FIRST-TIME WINNER DRINKWATER JOINS CHAMPIONS FRANKLIN, HARRIES IN PDRA NORWALK WINNER'S CIRCLE
A pair of two-time PDRA Pro Nitrous world champions, Tommy Franklin and Jason Harris, reached the winner’s circle at the third race of the PDRA’s 10th season Saturday night at the DeCerbo Construction American Doorslammer Challenge presented by Callies. Racing at Summit Motorsports Park, Franklin earned his first Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous win of the season, while Harris was victorious in WS Construction Pro Boost presented by P2 Contracting and Ty-Drive for the first time in his career.
The series also awarded professional class “660 Man” trophies to first-time winners Alan Drinkwater in Liberty’s Gears Extreme Pro Stock presented by AED Competition, Scott Kincaid in Menscer Motorsports Pro Street presented by Afco, and Blake Denton in Afco Super Street presented by Menscer Motorsports. Ohio’s own Jeff Melnick, who won the season opener in M&M Transmission Pro 632, collected his second win in three races.
Sportsman victories at Norwalk went to Donny Urban in MagnaFuel Elite Top Sportsman presented by PAR Racing Engines, Pete Maduri in Laris Motorsports Insurance Elite Top Dragster, Gary Wojnowski in MagnaFuel Top Sportsman presented by Corbin’s RV, and TG Paschal in Laris Motorsports Insurance Top Dragster.
The always-competitive Jr. Dragster classes also competed at the American Doorslammer Challenge, with wins going to Gabe Wojnowski in Coolshirt Systems Pro Jr. Dragster presented by PRP and James Beattie III in Classic Graphix Top Jr. Dragster presented by PRP. With Pro Jr. Dragster running a 32-car field for the first time, Wojnowski had to last four rounds before the final round, where he ran a 7.904 in his Medina, Ohio-based ’15 Halfscale dragster to beat Zach Shirkey’s 7.911, both on a 7.90 index. The Top Jr. Dragster final round was decided on the starting line when Colin Masullo went red by .043, while Beattie ran a 9.252 on a 9.22 dial-in in his ATI Performance ’22 Mike Bos dragster to get the win.