Demke, Noakes win in Ohio

7/26/2015


DIVISION 3
National Trail Raceway
Hebron, Ohio, July 24-26, 2015

Results will be posted as soon as they are available. For detailed results, go to Drag Race Central


Sunday

HEBRON, Ohio - North Central Division NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Buckeye Fuel Wars came to National Trail Raceway just outside Columbus, Ohio over the weekend with Chris Demke and Paul Noakes scoring prominent wins.

Demke, Tujunga, Calif., increased his national champion point lead by taking out Mia Tedesco, Pittsburgh, Pa., in Top Alcohol Dragster. Demke had a small edge at the green and lead all the way recording a lap of 5.388 seconds at 269.83 mph to Tedesco's 5.425 at 261.98. This was Demke's 24th divisional win, in 43 final round appearances, and his second this year. Demke is in a battle for the Lucas Oil National Championship and leads Tedesco by 106 points at the top spot.

In the final of Top Alcohol Funny Car, Paul Noakes laid down a pass of 5.835 seconds at 247.97 mph over Chris Foster, Davenport, Iowa. This win adds to Noakes regional point total for the lead in the North Central Division.

The Comp Eliminator final went to David Rampy, Piedmont, Ala. Rampy left first with a great light and secured the win over Greg Kamplain, Brownsburg, Ind., with a margin of victory of 0.0550 seconds. This win marks Rampy's 46th divisional victory, with 31 of them in Competition Eliminator.

In Super Stock there was a heads up battle in the final round. Todd Frantz, Louisville, Ky., went 9.815 seconds at 130.02 mph and had about three tenths advantage over Brianna Kelly, Fairfield, Ohio, who recorded a lap of 10.046 seconds at 130.90 mph. This was Frantz's fourth divisional win and his third in Super Stock.

Super Gas had a great final round matchup, with Steve Hoyt, Fort Wayne, Ind., who was in the top ten nationally last year, and Edmond Richardson, Greenbier, Tenn., who has multiple wins in multiple categories. Richardson had a small advantage at the green, but gave up the stripe and Hoyt slipped by for the win. Hoyt's margin of victory was 0.0220 seconds, approximately 5 feet. This is Hoyt's sixth divisional win, fourth in Super Gas.

Austin Richardson, Greenbrier, Tenn., son of Edmond Richardson, put together a 0.016 package to secure the win in Stock Eliminator. This is his second divisional win in Stock Eliminator, and is a perfect two-for-two in final rounds, having won in Indianapolis already this year.

Other racers visiting the winners circle were Kendra Rienschield, Brookville, Ind., who forced Jeremy Mason, Waco, Ky. into a breakout to earn the Super Comp trophy; and Marsha Mc Fall, Tipp City, Ohio, took her first win in Super Street over Rudy Matthews, Ohio City, Ohio. Jerry Albert, Avon, Ohio, walked away with a trophy in Top Sportsman; Mike Trauth, Alexandria, Ky., beat out Ashely Tidrick, Logansport, Ind. in Top Dragster; and in Junior Dragster Logan Galbraith, Indianapolis, beat out Marissa Bay, Blacklick, Ohio with a margin of victory of .0670 seconds.

 North Central Division racers head to Gateway Motorsports Park for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, Aug. 7-8.

The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, North Central Division NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Buckeye Fuel Wars:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
Chris Demke, Tujunga, Calif., 5.388, 269.83 
def. Mia Tedesco, Pittsburg, Pa., 5.425, 261.98.

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
Paul Noakes, London, Ont., '09 Mustang, 5.835, 247.97 
def. Chris Foster, Davenport, Iowa, '15 Mustang, broke.

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
David Rampy, Piedmont, Ala., '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.321, 179.95 
def. Greg Kamplain, Brownsburg, Ind., dragster, B/ED, 6.946, 191.76.

