Team Pantera Racing News
First Exclusive photo of the latest IR intake system being fitted to
the famous Phoenix Pantera owned and raced by Mad Dawg Antenucci. From
our undercover agents in the field.
Note the centrally located fuel rails and injectors making for easy
removal of the valve covers. This photo doesn't show detail of the linkage
for all eight throttle plates, but our sources say we should see more
Look so good you almost want to hump it!
Gary Bartley finished the Road Runner
Open in his Mangusta. Details Here.
- April 23-26: Texas Big Bend
- Aug 7-9 2008: Sandhills ORR, Arnold Nebraska
Yo My Peeps,
Yea, I know the Nebraska ORR isn't until August but I hear its filling
up quickly and will be full in a matter of days.....and as Tommy mentioned
earlier it is the most challenging ORR course in the states.
Here are the 4 Pantera's and owner/drivers and crew registered and
headed to Arnold in August. I got my car # (33) today in email. There's
still available openings for the SORC but you gotta move now if you
want to run with the big dawgs....Web site, tech rules and registration
information is at;
Besides veterans, Tom "Tommy Gun" DiIulio, David "Durango
Dave" Adin, Larry "The Falcon" Kelsey and Mad Dawg,
Bob "Rowdy" Radefeld from Topeka, Kansas just registered
and sent his registration fees in.
"Rowdy" who will be running in his 1st ORR is a Nam Vet
who served as an Army avionic tech and crewchief on Huey's and Mohawks
in Nam from 68-69. He started and has been successfully running an
electronics biz as well as a upolostry biz in Topeka and has been
running his Pantera in and around Kansas in club events for several
Hopefully we can get "Rowdy" to share something about his
Pantera on the List.
Mad Dawg Antenucci
Team Pantera Racing
The 1st & still the only vintage race team in open road racing
- Aug 22-25 2008: Pony Express, Battle Mountain
Nevada - www.openroadracing.com
- Oct 3-6, 2007: Ft. Stockton RoadRunner Open
We all finished...Photo's to follow! ;-]>
103F and about 90% humidity out here in Nebraska today but all the
Pantera's ran great.
Tom thinks he may have had the fastest average in his class and I
don't think I am too far behind him...We are banking on our Iron Man
(Durango Dave) to bring home a trophy tonight at the Awards Banquet.
Dave also started and completed the one-mile shoot-out but I can't
remember his time at the moment....he did good...all I know is he
got up early and drove the 45 miles to where the shootout was...
Also of note yesterday at the One Mile Shoot-Out last night a Mitsubishi
blew the Vette, Ferrari and Viper competition away with a 215 MPH
run!!!!. Not sure how many cars broke today in the ORR but one Viper
was off the side of the road and I caught up to and all most passed
the Viper who started a minute a head of me on both legs of the run.
We were at 1 minute intervals going out but actually 30 seconds coming
back. Dave also passed the car in front of him so we are hoping Tom
has the fastest time today since he didn't have any traffic to contend
Lots of high-5's at the finish line.
Definate Good Times.
- May 2007: Nevada Open Road Challenge, TPR was
there, read more.
- September 14-17, 2006: Silver State Classic
Challenge, Nevada Highway 318
Mad Dawg - Super Sport Division (180 Tech)
John "JB" Bentley - Grand Sport (165 Tech)
Update 11 Sep 06: Out of an original five folks signed up, only two
have not had other conflicts come up. It's race weekend and TPR needs
your support. Wish them luck.
Update 19 Sep 06: Both Mad Dawg and
JB finish the SS with little or no problems. Read more from
the Dawg himself, here.
Remember, you can register and run as slow as 90-125 MPH in the event.
Check out the SS Challenge page for tech
& registration rules, and for more details go to www.silverstateclassic.com
April 25 - 28, 2007: Big Bend
Open Road Race