Sunday — Nov. 13th
This was a Test & Tune event and a Quick 16 race that was rained out last weekend. Yes it was a chilly one, mostly cloudy, breezy and temps in the low 40’s greeted a nice turn out of race fans and 126 racers. We got underway with the Qualifyer for the Quick 16 cars. After many Test & Tune cars made passes we got in the second run for the Quick 16 group. More Test & Tune cars ran then round one of Quick 16. In the end Jerry Williams won out over Mark Decker, Pat Hahn and Mike Daymude were the semi racers. Oh, how about Jerry Williams wrapping up his sixth Southern Outlaw Top Sportsman championship in the last 15 years! I know he wins his share of Quick 16 events on our Street Nite races. We also ran a no entry fee $1,000.00 to win 1/8 mile race. This final was to be run about 4:30 pm, now it was getting very cold and the two finalists, Dave Clinedinst and Chris Kelican decided to split the money and not make the run, both ended up with $500.00. We had several cars break drive train stuff and a couple of oil downs needed clean up too. Track staff handled all of this quickly so we could get back to racing. An overall good day, we finished up at 4:30 pm.
Ok, this is it. Sunday Nov. 20th, the annual Turkey Race, Junior Dragsters start at 9:30 am. big cars at 11:30 am. Turkeys are given to class winners and runner ups. Let’s make this a big grand finale of the 2022 race season, see you at Mason Dixon Dragway Sunday! Please Watch the weather as freezing temps May cause Turkey Race to be cancelled. Racing can not be conducted safely in 30 degree weather.
Saturday — Nov. 5th
This was the Kevin Fowler Memorial race with many of the Fowler family in attendance, some racing and many just enjoying the day. It was a warm and humid day, more like late summer than November. This event was open to the public, many did the Test & Tune thing and we had a number of early arrivals for the next day’s Stock / Super Stock event making big wheel standing launches on many passes. About 1:30 we did run a no entry fee 1/8 mile race, $400.00 winner take all deal. In the final Rick Wenger in his 66 Chevelle won out of Carl Schode in his Chrysler Super Stock GT car in a close one. We finished out the day at 4:30 pm after everyone made plenty of passes. Overall a good day.
Sunday — Nov. 6th
In early morning hours the track was really wet after the overnight showers rolled through. After a lot of track drying we decided to proceed but run everything 1/8 mile. Drying was tough, sky high humidity and low clouds hampered getting the track ready. We did get underway at 11:30 am. First out were 42 Harry Huntzberry Memorial Stock / Super Stock entries, again hard launches, wheel stands were what race fans witnessed as we got going. Next up 23 Quick 16 cars made the their runs. Cory Carper was low ET with 4.69 @149 mph, Kevin Moore rode the bump spot at 5.75 ET. Four cars ran in the 4’s. A good field. Next up was the 32 car Hi-Roller pre entered group shooting for the $3000,00 to win, $1,000.00 runnerup and $500.00 semi final prize money. Lastly the Test & Tune gang made passes about 65 entries were with us. As we got through part of the Stock / Super Stock round two of qualifying passes…….it rained, not super heavy but steady that lasted about an hour. With humidity so high it probably would have taken us to late in the afternoon to get the track right for racing so we called it a day. This was about 3:30 pm. Refunds went to the Stock / Super Stock racers and to the Hi-Roller racers. This event had the makings of a really good race, thanks to all that attended, racers and race fans.
This Sunday a Test & Tune day, a free no entry fee 1/8 mile race if we have 60 cars racing. Nov. 20th is the Grand Finale…..The annual Turkey race, Junior Dragsters, Super, Pro, with Bikes who run with Pro and Sportsman, all classes this day are 1/8 mile. See you this weekend at Mason Dixon Dragway!
Sunday — Oct. 30th
This was another well attended Test & Tune event getting underway at 11 am. Kind of chilly when we started but ended up in the low 60’s as the day wore on. We had the usual nice mix of full on drag cars, fast street cars, bikes and one Junior Dragster. Hailey Lindamin with her dad Nick has been out regularly in her Junior Dragster, she made several low 8.90 passes with good reaction times on every run. She’ll be tough in 2023 no doubt. About 1 pm we ran our our $500.00 to win no entry fee race with 26 entries. In the end Steve Dustin, last weeks $1,000.00 winner lined up against Scott Drayer behind the wheel of Wayne and Tammy Skelly’s Chevy Blazer. Steve took the win as Scott left a bit early, a -.002 red light. Everyone made plenty of passes, 90 race cars and bikes participated. We had a nice turn out of race fans too. We finished up at 3:30 pm.
Saturday is Kevin Fowler Memorial Race, starts 11;30 am to 4:30 pm. This event is run by the Fowler family, just time runs, no classes contested. It is open to the public. Sunday is the Harry Huntzberry Memorial Stock / Super Stock race, a Quick 16 class and the the 32 car Hi-Roller race, pre entries have filled this class. Hoping to see everyone this weekend at Mason Dixon Dragway!
Sunday — Oct. 23rd
This was a well attended Test & Tune event with 140 entries. Weather was great, partly cloudy with temps in the mid 60’s, excellent racing weather. A good mix of full on drag cars, street cars, bikes and five Junior Dragsters made numerous passes. The McFadden, Rusty, Ryan and Alyssa were back with us with a real nice big block Chevy dragster with Ryan going a quick 8.04 @ 168 mph. Then his sister Alyssa ran a bit faster, 7.92 @ 170 mph. Great runs, we will see them this Spring in our Summit and SBRA race series events. We also ran our $1,000.00 to win no entry fee race kicking off about 1:30 pm, 52 cars entered and at the end Dave Toms and Steve Dustin squared off with Steve taking the win. A really good event, many race fans turned out too which is well appreciated by all of us at Mason Dixon Dragway. Thanks for your support! Oh we finished up about 4:30 pm.
We are back this Sunday with another Test & Tune event and free no entry race with 60 or more cars racing. See you Sunday at Mason Dixon Dragway!
Wednesday — Oct 12th
Day one of the SBRA 2022 Bracket Finals. Nice weather, mostly sunny high 60’s, great race weather. We got going on time at 10 am. 240 cars bikes and junior dragsters competed today. Pro winner was Jeff Flick, Super winner was Travis Hill Jr. and in Bike Boyd Mathias. We finished up at 7 pm.
Thursday — Oct. 13th
Weather messed with this one. Rain into the early morning but then stopped, track drying took a while but finally we were underway with Race Of Champions contested. Junior Dragster had Brooklyn Bunch over Peyton Bunch. Bike had James Farmer over Mike Shultz. Pro was won by Brandon Skelly over Dave Keyton. And in Super it was Kevin Warren over Paul Burruss. We then got everyone time runs and then the rain rolled back in, no way to get in a gamblers race today. Still ROC races were completed.
Friday — Oct. 14th
Weather really straightened out though we started a bit over an hour late. Track drying completed and right into round run of the Gamblers races. Lots racers now, 426 entries competing. Junior Dragsters now a big field of 48 cars, Nathan Grill won over Kyle Penn. Pro had 190 entries, Lance Howdyshell over Mark Romeo. Super had 160 competing with Larry Coleman over Eric Bowles. Bikes now up with 34 riders, Brian Moore winning. We finished up about 10 pm.
