|October 2002 - Newsletter
News Letter - New Records -
Points - Event Pictures
|East Coast Timing
Volume 9, Number 8
ECTA, 11241 Barnes Bridge Rd.,
Laurinburg, NC 28352
910-266-9868 or 404-433-9306
Well, The last meet of the
year has come and gone. Again, we had perfect weather and more important, no incidents
what so ever! Now we have 5 months of cold winter to deal with before our next meet! Oh
well, theres some of us that need five months to fix all the things that got tore up
in the past seven. We have our new points champions for the year and both the car and
motorcycle points chase were very close. Our new car champion is the Waddell Brothers,
Shade Tree Racing Volvo street entry with a total of 2510 points. Our new motorcycle
champion is the Sportster List Race Team with bike #4007 Roadkill with a total
of 1926 points. Congratulations to both team for a Hard Fought Battle, and I hope you had
fun! Fast time of the meet was set by Scott Guthrie riding one of his Suzuki
Hayabusas at a speed of 214+ MPH. There were 400 passes over the weekend and 39 new
records set. Lets get to the cars first.
Like I said earlier, The
Waddell Bros won the Points Championship but it wasnt easy. The Yates Team came into
the final event only 24 points behind and with a run of 176 MPH actually went into the
lead on Saturday afternoon. Larry and Frank had a couple of runs in the 140, and 150
range, but after they saw what the Yates had done they stepped up the NOS big time and
laid down a 173+ MPH record for the points lead. They werent finished though; Frank
wanted to retire the old Volvo with a pass of 175MPH or better. So he and Larry kept
trying all day Sunday and finally came up with a pass of 175.633 for the Record in C/BFSS
and the Championship. Great Job Guys, the checks are in the mail!
Number 2 in this
years race is last years Champion Brett and Regan
Yates. With a total of 2484
points they came close to being our first repeat Champions, but since were not playing
with hand-grenades, close dont count. Anyway, they still had a great year and at the
last meet set the C/BFMR Roadster record at a fast 176+ MPH. By the way, this car is FOR
SALE, and is RACE READY. So if you could use a Fast Roadster (27 T) Call
Yates Racing at (770) 928-9517. Congratulations Guys!
Number 3 in points is
Doc Lewis Grubb and his pure stock Infinity Q45. Doc Finished 10th
last year and did a great job this year with a car that only goes 125 MPH. From all the
money he saves from not having a truck and trailer he could probably put a roll cage and
other safety equipment in this thing and run on up in the 130s anyway. Good job
Numbers 4 and 5 went to the
Rynd Boys Racing. They were unable to attend this meet but had already had a great season
and will be back hard at it next year.
Number 6 went to newcomer
Graeme Rabbit Bartils and his beautiful North GA Fabrication
(which he owns) 1932 Ford Roadster. This car is powered by a late model Cadillac O.H.C.
Engine. Rabbits best speed was a fast 160+ MPH run that was real close to the
D/GR record (162). Good Job!
Number 7 went to Phil Franz
and his Koenig Bros Racing late model Camaro. Phil was unable to set his
record up this meet but still earned points and had a pretty good finish. Congratulations!
Number 8 in the race came
out of nowhere. It was past champion Keith Turk and Rookie driver Tonya Hanley in
Keiths So-Al Racing, Wachovia at Work and Play 1980 Camaro. Tonya was
|set the Record in AA/CBFALT at 166+ MPH which
moved them a long ways up the points ladder. This Team may be going to try and run for the
Number 1 plate next year. Good Luck!
Bilhardt and his Black Bird Super Coupe T-Bird finished Number 9 in Points and
also upped Lawsons Record with a great run of 148+MPH in E/PS. Good Job Lawson!
Number 10 is Don McMeekin
and his fast Buick Skyhawk. Don earned his Red Hat at Bonneville this year at
215+ MPH. At this meet he set the D/GALT record up to a fast 185+MPH. This great looking
and fast car is also FOR SALE. Give Don a call at (614) 891-2265. Good job
Ace Allen was
back down with his Comp Coupe Chevette and getting faster all the time. Ace
had a fast pass of 190+MPH for the A/GCC Record. Hes got a new paint job on the
Chevette and it looks great! See you next year Ace.
Horace Whitten was back
with his SS Impala, and while he didnt set any records this time out he still
finished 12th in points. This is another car that needs safety equipment to run up to all
of its potential.
