NETO race 11 completed Sept. 10 at Island Dragway
NETO race 11 was completed Sunday Sept. 10 at Island Dragway. This was the 29th annual Ol Daze Drags and car show. Forty six racers competed in the event sponsored by Sew & Show of Garwood New Jersey. Nicole Laferrara presented the trophies.
Unfortunately the race was marred by an accident during time trials. Long time NETO nostalgia racer Craig Norton crashed his 55 T bird. Craig was taken to the hospital where he is now undergoing excellent care and should have a full recovery. The race was shortened to an eighth mile after the incident.
Comp points leader Lou Laferrara Jr took his third win this season in his BBC altered. Lou ran a 4.78 on a 4.73 index for the win. Here is Lou Jr with Willie Johnson, Walter Mahilik, Lou Sr, Guy Griese and sister Nicole with the trophy.
Brian English took runner up in his sharp BBC 1969 Camaro. Brian ran a 5.45 on a 5.43 index. Here is Brian and crew with the trophy.
Nostalgia eeliminator was won By Jerry Hillier in his 1972 SBF Maverick. Jerry won in a double breakout turning a 7.95 on a 7.96 dial. Here is Jerry with wife Therese, and friends Bill Krause and Dave Schrader receiving the trophy.
Rich Mauceri was runner up in his J & B Performance built SBC 1967 Chevy II. Rich turned a breakout 6.29 on a 6.31 dial. Here is Rich with friend Pat Hennebery and a Sponge Bob fan receiving the trophy.