Friday 8/1 Sho & Go at the Bowl Ford Night Results
Waterford, CT (August 1, 2014) – The popular Spectator Drag Racing and Car Cruise Show, Sho & Go at the Bowl, went with a blue oval theme for Ford Night tonight. Two awards were up for grabs in the Car Cruise Show and four classes of Spectator Drag Racing showcased the event.
Before the single round elimination Spectator Drag Racing got under way focus shifted to the popular midway Car Cruise Show, where the fans voted on the winners. A fan vote was cast for awards Best in Show and Best Ford in Show. It was Alan Hewitt earning the fan vote for Best in Show with his 2010 red Dodge Challenger and John Andrews winning the fans over for Best Ford in Show with his 2012 black Shelby GT-500.
Four classes of bracket drag racing featured the regular Street, Competition and Bike Classes plus a special All-Ford Shootout. The Street Class Eliminator saw current point leader Matt Viscione of New London and Ryan Flanders of Lebanon in the final round with Flanders in his 2014 Nissan Altima taking home the hardware for his 4th win of the season. The Competition Class Eliminator saw Charles Cirrito of Norwich who has spent all year in the Street Class until adding on racing tires and moving up to the Competition Class for the first time tonight, paired against veteran Paul Holmes of Clinton with Holmes earning another win and increasing his point lead in the class. In the Bike Class Eliminator it was Joseph Merchant of South Windham with his 1982 Honda Hawk paired against Ron Hoyle of Baltic on his 2000 Polaris 600 with Merchant taking down his first victory of the 2014 season. In the All-Ford Shootout Joe Grillo returned to action after starting the season in the Bike Class and would make it to the final round against Heidi-Jo Bradham of Montville in her 1998 Ford Mustang GT. Grillo would close out Ford Night with the victory in the All-Ford Shootout after Bradham had a red-light on her run.
Quick scheduling update’s: The originally scheduled GM Night has been moved to Friday, August 29th with Imports Night being moved to Friday, September 5th. Drag racing has been added to the Jammin 107.7 Motor Jam 2014 to be held on Sunday, September 7th. Stay tuned for more details on this added event.
Quick event notes: Helmets are no longer required for racer’s in the Street and Competition Class that run a ET of 2.75 or slower. All competitors running ET of 2.75 or faster, in an open cockpit car or convertible and Bike Class it is still mandatory to wear an approved helmet.
Sho & Go at the Bowl action returns next Friday, August 8th with the Traffic Light Showdown and runs weekly every Friday thru September. Spectator Drag Racing Car Show rolled into one event to kick start your weekend featuring FREE Grandstand Admission!! Spectator Drag Racing will include Competition Class, Street Class, Bike Class + Traffic Light Showdown. Car Cruise Show Awards with winners voted by the fans for Best In Show and Best Club Participation. Pits and Midway open at 6:00pm with action beginning at 6:30pm. The Fan Vote Car Cruise Show award winners will be announced at 8:10pm, opening ceremonies at 8:25pm and single round drag racing elimination events starting at 8:30pm. FREE Grandstand Admission, FREE Car Cruise Show Entry, $30 Spectator Drag Racing Entry Fee. For more information on our Friday Night Sho & Go program please click here.
Complete 8/1/14 Elimination Round Results (click link to open pdf)