BACK IN BLACK – Karen Rafferty scored FTD both days at the Cumberland Regional Airport Summer Sizzler, topping a sold-out field of 161 entries.  Event photos can be purchased from 220.com  Watch this link for photo postings. CRABS AND CORN – Sizzler entrants and event volunteers gathered for crabs and corn Saturday evening. A good time was had by all, as Marylanders instructed friends from colder climes about the fine art of crab cracking.


KING KAREN RULES AT CBE SIZZLER

WILEY FORD, WV - Pittsburgh’s Karen Rafferty may be cutting back her racing schedule this summer, but Rafferty Rules are still very much in effect in the Cumberland Airport Racing Series.

After four years of serious national SCCA autocrossing, Kent and Karen Rafferty have turned their efforts down a notch in 2004. But they still made time to come to Cumberland for the annual Airport Summer Sizzler event, where Karen swept two SS class wins and Fast Time Of The Day both Saturday and Sunday in a 2002 Corvette ZO6 – the same car that carried her to the national ladies SS championship last year.

“Kent and I really enjoy coming to Cumberland. It’s the best of both worlds,” Rafferty said. “The airport course is exciting and open, like something you usually see at the Nationals, but the camaraderie here is a very nice contrast to the championship title trail.”

“We’re planning on coming back in October.” King Karen warned with her trademark smile.

There was no shortage of challengers and strong performances among the 161 starters in the sold-out two-day event. Chesapeake Porsche Club hot shoe Derek Schwartz got within half a second of Rafferty in his 993 Twin Turbo on Saturday but was unable to make the starting line Sunday due to clutch troubles.

Other Saturday Top 5 finishers included Pittsburgh’s Rudy Orawiec in an AS class C4 Corvette, Kent Rafferty, and Pennsylvania ESP class standout Tracey McCabe in a Pontiac Trans Am.

On Sunday, Kent Rafferty was second followed by fellow Pennsylvanians, Orawiec, Dave Stoner in a BP C4 Corvette and McCabe.

Mike McCagh’s Farm Use Corvette was the top local finisher Saturday, scoring 16th overall on Saturday. Keyser’s Mark Boggs in a Porsche 914 also made the Saturday Top 20, placing 18th. On Sunday, Boggs was the top local finisher in 9th, followed by Will Lewis (Taurus SHO) in 12th. McCagh was 13th, Steve Hotchkiss (C4 Corvette) was 16th, Karl Loper (SS Camaro) was19th and Dave Williams (Porsche 944) finished 20th.

Double weekend winners in contested classes included Rudy Orawiec in AS, Mike Carson (Mazda Miata) in CS, Tim Eisel (Porsche 914) in CSP, Fred Pfeiffer III (Porsche 914) in CM, Dave Stoner (C4 Corvette) in BP, and McCabe (Trans Am) in ESP.

Local contested class winners included Greg Honeycutt (Porsche 928) and Pete Harrison (Honda S2000) who split weekend honors in BS. Tom Evans and Shawn Miller (71 Firebird) swapped wins in FS.



Saturday, August 14 – National Road Autosport Summer Sizzler Autocross
Final Results (86 Entries)

