Lorish takes Super
Scott Lorish won his first race of the season in Goldrush Trailers Super Eliminator Saturday as the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. Series held it’s 13th scheduled race of the season at Maple Grove Raceway.
Lorish (Center Valley, Pa.) drove his ’99 Cressman dragster past Mike Daniels (Devon, Pa.) in the final with a pass of 7.655 at 172.01 that was .015 over his dial-in.
Lorish made the semifinal when Frank Given (Honey Brook, Pa.) fouled in the quarterfinals, and then beat David Daniels (Carbondale, Pa.) in the semifinals by going .013 over his dial. Mike Daniels beat Ray Galie (Havertown, Pa.) in the quarters and Nick Daniels (Malvern, Pa.) in the semis.
Paul Werner (Sinking Spring, Pa.) faced fellow racing veteran Bryan Kershner (New Tripoli, Pa.) in the Ciccarone Racing Products Pro final. Werner and his ’80 Malibu got the jump off the line with a .028 reaction time and then went .008 over his dial-in with a pass of 11.508 at 114.34. Kershner broke out trying to catch up.
Werner had a bye in the quarters and then advanced through the semis when the usually tough Marty Flegal (Lititz, Pa.) broke out. Kershner earned the bye in the semis after surviving a double-breakout against Jayme Colon (Reading, Pa.) in the quarters.
Maple Grove visitor David Harvey Jr. (Berlin, N.J.) won P.C. Richard & Son Street in a ’79 Lemans. In the final, he clinched the win when he was .011 over his dial and Dave Raser (Oxford, Pa.) broke out.
Harvey, who had a bye in the quarters, needed a better RT in the semis against Nathan Beideman (Parkesburg, Pa.). He had a .015 to .041 advantage off the line, but Beideman was perfect on his dial with a pass of 17.400 at 79.82. Harvey was able to win by going just .025 over. Meanwhile, Raser beat Elise Renninger (Leesport, Pa.) in the quarters and Tom Harhart (Elysburg, Pa.) in the semis.
Danny Boyer won his second race in a row in Top Bike. Boyer (York, Pa.) and his ’72 H-2, beat Austin Youndt (Stevens, Pa.) with a pass of 10.196 at 120.76 that was .106 over his dial, while Youndt was .154 over.
Boyer beat Wayne Pyfrom (Denver, Pa.) in the quarters with a better reaction time, then beat John Lippincott (Adamstown, Pa.) with another great RT. Youndt had a tough road to the final, having to beat both former champions Joe Stuebner (Hamburg, Pa.) and Kyle Gockley (Mohnton, Pa.).
The Junior Dragsters had a non-points race with Sean Bailey (Phoenixville, Pa.) beating Katelyn Kershner (New Tripoli, Pa.) in the final by surviving a double-breakout run.
It was double-redlight final in Trophy with Charles Augustine (Kutztown, Pa.) and his ’11 Challenger getting the nod over Jennifer Fitts (Birdsboro, Pa.) by showing a tad more patience.
(Photos by Don Carrick/Studio 413)