Orient Express Bikes In the Valley
New England Dragway
September 16, 2017
September Race Results
Tisdale Doubles, Mathews scores 1st!
DME Racing 9 Below
W – Kevin Mathews
RU – Tom Galligan
#1 Qualifier – Tom Peterson
Vanson Leathers Pro ET
W – Jonathan Tisdale
RU – Rich Kopel
#1 Qualifier – Bob Bradley
M2 Shocks Street ET
W – Jonathan Tisdale
RU – Dave Nadeau
#1 Qualifier – Ryan Beardsley
Breaker Bikes sponsored the Orient Express Bikes In the Valley excursion to New England Dragway. 85 aficionados competed on the hallowed NED National Event grounds.
Ryan Beardsley (CT) nailed the World Wide Bearings #1 Qualifier in M2 Shocks Street Bike w/a trip zip .000 perfect light on his Johnson Performance Hayabusa.
Bob Bradley (NY) claimed the MTC #1 Qualifier in Vanson Leathers Pro ET. .003 ’09 ZX-14. His crew chief was ecstatic and exclaimed “I’m going to Vegas!”
Tom Peterson sped to the Vantine Imaging #1 Qualifier in DME 9 below, 7.57 @ 187.5. No Bar Busa.
M2 Shocks Street ET had 32 competitors. Double O and Teen Lights were popping up. Dave Nadeau (NH) and Jonathan Tisdale (CT) battled in the final. Nadeau had the RT advantage, Tisdale ran closer to his dial-in for the win.
Vanson Leathers Pro ET featured 31 street bikes, dragbikes and sleds. From the semis on it was all street bikes. Jonathan reigned supreme. Jonathan kept his composure, in his 2d final, and took out Rich Kopec’s Harley VRod for the BIV double win!
DME Racing 9 Below had 23 Dragbikes, fast no bar bikes and a sled. Tom Galligan (RI) had the bye into the final. Kevin Mathews and Jim Jordan staged a battle of Kawasaki dragbikes from Maine, in the other semi, w/Mathews moving on. Mathews got the light on Tom and took the win. This gave Kevin Mathews an indelible smile in the Winners Circle that probably lasted all the way back to Lebanon, Maine!
DME Racing 9Below Runner-up Tom (and Yvonne) Galligan Johnston, RI. Suzuki 1500
Vanson Leathers Pro ET Runner-Up (and Street semi). Rich Kopec Ghent, NY Harley VRod. B.o.b gave Rich the “Best Burnout” vote.
M2 Shocks Street ET R/U Dave Nadeau (Raymond, NH.) GSXR 1000. Representing the hood.
Next race Oct. 14, Lebanon Valley Dragway.