New .90 Super Series coming to Grove
The newly formed .90 Super Series will visit Maple Grove Raceway on May 18- 19. The .90 Super Series consists of the Mid Atlantic Super Comp Association, Mid Atlantic Super Gas Association and the newly formed Mid Atlantic Super Street Series. All Three of these series will be part of the Fourth Annual Super Circuit Showdown.
All 3 series will compete on Saturday and Sunday to give everyone a nice test & tune the weekend before the Lucas Oil Divisional Race presented by Penske Truck Leasing that will visit Maple Grove the following weekend.
MASCA will be entering its fourth full season of 8.90 heads-up index racing. For 2013 the series will expand out to 9 races and visit 2 new venues with the addition of Cecil County Dragway and Numidia Dragway to their 2013 schedule. This series packs some of the best of the best in Division 1 Super Comp racing and the 2012 season proved it as MASCA crowned eight different winners in eight different events. The 2012 version of the Sportsman Circuit Showdown had a local feel in the winners circle as drivers Tom Boyle (West Chester, Pa.) and Joey Cambria (Shillington, Pa.) claimed victory.
Boyle claimed victory over Watertown, N.Y. resident Rich Dorr while Cambria continued his dominance at Maple Grove with a victory over Levittown, N.Y. resident Dave Layne. With his victory at Maple Grove and a Runner-Up at Atco later in the year Cambria was able to secure his Second Straight Championship by 1 point over Don Butkiewicz. This year Cambria will be followed closely by Butkiewicz, Ken Moses, Bill Hardifer. and Tom Dauber.
MASGA enters its eight full season of competition of 9.90 heads-up index racing. MASGA also packs some of the best 9.90 Throttle-Stop Racers on the Northeast and as in the case of MASCA, MASGA also featured 10 different winners at 10 events in 2012. The 2012 Sportsman Circuit Showdown also had a local feel as local residents Pete Luciano (Malvern, Pa.) and Hank Smith (Leesport, Pa.) claimed victory at the Third Annual Event. Luciano took down Smith on Saturday’s portion and prevented him from the “Double-Up” as Smith would take down Jay Cepelka (Rippon, W.Va.) in Sunday’s final. At season’s end 2011 MASGA Champion Tom Goldman wasn’t quite ready to hand over his crown just yet and clinched the 2012 Championship at Atco in September. Goldman’s highlight of the season was a victory at Cecil County at the “Uncle Buck” Pig Roast. Goldman dedicated his victory to lifelong friend Ronnie “Uncle Buck” Harple who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in April of 2012. Gunning for Goldman this season and trying to prevent a “Three-peat” will be Lance Kreiger, George Smith, Luciano and George Donhauser.
MASSA is the newest of the three groups and will be in its first full season for all 10.90 heads-up index racers. MASSA will travel along with MASCA & MASGA to Atco, Numidia, Cecil County and Maple Grove. MASSA is open to all NHRA Legal Cars and the one thing that makes MASSA different from the NHRA Rules is there is no Minimum Weight Rule and all Cars must have a roof and working doors. They will run on a .500 Pro Tree just like at all Lucas Oil Races.
What makes all three series interesting for all members is the fact that they only count 6 out of your 10 best results towards the championship so if you can’t attend a weekend you still have a chance at the season-ending championship. All the series also run off of a sportsman ladder beginning with 1st round and the higher qualified car receives lane-choice for 1st round only.