Cecil County Street Car Shootout Season Opener And ProTorque Customers

Cecil County Street Car Shootout Season Opener And ProTorque Customers

During the off season in the northeast one of the most successful series of the Mid Atlantic, Northeast states was getting a track upgrade for them to race on, The Finishline Performance Saturday Street Car Shootout at Cecil County Dragway would get some new concrete. Jim Halsey “a contractor himself” had already set into motion the revamp of the track surface by tearing it up to 800+ feet and laying down a full concrete track with a transition to blacktop afterwards, a totally new track. Jim Halsey, a Pro Modified owner / driver in ADRL, IHRA, knows what the track needed to get the most out of some of the quickest cars in the northeast. 

The first race of the season was delayed as the track had not yet been finished to handle these cars and the series. The last week in April would suffice albeit a severe chance of rain would halt the action as rounds began. Prior to the opening, ProTorque Torque Converter equipped racers put the rubber down on Friday for a test and tune flowing into qualifying on Saturday created on both days some of the best times and low ET’s of their careers. Some New Personal Best Times are as follows: Craig Pio 4.14 (new track record) Outlaw 10.5, Shawn Zubler 4.24 @ 184MPH Outlaw 10.5, picked up .04 and 9 mph, Tommy Kasper 4.17 Outlaw 10.5, Steve Gorman 4.19 Outlaw 10.5, Bill Dutka Drag Radial new personal best 1.22 60ft 4.62

Granted much work had been done to the cars during the winter months, engines, tuning and more but you have to get the power to the ground and a ProTorque Converters shows it gets it done. Below are some statistics of ProTorque Racers accomplishments at Cecil County in no particular order, we’re just glad they benefited from our Torque Converter. Don Bailey DCB ENTERPRISES, INC Race review and highlight comments below:

Don Bailey DCB ENTERPRISES, INC Cecil County Street Car Shootout Race Review:

Punisher Racing
Owner: Big Willie
Engine: DiSomma Racing Engines BBC twin 94 Alcohol
Transmisson: Bruno/Lenco 3 speed. ProTorque experimental line, VERY TIGHT!
Driver: Anthony DiSomma
Tuner: Don Bailey DCB ENTERPRISES, INC.
Highlights: The first outlaw 10.5 car to ever go 200 MPH was out testing and racing again. This season has picked up right where last year ended. The team, under the guidance of Tuner, Don Bailey had an impressive test session and race running a string of 4-teen passes all at over 191 MPH. DiSomma power once again dominated the scoreboard with high mile per hour for both days at the track including testing, qualifying and elimination. Punisher racing qualified number 2 with a 4.181 at 192 MPH and won round 1 of the rain shortened event with a 4.181 at 192 in eliminations.

Gil Christie Motorsports LLC
Driver: Tom Kasper
Engine: DiSomma Racing Engines BBC twin 94mm gasoline
Transmission: ProTorque/Rossler 3 speed
Tuner: Don Bailey DCB ENTERPRISES, INC.
Highlights: The 2011 Cecil County Champion was back to defend his title with a vengeance. Tom unloaded on Friday’s test session to run his quickest and fastest passes of his career; 4.197 at 188.46, and then 4.174 at 189.02. The team credits the increase in performance to the new DiSomma Racing Engines billet heads and valve train. DiSomma power has clearly set the world on notice. Tom Kasper would go on to qualify with a 4.19 at 190 on race day and then defeat Mo Hall in round 1 of eliminations. The race was ended due to rain.

Gil Christie Motorsports LLC
Driver: TJ Kasper aka “KidKwik”
Engine: DiSomma Racing Engines BBC twin 94mm gasoline
Transmission: ProTorque/Rossler 3 speed
Tuner: Don Bailey DCB ENTERPRISES INC.
Highlights: TJ piloted the cars to an impressive and consistent set of passes over the two days, running between 4.21 and 4.24, all weekend and at 188 MPH. The DiSomma Racing Engine was updated over the winter with new billet heads and valve train, and the performance was evident. Special thanks to Anthony DiSomma for amazing and reliable power! TJ qualified with a 4.21 at 188 and won round 1 in the rain shortened event.

KOS Motorsports
Owner/Driver: Shawn Zubler
Engine: 532 BBC twin 91mm Gasoline
Transmission: Bruno/Liberty 4 speed, ProTorque
Tuner: Don Bailey DCB ENTERPRISES, INC.
Highlights: Shawn Zubler and the KOS crew came out with a pile of new parts from Joe “The Game Changer” Rivera and his ProTorque torque converters. The results were nothing short of astounding! Shawn first test pass with the new converter was 1.053 sixty foot and 2.91 330′! Don Bailey, Tuner, immediately recognized the potential at hand and on the next pass, Shawn set his new person best 1.080, 2.89. 4.24, 184.04 mph in the first round of qualifying and then went on to run another 4.24 in round 1 of the rain shortened event. The team picked up 9 MPH over last year, on nothing other than a converter swap! Look for increases in MPH and decreases in ET from Shawn this year as the KOS Firebird has several fine tuning options from ProTorque that are sure to increase performance. 

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