Saturday — Oct. 15th
Started on time right at 9 am. Weather again nice temps in the hi 60’s. How about 50 Junior Dragsters and in an all girl final, Samantha Gentzler won over Malleri Stewart. Pro had a huge field of 240 cars, John Parks won over Matt Sayers. Super had plenty of racers also, 164 entries, Brian Morrison won over Denney Shaw. Bike class had Dave Clinedinst over Jeff Santin. We finished about 11:15 pm. 496 participants racing today. What a turn out!
Sunday — Oct. 16th
Main event day……We got going right on time at 9 am. We ran the complete Junior Dragster class before the big cars raced. Dylan Moore won out in a 46 car field over Roman Balaska. In Pro with 152 cars Scott Halsey won over Steve Long. Super had 104 cars with Kevin Warren winning over Gary Owens. Bike was won by Mike Shultz over James Farmer. There were 33 Bikes and sleds competing. We finished up at 7 pm.
What a race! Over 1800 entries in five days. Approx. 7000 passes made by our racers. All classes were well represented. The SBRA program works! Bracket racing is alive and well in the seven SBRA race tracks for sure. Congrats again to Beaver Springs winning the team points championship with 74 points, Mason Dixon right there with 72, Summerduck 71, Eastside 70, South Mountain 66, Keystone, 46 and US 13 40. Great, close racing round after round, to many .000 and double .00 lights to count. We have to give thanks to all the competitors for their overall great cooperation throughout the event, it takes that to complete races and do them in a timely manner. How about all the team spirit shown by all the racers and their family members on Sunday. South Mountain Raceway won the team spirit award. We want to thank the help we got from the other track owners, Deanna from Keystone who did part of the day on Wednesday as our computer operator. I had annoucer help from Steve Dickey who did a great job on Friday, Mike Natoli owner of South Mountain Raceway and especially from Courtney Daymude all week. We had some of the crew from Myersville Exxon help us out,A special thanks to Ashley one of outr three track EMT’s who handled printouts for the rounds and buy backs in the tower.Tammy Cline and her son Dale were with us. Of course we can’t forget Gary Gore and Hain Dominick for their help especially on Sunday. Lastly, thanks goes to Elmer and Cathy Wachter, Mason Dixon owners and all my co-workers for their efforts, we all put in pretty long days to get this done. A big thumbs up to all involved in the 2022 SBRA Bracket Finals!
Sunday — Oct. 9th
This was a very well attended Test & Tune event and the last Outlaw Pontiac race for this year. Nearly perfect weather, cool, breezy high temp hit 60 degrees. We got underway at 11 am. with Outlaw Pontiacs, 23 cars entered and in the final it was Jeff Raff in his wheel standing 64 GTO winning over Chuck Hutzler, Jeff Mason took third place. Congrats to Randy Peer as he ended up winning this years championship in the Outlaw Pontiac race series. Well done! Big thanks to Steve Dress and all the Outlaw Pontiac racers, family and crew members for the nice work they do on their race days. How about our no entry fee 1/8 mile race? 80 cars entered and the final two Brandon Skelly and Steve Heffner opted to skip the final and just split the money, each receiving $500.00. not a bad pay day! we had over 200 racers today and many race fans here also. A big thank you to all that attended! We ran well past the 3:30 time finishing up at 5:45 pm. The track staff did it’s usual great job of keeping the race moving along, we had an excellent track and everyone else kept up with the busy day at the food stand, fuel trailer and shirt shack too. Well done.
Wed. thru Sun. Oct 12th – Oct. 16th….The SBRA 2022 Bracket Finals. Get ready for some great racing, our World Series of drag racing at Mason Dixon Dragway, see you there!
Saturday — Sept 10th
This was another well attended Street Nite race, the last one for this year, getting underway at noon. Weather was good again, temps in the low 80’s and some cloud cover too. The Nasty Nines had nine entries with their quickest Index set at 9.80 for the 1/4 mile. Charlie Booze was the winner over Joe Conway, Dan Ryntz took third. This is an entertaining class, several cars running right at the Index. Quick 16 had 26 entries with 5.54 bump. Casey Carper took the win over Marcus Henry while Jeff Eagan and Mitch Willingham were the semi racers. The 5.90 Index group had Chuck Wishard over Dan Shaffer, Jeremy Hammond was third. 6.50 Index had 20 entries Darrell Law winning over Nathan Jacobson, Dave Slusher Jr. was third. The 7.10 Index class had Tony Gruver winning over Rick Ott. Pro was won by Joey Harrison over several time winner Nancy Kovack. Oh Nancy brought in her homemade brownies, they were great and yes Elmer shared them with us too. Very nice. Sportsman had Todd Weller winning over Joe Maggiti, Mike Cleary was third. Drive-In Street was won by David Morrow over Tammy Gray, Greg Orris took third place. Great racing, a huge thanks to all of our racers, their crew and family members and especially to our race fans. Well done. Great track, a fast moving and fun event. We finished up about 6 pm.
Sunday — Sept. 11th
This Test & Tune event was canceled out about 6:30 am the rain and rain showers moved in, another day lost to the weather.
Ok, we are closed for two weekends, this weekend the Maple Grove National event is being contested, many wanted to attend. The following weekend is the NHRA Div. 1 Bracket Finals. Hoping for another strong showing for our excellent team. See you there and when we come back Oct. 1st and 2nd, SBRA races that weekend.
Friday — Sept. 2nd
This was a well attended Test & Tune event, the last one of this year, with 115 entries and a good race fan turnout too. We got underway at 6:00 pm with everyone getting a good number of passes, we finished up at 10:00 pm. A real good event.
Saturday — Sept. 3rd
This was day one of SBRA Labor day weekend race. Junior Dragsters, 33 entries strong started the day at 11:30 am. Gavin Cramer won over Carleigh Forrest with Miles Raffa and Cameron Boyd the semifinalists. Then at 2:30 pm the Pro cars got going with 99 entries, Keith Pifer winning over Andy Anderson, Ed Talbert took third. Super Pro had 93 cars with Kevin Moore over Chelsea Spence, Bobby Spence took third. The Al’s Body Shop Trophy class was won by Hailey Bowles over Devon Riley. We finished up about 9:45 pm. Great racing all day long, well done.
Sunday — Sept. 4th
Now for day two. We started earlier at 9:30 am with 36 Junior Dragsters, Dylan Moore won over Nathan Mendenhall, Sam Harvanek was third. Big cars started at 11:30 am. Outlaw Pontiacs were with us with 19 cars in the class, Chuck Hutzler won out over Mike Clay, semi racers were Randy Peer and Rick Garden. Pro had Brady Warner the winner over Kaleb Kline, Nathan Englar was third. Super was won by Brandon Lowe over Larry McGowan Jr. with Bernie Pyles taking third place. Al’s Body Shop Trophy was won by Devon Riley over Ricky Myers. We finished up about 8:45 pm. Another excellent race day.
Monday — Labor Day — Sept. 5th
This never got underway, Rain was predicted, the all day kind and we canceled about 5:45 am. A good call as the rains came as predicted.
A big thanks to all our racers, their families, crew members and race fans for supporting this event. Well over 600 entries for the three days made for some close, fast racing. Minimal down time, a great race track, many races were dead close with many .00 lights in both lanes many times during event. Thanks to several sponsors. BNM added $100.00 to the Junior Dragsters Saturday, Mutt & Jeff Promotions added $250.00, Juniors got $50.00 runnerup money and Pro and Super Pro got $100.00 to runnerup racers. Trending Motorsports added $50.00 to Sunday’s Trophy winner. Oh, and great job by all the Mason Dixon staff all three days. See you this weekend at Mason Dixon Dragway!
