PRO STICK Racing â

 

 

WELCOME!

 

Real Race Cars Have A Clutch!  By popular demand, in 1996 a few long time stick shift bracket racers got together and held a race at the famed 75-80 dragway in Maryland.  The class became known as Pro Stick.  Over the years since, this Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia based group continues to attract new cars and grow in spectator popularity.  This site is intended to provide some general information to our racers and fans.  You will find current news, a list of our supporters, our rules, the schedule, race results, and series points.  For additional information other than what is provided below, or to purchase our Real Race Cars logo T-Shirts etc., please phone 301-416-2319. 

 

PRO STICK CURRENT NEWS

The site was last updated on August 31, 2014

 

Most Recently:

Our Labor Day event at BSD went off without rain!  We had 50 cars on Saturday with Kevin Wines taking the win over Bryan Wetzel while Gary Conte went out in the semi-finals.  On Sunday we had nearly 40 cars as Mark Petit DeMange took the win over Merv Moyer while Bill Marks and Mark Charcalla each ended their day in the semi-finals.  Points to be updated soon!!

 

We had 29 cars for our race at Skyview.  A special thank you goes out to each and every one of you who attended and helped to make the show a success.  Dan Hoyler was back in form taking the win over Gordie Foose.  Merv Moyer and Mark Charcalla were the semi-finalists.  Dan also went on to win $500 extra that was up for grabs for the run-off between our winner and the winner of the track Pro ET/Footbrake class.  Good job Dan!!  Freddie Leyland took the Pro Tree win over Russ White.  Tim LaRose won the ARC Reaction money with a .000 light, Paul Hillier won the bounty money, and Andy Charcalla took the ARC First Round Runner-up money with a .000 light.        

 

ARC Racecars First Round Runner-up Award:  In addition to sponsoring our usual reaction award during time runs, ARC Racecars will sponsor this new award at select events this year.  The award of $25 goes to the losing driver during first round of eliminations who had the best reaction time.  If there is a tie we will look back to the previous time run session for those tied drivers to determine a winner.  Remember you MUST have the ARC decal to claim the cash for this award.  The decals are available at Eric’s trailer.  The ARC First Round Runner-up Award will be up for grabs at all of our remaining single day events this year!    

 

Our group lost Eric ‘Gizzy’ Strohm to cancer on May 28.  Eric drove the familiar black Mustang which displayed the large Gforce decal on the door.  He attended many Pro Stick events, his last being the Labor Day event in 2012.  He was a long time employee of Gforce.  We will all miss seeing Eric around the track.  In an effort to help his family the group will be selling decals in his memory for a donation in any amount.  The decals will be available in the Gforce trailer.  You may also mail a donation to Gforce with a check payable to Mike Long, and please state if you would like a pair of decals returned.

 

SAFETY - Due to a few recent happenings, we wish to stress the importance of safety.  The safety equipment is there for YOU.  Tighten your seat belts, strap your helmet firmly, were your neck collar and other required equipment.  If your car runs in the eight second zone, strongly consider purchasing a Hans device.  ARC Race Cars has a deal on those devices.  It only takes one accident for a life changing event, don’t think it can’t happen to you.  Be proactive and protect yourself.

 

Bye Runs – no big change, but please read the updated rules below in the Bye Runs section.  We are attempting to avoid coin tosses in the event of ties. 

 

As you may have noticed on our Facebook page, the April issue of RPM magazine has done an article about our group, and Ed Brady is the cover shot.  Other cars pictured within the article include Frank Jenkins, Freddie Leyland, Greg Corbin, Brian Barker, Matt Bergenstock, Dan Hoyler, Larry Carasea, Michael Ford, both Charcalla cars, Wayne Whittington, Fred House, Leonard Long, and Eric Kitchen.  Eric ordered thirty copies of the magazine and will give one each to the drivers who are pictured.  The magazines are available at Walmart Supercenters, Books a Million, and News Center stores.

 

ARC Racecars continues to sponsor the reaction time award.  New for 2014 though is that you must display the ARC decal on both sides of the car in order to receive the money.  Eric will have the decals available in his trailer.  ARC also now offers either a bolt on or weld on header collector retention device which has been approved by NHRA to comply with the new rule.  For more information call ARC at 717-624-8181.

 

The banquet was held on 2/22/14.  A sincere thank you from Eric Kitchen to all who contributed to the very nice gift that he received at the banquet.  Todd has pictures posted on his web site from the banquet.  Visit www.tdspeedshotz.com to check them out.  Todd is also taking orders for calendars.  We ran out at the banquet as they were a big hit and more are needed.  Contact Todd through his web site to order yours.  The couple of photos below from the banquet are courtesy of Todd and Deb.

