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November 12, 2005 Show & Drags, Englishtown, NJ

The Stock Appearing Drags Association and the Long Island Chevelle Club pulled off another outstanding event. Early morning temperatures were below freezing in most parts of the northeast, but the mercury doubled in height by show time. This event was their second go at a new format of drag racing combined with a car show.

Blue skies and mild temperatures prevailed to make this event the perfect closer for the 2005 season. The spring-like weather made for excellent track conditions. Turnout was high with 45 Factory Stockers, 21 F.A.S.T cars and over 25 MCE class cars! Add in the 42 registered show goers and you’ll get over 125 cars participating in total.

Every spectator was in awe at the contingency of American muscle. Its an all muscle car day with something for everyone. Spectator attendance was more than Raceway Park had ever expected for an event of this type.

The car show had a great turnout and a very diverse display of classic American autos. Special appreciation goes out to the Richmond County Pontiac Association, who brought down an entire heard of Goats for the event. There were even two show goers who made this their first show with brand new restorations.

Under the show tent, The Long Island Chevelle Club ran things perfectly. Rob, Art, and the gang had goody bags and give-a-ways. Year One, Don’s East Coast Restorations, Edelbrock, Jegs, Image Sales, and Extrude Hone were the major sponsors. Several Long Island Chevelle Guys also made their marks on the strip. Vice President Art Capelle took his Factory Stock 67 Malibu to a personal best of a tire spinning 16.05. President Rob Mirabile with a cam change in his 67 Chevelle Drop-Top less than 24 hours before the event ran some 14.1x runs and with some more tuning should see 13’s in MCE. Member Drew Amitrano in his 70 LS6 pulled some wheel standing 10.4x runs in MCE, even cutting a .007 light… Now he just needs to get on the green side of that light.

There is talk of next years event being a two day festival of muscle complete with even more extra events and activities. The owners of Raceway Park stated, "we are blown away by the turnout". Hemmings was there and got a lot of great magazine material. George from Hemmings is a down to earth muscle car guy and loved the event. F.A.S.T / Factory Stock Appearing Classes can only get bigger as a result of this. The staging lanes were packed with fans, mobbing the participants as if they were rock stars at times. Several new F.A.S.T. ET records were set as well as many personal bests in The Stock Appearing class.

On the track there were AMC S/C Ramblers, Dodge Daytonas, C.O.P.O Camaro's, ZL1 Vettes, RAIV Pontiacs, several LS6 Chevelles, 455 HO Trans Ams, Hemis by the truckload and several near 100 point show cars! It is apparent the F.A.S.T & Factory Stock Appearing events are here to stay in the northeast.

Cameras were clicking away and everyone should check out this years event photos. They will be posted in the next few days at Long Island Chevelles and Stock Appearing Drags websites.

The management of Raceway Park, The Stock Appearing Drags Association, and The Long Island Chevelle Club extend their thanks and appreciation to all the participants and spectators who made this event such a success.

Show results November 12th 2005

Best of Show: Al Galdi 70 Chevelle
Presidents Choice: Jim Fairchild 70 Chevelle Wagon
Raceway Parks Choice: Frank Plat 65 GTO
Drag Promoters Choice: Joe Portagallo 67 GTO

Peoples Choice Awards:
Scott Wilcox 68 Olds
John Antonelli 69 Charger
Mark Romano 70 Mustang
Ed Burns 67 Pontiac
Richard Maldonado 70 Road Runner
Rich Recupero 70 Chevelle
Bill Rose 68 Chevelle

