Sunday, August 13, 2023 was like a family affair at Lebanon Valley Dragway. After some track drying, racing got underway a bit delayed. In the middle of the day, Mother Nature decided the track needed some washing and provided a quick downpour but that didn't stop racing for the day. The track crew went right to work and redried everything to continue what would be a family affair in one way or the other in most of the classes.
With one more points race to go on Sunday, August 27, racing is heating up and positions are shuffling around which will determine the "team" for the Bracket Finals in September where 14 representatives from Super, 14 representatives from Pro, 5 from Motorcycle, 5 from Sportsman/Street and 1 Junior Street will travel to race at Numidia dragway. Stay tuned for the final results.
In Super Eliminator, it came down to the battle of the Billetts in the quarter finals when Kevin Billetts, Jr. took on last week's winner Jeremy Billetts. Kevin took the win and the chance to race in the final by receiving the bye on the ladder to advance. Grant Nichols, Sr of Marlborough, CT took on his daughter in the semi-finals with dad taking the win and landing a spot in the final. The final faced off with Grant Nichols, Sr. taking the win over Kevin BIlletts, Jr.
Joe Grasso of Hagganum, CT took his first win in Pro eliminator over Rick Laureyns of Pittsfield, MA. Billy Kirpens, Jr. extended his points lead and lost in the semi-finals.
It was a battle of the brothers in the final of Motorcycle/Sled when Jonathan Tisdale of Napanoch, NY defeated Jeff Tisdale of Glastonbury, CT. Louis Supczek of Ware, MA took to the bike for the day and lost in the semi-finals.
Eddie Mig of Freehold, NY won in Open Trophy when he defeated Joseph Wilbur of Fort Edward, NY. Steven Leclair of North Smithfield, RI lost in the semi-finals.
Day two of the North East Super Street Association (10.90 Index) racing crowned Matt Ticconi of Marlboro, NY with the win when he defeated Ray Butler of Endfield, CT. Bill Arpine of Hamden, CT lost in the semi-finals.
Beginning this Thursday with a test session, racers from all over the northeast will be converging on Lebanon Valley Dragway in preparation for three days of racing for 10K on Friday, 10K on Saturday and 10K on Sunday. Come on out to the dragway to see some of the nicest door cars and dragsters compete for top honors in the Dewzen 10K races. Gates open at 3pm on Thursday and 8am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There will be no regular racing this weekend at the dragway.