Wet Conditions Cause Race Delay
By Carla Winslow
Friday night brought heavy rain and wind to eastern North Carolina forcing track owner and operator Curtis Trueblood to delay drag racing at Northeast Dragway on Saturday. “We had a lot of rain here at the track, but the forecast was for improved weather conditions by morning. With the extra time to dry the track out, my staff worked extra hard in order to assure the drivers that the track was in tip top shape for racing” said Trueblood.
Mark Moreland of Edenton had no problem hooking up on the track. Moreland faced Brian Crumpler of Elm City in the finals in the TOP Eliminator class. At 143 mph in just 4.77 seconds in an eight of a mile Moreland would beat Brian Crumpler in the TOP Eliminator Class. Danny Custer had multiple problems with a battery issue but was able to save just enough energy to beat Perry Mark for the win in the Modified Class. Brothers Calvin and Tony Boone found themselves racing for the win in the Street Class. Calvin proved to his brother Tony that he would be the winner today. Justin Blythe got this first win of the 2013 season when he beat Rookie Samantha Pugh in her first final. 6.90 Index First Place went to Rickey Akers and Michael Coward took home the win in the 5.90 Index Class. Next week Northeast will host their 4th point’s race. For more information visit www.northeastdragway.net