Yesteryear Fast and Curious
YESTERYEAR - John Neas sports Bark Henry sunglasses from the cockpit of his '57 Vette, which Henry raced here 50 years ago. FAST AND CURIOUS - Bob Williams' RSR style resto-mod '72 911 won FTD both days and wowed the crowd at K&M's car show


PORSCHE POWER PLAY CARRIES CUMBERLAND HISTORICS

WILEY FORD, WV - Placing three cars in the Top Five both days, Porsche drivers dominated the 2007 Cumberland Historics, outshining the stormy weather that forced postponement of the fifth annual Corvette Porsche Shoot Out.

The Historics weekend, second leg of the six event 2007 Miller Lite Cumberland Airport Autocross Series, got off to a stormy start but Steel Town Corvette Club and Chesapeake PCA representatives are working with organizers to reset the annual showdown later this season.

On a weekend of “Show and Go” that featured a historic and exotic sports cars show in the Cumberland Airport Corporate Hanger, Bob Williams rolled his beautiful 1972 911 RSR recreation off the show floor onto the tarmac and snagged Fast Time of the Day awards both Saturday and Sunday.

Click here for images of the K&M Performance Restoration sponsored show.

On Saturday, Virginia-based Williams set a blistering pace on the trademark Mark Boggs designed “long course,” besting local driver Matt Felten’s Renard by 1.382 seconds. Defending Historics champ Dan Whiteman grabbed third in his 911 SC. Local Street Mod class charger Ken Bane enjoyed his best Cumberland performance ever, bringing his 1990 Ford Mustang home fourth. Popular Eldersburg driver Dennis Howard was fifth in the familiar Speed Yellow 996 TT Porsche.

Sunday, former Cumberland FTD winner Wade Chamberlain’s supercharged Cobra led the chase, but came up just short, over a second behind Williams’ winning time of 43.001. Whiteman made it a pair of treys for his weekend’s work, followed again by Dennis Howard. Perennial Cumberland autocross standout Mike “Total Recall” Moran was fifth in his Moran Racing Subaru Impreza.

Double weekend winners in contested classes included Steve Hotchkiss (AS Corvette), Buddy Haines (BS Nissan), Larry Zajdel (DS Audi), Richard Biancone (ES Datsun), Rob Robeson (HS Dodge), Whiteman (ASP) and Scott Pfeiffer (EM Porsche),

Local drivers winning single day classes included Andy Lindner (GS Dodge), Jeff Webb (GS Mustang), Matt Felten (Saturday BM Reynard), Jim Shultz (Saturday ST BMW), Bill Nyga (Sunday BSP Corvette), Greg Honeycutt (Sunday BM Reynard), and Mike McCagh (Sunday SM2 Corvette).

Local drivers in the Saturday Top 25 also included Honeycutt 7th, Tink Phillips (XP Daytona) 12th, Hotchkiss 18th, Kenn Nyga (ESP Pontiac) 20th, Steve Wilson (ASP Porsche) 22nd, Karl Loper (SM Camaro) 23rd, Barry Knotts (XP Cobra) 24th and Scott Pfeiffer 25th.

Sunday’s local Top 25 also included Phillips 6th, Honeycutt 7th, Bane 12th, Knotts 14th, Loper 15th, Matt Felten 17th, Bill Nyga 18th, Hotchkiss 21st, Pete Harrison (AS Honda) 24th and Kenn Nyga 25th.


RESULTS

Saturday Overall PDF
Saturday Overall HTM
Saturday Class PDF
Saturday Class HTM
Saturday PAX PDF
Saturday PAX HTM

Sunday Overall PDF
Sunday Overall HTM
Sunday Class PDF
Sunday Class HTM
Sunday PAX PDF
Sunday PAX HTM

Ford GTO 356
YAWN - Just another day at the autocross :) Ford's latest and greatest supercar made a surprise appearance on Sunday. 356 TO THE THIRD POWER - Chip Reichart and Steve Limbert were in attendance, representin' the bathtub brigade.


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