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 Post subject: 6/7/09 Cecil Finishline Performance Outlaw Shootout
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This race was a bonus race for all of the fans and racers, a rescheduled race due to a rainout last month. The second Shootout day in a row down at Cecil County Dragway delivered just as much as the first and the racing was action packed.

8.50 Index

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Fresh off a win from the night before, TJ Kasper had a bullseye on his back as the other racers gunned for him, but everyone would have to work hard as the kid goes right to the #1 qualifier spot with an 8.520 pass. The other 16 racers were not too far behind, qualifying set the field close and we were off to racing...

Round 1
Leading off the action in eliminations was a pair of Mike's, Mike Pyott and Mike Thompson. Thompson gets Pyott at the tree by a full tenth, Pyott goes on a wild ride as the car goes right, he straightens it out but this race was won at the tree by Thompson. Next up was the Fonse Racing Camaro, Al Jr. continues on his weekend of tree killing and takes Joe Lagrossa's wheels up silver foxbody at the tree. Joe could not catch Al Jr. and Junior heads on to round #2. Another Mustang up next, that of Joe Madessi, up against the wicked turbo Chevy II of Danny Clark. Clark's car has the speed in it as he showed durign qualifying, and this time he put down a perfect .000 reaction time and took the win against the mustang. On the next pass, Craig Cusamano fouls and Robb Puller sees the red light, cruising down the track and taking the safe route for this pass. Luis Martinez took off on Joe Timinski and never looked back, Luis' .080 reaction time good against Joe's .272, and with Luis' 8.575 he had the package to move on to the next round. Next up was Brian Ferrari and Bill Cannon. Bill got the jump, and his car jumped around then he hammered down the track, winning the round on a holeshot against the mean green machine. Taking singles for this round was John Razler, Joe Basso, and TJ Kasper.

Round 2
First up was a pair of Camaros, Mike Thompson and Rob Puller. .006 separated the reaction times, Mike hangs the tires and zoomed down the track on a 8.587 pass which was good for the win. Next up was TJ Kasper and Bill Cannon. We all had time to sip our coffee and have a bite to eat as these two had a pro-stock staging duel going on. After both had enough with the games, they headed down the 1320, TJ with an .009 advantage at the tree. At the stripe, the kid put on the win light with a 8.591 pass vs. Cannon's 8.677. Al Jr. in the n/a Camaro was back, against Joe Basso. Jr. again cut a great tree, an .022, but he didn't need it as Basso was in the rear view the entire time, with Jr running an 8.669 to Basso's 8.694. John Razler came to the line next along with Luis Martinez' red Mazda. Razler has been working all weekend to pick up some speed. Martinez had the advantage off the line but Razler drives around him and John's 8.709 pass wins against Luis' 8.761. Taking a single was Danny Clark's turbo deuce.

Round 3
Mike Thompson was hangin the tires again as he raced TJ Kasper side by side down the track, TJ with a better light and also .007 quicker at the stripe. TJ moves on to yet another semi-final in the same weekend. Al Jr. in the Fonse Camaro lined up against Danny Clark's Turbo Chevy II. Clark made a hit on the last round on his single and smoked the tires as the power came in, he did the same thing in this pass as well. Al Jr. cut yet another awesome light, a .015, and was on his way to the semis. John Razler took the bye run, still making a hit and working out his problems, getting better with a 8.628.

TJ Kasper took the beams and the bye to the final round. Fonse and Razler pulled up to the line and smoked out the starting line.. once staged, Junior smoked John on the tree, a .011 to a .168. Razler had little chance of making up the deficit on the naturally aspirated car, he did have a quicker e/t but Fonse takes the holeshot win and his first ever trip to an 8.50 Index Final race.

Two teams with big families from South Jersey made up the 8.50 Index final race, TJ Kasper and Al Jr. from Fonse Performance. Both men cut great lights but yet again Junior was quicker with an .012 to TJ's .024. TJ's car has the power to put up the quicker number, and that's exactly what he did. TJ ran an 8.594 to Al's 8.700, taking his second win in as many days at Cecil County. Both families headed back to the pits to congratulate each other on a great day of racing and share some cold ones

8.50 Index Qualifying Sheet
8.50 Index Eliminations Sheet
8.50 Index Arnie Cohen Videos

Outlaw Drag Radial

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Way out in front and the only car in the 4's during qualifying for Outlaw Drag Radial was Chris Evans, with a solid 4.949 pass. He had his work cut out for him to stay a tthe top with Quentin Methany and Scott Bitzer less than 7 hundreths behind him.