Saturday — August 27th
This was Test & Tune event starting at 5 pm leading into our Mid Maryland Ford Club race and car show the next day. We had a great turn out too. 83 cars made many time runs and we did the $500.00 to win, no entry fee race. Because we weren’t far off the car count numbers to do the $1,000.00, Elmer added $200.00 for the runner-up. Good deal there. As it turned out we had a big oildown just after 9:30 pm causing us to call it a night, it would have taken well past the 10 pm closing time to clean it up. In the no entry fee 1/8 mile race there were three racers still in, Brian Lind, Joe Martz and Jim Day who divided up the $700.00 purse. We had a nice showing of race fans and some early arriving Ford vendors too. Overall a really good night, even the weatherman cooperated with us….. no rain.
Sunday — August 28th
Show cars, vendors and early arriving fans were in the house getting setting up for the car show and the drag racing part which got underway right at 11:30 am. Mt. Lena Pool members set up their foodstand early with breakfast sandwiches and the usual lunch menu. Our foodstand also got up and going early with our usual great line up of cold drinks, coffee and sandwiches. Both locations were busy all morning / afternoon long as we had an excellent turnout of show cars, vendors, race cars and especially our race fans. How about the racing. Pro was the biggest class, Cory Maloney picking up the win over Mark Decker driving his wife Jennifer’s car taking runnerup spot. Super had John Maloney Jr. over Chris Maloney, Jim Day and Jason Day were the semi racers. Street Ford, Mustang class Trophy Ford and Cougar / Comet class had many entries, 80 entries in all raced this Ford meet. A big thanks to the Mid Maryland Ford Club for handling all things car show related and to everyone that participated in this excellent event. The entire day ran smoothly, the track worked well and our staff did a great job as always. A very fun event for sure!
Labor Day weekend is here. Friday night Test and Tune, SBRA racing three days, Sat. Sun. and Mon. See you at Mason Dixon Dragway this weekend!
Saturday — August 20th
This was a well attended Street Nite event getting underway at 12 noon. Decent weather, temps in the mid 80’s greeted our racers and race fans. Starting out with our Nasty Nines, most of the cars were right at the 9.95 Index. We had 11 entries and in the final it was a pair of wheel standing cars with Michelle Plasterer winning over Mike Bowen in a close one. This class is growing, it’s fun to watch, close racing too. Quick 16 had 32 racers vying for a spot in the field. The bump was a 5.48 and in the final it was Jeremy Curry with a .005 light over John Richmond III who was just behind with a .025 light. Jeremy was the low qualifier with a 4.68 @ 150 mph pass. Mike Daymude and Cory Carper were the semi racers. 5.90 Index class was won by car N151, i’ll get driver info on here next post, over Chris Kelican. Wes Farner and Mike Shoop were the semi racers. Pro class had Gary Kelican on the eve of his 75th birthday winning over Ted Leatherwood. 6.50 Index had another good turnout, Mark Gray winning over Wayne Shultz, Ricky Shawyer took third. This class has had most racers now running many low 6.50 passes. It’s getting tougher to win all the time, great close side by side racing! Sportsman was on all lady final with Kristen Suders winning out over Tammy Gray. Tim Bard was third place, Kristen had a .002 light in the final. Drive-In Street was won by Hellcat driver Randy Allen over Josh Sisk, David Murrow was third. Great race, some racers that haven’t won in a while and others that got close had really good outings. A fast paced day, excellent track, all good for this Street Nite race! We finished up about 5:45 PM.
This weekend, Saturday a Test & Tune event 5pm to 10pm with a free Gamblers Race if 60 or more Test & Tune Entries, $500.00 To the winner( if 100 cars $1000.00 To the Winner) and the 28th annual Ford Event on Sunday, racing getting underway at 11:30 am. Also Bill Smith our RFC Chaplain will have service at 10am in the aluminum bleachers featuring a celebration of life for our racer friend Bob Badger. See you at Mason Dixon Dragway this weekend!
Friday — August 12th
This was a very well attended Test & Tune event with 105 entries and the weather was great, low 80’s and not humid. Many of the VW racers made some test hits along with many of our usual racers in street cars, full on drag cars and bikes too. We ran a Hi-Roller racer for the VWs and Jess Farquhar was the big $1,000.00 first place winner. A real good Test & Tune event for sure.
Saturday — August 13th — 8th Annual VW Event
Lets start out with a big shout to the promoter Scott Pocaro for all his year long and event day work to help make this event a huge success. Loads of show cars and vendors from all over rolled in early Saturday morning and got set up for the day. Over 100 show cars and about 85 racer cars participated. Also on hand were the Pro Stick gang headed up by Eric Kitchen with 41 cars racing. We got racing underway at 11:30 am with racers making two qualifying passes. Seven classes of VWs ran, 5 were 1/8 mile two were 1/4 mile. Great racing all day with low Ets in the Pro Outlaw class with 5.40 Ets @ 132 mph in the 1/8 mile. No on track incidents and minimal breakage / oil downs by anyone. The Pro Stick gang had Eric Kitchen winning his second race here at Mason Dixon this year defeating Paul Kuhn in the final. The very last run of the day pitting the VW of Todd Chicklo against Pro Stick winner Eric Kitchen on the final run of the event. Todd away first the Eric went red. The Split was $400.00 to the winner, $100.00 to the loser great event. A huge thanks to the big turnout of VW and Pro Stick fans, the racers, car show people and sponsors. The track staff did a great job all day, the track itself was excellent too. We finished up about 6:30 pm.
Sunday — August 14th
Another Test and Tune day, weather still really good temps in the mid 80’s. We got underway at 11 am. A moderate turn out, everyone made plenty of runs, though a bit short on cars for the no entry fee race we ran it anyway with $400.00 to the winner. How about Chris Crawford bringing out his late father Al Crawford’s 69 Camaro. First time on the track and a few small upgrades netted mid 5.90 ETs @ 115 mph in the 1/8 mile. Chris marched to final and won it over Brian Lind. A great race, way to go Chris! That definitely capped off a great weekend. We finished right at 3:30 pm.
Great weekend! We are back with Street Nite Saturday and a Summit ET Series race on Sunday. See you at Mason Dixon Dragway this weekend!
Saturday — August 6th
This was another Street Nite event that the turnout was affected by temps in the low 90’s and chances of storms later in the evening. The Nasty Nines had several strong entries running on a 9.90 Index. Charlie Booze Jr. winning out over Kellen Stone, Joe Conway was third. Quick 16 racing was really good with Dahrl Clark winning over Mitch Willingham. Both drivers were one off their dials, Dahrl’s .015 light over Mitch’s .027 was the difference maker in that one. Chuck Wishard and Jeff Eagan were the semi racers. Two of our really tough 6.50 Index racers made it to the final. Matt Bowie had qualified with a perfect 6.500 won over Darrel Law in the final. Matt ran 6.50 with an .019 light over Darrell’s 6.53 and an .024 light. great final round! Pro was won by Nancy Kovack….again. George Stanley was runnerup. Jim Berry won Sportsman over Kristen Suders. Drive-in Street was won by Eric Bowles over Nick Lindaman, It was really good to see Nick back out for the first time this year. Great racing by all, the track worked well as always too.
