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Opening Weekend at The Valley Crowns First Gamblers Winners of 2023

Wayne Daury, winner of No Box /Nonelectronic Gamblers

The opening weekend of Lebanon Valley Dragway was held on Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16, 2023 when the track hosted a weekend of test and tune along with a gamblers races on Sunday. The weather was awesome and reminiscent of early summer, leaving many scrambling for the sunscreen. Sunday was a day of sun and clouds but failed to provide the forecasted showers in the valley.

Nelson Belot Jr and Sean Nichols, finalists in the Electronic Gamblers race.

The first gamblers races of the season had a good turnout on Sunday. Congratulations to first time winner of the Non -Electronic Gamblers race Wayne Daury who defeated Billy Kirpens, Sr. in the final. Billy Kirpens, Jr and Michael Bloch finished in the semis. In the Electronic Gamblers, Nelson Belot, Jr defeated Shawn Nichols in the final with Grant Nichols, Sr. finishing in the semi finals.

A reminder to all. Lebanon Valley does use the notification system, Facebook and the dragway’s website for updated notifications when there are weather issues at the track. Although it may be raining in Connecticut, it doesn’t mean that it’s raining at Lebanon Valley.

Check out the schedule at for all upcoming events or stop by the Dragway office for a printed schedule.


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