(Photo Credit: Matt Felten and Eric Dean.)
Rafferty's Fend Off Porsche Power Play

WILEY FORD, WV - Pittsburgh's Kent and Karen Rafferty returned to Cumberland and spooked the fastest racers in the Chesapeake Region PCA for the second straight event at Cumberland Regional Airport.

The Rafferty's shared their national championship Corvette ZO6 over two days of "spirited" friendly competition with Kent taking Fast Time of Day on Saturday.   Wife Karen covered the field in Sunday's event.

On Saturday, National PCA champions Dennis Howard, Eldersburg MD - in a 2003 Porsche 996 Twin Turbo - and Pat Gordon, Monrovia MD, - in a full race prepared 914-6 - led the chase.   Rising Porsche talent Derek Shwartz also ran at the front of the pack in his recently acquired black Twin Turbo.   Rob Gordon had a strong day, finishing one spot behind brother Pat.   They were joined at the top of the leader board by National Road/Cumberland Airport 50th Commemorative Autocross winner Fred Schroeder, Mt. Airy MD, but none could catch the flying Rafferty's.

In Sunday's event, with the course direction reversed, Karen Rafferty, a marketing executive for the Cadillac Division of General Motors, was head and shoulders above the field.   On this day, Schroeder and Howard both squeezed their way into the top four, but still trailed the National SCCA Ladies SS Division Champ by .122 seconds when rain drops signaled the end of competition.

Other notable performances were recorded by first time Cumberland airport entrant Barak Tuglu, Gaithersburg, who finished 9th both days in his well prepped Subauru Impreza WRX sti and SCCA Steel Cities Solo Competition Chair Vern Anderson, Pittsburgh, who scored a 7th and 8th position in a BWM M3.

Washington area competitors Pat Griffith in a Pontiac Firebird and   Eric Kriemelmeyer in a Subaru Impreza paced fifth and sixth on Sunday.   Dr. Mike McCagh was the highest placing Cumberland area driver, grabbing 24th place on Sunday his modified "Farm Use Only" Corvette ZR1. The fastest car on street tires both days was Michael Cunningham's Dodge Neon, which finished 19th on Saturday and 16th on Sunday.

National Road Autosport organized and promoted the Pumpkin Carve Autocross in coordination with the Chesapeake Region Porsche Club of America.   The event attracted the largest field of entrants since the revival of motor sports at the local airport earlier this year, a total of 146 entries over two days of competition.

Click here to download complete event results as an Excel file.




Pumpkin Carve Autocross, October 25 - 26, 2003 – Saturday Overall Results

Car# Driver Car Time
1
 305 Kent Rafferty Corvette Z06 46.741
2
 205 Karen Rafferty Corvette Z06 47.818
3
 324 Dennis Howard Porsche 996 47.902 
4
 223 Derek Shwartz Porsche 996 47.951
5
 316 Fred Schroeder Swift SE3 48.003
6
 236 Pat Gordon Porsche 914-6 48.808 
7
 336 Rob Gordon Porsche 914-6 49.132 
8
 213 Vern Anderson  BMW M3 49.133
9
 315 Barak Tuglu Subaru Impreza 49.158
10
 320 Nick Flynn Mazda Miata 49.182 
11
372 Pat Griffith Pontiac 49.367
12
107 Dave Stoner Corvette 50.009
13
318 Josh West Mustang 50.189
14
327 Tim Eisel Porsche 914-4 50.310
15
119 Robert Young Mazda Miata 50.376
16
224 Justin Howard Porsche 996 50.450
17
136 Ron Gordon Porsche 914-6 50.809
18
307 Rudy Orawiec Corvette 51.743
19
222 Michael Carpenter Neon 52.319
20
262 Bob McClure Corvette 52.394
21
214 Ross Hall Porsche 944T 52.540
22
219 Jim Mistick CRX (yellow) 52.751
23
308 Ken Bane Mustang 53.061
24
109 Rick Lynn Corvette 53.359
25
343 Eric Dean Corvette 53.480
26
113 Regis Mack BMW Hatchback 53.561
27
300 Keith Baxter Corvette 53.576
28
309 Kenn Nyga Camaro 53.660
29
303 David Porter Mazda Protege 53.737
30
310 Bill Lewis Taurus SHO 53.819
31
110 Matt Davis BMW M3 54.016
32
120 Mose Wilson MG Midget 54.130
33
117 Serkan Karamete Mercedes C230K 54.147
34
104 Rob Robeson Mazda Protege 54.400
35
106 Tex Melotti Miata 54.508
36
111 Steve Hotchkiss Corvette 54.707
37
314 Mark White TransAm 54.779
38
215 Eric Coffman Acura RXS 54.975
39
212 Scott Williams Porsche 944 55.226
40
301 Ned Barefoot Corvette 55.358
41
102 Karl Loper Camaro 55.580
42
125 Mark Boggs Porsche 924S 55.643
43
221 Gary Miller Corvette ZO6 55.664
44
217 Jeff Schliffka Chevy S10 55.759
45
319 Fran Honeywell Porsche 944 55.844
46
114 Ryan Focht Porsche 968 56.034
47
207 Pete Harrison S2000 56.035
48
137 Dave Williams Porsche 944 56.300
49
100 Dave Houdyschell Mustang 56.756
50
313 Steve Wilson BMW 330ci 56.887
51
201 Ken Baxter Corvette 56.924
52
322 Wayne Emerick Viper 56.976
53
200 Tony Dimaio Focus 57.147
54
105 Tink Phillips Boss 302 57.303
55
216 David Shepard Honda Civic 57.508
56
116 Karim A. Awod Mercedes CLK430 57.557
57
321 Chip Markward 911 SC 57.622
58
218 Bill Nyga Corvette 57.663
59
208 John Maher Corvette 57.741
60
108 Mike McCagh Corvette 57.771
61
112 Chris McKay Porsche 911 58.350
62
115 Barak Kotan BMW 330ci 58.375
63
915 Fred Pfeiffer III Porsche 914-4 58.449
64
126 Rameer Shafiei Jetta 58.608
65
203 Larry Zajdel Audi A4 58.644
66
304 Greg Honeycutt Porsche 928 58.998
67
202 John Waugaman Jetta 59.027
68
209 Doug Macy Audi 90 Coupe 59.312
69
101 Sean Pfeiffer Porsche 914-4 59.409
70
211 Bill Herbaugh Corvette 59.563
71
311 Tom White Firebird (purple) 59.782
72
204 Greg Honeycutt Porsche 928 60.302
73
103 John Felten Corvette 60.627
74
263 Allan Wallace Geo Prism 61.287
75
210 Wayne Emerick Plymouth Prowler 61.490
76
306 Fred Pfeiffer Jr Porsche 914-4 61.571
77
302 Jim Condon Corvette 63.512
78
206 Scott Pfeiffer Porsche 914-4 63.518
79
 225  Meg Ellis Mazda Miata 68.992

