Mid Atlantic .90 Association
The Mid Atlantic .90 Association continued its 2016 season at Atco Dragway for Race # 5& 6 of the season. With threating forecasts on the horizon the weekend looked to be a complete washout but, perseverance by the Atco staff and series president both events were completed in a timely fashion before any rain hit. Continue reading “Fahnestock, Barbato ride hot hand to victory @ Atco” »
The Mid Atlantic .90 Association invaded Cecil County Dragway in Northeast, Md for the 23rd annual “Uncle Buck” Pig Roast & .90 Race. Local racer George Donhauser & Mike Lang came in on a mission and both left with a special commemorative trophy designed for this event by S&W Race Cars. Donhauser who is from nearby Bel Air, Md calls Cecil County Dragway his home track and added a win at the event that is named after his old Crew Chief Ronnie “Uncle Buck” Harple who passed away in 2012. Lang, on the other hand claimed his first Super Gas win and along with his son Sean dedicated it to his wife, Barb who also passed away suddenly in April of this year.
Temperatures in the mid 90’s greeted racers for Race #3 of the season and it would be a battle of endurance to see who would be holding the trophy at days end. Surrounded by friends and family, Donhauser marched his way through a tough field of Super Gas cars to claim his first victory in a few years. In round 1 his took down Lang who went red, current points leader Don Miller in the 2nd, Marc Marcuso in the 3rd and Mike Lauria in the semis. Awaiting Donhauser was George Smith and his “Livewire” 67 Camaro. In that final, Smith took the jump at the green (.008 to .018) but, pushed his Chevy a little too hard and broke out 9.845 to Donhauser’s winning 9.854. Other winners joining George on Saturday were Danny “Mr. Happy” Bisbano in Super Comp and Kelli Barbato in Super Street.
Once the dust had settled from Race # 3, a special event was held for selected competitors put on by Autometer, ATI Performance, Lantier Constuction & Ed Quay Race Cars. The Top 8 Shootout enabled twenty-four drivers who earned qualifying points through the 2015-16 seasons to battle it out for cash and prizes. In the end three new drivers added their names to the trophy and received an automatic birth to the 2017 event. Winners included Randy Winfelder Jr. (SC), George Stack (SG) & Martie Ganjoin (SST).
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The Mid Atlantic .90 Association finally got its 2016 season underway after weather forced the cancelation of its season opener in May. Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa played host to the series under clear, sunny skies. In the end two new faces graced the winner circle at the end of the weekend.
The 2015 Mid Atlantic .90 Champions were officially crowned on January 30th in Trevose, Pa. With the banquet this officially puts a wrap to the 2015 Mid Atlantic .90 Season and the focus now shifts towards the 2016 season. A big thank you to everyone who made it out to help celebrate the Champions and Top 5 Finishers from this past season. I hope everyone liked the hall & food. From the feedback I received from many of you it looks like this will become our home for the next few years. Congrats once again and onto the 2016 season.