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Beaver Bob and Donna Marie at the WWII REUNION AIR SHOW

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Donna Marie and Beaver Bob at the WWII Reunion Air Show, Reading Air Port. Bob has a real passion for WWII aircraft. They pose in front of Bob’s favorite, a P-40 Curtis War Hawk. This model is dressed in Flying Tigers colors that served in CBI. – China-Burma-India

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F4U Corsair. 2800 cubic inch, 2000 HP!! fastest Naval fighter at over 400 MPH

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Douglas SBD Dive Bomber. The plane that stopped the Japanese in the Battle of Midway by sinking 4 Carriers, effectively ending their Naval Air Dominance.

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Curtiss SB2C Hell Diver. These sunk the largest Japanese warship, the Yamato.

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Corsair on a photo pass. Bob’s dad, Fast Eddie, worked at the Chance-Vought factory in Stratford Connecticut from 1940 to 1943.

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This Grumman F4F Wildcat made the lowest and fastest pass: 20 foot at 265 MPH!!

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Grumman F4F Wildcat – Our front line Naval fighter at the start of the war.

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Boeing B-29 Super Fortress: Ended the war in Japan by dropping 2 atomic bombs.

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Curtiss C-46: Largest cargo plane of the era.

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North american B-25 Mitchell medium bomber. The most beautiful bomber ever. The B-25’s struck a blow for the US by bombing Toyko in June of 1942, only 6 months after Pearl Harbor.

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North American P-51 Mustang. This example in Tuskegee Air Men livery.

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P-40 Flying Tiger and P-47 “Jug”

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Inside the P-40 cockpit. Still a beauty at 70 years old.

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“Off we go into the wild blue yonder”

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B-25 making a low pass.

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Consolidated B-24 Liberator. Most produced bomber of the war. 8,700 were built under license at the the Ford plant in Willow Run, Michigan. They came off the assembly line at 1 per hour!!

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B-17G: The most recognized bomber of the war.

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“FIFI” the only flyable B-29 in the world. What a sound.

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Republic P-47 Thunderbolt. The most heavily armed US fighter. 8 – .50 cals.

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B-17G taking off for a fly by

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“Tuskegee Red Tails” P-51B Mustang

NOVINGER IS TOP BEAVER SIMBECK, WALTER, WEAVER, KAHLEY POST IHRA WINS

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The Dave’s met in the finals of top Beaver with Dave Novinger coming from behind to tale the Top Beaver title over Dave Weaver running a 10.105 on a 10.09 to Weaver’s run out 12.567 on a 12.58

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Hemi John Simbeck was on his game taking the Top ET title over Steve Lenig’s dragster. HJ carded a .002, 8.928 on a 8.92 to stop Steve’s .010, 7.497 on a 7.47.

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Dave Novinger moved into Top Beaver with a Modified finals win over Jilly Kline’s Dart. Dave ran a 10.161 on a 10.10 at 122.68 MPH to Jilly’s 10.840 on a 10.75 at 122.64 MPH.

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The Bike finals fell to Daryl Walter, near, over Brian Snyder’s `Busa. Walter’s carded a 9.999 on a 10.01 at 127.73 MPH to Brian’s 9.715 on a 9.76 at 134.42 MPH.

 

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The Street finals went to Dave Weaver’s Charger over Mike Holland’s Fairmont. Dave ran a 12.603 on a 12.61 at 106.05 to Mike’s 12.570 on a 12.58 at 104.45 MPH.

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 “Fast Lane” Kahley took the JR title over Sarah Cisney with a 7.916 on a 7.90 at 82.51 MPH as Sarah went red turning a 7.942 on a 7.94 at 81.66 MPH.

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The Hot Rod Trophy finals was won by Dean Bolton’s ‘Cop Car’ over Tyler Wildsmith’s Camry. Officer Dean ran a 16.794 on a 16.64 at 81.48 MPH to Tyler’s 18.127 on an 18.00 at 76.82 MPH.

