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GM EFI 2011 Recap
Pfadt Race Engineering and Mantic Clutch GM EFI Racing
The 2011 Pfadt Race Engineering and Mantic Clutch: GM EFI Race Series 15,
presented by American Racing Headers, Paxton Superchargers & Comp Cams/FAST
 
2011 Recap
GM EFI Series #15
Raceway Park
Congratulations to the winners, runner-ups and all who participated in the 2011 drag racing season!
2011 series #15
Champions
For photos from the 2011
Awards Banquet [ Click Here ]
2011 Season Champions Steve Ciregna and Mike Beck
2011 Champions
Steve Ciregna and Mike Beck
with Dave
2011 SLP Performance Bracket Champion Steve Ciregna
2011 SLP Performance Bracket
Champion Steve Ciregna
with Dave and Jeanne
2011 Team ECS 8.90 Index Champion Mike Beck
2011 Team ECS 8.90 Index
Champion Mike Beck
with Dave and Jeanne

At the conclusion of the 2011 series, the final battle for points was decided
* View the 2011 Points Standings *
(2011 dates can be viewed here)
Team ECS Racing 8.90 Index
presented by Pfadt Race Engineering
SLP Performance bracket
presented by Pro Torque

GM EFI DRAG RACING SERIES 2011 Winner's Circle
SLP Performance Bracket
Team East Coast Supercharging 8.90 Index
The Winners Lane
2011 GM EFI Series
Winners & Runner-Ups
Event Series Winners and Runner Ups
2011 Bracket
Steve Ciregna: 2011 Champion (left)
Keith Burnham: 2011 Runner-up (right)
2011 8.90 Index
Mike Beck: 2011 Champion (right)
Jay McCardle: 2011 Runner-up (left)
  • Steve Ciregna held his #1 position in the SLP Performance bracket and took the 2011 Bracket Championship with Keith Burnham taking the 2011 runner-up position.

  • Mike Beck dominated the final events of the season and took the 2011 Championship in the Team East Coast Supercharging 8.90 Index with Jay McCardle taking the 2011 runner-up position.

GM EFI Racing:

The final event was run as a double-header (to make up for cancelled events) with two races run on 11/5: One in the morning (AM) and the other in the afternoon (PM). Index racers ran two qualifiers in the AM and one in the PM. Bracket racers took two time shots in the AM and none in the PM (i.e., they went directly into eliminations).

Upcoming Events
E7: 11/05 PM
The Winners Lane
Event Series
Winners & Runner-Ups
Event Series Winners and Runner Ups
E7 Brackets
PM Brackets: Ralph Savarese & Steve Ciregna
E7 8.90 Index
PM 8.90 Index: Mike Beck & Robert Wisniewski
  • E7 Summary: Sixteen drivers entered round 1 of the SLP Performance Bracket, presented by Pro Torque: Congrats to winner Ralph Savarese (#7731) and runner-up Steve Ciregna (#C129) with Semi-finalists Keith Burnham (#N125) and John Panuzzo (#4141). Congrats to winner Mike Beck (#M152) and runner-up Robert Wisniewski (#1430) in the Team East Coast Supercharging 8.90 Index, presented by Pfadt Race Engineering, with Mike Beck (#M152) winning the Paxton Superchargers #1 Qualifier award.
E6: 11/05 AM
The Winners Lane
Event Series
Winners & Runner-Ups
Event Series Winners and Runner Ups
E6 Brackets
Brackets: Doug Biereczki & Louis Calicchia
E6 8.90 Index
8.90 Index: Mike Beck & Jay McCardle
  • E6 Summary: Thirty three drivers entered round 1 of the SLP Performance Bracket, presented by Pro Torque: Congrats to winner Doug Biereczki (#9466) and runner-up Louis Calicchia (#5882), with semi-finalists Steve Ciregna (#C129) and Glenn Philpot (#9718). Congrats to winner Mike Beck (#M152) and runner-up Jay McCardle (#104C) in the Team East Coast Supercharging 8.90 Index, presented by Pfadt Race Engineering, with Mike Beck (#M152) winning the Paxton Superchargers #1 Qualifier award.
Photographer: Jeff Plotkin
... E6 & E7 Event Photos & Videos (Thanks to our photographers; Jeff Plotkin & Vivian Harris)

