Coast Chassis Design Ultimate Outlaw Shootout Series - Cecil County Dragway - Picture Gallery
Pritchett Brothers Racing and Coast Chassis Design brings us the latest installment of the Ultimate Outlaw Shootout Series held at Cecil County Dragway. Today's race featured some exciting heads-up drag racing including Outlaw Drag Radial, Outlaw 10.5, 275 Drag Radial, and 8.50 Index Classes. Racing got going early in the morning, as mother nature seems to be following this race series as much as we are, and was threatening rain late in the afternoon. Turnout was good across the board, especially in the Outlaw 10.5 class, with an amazing 23 cars battling to make a 16 car show. As usual, the fence along the burnout box and the stands were loaded with heads up racing fans itching to see some action.
Thanks again to Nate, Adam, and team for putting on such a great race and welcoming us to cover the series. Also thanks as usual to Cecil County Dragway, Jim, Kathy, and staff for having such a great venue.
The show was being covered by FSN's Inside Drag Racing show along with Doc Riley as the host. When we have air dates, we'll let you know! Holeshot Wheels 275 Drag Radial
The 275 boys are always riding a fine line between a great pass and a burnout contest, today was no different. The track had a good amount of bite but there was not a large amount of glue like radial cars like to see. Frank Provenza was just on a mission in his blown Mustang, hanging out the tires and zooming down the track for the #1 qualifier spot with a 5.117 @ 139 pass. Not too far behind was Ricky Fox, with a 5.183 @ 137mph in his Mustang. The rest of the field had some work to do to catch the top 2 qualifiers. Don Barnett was doing his best, taking the #3 spot and also doing some sick wheelstands going down the track.Round 1
Guppy rolls up first in the Demon against Tim Reinart. Sailor catches Reinart taking a snooze, a .046 light to Reinart's .222. Guppy has Reinart covered, his 5.715 pass is good to move along. Bobby Flippin in the red pickup and Marc Schankweiler in the flamed up Chevy deuce come to the line next. Both racers leave at almost the same time, Flippin had the power and drove past Schankweiler, his 5.323 to Marc's 5.434. Jim Willett was dead late aginst Don Barnett, he had no chance of catching him. Don better's his qualifying time by a few hundreth and goes 5.303 @136.14, second best mph of round #1. Ricky Fox smokes Ryan Clark, running a round best 5.175 @ 137.85. Frank Provenza, #1 qualifier, makes a hit on a single but spins at the line, he'll need to watch that in the next round. Dennis Lowman also took a single.Round 2
Don Barnett in the Vortech powered Firebird rolls up to the line facing Dennis Lowman in the Camaro. Don spins hard at the line, then gets back in it and the front end goes up, back down, and up again, but eventually he comes back from the clouds and races to a win with a 5.776. Can't wait to see that pass on TV! Ricky Fox and Guppy Sailor are up next. Guppy spins hard at the hit and that was the end for him, Ricky Fox moves along with a 5.178, backing up his round 1 pass of 5.175 and holding the best 2 e/t's of eliminations. Last up was Frank Provenza, #1 qualifier, and Bobby Flippin. Provenza nails the tree with a .005 light, Flippin unable to make up the deficit and he loses to Provenza's 5.289 @ 139mph - highest mph of eliminations.
That was all for this class as the weather cut racing short for the day.275 Drag Radial qualifying sheet275 Drag Radial eliminations sheet Precision Nitrous Technologies 8.50 Index
We missed out on a few of the normal teams for 8.50 Index today due to a scheduling conflict, but 17 teams were still able to make it down for the very popular and fast growing 8.50 Index Class. Brian Ferrari came right out and laid down an 8.501 pass to grab the #1 qualifier in the Mean Green Machine 66 Chevelle. Robb Puller in the BMS Racing powered Camaro came out and ran an 8.504 for the #2 spot, satisfied with his first qualifying pass and tune, he sat out the second round. The top half of the field was all in the 50's, with two regulars, Angelo Valla and Al Jr. from Fonse Performance, in the .40's and sitting at the bottom. Round 1
Bob Romano and Richard Gardner rolled to the beams first to get the 8.50 Eliminations going. Gardner left with a .126 deficit, he tried to drive around Romano but was unable to. Romano takes the holeshot win with an 8.650 to Gardner's 8.547. Rockin' Rob Cherkas and Joe Maddesi were next. Maddesi was dead late with a .263 to Rob's .078. Rob neglected to check his mirror and breaks out with an 8.470, giving Maddesi a win. Two Camaros pulled to the line to make up the next pair, Jeff "Radial Tire King" Moyer and Al Jr. from Fonse Performance. Both racers left about even, Fonse didn't dump it enough and he breaks out by a nosehair with an 8.498 to Moyer's winning 8.619. Shawn Gallagher surprisingly goes red by .013, giving Mike Pyott a pass to round 2. Mike runs a nice 8.547, looks like he has his breakout problem under control. Rob Poochigian was .006 behind Angelo Valla leaving the line, Valla breaks out yet again with a 8.491, Rob moves along with an 8.522 pass. Craig Cusamano and Michael O'Sullivan both have some major issues getting down the track, Cusamano's win light comes on after he coasts to a 10.224. Frank Santos was dead late against Robb Puller, Puller sees he was way ahead and dumps it at the stripe, an 8.643 good to move on. Luis Martinez and Brian Ferrari both had singles, running nice 8.530 and 8.544 passes, respectively. Round 2
