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Boogieman Stops the Winning Streak Defeating Farley in Race 2

by Rob Farley

Qualifiers - Anger Management Racing Pro 11.50 Index presented by Russ DeLibero-Emerald Financial Resources
PosNameETMPH
1  Ellis Gray 11.500 118.83
2  Jerry Muniz 11.506 119.45
3  Rob Farley 11.506 116.33
4  Rich Shuleski 11.544 118.25
5  Robert Zona 11.552 123.38
6  Paul Bogdan 11.560 112.9
7  Bill Fischer 11.572 110.15
8  Rob Petyo 11.583 106.77
9  Shawn Cavanagh 11.601 117.23
10  Gary Hurta 11.606 123.31
11  Shay LaScalla 11.704 120.19
12  Eric Fischer 11.769 114.68
13  Robert Cook 11.790 123.56
14  Tommy Michalkowski 11.815 106.97
15  Marshall Brown 11.820 94.89
16  Gary Hillen 11.901 120.22
17  Joe Latona 11.955 121.76
05/09/09 - Englishtown, NJ - The second Anger Management Racing Pro 11.5 Index presented by Russ DeLibero-Emerald Financial Resources is now in the record books. The weather was sunny and the temperature was in the low 80's. We had eight drivers qualify in the 11.5's with one driver qualifying dead=on with an 11.500. There were two drivers that qualified in the 11.6's, three drivers in the 11.7's, two drivers in the 11.8's and the sixteenth driver with an11.901. As the series continues, there are less drivers running under the Index. This is a clear indication that the drivers are adjusting their cars and themselves to run the index.

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Qualifying

There were 17 Corvette's in the lanes during qualifying. Ellis Gray came out swinging with an 11.500 on his second qualifying pass. This is the second time that we ever had a driver qualify with an 11.500. The first driver to achieve this was Joe Latona in 2008 Race 3. In the number two position with an 11.506 @ 119.45 MPH was Jerry "Boogieman" Muniz with his Black 2005 C6. The number three position had the same ET as Jerry but since Jerry qualified with the 11.506 first, Rob Farley would have to sit in the number three position with his 11.506 @ 116.33 MPH. Rich Shuleski was in the number four position with an 11.544 @ 118.25 MPH. We had one driver that did not qualify. Joe Latona was 17th and outside looking in with an11.955 @ 121.76.

Round 1:

The first pair of drivers to come around the wall was Jerry Muniz (2) and Gary Hurta (10). Gary has been trying to control all the power from his 2009 ZR1. Gary has been trying different launch techniques and it appears that he may have found the sweet spot to get all the power to the ground. Both drivers are staged and the tree flashed and Jerry was out first with a .093 to Gary's .646. With the starting line advantage going to Jerry, he was able to cross the finish line first with an 11.749 @ 103.67 MPH to Gary's 11.777 @ 122.93 MPH. Next to the line was the number one qualifier Ellis Gray (1) and Shawn Cavanagh (9). Shawn was out first with a .040 reaction time. Ellis left the line with a .168. Ellis poured it on to try to push out Shawn at the top end. Ellis ran an 11.504 @ 119.24 MPH and lost the round to Shawn's 11.548 @ 109.72 MPH. The next two drivers to battle it out on the 1320 were Rich Shuleski (4) and Eric Fischer (12). Eric left first but red with a -.008 red light. Eric was trying to tree Rich but hit it a little too hard. Rich nailed the tree with a .042. Rich ran 11.639 @ 112.54 MPH. The next two drivers have been battling it out in other 11.50 classes at Raceway Park. The next driver to the line was Shay LaScalla (11). Shay has been looking to take down her opponent Rob Farley (3) since the beginning of the season. With all the pressure on Shay in round one, Shay left the line with a .431 to Rob's .078. Rob was able to cross first with an 11.736 @ 94.21 MPH to Shay's 11.550 @ 120.84 MPH. After the race, Shay said that she had the name Rob Farley bouncing around in her head.

Runner Up Group Winner
Runner-up Rob Farley AMR's Tommy Michalkowski, Runner-up Rob Farley, Cartek's Julio Hormilla, Winner Jerry Muniz and Presenting sponsor Russ DeLibero Winner Jerry "Boogieman" Muniz
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The next Corvette to the line had an unfamiliar driver in it. Rob Zona (5) was driving the Tommy Michalkowski owned Black Corvette instead of his own Z06. He and his tuner (Tommy, Anger Management Racing,), found it easier to slow Tommy's car to the index than Rob's. Zona was racing Bob Cook (13) in his Yellow 427 ci d road race Corvette. Cook left first with a .045 to Zona's .087. Crossing the finish line first was Zona with a 12.089 @ 100.66 MPH to Cook's 12.623 @ 123.13 MPH. The next drivers to race were Bill Fischer Sr. (7) in his 2001 White C5 going up against Marshall Brown (15) driving his 2004 C5. Marshall was off the line first with a .148 to Bill's .317. Crossing the stripe first was Bill Fischer Sr. with an 11.519 @ 116.39 MPH to Marshall's 11.839 @ 118.25 MPH. The next pair of racers to face off are Rob Petyo (8) and Gary Hillen (16). Gary left first with a .300 reaction time to Rob's .650. Rob crossed first with an 11.547 @ 94.49 MPH to Gary's 11.913 @ 120.16 MPH. The next pair of racers to compete were Tommy Michalkowski (14) and Paul Bogdan (6). Paul left first with an outstanding .013 light to Tommy's .058. This was a top end race as both drivers were looking at each other as they were approaching the finish line. With both drivers breaking out, Tommy broke out by less with an 11.471 @ 110.71 MPH to Paul's 11.457 @ 113.91 MPH. Both drivers were penalized 20 points for going under the 11.50 index.

