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.
FINAL ROUND ACTION
Pro 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.
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.
Cool 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. In 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.The 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
Jody Aberts, Dick Brannan and Al JoniacBarry Rabotnick of Survival MotorsportsBlair PatrickDan Parson and Dan WoodsBill Koons, Ford’s SOHC engine guruDick Brannan with Marco DeCesaris
Freddy Henderson, Bruce Larson and Mr. BillSuper Fan award to Hayden Ivers from Australia.Larry Kortkamp from Battlestar Galactic fame.Zach Straits
The photographers of record plus our own Todd.Frank, Mister Wizard, helped get us back on track
TALK ABOUT A GREAT TIME: BRATS, BEANS, BEER, FRIENDSThe people sure loved Donna Marie’s “5 Bean Special” and cake.Kudo’s to Red Lehr for bringing and preparing all the great brats. Thanks to Leslie and Haley for the macaroni salad. “Atta Boy” to Dan Parson, right, for supplying the beer. Marco approves.
PLUS A GREAT GATHERING OF FE SHOW CARSBest of Show went to Jody Aberts in his `61 Fairlane, 390, 3-2bbl. 401HP