First we would like to thank all of the racers who participated in this year’s championship. With constant rainouts we finally finished off the season with some spectacular racing. Our most talked about event of the year is definitely the Mason Dixon event in August. With the addition of the ECPRA Pro Stocks and Pro Mods, Aircooled Street Car Association (ASA), and H-GAS this event produced over 70 race cars and was clearly the largest event on the east coast in terms of race car participation. Please keep up the good support and we look forward to bigger things to come in 2018.
In our A/GAS class it came down to the final race of the year and only 6 points separating 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Jerry “The King” Lewis came into the race with a 1 point lead over Kirk Adams and Stephen Hawes was just 5 points behind that. Unfortunately for Stephen he couldn’t make the final race due to engine trouble at the previous event. So it was up to Jerry and Dale to battler it out at the final race at the Import Revolution taking place at Maryland International Raceway. With a strong qualifying effort by Jerry taking the #1 spot and with shifting issues by Kirk these two would face off in the first round of racing. With Jerry taking out Kirk the championship was solidified and Jerry would win his 3rd championship in a row. He would also carry on to win the race as well. Congratulations to Jerry and his entire crew.
The I/GAS championship chase would also come down to the wire. Scott Pocaro came into the final race at 60 points and we had 4 racers tied for 2nd place at 35 points and 2 more tied at 30 points. If Scott went out in the first round the door was wide open for just about anyone to sneak into 1st place. At the completion of 1st round Scott advanced with a win over Pete Peek to solidify his second championship in a row. It was now a race for 2nd place. It came down to the semi finals when Michael Hall had to race Rick Lazar who was just 5 points behind him. With Rick breaking out it gave Michael 2nd place in the series. Thank you for Michael for supporting the series making the drive from Richmond, VA every race.
Thank you again to all the racers, sponsors, and family members supporting us year in and year out. Without you we wouldn’t have these crazy hobbies that we love so dearly. See everyone in 2018.