4th annual GobbleFest results
Saturday, November 21, the 4th annual GobbleFest was a family affair, all day long, as the racing family got together at the track for the last event of the 2015 season. Bob Brehm and son Matt carried that theme, with Bob winning race 1, and Matt winning race 2.
IHRA Divsion 3 North Stars - congratulations to Team TRP
Pittsburgh Raceway Park would like to thank all the racers, crew, and spectators for coming in this weekend for the rescheduled bracker finals. It was our pleasure to host all the teams. Thank you to all of Team PRP for your support all season, and for doing your best in the bracket finals. Congratulations to all the winners, and to Team Thompson Raceway Park. The results are below:
The rescheduled IHRA Division 3 North Stars bracket finals went off on Saturday, October 31. The clouds and chilly breezes from Thursday and Friday eased up, and the sun broke through to warm things up. Team PRP started off the day well, with Bill Turk piloting his Trailblazer to a win in the team captains race. Kevin Romeo won the Dash for Cash in No Box, and dad Frank Romeo won the Dash for Cash in Box. The Dash for Cash replaced the scheduled gamblers race, due to the threat of rain later in the night. Unfortunately for Team PRP, that was the last of the wins for the day. A tough first round was too much for the team to overcome. Mark Romeo made it the semi finals in Modified, as did Frank Pennington in Junior Dragsters. Team Thompson Raceway Park scored a dominating win, with wins in Street and Motorcycle, and runners up in Top, Street, and Junior Dragster. Congratulations to TRP!
Junior Dragster: W - Sarah Cisney, Beaver Springs Dragway, 7.97 dial in, .0645 reaction time, 7.9798 elapsed time, 81.01mph
R/U - Gavin Cueni, Thompson Raceway Park, 9.20 dial in, .0515 reaction time, 9.0775 elapsed time, 71.13mph .
013 apart on the reaction time, Sarah runs right on the dial for the win, Gavin going under trying to hold her off.
Motorcycle: Tom Ozinga, Thompson Raceway Park, '02 Suzuki TL1000R, 5.72 dial, .0958 RT, 5.7249 ET, 116.52mph
R/U - Sam Ficarra, Beaver Springs Dragway, Kawasaki Ninja, 6.55 dial, .0774 RT, 6.5045 ET, 105.46mph
Sam with the starting line advantage, but takes a little too much stripe, Tom going right on the dial for the win
Street: W - David Mann - Thompson Raceway Park, '70 Duster, 7.55 dial, .0268 RT, 7.5678 ET, 85.08mph
R/U - Gordon Stevens, Thompson Raceway Park, 8.31 dial, .0473 RT, 8.3463 ET, 80.36mph
Teammates in Plymouths with names, Mann's Lunatic Fringe .0446 package make Stevens' buzzin' half dozen Heat Seeker ineligible
Modified: W - Pete D'Agnolo, Empire Dragway, '81 Malibu, 6.06 dial, .0071 RT, 6.0774 ET, 110.48mph
R/U - Jason Weaver, Beaver Springs Dragway, 5.78 dial, .0388 RT, 5.7915 ET, 118.70mph
Heavyweight title fight caliber round, Pete with the great light drops a package down to win his second bracket finals championship
Top: W - Jamie Stoneman, Lancaster Dragway, '93 S10, 5.55 dial, .5708, broke after green
R/U - Belinda Foss, Thompson Raceway Park, '86 Camaro, 5.43 dial, -.0023 RT, 5.4686 ET, 126.40mph
Jamie scores an improbable win, staging the S10 with a broken planetary, hoping for the only thing that would bring a win, and gets it when Belinda is just barely red.
Ghosts, Goblins, and Gearheads wrap up
After dealing with some rain early Friday afternoon, and dodging a very dark cloud while track drying was going on about 4:15, Ghosts, Goblins, and Gearheads presented by VP Race Fuels was able to get underway about 5:30pm on Friday. That was the last the weather was a factor, as Saturday and Sunday were beautiful, clear, sunny days. There were 6 different drivers in the 3 finals in no box, 5 in box, 6 in junior dragster, and 4 in bike. There was a ton of creative people using their talents to decorate trailers and pit vehicles, and compete in the costume contest, before it was time for trick or treating. Sunday, the top 8 points earners from the weekend ran off for an Iron Man trophy in each class, as well as the grand prize run off for the trip to Las Vegas. Thank you to everyone who came in from near and far. In addition to the tri-state area, we had racers from New York and Michigan. It was our pleasure to host you, and we hope that you enjoyed yourselves as much as we enjoyed having you here. Check out the Race Results tab for all the information on final rounds each day, and run off finals.
Thanks to VP Race Fuels, Victory Auto Group, and ATI Performance Products for their support!
Special thanks to our sponsors of the costume contest for their generous contributions:
Carmen's Cafeteria / Frank Tedesco
G & S Racing Service & Promotions
A & C Concrete and Carpentry Construction LLC, Grapeville PA
Lutty's Chevy Warehouse, Cheswick PA
The Silver Mine Coins & Collectibles, Washington PA
World Class Transmission, Delmont PA
Gestner Automotive & Performance, Apollo PA
B & R Speed Supply, Verona PA
Mind Science Motorsports / Rob Bealko
2015 PRP points champions
Saturday, September 19, was scheduled to be the last points day of the 2015 season, but Mother Nature made her presence known once again during the second time trial session. The pushed the last points day for the big cars to Sunday, September 20. Only 2 classes were decided without questions, and the rest were settled on Sunday. Congratulations to all, and to all of Team PRP!
Silver Mine Coin & Collectible Junior Dragsters:
8-11 year olds:
Great points chase with Jaden, Sabrina Duche, Kyle Penn, and Tyler Pennington making a push on the last day. Jaden was tied for first with Sabrina going into the last day, and wins the class to get the championship in his first year of racing!
12-17 year olds:
Jamie McBride Jr
Jamie goes into the older group, and wins his second straight championship! He is also the junior dragster Summit Super Series respresentative for PRP.
Millerstown Pic A Part Trophy Class:
Kaleb Kelly, 1993 Mustang
Back to back championships!
Z&M Cycles Motorcycle Class:
Matt Powell, 2004 Honda 1000RR
Matt wins his 4th title in a row, 5th overall, and is the Summit Super Series no box representative!
B&R Speed Supply Street Class:
Mark Brewer Jr, 1992 Mustang
3rd straight year Mark wins a class championship!
Mike's Auto Body Top Class:
Rich ran dead on all season, multi time champ, and is the Summit Super Series box representative!
Latrobe Auto Group Modified Class:
Scotty Campbell, 1966 Chevelle
Like in 2011, Bill Turk's sweet '66 Chevelle bails Scotty out after engine damage in his Camaro. This was a drama filled finish. Scotty had a 2 point lead on Mike Egan going into the last day. Scotty loses first round. Mike wins, then wins second round to tie Scotty. Mike loses third round, and now they are in a winner take all run off. Mike leaves first with a .019, and Scotty is .017. Scotty takes the stripe by .0008, and gets the win by .0014 in a double breakout!
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