Numidia Dragway dominated the Team Championship this weekend taking the trophy home to Numidia, Pa., for the NHRA Northeast Division Summit Racing Series Finals at U.S. 13 Dragway in Delmar, Del. Numidia racers racked up 90 points during eliminations for the championship
Leading the individual winners was Jimmy Harrison Sr., Putnam Valley, N.Y., in his ’98 dragster who won over Alphonse Dimino of Bethlehem, Pa., with a 7.770 second lap at 171.69 mph while a pair of New Jersey racers faced off in the Heavy class with James Young coming out on top in his ’85 Cutlass. Young, Parsippany, N.J., ran 10.551 at 124.49 for the win against Steven Vancraeynest, Bloomingdale, N.J.
The ’62 Impala of Tom Harhart, Elysburg, Pa., took the honors in Street over John Briese Sr., Galloway, N.J., and Michael Tremblay, Dorchester, N.J., took the 2-wheeled Bike class on his GSXR 1000 covering the quarter mile in 9.587 seconds at 140.99 mph to hold off Ken George, Landing, N.J., with a quicker 8.666, 144.48
Kalvin Kline, Smithburg, Md., outran Dana Loffredo, Brick, N.J., for bragging rights in the High School class going 12.411, 95.85 in a Dodge D100.
Division event winners in Super Pro, Heavy, Street, and Bike will advance to the Summit Racing Series National Championship in November at the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif., where they will face off with the winners from the other NHRA Divisions for a purse of over $100,000.
Also in competition this weekend was the division’s Race of Champions pitting the top point’s earners from each track in head to head competition. In the end, Jack Grater out of Perkiomenville, Pa., beat Vince Musolion, Syracuse, N.Y., in Super Pro and Kurt Holland, Whitehall, Pa., beat follow Pennsylvania racer Dahrl Clark, Evertt, Pa., with his ’79 Camaro in Heavy. Joining them in the Race of Champions winner’s circle was Billy Kirpens, Jr., Pittsfield, Mass., with his ’94 Dakota in Street over Brian Mullaney, Morristown, N.J., and James Farmer ran down Vincent Harris, in a battle of Maryland residents. James, Denton, Md., went 8.880 seconds at 124.32 mph on his ’08 Suzuki against Harris, Baltimore.
The following are the final results from the NHRA Northeast Division Summit Racing Series Finals at U.S. 13 Dragway:
Jimmy Harrison Sr. Putnam Valley, N.Y., '98 dragster, 7.770 seconds, 171.69 mph def.
Alphonse Dimino, Bethlehem, Pa.,'02 dragster, 7.704, 168.95
James Young, Parsippany, N.J., '85 Cutlass 10.551, 124.49 def.
Steven Vancraeynest, Bloomingdale, N.J., Camaro, 9.358,139.08
Tom Harhart, Elysbgurg, Pa., '62 IMPALA, 14.455, 84.41 def.
John Briese Sr., Galloway, N.J., Malibu, 11.772, 112.07
Michael Tremblay, Dorchester, N.J, GSXR 1000, 9.587, 140.99 def.
Ken George, Landing, N.J., '97 Suzuki, 8.666, 144.48
Kalvin Kline, Smithburg, Md., Dodge D100, 2.411, 95.86 def.
Dana Loffredo, Brick, N.J., Camaro, 17.149, 74.86
RACE OF CHAMPIONS
Jack Grater, Perkiomenville, Pa., 8.193, 158.00 def.
Vince Musolino, Syracuse, N.Y., 7.215, 187.61
Kurt Holland, Whitehall, Pa., ’79 Camaro, 10.203, 131.77 def.
Dahrl Clark, Everett, Pa., Dodge, 9.109, 136.03
Billy Kirpens Jr., Pittsfield, Mass., ‘94 Dakota, 12.184, 108.10 def.
Brian Mullaney, Morristown, N.J., '83 Monte Carlo, 11.800, 107.73
James Farmer, Denton, Md., '08 Suzuki, 8.880, 124.32 def.
