Division 1 National Open
Ficacci’s Stock win highlights season finale
photos by Phil Hutchison (Left) Erich Bollman, far
lane, won the Comp final at
MAPLE GROVE RACEWAY, the fifth and final event in
Reading (Oct. 23-26) — Division 1 this year’s Division 1
wrapped up its 2008 season with the Sony/PCRichard.com
38th Pennsylvania Dutch Classic, the National Open Series when
fifth and final event in the popular Dave Strouse red-lighted.
Sony/PCRichard.com National Open (Below) David Ficacci
Series. Eliminations were postponed clinched the series Stock
until Sunday and completed Monday title with his second
after a persistent light rain washed out straight victory. Ficacci, far
Saturday’s action, but that did little to lane, took a .046-second
dampen the enthusiasm of the more than reaction-time advantage
600 racers who took part in the and ran a 10.20 on his 10.17
traditional season finale. dial to beat Tim Boudreau’s
David Ficacci scored his second near-perfect 10.434 (10.43).
straight win and third in four starts this
year to clinch the series Stock title. In
the final, Ficacci was .046-second better
on the Tree and ran a 10.20 on his 10.17
dial to beat Tim Boudreau’s near-perfect
10.434 (10.43 dial).
Ed Newton defeated Joey Cole in the
Super Stock final, and Debra Moses soloed
to victory in Super Comp when final-round
opponent Derek Clark was a no-show. The
Super Street final went to Michael Sawyer,
who was second off the line but ran a
10.91 to beat Jay Neville’s breakout 10.88.
In Monday’s other four finals, Erich
Bollman (Comp), Jake Barbato (Super