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Join date : 2011-05-17

PostSubject: OCT. 8TH - RENEGADE FINALE - TRP   October 3rd 2011, 11:47 am

October 8th marks the SEASON FINALE for the RENEGADE RACING ASSOCIATION at Thompson Raceway Park in Thompson, Oh. With the 8.90 POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP on the line, and the debut running of the new 9.90 index class, it promises to be a great day of racing.

RENEGADE RACING ASSOCIATION caters to street-type vehicles with 2 heads-up style index classes and 1 heads-up class pitting drag radial tires vs true 10 inch tires. The RENEGADE RACING ASSOCIATION has grown in popularity with both fans and its competitors due to its close 'Heads-up style' racing and the excitement of street racing [though now held at the track]. The October 8th race is held in conjunction with their normally scheduled test and tune session.

The Shearer-Fab 8.90 index and the RENEGADE 10.50 index classes are for street-type vehicle [domestic and metric] with no tire restrictions and no 'bracket type' electronics permitted, bringing driver skill and hands-on fine tuning back into index racing.

The Street Lethal Performance OUTLAW LIMITED STREET is the home of big horsepower and little tires competing in an 1/8 mile format, pitting nitrous vs. turbo vs. supercharged in a first to the finish battle.

Series supporters include Ultra Tech Racecars, Goodyear, Twisted Innovations Dyno, Skippy Did It Race Cars, Johnboy Photography, Abruzzi Racing Transmissions, Chumley Motorsports, CP Auto Graphics, Burt Brown Racing Transmissions, Quarter Mile Finish, EZ Plate Systems, Mickey Thompson Tires, Hydrocustomz, Jim Mikesina Services, Armor Brands, Shearer-Fabrications, and Street Lethal Performance.
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Join date : 2011-05-17

PostSubject: Re: OCT. 8TH - RENEGADE FINALE - TRP   October 10th 2011, 11:11 am

An Awesome Ending To An Awesome Year of Racing...

RENEGADE 10.50...

We had 20 cars vying for 16 spots and when the dust settled Ed Richards in his “sissy sticks” equipped 85 Monte Carlo SS claimed the TI Dyno #1 qualifying spot. Once again, qualifying was extremely tight and filled with many new faces while absent of several familiar faces. Semi-Finalists were Ed Richards and Shawn Coon in his 55 Chevy Bel-Air. The finals came down to Paul Carillon in his 71 Monte Carlo vs Jr. Phillips in his 68 Camaro. Paul, who at midweek was not expected at the track due to the passing of his father-in-law, pulled off the “miracle” victory with a little help from above to produce what I believe to be the first ever PERFECT RENEGADE 10.50 PASS with a 10.500. He needed every bit of it to hold off the charge of Jr. Phillips. After the race we learned that not only was this his first RENEGADE victory but his first victory in 20 years, Congrats Paul!!!

Shearer-Fab 8.90...

The Shearer-Fab 8.90 racers had a strong field of 17 cars trying to claim one of the 16 top spots. The Chumley Motorsports #1 Qualifier was, once again the man, the myth, the legend "Chico" in his 1963 Chevy II with an 8.902!! Unfortunately Chico went down to mechanical gremlins, which entitled Gary Moore the TI Dyno Assassin Cash . With the championship on the line, several “Spoilers” reared their heads including that of Scott Williams and his 1965 Malibu SS from Warren, Michigan. Semi-Finalists were Bob Getsy in his stick shift equipped 1957 Chevy and “Big Charlie” Moore in his nitrous fed SBC 69 Chevy Camaro. The finals came down to our championship spoilers of Scott Williams vs Jeff Clark in his nitrous fed BBC 69 Chevelle. Jeff, who had announced earlier in the season that he is moving out of state, and was not expect to make our season finale. However, he decided before leaving he was going to officially put his stamp on the RENEGADE RACING ASSOCIATION series by claiming his first Shearer-Fab 8.90 victory. Jeff best of luck from our family to yours!!!


The Championship boiled down to two racers Al Matuska and Paul Suloff who were tied in points after 5 events. Going into the season finale both racers knew they had to be on top of their game, and also knew it could come down to a face to face tie-breaking shoot-out. When both racers were eliminated from competition in the second round, the pressure of the championship set in. These two have proven themselves time and time again to be amongst RENEGADE RACING ASSOCIATION'S elite. In the Championship Shoot-out both cars left with their wheels in the air and sporting nearly identical reaction times, at mid-track Al’s 65 Malibu began reeling in Paul’s jackrabbit quick 67 Camaro and at the stripe Al claimed the double breakout victory by a scant margin of .003. Congratulations to Al, Paul and all the 8.90 Points Championship participants.

2011 8.90 Points Championship Top 5

Al Matuska – Champion
Paul Suloff – Runner-Up
Gerry Penn – Third Place
Gary Moore – Fourth Place
Jimmy Getsy – Fifth Place

Street Lethal Performance Outlaw Limited Street...

We were once again blessed with a strong showing of these wild and often unpredictable machines, with 9 cars vying for the top 8 spots and after the qualifying dust settled, Don Turner “Mr Z” in his nitrous fed Z28 Camaro claimed the the Ultratech Racecars #1 Qualifying Award with a 5.19. In his first appearance, Shawn Earp and his nitrous fed BBC 69 Camaro made it to the semi-finals, along with Chris Nau and his 83 AMC powered Spirit. The finals were a rematch of September’s race, which came down to Chevy vs Ford, Turbo vs Nitrous, and once again the nitrous-fed 1982 Camaro Z28 of Don Turner claimed the victory when the turbo-charged 2002 Ford Mustang of Keith Sletvold could not fire in the staging lanes. Mr. Z claimed the most victories in the Street Lethal Performance OLS class th3 2011 season – Congrats!!

Debut of RENEGADE 9.90

In the debut running we had 13 cars, #1 Qualifier was Ray Tumbry in his 68 Yenko inspired Chevy Nova. Semi-Finalist were Scott Spaulding in his purple people eating 70 Cuda and Will Carroll in his turbo-charged 05 Mustang. The finals came down to Ray Tumbry vs Jeff Kinnan in his AAR inspired 70 Cuda, Jeff claimed the victory in his first outing with the RENEGADE RACING ASSOCIATION, he also claimed the Goodyear Last Man Standing Award. We were very impressed with the caliber of racecars and the initial car count, which means the class is a go for the 2012 season!!!

Thank you to all the sponsors, and all the volunteers who helped out on race day, we received tons of incredible feedback from the fans and racers alike for putting on a good show and a great season.
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