Saturday — Nov. 15th
Racing was cancelled due to very cold and windy conditions
Sunday — Nov. 16th
Though temps stayed in the high 30’s we had 79 cars take the track for a test & tune and gamblers race. The track prep held up well, many of our test & tune racers ran the quickest runs of the year. We had a variety of fast street cars and full on race cars. Larry Price won the small gamblers race. Overall a good day, we finished up at about 4 pm.
This coming weekend we finish out the 2014 racing season. Sat. Nov. 22nd is the Cornish Game Hen race. We start at 9 am with the Junior Dragsters, at 11:30 we run the big cars — Super, Bike, Pro, Street and Trophy, all are 1/8 mile racing. On Sun. Nov. 23rd we run the Annual Turkey race, Jr. Dragsters start at 9:30 am, big cars at 11:30 am — Super, Bike, Pro, Street, Trophy and Jr. Street all running 1/8 mile. Test & Tune is offered both days. We’ll hope for a bit warmer weather for both days. Also think about your Christmas gift list, our Goodie Booth has many reasonably priced Mason Dixon shirts, hats sweatshirts and jackets for sale, see Cheryl this coming weekend. See you this coming weekend!
Saturday — November 8th
Weather was a bit cool and windy but ok for our Drive-in Drags and test & tune event. In the 11.50 and slower group we had 30 cars. In the final three, Annie Waters beat her husband Chris to then face off with Greg Orris in his 05 GTO. Greg had the better light to take the win. In the fast 11.49 and quicker bracket Justin Crider in his 71 Nova won over Rick Wenger in his 66 Chevelle. We ran each class winner for an overall Drive-in Drags champ. Justin dialed a 10.00 while Greg dialed a 12.00, both were two over with Greg taking the very close win. Cameron Stouffer made her Junior Street licenses runs in a late model Honda Accord with high 10 second at 65 mph runs. Well done. We also ran a test & tune class with many making numerous passes.
Sunday — November 9th
Temps hit the low 50’s with light breezes making it a good day for racing. In the Footbrake class 28 cars entered. In the semis Joe Wetzel beat third place driver Troy Gerhart. In the final Mike Rodgers broke out by one while Joe Wetzel who was good by one. We had a number of test & tune cars and bikes. Of note, Harley Ely made her license runs in the Junior Dragster class, the last one with a 13.50 et. This was her first runs ever, Harley handled the car very well, nice job! Jim Scott’s big block Ford powered Bantam altered made 3 fast passes, best one being a 8.36 at 164 mph. Overall a good day.
Next weekend, Sat. Nov. 15 is a test & tune event, 11 am to 4 pm. Sunday Nov. 16 is a test & tune event and a Gambler race will be contested, 11:30 am to 4 pm.
See you at Mason Dixon Dragway this weekend!
Saturday — Nov. 1st
This was day one for the MD Performance Center Real Street Race and the annual Tri-State Stock/Super Stock Race. About 20 cars battled it in Stock/Super Stock on this cool damp day. Kevin Clark was the winner over John Frech while Larry Jewell took third place. In Real Street we had 14 cars with Ken Tingle running 5.38 At 132 mph in final against Harold Horton. We also ran a Test & Tune event. We finished up the day about 5:30 pm.
Sunday — Nov. 2nd
Though a bit cool, there was plenty of sunshine as we went into day two. Now we had 48 Stock/Super Stock cars making round one, in the end it was Kyle Huntzberry in his SS/JA 69 Camaro over red lighting Paul Roderick in his AAA/SA Cobra Jet Mustang. Former world champ Tex Miller was third in his F/SA Mustang. Footbrake was won by Eric Campolito in his 94 Chevy Caprice Stocker over Troy Gerhart, Dave Toms was third. Super was won by Bob Jansen in his four second small block dragster. Real Street had 13 cars, low qualifier and now the record holder in the class was Dave Guy of Dillsburg, Pa. in his turbo Mustang, ran a 5.21 at 141 mph. Dave made the finals against Sat. winner Ken Tingle. Dave had the better light was unable to make a clean launch and Ken took the win with a solid 5.36 at 134 mph. Of note, Jack Williamson’s Nova ran a personal best of 5.37 at 127 mph. Over in Stock/Super Stock, Paul Roderick’s Cobra Jet ran several low 8.80 runs at 154 mph. Many of the Stock/Super Stockers ran hard with wheel standing launches, great show by all. Jordan Miller drove her Dodge Dakota truck to many Jr. Street passes with her dad “Bunk” Miller. We also ran a well attended Test & Tune event. Once again, Jake and Bubby gave a great track both days for our racers to run the big numbers they posted both days. A big thanks to Mike Carr, his mom and dad from the Tri-State Stock/Super Stock Association for their efforts putting this race together. Thanks also goes out to Justin Reggio of MD Performance Center for his work running the Real Street part of the event and lastly to all that participated today as racers, sponsors, crew and family members and track staff.
This Saturday we run our Drive-in Drag race event, tagged, titled and driven in the gate cars, 2 classes, 11.49 and faster, 11.50 and slower. Sunday a Test & Tune race. See you at Mason Dixon Dragway!
Wednesday — Oct. 22nd
Light rain and damp conditions caused the cancellation of the late afternoon/evening gamblers race on day one of the 2014 SBRA event.
Thursday — Oct. 23rd
Day 2 — Weather was great and remained excellent for the rest of the weekend. The feature for the day was a Gamblers race with three classes contested. In Super, Kelly Taylor in her dragster won over Earl Coffee driving a 68 Camaro. Footbrake had Mason Dixon’s heavy hitter Chris Crawford over RJ Fitzgerald. Gene Belt won the Bike class over Taylor Dunham. We finished up about 7 pm. Good racing by all and the track was excellent all day long.
Friday — Oct. 24th
Day 3 — Now we had nearly a full house as many more racers made the show today. We ran two $5,000 Hi-Roller races. In Super no one had anything for Paul Burruss in his small block Chevy dragster as he won over Ray Ralston in the final. Paul went six rounds to win this one and went four more rounds in the Gamblers for ten straight round wins in one day, that’s an accomplishment in this house this weekend! In Footbrake Hi-Roller it was a brothers final, Chris Giles won over Wade Giles. Wonder if they split the money? Another great final. In both Hi-Roller races were there many near perfect packages, run after run, this was the best racing I’ve seen all year! Jumping over to the Gamblers races in Super it was Delbert Baldwin ($2000) over Jesse Alberts ($1000), Footbrake had Jason Weaver ($2000) over Rufus Hill ($1000), Bike had Joe Devola over our Tom Eaton and the Junior Dragsters had Bobby Minter over Lane Kahley. We finished out the night about 10:40 pm. The track stayed great even as the temps got into the forties.
Saturday — Oct. 25th
Day 4 — Saturday kicked off with the Race of Champions– Super had Jeremy Curry in his high four second Olds over John Rietscha’s dragster, Footbrake had Rufus Hill over Mark Romeo, Bike had our own Dale Hamilton taking the win. In the Gambler races in Junior Dragster it was Noah Pollard over Sarah Danner, Super had Randy Krause over Jeremy Price, Footbrake was won by Harley Keys over Billy Stotler and in Bike Dale Hamilton won over Joey Devola. Dale won both the Gamblers and ROC, twelve straight rounds, no losses, great riding! The racing ran til a bit after 11 pm.
Sunday — Oct.26th
Now for the last day, it’s all about the big purse of a total just for today of over $24,000 and the team championships. First we ran the Junior Dragsters, Noah Pollard won over Hayle Lotts, Noah also won on Saturday. Super had a red hot Delante Green in his Arrow winning over Kelly Taylor who was Thurdayï¿½s Gamblers winner. Footbrake had Jason Weaver in a dead close race defeating Dickie Bodmer. In the Bike final it was Joey Devola over Nick Hamlet. We finished the racing at about 7 pm.
Here is a general overview of the 2014 SBRA Bracket Finals. I know I’m going to miss a lot of stuff but here it goes.
Number one — A GIANT thank you to all that participated, racers and their families and crew members, all the track owners and their people from the participating tracks, Gary Gore and Hayne Dominck, the Mason Dixon staff and owners for all their work leading up to and during the event, the sponsors and the race fans that attended the race. This race was a first class event from start to finish.
Number two — Multiple winners over the weekend were Kelly Taylor in Super with a win and runner-up, Dale Hamilton in Bike with two wins in one day, Noah Pollard in his Junior Dragster with two wins, Joey Devola in Bike with a win and runner-up, Jason Weaver in Footbrake with two wins and Rufus Hill with a win and runner-up. Great racing by these outstanding racers!
Number three — Now the points, Congrats to team Colonial Beach with 100 points then Mason Dixon 82, Eastside 68, Beaver Spring 63, Old Dominion 52, Natural Bridge 49 and Pittsburg 41. It was close for a while and then Colonial Beach pulled away to take the win. By the way the SBRA 2015 race will again be hosted by Mason Dixon Dragway!
Number Four — Best appearing cars were picked by Matt Facteau our timing system specialist and myself, this was hard, loads of great cars to choose from but here are the winners, Super, Rick Clay Jr, Footbrake, Jesse Beherton, Bike, Brian Canoles, Junior Dragster, Sammie Miller.
