We are a group of friends and racers united for one purpose: Promoting nostalgia drag racing in the mid-Atlantic region.
Our members are as varied as their cars. They come from all walks of life, but race as one group. At our races you will find friendship and comradery, instead of cutthroat competition Don’t misunderstand - when two cars pair up at the starting line, the competition is real - each person wants to win - but it ends at the finish line.
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South Mountain Recap
"Twenty MANDRA racers and crews rolled in to South Mountain on Sunday, October 15 for the final points race of the year. Several of our regular drivers were missing for personal reasons and we wish them all the best with the issues at hand. The points championship was not yet determined and the top contenders were there to face off. Bud Poust was leading the points race, but unfortunately had to drop out of the competition due to engine problems. This meant that Merritt Snyder would have to win two rounds in order to receive top honors. Ralph had a little mishap in the staging lanes and had to drop out of the race, so 18 cars remained for competition. And, the competition was fierce all day, but Merritt managed to win two rounds and become our 2017 Points Champion with a 25-point lead over Bud. Congratulations to Merritt on his first ever MANDRA Championship!
The semi-finals had Jim Shearer earning a bye-run into the finals where he faced Ray Bloom who beat Brian Yarrison in semi-final action. This was the first trip to the finals this year for both of these drivers. Jim was a little too anxious and red lighted giving the win to Ray on what would of been a good race to the finish. This gave Ray his first ever MANDRA win! It has been a long-time coming, but is well deserved. He also won the award for best reaction time in competition sponsored by Freels Racing. It was good to see Brian and Chase Freels and look forward to Brian running with us again next season. Jim and his family/crew dedicated the day's event to the memory of a young circle-track driver (Patrick Bryner) who recently passed away and was a good friend of the family. Congratulations to all. Thank you to Better-Half Racing and Cyclone Racing for their sponsoring the race.
It was also good to see Frank Giallonardo back on the track. He ran the trophy division and won top honors in that division. Charles Cockerham ran with MANDRA and also participated in the John Potocki Memorial Race where he went several rounds in competition. Congratulations!
Another year of racing with MANDRA is in the books. Now is the time to take a break, enjoy the upcoming holidays, and fine tune those engines for the coming year. We are going to try and hold our first membership meeting in early December. Details are being worked out and we'll keep you informed as soon as we know.
Don't forget to get your reservations in for the annual awards banquet on November 18 at Revere Tavern in Paradise, PA. It should be a great time of reminiscing and fellowship. Let me or Merritt know by November 1 if you will be able to join us.
Lastly, the updated points are attached. Remember, according to our Bylaws, 70% of the races count, so this year we dropped four races for the final points tally. Congratulations again to Merritt, Bud, and Marc English who are our top three drivers; and congratulations to all of you for another successful season."
See you all soon!
2017 Points Champion
2017 Points Runner-Up
2017 Points Third Place