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The finals of Top Beaver matched Dave Carpenter on board his Ninja verses Steve Lenig’s Roadster. Dave had the tree, ..036 to .047, but Steve covered the dial better running a 5.367 on a 5.35 to Dave’s 5.972 on a 5.92.Andrew Feltman, far lane, went back to back winning SBRA Super Pro over Brian Pecht. Brian took the tree, .024 to .029, but grabbed too much stripe running out the most with a 4.773 on a 5.14 to Andrew’s winning 5.137 on a 5.14. His ladies celebrate.Steve Lenig faced Jason Weaver driving Wayne Skelly’s Camaro in the finals of SBRA Foot Brake. Jason had the better light, .008 to .022, but ran out the most giving the win over to Lenig. Steve ran a 5.367 on a 5.38 to Jason’s 6.523 on a 6.54 for the title.Dave Carpenter, far side, took the SBRA Bike title over Billy Maturo in a real heads up match. Dave ran right on his 5.92 dial with a 5.929 at 113.62 MPH to Billy’s 5.939 on a 5.92 at 117.30 MPH.
The Top ET finals matched Andrew Feltman, near, against Jeff Krushinskie. Andrew left first with a great .001 and ran a 5.217 on a 5.23 at 1230.43 MPH to Jeff’s red lighting -.008, 4.913 on a 4.87 at 140.40 MPH. Andrew defeated Street Champ, DJ Clark to take the Top Beaver title.The semi’s of Modified went to Nate Beideman’s Monte Carlo over Rusty Miller’s Nova. Nat went on to defeat Dave Novinger’s red lighting Vega in the finals.Dave “Da Carp” Carpenter won the IHRA Bike title over Matt Hile’s Arctic Cat. Dave ran a 6.043 on a 6.04 at 106.57 MPH to Matt’s 6.807 on a 6.84.Street title was copped by DJ Clark, far, over Nikki Adams. DJ took the win with a 8.235 on a 8.26 at 82.12 MPH to Nikki’s red lighting 8.507 on a 8.52 at 82.13 MPH.The Hot Rod victory was all Johnny Whiskey in his Dodge over Rick Narehood’s Mustang. The JR Dragster title went to Jamian Deitz, near, over Liberti Ferster. Jamian ran a 9.029 on a 8.99 at 72.80 MPH to Lib’s red lighting 8.268 on a 8.10.Isaiah Lohr stopped Lucas Maturo’s Raptor to win the ATV title.The Fetterolf Jewelry Pro Mom’s title went to Nikki Adams, near, over Carolyn Mull’s red lighting Corvette. Nikki cut a .017 light and ran a 11.718 on a 11.61 for all the gold.Judy Kauffman picked up her 3rd Soccer Mom title over Alicia Hoffman. Maybe co-driver, Steve Lenig is her secret weapon.
Top ET and Top Beaver Champion: Andrew Feltman with family and friends.Modified Champion: Nate Beideman with his dad Mark “The Faster Pastor”.IHRA Bike Champion: Dave “Da Carp” Carpenter with the bikers.Street Champion: DJ Clark with his dad, “Big House”.JR Dragster Champion: Jamian Deitz with the family.ATV Champion: Isaiah Lohr with his pap, Steve Hull.Fetterolf Jewelry Pro Mom Champion: Nikki Adams with Brad, Rosie and her son.Fetterolf Jewelry Soccer Mom Champion: Judy Kauffman with Steve Lenig, Sherri and Justin Badman. It’s her third win in the last 5 years!
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
Dylan Weader is off to a Footbrake title over John Moreno’s Roadster which drew a red light.
Tyler Zimmerman, far, took the Bike title over a red lighting Billy Bair.
Mike Dowling put his sharp Nova into the Top Street winners circle with a final round victory over Ashley “Cup Cake’ Brady’s Nova.
Bob Reeder won the Modified Street title over Don Shissler’s Chrysler 300.
True Street fell to “Queen Leah” Shaffer in her Dodge Ram over Les Spade’s SHO.
Sam Koonsman took the Bike title over Jeff Stahl’s Busa.
Weston Hoffman won the ATV title over Matt Hile’s Arctic Cat.
Bob Klock took his Modified winning Challenger to a final round win in Top Beaver over Dale Rhoads Mustang by cutting a .003 to Dale’s .033 and running a 11.627 on a 11.61 to Dale’s run out 11.997 on a 12.01.
Steve Lenig driving Heather Gutschmidt’s Moonshine sponsored dragster took the Top ET title over “Northern Raider” Tom Seward’s dragster. Steve turned a 7.905 on a 7.88 (.027R/T) to stop Tom’s 7.446 on a 7.43 (.101 R/T)
“The Klockster” took the Modified title over Justin Badman’s Nova in a double breakout affair. Bob ran a 11.585 on a 11.65 to Justin’s 10.656 on a 10.68.
The IHRA Bike title was taken by John Royer on board his Suzuki over “Da Carp”. John ran a 10.499 on a 10.50 to Dave’s 9.456 on a 9.47. Talk about close!!
In the battle of former Champions it was Dale Rhoads in his trusty Mustang taking the Street title over Joe “Big House’ Clark’s Nova. Dale carded a 12.024 on a 12.03 at 110..57 MPH to Joe’s 13.243 on a 13.27.
The Hot Rod Trophy title went to Todd Stahl in his big Olds over Rick Narehood’s Mustang. Todd ran a 11.468 on a 11.42 at 113.53 MPH to Rick’s 11.760 on a 11.66.
Aiden Mackert just missed being a back to back winner when he took too much strip over Liberti Ferster. Lib ran a 7.954 on a 7.90 to Aiden’s 12.814 on a 12.83.
Alex Maturo is out first in the AV finals over Torque Zimmerman. Alex held on for the win with a 18.494 on a 18.50 to Torque’s 16.458 on a 16.82.
The Lil Beaver finals was won by Dave Novinger in his Vega over Graham Daddy Taylor’s red lighting Nova. Dave ran a 9.671 on a 9.71 to Graham’s 9.394 on a 9.31 for the win.
Top ET – Steve Lenig
Modified and Top Beaver Champ – Bob Klock
Bike Champion – John Royer
Street Champion – Dale Rhoads
Beaver Bob with “Jack Rabbit” our own 20 pound Flemish Giant Easter Bunny.
A very special thanks to Kathy for all the works she does in pulling off the annual hunt.
Tammy is the other part of the Egg Hunt Team.
Beaver Bob and Donna Marie sure do love the kids too.
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