Rob Poochigian and Joe Maddesi came out first to make up the first pair of the second round. Poochigian had the advantage leaving the line, Maddesi had some issues getting going. Poochigian plays it safe and also lets off for a 9.138 to move along to round 3. Jeff Moyer and Craig Cusamano had almost identical reaction times, Moyer running the cleaner pass, an 8.641@150 to Cusamano's 8.859@155. Luis Martinez had a single due to breakage, taking a stab and running an 8.478. Luis is more than capable of 8.50x's all day, we'll see if he slows it down the right amount in the coming rounds. Brian Ferrari gets going before Mike Pyott, both cars are way faster than 8.50s. Both break out, Ferrari by less, and he moves to the next round with an 8.484 to Pyott's 8.450. Robb Puller takes the tree and coasts along on his single.Round 3
Rob Poochigian faces the #1 qualifier Brian Ferrari for the first pair. Rob takes out Ferrari with a solid pass, an .035 light and an 8.546 elapsed time. Making up the last pair of the round were the two 80's Camaros, Jeff Moyer and Robb Puller. Puller has some problems after drilling the tree with an .008 light, and Moyer moves to the Semis with an 8.599 and .045 light. Luis Martinez gets a single.
That was all for this class as the weather cut racing short for the day.8.50 Index qualifying sheet8.50 Index eliminations sheet Coast Chassis Design Outlaw 10.5
There were a sick amount of Outlaw 10.5 cars in attendance, a total of 23 battling for a 16 car field. Many of the 10.5 cars were hurt recently, and to the relief of everyone, they were able to get their stuff back together and back to the races. Tommy Kasper was back in the Christy & Kasper Mustang after throwing some rods through the pan at the last Shootout at MIR and having a small fire, with a fresh bullet from ProLine and some expert work from Wayne Keegan of Competitive Wiring. Larry Wood in the twin turbo Fox Body was also back in action after having engine problems at MIR too, another ProLine powered car. Joe Newsham of J&E Performance hurt his high gear at MIR, but didn't know it until a test session at Cecil on Friday afternoon. Lucky for him, they had the time to get back to the shop Friday night and make the call for qualifying on Saturday. Dale Collins was also back in action, his pink and silver Camaro was flying!
The track was perfect for the 10.5 racers, not too much glue and the cloud cover was keeping surface temps down. We saw a few of Coast Chassis' rides in the field, including Billy Mitchell in the green S10 and Anthony Disomma in the bright orange Mustang. Chuck Ulsch and the Mobley Motorsports team was in the house with the blown '02 Camaro, and took the #1 qualifier spot with a 4.348 at 181mph, his other qualifying run was a blistering 187.86mph. Tommy Kasper rolled off the trailer with a 0 pass motor and ran a 4.378, one of the best passes ever on the black and green Mustang. Joe Newsham, reigning champ of just about everything, was doing his trademark wheels up 1/8th mile passes and went 4.380 @ 175.91 for the #3 spot. Check out the in car video of this pass to see what it's like to ride in such a beast of a car!
Craig Pio was out during Cecil's Real Street Car Shootout last week testing his brand new Outlaw 10.5 Camaro, twin turbo with a beautiful paint job. He was also making some test hits at the Friday track rental down at Cecil, and everything was looking good with the car. In an unfortunate series of events in the first qualifier, Craig's car broke loose as the power came in and he spun around, hitting the wall with both front and rear of the car. The extent of the damage is unknown at this point, but the important part is that Craig walked away from the crash with no major injuries. We wish all the best to Craig and hope to see him and family back at the strip as soon as possible.Round 1
Excitement was in the air as eliminations started up for Outlaw 10.5 The first pair to the line was Steve Gorman in the Precision Trans Mustang, and Dale Collins Jr. in the striped up twin turbo Camaro. Collins drilled the hell out of the tree with a .002 light to Gorman's .060. Collins goes 4.443@169 to take the win to Gorman's 4.630, one of the faster passes we have seen from the Collins family all season. Anthony Disomma is up next against Tom Ferrick in the red S-10. Disomma nails the tree with a .006 but is unable to make a clean pass, Ferrick does and puts up a 4.679. Mike Martin and Steve Kluepfel rolled to the line next, Kluepfel with the blower coming out of the hood and Martin looking to make a clean pass. Kluepfel takes too long to stage and autostart timed him out, Martin ran an awesome 4.387 pass, straight as an arrow. Billy Mitchell took advantage of Doug Harris having some issues getting going, Billy no slouch, runs a 4.544 @166mph. Tommy Kasper, #2 qualifier, pulls up against Ralph Hardesty. It seems Tommy set the car to kill and put the power in, hanging the front end and rocketing to a 4.345 @ 177.23, the best 1/8th mile pass we have seen from that car all season, on a motor installed less than 24 hours ago no less! Chuck Ulsch faced Brad Harris next. Ulsch's car is just a bad machine, going 4.288 at a mind blowing 187.86mph in the 1/8th mile and the #1 qualifier moved along. Tommy Mauro and Scotty Guadagno made up the last pair of the round. Scotty G leaves with a .016 advantage but Mauro drove around him with a 4.542. Joe Newsham takes a single as Larry Wood does not make the call, Newsham having some issues and still goes 4.738.
