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May 21, 2017: Steve Lenig takes SBRA Foot Brake and Top Beaver

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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.SP finalsSP sinnersAndrew 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.FB finalsSteve 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.DSC_0063DSC_0066Dave 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.

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WINNERS CIRCLEFB 5-21SBRA Foot Brake and Top Beaver Champ – Steve LenigTop 5-21SBRA Super Pro – Andrew FeltmanBike 5-21SBRA Bike – Dave CarpenterDSC_0054SBRA JR Dragster – Aiden CisneyATV 5-21ATV – Colin Witherite


DSC_5984The 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.DSC_5979DSC_0061The 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.DSC_5874Dave “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.DSC_5966Street 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.DSC_5913The Hot Rod victory was all Johnny Whiskey in his Dodge over Rick Narehood’s Mustang. DSC_5946The 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.DSC_5975Isaiah Lohr stopped Lucas Maturo’s Raptor to win the ATV title.DSC_5972The 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.DSC_5739Judy Kauffman picked up her 3rd Soccer Mom title over Alicia Hoffman. Maybe co-driver, Steve Lenig is her secret weapon.

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DSC_6044Top ET and Top Beaver Champion: Andrew Feltman with family and friends.DSC_6040Modified Champion: Nate Beideman with his dad Mark “The Faster Pastor”.DSC_6036IHRA Bike Champion: Dave “Da Carp” Carpenter with the bikers.DSC_6041Street Champion: DJ Clark with his dad, “Big House”.DSC_5998JR Dragster Champion: Jamian Deitz with the family.DSC_5990ATV Champion: Isaiah Lohr with his pap, Steve Hull.DSC_6015Fetterolf Jewelry Pro Mom Champion: Nikki Adams with Brad, Rosie and her son.DSC_6007Fetterolf 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.DSC_0110


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

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

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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


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

Mike Dowling takes Top Street


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.


Outlaw Street was won by Dylan Weader over Mike Criswell’s Nova. DSC_8793

Sam Koonsman took the Bike title over Jeff Stahl’s Busa.


Weston Hoffman won the ATV title over Matt Hile’s Arctic Cat.

“The Klockster” takes Easter Saturday’s Top Beaver title.


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.

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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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