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Street Night Gets it Done...Again

Racing into the night. Photo courtesy of John Orloff

For some reason it seems that Wednesdays appear to be the weather target for projected rain and storms. Fortunately for the racers, so far (knock on wood) these projections have been wrong. May 29th's Street Night wasn't any different with the forecast all week long for a rainout and the wet weather stayed well south of the track's location giving the opportunity for some first time and long time waiting to be winners to visit the winner's circle.

With the opportunity to race through the sunset transition into the darkness, many showed up to take it to the track in the evening hours. Greg Kloten of Wethersfield, CT stood in the winner's circle after defeated Hubert Godin of New Britain, CT in Street Trophy. Anthony DePasquale of Valatie, NY finished in the semi-finals. As an interesting side note, Mr. Kloten last stood in the winner's circle at Connecticut Dragway in 1974 before he took twenty years off, only to return to racing and finally trumping his first victory since.

Street Night is not only for cars or trucks but motorcycles have their race too. Duke Huyck of Valatie, N Y took the victory over Adam Sheran of Blandford, MA with Rich Kopec of Cairo, NY finishing in the semi-finals.

The Street Stick class evens the playing field for those who have the standard, clutch pushing, gear shifting cars or trucks. The only advantage in this class is if you have the timing down not to miss a shift. Vince Berzal of Saugteries, NY found the right combination when he defeated Patrick Guida of West Bohlston, MA in the final. Dan Murphy of Oxford, CT finished his night in the semi-finals.

The largest competitive class, Sportsman ET turned out to be an all New York semi and final with Nick Maynard of Schaghticoke, NY defeated Wayde Horton of Sand Lake, NY. Andy Assmann of Ballston Spa, NY finished in the semi-finals.

Join us every Wedensday night for some great quarter mile or eighth mile opportunities to race down a prepped race track whether it be to see what your car will run or to participate in one of the competitive categories. Gates open at 5pm and it's only $20 to test your car or $25 to compete. Spectators or crew are $15.



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