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The 5th Annual Shakedown At E 'Town Race Review 2007

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The 2007 5th Annual "Shakedown At E Town":
Presented By Scotty's Racing Technology and New York Motorsports

Authored by goDragRacing.org, Photos Courtesy of goDragRacing
Records Fall Again Under The "Ground Shaking" Horsepower Of Muscle In The Northeast
The sponsors and Flyer grows considerably in 2007
Commemorative "Shakedown At E Town" Wallpaper At Articles End
gDR's "Shakedown At E Town" Special Awards At Articles End

10/14/07
For twelve months, Northeast racers have had the number 6.666 on their minds as Tim Lynch annihilated all idea's that a 10.5w car could possibly accomplish a feat of that magnitude. This was ground breaking as much then as the first six second pass that had been laid down by the same man just two years prior was.

The Shakedown at E-Town rose to a monumental level after news of these incredible records spread like wildfire only to ignite the intensity of the racers to hunt down their own combination that would chase or break what had become one of the most revered storylines in Drag Racing's Outlaw history and rewrite a new one.
Please Read On

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Saturday's Countdown To Raceday:

The months leading up to the day before this race had been planned and most everything was in order to shape this race into one that would test the limits of the toughest racers and tuners. Perfect weather was in the forecast for all power adders and motor alone to give equal chances of taking a winners circle spot with four classes up for grabs and a champion to be named in each at days end. The 2007 Shakedown was somewhat controversial as the diehard 10.5 racers didn't want to have to run at a disadvantage to the bigger "Heavy Street Style" cars that were involved last year. Dave Hance and Raceway park along with many racer's allowed Ken Doak to spearhead a class just for big tire. Within twelve hours of the announcement the class was created and in the mix with Pro Outlaw, Outlaw 10.5, Drag Radial and the New "Heavy Street" for another first in the Northeast.

Raceway Park allowed the racer's early entrance on Saturday as time for this race would be minimized by strict curfews placed upon the track by the township ordinances for noise levels. Racer's that met the 90 decibels could make test passes without worry throughout the day, this would be significant as Tim Lynch once again bettered his last years record running a 6.57 @ 231 with Brad Brand and Dave Hance both droving well into the sixes also in the latter part of the evening. Within minutes the word had spread but a new challenge had been thrown out there for the competitors. Some feared this would have a negative impact; instead it made for a surprisingly large car count of drivers looking to run this record down. Coming in from Ohio, the lone Big Tire entrant of Bill Lutz backed up his promise of dropping a 6.80 for the fans of big tire as testing proved he was on the money and the only one to see it this night, very impressive for his first time here. Huge rigs began pulling in to shape the field by early afternoon as regularly scheduled racing was taking place. Inside many of the trailer's were the most formidable cars in all classes readied for the well prepared track honed to perfection under the lead of "Eddie Krawiec" of Vance and Hines NHRA Pro Stock Bike fame. Krawiec's intimate knowledge of the E-Town surface would give the racers the ultimate edge for performance with axle breaking traction.

Sunday Raceday:

With gates opening early for the expected rush of morning entrant's, Raceway Park was lined to the to the maximum with, fan's, racer's and crew's hungry for the biggest one day event of the season awaiting their ticket into the expansive facility. Parking in the pits became minimal as all sections were cordoned off for each respective class; gleaming rides flashed the brilliant sun as you passed by looking to see the car that just may make it into the winners circle at days end after Bob Kasper's fast and thorough teching in of the cars was finalized. A quick drivers meeting was called and teams returned to fire the massive amount of blown, turbo'd, or sprayed machines to heat them after a sub forty degree sleep in the trailers. Four captains had been named to each of the classes running, John Mazzoranna of the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Assoc. for the baddest of the cars "Pro Outlaw", Mike Reynolds for "Heavy", Dave O'Donnell for "Outlaw 10.5"and "Drag Radial" handled their orders as volunteers which provided quick and efficient movement throughout both sessions. Please Read On

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Western Beef "Pro Outlaw" Presented by Speedtech Nitrous Qualifying Highlight's:

The setting for the race had the baddest doorslammers on the planet heading to the lanes after "Heavy Street" and "Drag Radial". The sound of big compression All Motor IHRA style rides and the whine of hemi headed screw blower's pumping alcohol through their rotor's stunned the spectators with the brute crack of the throttle's and ear splitting burnout's in the early AM. Thirty seven machines brutalized the tracks surface for a spot in the ladder with Andreas Crampenellas 6.631 @ 209 sitting on the bump spot while William Farmer 6.149 @ 231 headed into the second place position behind the Outstanding performance of The 2006 Shakedown Champion "Scott Filkins" in the Rupture Street Wear GTO setting a best of time dipping into the 5's with a earth turning 5.983 @ 233. Filkins would be recognized for this by taking the added $500.00 bonus bucks offered up by PCHS Racing Engines for number one qualifier of the same amount by Bartunek Motorsports for Low ET. There was also a bonus incentive of $2,000 for breaking the world record by Montana Brothers Race Cars and Components which looked like it could be done after these sessions were capped of for eliminations. See Full Qualifying Below

