Wed: UTI Street Night presented by AAA Northern New England
Fri: Tasca Mod Shop Street Night presented by AAA Northern New England
Sat & Sun: VP Race Fuels ET Pts Series, Top Dragster & Top Sportsman
(By Ernie Raschke):
Warm and sunny skies set the stage for Joe Santangelo August 10 when the All Star Racing Association returned to unfinished business at New England Dragway. Forty three NHRA Stock and Super Stock competitors converged on Epping’s power playground in their quest for a coveted championship. Fourth round action pitted Tod Bednaz and his C/S ’68 Camaro in a bid to hold off Mark Labreque’s hard charging GT/TC S-10 pickup. Bednaz scored the round win with a 10.55 second pass to end Labreque’s day. Joe Santangelo dropped a 10.36 in his GT/EA Camaro to dispatch Tony Filipone’s stick shift ’66 Nova that experienced mechanical difficulties during the run. Tim Stickles recorded a breakout 11.08 in his ’79 Aspen that was slightly better than Bob Letellier’s 9.42 breakout run in his new 2014 COPO Camaro to move into the semi final round.
In the semi final round it was Bednaz versus Stickles. Todd logged a 10.51 run on his 10.50 dial to push Stickles under the prediction, while Santangelo enjoyed a bye run into the final. That set the stage for Bednaz to take on Santangelo in the finale. At the finish line both drivers were loaded for bear and fans witnessed a double breakout charge that found Santangelo staying closer to the dial and going home with the win.
Fans of class racing can catch a double header on September 20 and 21 for the annual All Star shootout and final race of the 2014 season.
Everyone is wishing Team New England Dragway good luck as they battle for the title at this year’s NHRA Junior Drag Racing League Northeast Divisional at Numidia Dragway. Eleven junior competitors made the trip to Pennsylvania this year. They are Mary Sparago, Steven Knight, Cam Murray, Julia Sparago, Kyle Murray, Kyle Tavares, Chantel Gaboriault, Olivia Karaguizian, Kristen Tavares, Brandon Karaguezian and Jackson Worters. Mary Sparago will represent Team New England Dragway in the Race of Champions.
Thanks to the efforts to New England Dragway's Junior Dragster racers D.R.A.W. will receive a nice boost to their coffers. Spearheaded by the Sparago family ju...nior competitors raised nearly $1,200 for D.R.A.W., the organization dedicated to helping all drag racers during troubled times.
The racers raised money by holding a bake sale and 50/50 raffle during the Lucas Oil Regional event at New England Dragway on July 19.
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How would you like a chance to win $5,000? Here’s how it works. Beginning with the New England Dragway Banquet and Awards Ceremony we will begin selling 200 tickets for the 2014 race season for $60 each. Only 200 tickets will be sold. Once they’re sold we will pay out:
|Wed Aug 20 @ 5:00PM - 10:00PM|
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ET Pts Series, plus TD, TS
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