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Introduction: Amid a storm of controversy blowing through the internet, blogs, racing news outlets and message boards like the storm that was swirling upwards towards the Northeast for the opening night of this horsepower fest, what could be done to effectively restructure this race was done with incredible fortitude. Just weeks ahead of this, Al-Anabi Racing pulled out of the two year long sponsorship due to contractual obligations leaving many wondering who would fill these shoes.
In steps the ADRL.us organization's "Kenny Knowling" to pen a deal assigning the complete race as title sponsor with Adrenaline ADRL Magazine and Barwa over to them, stepping up for the earlier decided to drop 1/8 mile challenge; which now was able to be run due to their inclusion. The clouds and rain during Friday entry were breaking up exposing the bright silver lining to Dave Hance's New York Motorsports 8th Annual Shakedown soon to be run on the now famous in Outlaw Racing 1/4 mile of Raceway Park, home of all records in this style of drag racing with "Eddie Krawiec of NHRA Pro Stock Cycle Fame" heading the track prep and management again. Please Read More Below:
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Moving forward with the unconditional surrendering of champion’s before-hand, many new opponents would have a chance at the titles of last year, Jim Halsey would not return along with Drag Radial Champion 2009 Dwayne "Big Daddy" Gutridge not in attendance. Tony Pontieri was now in the Mountain Motor Pro Stocks looking for a new title, as was Mike Janis the previous 1/8th mile challenge champion taking it to the full quarter mile in Pro Mod Blown. With eight full classes of competitors, we would see only a few of the racers capable of repeating but pure skill would be the factor, also a little horsepower to boot.
Friday Night 8.50 Index Session Qualifying: Due to last years barrage of Index racers again this year they moved the list into the sixty plus car range, which stated earlier in the new it would be two qualifiers on Friday night to handle this much flow of cars. During Friday and into the late afternoon, rain held up with considerable downpours but opened up to brilliant clean skies of crisp air. Two runs were fulfilled with a third coming in the morning Saturday as the teams from other classes set up camp in the pits and readied themselves for A Shakedown of a weekend.
Saturday Qualifying All Classes:
After the storm blew away the mucky warm air of Friday's storm front the morning was brisk and cold for attempts down the famed Raceway Park asphalt, all classes were aligned in the staging lanes throughout the day, if you wanted raw pure horsepower, and you were going to get it during qualifying. Track temps again were warming as the sun glared down on the surface, hook was maximized and the track wreaked of records over the sweet smell of racing fuel and burnt rubber. News media, photographers, videographers waited patiently along the concrete barriers with baited breath of catching that one moment of Shakedown history and there were many chances for all. Announcer "Al Tucci" was slated to begin his all day informational and fan guidance color commentary as he does so well in many series. A live video feed was dedicated to the internet users as Mark Walters of "Drag Story" set up a satellite arrangement to broadcast this spectacle of brute power all day via two camera's on track, but nothing beats the excitement of being there while it happens in front of you, no photos or videos can give you the "feel" of this race.
The Tim Lynch Factor: The nature of this race in past years has been quarter mile records; none have been more prominent than "Tim Lynch" with a record set at every event in the class that started all this; "Outlaw 10.5". Lynch brought with him a stealth black 2010 Corvette with Proline power and with one mash of the pedal, he again launched the outlaw racing world into a frenzy by obliterating everyone's expectations and his own "We knew it had it in it, but didn't expect it to come this fast" said Lynch leaving a 6.263 @ 232.51 to do his talking for him and his team, you know the "Lynch Mob" was not to be denied this year.
Modzilla Cannonball Racing Pro Mod Blown: Qualifying Results
Since the big dogs want to take it to the full length of the track, we'll start out with the raucous belt driven beasts and wind blown turbo's also involved in this class, both make enormous horsepower but in different manners. The crisp notes of the zoomies spewing raw fuel while staged with right foot planted to the buildup of RPM for the twin turbos is a sound you want to hear live. From the start of qualifying, the screaming burnouts, tortured tires and team participation made this one classy looking group, fans loved the entertainment and showmanship. Brad Personett's twin turbo 68 Camaro ripped to the top of the ladder with a blast of 5.80 @ 247.75 and a TOP MPH of 253.75, under the front of this car sits some extreme mechanical engineering. Chip King drove the "Brand New" Mike Bell chassis Daytona to a number two spot, the Hemi Pro Mod essentially had two passes on it before pushing out a head gasket on the top end with a brief fire ending by itself not able to take his third shot so it was a possible setback for the team although his strong showing of 5.946 @ 238.34 - Top MPH 240.72 was enough to keep his spot overnight while trashing vigorously in the pits well into 3AM dropping in another chunk of billet horsepower top to bottom. Tim O'Hare "need we say more" stopped the clocks with a strong third spot, 5.957 @ 239.36 with Pete Farber's red wedge 69 Daytona blasting to the finish with a best of 5.971 @ 243.72. Larry Plummer's immaculate 68 Firebird "you have to see this car up close and revel in the paintwork" clocked in forcefully at the number five position 6.016 @ 240.08. Von Smith now in a 68 Camaro followed his streak of qualifying at the Shakedown handily 6.067 @ 240.08. Chris Russo pounded the pavement to the tune of 6.102 @ 239 in his blown 63 Vette. The "First Lady" of supercharged warriors was hot on his tail, grabbing 1320ft in 6.113 @ 232.07 with here patriotic emblazoned 63 Vette. Eric Latino's flaming 38 Chevy looking badder than ever; struck the beams leaving a solid 6.139 @ 206.99 on the boards for the day.
The classic and "one of a kind" 57 Buick Pro Mod of Frank Patille was making good numbers with his best ever 6.143 @ 231.08 but not much more for this team as the Hemi decided to toss the crankshaft out and ruin his chances for a title. Dwayne Wolfe made his trip up from the south just to make the ladder prominently posting a clean 6.217 @ 220.98 in his 02 Firebird. Steve Drummond one of the few twin turbo rides dropped a pedaling 6.257 @ 231.24 in his best effort of the day in the sleek 08 Mustang out of "Drummond Race Cars". Gerry Capano and Derek Hawker in two stunning Corvettes of 1963 vintage stayed in the ladder with stout 6.263 @ 227 and 6.267 @ 228.34 numbers respectively. The lone 57 Chevy in the group of Jim Bersani powered into the ladder with a turbo pressurized 6.321 @ 221.96 and Mike Janis now in a 2010 Mustang filling the sixteen car field 6.334 @ 231.40 struggling to get the power of this beast hooked up properly. Sitting on the BUMP was team mate and husband of Dina Parise "Andrew Parise" 6.390 @ 232.07. Non qualifiers consisted of Carlo Montana, Edwin Burgos, Eric Dillard, William Ahlas, and Tommy Gray.
Benny Alfonso Crashes At Shakedown
Of course Class Sponsor "Benny Alfonso" was the topic of all the racers concerns who suffered a major accident on his final qualifying pass late Saturday night, already qualified with a 6.07 in earlier rounds, during this last pass the supercharged Firebird moved towards the left center of the track "Alfonso was in the right lane" turning hard right into the strongly reinforced wall at almost 90 degree's nearing top speed of this vehicle suffering one of the most severe impacts anyone has seen at any track. Benny was in the car and alert but injured with back issues and taken to a nearby hospital close to Raceway Park and within ten days Benny Alfonso is now in a New York rehabilitation facility doing well. Following the crash, racing was aborted for the evening as the wreckage was being cleared. See The Complete Qualifying Below:
Modzilla Cannonball Racing Blown Pro Mod Qualifying: Final
1 ) Brad Personett, 68 Camaro, Twin Turbo, | 5.80 @ 247.75 - Top MPH 253.75
2 ) Chip King, 69 Daytona, Mike Bell Chassis, Supercharged, www.Strutmasters.com | 5.946 @ 238.34 - Top MPH 240.72
3 ) Tim O'Hare, 68 Camaro, Supercharged, Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association "Member" | 5.957 @ 239.36 - Top MPH 2.39.36
4 ) Pete Farber, 69 Daytona, Supercharged, Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association "Member" | 5.971 @ 243.72
5 ) Larry Plummer, 68 Firebird, Supercharged, Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association "Member" | 6.016 @ 240.08
6 ) Von Smith, 68 Camaro, Supercharged, | 6.067 @ 240.08
7 ) Chris Russo, 63 Vette, Supercharged, Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association "Member" | 6.102 @ 239
8 ) Dina Parise, 63 Vette, Supercharged, Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association "Member", www.pariseracing.com | 6.113 @ 232.07
9 ) Eric Latino, 38 Chevy Coupe, Supercharged, | 6.139 @ 206.99
10 ) Frank Patille, 57 McAmis Buick, Supercharged, Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association "Member", www.ccimotorsports.com | 6.143 @ 231.08
11 ) Dwayne Wolfe, 02 Firebird, Supercharged, www.wolferacing.com | 6.217 @ 220.98
12 ) Steve Drummond, 08 Mustang, Twin Turbo, Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association "Member", www.drummondracecars.com | 6.257 @ 231.24
13 ) Gerry Capano, 63 Vette, Supercharged, Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association "Member" | 6.263 @ 227
14 ) Derek Hawker, 63 Vette, Supercharged, 6.267 @ 228.34
15 ) Jim Bersani, 57 Chevy, Twin Turbo, | 6.321 @ 221.96
16 ) Mike Janis, 2010 Mustang, Supercharged, | 6.334 @ 231.40
17 ) Andrew Parise, 53 Corvette, Supercharged, Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association "Member", www.pariseracing.com | 6.390 @ 232.07 - Alternate
18 ) Carlo Montana, 96 Mazda, Turbocharged, | 6.893 @ 198.82 - Top MPH 200.14
19 ) Edwin Burgos, 81 Starlet, Turbocharged, | 7.114 @ 189.31 - Top MPH 191.05
20 ) Eric Dillard, 53 Corvette, Turbocharged, | 7.361 @ 142.51
21 ) William Ahlas, 63 Vette, Supercharged, | 7.519 @ 178.31
22 ) Tommy Gray, 06 GTO, Supercharged, Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association "Member" | 7.637 @ 122.86
23 ) Benny Alfonso, 68 Firebird, Supercharged, Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association "Member", MBRC Race Cars, | 6.23 @ ### (Qualifying Accident)
Modzilla Cannonball Racing Blown Pro Mod Eliminations Presented By Vincent Amato: Round One
Waiting under the Raceway Park overhang sat the Blown Pro Mods situated inline to show the fans the most awesome 1/4 mile power in doorslammer racing to take to the pavement. Dina Parise and Eric Latino scorched the starting line with impressive burnouts while reversing for their pass. Latino in the 38 Chevy took the tree .111 to Praise’s .170, Parise goes into tire shake unable to make it up 6.592 @ 194 leaving Latino out in front, for the win 6.133 @ 232. Andrew Parise now in as an alternate would face Chris Russo, two nasty blown machines and capable of astounding times were paired. Parise has all the numbers from start to finish .117 6.038 @ 237 to oust the Vette of Russo .127 6.114 @ 238. Dwayne Wolfe, shoots himself in the foot dropping a big red bulb in his lane -.201 6.236 @ 221 allowing his competition in the opposite lane "Von Smith" to capture the round with a slowing 9.481 @ 84. In a turbo verse's supercharged match, crowd favorite Steve Drummond was unable to come around opponent Larry Plummer after Drummond stabs the tree .020 to Plummers.134. At the top end Plummer has the win light 6.114 @ 235 to Drummonds 6.250 @ 232. MOV on this race was .022, when going 230+ that my friends is a drag race. Pete Farber in his gorgeous red Daytona had this race all to himself, leaving hard .121 6.013 @ 241 while Gerry Capano leaves the line extremely late .504 seeing no way of catching this car on the top end backs it off 9.843 @ 87.
