Friday 8/22 Sho & Go at the Bowl Jr. Shootout Results
Waterford, CT (August 22, 2014) – The popular weekly Spectator Drag Racing and Car Cruise Show, Sho & Go at the Bowl was back in action tonight. Two awards were up for grabs in the Car Cruise Show on our Midway and four classes of Spectator Drag Racing showcased the on-track action part of 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 Best in Show and Sparkling Clean Award for the cleanest car. It was Keith Toccitto from Norwich with his 1995 GMC Jimmy truck with Best in Show. The special Sparkling Clean Award went to Ed Thompson from Ashaway, Rhode Island with his 1973 Ford F-350 wrecker.
Four classes of bracket drag racing featured the regular Street, Competition and Bike Classes plus a special Junior Shootout. Making the Street Class Eliminator semi-finals was Ryan Flanders of Niantic with his 2014 Nissan Altima, Justin Santacroc of Ledyard in his 2006 Subaru and Matt Viscione of New London with his trusty 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. Advancing to the finals was Santacroc who defeated Flanders on a red light paired against last week’s winner and current point leader Viscione who had a bye run. Viscione would grab the victory after Santacroc was penalized for a breakout time with a 3.42112 on a 3.43 dial-in.
The Competition Class Eliminator semi-finals featured Rick Taylor of Uncasville in his 1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo against Joe Grillo of Ashaway, Rhode Island in his Ford Mustang and Ernie Bogue with a bye run in his 1968 Chevrolet Camaro. Grillo would advance against Taylor who had a red light. Grillo and Bogue would battle in the finals with Grillo coming out on top for his second Competition Class win of 2014.
A decent field of Bike Class competitors battled for top honors. Making the semi finals were the top two contenders in the Bike Class Point Standings, second place Jenna Barba on her 1986 Suzuki quad against leader James Tedford on his 2002 Honda and Chuck Comeau with a bye run. Barba would advance against Tedford to pair up against Comeau in the finals. Comeau would win his first career eliminator in only his second start after Barba was penalized with a red light violation.
Following regular class eliminations the third and final Junior Shootout of the season was held. Making it the semi-finals was Max Carter with his Junior Dragster paired with Jayson Barba and Tucker Jones with his 2013 Kawi KLX 110 against James Tedford. Carter and Tedford would advance on the finals with Tedford finding victory after Carter was penalized with a breakout time of 4.27492 seconds on a 4.31 second dial-in.
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. Complete event details and schedule will be release next week. This event will have a cap of entries on a first come first serve basis on the day of the event. Pre-registration is available to all regular drivers who are currently top-10 in Sho & Go point standings for their respective class.
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 29th with the GM Night and runs weekly every Friday thru September 27th. 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 + All-GM Shootout. Car Cruise Show Awards with winners voted by the fans for Best In Show and a special Best GM in Show. 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 8/22/14 Elimination Round Results (click link to open pdf)