Western Beef "Pro Outlaw" Presented by Speedtech Nitrous Drivers Information:
  • 1 :Scott Filkins 5.983 @ 233 : 2007 "Rupture Street Wear" GTO, 526, Supercharged, Alcohol, Lenco - Rupture Street Wear, Vanishing Point Race Cars
  • 2 :William Farmer 6.149 @ 231 : 57 Chevy, 526 BBC, Blown Alcohol, Lenco Drive - Mike Janis, The Wife and Kids, Ricco, Billy Farmer
  • 3 :Milt Decker 6.299 @ 224 : 1963 Corvette, 738 Fulton, Nitrous, Lenco Drive - Doug Groff, Mike McMillan, Greg Maialetti
  • 4 :Nick Montana 6.325 @ 222 : 1967 Camaro, 738 BBC, Nitrous, Lenco - Montana Brothers Race Cars and Components, Design Sense Studios, Pinnacle Strategies Inc.
  • 5 :John Nobile 6.353 @ 222 : 2007 Mustang, BBF, Lenco, All Motor - Nobile Trucking
  • 6 :Jim Kane 6.378 @223 : 1963 Corvette, 706 BBC, Nitrous, Lenco - Western Beef
  • 7 :John Bartunek 6.405 @219 : 2006 Cobalt, 815 Hemi, All motor, Lenco -
  • 8 :Ron Iannotti / Paul Athey 6.440 @ 216 : 1941 Chevrolet Willys, 526 Oddy, Supercharged, Lenco - Tommy Mauney / Montana Brothers Race Cars and Components, Iannotti Racing, Mohigan Sun
  • 9 ::Marc Dantoni 6.440 @ 194 : 1967 Camaro, BBC, Nitrous, Lenco -
  • 10 :Steve Assenmacher 6.452 @209 : 04 Ford Escort, BBF, Nitrous, Lenco -
  • 11 :Mark Hemling 6.455 @ 218 : No Information
  • 12 :Gene "Geno" Terenzio 6.458 @221 : 68 Camaro, 526 Lionetti Racing KB block, BAE Hemi Heads, 14:71 Hi-helix blower, Lenco Drive, Alcohol - Crew Chief Teddy Lionetti, Sean Burke, Keith and Ricky Kulis plus Rocco Terenzio, Terenzio Tile and Marble
  • 13 :Chris Rini 6.472 @214 : 2006 Dodge Stratus, 738 Hemi, Nitrous, ATIGlide - ATI Performance Products, Jerry Bickel Race Cars
  • 14 :Matt Lisle 6.487 @ 216 : 1996 Probe, SBF, Twin Turbo - PSI Motorsports
  • 15 :John Pluchino 6.621 @ 212 : 2003 Cougar, 815 BBF, Lenco - Pluchino Racing, Limited Customs.com
  • 16 :Andreas Crampenellas 6.631 @ 209 : 2002 Cavalier, BBC -
  • 17 :George Williams III 6.631 @ 201 : 1952 Chevy, 706 Pontiac, Nitrous - Montana Brothers Race Cars
  • 18 :Jeff Lemantia "Owner Joe Mulligan" 6.640 @ 225 : 1968 Cynergy Camaro, 526 Jan-Cen Hemi, 14:71 Hi Helix Supercharged, Alcohol, Lenco - Mulligan Motorsports "Website", Jan-Cen Racing, G-Force Race Cars
  • 19 :John Prime 6.717 @ 215 : 1968 Camaro -
  • 20 :Glenn Paluse 6.743 @ 209 : 1998 Firebird, BBC, Nitrous, Lenco -
  • 21 :Jeff Blasi 6.745 @212 : 1963 Corvette, Musi BBC, Nitrous, Lenco - Sun Dial Tanning Salons, Pat Musi
  • 22 :Paul Athey 6.779 @ 202 : 1941 Chevrolet Willys, 526 Oddy, Supercharged, Lenco -
  • 23 :Joe Dunne 6.785 @ 204 : 2004 Grand am, BBC -
  • 24 :Vincent Demieri 6.804 @ 214 : 2006 GTO, Musi BBC, Nitrous, Lenco - Thanks To My Crew / Vinny Demieri Racing, Jerry Bickel Race Cars, Pat Musi
  • 25 :Val Smellard 6.945 @ 198 : 2005 Grand am, 500ci BBC, Lenco -
  • 26 :"Big" Nick Lacerenza 7.040 @ 194 : 2006 Cobalt, 738 Fulton BBC, Nitrous, Lenco - Fulton Racing Engines, Montana Brothers Race Cars
  • 27 :Rob Saboury 7.092 @ 194 : 1963 Corvette, BBC, Twin Turbo, Lenco - Low Down Customs, Mike Moran Racing Engines
  • 28 :Benny Alfonso 7.185 @ 205 : 1957 Chevy "Modzilla" BBC, Nitrous, Lenco - Montana Brothers Race Cars
  • 29 :John Taylor 7.272 @ 199 : 1937 Chevy, BBC, Nitrous
  • 30 :Chris Russo 7.472 @ 221 : No Information
  • 31 :Dan Hill 7.506 @ 184 : 1969 Camaro, 632 BBC, Nitrous, Lenco -
  • 32 :George Papalenxdro 7.667 @ 180 : 1994 Camaro, 625 BBC, Nitrous, Lenco -
  • 33 :Jim Jelobe 7.752 @ 181 : 1963 Corvette, 400ci SBC, Twin Turbo, Lenco - PSI Motorsports
  • 34 :Kevin Vanderback 9.311 @ 120 : 1938 Hudson Pick Up, 526, Supercharged, Alcohol -
  • 35 :Carlos Gonzales 11.022 @ 163 : 1969 Chevelle, BBC, Nitrous, Glide -
  • 36 :Matt Deitsch 19.581 @ 56 : 2003 Cavalier, 815 BBC, Nitrous, Lenco -
  • 37 :Steve Cossis 20.008 @ 37 : 1963 Corvete, 706 BBC, Nitrous, Lenco - Cecil County Dragway
Western Beef "Pro Outlaw" Presented by Speedtech Nitrous Round One:

