Orient Express Bikes in the Valley

event: Race 4 of 2011
when: July 16, 2011
where: Lebanon Valley Dragway, New York, USA

More Bikes in The Valley Shenanigans

Frank "Extra" Maio (above) won Fast By Gast Dragbike over Matt Carpentieri (below). It was a double breakout affair that featured a .003 RT by young Matt. Frank’s clean ’96 Suzuki GSXR dragbike ran 8.91 on an 8.96 dial in and Matt’s Harley Sportster ran 9.79 on a 9.84 dial. Larry Hoyt Jr. and Bob Carlson were semifinalists.

Mike Sweeney (above) broke Justin Shakir’s stranglehold on the Brock’s Performance #1 Qualifier in Top Street. Mike ran 8.39 @ 162.36 on Kevin Nadeau’s ’08 Hayabusa.

Kenny Brewer (looking comfy above) won Toce Performance Top Street Bike when John Hall redlit. Kenny took a lengthy parade lap down the Lebanon Valley ¼ mile on his ’06 GSXR-1000. Chris Daniels and Justin Shakir were semifinalists on their GSXR1000’s.

A wild winners circle celebration ensued (above) when Bob Carlson won Worldwide Bearings Street Bike. Bob’s trusty ’06 Kawasaki ZX-14 got the holeshot on Bill Tallman’s Z1000, then Bob backed off to a safe 9.53 on his 9.47 dial. Paul Kasianczuk ('09 Buell) and Mario Sarro ('03 GSXR1000) were first time semifinalists.

Larry Hoyt Jr. (above) was MPS Racing #1 Qualifier in Street Bike with a .009

Next Race is Saturday, August 13th 2011. ALL NHRA Division 1 rules Apply.

photos by Jim

courtesy of Bikes in the Valley