Sunday — August 7th
This was a Summit ET Series race, still warm but less humid but temps still hit low 90’s. Junior Dragsters started right on time at 9 am with 21 entries. Miles Raffa won this one over Harley Ely and Gavin Cramer took third spot. The Juniors did great today, lots of great lights and close racing too. Also a big thanks goes to Rudy Transportation for helping with sponsorship of our Junior Dragster program. Big cars took over at 11:30 am. Pro had 45 entries with Dave Goode winning over Kaleb Kline, Brian Henry was third. Super was won by 2 time winner Brian Morrison over Clayton Garber. The semi racers were Mike Shoop and Roger Lewis. Sportsman had Carlos DeJesus over Kelli Flemming in the final, Kelli got there first but broke out in a really close race. Jacob Hamilton took third place. Good racing all weekend for certain. We thank all that support us this season especially on these hotter race days for sure.
This weekend, Test & Tune Friday night, VW’s are here Saturday and the Pro Stick cars and a Test & Tune day on Sunday. See you at Mason Dixon Dragway this weekend!
Saturday — July 30th
Street Nite….and great weather, temps mid 80’s lower humidity for our racers and race fans. We got underway on time at 3 pm. How about the heads up 9.90 Index Nasty Nines cars. Most of the nine entries in the 9.90 ET area, good hard wheelstanding launches and close races too. In the end, Charlie Booze won over Kellen Stone, Shane Stymest took third. Quick 16 had 22 entries trying to make the field that had a 5.71 bump. Mike Daymude running mid 4.80s won over Tracy Stroup in the final, John Richmond III and Mitch Willingham were the semi drivers. The 5.90 Index group had Chuch Wishard over Dan Shaffer. Will Woodward took third. The 6.50 group had 22 entries with Travis Hill the winner over Ron Gusack and Mark Gray the third place racer. A huge win for Taylor Everson in the 7.10 Index class as she won over Tim Raum. Mark Gray took third spot. Taylor has won our Trophy class before but this was her first win in any of the money classes. She qualified number one with a perfect 7.100 and drove well to take this big win! Pro had Kevin Hamilton over Roger Bard. Sportsman was won by Lane Baker over Kaleb Kline. In Drive-in Street it was Greg Orris over Michael Socks. Good racing all through out the event, we finished up about 8:15 pm.
Sunday — July 31st
This was our GM race which once again was greatly affected by a forecast of rain in the early afternoon. That no doubt hurt the show car turnout hosted by the Heart of Maryland Chevy Car Club. We got the racing underway at 11:30 am, our usual Sunday start time. In Super it was Dale Jackson over Justin Crider, Roger Lewis was third place. Pro was won by Dave Slusher Jr. over Mike Rodgers, Robert Bowers took third place. A fair number over Camaro / Corvette class racers made many passes as losers came back and made more time runs. We finished early and then….you guessed it, light rain moved in on us. We thank all that participated in both days of racing, sooner than later we’ll get cooperating weather and weather forecasting.
Another Street Nite Saturday and a Summit ET Series event on Sunday, see you Mason Dixon Dragway this coming weekend!
Friday — July 22nd
This was another Test & Tune event running from 6 pm to 10 pm. Again it was really hot, temps in the low 90’s as we got underway. Everyone made plenty of runs as the turnout was down some, no doubt the really hot weather played into the attendance for this event.
Saturday — July 23rd
This was a Summit ET series race with the start time moved back to avoid the high temps predicted. We started the racing at 5 pm with our Eastern Regional Championship Junior Dragster racers. There were 26 racers in this class and we did get in the two time runs and two rounds of eliminations and the the sky darkened, winds came up and then the “R” word, rain and lots of it, after an hour or so and raining still, we called the event. We did get Pro cars and some of the Super cars their qualifying time shot in but that was it. Weatherman still being tough on us for sure.
Sunday — July 24th
The Summit ET race for today was cancelled. We made this call Saturday evening with high 90’s temps and high humidity predicted making just it to much for all to deal with. A good call, Sunday was brutal.
This weekend, Saturday is Street Nite and Sunday the GM race. We have suspended Friday Nights for now though will do Friday night Test & Tune, Aug. 12th and Sept. 2nd. See you this weekend at Mason Dixon Dragway!
Friday — July 15th
This was a Test & Tune event getting underway at 6pm, clear skies greeted the 50 racers who participated, each making plenty of passes. We finished up at 10 pm, it would be nice to have more racers at the track on these Test & Tune events, however we do appreciate all that do support us on the Friday night racing program.
Saturday — July 16th
Once again, threatening rain forecasts for the weekend hurt the turnouts. The MANDRA cars were with us today and it was Bob Maulick’s altered winning over Bud Poust’s Nova, Ray Bloom and Brian Yarrison were the semi racers. The Pro class a super close double .00 lights in both lanes final, Rocky Moore edging out Dicky Bodmer. Greg Ecker took third place. Super had another close race as Paul Burruss won out over Mike Daymude. Al’s Body Shop Trophy was won by Ken Howard over Richard Wertz. Though not a big turnout the racing was terrific, dead close double .00 light races each round. Nice driving and yes the track worked well all day.
Sunday — July 17th
In the early morning hours, misty damp weather and wet roadways most certainly held people back from coming today. We were able to start right on time at 11:30 am. In Pro Mark Harbaugh won over Cody Roberts in the final, Dave Slusher Jr. and Kevin Hamilton took the semi spots. Super Pro had Brandon Lowe over Lin Bowie, Nathan Englar took third place.
Well once again the gloomy weather forecasts, not the weather we really get is hurting us. We gotta soon catch a break with this, sooner than later. We DO thank all those who are supporting us when weather forecasters paint such a crummy picture for the weather will be seeing on our race days!
Friday — July 8th
This was a Test & Tune event that was certainly affected by the weather. Forecast for rain showers around 9 pm happened as predicted. The skies looked awful all late afternoon this coupled with a less than great forecast made for a small turn out. Those that came made many runs, a good variety of cars ran fast, several real fast street cars ran high 9’s and low 10 second passes. We were able to race til just after 9 pm then light rain moved in, we had to call it a night. A big thanks to those that did choose to be with us!
Saturday — July 9th
This was to be a Street Nite race but the rains that rolled in Friday night persisted well into the day Saturday forcing us to cancel the race.
Sunday — July 10th
A Test & Tune day with the Outlaw Pontiacs and….no rain. We started right 11 am with16 cars making up Outlaw Pontiac field, Doug Chell winning over Randy Peer, both drivers dead the dial in a really close one. Bruce Garber and Rodney Eichelberger were semi finalists. We finished up at 3:30 pm. 60 cars ran with us today.
This weekend, Test & Tune Friday and SBRA racing Saturday and Sunday. There will be no Junior Dragsters as our team is competing at Bristol Tn. at Eastern Finals. Good luck to our terrific Junior Dragster
Friday — July 1st
This was a Test &Tune event getting underway right at 6 pm. The place was filling up with racers and their families getting ready for the three days of SBRA races to start the next day. Many passes were made by all kinds of cars and bikes through out the evening right up to 10 pm. Some great passes were made by Craig Morris in the Volvo turbo diesel big rig, quickest run, 12.61 @ 108 mph. Terrific performance and a stunning appearing truck too.