Sixteen of the meanest machines were readied in the lanes for the title shot in the afternoon in front of packed bleachers of fans with muffled ears awaiting the outcome. Jeff Lemantia .295 6.488 @ 221 takes a stunning win as an alternate over Marc Dantoni .139 10.347 @ 85, the crowd was in awe. John Bartunek .082 covers the quarter in 6.427 @ 219 over a broken Steve Assenmacher "no time". Jim Kane shakes the tires .043 9.753 @ 91 over Mark Hemling also broken with "no time". John Nobile takes a big win .050 6.322 @ 221 away from a pedaling Gene "Geno" Terenzio .122 10.708 @ 98 in the wild Camaro. Chris Rini .005 6.460 @ 215 put down a killer light and number to oust one of the area's toughest racers Nick Montana .042 6.793 @ 206 in a shocking upset. Milt Decker .119 10.296 @ 126 over Matt Lisle broke "no time", William Farmer .126 6.213 @ 230 powered the blower spun 57 Chevy past the all motor 815 Hemi of John Pluchino .069 6.546 @ 211. Scott Filkins .009 17.765 @ 43 strolled to a win over a broken over Andreas Crampenellas "no time"

Western Beef "Pro Outlaw" Presented by Speedtech Nitrous Round Two:

Tightening up the pairings, more Pro Mod pairings were set for the eight remaining competitors. After the huge burnout's commenced and the purges began, Milt Decker stalled and couldn't restart as Jim Kane rode out a .084 6.310 @ 223 pass to the semi's. Jeff Lemantia .103 6.427 @ 231 shocked the tire shaking "06 Champ" Scott Filkins .083 7.602 @ 136 as Lemantia heads to a semi in this killer machine of "Joe Mulligan". John Nobile moved ahead .788 6.286 @ 222 as Chris Rini in the "ATI Stratus" broke on the hit. John Bartunek .080 6.427 @ 219 simply outran William Farmer's blown 57Chevy to the top end .115 6.556 @ 230 in a wild race of all motor vs. blower.

Western Beef "Pro Outlaw" Presented by Speedtech Nitrous Semi Final's:

With daylight fading Jim Kane .064 6.341 @ 223 added a little more to the hit on a strong launch and fire in the pipes pass over John Bartunek's excellent all motor .062 6.409 @ 219. John Nobile's .034 6.290 @ 223 amazingly sweet 2007 Mustang bathed in a gorgeous purple and silver took out the bright Orange "Mulligan Motorsports" Camaro .213 6.383 @ 226 ending the night for Jeff Lemantia leaving the fans to bear witness to a All Motor IHRA Pro Stock car to face a nitrous assisted "Outlaw" Pro Mod in the final coming up.

Western Beef "Pro Outlaw" Presented by Speedtech Nitrous Final:

After both Drag Radial and Heavy Street had finished, the two finalist's pulled under the E Town Bridge and fired through their burnouts. John Nobile had been deadly consistent as was Jim Kane throughout the rounds. Kane left no room on the tree .018 as Nobile drops an .051 bulb, Kane is out and making power only to get loose quickly as he pedals his way in a loss 6.749 @ 192 to the "New 2007 Pro Outlaw Champion John Nobile" clocking a 6.278 @ 223. Congratulations to John Nobile now awarded the $10,000 prize as his huge team and extended family savored this win.

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Caldwell Construction "Outlaw 10.5" Presented by Big Stuff 3 Qualifying Highlights:

the all Star's of this race have come to be known as the wild men of the sport, wringing it all out with horespower equal to many Pro Mods on half the tire and more wieght added to them. It's a tightrope of balance and power to get these cars down the track as quick as they do. This race made history setting all time records at legal "Outlaw" weight in the last three years and has the stamp of approval from many of the organizations as the race that held the first six second pass in this class. Both Champions of the previous Shakedown's were already in attendance and early testing sent a shockwave through the country as record holder "Tim Lynch" literally hung the Mustang on a rope with an "Unnoficial" 6.57 @ 231 on a cool Saturday night. The turbo fans now had an answer to the question if the record could be broken as last years Champion Chuck Ulsch would have his hands full retaining the title for the nitrous crowd. Of the thirty cars in the hunt for the crown Steve Drummond 7.340 @ 191 sat on the tight bump spot with Richard Sexton hanging tough blistering the track with mighty Fulton Power as "Hitman" for Gil Mobley 6.823 @ 207 made sure he was close to the number posted earlier; nitrous was well represented again placing second and the quickest pass ever in a nitrous car. Nothing could top the number one qualifier as he stood to again be the man to beat, Tim Lynch drove the "Lynch Mob" Mustang to 6.791 @ 207 taking Big Stuff 3 $500 bonus as Pro Line Race Engines had set up a $2,000to break the record pot which so far didn't happen. we'd have to wait and see in eliminations if the 6.666 would fall to a lower number. See Full Qualifying Below

Caldwell Construction "Outlaw 10.5" Presented by Big Stuff 3 Drivers Information: Caldwell Construction "Outlaw 10.5" Presented by Big Stuff 3 Round One:

Conditions were ripe for the true potential to show from all the cars that made the field. Cool morning air and warm sun would help this class begin their fight for the top honors. Jim Robbins .013 7.102 @ 197 would upset the Canadian champ Rick Rosella .040 7.163 @ 204 and real hopeful of taking the title. ORSCA standout Steve Kirk .050 6.877 @ 207 drove out the flaming Camaro past an extremely quick Todd Harris .067 7.078 @ 199 on his best ever run. Tom Ferrick .272 7.43 @ 186 had his hands full in the opposite lane during his loss to a powerful run by Richard Sexton .143 6.815 @ 208 leaving a mark for the racers of the next round. Rob Golobo struggled on the line .321 8.421 @ 101 in the brilliant twin turbo Camaro faced the considerably fast and quick nitrous assisted Trans Am of Shawn Zubler .032 11.788 @ 75 having to abort his pass early and his chance to go another round. Almost like Dejavu' Scott Guadagno .025 6.991 @ 200 wound up setting a record but also losing in the now quickest ever side by side pass he was featured in with Leo Barnaby last year but this time next to Chuck Ulsch .047 6.950 @ 201 who took the stripe by .019 in one of the most memorable races again at Raceway Park. Tim Lynch would open the fans eyes again and leave them standing breathless as the new record was posted on the boards .067 6.611 @ 224 taking out Steve Drummond .073 7.198 @ 194 on his best pass ever in 10.5 racing. Charlie Dolbin in the now famous Caldwell Motorsports Mustang .093 8.566 @ 109 struggled to keep the car in the groove of the left lane as he sped through the top end almost touching the wall at 1,000ft over a broken Craig Pio "no time". Chris Keilitz has been lighting up the area action along with opponent Jerry Morgano, both cars are capable of over 200 and edging in on the sixes but it wouldn't happen for either today as Keilitz .052 7.210 @199 takes a solid win over Morgano in an out of the pedal .092 7.329 @ 195.

Caldwell Construction "Outlaw 10.5" Presented by Big Stuff 3 Round Two:

Big action would be served up in this round with the strongest being eliminated and the track coming around with axle bending traction. Chris Keilitz had this pass all to himself running another solid .067 7.265 @ 195 winning as Charlie Dolbin lifted the Mustang high on the bars only to have a massive flame out burst from underneath cutting all power and his chances for the Owner Harold Caldwell to make it to the final .438 17.939 @ 57. Tim Lynch again dropped a record that was thought to be it for the day as "Steve Petty" put the tune in it to take a victory .073 6.549 @ 217 over Jim Robbins breaking after the burnout. Steve Kirks awesome Camaro held strong on both the light and the ET with an amazing .048 6.863 @ 206 to E Town's favorite son Rob Golobo losing this round .138 7.020 @ 202. Chuck Ulsch ripped a lifting .044 7.160 @ 156 flaming solo pass as Team Mobley left the GTO in the trailer and Richie Sexton out of the round.

Caldwell Construction "Outlaw 10.5" Presented by Big Stuff 3 Semi Final:

Some may have bet on these four cars to come to the final, I personally could have seen some of the non qualifiers go through the ladder and make it into this session on merits of past races in their history as drivers. Sundown was on the track and now the fans could be treated to the flaming nitrous passes from Steve Kirk, Chris Keilitz and Chuck Ulsch all running Fulton Power to the lone turbo entry of the "Lynch Mod" who in their own right give the fans the ultimate tire skipping 220+ runs. Tim Lynch again opened the floodgates of power to set another world record as Chris Keilitz .069 12.879 @ 64 was out of it early on his pass, Lynch runs to the top end with only the low drone of the engine settling among the speechless teams looking on from the starting line. With fans standing awaiting the times to appear, they were rewarded with his quickest of the night .043 6.544 @ 223. It was come to be known that Steve Kirk had broken and was unable to make the call against Chuck Ulsch. Ulsch took a wild 800ft pass dropping a .032 7.168 @ 159 for the fans to consider as this was a backup pass and possibly not showing his full hand for a surprise finish.