Number five — Fastest car was Jason Derr’s dragster, ran as quick as 4.46 @ 156 mph and 1.00 sixty foot times. Big wheel standers were Kevin Little’s 40 Willys with giant long wheelies with sub 1.20 sixty foot times. Gary Simpers Comet wagon is another big wheelstander. By the way the track prep was first class and was performed by Bubby Casto who is also our track photographer and Jake Landes who also handles many duties during race day.
Number six — I’m sure I’ve missed stuff here but in the end this was a great race, all that were part of it made it a huge success. Thanks for being a part of the 2014 SBRA Bracket Finals.
We have 8 more races, this weekend Nov. 1st and 2nd the Stock/Super Stock race will be contested both days, also the MD Performance Center Real Street cars run both days. On Sunday we do run the bracket classes also. See you this weekend at Mason Dixon Dragway!
Friday — Oct. 17th
We ran a Test & Tune starting at 4:30 pm til a bit after 9:00 pm that had 108 racers, mostly the diesel trucks making many runs. A nice turn out of racers and race fans.
Saturday — Oct 18th
The Truck pull was a rousing success! A huge turn out of contestants and spectators! A BIG thanks to all that participated. We can’t thank Antrim Diesel RV Sales/Sam Foley and family enough for their hard work putting this part of the weekend together. Great show! The pulls ran from 2:00 pm til after 10:00 pm. Also many vendors participated along with over 50 trucks joining in on the dyno pulls. Great job everyone!
Sunday — Oct. 19th
About 166 trucks and big rigs participated in the drag racing part of the Diesel Event. We ran four classes. In the Big Rig Quick 8 the number one qualifier Craig Morris won with runs in the 12.90s with a final 12.87 at 112 mph over runner up Shane Pollock. The Big Rig Bracket class had Andrew Coblentz over Justin Butler in the final. The Quick 8 Pickup class had the number one qualifier Mark House winning over Craig Briggs. Mark ran his fastest pass of the event with a 9.74 at 143 mph. It took a 11.19 et to qualify to get in the field, two other trucks just missed with 11.20 and 11.21 ets. There were many high eleven and twelve second trucks in the house, amazing performances considering the weight of these machines. Susan Stump had one of the most unusual trucks, a rat rod truck powered by a 5.9 Cummins running a personal best 10.87 at 124 mph, She also made numerous 10.90 runs during the weekend. Finally in the Pickup Bracket class Andy Dolan took the win. He had also double entered and went undefeated in both entries and took the runner up spot also. Nearly flawless driving Andy! Again a big thanks to all our sponsors, racers, vendors and race fans for participating, even with a couple of oil downs and a big number of racers we still completed the event by 7:00 pm. Well done! About our scoreboard/lane sponsors — left lane, Sam Foley and family Antrim Diesel RV Sales — right lane — Richard Price and family Antrim Diesel Service, we appreciate all their support of racing at Mason Dixon Dragway.
See you this week at the SBRA Bracket Finals — Oct 22 thru Oct 26
Saturday — Oct 11th
All night and morning rains forced a cancellation of the MD Performance Real Street, Slant Six and Test & Tune event.
Sunday — Oct 12th
Much better weather greeted the 190 race cars and drivers and the big spectator turn out with partly cloudy skies and temps in the high fifties. The Slant Six Mopar Class ran two races in one day, race one had Derrick Sword over Phil Stanback in the final. Race two had last years series champ Ron Hamby over Derrick Sword. Ron was on the tree all day long and Derrick nearly pulled off a double with a win and runner-up finish. Twelve cars ran the Slant Six race. Super Pro had Colby Imes go .000 against Ronnie Horwath in final as he went slightly red. Dennis Hammond and Al Crawford took semi honors. In Footbrake Tim Bard’s Nova ran the number round after round taking the win over Mike Rodgers, Joe Wetzel was third. Darius Wenger won Trophy with high 11 sec. runs. We also had a new Jr. Street racer license today, Jordan Miller, daughter of Larry “Bunk” Miller qualified in her Dodge Dakota truck with low 11 second eighth mile passes. Eric Kitchen, the head man in the Pro Stick Class, thought we might have 50 cars, he underestimated a bit as 53 cars made round one. In the end it was Dan Hoyler in his Fox body Mustang over Joe White’s 65 Pontiac GTO. The semi racers were Robert Cook and Mike Strickler. Speaking of Mike, he has built a great tribute “Old Reliable” car that is flat fast, the 67 Camaro ran a string of low 9.60 runs at 139 mph. We finished up about 6:15 pm just as the sprinkles began. Overall, a real good day.
Itï¿½s all about the Diesels next week. On Friday Oct 17th we have a Test & Tune, open to all, from 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm. The Truck Pull @ 2PM and Dyno testing start at 10 AM. on Saturday Oct. 18th. On Sunday, Oct 19th the Diesel trucks take the track at 11:30 am –Four Classes Quick 8 Big Rigs and Quick 8 Pickup plus big rigs and pick ups bracket racing.
See you this weekend at Mason Dixon Dragway!
Saturday — Oct. 4th
Though we had early morning rain showers, we were able to start on time anyway. In the 6.50 Index class it was Nathan Englar over Pat Gordon in the final, Tom Bard took third place. Dennis Hammond won the 5.90 Index class. We also ran our Outlaw 4.40 cars. Number one qualifier was the Corvette of Rich Stine with a quick 4.45 pass at 165 mph. In the final it was Rich Stine over John Moton with Jeremy Curry and Chris Sellers as the semi finalists, there was a full field of eight cars, all were well into the four second zone. We did have several test & tune cars. Jeff Brady had his dragster running as quick as 7.26 @ 183 mph with Nathan Etzler driving, a great looking very fast dragster!
Sunday — Oct. 5th
The Outlaw Pontiac Drag Racing Series cars put on a good show, 22 cars made round one, in the finals Wayne Garrison’s 69 Judge won over Andy Nutt’s 67 Lemans. The 1K All-Run class had Mark Gray with the better light winning over Andy Dolan, the semi racers were Jason Deavers and Dahrl Clark. Test & Tune cars ran also, a great mix of cars made many runs in this class. Next week, on Sat. Oct. 11th, Md Performance Center Real Street heads up cars take the track. These are low and mid 5 second eighth mile cars that put on a great show with field of about 20 cars, also the Drive-In drag cars run, two classes, 11.49 or faster and 11.50 and slower cars run. These cars must be street legal, tagged and insured and driven in the gate cars. On Sunday, Oct. 12th Eric Kitchen’s Pro Stick cars, usually over 50 strong, will race their hard launching wheel standing machines. This is always a fan favorite race. Also we’ll run Super, Footbrake, Trophy along with Test & Tune. See you this weekend at Mason Dixon Dragway!
Saturday — Sept 27th
This was a big day, we opened at 8 am for the Northern Virginia Mustang Club private rental. The dense fog, you couldn’t see the scoreboards til after 9 am, held up the racing for another 1/2 hour. There were about 50 cars and all made plenty of passes til about 1:30 pm or so. Next up were the test and tune cars along with the East Coast Impala Race series cars, a Gamblers race and two qualifying shots for both Top Sportsman and Top Dragster classes. Mike Daymude ran several 5.44 passes to win over the Luken Racers Cars Malibu in the Gamblers Race final. Top Sportsman had four cars with Ronnie Proctor leading the way with a 4.40 @ 161 mph pass. Jeremy Curry, John Moton and Jerry Williams were all fast also. In Top Dragster Carlisle, Pa racer Chris Powers laid down a 4.26 @ 165 mph. Bill Russell ran 4.33 twice @ 161 mph. The Daymude family and friends set up two tents at the end of the bleachers and sold baked goods and wearing apparel to benefit the Megan Daymude Fueling Her Dream Foundation, they also sold 50/50 tickets. Jason and Stacey Staub were at the track running the 66 Mustang which ran a strong 9.59 @ 139 mph, good having them with us for this event.
Sunday — Sept 28
The big day!! The Megan Daymude $5,000 to win Super ET race. Great racing all day long. First off let’s go to the Top Sportsman Cars, in the final Jerry Williams won over Ronnie Proctor. Jerry’s Monte Carlo is deadly consistent and Jerry can drive it too! Jumping over to the Top Dragster group it was Brian Niedomanski over the Massachusetts racer Bill Russell. Earlier in the day Chris Powers put away his slower dragster brought out the “big hammer”, in the semis Chris ran a 4.14 @ 175 mph breakout pass. The car is a rocket! Now for the $5,000 race. Chris Lil put up a $100 for the first .000 light in qualifying, hard to believe but no one got it, four .001s but no perfect light, the money went to the Megan Daymude Fueling Her Dream Foundation, thanks Chris! In round seven it was Jeremy Curry over Nathan Jacobson while Joey Harrison who earned the bye sat out his run. In the final Joey went one over with a .015 light to Jeremy Curry’s slightly off .031 light. Great racing all day long by all that participated. I got some help today as Courtney Suders announced some time runs and round two of the Super ET cars, she did an outstanding job too.. The track staff did a great job running the event and track prep was excellent as usual, how about Ronnie Proctor 1.00 sixty, Bill Russell with a .99 and Chris Powers going 1.00. Also, big thanks to all the Daymude family and their friends for all the hard work they did both days, we look forward to this event in 2015! Again a big thanks to all that participated! See you next week at Mason Dixon Dragway!
