Avid muscle car enthusiast Ralph Barbagallo grew tired of car shows and cruise nights and felt a powerful urge to drive his potent Mopars the way their creators intended. Confident that others shared the same feeling, he created SuperCar Races, a series devoted to organizing and promoting drag racing for muscle cars made between 1957 and 1979. There are three categories for cars: Factory Appearing, Factory Stock, and Pure Stock. The rules for these three vary, but the philosophy underlying all of the categories is pretty simplethe cars competing should look nearly identical to how they looked when brand new. That means they race with correct, factory engine blocks, heads, manifolds, transmissions, rearends, and suspension. It also means they race on the type and size of tire they were originally equipped with, which in most cases means bias-ply skins. Competitors are allowed to make internal engine modifications, add certain safety equipment, and make other relatively modest changes that must be hidden from view. On April 6-7, 2019, 20 SuperCar Races members gathered at Atco Dragway in New Jersey for the organizations 13th Annual Ice Breaker. As is typical (and somewhat astounding considering the stock appearance of the cars and the relatively skinny OE bias-ply tires they run on), a majority of the participants clicked off 11s and 12s. Best e.t. of the weekend honors went to Ted Daros, who tripped the lights at an impressive 10.780 seconds at 129.43 mph in his beautifully turned out 1969 Nova SS396. SuperCars Races next event is the April 27-28 SuperCars Battle of the Brands at New England Dragway in Epping, New Hampshire. This event is followed by SuperCars New vs. Old, May 25 at Lebanon Valley Dragway in New York. If youre interested in learning more about this fabulous muscle car racing series, go to supercarraces.com or visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SuperCar-Races-American-MuscleCar-Racing-238840006244/ Best E.T. of Weekend Ted Daros 1969 Nova SS396 auto 10.780 @ 129.43 Freddy Rodriguez 1968 Nova SS396 auto 11.269 @ 121.75 Bill Atwood 1970 GTX 440+6bbl auto 11.280 @ 122.86 Greg Whitney 1966 Chevelle SS396 auto 11.353 @127.86 Tom Tarzwell 1969 Charger 500 426 Hemi auto 11.410 @126.15 Brian Doyle 1971 Challenger R/T 440 Six Pack 4-spd 11.588 @ 120.96 Ralph Barbagallo 1970 AAR Cuda 340+6BBL 4-spd 11.745 @ 121.54 Rhett Moody 1968 Barracuda S 340 auto 11.904 @ 116.43 Mark Sikora 1969 Road Runner 383 auto 11.906 @ 115.29 Bill DiCicco 1968 Road Runner 383 auto 12.101 @ 114.24 Jacob Marquis 1979 Trans Am 455 auto 12.115 @ 115.47 Jacob Martinez 1973 Buick GS 455 auto 12.487 @ 114.36 Anthony Mauro 1967 Firebird 400 auto 12.606 @ 111.26 Dominick Dalonzo 1963 Impala 327 4-spd 12.681 @ 109.76 Dave Marquis 1968 Firebird 400 auto 13.057 @ 108.39 John Slavin 1969 Camaro Z/28 302 4-spd 13.759 @ 106.87 Jack Anderson 1965 Catalina 2+2 421 Tri-power 4-spd 13.856 @ 103.50 Mark Prichett 1968 Firebird 400 auto 13.99 @ 97.37 Frank Heofling 1968 Road Runner 383 auto 14.163 @ 98.35 Hal Oakes 1967 Chevy II 327 auto 15.469 @ 69.00 Race Winners Saturday Quick Eight Winner Bill Atwood over Freddy Rodriguez Greg Whitney over Bill Dicicco Sunday Quick Eight Winner Bill Atwood over Freddy Rodriquez Anthony Mauro over Mark Sikora The post Stock Muscle Tears Up Atco Dragway for SuperCar Races 2019 Opener appeared first on Hot Rod Network .
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