E5: 10/22 PM
The Winners Lane
Event Series
Winners & Runner-Ups
Event Series Winners and Runner Ups
E5 Brackets
Brackets: Steve Ciregna & Ron Higgins
E5 8.90 Index
8.90 Index:Jay McCardle & Mike Beck
  • E5 Summary: Twenty drivers entered round 1 of the SLP Performance Bracket, presented by Pro Torque: Congrats to winner Steve Ciregna (#C129) and runner-up Ron Higgins (#6549) with Semi-finalist Ralph Savarese (#7731). Congrats to winner Jay McCardle (#104C) and runner-up Mike Beck (#M152) in the Team East Coast Supercharging 8.90 Index, presented by Pfadt Race Engineering, with Mike Beck (#M152) winning the Paxton Superchargers #1 Qualifier award.

E4: 10/22 AM
The Winners Lane
Event Series
Winners & Runner-Ups
Event Series Winners and Runner Ups
E4 Brackets
Brackets: John Panuzzo & Steve Ciregna
E4 8.90 Index
8.90 Index: Jay McCardle & Robert Wisniewski
  • E4 Summary: Twenty eight drivers entered round 1 of the SLP Performance Bracket, presented by Pro Torque: Congrats to winner John Panuzzo (#4141) and runner-up Steve Ciregna (#C129) with Semi-finalists Dave Hartzell (#4770) and Doug Kelly (#4504). Congrats to winner Jay McCardle (#104C) and runner-up Robert Wisniewski (#1430) in the Team East Coast Supercharging 8.90 Index, presented by Pfadt Race Engineering, with Mike Beck (#M152) winning the Paxton Superchargers #1 Qualifier award.
... E4 & E5 Event Photos (thanks to our photographer; Jeff Plotkin - with support from Matt and Vivian)

E2 & E3: 8/20
The Winners Lane
Event Series
Winners & Runner-Ups
Event Series Winners and Runner Ups
E3 Brackets
Brackets: Steve Ciregna & Gary Deak
E3 8.90 Index
8.90 Index: Mike Beck & Jay McCardle
  • As of the conclusion of the E3 Eliminations, we have some new standings in the 2011 points race: In the GM EFI Brackets, Keith Burnham is currently edging out Steve Ciregna with a one point lead. But a number of drivers are right on their tail, including Gary Deak, Bill Doczi and Ron Higgins, with many others very close behind. It's a tight battle in the bracket points race that anyone could take. In the GM EFI 8.90 Index points, Mike Beck moved up from the #2 to #1 position, passing Jay McCardle. Mike currently holds the lead with nine points over Jay who is holding second place with six points.

    E3: Congrats to winner Steve Ciregna (#C129) and runner-up Gary Deak (#4001) in the E3 SLP Performance Bracket, presented by Pro Torque, with Semi-finalist: Glenn Philpot (#9718). Congrats to winner Mike Beck (#M152) and runner-up Jay McCardle (#104C) in the Team East Coast Supercharging 8.90 Index, presented by Pfadt Race Engineering, with Jay McCardle winning the Paxton Superchargers #1 Qualifier award.

    E2: Congrats to winner Rich Fetch (#1994) and runner-up Keith Burnham (#9911) in the E2 SLP Performance Bracket, presented by Pro Torque, with Semi-finalists: Frank Eckert (#7170) and Ron Higgins (#6549). Congrats to winner Mike Beck (#M152) and runner-up #H138 in the Team East Coast Supercharging 8.90 Index, presented by Pfadt Race Engineering, with Mike Beck winning the Paxton Superchargers #1 Qualifier award.

