NUMIDIA, Pa – Maple Grove Raceway captured the team championship while Mike Argoe, Ray Whitehead, Scott Smith and Dale Hamilton took home the individual championship at this weekend’s NHRA North East Division Summit Racing Series Finals at Numidia Dragway.
Argoe, Middletown, Del., worked his way through the field in Super Pro and ran 7.546 seconds at 165.25 mph in his final round victory over Laura Landry, Townsend, Del. who clocked in at 9.716 seconds, 136.97 mph
In Pro, it was Whitehead, E. Brusnwick, N.J., who outlasted the competition knocking out Dave Harvey, Berlin, N.J., in the final with a pass of 9.552 seconds, 136.28 mph while Smith, Birdsboro, Pa., defeated Brittany Jones, York Haven, Pa., with a time of 11.745 at 106.11 mph for the Sportsman title.
Hamilton, Mount Airy, Md., rounded out the weekend’s winners with a lap of 9.684 seconds, 139.89 mph to take down Brian Canoles, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. The four winners will advance to the Summit Racing Series National Championship in November at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona where they will meet up with the winner’s from the six other NHRA divisions.
In the Race of Champions competition it was George Roche Jr., Middle Island, N.Y., taking the win in Super Pro over Lanny Werley, Leesport, Pa.; Frank Maffiore Jr., Edison, N.J., defeated Brock Moshier, Lititz, Pa., in Pro; Andy Dolan, Martinsburg, W.Va., took the Sportsman trophy against Tom Harhart, Elysburg, Pa.; and the Bike title went to Tom Harhart, Elysburg, Pa., who outran Scott Levameur, Rye, N.H.
The following are the final results from the NHRA North East Division Summit Racing Series event at Numidia Dragway:
Maple Grove Raceway - 68
Lebanon Valley Dragway - 65
U.S. 13 Dragway - 60
Mason-Dixon Dragway - 58
Atco Dragway - 56
Numidia Dragway - 49
Cecil County Dragway - 48
Englishtown Raceway Park - 44
New England Dragway - 38
Island Dragway - 33
Esta Safety Park - 33
Xx - 33
Quarter Aces Dragway - 30
Spencer Speedway - 14
TC - 2
Mike Argoe, Middletown, Del., '07 American, 7.546, 165.25 def.
Laura Landry, Townsend, Del., '67 Chevelle, 9.716, 136.97.
Ray Whitehead, E. Brusnwick, N.J., dragster, 9.552, 136.28 def.
Dave Harvey, Berlin, N.J., 'th Valliant, 11.389, 109.36.
Scott Smith, Birdsboro, Pa., '80 Chevy Malibu, 11.745, 106.11 def.
Brittany Jones, York Haven, Pa., '82 Camaro, 12.517, 104.86.
Dale Hamilton, Mount Airy, Md., dragster, 9.684, 139.89 def.
Brian Canoles, Berkeley Springs, W.Va., dragster, foul.
The following are the final results from the NHRA Northeast division Race of Champions at Numidia Dragway:
George Roche Jr., Middle Island, N.Y., '69 Camaro, 11.030, 119.59 def.
Lanny Werley, Leesport, Pa., '92 Camaro, 8.734, 148.04.
Frank Maffiore Jr., Edison, N.J., '87 Monte Carlo, 11.042, 122.01def.
Brock Moshier, Lititz, Pa., '71 Vega, 9.045, 139.37.
Andy Dolan, Martinsburg, W.Va., dragster, 11.595, 107.74 def.
Tom Harhart, Elysburg, Pa., '62 Impala, 14.417, 90.90.
James Farmer, Denton, Md., '08 Hayabusa, 8.748, 142.63 def.
Scott Levameur, Rye, N.H., dragster, 9.070, 151.07.
NHRA’s top drag racers from tracks across the Northeast Division will be at Numidia Dragway to square off in head-to-head competition at the Northeast Division NHRA Summit Racing Series Finals Sept. 19-21. Top points-earning drivers in five classes will compete for team and individual honors. Racers in Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, Bike/Sled, and High School will run in the event.
Friday’s action will also feature the Race of Champions, where top points earners from each track will face off in a best-of-the-best battle in Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, and Bike/Sled. Event eliminations will kick off Saturday, with more than 500 racers competing for top honors and a chance to compete for the Summit Racing Series National Championship at the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in November. They’ll run against the winners from NHRA’s other six divisions for a purse of more than $100,000.
Gates at Numidia Dragway will open at 8 a.m. each day. Time trials will start Thursday morning at 9 and continue Friday at 9 a.m. The first round of eliminations for the Race of Champions starts at 4 p.m. Friday. Final eliminations for all classes begin Saturday at 9 a.m.
Numidia Dragway is off Route 42 in Numidia. For more information, log on to www.numidiadragway.com or call 570-799-5090.
SUMMIT RACING SERIES NORTHEAST DIVISION FINALS: Fact Sheet
WHAT: Northeast Division NHRA Summit Racing Series Finals, where top drivers from NHRA member tracks across the Northeast Division compete in five classes for individual and team honors: Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, Bike/Sled, and High School. The Race of Champions, a race within a race where the top points earners from each participating track run head to head for individual honors, will run Friday. Event winners from Saturday’s action in Super Pro, Pro, Street, and Bike/Sled will advance to the Summit Racing Series National Championship at the NHRA Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
WHERE: Numidia Dragway, off Route 42 in Numidia, Pa. For more information, log on to www.numidiadragway.com or call 570-799-5090.
WHEN: Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 19-21
THURSDAY, Sept. 19
Gates open, 8 a.m.
Time trials, 9 a.m.
FRIDAY, Sept. 20
Gates open, 8 a.m.
Time trials, 9 a.m.
Race of Champions time trial, 11 a.m.
First round of eliminations for Race of Champions, 4 p.m.
SATURDAY, Sept. 21
Round 1 of eliminations, 9 a.m.
PURSE: The NHRA Summit Racing Series competitors in Super Pro, Pro, Street, and Bike/Sled will compete for cash and contingency of more than $70,000. Event winners in Super Pro, Pro, Street, and Bike/Sled will advance to compete against winners from NHRA’s other six divisions at the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals in Pomona in November. They will each receive $3,500 for competing at the Finals, and the winner in each class will receive an additional $5,000.
2012 EVENT WINNERS: Numidia Dragway, team champion; Rob Leipziger, Super Pro; Vinny Dimino, Pro; Ed Talbert, Sportsman; Ken George, Bike/Sled; Austin Argoe, High School