NHRA Summit ET Finals - North East Division Results
Delmar, DE
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The first set of winners were crowned Friday night for the NHRA Northeast Division Summit Racing Series Finals at U.S. 13 Dragway in Delmar, Delaware and the Race of Champions competition.

Steve Sisko, Iselin, N.J., faced off against Mike Fitts, Groton, Conn., in the Super Pro category with Sisko taking the holeshot off the starting ling with a .004 second reaction time and the win running 7.661 seconds at 170.35 mph. Fitts tried to run Sisko down coming up just short with a time of 7.829 at 171.20.

In the Heavy class it was Michael Larose taking out Phillip Truitt, Parsonsburg, Md., to advance to a final round match up with Steve Vancraenest, Oakland, N.J., who out ran Mark Hamel, East Greenbush, N.Y., in his semifinal round.

Larose, West Monroe, N.Y., added the final win light in his ’69 Dart with a lap of 10.500 seconds at 118.98 mph against Vancraenest.

The Street title went to Pittsfield, Mass., racer Bill Kirpens Jr., and his Dodge Dakota running 12.144, 107.77 as he held off the quicker Anthony Zangari, Clay, N.Y., with an 11.876, 113.07 final round.

The final in the Bike category matched up Mark Schwaim, New Ringgold, Pa., and James Perry, Pine Hill, N.J., with Schwaim first to cross the finish line taking the win on his ’84 Kawasaki in 9.209 seconds at 126.49 mph.

Racing continues Saturday with final eliminations for the Northeast Division Summit Racing Series Champions with more than 500 racers from 14 NHRA member tracks battling for both individual and team championships. 

            The following are Friday’s final results for the NHRA Summit Racing Series Race of Champions event at U.S. 13 Dragway:
Steve Sisko, Iselin, N.J., 7.661 seconds, 170.35 mph def. Mike Fitts, Groton, Conn., 7.829, 171.20
Michael Larose, West Monroe, N.Y., ‘69 Dart, 10.500, 118.98 def. Steve Vancraenest, Oakland, N.J., Camaro, 9.253, 144.18
Bill Kirpens Jr., Pittsfield, Mass., Dakota, 12.144, 107.77 def. Anthony Zangari, Clay, N.Y., ’99 Camaro, 11.876, 113.07 
Mark Schwaim, New Ringgold, Pa., ’84 Kawasaki, 9.209, 126.49 def. James Perry, Pine Hill, N.J., 9.661, 136.57


            DELMAR, Del. (September 19, 2010) – Maple Grove Raceway scored 87 points to take the Team Championship at this weekend’s NHRA Summit Racing Series Northeast Division Finals at U.S. 13 Dragway in Delmar, Delaware. Maple Grove Raceway, Reading, Pa., was followed by the team from Lebanon Valley Dragway who racked up enough points for second.
            Leading the individual winners was Vinny Dimino of Hawley, Pa., in his ’08 dragster taking the win in the Super Pro class over Mike Argoe, Middletown, Del., with a pass of 7.333 seconds at 181.74 mph to Argoe’s 7.468, 167.62. 
            Butch Weinreich, Jarrettsville, Md., put his ’69 Dart in the winner’s circle for the Heavy class as he recorded an 11.135 second lap at 120.88 mph against Frank Ware Jr., Albany, N.Y., running 120.49 in his Chevelle.
            In the Street category, Bill Kirpens Jr., Pittsfield, Mass., was looking to repeat his win from the Race of Champions earlier in the weekend but fell two rounds short as he lost to Bill Hakucsa in the semifinals. The Flanders, N.J., racer went on to meet up with Paul Werner, Sinking Springs, Pa., in the final where he recorded a stellar .009 second reaction time and held on for the win at 11.135, 120.88.
            Dale Hamilton, Mt. Airy, Md., and Cody Binkley, Robesonia, Pa., rounded out the weekend’s winners. Hamilton rode his ’04 Suzuki to a lap of 10.284 seconds at 131.19 mph against Jonathan Tisdale, East Hartford, Conn., in the final of Bike and Binkley ousted Justin Hardman, Syracuse, N.Y., for the High School trophy.
The Following are final results from the N HRA Summit Racing Series Northeast Division Finals from U.S. 13 Dragway, Delmar, Delaware.
  1. Maple Grove Raceway
  2. Lebanon Valley Dragway
Vinny Dimino, Hawley, Pa., ’08 dragster, 7.333 seconds, 181.74 miles per hour def. Mike Argoe, Middletown, Del., ’07 dragster, 7.468, 167.62
Butch Weinreich, Jarrettsville, Md., ’69 Dart, 11.135, 120.88 def. Frank Ware Jr., Albany, N.Y., Chevelle, 10.482, 120.49
Bill Hakucsa, Flanders, N.J., Camaro, 11.481, 120.49 def. Paul Werner, Sinking Spring, Pa., ’80 Malibu, 11.700, 110.57
Dale Hamilton, Mt. Airy, Md., ’04 Suzuki, 10.284, 131.19 def. Jonathan Tisdale, East Hartford, Conn., RPM Cycle, 8.719, 146.19
Cody Binkley, Robesonia, Pa., ’86 Camaro, 12.511, 102.89 def. Justin Hardman, E. Syracuse, N.Y., ’07 Chevy, 16.527,  80.81

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