June 3rd Race Results

It wouldn’t be a weekend in Numidia without some rain.  This weekend we were able to get the Friday Night program complete, rain came in early Saturday morning to put us a couple hours behind but were able to finish at a reasonable time even with a couple big cleanups, Sunday’s forecast got better throughout the weekend but the rain came in after 1st rd of jrs.


As always the Jr. Dragsters were first onto the track.  Quarterfinalists included: Gavin Shoemaker, Liberti Ferster, Lorelie Hoover, Jaiman Dietz, Robert Keller and Robert Croce.  First pair up was Shoemaker and Ferster, Shoemaker had the reaction time advantage .023 to .075 and held on for the double breakout win.  Next up was Hoover and Dietz, neither drive hit the tree but Hoover had the better reaction time and took the win running 7.927 on her 7.90 dial.  Final pair of the round was Croce and Keller, Croce had a big reaction time advantage but broke out with a 8.677 on his 8.70 dial sending Keller to the semis.  Hoover received the bye run to the final and left Shoemaker and Keller to run for their spot in the final.  Shoemaker left with an .018 to Keller’s .090, and took the win driving the strip running a 8.982 on his 8.94 dial.  In the final, Shoemaker left with the reaction advantage again .023 to Hoover’s .051, both drivers ran .01 above their dial with Shoemaker taking the win 8.970 on his 8.96 dial.

With his 2nd win of the season, Shoemaker moved into 2nd place in points just behind Melissa Wilson.  Ryan Wruble, Timmy Danley and Liberti Ferster round out the top 5.


Sam Koonsman took the win in Motorcycle over Zack Little.


Today was the 1st Bob Mackey Memorial race of the season, which means the winner of street pockets $1,000 for the regular entry fee.  With 8 left in the quarter final round Ashley Held in his Camaro took on Joe Clark in the Nova.  Both drivers feel asleep at the tree but only .003 separated their reaction times.  Held, held on for the win in what was actually a very close race  running 11.833 on his 11.83 dial as Clark broke out by just .004.  Next up was a battle of old age and youth with Gabe Earnest taking on Tom Correll.  Old age Correll hit the tree .009 to Earnest’s .025, but Earnest picked up the win in the double breakout.  Next, a couple of former Jr. dragster racers squared off with Dj Clark and Kevin Kohr.  Kohr was the 2016 Jr. Dragster Champ and showed why on this run as he left .002 running a 12.194 on his 12.17 dial to leave current Street points leader Clark no room with his .027 reaction.  In another race of former Jr. racers, Kaitlyn Krause got the win over Emily Sabo in a double red light race.  Sabo’s -.011 to Krause’s -.007.  In the semis, Kohr took out Held with a .047 12.17 on 12.15 dial to advance to the final.  Held missed the tree again and again ran right on his dial 11.822 on an 11.82 but wasn’t good enough this time.  That left Earnest and Krause, both former Jr. Dragster competitors.  Both drivers dialed 11.82, Earnest got the advantage on the tree .010 to .064 and held on for the win running 11.864 as Krause brokeout 11.805.  Once again a pair of Jr. Dragster graduates square off in the final for the $1000 Bob Mackey series check.  Earnest had the reaction advantage .028 to Kohrs .061 and got the win light running 11.878 on his 11.81 dial as Kohr broke out 12.122 on his 12.17 dial.


In the Pro quarterfinals, Mark Dennebaum took on Roy Hall.  Only .002 separates them in reaction time, Dennebaum had the advantage .013 to .015 and held on to take the win in a  double breakout running 9.009 on a 9.01 dial.  Next up was Ryan Geyer and John Binkle.  Geyer left with the advantage .025 to Binkle’s .045 and ran a 10.673 on 10.67 to get the win.  Last up was Dave Novinger and Mike Mackey.  Novinger was .043 and ran dead on with a 0, 9.710 to take the win over Mackey.  Dennebaum earned the bye to the final and Geyer took on Novinger.  Once again only .002 separated them with Novinger getting the advantage.014 to .016 but couldn’t run the number with a 9.701 on his 9.66 dial.  Geyer picked up the win running 10.668 on his 10.65 dial.  In the final Geyer missed the tree .052 to Dennebaum’s .029.  Dennebaum picked up another win running 8.999 on his 8.98 dial.