Caldwell Construction "Outlaw 10.5" Presented by Big Stuff 3 Final:

After all rounds were complete the major players in the 10.5 arena were back and ready to run as they nearly had to roundy round to get this final in. You have to remember how many cars in attendance made passes this whole day to allow the track time to bring the country what would become the talk of the nation afterwards. Chuck Ulsch fired through the starting line heating the tires as Tim Lynch was given the go ahead by "Steve Petty" to bring the car forward. Both cars set into the beams leaving almost equally Lynch .086 and Ulsch .091. Lynch again looked to be on a pass as Ulsch 9.855 @ 93 had to shut down early shaking the tires while the back end of the 2007 "Outlaw 10.5" Champion vanished in a haze of another world record 6.534 @ 220 solidifying himself as one of the most untouchable drivers to send power down the track with bracket like consistency in rides not known for this.

Congratulations to Tim Lynch and "The Lynch Mob" destroying every record in sight and again becoming the 2007 Champion of the Shakedown at E Town in style. Tim Lynch was awarded the $10,000 for his hard days work and another $2,000 Pro Line Race Engines for the world record destruction one round at at time !!

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K&K Precision Heavy Street Presented By K&S Racecars
Qualifying Highlights:

Everyone would need to adjust for the wild hook and brisk air that was to start their quest for the titles in each class. Heavy Street woke the late sleepers in NJ with the cackle of unmuffled motors at 10AM sharp; both sessions resulted in a final ladder shaped to be a contest in each round. Of the twenty five entrant's Jose Rivera sat in the bump spot with a 7.96 @ 173, John Chemen found his first six second pass of the season 6.85 @ 208 with Bill Lutz hanging strong in the top spot with another wicked 6.81 @ 210 and was awarded the "Hat Trick" bonus cash of $1,500 combined at $500 for each achievement; Number One Qualifier presented by Competitive Wiring "Wayne Keegan", Low ET presented by Central Ohio Insurance Services, and Top Speed presented by Miller Racecars.net.
See Full Qualifying Below


K&K Precision Heavy Street Presented By K&S Racecars Driver's Information:
K&K Precision Heavy Street Presented By K&S Racecars Round One:

A sixteen car field was in order with the large amount of big tire cars making the call. John Schroeder .038 moves out hard on the blower Camaro of Pete Pace .117 as Pace takes a first round loss 7.666 @ 179.95 to Schroeder's 7.397 @ 186.10, E Town standout Scott Curtis .133 7.313 @ 189.07 gets down the track for his win over Mike Ingrossio .089 7.721 @ 161.25. A new face to E Town and the big tire hitter's in major competition, Chris Connor .100 7.610 @ 188.57 powered his beautiful Mustang past the Ultimate Heavy Car in the northeast Ken Doak's "Incredible Hulk" Camaro .055 7.838 @ 165.78. Number one man of this class Bill Lutz .209 lit the boards win light with lucky sevens 7.777 @ 139.37 lifting against Joseph Rivera .338 8.524 @ 164.61. Jorge Rodriguez .283 was late on the tree and slowed considerably 8.317 @ 162.24 as John Cerbone .018 broke on the hit for his first round loss 22.245 @ 43.89. Dale Collins .048 7.894 @ 185.84 was good but not enough for Jack Boer's strong .015 7.316 @ 186.64. Yanni Paparosmas .158 11.099 @ 86.22 fell to E Town legend Henry Jackson .085 7.571 @ 180.14 on a clean all motor pass. "Charlie Boy" Micallef .194 was beat on the tree but not at the finish 7.306 @ 189.42 over Frankie Santos Chevelle on spray .105 8.299 @ 165.40

K&K Precision Heavy Street Presented By K&S Racecars Round Two:

With a good amount of heat in the track a cooling air big time numbers started to appear as to Raceway Park natives staged, Scott Curtis .057 and Jack Boer .060 left almost identically. Curtis would pull off a major win with a solid 7.268 @ 191.40 to Boer's equally impressive 7.284 @ 188.25. Bill Lutz .178 6.939 @ 197.22 poured on the freight train power to put John Schroeder .032 7.217 @ 190.62 back in the trailer. Chris Connor's banner year just go better with this awesomely close win over Charlie Boy Micallef .083 7.399 @ 187.81 to Connor's .117 7.348 @ 190.94, MOV on this race was .020. All motor hopeful Henry Jackson let go of the button and shattered his rear on the hit recording no time against Jorge Rodriguez .136 7.253 @ 194.10 as he regains his earlier qualifying numbers.

K&K Precision Heavy Street Presented By K&S Racecars Semi Final:

As the sun lit the track at twilight time, rookie sensation Chris Connor's gleaming Mustang pulled into the beams but left on a hard red -.198 7.224 @ 191.16 against his formidable opponent in the Tornado Red Camaro "Jorge Rodriguez" .068 torching the top end 7.194 @ 191.67. Scott Curtis .136 10.678 @ 81.12 could only watch his hopes for a final speed past him as Bill Lutz .113 honed in on the finishline 6.914 @ 188.83 for his trip to the final.

