NEW ALEXANDRIA, Pa. — Dragway 42 claimed the championship at the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Division 3 (North Stars) Summit Team Finals held over the weekend at Keystone Raceway Park.
Dragway 42 captured the team title 78-52 over Lancaster National Speedway and Dragway which finished the weekend in the runner-up spot.
Other tracks who participated were: Quaker City Motorsports Park, Keystone Raceway Park, Empire Dragway, Thompson Raceway Park, Beaver Springs Dragway, I-64 Motorplex, and SkyView Drags.
Leading up to the main event, racers participated in a Gambler’s race, Race of Champions race and “best of” awards.
Billy Leasure (Dragway 42) defeated Joe Soucek Jr., (Dragway42) .015 reaction time matching his 4.92 dial-in on a 135.71 mph run. Soucek Jr. had a .004 reaction time and went down the track with a 6.08 second pass at 113.90 mph.
Pete D’Agnolo (Empire Dragway) claimed the top prize with a .023 reaction time 5.99 second run at 110.84 mph. Runner-up Ryan Ricketson (Lancaster National Speedway and Dragway) went down the track with a .018 6.36 second pass at 108.02 mph.
Jeff Fryfogle (Quaker City Motorsports Park) defeated Steve Klacik (Quaker City Motorsports Park) on a hole shot with a .045 reaction time 8.72 second pass at 68.22 mph. Runner-up Klacik went down the track with a .054 reaction time 10.26 reaction time at 67.56 mph.
John Vergotz Jr., (Thompson Raceway Park) took home the victory in Junior Dragsters over runner-up Landyn Seal (Dragway 42). Vergotz went down the track with a .044 reaction time 8.30 second pass at 75.94 mph. Seal had a .093 reaction time with a quicker but losing 7.92 second pass at 82.22 mph.
Matt Powell (Keystone Raceway Park) matched his dial-in of 8.27 and defeated runner-up Rick Poole (Quaker City Motorsports Park) with a .092 reaction time 8.27 second pass at 84.78 mph. Poole had a .066 reaction time with a 5.73 second pass at 117.46 mph.
Team Captains Race
Gary Harper (Dragway 42) defeated Tim Goodman (Thompson) with a .049 reaction time 10.34 second pass at 64.31 mph. Goodman went down the track with a .080 reaction time at 11.97 seconds 55.85 mph.
Thursday’s Gambler’s Race
Top — A.J. Casper from Jeanette, Pa., 7.38 on a 6.93 dial-in, .006 reaction time defeated Schulyer Turner from Fostoria, Ohio, 7.14 on a 4.78 dial-in, -.003 reaction time.
Mod — Russell Terrill of North Benton, Ohio, 6.44 on a 6.44 dial-in, .031 reaction time defeated Jeff Jacko of LaGrange, Ohio, 6.96 on a 6.95 dial-in, .045 reaction time.
Junior — Cadance Soucek of Rittman, Ohio, 9.02 on an 8.95 dial-in, .044 reaction time defeated Blake Molnar Hinckley, Ohio 7.98 on a 7.95 dial-in, .106 reaction time.
Bike — Matt Powell from New Alexandria, Pa., 8.27 on an 8.26 dial-in, .077 reaction time defeated Dave Carpenter from Duncannon, Pa., 6.00 on a 6.00 dial-in, .110 reaction time.
Race of Champions
Top — Steve Lenig (Beaver Springs) 4.91 on a 4.91 dial-in, .049 reaction time defeated Mike Lynd (I-64 Motorplex) 5.82 on a 5.83 dial-in, .023 reaction time.
Mod — Niki Thomas (Keystone Raceway Park) 6.41 on a 6.40 dial-in, .018 reaction time defeated Rob Baab (Thompson) 6.77 on a 6.77 dial-in, .027 reaction time.
Junior — Kyle Hughes (Quaker City) 8.14 on an 8.09 dial-in, .033 reaction time defeated Aiden Mackert (Beaver Springs) 12.17 on a 12.18 dial-in, .035 reaction time.
Bike— Dave Carpenter (Beaver Springs) 5.95 on a 5.93 dial-in, .071 reaction time defeated Paugh Perry (Dragway 42) 5.12 on a 5.14 dial-in, .112 reaction time.
- Best Appearing Open Bodied Car — Mickey Vance, I-64 Motorplex
- Best Engineered Open Bodied Car — Rick Clay, Keystone Raceway Park
- Best Appearing Full Bodied Car — Phil Scarlata, Empire Dragway
- Best Engineered Full Bodied Car — Tim Miller, Quaker City Motorsports Park
- Best Appearing Junior Dragster — Aiden Mackert, Beaver Springs Dragway
- Best Engineered Junior Dragster — Landyn Seal, Dragway 42
- Best Appearing Motorcycle — Ken Koby, Quaker City Motorsports Park
- Best Engineered Motorcycle — Perry Paugh, Dragway 42
- Best Team Spirit — Beaver Springs Dragway
- Best Appearing Sponsor Banner — Quaker City Motorsports Park
- Best Appearing Grandstands — Dragway 42
- Best Appearing Team — Dragway 42
- Dragway 42 78
- Lancaster Dragway 52
- Quaker City Motorsports Park 47
- Keystone Raceway Park 47
- Empire Dragway 45
- Thompson Raceway Park 41
- Beaver Springs Dragway 32
- I-64 Motorplex 26
- SkyView Drags 3