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Island Recap (4-27-2019)
It was a cold, windy, dreary night ‘til we completed the first 2019 MANDRA race at Island Dragway. But the competition was excellent and everyone seemed to have a good day of racing.
AKL Racing was the days sponsor for the winners plaques, the Iron Man Belt, eh er, Iron Girl Belt, eh, er, (well it was leather anyway), and a purse for the winner, runner up and semi-finalists. Thank you Tony and Kim.
Carly Boyer was the big winner and as far as anyone could remember became the first female winner of a MANDRA race. Congratulations to Carly.
With the weather obviously being a factor only 12 cars were at the first race, including new member John Harris. Pat Brewer was unable to make the call for first round giving Carly Boyer the bye run with .005 reaction times on both time runs.
There were 3 cars in the semi-finals with Mark Santee getting the bye run and Carly Boyer defeating Art Hand to set up the final. Mark Santee had an advantage at the starting line but was too quick at the finish line with the win going to Carly.
I would like to thank everyone who endured the windy cold day.
Lets look forward to the next race Numidia Dragway May 11th.
Carly Boyer Island Winner
Mark Santee Island Runner-Up
Art Hand Island Semi's
Numidia Recap (5-11-2019)
We had a great day of racing at Numidia Dragway with plenty of warm sunshine most of the day. Jim Mullins’ “Blue Oval Racing” sponsored the plaques for the day and Barbara Sommers “Better Half Racing” sponsored a payout. 25 MANDRA cars were at Numidia.
Semi-final round action saw Randy Campbell up against Bill Wert, who did an excellent job driving the English Bros Studebaker gasser for the first time, with Randy taking the win. Mark Santee had a bye run into the final.
Mark Santee was the standout of the day taking the win in the final by .004 over Randy Campbell, Randy made his first race of the season count with the runner up position. The win moved Mark into the points lead, followed by Carly Boyer and Art Hand.
MANDRAs’ first consolation race was a success the semi-final pitted Brian Yarrison against Tim Hansberry with Brian going on to the final to race Merritt Snyder who had a bye run into the final. Brian came out the winner when Merritt had a .006 red light at the start.
MANDRA racing will continue in two weeks at Beaver Springs Dragway. MANDRA will have another consolation race at Beaver Springs on Saturday only. Lets have a big turnout to show support for Beaver Springs.
Hope to see everyone there,
Mark Santee - Winner
Randy Campbell - Runner-Up
Bill Wert - Semi's
Brian Yarrison - Consolation Winner
2019 Points Schedule
2019 Events of Interest