Joe Roubicek and Phil Mollichella both visited the winners circle at the PDRA Northern Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.
Photos from Gary Rowe.
MOHNTON, PA – Joe Roubicek and Phil Mollichella conquered the PDRA Northern Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway to pick up the trophies in Elite Top Sportsman and Elite Top Dragster, respectively.
Joining them in the winners circle were Al Davidowski (TS), Fred Denight (TD), Ethan Steding (PJD), Hannah Sheppard (TJD), and Jason Amey (BB).
Read the race recap below for more!
PDRA Northern Nationals
Elite Top Sportsman
Joe Roubicek defeated Vonnie Mills in the final round to pick up another trophy for the 2022 season. Mills had the starting line advantage, .028 to .046, but Roubicek got to the stripe first to run a 4.190 at 167 mph on his 4.19 dial-in.
Tim Lawrence and Henry Underwood were the semi-finalists.
Elite Top Dragster
Phil Mollicella defeated Peter Maduri in the final round to take home the big check and the trophy. Maduri had the starting line advantage, .015 to .043, but Mollichella got to the stripe first to run a 4.144 at 173 mph on his 4.14 dial-in.
Marty Jones Jr. and Kyle Harris were the semi-finalists.
Al Davidowski came out on top after defeating Ken Langlois in the final round. Langlois turned on the red bulb by -.001, to hand the win over to Davidowski who was -.010 behind him but ran a 4.193 at 168 mph on his 4.20 dial-in.
Robbie Crenshaw and Dickie Smith were the semi-fialists.
Fred Denight defeated Tisha Wilson in the final round to pick up the trophy. Wilson turned on the red bulb by -.002 to hand the win over to Denight, who was .030 and ran a 4.186 at 166 mph on his 4.18 dial-in.
Patrick McMath and Shannon Roberts were the semi-inalists.
Pro Jr. Dragster
Ethan Steding defeated Katelyn Page in the final round to pick up the trophy. Steding had a huge starting line advantage, .003 to .071, and turned it into a win-light running a 7.960 at 79 mph on the 7.90 index.
Chris Suppers and Alyssa Rabon were the semi-finalists.
Top Jr. Dragster
Hannah Sheppard defeated Brynleigh Allen to pick up another trophy for her 2022 season. Sheppard had the starting line advantage, .035 to .082, and turned it into a win-light to run a 8.926 at 72 mph on his 8.90 dial-in.
Donald O’Meara III was the semi-finalist.
Jason Amey defeated Joe Ithleu to take home the trophy. Amey was .034 total, making Ithleu mathematically ineligible at the hit. Amey ran a 5.133 at 130 mph on his 5.13 dial-in.
Donnie Yeatman was the semi-finalist.
Megan Strassweg is a 24 year old Super Comp racer from Louisville, Kentucky. She races a 2015 American Dragster with a 648 Oakley Motorsports Engine. Growing up at the racetrack, drag racing is all she has known and never plans to give up on it. Megan works with TB Promotions in promoting their races and keeping entries straight, as well as keeping their social media pages updated.