FIRST TIME WINNERS HEADLINE PDRA MARYLAND EVENT
Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous young gun Marcus Butner defeated reigning world champion Jim Halsey in the final round of the PDRA Fulton Racing Engines North vs. South Shootout presented by Penske Racing Shocks to claim his first career win in the class Saturday night at Maryland International Raceway. Ken Quartuccio (WS Construction Pro Boost presented by P2 Contracting and Ty-Drive) and Doug Nicholl (M&M Transmission Pro 632) also claimed their first career wins in their respective classes.
Tony Gillig (Liberty’s Gears Extreme Pro Stock presented by AED Competition), Brayden Davis (Drag 965 Pro Nitrous Motorcycle), Scott Kincaid (Menscer Motorsports Pro Street presented by Afco), and Blake Denton (Afco Super Street presented by Menscer Motorsports) also added to their win totals with North vs. South Shootout victories.
Wins in the sportsman categories went to Dan Ferguson in MagnaFuel Elite Top Sportsman presented by PAR Racing Engines, Kyle Harris in Laris Motorsports Insurance Elite Top Dragster, Al Davidowski in MagnaFuel Top Sportsman presented by Corbin’s RV, and Tisha Wilson in Laris Motorsports Insurance Top Dragster. Former Jr. Dragster standout Nicole Zuccarelli raced to victory in Edelbrock Bracket Bash presented by COMP Cams, defeating Tommy Muller in the final round.
The PDRA’s Jr. Dragster classes saw thrilling competition from qualifying through eliminations, with victories going to Brayden Davis in Coolshirt Systems Pro Jr. Dragster presented by PRP and Ayden Tilghman in Classic Graphix Top Jr. Dragster presented by PRP. Davis had to hurry back to the starting line after winning in Pro Nitrous Motorcycle to run the Pro Jr. Dragster final round against Ashley Franklin, who went red by .003 seconds. In the other lane, Davis broke out with a 7.884 on a 7.90 dial-in. In the Top Jr. Dragster final, Tilghman and Victoria Beaner both dialed 8.90, and while Beaner had a slight starting line advantage, Tilghman ran a 9.003 to beat Beaner’s 9.017.