MOHNTON, Pa. - Andy Anderson might just be ready to challenge Brock Moshier in the Cicarrone Race Products Pro E.T. Class. The only question is if the York, Pa. racer has enough time to catch him.
Anderson and his 1971 Dart won Sunday's Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail event at Maple Grove Raceway, his second trip to PPC Lubricants Victory Lane in 2013.
In the final, he beat Brian Hine (Birdsboro, Pa.) with a pass of 10.011 seconds at 125.46 mph that was .011 over his dial in, while Hine broke out by .03. Anderson had a tough assignment in the semifinals against Paul Thimm Jr. (Mohnton, Pa.) and prevailed when Thimm broke out. Anderson kept it close by going .014 over his dial. Anderson also cut it close in the quarters against Jeremy Kleinfelter (Newmanstown, Pa.), going .010 over.
Hine beat David Sciarretta (Honey Brook, Pa.) in the semis by using a great reaction time and going ..002 over, and advanced from the quarters when Jeneane Cloer (Telford, Pa.) fouled.
David Batchelor (Lebanon, Pa.) won his first race of the season in Goldrush Trailers Super. In a '95 S&W Dragster, he used a .001 reaction time and raced past Scott Lorish (Center Valley, Pa.) with a pass of 7.654 at 174.12 mph.
Batchelor had a bye in the semifinals and beat Rick Terkowski (Gilbertsville, Pa.) in the quarters, overcoming a .001 start by Terkowski in a double-breakout. Lorish advanced with wins over Brian Bensinger (West Reading, Pa.) and Jake Grater (Perkiomenville, Pa.), the latter with a great reaction time.
In P.C. Richard & Son Street, David Sciarretta (Honey Brook, Pa.) and his '70 Pontiac won the race with a final pass of 11.801 at 107.28 that was .051 over his dial-in. Runner-up Dawn Helman (Mohnton, Pa.) was .059 over with a slower reaction time.
Sciarretta beat Brittany Heffelfinger (Wernersville, Pa.) in the quarters, surviving a double-breakout and then advanced to the final when Adam Werner (Reading, Pa.) fouled. Helman also got past a double-breakout in the quarters against Paul Werner (Sinking Spring, Pa.) and then beat Mike Tomaszewski (Reading, Pa.0 in the semis.
Finally making it Victory Lane this season was Danny Boyer (York, Pa.) in Ray's Yamaha Top Bike. Boyer and his '72 H-2 has three runner-up finishes this season, but he followed through this time around, beating Joe Stuebner (Hamburg, Pa.) with a run of 10.203 at 112.42 that was .013 over his dial.
Boyer had a single in the semis and beat Cory Stuebner in the quarters. Beating Cory Stuebner was probably very satisfying as Boyer is 0-3 against him in finals this season. Joe Stuebner beat Austin Youndt (Stevens, Pa.) in the quarters and Theresa Senft (Spring Grove, Pa.) in the semis.
Carrie Whitman (York, Pa.) took her second Junior Dragster win of the season. She beat points leader Vincent Branca (Norristown, Pa.) in the final with a pass of 7.905 at 81.54 that was .005 over the dial.
Whitman and her '09 Mike Bos junior dragster advanced to the final when Elizabeth Pyles (East Prospect, Pa.) fouled in the semis. She beat Chase Ream (Narvon, Pa.) in the quarters. Branca got past Hollie Ray-Bausher (Shillington, Pa.) in the quarters and Mark Price Jr. (Collegeville, Pa.) in the semis.
Amy Ketterer (Sellersville, Pa.) won Trophy, beating Kelsey Hershey (Spring Grove, Pa.) in the finals with a pass of 13.960 at 96.22.
The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Drag Racing Association also raced Sunday with Art Hand (Salford, Pa.) picking up the win in a '63 Falcon when Bob English (Milton, Pa.) broke in the final.
The Boninfante B1 Index Series had its final race of the season. Brian Grinnell (Royersford, Pa.) took the 10.0 Index with a pass of 10.068 at 127.50 in a '79 Fairmont Wagon to beat Mo Bolduc (Feasterville, Pa.). In the 11.50 class, Steve Gurvick (Wilmington, Del.) and his '85 Mustang beat Jennifer Kershner (New Tripoli, Pa.) with a run of 11.541 at 114.94.
Saturday's round of the Money Trail was also run under hot and sticky conditions. However, the talk of the pits was the $200 bounty MGR vice president/general manager Lex Dudas placed on Ciccarone Racing Products Pro E.T. points leader Brock Moshier.
Moshier (Lititz, Pa.) has been winning race after race and is running away with the points lead. To shake things up a bit, Dudas offered the reward to anyone who eliminated Moshier and his '71 Vega in eliminations.
Kyle Harrell (Lansdale, Pa.) got the money in the semifinals when Moshier fouled at the start. It was a good day for Moshier, who had two opponents get red lights against him and then beat seasoned drivers Erin Thimm (Mohnton, Pa.) and Andy Anderson (York, Pa.).
However, Harrell couldn't continue his good fortune in the final. Dan Smith (Morgantown, Pa.) won the afternoon in his '89 Beretta when Harrell fouled.
Smith had a bye into the final and he beat Michael VanDenHeuvel (Elkton, Md.) in the quarterfinal double-breakout with a pass of 10.017 seconds at 127.68 mph that was .003 under.
