THE TIME SLIP

Drag Racing Results for September 8 - 12, 2021

Volume 1 – Issue 25
For the week of September 6 – 12, 2021

by Neil Van Zile

It was a very busy weekend for drag racing in New England. The rain did end the racing early on Wednesday night at Lebanon Valley, and the cool night air on Saturday forced New England Dragway to run the late rounds of Pro and Super Pro as 1/8 mile races to keep the speeds down. Other than those two issues, the weather was perfect for racing all across the region.

The biggest story over the weekend was the crowning of seven champions in the 2021 New England Dragway VP Fuels Bracket Points Series. This was the final weekend for points in that series and most of the classes ended with the current points leader in the top spot, except for Jr. Dragster B, where Alicia Gouveia made a come-from-behind run at Kendall Willard to jump into the leader’s spot in Sunday’s eliminations.

Another major story was the emergence of the next generation of drag racing talent. A cadre of ex-Jr. Dragster drivers were in the Winner’s Circle on Saturday, and two members of the new generation, Jackson Worters, and Jared Kinson bested their elders to become champions in their respective categories. 

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New England Dragway ran the final two VP Fuels Bracket points races over the weekend and crowned a number of 2021 champions in the process. The .90 index classes also ran on Saturday, plus the Iannotti Bros. Select Cars Top Sportsman Series had a double-header event. 

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As a result of the final points races, seven new track champions were crowned over the weekend. Congratulations to all the new Champs!

Super Pro – Jackson Worters
Pro – Jared Kinson
Street – Ron Childs
Bikes – Tom Peterson
Top Sportsman – Eric Khoury
Jr. Street – Kaylee Genualdo
Jr. A – Jaylee Soucy
Jr. B – Alicia Gouveia

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Lebanon Valley Dragway – Wednesday night’s racing ended early due to rain, but LVD hosted No Time Racing on Saturday and MOPARs in the Valley on  Sunday.

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New Oxford Dragway completed all six of their regularly scheduled eliminators on Friday night.

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Winterport Dragway hosted the T&L Gamblers and Gassah Guys on Saturday and a round of their weekly bracket points on Sunday. 

If this past weekend proved anything, it is that the next generation of drag racers are definitely a force to be contended with. At the end of racing on Saturday night at NED, four out of nine of the full-size car class winners had come up from the Jr. Dragster ranks. And by the end of the weekend, two of the new champions in the full-size car categories are part of the new generation of competitors.

Jackson Worters is the son of long-time racer, Bill Worters, and the new champion in Super Pro. Hopefully, Jackson will take some of the championship earnings and buy some decals with his name so we poor photographers will know whose car that is.

Jackson Worters – The Man In White

Jared Kinson is the new champ in Pro. He was racing Jr. Dragsters against a young lady named Angela Ray back in the 1990s. Today Jared and his wife, Angela Ray Kinson are proud parents and still racing, although they run in different classes. 

Eric Khoury took the championship crown in the Iannotti Bros. Select Cars Top Sportsman Series. Eric and his mom, Karri were both winners on Saturday.

Eric and Karri Khoury

Over at LVD, Shawn Nichols drove his father’s old race car to the Winner’s Circle in the 6.50 Index class in Saturday’s No Time race.

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Ron Childs earned his 40th Track Championship on Sunday when he made it to the final round against Cam Murray in Street at NED. Ron will most likely earn at least one more Track Championship when New Oxford Dragway runs its last point race later this season. New back window decals are in the works.

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Larry Emery, a regular in Winterport Dragway’s Gassah Guys series, took last weekend off to show his wild green pickup that he calls Frankintruck at the Northeast Motorsports Museum and earned the trophy for Best Appearing Drag Car for his troubles.

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New Oxford Dragway Jr. Dragster competitor Izaac Langlois was chosen to represent Jr Dragsters and NOD in the Maine Bicentennial Parade on Saturday, August 21 in Auburn and Lewiston.

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Photos of both No Time races this past weekend are available for viewing on Facebook, thanks to Jodie Larrabee Herrick at Winterport Dragway and Zac Prochera at Lebanon Valley Dragway.

Jodie’s photos from WPD are available here.

Zac’s photos from LVD can be viewed here.

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Outside of Our Jurisdiction

The 36th annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Maple Grove Raceway was successful for some New England-based racers.

The Stock Eliminator final was an all New Englander race, with Joe Santangelo of Marlborough, CT taking the win light over Alison Doll of Douglas, MA. 

