Mopars 2, Others 1
In Saturday’s racing action at Maple Grove Raceway, Mopars had the upper hand in the first day of Mega Mopar Action.
Using a “Mopars vs. The World” format that brought all makes and models of cars, Mopars took two of three classes, while a Camaro won one. Overall, nearly 200 cars competed on The Grove’s quartermile.
In Bracket 1, which featured cars with electronics, Bernie Staub (Dover, Pa.) won in his ’78 Plymouth. He used a great reaction time of .005 seconds and a run of 9.441 at 143.34 mph to beat the dragster of Chris Camplone (West Chester, Pa.). Camplone ran 7.662 at 179.68.
Bracket 2 cars featured non-electronics and that was won by Andy Anderson (York, Pa.) and his ’70 Dart. Anderson went 10.033 at 125.51. Runner-up Jason Yantus (Central City, Pa.) and his ’71 Demon raced to a finish of 10.262 at 130.04.
Bob Ormsbee (Harrisburg, Pa.) to0k Bracket 3 (Street/DOT) in a ’67 Camaro. He defeated Tim Nist (Columbus, N.J.), who ran a ’71 Road Runner. Ormsbee finished in 11.321 at 108.63 and Nist was 12.026 at 116.11.