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Monday, August 29, 2016

Truck Night a big hit at Lancaster Dragway

Semi Truck action at Lancaster Dragway
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Lancaster National Dragway hosted Truck Night presented by Hunter Truck Sales, Peterbilt Buffalo and Mallare Enterprises on Friday night, featuring Dump Truck and Semi Truck classes, which had great turnouts of around 20 trucks in each class. Greg Graham took the win in the Semi Truck class in his 1979 Peterbilt, and Tim Payne won the Dump Truck class aboard a 2013 Caterpillar. Both winners took home $750 for their efforts.

There was also a special class for pick-up trucks and SUVs sponsored by Halleen’s Auto & Truck Accessories. Street ET regular Chris Kujawski scored the win in a 2008 Chevy Trailblazer.

In regular Franco’s Pizza Friday Night IHRA Drag Racing action, Joe Masullo continued his hot streak, making the Top 8 finals for the sixth week in a row and earning his third win during that stretch as he defeated Steve Ferstl in the finals. Masullo now has six total win in the 2016 season.

Rick Szewczyk, Sr. took top honors in Mallare Enterprises Top ET as he edged Bill Blaser Jr. in the final round. Clay Ricketson won McGard Mod ET for the second week in a row after his opponent, Derrick Kovach, broke out in the finals. In Hebeler’s Sales Sleds & Bikes, Brian Babiak won for the second time in 2016 after catching Lucas Salemi in a motorcycle versus snowmobile final pairing.

Before Friday night, Cody Winkowski had advanced to the final round of Tread City Tire Street six times but had not picked up the victory. Seven turned out to be Winkowski’s lucky number as he finally picked up his first win of the season as he beat Brad Zygaj for the victory.

This Friday, September 2, the Buffalo Street Outlaws return to Lancaster along with the Empire State Drag Racing Series, TNT Hot Rods and Lancaster’s weekly Franco’s Pizza IHRA Drag Racing classes. Time trials start at 5 p.m. Find out more at www.lancasternationalspeedway.com

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