Saturday — July 2nd
Junior Dragsters, 28 entries, got underway at 11:30 am with Dylan Moore winning over Madison Stotler, Jace Warner and Shelby Nick were the semi racers. Several Junior racers that typically run at MIR or Keystone were with us, great having them in the mix. Good, drivers, nice cars too. Now the big cars, we had 67 Super cars and 66 Pro cars that all made their one time run / qualifier pass then….it started to rain. It looked like it might clear but after two more much harder rain showers we had to call it day. Track staff tried three times to dry and clean up but wet conditions won out.
Sunday — July 3rd
Today we got underway a few minutes after the 9 am start time because we were still touching up a few damp spots. Now we have 30 Junior Dragsters with the girls winning first place today, Emma Henry won over Shane Dailey, Abriella Richey and Harley Ely were semi racers. Great racing as always with our Junior Dragster drivers. Big cars started at about 11:20 am. Pro had 80 cars and Ken Novak won out over Mark Harbaugh, Rocky Moore took third place. Super had 78 cars, Scotty Bodmer over Brian Lowe with Mike Shoop taking third. Trophy had John Roberts over Tyler Fuller, Terry Gates took third. We finished up at 6:15 pm.
Monday — July 4th
Junior Dragsters started the day right at 9 am, 23 entries. Eric Bowles winning out over Madison Stotler, Miles Raffa took third place spot. Big cars underway at 11 am. In Pro there were 68 entries, Mike Chronister with several .00 lights won in a great final over James Standifer, the semi racers ride bikes, they were Brian Canoles and Boyd Mathias. Super was 70 entries strong. Josh Johnson, having a big year, won out over Herbert Sullivan. Dahrl Clark and Kalvin Kline were the semi finalists. We finished up about 5:15 pm. Great, close racing all weekend long. A Big thank you to Marc and Lisa Combs of Bruce Combs Drywall inc. for adding big money to all class winners and runner ups. Super got $250 to win $100 runner up, Pro $150 and $75 and Junior Dragster got $100 and $50 all THREE days! Thank you! Aside from losing Saturday big car classes to the weather, we still had a successful weekend. By the way on Monday, first round buy backs for Junior Dragsters were N/C paid for by Mason Dixon Dragway. Nice gesture there.
Test & Tune Friday, Street Nite Saturday and Test & Tune, Outlaw Pontiacs and a N/C race, 60 Test & Tune cars or more on Sunday. See you this weekend at Mason Dixon Dragway!
Friday — June 24th
This was a well attended Test & Tune event 83 entries and lots race fans and many racers and vendors setting up for 9th annual Rocking Chair Nationals event the next day. The run of the night, 86 year old Andy Sewell with his 67 Camaro aided by a shot of nitrous ran a 9.41 @ 142 mph about 9 pm. What a run….you’re never too old! All good though we had a big oil down at 9:45 pm that put an end to the racing. Great night overall.
Saturday — June 25th
Rock Chair Nationals, what an event. Show cars and vendors everywhere. Mt. Aetna Fire Co. serving breakfast and lunch along with our excellent foodstand / staff. At 10 am Gary Gore, Bill Pratt and myself handing many plaques to racers that had been in the Pro Stock movement in 1970 and forward. Great to see so many of these racers or family members with us. At 11:30 am sharp we went drag racing. In Pro Stick, founder of the class, Eric Kitchen won over Scott Upole in a dead close one. Nostalgia Elim. was won by Rodney Eichelberger over Clayton Garber, Rodney .000 on the tree and dead on the dial. Super ET saw Pilllip Gulledge in his Sonoma take the win over Nathan Englar, Pro Elim. was won by Doug Lindahl over Dicky Bodmer. Outlaw Pontiacs had 18 entries, John Gunter over Kyle Garber in a double break out run. A great overall event, much
thanks to many, Gary Gore and Hayne Dominick, Bill Pratt, Stevie Dickey who announced much of the race. Mt Aetna Fire Co. Outlaw Pontiac leaders of the day Jim Staub and Bill Bolin, The Osborn’s and their 38 Special coupe wheel stander, Pro Stick’s leader and winner Eric Kitchen and the entire Mason Dixon team / track owners Elmer and Cathy Wachter. Over 210 cars competed on the track and nearly 200 show cars were in the field. We finished up at 7:15 pm. A special personal thanks to Joe Bradley and Suzette too.
Sunday — June 26th
This was a Test & Tune event, with temps in the mid 90’s and after so many raced Friday and Saturday the turn out was lower than usual, everyone made many passes though, we finished up at 3:30 pm as scheduled.
What a weekend, this Friday Night Test & Tune and Sat. Sun. and Mon. July 4th is a SBRA points race. Check the website for all the details. See You this weekend at Mason Dixon Dragway!
Friday — June 17th
This was Test & Tune event with great weather, cool and cloudy. We started right on time at 6 pm with a decent turn out of 60 cars and bikes, the usual mix of street and full on race cars. More license runs, Roy Pool’s small clock Chevy dragster ran as quick as 8.77 @ 153 mph. Tommy Reed’s S-10 pickup ran several 9.80 passes. The Morgan family Mustang had Stephanie driving going 9.50s @142 mph. These three making nice passes, well done. We finished up right at 10pm.
Saturday — June 18th
This was a Street Nite race getting underway a noon. Quick 16 had 25 entries trying to make the 16 car field. After two qualifying passes the bump sat at 5.61. Derek Clark won over Corey Carper, Dale Jackson and Mitch Willingham took semi spots. A new class, Nasty Nines that had a 9.80 Index ran for the first time and it went well. Scotty Duncan in his big wheel standing Camaro won out over Charlie Booze Jr. in a close final. This class will grow, fun to watch, close racing too. 5.90 Index was won by Pat Hahn over Chuck Wishard, Mike Fortney was third. 6.50 Index had Joe Magitti Jr winning over Darrell Law, Tim Bard and Richie Burns were the semi finalists. 7.10 Index was won by Mark Gray over Tony Gruver, Ted Leatherwood was third. Pro was won by Nancy Kovak over Jeff Huber, Sean Coffey and Michelle Plasterer with the semi drivers. Nancy was once again killer at the tree all night long. Sportsman was won by Richie Burns, Chuck Witherow runnerup, Gary Keller was third. Drive In Street was won by Michael Socks over Ed Kline, Milton Marple and Mike Fenslau were the semi racers. A nice turn out 121 cars, lots of race fans too. overall good race, we finished up about 5:45 pm.
Sunday — June 19th
Another Test & Tune event with a no entry fee $500.00 to win 1/8 mile race. 73 entries today, sunny and warm, great race weather again. Ray Murphy ran his El Camino for licensing runs, a best 9.52 @ 142 mph. well done. In the no entry fee race Kaleb Kline won out over Jim Wall, an all Mopar final. We finished up at 3;30 pm. A overall good day. The whole weekend went well, really good racing, excellent track, all races starting right on time. By the way, Linda Cline continues to improve, she’ll be back with us before you know it.
Big weekend coming, Friday night Test & Tune, Saturday, Rocking Chair Nationals, check the flyer for all the details and Test & Tune Sunday. See you at Mason Dixon Dragway this weekend!
