Zangari Rolls To Street Showdown Win -- Samsel Tops Stankivitz Sr. In Delayed 11.50 Index Race

After a few weekends off due to inclement weather and a scheduled time trial day, the ESTA racers were eager to get back to points racing action today June 28th. Today we also hosted the Fairmount Glen Miniature Golf sponsored “Street Showdown”. Here is the rundown:

In Street Money it was class conquering Anthony Zangari asserting himself once again as he defeated Troy Liebi in the final round. Anthony in his familiar ’99 Z/28 used a telepathic .507 light coupled with his 11.918 at 104.38 mph run on his 11.83 dial to stop Troy’s .567 initiated 16.295 at 87.35 mph run on his 16.19 dial. Kim Lipke and David Crossman were the semifinalists.

In Super Pro, Tom Belvick stopped Howie Smith in a battle of Big Block Chevy powered dragsters. While we wait fort the final round numbers to post, we do know that Tom's margin of victory over Howie was a razor-thin .007! Scott Forbes was the semifinalist.

Pro was won by Fausto Rioscolon driving his ’71 Plymouth Cuda to the win defeating Bryan Backus in his ’82 Cutlass. Fausto held the r.t. advantage .531 to .578, and won with a 9.972 at 132.77 mph run on his 9.95 dial, while Bryan ran under his 9.04 dial with a 9.018 at 147.45 mph runner up effort. Tim Aceto and Steve Searles were the semifinalists.

In a special heads up class called Adam’s 11.50 Shootout the competitors ran off a Pro tree with an 11.50 index. At the end of the day (actually on July 12th) it was Tom Samsel in his ’82 Firebird defeating Gene Stankivitz who was in his ’67 Nova. Gene held the r.t. advantage .510 to .534, but he ran further under with an 11.458 at 107.40 mph effort while Tom won it with an 11.486 at 101.06 mph pass. Semifinalists were Anthony Zegarelli and Rob Forbes.

Cory Bingel won Pro Bike riding his ’04 Suzuki to the win by defeating Skip Tamburino who was on his ’00 Kawasaki. Cory had a .587 light and ran 8.950 at 131.97 mph on his 8.81 dial while Skip settled for the runner up spot with a .603 light and a 10.079 at 125.73 mph run on his 9.89 dial. Pete Sereno was the semifinalist.

In Pro Sled, Dan Eddy Jr. was the winner on his ’95 Ski-doo defeating a red lighting Heath Smith who was on his ’03 Polaris Pro-X. Dan cruised to an 11.542 at 104.15 mph run on his 11.40 dial after Heath shut off. Ron Smith was the semifinalist.

Darin Buchanan won Modified driving his ’67 Plymouth to a 9.459 at 126.41 mph run on his 9.35 dial stopping Pro winner Fausto Rioscolon who ran 9.968 at 131.89 mph on his 9.98 dial. Darin held the r.t. advantage .534 to .735. Don Austin and Larry Forjone were the semifinalists.

Todd Minerd drove his ’85 S-10 to the Street Trophy win stopping Tom Fortino who was driving his ’87 Mustang. Tom lit the red light and Todd cruised to the win. Wade Willat and Lisa LoBdell were the semifinalists.

Kevin Wuest won Bike/Sled Combo today on his ’01 Polaris stopping Shawn Fetter. Kevin had a .569 light and ran a 10.074 at 125.65 mph on his 10.04 dial for the win while Shawn settled for the runner up spot with a .675 initiated, 10.428 at 119.01 mph run on his 10.64 dial. Herb Bingel III was the semifinalist.

In Jr. Dragster “A” class racing it was Brandon Barker from Belleville, Ontario Canada making an appearance and he was able to score the win when he stopped Morgan Bunal in the final round. Both competitors were dialed in at 8.02 and Brandon scored the win with his .557 initiated, 8.179 at 79.77 mph run while Morgan settled for the runner up spot with her .685 initiated, 7.988 at 79.50 mph effort. Paige DeSalvo was the semifinalist.

In Jr. Dragster “B” action it was Jacob Snyder scoring another win when his opponent Jake Lipke turned on the red light. Jacob had a .541 light and nailed his 8.90 dial in with an 8.904 at 74.34 mph winning pass. Jake ran an 8.992 at 72.21 mph on his 8.95 dial in and had the .429 red light. Alexa Pedersen and Shannon Harrison were the semifinalists.

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