Ashby Takes His Turn at a 3-Peat with Pro Bike Win

We were treated to a fine day for drag racing today as we started the month of June with some cloud cover and temps in the 70’s which put together, produced some fast runs. Here is how the action went:

Gene Stankivitz III wheeled his ’67 Nova to the Super Pro win when he stopped Carl Drake Jr. who was driving his Chevy powered dragster. Gene got the nod at the tree with a .534 to .562 reaction time advantage and ran an 11.438 at 109.81 mph run on his 11.41 dial. CJ had to settle for the runner up spot with his 7.669 at 157.32 mph run on his 7.60 dial. Josh Speck was the semifinalist in his ’94 Beretta.

In Pro, it was Rob Forbes driving his familiar ’93 S-10 to the win defeating the always tough Mike LaRose in his ’68 GTX. In a very close final Rob won it with a .521 initiated, dial-matching 10.44 with a 6 at 127.45 mph. Mike settled for the runner up spot with a .529 light and ran a 10.263 at 130.39 mph run on his 10.25 dial in. Jason Richardson and Frank LoGalbo were the semifinalists.

David Ashby took his third Pro Bike win in a row as he rode his ’93 Kawasaki “Bumblebee” to defeat Skip Tamburino who was on his ’00 Kawasaki. Skip had the better light, .601 to .656, but ran under his 9.70 dial with a 9.666 at 119.98 mph to give the win to David’s 13.853 at 88.96 mph run on his 13.78 dial. Keith Miller and Sam “Taz” Froio were the semifinalists.

Dennis Boston rode his ’03 Ski-doo to the win in the Pro Sled class today after he stopped Shawn Fetter on his ’94 Ski-doo. Dennis held a .559 to .622 advantage at the tree and won it with his 9.587 at 122.61 mph run on his 9.46 dial. Shawn settled for the runner up spot with his 10.385 at 125.04 mph run on his 10.30 dial in. Herb Bingel III was the semifinalist.

In Street Money it was Travis Brown in his ’83 Malibu wagon scoring the win stopping Jason Richardson in the final round. Travis used a .537 light and ran right on his 10.55 dial with a 10.559 at 124.33 mph. Jason had a .546 light and ran a 12.142 at 107.42 mph on his 12.11 dial to take home the runner up honors. Tom Fortino was the semifinalist in his '87 Mustang.

Don Austin drove his ’79 Trans Am to the Modified win today when he took out Brett Van Brocklin in his recently acquired dragster. Don held a very slight reaction time advantage, .535 to .540 and ran an 11.670 at 116.58 mph on his 11.60 dial, while Brett ran an 8.218 at 158.87 mph run on his 8.10 dial. Jeff Parker and Jim Bersani were the semifinalists.

The Street Trophy final came down to a couple of veteran racers when Dick Aversa in his '07 Trail Blazer SS and Carl Scarano in his similar entry squared off. Dick held the r.t. advantage, .529 to .654 and cruised to the win with his 13.677 at 90.57 mph run, while Carl had to settle for the runner up spot with a 14.267 at 78.66 mph run his 13.85 dial. Bud Brown and Wade Willatt were the semifinalists.

In Bike/Sled combo the win went to Jeremy Hutton who rode his ’07 Arctic Cat to the win over Dan Eddy Jr. who was on his ’98 Ski-doo. Jeremy went 10.186 at 120.29 mph on his 10.25 dial, while Dan bulbed and ran a 10.186 at 120.29 mph. Sudsy Eastman and Mike Stiles were the semifinalists.

The Jr. Dragster “A” final was won by Shaquille Scott who drove his ’08 Bos to the win over a red lighting Carter Helch who was driving his ‘05 Halfscale. “Shaq” had a great .529 light and ran an 8.009 at 79.63 mph while Carter bulbed with a .473 and ran a 7.951 at 82.86 mph run on his 7.92 dial. Nicole Woodcock was the semifinalist.

Jr. “B” action was also decided by the red light as this time it was Jake Lipke fouling to Joshua Snyder. Josh cruised to the win with a .694 light and ran an 8.993 at 73.76 mph on his 8.90 dial. Jake ran it through to a 9.007 at 72.44 mph run on his 8.97 dial. Tyler BeDell and Kimberly Klein were the semifinalists.


A POPS racing event also ran this sunday, with Orville Wilcox coming out on top in his purple Mustang. Visit the POPS racing website for more information.

That will do it for now. Drive safe and we’ll see you at ESTA.

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