With the win Mark Dennebaum extended his points lead to nearly 100 points over 2nd place Harry Bartman.  Scott Tupper, Ryan Geyer and John Reklaitis round out the Top 5 in Pro.



With 5 left in Super Pro, 4 dragsters and 1 door car made of the quarter finals.  First pair out was CJ Drake in a dragster and Red Daniels driving Mikey Bagel’s S & W dragster.  Drake with the reaction advantage .014 to  Red’s .019, and got the win with a 7.635 on 7.62 as Red broke out by just .001.  Next up was Mark Price in his dragster taking on Sal Biondo in his first appearance at Numidia this season driving the DiMino ’68 Camaro.  Price had the the reation advantage .011 to .021 and got the win running 7.430 on his 7.43 dial.  Biondo ran 10.029 on his 10.02 dial.  Brian Vollman took the bye by virtue of his .001 light the previous round.  In the semis, Mark Price took the bye to the final and CJ Drake took out Vollman, CJ left .002 to Vollman’s .041 and ran 7.658 on his 7.62 to move into the final against Price.  In the final, Price left .018 to Drake .028 and got the win with a 7.449 on 7.43 dial.  Drake broke out by .006 running 7.624 on his 7.63 dial.


The win bumped Price into the Top 5 in points.  Jack Ostrowski still in the lead thanks to his ho start followed by Jeff Krushinskie, Mark Price, Brad Givler and Vinny DiMino.



Memorial Weekend Shootout Results

The weather really ruined what should have been a great weekend of racing.  Friday night street racing was rained out after a few time runs.  We had to battle rain Saturday morning, but the afternoon turned out to be beautiful.  Sunday looked ok in the morning, the Jr. Dragsters were able to be run but heavy rain came in the afternoon postponing the races until Monday.  Unfortunately Monday morning brought more heavy rain and thunderstorms that ended our weekend.  Thank you to all the racers and families that came out even with the unfavorable forecast.


30 Jr. Dragsters staged up for 1st round on Saturday, with Bailie Zepp, Jonathan Northrop, CJ Ketterer, Ryan Wruble, Richie Fluck, and Kiera Kasmer making it into the quarter final round.  Bailie Zepp earned the win over Jonathan Northrop with an .044 reaction time and 7.934 on a 7.92 dial.  Northrop was .034 on the tree but broke out running a 7.916 on his 7.92 dial.  CJ Ketterer picked up the win over Ryan Wruble.  Wruble had a slight reaction time advantage but could not run the number, sending Ketterer to the semi finals.  In the final pair of the round, Richie Fluck earned the double breakout win over Kiera Kasmer.  In the semi final round, Ketterer took the bye run to the final as Zepp paired up with Fluck.  Bailie Zepp lit the red light by just -.002 giving the win to Fluck.  In the final round both drivers dialed in at  7.90.  Fluck went red by just -.008 giving the win to CJ Ketterer who was ready with a .004 reaction time.


Saturday’s Footbrake class paid $3k to the winner, in the quarter finals Vinny DiMino, Brian Vollman, Mike LaRose, Dan Smith, and Soggy Dunn were left to run for the $3k payday.  First pair out was Vinny DiMino and Brian Vollman.  Vollman showed up ready to race he was on the tree all day and left .000 perfect in this matchup but broke out by just .002.  DiMino was .040 on the tree and ran a 9.062 on his 9.06 dial to take the win.  Next up was Mike LaRose taking on Dan Smith.  LaRose had the starting line advantage .040 to .052 and took the win running a 10.339 on his 10.32 dial.  Soggy Dunn got the bye run to the semi finals.  In the semis, LaRose took on Dunn and DiMino took the bye to the final.  LaRose had a .010 advantage on the tree, .019 to .029, and held on for the win by just .005 running a 10.341 on his 10.32 dial.  In the final LaRose left first with a 10.33 dial to DiMino’s 9.06.  DiMino got the staring line advantage .015 to .025 and pick up the win in a double breakout by just .008.


