Shirey takes Top Beaver: Leitch, Ficarra, Badman, Danner post IHRA wins

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Rick Shirey took the Top Beaver title over Justin Badman’s Mustang with a 7.631 on a 7.62 at 168.16 MPH to Justin’s red lighting , -.002, 12.230 on a 12.25 at 106.40 MPH.

IMG_0944The Top ET finals matched Rick Shirey against Andrew Feltman. Rick had the tree, .023 to .037, and took the win with a 7.631 on a 7.61 at 171.69 MPH to Andrew’s 8.378 run out on a 8.38 at 153.79 MPH.

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The Modified finals was a true seniors moment with Lew Drayer. 68, in his Chevette taking on Will Leitch, 74, in his Dart. The race was over at the tree when Lew went red.

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Sam Ficarra on board his Ninja went back to back and pick up the Bike win over Bill Maturo’s Hayabusa. Sam carded a 10.066 on a 10.05 at 125.96 MPH to Bill’s 9.552 on a 9.52 at 135.33 MPH.

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Justin Badman came back from his loss in Top due to loss of oil pressure, to take the win in Street over Dale Rhoads classic `66 Mustang. Justin ran a right on 12.252 on a 12.25 at 108.80 MPH to Dale’s 12.029 on a 12.04 at 109.14 MPH. Mom Sherrie approves!

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The JR Dragster title went to Sarah Danner, near, over Kale Azzato. Sarah ran a 9.514 on a 9.43 after Kale drew a red light.

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The Hot Rod Trophy title fell to Kyle Poorman in his Mustang over Shirley Lear’s Camaro

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The ATV win went to Tim Danley, near, over points leader, Trenton Seitz. Tim ran a 11.342 on a 10.96 to Trenton’s 13.717 on a 13.45.

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Rich Powell, far, took the Lil Beaver win over Rob Bucher with a 10.137 on a 10.13 at 132.04 MPH to Rob’s 11.977 on a 11.99 at 110.90 MPH.

BONUS PHOTOS

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WINNERS CIRCLE

IMG_1014Top ET and Top Beaver Champion – Rich Shirey

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Modified Champion – Will Leitch

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IHRA Bike Champion – Sam Ficarra

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Street Champion – Justin Badman

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JR Dragster – Sarah Danner

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Hot Rod Trophy Champion – Kyle Poorman

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Lil Beaver – Rich Powell

 

Jim Sheaffer takes Top Street: Shaffer, Meklis, Snyder Miller, Hoffman post wins

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 Top Street went to Jim Sheaffer in his Vega over Tyler Bergenstock driving Dave Snook’s Mustang. Jimmer ran a 9.985 on a 9.95 to Tyler’s 9.924 on a 9.85.

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Chris Shaffer captured the Modified Street title over Tim Kocher’s Camaro.

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Dorian Meklis in his Pontiac took the True Street title over Nick Diggen’s Dodge truck.

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MR. Friday Night, Brian Snyder, took the Bike title.

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Rusty Miller was on his game taking the Outlaw Street title in his Grey Hare Nova.

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Weston Hoffman, near, won the ATV title over Jeff Flick.

BONUS SHOTS

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WINNERS CIRCLE

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Top Street – Jim Sheaffer

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Modified Street – Chris Shaffer

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True Street – Dorian Meklis
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ATV – Weston Hoffman

SHAW IS SBRA TOP BEAVER: RUSTY MILLER – FOOT BRAKE, FICARRA – BIKE

IMG_0424Denny Shaw picked up the SBRA Super Pro title and went on to win Top Beaver over Sam Ficarra on his Hayabusa.

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 Rusty Miller grabbed the Foot Brake title over Bob Klock’s Challenger.

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Sam Ficarra nailed down the Bike win over Zippo Zimmerman,

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The “Big E” Evan Renninger took the Hot Rod Trophy title over Dave Fetter’s Dodge.

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Liberty Ferster put another win on the board defeating Brandon Flick in the finals.

CHRIS “SS” SHAFFER TAKES TOP STREET

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Chris Shaffer took the Top Street title in his SS Furious over Dennis Henry’s Mustang.

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Tyler Bergenstock put his stick shift Camaro into the Modified Street winners circle.

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Marlin Shirk took the True Street title in his powerful Dodge Ram.

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Long time racer, Ken Gabner, took the Bike on his Harley title over Brian Snyder.

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Moses Spade and his family were all smiles after him big win in Outlaw Street.

