AL MARTORINO SETS TRACK RECORD IN PRO MOD SHOOTOUT VICTORY
LANCASTER, N.Y. (September 13, 2017) – Al Martorino of Coburg, Ontario, Canada left his mark on the Lancaster National Dragway record books on Tuesday night during his win in the third annual Pro Mod Shootout.
Martorino reset the track record for fastest average speed by a Supercharged Doorslammer during his winning run in the final round. His speed of 185.66 mph beat the previous track record of 181.45 mph that was set 20 years ago by Fred Hahn in 1997. Martorino defeated Steve Easton of Brisbane, Australia in the finals with elapsed time of 4.157 seconds compared to Easton’s 4.238 ET.
In other Franco’s Pizza IHRA Drag Racing action, Jeff Sobczysnki of Depew, N.Y. won the $1,000-to-win Box Shootout. Sobczysnki held off Pete Maduri on the finals to take the victory. Thomas Fletcher of Churchville, N.Y. won the $1,000-to-win No-Box Shootout over Robert Warrington. Paul Cavallaro of Rochester won the final Tuesday night Senior Nostalgia race of the season in 1957 Chevy.
Lancaster National Dragway is off this Friday so are teams can attend the IHRA Team Finals in Pittsburgh. The next event is Thursday, September 21. The 2017 season closes out with Season Championship Night on Friday, September 29.
RESULTS (Driver, hometown, vehicle, reaction time, dial-in, elapsed time and top speed)
Pro Mod Shootout
Winner: Al Martorino (Coburg, Ontario) 2008 Ford Mustang .470 4.157 seconds, 185.66 mph
Runner-up: Steve Easton (Brisbane, Australia) 1963 Chevrolet Corvette .507 4.238 seconds, 162.45 mph
Winner: Jeff Sobczysnki (Depew, N.Y.) 1967 Chevrolet Camaro .517 6.09 6.111 seconds, 108.66 mph
Runner-up: Pete Maduri (N. Tonawanda, N.Y.) Rear Engine Dragster .530 4.95 4.983 seconds, 137.18 mph
Winner: Thomas Fletcher (Rochester, N.Y.) 1982 Chevrolet S-10 .551 6.62 7.021 seconds, 78.52 mph
Runner-up: Robert Warrington (Depew, N.Y.) 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z-28 .545 7.27 10.005 seconds, 44.69 mph
Winner: Paul Cavallaro (Rochester, N.Y.) 1957 Chevrolet .589 6.55 6.545 seconds, 102.75 mph
Runner-up: David Grant (W. Bloomfield, N.Y.) 1955 Chevrolet FOUL