Martel shakes gremlins, gets back into winning groove by ProQuest


Just the weekend before, at the Division 5 event in Cordova, Ill., a broken transbrake put him out of the running in the final round, cascading upon the disappointment of a promising outing at the Norwalk event being short by a needle and seat problem in the carburetor in eliminations and all heaped upon his runner-up the month before in Englishtown, where his amazing streak of six straight final-round victories dating back to 1998 ended when he spun the tires. Cervelli made his first national event final-round appearance, and the North Carolina runner found the winner's circle earlier this year at the Division 2 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event in Gainesville and currently is ranked 10th nationally and second divisionally.

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