Tim O’Hare and Derrick Hawker line up in the beams together, O'Hare is extremely late .309 "quite unusual" for this driver allowing Hawker a solid .057 head start. O'Hare would build enormous power on this run crossing the beams at 5.910 @ 240 while Hawker looses his battle 6.194 @ 223, O'Hare would be the only car in the five's during this round of eliminations. The MOV on this race was .032 and they were flying, awesome race guys. Chip King would receive a bye run via a broken Jim Bersani, King decided to see if all was well after replacing the engine overnight strolling to a 10.8.19 @ 76 testing out their nights accomplishments. Mike Janis fought off tire shake but not enough to garner a win against a screaming Brad Personett. Janis loses .090 9.379 @ 97 while Personett, takes his win solidly .142 6.040 @ 199 to finish the round and an exciting one at that.
Modzilla Cannonball Racing Blown Pro Mod Eliminations Presented By Vincent Amato: Round Two
Chip King was handed a full house of power in this round pitted against Andrew Parise, King is out first .086 over Parise .165, Parise has issues and backs off as King is taking his time with King heading to the semi's 8.249 @ 137 to Parise's losing 10.579 @ 81. Eric Latino feels the turbo'd punch watching Brad Personett take the whole race from beginning to end .104 6.189 @ 237 to Latino's .171 6.469 @ 171. Again, Larry Plummer on dead on his game, punching out a solid .060 6.010 @ 237 for the win while Pete Farber had an excellent ET and MPH but his .280 light would only allow him so much of a chance while running 6.022 @ 239. Tim O'Hare .050 6.026 @ 238 would see the tail end of the Al Anabi Racing Camaro for his last time in rounds as Von Smith tracks the 1/4 mile .031 5.995 @ a blistering high MPH of 243.90.
Modzilla Cannonball Racing Blown Pro Mod Eliminations Presented By Vincent Amato: Semi Final
Chip King was having a pretty easy go of it in earlier rounds and had to lay down an awesome effort to get by his already solidly established opponent Von Smith a previous Shakedown Champion. King proves his teams hard work and equally good prep would drop the lime green Daytona into the finals with a stunning .059 5.939 @ 241. Von Smith would be out of the pedal early ending his good weekend .030 6.632 @ 142. With Brad Personett not able to make the call, Larry Plummer gets a bye into the final, not sure if he decided to throw more power into it but shook the tires and coasted to an 8.968 @ 142 setting up a final round.
Modzilla Cannonball Racing Blown Pro Mod Eliminations Presented By Vincent Amato: Final Round
With Plummer not needing any mending as King did overnight prepping the car with another motor, it was going to be a tough final for both, Plummer’s round numbers were solid as King only had one good pass to speak of and it was an awesome one. Both cars prepared the starting line with ground shaking burnouts then into the beams with superchargers filling the big hemi's. Plummer goes dead red big time -.357 12.230 @ 82 only to see Kings Daytona taking the stripe bouncing wildly on his back tires trying to stay in it .190 8.315 @ 123 to be crowned the Modzilla Cannonball Racing Pro Modified Blown Champion of 2010 greeted after the round by team, family and friends for the trophy in the winners circle.
Adrenaline ADRL.us Pro Extreme 1/8th Mile Challenge Presented By Barwa: Qualifying Results And Highlights
Keeping with the superchargers, and turbo sessions, we'll drop in the half track monsters of the midway, powerhouse's of motion and thrust pushing the limits of man and machine to go all out or nothing in the span of less than four seconds; it's a vicious amount of power to throw at a track and driver. Last year was the initial opening for this class dominated by Mike Janis but not contested by him this year leaving the title open to anyone. This class has some of the most mixed batch of profiles for power adders and styles of getting to 660 ft. The qualifying sessions start with the smell of M5 fuel pumping rich out the cylinders, alcohol burning through compressed motors wafting through the air with the sense of horsepower to be unleashed "Real Fast". Though the class was only fourteen cars, none would let your senses be denied of this thrill to come. Mike Stawicki headed the qualifiers with a blast down to mid track in his Corvette of 63 vintage in a controlled mayhem of power with the boards showing 3.741 @ 203 through the ripples of heat from the exhaust. Team Stanley And Weiss Racing had John Stanley throw the 481X Olds motor into "Stun mode" for their best qualifier of the day taking only two shots, John Stanley takes the number two spot with father Camp "The Shakedown Grand Marshall" looking on 3.825 @ 193 relatively comfortable with this number nicking a piston in the effort which was fixed quickly. Spiro Papas was seen in the pits, not knowing where he would run, we found him in this class in his XTF GXP twin turbo. Papas would show that a 10.5 car has grunt pushing through the traps; the sleek black and yellow ride stood in number three spot 3.933 @ 192. Bruce Conley posted a stout 3.980 @ 188 taking number four with John Bartunek returning to Raceway Park in this class squeezing nitrous into the 800 plus CI motor after last years shocking top end crash, he hasn't missed a beat 4.094 @ 180. Andy Jensen using turbo power in the beautiful Camaro was off his pace in these sessions hooking this monster 4.133 @ 190, tire shake was evident on most passes. Elliot Thompson in his primered scorcher of a Corvette year 53 showed promise early 4.541 @ 165 clicking off early. Adam Garner's 68 Camaro may have had more in it but wasn't able to show it in qualifying 4.654 @ 146. Last year Chris Malec inserted his "Street Fighter" Malibu out of the "Awesome Engines" camp as he does again this year figuring he may be outgunned but was confident it was anyone’s game; the car was unusual to say the least in this class and fills the ninth spot 4.911 @ 149. See Full Qualifying Below:
Adrenaline ADRL.us Pro Extreme 1/8th Mile Challenge Presented By Barwa Qualifying: Final
1 ) Mike Stawicki, 68 Firebird, Hemi, Supercharged, G Force Race Cars | 3.741 @ 203.46
2 ) John Stanley, 68 Camaro, Supercharged 481X Olds, www.stanleyandweissracing.com, | 3.825 @ 193.13
3 ) Spiro Pappas, 09 Pontiac GXP, Twin Turbo, | 3.933 @ 192.06
4 ) Bruce Conley, 68 Camaro, | 3.980 @ 188.02
5 ) John Bartunek, 68 Camaro, BBC Nitrous, | 4.094 @ 180.77
6 ) Andy Jensen, 68 Camaro, SBC, Twin Turbo, Jensen Performance Technologies, | 4.133 @ 190.32
7 ) Elliot Thompson, 53 Corvette, Twin Turbo, | 4.541 @ 165.80
8 ) Adam Garner, 68 Camaro, BBC, Nitrous | 4.654 @ 146.38 - Top MPH 152.73
9 ) Chris Malec, 80 Malibu, BBC, Nitrous, Awesome Engines, | 4.911 @ 149.10
Adrenaline ADRL.us Pro Extreme 1/8th Mile Challenge Presented By Barwa Eliminations: Round One
The ADRL style 1/8th mile warriors came to make a statement, the cackle of these supercharged machines sporting the baddest combinations of fuel, turbo's and screw blowers were paired for round one. Adam Garner faced the ADRL's John Stanley currently number 10 in points in that racing venue; Garner's .047 light may have been better than Stanley's .087 but in the short 660ft, Garner 4.667 @ 146 loses to Stanley who pedals after moving towards the wall but still captures a win with a big MPH pedaling pass 3.888 @ 200. Chris Malec took a good look at just how "bad" Mike Stawicki's Firebird was by way of getting beat by a wide margin, Stawicki gives Malec the tree .050 to his .108. Malec has no chance as Stawicki lights the boards with a superb 3.732 @ 204 to Malec's 6.943 @ 59. Andy Jensen .065 loses a close one by way of a holeshot strapped on him by John Bartunek .028, though Jensen was quicker and faster 3.956 @ 192; Bartunek had enough to keep Jensen at bay 3.967 @ 187. MOV on this pairing was .026. Spiro Papas is broke, Elliot Thompson advances.
Adrenaline ADRL.us Pro Extreme 1/8th Mile Challenge Presented By Barwa Eliminations: Semi Finals
Mike Stawicki just keeps chomping at the bit taking out his opponents like a bracket racer; John Bartunek was the victim in this race. Bartunek leaves well. 043 with Stawicki mashing the loud pedal at .054 streaking to his victory over Bartunek 3.745 @ 203 to Bartunek's effort of 3.930 @ 189 on nitrous. Elliot Thompson stalls after the burnout and leaves John Stanley an open track but rattles the tires and backs it off .099 4.253 @ 130. The final is staged with the screw blown early F bodies paired to compete as a storm front heads towards the track.
Adrenaline ADRL.us Pro Extreme 1/8th Mile Challenge Presented By Barwa Eliminations: Finals
Mike Stawicki crowned earlier in the year a the PMRA Points champion was on a mission to tae the title home to NY in the G Force Race Cars Firebird against the AJ 481X powered McAmis Stanley and Weiss Camaro out of Maryland, a North vs. South battle was shaping as the final round was hurried by sprinkles of rain prior to their pass. Stawicki's Firebird sang through its burnout; Stanley followed suit in the same manner. Stanley drops the hammer at .122 while Stawicki's pipes are lit off the go quicker .093, smoke flares out from under the Stanley & Weiss Camaro later to be found a fluid line came off spraying the tires so Stawicki only need's to make it to the top end which he did in a mere 3.890 @ 197 to Stanley’s losing 6.463 @ 123. Stawicki is inundated in the winners circle by press and media while picking up his check and trophy.
Speedtech Pro Nitrous: Qualifying Results And Highlights
Getting back into the full quarter mile race sessions, the pro nitrous category was another open invitation to a title with Jim Halsey not in participation this year, his crown was up for grabs; enter a full sixteen car field filled with laughing gas sprayed big blocks just waiting to terminate their opponents. The fans were well aware they were in for rattling tires, flaming exhaust and huge nitrous purges; the racers gave them that and more! Khalid Al Balooshi out of the UAE topped the ladder in the Speedtech 68 Camaro laying down a scorching 5.958 @ 240.08. Maryland's own Fredy Scriba was next in-line for a five second pass under the guided power of the big Fulton charging through the beams 5.980 @ 230.65. Matt Deitsch showed his promise early as his new seat in the 68 Camaro over his older ride "Cavalier" has been coming along perfectly with stout numbers such as this strong attempt setting him third in the ladder 6.027 @ 235.