It was an all-dragster finale in Goldrush Trailers Super. Mike Daniels (Devon, Pa.) and his '08 American was .007 over his dial-in with a pass of 7.887 at 170.86 to beat Don Matson (Mohnton, Pa.), who was .011 over.
Daniels defeated the remaining door car in the semis, which was a double-breakout against Martin Flegal (Ephrata, Pa.) and his '98 S-10. In the quarters, Daniels used a great reaction time to beat Chuck Snyder (Quakertown, Pa.).
Meanwhile, Mattson had a perfect light in the semis that helped beat Mark Price (Collegeville, Pa.). Before that he had another great reaction time to defeat Brad Groff (Christiana, Pa.) in the quarters.
Lonny Horst (Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.) won in P.C. Richard & Son Street in his '68 Camaro. He beat Debbie Boyer (York, Pa.), who was driving a '73 Mustang, in the final with a pass of 11.627 at 111.44 that was .007 over his dial-in.
Horst was .034 over his dial in the semis against Steve Fox (Douglassville, Pa.), while Boyer advanced when Tory Harding (Mohnton, Pa.) broke at the starting line.
In the quarterfinals, Horst defeated Adam Werner (Reading, Pa.) by going .021 over, while Werner was .030 over. Boyer advanced when Joe McLaughlin (Pottstown, Pa.) fouled at the start.
Cory Stuebner (Hamburg, Pa.) won for the fourth time this season in Ray's Yamaha Top Bike. Riding an '89 Kawasaki, Stuebner used a .075 reaction time with a pass of 9.026 seconds at 132.44 mph to beat Allen Heilner (Birdsboro, Pa.) in the final.
Stuebner advanced from quarterfinals when Neil Senft (Spring Grove, Pa.) fouled and then beat Jeffrey Burnley (Palm, Pa.) in the semis with a pass of 8.993 at 132.93 mph. Heilner had a great start against John Lippincott (Adamstown, Pa.) in the quarters and had a bye in the semis.
Ranae Nyce (East Greenville, Pa.) won her first race Junior Dragster. She had a pass of 7.928 at 80.38 that was .028 over her dial as runner-up Eddie McBride (Glenolden, Pa.) was .023 over, but was slower off the starting line.
Nyce also used a superior reaction time to beat Kelli Witkowski (Elverson, Pa.) in the semis, while McBride had a bye. Before that, Nyce defeated Paige Ketterer (Sellersville, Pa.) in the quarters.
Jared Horn (Quakertown, Pa.) was the Trophy winner in a '74 Camaro, making the final pass of 12.294 at 108.67. Charles Augustine (Kutztown, Pa.) was the runner-up in an '11 Challenger.
Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail 11
Super: David Batchelor, '95 S&W, .001 reaction time, 7.878 seconds, 168.85 mph def. Scott Lorish, '99 Cressman, .041, 7.654, 174.12.
Pro: Andy Anderson, '71 Dart, .054, 10.011, 125.46 def. Brian Hine, '68 Camaro, .042, 11.717, 114.88.
Street: David Sciarretta, '70 Pontiac, .031, 11.801, 107.28 def. Dawn Helman, '84 Blazer, .087, 11.759, 114.02.
Top Bike: Danny Boyer, '72 H-2, .005, 10.203, 122.42 def. Joe Stuebner, '90 2X10, .010, 8.508, 150.36.
Junior Dragster: Carrie Whitman, '09 Mike Bos, .100, 7.905, 81.54 def. Vincent Branca, '09 Halfscale, .037, 7.936, 81.67.
Trophy: Amy Ketterer, .126, 13.960, 96.22 def. Kelsey Hershey, '10 Corolla, .171, 17.709, 77.47.
MANDRA: Art Hand, '63 Falcon, .030, 10.446, 127.78 def. Bob English, '50 XK120, Broke.
10.0 Index: Brian Grinnell, '79 Fairmont, .023, 10.068, 127.50 def. Mo Bolduc, '88 Trans Am, .055, 10.158, 137.93.
11.50 Index: Steve Gurvick, '85 Mustang, .041, 11.541, 114.94 def Jennifer Kershner, '72 Nova, ..082, 11.486, 117.87.
Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail 10
Super: Mike Daniels, '08 American dragster, .005 reaction time, 7.87 seconds, 170.86 mph def. Don Mattson, '12 Miller dragster, .061, 7.831, 165.17.
Pro: Dan Smith, '89 Beretta, .015, 10.133, 110.02 def. Kyle Harrell, '72 Nova, foul -.013, 9.985, 133.95.
Street: Lonny Horst, '68 Camaro, .052, 11.627, 111.44 def. Debbie Boyer, '73 Mustang, .088, 12.915, 101.93.
Top Bike: Cory Stuebner, '89 Kawasaki, .075, 9.026, 132.44 def. Allen Heilner, '06 HD, .119, 9.950, 131.78.
Junior Dragster: Ranae Nyce, '05 Halfscale, .038, 7.928, 80.38 def. Eddie McBride, .066, 7.993, 78.17.
Trophy: Jared Horn, '74 Camaro, .070, 12.294, 108.67 def. Charles Augustine, '11 Challenger, .128, 13.743, 104.49.
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