2015 Snowbirds Outlaw Nationals Same Day Coverage From Bradenton

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We are getting started for final eliminations this morning with temps after a great day of qualifying on Saturday. The first time trials are under way for the bracket portion of the event with heads up round one starting around eleven AM. Stay tuned for the latest news from track side and the pits as we present our same day event coverage made possible by our friends at Comp Cams.

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Gen Musto is based just north of Toronto, Canada running Outlaw Pro Mod this weekend with a new car purchased last year from Art Hodges. This is the second outing for the team who is here shaking the car down in the Florida weather. The Nelson Competition engine was destined for his small tire Trans Am but is seeing duty here to get the car set up while the new 960 cubic inch bullet is being built.

Gen Musto is based just north of Toronto, Canada running Outlaw Pro Mod this weekend with a new car purchased last year from Art Hodges built by Jerry Haas. This is the second outing for the team who is here shaking the car down in the Florida weather. The Nelson Competition engine was destined for his small tire Trans Am but is seeing duty here to get the car set up while the new 960 cubic inch bullet is being built b

Chad Opaleski ran a person best 4.13 last night but paid a small price losing the head gasket on number one cylinder knocking him out of competition today. The team has faced a few issues related to the older parts used and is gearing up for a new engine from Fast Forward for 2016 which will add some reliability to the program. The 4.13 makes him the third quickest Procharged radial car. Rob Zark and Chad Opaleski (right) pictured.

Jerico Balduf and crew are wrapping up routine maintenance this morning preparing for round one of Performance 2Way Communications Outlaw Pro Mod. The family based team has ran the car about three years now and have been creeping up on the tune, they are the fastest blown car in qualifying this weekend sitting third with the Jan Cen powered Gotham themed Willy's.

Jerico Balduf and crew are wrapping up routine maintenance this morning preparing for round one of Performance 2Way Communications Outlaw Pro Mod. The family based team has ran the car about three years now and have been creeping up on the tune, they are the fastest blown car in qualifying this weekend sitting third with the Jan Cen powered Gotham themed Willy’s.

Round One Results

Open Outlaw, Outlaw 632, Ultra Street, Outlaw Pro Mod.

Pro Drag Radial, 5.50, 650 and 7.50 Index.

Kevin Fiscus was the last car down in TRZ Motorsports Pro Drag Radial this morning with the car set on “”Fast”. She went right down the track with a 4.01 at 197.84 MPH setting another best ET for Team FKR.

Kevin Fiscus was the last car down in TRZ Motorsports Pro Drag Radial this morning with the car set on “”Fast”. She went right down the track with a 4.01 at 197.84 MPH setting another best ET for Team FKR.

Fast Forward/Innovative Racecraft Ultra Street was up next with Mike Freeman and Mike Wabuda up first.  Wabuda was all in before Freeman staged scoring a .072 to Freeman's off pace .288 reaction giving Wabuda a big advantage. At the stripe of would be Wabuda's Procharged Trans Am (far lane) with the win, 5.09 to 4.95.

Fast Forward/Innovative Racecraft Ultra Street was up next with Mike Freeman and Mike Wabuda up first. Wabuda was all in before Freeman staged scoring a .072 to Freeman’s off pace .288 reaction giving Wabuda a big advantage. At the stripe of would be Wabuda’s Procharged Trans Am (far lane) with the win, 5.09 to 4.95.

Joe Albrecht drives a flat gorgeous 67 Nova based out of Bellmore, New York. He faced off with Brian Keep putting up a 4.95 at 143 to earn a spot in round two.

Joe Albrecht drives a flat gorgeous 67 Nova based out of Bellmore, New York. He faced off with Brian Keep putting up a 4.95 at 143 to earn a spot in round two.

Shawn Pevlor set low ET for the round running a 4.945 at 144 taking out Kevin Robinson. Pirez was just .001 slower in his winning match with Matt Shearin.

Shawn Pevlor set low ET for the round running a 4.945 at 144 taking out Kevin Robinson. Pirez was just .001 slower in his winning match with Matt Shearin.

Outlaw 632 racer Troy Blake met up with Tony Lobaldo's 2005 Mustang putting up a 4.49 at 160 and will move on in competition.

Outlaw 632 racer Troy Blake met up with Tony Lobaldo’s 2005 Mustang putting up a 4.49 at 160 and will move on in competition.

Mike Schmidt and Troy Pirez Sr. were up next with Pirez kicking the tires at the hit allowing Schmidt to go ahead for the round win.

