Cecil County Dragway – Rising Sun, Md: Great weather greeted the racers at Northeast Maryland’s Cecil County Dragway over the weekend. In the end it was Mac Dougherty, Matt Schurman & Jeff Fisher claiming victories at event #5 and Joey Cambria, Earl Nichols Jr. and Marty Ganjoin claiming event #6.
With the season hitting the mid-point at this event, drivers were starting to position themselves for a late run charge at the championship. In MASCA action rookie driver Mac Dougherty out of Havertown, Pa took the Saturday victory over Jeff Livezey Jr. from Philadelphia, Pa. In a battle of last years Maple Grove final the tables were turned as Jeff lit the red-light and handed the victory to Mac. Don Bangs & Kevin Scholl were the semi-finalist. Switching gears to the 9.90 category, Matt Schurman continued his dominance of the 2014 season. Schurman out of Green Brook, NJ took down first time finalist for MASGA in Al Owens from Hyde Park, NY. In the finals Schurman laid down a .27 thousandths package and never looked back on his way to his second victory of the season. Frank Volpe & Pat Iaonne were the semi-finalists. Rounding out the action on Saturday was the MASSA group. Jeff Fisher from New Alexandria, Pa continued his dominance from race # 4 at Maple Grove with a victory at Race # 5. Fisher took down local Cecil County racer Mario Diteodoro. In a very close final Fisher got the jump at the start (.023 to .040) and held on to a 10.917 to 10.915 victory and win #2. Frank Quarno Jr. was the lone semi-finalist in race # 5.
Once again a hot, sticky day greeted the racers on Sunday at Cecil County for race # 6. In MASCA action is was 2-time MASCA champion Joey Cambria from Shillington, Pa taking the victory over 2014 Maple Grove Division 1 winner Chase Fahnestock from Newville, Pa. Both drivers were dead even at the tree but, Chase pushed the finish line a little too far and broke out 8.891 to Cambria’s winning 8.902. Mark Kelly & Josh Eastburn were the semi-finalists. In MASGA 2013 Champion Earl Nichols Jr. claimed victory #1 of the 2014 season with a victory over rookie Jerry Holcomb and his 2001 Camaro. Nichols parlayed a .002 to .046 starting line advantage into a 9.929 to 9.904 victory over Holcomb. Oscar Olt & George Donhauser were the semi-finalist. Rounding out the action at Cecil County was MASSA and event # 6 for them. In the end if was Marty Ganjoin finally getting his Cecil County monkey off his back with a victory over 2013 Champ Jimmy Stack. Stack pushed the tree and went -.002 red handing the victory to Ganjoin. Rich Knarich & Jeff Fisher were the semi-finalist for event # 6
The Mid Atlantic .90 Series will take a month off before returning to Cecil County for the annual Uncle Buck Pig Roast on August 9th & 10th.