Thirteen cars and a lot of wind showed up for our third event of the season. Due to the high winds the decision was made to run 1/8 mile. Thanks to Steve Shoenfeld, the event started off on the right foot with a radio interview on the local sports station KFAN. Then Airaid Performance intakes stepped up to add some cash to the kitty for the quick reaction time award!
Several teams took advantage of the early test session allowing them to make some necessary changes before the payout rounds. Team Dinosaur tipped the can and it paid off with 2 passes in the quick 8. Although the quickest 60 ft times were by the only female! Good to see Becky Sylvester back in her flaming hot rod.
First round had its woes when Frank Davidson lost an oil line and put it in the wall, then crossing into the other lane where his chutes collected new comer Mathew Leonard. Frank was taken to the hospital for his broken collarbone, but showed back up at the track just in time for payout, to collect for his one spectacular pass! After and hour cleanup we were back to racing. Once again Danny Levitt was the man to beat with a low et of 4.38. Jim Maroney was a close second with a 4.44 at 161 mph.
Second round ran smoother. Mathew Leonard was able to put his car back together after his tangle with Davidson and ripped off a nice pass. Maroney and Levitt switched places for low et. with Ed Middlebrook and his steel 392 a close third. Sheldon Lofgreen in the Arizona Thunder did a bad job redlighting, and took home the reaction time cash with a perfect .000 light! Thanks to Torco Race Oils and Airaid Sheldon put a cool $150 cash in his pocket.
With the RBS Superchargers low et award in the hands of Levitt, Maroney was ready to knock him off the podium, but never got the chance when the final was once again cancelled, due to an eleven o’clock curfew. The teams decided to split the purse and points and Levitt went home with the RBS award. We’ll hang this one on Davidson for the delay. Guys, go get those oil pressure lines tested. We lost a car and almost two because a pressure line pulled out of the fitting. Frank, get better and hopefully we’ll see you back at the track next year.
Thanks to all the teams that made the long haul. A good time was
had by all and the track was pleased with our event. We were
specifically commended on the quality of cars in our series. Great
job guys keep up the good work. We’ll see everyone at our series
Some pics from the race can be found here:
Pre Entry List as of 8/19/10:
Dan Levitt Jr.
Dietz & Ward