The 2014 GDRA Racing Season has now come to a close with the final race of the season…. The All In Showdown took place on Sunday, 9/21/14 at Byron Dragway.
It was an exicting day with some very close side by side drag racing. We would like to thank our host track, Byron Dragway and all the track workers for all they have done for us all season. We would also like to thank all our great Sponsors that made this season possible for the racers.
9.50 Class: Jeff Samples wheeling the Awesome Camaro owned by Gerry Burchett was the number 1 Qualifier with a 9.505. Tim Hovey Jr. (9.537) took the first round win over John Lynch Jr. (9.602). In the was Jeff Samples and Tim Hovey Jr. in the Final. Jeff Samples takes the Win to become the 2014 AIS 9.50 Class Champion for his 2nd year in a row!
8.60 Class: Paul Cattoni was the Number 1 Qualifier with a 8.603, Rocket Ron was the Number 2 Qualifier with a 8.608. Rocket Ron took the win over Steve Peterson in round one, Jim Pydo took the win over Pat Shea (red light) in round one, Jim Pydo moved on to second round and took out Paul Cattoni. It was Jim Pydo and Rocket Ron in Final, Rocket takes the Win to become the 2014 AIS 8.60 Class Champion.
Congrats to both the 2014 GDRA AIS Champions.
2014 8.60 Champion – Rocket Ron
2014 8.60 Runner Up – Jim Pydo
2014 Number 1 Qualifier – Paul Cattoni
2014 9.50 Champion – Jeff Samples
2014 9.50 Runner Up – Tim Hovey Jr.
2014 “ALTRONICS” Closes to the INDEX WIN in Final
Your 2014 Champions
2014 Champions and Crew
Race 8 at Byron: We had Great Weather for this race, it was a Sunny and 74 Degree Day with no humidity, Byrons crew as always gave us a great track to compete on.
We would like to congradulate Jim Pydo for his Win in the 8.60 Class and Tim Hovey Jr. for his Win in the 9.50 Class.
Race 8 was the Final Points Race of the 2014 GDRA Season and we would like to Congradulate Rocket Ron for his amazing year in the 8.60 Class and finishing with a collective season total of 642 Points, Jim Pydo finished close behind with a Collective total of 582 Points.
We would also like to Congradulate Jeff Samples for his steller year in the 9.50 Class finishing with a collective total of 602 Points, Tim Hovey Jr. finished right on Jeff’s heals with a collective total of 597 points.
The Points Leaders will receive a Free Entry to the 2014 All In Showdown and $500.00 Cash Each.
The 2014 All In Showdown is scheduled for September 20th, 2014 at Byron Dragway and is Presented by Powermaster Starters and Alternators and “ARP” Automotive Racing Products. This years All In Showdown should have some Nail Bitting, Door Handle to Door Handle Racing….you wont want to miss it.
Jim Pydo – 8.60 Winner
Rocket Ron – 8.60 Runner Up
Tim Hovey Jr. – 9.50 Winner
Well its was an exciting day at Byron…. the weather was great and the racing was tight.
In the 9.50 Class Sarah Brown Qualified #1 with a 9.508, Congrats to Sarah and Crew. Jeff Samples was wheeling a new ride and qualified #3, as the day went on Jeff & Gery brought the new camaro around and went to the finals, great job guys. Its was Jeff Samples and John Lynch in the 9.50 Finals, Lynch took the Win over Samples, Samples went Red -.001.
In the 8.60 Class its was Paul Cattoni who Qualified #1 with a 8.613, Congrats to Paul and Family. Paul Catttoni knocked out Pat Shea in round 1 and Rocket Ron took down Jim Pydo in round 1, Rocket and Cattoni went to the Finals and Cattoni took the Win.
Congrats to everyone and thanks for putting on a great show
Congrats to Jim Pydo the 8.60 Class Winner who ran an 8.602 in the Final against Paul Cottoni, Also Congrats to Jeff Samples on yet another win in the 9.50 Class, Jeff ran a 9.50 in the Final against Paul HK. Thank you to all that came our despite the wet forecast this past Saturday…. The GDRA took the Win over Mother Nature once again and with the help of all the Racers, Staff at Byron and our Assistant Organizer, Dani Deaton for everyone’s cooperation, we where able to get this race in the books before Mother Nature paid us a visit.
We would like to say Congrats to the Race 4 Winners and Runners Up and thank you to everyone who came out despite the forecast….Mother Nature tried our patiance a bit with a few rain drops and very overcast sky’s…however the rain held off and we got Race 4 in the books and completed on time.
This was Paul Cottoni’s first race wheeling his car with the GDRA, Paul’s Son Matt previously drove the car for the famlies racing team and did very well with our group, Matt has been transfered for work and will return next season…. Paul did a great job showing us all that he still had what it takes to cut Teen Bulbs all day durring competition, way to go Paul.
This is John Lynch’s first 9.50 Class Win with our group, John is new to our group this season and has been working out the bugs the last few races and we think he has figured some things out. Great job John and Crew!
We would also like to thank BJ and his crew at Byron Dragway for doing a great job with keeping things moving and working with us to get this done. We are looking forward to Race 5 at Byron on July 12th, 2014 and participating in our first night race at this facility.
8.60 Class Winner – Rocket Ron
8.60 Class Runner Up – Paul Cottoni
9.50 Class Winner – John Lynch
9.50 Class Runner Up – Mike Mackey