Class Pos Driver Hometown Car Model Best Time
am 1 Mike McCagh Maryland Corvette 44.582
as 1 Rudy Orawiec Venetia, PA 92 Corvette 42.929
as 2 Bob McClure Pittsburgh, PA 93 Corvette 44.499
as 3 Dennis Howard Eldersburg, MD Porsche 911 SC 44.608
as 4 John Felten Cumberland, MD 86 Corvette 46.627
as 5 Bill Nyga West Virginia Corvette 47.326
as 6 Justin Howard Eldersburg, MD 83 Porsche 911 SC 47.662
as 7 Connie Fournier South Park, PA 93 Corvette 47.715
as 8 Steve Hotchkisss Frostburg, MD 89 Corvette 47.973
as 9 Gary Fournier South Park, PA 93 Corvette 48.658
as 11 Bill Herbaugh Cumberland, MD Corvette C4 52.118
asp 1 Derek Schwarz Baltimore, MD 96 Porsche 993TT 42.144
asp 2 Noel Hall Baltimore, MD Porsche 944T 43.318
asp 3 Joe Zuramski Jr Baltimore, MD 99 Porsche 996 43.453
asp 4 Eric Dean Pittsburgh, PA 03 Corvette 44.014
asp 5 Steve Shap Baltimore, MD Porsche GT3 44.483
asp 6 Ross Hall Baltimore, MD Porsche 944T 45.277
asp 7 Frank Shap McHenry, MD 04 Porsche GT3 46.264
asp 8 Michael Cullen Virginia Porsche 930 49.445
asp 9 Allison Cullen Virginia Porsche 930 51.748
bm 1 John Debnaugh Morgantown, WV 72 Deb I 49.363
bp 1 David Stoner Apollo, PA 85 Corvette 43.656
bp 2 Keith Baxter Pittsburgh, PA 85 Corvette 44.446
bp 3 Ken Baxter Pittsburgh, PA 85 Corvette 46.126
bs 1 Greg Honeycutt Cumberland, MD 86 Porsche 928 46.748
bs 2 Pete Harrison Maryland Honda S2000 47.3
bs 3 Chuck Urban Baltimore, MD 86 Porsche 928S 49.763
bs 4 David Flores Baltimore, MD Toyota MR2 51.199
cs 1 Mike Carson Mount Savage, MD 02 Miata 49.682
cs 2 Jim Rowan Cumberland, MD 96 BMW Z3 51.86
csp 1 Tim Eisel Maryland Porsche 43.993
csp 2 Mark Boggs Keyser, WV Porsche 914 44.668
csp 3 Dave Williams Maryland 85 Porsche 944 46.626
csp 4 Roy Wendell Jane Lew, WV 87 Toyota MR2 47.048
csp 5 Doug Macy Cumberland, MD Audi Coupe Q 49.375
csp 6 Paul Riekenberg Bittinger, PA 85 Fiero GT 50.564
csp 7 Sean Shoemaker Annapolis, MD 87 Audi 5000 51.637
csp 8 Ben Swan Annapolis, MD 91 Audi 200tq 55.289
csp 9 Joseph Nocito New York, NY Audi Quattro 54.030
dm 1 Fred Pfeiffer III Maryland Porsche 914 45.738
dm 2 Scott Pfeiffer Maryland Porsche 914 46.226
dm 3 Sean Pfeiffer Maryland Porsche 914 48.433
dm 4 Fred Pfeiffer Jr. Maryland Porsche 914 48.765
ds 1 Michael Cammarata Silver Spring, MD 01 Audi S4 48.373
ds 2 Dave Lombardo Reston, PA 00 Audi TT dnf
dsp 1 Steve Wilson Maryland 04 BMW 330ci 46.581
es 2 Jim Roth Cumberland, MD Toyota MR2 48.647
es 3 Brian Peterman Bridgeport, WV 03 Toyota MR2 50.109
es 4 Meg Ellis McHenry, MD 91 Miata 50.635
es 5 Robert Cendo Cumberland, MD 95 Toyora MR2 51.421
esp 1 Tracey McCabe Acme, PA 98 TransAm 43.079
esp 2 Dave Houdyschell Cumberland, MD Ford Mustang 49.712
esp 3 Bill Smith III Piedmont, WV 67 Mustang 55.597
fs 1 Shawn Miller Frostburg, MD 71 Firebird 45.885
fs 2 Tom Evans Corrgianville, MD 71 Firebird 46.418
fs 3 Kenn Nyga West Virginia Camaro 47.808
fs 4 David Greise Cumberland, MD Camaro 49.444
fsp 1 Bill Pritts Ligonier, PA 76 BMW 2002 46.33
gs 1 Tom Humphries West Virginia 04 Audi RS6 48.320
hs 1 Allan Wallace Columbus, OH 94 Geo Prism 50.268
hs 2 David Kraige Blacksburg, VA 91 Audi Coupe Q 50.358
hs 3 Bill Vogtmann Astabula, OH 90 Audi 50.499
hs 4 Bruce Stutzman Pittsburgh, PA 63 Triumph TR4 50.778
hs 5 Bill Smith IV Keyser, WV 63 Triumph TR4 52.737
hs 6 Alex Redding Middetown, MD 73 M 6 53.559
hs 7 Samuel Traxler Martinsburg, WV Subaru 55.853
hs 8 Wil VanAuleen Phoenix, MD 90 Audi 56.073
hs 9 Ron Hunter Shepherdstown, WV 93 GEO dnf
sm 1 Bill Staley Pittsburgh, PA 90 Civic Si 44.425
sm 2 Ken Bane West Virginia 90 Mustang 45.526
sm 3 Michael Moran Sabillasville, MD 00Subaru Impreza 45.843
sm 4 Karl Loper West Virginia Camaro 47.346
sm 5 Chris Humphries North Carolina 99 Passat 47.458
ss 1 Karen Rafferty Pittsburgh, PA Corvette 41.59
ss 2 Kent Rafferty Pittsburgh, PA Corvette 43.03
ss 3 Keith Ritter Pittsburgh, PA 04 Corvette 43.733
ss 4 Rob Harris Pittsburgh, PA 03 Corvette Z06 45.47
ss 5 James Harris Alexandria, VA 04 Corvette Z06 46.111
ss 6 Joan Ritter Pittsburgh, PA 04 Corvette 47.598
ss 7 Wade Chamberlain Alexandria, VA Cobra 47.826
ss 8 Bill Sangrey Shippensburg, VA 03 Corvette Z06 48.125
ss 9 Scott Harrison Great Falls, VA Cobra 50.008
ss 10 Chris Fritz Cumberland, MD Dodge Ram SRT-10 52.544
sts 1 Shawn Roberts Falls Church, VA 00 Ford Contour 47.77
sts 2 Tony Dimiao Cumberland, MD 01 Ford Focus 48.399
sts 3 Katie Orgler Falls Church, VA 03 Mazda Protege 49.996

