photos by Diane Kubicke, David Smith, and Rhonda McCole
The 2020 Division 1 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series completed its third event of the year at New England Dragway in Epping, N.H. James Stack Jr. (age 6-9), Frank Aragona III (10-12), and Kyle Genualdo (13-17) were the event’s big winners.
Stack, near lane, left the starting line first in the 6-9 age-group final and never looked back, defeating Jake Biron on a 12.112 (12.00 dial) to 12.103 (11.97) count.
In the 10-12 final, Aragona, near lane, had a reaction-time edge by over one-tenth, and he used the advantage to best JJ Schonberger on a 9.044 (8.90) to 8.970 (8.90) holeshot.
The 13-17 final was a great battle between Genualdo, near lane, and Natalia Musolino. The pair had reaction times within .011-second of each other, then stayed side by side all the way downtrack. Genualdo crossed first to win in a 7.975 (7.94) to 7.968 (7.92) match.