Attention NEDX275 racers and fans, the race scheduled for October 4, 2014 has been rescheduled to October 25, 2014. Please adjust your schedules and plans as needed to catch the last NEDX275 race of the season.
EPPING, N.H. – The NHRA Motorsports Museum New England Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA Insurance concluded on Sunday with a racing taking center stage during the day. Eliminations in each of the categories were contested during the day with winners crowned during the course of the thrilling day.
Before eliminations began, the legendary Cacklefest™ kicked off the day. Dozens of classic cars including front engine dragsters, Funny Cars, and classic nitro burning machines came to life down the length of the track.
Following the Cacklefest™ all eyes turned to the track and the nostalgic quarter mile drag racing. In Top Fuel Tony Bartone took top honors; William Masiello won 7.5 Index; Bob Schneider won 7.0 Index; Competition Eliminator winner was Don Nave; Gas Eliminator was Jared Kinson; the winner of Modified Eliminator was Ronald Childs; Nostalgia Super Stock was won by Serge Courterier; Top Stock Eliminator was Jody Noble; Hot Rod Eliminator winner was Richard Dispirito; Pro Comp was James Gifford; Mark Keenan won Flat Head Inline Eliminator; East Coast Gassers winner was Pete Boyer and Alan Borowski won AA/Gas.
Also honored during the day were the owners of the classic cars that were on display during the course of the event. Winners of the show and shine competition were:
Grand Marshal – Denny McKay, 1934 Chevy sedan
Memory Lane – Ducky Duckworth, 1941 Willys Coupe Gasser
Coolest Competition – Chip Brown, 1964 Chrysler 300
Directors Choice – Tony Feil, 1940 Pontiac custom convertible
Dynamat Pick – Dick Mills, 1939 three-quarters scale Ford convertible
New England Dragway Favorite – Michele Feil, 1941’s Willy AA/Gas
Timeless Tradition – Ron & Laura San Giovanni, 1932 Ford Highboy Roadster
Killer Kuston – Jim Cushman, 1950 Ford Custom Blue
Most Uninsurable Entry, AAA Insurance – Stephen Viveiros, 1933 Ford Coupe radical chop
Honoree Pick – Scott Cave, 1932 Ford Highboy Roadster
Thrilling 30’s – Hank Genthner, 1935 Chevy Standard
Fabulous 40’s – Paul White, 1949 chopped Chevy fastback custom
Sensational 60’s – William Loconzolo, 1963 Corvair Monza Spyder turbocharged convertible
Dazzling Deuce – Frank Dagostino, 425 Buick five speed
Best Shine & Detail – Fred and Anita Kemmerer, 1963 blown Split window Corvette Modern Muscle – Mike Williams, 1962 Galaxie M-Code 390/401-HP
Cam Snapper’s Pick – Tom Brung, 1931 Ford Coup
Curator’s Pick – Gene Scribner, Joe Nitti 1932 Ford Roadster
“The 2014 NHRA Motorsports Museum New England Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA Insurance came to a successful conclusion on Sunday,” said Larry Fisher, executive director of the NHRA Motorsports Museum. “It was once again great to be at New England Dragway and see the dedicated fans of the history of the NHRA.”
NHRA Motorsports Museum New England Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA Insurance is produced by the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum and benefits the facility located in Pomona, Calif. The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum is a 501c(3) non-profit institution and collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets the vehicles, stories, and artifacts that represent the influence of, automotive speed and style in all its forms.
• ON THE WEB: For more information, visit NHRA Motorsports Museum New England Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA Insurance, please visit www.nhramuseum.org.
EPPING, N.H. -- Sunday's final results from the NHRA Motorsports Museum New England Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA Insurance at New England Dragway.
NOSTALGIA TOP FUEL
Tony Bartone, 5.709, 271.19 def. Jim Young, 5.897, 246.17.
Bob Schneider, 7.077, 192.88 def. Tony Lombardi, 7.141, 151.09.
William Masiello, 7.574, 168.47 def. Jim Blake, 7.682, 169.70.
Don Nave, 8.466, 155.72 def. Glenn Lever, 7.895, 161.65.
Jared Kinson, Camaro SS, 9.490, 142.67 def. Scott Lucky Hudson, 9.433, 139.29.
FLAT HEAD INLINE
Mark Keenan, 11.134, 115.57 def. Bob English, foul.
Ronald Childs, 10.372, 128.84 def. Kirk Duprie, foul.
EAST COAST GASSERS
Pete Boyer, 11.235, 114.89 def. Steve Wieserner, 10.503, 124.55.