Mike Schmidt and Troy Pirez Sr. were up next with Pirez kicking the tires at the hit allowing Schmidt to go ahead for the round win.

Ken Quartuccio set low ET and high MPH this round with a 4.453 at 161 to earn the win over john Lastinger in an all 69 Camaro pairing.

Ken Quartuccio set low ET and high MPH this round with a 4.453 at 161 to earn the win over john Lastinger in an all 69 Camaro pairing.

In Outlaw Pro Mod action Frank Cersosimo put up an .039 reaction against Jerico Balduf when he needed it earning a win over the quicker Balduf. 3.93 at 192 beats a 3.85 at 192 decided on the tree.

In Aerospace Components/Buck Racing Engines Outlaw Pro Mod action Frank Cersosimo put up an .039 reaction against Jerico Balduf when he needed it earning a win over the quicker Balduf. 3.93 at 192 beats a 3.85 at 192 decided on the tree.

Shannon Jenkins took out the Mel Bush Motorsports entry driven by Tommy D'Aprile making up for a slower reaction time by putting up a 3.87 to D'Aprile's 3.91.

Shannon Jenkins took out the Mel Bush Motorsports entry driven by Tommy D’Aprile making up for a slower reaction time by putting up a 3.87 to D’Aprile’s 3.91.

Rick Fleck set low ET for the round against Robert Abbott running a 3.845 to Abbott's 3.95.

Rick Fleck set low ET for the round against Robert Abbott running a 3.845 to Abbott’s 3.95.

Travis Harvey laid down a nice run against Andrew Handras moving on to round two with a3.86 at 193 MPH.

Travis Harvey (far lane) laid down a nice run against Andrew Handras moving on to round two with a3.86 at 193 MPH.

Ron Logan met up with Craig Andrews running a 4.13 at 176 and will move on to round two with his 96 Mullis dragster.

Ron Logan met up with Craig Andrews running a 4.13 at 176 in Performance 2Way Open Outlaw and will move on to round two with his 96 Mullis dragster.

 

Melissa Hutson qualified third and was paired with Wade Nunnelly for round one. Nunnelly took the starting line advantage but was no match for her 3.75 at 195 MPH run.

Melissa Hutson qualified third and was paired with Wade Nunnelly for round one. Nunnelly took the starting line advantage but was no match for her 3.75 at 195 MPH run.

Aryan Rochon drove through a little bit of tire shake to run a 3.87 at 188 taking out Bob Bridges.

Aryan Rochon drove through a little bit of tire shake to run a 3.87 at 188 taking out Bob Bridges.

Fresh of her record 3.63 run last night, the quickest pass for a Procharger equipped car, she had an opponent broke by after Matt Gilmore broke a camshaft last night. She shook some, pedaled the car and let out saving it for further rounds today.

Fresh of her record 3.63 run last night, the quickest pass for a Procharger equipped car, she had an opponent broke by after Matt Gilmore broke a camshaft last night. She shook some, pedaled the car and let out saving it for further rounds today.

OL 632, Open Outlaw, Outlaw Pro Mod and Pro Drag Radial.

 

In round two of Ultra Street Bill Gregan faced off with number one qualifier Shawn Pevlor putting up a .027 reaction to Pevlor's .207 due to an issue with the trans brake button. Gregan went on to earn a semi final spot running a 5.05 to Pevlor's 4.93.

In round two of Ultra Street Bill Gregan faced off with number one qualifier Shawn Pevlor putting up a .027 reaction to Pevlor’s .207 due to an issue with the trans brake button. Gregan went on to earn a semi final spot running a 5.05 to Pevlor’s 4.93.

Tim Hendricks faced of with Troy Pirez Jr. doing his job on the tree with a .017 reaction to Pirez' .044. Both cars made clean runs but Troy laid down a 4.92 at 144 to take the win over Hendricks' 5.03 at 142.

Tim Hendricks faced of with Troy Pirez Jr. doing his job on the tree with a .017 reaction to Pirez’ .044. Both cars made clean runs but Troy laid down a 4.92 at 144 to take the win over Hendricks’ 5.03 at 142.

Phil Esz faced off with Ron Logan in Open Outlaw putting up a 3.66 at 202.65 earning top MPH on the run.

Phil Esz faced off with Ron Logan in Open Outlaw putting up a 3.66 at 202.65 earning top MPH on the run.

Outlaw Pro Mod saw Travis Harvey paired up with Dan Stevenson with both drivers late on the tree though the advantage went to Harvey. Down track both cars were running hard when Stevenson blew the hood scoop off with Harvey going 3.83 at 197 to take the round.

Outlaw Pro Mod saw Travis Harvey paired up with Dan Stevenson with both drivers late on the tree though the advantage went to Harvey. Down track both cars were running hard when Stevenson blew the hood scoop off with Harvey going 3.83 at 197 to take the round.

Nova Joe Albrecht has run well today coming down from New York to get some racing/testing in with the Al-Lee Motorsports 67 Nova. The car was finished in August in house by Thriftway Chassis Works this year and ran at the Yellow Bullet Nats and No Mercy with promising results for car owner Eddie Whelan. The car is powered by an Extreme Racing Engines 15 degree small Chevy topped with Induction Solutions plate kit and backed by a Starias' Transmission and Ultimate Converter. Pictured from left to right, John Albrecht Sr., Michael Lang,  Amy Ehrlich, Joe Albrecht, Rico Mariani, Joe Alagna and car Owner Eddie Whelan.

Nova Joe Albrecht has run well today coming down from New York to get some racing/testing in with the Al-Lee Motorsports 67 Nova. The car was finished in August in house by Thriftway Chassis Works this year and ran at the Yellow Bullet Nats and No Mercy with promising results for car owner Eddie Whelan. The car is powered by an Extreme Racing Engines 15 degree small Chevy topped with Induction Solutions plate kit and backed by a Starias’ Transmission and Ultimate Converter. Pictured from left to right, John Albrecht Sr., Michael Lang, Amy Ehrlich, Joe Albrecht, Rico Mariani, Joe Alagna and car Owner Eddie Whelan.

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Joe Faced off with Bill Gregan in the semi final going .022 to Gregan’s .038 reaction. At the stripe Albrecht’s 4.92 at 144 took the win over Gregan’s game 5.002 at 140 MPH.

 

Jason Juday and Ryan Thorp had a tight  with Thorp cutting a .019 reaction time to Juday's .043. Both cars were running well this weekend but it would be Juday to the stripe first running a 4.507 at 159 to Thorp's 4.53 at 154.

Jason Juday and Ryan Thorp had a tight with Thorp cutting a .019 reaction time to Juday’s .043. Both cars were running well this weekend but it would be Juday to the stripe first running a 4.507 at 159 to Thorp’s 4.53 at 154.

ken Quartuccio put up his best run of the weekend against Dillon Voss laying down a 4.50 at 159 to take the win over Voss who went -.011 red on the run.

ken Quartuccio put up his best run of the weekend against Dillon Voss laying down a 4.50 at 159 to take the win over Voss who went -.011 red on the run.

Final Results

Travis Harvey faced off with Chris Patrick in the Outlaw Pro Mod Final taking the tree and the win with a 3.81 at 196 as Patrick slowed to a 4.18 at 134.

Travis Harvey faced off with Chris Patrick in the Outlaw Pro Mod Final taking the tree and the win with a 3.81 at 196 as Patrick slowed to a 4.18 at 134.

Phil Esz faced off with Aryan Rochon in the Open Outlaw final round laying down a 3.64 at 202 earning the event win over local racer Aryan Rochon who put up a 3.78 at 194.

Phil Esz faced off with Aryan Rochon in the Open Outlaw final round laying down a 3.64 at 202 earning the event win over local racer Aryan Rochon who put up a 3.78 at 194.

Mike Stavrinos made it through the B field in Outlaw Pro Mod to meet up with Rick Hord's Pontiac in a battle of twin turbo cars. Hord took a big starting line advantage with a .073 reaction going to to earn the hole shot win with a 4.05 at 189 to Stavrinos' 3.94 at 196 MPH blast, his best run of the weekend in just the second time out with the car.

Mike Stavrinos made it through the B field in Outlaw Pro Mod to meet up with Rick Hord’s Pontiac in a battle of twin turbo cars. Hord took a big starting line advantage with a .073 reaction going to to earn the hole shot win with a 4.05 at 189 to Stavrinos’ 3.94 at 196 MPH blast, his best run of the weekend in just the second time out with the car.

Kevin Fiscus faced off with Bill Futch in the Pro Drag Radial final putting up a 4.05 at 189 to earn the event win.

Kevin Fiscus faced off with Bill Futch in TRZ Motorsports Pro Drag Radial final putting up a 4.05 at 189 to earn the event win.

Bill Futch - Pro Drag Radial runner up.

Bill Futch – TRZ Motorsports Pro Drag Radial runner up.

