Russ Adams, Mike Nahill, and Jeff Serra cash in at the 2nd Annual Numidia 150.
CATAWISSA, Penn. – The second annual Numidia 150 took place last weekend, August 16-18, 2019, at scenic Numidia Dragway. The three-day big money bracket event featured a pair of $10,000 to win race on Friday and Sunday, and a guaranteed $20,000 main event on Saturday.
As an added bonus, there was also a special $5,000 to win high roller race held on Friday and Saturday night. In the interest of keeping a compact schedule, the race was limited to 150 entries.
The race also featured the richest race payout in the history of Numidia Dragway.
Friday $10K Results
Russ “Rusty” Adams in his Diamond chassis dragster took on Chet Dragon in the final round of Friday’s $10,000 warm-up race. Adams closed the deal with a 6.344 on a 6.33 dial to pick up the win against Dragon’s 8.40 breakout on his 8.42 dial.
The semifinalists included Wes Siegel and Mike Nahill, who would be heard from again before the weekend was over. Dragon was .018 and .02-above for the win to Nahill’s .012 and .03-above 8.63. Adams ran a 6.335 on his 6.33 prediction to defeat Siegel.
Saturday $20K Main Event
Seven-time NHRA world champ Peter Biondo doesn’t lose many final rounds, but “the Terminator” was forced to settle for a runner-up finish. Biondo, in his dragster, squared off with Nahill’s Chevy S-10 in the final round for the $20,000 top prize.
Hot off of his semifinal the night before, Nahill left first by four-thousandths, and held on for the win with an 8.637 on his 8.63 dial. Biondo was 15-thousandths behind with a .024 and 5.888 on his 5.87 dial on the 1,000-foot course.
Semifinalists included Dave Wruble and Bob Koloibsky. Wruble was late and ran a 6.018 on a 6.01 dial for the runner-up to Biondo. Koloibsky broke out running a 5.516 on a 5.53 in his loss to Nahill.
Sunday $10K Results
In a dragster vs. dragster final, Bryan Balducci squared off against Jeff Serra for a healthy $10,000. Serra, one of the East Coast’s most successful bracket drivers, was .002 with a 6.218 on a 6.20 dial in picking up the win over Balducci. Balducci was tough on the starting line with .009, but broke out at the stripe with a 6.786 on his 6.79 prediction.
Semifinalists included Saturday’s runner-up Biondo and Jeff Krushinskie. Biondo had a 5.903 on a 5.89 losing the round by two-thousands of a second to Balducci. Krushinskie was .024 with a 7.75 on a 7.73. Serra was a little better on the tree with a .008 to take the win, and move to the final.
Big money racing returns to Numidia Dragway on Labor Day weekend with a $5,000 and a $10,000 race on Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, Sept. 1.
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About the Author: Payton Pillinger is a 23-year-old bracket racer living in Nashville, TN. She races a S10 truck in Pro at local tracks around her home. She graduated from the University of Tampa with her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations and Advertising in 2020. Payton is also the owner and creator of the female motorsports association, Chicks on Slicks.