Racers finished under the lights on Sunday, October 24, 2021 to crown the winners of the special NHRA New York State Championship race at Lebanon Valley Dragway. The racers endured a cold weekend with breakage, mishaps and some great side by side action.
In Super Eliminator, the day ended with Brian Hansbury (aka Batman) taking the win over Brendon Miller. Way to fly Batman! Congrats.
What started out as a normal race day where Nelson Belot Jr would drive his Valiant wagon in competition, during the second time trial it would turn into one scary ride into the sand trap after a break failure. Fortunately, Belot Jr was okay but the car not so much. Fortunately, the day turned out to be a celebration in victory lane. With damage to the Valiant too severe to continue, he double entered his dad's Cutlass and took the car and crew to victory lane when he defeated Anthony DiPietro. Congratulations!
They say always a bridesmaid and never the bride. Well, Floyd Appleby has seen the finish line but never the win in a final this year. It's nothing like waiting until the last race on nearly the last day to pull this win off. Congratulations, Floyd! It was good to see that monkey (or rat) is finally off his back and he could stand center stage in the winner's circle after he defeated David Ferguson in the final.
Kyle Sarracco took home the special NHRA Junior Dragster trophy when he defeated Jenna Nichols in the final of the Junior Dragster Category. The doubled up race also gave Sarracco the winnings in the Junior Break the Bank. Congratulations!
If you've been around the pit area with the "old timers", you may hear "Old Guys Rule!" . Eddie Mig made that the truth in the Open Trophy category on Sunday when he defeated Jeff "Jegs" Andrews and lifted the winner's trophy in victory lane. Andrews put his Camaro in the final on Saturday and Sunday, finishing both days in the number two spot. Congratulations!