Saturday — Sept 13th
Morning rain showers persisted through the afternoon canceling racing today, everything moved forward to Sunday.
Sunday — Sept 14th
Great weather, clear skies and temps in the low 60’s were about perfect for racing. A huge turnout of 115 test and tune cars plus 20 cars were entered in the Maryland Performance Center Real Street class. We also ran three index 1/8 mile classes, 5.90, 6.50 and 7.90 and we ran the Drive In Drags class.
Real Street had Kevin Tingle with a record run of 5.25 @ 138 mph on the pole, Russ Martin was fast also with a 5.31 @137 mph blast. In the finals of the Quick 8, Jack Williamson won out over the faster but redlighting Chad Helman. In the slower bracket sponsor Terry Holler got the win when Frank Peacock broke.. Great show, Real Street racers!
In the 5.90 Index, Frank Howell ran a 5.92 with a great .009 light to win over Chuck Wishard’s 5.91 with a good .043 light, excellent race. Matt Bowie beat Nathan Englar in the 6.50 final, both had good lights but Nathan broke down track, this would no doubt have been a good race. The 7.90 class had Nancy Kovach over Larry Price.
Drive In Drag class had Glen Estelle over Larry Price in the finals. Overall all a very good day at Mason Dixon, plenty of great cars and lots of race fans were in attendance. A big thanks to all that participated today. Thanks also going to Justin Reggio of Maryland Performance Center along with Terry Holler and Custom Towing for their support of the Real Street racers. Don’t forget our team is in Delaware at the Bracket Finals this coming weekend. We are closed on Sept 20th and 21st. See you on the following weekend for the Meagan Daymude Super ET. Top Sportsman Top Dragster Race, Sept 27th and 28th.
Saturday — September 6th
This was to be a Outlaw Cars race with three 1/8 mile index classes, 5.90, 6.50 and 7.90 and a test & tune race. Times runs started at noon and about 2 pm Richie Stine’s Outlaw Corvette laid down a 4.46 @ 165 mph and an easy 1.12 60 ft. A very fast shakedown run. About 2:30 pm the rains came and just dumped on us, the race was called off at just after 3 pm.
Sunday — September 7th
This was the final SBRA points race with a big turnout of all the classes. The Junior Dragsters took the track at 9:30 am. In the end Charlotte Mallow took the win over Eric Swiger, Seth Reed and Dalyn Palmer were the semi racers. There were 27 cars in round one, nice turnout.
The big cars had Wayne Donoho winning Trophy when Rick Wenger’s Chevelle broke the rear on the burnout.
Footbrake had the biggest car count, 64 cars, in the end it was Troy Gerhart with .017 light over Mike Hufnagle, Norm Spielman was third.
Super had Mike Hoff over Marcus Henry in the finals, Michael Shoop was third. Mike Hoff was on the tree all day long, nice win for the Hoff’s!
Bike had Tom Eaton over Kermit Garnett III in the final, Tom ran as quick as 5.22 @ 129 mph during eliminations.
Outlaw Pontiac Drag Racing Series cars were with us, 17 cars, Greg Orris won out over Mike Clay.
We had a number of Maryland Performance Center Real Street cars testing today. Jack Wlliamson’s Nova did a giant bumber dragging wheel stand and came down hard causing some under carriage damage, hope Jack can make next weeks event. We thank all that participated today, racers and their crew and family members, race fans, staff and sponsors. Great weather and a great day all-around.
Next Saturday, September 13th— Md Performance Center Real Street, three 1/8 mile index classes, 5.90, 6.50 and 7.90 and the Drive-In Drags. Three classes, 11.50 and slower, 11.49 and faster and a Quick Eight. On Sunday we run a Test & Tune 11:30 am to 4:30 pm. See you next week at Mason Dixon Dragway!
Friday — August 29th
100 cars made passes in the test & tune event that went from 4:30pm to 9:30pm. A nice turn out!
Saturday — August 30th
Day one of the Labor Day Weekend Event: It was Jason Deavers over Dan Roberts in Street, both have been very strong in the last several weeks. Pro was won by Andy Dolan over Greg Ecker, Randy Hess was third. Gene Belt won Bike over Dave Clinedinst. Super Pro was won by Mike Daymude over Mark Gray while Marcus Henry took third spot. There were 24 Junior Dragsters, Joey Maggetti took his first win over Jo Jo Mallow while Mary Elizabeth Bannister was the third place racer.
Sunday — August 31st
In Street, Dan Roberts won over Garrett Suders. Pro had Kalvin Kline with a big win over Randy Hess. Brian Canoles won over second day in a row runner-up Dave Clinedinst. Super Pro winner was Joey Harrison over Ronnie Horwath, Alan Hess took third. Happy 2nd anniversary to Brittany and Joey Harrison! 27 Junior Dragsters made round one and it was Stevie Dustin getting the big win over Alyssa McFadden in the final, Brandi Connor and Jo Jo Mallow were the semi finishers. Stevie drove nearly flawless all five rounds, great driving!
Monday — September 1st
Junior Street was won by Tristin Simpkins over Sammie Miller. We now have 13 licensed Junior Street Racers at our track, let’s spread the word on this class! High School was won by Steve Gosnell over Sarah Stone. Trophy had Wes Zepp over Ryan Gray. Street winner was Carlos DeJesus over Ryan Gray. In Pro Chris Crawford won out over Mark Harbaugh. Super had Ronnie Horwath over Mike Daymude in a close race. And finally Dave Clinedinst had enough of his two runner-up finishes in Bike and went to the finals and won over Dale Hamilton. 30 Junior Dragsters ran today, Landon Palmer was the big winner over Charlotte Mallow while Brandi Connor and Jo Jo Mallow were semi racers. Landon Palmer and his dad Brian enjoyed their first weekend of racing with us and plan to return soon! A big thanks to all that participated in this weekend’s racing, the weather just barely cooperated as rain and downpours went all around us but mostly left us alone. Racers kept the pace moving and the track staff did their usual excellent work, track surface prep was top shelf all four days.
Next Sat. Sept 6th the Outlaw heads up cars will be with us along with three 1/8 mile index classes, 5.90, 6.50 and 7.50 along with test and tune. Sun. Sept 7th we run another 1/8 mile SBRA race. See you next weekend at Mason Dixon Dragway!
Saturday — Aug. 23rd
All day rains caused the cancellation of our SBRA points race. The weatherman didn’t cooperate on this one!
Sunday — Aug. 24th
Our 18th annual Mid Maryland Ford meet was a big success! Over 150 show cars and 104 race cars along with many vendors and plenty of Ford Fans made this event a good one. The show car field had all types of Fords, from early trucks to late model cars and everything between. All the show car entries were exceptionally nice this year, we did allow our show cars to make a “cruise” down track just before the drag race eliminations were to get underway.
Now to the racing, in Trophy, Jim Achen won over Jerald Shields, the Mustang class had Darren Kuhn over Devin Holder, Street was won by Annie Waters over Pat Cunningham. Pro had long time racer Jeff McMillen over Tim Hawks and finally in Super Pro Tim Hawks did win this class over Courtney Upole. Of note, Tim Hawks had a win and runner-up in Pro and Super Pro, that’s a pretty good day! Courtney Upole had one really impressive car, she ran two classes, made about a dozen passes, all from 12.40 to 12.44. The Maverick works great. Courtney also did all the bodywork and paint work. Just a really nice ride.
This was a fun event from start to finish, a big thanks to everyone in attendance today!!
Can you believe next week is Labor Day Weekend already. Friday nite is a test & tune, 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm. We race for real, Saturday, Sunday, AND Monday, All three days are 1/4 mile Summit ET Racing Series points races. See you Labor Day weekend at Mason Dixon Dragway!
Saturday — Aug 16th
Nice weather, no rain greeted racers and race fans for this Summit ET Racing series event. Junior Dragsters kicked it off with 24 cars in round one. In the final it was the girls again, Chesney Gosnell winning over Ryan McFadden. Chris Lil of Burdette Bros. added $100.00 to the Juniors today, thanks Chris! By the way, Charlotte Mallow won her class at the Div. One Junior Dragster Championship at Numidia Dragway last weekend, great job Charlotte. In Street it was Dan Roberts over the very tough Lisa Dustin in the final. Trophy had Rodney Eichelberger over Steve McCully for the win. Troy Gerhart won Pro over Dahrl Clark, Mark Harbaugh was third. Troy drove real well at the tree and at the stripe on each run all day long, a real good win today. Super had Mike Daymude over the fast dragster of Alan Hess, both drivers had .035 lights. Mike a bit closer to the dial. Mark Gray was third. Dave Clinedinst was the winner in Bike over Tom Eaton in the final, two Saturdays in row, Dave has taken first place. Lastly in the Outlaw Pontiac Drag Racing Series, Michael Koser won over John Gunter while Ronnie Jerrew was third. Michael made two time and five rounds of racing and his worst light was a .039, most were in the teens or better, great driving.
