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Profile for Pete DeSalvo (estapete)

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The American Muscle Pro Stick Race (rained out Aug.21) will now be held on Sept. 25th along with our annual Stock / Super Stock race. Along with our Summit E.T. Series racers this should be an awesome day of drag racing action.
Pete
Pro Stick Race
Category: Drag Race Banter
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We will be having a Time Trial Day on Sat. Aug. 27. Gates will open at 8:30 with time trials from 10 - 4.
Sunday will feature the Super Pro Showdown and the NHRA Jr. Dragster Challenge. S/P will pay $1500 and the "Tree" trophy to the winner and the Jr. gang will have $300 to win on the line in our normal combo class. Then we will split the kids into 7-12 and 13-17 age groups. All the winners will receive "Jr. Wally's", Jr. Dragster hats and Jr. Challenge Champion decals. See you soon.
Pete
Aug. 27 & 28
Category: Drag Race Banter
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The ESTA Jr. Dragster Team made its way down to Mason Dixon Dragway located in Boonsboro, MD. Aug. 11-13 to do battle at the NHRA Div. 1 Jr. Dragster Bracket Finals. The team consisted of Jazmyne Short, Abby Hacker, Daniel Thorpe, Alexis Collins, Natalie Musolino and Ron Klein Jr. The team represented ESTA very nicely throughout the event and even though the temperatures were in the mid 90’s with unreal humidity everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. In the main event Daniel Thorpe went the furthest losing in the quarter final round (4th round) by a heartbreaking .009, his class was the 12-13 age group and he was the only 8.90 car in the group to make it that far. Abby Hacker lost in the 3rd round of the 14-15 year old group. She was on a tear cutting great lights and running her dial but in the third round she was again great at the tree but for some reason the car fell off her 7.92 dial with a 7.95 pass and that ended her day. Natalie made it to the second round in the 10-11 year old group. Natalie went right on her 8.94 dial in the first round and had a great .024 light in the second round but unfortunately she misjudged the finish line and her opponent went right on their dial in and slipped past her at the stripe, something that she’ll learn from as she gets older. Alexis and Jazmyne both had some mechanical issues in the first round and could not run close to their dial in’s ending both of their days racing action. Ron Klein Jr., three times a runner up at this event and appearing in his final Jr. Dragster D1 Finals lost a close race in the first round running just under his dial in for the loss. He’s had a great Jr. Dragster career and should be applauded for his accomplishments. Jazmyne also represented us in the Race of Champions and her car ran well in that race on Friday but she lost a close one in the first round. Thanks to all the kids and their parents for getting them there to participate. Colleen as usual did a great job getting the shirts done and although some (not all) of our bleacher decorations were washed away by Friday evening’s rain storm our section looked great. We had great team Spirit even though the weather was unbearably hot we were one of the few teams with people in the stands every round.
Pete
D1 Jr. Dragster Brac ...
Category: Drag Race Banter
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Here’s how day 2 of the Bill Lake Home’s 10K Bracket Bash went on Sunday. Steve Doss got back into his former dragster currently owned by Dee Lewis and took it all the way to the win by stopping Russ Adams from Ottawa, Canada in his dragster. Steve was .007 at the tree and ran 4.821 at 140.50 mph on his 4.81 dial to take home the 10 grand winner’s check. Russ had to settle for his second runner up of the weekend with a .014 initiated 4.768 at 142.70 mph break out pass run on his 4.78 prediction. Bob Belvick and Mark Earnest lost in the semi’s. Bob Mayers driving his ’27 Roadster scored in the No Box race stopping Reid Ricketson in the final round. Bob had a .026 light and nailed hos 6.06 dial in with a right on 6.063 at 109.70 mph to take home the nice $1000 payday. Russ had a decent .026 light but ran slightly off his 7.17 dial with a 7.196 at 93.10 mph runner up pass and settling for the $400 runner up money.Terry Lee and Ray Thurston III were the semifinalists. We also had a Jr. Dragster race today sponsored by Mike Hills of Vertical Technologies and it was Ron Klein Jr. making his way into the winners circle stopping Daniel Thorpe in the money round. Ron had a .067 to .152 advantage at the start and he won it with a 7.958 at 77.50 mph on his 7.90 dial. Danny matched his 8.93 dial with an 8.930 at 72.20 mph runner up effort. Natalie Musolino lost to Ron in the semi’s. Frank Angers won the Abruzzi Challenge over Tim Roberts. Frank dialed in at a 4.47 and had a .001 light and ran 4.480 at 157.70 mph in his Procharger dragster while Tim was .028 at the tree and ran right on his 5.55 dial with a 5.556 at 123.00 mph. Tom Belvick and Dean Olscheweske were the semifinalists.