Saturday’s Super Pro class paid $5k to the winner.  6 drivers were left in the quarter final round.  Randy Krause, Brent Novitsky, Jay Ralston, Peter Biondo, Bob Kolibsky, and Josh Speck.  First pair out was Randy Krause and Brent Novitsky.  Krause took out Novitsky with a .003 dead on 5, .008 package.  Next up was Jay Ralston and Peter Biondo.  Biondo was .012 on the tree but broke out by just .001 on his 9.90 dial in the 1969 Hatari Firebird.  Ralston got the win as he was .008 on the tree and ran a 7.55 0n 7.53 dial.  Final pair was Bob Kolibsky and Josh Speck.  Kolibsky left .013 and ran a 7.105 on his 7.10 dial for the .018 package.  Speck was .024 giving him no chance to win as he ran a 7.189 on a 7.17 dial.  Krause’s .003 reaction time earned him the bye to the final and left Ralston and Kolibsky.  Ralston had a slight starting line advantage .021 to .025 but ran a 7.555 on a 7.54 dial as Kolibsky ran 7.097 on a 7.09 dial to give him the win by .004.  In the final, both drivers were .022 on the tree, Krause got the the finish line first by .012 but broke out by .004 giving the win to Kolibsky who ran 7.098 on his 7.09 dial.


28 Jrs made the 1st round call on Sunday.  The final 6 were: Lorelie Hoover, Bobby “lil Tuna” Fortuna, Jonathan Northrop, Liberti Ferster, Ryan Wruble, Ben Spotts.  The lil Tuna went -.007 red sending Hoover to the semi finals.  Jonathan Northrop got the double breakout win over Liberti Ferster and Ryan Wruble got the win over Ben Spotts as Spotts went -.002 red.  Wruble got the bye to the final as Northrop took out Hoover.  Both drivers brought their “A” game for the final as Wruble left .003 to Northrop’s .005.  At the strip, Northrop got there first by .016 but broke out by just .001 giving the win to Ryan Wruble.

Congrats to all winners and late rounders, unfortulately the weather did allow us to finish any other races for this weekend.  Great job to the Numidia staff for getting the track in great racing condition with all the rain we’ve been having and thanks again to all the racers and their families who chose to spend their Memorial Day Weekend at Numidia Dragway.


May 20th & 21st Results

With the recent rainouts over the past few weeks everyone was chomping at the bit to go racing this weekend.  Unfortunately the beautiful weather forecast wasn’t as advertised but we were still able to get both Summit Series races in as scheduled.

Starting off with the quarter finals of Saturday’s Super pro class a mix of 2 door cars and 4 dragsters made up the final six.  First pair out was Vinny DiMino in his racetech taking on Dave Daniels Jr in his S & W Dragster.  DiMino had the reaction time advantage by .005 and took the win by the same .005 as both drivers ran dead on their dial ins.  Next up was Mark Siegel in his Undercover dragster paired up with Brian Nolf in his 8 second Corvette.  Both Drivers lit the red light, but true start did not play a role as Siegel, the quicker dialed car, left only -.001 too soon.  The final pair of the 1/4 final round saw Ray Thurston in his 68 Cuda and David Hebig in his 7.0 S & W dragster.  Thurston got headstart 10.64 to 7.09.  Thurston had a .004 dead on 2, .006 package leaving David no chance with his .015 reaction time.  That run earned Thurston the bye run to final.  In the Semi final round, DiMino had a .006 advantage on the tree and took the win as Siegel broke out by just .001.  In the final, Thurston’s Cuda backed out of the beam as he set the transbrake, but was able to get it back in and killed the tree with a .002 reaction time to DiMino’s .016 Thurston then ran dead on his dial with a 9 for the .011 package to take the win.  Thurston and his Cuda were on kill all day taking out a bunch of great competitors on his way to winners circle.


Six were left in the 1/4 final round of Pro, Scott Tupper, Sean Steffey, Brad Northrop, Harry Bartman, Kurt Holland and Roy Hall.  The 1st pair out was Scott Tupper in the Camaro and Sean Steffey in his Demon.  This was a very close race.  Tupper left .006 to Steffey’s .009.  Tupper ran a 10.227 on a 10.23 dial, Steffey ran 10.500 an a 10.51 dial.  Steffey took the strip by just .004 but Tupper got the win in the double breakout.  In the 2nd pair of the round, Brad Northrop also won a double breakout against Kurt Holland by just .003.  Roy Hall turned on the red light handing the win to Harry Bartman.  Bartman got the bye to the final and left Tupper and Northrop as the semi final pair.  Tupper left -.001 to soon but Northrop left -.010 red giving Tupper the true start victory.  In the final, Tupper left early again but so did Bartman, Tupper was .008 less red giving him the win in back to back true start wins for Tupper.


With 3 left in the Street Semis Mike Mackey took the bye run to the final and Brandon Cox took out Joe Clark in  a double breakout.  In the Final Cox had the starting line advantage .033 to .055 and ran a 12.187 on a 12.17 dial to take out Mackey.  The win marked the first of the 2017 season for the 2-time defending Street class champion.


With 3 left in the Jr. Dragster semi finals Gavin Shoemaker took the bye run while Melissa Wilson paired up with Tim Danley Jr.  Danley left just -.003 too soon sending Wilson to the finals against Shoemaker.  In the final round Shoemaker had the better reaction time and ran an 8.818 on a 8.80 dial to take the win.

Lee Burgess got the Motorcycle win over Sam Koonsman.


5 cars were left in Sundays quarter final round of Super Pro.  Mark Morgan in his S & W dragster took on Jon Jon Ciccarone in his Undercover.  Morgan left Jon Jon no chance with his .005 7.520 on 7.51 dial .015 package, Jon Jon missed the tree ending his day.  Next pair out was Jason Amey and Joe Barush Jr.  Both drivers were a little behind the tree and Amey got the win running a 7.973 on his 7.95 dial.  Jeff Krushinskie driving the Allen Sinko owned “bad ass” firebird took the bye run to the Semis.  Morgan earned the bye to the finals with his .005 reaction time and left Krushinskie to run Amey.  Amey stepped his game up from the round before with a .013 light and a 7.977 on 7.97 dial to take the win over Krushinskie who broke out by .004 with his .016 light.  In the final, Morgan had a slight .002 advantage over Amey but could not run the number as Amey got the win running dead on with a 2 for a .015 package.


7 cars made up the quarters in Pro.  John Binkle used a .002 light to take out Ed Sabo Jr, Harry Bartman used an .025 light to take out Terry Neiman.  Mark Dennebaum got a rare .014 starting line advantage over Brock Moshier to take the win and John Reklaitis took the last bye run of the day to set up the semi final round.  John Binkle  took out Harry Bartman to advance to the final and John Reklaitis snuck bye Dennebaum by .008.  In the final round Binkle lit the red light handing the win to Reklaitis.


DJ Clark took out Tom Correll in the semis of Street to set up a final round matchup with Brandon Cox who was on the bye.  Clark shut down Cox’s hopes of the weekend double up with a .009 dead on 6 run to take the win.  Clark now has 3 wins out of 5 races on the season and it looks like these two drivers will be going head to head all season for the street class championship.


In the Semis of Jr. Dragster, Ryan Wruble got the double breakout win over Liberti Ferster and Jonathan Northrop got the win over Melissa Wilson as Wilson left -.011 too soon.  In the final round, Northrop had the starting line advantage and got the double breakout win over Wruble by just .002.

Spencer Jones on the Sled got the win over Lee Burgess today in the Motorcycle class.




Ralph DeBruin Tribute


Memorial Weekend Shootout


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