One of the most eye catching and simply stunning Camaro's is that of Gary Courtier, now seen by millions through the web and in Florida as the poster car for Speed World Dragway's advertisement's with Jessica Barton included. Jessica the gave the fans a little bit of her personality after Courtiers pass knowing she was on his side for this race.
Courtier wrung out the Camaro posting his best ever 6.178 @ 228.42.
A welcome sight to all in Pro Mod racing was Mike Castellana belting himself in the seat of a race car following his earlier press release of his battle with cancer, no one could be more pleased than Raceway Parks fans as he sets the Camaro in the groove for a fifth place spot 6.197 @ 213.44. Hometown favorite Todd Fontana "this car was featured on the Shakedown Apparel" fulfilled the wishes of his fans by blazing through his runs flames spouting vigorously out the pipes for a best effort of 6.256 @ 221.16.
Vinny Budano takes his newest version of the "Bad Apples" Camaro into the shakedowns ladder formidably with its maiden voyages. Big Vinny whooped on the surface pretty good to a strong 6.281 @ 233.28 sporting his Shafiroff power to do it with; this car is spectacular in all aspects. Mike Ghiraldi sits in the middle of the pack; his red 68 Camaro also stuffed with BBC power took to the quarter sending through the top end at 6.300 @ 221.16. Beginning the balk half of this qualifying ladder is John Prime another Camaro bodied Pro Mod featuring a krondeck timed 6.368 @ 215.93 to keep it close when rounds would begin. Steve Cossis had no issues getting into the ladder though a few bursts of nitrous during his attempts made this interesting; Big Steve posted a 6.391 @ 166.76. Chris Rini in the only hemi powered and automatic ride of the bunch was having issues getting this beast down the track cleanly, which is not his norm. The "ATI Transmissions" Stratus was able to flash a good 6.462 @ 213.23 on the boards and heads to the rounds later. Daniel Hill brings his Camaro entry down from Connecticut to spay some power on the track via a 12th spot in the ladder 6.592 @ 202.91. Tony Morell with one of the more "Old School" rides an 86 Thunderbird looked like days of old when Pro Mods were just coming into heir own, people enjoyed this car as he tripped the beams 7.111 @ 195.00. Most were probably wondering what this red and white vehicle was that pulled into the lanes to make qualifying passes, it was Harold Martin's "Martin MKVI" a concept car he designed until Pontiac fell under, Martin ran in the ADRL for a time and now mainly stays with the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association Series with this entry, one of the few EFI induction rides out there had difficulties producing it's regularly good numbers with a 8.233 @ 114.81. You know the name, it’s almost legendary in nitrous applications, records and more “Shannon Jenkins" of Alabama had tire shake issues throughout his qualifying only mustering a 9.304 @ 127.49. John Bartunek was back but in Cobalt doing double duty in two classes, Bartunek was way off his game with a disappointing 11.048 @ 80.31.
The Nobile Situation:
John Nobile a fan favorite and prior Pro Mod Champion of the Shakedown suffered a day ending crash into the wall hard as the Mustang launched it moved towards the wall but then crossed lanes just past the 330ft mark heading directly into the concrete barrier. Nobile's car impacted hard and was heavily damaged spinning on its roof for what seemed to be an eternity. John Nobile walked out of this well built ride OK but the car damage was extensive.
See Full Qualifying Below:
Speedtech Pro Nitrous Qualifying: Final
1 ) Khalid Al Balooshi, Dubai UAE, 68 Camaro, BBC | 5.958 @ 240.08
2 ) Fredy Scriba, Maryland, 63 Corvette, BBC, Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association "Member" | 5.980 @ 230.65
3 ) Matthew Deitsch, New York, 68 Camaro, BBC, Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association "Member" | 6.027 @ 235
4 ) Gary Courtier, New York, 68 Camaro, Fulton BBC, Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association "Member" | 6.178 @ 228.42
5 ) Mike Castellana, New York, 69 Camaro, BBC, | 6.197 @ 213.44
6 ) Todd Fontana, New Jersey, 68 Camaro, BBC, | 6.256 @ 221.16
7 ) Vinny Budano, New York, 68 Camaro, Shafiroff BBC | 6.281 @ 233.28
8 ) Mike Ghiraldi, New York, 68 Camaro, BBC, Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association "Member" | 6.300 @ 221.16
9 ) John Prime, Connecticut, 68 Camaro, BBC, Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association "Member" | 6.368 @ 215.93
10 ) Steve Cossis, New York, 67 Camaro, BBC, | 6.391 @ 166.76
11 ) Chris Rini, 07 Dodge Stratus, Hemi, Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association "Member" | 6.462 @ 213.23
12 ) Daniel Hill, Connecticut, 69 Camaro, BBC, | 6.592 @ 202.91
13 ) Tony Morell, New Jersey, 86 Thunderbird, | 7.111 @ 195.00
14 ) Harold Martin, 2010 Martin MKVI, BBC EFI, Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association "Member" | 8.233 @ 114.81
15 ) Shannon Jenkins, Alabama, 68 Camaro, BBC, Speedtech Nitrous, | 9.304 @ 127.49
16 ) John Bartunek, New York, Chevy Cobalt, BBC, | 11.048 @ 80.31
17 ) John Nobile, 2008 Mustang, Nobile Trucking, | Qualifying Crash ### @ ###
Speedtech Pro Nitrous Eliminations: Round One
John Prime gets a solo pass when Mike Ghiraldi can't make the call and clicks off early 7.956 @ 105. Steve Cossis 23.79 @ 30 immediately goes into tire shake allowing Vinny Budano a spot in the next round, Budano staves off a move to the wall and clicks off early also 8.206 @ 121.79. Todd Fontana and Chris Rini pair in this match, the big hemi and sleek Camaro screams through their burnouts. Fontana has this race from front to back .019 6.297 @ 221 to Rini's capable and clean but not enough .030 6.378 @ 217. Mike Castellana comes to the line in the Al-Anabi Camaro with Daniel Hill in the opposite lane, Castellana heats the hides unmercifully as Hill does a short burnout, Hill jumps the tree before it drops, and Castellana is off powering to a win showing promise for upcoming rounds 6.117 @ 231. One of the most extreme upsets comes by way of Tony Morell, vs. Gary Courtier, State of the art against old school power. The Thunderbird of Morell was clearly outmatched but Courtier takes a shot at a number and rattles the tires, not able to get back enough losing to the "Thundering" Morell .160 7.093 @ 196 to Courtier’s last round appearance for the day .161 9.081 @ 107. Again upset is in the air, a strong Matt Deitsch burnout followed by a losing .052 6.786 @ 202 is nosing over on the top end while opponent Harold Martin barely scuffs the tires on his burnout takes his MKVI to the top end charge with what looked like a cloud of engine exiting the pipes for the win .132 6.410 @ 194. Fredy Scriba basically had this race after kicking the tires and lighting the fires with all ends of this track his own over opponent Shannon Jenkins, Jenkins could only pull out a .079 6.215 @ 192 while Scriba defies the six second zone ripping into the fives .048 5.935 @ 238. In the final pairing Khalid Al Balooshi was on a rope from front to back .112 6.185 @ 235 against a tire shaking John Bartunek whose .020 didn't matter finishing with a stroll 14.834 @ 72.
Speedtech Pro Nitrous Eliminations: Round Two
Todd Fontana will waltz into the semi's uncontested as Harold Martin was not in the lanes to make the call hurt. John Prime .046 6.339 @ 216 just didn't have enough against the Speedtech team who put the crowd on its feet just as quickly as the Camaro got down the quarter mile posting a brilliant .119 5.881 @ 240 kicking this baby into high gear. Tony Morell's day is ended .080 11.607 @ 73 once he is shown the back end of Mike Castellana’s Camaro dropping another screaming .067 6.132 @ 232 consistently on the towers boards. Budano vs. Scriba should have been the match of the rounds, Scriba .115 11.076 @ 72 shuts off early while Vinny Budano takes his best pass on the car ever close to the five second zone .100 6.074 @ 237 with less than six passes on this machine.
Speedtech Pro Nitrous Eliminations: Semi Finals
Khalid Al Balooshi was paired with Mike Castellana in this semi, both cars sounded strong on the burnouts but Castellana falters on the start .104 18.156 @ 65 while Khalid Al Balooshi makes waste on the Raceway Park asphalt in and out of the pedal to a still very good .092 6.346 @ 229 heading into the finals. Vinny Budano's "Cinderella man" weekend ended early by way of Todd Fontana, Budano clicks it off early .083 9.851 @ 87 while Fontana gives the crowd what they came for, one of the cleanest fire in the pipes passes of the day from front to back, .036 6.294 @ 237 despite a less than stellar five second pass the fans enjoyed the flamethrowers during the run.
Speedtech Pro Nitrous Eliminations: Finals
The biggest final for all the fans of nitrous was about to partake on the verge of storm weather rolling in, Team Speedtech "Khalid Al Balooshi" vs. Todd Fontana was ready to make some history. Fontana makes his worst pass in the most important race of the day posting a losing .077 6.587 @ 216 as Khalid Al Balooshi does not let the fans down trekking the surface in a spirited winning 5.933 @ 241 with top MPH of the event going with it, Khalid Al Balooshi is now the reigning champion of Speedtech's Pro Nitrous class where he was immediately greeted and smothered by press and media in the winners circle.