SATURDAY, AUGUST 14 RESULTS
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Saturday, August 14 – National Road Autosport Summer Sizzler Autocross

Top 20 Times (86 Entries)

Pos Driver Hometown Car Model Best Time
1 Karen Rafferty Pittsburgh, PA Corvette ZO6 41.59
2 Derek Schwarz Baltimore, MD Porsche 993TT 42.144
3 Rudy Orawiec Venetia, PA Corvette 42.929
4 Kent Rafferty Pittsburgh, PA Corvette ZO6 43.030
5 Tracey McCabe Acme, PA 98 TransAm 43.079
6 Noel Hall Baltimore, MD Porsche 944T 43.318
7 Joe Zuramski Jr Baltimore, MD Porsche 996 43.453
8 David Stoner Apollo, PA Corvette 43.656
9 Keith Ritter Pittsburgh, PA Corvette 43.733
10 Tim Eisel Baltimore, MD Porsche 914 43.993
11 Eric Dean Pittsburgh, PA Corvette 44.014
12 Bill Staley Pittsburgh, PA Civic Si 44.425
13 Keith Baxter Pittsburgh, PA Corvette 44.446
14 Steve Shap Baltimore, MD Porsche GT3 44.483
15 Bob McClure Pittsburgh, PA Corvette 44.499
16 Mike McCagh Cumberland, MD Corvette 44.582
17 Dennis Howard Eldersburg, MD Porsche 911 SC 44.608
18 Mark Boggs Keyser, WV Porsche 914 44.668
19 Ross Hall Baltimore, MD Porsche 944T 45.277
20 Rob Harris Pittsburgh, PA Corvette Z06 45.470

SATURDAY, AUGUST 14 Top 20 RESULTS
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Sunday, August 15 – National Road Autosport Summer Sizzler Autocross
Final Results (75 Entries)

