Maple Grove Jr. Dragsters successful at divisional
Two young racers from Maple Grove Raceway won their respective age group championships Saturday as the NHRA Northeast Division held its Jr. Dragster Championships at Mason-Dixon Dragway in Boonesboro, Md.
Mark Price Jr., of Collegeville, Pa., won the 10-11 year-old age group, while Hollie Ray-Bausher, of Shillington, Pa., won the 12-13 group.
Maple Grove Juniors who placed included Deja Brown (York, Pa.), who was runner-up in 12-13; Vincent Branca (Norristown, Pa.), runner-up in the Race of Champions; Heather Boyko (Northampton, Pa.), a semifinalist in 16-17; and Matthew Witkowski (Elverson, Pa.) a quarterfinalist in 10-11. Jeremy Ketterer (Sellersville, Pa.) was a quarterfinalist in the Consolation Race.
Price, son of Maple Grove Super Eliminator racer Mark Price Sr., defeated Jesse Marshall (Langhorn, Pa.) in the 10-11 final. He was .033 over his dial-in of 8.90, while Marshall was .058. Price made the final when Patrick Searling (New Windsor, N.Y.) fouled in the semifinals.
After a bye in the semis, Ray-Bausher was part of an all-Maple Grove final in 12-13, beating teammate Brown. She had a .101 reaction time and was .043 over, while Brown had a .129 RT and was .024 over.