MMPSA.org Mountain Motor Pro Stock Association: Qualifying Results And Highlights
This class has been one Dave Hance has feverishly trying to get into the Shakedown; his idea took shape with their inclusion in the race series and what an addition it was. A first time effort brought in the meanest all motor "Big Ones At That" too for trips down Raceway Parks 1/4 mile, all grunt, gear banging IHRA style pro stocks giving this race the feel of a multi national event just from their presence. Big names and big sponsor plastered on these furiously hooking machines led to some great images for the fans to keep in their heads the next time they see them. Pete Berner the MMPSA.org Points leader and his Summit GXP took the top qualifying spot with a record setting pass for this association 6.220 @ 224. Cary Goforth coming off a victory in the ADRL World Finals V and many more in front of that leaves his mark at number two in the ladder, the father part of this team clicked off a strong 6.234 @ 225. John Pluchino in an all new ride for this year slathered in an amazing orange and silver themed paint job with no viable markings other than the faded in flames set a course for himself to go rounds 6.256 @ 223 "We have more power and a better car than previous years " said Pluchino. Bob Bertsch settles for fourth place 6.271 @ 222 in the Rislone sponsored Mustang; this car was absolutely vicious from burnout to top end. Larry O’Brien’s "Bears Performance Parts" Avenger hung the tires while grabbing gears in his power range for a fan pleasing 6.275 @ 223.36 entry out of the Mopar camp. John Montecalvo 6.314 @ 222.80 now in his own element after running with the Pro Mods years prior sent his Cobalt down the track sporting the "Tilcon" sponsorship of 2010 on the side of his car. Dean Goforth the son part of this team and "Dean's Casing Service" drove the GXP into the top end hard plastering the boards with a 6.318 @ 223.58. Elijah Morton is a name many know from years of racing experience, his Shelby took to the tope end clicking off a strong 6.323 @ 223.47. Trevor Eman and the "Aruba.com" Escort spun the big Ford Hemi to a spot in the ladder 6.328 @ 223.21. JR Carr "Elite Motorsports" mashed the pedal pushing the John Kasse Motor forward and fills in the number 10 spot easily 6.337 @ 221.67. In earlier pres release's Tony Pontieri who had suffered a terrifying incident earlier in the year was now seated in the #9 Auto Wreckers Cobalt 6.443 @ 219.61; new to this class Pontieri got much need seat time and a good standing that surely would improve during rounds. Cale Aronson and his sharp as a knife "Ford Racing / Carsafe / Aronson Motorsports " Mustang flipped the switch on the timers at a less than favorable 6.611 @ 177 but also had a previous qualifier with big MPH 218.24, Aronson brings with him his team of ladies including Tinzy Smith and the lovely Carsafe Model "Taylor Barnes" to make things just a little bit more exciting. Ned Katuran of Atco Raceway held the final spot in the ladder with issues of tire shake launching the Cobalt to a best ET of 9.023 and best MPH 221. See Full Qualifying Below:
MMPSA.org Mountain Motor Pro Stock Association Qualifying: Final
1 ) Pete Berner, 2009 Pontiac GXP, Summit Racing Equipment, | 6.220 @ 224.62
2 ) Cary Goforth, 2008 Cobalt, Dean's Casing Service, | 6.234 @ 225.94
3 ) John Pluchino, 2006 Escort, | 6.256 @ 223.28
4 ) Bob Bertsch, 2007 RJ Race Cars Ford Mustang, Rislone Bar's Treatments, | 6.271 @ 222.77
5 ) Larry O’Brien, 2010 Avenger, Bears Performance Parts, | 6.275 @ 223.36
6 ) John Montecalvo, 2009 Cobalt, Tilcon, | 6.314 @ 222.80
7 ) Dean Goforth, 2009 GXP, Dean's Casing Service, | 6.318 @ 223.58
8 ) Elijah Morton, 2008 JHRC Shelby Mustang, | 6.323 @ 223.47
9 ) Trevor Eman, 2006 Escort, www.Aruba.com, | 6.328 @ 223.21
10 ) JR Carr, 2009 GXP, www.elitemotorsports.com | 6.337 @ 221.67
11 ) Tony Pontieri, 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt, #9 Auto Wreckers, | 6.443 @ 219.61
12 ) Cale Aronson, 2010 Ford Racing Mustang, Aronson Motorsports, www.Carsafe.com , | 6.611 @ 177.79 - Top MPH 218.24
13 ) Ned Katuran, 2008 Cobalt, | 9.023 @ 102.05 - Top MPH 221.34
MMPSA.org Mountain Motor Pro Stock Association Eliminations: Round One
Elijah Morton comes out swinging with Dean Goforth in the opposite lane, Goforth goes into tire shake early and loses to Morton 6.753 @ 229 wisps of smoke puffing out from underneath the car. John Montecalvo takes the slower reaction time .107 to Trevor Eman's .045 as Montecalvo's Cobalt grips and reaches high off the launch he is on a clean strong pass with Trevor Eman losing as he slows 7.446 @ 127 to Montecalvo's 6.274 @ 225. JR Carr barely moved off the line after the green while Larry O'Brien takes a solid win .023 6.274 @ 223. Bob Bertsch gives it up on a red light start -.070 to Tony Pontieri in the Cobalt running it out to 6.488 @ 220.
Cale Aronson gets the light of the day .006 but a losing effort it was as he slows on the top end 6.862 @ 164 to John Pluchino's raging Escort .062 6.317 @ 213 for a next round showing, Cale Aronson and Carsafe bring Taylor Barnes to the track as thier Supermodel, this young lady is stunning as you can see. Cary Goforth heads to a second round with a clean pass of .051 6.297 @ 222 while his opponent Ned Katuran has to lift early .122 10.186 @ 88. Pete Berner saves his best for last in a solo run .051 6.209 @ 225.97 for a new record in this associations history and the Shakedowns.
MMPSA.org Mountain Motor Pro Stock Association Eliminations: Round Two
Cary Goforth takes a solo pass uncontested to a strolling 8.521 @ 104 saving his parts.
Larry O'Brien puts a tree on Tony Pontieri .039 to .046 respectively only to have Pontieri 6.367 @ 219 lay on the power and overtake O'Brien 6.627 @ 213. Montecalvo .040 is out on opponent John Pluchino .054, Pluchino heads straight for the finish and the win 6.290 @ 224 as Montecalvo tries to recover from moving out of the groove in a losing effort 6.620 @ 222. Pete Berner is in a string, and I mean a string of bracket like passes with a win light attached. Elijah Morton saw it from the best angle as he shuts off early while Berner continues to make exciting runs this one ending with a 6.212 @ 225.
MMPSA.org Mountain Motor Pro Stock Association Eliminations: Semi Finals
John Pluchino hasn't wavered in his rounds including this one taking out Cary Goforth as Goforth gets out of shape on the top end and Pluchino is hooked to the track winning .044 6.304 @ 219 to Goforth's .078 7.127 @ 142.
Tony Pontieri had his number called in this round against a seemingly unbeatable Pete Berner, what was seemingly is really as it seems, Berner takes this race on power alone .070 6.220 @ 225 to Pontieri's .048 6.458 @ 218 as finals are coming.
MMPSA.org Mountain Motor Pro Stock Association Eliminations: Semi Finals
With both finalists sitting under a clouded stormy sky in the burnout box, both teams prepared for a final that will become the first in Shakedown History books, Mountain Motors stretching their legs with nothing but motor powering them. Pete Berner who was deadly consistent all day and John Pluchino his first time to a final in his Shakedown experience with his large team awaiting the result had been inching up on Berner’s numbers all day. Berner leaves hard .097 to Pluchino's .123, Pluchino can't make up ground and slows 7.110 @ 146 while Berner heads to the first ever Champion At The Shakedown in the now formed Mountain Motor Class, His team and fans welcomed him at the winners circle as did Pluchino's where both were awarded trophies and interviews amongst the glimmer of lights of camera's flashing.
Mickey Thompson Outlaw 10.5 Presented By Precision Turbo: Qualifying Results And Highlights
As most know the Shakedown is one of the few places to actually see the Outlaw 10.5 rides make a full quarter mile pass since most of the tracks are taking the 1/8th mile route, some are for this, some against; controversy still surrounds how this session will shape up in the near future with cars now approaching speeds in excess of a Pro Mod but with much less tire. Although the issues faced by this tire size limit the quarter mile numbers still stand as the "trademark" of northeast drag racing outlaw style
One of the most impressive classes of man and machine took the center stage with thirty one cars attempting to qualify knowing well that the heaviest of hitters were in the house. All eye's again were on Tim Lynch, his record setting numbers at Raceway Park are the tipping point of all Outlaw racing in this class, if it's going to be done, The Lynch Mob" will do it. Lynch let no one down taking his new 2010 Corvette to a new level blistering the quarter mile in a mere 6.263 @ 232.51 so cleanly it was almost surreal. Last year Lynch held the record at 6.400 in the car now owned by Christy / Kasper Racing driven by the young T.J. Kasper, this car also sporting Proline power insisted on Kasper trashing on it to the tune of 6.392 @ 230.37 keeping the record standing in the same vehicle as the year before. T.J. Kasper has been doing damage in many series as a first year driver in this class, give him a car and he can drive it with the best of them. Sitting in third is Rob Wells biting on the edge of that 40' with a solid 6.445 @ 233.43 while during the night the team thrashed replacing pistons into the morning hours in this nasty Mustang. Father "Tommy Kasper" the other half of the Christy / Kasper conglomerates of horsepower set well in the top of this ladder in the strikingly clean Mustang 6.481 @ 225.63. Jerry Mitrovic gave the fans what they wanted, an all out assault with the stunning yellow Mustang dropping in at fifth 6.509 @ 226.54. One of the most notable names is that of Bryan Markiewiecz going all the way back to the days of NMCA and NSCA, his combinations fly at any track, this was no different with a strong effort of 6.533 @ 229.98.