 

 

The Top 10 Drivers of 2013

 

 

Larry Carasea, one of the group chefs, sports one of his new aprons.  For some reason, I’ve lost my appetite!!!!!

 

 

 

Assistant Chef Vicki sports one of her new aprons as well, and she looks much better than Larry!!!

 

 

 

 

Mr. Larry Judd is the proud recipient of the John Rayford memorial DMF award

 

 

 

 

 

More happenings:

 

**  Todd Dziadosz attends many events and our banquet.  He continues to send in either updated car pictures, or ones that had not been on the site before.  If you would like the photo of your car updated, please contact Todd through www.tdspeedshotz.com and he will take care of you, and check out his site for pictures! 

 

**  Al Matteucci has dropped the price on his motor home.  It is a 1983 Coachmen / Ford chassis, 460 engine, 63K miles, 23 foot.  The Coachmen is in nice shape and has no rust.  Al is asking $1,000 or best offer!  Call Al at 703-965-1749.

 

**  Some sponsors updates:

 

The bounty program:  Phil Marshall is one of our original sponsors.  In recognition of that, and to promote his newest division to Marshall Automotive, Gravely Lawn Tractor Sales and Service, the bounty program will undergo a name change.  The program will be called the Marshall Gravely ‘we keep you cutting’ Bonus.  New decals will be available at the track.  You are required to display them on both sides of the car to be eligible for the bonus.  Remember our long time sponsor for your automotive and now, mowing needs!  You may visit www.gravely.com to view company products, or www.philmarshallgravely.com to visit our sponsors site.  Check out the Custom Z section!

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**  Al Matteucci:

 

 

Fellow racer Al Matteucci was seriously injured in a racing accident on November 2, 2008.  Al is in great spirits and wants to get back in the car.  However, he will have an extensive recovery period.  Al will need a very expensive wheelchair during his rehabilitation.  Our group is selling decals in an effort to offset the cost of the wheelchair.  The decal as pictured above is 4 ½ inches in diameter.  They are being sold for a suggested donation of $20 each, but any smaller or larger donation will be accepted in return for a decal.  All of this money goes directly to Al.  The decals will be available at the track through Paul Hillier or Eric Kitchen.  You may also send a check made payable to Al to Pro Stick Racing, 115 Orchard Drive, Boonsboro MD 21713.  Please state the number of decals wanted.

 

Al has moved in to his new home in Virginia.  The address is below, he is about twenty minutes away from the dragstrip in Manassas.  Al continues to make progress slowly.    

 

Al Matteucci

3846 Mulberry Point Court

Dumfries, VA  22025

 

Please continue to remember Al in your thoughts and prayers, send him a card, or give him a call at 703-965-1749. 

PICTURES!

 

Various photos below are courtesy of either Todd Dziadosz or Gordon Gipe.

 

 

 

2013, and three time Pro Stick Series Champion – Dan Hoyler

 

 

 

 

 

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Number 2 in 2013 is ‘the honorable’ Larry Carasea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number 3 in 2013 is the 2012 Pro Stick Series Champ – Mark Charcalla

 

 

 

 

 

Number 4 in 2013 is the 2010 series champion Ed Brady

 

 

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Number 5 man in 2013 – Matt Bergenstock

 

 

Lynn Umberger – number 6 in points for 2013

 

 

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Number 7 in 2013 is two time former series points champ Ted McGann

 

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Number 8 in 2013 – Dean Leyh and “The Wife”

 

 

 

 

 

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Jay Zolko – two way tie for number 9 in 2013

 

 

 

Ronnie Ward – two way tie for number 9 in 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Number 3 in 2012 – Chris Shaffer

 

 

 

 

Number 4 in 2012 is Robert Cook

 

 

 

 

Number 5 in 2012 is John Soltes

 

 

 

Number 6 in 2012 is Austin Lilley

 

 

 

 

 

Number 8 man in 2012 is Terry Brandt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number 10 in 2012 is James Smith

 

 

 

 

2011 Pro Stick Series Champ – George Kull

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number 4 in 2011 – Gordon Foose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number 7 in 2011 is Freddie Leyland

 

 

 

 

 

Russ White – number 2 for 2010 and 2002 Series Points Champ

 

 

 

 

Leonard Long

 

 

Merv Moyer – number 5 in 2010

 

 

 

 

 

Barry Parson – number 7 in 2010

 

 

 

 

Luke Hill

 

 

 

Mike Rowe – number 3 in points for 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin Wines  – number 7 in points for 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Hillier – Number 9 in points for 2009, 2005 points series runner-up

 

 

 

 

 

Number 2 man for 2008, and 2000 series points champ – Ron Settles

 

 

 

 

 

Wayne Whittington – number 4 in points for 2008

 

 

 

 

 

Eric Kitchen – five time series points champion

 

 

 

 

 

Michael (Desert) Ford – two way tie for number 9/10 in points in 2008

 

Andy Stone – Number 2 in points in 2007

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Evans – Always a crowd favorite!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2006 points series runner-up Marvin Blume

 

 

 

 

 

‘Big A’ Aaron Smith

 

 

 

Mark A. Charcalla

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Josh Crue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warren Frank in his beautiful 8-second Corvette

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Martz in his 8-second Malibu

 

 

 

 

Rich Horton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Theodore Taylor Sr.

