As we wind down the season the racers were greeted with a brisk and windy day which quite frankly was not the most enjoyable of racing conditions to be in. But everyone weathered through it and made the most of their efforts. This race was run 1/8 mile due to wet conditions. Here is the rundown.
In Super Pro, Tim Roberts won the battle of the Top End Club guiding his Chevy powered dragster past pit neighbor and brother-in-law, Tom Belvick in his similar powered dragster. Tom had the better light with a .523 to .543, but he ran off his 5.01 dial in with a 5.141 at 129.68 mph runner up effort. Meanwhile Tim won it with his 5.181 at 120.30 mph pass on his 5.13 dial. Howie Smith was the semifinalist in his dragster.
Rob Forbes borrowed brother Chris’s ’69 Nova after having trouble with his proven S-10 and won the Pro class today by defeating Mark Dobie who was in his ’68 Nova. Rob had a killer .502 light and ran a 6.850 at 99.91 mph on his 6.80 dial, while Mark settled for the runner up spot with his .571 initiated, 6.393 at 103.90 mph run on his 6.41 dial. Anthony Zegarelli was the semifinalist in his Camaro.
David Ashby solidified his hold on the Pro Bike top spot by riding his ’93 Kawasaki to another win when he stopped Keith Miller who was on his ’92 Suzuki. David ran an 8.652 at 75.00 mph on his 8.63 dial in while Keith ran a 6.214 at 110.55 mph on his 6.19 dial. Joshua Earnshaw and Anthony McKeen were the semifinalists.
Pro Sled action saw Heath Smith on his '03 Polaris taking on the patriarch Ron Smith who was on his ’01 Arctic Cat in the final round. Give this one to the young gun as Heath's .517 initiated, 6.099 at 106.07 mph run on his 6.05 dial covered Ron’s .579 initiated, 5.835 at 117.80 mph run on his 5.81 dial. Melissa Cerio was the semifinalist on her Arctic Cat.
Anthony Zangari won his 7th Street Money final round today driving his familiar ’99 Z/28 to the win with a final round defeat of Anthony Rotolo who was in his ’72 Nova. The reactions were close with Zangari holding a .515 to .535 advantage, and he won it with his 7.359 at 92.40 mph on his 7.30 dial, while Rotolo ran an 8.545 at 81.20 mph on his 8.50 dial. Travis Brown and Adam Carlson were the semifinalists.
It was Melissa Forbes driving her ’08 Kia to the win in Modified stopping Fausto Rioscolon who was in his Riverside Performance ’72 Plymouth. Melissa won it with an 11.290 at 61.38 mph on her 11.25 dial in, while Fausto ran a 6.568 at 101.58 mph on his 6.20 dial for the runner up spot. Bill Lake and Steve Doss were the Modified semifinalists.
Dick Aversa grabbed another Street Trophy win today driving his ’09 Pontiac G8 to final round victory over Jack Spry Jr. who was in an ’88 Ford. Dick cut a .589 light to Jack’s .676 and ran an 8.244 at 87.04 mph on his 8.22 dial-in. Jack ran dead-on his 7.85 dial with a 7.850 at 87.18 mph effort, but could not make up the starting line deficit and settled for the number two spot. Liz West ran well again on Sunday and was the semifinalist.
Kevin Wuest rode his ’01 Polaris to the Bike/Sled win when he stopped Sudsy Eastman on his ’98 Ski-doo. Kevin had the starting line edge with a .562 to .639 advantage and ran a 6.289 at 107.22 mph on his 6.22 dial, while Sudsy ran under his 6.36 dial with a 6.350 at 106.82 mph runner up effort. Herb Bingel was the semifinalist.
Mike Reynolds all but locked up the Jr. Dragster “A” class points title by scoring another win. This time Mike stopped past champ Nicole Woodcock in the final where both drivers were amazing on the line. Nicole was perfect at the tree with her .500, but Mike was right there with his .503 and at the other end it was Mike winning the pedal fest with an 8.038 at 77.98 mph run on his 8.01 dial, while Nicole ran a 7.951 at 79.77 mph on her 7.90 prediction. Ryan Pedersen was the semifinalist.
In an all Klein Racing Jr. Dragster “B” class final round it was younger brother Ron Jr. defeating sister Kimberly with a clutch .510 reaction time and running a 9.486 at 70.22 mph on his 9.30 dial, while Kimberly runner upped with a .619 initiated, 9.740 at 68.46 mph run on her 9.44 dial. Jacob Snyder and Colin Forbes were the semifinalists.
David Crossman defeated Doug Wilcox for the POPS win.
That does it for this week. With only two scheduled events remaining in the season, it always comes down to battling not only other competitors, but the weather to determine the season class champions. Some classes are locked up, but we'll all know for sure in two short weeks. Thank you racers and staff for another great event at the ESTA quarter.