Provide a brief description of your race team. Solo, Rally or Road Racing. Also feel free to include those invaluable workers.


  HeMan Racing

BigSpeed Racing

IMP / Joe Casella Racing

Lakota Wolf Racing



HeMan Racing

HeMan Racing team is based out of Branchville, NJ.  Patrick Fanning, Glenn Portsmore and Willie Bifulco are pictured in that order.

It's the 3rd season for the team, and we're all NNJR members.  Our primary sponsor is Level 10 Transmissions out of Hamburg, NJ.

Last season was pretty good with a couple top 10s and 2 top 5s.  We think this is our breakout year and are working for a podium finish this year.
We've been running mostly doubles and Enduros.  We'll be at Summit Point in May and Nelson Ledges in July for the 12 hour races.

Update after the 12 Hours of Summit Point 2005

We placed 10th in class (SM) at Summit point and not without a little pain.  Here's a breakdown of some of the post race repairs...YIKES!

New hubs, rotors, brake pads, rear bumper, paint ... also seems that we had a large amount of damage to the lower aft frame and trunk section.  Transmission is in with the new clutch disc and the new pilot bearing ..  Front bumper still needs to be repaired and painted. Tow hooks from MazdaSpeed.  Still have to do the compression test, leak down test, oil change filters and normal inspection.  And lastly, the dents need to be fixed as much as possible...

All in a days work!  We’re #88….       Thanks, Willie Bifulco

Lakota Wolf Racing

From 'junk' to a jewel!!!!! You can hear the WOLF howl!!!!!  

Driver and car builder Bill Hughes started out as an Autocrosser in a first generation RX7 and as a Tech worker. After many years working tech and watching the fun on the other side of the fence, it was time to go racing. The old Autocross car was converted to a track car and run for about 6 years. When the Historic series was born, I decided to sell the ITA Mazda and build the #88 Yenko Stinger. After a 3 year build starting with a Corvair that should have been junked, the Red Wolf Stinger was born! 

 Thanks to crew Paul Little, Brian O’Neill and of course, Tracy Hughes.

Visit the Historic Racing Group at to find out about this great series for old race cars.

Make sure you visit the Lakota Wolf Preserve at . The preserve is located in Columbia NJ, not far from the Delaware Water Gap. Head over and see Jim, Dan and Pam for a wonderful tour and see the many Wolves, Bobcats and Foxes in a large natural setting. This will be an experience you will not soon forget!

 Lakota Wolf Preserve a great place to see packs of wolves


IMP Racing / Joe Casella Racing

Joe and his son have two (2) ITE GrandAm Acura Integra's to campaign. Rumor has it Joe will also have a rental.

Dyno Tuning has arrived!!!

IMP = International Motorsports Products in Clifton. They have a dyno for tuning your cars. Call Joe and ask about the SCCA discount.

BigSpeed Racing

If you like the big speed, tunnel vision at 140 mph and roaring motors - our race team does too! BigSpeed Racing is based in Northern NJ and races in the ITS series, regularly completing for top 5 in races and top 10 in the North
Atlantic Road Race Championship. ITS is the fastest of the Improved Touring classes and is one of the most competitive and hotly contested series in the NE, often turning out more than 20 cars in class per race.

Friends of BigSpeed Racing are NeedMoreRacing, John Grezech, Eric King, John Costello, Ron Jessberger and the hottie umbrella girl - lovely Lisa! (No pics without royalty fees I'm told).

Shops that help with the car are ISC Racing Services, B&B in Dover, KDR Performance and Bruce's Speed Shop.

Primary sponsor is Maaco Autobody located in Rockaway NJ. Ask for Leon and Greg - reach them at 973-625-0583.

Let's Go RACING!

NeedMoreRacing - We support the Oasis Animal Sanctuary

GT Lite Datsun 510 - Formed in October of 2002 at a Lime Rock beer party. All three (3) drivers have been flaggers for years. We decided to take a look from the other side of the windshield. We took all our schools and have successfully completed races at Lime Rock, NHIS, Pocono, Summit Point and Watkins Glen.