 

 

 

Frank Jenkins in ‘Snoopy’

 

 

 

 

 

“The Gentleman” Craig Goods

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ted ‘Smokey’ Taylor

 

 

 

Fred House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2006 points champion Fred Leyland Sr. – car owner John Rayford

 

 

 

Lonnie Ewing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ron Miller

 

 

 

 

Larry Judd

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glenn Russell

 

 

 

Al Matteucci

 

 

 

 

Chuck Gassmann driving Eric Massey’s beautiful Camaro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Danny Dove’s very nice Hemi Cuda

 

 

 

Jeremy Wible’s Camaro

 

 

 

 

Harold Duffin’s Chevy II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ernest Oehm’s clean Camaro

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rick Holladay

 

 

 

 

 

Charlie Baesch – 64 GTO

 

Wayne Pope

 

 

Sam Freels

 

 

Shane Kline

 

 

Dave Shives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joe White

 

 

 

 

Schnoke Brothers

 

 

 

 

Craig Jernigan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill Belden

 

 

 

 

Kevin Baker

 

 

 

 

Clark Knudsen

 

 

 

 

Dennis Henry

 

 

 

Eric Strohm

 

 

 

 

 

Matt DeShong

 

 

 

Matt Kuhlman

 

 

 

 

Terry Wetzel

 

 

 

Jim Bowman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Frank

 

 

 

Jeremy Moyer

 

 

 

Randy Tibbins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bryan Wetzel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rich Nye

 

 

 

John Whorton

 

 

 

 

Bill Marks low 8 second ride!

 

 

 

 

Mark Petit Demange

 

 

Mark Stafford

 

 

 

Mark Fraley

 

 

Billy Gimbel

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gary Conte

 

 

 

Jim Sodesi

 

 

 

 

Jeff Twigg

 

 

 

Bruce Meacham

 

 

 

Jim Stugart

 

 

 

Barry Ehrhart

 

 

 

 

 

SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS

 

Without the support of the people below our program would not be possible.  Please support those who support us, it is that simple.

 

Sponsors in alphabetical order within group:

 

Local Area Sponsors:

Alternator, Starter Rebuilders, Inc. of Hagerstown, MD  301-797-9359

ARC Race Cars (Warren Frank) of Hanover, PA  717-624-8181

Eastside Auto & Machine Shop of Waynesboro, VA  540-943-2583 

Joe Bowman Auto Plaza – contact Ted McGann 540-867-5854 www.joebowmanautoplaza.com

Marshall Automotive of Hagerstown, MD  301-733-9162   www.philmarshallgravely.com

Marshall Gravely Lawn Tractor Sales and Service of Hagerstown, MD  301-733-9162

Stanley Dye – Doug Nash Transmission Parts and Service  717-249-1082

 

Performance Industry Company Sponsors:

G-Force Transmissions – Cleona, PA www.gforcetransmissions.com

Liberty Transmissions – Taylor, MI www.libertysgears.com

Long Shifters – Cleona, PA www.gforcetransmissions.com

Mickey Thompson Tires – Stow, OH www.mickeythompsontires.com

RAM Clutches – Columbia, SC www.ramclutches.com

Strange Engineering – Morton Grove, IL www.strangeengineering.net

 

Joe Bowman Auto Plaza continues to support us.  When it’s time to buy a vehicle, keep our sponsor in mind.  They have a new, state of the art facility in Harrisonburg, VA with a huge inventory of cars and trucks.  They carry the Chevrolet and Cadillac product lines as well as fine used vehicles.  Contact Ted McGann at 540-867-5854 for further information about your Pro Stick discount, it is worth your time.     

 

Bill Mathias at Eastside Machine in Waynesboro, VA. Is offering Mickey Thompson Tires to our group at a reduced price.  They also offer complete machine shop services and they are a Ford Motorsports Dealer.  Contact Bill at 540-943-2583 (eligibility for the Pro Stick discount will be verified.)

 

Strange Engineering offers discounts to our group.  Eligibility for the Pro Stick discount will be verified.  Please contact Eric for more information about this offer.

 

The following applies at each race:  The winner will receive a $50 RAM gift certificate. 

