WIN, RUNNER UP and Semis for Capone Racing, Bammer Racing and Team HeadBlade
October 17, 2012
It was a fabulous birthday weekend for Larry "Drums" Brancaccio along with team members of Capone Racing and Team HeadBlade at THE ROCK, Rockingham Dragway for the Jim McClure Nitro Nationals Presented by Carolina Harley-Davidson Dealers Association.
Brancaccio was runner up in a fast and furious 15 bike field in the AHDRA Screamin' Eagle Top Fuel class. He qualified 5th this weekend with a 6.341 ET almost bracket bike style also running a 6.40 and a 6.47 ET; his fastest mph was 217.. And with a can of special whoop-*ss fuel for the final round, was runner up in a very tight 1/4 mile with points leader and reigning AHDRA national champion, Douglas Horne. Great weekend for Bammer Racing.
Consistancy was the name of the game in the Pro Mod side of the pits with Frank Capone extending his points lead in the AHDRA Pro Mod class with a win at the Rock. Capone qualified #2 with a 8.343 ET and Shaun Reno's Team HeadBlade qualified number 3 with a 8.391 ET. Team HeadBlade made rounds to the semi's and is anxiously waiting as the points to be officially tallied in the quick gas class. Tuner, Steve Allstaedt was in and out of the pits on Saturday and Sunday adding his expertise and tweaks to the Pro Mod bikes.
Although the action on the track is quick and fast, photographer Kelsie Edwards and Katy Miller are documenting the teams action both off and on the track. Please check out the websites for more great images.
It'll be all hands on deck for the final AHDRA event of the season at No Problem Dragway, Belle Rose, LA, Oct. 26-29th.The date of the Championship Banquet has yet to be announced but is traditionally in March at the season opener. Watch for the 2013 calendar coming soon.
Capone's team consists of Mark Godin, Richard Murray, Craig Fisher, Lorne Buchanan and Katy Miller.
Capone Racing sponsors and friends supporting Capone's record breaking season include: G&G Engineering, DAS Performance, L. Buchanan Co., Gannos Machine, Energy One Clutches, Vanson Leathers and all the staff at Capone Landscape.
Reno’s team includes his wife, Kim; crew chief, Ricky Stewart, Kelcie Edwards
Reno can be reached at:
Bammer Race Team consists of Larry "Drums" Brancaccio, Crew Chief: Michael Hopkins, Dickie Roberts, Joe Wysocki and Richard Murray.
Sponsors for 2012 include: