Iggie Boicesco drove his Corvette roadster to the Super Gas title at the NHRA New England Nationals.
EPPING, NH – Iggie Boicesco earned his ninth career Wally after posting a perfect 9.900 in the final round at New England Dragway. Boicesco’s .022 reaction and dead-on the index run forced opponent John MacLean under the index.
While Boicesco was competing in his 14th NHRA national event final, today’s final was MacLean’s first. Although Iggie nailed the index, he was out of the gas at the finish line and it looked as though he accidentally gave the stripe to MacLean by .001.
Because his package was better than MacLean’s reaction, giving up the stripe didn’t matter as Boicesco claimed the breakout win.
Iggie, a DragChamp pre-race pick to win the race, reached the final by taking down Jenna Tavares, Joseph Gallucci, Super Street runner up Darren Wood, and Rich Price.
He was especially deadly on the tree averaging a .015 light through six rounds. The best was a .001 light against Gallucci in round two. His .001 combined with a 9.887 defeated Gallucci’s .017 and 9.880.
With a bye to the final on the line in the quarterfinals, Boicesco laid down an .018-pack to turn back Rich Price. The win gave Boicesco a free pass to his 14th final round.
MacLean defeated a group of talented racers to reach his first NHRA final round. Those included Richard Stroud, Benoit Martin, Chuck Rothermel, Jason Kenny, and Ted Leahy.
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