5th ANNUAL FE RACE & REUNION – WHAT A RACE!!

The 5th Annual FE Race and Reunion was one for the record book. We had the largest number of competitors, the largest crowd and had the most fun ever. Donna Marie and I are already making plans for an expanded 6th Annual FE R&R. Look for additional emphasis of the show cars plus Thursday being a “Move in Day”. We hope to see everyone here again.DSC_0110

 FINAL ROUND ACTION

DSC_2465Pro FE (8 low ET qualifiers 8.77 to 9.62) matched #1 qualifier Randy Spohn (8.77 @ 148.31) in his `58 Fairlane against Tony Silipina’s `65 Cyclone. Randy went red and Tony laid down a .008 R/T running a 9.413 on a 9.40 to Randy’s early 8.909 on a 8.84 for the title.DSC_5152

Hot FE (11.99 and faster) finals came down to Jim Day in his `70 Mustang verses Frank Pisani’s `66 Fairlane. Jim had the tree and took the title with a 9.761 on a 9.71 at 132.25 MPH to Frank’s 10.173 on a 10.16 at 132.02 MPH.

DSC_5157Cool FE (12.00 and up) found Jeff Sherrod in his `68 Torino going against perennial finalist, Chris Moses and his cool `54 Ford. Jeff took the tree and the title with a 12.361 on a 12.33 at 101.24 MPH to Chris’s 15.231 on a 15.12 at 87.29 MPH. DSC_2322In the featured Cobra Jet Shootout, Dan Woods, near took a semi finals win over Greg Essu’s `69 Mach 1 before moving on to upend Alan Platt’s `69 Mustang with a 10.537 on a 10.50 at 125.64 MPH.DSC_5138The bonus FE Bird Race, (a no charge race to win a custom made FE Bird, see winners photo) it was Larry Kortkamp’s popular `64 Ford “Battlestar Galactic” wagon taking the win over ‘poster boy’ Don Fotti’s CJ. Larry cut a great .005 and ran a 11.236 on a 11.06 at 106.81 MPH to Don’s 10.908 on a 10.53 at 124.56 MPH

THE HERO’S WERE HERE TOO
4-28-2017-BSD-FE-172Jody Aberts, Dick Brannan and Al Joniac4-28-2017-BSD-FE-1337Barry Rabotnick of Survival Motorsports4-28-2017-BSD-FE-933Blair Patrick4-28-2017-BSD-FE-162Dan Parson and Dan WoodsDSC_0007Bill Koons, Ford’s SOHC engine guru4-28-2017-BSD-FE-1503Dick Brannan with Marco DeCesarisDSC_1488

Freddy Henderson, Bruce Larson and Mr. BillDSC_4305Super Fan award to Hayden Ivers from Australia.DSC_4316Larry Kortkamp from Battlestar Galactic fame.DSC_4323Zach Straits
DSC_4475The photographers of record plus our own Todd.DSC_1499Frank, Mister Wizard, helped get us back on track

 

TALK ABOUT A GREAT TIME: BRATS, BEANS, BEER, FRIENDS4-28-2017-BSD-FE-1473The people sure loved Donna Marie’s “5 Bean Special” and cake.4-28-2017-BSD-FE-1491Kudo’s to Red Lehr for bringing and preparing all the great brats.4-28-2017-BSD-FE-1471 4-28-2017-BSD-FE-1492Thanks to Leslie and Haley for the macaroni salad.4-28-2017-BSD-FE-1494 4-28-2017-BSD-FE-1499“Atta Boy” to Dan Parson, right, for supplying the beer. Marco approves.4-28-2017-BSD-FE-1500 4-28-2017-BSD-FE-1506 4-28-2017-BSD-FE-1516

WHAT A GREAT RACE – CHECK THE ACTION
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NATIONAL ANTHEM: WE’RE A PATRIOTIC GROUP OF GOOD PEOPLEDSC_4881 DSC_4886 DSC_4889 DSC_4890 DSC_0009 DSC_0016 DSC_0018

 

PLUS A GREAT GATHERING OF FE SHOW CARSDSC_4822Best of Show went to Jody Aberts in his `61 Fairlane, 390, 3-2bbl. 401HPDSC_4673DSC_4672 DSC_4677 DSC_4685 DSC_4695 DSC_4698 DSC_4700 DSC_4712 DSC_4718 DSC_4724 DSC_4729 DSC_4734 DSC_4740 DSC_4744 DSC_4754 DSC_4760 DSC_4766 DSC_4773 DSC_4779 DSC_4787 DSC_4794 DSC_4800 DSC_4804 DSC_4813 DSC_4828 DSC_4834 DSC_4844 DSC_4848 DSC_4854 DSC_4860 DSC_4862 DSC_4867

 

WINNER’S CIRCLE PHOTOS
DSC_5086PRO FE Champion (8 Lowest ET’s) – Tony Silipena `65 CycloneDSC_5165Hot FE (11.99 and quicker) – Jim Day `70 MustangDSC_5180Cool FE (12.00 and up) – Jeff Sheffod `68 TorinoDSC_5101Cobra Jet Shootout – Dan Woods `68 Mustang CJDSC_5186FE Bird Race – Larry Kortkamp `64 Ford Wagon