EDIT Update: June 5th. Bry Herter wins Super Pro sponsored by Mechanicsville Performance
Bry Herter wins the ECIRS bracket race sponsored by ISSCA.
Mike Kozloff driving Bry's 94 SS wins the Super Natural sponsored by Ellwein/Engines.
Greetings fellow Impala SS racers. For the east coast people this is a must attend event....the very last East Coast Impala Open at historic 75-80 Dragway Monrovia Maryland. The inaugural ECIO held in 1998 set the Impala racing world forward by having the first heads up racing event. John Rafteseth ran the historic first 11 second 1/4 mile that day. Since then we have about 40 more people in the 11's.
This is the last ECIO because this is the last year of operation for the historic 75-80 Dragway. The owner is an NHRA Hall-of-Famer, Bill Wilcom. He sold the track due to personal health concerns. He reduced his schedule this year and deleted all Sunday racing, ACCEPT for the last ECIO which will be June 5th. (Thanks Bill).
As well as bracket racing and heads up racing, we have a nice grass hill to park and gather on and it's a comfortable place to enjoy good looking fast cars.
ISSCA paid for the bracket race winner's wall plaque and the heads up winners each receive a trophy supplied by 75-80.
EDIT: "any car" is defined as a 94-96 Impala SS. All other cars are case-by-case. Good looking LT1 powered Caprice/Roadmaster/Fleetwood cars and Wagons are generaly accepted. See me for the go/nogo.
Heads up classes will be just like in 1998. Super Pro, (any car with power adders)
Super Natural, (any car with NO power adders).
There are no other restrictions what-so-ever. Just have an NHRA legal car for the ET that it runs. You think your car is the fastest in the world? It isn't fast unless you bring it here and prove it. No weight limit. Bring on the big blocks and tubbed race cars.
And like last year, we will have a bolt-on 350 class. (the closest of all heads up racing).
Bolt-on cars cannot run power adders and they have to have the stock 350 LT1 engine and stock cam and the heads have to be stock accept you can have better valve springs and roller rockers. No weight limit. You can gut the car and weigh in at 3000lb if you want. That would be cool.
So for the 8th and final ECIO we will have 4 racing classes
ECIRS Bracket Race sponsored by ISSCA
Super Pro Heads Up race sponsored by Mechanicsville Performance
Super Natural Heads Up race sponsored by Ellwein/Engines
HUBO Heads Up Bolt On race sponsored by the Impala SS 1/4 times page
Sunday June 5th, Gate never closes so come early. 9am is the official time when the track opens. Qualifying at 10am. Elims in the afternoon.