Northeast Timing Organization (NETO) closed out
another successful season of nostalgia drag racing with
its final four events of 2016.
September 24 at Lebanon Valley Dragway
a crisp clear early autumn day, forty seven racers competed
in the race sponsored by T&E Racing of Clinton Corners,
NY. This was day one of the eighth annual Dover Drag Strip
Nostalgia Drags. Erin and Tom Dewhirst presented the trophies.
Comp eliminator was won by Jerry Deslandes in his sleek
orange Duster. Jerry ran 8.82 on a 8.80 index for the
win. Here is Jerry receiving the trophy.
runner up was Chris Kraft in his swift 55 Chevy. Chris
ran 8.61 on a 8.60 index. Here is Chris with crew chief
Ben, Kathy, and wife Amy receiving the trophy.
Nostalgia eliminator was won by Frank Paradiso Jr in his
beautiful, street driven 1968 Chevelle. Frank ran a 11.894
on a 11.84 dial for the win. Here is Frank with friends
Frank and Lou receivng the trophy.
up went to Lou Centolanza in his beautiful F/SA Barracuda.
Lou ran a 10.878 on a 10.87 dial. Here is Lou and Lou
jr receiving the trophy.
September 25 at Lebanon Valley Dragway
two racers competed on this clear crisp day in the race
sponsored by Putnam Radiator of Mahopac NY. This was day
two of the eighth annual Dover Drag Strip Nostalgia Drags.
Kitty Giambertone presented the trophies.
Comp eliminator was won by Tony Supino in his sleek BBC
powered 63 Nova. Tony ran 8.749 on a 8.10 dial to take
the win. Here is Tony with Danny, Jim, Anthony jr, granddaughter
Aria and crew Bruce receiving the trophy.
Finkle was runner up in “Badger” 67 alcohol
injected Camaro. Mark turned on the red light in losing,
running against a 9.50 index. Here is Mark and daughter
Eliza receiving the trophy.
Nostalgia eliminator was won by Steve Consentino in his
“Yankee Clipper” 1962 Dodge wagon. Steve ran
a10.508 on a 10.47 dial to take the win. Here is Steve
with friend Steve receiving the trophy.
Paradiso jr came close to sweeping the weekend races as
he was runner up on Sunday. Frank ran a break out 11.796
on a 11.84 dial. Here is Frank receiving the trophy with
friends Lou Laferrara sr, Frank and Lou jr.
October 15 at Lebanon Valley Dragway
eight racers competed on this cool crisp day in the John
Parks Memorial Race sponsored by Overbaugh Construction
of Norton Hills, NY. Erin and Tom Dewhirst presented the
Comp Eliminator was won by Mark Finkle in the injected
1968 Camaro “badger”. Mark
ran a 9.53 on a 9.50 index to take the win. Here is Mark
and daughter Liza receiving the trophy.
up was Brian English in his BBC powered 1969 Camaro. Brian
ran a 8.52 on a 8.50 index to come in second. Here is
Brian with wife Carmela, son Brian jr and crew receiving
Nostalgia eliminator was won by Rich Mauceri in his J
& B Performance built SBC 1967 Chevy II. Rich survived
five rounds running a 10.08 on a 10.00 dial to take the
victory. Here is Rich receiving the trophy.
up was Gerry Ingersoll in his BBF FE motored 1967 Comet.
Gerry ran a 10.41 on a 10.32 dial. Here is Gerry receiving
Fall Finals, Sunday Oct. 16 at Lebanon Valley Dragway
race sponsored by E. S. Classic Cars of South Hackensack
NJ, brought to a close another successful season. Kitty
Giambertone presented the Comp Eliminator trophies, Jerry
Deslandes presented the Nostalgia eliminator trophies.
Comp eliminator was won by Jerry Deslandes in his Indy
motored big block Mopar powered 1970 Duster. Jerry ran
a 8.90 on a 8.90 index to win. Here is Jerry and brother
Phil receiving the trophy. Father Jerry blessed the ceremony.
Vradenburg was runner up in his SBC powered 63 Nova. Brian
ran a break out 9.68 on a 9.70 index. Here is Brian receiving
the trophy with Jeanie, Andrew and Scott.
Nostalgia eliminator was won by Jody Kenly in his big
block 1970 Challenger. Jody fought through five rounds
to run a 10.13 on a 10.12 dial for the win. Here is Jody
and sons Tim and Shawn receiving the trophy.
Huebner was runner up in his 1962 “grocery getter”
Falcon wagon. Christian ran a 11.39 on a 11.20 dial, but
his red light start ended his chance for a win.