Sunday — Aug 17th
Today was a Test & Tune day with 100 entries and a good group of race fans spent the day with us. A good mix of fast bracket cars, numerous sport compacts, heads up cars and some real fast street cars and street bikes plus several Junior Dragsters made many runs. A supercharged Cadillac ran as quick as 10.60 @ 137 mph. Ken Mallow tested out a possible new ride running many 8.80 @ 150 mph runs in a Big Block Chevy dragster. A little of everything went down the Mason Dixon quarter mile.
Next Saturday, SBRA points race and on Sunday the big Mid Maryland Ford event, a race, car show, venders and more. See you this weekend!
Saturday — August 9th
Today we ran a SBRA points race. The weather was humid with temps in the low 80’s but not bad for August for sure. Trophy had Wayne Donoho winning out over the break out run of Jeff Heilman. Footbrake had Mark Harbaugh winning over Andy Dolan, Ryan Gray and Chris Crawford were the semi racers. The Bike class had Dave Clinedinst getting the win over Gene Belt who has just starting racing with us this season. Super had Joe Harrison over Ronnie Horwath in the final. Joe and Brittany Harrison’s Mustang ran on the number on nearly every run, the car works and Joe was great today also. Junior Street has a new racer, Seth Reed licensed today and ran Sammie Miller in the final, Sammie getting the win. Seth is the ninth racer to join the Junior Street class.
Sunday — August 10th
Today was a King of the Track race and we had the Race Wars cars on hand also. 40 cars were in this class, a mix of Sport Compacts and V8 cars, newer and older stuff all participated, many were real fast also. 38 cars ran in the Test & Tune class, a nice turn out. Trophy was won by Wes Zepp over Kevin Lusby. Street had Dan Roberts over Kristen Suders. Charles Copeland won over Mark Gray in the finals, Joe Harrison took third. Bike had Brian Canoles over Gene Belt. Kevin Hamilton was third. Gene Belt had a real good weekend, two runner-ups, not bad! Now for King of the Track. Wes Zepp beat Charles Copeland, Brain Canoles took out Dickie Bodmer, Dan Roberts with the bye run. Next round, Dan Roberts beat Wes Zepp, Brain Canoles with the Bye. In the finals Dan Roberts had a .013 light against Brian Canoles .020 light. Brian was only one off the dial and took the “Wally” back to West Virginia, great day for Brain and all the Bike racers too. Thanks to all that participated, we had a very big spectator turn out and lots of race cars, looked like everyone had a fun day!
Next weekend on Sat. Aug. 16th we will run a Summit Points race and also the Outlaw Pontiac Drag Racing Series cars will be in the house, on Sun. August 17th we will conduct a Test & Tune event noon to 5 pm. See you at Mason Dixon Dragway this weekend!
Saturday — Aug 2nd
Saturday featured three classes, Md. Performance Center Real Street, 4.40 Outlaw cars, and Junior Street. We also had a Test & Tune session from noon to 5 pm. First off the Junior Street class had Sammie Miller winning over first time racer Cameron Stauffer in the final, Logan Mathias and Tristan Simpkins were the semi finishers. Now for the Md. Performance center Real Street class. There were 15 entries everyone hooking hard and running strong. In the final the low qualifier, 5.40, Kevin Tingle took the win over Justin Bowmaker with low ET of the event with a 5.32 @ 134 mph, Justin ran a game 5.45. Russ Martin and Rob Falcone were the semi racers, all four cars that made the semis were Mustangs though Rob Facone’s car is Big Block Chevy powered. Good, close racing all night in this class! The 4.40 Outlaw Cars were fast tonight, Low qualifier was Ronnie Proctor with a 4.44 @ 160 mph. Eight cars were in the class, all ran hard. In the final it was Ronnie Proctor taking the win over Jeremy Curry who went red. Semi racers were Lin Bowie and Henry Butler. Ronnie made six passes, the first five had 1.00 sixty ft. times, in the final a 1.01, two runs were 4.43 and one a 4.44, both the car AND the track prep was spot on. A big thanks to all that participated, racers, race fans and Mason Dixon for putting on a great show. We were able to complete the race by 9 pm.
Sunday — Aug 3rd
Just as we were ready to run our Test and Tune event we sat through a half hour deluge, once the rain stopped we were able to get underway at 1:00 pm, we finished up at 5:00 pm. Many Pro Stick cars were testing with other race cars and street cars and some street bikes making many runs also. Overall a good day.
Next Saturday, Aug 9th we will run a SBRA race, no Jr. Dragsters and then on Sunday, Aug 10th a King of the Track race for a “Wally”. No Juniors but all other classes contested. See you this weekend at Mason Dixon Dragway!
Saturday — July 26th
Decent weather greeted our racers and race fans for the Summit Racing ET Series race. Trophy had veterans Wayne Donoho winning over Bob Sidow in the final. Street had Garret Suders over Jason Deavers with Doug Wetzel as the third place racer. Andy Dolan won Pro over the tough Rodney Eichelberger while Rick Quesenberry took third. A father/son final in Bike, Tom Eaton over his son, John Eaton. Super had Michael Shoop making it two in a row in Super with a win over Mike Daymude, close race, Michael .013 light to Mike’s .021. Al Hite and Marcus Henry were the semi-finalists. Charlie Booze made some time runs in his Mustang, a best of 8.26 @ 167 mph.
Sunday — July 27th
A test & tune day with a good mix of cars and bikes. Keith and Tim Dietz of Hanover, Pa brought their front engine nostalgia dragster. They made several runs, a best of 8.27 @ 160 mph. Some Md Performance Center Real Street cars took the track. Jack Williamson’s Nova ran several 5.70 runs @ 125 mph, An overall good day, light rain started right as we were ready to quit for the day, good timing for sure.
Saturday, August 2nd we will run the Md Performance Real Street cars and the 4.40 Outlaw cars, both classes heads up racing at its best, start time noon, qualifing at 4 pm. Test & Tune on Sunday noon to 5 pm. See you at Mason Dixon Dragway!
Saturday — July 19th
Saturday the weather nearly got us as we had sprinkles and light showers after round one, they continued on and off til the end but the race was totally completed. This was a Summit points race. Starting with Trophy Kevin Lusby won out over Russell Jenkins. In Street both Jason Deavers and Carlos Dejesus were sharp all day with these two squaring off in the final. Carlos got the win. The third place racer was Garrett Suders. Pro had Mark Harbaugh taking a close win over Troy Gehrhart in the final. Dale Hamilton squared off against his brother Kevin Hamilton in the Bike final. Dale went .012 at the start to take the win, John Eaton was third. Super had a great final, Michael Shoop had a .008 light with a 9.644 on a 9.64 dial to shut out the always tough Andy Dolan who made it close with his .019 light, Paul Burruss was third. Good, close racing by everyone was the order of the day for this event.
Sunday — July 20th
Much better weather today, a bit muggy but no rain! MANDRA was in the house today. Not a big MANDRA turnout but excellent cars and drivers participated. Long time high level bracket racer Andy Wildasin has joined this group and made it to the final in his 65 Ford Galaxie to pair up with Brian Friels in his Jungle Jim 66 Nova. Andy had the better light and took the win. Bud Paust in his Vega wagon was third. We also ran Junior Street. Taylor Foley against Tristan Simpkins in the final. Close race, Tristan took the win, Taylor was runnerup. Steven Dustin celebrated his 13th birthday today took third spot. Justin Reggio of Maryland Performance Center had some of his Real Street cars making runs. Russ Martin’s turbo Mustang made several runs, the last two were a 5.44 and a 5.40 both @ 135 mph. Allen George of 409 fame ran his new COPO Camaro B/SA entry running 10.40s @ 128 mph. Bob Bransford in his early Chevy coupe ran a best of 4.82 @152 in the 1/8 and a 7.55 @ 183 mph. Michael Boyd is still making test passes in his new Street Roadster, 8.40s @ 152 mph. Jason Staub brought out his 65 Mustang to make several 9.70 passes, George Seeger was helping Jason today also, good guys, glad to have them at Mason Dixon. We had a good mix of all kinds of cars and bikes today. Street and Drag Bikes, Street Cars, Bracket Cars, Md Performance Center Real Street Cars, you name it was here. Nearly 100 cars total, a fun day!
Next weekend, Saturday July 26th is a Summit Points Race, no Jr Dragsters [they are in Bristol for the Eastern Regional event] start time 2:30 pm for the time runs to start. On Sunday July 27th is a Test & Tune day stating at Noon til 5:00pm.