Pete
Day 2 10K
Category: Drag Race Banter
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Here’s a recap of the final rounds of the Bill Lake Homes 10K Bracket Bash for Saturday. Russ Denmark won the 10K final round over Frank Angers. Russ had a .024 light and ran right on his 4.58 dial with a 4.586 at 150.40 mph. Frank had a better .012 light but ran off his 4.48 dial with a 4.513 at 149.43 mph. Mark Talmadge lost to Russ in the semi’s. Joel Lapierre beat Matt Spisak in the High Roller Door Car final round using a .015 to .036 starting line advantage to his favor running 6.45 at 103.71 mph on his 6.43 dial to cover Matt’s right on the dial 5.16 at 133.48 mph runner up pass. Jeremy Popple lost in the semi’s. In the High Roller Dragster final round it was 2015 NHRA Top Dragster World Champ Marco Abruzzi defeating a red lighting Russ Adams. Russ was -.002 red and shut off while Marco put together a stout final round package with a .003 light and running 4.658 at 148.07 mph on his 4.65 dial. Frank Mark Jr. and John Bochon were the semifinalists. It was a great first day of racing and day 2 looks to be just as exciting.
Day 1 10K recap
Category: Drag Race Banter
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July 23-24 the TWIN $10K BRACKET BASH returns this year with BILL LAKE HOMES coming on as the title sponsor. On tap will be some of the best bracket racers competing for a boat load of cash with no points implications involved. This should be some of the best 1/8 mile action of the season. There is a copy of the flyer on the Facebook page.
I also want to thank in advance Vince, Colleen, Jim and Jane for what I am sure has been plenty of work in preparing for this race and what it will entail on both race days. Thanks to Billy Caprara for his past sponsorship of the event as well.
Pete
Twin 10K's
Category: Drag Race Banter
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We will have an exciting day of drag racing action this week. We will be running last week's rained out Pro Showdown and Street Bike Challenge and will also be running the Street Showdown. There will be an additional $10 entry fee for Pro And Street Money with $1000 to win in Pro and $500 to win in Street Money plus the "Tree" trophy, same as last year. All of the other classes will be competing as well. It has all the makings for a great day of racing. See you there.
Pete
July 17th Action Pac ...
Category: Drag Race Banter
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Arlie was a great guy, I enjoyed talking with him back in the old "Mod-Comp" days. Condolences to his family from all of us at the track.
Pete
Arlie Brown
Category: Drag Race Banter
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This Sunday July 10th is the Pro Showdown which will guarantee $1000 to win for our Pro Class racers as well as the winner receiving the "Tree" type trophy. There is an additional $10 cost to enter Pro for this race. Also we are going to run a Street Bike Challenge which will pay $300 to win, $100 to the runner up and $50 to the semifinalists. The bike must be street registered, inspected and insured. All normal motorcycle rules apply, full face helmet, gloves, protective clothing etc. $30 entry fee for this race which will be 1/4 mile bracket style. All other classes will be racing today as well. Hope to see everyone here.
Pete
Pro Showdown & Stree ...
Category: Drag Race Banter
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Just wanted to say congrat's to Vince Musolino on reaching the semifinals in Top Dragster at the Summernationals in E-Town last weekend. He put together 3 stout runs and just barely went red in the semis with a -.002. I also want to thank Ron Klein Jr. for representing ESTA in the special Street Class race that was held at the event.
