Fast Lane Fridays – August 4, 2017 Race Recap

Lewis continues win streak, point standing shake ups highlight week 3

Warren Donovan (top) eliminators Ted Gilman (bottom) during the first round of Street Class Eliminates on 8/4/17.

Gales Ferry, CT (August 4, 2017) – Week three of Fast Lane Fridays saw big changes in point standings as two of the class point leaders would miss the event allowing for new racers to take the place at the top. Adam Lewis would continue his win streak of winning a Street Class Eliminator since opening night. Jon Tisdale would grab top honors in the Bike Class and the special Import vs Domestic Shootout and Warren Wright would capture his second Outlaw Class win of the 2017 season.

The Outlaw Class would get underway without incoming points leader and previous event winner Joe Fogarasi in the field. Allowing the class to make up the point gap the Outlaw Finals would see opening night winner Warren Wright paired against long time racer Tom Bischoff. A sputter out of Bischoffs 1932 Bantam was enough for Wright to grab his second win of the year from the left lane. The win would move Wright to the top of the point standings battle by just one point over Joe Fogarasi.

Racer Index RT (Seconds) 60ft (Seconds) MPH ET (Seconds)
Wright 2.54 0.10487 1.918 45.10 2.57532
Bischoff 2.25 0.16791 1.699 47.02 2.33179

After being Eliminated in the first round, first set of eliminators on July 21st Adam Lewis has yet to lose in the Street Class Eliminator rounds in 2017. His 2014 GMC has out lasted the competition and August 4th was no different. The final round would see Lewis paired up against Heidi Bradham would was entering her third final round eliminator in just four events. Lewis would come out on top again in the finals by running a close 2.91 run on a 2.89 dial in. The win would also hand the point lead to Lewis, now 18 points over second place Bradham.

Racer Index RT (Seconds) 60ft (Seconds) MPH ET (Seconds)
Lewis 2.89 0.22501 2.092 36.05 2.90934
Bradham 3.00 0.27703 2.292 36.00 3.11078

Drama and action was found in the Bike Class as well tonight. Coming into the event Jenna Barba was tied atop the point standings with Nathan Booth. Barba missing tonight’s action would see Booth needing to survive the hard charges of Jon Tisdale to keep his reign alone at the top. The Final Round would pair Tisdale against veteran Ron Hoyle who was racing his snowmobile. In what turned out to be a close run, Tisdale would capture top honors with a run of 3.132 on a 3.13 dial in, one of the closest runs of the season thus far. The win wasn’t enough to knock Booth off the top of the point standings. Booth now has a nine point lead over Tisdale and ten point lead over Barba.

Racer Index RT (Seconds) 60ft (Seconds) MPH ET (Seconds)
Hoyle 2.25 0.15713 1.713 48.55 2.30766
Tisdale 3.13 0.02544 2.245 32.62 3.13200

The final event of the night was the Import vs Domestic Shootout where all classes were combined into two categories, Imports and Domestics. As the field of cars and bikes grew smaller the final round would see Jon Tisdale on his import bike racing against John Sugure in his 1957 Chevy Wagon. The old Detroit muscle wasn’t enough as Tisdale put down a solid run and would out last all other racers to claim victory in the shootout.

For complete eliminator round results and 2017 point standings please visit No points were awarded for the Pro Tree Elimination sets. Next on the schedule will be Grudge Fest as Fast Lane Fridays, Friday August 11th that will feature Outlaw, Street and Bike Classes PLUS special Grudge Matches. Pits, Car Cruise Show and Grandstands open at 6pm, Test & Tune will start at 6:30 with opening ceremonies and eliminators to follow.

Racers are encouraged to review the 2017 rule book and complete their driver registration forms in advance and bring with them on Friday night if they have not submitted already. A download is available on

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