Friday — June 10th
This was Test & Tune event running from 6 pm to 10 pm. A nice night for racing clear skies temps starting in the low 80’s. We had 63 cars competing, the usual mix of cars and bikes. Four racers made the NHRA license runs. Jim Fourcade brought his big block Chevy dragster to make his upgrade license passes. How about three straight 4.80 @ 143 mph 1/8 mile passes, the car prints tickets, all three sixty foot times were 1.08. Levi Mauchemer made successful passes in a hemi power dragster, Roy Pool also did his runs in a small block Chevy dragster. Finally the Morgan gang from Hanover Pa. had the foxbody Mustang running great, Scotty Morgan ran two straight final passes of 9.34 @ 142 mph. Great runs for dad, for several years he has crewed for all three of his kids in Junior Dragster, Scotty, Steven and Stephanie. Great track, everyone made plenty of passes, a good night.
Saturday — June 10th
Rain got us again, on and off showers all day caused us to cancel out. Tomorrow was better.
Sunday — June 11th
Still showers in the morning, we cancelled the Junior Dragsters but finally showers gave way to clearing skies and we went ahead and ran the big car portion of the SBRA point event. Weather hurt the turn out for sure but we got underway at 11:30 am. In Pro it was Mark Harbaugh over Dicky Bodmer, Dave Goode and Greg Ecker were the semifinalists. In Super Dale Wilson won out over Nathan Englar, Josh Johnson and Ron Weidner were the semi racers. We did give our racers two time runs knowing that some made a late start heading to the track with the iffy morning weather. We still finished up about 4 pm. The racing was really good, many .00 lights in each lane in many match ups round after round, well done.
Oh, by the way, I did get to go to our RFC service before the race, Chris Crawford performed the service, Kathy Gerhart sang and played the dobro guitar doing two songs, great performance! Bill Smith and Joe Martz our RFC chaplains and others there also, a great start to the day. Test & Tune Friday, Street Nite Saturday and Test & Tune Sunday. See you at Mason Dixon Dragway!
Friday — May 27th
This was to be our first Friday Nite Test & Tune of the 2022 race season. Storms rolled through in the afternoon and a light steady rain arrived in the evening making racing a no go.
Friday — June 3rd
This was a Friday Night Test & Tune that started right at 6 pm. Weather perfect, hit low 60’s as we finished up at 10 pm. We had 63 entries, a mix of new late model street cars, full on race cars, street and drag bikes. Greg Dahl’s turbo Harley ran a best 8.00 @ 175 mph, Mike Motter’s naturally aspirated Harley went 8.56 @ 165 mph. Overall a good evening of racing.
Saturday — June 4th
Weather again near perfect, sunny upper 70’s, great racing weather. A lot going on, we started right at 11 am. East Coast Impalas brought 17 entries and ran two complete races, one a full handicap tree and another pro tree handicap event. Don Knodle won the first over Nabill Guffey. Second race had Karl Ellewein over April Guffey. Two gorgeous wood carved plaques were presented to each winner, a big thanks to Mike Fenslau and family for providing them, Mike did take third place in race two. Outlaw Pontiacs were with us today, 17 cars entered with Rodney Eichelberger winning over Cliff Mayes, Bruce Garber and Doug Chell took semi spots. In the No Entry $500.00 to win race we were a bit short on cars but we ran the race anyway. This race turned out really well. Daughter of well known Super Comp and Super Street racers Tom and Lynn Hoosigian ran the table with two really close races at the end. Jen Murray won her first race ever taking out Dylan Moore in a dead close semi final round race and in the final another tight one against Glen Estelle. Jen’s S & W dragster ran a steady string of very low 5.0 ETs. Great to have Jen, Lynn and Tom with us today, they were very complimentary about our track and staff they expect to visit us again soon! We Had a fair amount Test & Tune cars making many passes. We finished up about 4 pm.
Sunday — June 5th
This was another really nice clear day, temps did get to the high 70’s for this Summit ET Series race starting at 9am with the Junior Dragsters. We had 21 entries with Gavin Cramer winning over a barely red lighting Parker Fields in the final, Cameron Bauman took third place. Zach Reed made all his license passes with no problems, nice job Zach. At 11:30am we started with the Pro cars 47 entries. From Millville Delaware Steve McCulley ran a string of 7.03 Ets and won the class over Clayton Garber, David Myers was third. Three really good racers right there. Super had Lin Bowie winning over Steve Whitman, Mike Daymude and Brian Morrison were the semi drivers. Sportsman was won by Kelli Flemming in her low 12 second Chevy S-10 over Doug Lindahl in his street car. Andy Stief took 3rd place. Doug typically runs his Corvette in Pro had engine troubles last week and came close in his street Mopar. Congrats to Kelli today, she was sharp every round. Trophy was won by Mike Fenslau over Ed Arnold. Good racing by everyone all day long. The track worked great all three days, minimal down time too. Overall a good weekend.
This Friday, Test & Tune 6 to 10 pm, Saturday is an SBRA race and the Outlaw Pontiacs will be with us, Sunday is an SBRA race also. See you this weekend at Mason Dixon Dragway!
Saturday — May 28th
This was day one of three days of SBRA drag racing. Yes it was cloudy but cool, temps in the high 70’s, great drag race weather. Junior Dragsters, 24 entries strong kicked things off at 11:30 am. We had a girls final, Emma Henry over Mallory Dietz, Dylan Moore took third. Big cars got going with the Pro cars and Bikes, 96 entries, Doug Lindahl out lasting the field winning over Dicky Bodmer, Ken Dick was third. Super had 70 entries, young Mike Shoop in dads car won out over Brandon Lowe, Cole Francis took third spot. Hailey Bowles won Trophy over William Duvall. Al Crawford’s Body Shop sponsors this class with the Xmas tree trophies, thanks Chris! We wound up racing at 8:30 pm, over 200 entries competed in this event.
Sunday — May 29th
Day two, sunny temps in the low 80’s. We started with Junior Dragsters right at 9:00 am. This time 31 entries. Gage Farrell took the win over Cole Rudy with Emma Henry and Dylan Moore taking semi spots. The kids were on it today, close great racing every round, well done! Big cars got underway at 11:30 am. Pro Had 94 entries Brian Moore on his bike won over Kieth Pifer, Rocky Moore took third. Super had 70 entries Josh Johnson in his newly aquired dragster won over Paul Burruss, Brandon Lowe and Bobby Spielman took semis. Trophy was won by Greg Orris over Bobby Myers, Paul James Jr. was third. We ran a second chance 330 ft race with Jacob Hamilton over Andy Anderson. 237 entries today. We finished up at 6:30 pm.
Monday — May 30th
Now it got hot, hit 92 in the late afternoon. We got going right on time at 9:00 am with 33 Junior Dragsters. Jaiman Dietz won out over Gage Farrell, Dylan Moore took third place. Big cars got going about 11:00 am with Pro, Steve Long the winner over Brady Warner, Bike racer Logan Mathias took third. Super was won by Mike Daymude over Nick McGowin, an all dragster final, George Hoff was third. Dalton Wise over Mike Fenslau in Trophy. We finished about 4:45 pm. Great racing all three days!
