Fast Lane Fridays – July 28, 2017 Race Recap

Car Counts Force Hand at Adding Three Pro Tree Shootouts For All Classes

Final round of Test & Tune as competitors make final adjustments before heading into the pit area.

Gales Ferry, CT (July 28, 2017) – Three regular eliminators for Outlaw, Street and Bike were on the schedule card however with a low front wheel drive car count officials opted to remove the FWD vs RWD from the racing card and replace it with three Pro Tree eliminators for all classes. In total six eliminators were run with Fogarasi, Lewis and Tisdale winning regular rounds and Sugrue, Viscione and Tavares taking top honors in Pro Tree eliminators.

The first set of Outlaw Finals would see opening night winner Joe Fogarasi paired against Charles Cirrito. A quick start on the light would allow Fogarasi to run down Cirrito at the line and grab his second win in three starts.

Racer Index RT (Seconds) 60ft (Seconds) MPH ET (Seconds)
Cirrito 2.81 0.22145 2.118 37.29 2.90774
Fogarasi 2.22 0.14931 1.676 46.02 2.31085

The Pro Tree Outlaw Finals played host to veteran racer John Sugrue paired against Joe Fogarasi who has been no stranger to final round appearances in 2017. Unfortunalty a Fogarasi would have his transmission break following his semi-final round win and was unable to run Sugrue. The DNS would hand the victory to Sugrue without a final round being run.

The first Street Class Eliminator Finals would have last weeks winner Adam Lewis running against former Street Class Champion Matt Viscione making his first start of 2017. While both racers would have solid reaction time at the line, Viscione would break out by running a 3.16 on a 3.18 dial-in. The break out would hand the win to Lewis who would run a 2.93 with a 2.91 dial-in.

Racer Index RT (Seconds) 60ft (Seconds) MPH ET (Seconds)
Lewis 2.91 0.08284 2.105 35.87 2.92709
Viscione 3.18 0.03352 2.268 32.92 3.16247

The Pro Tree Street Class Eliminator Finals would again feature Matt Viscione making the finals paired against opening night winner Keith Brown. Another break out would determine the winner of this final round, however it was Brown this time running a 2.92 on a 2.93 dial-on. The win by Viscione further extends his streak of at least one win every season since he began back in 2012.

Racer Index RT (Seconds) 60ft (Seconds) MPH ET (Seconds)
Viscione 3.23 0.24625 2.342 33.00 3.25349
brown 2.93 0.35504 2.086 35.62 2.91577

The largest class of the night was the Bike Class and their first set of Eliminators saw long time bike drag racer Jon Tisdale would be matched up against Nathan Booth. With a margin of victory of about one-foot Tisdale would bring home his first trophy of the 2017 season. Booth making the final round has him tied atop the point standings with Jenna Barba.

Racer Index RT (Seconds) 60ft (Seconds) MPH ET (Seconds)
booth 3.54 0.06734 2.574 27.71 3.61665
tisdale 3.13 0.08488 2.270 32.98 3.15113

The Pro Tree Bike Class Eliminator would see another familiar face in Jon Tisdale being paired against NESOS Rookie of the Year contender Ben Travares. Even with years of experience Tisdale would push the limit a little to far with a red light of -.015 seconds giving Travares his first career win at Fast Lane Fridays.

Racer Index RT (Seconds) 60ft (Seconds) MPH ET (Seconds)
Travares 4.08 0.10451 2.925 22.87 4.18013
tisdale 3.14 -0.01546 2.285 32.97 3.16560

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 Fast Lane Fridays, Friday August 4th that will feature Outlaw, Street and Bike Classes PLUS a special Import vs Domestic Shootout where all classes will be combined into one large eliminator to see who will be the last one standing.

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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