K&K Precision Heavy Street Presented By K&S Racecars Final:

For the first time ever the Shakedown had a "Heavy Street" final pairing as darkness fell on the track and temps were dipping wildly with each passing hour. Jorge Rodriguez .037 put down the nitrous power hard and shook the tires to a losing time of 10.617 @ 82.71 to his steadfast challenger in the opposite lane Bill Lutz .132 making sure the fans took notice as the boards lit "WIN" and 6.868 @ 209.26. Congratulations to Bill Lutz and Team Lutz Racing on an impressive showing and the first title of Shakedown at E Town 07 "Big Tire" Champion $5,000 wealthier.

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Pro Torque Converters Drag Radial Presented by PM Construction/Maintenance Qualifying Highlights:

The second class to run on Sunday was the newest craze in "Outlaw Style" Racing, Drag Radial. This has got to be one of the most incredibly cool classes yet to come to a level worthy of the show they put on when they are involved. Know for their big power and DOT tires, its sheer madness when the pedal is floored, huge wheelstands, out of the groove recovery's and big MPH is worth admission price anytime with racers of this quality. Donald Hesel 8.863 @ 151 sat in the bump spot with a slower time than we've become accustomed to seeing from this primered little 1961 Falcon. The well known Richie Stine 7.975 @ 171 was in the second spot as Joshua Knight posted up one of the quickest times to date in DR racing 7.840 @ 179. $500 was awarded to Knight by Big Stuff 3
See Full Qualifying Below

Pro Torque Converters Drag Radial Presented by PM Construction/Maintenance Drivers Information:
  • 1 :Joshua Knight 7.840 @ 179.37 : 1968 Camaro, BBC, Nitrous, Glide -
  • 2 :Richie Stine 7.975 @ 171.49 : 1971 Chevelle, 572 BBC, Nitrous, Glide - Maryland Street Racing Association
  • 3 :Scott Bitzer 8.026 @ 176.65 : 1981 Malibu, BBC, Nitrous, Glide - Maryland Street Racing Association
  • 4 :Keith Matheson 8.034 @ 174.28 : 1995 Camaro, 632 BBC, Nitrous, Glide -
  • 5 :Glennie Buckler 8.041 @ 189.66 : 2004 Mustang -
  • 6 :Brett Hull 8.107 @ 183.24 : 1993 Mustang, 352 SBF, Turbocharged, Glide - J & E Performance / Del Val Pools and Spa's
  • 7 :Paul Ferrucci 8.153 @170.43 : 1981 Malibu, 406 SBC, Procharger, Auto - Scrivner Performance.com Procharger, Miller Race Cars, TRZ Motorsports
  • 8 :Chris Evans 8.177 @ 173.29 : 1990 Mustang, 360 SBF, Procharger, Glide - Maryland Street Racing Association
  • 9 :Randy Lambert 8.191 @ 160.65 : 1995 Camaro, SBC, Single Turbo, Glide -
  • 10 :John Balinsky 8.238 @ 169.64 : 1981 Olds Cutlass, 565 BBC, Nitrous, Glide. Drag Radials - "On A Budget Racing" / Small Block Posse.com, Crazy Don’s Chassis Works and of course "Timmy" and Carla
  • 11 :Richard Bach 8.336 @ 166.19 : 1990 Mustang, 410 SBF, Nitrous, Glide - Smallblockposse.com, Crazy Don’s Chassis Works, Gotpaint Autobody, Induction Solutions, PTC converters
  • 12 :Steve Romeo 8.356 @ 164.11 "Owner Steve Bob" : 1970 Chevelle SS, 565 BBC, Nitrous, Glide - QuickTime Motorsports / BP Speed Centers, goDragRacing.com, A to Z Performance, Romeo Brothers Racing , Souderton Autotomotive Inc
  • 13 :Chris Little 7.978 @ 180.77 : 1990 Mustang, 351 SBF, Nitrous, Glide -
  • 14 :Joe Gentiluomo 8.714 @ 149.88 : 1971 Chevy Nova, 615 BBC, Nitrous, Glide - Mouth Racing
  • 15 :Mike Modeste 8.790 @ 159.57 : 1987 Mustang, SBF, Supercharged, Glide - Procharger / Injection Connection
  • 16 :Donald Hesel 8.863 @ 151.00 : 1961 Ford Falcon. SBF, Nitrous, Glide - OAB Racing, Crazy Don’s Chassis Works
  • 17 :Joaquim Pedro 8.930 @ 156.08 : 1999 Mustang Coupe -
  • 18 :Anthony Gentiluomo 9.012 @ 152.23 : 1986 Mustang, 377 SBC, Nitrous, Glide - Mouth Racing, Colonial Auto Body
  • 19 :Walter Pfister 9.363 @162.49 : 1987 Mustang, 401 SBF, Nitrous, Glide -
  • 20 :Mike Smith 9.518 @153.35 "Mike Lemek Owner" : 1985 IROC Camaro Convertible, 505 BBC, Nitrous, Glide - BP Speed Center, Staging Lane Speed and Sport, Spohn Performance, Mayer Automotive
  • 21 :Krystos Efantis 25.585 @ 30.43 : 1997 Supra -
  • 22 :"Rockin" Rob Cherkas "Broke" : 1993 Mustang, SBF, Nitrous, Glide -
  • 23 :Tony Masconi "No Time" : 1993 Mustang -
Pro Torque Converters Drag Radial Presented by PM Construction/Maintenance Round One:

Heavy Duty action was in store for the fans as the competition came to the lanes in eight pairs. Chris Evans .165 8.199 @ 159.61 took a decidedly strong win against Randy Lambert .101 15.402 @ 65.88 shutting off early. Steve Romeo .116 8.444 @ 163.67 stuns Glennie Buckler .150 9.328 @ 120.96. Mike Modeste 7.970 @ 177.35 off's Joaquim Pedro .165 8.868 @ 161.52. Chris Little .132 7.976 @ 192.55 takes his win as Keith Matheson .108 8.369 @ 174.14 wheelstands to a loss. Scott Bitzer .177 8.100 @ 176.17 over Joe Gentiluomo 8.123 @ 173.23. Joshua Knight .107 7.834 @ 179.66 beats Donald Helsel .118 8.846 @ 152.19. Brett Hull .057 8.126 @ 183.77 takes out "Posse Man" Richard Bach .142 8.211 @ 165.36, John Balinsky .044 8.933 @ 168.47 overcomes the well known Paul Ferrucci .121 10.669 @ 101.67.

Pro Torque Converters Drag Radial Presented by PM Construction/Maintenance Round Two:

With the track getting more and more aggressive, so did the tune ups on these cars, passes in this round were borderline insanity with major upsets and high flying action. Joshua Knight .031 drops a 7.855 @ 179.83 bomb on Chris Evans .112 8.284 @ 154.02 to finish off his shakedown hopes. Chris Little's .123 sub eight second pass carrying the tires to the final number of 7.967 @ 178.66 was too much for Steve Romeo .061 8.373 @ 163.49 now going home also. Scott Bitzer .092 chose the softer of the two lanes resulting in his win 8.052 @ 176.70 while Brett Hull .048 reacted on the tight lane and tore his rear gears up just a few feet out. Mike Modeste's .048 7.806 @ 177.65 may have been unbeatable for John Balinsky who also was stranded after the launch with a broken rear from the far lanes bite and hard hook, we will never know how close this one would have been. More than five cars succumbed to the same fate in this lane during the eliminations, this was major bite now.

Pro Torque Converters Drag Radial Presented by PM Construction/Maintenance Semi Finals:

One of the most exciting rounds to come out of this class was this semi final, all four cars are major players and the pick for this would be a tough one even in Vegas. Chris Little was tree'd hard.187 by Joshua Knight .092 both cars began liftoff a hundred feet out in one of the coolest wheelstand spectacles this year with Little handling it for the win 9.459 @ 157.48 over Knight's 9.810 @ 151.04. Mustang Mike Modeste .024 8.277 @ 173.96 took both the tree and the win over a great effort by Scott Bitzer .063 8.544 @ 160.61 to move into his first final and meet his opponent Little.

Pro Torque Converters Drag Radial Presented by PM Construction/Maintenance Finals:

As fans awaited the final round, many of them reminded themselves of the first few rounds and the excitement they brought to this race. Both racer's aimed again to put on a show and please the fans with efforts to grab the title for themselves and their teams. Mike Modeste .027 drives the flamed Mustang to a quick 7.970 @ 177.23 as Chris Little is broken at the start. Congratulations to Mike Modeste on his first Shakedown at E Town "Drag Radial Championship" title in 2007 taking home $5,000 in winner’s cash with a hard fought victory.

Sunday Overview:

During the course of this races brief history, more than 370 runs were completed at this facility, over 115 cars showed for the race and to participate in 2007, minimal downtime and competition unlike any other left a message to the country that The Shakedown at E-Town is in its infancy stage but the popularity has grown enormously and quickly. Features such as the four classes give a variety of all styles of racing at one of the Northeast’s premier race facilities. Non stop action filled almost every moment of the day as racers back in the pits were thrashing for the next round as if it was never going to happen again for them, this was Old School, scraped knuckles drag racing at its best. The show couldn't have gone on any better with perfect weather for spectating and leaving records new for print in the books of this group of "Outlaws". The sponsors of this race can hold their heads high as a complete success was the word by many as the lights were turned off and the racers finished up in the winners circle. Walking away from this race at nights end was solemn knowing that it would be a full year until we saw this much action again in one day. Dave Hance, Michelle Marchese had worked this race into a frenzy bringing some of the biggest names in racing out to compete. Raceway Park has been host to many national event's but we are sure they were pleased with the outcome and the fans would leave waiting patiently until the next date is set for 2008 marking a sixth year to come.