Class Pos Driver Hometown Car Model Best Time
am 1 Mike McCagh Cumberland, MD Corvette 46.261
am 2 Jim Condon Cumberland, MD Corvette 53.288
as 1 Rudy Orawiec Venetia, PA 92 Corvette 43.294
as 2 Dennis Howard Eldersburg, MD Porsche 911 SC 45.600
as 3 Steve Hotchkisss Frostburg, MD 89 Corvette 46.520
as 4 John Felten Cumberland, MD 86 Corvette 47.694
as 5 Connie Fournier South Park, PA 93 Corvette 47.719
as 6 Justin Howard Eldersburg, MD 83 Porsche 911 SC 48.315
as 7 Travis Beal Hagerstown, MD 03 Mustang Cobra 48.469
as 8 Gary Fournier South Park, PA 93 Corvette 50.226
as 9 Bill Herbaugh Cumberland, MD Corvette C4 51.601
as 10 Bob McClure Bethel Park, PA 93 Corvette -
asp 1 Noel Hall Maryland Porsche 944T 44.537
asp 2 Eric Dean Pittsburgh, PA 03 Corvette 45.477
asp 3 Joe Zuramski Jr Baltimore, MD 99 Porsche 996 46.501
asp 4 Ross Hall Maryland Porsche 944T 47.261
asp 5 Michael Cullen Virginia Porsche 930 49.334
asp 6 Allison Cullen Virginia Porsche 930 53.141
bp 1 David Stoner Apollo, PA 85 Corvette 43.610
bp 2 Keith Baxter Pittsburgh, PA 85 Corvette 44.293
bp 3 Ken Baxter Pittsburgh, PA 85 Corvette 47.552
bs 1 Pete Harrison Maryland Honda S2000 47.422
bs 2 Greg Honeycutt Cumberland, MD 86 Porsche 928 50.088
bs 3 Ellen Strewmyne Morgantown, WV 97 BMW Z3 52.508
cs 1 Mike Carson Mount Savage, MD 02 Miata 49.862
cs 2 Jim Rowan Cumberland, MD 96 BMW Z3 51.108
cs 3 Craig Knippenberg Cumberland, MD 97 BMW Z3 51.989
csp 1 Tim Eisel Maryland Porsche 45.150
csp 2 Mark Boggs Keyser, WV Porsche 914 45.328
csp 3 Dave Williams Cumberland, MD 85 Porsche 944 46.927
csp 4 Doug Macy Cumberland, MD Audi Coupe Q 50.045
csp 5 Courtney Miles Hagerstown, MD 94 Mazda Miata 50.562
csp 6 Paul Riekenberg Bittinger, PA 85 Fiero GT 53.138
dm 1 Fred Pfeiffer III Maryland Porsche 914 47.065
dm 2 Scott Pfeiffer Maryland Porsche 914 47.574
dm 3 Sean Pfeiffer Maryland Porsche 914 50.168
dm 4 Fred Pfeiffer Jr. Maryland Porsche 914 51.411
dsp 1 Steve Wilson Maryland 04 BMW 330ci 47.802
es 1 Meg Ellis McHenry, MD 91 Miata 52.174
esp 1 Tracey McCabe Acme, PA 98 TransAm 43.960
esp 2 Will Lewis Cumberland, MD 95 Taurus SHO 46.179
esp 3 Dave Houdyschell Cumberland, MD Ford Mustang 49.536
fs 1 Tom Evans Corrgianville, MD 71 Firebird 47.189
fs 2 Shawn Miller Frostburg, MD 71 Firebird 47.821
fs 3 Jason Klickna Hagerstown, MD 03 Ford Mustang 48.600
fs 4 Greg Waddell Hagerstown, MD 94 Ford Mustang 48.860
fs 5 David Greise Cumberland, MD Camaro 51.503
fs 6 Michael Cook Morgantown, WV 01 M-14 CL900 52.670
fs 7 Rob Lehmann Cumberland, MD 02 Mercedes S55 53.167
fs 8 Edwin Franklin Hagerstown, MD 01 Ford Mustang 54.358
fs 9 Robbie Profit Hagerstown, MD 04 Ford Mach I 56.085
fsp 1 Bill Pritts Ligonier, PA 76 BMW 2002 46.305
gs 1 Eric Coffman Alexandria,VA Honda Civic 48.518
gs 2 Matt Girard Hagerstown, MD 03 Ford Focus 49.592
gs 3 Andy Linder Cumberland, MD 93 Dodge Stealth 51.851
gs 4 Andy Miller Cumberland, MD Mini Cooper S 52.644
gs 5 Mike Danner Hagerstown, MD Ford Focus 53.963
gs 6 Salvador Cecilio Alexandria, VA 03 Mazda 6S 55.027
hs 1 Jeff Schliffka Pittsburgh, PA 98 Chevy S10 49.771
hs 2 Allan Wallace Cumberland, MD 94 Geo Prism 50.868
hs 3 Alex Redding Middletown, MD 73 MG 56.886
hs 4 Gerry Wilson Cumberland, MD Subaru Legacy 57.004
sm 1 Michael Moran Sabillasville, MD 00 Subaru Impreza 46.610
sm 2 Karl Loper West Virginia Camaro 46.911
sm 3 Ken Bane West Virginia 90 Mustang 47.334
ss 1 Karen Rafferty Pittsburgh, PA Corvette 41.626
ss 2 Kent Rafferty Pittsburgh, PA Corvette Z06 41.897
ss 3 Wade Chamberlain Virginia Cobra 48.468
ss 4 Scott Harrison Great Falls, VA Cobra 48.591
ss 5 Bill Sangrey Shippensburg, PA 03 Corvette Z06 49.984
ss 6 Chris Fritz Cumberland, MD Dodge Ram SRT-10 53.981
sts 1 James Moran II Alexandria,VA 96 Acura Intergra 46.755
sts 2 Shawn Roberts Falls Church, VA 00 Ford Contour 48.613
sts 3 Tony Dimiao Cumberland, MD 01 Ford Focus 51.514
sts 4 Katie Orgler Falls Church, VA 03 Mazda Protege 53.161

