Fast Lane Fridays – August 11, 2017 Race Recap

Katkowski breaks thru for first win of 2017, Lewis & Tisdale add to win streak

Jon Tisdale pulls in to stage during Test & Tune. Photo: Jennifer Wiese – FarmHouse Productions

Gales Ferry, CT (August 11, 2017) – Fast Lane Fridays Grudge Fest would see Lynn Katkowski became a first time winner in 2017 out lasting the competition in the Outlaw Class. Adam Lewis in the Street Class and Jon Tisdale in the Bike Class would continue to pad their winning streak and points leads as the season heads towards the mid-season point.

The Outlaw Class Finals would pair last week’s winner and current point leader Warren Wright up against Lynn Katkowski who would advance beyond round one for the first time in 2017. A red light by Wright would have the victory to Katkowski despite her being consistent on her reaction times all night.

Racer Index RT (Seconds) 60ft (Seconds) MPH ET (Seconds)
Wright 2.54 -0.03815 1.921 45.39 2.58538
katkowski 2.85 0.06094 2.184 42.31 2.89495

Adam Lewis would make it four straight victories in the Street Class despite facing different competitors and running different lanes in the Final Round each week. This week Trevor Root would face Lewis in the finals. A near perfect run would allow Lewis to win and pad his points lead that now stands 55 points ahead of second place Heidi Bradham who was missing in action tonight.

Racer Index RT (Seconds) 60ft (Seconds) MPH ET (Seconds)
Root 3.00 0.26303 2.396 33.26 3.30434
lewis 2.83 0.17975 2.029 37.24 2.83189

The largest field of the evening was the Bike Class that would go on to run a total of 5 rounds in eliminations. When all was done it was Jon Tisdale earning his third consecutive win in 2017. Tisdale would be paired up against 2014 Bike Class Champion James Tedford who was making his second Final Round appearance of 2017. The battle would be settled at the line as both racers would have near perfect runs. The margin of victory was at .022 seconds or about a foot in distance.

Racer Index RT (Seconds) 60ft (Seconds) MPH ET (Seconds)
tisdale 3.10 0.01905 2.236 33.97 3.10130
tedford 3.02 0.02007 2.143 32.20 3.04296

The final event of the night was the Grudge Fest which allowed racers to pair up against whoever they wanted to show their dominance and most importantly bragging rights. No points were awarded for any grudge matches.

For complete eliminator round results and 2017 point standings please visit NEStreetOutlaws.com. Next on the schedule will be Street Night as Fast Lane Fridays, Friday August 18th that will feature Outlaw, Street and Bike Classes PLUS second Street Class Eliminator. Both Street Class Eliminators will count for regular series points. Pits, Car Cruise Show and Grandstands open at 6pm, Test & Tune will start at 6:30 with opening ceremonies and eliminators to follow.

Racers are encouraged to review the 2017 rule book and complete their driver registration forms in advance and bring with them on Friday night if they have not submitted already. A download is available on NEStreetOutalws.com.

For more information and announcements forthcoming please be sure to visit www.NEStreetOutlaws.com and follow New England Street Outlaws on Facebook.

New England Street Outlaw Series

The New England Street Outlaw Series is based in New England and features exciting spectator drag racing events at various regional venues. From asphalt to dirt, from 100 feet to 1/8 mile strip the NESOS can handle any size venue with its temporary electronic track system complete with sensors and a professional drag racing tree. We bring the drag racing to you! For more information or to setup a public event or book private events please visit www.NEStreetOutlaws.com or email Info@NEStreetOutlaws.com.

New London-Waterford Speedbowl

The New London-Waterford Speedbowl opened on April 15, 1951 as a 1/3 mile crushed blue stone oval race track. After 3 weeks of operation, the dust created during green flag segments of racing became a nuisance to spectators. The track closed for about a month and re-opened as an asphalt oval, which it remains today. Currently the New LondonWaterford Speedbowl operates 3-nights a week from May thru October with affordable Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday action, Fast Lane Fridays Drag Racing & Car Cruise and Saturday Night Short Track excitement. For more information visit www.SpeedbowlCT.com.