Some weekend notes. Our Bikes since last last season and all this year have opted to run in the Pro Class. It is 1/8 mile racing, Summit or SBRA races and they are more than holding their own. Brian Moore winning the class on Sunday, $2,000.00, Logan Mathias took third on Monday. If you’re racing a Bike and want to run for bigger money, come race with us! Junior Dragsters had 88 entries for the three days, how about the Anderson, Bauman, Cramer, Dietz, Boyd, Bowles and other families with multi car entries. The kids drive great, follow the program and show great sportsmanship too. Super track conditions, Bobby Spence ran 4.39 with a 1.01 sixty ft. time on Saturday, there were other fast hard launching cars running consistent ETs round after round. Steve Dickey announced a good bit on Sunday and on Monday Courtney Suders announced giving Elmer and me some breaks. Thank you both for hanging out with us. This Friday night Test & Tune 6 pm to 10 pm. Test & Tune Saturday 11 am to 3:30, Outlaw Pontiacs, The Impala ECIR group and the no entry fee race, $1,000 to win if we have 100 cars or $500 if we have 60 cars. Sunday is a Summit ET Race, Jr. Dragsters 9 am big cars 11:30 am. See you at Mason Dixon Dragway this weekend!
Saturday — May 21st
This was day one of our two day Summit ET Series races and the weather did not play into either day. We started with our Junior Dragsters right at 11:30 am with 18 entries. As usual our Junior racers were sharp all day, good close racing from start to finish. In the end it was an all girl final with Emma Henry winning over Hailey Bowles, Gavin Cramer took third spot. Now the big cars, they got underway right at 2 pm. In Super it was Andy Dolan over Kevin Moore in a close final, Dahrl Clark took third. Andy was killer on the tree and ran a string of dead on 6.00 runs throughout eliminations, great work Andy. Pro final was an all Moore family deal, Rocky Moore over Dylan Moore, Kristen Suders and Clayton Garber were the semi finalists. Sportsman had Jim Berry over Dave Toms. Overall a good day, yes it was warm 90 degrees and humid but no rain. We finished up about 5:45 pm.
Sunday — May 22nd
Day two was cooler when we started with 20 Junior Dragster racers right on time at 9 am. More close racing with Eric Bowles winning over Gage Cramer and Parker Fields took third place. The big cars got underway right at 11:30 am. The Outlaw Pontiacs were with us today, 16 cars entered, Randy Peer the winner, low 9 second passes over Chuck HutzIer in the final, Evan Bailey and Chad Ely were the semi finalists, always great having our Pontiac friends with us! In the Super class it was Kenny Dick winning over Nathan Englar, Lin Bowie was third. Pro was won by Chris Crawford over Mark Harbaugh. Chris was unstoppable today, great lights and dead on the dial runs, well done! Sportsman had Brian Lind winning over Jim Berry, Andy Stief took third place. Trophy was won by Vernon Judy over first time racer Nick Jacobs. This was another 90 degree day but even with all the heat the track worked great from start to finish, both days. Mary Elizabeth Bannister licensed in her big block Chevy dragster, drove it really well, 7.80s @ 168 mph on her last three passes, excellent!
This coming weekend, SBRA racing Saturday, Sunday and Memorial Day Monday. Also we’ll start the weekend with our first Friday Night Test & Tune 6pm to 10pm. See you at Mason Dixon Dragway this coming weekend!!
Saturday — May 14th
Let’s get this out of the way first. All week leading up to the Street Nite and Mopar events our weather forecasts by all weather outlets called for a high chance of rain / storms both days giving us little hope getting theses events started much less completing them. Well, on cue, both races were run, no rain or rain delays but both were affected by the negative weather reports. For those that came out and participated the racing was top notch as always. Our race fans also got to a good show both days. Ok, Street Nite. In Quick 16 Dahrl Clark won out over Derek Clark. 5.90 Index was won by Dan Ryntz over Chad Ely. 6.50 Index was the biggest class. many time winner Darrell Law won over Dave Slusher Jr. Pro Street had Michelle Plasterer over Roger Bard. Sportsman had Mike Cleary getting a win over J Hamilton. Drive In Street was won by Robert Brooks Jr. over J Myers.
Sunday — May 15th
The Mid Atlantic Mopar meet started early with 50 cars in the show field. Racing got underway at noon. In Super Darlene Staub won out over Dahrl Clark. Pro was won by Jerrod Thompson over Greg Orris. Sportsman had C Gamber over Kevin Grasson. Finally in Trophy it was Greg Green over Greg Orris. A big thanks to Steve Dickey for doing a lot of top notch announcing on Street Nite along with track owner Elmer Wachter. Joe Bradley our EMT did the invocations for the weekend and he sent me the results and videos of both days of racing. I had to miss both days, thank you all for covering for me. Again thanks to all that attended the racing action this weekend despite that bad weather forecasts.
This weekend Summit ET Series races Saturday and Sunday, see you at Mason Dixon Dragway!
Saturday — April 30th
This was well attended Test & Tune event that got underway at 11am with 131 entries participating. Weather perfect too, temps hit 70 degrees later in the day. We also had the Slant 6 Mopar racers running a race with Ken Anderson in his 68 Dart running in the 14’s taking the win over Andrew Shank. Rick Covalt took third in his low 13 second Valiant. With a big field of cars we ran the no entry fee 1/8 mile all run race, the winner take all purse of $1,000.00. As it turns out our former Pro track champion Mark Harbaugh was with us trying get a bit sharper on the tree….guess he did too, 48 cars, six rounds later Mark won out over Dave Clinedinst on his Suzuki bike in the final. Darius Wenger was third place driver. Lots of passes made by many, track excellent as always, a really good day. Steve Dickey was with us doing a good bit of announcing also, great working with him as it always is, very fun when he’s around. We finished up about 3:45 pm.
Sunday — May 1st
Weather uncooperative again. Rain showers moved in before noon, forcing a cancellation of the Mid Atlantic Mopar Meet. It will be run Sunday, May 15th. Car show, vendors and drag racing. This Saturday, May 7th is a SBRA points race, all classes contested. Mother’s Day May 8th we are closed. See you Saturday at Mason Dixon Dragway!
Saturday — April 23rd
Our second Summit ET Series event of the year contested in warmer temperatures than on last Summit race two weeks ago. The Junior Dragster racers started the day at 11:30 am with 24 entries. Excellent close racing from start to finish as Jordan Denny took the win over Connor Boyd in the final, Carley Bauman took third place. The big cars took the track on time at 2 pm. The Outlaw Pontiacs got the big cars going with their first race of the year, 24 entries strong. A good showing by the Pontiacs, several running low 9 second passes, many nice cars in this group. Randy Peer in his 63 Tempest won over Evan Bailey’s 68 Firebird. Greg Orris took third place. The big class was Pro with 63 entries. Andy Purcell took the win over Dan Slusher, Brian Canoles and Dave Clinedinst were the semi finalists. Super had a nice turnout also, 50 entries Lin Bowie won over Kaitlin Krause in the final, Paul Burruss took third. Sadly Paul’s car broke a crank trigger in the lanes and wouldn’t fire, a tough way to go out for sure. Sportsman had Dave Toms over Jim Berry, Andy Stief was third. Before any racing got underway, the Hub City Model A club brought 11 cars in from a cruise, all went down the track, most running mid 40’s to low 50 mile an hour passes. Beautiful cars that still can driven and even raced! We got done at 7:30 pm, a real good day, many race fans and 185 racers competed in this event.
Sunday — April 24th
Another Summit ET Series event starting with our Junior Dragster racers right on time at 9 am. a really warm day too, temp hit the low 80’s late in the day. 25 entries with many excellent performances by our Junior Dragster drivers, in the end Emma Henry won over Miles Raffa in the final. Braelin Bowie and Cameron Boyd were the semi racers. In Pro it was David Hoffman getting the win when Scotty Bodmer broke the rear at the starting line on his bye run into the final. Dicky Bodmer was third. Super had Joe Martz over Alan Glatt, Kenny Dick and Paul Burruss were the semifinalists. Sportsman had Carlos DeJesus over Andy Stief, Dave Myers took third place. Really good racing all day, a smaller turnout than Saturday but still a nice event.
