Cecil County Dragway is the host to the Finishline Performance Outlaw Streetcar Shootout and we are here at the 5th installment for the 2013 season. With the rain coming and going all day Jim Halsey and the track crew were hard at work all day keeping the track up to par for the racers! Each class ran one qualifier and then went right into eliminations.
Full gallery can be seen here:
2013 Cecil County Finishline Performance Outlaw Streetcar Shootout Gallery
Mo Hall who has been running very well and qualifying either at the top or very near it at the previous four race took the number 1 spot in Cecil 10.5 this month with a 4.18 at 185, TJ Kasper #2 4.25 at 186, Richard Sexton 4.27 4,27 at 178, Mike Decker Jr 4.33 at 174, Harry Jarvis 4.35 156, Brad Harris 4.38 172, Larry Wood 4.44 175, Daniel Smith Jr 4.63 165, Billy Gordon 4.71 170, Frank Soldridge 4.75 174, Tim Essick 5.00 154, Lou Sciortino 5.06 148, Steven Crisafulli and Tommy Mauro round out the field of 14 by taking the tree so they could be in the field. Each of them had issues getting there respective cars fired so by taking the tree they were able to be in the field.
On a side note Frank Soldridge of PSI Speed Solutions was driving Joe Copson’s beautiful Camaro rebuilt by Victory Racecraft. Expect to see some big numbers from this car in the next few races.
In the finals for Cecil 10.5 it was an all screw blower final with Mike Decker Jr and Richard Sexton lining up in this battle. Mike Decker Jr took home the win with a 4.15 at 186 to go low et for the entire event. Sexton went up in smoke so he just watcher Decker Jr take home his first event win at Cecil County.
Congrats to Mike Decker Jr on his Cecil 10.5 win!
Outlaw Big Tire
Outlaw Big Tire has been a class that previously has had some low car counts but at the August race 11 cars came out with a couple new additions to the class! Jimmy Reutter took the #1 qualifying position with a 4.59 157, TJ Kasper dusted off the old Lincoln to come out and play in OBT and took the #2 qualifying position at 4.65 160, James Houston 4.83 @ 150, Joe Serviss 4.99 @ 142, Marty Brown II 5.17 @ 140, Duane Taylor 5.33 @ 135, Joe Schroeder 6.53 @ 132, John Fisher 5.68 @ 129, Charlie Boy Micallef 7.06 @ 69, Adam Cohen and Tony Myrie both had N/T to round out the field.
The finals saw John Fisher holeshot Joe Schroeder with a 0.076 light to Joe Schroeders 0.516 running a 4.60 @ 167 to Schroeders 4.50 @ 168.
Congrats to John Fisher on his Outlaw Big Tire win!
Outlaw Drag Radial
Outlaw Drag Radial is a class that is fun to watch as you can see nitrous cars, twin turbo cars, big single turbo cars or even twin procharged cars! The blower cars are awesome to hear but hold your ears! Outlaw Drag Radial only saw seven cars doing battle this month at Cecil County Dragway. Qualifying had Dave Valora in his twin turbo Buick sitting number 1 with a 4.75 162, Don Burton in his twin F1R procharger Mustang with a 4.76 173, Derek Samolewicz 5.03 147, Bill Dutka in his OAB Racing tuned 1979 Malibu 5.13 128, Mustang Mike Modeste in his twin F1X Procharged Mustang 5.13 @ 158, Steve Woolley 5.52 @ 157 and Frank Soldridge N/T as he was still fixing the car and took the tree to get on the ladder.
In an all BBF Procharger final we saw Don Burton in his twin Procharger F1R’s take the win with a 4.75 153 over Mustang Mike Modeste twin F1X’s 5.06 @ 159.
275 Drag Radial
275 Drag Radial is one of the classes the fans love to watach as these cars appear stock from the outside but what lies underneath in most setups is 1300 or more horsepower! These cars are insane running on these small tires but they are so fun to watch or even drive! Qualifying saw Ron Rhodes run a 4.72 @ 149, Dean Marinis 4.92 @ 144, Brendan Mills 4.98 @ 150, Tony Mullin 5.10 @ 136, John Ashnault 5.12 @ 144, Vince Palazzolo 5.16 @ 146, Bob Clayton 5.17 @ 129, Darrell Varner 5.17 @ 146, Anthony Dimatteo 5.22 @ 135, Rich Bruder 5.28 @ 131, Chris Ketler 6.14 @ 128, Chris Little 5.91 @ 139, Craig Walls 7.70 @ 60.
The finals saw Rich Bruder in his midframe 88 turbo setup run a 4.73 @ 156 over Dean Marinis 4.90 @ 148. These two cars have met in the finals quite often the last couple years with both taking wins at various events.