Someone who we have though about all year and wondered if he would again challenge this track was Joe Newsham. Who can forget the horrendous crash he suffered during last years qualifying where he was injured but came back fast with help of friends, families and sponsors to seat him again in this 92 Camaro. Newsham is back in a solid ride with J & E Power taking it to the stripe with the car trying to grab all the track it can stops the clocks 6.541 @ 220.91. Saud Alzabin brought in his twin turbo Mustang and clicked off a strong 6.572 @ 209.75 followed by Harry "Buck" Jarvis in his wildly painted 69 Camaro filed with twins 6.588 @ 220.76. Shakedown regular Anthony DiSomma not in his own gorgeous Mustang was the "Hitman" in "Opies" New Camaro, a great effort from this new machine settling in at number ten 6.627 @ 224. Scott Guadagno piloted the only nitrous entry to make the field as he usually does in the Pete Biello Camaro dropped a traction limited 6.737 @ 183.44 on the boards. Another hopeful and crowd favorite of the outlaw scene was Steve Gorman's Mustang, slick brilliant red with more than enough power launching high and hard each pass taking 6.786 @ 215 as his best effort. Dale Collins Jr out of the Drummond Race Cars camp moved into the ladder solely on his driving skills taking the Camaro to the end 6.786 @ 210.77. Shawn Zubler in his new turbo power planted Trans Am; a strong believer in nitrous most of his career took the twins route early in the season now in the ladder of the biggest northeast race 6.823 @ 210.77. Billy Mitchell never fails to give the fans what they want, this brilliant green little S10 simply powers its way down the track under big turbo power 6.845 @ 187.96. David DeMarco 6.875 @ 220.55 sits as an alternate and on the seventeenth spot where he will make it in with on account of anyone broken, this Buick is bad, black and mean as can be, one of the most unusual entries and well liked also. See Full Qualifying Below:
Mickey Thompson Outlaw 10.5 Presented By Precision Turbo Qualifying: Final
1 ) Tim Lynch, 2010 Corvette, Twin Turbo, | 6.263 @ 232.51
2 ) T.J. Kasper, 03 Mustang, Twin Turbo, Christy / Kasper Racing, www.kasperscorner.com | 6.392 @ 230.37
3 ) Rob Wells, 07 Mustang, Twin Turbo | 6.445 @ 233.43
4 ) Tom Kasper, 2010 Mustang, Twin Turbo, Christy / Kasper Racing, www.kasperscorner.com | 6.481 @ 225.63
5 ) Jerry Mitrovic, Mustang, Twin Turbo, | 6.509 @ 226.54
6 ) Bryan Markiewiecz, 03 Mustang, Twin Turbo, | 6.533 @ 229.98
7 ) Joe Newsham, 92 Camaro, Twin Turbo, www.jandeperformance.com | 6.541 @ 220.91
8 ) Saud Alzabin, 05 Mustang, Twin Turbo, | 6.572 @ 209.75
9 ) Harry Jarvis, 69 Camaro, Twin Turbo, | 6.588 @ 220.76
10 ) Anthony DiSomma, 02 Camaro, Twin Turbo, | 6.627 @ 224
11 ) Scott Guadagno, 92 Camaro, Nitrous, www.scottysracingtechnology.com | 6.737 @ 183.44
12 ) Rob Golobo, 02 Camaro, SBC Twin Turbo, | 6.764 @ 207
13 ) Steve Gorman, 04 Mustang, Twin Turbo, www.jandeperformance.com | 6.786 @ 215
14 ) Dale Collins, 02 Camaro, Twin Turbo, www.drummondracecars.com | 6.786 @ 210.77
15 ) Shawn Zubler, 99 Trans Am, Twin Turbo, www.kosmotorsports.com | 6.823 @ 210.77
16 ) Bill Mitchell, 94 S10, BBC Twin Turbo, | 6.845 @ 187.96
17 ) David DeMarco, 84 Regal, Twin Turbo, | 6.875 @ 220.55 - Alternate
18 ) Brad Harris, 99 Mustang, BBC, Twin Turbo, | 6.899 @ 199.58
19 ) Keith Neal, 92 Pontiac, | 7.146 @ 191.19
20 ) Keith Tulbot, 04 Shelby, Twin Turbo, | 7.468 @ 185.82
21 ) Tom "Deez" Ferrick, 02 S10, BBC, Twin Turbo, | 7.490 @ 170.36
22 ) Steve Kluepfel, 90 Mustang, BBC, Roots Supercharged, | 7.643 @ 176.42
23 ) John Little, 85 Camaro, | 7.839 @ 186.34
24 ) Robert Pafumi, 67 Nova, SBC Twin Turbo, | 7.961 @ 174.53
25 ) Larry Wood, 2010 Corvette, BBC Twin Turbo, | 8.138 @ 126.57
26 ) Joseph Maskiewicz IV, 90 Mustang, | 8.812 @ 143.81
27 ) Frank Pompillo, 67 Mustang, Twin Turbo, | 9.117 @ 103.10
28 ) Mark Ingle, 96 Vette, | 10.490 @ 127.23
29 ) Maurice "Mo" Hall, 94 Camaro, BBC Nitrous, | 10.772 @ 110.85
30 ) Ronnie Siders, 86 Camaro, | 11.542 @ 78.72
31 ) Craig Pio, 02 Camaro, BBC Twin Turbo, www.scrivnersperformance.com | 14.452 @ 219.76
Mickey Thompson Outlaw 10.5 Presented By Precision Turbo Eliminations: Round One
After a year of waiting and a day full of qualifying the world was now about to see the baddest Outlaw 10.5 cars make their journey to the finals with last years Champion out of the running this class was again fair game to anyone at anytime. Rob Wells starts this show moving showing no signs of the hard work last night not paying off carrying the tires past the eight mile and past opponent Dale Collins Jr losing .075 9.412 @ 106 to Wells 6.589 @ 225. Scott Guadagno rips off a searing pass taking the win .047 6.744 @ 177 as Markiewiecz has trouble on the starting line "No Time". Bill Mitchell would just not have enough power to unsettle Tim Lynch who backs up his record in qualifying under completely different conditions .083 6.282 @ 231 to Mitchell's .076 6.730 @ 217. One of the biggest upsets comes as Shawn Zubler .024 6.698 @ 211 on his best pass ever with this new combination gets past a pedaling T.J. Kasper .071 7.739 @ 144 ending his bid for a run at the title. Dave DeMarco puts a killer .003 on the tree to Tommy Kasper's .134 but DeMarco only has a 6.808 @ 220 which wasn't enough for Kasper's turbocharged surge of power for the win 6.466 @ 227. Harry Jarvis .178 gets nailed to the tree by Brad Harris .019 in as an alternate; Harris is out on a big move, Jarvis ratchets up the power and gets ahead of Harris 6.792 @ 213 for a round win 6.489 @ 224 blast and possibly his best ever. Jerry Mitrovic .034 6.687 @ 227 the Canadian favorite takes this race from end to end over one of Shakedown's most renowned drivers Rob Golobo .059 6.719 @ 212. Joe Newsham gets a solo run as Anthony DiSomma can't make the call, Newsham finds his power as usual, wheels up and screaming to the finish his 6.464 @ 224 walking a bit towards the center he stays in it.
Mickey Thompson Outlaw 10.5 Presented By Precision Turbo Eliminations: Round Two
Rob Wells is again the first to take his pass with Scott Guadagno in the opposite lane. Guadagno .041 is out first but shuts off quickly strolling to the finish line ending the nitrous fans hopes with Rob Wells .056 easing to an 8.457 @ 154. Harry Jarvis drops the tree before the timers start leaving Tim Lynch to light up the win side of the boards with another wicked 6.304 @ 230. Shawn Zubler ends his day by way of a -.200 9.957 @ 93 red light leaving Newsham to save his parts and take a short pass to the finish 7.091 @ 163. In this round Jerry Mitrovic enters the beams as Kasper is fully staged with both lights on, Mitrovic's Mustang flickers the top bulb and then it goes out for a flash and reenters, a race ensues with Mitrovic the victor .0224 6.598 @ 209 to Kasper’s .222 figuring he may have a foul by Mitrovic loses the race and toasts the transmission on the top end 7.112 @ 148, there are no instant replays as Kasper plead his case to the officials later.
Mickey Thompson Outlaw 10.5 Presented By Precision Turbo Eliminations: Semi Finals
With two of the quickest cars vying for the rights to this round Tim Lynch .137 was tree'd bad by Jerry Mitrovic .030, at the 800ft mark with both cars almost side by side, Mitrovic gets extremely loose taking out the cone almost completely sideways and saves this amazingly as Lynch has no idea what is happening behind him, Lynch's win light is on 6.474 @ 223 for his worst pass of the day so far. Rob Wells tries to make a go of it although it looked as though he may be hurt his 10.684 @ 88 may have proved he was. in the opposite lane, Joe Newsham showed no signs of backing down looking for another tenth in this ride taking the win .031 6.470 @ 223 now has lane choice over Tim Lynch.
Mickey Thompson Outlaw 10.5 Presented By Precision Turbo Eliminations: Finals
As rain and storms were headed into the area, another hurried final between Lynch and Newsham was forming though an earlier oil down in one lane caused even more of a delay, the track was getting cold and the question was which lane would have what it took to hold the two now quickest cars in the bunch to the tarmac. Newsham chose the lane that didn't have the oil down while both teams went through their motions; Lynch chirping a small burnout Newsham following suit. Newsham was hot off the tree .024 to Lynch's .065 Newsham is in the air again heading towards the center backing off the pedal 7.510 @ 145 as Tim Lynch lays waste to 1320ft of asphalt in another ripple of heat wafting the back end of his car to the finish straight as an arrow and leaving a 6.301 @ 226 for the fans and spectators watching this event take place, Team "Lynch Mob" were back in Champions Alley where media flocked for his presentation of the 2010 Mickey Thompson Outlaw 10.5 Champions Title.
K&K Advanced Door Car Technology Heavy Street: Qualifying Results And Highlights
Heavy street is just one of those high horsepower bone jarring classes of big steel, huge motors and superchargers pushing the heavyweights to unlimited heights of performance as seen last year with a spectacular finish by Mitch George winning this title after rolling the nitrous injected Monte Carlo of Jack Boer right after the beams in the final. A late rule change to this class put forward enabled closer competition by removing "Screw Blowers" and Twin Turbo's from the mix but roots blowers still had their position as Tom Tarsia showed by setting the record in qualifying with his immaculate and brutally efficient Camaro ripping the track up in a strong "belt driven whoopin" 6.641 @ 204.60. A 6.923 @ 193.93 was the next closest ET in qualifying by The "Superman" Sam Gottier, this spectacular Chevelle was a stunning example of "Heavy Street" quantified. John Cerbone, a regular at the Shakedown drops into third in his hard launching Camaro of 92 vintage with a 7.044 @ 199.82 followed by Lou Sciortino's flying 7.126 @ 193.90. Champion Mitch George returns in the same Championship Monte Carlo with limited time on this car after its rebuild he has a spot in the ladder secured for another run at the title 7.126 @ 192.88. John Schroeder a veteran of almost every Shakedown was back in the well known Camaro which has been a championship ride in so many series and organizations as far back as anyone can remember stops the clocks with his best effort 7.214 @ 189.47. Tommy Mauro enters his Procharged Camaro into the fray with mighty launches from the swirling boost of his compressed big blog into the number seven spot 7.282 @ 190.38. Newcomer James A. Sartori sits behind the wheel of his new ride which most will remember as Gary Naughton's exquisite Camaro seen over the years in Shakedown results, James with little seat time holds spot number eight 7.388 @ 194.30.
Mike Ingrossio another regular in the area of big powerful rides looks to have made some changes in the stance of this Cutlass with nitrous power stopping the clocks 7.393 @ 188.89. Mitch Mika's 85 Camaro also a regular posted a good number to get him in the top 16 qualifiers 7.409 @ 184.57. Pete Pace has been at the Shakedown since day one in many different forms; nitrous early on and now blown; Pace officially gets in the game busting out the horsepower 7.430 @ 179.49. No one can not know "Charlie Boy" Micalef by now, his Chevelle has been part of this scene for many years and his performance is a standard all follow in "Heavy Street" 7.570 @ 185.51. Mike Trimandillis effectively pushed his Mustang into the ladder 7.597 @ 186.67 followed by Ray DeAngelis's effort of 7.601 @ 182.23. Steve Wooley, one of the most recognized in this group as the shoebox Nova that could has been seen in Super Chevy running in "True Street" meaning this car drives and runs too leaving 7.614 @ 182.92 on the sheets for his final number. The possibly cleanest Chevelle in Heavy Street is that of Ronnie Souza, another car that has been in almost every major "Heavy Street Event" known to man had some traction issues but still makes the last spot in the ladder 7.716 @ 177.95. See Full Qualifying Below:
Tri Five's Heavy Street Qualifying Showmanship: A lesson in giving the fans "Something Special"
With Heavy Street a big favorite of fans, showman and sportsman show their ideas of giving fans a show along with their efforts of qualifying. Vince DiRose and Pete Esposito are two of them, both immaculate versions of the tri five Chevy's. Vince DiRose got an idea in his head after having pleased the fans with half track burnouts in the slick "Black Ice" 57 Chevy 150 sedan; supercharger poking through the hood took time out to compose a side by side qualifier with Pete Esposito and his 55 Chevy nitrous entry for the fans while being called to the lanes. Both racers may have brought a part of racing not seen for so many years of racing; a side by side sundown showdown which this photographer will not soon forget as I followed both cars down the track gleaming in the sunset light side by side for a special treat that will be one of my most favorable moments as I thank both for setting this up for everyone. Though both racers didn't make the ladder; this was classic showmanship that most races seem to lack or reporters notice but reminds all of how this racing was in days of old.