SUPER STOCK
Todd Frantz, Louisville, Ky., '88 Beretta, GT/EA, 9.815, 130.02 
def. Brianna Kelly, Fairfield, Ohio, '84 Camaro, GT/EA, 10.046, 130.90.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Austin Richardson, Greenbrier, Tenn., '67 Nova, E/SA, 11.364, 107.97 
def. Jerry Mac Neish, Eldersburg, Md., '67 Camaro, D/S, 10.749, 122.61.

SUPER COMP
Kendra Rienschield, Brookville, Ind., dragster, 8.909, 171.42 
def. Jeremy Mason, Waco, Ky., dragster, 8.896, 173.87.

SUPER GAS
Steve Hoyt, Fort Wayne, Ind., '63 Corvette, 9.909, 165.86 
def. Edmond Richardson, Greenbrier, Tenn., '03 Chevrolet, 9.934, 153.60.

SUPER STREET
Marsha McFall, Tipp City, Ohio, '67 Camaro, 10.906, 119.30 
def. Rudy Matthews, Ohio City, Ohio, '69 Camaro, 10.914, 134.34.

TOP SPORTSMAN
Jerry Albert, Avon, Ohio, '97 Camaro, 7.004, 194.10 
def. Timothy Irwin, Portland, Ind., '87 Lumina, 7.620, 165.52.

TOP DRAGSTER
Mike Trauth, Alexandria, Ky., dragster, 6.514, 206.48 
def. Ashley Tidrick, Logansport, Ind., dragster, 6.361, 213.50.

JUNIOR DRAGSTER
Logan Galbraith, Indianapolis, Ind., dragster, 8.286, 74.88 
def. Marissa Bay, Blacklick, Ohio, dragster, 8.193, 76.90.



Saturday

HEBRON, Ohio Racers in the Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car classes made final qualifying runs today that set their fields for Sunday's eliminations for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Buckeye Fuel Wars.  The top eight racers in each class will go into round one on Sunday at 1 p.m.

The event is the fourth of six in the NHRA North Central Division with racers earning points toward national, regional and divisional championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $500,000.  Other classes include Comp Eliminator, Brodix/Steve Schmidt Top Sportsman and Spitzer Race Cars Top Dragster that took to the track on Friday and will conclude on Sunday with final eliminations and the winner's circle celebration. 

Gates open on Sunday at 8 a.m.  Racing begins at 8:30 a.m.  Tickets for the event are $20 for adults, children 6-12 are $5 per day and kids 5 and under are free with a paid adult.  For more information call National Trail Raceway (740) 928-5706 or visit www.nationaltrailraceway.comThe following are Saturday's final qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, North Central Division NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Buckeye Fuel Wars:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) Jared Dreher, Clinton, Ind., 5.373 seconds, 265.48 mph
2) Robin Samsel, Marion, Ind., 5.448, 265.06
3) Mia Tedesco, Pittsburg, Pa., 5.453, 270.43
4) Chris Demke, Tujunga, Calif., 5.454, 269.03
5) Tripp Tatum, Germantown, Md., 5.547, 252.24
6) Brandon Greco, Roscoe, Pa., 5.582, 255.68
7) Mike Kosky, Cuddy, Pa., 5.757, 237.63
8) Marty Thacker, Robinson, Ill., 5.824, 193.65

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) Chris Foster, Davenport, Iowa, '15 Mustang, 5.877 seconds, 250.64 mph
2) Paul Noakes, London, Ont., '09 Mustang, 5.937, 246.44
3) Lance Van Hauen, Reinbeck, Iowa, '15 Camaro, 6.012, 242.54
4) Todd Robertson, Harrison Twp., Mich., '12 Monte Carlo, 6.072, 227.46
5) Wayne Butler, Forest City, Ill., '00 Firebird, 6.144, 241.54
6) Tyler Scott, Exeter, Ont., '12 Monte Carlo, 6.524, 166.39
7) Tony Bogolo, Hamilton, Ohio, '01 Avenger, 13.261, 41.29

