We had the opportunity to head up to Maple Grove for the ADRL Northeast Drags II, Presented by Penske on May 4th & 5th. We’ve all been begging for years for the ADRL to bring their race series up in our neck of the woods, and for the second year in a row, they did not disappoint one bit. The action on and off the track was exciting all weekend, and fans had an awesome time seeing the fastest doorslammer racing on the planet. Quality cars from all over the world were on the property, laying down some ridiculously fast 1/8th mile passes.
During Qualifying on Friday, Raymond Commisso was involved in a nasty crash where he hit the wall at the 330′ mark head on, rupturing the fuel cell into a fiery inferno and eventually coming to a stop against the wall. Ray was able to get out of the car quickly and did not sustain any injuries, however his car did not do so well. See the sequence of photos here.
The ADRL brings along quite an experienced staff with them to run the race, and their safety and track prep crews are top notch. The track was on kill the entire weekend, coupled with the cool air we have up north, made for quite a few personal best runs from drivers in all classes. We’re looking forward to the Northeast Drags #3 !!
Extreme Pro Stock: Dean Goforth (defeats Brian Gahm)
Pro Mod: Mike Castellana (defeats Mike Janis)
Summit Top Sportsman: Chip Forman (defeats Ray Baymond)
Pro Extreme: Mick Snyder (defeats Tommy D’Aprile)
Pro Nitrous: Robert Patrick (defeats Burton Auxier)
Extreme 10.5: Billy Glidden (defeats Chuck Ulsch)
Click here for the photo gallery where you will find the weekend’s racing action as viewed through our point of view