This Saturday is a Test & Tune day and Sunday is the Mid Atlantic Mopar meet. Car show and racing, car show starts early, racing gets underway at 11:30 am. See you this weekend at Mason Dixon Dragway!
Saturday — April 16th
022 Racing Season
This was our first Street Nite race of year and the first event contested in warm weather, temps in the mid 70’s. We kicked things off right at 12 noon and shortly after getting underway in the first qualifying session for the Quick 16 cars Jason Staub hit the right wall badly damaging the front end of his late model big block Ford powered Mustang. Jason was quickly out of the car as our track staff got to him, good to report Jason was uninjured. First class contested was the N/A heads up cars with Charlie Booze Jr. winning over Shane Stymest both cars in the high 6.10s. Good race. Quick 16 had 31 entries with the bump being a quick 5.37. Bobby Dunn took the win over John Richmond with Darlene Staub and Clarence Ford the semi racers. 5.90 Index class had 11 entries Greg Corbin won over Mike Shoop, Joe Carroll took third. 6.50 Index had 25 entries with Bill Johnson’s 65 Falcon winning over Todd Haskell, Matt Bowie and Mark Gray were the semi racers. 7.10 Index had Ted Leatherwood over Taylor Everson, nice job both racers. Pro Street was won by Michelle Plasterer over Darrell Hawkins. Sportsman had Jason Deavers over Chase Campbell. Robert Brewster won out over Greg Orris in Drive-in Street. We had 166 entries today and many race fans in attendance. We finished up at 6:30 pm. The track worked really well today, Ronnie Proctor Sr. made a short pass in his Mustang Top Sortsman car, laid down 1.01 sixty foot time. There were several Q16 cars that ran 1.05 short time, 4.60 ETs @ low 150 mph. Steve Dickey also did much of the announcing doing his usual great work, always good to have Steve with us!
This coming weekend, Saturday and Sunday are Summit ET Series races. The Outlaw Pontiacs with on Saturday also. See you this weekend at Mason Dixon Dragway!
Saturday — April 9th
Weather won this event. Off and on rain showers and cold temperatures forced a cancellation of this Test & Tune event.
Sunday — April 10th
The first Summit ET Series event of the year was a good one. Cold temperatures and a slightly damp track delayed the start time by 30 minutes but we still got going by 9:30 am with our excellent Junior Dragster racers. Barely 40 degrees we got going with 19 racers, 18 in competition and one making time runs only. The drivers were in mid season form, great lights and close racing by everyone. Hailey Bowles squared off with Parker Fields in the final with Hailey turning on the win light. Conner Boyd and Eric Bowles were the semi racers. Cole Rudy had his new car out for the first time and did well behind the wheel of this much faster car from his ride last year. Even with a late start our Junior racers ran their final right at 11:30 am as big cars took the track right on schedule. One time run and go and what great racing we saw as the event ran smoothly in all the classes. Pro now is an 1/8 class and Chris Crawford won out over Mark Harbaugh in the final, Dave Raser and Dave Clinedinst were the semi racers. Super had some great racing and fast cars entered. Brian Morrison took the big win over Paul Burruss in the final, Randy Krause took third spot. Brian ran a string of 6.0’s with great lights every round, great work Brian. Sportsman was won by Kevin Grasson over Robert Hamilton. Jim Berry and Brian Lind were the semi racers. Trophy was won by Richie Burns. An overall great day of close well run races in all the classes, a fun day. Good having our EMT Joe Bradley back with us too.
Saturday, April 16th is our first Street Nite event with qualifying at noon. Easter Sunday we are closed for the holiday. See you this weekend at Mason Dixon Dragway!
Saturday — April 2nd
Decent weather for this Test & Tune event and a two race deal for the East Coast Impalas which had 15 cars in their class. Temps hit low 50’s and mostly sunny, way better than last week. We started on time with 63 cars competing in the Test & Tune category with everyone making numerous passes. The Impalas made their two time runs and went right to round one. The first Impala race winner was Len Koenig over Lance Baughman. The second race after a qualifying time run had Mike Fenslau winning over Barry Gaudette. Mike’s Super Sport ran 11.70s run after run, he was also a semi finalist in race number one. Jason Butler had a good day also, two semi finishes. Our no entry fee $500.00 to win race had Mark Gray winning over Caleb Kline. Jason Staub had his new Mustang Quick 16 car running a 4.59 1/8 mile blast on his first full hit, 1.06 sixty foot time to go with it, the car’s a rocket. Kaitlin Kraus was back in her new S & W dragster running a pair of 4.85’s @142 mph. We finished up about 3:20 pm, a good day for sure.
Sunday — April 3rd
Another Test & Tune day getting underway at 11:30 am. Weather went a bit downhill, windy, cloudy and barely hit 50 degrees but good enough to go drag racing. We had 53 cars, Bikes and Jr. Dragsters making many runs. Even though we were a bit short on cars for our no entry fee race, it takes 60 cars, we ran it anyway. Chris Crawford in the Al’s Body Shop entry won out over Dylan Moore in the final in a close race. By the time we were done at 3:30 it was in the mid 40’s and windy, yeah, it’s going to get warmer soon! The track worked well both days, overall two good days of racing. Oh, Joe Bradley, our EMT doing well and may visit us this weekend!
Saturday, April 9th is another Test & Tune event and our first Summit ET Series race is Sunday April 10th, Junior Dragsters start at 9am, big cars 11:30 am. See you this weekend at Mason Dixon Dragway!
Saturday — March 25th
This was day one of the 2022 drag race season on a cold and windy day. Temps in the mid 40’s, cloudy, windy and even some snow flurries were what our racers dealt with on this Test & Tune day. We had 61 cars, bikes and junior dragsters making numerous runs and our usual no entry fee $500.00 to win race. Kaitlin Kraus was making her first ever passes in a gorgeous all black S & W dragster. Jason Amey made a couple of easy test hits then Kaitlin ran six flawless 4.90 passes, the last two were each 4.90 @ 142 mph with 1.10 sixty foot times. Well done. Jason Staub had his new Mustang here making test hits, two runs made, neither run full out, last one 1.18 sixty foot, stunning car. The no entry $500.00 race had the Wenger brothers in the final. Rick won it 6.451 on a 6.45 dial, Darius right there, 6.47 on his 6.45 dial. Both drivers drove great and their cars work really well too. Good job to all our track staff gang. Great track, the event went smoothly. Great having Linda and Trish back on opening day, both had a rough winter, each battled stuff but sure enough were with us to get year started! We wrapped things up at about 3:40 pm, an overall good start of 2022 race season.
Sunday — March 27th
About 2 pm Saturday with a really cold and windy day predicted for the Sunday event we canceled it and announced it too. A good call, it never hit 40 degrees, the winds howled all day, like dead of of winter, good call there. Joe Bradley our terrific EMT missed today as he is in the hospital and was to have surgery on his leg on Monday. He’ll laid up for a few weeks, we all wish him a speedy recovery!
This coming weekend April 2nd and 3rd are both Test & Tune days. On Saturday the East Coast Impala Drag Series cars will run their double race also. See you this weekend at Mason Dixon Dragway! It’s good to be back!