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Tammy Burrough’s cheers John Boyer’s Lil Beaver win over Andrew Feltman’s dragster. John ran a 9.984 on a 9.97 to Andrew’s 8.353 on an 8.31.

 

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 Trenton Seitz picked up his 4th ATV title over a tough Torque Zimmerman.

WINNERS CIRCLE PHOTOS

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 Top ET champion: Hemi John Simbeck. aka “The Kingfish”

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 Top Beaver and Modified champion, Dave Novinger

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 IHRA Bike champion, Daryl Walter

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 Street Champion, Dave Weaver with his dad, Bob.

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Hot Rod Trophy champion, Dean Bolton, receives his Beaver Baptism.

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 JR Dragster champion, “Fast Lane” Kahley

BEAVER BONUS PHOTOS

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BADMAN DOMINATES HOLIDAY-Klock takes two – Long’s Fords destroy Pro Stick

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Justin Badman was undefeated over the Holiday winning Top ET and Top Beaver both days. He also garnered the coveted Brain Boyel Memorial “Cookie Jar” race.

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Bob Klock pulled off the Hat Trick of the weekend by winning two IHRA Iron Men in one race. One in Modified and one in Street!!

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Leonard Long’s Ford’s put a hurting on Top Street and Pro Stick with Leonard taking the WFO title on Friday and Captain Ed Brady winning Pro Stick on Saturday.

 

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PA Route 104 detour. Here’s the best way to go.

For those of you coming North on US 11-15 that normally take the PA 104 shortcut just North of Liverpool, that road is closed due to bridge repair. Here is the best route: Stay on US 11-15 to the exit South of Selinsgrove at PA-35. Take PA-35 to Mount Pleasant Mills and then turn North (right) back onto PA-104. From there it’s the usual route, US-522 South to the track. Plan on adding about 15 minutes to your travel time.

JIM SHEAFFER TOP STREET – HENRY – LEAH – NEY – SEIDELL TAKE CLASS

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Jim Sheaffer put his Vega into the Top Street Winners circle with a final round victory over Chris Shaffer’s SS Furious.

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The Modified Street finals matched Wyatt Hoffman’s Nova against Dennis Henry’s Mustang. Wyatt had the tree big time, .035 to .031, but ran out with a 13.227 on a 13.23 at 94.23 MPH to Dennis’s 10.970 on a 10.90 at 123.98 MPH.

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Leah Shaffer had the tree, .014 to .089, and took the stripe in winning True Street over Brian Michael’s Taurus SHO. Leah ran a 18.007 on a 17.92 to Brian’s 13.004 on a 12.95.

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Brian Snyder went the furthest in Sport Bike before moving into Modified Street.

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Outlaw Street fell to Andy Ney in his S-10 over Moses Spade’s Pinto when he went red. Andy ran a 11.313 on a 11.33 at 119.15 MPH to Moses’s 12.271 on a 12.28 at 105.26 MPH.

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The ATV finals was won by Davis Seidell, near, over a red lighting Weston Hoffman.  Davis ran a 10.234 on a 10.35 at 63.91 MPH to Weston’s 13.241 on a 13.00 at 45.01 MPH

 

WINNERS CIRCLE

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Top Street Champion – Jim Sheaffer

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Modified Street Champion – Dennis Henry

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Queen Leah picked up her third True Street title.
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Andy Ney “The S-10 Guy” took the Outlaw Street title.

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Davis Seidell was the ATV champion.

TODD’S BONUS SHOTS

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HIGHLAND HARLEY-DAVIDSON & POLARIS SPONSOR SERVICE VEHICLE

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POLARIS RANGER ETX

John Vogt, owner and all around nice guy, of Highland Harley-Davidson located in Somerset, PA, has provided the track with a new Polaris Ranger ETX for service and supply chores at the Beaver. We have had a need for a vehicle of this caliber and John has provided it for our use and evaluation. Check it out when you are at the track, it’s one cool ride. 350cc, automatic, full seats, lights, windshield, roof and 4 wheel drive. Highland Harley-Davidson can be contacted at 814-444-1903 or www.highlandhd.com. Tell them you’re from “The Beaver”.

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