Ken Quartuccio and Jason Juday met up in the final of Induction Solutions Outlaw 632. Both cars had been running well today with Quartuccio having lane choice by virtue of MPH as both racers ran idnetical ET's in the semi finals. Juday knocked the tree down with a .004 reaction but lost a cylinder near the stripe killing some MPH. Both racers stepped it up for the final running weekend bests. A  4.426 for Quartuccio and a 4.462 for Juday with Quartuccio earnign the event win.

Ken Quartuccio and Jason Juday met up in the final of Induction Solutions Outlaw 632. Both cars had been running well today with Quartuccio having lane choice by virtue of MPH as both racers ran idnetical ET’s in the semi finals. Juday knocked the tree down with a .004 reaction but lost a cylinder near the stripe killing some MPH. Both racers stepped it up for the final running weekend bests. A 4.426 for Quartuccio and a 4.462 for Juday with Quartuccio earnign the event win.

The Fast Forward/Innovative Racecraft Ultra Street final was on fire with Troy Pirez Jr. meeting Joe Albrecht and both cars riding wheelies out. Pires was up hight and forced to pedal the car to bring it down slowing to a 5.02 at 142. Albrecht was .004 on the tree and out front taking the win with a 4.911 at 144 MPH.

The Fast Forward/Innovative Racecraft Ultra Street final was on fire with Troy Pirez Jr. meeting Joe Albrecht and both cars riding wheelies out. Pires was up hight and forced to pedal the car to bring it down slowing to a 5.02 at 142. Albrecht was .004 on the tree and out front taking the win with a 4.911 at 144 MPH.

 Robert Bjorkman based out of Ft Meyers, Florida faced off with Glen Scaggs in 5.50 Index final going .004 on the tree and scoring the win with a 5.524 at 116 scrubbing MPH off to Scaggs' .066 5.513 at 124.

Robert Bjorkman based out of Ft Meyers, Florida faced off with Glen Scaggs in 5.50 Index final going .004 on the tree and scoring the win with a 5.524 at 116 scrubbing MPH off to Scaggs’ .066 5.513 at 124.

5.50 Index Runner Up - Glen Scaggs.

5.50 Index Runner Up – Glen Scaggs.

James Stover has been on a roll lately scoring several final round appearances near the end of the season. He put an .022 light on Joe Tillman for a sizable advantage. At the stripe he forced Tillman's hand running a 7.514 as Tillman went under index with a 7.493.

James Stover has been on a roll lately scoring several final round appearances near the end of the season. He put an .022 light on Joe Tillman for a sizable advantage. At the stripe he forced Tillman’s hand running a 7.514 as Tillman went under index with a 7.493.

7.50 Index Runner Up -  Joe Tillman.

7.50 Index Runner Up – Joe Tillman.

In a very close race Matt Marcus met with R.J. Myers in the final of 6.50 Index going .017 to Myers .022. At the stripe it would be Marcus' 6.512 to Myers 6.515 with Marcus earnign the event win.

In a very close race Matt Marcus met with R.J. Myers in the final of 6.50 Index going .017 to Myers .022. At the stripe it would be Marcus’ 6.512 to Myers 6.515 with Marcus earnign the event win.

6.50 Index runner Up - R.J. Myers.

6.50 Index runner Up – R.J. Myers.

7.90 Index jr. Dragsters - Michael Carpenter.

7.90 Index Jr. Dragster Winner – Michael Carpenter.

7.90 Index Jr Dragster Runner Up - Kyle Anderson.

7.90 Index Jr Dragster Runner Up – Kyle Anderson.

8.90 Index jr. Dragster Winner - Travis Logan.

8.90 Index jr. Dragster Winner – Travis Logan.

Super Pro Winner - Alan Glatt

Super Pro Winner – Alan Glatt

Super Pro Runner Up - Mark Smullen.

Super Pro Runner Up – Mark Smullen.

Sportsman Winner  -  Joe Tillman.

Sportsman Winner – Joe Tillman.

Sportsman Runner Up - Max Nuebler III

Sportsman Runner Up – Max Nuebler III

Pro Cycle Winner - Candy Hagadorn.

Pro Cycle Winner – Candy Hagadorn.

Pro Cycle Runner Up - Luc David.

Pro Cycle Runner Up – Luc David.

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Rob has had an interest in photography since he was young, but didn't get started until 2007, when he started shooting at the local tracks. After that, he started doing local video coverage of heads-up events and began working with Power Automedia shortly after.
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