Night Of Fire
This was a rain out date as the original event one-week prior was canceled due to bad weather. The postponement worked out well as it was a perfect 75 degrees and sunny July day.
The change in the date did not seem to affect the spectators as the stands where pretty full by the beginning of the show, then as we finished the first-round spectators were still coming through the gate.
This year the entertainment was Bob Motz’s Jet Kenworth, the Beast from the East and Top Blade Jet Dragsters, the Nostalgic Notions and 4 GLNFCC Funny Cars.
The first pair out for the GLNFCC was the Sweetman Brothers Citation driven by Drew Sweetman taking on the might small block powered Pol Cal Corvette driven by Johnny K. John was first off the line with an amazing .0093 reaction time, but Drew hooked up and ran a 7.03 to Johns unusually off the pace 7.29.
Next pair was the Total Insanity Monza driven by Chris Massarella taking on the also tough Damn Yankee Vega driven by Mark Horvath. Both cars came out with smoke belching burnouts. Mark was out first and crossed the stripe with a 7.18 to Chris’s 6.99.
After the jet cars and several rounds of bracket racing it was time to run the funny cars one last time. This time the Pol Cal lined up against the Total Insanity Monza. Both cars left almost dead even, but the Monza seem to run into trouble about half track and put on a real show for the crowd. The Monza swerved left and right and almost crossed into Johnny K’s lane. The Corvette stopped the clocks with a 7.19/185.57.
Next up was the Damn Yankee taking on the Sweetman Brothers. Unfortunately, there was a tree malfunction and Drew’s red light came on. The left lane did seem to have a bad spot as the Vega got a little crooked at about half track but Mark was able to wrestle the car back and crossed with a 7.43.
As always it was a pleasure racing at Quaker City Motorsports Park. Norm and A.J. Fox are continuing to make improvements to an already beautiful facility.
The Peak Trophy was awarded to the Damn Yankee Team.
The S & W Contingency Awards go to Winner Damn Yankee and Runner Up Sweetman Brothers.
The Good Vibrations Motorsports Reaction Time Award was presented to John Kwasniewski with a .0093 light.
Thanks to all the support we get from our great sponsors; Good Vibration Motorsports, Peak Products, S & W Performance, Blue Def and Pace Performance.
Next event RT 66 Classic at RT. 66 Raceway on August 19th 2017.
Peak Event Winner
Best Reaction Time
Winner: Damn Yankee
Runner Up: Sweetman Brothers