James Gifford, 6.468, 207.15 def. Bill Sexton, broke.
NOSTALGIA SUPER STOCK
Serge Couterier, 10.586, 124.78 def. Jeff Roell, foul.
TOP STOCK ELIMINATOR
Jody Noble, 11.626, 111.93 def. Cliff Carey, 12.099, 103.87.
HOT ROD ELIMINATOR
Richard Dispirito, 11.233, 115.47 def. Ray Rice, foul.
Bill Atwood, 11.621, 113.90 def. Earl Storey, broke.
EPPING, N.H. -- Final round-by-round results from the New England Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA Insurance at New England Dragway, the of three events in the NHRA Motorsports Museum:
NOSTALGIA TOP FUEL:
ROUND ONE -- Tony Bartone, 5.714, 238.01 def. Lincon Hassell, 11.651, 79.13; Jim Young, 6.024, 234.90 def. Jerry Kumre Jr, 7.923, 125.58; FINALS -- Bartone, 5.709, 271.19 def. Young, 5.897, 246.17.
ROUND ONE -- Tony Lombardi, 7.106, 152.16 def. Sammy Daghir, 7.230, 180.31; Bob Schneider, 7.100, 191.57 def. Tim Steed, 15.048, 76.18; FINAL -- Schneider, 7.077, 192.88 def. Lombardi, 7.141, 151.09.
ROUND ONE -- William Masiello, 7.449, 178.28 def. Jim Ditucci, foul; Jim Blake, 7.772, 168.58 def. Cody Hesler, broke; Herbert Roby Jr., T, 8.757, 166.89 was unopposed; SEMIFINALS -- Blake, 7.636, 169.66 def. Roby Jr., 8.051, 171.84; Masiello, 7.389, 167.30 was unopposed; FINAL -- Masiello, 7.574, 168.47 def. Blake, 7.682, 169.70.
EPPING, N.H. – Americans have long had a love affair with their cars. Many have a favorite automobile that they fell in love with at one point in their lives and they never forgot it. The car could be the one they first owned, first drove or one that caught their eye at a local track in their youth. Some spend their entire lives searching for their dream car and never finding it. But for Brian Beattie, his dream car was closer to him than he could imagine.
Beattie was a track photographer at Madison Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey in the late to mid-1960s and watched the Jim and Alison Lee owned Great Expectations II front engine dragster dominate at the track. The car, tuned by the couple, was not only known on the East Coast as a force to be reckoned with, but also was a top performing car at every track it visited. The car won the NHRA Division 1 championship in 1969 and 1970 and set numerous records during its tenure. The car was so famous it was the headlining automobile at a motorsports exhibition on the lawns of the White House and President Richard Nixon examined the iconic car.
In 1973, as many teams were making the transition to rear engine dragsters the Lee family sold the car and it was destined to be lost to time.
Two chances left to boost your points position in the ever growing popular heads-up, pro-tree, index racing Outlaw 10.5 Series. Outlaw 10.5 Series is scheduled to run two more races for 2014. September 21, and September 28. There have been conflicting schedule versions published this year and this is to serve as a reminder and update that these dates are confirmed dates for the 2014 Outlaw 10.5 Series.
(By Ernie Raschke):
Warm and sunny skies set the stage for Joe Santangelo August 10 when the All Star Racing Association returned to unfinished business at New England Dragway. Forty three NHRA Stock and Super Stock competitors converged on Epping’s power playground in their quest for a coveted championship. Fourth round action pitted Tod Bednaz and his C/S ’68 Camaro in a bid to hold off Mark Labreque’s hard charging GT/TC S-10 pickup. Bednaz scored the round win with a 10.55 second pass to end Labreque’s day. Joe Santangelo dropped a 10.36 in his GT/EA Camaro to dispatch Tony Filipone’s stick shift ’66 Nova that experienced mechanical difficulties during the run. Tim Stickles recorded a breakout 11.08 in his ’79 Aspen that was slightly better than Bob Letellier’s 9.42 breakout run in his new 2014 COPO Camaro to move into the semi final round.
In the semi final round it was Bednaz versus Stickles. Todd logged a 10.51 run on his 10.50 dial to push Stickles under the prediction, while Santangelo enjoyed a bye run into the final. That set the stage for Bednaz to take on Santangelo in the finale. At the finish line both drivers were loaded for bear and fans witnessed a double breakout charge that found Santangelo staying closer to the dial and going home with the win.
Fans of class racing can catch a double header on September 20 and 21 for the annual All Star shootout and final race of the 2014 season.
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