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Joe Stuck took the ATV title over his buddy, Colby Keister.

LOU DRAYER IS TOP BEAVER IN A HOT ONE!!

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The finals of Top Beaver matched Bike Champ, Brian Snyder on his Hayabusa against Modified Champ, Lou Drayer in his classic Chevette. Lou won the race at the tree went Brian went red with a -042. Lou took the win with a 9.469 on a 9.44 at 140.62 MPH.

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Top ET was captured by Kevin Little in his Willys over Jeff Flick’s Ford powered altered. Kev cut a great .004 light as Jeff went red. Kevin ran a 8.813 on a 8.82 at 151.26 MPH to take the title.

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It was a  Senior Citizen finals in Modified Eliminator with Will Leitch, 74, in his “Ornery Cuss” Dart facing off against Lou Drayer’s , 68, Chevette. Will went red with a -.002 as Lou laid down a 9.440 on a 9.46 at 141.06 MPH toWill’s 10.253 on a 10.24 at 131.59

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In the all Hayabusa finals Brian Snyder took the IHRA Bike title over Mike Charcalla with a 9.936 on a 9.85 at 122.68 MPH to Mike’s 9.189 on a 8.92 at 121.76 MPH. Brian stopped to pick up his Ethel hug.

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Number 2, Mike Holland, and number 1, Bob Klock, met in the finals of Street eliminator with Klock’s Challenger coming out on top. Bob ran a 12.191 on a 12.07 at 100.80 MPH to Mike’s 12.956 on a 12.84 at 104.08 MPH. Do you think they know the game?

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The Hot Rod Trophy title went to Dave Fetter in his `63 Dodge wagon over Leroy Lemin’s ranger. Dave ran a 15.372 on a 15.21 at 87.83 MPH to Leroy’s 14.959 on a 14.43 at 86.69 MPH.

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The JR Dragster title went to Sarah Cisney, near, over Jaiman Deitz. Sarah ran a 7.994 on a 8.01 whne Jaiman went red, running a 11.909 on a 12.15. Hey!! It’s red, I’m going flat out dad!!

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The ATV title fell to Michael Houser, far, over Isaiah Lohr. Michael has been on a roll winning two of the last three races.

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The second chance Lil Beaver title went to Andrew Feltman in his dragster over Paul Shingara. Andrew had the tree and took the stripe in a close one.

BONUS SHOTS

from a 95 degree day

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WINNERS CIRCLE

IMG_0005Pit mates, Lou Drayer and Kevin Little celebrate their wins. Lou took Top Beaver and Modified with Kevin winning Top ET.

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Brian Snyder took the IHRA Bike crown.

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Dave Fetter put his classic `63 Dodge into the Hot Rod Trophy winners circle.

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Sarah Cisney took the JR Dragster title.

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Andrew Feltman captured the Lil Beaver title once again.

 

JIMMER SHEAFFER TAKES TOP STREET

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Jimmer Sheaffer was on his game taking the Top Street title over Dennis Henry’s Mustang with a final round blast of 10.511 on a 10.49 to Henry’s 10.847 on a 10.82.

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Modified Street was owned by Tony Null in his Chevelle over Tim “Yoda” Kocher.

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“Queen Leah” Shaffer picked up her 4th True Street title in her Dodge Ram. This week over a tough Les Spade in his Tacoma truck.

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John Royer prevailed in the Bike division on his Suzuki over Will Danley.

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Jeff Steltzer copped the Outlaw Street crown in his S-10 over Zack Miller’s Nova.

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Ben Charles outlasted a big field of ATV’s taking the final round over Weston Hoffman.

Record event: Barnhart wins Nostalgia Nationals. Time Bomb wins match race

The greatest Nostalgia Race on the East

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The Funny Car match race was a great one with Bob Toth taking the title in the Time Bomb Vega over Rocky Pirrone’s Super Camaro with a 6.85 at 205.66 MPH.

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The finals in the 51 car field of Nostalgia Super Stockers came down to Richard Barnhart’s GTO verses Dan Wood’s Cobra Jet Mustang. Richard took the win with a right on 9.202 on a 9.20 at 146.72 MPH to Don’s 11.261 on a 11.15 at 112.12 MPH.

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The Division 1/JR Stocker finals was a treat for everyone with Mike Szollosy’s `55 Chevy Wagon taking on Larry Schneider’s `57 Special Delivery. The race was over at the tree when Larry went red and handed the title to Mike. Szollosy cranked out a 13.078 on a 12.95 at 102.70 MPH to Schneider’s 14.563 on a 14.50 at 90.99 MPH.

