MASSA season begins with double win by Stack

Second-generation drag racer Jimmy Stack took no prisoners at the Inaugural Mid Atlantic Super Street Association races held at Atco Dragway in Atco, NJ. Stack started from the #1 qualifying position in his Garbinski & Livezey ‘71 Challenger on Saturday, May 4.

In the finals Stack raced past Division 1 champion Matie Ganjoin and his 1969 Camaro. Ganjoin got the jump at the start with a 0.028 to 0.038 Reaction Time but the high-mph Challenger caught Ganjoin and forced him to break out (go faster than his dial-in) giving the win to Stack 10.908 to 10.884 seconds for the quarter mile.

In the Sunday finals Stack (far lane) took the advantage at the starting line (0.008 to 0.031) and laid down a perfect 10.900 to take the win over number-one qualifier Kevin Tiedemann’s 10.897.

The Mid Atlantic Super Street Series will run race numbers three and four on May 18 and 19 at Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa. For information on MASSA contact Rob Keister at 856-332-2851 or e-mail Rekeister@aol.com. [5/15/2013]

Motorsports veteran Chris Pook joins Formula One race management team

Christopher R. Pook, who built Gateway International Raceway (now Gateway Motorsports Park) just across the Mississippi River from downtown St. Louis and was involved in the sale of that NHRA national event site to current owner Curtis Francois, will join the Formula One Grand Prix of America at Port Imperial executive team as Special Assistant to the Chairman, Leo Hindery, Jr.

Pook has decades of experience developing venues and events. He will provide consultation with respect to all aspects of construction, planning and execution of the Grand Prix of America at Port Imperial race.

Pook founded and managed the USA Grand Prix West, which was the first Formula One street circuit race in the United States and later evolved into an annual event in the Formula One World Championship. He also helped develop other races in Detroit, Las Vegas, Dallas, St. Louis, Denver and St. Petersburg, Fla. Pook is the former CEO of the Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) series in the U.S. and a former member of the board of Dover Motorsports, Inc. (file photo) [5/15/2013]