Chip Ippolito of Laconia, NH was the runner-up in Comp Eliminator against the formidable Frank Aragona.

And Mac Starks of Longmeadow, MA earned his second Best Engineered award this season with his beautiful new Super Gas Corvette Roadster.

Mac & Nicole Starks

 

Drag Racing Results for September 8 - 12, 2021

Lebanon Valley Dragway

Wednesday, September 8

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Street ET/Sportsman
Rained Out Round 2

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Open Trophy
4 Entries
W: James Williams (1989 Ranger) 13.90 dial – 0.004 RT – 14.190 at 89.13 mph
R/U: Greg Kloten (2000 Camaro SS) 12.72 dial – 0.171 RT – 13.143 at 111.67 mph

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Pure Street Motorcycle
Rained Out

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Street Stick
W: Colby Pitcher (2004 SXT) 16.40 dial – 0.109 RT – 16.748 at 84.07 mph
R/U: BYE

Saturday, September 11

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Small Tire
17 Entries
W: Derek Mora (1993 Mustang)
R/U: Tommy Selva (1978 Malibu)

Derek Mora

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6.50 Index
W: Eugene Nichols (1979 Mustang) 6.50 Index – 0.016 RT – 6.520 at 101.93 mph
R/U: Ken Samson (1970 Nova) 6.50 Index – 0.036 RT – 6.510 at 105.37 mph

Grant Nichols

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Heavy 3800
7 Entries
W: Paul Albino (2000 Lightning)
R/U: Chris Little (1969 Nova)

Paul Albino

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Big Tire
18 Entries
W: Chris Longo (Camaro)
R/U: Joe Waskewicz (1969 Camaro)

Chris Longo

Sunday, September 12

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MOPAR Super
7 Entries
W: Jeff Shaw (1969 Road Runner) 10.25 dial – 0.012 RT – 10.276 at 129.89 mph
R/U: Mike Fitts (1972 Duster) 10.01 dial – 0.026 RT – 10.029 at 134.34 mph

Jeff Shaw

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MOPAR Pro
50 Entries
W: Denis Boyle (1970 Duster) 10.22 dial – 0.038 RT – 10.232 at 131.69 mph
R/U: Jonathan Gagnon (1971 Duster) 11.59 dial – -(0.013*) RT – 11.605 at 112.82 mph

Denis Boyle

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MOPAR Late Model
31 Entries
W: Elizabeth Pilbin (2008 Challenger) 13.50 dial – -(0.025) RT – 13.505 at 104.45 mph
R/U: Shawn Knox (2017 Challenger HC) 11.15 dial – -(0.399*) RT – 11.605 at 123.15 mph

Elizabeth Pilbin

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MOPAR Street
19 Entries
W: Paul Garcia (1965 Coronet) 11.90 dial – 0.099 RT – 11.957 at 112.92 mph
R/U: James Ferrara (1968 Charger) 11.58 dial – 0.107 RT – 11.644 at 116.08 mph

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Supercar Shootout
11 Entries

New Oxford Dragway

Friday, September 10

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Top ET
Winner: Wesley Stevens
Runner-Up: Ron Childs

Wesley Stevens

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Modified
Winner: John Sloan
Runner-Up: Jon Rose

(L) Jon Rose, runner-up, and (R) John Sloan, winner

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Nostalgia
Winner: Ron Childs
Runner-Up: Don Gora

Ron Childs

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Sled & Bike
Winner: Keith Wood
Runner-Up: Austin Romano

Keith Wood

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Street
Winner: Gerry Cloutier
Runner-Up: Kelsey Smith

Gerry Cloutier

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Junior Dragster
Winner: Josh Blais
Runner-Up: Kaleb Langlois

Josh Blais

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New England Dragway

Saturday, September 11

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Super Pro
67 Entries
W: Joey Wallis – 4.66 dial – .008 RT – 4.669 at 147.470 mph
R/U: Dan Gelinas – 6.17 dial – .021 RT – 6.174 at 109.880 mph

Joey Wallis

 

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Pro
65 Entries
W: Jared Kinson – 5.82 dial – .027 RT – 5.829 at 119.300 mph
R/U: DJ Pires – 7.02 dial – (-.016) RT – 7.022 at 93.990 mph

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Top Sportsman
20 Entries
W: Eric Koury – 5.15 dial – .022 RT – 5.173 at 130.770 mph
R/U: Nick Garone – 4.83 dial – .073 RT – 4.862 at 142.190 mph