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NESOS uses the offices of Thirty Marketing:

Contact: Mark Caise

Thirty Marketing
C/O NESOS
7 Hurlbutt Road Suite 7
PO Box 631
Gales Ferry, CT 06335

Info@NEStreetOutlaws.com
www.NEStreetOutlaws.com
P: 860-381-5801
F: 860-381-5802

Fast Lane Fridays – August 4, 2017 Race Recap

Lewis continues win streak, point standing shake ups highlight week 3

Warren Donovan (top) eliminators Ted Gilman (bottom) during the first round of Street Class Eliminates on 8/4/17.

Gales Ferry, CT (August 4, 2017) – Week three of Fast Lane Fridays saw big changes in point standings as two of the class point leaders would miss the event allowing for new racers to take the place at the top. Adam Lewis would continue his win streak of winning a Street Class Eliminator since opening night. Jon Tisdale would grab top honors in the Bike Class and the special Import vs Domestic Shootout and Warren Wright would capture his second Outlaw Class win of the 2017 season.

The Outlaw Class would get underway without incoming points leader and previous event winner Joe Fogarasi in the field. Allowing the class to make up the point gap the Outlaw Finals would see opening night winner Warren Wright paired against long time racer Tom Bischoff. A sputter out of Bischoffs 1932 Bantam was enough for Wright to grab his second win of the year from the left lane. The win would move Wright to the top of the point standings battle by just one point over Joe Fogarasi.

Racer Index RT (Seconds) 60ft (Seconds) MPH ET (Seconds)
Wright 2.54 0.10487 1.918 45.10 2.57532
Bischoff 2.25 0.16791 1.699 47.02 2.33179

After being Eliminated in the first round, first set of eliminators on July 21st Adam Lewis has yet to lose in the Street Class Eliminator rounds in 2017. His 2014 GMC has out lasted the competition and August 4th was no different. The final round would see Lewis paired up against Heidi Bradham would was entering her third final round eliminator in just four events. Lewis would come out on top again in the finals by running a close 2.91 run on a 2.89 dial in. The win would also hand the point lead to Lewis, now 18 points over second place Bradham.

Racer Index RT (Seconds) 60ft (Seconds) MPH ET (Seconds)
Lewis 2.89 0.22501 2.092 36.05 2.90934
Bradham 3.00 0.27703 2.292 36.00 3.11078

Drama and action was found in the Bike Class as well tonight. Coming into the event Jenna Barba was tied atop the point standings with Nathan Booth. Barba missing tonight’s action would see Booth needing to survive the hard charges of Jon Tisdale to keep his reign alone at the top. The Final Round would pair Tisdale against veteran Ron Hoyle who was racing his snowmobile. In what turned out to be a close run, Tisdale would capture top honors with a run of 3.132 on a 3.13 dial in, one of the closest runs of the season thus far. The win wasn’t enough to knock Booth off the top of the point standings. Booth now has a nine point lead over Tisdale and ten point lead over Barba.

Racer Index RT (Seconds) 60ft (Seconds) MPH ET (Seconds)
Hoyle 2.25 0.15713 1.713 48.55 2.30766
Tisdale 3.13 0.02544 2.245 32.62 3.13200

The final event of the night was the Import vs Domestic Shootout where all classes were combined into two categories, Imports and Domestics. As the field of cars and bikes grew smaller the final round would see Jon Tisdale on his import bike racing against John Sugure in his 1957 Chevy Wagon. The old Detroit muscle wasn’t enough as Tisdale put down a solid run and would out last all other racers to claim victory in the shootout.

For complete eliminator round results and 2017 point standings please visit NEStreetOutlaws.com. No points were awarded for the Pro Tree Elimination sets. Next on the schedule will be Grudge Fest as Fast Lane Fridays, Friday August 11th that will feature Outlaw, Street and Bike Classes PLUS special Grudge Matches. Pits, Car Cruise Show and Grandstands open at 6pm, Test & Tune will start at 6:30 with opening ceremonies and eliminators to follow.

Racers are encouraged to review the 2017 rule book and complete their driver registration forms in advance and bring with them on Friday night if they have not submitted already. A download is available on NEStreetOutalws.com.

For more information and announcements forthcoming please be sure to visit www.NEStreetOutlaws.com and follow New England Street Outlaws on Facebook.

