ANOTHER GREAT EVENT
July 12-13, 2014
AJ CASINI WINS N/SS AGAIN!!
WARBUCKS and SCREAMING EAGLE take Pros
HILLIER, BEACH, STUCKY and HOLLAND post wins
The Nostalgia Super Stock finals boiled down to John Warehime’s SS/EA 427 Chevelle verses AJ Casini’s SS/BA 426 Hemi Belvedere. AJ had the tree, .053 to .078, and powered on by for the win with a 9.922 on a 9.90 index at 128.57 MPH to John’s run out 10.244 on a 10.25 at 127.13 MPH.
The Funny Car finals came down to the Screaming Eagle against The Frantic Ford. At the tree it was the Ford, but the Trans Am drove by to take the win.
Audrey Worm backs up Bruce.
Bruce won the back up contest hands down!!
Rat Poison verses USA-1
Greg Machamer’s Rat Poison got by Bruce in a big shot.
Dickey Estevez took two straight in the A/FX Match Race against Arnie.
Daddy Warbucks set low ET with a 7.75 at 178.77 MPH
The legendary Arnie Beswick did a great burn out and then a Nitrous explosion.
The Comp Eliminator finals matched Chris Toth in his B/A Fiat against Wayne Beach’s C/Gasser. Beach had a great .012 light and took the win with a 11.478 on a 11.45 at 109.27 MPH to Toth’s 9.580 on a 9.55 at 130.77 MPH.
The JR Stock finals was a classic Ford verses Chevy battle. Jerry Hillier in his 302 Maverick took the title over Steve Pirritano’s `74 Nova 350 with a 13.234 on a 13.15 at 97.21 MPH to Steve’s 16.018 on a 16.00 at 83.35 MPH.
The A/MP finals was a great one with “Cowboy Cliff” Stuckey taking the title in his `41 Willy’s over Danny Heffner’s `59 Chevy “The Crow”. Danny had the tree, .048 to .081, but ran out the most with Cliff taking the title running a 10.630 on a 10.65 at 121.88 MPH to Danny’s 12.045 on a 12.10 at 109.56 MPH.
The finals of the hotly contested B/MP finals came down to the two most veteran drivers at the track. 70 year old “Gentleman Jim” Holland took the title in his `70 GTO over `73 year old, “Graham Daddy” Taylor’s Nova. Both drivers showed their experience with Jim taking the win running a 11.009 on a 11.00 at 120.32 MPH to Graham’s 9.701 on a 9.70 at 137.48 MPH.
The Funnies sure had them smokin’
Rocky blew the hat right off his crew members head!!
The Funny Car “Back up girls” . The fans love them!
Readying the Screaming Eagle Trans Am.
Checking all the safety gear on the Frantic Ford.
Mike Hall and our own, Todd Dziadosz
OK, how did Todd get this shot?
Mike Hall deploys the twin chutes.
Where is Arnie?
In a special Legends Pro Stock tribute match race, Mike Strickler took the win with his Dave Stickler `67 Camaro over Jim Haislip’s Bill Jenkins `70 Camaro.
Mike Etchberger reaches for the sky in his Willys.
And here is Mike on his pit ride. No wheelies here.
Corky Burkett in his “Shaw Brother’s Hombre” Henry J
Dan Householder’s AWB Hemi Dodge fell to Warehime’s 427 Chevelle in the 1/4 finals by running out the most with a 11.114 on a 11.15 at 119.58 MPH
to John’s 10.244 on a 10.25 at 128.82 MPH
George Abert’s `427 Comet, “Mr. Twister”, fell to AJ’s Hemi in round three.
The street legal Hemi’s of Mike Donnelly and Dalton Roles met in round
three of Super Stock. Donnelly’s Cuda taking the round with a triple .000 light.
Bob Walker’s `63 Chevy 427 dropped Donnie Hart’s Hemi in round one.
Bruce Larson backs up Audrey Worm’s in a match against EJ Kowalski.
Audrey took two straight over EJ.
Chris Clark went red in the semi’s of A/MP in his `36 Ford against
“Cowboy Cliff’ Stucky’s `41 Willys.
Mike Etchberger’s crowd pleasing `40 Willy’s drew a red light in the semi’s of A/MP handing the final round berth to Danny Heffner’s “The Crow”.
Jerry Hillier in his Maverick dropped the `70 Buick in advancing to the finals of JR Stock.
Mike Strickler made it to the semis of B/MP in his Dave Strickler Camaro. dropping a close one to Jim Holland’s `70 GTO.
Dick Goodman watches son Randy, lay down a solid 9 second blast.
Jody Aberts backs Mike Strickler into the water.
Dan Parson’s “Toxic Element” AWB `67 Comet was on his game.
Richard Horton’s wheel standing Nova
The `56 Chevy lights `em up.
Chris Baum’s `65 Belvedere. Yes it’s a Hemi
JR Stockers going at it.
Tom Stahl’s Olds was running hard.
“Birds of a feather” Beaver Bob talks with his grey haired Nostalgia fans.
A pair of hard charging MOPAR’s
Bob Roles HEMI Challenger fell to Ken Godsey’s Sox and Martin Comet.
Richard Barnhart’s fast 9.30 GTO was a hit in N/SS.
Tommy G’s Dirty Deeds `65 Plymouth.
Art Machamer’s `66 Impala takes on AJ’s Hemi.
Rich Horton’s “Hyper” stick shift Nova.
Kyle Kohr’s Hemi Super Bee takes on Jody Abert’s 427 Fairlane.
Reverend Mr. Black’s 426 wedge takes on Donnie Hart’s HEMI.
Bob Conway’s 409 Jr. Stocker
Allen George’s Blue Screamer 409
Billy Nees back up his driver.
