Varin, Gouveia, Libby Score Wallys at Epping LODRS Event
Sept. 12, 2023

Photos by Diane Kubicke and David Smith

Mason Varin (age 6-9), Alicia Gouveia (10-12), and James Libby (13-17) were the latest racers to earn Wallys during Division 1 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competition, claiming top honors at New England Dragway in Epping.

Varin, far lane, posted a 12.240 (12.11 dial) to turn on the win light in the 6-9 age-group final against Maxx Detomasi, who broke out with a 12.275 (12.28).

Gouveia, near lane, turned a reaction-time lead of more than a tenth into a 9.023 (8.95) to 9.071 (9.01) win against Tucker Cumming in the 10-12 bracket title round.

In the 13-17 class final, Libby, far lane, clocked a 7.917 (7.90) to defeat Samantha Burkart, who wasn’t far behind with an 8.085 (8.05).