MANDRA RECAP – South Mountain Raceway – Sunday Sept 27, 2020
MANDRA does it again a great day of racing at South Mountain, 28 cars on hand unfortunately Ralph Ferraro hydraulicked his motor on warm up breaking the block, putting Ralph out of competition.
The days winners, double payout, was sponsored by FWG Racing, Frankie G. and R & A Racing, Ray and Allison Bloom. There was also a payout to third round runner-ups sponsored by South Mountain Raceway and MANDRA and a $25 dollar bonus for the low winning reaction time each round sponsored by Frankie G., Chris Righetti, Tony Picone, Ray Bloom and Merritt Snyder. This made a $625 purse for MANDRA racers.
The weather looked pretty rough in the morning with a threatening cloud cover, except for a very light drizzle in early afternoon (something about a black cloud over Ralphs trailer), which held racing up for a half hour racing went fine.
Mike Volpe had the first round bye run with a .002 reaction time in time trials. The round one low reaction time bonus went to John Wise with an .017. The round two low reaction time bonus also went to John Wise again with an .014.
Round three started with Chris Righetti winning over Randy Campbell, Marc English defeating Frankie G. and Merritt Snyder defeating Tony Picone, John Wise advanced to the semi finals with a bye run. That made Randy, Frankie and Tony the Third round runner-ups, each getting $25. Also in the third round John Wise again had low reaction time with a .004.
The semi-finals pitted Marc English against the low reaction time wiz John Wise with Marc taking the win when John ran too fast with a 7.08 on his 7.09 dial. Merritt Snyder raced Chris Righetti with Merritt taking the win by about .04. The low reaction time bonus went to Merritt with an .066 reaction against Chris Righetti.
The final was Marc English vs Merritt Snyder, Merritt left the line first with a better reaction time but was unable to run his dial in and Marc got the win. In the final Marc English received the low reaction time bonus with a .101 winning reaction time.
Congratulations to all winners, see you in two weeks for the final MANDRA race of the season.
Winner - Marc English
Runner-Up - Merritt Snyder
Semi's - Chris Righetti
Semi's John Wise
Reaction Money - John Wise