Drivers: Darrell Anthony, Alan VanDeWeghe, Cory VanDeWeghe

Oak Ridge, New Jersey

Sponsor: Support Oasis Animal Sanctuary

Web site: NeedMoreRacing

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Oasis Animal Sanctuary

Author: Margo Harvey

The Oasis Animal Shelter is a non-profit organization in South Jersey that provides a no-extermination refuge for companion animals and other pets. Co-founder Pam Brighton started The Oasis Animal Sanctuary four years ago, after realizing that something needed to be done to save animals from unnecessary euthanasia. Her love for animals has shaped her career choices (she has a background in vet and holistic medicine) and has ultimately given her the great idea to find happy homes for perfectly good animals.

As of now, all members of The Oasis Animal Sanctuary work out of their homes, but they are anticipating moving to a farm where they can operate on a larger scale. They are hoping to have a permanent address by this year. The future holds great things for this organization. They will reduce the number of companion animals scheduled for euthanasia by transferring them to their facility where they then will utilize proven marketing techniques for adoption, fostering, or relocation. They will also be equipped to take in farm animals like horses and other farm animals confiscated by local animal welfare agencies, and then provide them shelter and rehabilitation. This organization looks forward to offering outreach programs that will include education programs to the general public on animal care, the plight of homeless pets, population control and other animal subjects, which includes information about birds of prey.

“The only way to stop the unnecessary killing is to spay or neuter your pet,” explains Brighton over a recent phone interview. To date, The Oasis Animal Sanctuary has worked hard to spay/neuter about 420 animals through their low cost spay/neuter program. It is very important to spay or neuter your pet so that there are less unwanted animals, which would eventually be killed when overcrowded animal shelters cannot find homes for them. Many healthy animals are put to death every year, because not enough people spay neuter their pets. In fact, every year five million dogs and cats are put down for space reasons. The Oasis Animal Sanctuary refuses to kill any animal for space reasons and operates on the belief that animals should be treated humanely and with respect. You can find a form for their low cost spay/neuter program on their website. Prices range from 10 dollars for a male cat to 40 dollars for a large, female dog.

Animals are surrendered to The Oasis Animal Sanctuary from many private rescuers out of the goodness of these people’s hearts. Dogs and cats that otherwise would have been put down are put into foster homes until the organization can eventually find a permanent, loving home for the animal. The Oasis Animal Sanctuary finds it hard to help a large number of animals, but they are committed to providing quality care for them. They are in need of people who are willing to foster animals. Fostering means that you take in a certain animal for a period of time, until there is a permanent home available. The organization will pay for all the food, medical supplies, or litter the animal may need while it is in foster care. If the foster home wishes to help out with cost that is greatly appreciated, but definitely not expected. Eventually foster homes will be able to experience the joy of giving an animal to a deserving permanent home and see the joy the animal that they cared for brought into the lives of others.

Whatever you do, do not abandon an animal. The Oasis Animal Sanctuary is there to give your animal a second chance. The organization has a screening process for all those who wish to adopt one of their animals. This is to ensure that the animal is going to a loving and caring home. If you would like to look at some of their pets that are up for adoption you can go to and click on the “our featured pet” link. You may also fill out their adoption form on their home website. The fee to adopt a cat is 65 dollars, but it includes spaying/neutering, testing for feline AIDS and leukemia, and also all of its shots. The price range for the adoption of dogs varies on size and type. Take note, if you adopt two or more buddies or littermates, Oasis will reduce the adoption fee for each animal by 20%!

If you would like to help The Oasis Animal Sanctuary they are in need of the following things: foster homes to help with the animal care, cat food-dry and canned-kitten and adult, a color copier and ink supplies, various size dog beds (elevated), and cat beds (any), storage space for their supplies, marketing/fundraising volunteers, Auto insurance so they can use their van, cat litter and litter pans; bleach and baking soda, postage stamps, paper, envelopes and mailing labels (Avery #5160) or a Staples gift certificate, and (1) large and (2) small easels for posters and pictures. If you would like to send a monetary donation your money could go towards purchasing the permanent facility that this organization needs. The Oasis Animal Sanctuary needs 300,000 animal lovers to donate just $1.00 to purchase a farm for a NO KILL facility in South Jersey. Could one of these 300,000 people be you? Please give! Every little bit helps! Please send Donations and Inquiries to: (Remember: Your gift is TAX DEDUCTIBLE)
Oasis Animal Sanctuary, Inc.
P.O. Box 3
Williamstown, NJ 08094-0003


For additional information, be sure to visit their website at

If you would like to contact them through email you can send inquiries to
Author: Margo Harvey



Last updated: Tuesday March 17, 2009 09:45:20