Antinora Takes Quick 8 Win

Today we had a great turnout of racers and fans as we hosted the Seaboard Graphics Quick 8 race along with the Bill Lake Modular Homes Super Pro Showdown. Packed in with a regular show and the 90 degree weather this was definitely a very hot show. Here is the rundown.

In the Quick 8 race it was Gary Antinora driving his '99 Bos dragster to the win when he stopped Fred Jacobs who experienced some breakage in his ’94 LeBaron. Gary who qualified #2 with a 6.84 at 201.67 mph sped off to a 6.827 at 191.66 mph victory and did a great job of driving as his right rear slick was struck by a piece of debris from Fred’s car but he managed to stay in control. Fred coasted to an 8.50 at 94.34 mph for the runner up spot. Fred defeated # 1 qualifier and new track record holder Bob Frigon in the semi’s with a great 6.77 at 200.06 mph pass after Bob’s dragster suffered breakage at approx. the 1/8 mile mark, while Gary stopped Larry Kuhn with a 6.86 at 202.57 mph pass which covered Larry’s 7.01 at 194.89 mph effort. By the way Bob Frigon’s record setting run driving his ’00 Spitzer dragster was 6.22 at 227.42 mph. All the competitors put on a great show and the ESTA crew did a great job of prepping the track to hold all of the horsepower theses cars were putting out. Click here to read more about the Quick 8 event.

In the rescheduled Bill Lake Modular Homes Super Pro Showdown, which was rained out on it’s original race date of August 2nd, it was Scott Forbes in his ’94 S-10 winning an extremely close final round defeating Scott Popple in his ’95 Firebird in a double breakout final. Scott Forbes got the slight edge at the line with a .509 to .515 advantage and won it with a 10.347 at 129.40 mph run on his 10.35 dial, while Popple ran an 8.576 at 159.04 mph run on his 8.58 dial for the runner up spot. Howie Smith and Bob Belvick were semifinalists.

In Pro Anthony Zangari scored the first of his two wins today when he stopped Steve Doss who was in his "Purple Haze" ’85 Monte Carlo. Anthony drove his ’99 Camaro to a .504 initiated, 11.960 at 112.99 mph run on his 11.92 dial for the win. Steve had a .511 light and ran a 10.004 at 128.18 mph run on his 9.97 dial in to settle for the runner up spot. Semifinalists were Theodore Lewis and Eddie Reilly.

Skip Tamburino went home with the Pro Bike win riding his ’77 Kawaski to a final round defeat of David Ashby who was on his ’93 Kawasaki. Skip held the reaction time advantage .574 to .610 and ran right on his 9.76 dial in with a 9.765 at 125.32 mph pass. David had to settle for the runner up spot with a 14.179 at 88.97 mph run on his 14.18 dial in. Cory Bingel and
Brian Moulton made it to the semifinals.


In Pro Sled, Dan Eddy Jr. rode his ’95 Ski-doo to the win when he defeated Jeff DeSellems who was also on his '98 Ski-doo Rev. Dan had a great .513 light and won with an 11.895 at 91.25 mph run on his 11.72 dial. Jeff had a decent .580 light and scored the runner up spot with a 9.254 at 123.28 mph run on his 9.14 dial. Dennis Boston and Jeff Cerio were semifinalists.

Street Money saw Anthony Zangari capture his second win of the day when he stopped Ryan Beckwith who was driving his ’85 Pontiac. Anthony held the eaction advantage .558 to .599 and ran an 11.936 at 109.94 mph on his 11.92 dial, while Ryan ran under his 14.38 dial trying to hold Anthony off with a 14.350 at 95.17 mph. Semifinalists were Theodore Lewis and Steve English.

In Modified, Fausto Rioscolon took the win driving his Riverside Performance powered ’71 Plymouth Cuda to a final round defeat of Don Austin in his ’79 Firebird. Fausto ran a 9.987 at 125.24 mph on his 9.96, while Don runner upped with his 11.898 at 115.44 mph run on his 11.87 dial. Fausto held the reaction time advantage .564 to .617. Rich Duffer and Steve Marshall made it to the semifinals.

Steve English won the Street Trophy title today driving his ’82 Cutlass defeating a red lighting Bud Brown who was in his Howlett Hill ’79 Chevy. Steve matched his 14.17 dial with a 14.179 at 94.51 mph, while Bud ran a 13.286 at 105.39 mph on his 13.20 dial. Sid Cuff  parked his Camaro and took his 2005 Corvette to the semifinal finish.

Kevin Wuest on his ’01 Polaris stopped Pro Bike winner Skip Tamburino from doubling up in the Bike/Sled Combo class today. Kevin had a huge .508 to .600 starting line advantage and won with a 10.133 at 115.96 mph run on his 10.12 dial. Skip ran a 9.789 at 129.39 mph on his 9.76 dial to take home the runner up honors. Bike/Sled semifinalist was the "Rocket" Rick Fies on his '06 Suzuki Gixxer.

There were no points in the Jr. dragster classes today due to the Division 1 race in Maryland. But a few of the racers were on hand and in the Jr. “B” class it was Jake Lipke stopping Ron Klein Jr. in the final round. Jake had a .529 to .708 reaction times advantage and won with a 9.009 at 72.35 mph run on his 8.96 dial. Ron settled for the runner up spot with a 9.010 at 72.60 mph run on his 8.93 dial.

Matt Buchanan singled for the Jr. “A” win with a 9.954 at 63.25 mph run on his 9.90 dial.

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