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Whitehead Wades Through All Star Field

The opening event at Lebanon Valley on Saturday, June 24th was rained out for the All-Stars and was rescheduled to July 8th. However, Sunday the ASRA was ready to go with 53 cars answering the call under threatening skies.

Quarterfinal action began with Tom Boucher’s .001 initiated 9.89 (9.94) from his ’87 GT/IA Camaro was defeated by Tim Stickle’s 12.04 (12.09) in a double break-out affair. Rob Valenta’s 11.33 (11.32) from his ’73 H/SA Nova held off Chris Butcher’s break-out 11.06 (11.13) from his G/SA ’86 Camaro. Ken Robinson’s 10.86 from his D/SA ’67 Camaro was the benefactor of a red-light start from Bob Vogel’s M/SA ’89 Mustang. Jim Whitehead sped to an 11.62 from his I/SA ’86 Firebird on the Bye.

Semi-Finals saw Rob Valenta’s dial matching 11.29 from his Nova forced Ken Robinson’s break-out 10.849 on his 10.85 dial. Jim Whitehead’s 11.63 (11.61) got past Tim Stickle’s ’80 M/SA Malibu who broke out with a 12.02 (12.04 dial).

The final pitted Whitehead vs Valenta with Jim’s dial matching 11.61 taking the measure of Valenta’s 11.287 (11.29) breakout. Next Race for ASRA will be the make-up on July 8th.

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