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Street
30 Entries
W: Cam Murray – 13.04 dial – .034 RT – 13.780 at 75.74 mph
R/U: Joe Coss – 11.57 dial – (-.034) RT – 11.715 at 98.10 mph

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Jr. A
25 Entries
W: Travis Paquin – 7.97 dial – .060 RT – 8.031 at 80.410 mph
R/U: Emelia Stodulski – 9.16 dial – .126 RT – 9.157 at 70.710 mph

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Jr. B
14 Entries
W: Emma Stodulski – 12.45 dial – .027 RT – 12.603 at 47.640 mph
R/U: Blake Smith – 14.23 dial – .252 RT – 14.152 at 44.120 mph

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Super Street
14 Entries
W: Karri Khoury – 10.90 index – .010 RT – 10.911 at 133.42 mph
R/U: John Harper – 10.90 index – .025 RT – 10.891 at 143.38 mph

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Super Gas
9 Entries
W: Edward Leahy – 9.90 index – .007 RT – 9.885 at 159.57 mph
R/U: David Scott – 9.90 index – .002 RT – 9.880 at 140.68 mph

Ted Leahy

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Super Comp
11 Entries
W: Mike Moniz – 8.90 index – .022 RT – 8.897 at 171.45 mph
R/U: Jamie Blake – 8.90 index – .006 RT – 8.883 at 167.57 mph

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Motorcycle & Snowmobile
6 Entries
W: Tom Peterson – 7.94 dial – .110 RT – 8.054 at 154.71 mph
R/U: John Civitarese – 8.05 dial – .246 RT – 8.066 at 160.56 mph

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Jr. Street
2 Entries
W: Kaylee Genualdo – 10.37 dial – .073 RT – 10.402 at 68.200 mph
R/U: Alex Erickson – 9.95 dial – (-.001) RT – 9.982 at 70.370 mph

Sunday, September 12

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Super Pro
69 Entries
W: Mike Sawyer – 7.93 dial – .018 RT – 7.961 at 171.64 mph
R/U: Steven Gregoire – 7.90 dial – .039 RT – 7.919 at 166.81 mph

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Pro
60 Entries
W: Brandon Karaguezian – 12.49 dial – .032 RT – 12.486 at 102.25 mph
R/U: Nathan Correia – 9.75 dial – .089 RT – 9.742 at 139.24 mph

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Street
26 Entries
W: Cam Murray – 13.04 dial – .041 RT – 13.022 at 94.00 mph
R/U: Ron Childs – 11.72 dial – .017 RT – 11.672 at 110.93 mph

Cam Murray

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Jr. A
30 Entries
W: Kaylee Genualdo – 7.90 dial – .086 RT – 7.914 at 82.420 mph
R/U: Haylee Clough – 7.94 dial – (-.025) RT – 8.132 at 69.720 mph

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Jr. B
14 Entries
W: Alicia Gouveia – 12.01 dial – .097 RT – 12.044 at 55.280 mph
R/U: Blake Smith – 14.07 dial – .224 RT – 14.139 at 44.360 mph

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Top Sportsman
8 Entries
W: Wayne Horton – 4.89 dial – .000 RT – 4.900 at 143.190 mph
R/U: Eric Koury – 5.18 dial – .012 RT – 5.197 at 129.230 mph

Wayne Horton

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Motorcycle & Snowmobile
10 Entries
W: Sammy Hurwitz – 9.07 dial – .015 RT – 9.076 at 142.72 mph
R/U: John Civitarese – 8.05 dial – .065 RT – 8.075 at 159.76 mph

Sam Hurwitz

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Jr. Street
2 Entries
W: Kaylee Genualdo – 10.51 dial – .058 RT – 10.498 at 68.110 mph
R/U: Alex Erickson – 10.09 dial – .081 RT – 10.019 at 70.250 mph

Winterport Dragway

Sunday, September 12

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No Time Winners

1st Place – Jonathan Coffin

Jonathan Coffin


2nd Place – Paul Pinette

Paul Pinette


2nd Chance – Randy Herrick

Randy Herrick


Last Chance – Jake Perry

Jake Perry

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Super Pro – Sean Eori
Pro – Mark Paquette
Bike & Sled – Paul Keaten II
Footbrake – Skip Taylor
Jr. Dragster 1 – Alex Hopkins
Pro Street – Clifford Warren
T&L Gamblers – Mike Bradford

Skip Taylor