K&K Advanced Door Car Technology Heavy Street Qualifying: Final
1 ) Tom Tarsia, 70 Camaro, BBC Supercharged, | 6.641 @ 204.60
2 ) Sam Gottier, 71 Chevelle, BBC, Nitrous, | 6.923 @ 193.93 - Top MPH 195.59
3 ) Jon Cerbone, 92 Camaro, BBC, Nitrous, | 7.044 @ 199.82
4 ) Lou Sciortino, 69 Camaro, BBC, | 7.126 @ 193.90
5 ) Mitch George, 84 Monte Carlo, BBC, Nitrous, | 7.126 @ 192.88
6 ) John Schroeder, 02 Camaro, BBC, Nitrous, | 7.214 @ 189.47
7 ) Tommy Mauro, 92 Z/28 Camaro, BBC, Procharger, | 7.282 @ 190.38
8 ) James A. Sartori, 67 Camaro, BBC Supercharged, | 7.388 @ 194.30
9 ) Mike Ingrossio, 82 Cutlass, BBC, Nitrous, | 7.393 @ 188.89
10 ) Mitch Mika, 85 Camaro, BBC, Nitrous, | 7.409 @ 184.57 - Top MPH 189.73
11 ) Pete Pace, 68 Camaro, BBC, Supercharged, 7.430 @ 179.49
12 ) "Charlie Boy" Micalef, 70 Chevelle, BBC Nitrous, | 7.570 @ 185.51
13 ) Mike Trimandillis, 93 Mustang, | 7.597 @ 186.67
14 ) Ray DeAngelis, 91 Chevy, BBC Nitrous, | 7.601 @ 182.23
15 ) Steve Wooley, 66 Nova, SBC, Turbocharged, | 7.614 @ 182.92
16 ) Ronnie Souza, 67 Chevelle, BBC, Nitrous, | 7.716 @ 177.95
17 ) Lou Proto, 88 Mustang, | 7.743 @ 175.48
18 ) Richard Sciosca, 70 Cuda, Hemi, Nitrous, | 7.803 @ 173.65
19 ) Vinnie DiRose, "Team Black Ice" 57 Chevy 150 Sedan, BBC, Supercharged, | 7.807 @ 176.35
20 ) Joe Serviss, 67 Nova, BBC, | 7.813 @ 175.11
21 ) Andrew Handras, 69 Camaro, BBC, | 7.985 @ 187.21
22 ) Dwayne Taylor Sr., 69 Nova, BBC, Nitrous, | 8.029 @ 172.45
23 ) Joe Gentiluomo, 88 Camaro, BBC, Nitrous, | 8.076 @ 174.01
24 ) Pete Esposito, 55 Chevy, Nitrous, | 8.153 @ 164.71
25 ) Angel Muniz, 93 Mustang, SBF, Nitrous, | 8.168 @ 164.79
26 ) Joe Waskewicz, 69 Chevy, BBC, | 8.192 @ 168.89
27 ) Rick Golobo, 86 S10, BBC, | 8.250 @ 151.71
28 ) Steven Ramage, 68 Camaro, BBC, | 8.420 @ 141.39
29 ) John Fisher, 69 Camaro, BBC, | 8.451 @ 157.39
30 ) Andrew Smith, 95 GMC SUV, BBC, Nitrous, | 8.721 @ 155.94
31 ) Michael Pollaro, 02 Corvette, BBC, | 9.009 @ 151.48
32 ) Frank Beck, 05 GTO, | 9.072 @ 153.35
K&K Advanced Door Car Technology Heavy Street Eliminations: Round One
Ray DeAngelis .135 light in his streetable convertible third gen Camaro faces John Cerbone's .127 wild same era Camaro. Both leave with close reaction times but DeAngelis 7.605 @ 187 is down on power compared to Cerbone's charging top end 7.186 @ 187. Mitch George has found his strength in this round dropping a big number .046 7.116 @ 194 to take out "Charlie Boy" Micalef .025 7.189 @ 193 in a close race of big cars. Steve Wooley gives up too much on the tree to save himself from defeat .144 7.576 @ 184 over a strong Sam Gottier finishing first .061 6.943 @ 198. Lou Scortino goes up in a ball of flames out the front of the gorgeous Camaro's hood scoop 7.905 @ 132 while Mike Trimandillis advances to the next round, 9.006 @ 105. Tommy Mauro runs straight and true to the finish line pressurized by Procharger power .072 7.273 @ 194 while Mitch Mika .047 jumps off the line only to falter and get back in it losing 7.686 @ 192. John Schroeder is all to himself on this pass as Pete Pace has trouble on the hit of the pedal, Schroeder ends his pass .030 7.235 @ 190. Mike Ingrossio is terribly late on the tree .792 to opponent James Sartori who takes the win easily .027 7.481 @ 198 Ingrossio follows 7.916 @ 131. Number one qualifier Tom Tarsia almost gives this one away to Ronnie Souza. Tarsia .190 is nailed to the tree .084 by Souza who can only muster a 7.676 @ 180 while Tarsia comes around him 7.546 @ 135 at 500ft for the win .024 ahead of Souza.
K&K Advanced Door Car Technology Heavy Street Eliminations: Round Two
Tommy Mauro would have his hands full of gleaming red Chevelle with Sam Gottier next to him, despite his efforts Mauro can't keep up with Gottier .076 7.351 @ 197 to Gottier’s winning .047 6.940 @ 197. Mike Trimandillis finds himself far behind Mitch George in the traps as George .047 7.114 @ 190 wins this round to Trimandillis' .080 7.711 @ 184. John Cerbone would put up his best time of the weekend just when it counted, against John Schroeder. Schroeder .051 didn't have that extra "oomph" 7.207 @ 190 needed to get by Cerbone's very fast .050 7.038 @ 199. Tom Tarsia had another round of being late on the tree with repeat of his first round reaction time .192 losing 7.367 @ 152 to James Sartori's supercharged pass .038 7.335 @ 187 moving into the semi's.
K&K Advanced Door Car Technology Heavy Street Eliminations: Semi Finals
An all GM semi was at hand, only one supercharged car still stood, that of James A. Sartori. Also the closest racing of the day as always expected in "Heavy Street" John Cerbone ends up in the "L" column after a decent light was cut by him .042 to his opponent Sam Gottier's .074. Down track in a close race, Gottier's pipes are lit and so is his lanes win light 6.919 @ 197 while Cerbone tries valiantly pouring on big MPH in a losing effort 6.988 @ 202 with only .037 between them. Mitch George continued on his streak of solid seven second times heading off the blown Camaro of James Sartori .017 7.372 @ 195 in a loss to George .050 7.125 @ 195.
K&K Advanced Door Car Technology Heavy Street Eliminations: Finals
Mitch George finds himself seated again in the final round as he did last year with Sam Gottier to challenge his title.
Gottier had Georges number and took his Chevelle to the top end virtually in the shadow of the blazing "Lit Pipes" tune thrown into this car as George is ousted .027 7.578 @ 141 losing power and Gottier's brilliant .045 6.911 @ 198 captures his title of Heavy Street Champion 2010 at the Shakedown At E Town amongst the fans of this car and press surrounding him.
Pro Torque Drag Radial Presented By PM Contruction: Qualifying Results And Highlights
From the introduction of this class, Drag Radial has taken many new forms, most popular of which is the Extreme 275 Drag Radial class that is abundantly forming coast to coast in 1/8mile formats. Dave Hance, a competitor in this Shakedown version of DR is himself a big fan also but as of this race; the Shakedown remains the Outlaw version with varied tire styles, width's and the full quarter mile to pace for a title. Qualifying lead to big numbers and records again as the players took to the pavement. Paul Major returns to the Shakedown a year later after a sliding collision with the wall and literally resets the record without blinking in the highly revamped Corvette at number one 6.743 @ 223.62.
Dave Hance also not to be denied a top spot pushed the mean black Mustang down the track ending in a solid 6.823 @ 219.69 performance but lost an engine and various parts of his front end during the mishap on the top end. 6.873 @ 219.29 was the number for Mel Nelson out of Florida running the full quarter mile in his 1/8th mile regular Camaro. Dave Hinzman a Shakedown Champion reports in he has more than enough in qualifying to capture this number 7.098 @ 203.65 for place five in the ladder. All eye's were on John Carter, his beautiful Corvette with Steve Petty along side most of each pass recorded a 7.117 @ 202.76. Amanda "Puddin" Long as she is known to many in the message board community took her first shot at putting her Mustang through the paces of 1320ft with a good 7.324 @ 192.93. Don "Procharged" Barnett hung the tires on each pass with his jet black Firebird hitting his best mark of qualifying 7.812 @ 180.19. Steve Morris is in eight place 7.918 @ 174.35 in his "sic" station wagon. See Full Qualifying Below:
Pro Torque Drag Radial Presented By PM Contruction Qualifying: Final
1 ) Paul Major, 01 Corvette, Turbocharged, www.corvettemajor.com | 6.743 @ 223.62
2 ) Dave Hance, 93 Mustang, BBC Turbocharged, www.newyorkmotorsports.com | 6.823 @ 219.69
3 ) Mel Nelson, 02 Camaro, Turbocharged, | 6.873 @ 219.29
4 ) Dave Hinzman, 87 Mustang, Turbocharged, | 7.098 @ 203.65
5 ) John Carter, 04 Corvette, Turbocharged, | 7.117 @ 202.76
6 ) Amanda "Puddin" Long, 05 Mustang, Turbocharged, | 7.324 @ 192.93
7 ) Don Barnett, 88 Firebird, Supercharged, | 7.812 @ 180.19
8 ) Steve Morris, 93 Chevy Wagon, | 7.918 @ 174.35
9 ) Andrew Barrale, 99 Mustang, | 7.958 @ 173.29 - Alternate
10 ) Konstantine Zografos, 04 Mustang, Turbocharged, | 7.965 @ 174.66 - Alternate
11 ) Steve Hall, 90 Mustang, | 7.968 @ 176.49
12 ) Brett Hull, 97 Cobra, | 8.197 @ 191.84
13 ) Vincent Fiore, 69 Camaro, | 8.230 @ 188.07 - Top MPH 191.81
14 ) Bill Dutka, 79 Malibu, BBC, Twin Turbo, | 8.762 @ 123.25
Pro Torque Drag Radial Presented By PM Contruction Eliminations: Round One
With bout's of qualifying under their belts, the earlier day of taking out cones, putting their cars on the bumper and sliding all over the track, the cars are ready to make more Shakedown history with Steve Morris being Don Barnett's first victim, Morris' .227 light vs. Barnett's .122 didn't matter as Barnett flies to the finish line 7.689 @ 181 to Morris' 9.215 @ 112 backing off. Amanda Long, better known as "Puddin" .089 8.244 @ 176 was on the trailer after the first round in a close race with an ill handling Mustang found later to be a broken anti roll bar, as "that'll do it" while Andrew Barrale advances to the next round .089 8.115 @ 173. Brett Hull's day is ended after lifting the brake pedal too quick cutting a -.011 light strolling to the finish while Mel Nelson goes on his way .142 6.905 @ 221 blistering the pavement into round two. John Carter is unmatchable in the stunning Corvette .134 7.268 @ 202 taking Konstantine Zografos out of the running early .149 8.923 @ 173. With Paul Major and Steve Hall out, Dave Hinzman and Bill Dutka take solo runs; Hinzman stays true to his former qualifying number 7.064 @ 204 while Bill Dutka git’s it going well dropping the car down where it's supposed to be 7.133 @ 205.
