Frank H. Cicerale
May 1, 2007

The end of the '06 racing season was a tough one for anyone looking to go fast on the East Coast. Cold weather had set in, along with buckets of rain and high winds that knocked out action at many tracks, including Maple Grove Raceway, Atco Raceway, and our home track, Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey, all in one weekend.

Even though rain shortened the Fords at Englishtown weekend to one day and high winds forced track officials at Raceway Park to curtail racing on the dragstrip to the eighth-mile mark for safety, the Ford faithful came out in droves. Show cars gleamed, burnout smoke rose, and the cars were blistering fast.

Of course, the MM&FF staff was there to capture the action. Despite poor conditions, we found a slew of sweet Ford vehicles. Hopefully, the '07 event will be much better. MM&FF, along with RP, is planning a new Fan Appreciation Day for late in the '07 schedule. Stay tuned for more on that exciting news, and get your Ford or Merc ready because we'll be hot on the trail for cool feature cars and hot vehicles for shootouts and more.

FORDS AT ENGLISHTOWN DRAG RACING RESULTS
  DIAL RT E.T. MPH
Super E.T.
Win: Bill Severn '91 {{{Escort}}} 5.88 0.047 5.{{{944}}} 106.69
R/U: Vincent Zito '89 Stang 6.{{{57}}} 0.017 7.275 74.47
Heavy Eliminator
Win: Jim Russo '86 Stang 6.43 0.077 6.453 106.20
R/U: Duane Hoven '71 Ford 7.16 0.{{{100}}} 7.175 95.23
Trophy
Win: Tony Geiger '92 Stang 8.81 0.184 8.901 73.08
R/U: Michael Spina '02 Stang 9.09 0.291 9.160 74.93
6.50 Index
Win: Chris Ely '{{{90}}} Ford 6.50 0.321 6.562 96.16
R/U: Craig Curtis '87 Stang 6.50 0.071 6.884 85.33
7.00 Index
Win: Tom Conrad Jr. '90 Stang 7.00 0.066 7.295 93.86
R/U: Ralph Fabbricino '83 Stang 7.00 FOUL BROKE
7.70 Index
Win: Chris Langford Ford 7.70 0.081 7.742 85.74
R/U: Jeffrey Pulaski '91 Ford 7.70 0.083 7.763 78.52
Open Comp
Win: Mike Mohring '88 Ford 6.27 0.061 6.388 108.42
R/U: Seb Pizzo '84 Stang 6.46 0.044 6.{{{626}}} 102.26
Lightning {{{Truck}}}
Win: Carlos Costa '03 Lightning 7.39 0.046 7.448 94.04
R/U: Michael Swallick '02 {{{F-150}}} 7.10 0.012 7.084 94.{{{62}}}
{{{Mustang}}} Bracket
Win: John Iacono '89 Stang 10.02 0.135 9.959 72.96
R/U: Charlie {{{Cooper}}} '05 Stang 7.93 0.053 8.001 85.39
Gear Jammer Bracket
Win: Seb Pizzo '84 Stang 6.46 0.004 6.735 85.71
R/U: Armin Schiffmann '93 Stang 8.20 0.111 8.697 83.13

Fords at Englishtown Car Show Winners
'65-'66 ShelbyPeter Larkin ('66 Shelby)

'67-'68 ShelbyKeith Schadoff ('68 Shelby GT500)

'69-'70 ShelbyMike Rosenstein ('69 Shelby GT500)

Shelby Cobra Jim Bottini ('86 Autocraft AC MK II)

'6411/42-'66 MustangGary Randolph ('66 Mustang)

'67-'68 MustangKen Hoff ('68 Mustang)

'69-'70 MustangLance Sleeper ('69 Mustang Mach 1 SCJ)

Special-Edition Mustang, Ford BuiltPeter Studwell ('07 Shelby GT500)

Special-Edition Mustang, Non-Ford BuiltHowie Louis ('07 Steeda Mustang)

'69-'71 Boss MustangMark Anderson ('69 Boss 429)

Cobras, Kit CarsRoger Payne ('65 Unique Kit Cobra)

'71-'73 MustangRob Crespolime ('72 Mustang convertible)

'74-'78 MustangHunter Schaefer ('74 Mustang II)

'79-'85 MustangJohn Richich ('85 Mustang GT)

'86-'89 MustangBill McGonigal ('86 Mustang LX)

'90-'93 MustangGene Kane ('91 Mustang LX)

'94-'04 MustangAnthony Pasaniello ('03 Mustang Mach 1)

'6411/42-'78 Modified MustangJohn Olesuk ('65 Mustang)

'82-'85 Modified MustangJoe Sofia ('84 Mustang GT)

Fords at Englishtown Car Show Winners'86-'93 Modified MustangCraig Heir (1988 Mustang)

'94-'04 Modified MustangBill Ritchick ('94 Mustang GT)

'05-'07 MustangRon Boduck ('05 Mustang GT)

CougarSal Pallante ('70 Cougar XR7 convertible)

Big-Bodied Ford MusclecarsPeter Morris ('65 Ford)

MercuryTaryn Contos ('88 Mercury)

ThunderbirdsRon Banach ('04 Thunderbird)

Exotic FordsEd Shaw ('69 Shelby)

Falcon and CometFrank Ceci ('63 Falcon)

'62-'65 FairlaneLisa McLaughlin ('64 Fairlane)

'66-'69 Fairlane and TorinoBob Klemann ('67 Fairlane 427)

'70-and-up Fairlane and TorinoAlex Zasmovich ('71 Torino)

Ford Street RodsHelen Lukacs ('30 Ford street rod)

TrucksBob Friscio ('56 F-100)

Special InterestJoey Xuereb ('94 Probe)

Ford Classics ('63 and older)Gary Carotenuto Jr. ('60 Montclair)

Pre-War Fords ('39 and older)Sal Frasca ('08 Ford)