Denmark, Furman and Roberts top winner’s list at Skyview Drags!

russ denmark take 2Russ Denmark (Super Pro), Blake Furman (Pro), and Kern Roberts (Street Money) led a contingent of winners Saturday at Skyview Drags IHRA sanctioned 1/8-mile drag strip. Joining the winners in victory lane were Rick Woodruff (Bike/Sled), Amelia Scofield (Juniors) and Christian Taylor (Teen Championship).

Denmark, racing out of Ovid, drove his new rear engine big-block dragster to victory over the too quick run of runner-up Alan Salisbury, Binghamton, who campaigns a beautiful Chevy Nova. Denmark’s winning numbers were a perfect 4.94 on a 4.94 at 138.98 with a .540 reaction light to Salisbury’s better .514 reaction, but too quick 5.92 on a 5.95 at 116.87. It was Denmark’s first win of the season as he recently sold his door slammer Pontiac Firebird in lieu of the new dragster. Erick Larsen, Cortland, who drives a beautiful Pontiac GTO, took home semi-final honors.
In Pro competition, Blake Furman posted his first win of the year in the ultra-competitive class with his Camptown based Plymouth Roadrunner. Furman’s final round .514 reaction coupled with a 7.47 on a 7.44 at 92.39 put away runner-up and defending Pro champ Shane Garinger, New Albany, who delivered a game .560, 6.90 on a 6.86 dial at 99.29. Camptown’s Zane Furman, Blake’s father, took home semi-honors in his Plymouth Roadrunner.



kenneth roberts take2In Street Eliminator, Kenneth Roberts cranked out another winning effort behind the wheel of his Ulster-based Chrysler Cordoba. Roberts victim this time was Kathy Lapcevich, Owego, in her supercharged Pontiac GTX . Roberts went 10.02 on a 10.00 at 71.77 in the final with a .635 light to turn back Lapcevich’s second-best .660, and too quick 8.13 on a 8.16 at 83.53 effort. Semi-finals honors were earned by Paul Cody, VanEtten.
Junior Dragster was a familiar face, as Amelia Scofield scored her fourth win of the season in th4e Junior Class in her Spencer-based Jr. Dragster. Her final round opponent was Jarod Baker, Newfield, who broke in the final round half way down the track. Scofield went 9.19 on a 9.17 at 70.41 for the win. Bryden Roefs, Unadilla, was the semi-finalist.
Teen Championship racing found to New Yorkers meeting in the final with Christian Taylor taking the victory with a 12.90 on a 12.66 at 47.11 with a .958 light to defeat the 11.44 on a 10.64 at 67.83 with a .614 effort of runner-up Dennis Chilles.

SKYVIEW DRAGS JUNE 26
CLASS DRIVER CAR # R/T INDEX 60FT 1/8 ET 1/8MPH RESULT
PRO BLAKE FURMAN 7X 0.5149 7.44 1.654 7.4732 92.39 WINNER
PRO SHANE GARINGER HX9X 0.5601 6.86 1.494 6.9009 99.29 R/UP
PRO ZANE FURMAN D105 0.575 7.03 1.5098 7.0181 97.16 SEMI
CLASS DRIVER CAR # R/T INDEX 60FT 1/8 ET 1/8MPH RESULT
SUPER RUSS DENMARK DX7A 0.54 4.84 1.0638 4.8498 138.98 WINNER
SUPER ALAN SALISBURY 1X85 0.5148 5.95 1.324 5.9291 116.87 R/UP
SUPER ERIK LARSEN  LX69 0.5131 5.94 1.3148 5.9388 115.94 SEMI
CLASS DRIVER CAR # R/T INDEX 60FT 1/8 ET 1/8MPH RESULT
BIKE/SLED RICK WOODRUFF 109 0.6369 5.65 1.3922 5.774 123.96 WINNER
BIKE/SLED KEN DOCATOWSKI 1556 R/UP
BIKE/SLED RICHARD REOME 124H 0.5898 7.96 1.719 7.9343 79.89 SEMI
BIKE/SLED BOYD MCGARRY 7102 1 6.1 1.353 6.166 106.88 SEMI
CLASS DRIVER CAR # R/T INDEX 60FT 1/8 ET 1/8MPH RESULT
STREET MONEY KENNETH ROBERTS  A117 0.635 10 2.42 10.0258 71.77 WINNER
STREET MONEY KATHY LAPCEVICH  281 0.6608 8.16 1.76 8.1392 84.08 R/UP
STREET MONEY PAUL CODY C1972 0.6631 7.95 1.6939 7.9558 85.53 SEMI
CLASS DRIVER CAR # R/T INDEX 60FT 1/8 ET 1/8MPH RESULT
JUNIORS AMELIA SCHOFIELD 1408 0.562 9.17 1.93 9.1919 70.41 WINNER
JUNIORS JAROD BAKER 1409 0.7749 8.5 2.2342 BROKE R/UP
JUNIORS BRYDEN ROEFS 114 0.6969 16.61 3.2209 16.5751 37.12 SEMI
CLASS DRIVER CAR # R/T INDEX 60FT 1/8 ET 1/8MPH RESULT
TCR  CHRISTIAN TAYLOR 748 0.958 12.66 2.7039 12.9079 47.11 WINNER
TCR  DENNIS A. CHILLES 555 0.614 10.64 2.8281 11.4498 67.38 R/UP
CLASS DRIVER CAR # R/T INDEX 60FT 1/8 ET 1/8MPH RESULT
TROPHY MATT PETERSON 409 0.5519 8.32 1.7831 8.3401 80.36 WINNER
TROPHY SHANON FENTON 21 0.6721 8.64 1.8057 8.6039 76.24 R/UP