After winning two weeks ago at their New England Dragway home track in Epping, NH, the Jay Blake-owned Permatex/ Follow A Dream car made it two in a row this past weekend, capturing its second straight Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series regional event at New Jersey’s Atco Dragway.
With the win at Atco, driver Phil Burkart and the team opened up an even wider lead in the LODRS East Region, sitting No. 1 with a 160-point edge over the next two closest drivers.
The class results from Atco are:
TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER: Josh Hart, Ocala, FL, 5.244, 272.83 def. Dan Page, Hampstead, NH, 7.530, 112.79
TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR: Phil Burkart, Yorkville, NY, ’16 Camaro, 5.773, 239.78 def. Aryan Rochon, Wesley Chapel, FL, 6.363, 247.75
COMP ELIMINATOR: Frank Aragona, Freehold, N.J., '16 Neil & Parks, E/DA, 8.097, 117.51 def. Doug Doll, Lancaster, Pa., '05 dragster, F/D, foul.
SUPER STOCK: Gregory Porter, Suffolk, Va., '87 Cutlass, GT/LA, 10.147, 120.44 def. William Kennedy, Wilkes Barre, Pa., '92 Camaro, GT/KA, 10.061, 133.04.
STOCK: Joseph Santangelo, Marlborough, Conn., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.491, 118.87 def. Shane Oakes, Ottsville, Pa., '86 Camaro, G/SA, 11.153, 119.42.
SUPER COMP: John Labbous, White House, Tenn., '13 Racetech, 8.915, 163.55 def. Brian Brown, Hammonton, N.J., '06 M & M, 8.927, 167.03.
SUPER GAS: Dan Northrop, Pipersville, Pa., '75 Vega, 9.891, 148.38 def. Tom Goldman, Allentown, Pa., '58 Corvette, 9.886, 162.76.
SUPER STREET: Peter Sanca, North Haven, Conn., '77 Vega Wagon, 10.908, 142.19 def. Don Garbinski, Philadelphia, '71 Challenger, 10.943, 135.84.
TOP DRAGSTER: Christopher Wilson, Lincoln University, Pa., '15 American, 6.405, 197.10 def. Mike Sullivan, Peabody, Mass., '16 Dan Page, 6.712, 200.17.
TOP SPORTSMAN: Jeff Brooks, Fredericksburg, Va., '51 Henry J, 6.726, 202.36 def. Brian Conrey, Levittown, Pa., '63 Corvette, 7.006, 202.58.
JUNIOR DRAGSTER 13-18: Jesse Marshall, Langhorne, Pa., '14 BOS, 7.937, 82.17 def. Chase Ream, Narvon, Pa., '17 KCS, foul.
JR DRAGSTER 10-12: Paul Stalba, Hammonton, N.J., '14 Halfscale, 8.929, 73.42 def. Justin Handwerk, '16 Halfscale, 9.069, 72.29.
JR DRAGSTER 6-9: Tyler Depascale, Parlin, N.J., '02 Halfscale, 11.967, 53.05 def. Addison Depascale, Parlin, N.J., '03 Halfscale, foul.
SUPER STOCK FAST 8: Gary Ewing, Bel Air, Md., '69 Camaro, SS/HA, 9.857, 129.00 def. John DiBartolomeo, Beaver Springs, Pa., '86 Camaro, SS/BS, 9.277, 146.04.
STOCK FAST 8: Allison Smyth, Uxbridge, Mass., '98 Firebird, A/SA, 10.192, 128.19 def. Bubba Linke, Old Bridge, N.J., '97 Camaro, C/SA, 10.673, 121.83.
SUPER STREET FAST 8: Larry Paden, Chester Springs, Pa., '88 S-10, 10.917, 131.31 def. Kevin Tiedemann, E Chester, N.Y., '70 Nova, foul.
SUPER GAS FAST 8: Ray Sawyer, Acton, Mass., '02 Camaro, 9.914, 163.77 def. Marc Marsico, '86 Ford, 9.889, 153.49.
SUPER COMP FAST 8: Jack Sepanek, Moosic, Pa., '02 Undercover, 8.979, 162.27 def. Richard Leone, Manalapan, N.J., '99 Cressman, 8.952, 156.99. [08/09/17]
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This weekend marks the return of the Professional Drag Racers Association to Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park for the PDRA Summer Nationals, Aug. 10-12. Despite challenging weather forecasts for the weekend, the all-eighth-mile series and its teams will move forward with the sixth of eight races on the 2017 PDRA Tour.
“It’s not just Tulsa being affected by these storms,” said PDRA race director Bob Harris. “It looks like the whole eastern U.S. is getting hit with these thunderstorms. We just feel like we’ll work around them.
“With the exception of the tropical storm we faced at Bradenton last year, we’ve never had to postpone a race due to rain in the four-year history of the PDRA. We have Sunday to fall back on as a rain date if we need to do that. We’re flexible and we’ll do everything we can to make this race happen.” [08/09/17]
This weekend's Northern Nationals at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park has added Nostalgia Funny Car ET record holder Mike McIntire Jr. and the “McAttack” Camaro. McIntire recently recorded a 5.52/259 lap racing against Paul Romine in Canada. At that event Romine ran a personal best 5.59/258 racing against each other.
Also coming to the Michigan event will be Kevin Lennon and his "Shake and Bake" Mopar. The pair join AA/FC racers John Hale and Paul Romine. [08/09/17]
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NASCAR superstar Kasey Kahne, driver of the No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports, and NHRA Pro Stock rookie sensation Tanner Gray will get fans revved up for Charlotte Motor Speedway's action-packed fall season during the ninth annual Parade of Power on Wednesday, Aug. 16.
This free family fun event showcases the wide variety of racing and events coming to the speedway during the second half of the year and includes a fan Q&A, monster truck rides for kids, and an autograph session.
The Parade of Power will feature more than two dozen vehicles -- totaling more than 30,000 horsepower -- including NASCAR stock cars, NHRA Top Fuel dragster and Pro Mod car, a World of Outlaws dirt late model, a monster truck, a Legend Car and Bandolero, Toyota Camry pace cars, the speedway's Rosenbauer fire engine, classic automobiles and more. The vehicles will parade down Bruton Smith Boulevard from Concord Mills Mall to Charlotte Motor Speedway.
In addition to the parade, there will be an autograph session for the first 100 fans to arrive at the speedway Wednesday morning. Wristbands will be distributed beginning at 8 a.m. for entry to the autograph session. [08/09/17]