 

Phil Marshall of Marshall Automotive, Marshall Gravely Lawn Tractor Sales/Service, and driver of the Marshall Law Super ET dragster is one of our original sponsors.  He continues to sponsor the Marshall Gravely ‘we keep you cutting’ Bonus.  At each event, the winner of the previous event will have a $25 bounty on their head.  The person in eliminations who beats the driver with the bounty on them, wins the $25.  In order to receive the $25 bonus, you must display the Marshall Gravely decals on both sides of the race car.  If the winner of the last event is not in attendance OR the driver who beats the winner of the last event does not display the decals, the bonus can not be claimed and will accumulate for the next event.  Remember our long time sponsor for your automotive and mowing needs.  Please visit www.gravely.com to view company products, or www.philmarshallgravely.com is our sponsors site.  Don’t miss the Custom Z section!

 

ARC Race Cars sponsors the reaction time award.  Of those drivers appearing for first round, the person with the best reaction time during all time run sessions (further clarified under Bye Runs below) will receive $25.  However, in order to receive the $25, you must display the ARC decal on both sides of the car.  The decals are available in Eric’s trailer.  The winner is posted on the board in Eric’s trailer, check after the second time run session.  Bring your time slip to the trailer if you think you qualify for the best reaction time.  The reaction time award applies only to runs made during the Pro Stick time run sessions that we make as a group.  Note: All time run sessions count toward the reaction award.

 

BSD track photographer Todd Dziadosz always has pictures of our cars on his site.  Please visit www.tdspeedshotz.com to view and purchase pictures of our cars.  There are pictures available from various events and the banquet. 

 

Custom Concepts offers static cling number kits.  The kit comes in a reusable tube and you can use the numbers over many times.  Custom sizes and colors are available.  Call 301-689-6141. 

 

PRO STICK CLASS RULES AND SAFETY INFORMATION

 

WARNING

 

Drag racing is hazardous.  Injury to participants or spectators is possible in all areas of the racetrack.  Promoters, organizers, etc. assume no liability for injuries.  You are attending the event at your own risk.  Your attendance acknowledges your acceptance of all risks associated with racing, and releases all other parties from any liability.

 

Always keep your speeds down in the pit area to 5 MPH or less.  There are spectators, small children, golf carts, etc. moving around all the time, and they are not always paying attention.

 

1.  The vehicle must use a transmission that is clutch operated off of the starting line.  A clutchless type transmission is also permitted (lenco type or similar).

 

2.  The class ET cut-off is 7.50 through 11.49 in the quarter mile.  (4.75 through 7.39 eighth mile)

 

RULE EXCEPTION for cars running 11.50 through 11.99 (7.40 through 7.65 1/8 mile).  These cars may run if you meet any one of the following criteria stated in 2a, 2b, or 2c.

 

2a)  If you traveled with the group from track to track running at least five events in 2007, and at least five events in 2008, you are grandfathered in and you may run.

 

2b)  If your car is a legal, currently registered NHRA or IHRA stock class car, you may run.

 

2c)  If your vehicle is a 1979 model year or older, you may run.

 

3.  The class will run on a five tenths bracket style full tree with handicap dial in.

 

4.  Absolutely no type of delay devices are permitted, electronic or otherwise.

 

5.  MSD type ignition and/or 2 step / 3 step is permitted.

 

6.  No street legal tires are permitted on the rear axle.

 

7.  No dragsters allowed.

 

8.  No front wheel drive vehicles allowed.

 

9.  No hydraulic throw-out bearings with release buttons allowed.

 

10.  Once in eliminations, you must drive the same car in all rounds.  This rule does not apply to a run-off of a rain-out of a previous event.  

 

11.  Courtesy staging is recommended.  Wait until both cars are pre-staged before either car stages.

 

12.  NHRA, IHRA, or other host track sanctioning body, and local rules apply.

 

13.  Absolutely no use of drugs or alcohol will be tolerated. 

 

14.  The use of nitrous oxide is NOT permitted by anyone.

 

15.  In appreciation of our sponsors, it is suggested that their decals be displayed on both sides of the car.

 

16.  During random elimination rounds, once you pull in to the staging lanes and have secured your spot, do not move your car in an effort to avoid running any particular opponent, or in an effort to run a particular opponent.

 

 

ADDITIONAL GENERAL INFORMATION

 

It is the responsibility of the driver to take their car to the pre-race tech. Inspection.  The host track officials will check driver credentials/safety equipment, and vehicle safety equipment as described in the NHRA/IHRA rulebook.  The track may disqualify any driver or vehicle for failure to meet these requirements.  All drivers must be a dues paying member of the sanctioning bodies of NHRA and IHRA.  The decision of host track officials regarding win/loss disputes, crossing of boundaries, or infractions of any rules (sanctioning body or local) is final.

