Mid Atlantic .90 Association
The Mid Atlantic .90 Association will close out its 2017 season where it all started at Atco Dragway on Sept 30th & Oct 1st. This is a great last season event for racers as it falls right between the Keystone Nationals & Dutch Classic being held at Maple Grove. This way for those attending both the Keystones & Dutch from long distances will have something to do in between events to pass the time and get one last event in before we put a close on the 2017 season.
The point’s battles will also be settled at Atco Dragway and currently they are too close to call. In Super Comp the red-hot Amanda Boicesco rolls her ATI Performance Transmissions Dragster into competition and has about a 4 round lead over 2nd place Bill Hardifer and the W&T Pipeline Consultants rail. Kathy Smulligan, Kevin Scholl & Ash Senft round out the rest of the Top 5 but that could all change as Atco is one of the larger drawls of Super Comp Cars for the year and could result in a 6 round event.
In Super Gas current Division1 point’s leader Tom Goldman also holds the MASGA points lead going into the final two events of the season. Tom will be looking for his 3rd MASGA Championship in his Bullets to Spare II Corvette Roadster but, will have some stiff competition from 2nd place George Smith, Sean Lang & Hank Smith. Tom’s biggest threat may come from 5th place Derek Clark who is still claiming a race and will only be 12 points behind after 1st round on Saturday.
In Super Street Keith Mayers will be looking for his 4th straight championship in the series but, may face his toughest year to date as he finds himself in 2nd place going into the Finale. Currently Dom Burgese holds the point lead by 4 points with Marty Ganjoin in 3rd and the biggest threat is in 4th place and Jimmy Stack. Stack driving the Livezey & Garbinski Dodge has 1 win & 3 final round appearances in only 4 races and will be claiming the final two events which will only put him 18 points behind without any round wins to his credit.
Cecil County crowns winners at the “Pig Roast”
Cecil County Dragway, Rising Sun, Md (August 12-13th) – The 24th Annual Uncle Buck “Pig Roast” was held the weekend before the LODRS event back at Cecil County. On Saturday, 2014 Champ Don Bangs took down Amanda Boicesco in the finals 8.934 to 8.930 on a baby hole-shot. In Super Gas, George Donhauser took down Iggie Boicesco 9.912 to 9.913. Rounding out the action was Super Street where 3x champion Keith Mayers took his Porsche to victory over Bill Phillips 10.929 to a losing 10.937. Once Race # 1 was completed a special Top 8 race was held sponsored by W&T Pipeline, ATI & Mike’s Service. In the end Amanada Boicesco took down Danny Bisbano in Super Comp, George Smith over Derek Clark in Super Gas and Mario DiTeodoro over Bill Phillips in Super Street.
On Sunday, Race # 2 concluded with Amanada Boicesco getting her second win of the season and taking over the points lead with a lucky final round win over Chris Mattern. Boicesco, missed the tree with a .136 light but, Mattern broke out with a 8.887 to hand the win to Boicesco. In Super Gas, longtime member George Smith took his Camaro to victory over Sean Lang 9.918 to 9.898 and in Super Street Dom Burgese took his Camaro to victory over local favorite Rob Derr in a double break-out 10.892 to 10.869. – Rob Keister
Once again Ladies & Gentlemen we roll into another year of one of the longest traditions on the East Coast for .90 Racing and the Annual Ronnie “Uncle Buck” Harple Pig Roast & .90 Races. This year we will celebrate 24 years of this great event and 5 years since “Uncle Buck” went to the big dragstrip in the sky. If you have never been to this event, you should mark it down on your calendar. We’ve had racers as far West as California attend this event and rave about it on their team website. As you can see from the pics below not only do we have enough food for everyone to eat, we have enough racing also for the .90 racers. Race # 7 of the Mid Atlantic .90 Series kicks things off on Saturday Morning and once the dust has settled for that we will dive into the ATI / W&T Pipeline Consultants Top 8 Shootout, then the fun begins with the pig roast and lantern festival honoring all those who are no longer with us. After, we’ve recovered from all the food we kick things off with Race # 8 of the 2017 season. All .90 Racers are welcomed and if you don’t believe me just ask someone who has attended it.
The Mid Atlantic .90 Association traveled up to Numidia Dragway for the Mid-Summer Shootout on July 8 & 9th. A guaranteed $1,500 was up for grabs in all three .90 classes. On Saturday, round 1 was completed in Super Street before a downpour delayed Super Comp half-way through eliminations. Once the rain cleared and the track was dried the .90 gang got back to action. Once first round was completed, the dew point started to drop and the decision was to push the rest of eliminations to Sunday. With a lot of racing to do, the staff at Numidia & President Rob Keister teamed up to get it all completed by dusk. Continue reading “Winners Crown at Numidia Dragway’s Mid-Summer Shootout” »
Mid Atlantic .90 Series returns to Numidia on July 8th & 9th:
The Mid Atlantic .90 Series returns to Numidia Dragway after almost a 4 year hiatus from the Central Pa facility. The series that consists of Super Comp (8.90 Index .370 Pro Tree), Super Gas (9.90 Index .400 Pro Tree)& Super Street (10.90 Index .500 Pro Tree) is open to any and all NHRA / IHRA legal cars. The series has already completed 4 events in the 2017 season at Atco Dragway & Cecil County Dragway. Bill Hardifer (Super Comp), Hank Smith (Super Gas) & Dom Burgese (Super Street) lead the points coming into Race # 5 & 6 at Numidia. To sweeten the pot for this event track owner Bob Dimino & Mid Atlantic .90 President Rob Keister are putting up a guaranteed $1,500 to win in all three classes on Saturday & Sunday along with a one-of a kind laser cut trophy done by S&W Race Cars and big checks courtesy of Inmotion Solutions. To enter it is $30.00 at the gate & $75.00 paid to Rob Keister before the 2nd qualifying shot. Rob will be located on the right side of the track as the .90 cars will be parked on the other side of the track and working out of those lanes (Look for the banner). The series pays back at 3rd round loser based on car counts. We will also have a racers BBQ on Saturday Night that is free to all the racers and crew who participated that day. If you have any questions feel free to contact Rob Keister @ Rekeister@aol.com or 856-332-2851.
Friday Night – Gates open at 5:00pm (Gates will probably be open earlier for us to park but, they close them around 4:30 so no stragglers get in for the Friday Night deal free.)
Saturday Race– Gates Open At 9AM – Jr. Dragster time runs start at 10:30 AM, Jr. Dragster Eliminations at 12:00 PM, Street-Pro-S/Pro-M/C Time Trials start at 1:30 PM, Eliminations start at 3:30 PM (Subject to Change). I’m going to try to get us started a little earlier so those who want to double enter and run the bracket race can do so.
Sunday Race – Gates Open At 8:00AM – Jr. Dragster time runs start at 9:00 AM, Jr. Dragster Eliminations at 11:00 AM, Street-Pro-S/Pro-M/C Time Trials start at 11:30 AM, Eliminations start at 1:00 PM. Depending on car counts, weather and new entries this could be a 1 and go for the day but, that is TBD and will decide on that day.