MANDRA South Mountain Recap
MANDRA RACING at SOUTH MOUNTAIN
The racing seems to get more exciting each week as we get closer to seasons end. Unless Randy Campbell stays home and Mark Santee wins the Cecil County race the number one spot looks predetermined. Bill Wert, Marc English and John Wise improved their positions by going rounds.
The days sponsor was FWG Racing, thank you Frankie G for your support allowing trophy plaques and a payout to the winner, runner-up and semi-finalists along with a bonus for a winning low reaction time in eliminations won by Marc English with a .010 in the first round.
Thank you to MANDRA racers for presenting a 25 car field at South Mountain. Unfortunately the new guy, Bud Poust, suffered breakage and couldn’t make first round. The 25 car field helped MANDRA get a track bonus allowing MANDRA to make a payout to the third round runner-ups. (Third round losers).
Third round found Randy Campbell defeating Jamie Reichert, Mark Santee defeating Marc English and Bill Wert defending his points position over John Wise.
The semi-finals saw Bill Wert send Randy Campbell home in a really close race, when Bill ran right on his 7.03 dial in while Randy ran a 6.45 on his 6.44 dial, but Randy lost at the starting line with a .006 red light. Mark Santee had a bye run into the finals based on his .030 reaction time in the previous round.
In the final Bill Wert left first with a .053 handicap head start but Mark Santee took away that advantage with a .053 better reaction time giving Mark his fourth win of the season.
The Consolation race came down the Merritt Snyder and Brian Yarrison in the final, based on the reaction times neither driver wanted to win but Merritt prevailed with a 6.50 on a 6.48 dial in.
In the Powder Puff race run by South Mountain with the help of Kim Picone, Carly Boyer and John Rose, we regret we do not have the name of the young lady in the yellow Camaro who won, but congratulations to all the days winners.
South Mountain had a good crowd for their Glory Days event and except for one oil down the event went very well. Thank you again to South Mountain and all the participants.
MANDRA Banquet Reminder
Please remember the MANDRA banquet is coming soon, Saturday November 16th, we will need to get dinner reservations in soon.
To secure your reservations please text Kim Picone at 610-657-7922 or Barbara Sommers at 610-442-0089, or let them know at the Cecil County race.
If your staying over night at the Revere Tavern make your reservation now.
Cecil County Precap
Well here we are, the last race of the season, seems like just a couple weeks age we were heading to Island Dragway for the first race of the season.
This week we race at Cecil County for their annual Fall Nostalgia Drag Race, Car Show and Swap Meet. The weather looks excellent for Saturday and competition for final points spots will be tough. The cool October weather usually means the quickest ETs of the year.
This weeks sponsor will be Hansberry Enterprises, there will be a payout for winner, runner-up and semi-finalists.
The gates open at 8AM with racing set to start by 9AM. MANDRA admission will be $50, be sure to tell them you are with MANDRA.
Many top 10 points positions are still up for grabs for anyone going rounds.at this race. Last chance to step up.
See you at Cecil County.