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DiMino, Thurston, Harhart are latest winners
NUMIDIA DRAGWAY, Numidia, Pa. (Aug. 2) when his dead-on 7.421 (7.41 dial) forced Strunk over as soon as it began, though, when Harhart, who
— With the points season at Numidia Dragway under his 8.97 prediction with an 8.962. was already off and running after hitting a stellar .025
winding down, it is getting to be crunch time for The Pro final came down to the ’69 Dart of Thurston light, saw the win light in his lane illuminate when
those looking to make a late move in hopes for a and the ’84 Daytona of Mike Mackey. Thurston got into Petruski pulled the wheels of his ’Vette out of the beam
championship. While some solidified their chances the money round courtesy of victories over Frank Reber, a scant .006 too soon, handing the automatic win to
further, others put themselves into contention. When Gene Solovey, Jerry Walter, and Ryan Geyer before Harhart, who cruised to a 14.69 (14.68).
the smoke cleared and racing was done, it was Vinny getting the semifinal single. Mackey, meanwhile, turned The Motorcycle win went to the sled of Seyler,
DiMino (Super Pro), Ray Thurston (Pro), Tom the win light on against Tom Campanicki, Steve Singley, who got the uncontested victory, running a 12.99 on
Harhart (Street), Craig Seyler (Motorcycle), and Robert Reinert Jr., John Reklaitis, and Denny Marunich the freebie.
Nicole Guido (Jr. Dragster) coming home victorious. to get into the final. Thurston was afforded the head In the Jr. Dragster ranks, it was the Half-Scale built
DiMino took home his first win of the year with a start and left nothing for Mackey to work with on the dragster of Guido taking out Alex Abinson in the final.
final-round triumph over the roadster of Bob Strunk. Tree, hitting a clutch .003 light. Mackey recorded a Guido made her way to the final with wins over
DiMino wheeled his rear-engine S&W dragster to a respectable .027, but it wasn’t enough as Thurston’s Madison Hopkins, Emily Abinson, and Jake Marunich
.001 light and a win over Joe Barush in round one 12.82 (12.80) was a touch better than Mackey’s valiant before getting the freebie in the semifinals. Meanwhile,
before getting around John Trapper and T.C. Smith but losing 10.95 (10.91). Abinson was making his way to meet Guido in the
to get the bye into the final. Waiting for him was Harhart has been a staple in the late rounds of final, dispatching Jake Marunich, Darren Egick, and,
Strunk, who slipped past Vince Shrawder, Mark Street all year with this race day being no exception. after the bye run in the quarterfinals, Michael Koser in
Dennebaum, Randy Krause, and Gary Swank to get Harhart took another trip to the winner’s circle, this the semi’s. Abinson was spotted the head start, but
into the money round. Strunk was spotted the head time rolling his ’62 Impala past the ’73 Corvette of Guido made up for that and then some, scoring a
start in the final, and both he and DiMino recorded George Petruski. Harhart got to the trophy dash via sizeable holeshot. At the stripe, it was Guido getting
near-identical reaction times with the slight wins over Rick Hafer, Don Missal, and Frankie Cicerale. the win as her 8.04 (7.93) was more than enough to
advantage in favor of DiMino, .024 to .028. At the Waiting for him was Petruski, who downed Carmen handle Abinson’s closer but losing 8.83 (8.82).
stripe, it was DiMino getting the breakout victory Koser, Jared Hafer, and Brandon Wentzel. This one was — Frank H. Cicerale
Schwaln crowned King of the Track Lawson, Wilson score at points race
NUMIDIA DRAGWAY, Numidia, Pa. (July 19) — The track CROSSROADS DRAGWAY, Terre Haute, Ind. (Aug. 8) — The track held
held its Aerospace Components King of the Track event its regular points race for all classes Aug. 8 with a new winner in the Super Pro
with Mark Schwaln holding court and piloting his class. Jerry Lawson, in his ’70 Nova, ran a 6.27 on a 6.19 dial with a .011 light,
Motorcycle to the win in his class as well as the King of stopping Cheryl Pound, who ran a 7.35 on a 7.33 dial with a .180 light in her ’69
the Track runoff.