Mother Nature rained on everyone's parade and also the track, just as round #2 of Outlaw 10.5 was about to get going. The race ended today after 1 round. We missed out on what was sure to be some amazing racing, with some great times being posted from teams all day long and a track ready to take the power. Outlaw 10.5 qualifying sheetOutlaw 10.5 eliminations sheet GMPartsDirect.com Outlaw Drag Radial
We saw a total of 9 cars in the Outlaw Drag Radial field today. Alex Vrettos and Team CoRuPt were not racing today as the motor was out of the yellow mustang for some work. Paul Major's Vette was on site, LS motor gone for the new big block, still twin turbos in the trunk. Chris Evans' lime green procharged Mustang made the short drive from Baltimore, tearing up the track with the #1 qualifier and best elapsed time, a 4.847 @ 152. Paul Major took top MPH honors with 157.50mph on his #2 4.891 pass. Big Daddy Dwayne Gutridge was right there at the top of the list where he belongs, with a 5.004 pass. Sporting an interesting setup was Mustang Mike, in the twin procharged (if I remember correctly) car, certainly a unique combo. The car wasn't overglued like the radial guys like to see, so we were seeing a good amount of pedaling and tire smoke during qualifying. Round 1
Sal Patel and Brett Hull rolled in first. Sal's got a wicked ride, twin turbo V10 Viper that is street driven often from what we hear. Brett Hull is no duck, his car has the power for sure. Brett lights up the tires at the hit, Sal moves along with a 5.705. Big Daddy cuts a great .018 light against Mustang Mike's .083. Mustang Mike had traction issues, Big Daddy got it done like usual and took a win with a 5.226. Paul Major, John Ballinsky, Chris Evans all take singles due breakage. Major has traction issues and goes 7.692. Ballinsky makes a 5.509 pass, and Evans goes the round quickest 5.048@146.Round 2
Chris Evans lines up against team OAB, John Ballinsky. This time it was supercharger over twin turbos, Chris runs the best pass of eliminations, a 4.907 @ 144.57mph. Big Daddy in the Mustang rolled up next against Sal Patel in the Viper. Sal put in a tune and sped up the car to 5.287, but Dwayne did what was necessary and his 5.173 moved him along, top MPH of eliminations at 155.99mph. Paul Major takes the single, has traction problems and coasts.
That was all for this class as the weather cut racing short for the day.Outlaw Drag Radial qualifying sheetOutlaw Drag Radial eliminations sheetVisit the Sponsors
Don't forget to check out the Ultimate Outlaw Shootout Series sponsors, they are the ones that make this race possible for all of us to attend and race in. BMS Racing Engines
are not only a GDR site sponsor, but were also proud to sponsor the Ultimate Outlaw Shootout series this Saturday. Their engines are in a ton of our member's cars, like Robb Puller, #2 qualifier in the 8.50 Index class, and Marc Schankweiler who was running the 275 Radial class today. Be sure to check out what they have to offer, and ask any questions in their dedicated forum section here on GDR. Holeshot Wheels
picked up sponsorship of the 275 Drag Radial class for this race. Joe and Marlene from Holeshot had their display out all day for racers to check out their products. Holeshot offers Custom wheels in a wide variety of designs and patterns, with very short turnaround times from ordering the wheels to being delivered at your door. Be sure to check out their web site, and if you are looking for a dealer in the area, don't forget Mar-Schan Motorsports. Coast Chassis Design
was the title sponsor of the event, and also of the Outlaw 10.5 class. Coast Chassis and Design used to be based out of New Jersey until they moved the business down to warmer parts, in Florida. That doesn't mean their services are out of your reach, though. You'll find their expertise in local race cars such as Billy Mitchell's Outlaw 10.5 S-10 and Anthony Disomma's Outlaw 10.5 Mustang. Pete and Tim from Coast are some of the friendliest people around, and sponsored gatherings both before and after the race. It was nice for everyone to spend some time away from the track for once and get to know each other. Thank you Tim and Pete!Precision Nitrous Technologies
sponsored the exciting 8.50 Index class today. Precision Nitrous is known for their Halo Hex Plate technology, seen in use on Rockin' Rob Cherkas' Mustang that was participating in the 8.50 Index class today. The plate gives Rob a ton of power that he holds back to run the 8.50 class, and that technology is available to everyone, just visit their web site.GM Parts Direct.com
sponsored the Outlaw Drag Radial class today. GMPartsDirect.com is THE place to buy GM parts online, and save a ton of cash while doing it. If you have a part number, put it in their system and purchasing is easy. If you don't have a part number, no sweat, their database is easily searched and you'll find what you need in seconds.
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