Vasger, Colon, Rothenberger have Super Sunday
Racers had a chance to earn some extra money Sunday at Maple Grove Raceway and two came away $1,500 richer.
Lou Vasger (Langhorn, Pa.) won Super Eliminator and Jayme Colon (Reading, Pa.) won Pro in the Summer Shootouts.
Meanwhile, there was a special Junior Dragster race to commemorate the class’ 20th anniversary. Winners were crowned in five age groups. That was followed by a special runoff for the “King or Queen of the Track.”
Jessie Rothenberger (Glenmoore, Pa.) took home that victory.
Saturday’s Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail race was canceled due to extreme heat.
Next weekend’s schedule includes Auto Locator Grudge Racing on Friday night, another Money Trail race on Saturday and Bikemania – a special motorcycle race and show – on Sunday.
Sunday’s Super final featured a battle of dragsters. Vasger in a ’96 S&W machine faced Richard Rogge (East Norriton, Pa.). It was a double-breakout run as both racers’ elapsed times were under their respective dial-ins. Vasger won the final with a pass of 7.436 at 175.80 mph that was just .004 under while Rogge’s 7.641 at 174.37 was .009 under.
To get to the final, Vasger had to survive another double-breakout against Dave Wruble (Bethlehem, Pa.) in the semifinals, while Rogge got by Joe DiPasquale (Palmyra, N.J.) who broke out.
In Pro, Colon beat the winner of the Spring Footbrake race, Dan Walleigh (Reading, Pa.). Like the Super final, this class also ended on a double-breakout. Colon’s final pass was 9.609 at 131.36 that was .02 under, while Walleigh in his ’70 AMX was .03 under.
Colon had a clean run in the semifinals against David Bonaskiewich (Allentown, Pa.), going 9.646 at 131.36 that was .03 over.
In the Junior race, winners were Nicholas Bealer (Douglassville, Pa.) in the 8-9 year-old category; Ryan Ely (Mont Alto, Pa.) in 10-11; Kyle Robb (Denver, Pa.) in 12-13; Jessie Rothenberger in 14-15; and Matt Patterson (Coatesville, Pa.) in 16-17.
In the runoff, Rothenberger clinched “Queen” honors but having the best overall package, or run, of the group.