New England Street Outlaw Series

The New England Street Outlaw Series is based in New England and features exciting spectator drag racing events at various regional venues. From asphalt to dirt, from 100 feet to 1/8 mile strip the NESOS can handle any size venue with its temporary electronic track system complete with sensors and a professional drag racing tree. We bring the drag racing to you! For more information or to setup a public event or book private events please visit www.NEStreetOutlaws.com or email Info@NEStreetOutlaws.com.

New London-Waterford Speedbowl

The New London-Waterford Speedbowl opened on April 15, 1951 as a 1/3 mile crushed blue stone oval race track. After 3 weeks of operation, the dust created during green flag segments of racing became a nuisance to spectators. The track closed for about a month and re-opened as an asphalt oval, which it remains today. Currently the New LondonWaterford Speedbowl operates 3-nights a week from May thru October with affordable Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday action, Fast Lane Fridays Drag Racing & Car Cruise and Saturday Night Short Track excitement. For more information visit www.SpeedbowlCT.com.

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NESOS uses the offices of Thirty Marketing:

Contact: Mark Caise

Thirty Marketing
C/O NESOS
7 Hurlbutt Road Suite 7
PO Box 631
Gales Ferry, CT 06335

Info@NEStreetOutlaws.com
www.NEStreetOutlaws.com
P: 860-381-5801
F: 860-381-5802

 

Fast Lane Fridays – July 28, 2017 Race Recap

Car Counts Force Hand at Adding Three Pro Tree Shootouts For All Classes

Final round of Test & Tune as competitors make final adjustments before heading into the pit area.

Gales Ferry, CT (July 28, 2017) – Three regular eliminators for Outlaw, Street and Bike were on the schedule card however with a low front wheel drive car count officials opted to remove the FWD vs RWD from the racing card and replace it with three Pro Tree eliminators for all classes. In total six eliminators were run with Fogarasi, Lewis and Tisdale winning regular rounds and Sugrue, Viscione and Tavares taking top honors in Pro Tree eliminators.

The first set of Outlaw Finals would see opening night winner Joe Fogarasi paired against Charles Cirrito. A quick start on the light would allow Fogarasi to run down Cirrito at the line and grab his second win in three starts.

Racer Index RT (Seconds) 60ft (Seconds) MPH ET (Seconds)
Cirrito 2.81 0.22145 2.118 37.29 2.90774
Fogarasi 2.22 0.14931 1.676 46.02 2.31085

The Pro Tree Outlaw Finals played host to veteran racer John Sugrue paired against Joe Fogarasi who has been no stranger to final round appearances in 2017. Unfortunalty a Fogarasi would have his transmission break following his semi-final round win and was unable to run Sugrue. The DNS would hand the victory to Sugrue without a final round being run.

The first Street Class Eliminator Finals would have last weeks winner Adam Lewis running against former Street Class Champion Matt Viscione making his first start of 2017. While both racers would have solid reaction time at the line, Viscione would break out by running a 3.16 on a 3.18 dial-in. The break out would hand the win to Lewis who would run a 2.93 with a 2.91 dial-in.

Racer Index RT (Seconds) 60ft (Seconds) MPH ET (Seconds)
Lewis 2.91 0.08284 2.105 35.87 2.92709
Viscione 3.18 0.03352 2.268 32.92 3.16247

The Pro Tree Street Class Eliminator Finals would again feature Matt Viscione making the finals paired against opening night winner Keith Brown. Another break out would determine the winner of this final round, however it was Brown this time running a 2.92 on a 2.93 dial-on. The win by Viscione further extends his streak of at least one win every season since he began back in 2012.

Racer Index RT (Seconds) 60ft (Seconds) MPH ET (Seconds)
Viscione 3.23 0.24625 2.342 33.00 3.25349
brown 2.93 0.35504 2.086 35.62 2.91577

The largest class of the night was the Bike Class and their first set of Eliminators saw long time bike drag racer Jon Tisdale would be matched up against Nathan Booth. With a margin of victory of about one-foot Tisdale would bring home his first trophy of the 2017 season. Booth making the final round has him tied atop the point standings with Jenna Barba.

