23rd Annual Mid-Atlantic Ford Dealers Ford Fever Classic at Maryland International Raceway Results


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MECHANICSVILLE, Maryland (October 26, 2016) – Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) and TEN: The Enthusiast Network hosted the 23rd Annual Mid-Atlantic Ford Dealers Ford Fever Classic over the weekend. The automotive event featured drag racing action, a premiere car and truck show, swap meet, car corral, vendor midway and much more.
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The drag strip competition was highlighted by several different pro feature and sportsman classes including Ford vs. the World radial heads-up classes and classes exclusive to General Motors vehicles only. The Ford vs. the World classes included: Three Mules Welding (Limited Drag Radial), UPR Products (X275) and Ultra Street. All-General Motors classes included: JPR Racing (Super Stang), Johnny Lightning (Lightning Shootout), Top ET, Three Mules Welding (Mod ET), American High Performance (Street ET) and Stick ET. Each class had an opportunity to walk away with a cash prize and bragging rights as the winner of the 23rd Annual Mid-Atlantic Ford Dealers Ford Fever Classic at Maryland International Raceway.
Three Mules Welding (Limited Drag Radial)  
Daniel Whetstine from La Plata, Maryland and Mike “Mustang Mike” Modeste from Brooklyn, New York advanced to the final round in the Limited Drag Radial class. Whetstine in his 1991 Ford Mustang claimed the victory when he made a 4.601-second pass at 156.17 mph with a .082 reaction time. Runner-up Modeste ran a 4.760 ET, 114.94 mph pass with a .148 reaction time.
UPR Products (X275)
It was a Ford vs. Chevrolet battle in the final round of the UPR Products (X275) class. Rich Bruder in his 1988 Ford Mustang and Ron Rhodes in his 1968 Chevrolet Camaro lined-up on the starting line and it was Bruder that took the top spot. The Edeison, New Jersey resident had a 4.397-second pass at 160.79 mph with a .094 reaction time against Rhodes’ 4.487 ET, 158.52 mph, .070 reaction time.

Ultra Street
Chris Evans from Baltimore, Maryland and John Snyder from Middle River, Delaware paired off in the Ultra Street final round. Evans in his 1990 Ford Mustang took the win when he posted a 4.782 ET, 148.94 mph, .147 reaction time against Snyder’s 4.903-second, 142.22 mph with a .132 reaction time. Evans also set an ET and mph track record with his 4.761-second pass at 149.48 mph qualifying effort.
JPR Racing (Super Stang)
The final round came down to a 2004 Ford Mustang and a 2011 Ford Mustang in the Super Stang class. Roxanne Shepard from Virginia Beach, Virginia in her 2004 Mustang landed in the winner’s circle when she posted a 9.479 on a 9.45 dial-in, 126.12 mph with a .038 reaction time. Joe Marini from Clinton, Maryland finished in the runner-up position with a 10.611-second pass on a 10.49 dial-in, 126.27 mph with a .036 reaction time.
Johnny Lightning (Lightning Shootout)
Joseph Behensky from Lindenhurst, New York and Joe Cascio from Copiague, New York faced off in the final round. Behensky was victorious when he posted a 13.365-second pass on a 13.15 dial-in, at 102.15 mph with a .262 reaction time. Cascio was credited with a 11.097 on a 9.71 dial-in, 128.36 mph pass with a .921 reaction time.
Top ET
Brian McLaughlin from Mechanicsville, Maryland claimed the number one spot in Top ET during the 23rd Annual Mid-Atlantic Ford Dealers Ford Fever Classic. He ran 9.574 on a 9.56 dial-in, 137.50 mph with a .016 reaction time against Tavis Francis’ 10.006 on a 10.01 dial-in, at 130.14 mph with a .014 reaction time.
Three Mules Welding (Mod ET)
Mark Price from Collegeville, Pennsylvania and Gary Kelican from Ranson, West Virginia advanced to the Mod ET final round. Price ran a near perfect dial-in of 10.288 on a 10.28 at 125.05 mph with a .070 reaction time to secure the win. Kelican finished off the final round of eliminations with a 9.428 on a 9.43 dial-in, 141.45 mph with a .083 reaction time.
American High Performance (Street ET)
Adam Douglas from Brandywine, Maryland and Robert Morris from Harper Ferry, West Virginia lined-up against each other in the Street ET final round. Douglas was announced the winner when Morris fouled at the starting line. Douglas posted a 11.699-second pass on a 11.65 dial-in at 107.78 mph with a .055 reaction time.
Stick ET
Andy Walker and John Morris made an appearance in the final round of Stick ET over the weekend. Walker from Roxboro, North Carolina visited the winner’s circle when he posted an 8.583 on an 8.57 dial-in, 152.73 mph pass with a .081 reaction time. Morris from Maydel, Delaware ran a 9.146 on a 9.09 dial-in at 145.52 mph with a .097 reaction time.
For the complete race results, click here.
In addition to the on-track action, participants came out to compete in the car and truck show over the weekend. People brought out their pristine vehicles to be judged in specialty awards as well as best in class awards from nationally acclaimed judges. Select participants were even chosen to be featured in the TEN: The Enthusiast Network publication, Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords

For the complete car show results from the weekend,
click here.

 

For more information, contact:

Rick Lindner
Director of Marketing & PR

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