Willard, Stalba, Soucy Victorius During Epping LODRS Event
Aug. 30, 2022

Photos by Diane Kubicke and David Smith

Kendall Willard (age 6-9), Emily Stalba (10-12), and Jaylee Soucy (13-17) earned Wallys during the Division 1 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at New England Dragway at Epping, N.H.

After leaving the starting line first, Williard, far lane, eased her car to an 11.962 (11.99 dial) to defeat David Scranton’s further-under 13.985 (14.05) in the 6-9 age-group final.

Stalba, far lane, added another Wally to her mantle when she outlasted Greyson St Jean in the 10-12 class. In the final, Stalba had the reaction-time advantage by more than seven-hundredths, then posted an 8.922 (8.90) to turn on the win light against St Jean, who broke out with a 9.067 (9.10).

Soucy, far lane, got the automatic win in the 13-17 bracket final when Francis Vignola red-lighted. Soucy posted a 7.909 (7.95) on her victory pass.