Racer Index RT (Seconds) 60ft (Seconds) MPH ET (Seconds)
booth 3.54 0.06734 2.574 27.71 3.61665
tisdale 3.13 0.08488 2.270 32.98 3.15113

The Pro Tree Bike Class Eliminator would see another familiar face in Jon Tisdale being paired against NESOS Rookie of the Year contender Ben Travares. Even with years of experience Tisdale would push the limit a little to far with a red light of -.015 seconds giving Travares his first career win at Fast Lane Fridays.

Racer Index RT (Seconds) 60ft (Seconds) MPH ET (Seconds)
Travares 4.08 0.10451 2.925 22.87 4.18013
tisdale 3.14 -0.01546 2.285 32.97 3.16560

For complete eliminator round results and 2017 point standings please visit NEStreetOutlaws.com. No points were awarded for the Pro Tree Elimination sets. Next on the schedule will be Fast Lane Fridays, Friday August 4th that will feature Outlaw, Street and Bike Classes PLUS a special Import vs Domestic Shootout where all classes will be combined into one large eliminator to see who will be the last one standing.

Racers are encouraged to review the 2017 rule book and complete their driver registration forms in advance and bring with them on Friday night if they have not submitted already. A download is available on NEStreetOutalws.com.

For more information and announcements forthcoming please be sure to visit www.NEStreetOutlaws.com and follow New England Street Outlaws on Facebook.

New England Street Outlaw Series

The New England Street Outlaw Series is based in New England and features exciting spectator drag racing events at various regional venues. From asphalt to dirt, from 100 feet to 1/8 mile strip the NESOS can handle any size venue with its temporary electronic track system complete with sensors and a professional drag racing tree. We bring the drag racing to you! For more information or to setup a public event or book private events please visit www.NEStreetOutlaws.com or email Info@NEStreetOutlaws.com.

New London-Waterford Speedbowl

The New London-Waterford Speedbowl opened on April 15, 1951 as a 1/3 mile crushed blue stone oval race track. After 3 weeks of operation, the dust created during green flag segments of racing became a nuisance to spectators. The track closed for about a month and re-opened as an asphalt oval, which it remains today. Currently the New LondonWaterford Speedbowl operates 3-nights a week from May thru October with affordable Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday action, Fast Lane Fridays Drag Racing & Car Cruise and Saturday Night Short Track excitement. For more information visit www.SpeedbowlCT.com.

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NESOS uses the offices of Thirty Marketing:

Contact: Mark Caise

Thirty Marketing
C/O NESOS
7 Hurlbutt Road Suite 7
PO Box 631
Gales Ferry, CT 06335

Info@NEStreetOutlaws.com
www.NEStreetOutlaws.com
P: 860-381-5801
F: 860-381-5802

 

Fast Lane Fridays – July 21, 2017 Race Recap

No weather issues allow for 7 events and 6 winners to kick off 2017 season

James Tedford (Left Lane) and Jenna Barba (Right Lane) battle down the track for the win on Bike Night, Friday, July 21, 2017. Photo Credit Bill Morse / CWMWeb Photography.

Gales Ferry, CT (July 21, 2017) – On Friday, June 30th when racers pulled into the New-London Waterford Speedbowl they had no idea it would take an additional three weeks before their season finally got underway. After weeks of weather related problems that delayed racing Fast Lane Fridays was finally able to run under clear skies. Double Eliminators for Outlaw and Street Class and Triple Eliminators for the Bike Class highlighted the opening night. Fogarasi, Wright, Brown, Lewis, Brockett and Barba were the six winners over seven events run tonight.

The first set of Outlaw Finals would see first time NESOS racer Joe Fogarasi, a former track Mini Stock competitor, paired against Gil Desjardins another first time NESOS racer. While the race was close at the line, Desjardins in his 1985 Chevy Astro van had a red light (-.032 seconds) in the right lane handing the victory to Fogarasi.

Racer Index RT (Seconds) 60ft (Seconds) MPH ET (Seconds)
Fogarasi 2.30 0.09645 1.744 46.91 2.37031
Desjardins 2.36 -.03267 1.763 44.13 2.42642

The second Outlaw Finals played host to veteran racer Warren Wright paired against Peter Maccullouch. Mccullouch would dial in at a 2.67 and run a 2.67975. Even a quick run within a time of .00975 seconds to his dial-in would still hand the win to Wright who was quick in the right lane all night long.

