PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - Moroso Motorsports Park and the NMCA/NSCA
Super Series Power Festival got off to a great start on Sunday, February
24, 2002. After the downpour that the entire state of Florida experienced
on Saturday, the racers and fans were ready for the fast action at 8am.
Moroso's 1/4-mile drag strip was launching all day and made for great
times. Marc Dantoni of Staten Island, NY ran the low E.T. of the day in
the Pro Outlaw class. Dantoni drove his '68 Camaro down the track in just
6.665 seconds, but it was Jeff Miller of Midland, VA who was he fastest in
this class taking his '98 Viper down the 1/4 mile at 209.59 mph.
In the Pro Street class, Pat Musi of Carteret, NY put numbers up that
anyone would be proud of. Musi had the quickest E.T. in his class during
qualifying running his '99 Firebird to the finish line in 6.721 seconds,
placing him in the #1 qualifying spot. Hank Hill of McLeansville, NC was
the #2 qualifier and the fastest in the class racing his '96 T Bird to the
speed of 206.70 mph.
Rick Moroso, President of Moroso Motorsports Park's sister company
Moroso Performance Products, was having a record day running his best time
of 8.74 seconds in the Hot Street class. Moroso won first round in the
class and moved on to the finals.
It was during the first round of eliminations that things became
semi-abysmal. Pat Musi lost control of his car mid-track, causing him to
hit the drag strip retaining wall. Trauma Hawk was called to the scene for
precautionary purposes. Musi was taken to the hospital for examinations
and fortunately was released unscathed. Musi returned to Moroso asking
NMCA/NSCA Vice President, Jim Vance, "What did my times look
like?" "He knew he had a 1/8-mile time, and was hoping it was
better than his qualifying time" Vance explained shaking his head.
After the incident, time restraints postponed the rest of the event
until March 16-17, 2002, which is the NMCA/NSCA Super Series next racing
event in Atlanta, GA.
Moroso Motorsports Park's next event is the largest of the year, the
Pepsi Chevy Show, presented by HorsePower Sales on March 9-10, 2002. The
event will feature all Chevy drag racing, the Pro Street Outlaw class, Jet
Funny Cars, Jet Dragsters, the Jet Truck, a Wheelstanding Truck, a huge
Show-n-Shine, Swap Meet Car Corral, Manufacturers', Monster Truck rides,
and the list goes on. If you have any questions or need any further
information please call (561) 622-1400.