  • View a photo slideshow from the 8/20/2011 events or View All (thanks to Jeff Plotkin and Vivian Harris)

EVENT #1 (E1): 5/21
The Winners Lane
Event Series
Winners & Runner-Ups
Event Series Winners and Runner Ups
Bracket winner: Doug Biereczki. Runner Up: Doug Kelly
Brackets: Doug Biereczki and Doug Kelly
8.90 Index Winner and #1 Qualifier: Jay McCardle. Runner Up: Mike Beck
8.90 Index: Jay McCardle and Mike Beck
  • 5/21/11 (E1) Highlights / Summary
    - Also available on Paxton Auto's Blog "Your daily look into the world of the original Supercharger manufacturer."

    The final in the Team East Coast Supercharging 8.90 Index, presented by Pfadt Race Engineering, got off to an exciting start. Mike Beck was off the line quickly with a .036 R/T, compared to #1 qualifier, Jay McCardle with a .299. However, Beck lifted the front end and got a bit squirrely when he came down, forcing him to lift in order to straighten her out, which resulted in an 18.909 at 53.08 mph pass. This allowed McCardle to quickly pass him, before reaching 330', and then coast on the top end; taking the win with an 11.135 at 81.19 mph on the 8.90 index (a MOV of 7.5115). McCardle earned the Paxton Superchargers #1 Qualifier award (plaque and $50) along with the 8.90 winner trophy, which came along with $400. Beck took away $200 and a trophy for the runner-up spot.

    The final in the SLP Performance Bracket, presented by Pro Torque, was a close race with a double-breakout ending. The 0.0066 margin of victory went to Doug Biereczki ($200 + trophy) over Doug Kelly ($100 + trophy). Although Kelly had the better reaction time with a .011 to Biereczki's .110, Kelly broke out more with an 11.583 at 103.46 mph on an 11.60 dial (-.017) to Biereczki's 14.229 at 98.16 mph on a 14.24 dial (-.011). Semifinalists who earned $50 and a plaque included Daniel Kneuer and Louis Calicchia.

Other News:
In Memory of Mike Conway
  • In memory of fallen drag racer, Mike Conway, forever in our hearts and memories.
    - With our deepest sympathies... Godspeed our friend


    A Memorial Parade and Moment of Silence, dedicated to Mike, was observed on Saturday, 8/20/11, at Raceway Park, during the elimination rounds of events, which included the GM EFI series: View photos of the parade (special thanks to J. Plotkin).

Steve Ciregna
  • Congrats to GM EFI driver Steve Ciregna (#C129) for winning the 7/20/11 Night of Thrills Combined Bracket! Additionally, we wish to congratulate Steve for taking his 2002 Pontiac Trans Am through nine rounds of racing and on to the winner's circle in the 2011 Pontiac Nationals: "Street winner, 2011 Chief of the Pontiac's", taking a $1,000 purse, free race admission and #1 spot for next year as well as winning a jacket and a trophy as big as Steve... Congratulations!

Four points drivers (photos below) were invited to appear at the The 36th Annual Snap-On Tools Night of Thrills, presented by P.C.Richard & Son on Saturday, June 18: Jay McCardle & Alan Eckert represented the Team ECS 8.90 Index, presented by Pfadt Race Engineering and Keith Burnham & Ron Higgins represented the SLP Performance Bracket, presented by Pro Torque. It was an exciting night, filled with non-stop action from bracket cars to jet-powered dragsters and car-crushing monster trucks. For more photos from this event, click here.
Alan Eckert (8.90 Index)
Jay McCardle (8.90 Index)
Keith Burnham (Bracket)
Ron Higgins (Bracket)
Alan Eckert (8.90 Index)
Jay McCardle (8.90 Index)
Keith Burnham (Brackets)
Ron Higgins (Brackets)

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