Flegal does it again
On Saturday, Marty Flegal padded his lead in Pro with his second win of the season in Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail 6 at Maple Grove Raceway.
Flegal (Lititz, Pa.) defeated Nick Lewis (Northampton, Pa.) in the final. The two had the same reaction time, but Flegal and his S-10 pickup were able to go .007 over his dial-in, while Lewis was .023.
It was an easy road to the final for Flegal as Bob Montgomery (Reading, Pa.) fouled in the quarterfinals. He then had a bye through the semis. Meanwhile, Lewis took out Paul Werner (Sinking Spring, Pa.) in the quarters, surviving a double-breakout, and then defeated Tom Ressler (Wind Gap, Pa.) in the semis by going .008 over.
Over in Super, Mike Yarnall (Kennett Square, Pa.) made an appearance with his dragster and ended up taking home the big prize. He was .002 over his dial-in in the final, going 7.712 seconds at 166.33 mph to beat Brian Bensinger (West Reading, Pa.).
Yarnall had a bye in the quarterfinals and then beat Bill Boyko (Northampton, Pa.) in the semis by a razor-thin margin. In a battle of dragsters, Yarnall had a .010 reaction time over Boyko’s .011; he was .014 over his dial-in, while Boyko was .020. On the other side of the bracket, Bensinger used a great reaction time against John Seiverling (Bethel, Pa.) in the quarters, then advanced past Mark Sabo (Emmaus, Pa.), who fouled.
Mark Barnes Sr. (Coatesville, Pa.), who was runner-up at the second Money Trail, finally got over the hump in Street. He came out on top of a double-breakout final against Steve Fox (Douglassville, Pa.). Barnes drove his ’72 Chevy to a pass of 12.954 at 99.47 that was .016 under the dial-in.
Barnes advanced to the final by running past Bob Ormsbee (Harrisburg, Pa.) in the quarters and Roy Hall (Emmaus, Pa.) in the semis. Both of his opponents broke out. Fox had a better RT against Joe Dedrick (Bally, Pa.) in the quarters, then had a bye in the semis.
Cory Stuebner (Hamburg, Pa.) had his second win of the season in Top Bike. He defeated Danny Boyer (York, Pa.) in the final with pass of 9.001 at 142.76 on his ’89 Kawasaki. Stuebner defeated Wayne Pyfrom (Denver, Pa.) in the quarters with a quicker pass, then had a better RT against Andy Dempsey (Narvon, Pa.) in the semis. Boyer advanced with a red light by Bruce Gockley (Mohnton, Pa.) in the quarters and breakout by Joe Stuebner (Hamburg, Pa.) in the semis.
Carrie Whitman (York, Pa.) made her ’13 season debut at Maple Grove and got the win in Junior Dragsters. She was .005 over his dial-in against Brian O’Brien (Coatesville, Pa.) in the final. Whitman had a bye in the semis and defeated Heather Boyko (Northampton, Pa.) in the quarters. O’Brien got past Kelli Witkowski and Vincent Branca on his road to the final.
In Trophy, Bill Johnston (Hatboro, Pa.) won the final in a ’13 Corvette with a pass of 13.093 at 96.09.