July 12th — Saturday
The Street Nite race featured the Quick 16 door car race, eighth mile, $1,000.00 to the winner, $300.00 to the runner up for a mere $35.00 entry. First off we welcomed the employees and the family members of the Volvo Power Train group as they were our guests for the racing action. We got underway at 1:00 pm with open time runs for all racers, at 1:30 and 3:30 pm we ran the two qualifier runs for the Quick 16 group. Jerry Williams was number one with a 4.93 @ 141 mph while Mike Howell and Tom Morgan were second and third with a 5.14 and 5.16. The bump was a 6.17, only two racers were in the sixes, thirteen in the fives and just Jerry Williams with a four second pass. In the semis, Tom Morgan’s big 65 Ply Belvedere ran a one off 5.16 to beat the breaking out by two 4.90 run of Jerry Williams. Mike Daymude got by the tough Chris Shives to make it to the final. It was Mike Daymude’s day as he ran a dead on 5.43 to take the win over Tom Morgan. Congrats to the Daymude Family race team!
The Bikes had a father, son final, Paul James, Sr. against Paul James, Jr. Dad won it, good job to the Jamesï¿½ team. Pure Street had Tim Hope in his late model Camaro over Annie Waters in her excellent Mustang. Sportsman Street was won by Scott Thomas in his 70 Chevelle, ran low 11.90’s all day long, over Gary Staubs stunning 66 Chevelle. Sportsman Pro had Troy Gerhart over Doug Hammill. Troy was great on the tree each round. The day went well, we did have about a 20 minute rain/sprinkle delay but got through that ok, track prep was excellent even with 140 degree track temps most of the day. Good racing!
July 13 — Sunday
Today was a Test & Tune day, everyone got plenty of runs, the Branford 37 Chevy made license runs, best of 7.90 at 178 mph. Don’t forget on Sat. July 19th we have a Summit Points Race, time runs start at 1 pm. On Sunday we will run the Mid Atlantic Nostalgia Drag Racing Association, MANDRA, cars, Junior Street and a Test & Tune, starts at Noon. See you at Mason Dixon Dragway!
Friday — July 4th
The weather for all three days was nearly perfect, temps in 70’s on Fri. and Sat. and Sunday it did warm up to the low 80’s. Time runs and a Gamblers race was contested on Fri. starting at 4 pm and the action carried to about 8 pm, about 85 cars participated.
Saturday — July 5th
This was a trying day for sure. We ran a SBRA points race with a big field of cars and the Maryland Performance Real Street class and the Outlaw 4.40 Door Car class. We got underway at 2 pm with time runs and we ran our first qualifier runs at 4 pm. Real Street had 19 cars and the Outlaw cars were 9 strong. We were tested today as we had a major clean up to deal with just off the starting line. The Bittner 57 Chevy lost an engine on the burnout taking nearly an hour to clean up properly. A bit later Eric Vandrew hit the left wall just past the 330′ ft. mark which also took time to get racing back underway. We did complete the race but it took til 11:45 pm to finish. A tip of the hat to the Mason Dixon staff for a lot of extra work to get us up and running but even more credit goes to our racers and race fans for their patience throughout all the down time. Also our racers picked up the pace to be ready quickly after their runs so we could finish the show! Now the results, in Junior Dragster class Tristan Simpkins won over Brandi Connor, Chesney Gosnell was third. Rick Wenger was the Trophy class winner. Footbrake had a big field of cars and in the end it was Rodney Eichelberger in his ’70 442 Olds winning over Norm Spielman in the final, Rodney had a slightly better light and out nearly at the ‘330 ft mark, Norm lost his hood. The lights were close, but Norm had to lift, this might have been a real close race. Congrats Rodney! Over in Super, the three drivers in the end decided to split the purse. Laura Foreman, Al Crawford and Ronnie Horwath were still in at the time, all were driving well. The Bikes had Kevin Hamilton over Tom Eaton with Dale Hamilton taking third spot.
Md Performance Real Street, Justin Reggio’s group got faster all day as these cars usually do. Kevin Tingle took the win over Justin Bowmaker and set low et and speed for the event and the year with a 5.31 @ 135.80 mph. Frank Peacock took third. The Outlaw cars had Eric Champ in his blower Camaro over Bill Smith’s nitrous Camaro while Henry Butler was third. Several runs were in the 4.50’s and speeds in the high 150’s.
Sunday — July 6th
The Juniors started at 9:00 am with 22 cars in attendance. The top three spots were taken by the girls, Chesney Gosnell defeated Brandi Connor in the final while Sammie Miller was third. High School had Steve Gosnell beating the red lighting Sarah Stone in the final. Steve dialed a 12.72 and ran it with a zero and had a .000 light, a perfect run for Steve! Trophy had Wayne Donoho over a first time ever racer Heather Bloomfield. Both of these racers had fun today! Nice job by both. The Footbrakers had Mark Harbaugh defeating Newman Sisk in the final while Corey Thompson took third. Bike was won by Dale Hamilton over Dave Clinedinst. Super was won by Mike Daymude in his Demon over Jeremy Price in his Mustang in the final. This one was close and well run by both drivers.
Next week features our “Street Race” on Sat. July 12th with time runs starting at 1 pm. This race has the Quick 16 door car class with the racers gunning for the the first place $1,000 payout. On Sunday July 13th we have a Test & Tune, noon to 5 pm.
See you at Mason Dixon next weekend!
Saturday — June 28th
Today we ran another SBRA 1/8 mile points race. We started off with our Junior Dragsters with once again the ladies picking up the win. Madeline Culbert won out over Eric Swiger in the final. Madeline drove well all day; she had good lights and ran the number every round, nice job!
Going to the big cars, in Super Chuck Wishard took the win over Laura Foreman’s dragster. Joe Wetzel had a big day in Foot Brake defeating Mark Harbaugh in the final; Chris Crawford was the third place racer. John Eaton won over Paul James, Sr. in the Bike class.
Sunday — June 29th –The Gold Dust Memories / Rocking Chair Nationals
Really not sure where to start here. Let’s thank all that participated, the MANY race fans, racers, show car owners, sponsors, Mt. Aetna Fire Company and the entire Mason Dixon staff and owners. Also a big thanks to the Gore’s, Gary and Dick and Hane Dominick as well. This event took a lot of planning and work to pull off and it was a rousing success. We opened the gates at 8 am and a steady stream of show cars and race cars arrived in big numbers, over 420 cars participated in the event. At 10 am out at the winner circle we had numerous veteran racers, many in the Eastern Drag Racing Hall of Fame were interviewed over the PA by Gary Gore or myself. The Mori brothers, Roy Chambers and the English brothers, Jim and Allison Lee, all the S & S racing gang, Mousie and Jean Brown, Sam Auxier, Jr. and many more shared stories and memories from back in the early days of drag racing. Many had their restored or “tribute” cars on display. What a great start to the day. Now to the racing, we got underway at 11:30 am. We had so many cars we went with just one time run and right to eliminations. The exhibition cars got two runs, there were several front engine dragsters, blown gassers and a great group of ’62 Chevy 409 cars and others that were very entertaining and fast too.
Now for the class results, Top Sportsman, 5.99 et and quicker cars had Mike Howell’s 62 Falcon running consistent 5.14 ets winning over George Forster in the final. The Nostalgia class had Larry Miller in his street driven Nova winning over Mike Rudisill in his Corvette. Eric Kitchen’s Pro Stick gang put on a great show with 56 entries in round one. In the final, Steve Long’s mid 8 second Mustang won over the low 8 second Olds driven by Bill Marks. What a show put on by the Pro Stick racers! And finally in the $2,000 to win Foot Brake class it was Lukas Birks over Greg Ecker in the final. Lukas went seven rounds with all of his lights were either double 00’s or teens with a .007 in the final, a well deserved win for the Birks gang.
Again a big thanks to all that participated! Now about this coming 4th of July weekend. On Friday, July 4th we will have open time runs from 4 pm to 6 pm then a two class race, Electronics and Non Electronics will be contested. On Saturday, July 5th, Md. Performance Center Real Street and the Outlaw 4.40 cars along with a SBRA Points Race will be contested. On Sunday, July 6th we again run a SBRA race. See you this coming weekend at Mason Dixon Dragway!
Saturday — June 21st
Sadly with rain all around the area many would be racers weren’t in attendance for the morning AMC race and the afternoon Street driven car race. At Mason Dixon we only had one rain delay and the race was completed. The fast bracket of street cars had Doug Whipkey over Rick Wenger with Bruce Wilson taking third. The slower bracket had Darius Wenger over Jeremiah Soga with Norman Johnson and Richie Burns taking the semi spots.
Sunday — June 22nd
We had six Wallys to give away in this Summit Points National Dragster Challenge race. In the Youth Drag Racing League Young Guns class it Samatha “Sammie” Miller over Dylan Dietrick in the final. This was the first EVER Wally to be given to a Youth Drag Racing League driver in the USA. Congrats Sammie! Logan Mathias and Tristan Simpkins were the semi finalists. The Outlaw Pontiac Drag Racing Series racers were with us today bringing 23 cars. Cliff Mays won out over Bill Sheffer. In Sportsman Jeff Hielman won over Larry Price. Street had the always tough Carlos Dejesus over John Moser. The biggest class was Pro, Tony Bonanno winning over Terry Erickson, Troy Gerhart and Ronnie Proctor Jr. were the semi racers. Al Crawford took the Wally over Andy Dolan in Super as Archie Davis took third. And finally in Bike, Dale Hamilton won over Kermit Garnett III. A big thanks to all that participated today, on a personal note I’d like to thank the Skelly family, Wayne, Tammy and Brandon and also Bob Carlson who brought my car down from East Berlin, Pa. so I could make a few passes, was definitely fun.
