The final race of the year for our IGAS Series took place on Sunday September 23rd at Numidia Dragway. This was our first time at this event and it definitely didn't disappoint. The weather was beautiful with Mid 80’s and a cool breeze. The concession stand was cooking FRESH food, the track surface was wide and smooth, and the pit area was HUGE and could accommodate just about any event.
As race day commenced all eyes were on Scott Pocaro. Coming into the event with the points lead it was up to a select few to try and take him out early and chase down the points leader. Unfortunately for the rest of the drivers after taking the win in Round 1 Scott wrapped up the championship. Congratulations to Scott and the entire Pocaro Racing Team. Unfortunately for Scott in Round 2 he had a catastrophic engine failure so it was one of those Bitter Sweet moments. Scott vows to be fixed and ready for 2018.
Even though the championship was over the race was not. The Semi Finals paired up Michael Hall and Rick Lazar who was currently tied for 2nd in the points series so the winner of this race would decide runner up in the championship. Rick had the advantage off the line with a .012 reaction time to Michaels .020. However Rick couldn’t manage to keep his foot out of the gas at the top end and broke out with a 7.85 on a 7.95 dial in giving Michael Hall the win and runner up in the championship.
On the other side of the ladder it was Jonathan Abrams paired up against Turbo Tim Vinkuns. As the two left the starting line it was looking pretty ugly at first. Jonathan had a .129 reaction time and Tim had a .186. At the top end it was Jonathan taking the win with a 7.33 on a 7.30 dial in against Tim’s 6.41 on a 6.35 dial in.
This set up the finals for two Virginia boys taking the money down south. Both drivers definitely let it all hang out in the finals and neither one lifted at the top end and we had a double break out. In the end it was Michael’s package that took home the win with a .040 light and a 7.538 on a 7.55 dial in. Jonathan posted a .062 and a 7.276 on a 7.30 dial in. Congratulations to Michael Hall for taking the win and 2nd place in the Vw Heritage Championship.