SUNDAY, AUGUST 15 RESULTS
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Sunday, August 15 – National Road Autosport Summer Sizzler Autocross

Top 20 Times (75 Entries)

Pos Driver Hometown Car Model Best Time
1 Karen Rafferty Pittsburgh, PA Corvette Z06 41.626
2 Kent Rafferty Pittsburgh, PA Corvette Z06 41.897
3 Rudy Orawiec Venetia, PA Corvette 43.294
4 David Stoner Apollo, PA Corvette 43.610
5 Tracey McCabe Acme, PA TransAm 43.960
6 Keith Baxter Pittsburgh, PA Corvette 44.293
7 Noel Hall Baltimore, MD Porsche 944T 44.537
8 Tim Eisel Baltimore, MD Porsche 45.150
9 Mark Boggs Keyser, WV Porsche 914 45.328
10 Eric Dean Pittsburgh, PA Corvette 45.477
11 Dennis Howard Eldersburg, MD Porsche 911 SC 45.600
12 Will Lewis Cumberland, MD Taurus SHO 46.179
13 Mike McCagh Cumberland, MD Corvette 46.261
14 Bill Pritts Ligonier, PA BMW 2002 46.305
15 Joe Zuramski Jr Baltimore, MD Porsche 996 46.501
16 Steve Hotchkisss Frostburg, MD Corvette 46.520
17 Michael Moran Sabillasville, MD Subaru Impreza 46.610
18 James Moran II Alexandria,VA Acura Intergra 46.755
19 Karl Loper Cumberland, MD Camaro 46.911
20 Dave Williams Cumberland, MD Porsche 944 46.927

SUNDAY, AUGUST 15 Top 20 RESULTS
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CAN WE TALK? –Race director Mark Boggs and course design guru Dennis Howard encourage racers to stay out of the grass, drive between the cones and be creative in the box before the finish during the Sunday driver’s meeting. RED SLED REPLAY – Tim Eisel’s slickly prepared 914 scored a class win in CSP, both Saturday and Sunday, one of several entrants who took double honors at the annual Cumberland Airport Summer Sizzler.

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ON-LINE
“The airport location was awesome! These guys put on a nice event. They asked several times if we could get more guys to join us next time. "Doc Mike" of their group has a huge party on Saturday night.”

Wade Chamberlain
Capital Area Cobra Club

“We got 5 runs both days, total of 10 runs for the whole weekend. This was really well organized, a little different from the local events I've been to. They laid out the course w/ cones and chalk outlines of the course, not just around the cones. It was 25 cars per heat and they numbered slots against the hangar so that every car knew where to go and had about 2-3 people directing cars to line up in the start box and directing others that were returning from their runs back to their spots.”

Katy Orgler
Mazda Protege5


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