Racer Index RT (Seconds) 60ft (Seconds) MPH ET (Seconds)
Mccullouch 2.67 0.27592 1.975 41.18 2.67975
Wright 2.45 0.13387 1.874 45.30 2.52848

The first Street Class Eliminator Finals would have two veterans going head to head as Keith Brown and Heidi Bradham would outlast the competition to square off in the finals. Having a very consistent light and run down the track Brown would take the win with a fast reaction time of 0.00917 seconds from the left lane line.

Racer Index RT (Seconds) 60ft (Seconds) MPH ET (Seconds)
Brown 2.90 0.00917 2.243 35.11 3.08494
bradham 3.00 0.15958 2.288 35.47 3.12010

The second Street Class Eliminator Finals would again feature Heidi Bradham in her 1980 Camaro this time paired against challenger Adam Lewis in his 2014 GMC Sierra. Lewis would take the win having a slight quicker reaction time off the left lane line despite Bradham having a faster 60 foot and MPH.

Racer Index RT (Seconds) 60ft (Seconds) MPH ET (Seconds)
Lewis 3.08 0.18132 2.252 33.78 3.13112
bradham 3.00 0.29239 2.197 35.47 3.02893

While it was the 2017 season opener it was also scheduled to be Bike Night, which saw the Bike Class getting a chance at three eliminators. The first set would see Nathan Booth paired against Deanna Brockett. A red light by Booth in the left lane would hand the win to Brockett who ran a consistent 2.604 ET in a 2.61 Index.

Racer Index RT (Seconds) 60ft (Seconds) MPH ET (Seconds)
Booth 3.50 -0.01469 2.631 27.86 3.67337
brockett 2.61 0.02326 1.871 39.80 2.60438

The second Bike Class Eliminator would see Deanna Brockett again making the finals this time paired against Jenna Barba. Brockett would change her Index to a 2.68 from a 2.61 when in the left lane and would run a 2.63. The breakout would give Barba her first win of the night.

Racer Index RT (Seconds) 60ft (Seconds) MPH ET (Seconds)
BROCKETT 2.68 0.04862 1.903 39.75 2.63656
bARBA 3.60 0.32061 2.557 26.69 3.63881

The third Bike Class Eliminator would again see Barba advancing to the finals paired against former Bike Class Champion James Tedford. Barba’s consistent time in the right lane was no match for Tedford as she would pick up her second win of the night and in doing so would also capture the $100 bonus for winning two classes eliminators in one event.

Racer Index RT (Seconds) 60ft (Seconds) MPH ET (Seconds)
Tedford 3.04 0.08569 2.375 30.61 3.31028
bARBA 3.60 0.11175 2.585 26.74 3.66484

For complete eliminator round results and 2017 point standings please visit NEStreetOutlaws.com. Second Eliminators for all classes count towards the 6/30 posted Eliminator One. Next on the schedule will be Fast Lane Fridays, Friday July 28th that will feature Outlaw, Street and Bike Classes PLUS a special FWD vs RWD Shootout where all classes will be combined into one large eliminator to see who will be the last one standing.

Racers are encouraged to review the 2017 rule book and complete their driver registration forms in advance and bring with them on Friday night if they have not submitted already. A download is available on NEStreetOutalws.com.

For more information and announcements forthcoming please be sure to visit www.NEStreetOutlaws.com and follow New England Street Outlaws on Facebook.

New England Street Outlaw Series

The New England Street Outlaw Series is based in New England and features exciting spectator drag racing events at various regional venues. From asphalt to dirt, from 100 feet to 1/8 mile strip the NESOS can handle any size venue with its temporary electronic track system complete with sensors and a professional drag racing tree. We bring the drag racing to you! For more information or to setup a public event or book private events please visit www.NEStreetOutlaws.com or email Info@NEStreetOutlaws.com.

New London-Waterford Speedbowl

The New London-Waterford Speedbowl opened on April 15, 1951 as a 1/3 mile crushed blue stone oval race track. After 3 weeks of operation, the dust created during green flag segments of racing became a nuisance to spectators. The track closed for about a month and re-opened as an asphalt oval, which it remains today. Currently the New LondonWaterford Speedbowl operates 3-nights a week from May thru October with affordable Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday action, Fast Lane Fridays Drag Racing & Car Cruise and Saturday Night Short Track excitement. For more information visit www.SpeedbowlCT.com.

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NESOS uses the offices of Thirty Marketing:

Contact: Mark Caise

Thirty Marketing
C/O NESOS
7 Hurlbutt Road Suite 7
PO Box 631
Gales Ferry, CT 06335

Info@NEStreetOutlaws.com
www.NEStreetOutlaws.com
P: 860-381-5801
F: 860-381-5802

New England Street Outlaw Series at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Ends Early

Major weather concerns forced the early end to second event at Thompson, winners announced

Street Class racers Heidi Bradham (left) in her 1980 Chevy Camaro lined up against Alec DeRosier (right) in his 1998 Ford Mustang GT await the green light to race down the track at Thompson Speedway on Saturday, July 18, 2015. Photo Credit: Corey Smiley Photography.

Gales Ferry, CT (September 11, 2015) Building off the excitement and buzz of inaugural NESOS event in July, both spectators and over 65 racers flocked to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Saturday, August 15th to make the second event a success. The temporary 250’ drag racing track placed on the oval back straight showcased three classes of spectator drag racing with large fields in all classes; Hoyle, O’Donal and Cannamela declared winners of $1,200 purse event.

As Elimination Rounds were being completed a storm front with intensifying lightening was making its way towards the famed 5/8 mile oval at Thompson. The lightening finally reached a point of endangering fans, competitors, track crew and track equipment. NESOS Officials along with Thompson Officials were forced to end the event for everyone’s safety early as semi-final rounds were set to race. After much discussion with the NESOS and Thompson Officials it was determined there was no availability to conclude the August event. A mathematical equation was formulated to ensure the most fair finishing position among the remaining competitors. Using factors that included racers closest to their dial-in times and reaction times from the previous elimination round, winners were declared based on their overall combined scores.

Making the uncompleted Final Round in the Bike Class were veteran racers Joseph Merchant on his 1982 Honada Hawk paired against veteran rider Ron Hoyle of Baltic on his 2000 Polaris XCSP Snowmobile. Hoyle with an average over-dial of 0.1484 and RT of .05194 was given a score of .20034. This would best Merchant with an over-dial of .25231 and RT of .03644 giving a score of .28875. This was both Merchants and Hoyle’s first event of 2015 with the NESOS and first NESOS win for Hoyle.

Making the uncompleted Semi-Final and Final Round in the Street Class were second year competitor Aaron Sypher Piper of Clinton in his 2002 VW Bug and first time racers Mark Green of Waterbury in his 2011 GMC Denali and John O’Donal of Colchester in his 1993 Ford F-150 Lightning. O’Donal with an average over-dial of 0.16613 and RT of .06669 was given a score of .23282. This would outperform Green with a over-dial of .08876 and RT of .14762 giving a score of .23638 and Sypher with a over-dial of .22273 and RT of .18777 giving a score of .41050. This was all three competitors first event of 2015 with the NESOS and O’Donal’s first career win.

Making the uncompleted Semi-Final and Final Round in the Competition Class was mix of veterans and new competitors. On the starting line as the event was cancelled was Mark Cannamela of Preston in his 1968 Camaro paired against Albert Rondeau of Baltic in his 1974 Vega. Waiting in staging to race as the event was cancelled was Butch Kolashuk of Waterford in his 1957 Ford T-Bird paired against John Sugrue of Stratford in his 1957 Chevy 2-Door Wagon. Cannamela with an average over-dial of 0.01568 and RT of .23359 was given a score of .24927. This would outperform Rondeau with an over-dial of .00237 and RT of .24759 giving a score of .24996 making these the closet scores of all uncompleted events. Kolashuk with an over-dial of .07312 and RT of .19774 giving a score of .27086 for third and Sugrue would finish fourth with an over-dial of 1.07252 and RT of .82350. This would become Cannamela’s first career win with the NESOS.

