MacNicol, Craft, Burch win first Division 2 LODRS event
March 2, 2017

The new Jr. Dragster series at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events in Division 2 kicked off at Orlando Speed World Dragway Feb. 24-26, and when the dust settled, Dylan MacNicol (age 6-9), Katie Craft (10-12), and Gage Burch (13-17) were hoisting the Wallys in the winner’s circle.

Final-round results from the Division 2 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at
Orlando Speed World Dragway in Orlando, Fla.:

Driver Hometown Reaction E.T. (Dial)
Dylan MacNicol North Port, Fla.  .023 11.959 (11.90)
Kaitelynn Starling Orlando, Fla.  .026 14.024 (14.05)
Katie Craft Melbourne, Fla.  .104 8.913 (8.90)
William Craft Melbourne, Fla.  .137 8.972 (8.95)
Gage Burch Palmetto, Fla.  .019 7.956 (7.90)
Carson Brown Blountville, Tenn.  .051 8.124 (8.07)

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6-9 winner and final round
Dylan MacNicol, near lane, took home the Wally in the 6-9 age group after defeating Kaitelynn Starling in the final.

10-12 winner and final
The 10-12 title round came down to the brother-sister team of William and Katie Craft, and Katie, near lane, won the battle.

13-17 winner and final round
Gage Burch, near lane, jumped to the early points lead in the 13-17 age bracket when he bested Carson Brown in the final.