We finally closed out this crazy year, and thanks to Vito and his crew on Saturday, October 24th, we had a small awards ceremony in front of the Winners Circle area at NYIRP. (Pictures at Winners Circle on our website) It was cool and cloudy but with our great members we made the best of the situation. Looking forward to next year in hopes of a better year where there are spectators in the stands. Our Gasser class had a better race day car count than last year even in these uncertain times. Art Misuraca showed up with his “Art for President” campaign button and is running for President. Most agreed that he is “NOT” old enough. Overall we made the best out of a strange year. No spectators or Banquet but our members are resilient and together we got through this. Until next year, be safe and start looking forward to more racing in 2021.
Thanks, GRS Board of Directors.
Because of the ongoing restrictions on crowds and the fact that we could not find a venue to hold more than 50 people, it was decided to hold an informal gathering in the parking lot of NYIRP (Lancaster). We will get together on Saturday, October 24th starting at 2:00 pm. This will be rain or shine. As this is informal, there is no charge as there will be no sit down dinner. Depending on the weather, this may be a grab and go gathering. Because of ties in points, payouts will go to the top 8 in points in the Gasser class and the top 7 in points in the Mod class. Bring a chair or tailgate if you wish. Please RSVP to email@example.com. We wish we could have done the same as last year, but that is out of our hands. Hopefully next year we can get back to a normal GRS event. Please try to attend to honor our winners for the 2020 season.
The GRS Board
On October 10th, 2020, NYIRP is hosting their annual Race of Champions. This year the GRS has been invited to participate. It is open to Winners of “ANY” Gasser Racing Series race this past year. The overall winner will receive $750 and an IHRA “Ironman” Trophy. Member’s who are eligible are, Nick DiFeo, Billy Webb, Bill Curtis, and Brian Kresman from our Gassers. On the Mod side, those eligible are Bill Quay, Jerry Croston, Dave Stulak, Brian Rossman, and Roger Cavallaro. Please let everyone know and hope for one more day of great racing.
In our Gamblers race for first round losers, we saw a Gasser vs Mod final with Brian Kresman driving the “Petty Cash” 55 Chevy take the win over Randy Kudla in his 1971 Plymouth Duster. Another great day of GRS racing.
After our GRS race yesterday, NYIRP held their Big Rig and Pickup Truck race. Bill and Arlene Quay attached their GRS flag to the back of their Motorhome and entered the Big rig race. After three rounds of time trials the big Motor home lumbered to 5 round wins and a second place finish. The temp dropped and they lost in the final on a double breakout. Photos are on the NYIRP racers forum. Fun was had by all.