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Finally a fantastic Sunday for A Summit ET Race at LVD


Some of the Lebanon Valley Juniors showing their might. Photo Courtesy of Kevin Bleakley

For two Sundays in a row the races at Lebanon Valley Dragway were cancelled due to that horrible wet "R" word and racers were chomping at the bit to get the rubber back on the track and rev some engines. With the announcement of the closing of Atco Raceway there's always that fear of closure of other tracks. The management and staff at Lebanon Valley Dragway have been continuing to work on improvements for the attendees and racers. So we're not going anywhere and welcome new racers all the time.


Sunday, July 23, 2023 it was a business day with the second day of doubles for the East Coast Gassers as well as Northeast Super Street Association joining the docket of all the regular Sunday Points classes with guaranteed payouts sponsored by Kehl Tech.


With two races left to determine the junior team to compete at the NHRA Division 1 Junior Dragster Championships in August, the competition is definitely like the weather, hot. Ava Eckert of Wallingford, CT made it a family affair against current champion Dayton Cocchiaro of Wallingford, CT when she defeated him in the final round when Dayton put on the red light. Mick Hawkins of Albany, NY and Mason Spinelli of Latham, NY lost in the semi-finals.



In Junior Street, Lucas Verenini of Albany, NY took over first place in the points when he defeated William Harpen in the finals. Haley Powers of Hampden, MA and Juleyen Laughran-Carter lost in the semi-finals.



Wayne Daury of New Lebanon, NY didn't have to travel too far with his winner's Open Trophy award when he defeated Mark Reed of Canajoharie NY in the final. Jay Ranken of Averill Park, NY was defeated in the semi-finals.



Marc Simmler of Uxbridge, MA had a late night and he wasn't lying to his wife when he said he was going to be late coming home. He faced Jeff Tisdale of Glastonbury, CT in the final of Super Pro bringing home the big check, trophy and maybe something a little more home. Jim Petrecky of Schenectady, NY was defeated in the semi-finals.



Pro Eliminator saw another first time winner when Joe Ortreger of South Point, NY defeated Tom Babowicz of Bristol, CT. Grant (LG) Nichols was defeated in the semi-finals.



Jonathan Tisdale of Napanoch, NY drove to the winner's circle when he defeated Adam Sheran of Chester, MA when Sheran ran too fast under his dial in. Louie Supczek of Ware, MA and Jeff Tisdale of Glastonbury, CT lost in the semi-finals.



Day two of the East Coast Gassers brought wheel standing coups, old style corvettes and cars from the 60's . Robert Pompei of Naples, FL took the win on Day two over Michael Alessi Sr of South Berwick, ME. Clayton Deming of Torrington, CT and Kevin Lynch of Sherills Ford, NC lost in the semi-finals.


Northeast Super Street Association day two saw past champion Ray Butler of Enfield, CT take the trophy hen he defeated Laura LeQue of Troy, NY. Mike Falcone of Wolcott, CT lost in the semi-finals.


Join us on Saturday, July 29th and Sunday, July 30th for two full days of racing when the All Star Stock/Super Stock race for two straight days in a make up race from a previous rainout. Saturday hosts races from the Central Mass Drag Racers and the Top Dragster/Top Sportsman 1/8 mile race as well as Open Test & Tune. Sunday is a $2000 guarantee for the winner in Super and Pro sponsored by Laureyns United along with Motorcycle/Sled, Junior Dragster, Junior Street, Open Trophy and Open Test & Tune. More information can be found at www.dragway.com

Photos courtesy of Zak Prochera




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