FAST results November 12th 2005

Wayne Nelson 1969 L88 Corvette [email protected] mph
Terry Pennington 1969 ZL1 Camaro [email protected] mph
Dave Dudek 1970 Dodge Challenger [email protected] mph
Greg Gessler 1972 Buick GS [email protected] mph
Ralph Barbagallo 1970 Ply Road Runner [email protected] mph
Lane Carey 1970 Ford Torino Cobra [email protected] mph
Tom Cannon 1970 Dodge Challemger [email protected] mph
Danny Doyle 1971 Dodge Super Bee [email protected] mph
Dalton Beaulier 1970 Ply Road Runner [email protected] mph
Dan Kane 1966 Shelby Mustang [email protected] mph
Gene Wilsey 1970 Ply AAR Cuda [email protected] mph
Pat Wendling 1969 Pontiac Firebird [email protected] mph
John Gavin 1968 Dodge GTS [email protected] mph
Hugo Cook 1969 Ply Road Runner [email protected] mph
Scott McKenzie 1969 Ply Road Runner [email protected] mph
Jeremy Benson 1969 Pontiac Lemans [email protected] mph
Michael Cannon 1970 Ford Mustang [email protected] mph
Greg Mc Nichol 1969 Dodge Coronet [email protected] mph


Jim Johnston 1969 ZL1 427 Corvette [email protected] mph
Peter Simpson 1969 Zl1 427 Camaro [email protected] mph
Chuck Lombardi 1966 Chevelle 396 [email protected] mph
Glen Annarumma 1971 Pontiac T/A 455 HO [email protected] mph
Bill Gonzo 1969 Pontiac Judge 400 RAIV [email protected] mph
Steve Polimeni 1970 Chevelle LS6 454 [email protected] mph
Ken Veit 1970 Chevelle LS6 454 [email protected] mph
Lindsey Carte 1971 Pontiac T/A 455 HO [email protected] mph
Charles Lombardi 1963 Chevrolet 409 Impala [email protected] mph
Gay Griffin 1972 Ply Duster 360 [email protected] mph
Glenn McKenzie 1969 AMC S/C Rambler 390 [email protected] mph
James Prudente 1970 Pontiac T/A 400 RAIII [email protected] mph
Mike Slenko 1969 Chevrolet 396 Biscayne [email protected] mph
Dan Korb 1971 Pontiac GTO 400 [email protected] mph
David Shaker 1969 Buick GS 400 [email protected] mph
Dom Scorziello 1971 Chevelle SS 454 [email protected] mph
John Payne 1965 Pontiac LemansConv 400 [email protected] mph
Perry Kaiser 1967 Pontiac GTO 400 [email protected] mph
George Buttner 1971 Ford Mustang 429 CJ [email protected] mph
Richard Maldonado 1970 Plymouth RR 440 [email protected] mph
Michael Derasmo 1971 Chevelle 402 [email protected] mph
Donald Hauser 1970 Plymouth RR 440 [email protected] mph
Eddie Camgialosi 1970 Plymouth GTX 440 [email protected] mph
Joe Giuliano 1971 Pontiac Grand Prix 400 [email protected] mph
Daniel Wasvary 1971 Dodge Dart 340 [email protected] mph
Lon 1969 Plymouth RR 440 +6 [email protected] mph
Ronald McKnight 1970 Plymouth GTX 440 [email protected] mph
Hal Oaks 1967 Chevrolet Belair 327 [email protected] mph
Mitch Hill 1969 Olds 442 W-30 400 [email protected] mph
Craig Neill 1971 Olds 442 W-30 455 [email protected] mph
Joe Defilippo 1968 Ponitac GTO 400 [email protected] mph
John Fredericks 1970 Dodge Super Bee 383 [email protected] mph
John Buonovino 1964 Pontiac GTO 389 [email protected] mph
Jeff Winters 1966 Dodge Charger 383 [email protected] mph
Hal Williams 1968 Dodge Dart 340 [email protected] mph
William Lake 1970 Pontiac Grand Pr 400 [email protected] mph
Gary Santoro 1969 Chevrolet 327 [email protected] mph
Kenneth Lesry 1977 Pontiac Can Am 400 [email protected] mph
Mike Warren 1966 Chevrolet 327 [email protected] mph
Art Capelle 1967 Chevrolet 327? [email protected] mph
Joe Flannery 1963 Studebaker Lark 289 [email protected] mph
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