Cecil County recap
The seasons last race at Cecil County Dragway went off with out a hitch, Mother Nature cooperated and many racers ran the quickest times of the year.
MANDRA had 23 cars on hand and everyone was ready for first round, Bob Maulick got the bye run with a .008 reaction time on both time runs.
By third round we were down to 6 cars with Randy Campbell defeating Cliff Sebring in the Checker, Pete Boyer defeating Mark Santee in a close race and Merritt Snyder defeating Mike Volpe.
Semi-finals saw Pete Boyer win over Randy Campbell, Randy had the better reaction time but ran too fast by .002, Merritt Snyder had a bye run into the finals.
The final was over at the starting line, Pete Boyer left first and Merritt turned on the red light.
This was a very deserving and popular win for Pete Boyer after missing more than half the season do to health problems. Congratulation Pete, welcome back to the winners circle.
The MANDRA banquet is November 16th at the Revere Tavern in beautiful Paradise, PA. Please make sure Kim or Barbara have your reservations.
This will be the last chance to get MANDRA tee shirts, sweat shirts, hats and jackets, order now from Barbara and we will deliver them at the banquet.
The MANDRA member ship meeting will be 1 PM, Sunday, December 15th at the EMMR museum in York Springs, PA.
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 Atco recap
Another great day of MANDRA racing at Atco Dragway for their Nostalgia Fall Classic. The event was well run with little down time.
Big thank you to the days sponsor John Hakes Auto Service. There were 22 members on hand and the weather was beautiful and the competition was tough.
First round action saw Bob English defeat Mark Santee with a .000 light and Mike Vope defeating Tony Picone with a .002 light, these guys were serious.
In third round close racing continued with Mike Volpe chopping down the Christmas tree again against Ray Bloom with Mike running an 11.80 on his 11.79 dial and Ray running an 11.11 on his 11.10 dial, but Mike had the race at the starting line with a .003 reaction time. Merritt Snyder ran Bob English in a close race decided at the finish line when Merritt broke out by .003 while Bob broke out by .004. In the other third round matchup another close race with Randy Campbell winning, running a 10.39 on his 10.38 dial to Charlie Innersts 10.30 on his 10.29 dial in.
The semi-finals brought Randy Campbell to the line against Merritt Snyder in a almost heads up race (10.38 vs 10.33), but the race was over at the starting line when Merritt had a.010 red light, but Randy was ready for anything with a .000 perfect light. Mike Volpe had a bye run into the final.
The final looked to be another close race that unfortunately ended at the starting line as well with a .005 red light for Mike Volpe. This was a great race day for all involved.
The points racers were followed by the MANDRA consolation race, these guys were ready to race too with the worst reaction time in the first round being an .068. The consolation race final was Mark Santee vs Cliff Sebring with Mark taking the win with the days third MANDRA .000 perfect reaction time.
Congratulations to all the winners. See everyone at South Mountain next Sunday.
MANDRA Cecil County Recap
Mother Nature gave MANDRA a break for the annual Founders Day Race and Picnic, we could have all been watching the wind and the rain as hurricane Dorian went by.
The picnic was fun and the racing was funner. A shake up in points started in the first round when Tony Picone won over Mark Santee and Randy Campbell started a win streak defeating Bob Maulick.
The third round found Randy Campbell defeating John Harris and Brian Yarrison getting the win over Tony Picone. New member Paul Spotts in his 69 Pontiac Trans Am defeated John Wise, with Cliff Sebring in the Checker, who seems to be getting better each race, advancing with a bye run. At the end of the third round 8 of the top 10 in points were out of competition.
Semi-finals pitted Cliff Sebring against Brian Yarrison with Cliff getting the win and Randy Campbell winning over Paul Spotts.
It was Randy Campbell and Cliff Sebring in competition for the final with Randy taking the win.
This race shook up the points a bit with 3 races left for 2019. This win puts Randy Campbell number one in points followed by Mark Santee with Brian Yarrison moving into third place.
Our next race will be at Atco Dragway on Sunday Sept 22nd, details next week. The competition will definitely get tougher the closer we get to end of season.
Look forward to seeing everyone at Atco Dragway.
Have a great week.
MANDRA Beaver Springs Labor Day Recap
Saturday at Beaver Springs seemed like a great day for everyone, some of the girls seemed to be having a better time than the racers. Wonder what was in those ice cold drinks? Team Ferraro was the days sponsor of the plaques and purse.
The weather was great and the competition was close, Ralph Ferraro won his first round race with Jim Shearer by .0001.
Saturdays 3rd round found Randy Campbell defeating Cliff Sebring, Mark Santee winning over Bob English, Bob Maulick over Bill Wert and John Wise having a bye run.
In the Semi-finals Randy Campbell won over John Wise in a very close match with Mark Santee taking out Bob Maulick.
It was a duel of the points leaders in the Saturday night final with Mark Santee taking the win when Randy fouled.
The consolation race had 12 participants with the semi-finals pitting Judd McKinseys wheel standing Camaro against Bud Poust with Judd moving to the finals and Marc English going into the finals with a bye run. Based on the reaction times in the final neither competitor wanted to win, but the win went to Marc English in a double break out race.
The Sunday race was rained out after the first round, all competitors in Sundays race will receive 100 points, with first round winners receiving an additional 25 points.
Sundays sponsor for the Brad McKinsey Memorial Race, Rivers Truck Center, has agreed to carry its sponsorship over to the Cecil County race and the Cecil County race sponsor Santee Racing has agreed to combine sponsorship for a double payout at the founders day race and picnic.
Thanks to everyone for making Beaver Springs a fun event and helping MANDRA put on a great race.