The finals of Top ET had Mike McCracken’s `66 Chevy go red (-006) against Tim Armstrong. Mike took the stripe with a 9.092 on a 9.18 at 145.34 MPH to Tim’s winning 7.694 on a 7.67 at 159.88 MPH.Tim Armstrong accepts the Brian Boyle Memorial race cookie jar for his overall win in Top Beaver. The jar contained an additional $600 in cash for the eventful win.Dave Weaver presented the “Cookie jar” in Brian’s memory.Bob Klock in his 440 Challenger had the tree, .013 to .072, but took too much stripe in running out with a 11.711 on a 11.72 at 110.53 MPH to Steve Lenig’s winning 8.683 on a 8.65 at 151.77 MPH.The Lenig crew in the Modified winner’s circle.The IHRA Bike finals was a Family affair with Ken Kauffman Sr. left, taking the title over his son Kenny with a 8.664 on a 8.66 at 145.84 MPH to Kenny’s 8.523 on a 8.49 at 145.70 MPH. Kenny did have the tree though with a .032 to dad’s .058. Talk about close.Dale Rhoads in out in a big points lead taking his third title of the season. Today it was over Dave Weaver’s Charger.In the second chance Lil Beaver finals it was Tom Seward, left, taking the win over Adam Gutschmidt. Tom ran a 7.55 at 160.28 MPH for the win.In the Weaver’s race Cars Top Bulb Shootout, it was Andrew Feltman in his dragster taking the title over Steve Miller’s Ford altered. The Hot Rod Trophy title went to John Jones in hiss Camaro over Dean Ludwig’s Grand Am.Trenton Seitz put his Polaris into the ATV winners circle with a win over Johnathan Derr. Trenton had the tree, .051 to .200, and took the stripe with a 13.659 on a 13.60 to Derr’s run out 9.133 on a 9.20.Trent receives congrats for Ethel, Beaver Bob and Donna Marie.The Klockster stopped George Fultz to get in the finals of Modified.
Modified Champ, Mike Holland, put his Fairmont Mildred” into the Top Beaver winners circle with a final round win over Lew Johnson’s dragster.Lew took the Top ET title over Mike McCracken’s sharp C-10 Chevy. Lew took the win with a 7.701 on a 7.69 when Mike went red with a -.004.Mike picked up the Modified title and an IHRA Iron Man with a final round win over Tommy Mull’s Corvette. Mike ran right on his 11.90 dial to stop Tommy’s 11.207 on a 11.19.Dave Carpenter made it three in a row in winning the Bike title. The Street title went to Eric Witmer in his Camaro over Dale Rhoads Mustang.Daylin Hoyler, top, took the JR Dragster title over Isaiah Lohr.Aiden Mackert won the ATV eliminator over Clay Leitzel.Pro Stick title was captured by Captain Ed Brady in Leonard Lon’s Mustang over Dave Slusher’s Camaro.The second chance Pro Stick-Pro Tree finals was a family affair with Andrew Charcalla, near, taking the title over his nephew, Mark Charcalla.The MANDRA, Mid Atlantic Nostalgia Drag Racing Asso., finals fell to Randy Campbell in his roadster over Marc English driving the English Brothers Studebaker.The Weaver’s Race cars Bottom Bulb Shootout was won by Bob Klock in his Challenger over Steve Lenig’s Roadster.Don Kunis won the MASO Pro Nostalgia title.
We were able to get in the Jet Cars and the 3 fast eliminators before the curfew.
An on track incident and 4 oil downs were the culprit.KC Jones and his Jet Trains put on a great show. They ran a best of 6.90 at 224 MPH!!Bill Marks qualified 6th in the heads up INSANE 8 eliminator but put it all together for a big win. He got by #1 qualifier, Andy Jensen in his Nova when Andy lost fire. Bill laid down a 5.127 at 134.52 MPH for the win.The WFO Club finals matched Bud Buck in his Chevelle against Mike McGowan’s Mopar. Bud tool the title with a 5.512 at 128.07 MPH when Mike encountered troubles.
BONUS SHOTS FROM A GREAT NIGHT!!Andy Jensen had low ET with a 4.66 blast!!
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.