Thursday, July 21, 2011
It’s the debut of the NHRA Lucas Oil Divisional Championship series at New England Dragway.
Some of the nation’s best competitors will converge on Epping’s pristine quarter mile as they chase
the ultimate goal of a championship Wally. Spearheading the event will be what many believe are
the toughest funny car competitors in the nation. In the past few years NHRA Division 1 flopper pilots
have dominated the funny car class with Frank “Ace” Manzo all but etching his name in the NHRA
record books as one of the best drivers to ever transit the quarter mile. Local standout and newcomer
to A Fuel dragster is chassis builder Dan Page who is piloting Art Gallant’s wicked machine.
The event also features intense competition in Comp Eliminator, Stock, Super Stock, Super Gas,
Super Comp and Super Street. Headlining this year’s event is the Town Fair Tire Night of Fire
set for Saturday evening. It will feature the final rounds for the funny cars and dragsters, along with
Top Dragster, Top Sportsman. New England Dragway will cap off the night with jet funny cars,
Danny O’Day’s legendary Superwinch Wheelstander and a fireworks show.