Round 2:

The first pair of drivers to start round two was Rich Shuleski (4) and Rob Petyo (8). Rich was out with the best reaction time of the day. Rich left the starting line with a .005 to Rob's .219. Rich crossed first with an 11.647 @ 118.66 MPH while Rob broke out with an 11.498 @ 104.17 MPH trying to push Rich out. The next two drivers looking to advance to the next round were Rob Farley (3) and Bill Fischer Sr. (7). Rob was out first with a .097 to Bill's .175. Rob crossed first with an 11.599 @ 104.40 MPH with Bill breaking out with an 11.450 @ 11.10 MPH. The next two drivers to the line knew they had enough power to run the number, but who would take the stripe first? The next pair was Shawn Cavanagh (9) and Rob Zona (5). Starting line advantage went to Shawn with a .038 reaction time to Rob's .092. Shawn crossed first with an 11.527 @ 109.24 MPH with Rob crossing with an 11.634 @ 123.13 MPH. The last pair to complete round two was Jerry Muniz (2) and Tommy Michalkowski (14). With a .024 starting line advantage going to Tommy, Jerry crossed the stripe first with an 11.531 @ 118.49 MPH to Tommy's 11.672 @ 101.94 MPH.

Round 3:

Round three started with Rob Farley (3) and Shawn Cavanagh (9). Both drivers have been trash talking on the forum and in the lanes about who will take out who. The starting line advantage went to Shawn with a .023 reaction time. Rob left the line with a .049 and crossed first with an 11.526 @ 109.24 to Shawn's loosing 11.481 @ 117.62 MPH. Cavanagh also took a penalty for going under the index. The last pair in round three was Jerry Muniz (2) and Rich Shuleski (4). Rich left early with a -.011 red light. Jerry left with a .967. Jerry ran 11.636 @ 118.52 MPH to Rich's 11.604 @ 118.21 MPH. Talk about a lucky break!!!

Round 4: Final Round

The final had Jerry Muniz (2) and Rob Farley (3) battle it out. If Rob wins this round, this would be his sixth consecutive win in this class having taken the last four of 2008 and the first race in 2009. This is the first final appearance for the "Boogieman" Jerry was out first with a .140 reaction time. Rob left the line with a .340. Rob forgot to deep stage which ended his day at the line. Jerry crossed first with an 11.587 @ 119.21 MPH with Rob crossing at 11.513 @ 102.40 MPH.

Awards and Payouts Today

  • Winner Jerry Muniz earned a payout of $160 in addition to the winner trophy
  • Runner-up Rob Farley earned a payout of $80 in addition to the runner-up trophy
  • Semi-Finalists Rich Shuleski and Shawn Cavanagh each received $40
  • Number 1 Qualifier Ellis Gray received a plaque for his 11.500 qualifying run
  • Paul Bogdan received the Best Reaction Time plaque for the best winning reaction time in the first round at .013

2009 Race 2 Ladder

2009 Points Standings

Rob Farley built on his points lead with his runner-up appearance today. He leads the pack with 209 points. He is followed by today's winner Jerry Muniz in second place with 128 points. Rich Shuleski is next with 107 points followed by Eric Fischer, the Corvette Challenge points leader, with 105 points in this class. Paul Bogdan rounds out the top 5 with 92 points. In the top 5, all but Farley and Fischer have taken at least one penalty thus far this year. A driver is penalized 20 points, the equivalent of one round, when driving below the 11.50 index in eliminations.
Rank Name R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Wins Rounds Avg Qual
1. Rob Farley 113 209 242 340   2 12 11.530
2. Jerry Muniz 11 128 199 231   1 6 11.594
3. Rich Shuleski 32 107 164 216   0 4 11.599
4. Shawn Cavanagh 37 89 205 205   1 6 11.567
5. Paul Bogdan 78 92 167 198   0 5 11.689
6. Ellis Gray 32 70 128 184   0 3 11.517
7. Shay LaScalla 33 65 139 139   0 5 11.636
8. Eric Fischer 74 106 138 138   0 2 11.686
9. Gary Hillen 12 43 77 128   0 2 11.814
10. Tommy Michalkowski 31 62 72 107   0 1 11.794
11. Robert Zona 10 64 74 74   0 1 11.552
12. Bill Fischer 36 69 69 69   0 1 11.572
13. Anthony Cupolo 0 0 32 42   0 0 11.649
14. Gene Paterno 0 0 0 32   0 0 11.715

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