Special Thanks:

gDR would like to thank so many people for their efforts to move this forward and lend us all we needed to bring you the ultimate in coverage. Raceway Park's staff from tower to finishline, impeccable work by all. Dave Hance and NY Motorsports for the invitation again marking our fourth year of coverage and enjoying every minute of it. The fans that filled the stands, what an impressive sight from track side and their enthusiasm after each pass. The racers putting on one of the best shows to date as we watch them do their very best. Special Thanks to Arnie Cohen, Carey Cable for video work, Tony "Mopar" Russo for added camera shots, the hospitality of Ray "Hollywood" Johnson, Ed "Flyin Frog" Kowalczyk, and Team Caldwell Motorsports. Raceworks.com for sharing the sidelines with us plus Steve Bell the official track photographer and up and coming photo journalist Tim Lewis also. Media Representatives Susan Wade of 1320 TV, and Raceway Parks own Drag Racing Underground. We had a memorable experience!! Until next Year 2008

The gDR Administration

gDR's "Shakedown At E Town" Special Awards

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Best Appearing and Engineered:
A two way tie for this race:

Joe Mulligan's Outlaw Pro Mod Camaro:
A show car on the track as stunning in looks as it is powerful.

Tim Lynch's Outlaw 10.5 Mustang:
Both looks and performance knocking down records with each pass is Engineering at its best.

Best Appearing:

Rod Sabory's Twin Turbo Street Vette:
This may have been the first shakedown pass made on this "Icon" of street Legal machines; you won't find a better car around.

Gene Terenzio's Outlaw Pro Mod Camaro:
The artwork alone is eye straining. A superd job of making a car look as great as it runs

Sponsors Of The Day:

Scotty's Racing Technologies "Scott Guadagno"
Scott Guadagno is not only a winning driver but one of the best tuners/ builders in the country. His hands have been on more cars than we can remember.

Competitive Wiring "Wayne Keegan"
Wayne Keegan, wiring specialist extraordinaire, not only does he work with the racers cars, he's on the track more than most teams in a day with his customers.

Pro Torque Converters:
Joe at Pro Torque made this a memorable show as many racers use their converter's they added to the excitement of the race with custom T Shirts to commemorate the occasion with their style and tasteful design by "Design Sense Studios".

Driver Of The Day:
Tim Lynch
Who else but Tim Lynch, this was a no brainer. Setting Records and winning, enough said!!

"Cinderella Driver" Of The Day
Jorge Rodriguez
Stepping into his car after a year layoff and no time on the track went to the final in big tire with one of the most stock chassis rides with many of the big tire cars.

Best Appearing Team:
Ken Doak and Team "Incredible Hulk"
Ken, a main sponsor of this race and an owner of two cars in Big Tire, outfitted his teams with the best of everything, they looked sharp and professional.

Screaming Burnout Award:
John Nobile
As cool as the blower and nitrous cars are, Nobile spun the gorgeous Mustang through IHRA style burnouts all day.

Extreme Wheelstand Of The Day:
Chris Little:
Wheel standing his way through to the final round, this thing was getting major air all day!!

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Shakedown At E Town 2007 Sponsors Index Directory

Pro Torque Converters:, Caldwell Construction, Speedtech Nitrous, Western Beef, K & K Precision Machine "Ken Doak", Scotty's Racing Technologies "Scott Guadagno", Big Stuff 3, PM Construction, PCHS Racing Engines, Pro Line Race Engines
Competitive Wiring "Wayne Keegan", K & S Race Cars, Ajax Staffing, Benston Racing Engines / Drummond Race Cars, Bob's Service Station, CI Machine, Gus Constantinou, DJ Cruizin, Finishline Performance, JCM Racing, Kissed by Steel Tattoos, Liberty Auto Body, MI Performance Racecars, Tri County Paving, Venomous Motorsports, Flyin' Frog Racing, Bay Cycles/Powder Coating, Coast Chassis Design, Poco Loco Racing, Turbo People, Oddy’s Automotive, Bunting & Bertrand, Inc., Hurricane Racing, State Glass & Upholstery, 5th Street Motors, Fishtown USA, J&E Automotive Performance, Injection Connection, East End Coatings, Brightside Automotive
Pace Auto Body, Ferrari & Son Auto Body, Madden Automotive, H&J Motorsports, Staria’s Transmission, Curtis Trucking, Y2J Racing, Miller Racecars.net, Straight Edge Concrete, Thriftway Autobody, Dave Kogan Race Engines, A&W Performance, Vrettos Painting, Luigi's Deli, Vinny DeMieri Racing, VSR Electric, Craig Pio Racing, FB Performance Transmission, American Exhaust Products, Montana Bros. Racecars, Defiance Tattoo and Body Piercing, Nobile Trucking, Karim Pilas Trucking, Ultimate Towing, Central Ohio Insurance Services, Vanishing Point Race Cars, Ol' Skool Autobody, Speed Freak Clothing, Lizzard Racing, CompetitionVinyl.com, Franklin Trailers, Select Performance, Extreme Racing Engines, Isiah Moultrie, Inc., C&F Racecars, Kooks Custom Headers, Harris Bros. Storage, SmallBlockPosse.com, Neverlift Racecraft, Wild Rides Racecars, Franco's Performance, Sodano Waste Management, Bartunek Motorsports, Scott Shafiroff Race Engines, EnclosedTransport.net

Photo And Journalistic Credits:
goDragRacing.org, GoneDragRacing.com, "Jason Sharp" StreetlegalTV.com
Dave Milcarek's Drag Racing Photography, Steve Bell Signs and Drag Racing Photography, John McCartney's Drag Racing Photography

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