Outlaws & Funny Cars
This was the last of four events that Atco Dragway put together this year involving the GLNFCC. This was a four car show.
The day started out with some sunshine but by afternoon the clouds had moved in and it was a very brisk fall afternoon. Our first round was at 7:00 and by then the sun had set and the temperature was in the low 50’s. Corrected altitude was somewhere around 250 feet below sea level, prime conditions for great E.T.’s.
While the cars were in the staging lanes it started to sprinkle, this did not last long and the track dryer was brought out to dry off the track.
First car out was the Pol-Cal Corvette driven by John Kwasniewski, he was to take on the Crazy Bear Vega but it was still in the pits with a broken gear drive. John fired the Corvette up and did a burnout. The car took off but danced around a bit, John was off and on the throttle as he manhandled the car down the quarter mile.
The next pair pitted the War Path Somerset driven by John Cerchio against a newcomer, the Danger Zone Vega owned by Paul Zona and driven by Jon Wall. Jon and his dad campaign the old Fireball Monza in the North East Pro Comp series.
The Vega fired up first and came out with a strong burnout; John was not to be denied as the Somerset was right behind bellowing out tire smoke. Both cars staged with the Somerset leaving first, somewhere about half track the Somerset made a move toward the center and John had to drive the car off the centerline still stopping the clocks with a 7:13. The Danger Zone Vega took the win with a 6.93.
Around 8:30 the call came out for the funny cars, we were supposed to follow the Pro-Mods but while we were in the lanes we found out that the remaining Pro-Mods elected not to make the runs. It was in the high forties by then.
The War Path was out first with a single. The weather was definitely a factor as the Somerset drove through the water box to do the burnout and did not get much wheel spin on the burnout. John staged and the tires never really hooked up, the car just lumbered down the track.
The Next pair was the Danger Zone Vega taking on the Pol-Cal Corvette. Both cars hit the water box to do their burnouts with the same results as John, the big slicks were not hooking up well tonight. Both cars staged with the Vega out first. The Corvette was off and on the throttle never really hooking up. The Vega did seem to find some traction for the first half and then feel off pace from the first pass, but crossed the finish line first.
This was our last event for the season and we look forward to 2016 and returning to Atco Dragway. This is a great race track with great staff.
The Peak Winners Trophy goes to The Danger Zone team with Jon Wall driving.
The Good Vibrations Motorsports Reaction Time Award goes to John Cerchio.
The S & W Race Cars Contingency Award goes to Danger Zone Vega (Winner) Pol-Cal Corvette (Runner Up).
Thanks to our sponsors and fans for all of their support this season. Special thanks to Peak Products, Good Vibrations Motorsports, Pace Performance, S & W Race Cars and Seals - It.
Peak Event Winner
Danger Zone '74 Vega
Best Reaction Time
War Path '85 Somerset
Winner: Jon Wall
Danger Zone '74 Vega
Runner Up: John Kwasniewski