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Greg Kamplain, Brownsburg, Ind., dragster, B/ED, 6.892 seconds, -0.578 (under index)
2) Ronnie Bohn, Benton Harbor, Mich., dragster, J/D, 7.638, -0.572
3) Robert Bailey, Wabash, Ind., dragster, A/ED, 6.647, -0.563
4) Troy Galbraith, Indianapolis, Ind., dragster, B/DA, 6.821, -0.559
5) Arnie Martel, Tewksbury, Mass., '15 Camaro, E/AA, 7.703, -0.537
6) Brian Browell, Lafayatte, Ind., dragster, D/D, 7.249, -0.511
7) Chuck Haubiel, Gahanna, Ohio, '10 Cobalt, C/SM, 8.244, -0.506
8) Ray Skillman, Greenwood, Ind., '06 Cobalt, E/SMA, 8.379, -0.501
9) Rick Brown, Lebanon, Ohio, '00 S-10, B/TA, 8.295, -0.485
10) Joseph Santangelo, Marlborough, Conn., '34 Chevrolet, B/SR, 7.869, -0.481

SUPER STOCK
1) Joseph Welch, Plymouth, Mich., '15 Camaro, FSS/E, 9.029 seconds, -1.021 (under index)
2) James Evanuik, North Versailles, Pa., '98 Escort, GT/A, 9.003, -0.997
3) Dan Jacobs, Elizabeth, Ind., '05 Cavalier, GT/C, 9.207, -0.993
4) Michael Skinner, Columbus, Ohio, '12 Mustang, FSS/E, 9.090, -0.960
5) Dan Kyle, Lawrenceburg, Ind., '87 Firebird, GT/GA, 9.956, -0.944
6) JJ Twitchell, Elkhart, Ind., '02 S-10, GT/TB, 9.943, -0.907
7) Jerry Silveus, Van Buren, Ohio, '05 Cavalier, GT/BA, 9.346, -0.904
8) Garrett Ghezzi, Dolton, Ill., '69 AMX, SS/LA, 10.551, -0.899
9) Jason Shumate, Memphis, Ind., '65 Belvedere, SS/AA, 8.807, -0.893
10) Todd Frantz, Louisville, Ky., '88 Beretta, GT/EA, 9.772, -0.878

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Victor Cagnazzi, Mooresville, N.C., '15 Camaro, FS/E, 9.947 seconds, -1.003 (under index)
2) Charley Downing, Britton, Mich., '10 Mustang, FS/J, 10.829, -0.971
3) Joseph Welch, Plymouth, Mich., '15 Camaro, FS/C, 9.427, -0.873
4) Chuck Beach, Delaware, Ohio, '68 Barracuda, F/SA, 10.997, -0.853
5) Caleb McFarland, Manchester, Ohio, '01 Firebird, A/S, 10.102, -0.848
6) David Garrity, Greenfield, Ind., '74 Apollo, M/SA, 12.013, -0.837
7) Tim Lowe, Macy, Ind., '72 Buick GS, K/SA, 11.837, -0.813
8) Donnie Beeler, Elizabethtown, Ky., '91 Corvette, I/S, 11.390, -0.810
9) Gary Russell, East Sparta, Ohio, '67 Camaro, E/S, 10.855, -0.795
10) Travis Morgan, Brazil, Ind., '75 Malibu, M/SA, 12.058, -0.792

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Lester Johnson, Cynthiana, Ky., '55 Chevy, 6.570 seconds, 211.36 mph
2) Tony Fagnilli, Corapolis, Pa., '11 Pontiac, 6.707, 204.20
3) Tommy Turner, Naples, Fla., '12 GXP, 6.789, 206.29
4) Chris Nyerges, Burton, Ohio, '00 Pontiac, 6.833, 202.52
5) John Scali, Chicago, Ill., '67 Camaro, 6.854, 198.09
6) Mike Coughlin, Delaware, Ohio, '13 Camaro, 6.865, 204.11
7) Curtis Fredrich, Burlington, Wis., '68 Camaro, 6.904, 206.51
8) Gary Wojnowski, Brunswick, Ohio, '96 Monte Carlo, 6.932, 200.17
9) Gary Wojnowski, Strongsville, Ohio, '96 Oldsmobile, 6.964, 197.57
10) Mark McDonald, Boonville, Ind., '67 Mustang, 6.964, 197.28