 

Safety Suggestions For Your Own Good:

1.  If you are unfamiliar with a track, always look around before making any runs to get yourself familiar with the surroundings and operation of the track.  Pay special attention to the shut down area of the drag strip should any emergency type situation occur.

2.  Consider wearing a SFI neck collar no matter how fast your car is.

3.  Tighten down your seat AND shoulder belts before every run.  Loose belts will do you no good.  

 

Warren Frank is working a deal to get a group discount for anyone who is interested in purchasing a Hans device.  A sportsman model is available that you can easily put on yourself after you are in the car.  ARC also offers bolt on or weld on header collector retention devices as approved by NHRA.  Call Warren at 717-624-8181 for more information.   

 

Event Registration and Drivers Meeting:

The racer entry fee for all races will be $45 unless otherwise posted on this web site per event.  The entry fee is paid at the gate.  Anyone can run with the group as long as they meet the specific track rules, and our group rules.  Check the white board in Eric’s trailer for pertinent information pertaining to each event.  You can locate the trailer by looking for the Pro / Stick Racing flag at the yellow Chevelle H118.  Make sure Eric knows you are at the track for tracking of your points.  Let Eric know of breakage if you can not run.  There are no refunds for breakage if you pulled in to the staging lanes to attempt at least one time run.    

 

The drivers meeting is usually 15 minutes after first round of eliminations at Eric’s trailer, please plan accordingly.  First round of eliminations is always random pairings.  At the meeting, we will establish our race ladder sheet by drawing cards.  We use a bracket type ladder sheet as is used at local tracks. Lane choice may be discussed and determined by a coin flip.     

Bye Runs:  

 

Bye run for first round:  Of all cars appearing for first round of eliminations, the driver with the best reaction time during our time run session(s) will earn the potential bye run and $25 from ARC Race Cars.  Both time run sessions count toward earning the potential first round bye, the best light regardless of which session earns it.  To determine a winner in the event of a tie – If there is a tie BETWEEN time run sessions, the first session driver gets the bye.  If there is a tie DURING the same session, we choose from those same drivers in the OTHER session. 

 

During random rounds, if at the end of the line the bye run car has a car to race, the bye run car gets lane choice.  

 

Round two and beyond: the bye run goes to the winning driver having the best reaction time in the previous round.  If there is a tie, we look back to the previous round (or time session if need be) for those same drivers to determine the bye.

 

When we establish a pairing sheet, bye run cars go to the top of the sheet for the next round.

 

The bye run car should always pull to the designated bye run spot at a specific track.  Depending on specific track rules, bye run cars may or may not have to go down the track, but under full power is at the drivers option.  One bye run per car per event maximum.

 

Break Runs:  After the ladder has been established at the meeting, if a car cannot make a run, the competitor gets a single run and this does not count as a bye run. Single runs are conducted as stated in the sanctioning rulebook.

 

Win/Loss:  If you lose, you are out even if your competition breaks after you lost.  An example of an exception to this would be as stated in the sanctioning rulebook under disqualifications regarding crossing of boundaries.  Also, you or your crew must check your dial on the scoreboards before pre-staging.  Be proactive and be responsible, there have been cases where the track makes mistakes.  No reruns due to incorrect dial-ins. 

 

Rain:  Many races have a posted rain date on the schedule.  If no elimination rounds start, it can be expected that we will run the event on the posted rain date.  In the event of rain after eliminations start, a decision will be made depending on the particular situation.  Some example situations would include:

1.  If a few rounds have been completed, we will usually split the purse among the remaining drivers.

2.  If we are down to the last round or two, the purse may be split, or we may run the cars off at another date as decided on by the remaining drivers vote.  If we have a tied vote, the cars are to be run off at a later date. 

3.  If an early round starts and it rains before the round is complete, a decision will be made depending on the exact situation.  Winners so far during the round will receive their points. 

4.  If a late round starts and it rains before the round is complete, a decision will be made depending on the exact situation.  Winners so far during the round will receive their points.  Drivers still in will vote to make a decision.  If we have a tied vote, the cars are to be run off at a later date. 

 

Other:

Make sure Eric has your current address and car number.  Don’t use your engine size or the year of your car for your number.  That is not a unique idea and duplicate numbers show up in the computer.  Keep in mind that the track employees change.  They may not know how our program works.  Staging officials may need reminded that we are on a ladder, etc.  From time to time, tracks at the start of our first time trial will by mistake give us a Pro tree.  If that happens, do not go down the track.  Instead just back out, cut the engine off, inform the starter accordingly that we run on a full five tenths tree.  

 

Clarification on car counts:

The 64 maximum car count is no longer.  If there are over 64 cars, we will run two rounds of random before holding our meeting and going on a ladder.   

