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 Post subject: 7/3/2009 Atco 8.50, 10.0, 12.0 Index Racing
PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:11 am 
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A big money bracket race was going on at Atco on Friday Night, giving us all some parking challenges and also seeing more dragsters than most of us can stomach :) The weather was nice and cool, the track had constant cars going down it so the conditions were good. We had a good showing from all classes considering it was a holiday weekend and many racers shot down the shore for the weekend.


12.0 Index


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Round 1
Nick Berti set the tone for tonight's race with our first pass, against Dave Harvey III. Berti took out Harvey with an .016 reaction time and 12.028 pass. Don't be worried though, there are still 2 Harvey's left in 12.0 :). Road Runner Kev gave away the next pair on a .008 red light, wasting his 12.022 pass against Rich Smith's breakout 11.983. Walt Haas, so far undefeated this year at Atco's 12.0 program, was up next against Tom Zane Jr. Zane was caught sleeping, which you cannot do against Walt. Walt's 12.131 was good to Zane's 12.028 due to Walt's .031 light to Zane .228. Bryan Riley and Harry Cronce lined up, Cronce going .002 red giving Riley the win. Chuck Koenig came up next against Lynn Townes. Both racers had respectable lights, .032 for Koenig and .012 for Townes. Both racers broke out, Koenig advances as his 11.927 was not as fast as Townes' 11.919. Steve Demaria was up next against Mark Mueller. Demaria kills the tree with an .005 reaction time to Mueller's .025, but Mueller was closer to the Index with a 12.015 to Demaria's 12.047. Jim Harvey ran up against an unnamed racer in car #820, a 12.010 pass good against the other driver's breakout 11.994. Barb Lutz came to the beams against Eric Mazzoni. Barb was late at the start and had work to do, she broke out with an 11.984 pass to Mazzoni's hard to beat 12.019. Dave Harvey Jr. took the bye run, he took a full steam pass and wan an 11.965.

Round 2
The dangerous Walt Haas pulled up first against the also tough Chuck Koenig. Walt cut a tree with an .003 light to Chuck's .060, both racers broke out but Walt was closer to the Index with an 11.993 to Chuck's 11.952. Rich Smith goes red by a hair on the next matchup giving Eric Mazzoni a pass to the next round. Nick Berti runs an impressive 12.008 to Dave Harvey Jr's also impressive 12.019 pass, but this race was won at the tree as Nick's reaction time was .03 slower, .043 to Dave's .013. Mark Mueller and Bryan Riley ran identical e/t's in the next pair, 12.085, but Mark's .035 reaction time won the race for him. Jim Harvey took the bye to the next round, running a 11.931.

Round 3
Eric Mazzoni got Walt Haas on the tree, a .020 light to Walt's .037. Both racers break out, Eric closer to the index by .005 seconds, puttin the previously undefeated Haas back on the trailer. Next up was a family matchup, Jim Harvey vs. Dave Harvey Jr. Jim absolutely nails this pass, a .006 light and a 12.003 e/t, there was no way that Dave could touch Jim's 12.009 package, even though Dave ran a 12.020 pass. Mark Mueller takes a bye to the semis running a 11.985.

Semi-finals
Jim Harvey lined up against Mark Mueller, both racers have been awesome all night and either could easily be in the winner's circle. Jim goes red by .003 giving Mueller the win light before he even hits the gas, Mueller runs it out, a 12.052 pass w/ an .014 light. Eric Mazzoni took the bye to the finals, running an 11.964.

Finals
Mark Mueller vs. Eric Mazzoni. Mueller drills the tree yet again, an .007 light to Mazzoni's .034. Mazzoni had the quicker e/t with a 12.093, but Mueller's .007 light gave him the holeshot win and a trip to a familiar place for him, the winner's circle.



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10.0 Index


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Round 1
Mike Romeo and Bill Dutka started out the action with almost equal reaction times, Mike quicker to the stripe with a 10.238 to Dutka's 10.391. Mike was probably not thrilled with that pass and would be headed back to the pits to put some more power in the car. Two flamed up black mustangs came up next, Mark Plucinski sporting the blue flames and Cottone with the orange, including a fresh trans from ATS Racing and also a fresh motor in the car. Plucinski takes the win, a 10.048 pass to Paul's 10.129. Michael Scalfo and Brendan Mills pulled up next, both racers left with an .001 second difference. Both broke out, but Scalfo was not as far over as Mills, is 9.979 pass sends him to round #2. Ray Wallis takes a holeshot win against Harry Weber, his .036 light helped him make up the .012 disadvantage at the stripe. Tom Wood was up next against Joe Cocuzza. Joe cut a great light, an .003 to Wood's .036. Once Tom's front wheels came back down to earth, he sailed on to a win with a 10.079 pass to Cocuzza's 10.579. Michael Colo lined up next against Bill Pollock. Colo left with an .003 light and didn't look back, his 10.087 pass good to go against Pollock's 10.149. Tony Mullin left first against John Hurst by .002 seconds, but Hurt's 10.110 pass would do the deed against Mullin's 10.120. Rob Corujo goes red in the next matchup by .006 against Carl Ungaro, Ungaro still had a good pass with a 10.039. Mr. 9.999 Carey Cable had a bye in the first round, and runs a 10.016 with an .021 light, giving him the #1 qualifier spot.

