|Joe Masullo in the winner's circle Friday at Lancaster|
credit: Neffke Motorsports Photography
Joe Masullo piloted his rear engine dragster to victories in both Mallare Enterprises Top ET and Top 8 Friday night at Lancaster National Dragway, the second driver to win in two classes this season.
Masullo joins Wayne Cleveland as the only other driver to pick up two class wins in the same night. He now has five overall wins at Lancaster in 2016 with three in Top 8 and two in Top ET.
Masullo defeated Vito Antonicelli in the Top 8 finals, then took the win over Jan Winkowski in the Top ET finals.
In other Franco’s Pizza Friday Night IHRA Drag Racing action, Jim Rubino picked up the win in the Buffalo Superchargers after Frank Malvaso red lighted in the final pairing. Ryan Ricketson scored his third win of the season in McGard Mod ET, outrunning Mark Peikart in the finals; Ricketson and his twin brother Reid have combined for seven wins in Mod this season.
The Nearhoof family scored their third-straight win Hebeler’s Sales Sleds & Bikes as Mike Nearhoof won for the second week in a row after Dave Lawrence left the starting line early in the finals. Ken Wischman took the win in Tread City Tire Street ET for the second time in 2016, topping Keith Balser.
The Gasser Racing Series returns to Lancaster on Friday, August 19 with two classes of racing. All of Lancaster’s weekly Franco’s Pizza drag racing classes will be in action, including a special event for Sleds & Bikes. Find out more at www.lancasternationalspeedway.com.