Benefit Car Show April 2/11
The show was to raise money for the family of Marine Gunny
John Hayes, wounded in Afghanistan in December last year.
Brother Sott and me
Fans enjoying old dragster
Granddaughters L Samantha and R Jasmine on grans dragster
Little fan sitting in dragster
My Crew at Show
Nephew Brandon in dragster
Niece Michelle in dragster
The old and the new!
Super Chevy Show
April 8-10, 2011
Mr Bill? Oh Noooooooooo!
Steve Frisel Winged Warrior
Ken Hamilton The Money Pit
Jeff Morris All Steamed Up
Young Fans at show!
How far is the starting line?
Pittsburgh Raceway 9.18.2010
Clear blue skies, comfortable fall temperatures, and
loads of awesome cars brought nostalgia
fans out in droves…making this year’s
Southern Slingshots voyage north to
Pittsburgh worth the long drive!
John Crawford keeps a watchful eye while
Todd Campbell warms up his car.
The day was full of extremely close racing between
all of the Southern Slingshots teams.
Ron and Charlie
Adam and Mike
John C. and Tommy
Todd and John S.
Big, long, side-by-side burnouts are always very
popular with fans…and drivers!
After a full day of streaking slingshots, gorgeous gassers,
shiny show cars, fabulous funny cars, super stockers,
and cruzin’ classics EVERYBODY was ready for a nap!
Special appreciation and credit goes to Dennis Ivory for
the always spectacular photos and Modified Productions
(Rick Butterworth) for HD video. Please contact them
information about purchasing copies of their outstanding work!
Elk Creek Dragway 8.28.2010
It was standing room only as the Southern Slingshots packed
in the largest spectator crowd of the year during the
second trip of the year at Elk Creek Dragway.
One time a year at this track is just not enough!
Most of the people in attendance were still full from
the previous race back in May, but we managed
to devour a few more bites!
There is lots of entertainment and plenty of mayhem
during the pre-race drivers meeting…
Sometimes it’s just best NOT to ask!
Another Great Wheelstand!
And the paint is a "Popin!"
Nice tire squat!
Tire squat #2
and all that horse power!
Who will take home the highly coveted hand crafted trophies?
Can you find all 6 injector hats?
Tommy Jackson and Mike DiMascio tip toed their
way through a very tough field of competitors
to meet in the final round.
Event organizers Tommy Jackson and Charlie Overfelt offer
congratulations to Mike and Roberta DiMascio for the victory!
When Southern Slingshot members get together, the
fun does not stop…even if the racing has!
Follow us to the next race! (if you dare…)
VA Motorsports park 5.16-17.2010
We enjoyed the opportunity to book several back-to-back racing
weekends this year. It is a lot of work and effort for the teams,
but after the long winter months a double dose of
Southern Slingshot nostalgia racing is exactly what the Dr. ordered.
As warm-ups are conducted in pits,
anticipation builds for drivers, crew, and fans.
Three FL teams certainly earned the long-hauler award. Jacksonville’s
own Ken Hamilton and the “Money Pit” Steve & Kathy Friesel’s
towed the “Winged Warrior” from Arcadia and “All Steamed Up”
driven by Bradenton native Jeff Morris.
Mike DiMascio’s “Project” (near lane) takes on the super
choice “Justin Time” car with Justin Prater at the wheel.
“Bits-n-Pieces” and “Outhouse Mouse” gave the fans a serious dose of
nostalgia when they raced with a flag start from ‘Harry the Hat’!
There was a slight delay in the action so that the track
personnel could replace the Christmas tree after
Brad Prater and Ken Hamilton chopped it down to the base!
VMP was the perfect setting to debut a new
blown power plant for the “Winged Warrior”
Ron Beall prepares for another shot of
adrenaline from his “Black Label” ride.
“Moonshine Express” and “Red Barron” took full
advantage of an obviously well prepped staring line!
Nothing brings the crowd to their feet like long,
smoky, side-by-side burnouts!
The 15 Southern Slingshots teams were so popular at VMP
even the funny cars lined up to get their pictures taken with us!
Elk Creek Dragway 5.08.2010
The opening salvo of 2010 was fired at Elk Creek Dragway.
The great hooking track that is surrounded by beautiful scenery
is a favorite for the Southern Slingshot teams.
If you come to a Southern Slingshots race, you will see
great racing, make great friends…and you WILL eat very well!
Check out the cool hardware built by the
craftsman, Charlie Overfelt.
Drivers Mike DiMascio and John Crawford are very lucky to
get strapped in with the help of some pretty ladies
The staging lanes full of Southern Slingshots…ready for battle.
The cool thing about staggered pro-tree starts is that fans get to enjoy
a variety of pairings. Justin Time is ready to take on Bits-n-Pieces.
Brad Prater and John Crawford are separated by mere inches!
“Mr. Slingshot” Tommy Jackson carefully backs into the
fresh rubber tracks he just laid down for another blistering pass.
With both cars racing other competitors, the ongoing rivalry between
“Outhouse Mouse” and “Bits-n-Pieces” might have finally come to an end…
Ah. That’s much better!
Dennis Ivory is one of the few photographers that has the skill to catch
a shot of “Moonshine Express” …ripping off high-4.30 passes!
Dealing with distractions is one of the biggest hurdles for a driver.
Mickey Clayton is attempting to concentrate on the next pass
while Ted Hall and Mike Gray try to get a ride into town.
Here is an interesting perspective view of what
the pilot of “Southern Comfort” sees.
John Ring certainly has his “game face” on for eliminations.
At the end of another fantastic day of Southern Slingshots racing,
Brad Prater and “Rat Fink” stands above the rest of the
competition and enjoys the spoils of back-to-back victories at Elk Creek.