In the Gasser class it was youth against the veteran. Youngster Branden Iamele in “The Steiner Bros.” car took top honors over Veteran and past GRS champion Roger Cavallaro in “557”. In the Mod class it was an all Ricketson show. Ryan Ricketson “Repeat Offender” beat brother Reid Ricketson “Time Despair” for the mod trophy.
Please “NOTE” Our next GRS points race is September 7th. The start time for this and all remaining GRS races is 9:30 am on Saturdays.
We hope that everyone had a good time on Saturday. The Can – Am shootout could have been better represented by The Ontario group, but things come up. In the end, it was an all GRS final with Dave Grant (Something Else) besting Jr. Grzybowski (65 Malibu SS) for the cash and trophy. In the regular Gasser class, it was John Patterson ( Tin Knocker) outlasting Brandon Iamele (Steiner Bros) for the win. In the Mod class, the GRS was well represented by Lindsey Payne and her Cuda. On Saturday she went to the Mod Gas semis and the No Box quarters. On Sunday she went to the semi’s in the No Box class. A special thanks to Bill Stevens for his forethought in getting GRS Flags on every trailer. From the stands, there was a sea of GRS flags and looked very impressive.
Our third race was a hot, long day. After a brief evening rain shower (down pour), the Empire crew did a great job of getting the track race ready. In the end, it was a repeat of our last race. In the Gasser class it was John Patterson in the “Tin Knocker” besting Brandon Iamele in the “Steiner Bros” car. This was John’s second win in a row. In the Mod class it was an all Mopar final as Mason Fix in his 1969 Dodge Dart bested past GRS Mod champion Mike Meeks in his 1965 Dodge Coronet (Schall’s Automotive). This was also Mason’s second win in a row. Again as in the first two races, we saw 5 rounds of competition in each class.
The rains stayed away and we got in another Great day of GRS Racing. Again this week we saw Five rounds of racing in each class. The Gasser class saw two veteran GRS racers with John Paterson in his 56 Chevy “Tin Nocker” outlasting Billy Webb in his 1949 English Ford for John ‘s first win of the season. In the Mod class, newcomer Mason Fix in his 1969 Dodge Dart bested Bill Quay in his 1964 Thunderbolt Replica. Mason’s .020 light against Bill’s .028 light was the winning difference.
The Sun was out for a new year and another great weekend of GRS Racing. The Gasser class final saw three time Mod Champion Bill Curtis driving his sharp new gasser (Clown Car Racing) up against new member Branden Iamele driving his late uncles car (Steiner Bros) . Branden bested Bill at the top end for the win. In the Mod class it was an all Mopar final. Empire’s track star Ryan Ricketson’s 74 Dart taking the win over Kevin Mietlicki’s 67 Cuda.