Mid Atlantic .90 Association at Atco, NJ

Mid Atlantic .90 Association at Atco, NJ

Champions Crowned at Season Final

The Mid Atlantic .90 Association closed out its 2014 season in style under clear and sunny skies at Atco Dragway in Atco, NJ. Two days of non-stop action hit the track on Saturday morning and they didn't disappoint all the way through Sunday night.

Going into Race #9 on Saturday Super Gas racer Matt Schurman had a significant lead over 2006 World Champ Iggie Boicesco. Coming into the event both drivers were replacing events and with a good showing Boicesco could take the lead if Schurman went out early.

Unfortunately, Boicesco lost a heart breaker in the first round, opening the door for Schurman to clinch by night’s end. Schurman decided to go out in style as he took down multi-time MASGA champ Tom Goldman in the finals of Race #9.

Matt Schurman

In the finals it was anyone's race as both were pretty even off the line (.018 to .021 in favor of Goldman), but Goldman was just a little too fast and lost a close double-breakout 9.888 to 9.894. The win clinched the championship for Schurman.

Jerry Pierce

On Sunday it another champ taking the victory as IHRA Division 1 champ Jerry Pierce took the victory back to Albany, NY. Waiting for Jerry was Joe Eckel and his ‘92 Camaro. In the finals both drivers played it safe at the tree (.015 to .018 in favor of Pierce) and with that slight advantage it forced Eckel to break out with a 9.892 to Pierce's winning 9.913.

In MASSA competition, Jimmy Stack held a slim two-point lead over Pittsburgh, Pa.'s Jeff Fisher going into event #9. Early exits by Fisher and Keith Mayers opened the door for Stack to build a lead that could see him clinch by night’s end. Stack only made it to the semifinals, but did pad his lead to 22 points going into race #10 on Sunday.

Claiming the victory on Saturday was Bob Kodadek and his sharp looking Corvette. Bob, who was making his first race of the season after an off-season motorcycle accident, made the best of his comeback. Waiting for Kodadek was NESSA president Kenny Vangorder and his Vega. At the tree Kodadek took a huge advantage (.022 to .083) and parlayed that into a 10.920 to 10.903 victory and his first MASSA victory.