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Manny Buginga 2017 NMRA Street Outlaw Champion

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Manny Buginga locked up the 2017 NMRA Street Outlaw Championship and Runnered up in the NMCA Points this year, an outstanding season where he fielded a team with two cars, the second piloted by Rich Bruder.

With the Nick & Rich on the team, Buginga qualified #1 with a 4.342 at the NMRA World Finals at Bowling Green. Both cars ended up in the “All NCRC” finals where Rich went 4.385@167.28 for the win and Manny fell off pace to a 4.897 for the R/U.

Congratulations to Rich & Nick Bruder on the win and to Manny on the NMRA Street Outlaw Championship!!!

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Mean Dean Marinis NEOPMA Champion

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“Mean Dean” Marinis / Harry Pappas Pro Mod Team captured the NEOPMA Championship September 30th at the Knock Down at E-Town. Marinis, firmly planted in the #1 qualifying position with a 5.853@247.61 defeated Steve King in the finals when King wasn’t able to make the call.

Big congratulations to Dean and Harry on a great season and the NEOPMA championship!!!

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Neal Chance Racing Converters were the dominate force at Ozark Raceway Park’s Street Machines September 16th. Our customers recorded 4 Class Wins, 3 Runner Ups and 4 Track Championships!!!

Kevin Maddux Pro Mod Winner

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Pro Mod

Kevin Maddux cinched the 2017 Pro Mod points battle with his end of the season win a Maddux defeated Jim Roberts in an “All NCRC” Final with a 3.855@185.49 to Robert’s 4.36@167 to take the win.

Congratulations to Kevin and his Team on the win and Championship, also to Jim and Team on the Runner Up!!!

 
Aaron York Pro Street Winner

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Pro Street

Aaron York brought his bad to the bone Blown Nova out of retirement this year and has been kicking butt!!! Aaron broke the track record at Street Machines with a 4.2431 during the 2nd round of eliminations, then went on to dispatch “Dirty Dogg” Brent Deputy in the “All NCRC” final round with a 4.325@176.19 to Deputy’s 4.504@161.75 for the win. Deputy still retained enough points to nail the track championship for the season.

Congratulations to Aaron and the Donco Construction Team on the win and new track record, and to Brent Deputy on the R/U and Season Championship!!!

 
Don Erwin True 10.5 Winner

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True 10.5

Don “I bleed Ford Blue” Erwin captured the 2017 Track Championship and the win when he had a comp bye in the final. Don had a big points lead and carried it through to the end of the season with no problem. Congratulations Don and Christine on your Win and Championship!!!

 
John Heard Drag Radial Winner

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Drag Radial

In Drag Radial, John Heard finished his undefeated winning streak with a win over Russell Foreman in an “All NCRC” final. Heard went 4.695@150.25 to Foreman’s aborted tire shaking 5.981 to capture the win and season Championship!

We also want to congratulation Chris Wilson who reset the track record in his new Camaro with a 4.6060!!! Way to go Chris!!

 

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Manny Buginga NMCA Street Outlaw Winner

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Pro Mod

John DeCerbo took home the win at the Shakedown at the Summit despite some crazy fast competition . He qualified #4 with a 5.830@245.36, behind NCRC equipped competitors Carl Stevens Jr. who ran 5.722, Mike Yedgarian in the famous Skinny Kid Olds with a 5.792 and Melanie Salemi who put down a smoking 5.718@250.88 for #1. That didn’t slow him down, as DeCerbo took the win in an all NOS final over Mike Gondziola 5.79 to a 5.80 – good close race! That was a big win for DeCerbo who pocketed a clean $40k for his efforts!

Congratulations to John, Blake, Joey and Larry on your win! Also congrats to our other Pro Mod customers who ran some spectacular ET’s at this race!!!

Manny Buginga NMCA Street Outlaw Winner

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Outlaw 10.5

Mike Decker Jr. broke into the 3’s during the “All NCRC, All Vette” final round against Mo Hall for the win in Outlaw 10.5. That’s gotta be one for the bucket list, it’s a big hurdle no doubt! Decker ran a 3.989@193.65 to easily outrun Hall who was off pace with a 4.487@124.71.

Congratulations to Mike and the Decker Salvage Team on their Win, and to Mo Hall on the Runner Up!!

Manny Buginga NMCA Street Outlaw Winner

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Despite a recent lead trophy, the Bruders Brothers cleaned house at the Shakedown. Rich Bruder wheeled the nasty blue Mustang to a 4.39 in qualifying setting the stage for what was going to happen in eliminations. The smart money was on Rich in the final when he defeated Ron Rhodes with a 4.38 to Ron’s aborted 6.96

Congratulations to Rich, Nick and Pop’s on the win and scalding ET’s!!!

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Paolo Giust Pro Mod Winner

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Pro Mod

Paolo Giust defeated Kevin McCurdy in a nail bighter of a final round. Giust put down a hot 3.890@195.51 to McCurdy’s 3.892@194.55 hot on his heals but not quite enough.

Congratulations to Paolo, Jon and Team on the win!!

Mo Hall Outlaw 10.5 Winner

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Outlaw 10.5

Mo Hall took his Neal Chance Lock Up Equipped Corvette to the winners circle over Mike Decker Jr in an “All NCRC” final. Unfortunately Decker had a leak and got shut down, so Hall got a bye and ran a smooth 4.092. This would have been a GREAT race as Decker, who broke into the 4.0 zone in his first race in the car could have gave Hall a good race.

Congratulations to Mo Hall on the win and to Mike “Hollywood” Decker on his Runner Up finish!!

Alex Hays Ultra Street Winner

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Ultra Street

Alex Hayes took his Naturally Aspirated Big Block Chevy powered Mustang to the winners circle after having a stellar weekend. Hays laid down a 4.691@148.80 during the qualifying to nab #1, just stunning for a NA powered combo and a big worry for all the others in the class! In the final round he drew Joel Greathouse, and despite Joel’s quicker light, Alex ran him down with a 4.77 to take the win.

Big congratulations Alex and Pat on your win!!

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