Racers Drop Out
Due to Mechanical Failure
Spring is considered by most to mean, a new beginning or a fresh start.† A new race season offers drag racers the same kind of hope. Three months of an off season to refresh motors and replace old worn out parts with new ones with the intentions of starting a new season with high hopes of winning. With this being only the second race of the season at Northeast Dragway many drivers would find that this would not be the case for them as car after car and bike after bike would fail to finish the day. Many drivers never saw first round after disappointing mechanical failure put their cars back in the trailer. Although some would work fearlessly to try and make it before the next round of classes were called. This would not be the case for Steve Brinkley of Greenville who had planned to come only as a spectator. Brinkley and his wife Michelle who often races with her husband decided at the last minute to bring their Top Eliminator S10 to the track.† Brinkley took on Northeastís 2012 Top Eliminator Champ, Nathan Lilley in the final round. Brinkley took the win from Lilley when Lilley ran too far off his number. In the Modified class Dave Reilly of Edenton fouled out at the starting line giving the win to Perry Mark. The closest run of the day was between the youngest drivers, Jr Dragsterís Julie Ainsley and Allie Weisner. Both young ladies dialed in at 7.90, with little difference in their reaction time. Both left the line almost neck and neck, but the win would go to Ainsley who won on a double break out and with only hundredth of a second left at the finish line. Other winners included Barry Pryer over Big Kev Richardson in Pro Bikes. Richardson had transmission problems near the 60 ft mark allowing Pryer to drive around him for the win.† Tony Boone took first place from runner up Todd Jackson in the Street Class. Friday night Test and Tunes have begun with gates opening at 6pm and runs from 7-10 pm. Next Saturday the track will host an all Bike Race.