Team HeadBlade and Capone Racing - Numidia Win, RU and Show
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Capone Racing, Team HeadBlade and Bammer Racing contine to gather
Championship points at the Numidia Raceway for the Liberty Nitro Nationals Presented by Vreeland's Harley-Davidson.
Capone Racing's Frank Capone was runner up against points leader Keith Browne in the Rush Pro Gas class. Capone, "We knew coming in late in the season , that we'd be looking at the back of Browne Racing's great big ol' fender, but we're very pleased with the team's progress and the fact that we're able to make the show and gather data for next season (when I hope that Keith will be looking at the back of our bike) is very important"
In the AHDRA Pro Mod class, Capone and Reno were number 1 and 2 at the day's end, with Capone taking out his teammate Reno (what a buddy, huh, Shaun?). Reno, "This was a great field of Pro Mod's, we only wish we could have taken Team HeadBlade to the winner's circle, but it was a heck of a race."
Capone and teams provided the Pro Mod/Pro Stock dinner, Saturday night. What a great bunch of guys and gals.
Bammer Racing's Drums Brancaccio is the only nitro powered ride in the Capone/Headblade/Bammer pit area. Brancaccio said, "We had a pretty good wkend in the AHDRA Screamin' Eagle Top Fuel class, qualifying 5th in a close field. We ran Turner in the first round and his reaction time was only 2/10th's of a second faster than mine, but it was enough on the big end to take the win and put us back in the trailer."
Discouraged, NOT, says Bammer crew chief, Michael Hopkins, "Each time we come to the track, we learn more and more about this bike, we really needed a few more rounds of qualifying; but the rain gave us one round on Saturday and one on Sunday morning. Sure we would have like to have gone a couple more rounds but we're ok and will be ready for Rockingham."
As the AHDRA Screamin Eagle season comes to a close Capone, HeadBlade and Bammer hope to see you at
Rockingham, Oct. 13th and 14th and the AHDRA Championship Finals at No Problem Dragway, Belle Rose, LA, Oct. 26-29th.
Team Information:
Capone's team consists of Mark Godin, Richard Murray, Craig Fisher, Lorne Buchanan and Katy Miller.
Capone Racing sponsors and friends supporting Capone's record breaking season include: G&G Engineering, DAS Performance, L. Buchanan Co., Gannos Machine, Energy One Clutches, Vanson Leathers and all the staff at Capone Landscape.

September 10, 2012
Team HeadBlade and Capone Racing - Numidia Bound and looking for POINTS
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Capone Racing, Team HeadBlade and Bammer Racing are leaving this evening for Numidia, PA to begin their final assault on Championship points at the Numidia Raceway for the
Liberty Nitro Nationals Presented by Vreeland's Harley-Davidson. With only two more events after this weekend, these teams are focusing on the GOAL - Championships.
The AHDRA points have been tabulated after the Woodburn race and going into Numidia, Frank Capone who began the season a little late in the Rush Pro Gas class has dazzled the points board by sliding into a comfortable 3rd place and only 17 points off the #1 position. The question is, will he have the oomph to move into 1st place by No Problem Dragway, LA for the finals?
Capone and Reno are #'s 1 and 3 respectively in Pro Mod. What a season it's been so far in a very competitive field.
Bammer Racing's Drums Brancaccio remains in the top ten of the AHDRA Screamin' Eagle Top Fuel class. It's been a short season for Brancaccio this year, but there is a good chance for a top five finish.
After Numidia, PA's race this weekend, there's Rockingham, Oct. 13th and 14th and the AHDRA Chamionship Finals at No Problem Dragway, Belle Rose, LA, Oct. 26-29th. ARE YOU READY for some RACING???
Team Information:
Capone's team consists of Mark Godin, Richard Murray, Craig Fisher, Lorne Buchanan and Katy Miller.
Capone Racing sponsors and friends supporting Capone's record breaking season include: G&G Engineering, DAS Performance, L. Buchanan Co., Gannos Machine, Energy One Clutches, Vanson Leathers and all the staff at Capone Landscape.
September 7, 2012