 

Points:

There is no charge to join the points tracking program.  The points program is just for fun and bragging rights.  It is a good idea to track your own points as a double check and let Eric know if issues.  Each driver receives 10 show-up points per event.  You will get the points for showing up with the intent of running with the group even if you broke before eliminations.  Intent of running is indicated by bringing your car to the track, paying your entry fee at the gate, and filling out/turning in a tech card.  Each driver also receives 10 points for each round won including bye runs or singles if your competition broke.  The reaction winner of each event will receive 5 points.  Additional points are awarded at each event as follows:

Ø     an extra 11 points to the winner

Ø     an extra 7 points to the runner-up

Ø     an extra 3 points for a semi-final loss

 

Tie breaker rule to determine the series champion (if necessary):

If at the end of the season there are multiple drivers tied in points for the championship, we will determine the champion from those tied drivers by naming the driver with the most event wins throughout the season.  

 

 

ITEMS FOR SALE / WANTED

 

 

 

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2005 Fleetwood Southwind, 32 feet long, 32V, 25K miles, Ford F53 chassis, Triton V10, 2 slides, great shape, full body paint, no pets inside ever and never smoked in, all new tires, 10K custom trailer hitch, trailer brakes.  $49,500 Maryland inspected.  Call Dean Leyh 301-733-7968 or 301-800-2907

 

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For Sale:  2011 Pro Stick Series Championship car.  Can be bought with or without engine.  Consistent 8 second car.  Everything is fresh and race ready.  Also available is a nice fifth-wheel trailer with living quarters.  Car and trailer both neat, clean and very well maintained.  Call George Kull at 267-716-0909 for more information.

 

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Wanted:  348 / 409 engines or parts.  Also wanted 57-64 Pontiac/Olds Posi rear.  Contact Dean Leyh 571-259-9805.

 

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For Sale:  Eric’s mint condition 2002 Z28 Camaro – The car has 2,100 original miles, original owner, kept covered in heated garage since new, the car has never been wet.  Sunset orange, black leather, factory mags, many options, but unfortunately an automatic transmission!  The garage space is needed, call Eric Kitchen at 301-416-2319 and lets talk, asking $20,000.  

 

 

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Posted on 4-12-13:  For Sale:  Two Honda EU1000i generators with parallel cables.  Call Don at 240-818-6128.

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For Sale:  New sets of Mickey Thompson 14 X 32 drag slicks, code number 3074ST specifically designed for stick shift cars, call Eric at 301-416-2319.

 

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For Sale:  Posted on April 4, 2012 – Monocoque Wheels – 15 X 14,  5 ½ back spacing, 4 ¾ bolt pattern, asking $400, call Ray 301-717-8841

 

For Sale:  GForce clutchless 5-speed GF-5R with magnesium case for sale.  $4,500 – call 902-661-2663 for information.

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Al Matteucci’s motor home is for sale.  1983 Coachmen / Ford chassis, 460 engine, 63K miles, 23 foot.  The Coachmen is in nice shape and has no rust.  Al is asking $1,000.  Call Al at 703-965-1749.

 

Joie McCumbee’s Chevelle is for sale, making room for a new car.  The Chevelle is being sold less engine.  Call Joie at 304-258-5894 for more information.

 

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2014 PRO STICK SCHEDULE

(See www.weather.com to check the forecast)

All races are quarter mile unless noted otherwise

 

 

Saturday and Sunday, May 24 and 25 at Beaver Springs, Pennsylvania (YES POINTS)

(Pro Tree / handicap dial second chance race also on Saturday)

See www.beaversprings.com

 

Saturday, June 7 at Capitol Raceway in Crofton, Md. (YES POINTS)

See www.capitolraceway.com

 

Sunday, June 29 at Mason-Dixon in Hagerstown, Md.  (YES POINTS)

See www.masondixondragway.com

 

Saturday, July 12 at Sumerduck, Virginia (YES POINTS) (1/8 mile)

See www.sumerduckdragway.com

 

Saturday, July 19 at Capitol Raceway in Crofton, Md. (YES POINTS)

See www.capitolraceway.com

 

Sunday, August 3 at Colonial Beach, Virginia (YES POINTS) (1 / 8 mile)

See www.colonialbeachdragstrip.com

 

Saturday, August 23 at Skyview, Tioga Center, New York (1/8 mile) (YES POINTS)

(Pro Tree / dial-in second chance race time permitting, 100% payback plus $500 to purse)

See www.skyviewdrags.com

 

Saturday and Sunday, August 30 and 31 at Beaver Springs, PA. (YES POINTS)

(Pro Tree / handicap dial second chance race also on Saturday)

See www.beaversprings.com

 

Saturday/Sunday, Sept. 13 and 14, IDG East Coast Stick Natls at MIR, Budds Creek, Maryland (YES POINTS) (all quarter mile this year)

(Pro Tree / handicap dial second chance race also on Saturday)

See www.mirdrag.com

 

Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27 and 28 UMTR invitational at Pittsburgh, PA. (NO POINTS)

See www.pittsburghracewaypark.com

 

Sunday, October 12 at Mason-Dixon in Hagerstown, Md.  (YES POINTS)

See www.masondixondragway.com

 

Saturday, October 25 at Virginia Motorsports Park (YES POINTS)

See www.vmpdrag.com

 

Participation:

Note that any cars meeting our rules may participate in all races.  There is no membership fee, simply pay your entry at the gate.     