Pro Torque Drag Radial Presented By PM Contruction Eliminations: Round Two
Dave Hinzman relinquishes his chance at another title as he goes up in smoke at the drop of the hammer and John Carter advances to the semis with a clean pass of 6.997 @ 211. Andrew Barrale also in the same situation as above immediately smokes the DR's off the hit and Mel Nelson is on his way to a final .055 6.876 @ 220.
Both Dutka and Barnett reach the semis by way of bye runs both have issues and finish with a stroll.
Protorque Drag Radial Presented By PM Construction Eliminations: Semi Finals
With two of the most consistent and quick DR rides proving themselves in each round prior Nelson and Carter, it was going to have to force both Dutka and Barnett to put down some good numbers to stay alive in this contest. Nelson meets Barnett at the line Barnett goes up in smoke fast on the go, .044 losing his round 9.602 @ 127 while Nelson is leaving a trail of exhaust rippling the air to the finals .100 6.967 @ 200. Bill Dutka .098 10.449 @ 93 pushed his Malibu into the air forcing a wheel stand and needing to get out of it fast losing to John Carter who also had issues but not until far past the finish line blowing the roof off the immaculate Corvette by way of intercooler explosion inside the small cabin. Carter's winning 6.959 @ 215 was also a great show.
Pro Torque Drag Radial Presented By PM Contruction Eliminations: Finals
After all the rubble was left behind, you'd expect two men standing, not this year, John Carter's Corvette was too heavily damaged to make the quick call back to the lanes with storm clouds looming. Nelson decides to give it a shot at a record as it looked from the crowd of DR fans around the car, something spectacular may happen. Nelson had been working this lane all weekend to its last inch of blacktop. .452 And 6.854 @ 223 later he crosses the finish line only to have a ball of fire burst from underneath the car. Nelson was back at the winners circle showing no damage and more than happier to take this title home with the promotion of trophies and Protorque’s Championship for the full year ahead.
Western Beef Outlaw 8.50 Index: Qualifying Results And Highlights
To say this class has grown exponentially is considerably and understatement as seen by the extreme number of cars competing for the award of 8.50 Index champion. This class provides a flavor and variety of vehicles that are throttled back or pushed to their limits to give a new meaning to "Heads Up" Racing. Though the discussions have been about whether or not this is bracket racing, that will probably go on forever but this class of performers is one that will give you bumper to bumper runs, wild wheel stands, sportsmanship and a generous dose of expert drag racing at a sportsman level. Thoroughly an enjoyable show for all to see not only at the Shakedown but most tri state area tracks including Raceway Parks own series.
With sixty one cars entered and only four of them under the 8.50 index, the qualifying from two sessions on Friday Night after the rains had stopped to the completely different conditions on the final crisp Saturday morning session was tight with the top thirty two within a spread of 8.501 @ 164.87 by Joaquin Pedro followed by the high flying all motor Chevelle of Wiso Melendez in the number two spot 8.501 @ 158.07 and Joe Alagna in his Camaro finishing the top three 8.501 @ 157.87. In-between with so many competitors were previous champions of this class, the first ever 8.50 Index winner Bill "William" Cannon had the Camaro loaded for another win hiking the wheels high under "Awesome Engines" power and last years Champion Gary Romonoyske poised to be able to repeat. "It was an honor the last time and as of right now, this is a new engine with no passes on it, we'll see how it goes" said Romonoyske. John Langer, a complete racer and showman with each pass straining the wheelie bars to contain the "All Motor Pontiac" as it reached for big sky. "It's not anything special just the way the car reacts and does well, I've been launching like this for years and have had great success" Langer stated with Team Captain "Jimmy Sugan" pronounced - "soo-gain". Ali Buscio "Buscio Racing" the lone woman in this class sat farther down the ladder than she had expected as she is usually in the top of the field most of the time partnered up with Harry Gerb of h-jmotorsports "who for the first time this author can remember wasn't qualified" earlier in the year to designate a fund for the 8.50 racers as our good friend Susan Verzilli had started before her passing in January suddenly. Bill Verzilli, husband of Susan was close to the bottom of the ladder but qualified, during awards ceremonies Bill Verzilli was included with his family in memory of Susan. Rob Puller sat on the bump of an amazing 8.581 @ 158.39 wheel standing his way to that number in his Finishline Performance Camaro. Doing some simple math, this was an average of .0025 spread among the top 32 qualifiers. Barring any breakage to the above thirty two, Adam "Guppy" Sailor in his strong Mopar entry and Scott Shepherd piloting the gorgeous 69 Camaro waited in the wings as alternates may be called. See Full Qualifying Below:
Western Beef Outlaw 8.50 Index Qualifying: Final
1 ) Joaquin Pedro, 99 Mustang, Turbocharged, | 8.501 @ 164.87
2 ) Wiso Melendez, 67 Chevelle, BBC, All Motor, | 8.501 @ 158.07
3 ) Joe Alagna, 69 Camaro, BBC, Nitrous, | 8.501 @ 157.87
4 ) Darren Harris, 67 Camaro, Nitrous, | 8.504 @ 173.07
5 ) Robert Baptista, 68 Camaro, 406 SBC, | 8.506 @ 161.87
6 ) Mike Romeo, 74 Camaro, BBC, Nitrous, Romeo Brothers Racing, "www.theteamanmovie.com" | 8.508 @ 159
7 ) Mike Eames, 93 Mustang, | 8.509 @ 148
8 ) John Albrecht Jr, 85 Monte Carlo, Nitrous, | 8.510 @ 160.59
9 ) Scott Derenzo, 70 Chevelle, BBC, | 8.519 @ 159
10 ) Brent Beachley, 71 Nova, 8.521 @ 155.06
11 ) William "Bill" Leckliter, 70 Nova, BBC, | 8.531 @ 158.71
12 ) Gary Romonoyske, 69 Camaro, | 8.535 @ 161.42
13 ) Pete Terranova, 91 Ford, | 8.536 @ 164.57
14 ) William Cannon, 68 Camaro, BBC, "Awesome Engines"| 8.538 @ 161.17
15 ) Franky Santos, 68 Chevelle, BBC, | 8.538 @ 158.22
16 ) Louis Martinez, SBC, Nitrous, | 8.541 @ 159.14
17 ) Richard Gardner, 80 Malibu, 8,541 @ 156.28
18 ) Ed McGuinn, 80 Trans am, | 8.541 @ 151.99
19 ) John Goss, 78 Camaro, BBC, Nitrous, | 8.543 @ 162.20
20 ) Alfonse Magliocco Jr, 93 Camaro, SBC, Nitrous, www.fonseperformance.com, | 8.544 @ 159.01
21 ) Mark Bowen, 72 Nova, BBC, Nitrous, J&E Performance, | 8.548 @ 161.36
22 ) Ali Buscio, 84 Regal, Buscio Racing, BBC, Nitrous, | 8.548 @ 158.11
23 ) John Langer, 69 Trans Am, All Motor Pontiac, | 8.548 @ 149.03
24 ) Jeff Costaldo, 68 Camaro, BBC, Nitrous, | 8.554 @ 160.56
25 ) Angelo Valla, 72 Corvette, BBC, Nitrous, | 8.555 @ 156.26
26 ) Brian Ferrari, 67 Chevelle, BBC, Competitive Wiring, | 8.557 @ 155.27
27 ) Shawn Gallagher, 79 Mustang, SBF, Nitrous, 8.569 @ 160.77
28 ) Mike O'Sullivan, 90 Mustang, SBF, | 8.573 @ 147.62
29 ) Craig Cusamano, 70 Chevelle, BBC, Nitrous, | 8.574 @ 160.86
30 ) John Bova, 82 Camaro, BBC, | 8.579 @ 160.82
31 ) Bill Verzilli, 69 Camaro, BBC, Nitrous, J&E Performance, www.Verzilliracing.com | 8.581 @ 160.77
32 ) Robb Puller, 86 Camaro, SBC, Nitrous, Finishline Performance, | 8.581 @ 158.39
33 ) Adam "Guppy" Sailor, 72 Dodge Demon, BBM, Nitrous, | 8.583 @ 160.27 - Alternate
34 ) Scott Shepherd, 69 Camaro, BBC, Nitrous, | 8.590 @163
35 ) T.J. Kasper, 93 Mustang, SBF, Nitrous, Christy / Kasper Racing, | 8.592 @ 143.