Round 1
Bill Dutka had some traction issues as he got going over Quentin Methany, Methany takes the win in the opening pair of eliminations. Francis Johnson got going in the flamed up Firebird and did not look back as he left Bill Anderson in the dust. Francis' 5.043 being the quickest of his for the day so far. Carmen Damiani's twin turbo Mustang was up next against Brian Krzewinski's Trans Am. Both were just about equal off the line, Carmen's power kicked in and he was out, beating Brian by about a tenth. Alex Vrettos took a single, but had to make a hit as he did not do so hot in qualifying. He certainly figured out his problems and motored to a 4.793 pass. John Ballinsky in his Cutlass came up next, and smoked Chriss Crusse at the tree. Chris eventually woke up from his nap but he had no chance to catch John's 5.212 pass w/ an .030 light. Chris Evans finished out the run with a single.

Round 2
John Ballinsky and the On a Budget :) Racing team cut another awesome light, an .022 this time and also ran a 5.257 pass. Quentin Methany just did not get going against the Cutlass. Alex Vrettos lined up next against Francis' Johnson's firebird. Alex lights up the tires immediately and Francis whizzes on down for a 5.820 pass. Finishing up the round was the pair of mustangs, one of Carmen Damiani and the other Chris Evans. Carmen got the green beast at the line and also put up the number for the win, a 5.313 to Chris' 5.353.

Francis Johnson was caught sleeping by Carmen Damiani, but Damiani had traction problems as he smokes the tires and that gave enough of an advantage to Johnson to take the win light and a trip to the finals with a 5.666 pass. John Ballinsky had the bye to the finals, he did go to make a pass, took a quick hit and got out of it.

As he was doing all day, Ballinsky cut another light, an .053 this time, to the Johnson Firebird .301. Ballinsky was on the tear, and went through the traps just about sideways for the win, his 5.455 doing the deed against the Firebird's 6.142. Congrats on the win!

Drag Radial Index Qualifying Sheet
Drag Radial Eliminations Sheet
Drag Radial Arnie Cohen Videos

Outlaw 10.5

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The field was verrrrry tight in today's Outlaw 10.5 race. Tommy Kasper and Mo Hall continued with their battle from last night, both having identical E/T's after two rounds of qualifying at 4.480, with Tommy having a better mph by about 8. Right behind them was the champ Joe Newsham who seems to have figured out his new setup in the Cobra and is ready for action.

Round 1
#7 qualifier Dan Fiedler and #8 Steve Kluepfel did not make the call to round #1, giving Mo Hall and Tommy Kasper singles for the round. The Champ Joe Newsham lined up against Mike Bradford's Chameleon '69 Stang. Joe flew off the line and left Mike at the line who was having problems, Joe ran a 4.539 @ 173.63 in the big bad Cobra. Anthony Disomma was up next against Rick Grove's Camaro. Disomma's bright Orange Mustang was behind at the tree, but Grove had some problems and lifted, DIsomma went 4.718 @ 169 for the win.

Joe Newsham got the jump on Mo Hall and both cars were side by side for a good bit. Mo edged out Joe with a 4.507 vs. Joe's 4.521. The final pair in the semis were two sick looking and powerful Mustangs, Disomma's Mustang and the Kasper & Christy ride. Disomma got off the line quicker against Tommy, but Tommy had the power to get to the 1/8th faster and his 4.641 @ 167 put him in the finals.

Deja Vu sets in on the starting line as we see Mo Hall and Tommy Kasper lining up in an Outlaw 10.5 final for the second time this weekend. Both Mo and Tommy left the line at about the same time, Mo .002 quicker. The crowd got an awesome side by side race, with Mo edging out Tommy with a margin of victory of .013 seconds. The two teams split the 10.5 winner's circle this weekend, one race for each.

Outlaw 10.5 Index Qualifying Sheet
Outlaw 10.5 Eliminations Sheet
Outlaw 10.5 Arnie Cohen Videos

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 Post subject: Re: 6/7/09 Cecil Finishline Performance Outlaw Shootout
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