GRAINY TAKES SUPERCHARGED BOUNTY HUNTER WIN
LANCASTER, N.Y. (September 4, 2018) – Jack Grainy of Basom, N.Y. won the Supercharged Bounty Hunters event on Friday night at Lancaster National Dragway. Grainy defeated Dave Texido in the Supercharged Bounty Hunter final.
In additional Franco’s Pizza Friday Night IHRA Drag Racing action, John Pfuntner of Portageville, N.Y. won the Buffalo Street Outlaws X235 class in the second race year of the for BSO’s newest class of competition. Pfuntner narrowly beat Jason Bezinque for the X235 win.
The Top 8 Eliminator final was a battle between two guys named Mike driving Camaros. Mike Nowak of Lancaster in his ’67 Camaro beat the 2002 Camaro of Mike Swinarski. The win was Nowak’s fourth of the year in Top 8.
Ron Wentland of Buffalo earned his first of the season in Top ET. Wentland beat Dave Balser in the Top final. In McGard Mod, Jeff Kerl of Cheektowaga, N.Y. scored his second-straight class win and third of 2018. Kerl topped 11-time track champion Dale Eckert in the finals after a breakout by Eckert.
Mike Peters of Angola, N.Y. picked up his third win of 2018 in Hebeler’s Sales Bikes & Sleds. Peters beat Ken Babiak after Babiak broke out by nine ten-thousandths (.0009) of a second.
The Tread City Tire Street final was a rematch of last week’s special Pickup Truck class final as Mason Fix of Amherst, N.Y. beat Meg Grzekiewicz. The only difference from last week was Fix was piloting his 1966 Plymouth Fury III instead of a truck. Fix is on a three-race winning streak and has four Street wins overall this year.
This Friday night is jam packed at Lancaster with the Buffalo Street Outlaws plus the inaugural Steve Skrobacz Memorial Race for Bikes & Sleds and a $1,000-to-win special for Street sponsored by Tread City Tire and Mallare Enterprises. Time trials start at 5 p.m.
RESULTS (Driver, hometown, vehicle, reaction time, dial-in, elapsed time and top speed)
Supercharged Bounty Hunters
Winner: Jack Grainy (Basom, N.Y.) 1968 Chevrolet Camaro .444 4.4174 seconds, 181.49 mph
Runner-up: Dave Texido (Grand Island, N.Y.) 1969 Pontiac Firebird .413 4.788 seconds, 103.97 mph
Buffalo Street Outlaws X235
Winner: John Pfuntner (Portageville, N.Y.) .416 5.674 seconds, 125.80 mph
Runner-up: Jason Bezinque (Amherst, N.Y.) .489 5.688 seconds, 131.61 mph
Top 8 Eliminator
Winner: Mike Nowak (Lancaster, N.Y.) 1967 Chevrolet Camaro .506 4.98 5.069 seconds, 126.71 mph
Runner-up: Mike Swinarski (Orchard Park, N.Y.) 2002 Chevrolet Camaro .511 5.400 seconds, 130.73 mph
Winner: Ron Wentland (Buffalo, N.Y.) 1975 Chevrolet Monza .511 6.24 6.246 seconds, 120.66 mph
Runner-up: Dave Balser (Akron, N.Y.) .578 5.64 5.641 seconds, 121.69 mph
McGard Mod ET
Winner: Jeff Kerl (Cheektowaga, N.Y.) 1968 Chevrolet Camaro .523 6.46 6.462 seconds. 103.00 mph
Runner-up: Dale Eckert (S. Wales, N.Y.) 1969 Chevrolet Camaro .569 7.12 7.115 seconds, 93.76 mph
Hebeler’s Sales Bikes & Sleds
Winner: Mike Peters (Angola, N.Y.) 1980 Kawasaki 1200 .527 5.58 5.627 seconds, 120.32 mph
Runner-up: Kan Babiak, Sr. (Elma, N.Y.) 1976 KZ1000 .569 5.53 5.529 seconds, 121.94 mph
Tread City Tire Street ET
Winner: Mason Fix (Amherst, N.Y.) 1966 Plymouth Fury III .547 8.79 8.780 seconds, 74.25 mph
Runner-up: Meg Grzekiewicz (Belfast, N.Y.) 1984 GMC .547 10.74 10.723 seconds, 63.03 mph