Eckel adds another, Longhany wins first at Bristol Dragway

9/27/2015


DIVISION 2
Bristol Dragway
Bristol, Tenn., Sept. 25-26, 2015

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


Sunday

BRISTOL, Tenn. Don Eckel collected his third win this year while Ed Longhany captured his first ever win this weekend for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Thunder Valley Bristol Dragway.

Eckel, Piscataway, N.J., faced off with Glen Treadwell, Sorrento, Fla., in a battle similar to David versus Goliath. The seasoned veteran racer Treadwell left early and slowed almost immediately, leaving Eckel unchallenged in collecting his third divisional NHRA Wally trophy in Comp Eliminator, with prior wins at Maple Grove and Atco this season.

Longhany, Wade, N.C., captured his first NHRA win running 10.605 seconds at 122.63 mph in Super Stock over Joel Warren, Clinton, N.C. Warren had the starting line advantage, but gave up the win by about four inches. This is Longhanys first ever divisional win in his first final round appearance in Super Stock.

Joining Longhany as a first time winner was Jerry Mason in Super Comp. It was Mason's second final round appearance as he took out Ryan Richardson for the win and his first Wally trophy. Richardson, Greenbrier, Tenn., ran a great race with a .039 package but was out run by Mason who posted a .038 package and a margin of victory of approximately 3 inches.

Kevin Helms, Schriever, La., had a pass of 9.245 seconds at 123.56 mph defeating Jeff Longhany, Wade, N.C., who had a runner up pass of 10.715 seconds at 124.75 mph. Helms earned his 20th divisional win, 17th win in Stock Eliminator, and three wins in Super Stock. Helms' has been racing since 1990 when he recorded his first win at Bandimere Speedway in Stock Eliminator.

The Super Gas title went to Steve Hoyt out of Fort Wayne, Ind., and his '63 Corvette posting a lap of 9.906 seconds at 167.59 mph to defeat Leo Zynda of Clinton Township, Mich., who went 9.844 seconds at 158.32 mph. Steve Hoyt posted a .015 package that left no room for Zynda to capture the win. Hoyt has seven divisional Wallys; with this win being his fifth in Super Gas.

In Super Street it was a "lucky thirteenth" final round for Lamar Stevenson's, Montgomery, Ala., who took the stripe by 0.0390 seconds in a double breakout over Michelle Furr, Galax, Va. This win is Stevenson's eighth career win in Super Street, his first this year.

Ryan Ondrejko, Rosindale, Mass., won in the Davis Golf Cart Top Sportsman Series covering the quarter mile in 6.852, 202.76 against Jackie Robinson, Greer, S.C.; and Mike Trauth, Alexandra, Ky., won in the Hickory Enclosed Trailer Sales Top Dragster Series. Trauth drove his dragster past Karma Hopper, Walton, Ky., in 8.151 seconds at 140.25 mph.

The NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series was also in action as Janette Thornley from Mocksville, N.C., ran consistent all day and took out Dennis Fisher, Dayton, Ohio, in the final round of Pro Fuel. It was William Rowe Jr in Pro Gas Harley who had the better light, but he could not run with Jay Wagner, Warsaw, Ind., who took home the win.

Joining in with Harley-Davidson Series wins was defending champion Troy Young defeating Joe Perry in Hot Street; Ken Winsor went unopposed in Draggin' Bagger; Joe Perry took the win in Street Pro Harley; and William Rowe, Jr. won easily in the Screamin' Eagle Performance class.

The NHRA Southeast division also hosts their index class with Brendan Georga winning in 11.00 Index over Chris Justus, Hurley, Va., as they both posted great lights, but Georga was closer to the index to collect the win.

NHRA Southeast Division racers head to Silver Dollar Raceway for their next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, Oct. 15-18.

The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division event at Bristol Dragway:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Don Eckel, Piscataway, N.J., ProStart, C/DA, 7.140, 186.72  def.
Glen Treadwell, Sorrento, Fla., ProStart, J/DA, 25.871, 29.81.

SUPER STOCK
Ed Longhany, Wade, N.C., '74 Duster, SS/KA, 10.605, 122.63  def.
Joel Warren, Clinton, N.C., '98 Firebird, SS/JA, 10.443, 121.32.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Kevin Helms, Schriever, La., '10 Challenger, FS/B, 9.245, 123.56  def.
Jeff Longhany, Wade, N.C., '99 Firebird, A/SA, 10.715, 124.75.

SUPER COMP
Jeremy Mason, Waco, Ky., dragster, 8.907, 167.20  def.
Ryan Richardson, Greenbrier, Tenn., dragster, 8.909, 167.57.

SUPER GAS
Steve Hoyt, Fort Wayne, Ind., '63 Corvette, 9.906, 167.59  def.
Leo Zynda, Clinton Twp, Mich., '90 Cavalier, 9.844, 158.32.