Randy Dupree and the Dupree
Racing E/GL were back up from Florida after having some problems at the last meet. Things
went better this time, but the team didnt up their own record. Theyre heading
in the right direction though.
Nicholas Stewart was also
not able to up his own record (106+) with his Briggs powered Go Cart. The little Cart is
still Maxtons fastest though. Bob Gribble had his NASCAR T-Bird back with us this
meet and the Muscle Motor Sports Bird went a fast 205+ MPH for the new
record in A/GCT. That also was nearly fast speed of the meet for cars, but
||another NASCAR T-Bird showed up? New member
Robert Hustler had a New 97 Winston Cup T-Bird and after getting use to
the track and making license passes, reeled off a great 206+ MPH run. While not a record
(unsealed gas tank) this car has got a lot of Potential.
Henderson came back over from Nashville with his 1950s Jaguar street machine. This
is another fast streetcar with a fast pass of 176+ MPH for the new record in C/FRS.
EJ Kowalski and Team were
back down with EJs NEW 23 T Roadster. This is a great looking car
and ran fairly well for a new car and its first time out. EJs friend,
Fillerbrown was also back
down for the first time this year with his good-looking M/Roadster. Hes still
working some bugs out but ran in the 160s with his car.
Willie Glass and his
Wasted Willies Flatheads Ardun Powered Roadster was also back down
from VA with Jiggly Bits His new Ardun powered plant. All didnt go
exactly as planned when the clutch exploded on the start line and tore up a lot of stuff.
Hopefully Wasted can save the block and have Jiggly Bits back out
Chuck Panner had his
Second Child Hood 82 Camaro back out and while not setting a Record,
still ran fast and had a great time. Chucks car has a 273 Cubic inch V-6 for power.
Chad Bolles and Pat
McCutchen had their 95 model Jag back out for the second meet in a row. They managed
to run in the 130s with this beautiful car. Theyre building a Real
racecar and hope to have it finished by springtime.
Scott Griswold had his
Warp One Racing 67 Chevelle back down from Delaware running on a classic
|record. He managed to set AA/CFALT at 140+ MPH.
After he got home he found out that the NOS line was blocked and thats why he
didnt go any faster. Scott says hes running for the points title next year.
Tom Southard and
Sandy Sainz had their little MGB back in action this meet and Sandy was able to set their
G/GRS record up to 98+ MPH. Not to far off an even 100 for the S&T Racing Team.
Pete Brown had just bought
a 1994 Caprice Police car in Colo., Drove it straight to Maxton and ran 127+ MPH Not Bad!
Jeff Isaacs made his second race of the year and was able to set 3 new Real Street Records
with the well-built 69 Camaro. The fastest was 162+ MPH in AA/GRS. Jeff is planning
on making all the races next year and maybe even try his hand at the points race. Good
Dan Cooper also made his
second race of the year with his new Camaro. He ran for time only and had to keep it under
125 MPH. Dans also trying to put a real racecar together for the future. L G
Faircloth brought out his new 2002 T-bird. He also had to keep speeds under 125 MPH with
this great looking car.
Another new member is
William Harsh Barce and he took on the Maxton Mile with his 94 F-150 C/PP Truck. He
came within 1 MPH of setting the record (115+) but couldnt get the Ole Ford to run
any faster this meet. Maybe next year!
Another pickup was the
entry of Kuntz-Jackson & Lindley S-10. This is a great looking truck fresh off of
setting their record up at Bonneville (180+). They also set their record up at Maxton in
the D/MMP to a fast 166+ MPH. Good job guys!
Flat Out Racing was also
back with their good-looking Studebaker
||Avanti. They ran some 170+ MPH speeds but
couldnt set their B/PRO record up any. They should be able to Next Season!
Speed loaned his Wild Hare Racing 23 T Modified Roadster out to friend
Sonny Thompson who promptly took one of Roys records at 137+ MPH in D/GMR.
Roys making some changes this winter and looks to go faster next season. Good luck!
Last of the cars is the
Beautiful Pink Corvette of Beckett, Williams, and Timney Team. While the car is improving
with a pass of 168+ MPH for a D/BGT record, we still have some work to do over the winter.
