Annual awards banquet held for 2017
NETO held it’s annual award banquet on Saturday November 11, 2017 in Newburgh NY. Prior to the banquet, the annual year end member meeting was held. At this meeting officers and directors for 2018 were elected. All of the incumbents were re-elected without opposition. Once again a fun time was had by all as over 100 people attended the event.
These two luscious cakes were donated by Kitty and John Giambertone.
Prior to presenting awards to the top ten finishers in Nostalgia and Comp, some special member to member recognition was given.
Then John Giambertone presented plaques to all racers who recorded a perfect reaction time of .000 during eliminations. They are:
Then each of our race sponsors received a plaque in thanks for their support. Our 2017 sponsors are:
- J & B Performance, our series sponsor
- T and E racing
- Putnam Radiator
- Rich and Jeanne Head
- Overbaugh Construction
- Sew and Show
- Corewood Ventures
- Sponge Bob Racing
- Accurate Auto
- C & F Race cars
- Performance Services Inc.
- New York Speed and Machine
- Select Performance
- New England Performance and Muscle
- Arroway Auto Group
- Fidelity Alarm Company
- Kalina Racing
Awards to our top ten finishers in Nostalgia eliminator were then given.
Seventh place award, sponsored by T and E Racing, went to Christian Huebner.
Fourth place award, sponsored by Lou Laferrara Jr, went to Frank “Taco” Martinez.
The 2017 Nostalgia champion, sponsored by the Kenly Family, went to Steve Consentino.
Awards to our top ten finishers in Comp eliminator were given.
Seventh place award, sponsored by Steve and Dorothy Consentino, went to Chris Kraft.
Fourth place award, sponsored by Wilko Brothers racing, went to Vinny Laurita (Al Banome accepting for Vinny).
The 2017 Comp champion, sponsored by JCM Racing Chassis & Engine Shop (represented by Chris and John Kraft), went to Lou Laferrara Jr.