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The Gasser finals was a classic with Cricket Clonch in the Mother Nature `57 Chevy taking the title over the English Bros. `39 Studebaker. Cricket ran a 12.177 on a 12.15 at 108.19 MPH in taking the win to Bob’s 10.623 on a 10.65 at 119.88 MPH.

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The BSD JR/Stock finals was a Chevy verses Ford battle with the Falcon of Bill Johnson coming out on top turning a 11.624 on a 11.50 at 114.01 MPH to runner up Randy Campbell’s red lighting 13.316 on a 13.30 at 101.43 MPH.7-12-2015-BSD-3330

The NETO Comp title fell to John Giamertone’s high winding Comet over Jerry Delanders Duster. John took the win with a 9.859 on a 9.75 at 135.54 MPH to Jerry’s red lighting 9.186 on a 9.00 at 147.63 MPH.

7-12-2015-BSD-3482The NETO Nostalgia title round was won by long time racer, Ed Hendrick, in his `72 Nova over Rich Mauceri’s `67 Nova. Ed ran a 10.140 on a 10.00 at 127.91 MPH to Rich’s red lighting 10.186 on a 10.15 at 123.13 MPH.

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The A/MP champion round matched Rick Wenger’s `66 Chevelle verses Dick Ruhl’s `55 Chevy. Wenger picked up the title with a run of 11.355 on a 11.25 at 103.59 MPH to Ruhl’s 13.282 on a 13.25 at 101.45 MPH.

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The B/MP finals came down to Wayne Farwued’s `69 Chevelle and Darious Wagner’s `72 Nova. Farqued took the title with a 11.439 on a 11.45 at 115.07 MPH to Wagner’s 11.999 on a 12.05 at 111.64 MPH.

THE CARS ARE THE STARS

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THE LEGENDS ADDED TO THE SHOW

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From left:Jack Redd, George Nye, Tom Myl, Bruce Larson, Lou Costello, Ed Hendrick, Rocky Pirrone, ed Miller, Bob Toth, Dicky Estevez, Julio Marra, Dave Watson, Linda Vaughn, Darwin Doll, Bobby Harrop, Dink Bishop, Mike Strickler, Rich Lamont, with Donna Marie and Beaver Bob.

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Bobby Harrop was in attendance. He won the very first Super Stock Nationals in 1965. In the center is Mike Strickler, son of the famous, Dave Strickler.7-12-2015-BSD-2313

Miss Hurst Golden Shifter and the first Lady of Drag Racing, Linda Vaughn.

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Beaver Bob’s longest time NHRA friend, Darwin Doll, was honored with the Founders Award. Darwin is retiring this year from the Muscle Car Madness show but will still be active in the Beaver’s continuation of the Nostalgia Nationals. 7-12-2015-BSD-2374

Rivals meet: Ed Hendrick’s drove for Bill Jenkin’s Chevrolet’s and Ed Miller had a factory ride with Chrysler Corporation.

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Beaver Bob talks with Julio Marra, the founder of Capitol and Aquasco Dragways. Bruce Larson ran at both tracks in his long career.

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Radio personality, Lou Costello. He’s one cool guy. In the back ground, Tommy Myl, George Nye and Rocky Pirrone.

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Linda Vaughn unfurled the Confederate battle flag for all to see. Linda’s great-great-granddad fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War. It’s a historic heritage that we all honored with our thunderous applause.

SHOW CAR WINNERS

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WINNERS CIRCLE

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Nostalgia Super Stock Champion – Richard Barnhart.

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Nostalgia Super Stock finalist – Dan Wood’s in his Cobra Jet Mustang

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Division 1 JR Stock Champion – Mike Szollosy

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BSD JR Stock Champion – Bill Johnson

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BSD JR Stock finalist – Randy Campbell

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Gasser Champion – Cricket Clonch

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Gasser finalist – Bob English

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A/MP Champion – Rick Wenger

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A/MP finalist – Dick Ruhl

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B/MP Champion – Wayne Farqued

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B/MP finalist – Darious Wagner

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Comp Eliminator Champion – Jack Ingersoll

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Comp Eliminator finalist – Josh Newell

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NETO Nostalgia Champion – Ed Hendrick

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NETO Comp Champion – John Gaimertone

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HEMI Shootout: Bob Roles prevailed over his son Dalton.  “Father knows best”!!!

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