The usual quick start and then long wait was the order of the day again. When the racing was over the Gasser class win went to Bill Curtis in the “Clown Car Racing” entry over Art Misuraca in the “Jolly (with socks) Rodger” car. Who would have thought that a pair of socks could fix a race car. In the Mod class it was Reid Ricketson in his “Time Despair” 1974 Duster taking the win over past champ Mike Meeks driving the “Schall Automotive” 1965 Coronet 500. As soon as the pictures were taken and the trophies handed out, the rain started. The GRS squeaked out another race before Mother Nature took over.
We have added “OCTOBER 12th” as our last and final race date. No more rain dates. Please remember that the track gate times are now Saturday 9:30am for all four (4) remaining races.
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.