Smith wins race, Harrell wins bounty
Saturday’s round of the Money Trail was also run under hot and sticky conditions. However, the talk of the pits was the $200 bounty MGR vice president/general manager Lex Dudas placed on Ciccarone Racing Products Pro E.T. points leader Brock Moshier.
Moshier (Lititz, Pa.) has been winning race after race and is running away with the points lead. To shake things up a bit, Dudas offered the reward to anyone who eliminated Moshier and his ’71 Vega in eliminations.
Kyle Harrell (Lansdale, Pa.) got the money in the semifinals when Moshier fouled at the start. It was a good day for Moshier, who had two opponents get red lights against him and then beat seasoned drivers Erin Thimm (Mohnton, Pa.) and Andy Anderson (York, Pa.).
However, Harrell couldn’t continue his good fortune in the final. Dan Smith (Morgantown, Pa.) won the afternoon in his ’89 Beretta when Harrell fouled.
Smith had a bye into the final and he beat Michael VanDenHeuvel (Elkton, Md.) in the quarterfinal double-breakout with a pass of 10.017 seconds at 127.68 mph that was .003 under.
It was an all-dragster finale in Goldrush Trailers Super. Mike Daniels (Devon, Pa.) and his ’08 American was .007 over his dial-in with a pass of 7.887 at 170.86 to beat Don Matson (Mohnton, Pa.), who was .011 over.
Daniels defeated the remaining door car in the semis, which was a double-breakout against Martin Flegal (Ephrata, Pa.) and his ’98 S-10. In the quarters, Daniels used a great reaction time to beat Chuck Snyder (Quakertown, Pa.). Meanwhile, Mattson had a perfect light in the semis that helped beat Mark Price (Collegeville, Pa.). Before that he had another great
reaction time to defeat Brad Groff (Christiana, Pa.) in the quarters.
Lonny Horst (Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.) won in P.C. Richard & Son Street in his ’68 Camaro. He beat Debbie Boyer (York, Pa.), who was driving a ’73 Mustang, in the final with a pass of 11.627 at 111.44 that was .007 over his dial-in.
Horst was .034 over his dial in the semis against Steve Fox (Douglassville, Pa.), while Boyer advanced when Tory Harding (Mohnton, Pa.) broke at the starting line.
In the quarterfinals, Horst defeated Adam Werner (Reading, Pa.) by going .021 over, while Werner was .030 over. Boyer advanced when Joe McLaughlin (Pottstown, Pa.) fouled at the start.
Cory Stuebner (Hamburg, Pa.) won for the fourth time this season in Ray’s Yamaha Top Bike. Riding an ’89 Kawasaki, Stuebner used a .075 reaction time with a pass of 9.026 seconds at 132.44 mph to beat Allen Heilner (Birdsboro, Pa.) in the final. Stuebner advanced from quarterfinals when Neil Senft (Spring Grove, Pa.) fouled and then beat Jeffrey Burnley (Palm, Pa.) in the semis with a pass of 8.993 at 132.93 mph. Heilner had a great start against John Lippincott (Adamstown, Pa.) in the quarters and had a bye in the semis.
Ranae Nyce (East Greenville, Pa.) won her first race Junior Dragster. She had a pass of 7.928 at 80.38 that was .028 over her dial as runner-up Eddie McBride (Glenolden, Pa.) was .023 over, but was slower off the starting line.
Nyce also used a superior reaction time to beat Kelli Witkowski (Elverson, Pa.) in the semis, while McBride had a bye. Before that, Nyce defeated Paige Ketterer (Sellersville, Pa.) in the quarters.
Jared Horn (Quakertown, Pa.) was the Trophy winner in a ’74 Camaro, making the final pass of 12.294 at 108.67. Charles Augustine (Kutztown, Pa.) was the runner-up in an ’11 Challenger.