photos by Diane Kubicke and David Smith
The 2020 Division 1 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series continued competition at Lebanon Valley Dragway in West Lebanon, N.Y., in July, and Emma Stodulski (age 6-9), Aidan Baker (10-12), and Christopher Khoury (13-17) claimed top honors in their respective categories.
After finishing as the runner-up at the opener in Epping, Stodulski was able to go the distance this time, defeating Kendall Willard in the 6-9 final. Stodulski, near lane, got off the starting line first and never looked back, defeating Willard on a 14.407 (14.25 dial) to 12.304 (12.36) count.
The 10-12 final was decided on the starting line when Haven Spring, near lane, red-lighted. Baker powered to an 8.949 (8.98) en route to victory.
Khoury, near lane, won a tight battle with Tori Iacono to claim top honors in the 13-17 age group. Khoury and Iacono left the starting line within .006-second of each other, then stayed glued together all the way downtrack with Khoury getting the nod in an 8.073 (8.08) to 7.988 (8.01) contest.