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Richard Edwards, Terre Haute, Ind., dragster, 6.141 seconds, 224.06 mph
2) Michael Smith, Owosso, Mich., dragster, 6.145, 228.04
3) Shanna Snyder, Elkhart, Ind., dragster, 6.185, 230.61
4) Alan O'Brien, Roncerverte, W.V., dragster, 6.205, 222.66
5) Chuck Cheeseman, Galena, Ohio, dragster, 6.211, 231.60
6) Craig Sullivan, Avon, Ind., dragster, 6.243, 218.83
7) Tom Elliott, Brooks, Ky., dragster, 6.248, 222.18
8) Bryan Keller, Macedonia, Ohio, dragster, 6.266, 231.95
9) Bob Sheridan, Lynchburg, Ohio, dragster, 6.284, 215.89
10) Joseph Hessling, Toledo, Ohio, dragster, 6.295, 224.66



Preview

HEBRON, Ohio - NHRA North Central Division Buckeye Fuel Wars arrives to National Trail Raceway on July 24-26. The event is one of six events in the North Central Division and one of 44 scheduled across the country where drivers earn points leading to divisional, regional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division's Brodix/Steve Schmidt Top Sportsman Series and the Spitzer Race Cars Top Dragster Series will also be run in conjunction with the event.

Gates at National Trail Raceway open at 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Qualifying and time trials are 9 a.m. Friday and continue Saturday. Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator qualify Friday at 3:30 p.m. and Saturday at 12:30 and 4:30 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 6 p.m.  Eliminations continue Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car run round one is at 1 p.m.

Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at National Trail Raceway are $20 Friday, $20 Saturday and $20 Sunday. Children 6 to 12 years old are $5 each day and children 5 and under are admitted free. 

National Trail Raceway is located on U.S. Highway 40 between Highway 158 (exit 122) and Highway 37 (exit 126) off of Interstate 70, east of Columbus.  For more information call the track, (740) 928-5706, or visit www.NationalTrailRaceway.com.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES: Fact Sheet

WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Buckeye Fuel Wars one of six events in North Central Division competition where drivers earn points leading to divisional, regional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division's Brodix/Steve Schmidt Top Sportsman Series and Spitzer Race Cars Top Dragster Series will run in conjunction with the event.

WHERE: National Trail Raceway, Hebron, Ohio. Track is located on U.S. Highway 40 between Highway 158 (exit 122) and Highway 37 (exit 126) off of Interstate 70, east of Columbus.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, July 24-26

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, July 24 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator qualify at 3:30 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify at 5 p.m.

SATURDAY, July 25 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Qualifying and time trials continue at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator qualify at 12:30 and 4:30 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify at 2 and 6 p.m.

SUNDAY, July 26 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Eliminations continue at 8:30 a.m. Round 1 for Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car begin at 1 p.m.

 TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS - $20 Friday, $20 Saturday, $20 Sunday. Children 6-12 are $5 each day. Children 5 and under are free with paid adult. For more information please call National Trail Raceway, (740) 928-5706, or visit www.NationalTrailRaceway.com.

2014 EVENT WINNERS: Chris Demke, Top Alcohol Dragster; Andy Bohl, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Chuck Haubiel, Comp Eliminator; Larry Hodge, Super Stock; Randy Wilkes, Stock Eliminator; Glen Ginn, Super Comp; Cameron Manuel, Super Gas; Dan Funk, Super Street; Scott Wasko, Top Sportsman; BJ Sexton, Top Dragster

BONUS PROGRAMS:
NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES POINTS FUND
: a $519,000 point fund from Lucas Oil, which will be shared by 2015 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional, regional and national champions. Regional awards include $10,000 each to the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car champions with Divisional awards of $3,000 to the champions in both Competition and Super Stock; $2,000 each to the champions in Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The seven national champions will share a bonus of $135,000.