Pete
Congrat's
Category: Drag Race Banter
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I am pleased to say that our new Daktronics Scoreboards are working as anyone that was here Sunday got to see. We have switched our reaction times now to read .000 for a perfect light where before it was .500 so for example if before you had a .508 light it now would be .008, a .608 light would read .108, red lights will now read negative numbers, .499 would be -.001. The win light is now mounted on the bottom of the scoreboard in the center. I am still working with Daktronics about the driver win light that is approx. 700 feet past the finish line so for now that light is not operational but should be soon. Thanks again to NAPA and it is a huge relief to have these working again.
Pete
Scoreboards
Category: Drag Race Banter
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Here’s a refresher on the rules for the Top Street Shootout. All cars must be street registered, inspected and insured, bring reg. and ins. Card with you. No Dealer Plates. You will need all proper safety gear that is required for the car and for you to wear depending on how fast the car is. This will be an 1/8 mile race, heads up, no dial - ins with a Pro Tree start. Time slips will be available at the tower to the car owner. Eight car field. DOT tires will be required. Draw for position. $100 entry fee, $1000 winner take all.

We had a few very fast "Street" cars here last week testing so hopefully we'll have a great show.
Pete
june 26 street car r ...
Category: Drag Race Banter
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Not at all, we were going to try to run next Sat. But Father's Day weekend we couldn't get enough of a crew together. Last Saturday I was working on the scoreboards and this week we have T&T on Sunday.
Pete
Cancelled June 5
Category: Drag Race Banter
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We have decided to cancel today's race. The Pro MX Showdown will be added to our June 19 race. Test and Tune next Sunday June 12. We will keep everyone posted on some possible make up races.
Pete
Cancelled June 5
Category: Drag Race Banter
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Well , I for one am glad to see the month of May come to an end. It has been a miserable month for us and hopefully the rest of the season will go much better. Here is how we are going to handle things for our June 5th race. We will honor all the wristbands that were purchased yesterday (May 29) so there will be no admission charge June 5th if you were here. There will be an additional $10 entry fee per class entered, here’s an example: if you entered Super Pro you’ll pay $10, if you entered Super Pro and Modified you will pay $20. Pro MX riders you will pay $20 because the Pro MX Showdown is next week with $750 guaranteed to the winner plus the “Tree” Trophy. If you weren’t here May 29 you will pay the regular posted fee’s and admission. We got down to the final round in Jr. Dragster’s so we will finish that race off and have a new race for them, normal entry fee’s will apply. Hope for some dry weather and we’ll see you Sunday.
Pete
June 5th race
Category: Drag Race Banter
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Mike we will change the Affordable Carpet Street Race to SEPT. 4TH. Thanks for your support and we'll see you soon. I'll put up $200 towards the race like I did last year. Mike has put up some extra cash for the Jr.'s on June 19th so we will call this the Affordable Carpet Jr. Dragster Shootout with $300 to win and $100 runner up.
Pete
Schedule change
Category: Drag Race Banter
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Our condolences to the family.
Pete
RIP George Lopes
Category: Drag Race Banter
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Time trials are practice runs. The next time trial Sunday is June 12.
Pete
Schedule change
Category: Drag Race Banter
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One time fee for the season.
Pete
Points sign up sheet
Category: Drag Race Banter
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ESTA / SUMMIT ET SERIES POINTS PROGRAM REGISTRATION
SUPER PRO PRO PRO MX STREET MONEY $50
MODIFIED BIKE / SLED TROPHY STREET TROPHY JR. DRAGSTER $25

Name:___________________________________ Vehicle #:____________
NHRA Lic or ET # & exp.____________________ NHRA Member #__________________
Vehicle Year and Make:___________________________________________________________
Class or Classes:_________________________________________________________________
Shirt size:_________________
Amount paid:______________ Cash or Check#:___________________
Points sign up sheet
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