 

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2014 Pro Stick Series Race Results

 

 

Beaver Springs on 5/24/14 – 42 cars in attendance

Winner:  Andrew Charcalla (86 Mustang)               

Runner-up:  Bill Marks (Olds) 

Semi-finalist:  Eric Kitchen (69 Chevelle)    

ARC Race Cars Reaction Winner:  Bill Marks with a .002 light

Pro Stick Bounty Winner:  Dean Leyh (Camaro)

 

 

Beaver Springs on 5/25/14 – 41 cars in attendance

Winner:  Jay Zolko (Gforce Mustang)                     

Runner-up:  Andrew Charcalla (86 Mustang)

Semi-finalist:  Mark Charcalla (Mustang)    

ARC Race Cars Reaction Winner:  Jim Bowman with a .001 light

Pro Stick Bounty Winner:  Jay Zolko (Gforce Mustang)

 

 

Capitol Raceway on 6/7/14 – 48 cars in attendance

Winner:  Eric Kitchen (69 Chevelle)              

Runner-up:  Andrew Charcalla (86 Mustang)

Semi-finalist:  Gary Conte (55 Chevy)    

ARC Race Cars Reaction Winner:  Dan ‘the man’ Hoyler with a .000 light

Pro Stick Bounty Winner:  Andy Charcalla

 

Mason-Dixon Dragway on 6/29/14 – 59 cars in attendance

Winner:  Leonard Long (Gforce Mustang)              

Runner-up:  Bill Marks (Olds 442)

Semi-finalists:  Matt Bergenstock and Bryan Wetzel each in their pickups    

ARC Race Cars Reaction Winner:  Russ White with a .001 light

Pro Stick Bounty Winner:  Gregg Novak

 

Sumerduck on 7/12/14 – 31 cars in attendance

Winner:  Eric Kitchen (69 Chevelle)              

Runner-up:  Freddie Leyland (68 Chevelle)

Semi-finalists:  John Whorton (Nova) and Joe White (GTO)    

ARC Race Cars Reaction Winner:  John Whorton with a .000 light

Pro Stick Bounty Winner:  Not Contested

ARC Race Cars First Round Runner-up Award Winner:  Ed Brady with a .017 light

 

Capitol Raceway on 7/19/14 – 47 cars in attendance

Winner:  Kevin Murphy (Nova)                    

Runner-up:  Dan Hoyler (Mustang)

Semi-finalist:  Paul Hillier (Fairmont)    

ARC Race Cars Reaction Winner:  Chuck Gassmann with a .000 light

Pro Stick Bounty Winner:  Mark Charcalla (Falcon)

 

Colonial Beach on 8/3/14 – Rained Out

 

Skyview on 8/23/14 – 29 cars in attendance

Winner:  Dan Hoyler                 

Runner-up:  Gordon Foose

Semi-finalists:  Merv Moyer and Mark Charcalla    

ARC Race Cars Reaction Winner:  Tim LaRose with a .000 light

Pro Stick Bounty Winner:  Paul Hillier

ARC Race Cars First Round Runner-up Award Winner:  Andy Charcalla with a .000 light

 

 

