Photos by Diane Kubicke and David Smith
Paul Stalba stayed perfect in 2022 Division 1 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competition when he bested the field in the 13-17 age group at Maple Grove Raceway. It was also Stalba’s fourth straight overall win in Jr. Dragster competition. Olivia Gale (age 6-9) and James Stack Jr. (10-12) joined Stalba in the winner’s circle.
Gale, near lane, bested Larissa Oles, 12.098 (11.98 dial) to 12.380 (12.12) to claim the trophy in the 6-9 age group.
Stack, near lane, got off the starting line first in the 10-12 final, and he used the advantage to defeat Emily Stalba on an 8.931 (8.91) to 9.043 (9.03) count.
Paul Stalba, near lane, tallied his third win in three LODRS events when Tyler DePascale red-lighted in the 13-17 title round. Stalba posted a 7.933 (7.92) on his victory pass.