MOPAR verses MOPAR
The fans love this event.
Agent Orange takes on Terry Pratt
Hemi John Simbeck verses Mike Strickler
Shoe Box battle
Andy Wildasin’s `66 Galaxie takes on Dan Parson’s `67 Comet.
“The Rev” Tom Youtzy in his `64 Falcon verses Nikki Abert’s `67 Dart.
Bob Sweeney’s 460 powered `64 Fairlane.
Dearborn Thunder A/FX 427 Falcon
Dave Harvey’s N/SS 427 Light Weight Galaxie
John Warehime’s SS/EA Chevelle verses Ken Godsey’s A/FX Comet.
Anthony Pappas in his B/NSS 406 Galaxie.
What goes up …..
…comes down HARD!!!
HEMI battle: Rickie Roles Emerick verses Mike Donnelly.
John Jacobs takes on the Dearborn Thunder.
Dan Householder’s wheel standing Altered Wheel Base HEMI.
SRO along the fences. Yes, we love Nostalgia racing at the Beaver.
Richard Barnhart’s 9 second GTO takes on Jody Abert’s 427 Fairlane.
Dyno Don’s A/FX Comet dropped to event champ, AJ Casini’s HEMI.
Ronnie Sox’s A/FX Comet passes by the fans. Looks like York in the `60’s.
Zippo always has the quick wit. This time it’s to Donna Marie.
Zip finds all the beauties.
One of the most revered photographers in the business, Geoff Stunkart.
Classic gold cups for the winners and runner ups.
The fans sure love the Nostalgia Nationals.
At the Beaver, we all show respect for the flag and our veterans.
The 2014 Legends at the Beaver
From left, Tom Myl, George Nye, Atco Jack Muscelli, Dicky Estevez, Arnie Beswick, Darwin Doll, Rocky Pirrone, Mike Strickler, Linda Vaughn, Bruce Larson, Jim Haislip, Ken Godsey, Rich LaMont, Dink Bishop, Ed Miller,
Ed Eckenrode, Jody aberts, Ron McClellend, Rick Osborn, Hayne Dominick, WWII Veteran and oldest track promoter in the nation, 96 year old, Al Gore and his son Gary. Donna Marie and Beaver Bob McCardle
Beaver Bob with Tommy Myl, George Nye and Atco Jack Muscelli.
Dicky Estevez and Atco Jack
Mr. Pontiac, Arnie Beswick
Mr. Nostalgia, Darwin Doll
Rocky Pirrone and Mike Strickler
Miss Hurst Golden Shifter, Linda Vaughn , she is Miss Drag Racing USA.
Mr. USA-1, Bruce Larson
Mike Strickler and Jim Haislip
Ken Godsey, the Ronnie Sox A/FX 427 Comet.
422 Motorsports Ford men, Rich LaMont and Dink Bishop
Ford FE Race and Reunion co-founder, Jody Aberts.
Fast Eddie Eckenrode and Ed Miller. Two of MOPARS greatest.
Rick Osburn of `38 Special fame.
“The Beaver” with his long time Thunderbolt hero, the one and only, Butch Leal.
Donna Marie and Beaver Bob sure were happy with the record event.
Gary Gore, Hayne Dominick with Al Gore (The Good One)
Al is the oldest track operator in the nation at 96 years of age. He built Old Dominion in Manassas, VA in 1956. Al is a true hero having landed at Okinawa and Saipan in WWII. He earned numerous medals for his service to our country.
NOSTALGIA STARS ON PARADE
A special thanks to the Stuck men for providing all the cool GTO’s.
Just like it use to be
George Nye, the voice of York US-30 Dragway, got to flag start the Nostalgia Super Stockers in round two of time shots. We just love the guy.
After 10 sets, BSD starter, Bob Goss, took over flag start duty.
There were Super Stocker everywhere!!
COLOURS CAR SHOW WINNERS
Best of Show, Ed Pienta, `67 Chevelle
Special Interest 1st place, Lou Costello, `65 Comet
Special Interest 2nd place, Pat Miller, `54 Studebaker
Rod 1st place, Thom Greis, `41 Willys
Rod 2nd place, Dave Matthews, `38 Ford
Chevrolet 2nd place, Marlin Bonson, `55 Chevy 350
Dodge 1st place, Tim Drake, `73 Dart 318
Ford 1st place, Bob & Elaine Falci, `57 Ford 410 FE
Ford, 2nd place, Noah Miller, `70 Mustang Mach 1 351
Olds 1st place, Michelle Jenarg, `70 455 HO
Plymouth 1st place, Randy Cook, `66 Satellite, 426 Hemi
Plymouth 2nd place, Tom Piper, `64 Belvedere 426 Max Wedge
Pontiac, 1st place, Bob Reese, `69 GTO
Pontiac 2nd place, Rudie Gonzales, `64 Grand Prix 421
Truck 1st place, Tom & Ann Baughman, `73 Chevrolet
Truck 2nd place, Marshall Hess, `65 Falcon
AJ Casini took the N/SS title for the second year in a row with his Hemi.
N/SS runner up was John Warehime in his SS/EA 427 Chevelle.
Jerry Hillier put his Maverick into the JR Stock winners circle.
Steve Pirritano was runner up in JR Stock with his clean Nova.
Wayne Beach put his classic `55 Chevy into the Comp winners circle.
Chris Toth took a runner up in Comp eliminator with his Fiat.
“Cowboy Cliff” Stucky had the biggest win of his career taking the A/MP title.
Danny Heffner was the runner up in A/MP with his `59 Chevy “The Crow”.
Gentleman Jim Holland won B/MP in his `70 GTO.
B/MP runner up was Graham Daddy Taylor in his Nova.