Saturday June 28th we will be running another SBRA event, Jrs. Start at 1 pm, big cars go at 3 pm. Now for the big one, Sunday June 29th we will run our first Gold Dust Memories / Rocking Chair Nationals. We start with a car show that starts when we open at 8 am Celebrity interviews at 10:30 am, then time runs at 11:30 am. Several classes will be contested, Eric Kitchen’s Pro Stick gang will probably be 50 strong, a $2000.00 to win Footbrake race, a Top Sportsman 5.99 and quicker class and a Nostalgia class ’85 and older cars. There will be some front engine dragsters, gassers 409 Chevys and more. Don’t miss this one!
See you next week at Mason Dixon Dragway!
Saturday — June 14th
Once again the weather just fine for drag racing, breezy, partly cloudy and temps in the low 70’s. Starting the day 25 Junior Dragsters made round one and in the end Alyssa McFadden and Eric Swiger squared off in final, both dialed 7.90. Alyssa caught the better light, .032 to Eric’s .053 with Alyssa taking the big win.
Trophy had Russell Jenkins in his 10 flat Capri winning over Darius Wenger in the final. Street was a good one, Lukas Birks squaring off with Richie Burns in his stick Nova. Lukas had the better light but was off his dial a bit giving Rich the win. The Pro class was the biggest with the always tough Andy Dolan winning over Greg Ecker. Of special note though, one of the best races I can recall announcing had to be the round one match-up of Chris Crawford and Bobby Smith. Bobby dialed 11.10 to Chris’ 10.42, watching the Compulink screen we could see Bobby’s .000 perfect light while Chris was right in the game with a .005 light. At the stripe both ran on the number to the thousandth, 11.100 to a 10.420. Bobby running a perfect run, [ last one was performed by Steven Dustin in 2012], and Chris with a .005 package. What a great race, hard to remember a better one! Moving over to Super we had a father and son final, Joe Henry against his son Marcus Henry. Now what SHOULD have happened would be dad beating son in a great close final, didn’t work that way though, Marcus got the win and Joe the runner-up spot, still a nice finish for the father son team. Brian Canoles ran a 8.06 in the final over Kevin Hamilton in the Bike final, as usual the Bikes were fast, three running very low eights at over 165 mph. We also had a number of good running test & tune cars making many runs. We finished up at about 8:45 pm.
Sunday — June 15th
Today’s event was all about our young racers in the Junior Dragsters and the Youth Drag Racing League Young Guns cars. For all those that weren’t in attendance you missed a very well run and fun event. The total race purse was $1,900.00. Mason Dixon Dragway / the Wachter Family put up a good cash purse for all the classes and Chris Lil put up an extra $250.00 for the Junior Dragster drivers also. The weather was perfect as we started open time runs at 9:30 am. The first thing we ran was the regular eliminations, in the final, all girls again, Charlotte Mallow beat yesterday’s winner Alyssa McFadden in a close race. Of note, Alyssa over the two days won ten straight rounds before losing out in the final. Nice driving Alyssa! We also ran the Youth Drag Racing Young Guns class with Tristan Simpkins winning over Dalyn Palmer in the final. For fun we also ran two extra classes after the regular race run, a 7.90 5 tenths pro tree class and 8.90 5 tenths pro tree class. In the 8.90 class, Jo Jo Mallow won over Mason Golden and in the 7.90 class Jake Bevard won over Stephanie Morgan. This event for our young racers was fun from start to finish, from staff, to racers and their family members and crew members, we all enjoyed the event! Thanks again to all that participated!
All right, next week, Saturday June 21st at 8am to 1pm we will run our annual AMC event, early Jeeps included, then at noon we start with our Street Legal Drags, a quick 16 and two bracket classes for street legal and driven in the gates cars, need registration and proof of insurance. In other words real street cars. On Sunday we run our National Dragster Challenge race for Super, Pro, Street, Bike and we have a Trophy class also. See you this weekend at Mason Dixon Dragway.
Saturday — June 7th
Temps in the low 80’s greeted racers and race fans for our second Maryland Performance Center Real Street and 4.40 Index Outlaw Door Cars race. After two qualifier passes we had several Real Street cars running mid fives at over 130 mph. The cars got faster as the track and air temp cooled a bit. In the finals Russ Martin in his Mustang saved his best pass for the finals against Rob Falcone’s Fox body Mustang. They left together, Russ ran the best ET of the show, 5.34 at 134 mph against Rob’s game 5.44 at 128 mph. Great race! Chad Helman was third. The field had 19 cars to start creating a five round race. A big thanks to Justin and the gang at Maryland Performance Center for helping coordinate the class.
Jumping over to the 4.40 Outlaw Cars we had ten entries, eight ran fours and five of those were in the low 4.50’s to as quick as Ronnie Proctor’s 4.40 at 160 mph number one qualifying pass. The final round was as good as it gets, long time racer, Ronnie Proctor in his nitrous assisted Mustang squared off with Lin Bowie behind the wheel of his ’68 Camaro big block blower car. On the launch Ronnie Proctor cut a .082 light with a hard 1.00 sixty foot time while Lin Bowie had a better .024 light and a 1.06 sixty foot time. At the stripe, Lin turned on the win light with a 4.43 at 164 mph to a quicker 4.40 at 160 mph for Ronnie. Margin of victory about seven feet at the stripe. The semi racers were Bill Smith and Henry Butler. Congrats to Lin Bowie for the big win, nice racing by all in this class!
Our Youth Drag Racing League Young Guns had Dalyn Palmer over Taylor Foley in the final. The semi racers were Dylan Dieterich and Tristan Simpkins. Chris Lil of Burdette Brothers put up $25.00 for each semifinalists. Thanks Chris! We finished this excellent event about 9.45 pm.
We also had a special guest for our racing activities today. Garrett Shover from Greencastle, Pa who is being treated for Lymphoblastic Leukemia was with his mom and and dad and brothers to hang out with us for the day. Garrett got to activate the tree on a couple of runs from inside the tower as he was our “guest starter”. Garrett seemed to have a great time. The fifty – fifty drawing raised $292.00 for the Shover family, a big thanks to all that purchased tickets or bought t-shirts. Garrett will turn 4 yrs. old on July 7th. We welcome Garrett and his family to be with us anytime!
Sunday — June 8th
We were attempting to run two Bike classes today, Street Bike and Pro Bike and a test & tune event for cars and bikes. We were able to get in one round before the earlier than predicted rain showers halted the event. The money was split between all the first round winners.
Just a quick note on track conditions, though track temperatures were a bit over 130 degrees both Real Street and 4.40 Outlaw Cars were able make strong passes especially as the day / evening progressed, again nice work Jake and all the Mason Dixon staff for great track prep!
Next week, on Saturday we have a Summit ET Series race and on Sunday Md. State Junior Dragster race and the Youth Drag Racing League Young Guns class also. See you at Mason Dixon this week!
Saturday — May 31st
A very nice turnout of test and tune cars and bikes made many runs til 5:00 pm on Saturday. We also ran our Youth Drag Racing cars with “Sammie” Miller winning in the final over Dylan Detrick, Tristin Simpkins took third pace. The track was excellent all day and weather was nearly perfect, breezy and temps. in the low 70’s.
Sunday — June 1st
The feature of our Street Nite race is our $1,000.00 to win Quick 16 door car class, Jerry Williams’ Monte Carlo led the field with a 4.86 at 150 mph. Two other cars ran fours, Dan Shaffer in Larry Reeder’s Opel GT ran a 4.93 and Jeremy Curry’s Olds ran 4.95. In the Semis Mike Daymude held off Jerry Williams and Mike Howell stayed ahead of Dan Shaffer. In the final, Mike Daymude cut a .010 light and ran a 5.43 on a 5.41 dial while Mike Howell went .034 on the tree and ran a 5.12 on his 5.09 dial-in, a good well run race, Mike Daymude the winner. Great show by all the Quick 16 racers. In Pro Gary Kelican won over Terry Putt Jr., Mike Rodgers was third. Sportsman was won by Rick Wenger over Rich Goad while Greg Orris was third. Street Bike was a father son battle, father Joe Stanley beat son George Stanley.
Next week on Saturday June 7th we will run a test and tune event and we have the Maryland Performance Center heads up cars racing, most of these cars will run low 5 second 1/8 mile passes and the racing is usually closely contested. We also are running our 4.40 index cars. On Sunday June 8th we are running an all Bike race, two classes, drag bikes and street bikes. We look forward to seeing everyone next weekend at Mason Dixon Dragway!
Friday — May 23rd
Friday was an evening test & tune drawing about 110 cars, many racers were arriving for our annual Memorial Day race.