36 ) Bill "Mulchie" Sanford, 64 Chevy Nova, | 8.594 @ 142.79
37 ) Ralph Rubino, 87 Buick GN, | 8.596 @ 160.35
38 ) Harry Gerb, 68 Firebird, BBC, Nitrous, www.H-JMotorsports.com, | 8.609 @ 158.86
39 ) Tom Favata, 67 Chevy II, SBC, Nitrous, | 8.615 @ 159.66
40 ) Jason Penna, 85 Mustang, | 8.617 @ 166.87
41 ) Alan Davidowski, 66 Chevelle, BBC, | 8.623 @ 128.15
42 ) John Siefert, 71 Cuda, | 8.629 @ 157.50
43 ) Rob Poochigian, 67 Chevelle, BBC, Roots Supercharged, | 8.633 @ 160.54
44 ) Steve Romeo, 68 Chevelle, BBC, Nitrous, Romeo Brothers Racing, "www.theteamanmovie.com" | 8.652 @ 154.35
45 ) Marc Schankweiler, 66 Nova, SB2 SBC, Nitrous, www.marschanmotorsports.com | 8.655 @ 158.02
46 ) John Ashnault, 95 Mustang, SBF, Nitrous, | 8.709 @ 160.92
47 ) Kyle Buonocore, 90 Mustang GT, | 8.748 @ 161.35
48 ) Joe Timinski, 87 Buick GN, BBC, 8.787 @ 144.01
49 ) Will Jimenez, 85 Mustang, SBF, | 8.792 @ 155.05
50 ) Michael Ziccardi, 73 Duster, SBM, | 8.816 @ 156.95
51 ) Mike Pyott, 67 Camaro, SBC, Nitrous, | 8.845 @ 150.45
52 ) Jimmy Price, 80 Malibu, SBC, | 8.892 @ 153.72
53 ) Charles Presinzano, 87 Mustang, SBF, | 8.899 @ 155.02
54 ) Tony Russo, 73 Dodge Dart, BBM, Nitrous, | 8.987 @ 153.35
55 ) Marty Brown, 68 Camaro, BBC, Nitrous, 9.083 @ 142.18
56 ) Paul Wright, 72 Nova, | 9.933 @ 133.33
57 ) Bobby Moran, 82 Camaro, SBC, Supercharged, | 15.527 @ 46.37
58 ) Mike Grosseto, 94 Camaro, BBC, | - 8.478 @ 155.04
59 ) Artie Lombardo, 68 Firebird, BBC, | - 8.475 @ 159.40
60 ) Andreas Krampelas, 72 Nova, BBC, | - 8.470 @ 138.02
61 ) Ed McGuinn, 80 Trans Am, BBC, | - 8.458 @ 162.41
Western Beef Outlaw 8.50 Index Eliminations: Round One
Jersey "Vette Fan's" favorite Angelo Valla takes to the starting line with John Albrecht, Valla stalls as Albrecht runs it out .095 8.493 @ 144 leaving too early the win light is on in Valla's lane possibly bumping in too deep. Adam Sailor pulls into the beams with Richard Gardner in the wild Malibu wagon, which most may know was one of the original "Quick 8" cars before this all became Outlaw 10.5. Gardner is .081 to Sailor's .070; Sailor drops an 8.522 @ 155 on the win board as Gardner breaks out 8.495 @ 159. Mike Romeo had a great seat to watch John Langer's front tires heading skyward again though Romeo's day ended in a breakout .094 8.481 @ 159 to Langer's winning .063 8.591 @ 159. Wiso Melendez draws a red light -.026 8.630 @ 147 while John Goss takes his round win running it out .104 8.491 @ 161. Mike Eames goes in and fouls out "Deep" turning off both bulbs will do that, 8.391 @ 166 as Jeff Costaldo takes a big pass cutting into the 30's .034 8.347 @ 164. Both Craig Cusamano and Pete Terranova were extremely late on the tree .458 and .251 respectively, Cusamano pulls out a lumbering win 8.744 @ 146 with Terranova slowing behind him 9.042 @ 156.
Ali Buscio puts a big tree .086 on Robert Baptista .158 only to breakout worse 8.463 @ 160 to Baptista's slower but breaking out also 8.482 @ 152. Mike O'Sullivan .175 8.747 @ 141 would take his win easily against an out of shape William "Bill" Leckliter .097 9.065 @ 154. Shawn Gallagher .058 8.482 @ 152 forced a double breakout with opponent Brent Beachley .082 8.462 @ 159 going quicker than he shoulda'. Ed McGuinn only need to slow a bit breaking out in his loss .082 8.494 @ 153 as Joaquin Pedro goes into the next round .175 8.624 @ 166. Darren Harris stumbles on the line possibly leaving before the tree fell leaving no time as Mark Bowen advances with a clean "out the back" pass 8.439 @ 162 in the silver Nova. Bill Verzilli runs his own race with a solid .098 8.567 @ 158 as Franky Santos leaves too late .235 8.418 @ 153 trying to make up the difference breaking out. Rob Puller takes a stroll to the Finishline .078 10.078 @ 106 as Louis Martinez goes in deep turning on the red light ending his chance at a title from this highly competitive racer. John Bova felt the sting of facing a Shakedown Champion back in-force, Bova .111 8.555 @ 152 is outmatched by Cannon's nearly unbeatable .027 8.528 @ 148. Joe Alagna one of the most prominent of the older group of index racers saw his hopes dashed by the young Al Fonse. Alagna .067 8.450 @ 153 breaks out with the lower number to the winning Al Fonse .062 8.496 @ 160. Brian Ferrari .070 8.495 @ 152 puts away opponent Scott Derenzo .068 8.458 @ 161 in a double breakout. John Bova felt the sting of facing a Shakedown Champion back in-force, Bova .111 8.555 @ 152 is outmatched by Cannon's nearly unbeatable .027 8.528 @ 148. Joe Alagna one of the most prominent of the older group of index racers saw his hopes dashed by the young Al Fonse. Alagna .067 8.450 @ 153 breaks out with the lower number to the winning Al Fonse .062 8.496 @ 160. Brian Ferrari .070 8.495 @ 152 puts away opponent Scott Derenzo .068 8.458 @ 161 in a double breakout ending round one.
Western Beef Outlaw 8.50 Index Eliminations: Round Two
Jeff Costaldo gives up his right to move on leaving red -.071 8.439 @ 147 to Rob Puller's winning .063 8.522 @ 150 wheels up. Joaquin Pedro gives up this race on the tree, .138 8.542 @ 166 to Brian Ferrari's .073 8.543 @ 149. John Goss puts up an almost unbeatable number if you are even close posting a .081 8.514 @ 155 to Shawn Gallagher's losing .168 8.516 @ 161. Angelo Valla tries to make up for a poor light .109 braking out 8.487 @ 162 to a solid run put down by Adam Sailor .049 8.555 @ 156. Al Fonse Jr. put together an unbeatable end to end run .079 8.056 @ 160 and the only racer after forty cars made passes in the previous rounds to be in the 50's zone allowing Mike O'Sullivan no room for error which was his breakout .159 8.463 @ 155. Craig Cusamano was having issues all weekend getting the car in the beams, He goes deep fouling out giving Mark Bowen a free pass to the quarter finals .089 8.457 @ 161. Robert Baptista upsets the former champion in a double breakout Cannon is worse in the number .163 8.459 @ 162 to Baptista's winning .160 8.487 @ 161. Bill Verzilli was out of the running, John Langer only needs to break the beams which he does and saves some power for next round.
Western Beef Outlaw 8.50 Index Eliminations: Quarter Finals
As the competitors drop, the performance ratio goes up in this class. John Goss is taken out with a quicker 8.521 @ 163 while John Langer advances taking his firebird again to new heights wheel standing his way through the 200ft mark with a strong .048 8.525 @ 153. Adam Sailor straps a .087 on the tree as Mark Bowen now is in catch up mode, Sailor is moving hard down track as Bowen comes around him for the win 8.534 @ 157 to Sailor's very good 8.554 @ 156 MOV on this race was a mere .011 in a classic 8.50 Index race. Robert Baptista lost this one on the green by leaving extremely late on the very consistent Brain Ferrari; Ferrari had an easy going with his .050 light to Baptista's .208. Ferrari moves to the semi's 8.529 @ 151 while Baptista's day ends breaking out 8.442 @ 163. Al Fonse is headed to his first semi final as Rob Puller falters on the tree 1.170 to Fonse's .084. Fonse keeps it clean through the traps 8.678 @ 146 saving up for his next round as Puller gets back in it 8.437 @ 160.
Western Beef Outlaw 8.50 Index Eliminations: Semi Finals
A quick turn around was headed for this group of semi finalists as the storm approaching was causing all to take pause. This class runs so efficiently it's almost a given that the cars will get down the track and be prepared for next round with time to spare. Mark Bowen a regular in the index series loses his race to John Langer again mounting the Firebird high in the air; Bowen has to come around Langer after Langer's good .036 light was more than Bowen was capable of making up .099 in his lane. Langer's winning 8.586 @ 159 causes Bowen to break out 8.488 @ 155. Brian Ferrari has the young Al Fonse Jr's number this round forcing him to play catch up after Ferrari cuts a decent .052 to Fonse's .073, Fonse pours on the power only to breakout 8.438 @ 159 while Ferrari heads to the final finishing strong 8.527 @ 157.
Western Beef Outlaw 8.50 Index Eliminations: Finals
As stated earlier, the storm was playing a part in getting all the races finished, Both John Langer and Brian Ferrari were in the lanes and both finished their burnouts, as the cars staged and the tree dropped, Ferrari was out and making a pass as Langer is stalled on the starting line watching the clocks flash 8.505 @ 152 making this a sweet victory for the veteran of so many years at Raceway Park, including being one of the original cars that formed the "Quick 8's of years gone by and on a side note this car has been in the family since new. A much deserved win for Brian Ferrari and team, taking the Western Beef Outlaw 8.50 Index Championship in style and the awards with press and media hounding this near legendary racer in the Northeast.
ADRL.us Shakedown At E Town 2010: Conclusion And Editors Response
Editors Response and Thanks:
Though I've been an avid fan of the Shakedown for many years and never expected a race to rise to this level in such a short time, I was pleased to again be part of this historic Outlaw Drag Racing Event as it grows exponentially. As the author I was granted exceptional opportunities to be the guest of Raceway Park and Dave Hance, Share my nights and housing with the Grand Marshall of the event "Stanley & Weiss Racing" meeting all of the exceptional racers and fans that come with the stature of this team while pitted next to Pro Blown Champion Chip King. Many teams greeted me again after a full year and as usual, these racers are always willing to feed you or make you comfortable like Scott Shepherd, Harry Gerb and many others "Pete Biello" in the disco pit and Marc Schankweiler for allowing me a great opportunity to be a part of his operation this year and for this race. An added bonus to my weekend was having a young and upcoming photographer "Eric Basmajian" shoot along side me with some of the greatest drag racing photographers in the business (His first time on the track at a legal age had to have been a thrill for a first time event of this nature), Roger Richards, the one and only "Dave Milcarek" (Thanks for the tips Dave !!), Steve Bell, Seth Cohen and John Fore III with too many more to mention. All of us did what we could inside the constraints to bring you awesome shots with both Arnie Cohen and George Watters doing video with the main host video production "Urban Hillbilly Video's" Sean Melton. goDragRacing Outlaw Drag Racing Photos equipment sponsor "New York Camera And Video" where goDragRacing outlaw photography purchases, rent's, gets its services and relies on their personal attention to making me do better than I can at all times with their recommendations. RPM Magazine in which I represented will have their version of this race inside their next to last of the year publication. The gorgeous models of Laylo Models, Jessica Barton, Taylor Barnes and Ligia "Rockin Romanian" taking time out to be a part of some great candid photo ops with me. Many thanks to Eddie Krawiec and the full staff at Raceway Park for their support and ease of making this an exceptional time for me personally.
Dave Hance went out of his way under critical circumstances pertaining to sponsorship’s with Michelle Marchesse on the phone till the wee hours of the morning as she and I prepared the website for major changes which have worked well. The combination of these two made it easy to adjust and see that we had years of coverage continued in full. It's an honor to be not only a friend first but webmaster second. Next year will begin the running of the Ninth Annual Shakedown at E Town 2011 and again the world will see the quickest and fastest race in the Northeast break all barriers.
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