Congrats Rich Bruder on the 275 Drag Radial win at Cecil County Dragway.
Ultra Street is another class just like 275 Drag Radial with a few more limitations to power plants and appearance. Its another fun class to watch the naturally aspirated setups take on the power adder setups. Qualifying saw Todd Geisler 5.16 @ 135, Marc McCloud 5.19 @ 135, John Keesey 5.21 @ 135, Rob Corujo 5.25 @ 135, Jeff Moyer 5.27 @ 135, Craig Cusamano 5.29 @ 133, John Snyder 5.32 @ 133, Mike Barry 5.34 @ 131, Dave Mizell 5.71 @ 124, Scott Rudinsky 5.88 @ 127 and Ed Pfeiffer round out the field with a 6.00 @ 129.
The finals saw another power adder naturally aspirated final round with this time the N/A setup of Marc McCloud running a 5.15 @ 135 to take out John Keesey’s 5.18 @ 136. After the July race John Keesey hurt the upper torque boxes so he was hard at work leading up to this race and it looked like that hard work of putting in the new Wild Rides S-Box worked out great for him!
8.50 always one of the classes with high car counts saw the ladder filled with 16 cars. Luis Martinez 8.508 @ 157
Charlie Cooper 8.508 @ 160, John Razler Jr 8.53 @ 161, Mike Good 8.61 @ 150, John Flood 8.73 @ 159, Rick Steinke 8.81 @ 156, Rob Poochigan 8.49 @ 158, Robb Puller 8.48 @ 160, Johnny Lightning 8.47 @ 156, Mike Pyott 8.46 @ 160, Delon Pleasants 8.46 @ 165, Brian Ferrari 8.43 @ 159, Alfonse Magliocco 8.42 @ 162, Zach Obert 8.42 @ 162, George Keller 8.30 @ 164, Joe Maddesi broke. Most 8.50 cars put everything in in the first qualifier to see what the track has as you can see most of the field were below the 8.50 max e.t. they are allowed to run.
The finals saw two regulars who are at Cecil with Brian Ferrari taking the win with an 8.53 @ 155 over Mike Pyott’s 8.510 @ 158. Very good race here with Ferrari taking out Pyott’s quicker e.t.
10.0 Index is just like 8.50 only they cannot go any faster than 10.0 in the quarter mile. Just like previous races Bob Romano has been on a tear and qualified number 1 and went through the field of 18! Bob qualified with a 10.018, Brian Grinnell number 2 with a 10.022, John Warehine number 3 with a 10.037, John Wooden 10.039, Ed Riordan Jr 10.054, Kevin Baker 10.055, John DiSantis 10.061, Michael Copenhaver 10.095, Billy Gibbs 10.100, Keith Reis Jr 10.103, Brad Bowers 10.111, Josh Lion 10.280, Amy Campanara 10.801, Billy Brown 9.984, Tony Shellehamer 9.918, James Joiner Jr 9.906, Brian Correll 9.899 and Brian Diemicke round out the field with a 9.800.
Bob Romano had the #18 qualifier first round and ran a 10.042 to Brandon Diemicke’s 10.1099. Second round saw Bob on a single and he ran a 10.052 on the 10.0 dial. Round three Bob was lined up against Ed Riordan Jr in his 69 Firebird and Ed fouled it away and Bob ran it out with a 9.884.
In round 4 Bob was lined up against Brian Grinnell in his wheelstanding 78 Fairmont. Brian fould away the chance to move on into the finals going -.345 red to Bob’s .051 and running a 9.986.
In the finals we saw the closest race of the day with Bob taking the win over John Warehime with an 0.28 reaction time and a dead on 10.000 against Johns .025 light 10.009.
Congratulations to Bob Romano on yet another 10.0 win at Cecil County Dragway.
11.50 saw a 16 car field with Roger Bailey taking the #1 qualifying position with an 11.525.
Cliff Sebring the eventual winner this month battled through an always tough field. First round saw Cliff take on John Murphy and pull out the win with a 11.51 to the losing 11.523. Second round saw Cliff up against #1 qualifier Roger Bailey who ran under the 11.50 dial with an 11.461 to Cliff’s 11.561. In the third round Cliff was again lucky to race against someone who went to fast with Jim Schmidt running an 11.498 to Cliff’s 11.536.
In the finals Cliff pulled out a .000 reaction time to tree Morris Spahr and win the 11.50 race this month at Cecil County Dragway with a slower 11.682 to Spahr’s faster 11.584.
Congratulations Cliff Sebring on the 11.50 win!
Even with the many breaks from the rain Jim Halsey and crew made this race finish! Hats off to the hardest working crew and the best monthly race series!
See everyone at the next race which isn’t a points race but its the 4th Annual Yellowbullet race!