Capitol Raceway Battle #4 09/17/2016
I have to say that the Battle for the Belt #4 and Street Freaks Superbowl III at Capitol Raceway was one of the best races in our six year history!
17 Warriors were locked and loaded for this battle. The Warriors had 3 new members: Brandon Diemicke - '84 Camaro; Joe Serviss - '67 Nova and Butch Merson's wild wheelstanding '67 Camaro. Gentlemen: your cars are an awesome addition to the Warriors Outlaw Race Team.
The qualifying was most definitely a battle for the top 8. Craig Buscio and his Nitrous BBC '62 Nova was #1 with a run of 4.55 and took home the $100 bonus sponsored by Bill Cole's BTM Racing Team.
I don't usually post the qualifying times but I had to show you how close the race was going to be.
#1 Craig Buscio '62 Nova 4.55
#2 Tink Liptrap '65 Chevelle 4.72
#3 Bobby DeMilt '84 Mustang 4.73
#4 Joe Serviss '67 Nova 4.74
#5 James Houston '64 Fairlane 4.75
#6 Jason Abee '87 Grand Prix 4.79
#7 Don Zufall '94 Mustang 4.90
#8 Buddy Buser '72 Camaro 4.98
Eric Vandrew '70 Z-28 led the 2nd field of 8 with a 5.00.
The Battle for the Belt came down to Craig Buscio's Nova and Jason Abee's beautiful Pro Charged Grand Prix with Craig getting the win with a run of 4.58 to Jason's 4.79.
The winner of the 2nd field of 8 was Keith Brandt's Nitrous Powered BBC '68 Camaro with a run of 4.83 to Eric Vandrew's Blown BBC '70 Z-28 run of 4.99.
Keith was almost upset in round 2 when he was late on the tree to Butch Merson's '67 Turbocharged Camaro wild wheels high in the air to the 330' with Keith just getting by him. Check out the video of this run courtesy of Wayne Nocton -- it was awesome!!!
Thanks to Dave Chew of Chewy's Performance Automotive of Mt. Airy, Md for the $$$ for the 2nd field of 8 race.
We would like to thank Jay Crawford of Street Freaks for inviting us to put on our battle. A BIG thank you to Jim Bradshaw and his staff at the New Capitol Raceway for providing us an awesome track for the battle. Capitol Raceway's track prep is always top notch. We thank you for your commitment to your racers!
So as we head to our next Battle for the Belt on Oct. 15 at Capitol Raceway. The points leaders are very close with 16 racers in the hunt for the Top 10 slots. The Warriors have had 27 racers run with us this year and I want to thank each one of them.
See 'ya on the 15th!!