The Mid Atlantic .90 Association concluded Race # 3 & 4 of the 2020 season and the 27th Annual Uncle Buck Pig Roast. On Friday, Racers were greeted by Tropical Depression Fay that dumped over 2.5 inches of rain on the facility causing the Test & Tune to be cancelled. As Fay moved up the coast, the series was welcomed with Sunny and Hot Temperatures for Saturdays Action.
In VP Racing Fuels Super Comp presented by Brother Rigging, Dave Stine took the #1 qualifying spot with his 02 Mullis Dragster but, was upset first round when he turned on the red bulb to Dave Long.
The final paired up Ken Moses out of Colonia, NJ against first time finalist Chris Cepelka out of Ranson, WV. At the hit they had almost identical reaction times (.038 to .039) in favor of Cepelka but, as they reached the stripe Moses High Powered American Dragster was too much for Cepelka taking the win in a double breakout 8.893 to 8.875.
Turning our attention to VP Racing Fuels Super Gas presented by Brother Rigging, Derek Clark took the #1 qualifying spot and a trip to the 3rdround before being defeated by good friend George Smith.
Hank Smith out of Leesport, Pa continued his early season hot streak with a second final round appearance this year matching up with another fellow Pennsylvanian Rich Price in the finals. Smith found himself behind at the Green to Price (.011 to .017) but Price took too much stripe and broke out with a 9.892 to Smiths 9.895.
Rounding out the action on Saturday was VP Racing Fuels Super Street presented by Brother Rigging. Four time series Champ Keith Mayers took his new look Porsche to the Number 1 spot and the final round in a short field.
In the finals awaiting Mayers was also another first-time finalist in Kelly Kundratic in her JKR Monte Carlo. In the final Mayers took a big advantage (.010 to 0.52) over Kundratic and parlayed that into a 10.897 to 10.885 double breakout.
After a great Pig Roast hosted by the Bel Air Moose Lodge and the Donhausers the crews & racers got ready for Race # 4 of the season.
In VP Racing Fuels Super Comp presented by Brother Rigging, local bracket racer Wes Siegel rocketed to the #1 qualifying in only his 2nd8.90 race but would bow out in the 2ndround. After 20 years of racing Chrissy Cox-Walters appeared in her first final round appearance in her DXI / DC Construction Dragster.
In the finals she matched up with Dave Long. Walters was up to the task as she took the jump at the start (.019 to .051) and a hole shot victory over Long 8.918 to 8.901.
In VP Racing Fuels Super Gas presented by Brother Rigging, Hank Smith carried over the momentum from Saturday’s victory to the # 1 qualifying spot. Smith lasted till the semis where he was upended by Marc Marsico.
In the finals Marsico would match up with Race # 2 winner Iggie Boicesco. Iggie, took his 2017 Corvette to victory # 2 on the season when he was first off, the line (.005 to .034) and paced his way to a 9.965 to 9.956 hole shot victory.
The final race of the weekend was VP Racing Fuels Super Street presented by Brother Rigging. Carly Wolf claimed the # 1 spot in her mustang but was upset in round in an awfully close race with Bob Kerk. Kerk, would take his 73 Mustang to the final round where he would match up with Sean Lanigan.
These two were no strangers to each other as they matched-up in a final in 2018 at Atco Dragway. At the start Kerk took a huge advantage (.034 to .052) but took too much stripe on the other end handing the win to Lanigan 10.888 to Kerk’s 10.860.
After four events of the season Amanda Boicesco still hold onto a slim 5-point lead over Randy Winfelder Jr after a lackluster weekend. In Super Gas, Hank Smith holds a 4-point lead over Iggie Boicesco and in Super Street Keith Mayers holds a 1 round lead over Kelli Barbato.
The series takes this weekend off before hitting Atco Dragway on July 25th & 26th for a nice warm-up for the Lucas Oil Series event the following weekend at Atco. For more info you can visit the series on Facebook or www.midatlantic90.org.
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