Lancaster National Dragway hosted the Supercharged Bounty Hunters on Friday night as part of the final Franco’s Pizza IHRA Drag Racing program for the month of July. It was the second visit of the season by the Bounty Hunters, and the final pairing was a rematch of the final round from their race at Lancaster on June 9, as Mike Zmuda went head-to-head with Frank Malvaso. Zmuda won in their first meeting on a holeshot advantage, but Malvaso got his revenge on Friday night.
|Frank Malvaso takes the win in Supercharged Bounty|
Hunters - credit: Lancaster National Speedway &
Zmuda once again left the starting line first, but Malvaso was able to catch and pass him before the finish line to score the victory. Malvaso made up the nearly two-tenths of seconds that he lost at the starting line to beat Zmuda with an elapsed time of 4.439 seconds at 160.11 mph.
In other Franco’s Pizza Friday Night IHRA Drag Racing action, Mike Swinarksi scored his second win of the year in Top 8 Eliminator, defeating Brian Hitchcock in the finals after Hitchcock broke out. Hitchcock left the starting line with a near-perfect .502 reaction time, but ran .011 seconds under his 5.21 dial-in. Alex Noltee got his first career victory in Mallare Enterprises Top ET with a win over Clay Ricketson in the finals after Ricketson broke out.
In McGard Mod ET, Reid Ricketson picked up his first win of 2017 in the class, driving past Andrew Zimmer in the finals to get the win. Former Junior Dragster and Quick 16 champion Victor Puglia earned his first ever win in Hebeler’s Sales Bikes & Sleds. Puglia, in just his second week of racing motorcycles, defeated Angelo Salemi in the finals. John Wachowicz became the eighth different winner of the year in Tread City Tire Street, getting the win over Mario Kroese on a double breakout.
This weekend Lancaster National Dragway hosts its biggest multi-day drag racing event of the season with the annual Sunday Nostalgia Drags Weekend and Car Show. The event starts Friday, August 4 with a full card of Franco’s Pizza IHRA Drag Racing plus a special Nostalgia Eliminator class. Saturday, August 5 is the Clutch Artists Car Show on the infield of the stock car oval plus Nostalgia AA Gassers, the Gasser Racing Series and three additional classes of nostalgia racing. The third class of the Lancaster Dragway Wall of Fame will be inducted after the racing program on Saturday. Sunday, August 6 features a full day of racing with Gassers and classic race cars. Both Saturday and Sunday’s racing programs will feature a Modern Muscle class for cars built from 1981-1997. Find out more at www.lancasternationalspeedway.com.