Also Joe Timney and myself would like to say that we did NOT have ANYTHING to do with the
color of this car! Im thinking that a blind monkey couldnt do any worse at
mixing paint. Anyway, maybe John will paint it lime green or some other color over the
winter. Well, thats all the cars and now its time to say a word or two about
We had another large
motorcycle turn out and, as usual several new records were set. Also, after a year long
points battle The Sportster List Race Team came out on top with 1926 points. The bike
Roadkill had at least three riders over the six-race season, including Paul
Batts, Ray Kimbro and the bikes owner George Crim. All three did a good job and kept the
powerful Harley at the top of the points from the third meet on. This meet they put in a
1340 engine so they could run on some 1350 records. It all paid off with the Championship
and a fast pass of 151+ MPH in A/PG-1350. George also set three other records over the
weekend. Great Job Guys!
Who would have thought a
Harley would win against all the super
|fast Suzukis? Speaking of which, The
Double Busa Team finished second with a total of 1830 points. Todd Brooks had hurt his
good Busa engine at the September meet and could not make repairs in time for this meet,
meaning he had to run a stock Hayabusa engine. Todd could have made the points race a
little more interesting with a little more HP, but still had a great year with himself and
team mate, Todd Dross both getting in the ECTA 200 MPH club. Good Job Guys (and DahMurf)!
giving up the points race earlier on in the season, and missing one meet all together,
Scott Guthrie Mr. Motorcycle, put together a strong finish and ended up number
3 in the final standings. Scott also had fast speed of the meet with a beautiful pass of
214+ MPH. In fact Scott set three new records over 211 MPH with his red Hayabusa. Scott
also brought along his 400 Yamaha and managed to set a handful of records with it. I'm
pretty sure that Scott is going to run for the number one plate next year. Time will tell.
Number 4 in points is Chris
Dad Land and his Cast Iron Sportster. Dad had a pretty good year,
all in all. What with setting his class Record at B-ville and running 155+ MPH at Maxton.
He also had a couple of fires on his Harley, which is real interesting to watch from the
pits! This meet, he set the A/PF-1000 Record up to 147 MPH and, much to the dismay of the
hundreds of fans standing along the edge of the track, didn't catch on fire! Better luck
next year Dad and Good Job.
Number 5 in points in the
Yancy Racing Team of Rich Yancy and his Budweiser red Hayabusa. Rich also got in the 200
MPH club earlier in the year and ran as fast as 210+ MPH this
||meet. Rich has a little trouble tucking in,
being that he's closer to 8ft tall than he is 6ft. Anyway, he gave Scott Guthrie a run for
fast speed of the meet and had a great year anyway.
6 and Number 7 both go to The Old Farts On Speed (OFOS) Team of Jim Cannon,
Ken Weaver, and Jim's son TJ Cannon. Ken ran his trusted late model Sportster, and while
missing two meets this year, still was able to finish pretty high in the points. Jim has
been helping TJ learn how to ride fast and this Team may also make a run for the
points title next year. Finishing Number 7 is not bad for a Student.
Mr. Clean AKA Mark Wolniak,
had a new bike out for this meet and while not adding any more points, did manage to set
the APS/G-750/4 up to a fast 160+ MPH (Could this be because Kat was with him this round?)
He still had enough points to keep him in the 8th place of the points race.
Another Harley in the Top
Ten is the Gregory Town Racing Entry of Rick (AKA Slide) and Barbara Denham.
Rick's good looking yellow Sportster went as fast as 146+ MPH, which gave him the
APS/PBG-1350 Record for a few minutes, before George Crim took it away (Could this have
been to impress Jodi that came with him this time?). Still he earned enough points to put
him Number 9 in the final standings. Good Job!
Rounding out the Top 10 is
Mike NO MUFFLER Shedd and his half Buell, Lone Eagle Racing entry. Mike went
all year without setting a record, but hes getting faster all the time, and while
finishing 10th in points, he gets the LOUDEST PIPE award for the forth year running!
Anyway, maybe The Lone Eagle Team can find some
|HP over the winter and get Mike back in the
record book next season.
SNART Racing Team of Larry and Jo Young along with Lee and Shannon Tindall had their 883
Sportster out as usual and set 3 New Records, the fastest being 125+ MPH in the
MPS/PBG-1000 class. Had they made all six races they would have been in the Top Ten. Maybe
Some more new guys to
Maxton were the Team Acceleration of Don Camlin and Kirk Gustafson. They had a couple of
neat 750cc Harley flat track racers with them. The fastest record was set over a 135 MPH
in the M/PF-750 class. Maybe they'll bring them back next year and get a little faster.
