Tuesday, October 29, 2013




(10-29-2013) Mechanicsville, MD – Dave Hance and the New York Motorsports Team had their 57' Pro Mod Belair ready for action and proved it with an impressive 5.867/252.14 pass vs. Robert Patrick to win at the "NEOPMA Pro Mod Wars " at Maryland International Raceway this past weekend. Hance's consistency was awesome, and his performance took him to his first NEOPMA victory.
Conditions were awesome all weekend, and with two days of beautiful weather forecasted leading up to the event, 14 teams attended and prepared for qualifications. Some of the teams struggled to get a handle on the track with perfect conditions few see, but by the final qualifier many of the teams where ready for eliminations. Robert Patrick set the standard in the first qualifying round clicking off a 5.868/242.19 for a MIR and NEOPMA Nitrous record, and then backed it up with a faster 5.844/243.33 in the second round of eliminations. Dave Hance also broke his own NEOPMA Boosted ET and speed record with a 5.889/252.19. Who says you can run Pro Mods in the Northeast in late October.
NEOPMA would also like to thank all the teams that attended and a thank you to Bruce Boland and Team for coming all the way down from Canada and running a personal best 5.92/243.11 to boot.
"MIR is one of the best tracks in the nation," Dave Hance said. "The New York Motorsports Belair was working perfectly. Track Manager and Owner Royce Miller and all the staff at MIR took care of all the racers, and prepped the track perfectly. My Team at times struggled with gremlins, but had the Pro Mod running fast when needed."
"This event was added to our schedule after Virginia Motorsports Park cancelled the event at their facility due to cold conditions." said John Mazzorana NEOPMA President. "We basically called all the teams and said the season was done after VMP cancelled the final point's event of the 2013 NEOPMA season. We had Fred Scriba and Gary Courtier battling for a Championship and one round win separated them. Royce Miller of MIR came to the rescue and made his facilities available to us and said he would prep for record times and he is a man of his words. A huge thank you to Royce Miller and his entire team for what they have done for the NEOPMA."

With Gary Courtier advancing one round more than Fred Scriba, he becomes the 2013 NEOPMA World Champion. More press on Gary Courtiers Championship to come.
Final round-by-round results from the NEOPMA Pro Mod Warriors Series following the "Pro Mod Wars" at Maryland International Raceway.

ROUND ONE – Bob Bailey, Monte Carlo, 6.762, 199.14 def. Gerry Capano, Corvette, 6.438, 236.30 Foul; Fifi Montrond, Corvette, 6.076, 238.01 def. Derrick Townes, Camaro, 9.692, 93.16; Tommy Gray, Corvette, 6.124, 205.04 def. Fredy Scriba, Corvette, 11.877, 70.37; Gary Courtier, Camaro, 6.313, 210.63 def. Paul Atkins, Mustang, 7.399, 187.91; Jeff Miller, Belair, 6.753, 156.12 def. Ron Green, Firebird, Broke; Kevin Fortney, Jr., Monte Carlo, 6.72, 156.64 def. Bruce Boland, Firebird, 5.923, 243.11 Foul; David Hance, Belair, 6.399, 225.20 def. Bye; Robert Patrick, Mustang, 11.207, 77.24 def. bye.

QUARTERFINALS - Hance, 6.759, 216.72 def. Fortney, 11.357, 76.33; Miller, 6.107, 232.79 def. Courtier, 7.285, 106.11; Montrond, 16.80, 82.57 def. Gray, Broke; Patrick, 5.844, 243.33 def. Bailey, 6.935, 189.49.
SEMIFINALS - Patrick, 7.556, 161.17 def. Montrond, 16.448, 42.26; Hance, 5.889, 252.19 def. Miller, 6.091, 235.59.
FINAL - Hance 5.867, 252.14 def. Patrick 9.477, 95.29.
Final Point standings (top 10) for NEOPMA Pro Mod Warriors Series following the Door Wars at Maryland International Raceway.

1.Gary Courtier 2714, 2. Fredy Scriba 2652, 3. Jeff Miller 2075, 4. Steve Kramer 1667, 5. Angela Ray 1565, 6. Dave Hance 1242, 7. Dwayne Wolfe 1085, 8. Gerry Capano 1058, 9. Jeff Rodgers 1019, 10. Steve Drummond 940.
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