WAR IN THE NORTH In the winners’ circle for SSTS Outlaw. From left to right: Legendary small tire drag racer Tom Craig, SSTS front man Matthew Tamburro and Outlaw Champion Jeff ance.
everyone picking up their jaw. Because the SSTS is based around small tires, stock style suspension and of course no wheelie bars, there were heart-stopping moments all weekend as racers piloted their high-powered beasts away from carnage in a battle to the finish. Nick Kokkas barely tagged the wall when his nitrous powered small block ’82 Mustang treed opponent Killa Cole Krytiuk in Outlaw eliminations, but it cost him the win. Jeff Thompson’s nitrous big block Ford powered Fox went for a scary ride against Ian Hill’s beautiful ’84
Camaro. He was able to save the car and himself but unfortunately gave up the win to Hill who went on to the next round in the Outlaw class. Perhaps the scariest pass of all though was when the ProCharged Mustang driven by Carlos Dinis crossed the center line just at the 1/8th-mile, knocking out the E/T sensor but narrowly escaping a crash with opponent Jeff ance in his fourth gen Camaro. It was literally a photo finish as event officials had to examine not just the photos but also the physical evidence of the tire tracks to determine whether
Dinis crossed the centerline before or after crossing the finish line first. Vance would be cleared to move on to the finals in Outlaw and treed New Brunswick’s Chris Woods just enough to take the $3000 cash prize, making it his second SSTS victory. In Street King, Ontario’s Jeff loem laid the smack down on Michigan’s Jeff Elder in his subdued silver turbo small block Fox body convertible, excitedly taking home the $2000 cash prize. “Our sponsors and racers make our organization what it is and are putting grudge racing on
GO TO SLEEP NOW.... Mark Hutchinson went to the finals in his 1972 Me cury Montego sleeper…it’s a grudge car so we can’t tell you what it runs but you wouldn’t believe us anyway. By the way, Mark drives this turbocharged monster daily!
www.rpm-mag.com | august 2015