  • Fastest Overall Elimination RT: 01520 – #288 Jason Barba (Bike), 1986 Suzuki LT250R.
  • Fastest Overall Elimination ET: 61237 – #1734 Albert Rondeau (Comp), 1974 Chevy Vega.
  • Fastest Overall Elimination MPH: 51 – #1734 Albert Rondeau (Comp), 1974 Chevy Vega.

The NESOS would like to thank Thompson Speedway for hosting our event and Waddell Communications for supplying radio communication equipment for the track crew. Event sponsors for the $1,200 payout included Gary Bingham, Horse Power Farm, Caplet’s Heavy Equipment Repair LLC and R&G Seal Coating. Special thanks to Eric Pratt and Anthony Pierro for their contributions to making this event take place. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the NESOS or our events please contact us.

Complete 8/15/15 Elimination Round Results can be found at NEStreetOutlaws.com. For more information and announcements forthcoming please be sure to visit NEStreetOutlaws.com and follow NESOS on Facebook.

New England Street Outlaw Series

The New England Street Outlaw Series is based in New England and features exciting spectator drag racing events at various regional venues. From asphalt to dirt, from 100 feet to 1/8 mile strip the NESOS can handle any size venue with its temporary electronic track system complete with sensors and a professional drag racing tree. We bring the drag racing to you! For more information or to setup a public event or book private events please visit NEStreetOutlaws.com or email Info@NEStreetOutlaws.com. The series is promoted, managed and owned by Thirty Marketing.

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park is one of the oldest continuously operating motorsports facilities in the country, with 2015 marking its 75th anniversary. It provides a wide range of facilities for drivers and automotive enthusiasts including NASCAR racing on its 5/8 mile paved oval, a 1/10 mile quarter midget track, the recently re-opened 1.7 mile road course, the Clubhouse restaurant with catering and banquet facilities, as well an 18-hole championship golf course.

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NESOS is using the offices of Thirty Marketing:

Contact: Mark Caise

Thirty Marketing
C/O NESOS
7 Hurlbutt Road Suite 7
PO Box 631
Gales Ferry, CT 06335

Info@NEStreetOutlaws.com
P: 860-381-5801
F: 860-381-5802

 

Photo Caption:

Street Class racers Heidi Bradham (left) in her 1980 Chevy Camaro lined up against Alec DeRosier (right) in his 1998 Ford Mustang GT await the green light to race down the track at Thompson Speedway on Saturday, July 18, 2015. Photo Credit: Corey Smiley Photography.

New England Street Outlaw Series Completes Successful Inaugural Event at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

Longest timing zone for legal drag racing in Connecticut in almost 30-years was a success for competitors and spectators alike

Street Class racers Heidi Bradham (left) in her 1980 Chevy Camaro lined up against Alec DeRosier (right) in his 1998 Ford Mustang GT await the green light to race down the track at Thompson Speedway on Saturday, July 18, 2015. Photo Credit: Corey Smiley Photography.

Gales Ferry, CT (July 20, 2015) Building off the excitement and buzz of the longest legal drag racing event in the state of Connecticut since 1985, both spectators and racers flocked to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Saturday, July 18th to make the inaugural event a success. The temporary 250’ drag racing track placed on the oval back straight showcased three classes of spectator drag racing with Reed, Janneth and Barba taking home the wins among an impressive field of new and veteran racers.

Before the single round eliminations began six rounds of Test & Tune for each class took place. It got kicked off when Street Class competitors Adam Lewis of Stonington, CT in his 2014 GMC Sierra All-Terrain and Ted Janneth of Bristol, CT in his 2011 GMC Denali made the first ever run down a 250’ timing zone. During round four of Test & Tune, the Qualifying Round, drivers raced against themselves to have the fastest reaction time in order to be the racer to receive the Bye-Run in round one of eliminations if needed. Coming out on top was Bill Peterson in the Competition Class, David Dupre in the Street Class and Jason Barba in the Bike Class scoring the best reaction times. Three classes of single round elimination bracket drag racing featured the regular Competition, Street and Bike Classes would take to the track following intermission.

