Under a beautiful Maryland night sky, Todd Veney, driver of the Jay Blake “Follow A Dream” Monte Carlo TA/FC defeated Mickey Ferro in a great race at the Lucas Oil Divisional in Cecil County Maryland. In the finals Veney got off the line first and although Ferro caught the second generation driver, got a little sideways allowing Veney to take his first win since the season opener in Richmond VA.
Veney was off the line with a 0.061 RT to Ferro’s close 0.072 but the ETs were in Veney’s favor as Todd put down a 5.665 to Ferro’s close 5.668. Paul Gill from Brockton MA was low qualifier in his Moduline Mustang with a 5.681 but was upended in round one after getting off the line with a dismal 0.332 light to John Anderika’s almost equally bad 0.217 RT.
Top Alcohol Dragster winner Richard Bourke from Old Tappan NJ, who has not won a Lucas event in nearly 2 years, put it all together beating recent Lebanon Valley winner Dan Mercier in the finals. Bourke, like Veney, was off the line first and never looked back running a 5.340 to the Canadian’s close 5.386.
Bourke led the quick field with a Friday pass of 5.366 @262. MPH and Frank Shuster behind the wheel of Tom Jones’ blown dragster held down the bump with a 5.481 258.02 MPH. Not making the field at Cecil were; Brandon Grecco, Ken Winward, Jackie Fricke, and Karen Stalba to name a few of the better cars in D1 that were on the outside looking in.
In Pro Stock Sled, Ed Armstrong from Westfield MA was clearly the class of the field with his ’03 Ski Doo. Ed was low qualifier at an 8.240 and had a tenth on his nearest rival, Tiina Duncanson who qualified second with an 8.305.. In the finals Evans beat Lebanon Valley winner John Evans with another strong run putting down an 8.242 to Evens’ game 8.526.
The last eliminator to be contested Saturday night was Competition Eliminator and it was a nail bitter for Team Aragona as driver Steve Szupka could not back up after his burn out in the Aragona Bantam G/EA. Plus the car conked out to add to the problems.
The team ran down the track and pushed the Altered back just in time to stage against Sal Biondo behind the wheel of Vinny Barone’s D/EA Chevy.
It was all for naught as at the green Szupka’s car turned right toward the guard wall and had to shut off with a 20 second run as Biondo took the Barone car down Broadway running a 8.228 for the win…
Today at Cecil; the remainder of the Sportsman classes featuring Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Super Stock, Stock and the 0.90 classes too. Film at 11…