|Ed McGuinn and crew celebrate their "Street Outlaws" win|
credit: Neffke Motorsports Photography
A near-capacity crowd at Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway Friday night, July 1 turned out to see the stars of the Discovery Channel reality TV show “Street Outlaws” take on Western New York’s own Buffalo Street Outlaws. Reality show stars Boosted GT and Kamikaze Chris visited Lancaster to take on the best the BSO had to offer.
14 Buffalo Street Outlaws squared off in the battle of the “405” vs. “716.” Boosted GT defeated Chris MacKenzie in round one to earn a second round bye, but a mechanical issue kept him from making the call for third round. Kamikaze Chris also survived the first round with a win over Erin Moran, but he was eliminated by Doug Vanstrom in round two.
Vanstrom went to the final round in his 1984 Ford Mustang, where he went up against Ed McGuinn of Rochester in his 1980 Pontiac Trans-Am. McGuinn beat Vanstrom to top end first in the heads up, untimed event to claim victory.
The Buffalo Street Outlaws Street Limited class was also in action with a field of 17 cars. Brian Prior took the win even though his opponent, Mark Valvo, got off the starting line quicker with a better reaction time.
In regular Franco’s Pizza Friday Night IHRA Drag Racing action, Jamie Stoneman picked up his second win of the year in Top 8 over Zell Gaymon, Jacob Cislo picked up his first career win in Hebeler’s Sales Sleds & Bikes, defeating Lucas Salemi in the final round in a battle of Arctic Cat snowmobiles.
Two classes were unable to declare a winner due to the midnight curfew. McGard Mod ET was down to a final pair with Clay Ricketson and John Cira Jr. remaining, and Mallare Enterprises Top ET was down to five cars left in competition.
On Friday, July 8, the Buffalo Superchargers make their return to Lancaster, joining a full card of IHRA bracket drag racing with all four weekly classes in action. Find out more at www.lancasternationalspeedway.com.