Team HeadBlade & Capone Racing - Running American Made Energy One Clutches
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Shaun Reno, AHDRA Pro Mod pilot for Team HeadBlade, and Frank Capone, riding multiple bikes for Capone Racing, are pleased to announce that both teams are now running
Energy One Clutches and they are seeing results already.
Reno riding the Team HeadBlade says he can feel a "more direct power hit with the new clutch pack," and Capone is liking what their team is seeing on the computer for both bikes.
Capone's crew, including Mark Godin, Richard Murray, Craig Fisher and Lorne Buchanan, expect to put more power to the track with the reliability of Energy One Clutches on both race bikes including the AHDRA Pro Mod (current points leader) and the new Rush Pro Gas bike which went to the winner's circle at AHDRA's Thunder in the Valley race earlier this month.
According to Energy One Clutches, "We have more than 50 years experience in the high performance motorcycle and automotive clutch industry, ENERGY ONE is the optimum choice for replacement clutch plates and components for your Harley-Davidson motorcycle. All ENERGY ONE clutch plates and components are 100% manufactured in the USA by skilled American craftsmen using only the latest tools and CNC equipment." Wave that flag and crank up those race machines.
Another service at Energy One Clutches is their custom Vintage reline available for HD, Indian, Henderson, Ducati, etc. They've done them all! Just in case you have some mature iron in your garage.
Capone says, "Lorne Buchanan and Richard Murray are in transit now for the AHDRA OAK GROVE CHOPPERS, FAST BIKES, INC, MULLIGANS & MORE NORTHWEST NITRO NATIONALS August 25th - 26th in Woodburn, OR. Shaun and I will be flying out on Thursday and ready to meet our west coast competitors, we wish we had time to go visit Energy One Clutches to see where they are made and visit with the great staff out there but it's not possible this trip."
Check out
www.energyoneclutches.com, pretty powerful stuff.
Team Information:
Capone's team consists of Mark Godin, Richard Murray, Craig Fisher, Lorne Buchanan and Katy Miller.
Capone Racing sponsors and friends supporting Capone's record breaking season include: G&G Engineering, DAS Performance, L. Buchanan Co., Gannos Machine, Energy One Clutches, Vanson Leathers and all the staff at Capone Landscape. .

August 29, 2012


Capone Racing, Team HeadBlade, and Bammer Racing - Bristol Report
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What a weekend at Bristol Dragway,Bristol, TN, for AHDRA's Thunder in the Valley Nationals Presented by 95.9 The Hog and 93.9 FM94. Not only was there THUNDER but there was lighting and copious amounts of RAIN RAIN RAIN, but as usual AHDRA and the fabulous crew at Bristol Dragway not only got in the event but the racers provided some of the best closest racing seen in a while.
Drums Brancaccio of Bammer Racing qualified in the tight Screamin' Eagle Top Fuel field but a fuel pump issue put him out in the first round on DJ Johnson's American Cycle ride. But points are points at this time of the year and Brancaccio should move up a little (will make announcement when the official AHDRA points are posted probably later this wk).
In the Reno/HeadBlade and Capone Racing pits it was action packed with friends and family filling not only the grandstands but the lawn chairs in the pits. A large time was had by all and munchies and great food abounded. BUT they came to race and race they did, showing off the new CP pistons. Reno qualified just fine in AHDRA Pro Mod field and despite an bountiful amount of Little Debbie snack cakes, he could only make 2 rounds before being outed. However, it's about points this time of year and with both teams partnering to make the AHDRA Woodburn race the end of the month, there's still time to make some serious moves to the TOP.
Capone Racing brought out that "very special and "somewhat" radical Rush Pro Gas bike and proved that it was more than ready for some test and tune, qualifying #1 with a snappy 8.265 ET and then winning the event, it was not a pretty final but it was a WIN light for Capone as both bikes stuttered through the lights. BUT a win's a win and even though late in the season Capone has a chance to gather enough points to finish in a good spot at season's end.
This weekend was pretty decent in Pro Mod for Capone, qualifying 2nd and making it to the finals after gleaning points throughout the eliminations. A quick look over in points would indicate that Capone should be holding on to the 1st place spot in Pro Mod but the gap is narrowed a little.
Team Information:
Capone's team consists of Mark Godin, Richard Murray, Craig Fisher, Lorne Buchanan and Katy Miller.
Capone Racing sponsors and friends supporting Capone's record breaking season include: G&G Engineering, DAS Performance, L. Buchanan Co., Gannos Machine, Vanson Leathers, CP Pistons and all the staff at Capone Landscape.
August 7, 2012