Round 2
Two Michaels rolled up to the beams, one Colo and one Scalfo. The one moving on would be Colo, running dead on with a 4 and a .022 light, to Scalfo's close 10.011 pass. Ray Wallis Jr. cut a great light against Mark Plucinski, an .008 to Mark's .027, however Ray could not keep up and Mark's 10.019 was good to move on. Two tough competitors pulled up next, Mike Romeo who has been to many a final so far this year, and Tom Wood's wheelstanding Buick. Mike had a quicker e/t with a 10.031, but Tom took a holeshot win because of his .038 reaction time to Mike's .075. Tom told us later how happy he was to take out the tough Romeo. Carl Ungaro was not fooling around in his next trip down the 1320, a 10.003 with a .030 light was untouchable by John Hurst, who ended up breaking out. Carey cable took the bye to the next round, running it out with a .008 light and 9.995 pass.

Round 3
Michael Colo and Mark Plucinski were up first, both racers cutting equal reaction times of .020 seconds. Colo beats Plucinski to the stripe with a 10.019 to Mark's 10.029. Carey Cable got another bye, as Tom Wood lost first gear in his car after his last race against Mike Romeo. Carl Ungaro takes a bye to the Semi's.

Semi-Finals
The first pair brought the #1 and #2 qualifiers to the line, Carey Cable and Carl Ungaro. Carl treed Carey, a .044 light to Carey's .137. Carey had no chance to beat Carl's 10.033 pass, and Carey broke out with a 9.972, this race was won at the start. Michael Colo takes the bye to the finals, running a 9.988. He'll need to slow down just a tad if he wants to take home the win.

Finals
Two very capable racers were about to give the fans a close race in the 10.0 Index final, Carl Ungaro and Michael Colo. Carl yet again was first to leave with a .027 reaction time to Michael's .043. Michael was quicker to the stripe, but in this case that was a bad thing as it was a double breakout situation. Carl's 9.976 brought home the win for the Ungaro Brothers against Colo's 9.950.


10.0 Index Ladder
10.0 Index Eliminations Sheet


8.50 Index

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Round 1
Our first pair was a Chevy matchup, Mike Conway's Vette against Scott Shepperd's Camaro. Both racers left with an equal reaction time of .036, Mike trying to take his second win in a row starts the process with an 8.519 run against Shepperd's close 8.531. Brian Ferrari in the Mean Green Chevelle rolled up next against Al Jr. of Fonse Performance in the Naturally Aspirated Camaro. Fonse cut a great light as usual, a .017, but Ferrari overpowered him and ran a 8.566 to take the win in round 1. Rob Poochigian purged his nitrous and rolled up to the beams against Sal Kazalski's Nova. Poochigian took off with a .051 reaction time and did not look back, running a 8.571 elapsed time to Sal's 8.727. Two bad lookin rides came up next, John Goss's Camaro and Craig Buscio's '62 Deuce. Goss had an .021 advantage off the line, and that would do the trick giving him the holeshot win against Craig Buscio. Goss was .020 seconds behind Buscio, a .001 margin of victory. TJ Kasper lined up next against Tommy Romeo who is back after suffering some breakage last month at E-town. Tommy had some problems getting going and TJ took the win, shutting it down a little early to avoid the breakout. Rockin' Rob Cherkas was up next against Chuck Kelly's bad truck, the '93 Sonoma. Rob was quicker with an 8.669 to Chuck's 8.818. John Razzler took a bye to round #2.

Round 2
Brian Ferrari lined up against TJ Kasper. Kid Kwik had some problems after the burnout as the car shut off. It fired back up, but died again as the tree dropped, Brian took off and took the win. Later we found out that Kasper's problem was due to the ball bearing in the rollover valve falling out and blocking the fuel line. Rob Poochigian was set to face John Razzler but Razz did not make it, Rob took the single and ran an 8.560 pass. John Goss lined up the sparkly Camaro against the strobed out ride of Rockin' Rob. Goss got Rob at the tree with an .051 advantage, which gave Goss the holeshot win with a 8.551 pass to Rob's 8.535. Michael Conway took the #1 qualifier advantage and got the bye to the semis.

Semi-finals
We were only left with the top 4 qualifiers at this point. First up, Goss lined up versus Poochigian. Goss had an .017 advantage at the tree, but he didn't need it as his 8.551 pass would hold up to Poochigian's 8.573 and put him in the finals. Mike Conway lined up next against the Mean Green Machine of Brian Ferrari. Conway took off and Ferrari was not able to drive around him, Mike running an 8.578 to Ferrari's 8.671. Conway was on his way to his second straight finals at Atco.

Finals
Mike Conway took off first against John Goss, with an .012 advantage from the line. Goss drove around Conway, denying Mike back to back wins. For the win, John ran an 8.532 to Mike's 8.553.


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Be sure to check out Dave Milcarek's Photo Gallery of this race for professional quality photos available for purchase.. he has some neat stuff in there guys that you won't find anywhere else!!

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great job as always seth !!!!!

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Awesome job Seth, people representin those GDR stickers!

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Seth, thanks for the write up. My damn truck isn't bad yet, with a little more pill to it, it might be though.....

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notyets10 wrote:
Seth, thanks for the write up. My damn truck isn't bad yet, with a little more pill to it, it might be though.....


You are gettin there my friend, definitely a unique ride around here !!

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Congrats John Goss on the win
good see your back out racing again

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Congrats John on your 8fifty win :cheers:

Thx Seth for the write-up & the sticker

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Great Job as usual Seth.

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Good read Seth, I enjoyed that. You guys have a real good thing going now.

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Thanks for the write-up, pics, and sticker Seth!

Congratulations John Goss on your win! :party:

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