Snyder came back down with another Sportster List Race Team entry. Jim set two records
with the fast Harley, the fastest being 157+ MPH in the A/PBG-2000 class. Good job Jim!
Two Hundred Club member,
Bergie Frazier was back with his fast Kawasaki motorcycle. He set three new records over
the weekend with the fastest being a 202+ MPH run in APS/F-3001+ class. Bergies
teammate Joseph Gaudette, also set a record with his 750 Yamaha at 152+ MPH in the
Wayne Pollack and his
beautiful black Flying V Racing Hayabusa was back in action. Wayne got in the 200 MPH club
last meet and set another record at 205+ MPH, in the MPS/F-1350 class this meet. Wayne
always seems to be having too much fun!
Chuck Bowyer, running the
RCs Performance Suzuki set the APS/G-3001+ Record at a fast 203+ MPH run. This also
puts Chuck into the ECTA 200 MPH club. Good job Chuck!
Sidney Conn was back in
action with a couple of his Moto Guzzi
||motorcycles. Sidney set the P/PP-1000 Record up
to a fast 138+ MPH with one of his entries. Good job Sidney!
real neat entry was the 1967 Harley Sprint 250 of Rosie Pennell. Todd Dross of Twin Jugs
Racing has been helping Rosie on her bike and Rosie was able to set the M/PG-250 Record at
77+ MPH. Friend Debbie DahMurf Heneman then got on the bike and went 76+ MPH
for the M/PF-250/4 record. Their going to run this bike next year, so I guess we will find
out how fast a Sprint really is?
New member, Jack Harrison,
entered his 1350 P/P Suzuki for this race. After getting use to the track and so forth,
Jack had a best speed of 184+ MPH. Not good enough for the record, but pretty darn fast on
a stock bike.
Vincent Hill came back down
from Washington, DC to race with us again. Here's another guy who's having too much fun!
Vincent had his 2000 Model Kawasaki 1200 running in the MPS/G-1350 class. His best speed
was a fast 182+ MPH. Not good enough for the record, but still good enough for an
Past member Kristian Hahne
came back down to race again and brought along his stock Suzuki Hayabusa. Kristians best
speed was 175+ MPH. Not bad for knocking the rust off.
Booger Smith had his 500cc
Buell blast out with us again. Booger could not set his own record up but still had speeds
in the 107+ MPH range. Boogers got an old knuckle head Harley lying around
somewhere. Maybe he'll bring it back out next year.
Jess Feeback is also new to
the Maxton Monster Mile and he entered his little 400cc Kawasaki. Jess had a
speed of 90+ MPH while getting some seat time on the concrete.
Jeep Stewart had his Harley 1650cc Super Glide back down again.
Jeep made several runs with the fastest being 138+ MPH. Good news is he took
it home in one piece. See ya next year Jeep.
Rich Grove had his
Dont Be Scared racing Kawasaki ZX-12R entered in the APS/G-3001 class.
While not setting any records this time out he did manage to run a fast 190 MPH.
George Leiby made the trip
to Maxton again with his 1993 Honda CBR 900. George made several runs with the best being
147+ MPH. Good job George.
James Hanson was also back
for his second meet in a row with his good-looking 1999 Suzuki. The motors been bored out
to a big 1400cc on this bike and it showed with speeds in the 196+ MPH range. Not the
record, but getting closer.
Ed Tilley, who ran a little
50cc Aprilla earlier in the year, showed up with a 1982 Morini motorcycle. I don't think
I've ever heard of one, much less seen one. Anyway, Ed managed to get 97+ MPH out of it.
Last of the bikes is
William Ackermans 1300cc Suzuki. William managed to get 187+ MPH out of his bike
this meet. Not bad for a new (to Maxton) entry. Well, that's all the entries for out last
meet of the year. Everyone has 5 months to get ready for out 2003 spring meet. Thanks to
all our Competitors, Fans, and Volunteers for another fun, safe year. See ya in the
Perhaps you sent flowers, a beautiful card o4r perhaps spoke a kind word, offering your
condolences. All of my brothers, sisters and I would like to thank everyone for their
kindness concerning the loss of our Mother.