Saturday — May 24th
Day one — Just over 200 cars were entered in our first day of 1/8 mile SBRA points racing. The Junior Dragster racers kicked off the racing with 31 cars in round one. It was Tristan Simpkins winning over Tre Brown while the semi racers were points leader Eric Swiger and Charlotte Mallow. The Bikes had Kevin Hamilton over Dave Klinedinst, Kermit Garnett III was third. The huge Footbrake class had Dickie Bodmer winning over Ronnie Proctor Jr. while Chris Crawford was third. Super was won by Brandon Lowe over the hard charging 4.70 et.dragster of Michael Shoop Jr. Scott Bodmer was third. Brandon was sharp all day taking out a couple of dragsters before the final that had 57 cars in the class. The 330′ pit vehicle race had Bruce Suders over Jacob Hamilton. With the big car count we still got done just after 7 pm.
Sunday — May 25th
Day two — Charlotte Mallow with .002 light won over Eric Swiger in the Junior Dragster final, Chesney Gosnell and Kaylee Henry took the semi spots, Chris Lil of Burdette Brothers kicked in $50.00 for the two semi finalists, thanks Chris! Trophy was won by Wayne Donoho over Darius Wenger. The Bike finals had Dale Hamilton over Brian Canoles Kermit Garnett III was third. We again had a huge field of Footbrake racers while all but one were automatic transmission cars, the one stick car, Richie Burns squared off against Brad Doss, Brad took the win while Dickie Bodmer had another strong outing and made the semis with Michael Boyd. Dickie went 14 rounds in two days before bowing out, think of that one, 14 rounds in our tough house, great driving! In Super, Keith Foreman wheeled his altered to 4.90 runs and defeated Darryl Johnson Jr’s dragster for the big win, Ronnie Horwath in Gary Athey’s car was a semi finalist with Scott Bodmer. In the second 330′ Pit Bike race Kevin Hamilton beat Bruce Suders in the finals.
Monday — May 26th
Day three — Austin Hughes won his first Junior Dragster final in a close race over Lacey Dustin, Chesney Gosnell and Kaylee Henry took semi spots and the Burdette Brothers bonus money. High School was won by Eric Swiger of Ryan Gosling. Trophy had David Kline over Wayne Donoho. Bike had the all Hamilton final, Dale won, Kevin runnerup. Paul James was third. Another big field of Footbrake cars took the track, at the end, it was the soon to be wed, Garrett Suders against Nicole Talbert. Nicole was the winner with the better light, Nick Bowman and Ronnie Proctor Jr took the semi positions. Lastly in Super it was Alan Glatt driving his big block Chevy blower motor powered dragster taking out Danny Mattera in a close final, Mike Daymude was third. Alan’s car ran deadly consistent run after run with great lights also.
A HUGE thanks to all that participated this weekend, racers, family and team members, race fans, sponsors, track staff and management. A great race from start to finish. 50/50 tickets sold by Trish all three days raised over $1,100 for the racers points fund. The track prep was top notch, all the days the track was “there”. We had racers from other tracks such as Cecil Co. MIR and Pittsburgh, many of these racers went into the later rounds, come back and visit often. Congrats also to Garrett Suders and Kristen Warner who will be married on Saturday!
Next week, Sat. May 31st is a test & tune day noon to 5 pm. Sunday June 1st is a Street Nite Event, 16 fastest door cars run for $1,000 with only a $30 entry, check our schedule part of our website for all details of all our upcoming races. See you next weekend at Mason Dixon Dragway!
Saturday — May 17th
On Saturday we ran a test & tune event along with the Slant Six cars and the East Coast Impala Racing Series cars. The test & tune portion had many cars with a good group of Mopar machines getting ready for Sunday’s racing. We also had some of the Pittsburg Harley bikes making passes and several Stock / Super Stock cars getting some runs before next week’s LODRS race in Pennsylvania. Michael Strickler brought his “Old Reliable” stick Camaro from York, Pa to do some testing, he got just one run after a huge wheel stand causes clutch linkage damage when the car landed, yeah there’s hook at Mason Dixon. Bill Belden ran his 76 Nova H/Stocker to several mid 11.20 runs at 118 mph. Dan Henderson 63 Max Wedge B/Stock automatic car to several runs at 10.48 at 126 mph. Brad Huntzberry’s stunning 69 Camaro SS/J automatic car ran some 10.30 runs. Harry Golliday and Pete Lloyd had their S/SF stick Camaro running 10.20s on a couple of passes. We also ran the Youth Drag Racing class with Dylan Detrick with a .002 light winning over Sammie Miller in the final. The Slant Six cars had Adam Droschak winning over Seymour Pederson in the final. Sadly Will Burns again brought his 68 turbo Cuda to the line, the car left well was going 120 mph at the 1/8 mile then knocked out the head gasket coasting to a 9.50 at 118 mph. An eight second run is in this car, hopefully it’ll be at our track in fall. In the final of the gamblers race Tim Vislosky won over Dahryl Clark in the final. All and all, a good warm up day for the Mopar race on Sunday.
Sunday — May 18th
The 31st Mid-Atlantic Mopar Event at Mason Dixon was a huge success! The weather was like yesterday, low 60’s and mostly sunny, great racing conditions. The show car field had many nice cars and trucks along with a lot vendors / flea market spaces filled with all sorts of Mopar parts and related items. Time runs started at 11:30 am, everyone got two time runs. The Slant Six racers ran their second race of the weekend with Justin Ledder winning over Dan Gravatt in the final. In Super Marvin Bauman’s son Michael won a close one driving his dragster over the 69 Charger of Tim Vislosky. A close, well run drag race. Pro had Lester Holtzapple of Wellsville Pa taking out the redlighting Andy Watkins in his Valiant, This was a six round race, 46 cars in round one. Trophy had Lance Whitacre over Harry Strack in the final. This was a fun and well attended race, a big thanks to all who took part in this weekends event!
This coming holiday weekend race gets underway with a test & tune from 6pm to 10pm on Friday, then three days of SBRA racing on Sat. Sun and Mon. The Junior Dragsters run all three days also. See you all this weekend at Mason Dixon Dragway!
Saturday — May 10th — Sunday — May 11th
Right away the weather turned uncooperative with rain and thunderstorms in the area by early afternoon, rain showers caused a delay about 2:30 pm then heavier rain caused the Street Nite event to be cancelled by about 4:30 pm.
On Sunday, Mother’s Day the Stablemates Mustang Club took over the track for the 2nd annual Cruise for the Cure event. A cruise-in started the day in the morning while many car show entries and a variety of vendors got set up for the day. Drag cars took the track at 11:30 am with about sixty cars grudge racing and getting ready for the one class of drag racing. In the semis, Scott Thomas broke out against the hard charging supercharged Cobra jet of Paul Roderick. In the finals Chris Kellican ran his small block Ford Ranger to the win over Paul Roderick. All three cars ran well, Paul, 9.0’s at 151 mph, Chris 9.8’s at 135 mph and Scott with 11.7’s at 114 mph passes through out the day. Several Pro-Stick cars ran with us, Cody Clites’ Olds now has gone to a stick trans. and cracked into the 9.90 range and John Whorton made some 8.60 at 156 mph passes in his Pro-Stick Nova. Again Gina Hamilton ran her bike to her best run so far, 10.19 at 130 mph, there is way more still in this bike, nice riding Gina. Overall a very nice event and well managed by the Stablemates Mustang Club.
Next week, on Sat. May 17th we run a test & tune and the ECIR Impala group will be at the track, racing goes from noon to 5pm. Sunday, May 18th, the big one, our Mopar drag race, big car show and vendors will be at Mason Dixon with racing getting underway at 11:30 am. Get here early for a great day MOPAR action. See you next week!
Saturday — April 26th — Sunday — April 27th
First we contested the Summit Racing ET Series event on Saturday with great weather, temps in the low 70’s. We started at 9:30 am with the Junior Dragster class that had 19 racers. Charlotte Mallow beat Thomas Oates in the semis with a one over 7.94 and a .026 light. Charlotte then took on Jo Jo Mallow in the final. Jo Jo went slightly red and Charlotte got the big win. A real good day for the Mallow family!
Trophy had Teresa Stone getting the win in her Mustang over Darius Wenger. Teresa says she’ll try her skills in our Street Class next. Talking about Street, David Toms won over Rick Shindel of Mechanicsburg, Pa. while Steve McCulley took third place. In Pro, Dicky Bodmer beat Jeremy Shoemaker while Troy Gerhart took third. Tom Eaton beat his son John Eaton in the Bike final while Brian Fandel was third. The SuperPro winner was Al Crawford over Al Hite, Mark Gray and Mark Bender were the semi finalists.
Moving over to Sunday, we ran our SBRA race which started at 9:00 am with 20 Junior Dragsters taking the track. In the final three it was all about the guys. Eric Swiger beat Dylan Moore and then took on Ryan Ely in the final. Eric had the better light won out over Ryan, congrats to the Swiger family. By the way, Dylan Moore has gotten to the semis twice already this season, he is driving well and the car is consistent, a win is a real possibility in near future. Nice driving by everyone in the Junior Dragster class both days!
