final round saw longtime IHRA standout Anthony Bertozzi beat Kyle
Seipel. Bertozzi wrapped up the WC earlier while Seipel will race
with numeral 6 in 2003. Could these be the two best multi class
you see Mike Ferderer's Pennzoil Pontiac and Ted Seipel's Ferrari
stage during any round of SG, it is time to take in the whole
scene. This R3 battle was great -- Seipel's .408/9.906 package won
Stockers? Try numbers one and two in the world following 2002,
Kevin Helms and Jody Lang, a tough pairing in anybodies book, even
tougher when it is R4. Lang was late this time around. Helms will
remain #1, Jody drops to #11, while his brother Toby Lang will
you've probably figured out that I like mid-60s Mopar sedans by
now. This 66 Plymouth caught my eye -- Jason McCormack drug it
from Michigan to reach R1. Please note the hemi is a stick shift.
Really too bad about all those empty grandstands on a Monday
of my favorite races in Stock was this R4 old vs. new E/S match of
GM power. Jim Penta got the holeshot and won, 10.935 to 11.05. If
you look close, note that Jerry MacNeish Maryland-based Z-28 says
"Old Reliable" on its doors, as in Dave Strickler. Nice
company to be in.
Penta's E/S Firebird, all the way from Rhode Island, wheelstood
high every round, then Penta shifted it masterfully all the way to
the runner-up finish. He was on the receiving end of one of the
best last-of-the-season onslaughts in Stock history. Dan Fletcher
won 3-of-4 events, and was r/u at the other one! His 523RT won the
Taylor won his last Sportsman final when Wayne Ramay fouled by
.006. Both drivers used up their CICs like they didn't care!
champ Danny Divita spends most of the time he used to race working
at Sears Point so he rarely gets out but still knows how to wheel
his potent BBChevy-powered Healy.
crowned FC WC John Force watched his daughter Ashley reach R4 of
SC before racing to pull on hios tux for the evening
the inception of the modern "Jr. Fuel" class, Wayne
Ramay has been the mainstay. He drives the wheels off his
Maropulos-engined A/ND machine and was runner-up at Pomona.
Yeoman used consistent starts and a "tool" once utilized
by Sheldon Gecker for many major victories, to win the Finals.
Here his .415 to .420 holeshot helped Kenny holdoff Anthony
Castillo's quicker roadster, 9.910 to 9.909.
Bonnecarrere came west from Louisisana and reached R3 before
fouling against eventual winner Bertozzi. Has there ever been a
more popular racecar than the hemi Dart/Barracuda?
found this in Press parking.
Stock low qualifier was Buz Post and his SS/BM Grand Am from
Arlington, Texas, a full 1.222 under the index! Mid
eight-second ride got him all the way to the quarter-finals where
it was sawed down by Anthony Bertozzi's .516RT.
Dreher's California Colt SS/LA Mustang is always impressive --
tiny 289 pumps out tens! Dreher fouled in the quarters.
Duncan showed true SG class with his wheelstanding 39 Chevy from
nearby Torrance Calif.
the way from Valley Stream, NY came Ed Alessi Jr. with his 1963
Pontiac Catalina. Seemingly gigantic ride was driven well, reached
the quarter-finals where it brokeout against eventual winner Kenny
this world of belly-button racecars, it is refreshing to see
something like Lucky Snyder's F/A Sunbeam Alpine. High-winder
qualified 16th with an 8.289, reached the quarters before
double cool Thames was the towcar for a Comp entry. Looks rather
docile adjacent to fairly current Chevy.
one from the Pro ranks... Chuck Worsham seemed to juggling
grandchildren, holding one or the other twin all Sunday morning.
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