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Lebanon Valley Wednesday Street Night Kicks off the 2023 Season

Updated: May 30, 2023

Wayde Horton, winner of Sportsman ET

After a false start to the season with a rain out on the first night of Wednesday Street Night, Mother Nature blessed us with awesome weather on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at Lebanon Valley Dragway in West Lebanon, NY. Racers came out to compete in the Street Classes as well as participated in test and tune both on the eighth and quarter mile. Wednesdays are a great time to get some night racing experience on an prepped track on Wednesdays from now until the end of September.

The Sportsman class is a part of the Summit ET program and participants who wish to join the in the points program compete for a spot on the Lebanon Valley team at the Bracket Finals held in September at Numidia Dragway. Wayde Horton of Sand Lake, NY took home the trophy in Sportsman ET over Lou Hahn of Canaan, NY. Unfortunately, Billy Kirpens, Jr. ran into some technical difficulties and was unable to make the run in the semi-finals.

Corey Dufel, winner of Street Stick.

The Street Stick class is for those who have a manual transmission. The first winner of the season was Corey Dufel of Fort Johnson, NY with Michael St. Martin of Huntington, MA finishing with a runner-up. Zack Leavitt of New Lebanon, NY finished in the semi-finals.

Russ Petrucci, Street Trophy

Street Trophy is an amateur class for those who are learning the ins and outs of bracket racing with a street car. Greg Kloten of Wethersfield, CT received his first trophy when he defeated Tim Patterson of WIlliamstown, NY. Anthony DePasquale of Valatie, NY finished in the semi-finals.

Scott Briggs, runner-up and Bob Bradley, winner of Pure Street Motorcycle.

Pure Street Motorcycle gives those with a street motorcycle the opportunity to race side by side down the quarter mile. This competitive class was won by Bob Bradley of Fort Edward, NY when he defeated Scott Briggs of Johnsonville, NY. Kevin Manchester of Winsted, CT finished in the semi-finals.

Thank you to John Orloff for helping with photos.


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