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Let the Points Season Begin-Lebanon Valley Avoided the "R" Word for Once

Mark Cannamela, Winner of Port-A-Tree Electronic Gamblers

Saturday, May 7, 2022- It appears that Lady Luck and Mother Nature were hand in hand on Saturday, May 7, 2022. For once, the “R” word stayed south of Lebanon Valley and kept it a bit cool and breezy but dry for the first points weekend of the 2022 season. Saturday started out with the Port-A-Tree Gamblers race series, another NODRAMA meet and the first Northeast Super Street double header of the season.

In the No Box Port-A-Tree Gamblers, it appeared to be a battle of New York locals, Chris Lofgren of Schuylerville, NY saw the winner circle for the second time this season when he defeated Darrell Aubin of Corinth, NY. Dale Sheak of Ghent, NY lost in the semi’s.

Electronic Port-A-Tree Gamblers saw a battle of the states with Mark Cannamela of Milton, NY defeating Nelson Belot, Jr of Dalton, MA in the final. Grant Nichols, Sr of Marlborough, CT lost in the semi’s.

The NODRAMA crew, whom by the way is looking for more participants and their information and rules can be found at saw “The King” Jeff Kraenzle of Storrs, CT take the top spot when he defeated Shane Shahinian of Ballston Lake, NY. Sean Eliason of Hamden, CT and RJ Szloch of Ware. MA lost in the semi-finals. The next race of the NODRAMA crew will be on May 28.

Mike Falcone, winner of NESSA

The Northeast Super Street Association (NESSA) saw their first race of the season and made it a double. This group of 10.90 index racers have several races throughout the season and is open to anyone who is interested in racing a 10.90 index on a pro tree. Connecticut dominated the class when Mike Falcone of Wolcott, CT defeated Ray Butler of Enfield, CT. Jim Schmidbauer of Albany, NY tried to sneak in but lost in the semi-final along with Mike Fitts from Groton, CT. The next race of the NESSA crew will be June 25.


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