JEGS ALLSTARS: The best of the best from each of NHRA's seven divisions will compete for a share of the $124,000 point fund from Jegs High Performance. The 2016 Jegs Allstars event will culminate a year-long points battle between drivers in each of NHRA's Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series' eight classes as well as Top Sportsman and Top Dragster. The top point earner in each category will qualify to represent his/her division at the 2016 Jegs Allstars. Points are based on in-division races only.

The winning regional and division teams will share $25,000 and individual awards include $7,000 each to the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car champions, $6,000 to champions in Comp Eliminator and Super Stock, $5,000 to Top Sportsman and Top Dragster champions, and $4,500 to the Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, and Super Street champions. Runners-up in all categories will earn $2,000 apiece. Each Allstars competitor will also receive a share of a $25,000 towing fund to get to the event.

Event sponsor, Jegs High Performance, is offering a "double up" bonus to Jegs Allstars participants. Any 2016 Jegs Allstars champion who also wins the national event will have his/her Allstars prize doubled.

DRAW/RFC Super Eliminator Shootouts presented by Moser Engineering: The top 8 qualifiers in Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street compete in special Shootouts presented by Moser Engineering that benefit DRAW (Drag Racing Association of Women) and RFC (Racers For Christ). Qualifying and eliminations take place on Friday.

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR BONUS: A $5,250 per event non-contingent round money bonus is awarded to Competition qualifiers by the following companies: Book Racing Enterprises; Browell Bellhousing; Bullet Racing Cams; Jim Butner Auto Sales; Coan Engineering; CTECH Aluminum Trailer Cabinets; G-Force; Indy Gear; Jax Wax Car Care Products; Kamplain Machine; Liberty's Gears; Miller Electric Mfg. Co.; Quick Fuel Technology; Ray Skillman.com; T&E Auto Haulers; TL Smith Construction; Total Seal Piston Rings. Plus a year-end Spitzer Race Cars/Indy Gear Competition Eliminator Shootout presented by Indy Gear to be held Saturday, August 29 at NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Ky.

SPITZER RACE CARS TOP DRAGSTER CLASS: Run in conjunction with the Lucas Oil Series, competitors in the Spitzer Race Cars Top Dragster class are vying for division championships and a share in the $3,200 event purse as well as points leading to a divisional championship. Top Dragster racers may earn points at the six North Central Division Lucas Oil events. Points may also be earned at other NHRA division Top Sportsman series events.

BRODIX/STEVE SCHMIDT TOP SPORTSMAN CLASS: Run in conjunction with the Lucas Oil Series, competitors in the Brodix/Steve Schmidt Top Sportsman Class are vying for division championships and a share in the $4,400 event purse plus contingency awards as well as points leading to a divisional championship and a year-end purse of $4,500. Top Sportsman racers may earn points at the six North Central Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events as well as the NHRA Doorslammer National Open. Points may also be earned at other NHRA out-of-division Top Sportsman series events.

MOSER SPORTSMAN SHOOTOUT: Drivers who compete in seven NHRA sportsman classes will be eligible to participate in a new sportsman shootout program sponsored by Moser Engineering. Moser Engineering Sportsman Shootout qualifying points will be earned by competitors in Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Street, Top Dragster and Top Sportsman at each North Central Division NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event. The Moser Sportsman Shootout will be held at the 2015 JEGS Northern SPORTSnationals with a posted purse of $15,000, with the winner taking home up to $5,000.

TOP DRAGSTER AND TOP SPORTSMAN FAST FOUR SHOOTOUTS: The top four racers following the second round of qualifying for the Spitzer Race Cars Top Dragster Series and the Brodix/Steve Schmidt Competition Engines Top Sportsman Series will qualify for the Fast Four Shootouts sponsored by Spitzer Race Cars and DRE to be held on Saturday afternoon. Total purse of $1,200.


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