VINTAGE VANN – North Carolina’s Stan Vann swept FTD both days at the Harvest Moon in his 1970 Caldwell D9, a repeat of his 2003 Cumberland Classic performance. DAME YANKEE – Phil Dame ventured into Union territory from Annandale, VA and did some farming in his Z06 before grabbing SS Class honors and sixth overall on Sunday.


Vintage Vet Vann Shines At Harvest Moon Autocross

WILEY FORD, WV – Veteran racer Stan Vann put on a vintage performance during his first return visit to the Cumberland Regional Airport since winning Fast Time of the Day (FTD) at the Cumberland Classic Autocross here in 2003.

Murfreesboro, North Carolina’s fastest farmer grabbed FTD both days at the September 2005 Harvest Moon Autocross, the fifth of six events in the Miller Lite Cumberland Airport Autocross Series.

“I’m very pleased to be able to make it back to Cumberland,” Vann said. “We made it a family vacation this trip and have really enjoyed the hospitality extended to us all around the community.”

“The autocross program here is as good as you’ll find anywhere in the country,” he concluded. “Five or six runs for each entrant are just about unheard of in a regional series like this one.”

On Saturday, FTD was never in doubt. Vann’s 1970 Caldwell D9 Formula Ford was the only car under 49 seconds, hitting 48.930 on the second of six runs, ending with a fastest pass of 48.059. The Reynards of local drivers Matt Felten and Greg Honeycutt ran second and third. Warrenton, VA club racer Wade Chamberlain’s AP winning Factory Five Cobra was fourth overall. Ned Barefoot, Carnegie PA, put in his best Cumberland run to date in his prepared C4 Corvette, finishing fifth among 60 entries.

Matt Felten edged closer on Sunday’s wide open course, getting within .761 seconds of Vann. 2005 Cumberland Classic FTD winner Rick Gould, now transplanted to West Virginia from California, was third in his CSP Mazda Miata, a quarter second further back. John Felten and Honeycutt drove Reynards to fourth and fifth among the 66 Sunday racers.

Double winners in contested classes for the weekend included Vann in BMod, Chamberlain in AP, Barefoot in BSP, Lee Watson (DS Dodge), Meg Ellis (ES Miata), Mel Williams (FS Mustang), Mark Boggs (DSP Porsche), Tink Phillips (ESP Mustang), Fred Pfeiffer III (DM Porsche), Paul Przyborski (STS Hyundai), Karl Loper (SM Camaro), Joseph Oxenham (STX Mustang) and Mike McCagh (SM2 Corvette).

Local drivers winning contested classes included Dave Williams (CSP Porsche, Saturday), Buddy Haines (BS Nissan, Saturday) and Steve Hotchkiss (AS Corvette, Sunday).

Top local 25 local finishers on Saturday included Honeycutt, Matt Felten, McCagh 6th, John Felten (BM Reynard) 10th, Boggs 11th, Fred Pfeiffer III 12th, Bill Smith IV (DSP Porsche) 13th, Steve Hotchkiss (AS Corvette) 14th, Phillips 15th, Williams 16th, Haines 17th, Loper 19th, Oxenham 21st, and Steve Wilson (ASP Porsche) 24th.

Sunday local Top 25 drivers included Honeycutt, Matt and John Felten, McCagh 9th, Hotchkiss 10th, Boggs 13th, Loper 14th, Fred Pfieffer III 16th, Wilson 18th, Phillips 21st, Bill Herbaugh (AS Corvette) 22nd and Pete Harrison (AS Honda) 25th.

Registration is now open for the October 29/30 Pumpkin Carve Miller Liter Cumberland Airport Autocross Series events and can be downloaded at www.nationalroadrally.com/miller_series.html. On-line credit card registration is available at www.myautoevents.com.

PUMPKIN CARVE ON LINE CREDIT CARD REGISTRATION LINKS
Saturday October 29 Autocross Registration

Sunday October 30 Autocross Registration


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

BODY IN WHITE – Bill Pritts continued his year long string of Cumberland FSP wins, with a set of fog lights well suited to the legendary Potomac morning mist. PFAMILY FEUD – Three generations of Pfeiffer’s sported custom versions of the Harvest Moon T-Shirt, letting everyone know “who beats who” in their clan.


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