Inaugural .90 Nationals at Numidia Dragway, June 8th & 9th, 2012

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Consisting of three NHRA championship categories, Super Street, Super Gas, and Super Comp, the event kicked off on Friday, June 8, with a special Comp Cams Top 32 Shootout, which awarded each event class winner with $500 along with product gift certificates complimentary of Comp Cams Inc. Event winners included Rich Price over Keith Mayers (Super Street), Iggie Boicesco over Bernie Weaver (Super Gas), and Jeff Livezey, Jr. over Jason Hoff (Super Comp).

On Saturday, June 9, the main race awarded Mayers, as well as Franklin DiBartolomeo and Al DiMino with $2500 each for their class victories.

In the Super Street category, past IHRA champion Mayers improved on his final round Comp Cams Top 32 Shootout runner-up finish by claiming the main event. Mayers, Fruitland, MD, defeated Bob Silfies during a double-breakout final round. Mayers ran a closer 10.893 e.t. against Silfies 10.877 e.t. for win.

DiMino from Allentown, PA, earned the final round win against Jake Barbato in Super Gas. Dimino’s day began with a perfect .000 reaction time against Weaver in the first round. His string of reaction times continued earning him elimination round wins, and gave him the advantage off the starting line against Barbato in the final. On the top end of the drag strip, Barbato broke out with a 9.882 e.t. against DiMino’s safe 9.910 e.t.

In the Super Comp eliminator final, DiBartolomeo, Beaver Springs, PA, defeated Christopher DePascale. Just days after earning a national event win at the NHRA Toyota Supernationals, Englishtown, NJ, DiBartolomeo earned the win-light during a double-breakout final round race against DePascale. DePascale ran a quicker 8.859 e.t. against DiBartolomeo’s 8.890 e.t.
Event coordinator Robert Keister and Numidia Dragway have already begun planning a 2013 event. Keister thanked all the event sponsors which included Comp Cams Inc, Total Racing Components, Ken Moses Race Transmission, Insinger Performance, Select Performance, Auto Meter, S&W Race Cars, Goodyear, NitroPlate, Brodix Inc., Motorsports Innovations, ATI, Advanced Control Devices Inc., JE Pistons, Crane Cams, Hoosier, FAST, Accelerated Travel, California Car Cover Company and Jiffy-Tite, along with the many other sponsors that made this event possible.

Written and submitted by Jeanne Linke