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Wins Big Tire Outlaws at Englishtown
preparing for The Big Tire Outlaws event
on Sunday, September 16th, 2012, the Old Bridge
Township Raceway Park crew had their work cut out
for them. The long standing U.S. Diesel Truckin' Nationals
were held the night before and parking the Big Tire Outlaws
reminded me of the game of Tetris, maneuvering between the
leftover big rigs.
John Cerbone make it 2 BTOs in a row? Steve
Woolley, Richard Scioscia, Adam Cohen, Rick Righter
and John Schroeder say otherwise. We've
got a diverse group of cars to do battle as they are called
to the lanes at 10:45.
the first Qualifier, John Schroeder lays down a 4.49 that
will stay number 1. Richard Scioscia's bad hemi shatters
a valve spring which in turn swallows some parts in the
motor they never found. Rick Righter has a very trying pass
as they couldn't get the car in reverse and relied on the
family to push back the Comet. In haste, the Comet had all
fuel and no nitrous at the hit. Steve Woolley bounces the
tires at about 100 ft. and pedals the ‘66 Chevy II.
In the second Qualifier, the Scioscias take a chance and
drag the hemi to the lanes...... the chance paid off with
their career best of 4.82 @ 146. Steve Woolley launches
like an angry ape but gets a sliver out of the groove and
has to shut down.
Round 1, Adam Cohen (below) plays his game of great R/Ts
and consistent runs to move him into the next round. He
runs a 4.92 @ 142 over Rick Righter’s 5.04 @ 140.
Wooley runs a 4.60 @ 160 to take the win over Richard Scioscia
and his 4.82 @ 148. These are career bests on both sides
as the Sciosci's match their e.t. best but raise their mph
best to 148. Steve Woolley shows a number he knew the car
was capable of with his best run ever on the other side
as he goes the 4.60. Rounding out Round 1 are byes by Cerbone
In the Semis, John Cerbone had a competition single after
Steve Woolley broke. John did the sportsman-like move and
waited as long as possible to give Steve a chance to find
his electrical gremlins. It was for naught as Steve couldn't
fire the '66 Chevy. John goes down to a 4.56 @ 159.
the other Semi and the biggest upset of the BTO, Adam Cohen
lays down another killer R/T and runs his number to knock
down the number one qualifier John Schroeder. Adam goes
to his first ever final round in heads-up racing.
the Final it was John Cerbone (below) over Adam Cohen, 4.60
to 4.93. Cerbone had to earn this one as Adam was again
brutal on the tree with an .021. What a great few weeks
for both of these drivers as Adam comes from a semi-final
run at the YB and John is fresh off of a win at the same
more information about The Big Tire Outlaws
series, visit www.bigtireoutlaws.com.
written and photos submitted by Brian Moody