2014 Points Standings

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

           POINTS            LAST_NAME      FIRST_NAME                  MAKE_CAR

                   305            CHARCALLA            ANDREW                             86 MUSTANG

                   279            MARKS                  BILL                                    70 OLDS 442

                   273            HOYLER                DAN                                    89 MUSTANG

                   255            KITCHEN                ERIC                                   69 CHEVELLE

                   197            FOOSE                  GORDON                              63 CORVETTE

                   193            WETZEL                 BRYAN                                PICKUP

                   181            MURPHY                KEVIN                                 NOVA

                   171            ZOLKO                  JAY                                    GFORCE MUSTANG

                   163            BERGENSTOCK       MATT                                  PICKUP

                   143            MOYER JR              MERV                                 86 MUSTANG

                   138            WHORTON              JOHN                                  71 NOVA

                   137            LEYLAND JR           FRED                                  68 CHEVELLE

                   136            CHARCALLA            MARK R.                              90 MUSTANG

                   131            LONG                    LEONARD                             GFORCE MUSTANG

                   130            CARASEA              LARRY                                69 CAMARO

                   123            CONTE                  GARY                                  55 CHEVY

                   110            PETIT DEMANGE      MARK                                 67 CAMARO

                   110            CHARCALLA            MARK A.                              FALCON

                   110            COOK                   ROBERT                              67 FIREBIRD

                   105            GASSMANN            CHUCK                                67 CAMARO

                   103            HILLIER                  PAUL                                  66 FAIRLANE

                     95            WHITE                   RUSS                                  68 GTO

                     90            WINES                  KEVIN                                 69 CAMARO

                     90            SHAFFER               CHRIS                                 66 FURY

                     90            NYE                      RICH                                   85 MUSTANG

                     80            BRADY                  ED                                     GFORCE MUSTANG

                     80            SMITH                   JAMES                                79 CAMARO

                     80            JUDD                    LARRY                                CHEVY II

                     80            WILSON                 DAVE                                  VEGA

                     80            WETZEL                 TERRY                                BBC / FALCON

                     70            JENKINS                FRANK                                CORVETTE

                     70            SNOOK                  DAVE                                  88 MUSTANG

                     65            BOWMAN               JIM                                     86 MUSTANG

                     63            WHITE                   JOE                                    65 GTO

                     60            LEYH                    DEAN                                  70 CAMARO

                     60            GRUBB                  CRAIG                                 MUSTANG

                     60            BAKER                  KEVIN                                 65 NOVA

                     60            CORBIN                 GREGG                               70 NOVA

                     50            JERNIGAN              CRAIG                                 63 GALAXIE

                     50            STONE                  ANDY                                  69 CAMARO

                     50            FRANK                  MARK                                 MALIBU

                     50            HORTON                RICHARD                              CHEVY II

                     50            FRANK                  WARREN                             63 CORVETTE

                     50            STUGART               JIM                                     56 FORD

                     40            SODESI                 JIM                                     64 VETTE

                     40            TWIGG                  JEFF                                   67 CHEVELLE

                     40            GEESAMAN            GALEN                                MUSTANG

                     30            EHRHART               BARRY                                66 CHEVELLE

                     30            GOODS                 CRAIG                                 IMPALA

                     30            TAYLOR SR            THEODORE                           79 MALIBU WAGON

                     30            MILLER                  RONALD                              72 NOVA

                     30            CAMPBELL             JAMIE                                 CAVALIER

                     30            HENRY                  DENNY                                65 MUSTANG

                     30            HOUSTON              JAMES                                64 FAIRLANE

                     30            TAYLOR JR             TED                                    65 MALIBU

                     30            KLINE SR               SHANE                                67 CHEVELLE

                     30            NOVAK                  GREG                                 CHEVY II WAGON

                     30            WALTER                MATT                                  CAMARO

                     20            ROWE                   MIKE                                   87 MUSTANG

                     20            GOLLIDAY              HARRY                                67 CAMARO

                     20            BLUME                  MARVIN                               57 CHEVY

                     20            POPE                    WAYNE                               GALAXIE

                     20            PHELPS                 DAVID                                 OLDS

                     20            LILLEY                   AUSTIN                                ARROW

                     20            MOYER                 JEREMY                              MUSTANG

                     20            FENZEL                 MARK                                 VINTAGE PONTIAC

                     20            PHILLIPS                TIM                                     41 STUDEBAKER

                     20            PARSON                BARRY                                85 MUSTANG

                     20            STAFFORD             MARK                                 80 MONZA

                     20            GIMBEL                 BILLY                                  MUSTANG

                     20            SHAFFER               TED                                    67 CAMARO

                     20            BELDEN                 BILL                                    75 NOVA

                     20            CONFER                TERRY                                67 CAMARO

                     20            PALMER                RICKEY                               67 CAMARO

                     10            MOORE                 CHRIS                                 68 DART

                     10            QUIDLEY                WILLIAM                              67 NOVA

                     10            EWING                  LONNIE                                69 CAMARO

                     10            CLITES                  CODY                                  OLDSMOSBILE

                     10            DAY                      MELVIN                               67 CAMARO

                     10            YX40                     DANNY                                MUSTANG

                     10            STRAIT                  TODD                                  CHEVY II

                     10            HENNIGAN              TOMMY                               NOVA

                     10            HOLLADAY             RICK                                   65 GTO

                     10            WISECARVER         SHANNON                            CHEVY II

                     10            FRALEY                 MARK                                 CAMARO

                     10            MARINI                  JOE                                    MUSTANG

                     10            DEAN                    FRANK                                81 FAIRMONT WAGON

                     10            STRICKLER             MICHAEL                              67 CAMARO

                     10            BARKER                BRIAN                                 70 DART