Capone Racing Moves Ahead in AHDRA PRO MOD with a Win and RENO Hits Top Five with R/U Ohio Bike Week Nationals, Norwalk, OH
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Frank Capone continues to maintain the points leads in the AHDRA Pro Mod Class. He advanced his points lead with a win at the AHDRA Ohio Bike Week Nationals presented by Northern Ohio Harley Dealers Association. Teammate, Shaun Reno of Team Headblade was runner up with some amazing numbers. Capone took out Reno in the finals with a .017 reaction time at 8.554 ET and 149.58 mph over a .008 reaction for Reno at 8.656 ET and a smoking 154.94 mph. These guys are cooking. Reno's runner up was enough to place him in the top 5 of the AHDRA Pro Mod class.
A dozen AHDRA/Norwalk race fans are now sporting Capone Racing Tee Shirts after the Capone team participated in the AHDRA tee shirt BOOMER.
Capone said, "My only regret was that a few backordered parts kept me from jumping into the Rush Pro Gas Class in Norwalk". Frank went on to say, "We knew it was a long shot, but I kind of wanted to let those Pro Gas guys know we're on the way". He stated, "I guess we'll do a little test & tune closer to home and be ready to hit the road for Tulsa Raceway Park in Tulsa, Oklahoma for the
AHDRA Screamin' Eagle Mid-West Nitro Nationals presented by Route 66 Harley Davidson on June 30th and July 1st". Reno stated, "My only regret was that I thought I could get him at the big end. Tulsa -- we're coming to run!
June 18, 2012 Norwalk, OH
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Capone's team consists of Mark Godin, Richard Murray, Craig Fisher, Lorne Buchanan and Katy Miller.
Capone Racing sponsors and friends supporting Capone's record breaking season include: G&G Engineering, DAS Performance, L. Buchanan Co., Gannos Machine, Vanson Leathers and all the staff at Capone Landscape.
Capone can be reached at:
facjr88@yahoo.com (781) 224-0700 www.caponeracing.com
Reno's team includes his wife, Kim, and his crew chief, Ricky Stewart, HeadBlade, Inc., Hampton Roads Harley Davidson, and SA (Steve Allstaedt) Racing.
Reno can be reached at:
renoscc@cox.net (804) 642-0554
We don't usually just post numbers, but check out these qualifying passes from Norwalk, look out TULSA ;-)
24 Frank Capone 8.567 8.635 150.41 8.892 152.93 8.567 150.56 21 Shaun Reno 8.586 8.600 150.87 8.783 153.51 8.586 152.18

Capone Racing/HeadBlade Racing/Bammer Racing
 

Gainesville, FL: The sunny skies of Florida turned dark and chilly, a foreboding sign for the teams
from the North Eastern corridor. Frank Capone of Capone Racing, Sharn Reno of HeadBlade Racing,
and Larry "Drums" Branccacio of Bammer Racing made the long haul South, knowing that this was a biggest
 and only shakedown opportunity they would have to start the AHDRA season. And a big shakedown it was.
 
The dreary weather predictions kept the fields light, but the after fairly nice weather on the test and tune session on Friday, the central Fl weather gave them everything it had. Saturday, rain, rain, rain and mist, a marked drop in the temperature as hail was reported close to the track, teams were scrambling to get equipment, and bikes in the trailers and awnings down and digging thru team uniforms for sweatshirts.
 
Then a brief respite, and while track management and the fearless AHDRA staff was able to get in most qualifying, the last 6 Screamin’ Eagle Top Fuel teams pushed back to the pits with another downpour and drizzle for the evening.
Tuners were pulling out their hair (of course, w the obvious exception of the HeadBlade smooth tops).
 
Sunday brought no cheer to the Harley Drag racers, though the rain was discouraging, no one left the track and by 3 o’clock, the mandatory riders meeting, Craig Tharpe announced the track was dry and indicated that riders should prepare to race.
 
But it was happy news for Frank Capone Racing. As the team brought the bike to 3 great rounds to advance and win the final round  in the Pro Mod Class. Not record breaking but a good clean pass with a 8.503  ET and  154.25 mph so the team can start accumulating some much needed Championship points.
 
It was medium news for The HeadBlade team, with Shawn Reno twisting the throttle to decent passes, just not far enough to make it to the winner's circles, THIS time.
 
