The dog days of summer were definitely with us on this race day. With temperatures well into the 90's and high humidity, we managed to pull it off. With the help of Jim Bradshaw and his crew, the track was excellent. Capitol Raceway takes huge pride in preparing a great track for their racers. Dwayne Wolfe, one of the N.E. ProMod racers ran a 5.85 so you know the track was on point.
Craig Buscio from Bayville, NJ, was the #1 Qualifier with a run of 4.63 at 157 mph and he took home the $100 bonus sponsored by Bill Cole's BTM Race Team. From what I am hearing, Bill will be going after this bonus at the next race.
James Houston and his Ford Fairlane took home the hardware and the belt when Craig Buscio's car bogged off the line. Congratulations to James on his win. As a sidenote, James has not missed one Warrior race in the 6 years of our existence. Now, that is support!!
We welcomed 2 new Warriors to the team:
- Joann Feliciano, all the way from Bay Shore NY, and her Nitrous Powered 1972 Nova. Her team has been battling some issues but they finally figured it out and almost upset the #1 Qualifier in the 1st round where she ran 4.71 to Craig's 4.61. Congrats to Jack Boer, Ralph and her team for not giving up. Joann will be a force to be reckoned with.
- Jeff Helsinger from Lindenhurst, NY, and his 1989 Nitrous Powered Mustang made the trip down for our race.
The Warriors welcome both of you!
Congratulations to Team DeMilt and Fourcade for running their 4.88 at the race. They are making the Chevy Powered Nitrous Mustang quicker with each pass. I think Bobby has some tricks up his sleeve for the next Battle which will be September 17 at the Street Freaks race at Capitol Raceway. Jay Crawford works hard on putting this race together so make sure you don't miss this one.
Stay cool and see you all at the next Battle for the Belt!!