I'm sure more details will come out after the Banquet tonight but....
--- From the desk of Team Pantera Racing ---
I just got a phone call from Dennis (Mad Dog) Antenucci.
First in his class to leave the starting line, and First in his class to cross the Finish line. When nobody passes you... it's been a good day. Dennis reports he was followed by Steve Waldman, one new Corvette ZR1 and a squadron of Z06's but nobody could catch him. He was entered in the 150 class and figured he may have averaged just under that as the road is going through some improvements and most drivers were more cautious during this years NORC, more on that later.
I'm told there were two cars, a Grand National and a Mustang both with high dollar race prepared engines, which failed to complete the race due to blowing up those nice race engines somewhere along the course. (hopefully someone will post more detail on that later) No accidents to report and no other breakdowns at the moment.
Nice to know a nearly 40 year old Pantera can still make it down the road in one piece. Another shout out to Russ Fulps who once again provided a rock solid engine to get Mad Dog to the finish line. :burnout:
The Vikings put in a good show, I'm sure Dennis will tell you more about that later.
The NDOT is repaving portions of Highway 318 and it should all be complete by the September running of the Silver State Classic Challenge. For those who have been keeping track, most of the top professional drivers in the Unlimited division have said this race won't see a 200 MPH record again until they re-pave 318. Sometimes wishes do come true. This September may see a new record speed posted on the Silver State route. Wouldn't it be nice if you were there?
Dennis had a name to go with the other Pantera that showed up. Clay Pool (not sure if the spelling is correct). He owns a fairly stock Pantera (not much detail on this part) and it's for Sale. He was slated to run the 100 class but Dennis had left the finish line before any of the slower classes began showing up. No word on if Clay ran or not, finished or not.
More news as it becomes available.