Pumpkin Carve Autocross, October 25 - 26, 2003 – Sunday Overall Results

Car# Driver Car Time
1
205 Karen Rafferty Corvette Z06 47.030
2
316 Fred Schroeder Swift SE3 47.152
3
305 Kent Rafferty Corvette Z06 47.867
4
324 Dennis Howard Porsche 996 TT 48.366
5
372 Pat Griffith Pontiac 49.070
6
232 Eric Kriemelmeyer Subaru Impreza 49.683
7
127 Vern Anderson BMW M3 52.280
8
307 Rudy Orawiec Corvette 50.349
9
315 Barak Tuglu Subaru Impreza 50.525
10
107 Dave Stoner Corvette 50.874
11
115 Pat Gordon Porsche 914-6 50.877
12
318 Josh West Mustang 5.0 51.028
13
264 Steve Shap Porsche 911 C2 51.144
14
227 Tim Eisel Porsche 914-4 51.776
15
224 Justin Howard Porsche 996 TT 52.089
16
222 Michael Carpenter Dodge Neon 52.233
17
262 Bob McClure Corvette 52.235
18
336 Rob Gordon Porsche 914-6 52.334
19
136 Ron Gordon Porsche 914-6 52.414
20
109 Rick Lynn Corvette 52.878
21
219 Jim Mistick Honda CRX (yellow) 52.880
22
221 Frank Shap Porsche 911 (white) 52.994
23
214 Ross Hall Porsche 944T 53.003
24
200 Mike McCagh Corvette ZR1 53.143
25
343 Eric Dean Corvette 53.185
26
104 Rob Robeson Mazda Protege 53.195
27
303 David Porter Mazda Protege 53.337
28
225 Harry Miller Corvette Z06 53.634
29
310 Bill Lewis Taurus SHO 53.653
30
106 Tex Melotti Miata 53.978
31
110 Matt Davis BMW M3 54.011
32
117 Serkan Karamete Mercedes C230K 54.394
33
111 Steve Hotchkiss Corvette 54.543
34
212 Scott Williams Porsche 944 54.773
35
313 Steve Wilson BMW 330cs 55.397
36
125 Mark Boggs Porsche 924S 55.530
37
301 Ned Barefoot Corvette 55.566
38
207 Pete Harrison Honda S2000 55.753
39
137 Dave Williams Porsche 944 55.993
40
112 Fred Pfeiffer III Porsche 914-4 56.609
41
201 Chris Bonner Ford ZX2 56.706
42
113 Gary Howell Cavalier 56.746
43
101 Scott Pfeiffer Porsche 914-4 56.812
44
319 Fran Honeywell Porsche 944 56.858
45
119 Brandon Combs Honda Civic 57.734
46
105 Tink Phillips Mercedes C220 57.758
47
116 Karim A. Awod Mercedes CLK 430 57.975
48
304 Greg Honeycutt Porsche 928 58.079
49
102 Karl Loper Camaro 58.080
50
124 Bob Means Eclipse 58.204
51
209 Doug Macy Audi 90 Coupe 58.335
52
211 Bill Herbaugh Corvette 58.447
53
204 Greg Honeycutt Porsche 928 58.644
54
114 William Fellows Mazda MX3 58.865
55
206 Fred PfeifferJr. Porsche 914-4 58.886
56
121 Tony Dimaio Ford Focus 58.989
57
306 Sean Pfeiffer Porsche 914-4 59.387
58
208 Helen Miller Mini 59.982
59
100 Dave Houdyschell Mustang 5.0 60.376
60
122 Gary Uncapher Cobra 60.488
61
326 Randy Means Plymouth Coupe 60.713
62
120 Mose Wilson MG Midget 60.804
63
217 Todd Rice Mustang 5.0 62.485
64
203 Ryan Connel Nissan 63.113
65
123 Meg Ellis Mazda Miata 64.428
66
118 Dave Clark Eagle Talon 68.083
67
215 H.J. Carnell Eagle Talon 72.698

Click here to download complete event results as an Excel file.


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