Foot Brake was the big class today with 54 cars in round one. Ryan Gray beat Bob Weller in semis while Joe Wetzel had the bye. In the final Ryan dialed a 7.53 and ran a 7.532 coupled with a .006 light to lock out Joe Wetzel in the final. Ryan was on all day in his excellent ’67 Camaro. Super had 43 cars, in the final it was Mike Daymude in his Dodge powered dragster winning over a tough Josh Johnson in his Camaro. George Milstred in his Nova was third. Again in the Bike Class it was Tom Eaton over son John Eaton while Paul James was third. We also had a number of test & tune cars with Scott Kline in his blower Nova making some partial passes, a pair of 1.11 sixty foot times and just over 3 seconds out at the 330 ft. mark. Once dialed in, this car will be fast. By the way, the track worked great both days, everyone was fast, nice track prep as always.
Next weekend Street Legal Drags, Quick Eight street cars, 4.40 index cars Maryland Performance Heads-up cars and Beat the Heat racers sponsored by Antrim Diesel Service and Antrim RV Sales will run on Saturday. On Sunday we will run another Summit ET Series race. See everyone next week!
Saturday — April 19th
Very nice weather greeted racers and race fans on our first Street Race event of the 2014 race season. Before we get into the actual class results, le’t talk about some individual performances of our racers. Ronnie Proctor Sr. brought out his Top Sportsman Mustang for a pair of test runs. The first run was partial pass, the car left hard, 1.01 sixty ft., 4.57 @ 150mph in the eighth mile. The next pass was an eye opener, 1.00 flat in sixty ft. 4.39 @ 167.05 in the eighth mile and a 6.84 @ 199.94 mph in the quarter. Two nice, straight and fast passes. Well done! Gina Hamilton made her first runs on her bike. After a couple of easy passes, Gina ran several 11.40 passes at 115 mph. hitting the shifts well and cutting good lights also, one run netted a perfect .000 reaction time. For now the bike is de-tuned a good bit, Gina will be another tough racer in our very competitive Bike class. Nice job, Gina! Ronnie Proctor Jr., last weeks Pro winner, made some license runs and drug the rear bumper a couple times with monster wheelstands while running 9.90 passes. Bill Nunemaker’s Mustang also went sky high on one of his passes also. The track was excellent today, every one was fast, cars hooked hard, nice job Jake, Bubby and the the rest of the Mason Dixon staff for the great track prep.
On Street Nite, the feature is the Quick 16 class $1,000 to win, $300 runner-up and $100 to the semi racers. The number one qualifier was John Moton in his stunning ’63 Vette who ran a 4.76 @ 147, his other run was a 4.78 @ 147. The bump was held by Gary Kellican in his ’72 Maverick at 6.39. In the final, Bobby Spielman ran a dead on 5.730 @122 on his 5.73 dial in with his T’bird over George Milstred’s stunning ’66 Nova who was a mere one off 5.18 on the 5.17 dial, solid lights by both, margin of victory ..0022, as usual, another close well run drag race by both drivers! Gary Kellican and Mike Daymude were the semi finalists. Good show!
Pro class was won by Daryl Clark 2013 track champ, R/U Brian Lind . In Sportsman, Scott Thomas won over Kyle Garber, Scott’s first Street Nite win. The Pure Class had Brian Lesher over Time Hope. Jeff Huber was the winner in Street Bike over George Stanley.
Our NHRA Youth drag racers had the first real race with six racers competing and in the final it was Dylan Detrick winning over Samantha “Sammie” Miller in the final. Kyle Sidow was third. You can’t help but notice the smiles on the faces of all involved in this class! Come on out and join in with us in our NHRA Youth drag racing class.
Next week on Sat. April 26th, we will run a Summit ET points race and on Sun. April 27th we will run a SBRA points event.
Saturday — April 12th — Sunday — April 13th
Let’s start with our Sat. test & tune event. The weather was great, temps. in the 70’s a very good turnout. We again had some NHRA Youth Racing program drivers making runs and an excellent mix of street cars and bikes and many full-on drag cars and bikes going down the track. Lin Bowie brought his blown ’98 Camaro making three check out passes. The final pass did net a 1.04 sixty foot time but he clicked it early before the 330 ft. mark.
On Sunday we ran our first SBRA points race and a Mazda event that drew a big field of fast and overall very reliable cars. In the morning the Junior Dragsters took the track with Sammie Miller winning over Eric Swiger. Ronnie Webb and Dylan Moore were the semi finalists. It is now two to nothing, girls over the guys in the first two Junior Dragster races. 2013 all over again?
Super Pro had Steve Morgret Jr over a redlighting Dennis Hammond. Bobby Dunn took third place. A side note, all the dragsters were eliminated after round four. Probably won’t happen in two weeks when we run points races on Sat and Sun, the last weekend in April.
Foot Brake was won by Ronnie Proctor Jr. who used a .005 light in final against Dover, Pa racer Brad Shipley. Mark Harbaugh was third.
Dale Hamilton won Bike over John Eaton. Tom Eaton was the third place rider.
Finally the Trophy final had Darius Wenger driving his ‘Nova winning over Tim Elliot.
Next week we run just one day, Sat. April 19th. This will be our first Street Nite race featuring a Quick 16 for door cars, $1,000.00 to win. Also we run a Pro, Street, Stock and a Street Bike Class. NEW will be our Youth Program also featured on each street race… Gates open Noon, first time runs at 1:00 pm. Many times our Quick 16 will take ET’s of 5.80 [ eighth mile ] or faster to qualify. Easter Sunday we are closed. We look forward to this Saturday for our first Street Nite race, see you at Mason Dixon Dragway!
Saturday — March 22nd — Sunday — March 23rd
Saturdays weather was great! Temps hit low 60’s with just a moderate breeze. Lots of street cars, bikes, jr. dragsters and race cars made many runs throughout the day. Patrick Nuzzo brought his Fox bodied Mustang and made his necessary license runs with 9.40 ets on many runs. Both Jerry Williams in his Monte Carlo and Jeremy Curry in his Olds ran several runs each. Both cars ran hard and straight with mid 4.60 runs at about 148 to 150 mph in the eighth mile. Jerry ran three straight 1.06 sixty foot times.
Sunday turned way cold, high temp reached just 42 degrees but there was no wind. The track was great and fast. Super had Mark Gray over a redlighting Fred Johns. Footbrake had the father son deal in the final. Bruce Suders couldn’t hold off son Garrett who had a .014 light and a two off the dial 11.66. Mike Daymude brought out the Dodge powered Super Pro / Super Comp dragster. Mike ran a 8.16 and then Chuck Wishard climbed in the car and made his first ride in a dragster running, you guessed it, 8.16. Chuck made more runs and completed his license passes, he also had his stunning yellow 69 Camaro and made several 9.20 runs at 145 mph. We had a lot of sport compact racers running a variety of brands, many were fast, lots of 12 and 13 second runs. An excellent turbo Toyota Supra ran several low 9 second passes in the low 140 mile an hour range. It was nice to get in two days of racing! We are back for a test & tune event, 12 to 5 on Sat. and then on Sun. the Junior Dragsters go at 9:30 am while the big cars go at noon. We will again run the Juniors, and a Footbrake and Electronics class on Sunday. See you next weekend at Mason Dixon Dragway!
Saturday — March 15th
Once again we ran another test & tune event, this time the weather was much better, temps. reached 60 degrees by mid afternoon but the whole day was very windy. We started on time at noon and ran the first half hour with all runs to the eighth mile. Everyone got down the track ok and we then went to the quarter mile the rest of the day. Jo Jo Mallow and Dalyn Palmer had their Jr. Dragsters out, both ran consistent runs all day long. Chase Fahnestock had his Super Comp dragster running two excellent runs, 8.91 and 8.93 @ 168 mph with teen lights. Jeff Heilman and Corey Thompson had their cars out, they ran each other a couple times and ran 9.90’s at 138 mph. Michael Boyd’s Camaro made everal low 9.50 passes at 141 mph. Overall a good day, there was a good mix of race cars, diesel trucks, street cars and bikes and all made plenty of runs. On Sunday, with temps only to reach 40 degrees and being windy we decided to cancel the racing activities. We will be open with test & tune event on both Sat. and Sun. March 22nd and March 23rd. Also there is NHRA chassis certification for our racers by appointment both days, starting times are noon and we run til 5:00 pm both days. Keep checking our website for news and updates. See you next Sat. and Sun. at Mason Dixon Dragway!
2014 SEASON Begins with a Cool but Fast Track
Sunday — March 9th
The 2014 racing season is under way! Day one is in the books, a fair number of cars, trucks and bikes took the track for a test and tune event. The weather wasn’t a problem as skies were clear and temps hit the low 40’s, not bad considering what we all went through this winter. All the track equipment and electronics worked as it should and the track itself was very good. Melvin Armel’s new bike ran 8.40s and low 8.50s @ 155 mph while Brian Canoles made a few passes with an 8.12 @ 168 mph best. Everyone got plenty of shots at the Mason Dixon quarter mile and we finally finished up at 5:00 pm. We will be open both Saturday and Sunday, March 15th and 16th, both days starting at noon and running to 5:00 pm. Check our website for any updates in our schedule of our upcoming events. We have a great season planned, come on out and visit us regularly at Mason Dixon Dragway, see you next weekend!