The news for Bammer Racing's, Drums Brancaccio's Screamin' Eagle Top Fuel team was kind of like the weather.  Because of the rain on Saturday and an incomplete field of qualifying, Brancaccio watched his 7th spot on the race day ladder, slide to 9th and was only able to compete in the Nitro Outlaw class instead of the "for points" event late Sunday afternoon.
 
But it's racing folks, some days are amazing and quite frankly, some are not.  BUT there's AHDRA Rockingham Carolina Spring Nationals presented by the Carolina Dealers Assoc. May 5-6 and all teams will be back down south and ready to race.
 
All teams appreciate their sponsors and fans and hope to see everyone at the Rock




Reno/HeadBlade joins Capone Racing & Brancaccio Top Fuel


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There has always been a passion among racers and then you move it up a notch with an amazing heritage and attachment to Harley-Davidson Motor Company. When you combine the passion with heritage, it’s something some people just don’t get. But it has generated the slogan, "IF I have to explain, you wouldn’t understand". Luckily for Shaun Reno and Frank Capone there is an unspoken need for speed and a strength of dedication which pulled these two record holders together for the 2012 AHDRA Drag race season. This fast gas duo is joined by the Nitro powered, tightly wound, Hall of Famer, Drums Brancaccio. Frank Capone, owner of Capone Racing brings a string of records and awards to the table and Shaun Reno racing Team HeadBlade has more than his share of records and awards and is a 3 time AHDRA Pro Stock Champion. Will this combo be competitive? I think-- shockingly so. But it’s a long season and will take extra energy to keep group focus in an individual-one man –one bike sport. Diversity will probably be the glue that binds. The Nitro side of the pit will be held down by Bammer Racing's Drums Brancaccio, a NJ steel worker and Union man was recently inducted into the Nutley, NJ Hall of Fame. This National Champion has lots of seat time and bunches of knowledge about drag racing. Capone brings a string of fine sponsors to the game and for the first time is a contingency sponsor himself. Reno, a proud headshaver and natural diplomat for the decade old brand that has won numerous design awards, has been riding with and for the globally known "HeadBlade" logo and their black/yellow color scheme. Capone’s a landscaper, Reno’s a NASA employee and owns a performance motorcycle shop. Capone and Brancaccio, northern Italians, Reno, a soft spoken Virginian. It’ll be a Yin/Yang season, the loud, the quiet, but you can be assured you’ll be hearing them on the line at tracks throughout the US. Revving it up, smokin’ ‘em up, focusing on the lights and launching w the same precision that they’ve individually been bringing to the track for a while.

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Frank Capone Jr. Captures Two World Records

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The only All Harley Drag Racing Association (AHDRA) competitor from New England grew up in Stoneham, and he just broke two world records.
His name is Frank Capone, Jr., and he currently lives in Wakefield. He has been racing his motorcycles nationally for 10 years. This is his second year competing as a Pro in AHDRA. He owns Capone Landscape, Inc. and Capone Racing Enterprises in Wakefield.
On Oct. 8, 2011, Capone was competing in the Jim McClure Nationals presented by the Carolina-Harley-Davidson Dealers Association at Rockingham Dragway in Rockingham, N.C. He was sixth in the nation going into the event, but his goal this season was to place in the top five of the highly competitive Pro Modified class.
Coming into Rockingham, Capone knew he had to make a serious impact at the well-attended final event of the season. Capone and team (Mark Godin, Richard Murray, Lorne Buchanan and Mark Colburn) were up to the challenge; after earning additional points for qualifying number 1 in a full field of Pro Mod competitors, Capone went on to smash two world records: 5.264 seconds in the 1/8 mile at 134.8 mph (old record was 5.284 at 131.5 mph); and he shaved off 1/10 of a second from the old record of 8.43 seconds to bring the new record back to Boston with an 8.338 second in the 1/4 mile.
Capone did indeed take the top five spot at the AHDRA finals. He is getting lots of attention at the track as he also won Pro Rookie of the Year in 2010. In addition, he also fared well in the Rush Racing Products Pro Gas Class this season. Capone Racing Enterprises is hoping to carry this momentum through the winter for their sponsors and fans. His next race will be in Gainesville, Fla. in April, 2012. Sponsors and friends supporting Capone’s record breaking season include G&G Engineering in Pelham, N.H.; DAS Performance in Dracut; L. Buchanan Co. in Wakefield; Gannos Machine in Pelham, N.H.; Vanson Leathers in Fall River; and all the staff at Capone Landscape.
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Wakefield resident sets world records in drag racing association

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