Making the Semi-Finals in the Bike Class were new rider Matthew Gazaille of Whitinsville, MA on his 2007 Suzuki GSXR-1000 paired against veteran Bike Class rider Jason Barba on his 1986 Suzuki LT250R quad. The second run would see new rider Steve Crocco of Waterbury, CT on his 2010 Yamaha Rapter 350 with a bye run. Barba would advance against Gazaille who had a red light violation (-0.09372) to pair up against Crocco in the finals. Jason Barba would go on to win the inaugural NESOS Bike Eliminator with a 5.06 ET compared to Crocco with a 5.42 ET.

Making the Street Class Eliminator Semi-Finals in the first matchup was veteran Charles Cirrito of Norwich, CT in his 1969 Pontiac Firebird against new racer Ted Janneth of Bristol, CT in his 2011 GMC Denali. Janneth would be hard to beat as he won against Ciritto with a blistering quick 56 MPH run and 4.77 ET, one of the quickest Street Class runs of the day. The second matchup paired two new racers Robert Gaudreau of Mapleville, RI in his 2008 BMW 328XI and Frank Olsza of Webster, MA in his 2005 GMC Sierra. Gaudreau would advance over Olsza. The Street Class Finals of Janneth vs. Gaudreau saw Janneth take the win by close to a full second over Gaudreau making Janneth the inaugural Street Class Eliminator winner.

The Competition Class Eliminator Semi-Finals featured veteran Daniel Reed of Windham, CT in his 1976 Chevy Nova against Skee Viveiros of East Freetown, MA in his 1971 Chevy Vega. The second run would see veteran racer Robert Ibbitson of Old Lyme, CT in his 1980 Pontiac Grand Prix with a bye run. Reed would out duel Viverios in a battle of the Chevy’s to advance to the Finals against Ibbitson. In the Final Round a very close battle at the end would go to Reed (4.39123 ET) over Ibbitson (4.55141 ET) to make Reed the inaugural Competition Class Eliminator winner.

  • Fastest Overall Elimination RT: 01022 – #291 Eric Patterson (Comp), 1933 Chevy Coupe.
  • Fastest Overall Elimination ET: 72082 – #103 Skee Viveiros (Comp), 1971 Chevy Vega.
  • Fastest Overall Elimination MPH: 70 – #777 Matthew Gazaille (Bike), 2007 Suzuki GSXR-1000.
  • Next Event:Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 4PM at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. $30 racer entry fee, $10 spectator fee.

The NESOS would like to thank Thompson Speedway for hosting our inaugural event, RH2 Way Radios for supplying communication equipment for the track crew and Gary Bingham for sponsoring payouts for Competition and Street Class racers. Special thanks to Eric Pratt and Anthony Pierro for their contributions to making this event take place. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the NESOS or our events please contact us.

Complete 7/18/15 Elimination Round Results can be found at NEStreetOutlaws.com. For more information and announcements forthcoming please be sure to visit NEStreetOutlaws.com and follow NESOS on Facebook.

New England Street Outlaw Series

The New England Street Outlaw Series is based in New England and features exciting spectator drag racing events at various regional venues. From asphalt to dirt, from 100 feet to 1/8 mile strip the NESOS can handle any size venue with its temporary electronic track system complete with sensors and a professional drag racing tree. We bring the drag racing to you! For more information or to setup a public event or book private events please visit NEStreetOutlaws.com or email Info@NEStreetOutlaws.com. The series is promoted, managed and owned by Thirty Marketing.

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park is one of the oldest continuously operating motorsports facilities in the country, with 2015 marking its 75th anniversary. It provides a wide range of facilities for drivers and automotive enthusiasts including NASCAR racing on its 5/8 mile paved oval, a 1/10 mile quarter midget track, the recently re-opened 1.7 mile road course, the Clubhouse restaurant with catering and banquet facilities, as well an 18-hole championship golf course.

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NESOS is using the offices of Thirty Marketing:

Contact: Mark Caise

Thirty Marketing
C/O NESOS
7 Hurlbutt Road Suite 7
PO Box 631
Gales Ferry, CT 06335

Info@NEStreetOutlaws.com
P: 860-381-5801
F: 860-381-5802

 

Photo Caption:

Street Class racers Heidi Bradham (left) in her 1980 Chevy Camaro lined up against Alec DeRosier (right) in his 1998 Ford Mustang GT await the green light to race down the track at Thompson Speedway on Saturday, July 18, 2015. Photo Credit: Corey Smiley Photography.