As stated in the show coverage in the April 2011 issue, here is the complete winner’s list, with attendance numbers, sponsors, 2012 information, and a few more photos from the 2011 event.
By The Numbers:
|Total Firebirds: ||136|
|Total Firebirds by class:|
|1967-1969 ||Stock ||13|
|1967-1969 ||Modified ||13|
|1970-1976 ||Stock ||16|
|1970-1976 ||Modified ||8|
|1977-1981 ||Stock ||19|
|1977-1981 ||Modified ||15|
|1982-1992 ||Stock ||15|
|1982-1992 ||Modified ||8|
|1993-2002 ||Stock ||16|
|1993-2002 ||Modified ||13|
July 9, 2011 All Firebird Lawn Show at Albany-Saratoga Speedway Winners List
|Name ||Class ||Place ||Year/Model|
|Ray DeCresenzo ||1967-1969 Stock ||1st ||1969 Trans Am|
|Thomas Kingsbury ||1967-1969 Stock ||2nd ||1969 Blue Firebird|
|Frank Mercier Jr. ||1967-1969 Stock ||3rd ||1969 Firebird Convertible|
|John Bianco ||1967-1969 Modified ||1st ||1969 Trans Am|
|Joe Svhrada ||1967-1969 Modified ||2nd ||1969 Firebird|
|Tim Gerbick ||1967-1969 Modified ||3rd ||1969 Firebird|
|George Berg ||1970-1976 Stock ||1st ||1973 Formula|
|Gerry Garing ||1970-1976 Stock ||2nd ||1976 T/A|
|Rick Holloway ||1970-1976 Stock ||3rd ||1971 T/A|
|Chris Ek ||1970-1976 Modified ||1st ||1976 T/A|
|Fred Martin ||1970-1976 Modified ||2nd ||1974 T/A|
|Jason Shepard ||1970-1976 Modified ||3rd ||1970 T/A|
|Tom Benvengi ||1977-1981 Stock ||1st ||1979 SETA|
|Jeff Kinary ||1977-1981 Stock ||2nd ||1978 TA|
|Dan Quinlan ||1977-1981 Stock ||3rd ||1979 T/A|
|George Berg ||1977-1981 Modified ||1st ||1978 T/A|
|John Kunase ||1977-1981 Modified ||2nd ||1978 T/A|
|Alicia Coppolo ||1977-1981 Modified ||3rd ||1979 Firebird|
|Carl Hessick ||1982-1992 Stock ||1st ||1987 T/A GTA|
|Mary Lou Palmer ||1982-1992 Stock ||2nd ||1986 T/A|
|Scott & Patty Thomas ||1982-1992 Stock ||3rd ||1991 T/A GTA|
|Larry Michael ||1982-1992 Modified ||1st ||1992 Formula|
|Ron Nelson ||1982-1992 Modified ||2nd ||1984 T/A|
|Jessie Watson ||1982-1992 Modified ||3rd ||1986 T/A|
|Michael Hertz ||1993-2002 Stock ||1st ||2001 T/A Convertible|
|Ryan & Grace Corcoran ||1993-2002 Stock ||2nd ||1994 25th Anniv Firehawk|
|Chuck Clark ||1993-2002 Stock ||3rd ||1998 WS6 T/A|
|Bill & Deb Hall ||1993-2002 Modified ||1st ||1998 T/A|
|John Kicak ||1993-2002 Modified ||2nd ||1996 T/A WS6|
|Gene Chiusano ||1993-2002 Modified ||3rd ||2002 Formula|
Sponsors included Albany-Saratoga Speedway, Northwind Graphics, Mangino Buick-Chevrolet www.mangino.com, www.fbodywarehouse.com, Ames Performance Engineering, Fairfield Inn and Suites of Malta, NY, Hagerty Insurance, WantAd Digest, www.RockAuto.com, National Firebird and Trans Am Club, DePaula Chevrolet, Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, Midway Family Dental Associates, Zacks Sports, Mothers Polish, Summit Racing, Gold Eagle Products, Dr. Kelly Herbs, Painting by Ken, and DeLacey Massage Therapy.
The 10th Anniversary All Firebird Lawn Show will be held on Saturday July 7, 2012 (Rain Date of Sunday July 8) from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on the grounds of the Albany-Saratoga Speedway, 2671 US Route 9, Malta, NY, 12020, www.albany-saratogaspeedway.com phone: 518-587-0220.
Free truck and trailer parking is available at the venue in the general parking area and free camping is also available on the venue grounds.
Thursday night before the show will feature an informal ‘Meet and Greet’ in parking lot of the host hotel Fairfield Inn and Suites of Malta, NY starting around 7:00 p.m.
Friday night before the show will include an All Firebird Cruise with police escort,which will assemble at the Saratoga SPA State Park on Friday July 6, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. and leave at 5:30 p.m. The All Firebird Cruise will end at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway venue. The cruise package will include a full card of NASCAR sanctioned Whelen Series racing on the paved oval, large fireworks display, Firebirds on the Oval at racing halftime, and NASCAR Whelen series feature races. Pre-registration is strongly recommended since participation may be limited. Sunday July 8 will feature Firebirds on the NASCAR oval running time trials! In the event that the Sunday Rain date is required, the time trials will immediately follow the show.
The official hotel of the All Firebird Lawn Show continues to be the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Malta, NY. Reservations before June 1 are strongly recommended, since the hotel sells out early and the parking lot is like a giant Firebird show.