Vincent Harris, Baltimore, Kawasaki 11.085, 117.58
Eliminations kicked off today for the NHRA Summit Racing Series Northeast Division Finals at U.S. 13 Dragway in Delmar, Del. Racers in five classes are competing for both individual and team championships.
Round two was complete for the Street and Pro classes, and racing was in the middle of round two for Super Pro when rain started to fall ending the action for the night. The Bike/Sled and High School classes had also finished round one.
Racing will resume with Super Pro on Sunday morning at 9 a.m.
Friday’s action will also feature the Race of Champions where top points earners from each track will face off in a best of the best battle in Super Pro, Pro, Street and Bike/Sled. Event eliminations kick off on Saturday with more than 500 racers competing for top honors and a chance to compete for a national championship at the NHRA Auto Club of Southern California Finals at Auto Club Raceway in Calif., in November. They’ll run against the winners from NHRA’s other six divisions for a $5,000 winner-take-all purse.
Gates at U.S. 13 Dragway will open at 7 a.m. each day. Time trials will start Thursday morning at 9 and continue Friday at 8:30 a.m. The first round of eliminations for the Race of Champions starts at 4 p.m. Friday. Final eliminations for all classes begin Saturday after the High School Eliminator Time Trial at 8:30 a.m.
U.S. 13 Dragway is located at 37854 Sussex Hwy, Delmar, DE 19940. For more information, please go to www.DelawareRacing.com or call 302-846-3968.
SUMMIT RACING SERIES NORTHEAST DIVISION FINALS: Fact Sheet
WHAT: NHRA Summit Racing Series Northeast Division Finals, where top drivers from NHRA member tracks across the Northeast division compete in five classes for individual and team honors. Competing classes include: Super Pro, Pro, Street, Bike/Sled and High School. The Race of Champions, a race within a race where the top point’s earners from each participating track run head-to-head for individual honors, will run on Friday. Event winners from Saturday’s action in Super Pro, Pro, Street and Bike/Sled will advance to a national run-off at the NHRA Auto Club of Southern California Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in California.
WHERE: U.S. 13 Dragway, Delmar, Del. Track is located at 37854 Sussex Hwy, Delmar, DE 19940. For more information, please go to www.delawareracing.com or call (302) 846-3968.
WHEN: Thursday through Saturday, September 22-24, 2011.
SCHEDULE: Schedule for the Summit Racing Series Northwest Division Finals:
THURSDAY, Sept. 22 -- Gates open at 7 a.m. Time trials begin at 9 a.m.
FRIDAY, Sept. 23 -- Gates open at 7 a.m. Time trials begin at 8:30 a.m. Race of Champions time trial will
run in two sessions at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. First round of Eliminations for Race of Champions is at 4 p.m. LCCC High School Eliminator time trials begin at 8 p.m.
SATURDAY, Sept. 24 –LCCC High School time trials begin at 8:30 a.m. followed by round 1 of eliminations.
PURSE: The Summit E.T. Racing Series competitors in Super Pro, Pro, Street and Bike/Sled will compete for cash awards of over $42,000.
Event winners in Super Pro, Pro, Street and Bike/Sled will advance to compete against winners from NHRA’s other six divisions at the NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif., in November. They will each receive $3,500 for competing in the Finals and the winner in each class will receive an additional $5,000.
In addition to the event purse, Friday’s Race of Champions purse will be $3,750.
2010 EVENT WINNERS: Maple Grove Raceway, team champion; Vinny Dimino, Super Pro; Butch Weinreich, Pro; Bill Hakucsa, Street; Dale Hamilton, Bike/Sled
DELMAR, Del. – NHRA’s top drag racers from tracks across the Northeast division will be at U.S. 13 Dragway to square off in head-to-head competition at the NHRA Summit Racing Series Northeast Division Finals, Sept.22-24. Top points earning drivers in five classes will be on hand to compete for team and individual honors. Racers in Super Pro, Pro, Street, Bike/Sled and High School will run in the event.