It is over! 2014 is in the books and we have crowned a champion. Eric Hellmuth driving his crazy red super beetle took the title over some VERY tough competition in the 2014 VW Heritage Series. With a series shortened to only two races due to rain, we all knew points would be tight. But what we wound up with was a VERY tight bunch when all was said and done.
Our last race at Englishtown NJ October 19th had 16 cars show up for I/Gas with each driver wanting that win. Race sponsors for the event were JK enterprises and PEP transmissions. Cold temperatures proved tricky for some as the air was only 53 degrees and under cloudy skies, the track did not have all of its teeth! In what was a survival of the fittest, the final round came down to New Jersey drivers, Steven Pocaro Sr. vs. Nelson Rodriguez Jr with Nelson taking the win in his street car. The point’s winner Eric Hellmuth had a few rounds lead coming into the day and he was able to maintain that as his total was 67.
Second place was actually a 3 way tie between Joe Koenig, Bruce Ridgeway and Austin Johnson with 45 points. The prize money was taken for second, third and fourth and split evenly between the three. This left one big problem...what to do with the gorgeous trophy? Bruce decided he wanted to start driving home so Joe and Austin asked for a run off. One final race and winner would get the trophy and be the "official second place". Off we went to the staging lanes with Joe taking out Austin as he ran .002 under the dial in.
Thank you again to ALL of our sponsors! With out them, we would have no place to race. You guys are the best.
Gene Ulrich from Ulrich Used Cars
Charles Marvin from Burnt Industries
Doug Colley from Deluxe Fe
Jack Sacchette from JayCee Enterprises
Mike Gagnier from PEP Transmissions
Stephen Hawes from VW Racing News
Ryan Koenig from Laser Service Solutions
Joe Koenig from JK Enterprises
Steven Pocaro Sr from FASRNU Racing
David Cornatzer from Mega Machine Shop
We hope to see everyone back for 2015 including the sponsors and if YOU would like to sponsor or contribute, feel free to contact me. You do not need a professional business, just a desire to keep VW racing alive in the east.