981 Pontiac Grand Prix) – 12.449 at 106.84 mph (12.49 dial) Break Out

Sam Alleshouse

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Dover 4 Speed
W: Paul Avellar (1964 Ford Fairlane) – 10.023 at 132.93 mph (9.99 dial)
R/U: Joseph Turco (1967 Chevy Chevelle) – 9.377 at 144.97 mph (9.27 dial)

Paul Avellar

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Dover DOT
W: James Ferrara (1968 Dodge Charger R/T) – 11.485 at 118.72 mph (11.50 dial)
R/U: Rich DiBonaventura (1969 Ford Torino Cobra) – 10.279 at 116.70 mph (10.13 dial) Red Light

James Ferrara

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New England Dragway

Saturday, September 18

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Super Comp
8 entries
W: Jamie Blake – 8.90 index – .012 RT – 8.863 at 171.42 mph
R/U: Ted Cook – 8.90 index – (-.041) RT – 8.878 at 155.24 mph

Jamie Blake

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Super Gas
8 Entries
W: Bob Pais – 9.90 index – .187 RT – 9.848 at 158.65 mph
R/U: Bob Martinelli – 9.90 index – (-.003) RT – 9.948 at 143.78 mph

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Super Street
20 Entries
W: Paul Lorenti – 10.90 index – .008 RT – 10.890 at 149.70 mph
R/U: Jack Webster – 10.90 index – (-.030) RT – 10.898 at 134.71 mph

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Top Bike
16 entries
W: Ed Hughes – 8.85 dial – .061 RT – 8.908 at 147.88 mph
R/U: John Civitarese – 8.05 dial – .155 RT – 8.048 at 161.42 mph

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Street Fighter
23 Entries
W: Glenn Birch – 9.55 .199 RT – 9.534 at 140.93 mph
R/U: Bob Bradley – 9.60 (-.003) RT – 9.700 at 127.68 mph

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Prostock Sleds
20 Entries
W: Cody Philippon – .091 RT – 5.711 at 118.180 mph
R/U: Keith Culley – .056 RT – 6.759 at 93.050 mph

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Outlaw 10.5 Series

Wild Street
8 Entries
W: Jon Sandahl – 8.50 index – .028 RT – 8.634 at 139.76 mph
R/U: Jim Dayotas – 8.50 index – .054 RT – 8.618 at 154.00 mph

Jack & Jon Sandahl

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Super Street
20 Entries
Winner: David Belliveau

David Belliveau

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Fast Street
6 Entries
W: Jack Sandahl – 10.50 index – .009 RT – 10.535 at 127.94 mph
R/U: Andy Decastro – 10.50 index – .026 RT – 10.589 at 125.85 mph

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Real Street
9 Entries
W: Eugene Hubert – 11.50 index – .031 RT – 11.597 at 117.77 mph
R/U: Ralph Blackburn – 11.50 index – .147 RT – 11.460 at 116.59 mph

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True Street
7 Entries
W: Scott Almstrom – 12.50 index – .112 RT – 12.496 at 109.28 mph
R/U: Steve George – 12.50 index – .043 RT – 12.489 at 103.30 mph

Sunday, September 19

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Steve Reis Bracket
17 Entries 
W: Bob Horgan – 11.22 dial – .028 RT – 11.204 at 118.28 mph
R/U: Joan Leblanc – 9.28 dial – (-.826) RT – 9.327 at 142.45 mph
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9.0 Index
4 Entries 
W: Scott Erickson – 9.00 index – .055 RT – 9.101 at 146.42 mph
R/U: Ken Samson – 9.00 index – .035 RT – 9.166 at 146.27 mph
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11.0 Index
2 Entries
W: Patty DeCastro – 11.00 index – .058 RT – 11.008 at 123.41 mph
R/U: Michael Carvalho – 11.00 index – No Time
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12.0 Index
12 Entries 
W: Norm Sirois – 12.00 index – .029 RT – 12.021 at 102.17 mph
R/U: Eugene Hubert – 12.00 index – .040 RT – 12.040 at 109.41 mph
Norm Sirois
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13.0 Index
1 Entry
W: Doug Burgess – 13.00 index – .219 RT – 14.076 at 104.89 mph
R/U: BYE
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Super Comp
13 Entries 
W: Donald Milson – 8.90 index – .024 RT – 8.867 at 177.77 mph
R/U: Mike Moniz – Broke
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Super Gas
W: Steven Paquin – 9.90 index – .033 RT – 9.986 at 144.89 mph
R/U: Donald Carter – 9.90 index – .108 RT – 10.022 at 142.84 mph
Steve Paquin
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Super Street
15 Entries 
W: John Harper – 10.90 index – .012 RT – 10.892 at 143.93 mph
R/U: Chris Leblanc – 10.90 index – .016 RT – 10.881 at 142.26 mph
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Pro Mod Sled
9 Entries
W: Keith Culley – .070 RT – 5.066 at 133.790 mph
R/U: Brad Noyes – .153 RT – 5.007 at 135.970 mph
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Street Fighter
19 Entries 
W: Tony Fisher – 9.11 dial – .041 RT – 9.241 at 145.89 mph
R/U: Joseph Ferraro – 9.08 dial – .040 RT – 9.244 at 143.63 mph
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UG 9.50
11 Entries 
W: Comp #150X – 9.50 index – .049 RT – 9.574 at 131.73 mph
R/U: Comp #1609 – 9.50 index – .116 RT – 9.563 at 142.88 mph
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Jr. Dragster
14 Entries 
W: Chris Khoury – 7.95 dial – .090 RT – 7.922 at 81.050 mph
R/U: Maddox Mason – 14.20 dial – .247 RT – 13.987 at 43.310 mph