SUPER STREET
Lamar Stevenson, Montgomery, Ala., '69 Camaro, 10.867, 122.18  def.
Michelle Furr, Galax, Va., '68 Camaro, 10.861, 127.94.

TOP DRAGSTER
Mike Trauth, Alexandria, Ky., dragster, 7.304, 169.30  def.
Karma Hopper, Walton, Ky., dragster, 8.151, 140.25.

TOP SPORTSMAN
Ryan Ondrejko, Roslindale, Mass., '12 Camaro, 6.852, 202.76  def.
Jackie Robison, Greer, S.C., '66 Chevy II, 6.752, 203.86.

11.00 INDEX
Brendan Georga, Gainesville, Fla., '92 Mustang, 11.029, 118.17  def.
Chris Justus, Hurley, Va., '68 Camaro, 11.041, 119.88.

PRO FUEL HARLEY
Janette Thornley, Mocksville, N.C., '15 Hawaya, 7.550, 163.97  def.
Dennis Fisher, Dayton, Ohio, '11 PFH, 7.653, 162.47.

PRO GAS HARLEY
Jay Wagner, Warsaw, Ind., '06 H-D, 7.681, 155.81  def.
William Rowe Jr., Hellertown, Pa., '06 H-D, 11.054, 119.52.

HOT STREET HARLEY
Troy Young, Wietz, Va., '00 H-D, 10.024, 127.76  def.
Joe Perry, Kingsport, Tenn., '94 H-D, foul.

DRAGGIN BAGGER HARLEY
Ken Winsor, Alexandria, Va., '09 Street Glide, 11.779, 109.53  was unopposed.

STREET PRO HARLEY
Joe Perry, Kingsport, Tenn., '83 H-D, 10.600, 123.36  was unopposed.

SCREAMIN' EAGLE PERFORMANCE HARLEY
William Rowe Jr., Hellertown, Pa., '06 H-D, 10.356, 124.71  was unopposed.



Saturday

Racing kicked off Saturday for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Thunder Valley's Bristol Dragway as the fifth of six events in the NHRA Southeast Division where drivers will earn points leading to national, regional and divisional championships

The division's Davis Golf Carts Top Sportsman Series, Hickory Enclosed Trailer Sales Top Dragster, and Comp Eliminator classes made qualifying runs today which will set their fields for round one of eliminations on Sunday.  The NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series is also in action this weekend with the Pro Fuel Harley class eliminations beginning at noon on Saturday.

 For more information call Bristol Dragway, (423) 275-7765 or visit www.BristolDragway.com.

The following are Friday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Thunder Valley Bristol Dragway:

The following are Saturday's final qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division event at Bristol Dragway:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Glen Treadwell, Sorrento, Fla., dragster, J/DA, 7.744 seconds, -0.516 (under index)
2) Arnie Martel, Tewksbury, Mass., '15 Camaro, E/AA, 7.725, -0.475
3) Randy Daniels, Grantsboro, N.C., '98 Grand AM, H/SM, 9.086, -0.474
4) David Rampy, Piedmont, Ala., '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.379, -0.441
5) Don Eckel, Piscataway, N.J., dragster, C/DA, 7.121, -0.409
6) Joseph Santangelo, Marlborough, Conn., '34 Chevy, B/SR, 7.953, -0.397
7) Lee Sharp, Loudon, Tenn., '09 G5, D/SMA, 8.526, -0.354
8) Pat Williams, W. Palm Beach, Fla., '07 Cobalt, A/AP, 7.589, 0.459
9) Jenny Treadwell, Mount Plymouth, Fla., dragster, E/ED, 9.429, 0.579

SUPER STOCK
1) Kevin Helms, Schriever, La., '11 Challenger, FSS/E, 9.152 seconds, -0.898 (under index)
2) Matt Hoover, Adamsville, Tenn., '01 S-10, GT/TB, 9.990, -0.860
3) Roy Hill, Sophia, N.C., '12 Mustang, FSS/B, 8.418, -0.782
4) David Rampy, Piedmont, Ala., '87 Camaro, GT/HA, 10.321, -0.729
5) Jeff Adkinson, Damascus, Ga., '05 Sunfire, GT/BA, 9.579, -0.671
6) Bobby Dennis, Shorter, Ala., '90 Calais, GT/LA, 10.880, -0.670
7) Norm Hall, Waldorf, Md., '05 Cavalier, GT/CA, 9.739, -0.661
8) Ronnie Dutton, Southside, Ala., '80 Monza, GT/MA, 11.136, -0.614
9) Vic Cagnazzi, Mooresville, N.C., '15 Camaro, FSS/C, 9.057, -0.593
10) Jeff Roell, Danbury, Conn., '10 Mustang, FSS/G, 9.677, -0.573

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Kevin Helms, Schriever, La., '10 Challenger, FS/B, 9.128 seconds, -0.872 (under index)
2) Daniel Blabolil, Charlotte, N.C., '70 Gran Sport, C/SA, 10.617, -0.783
3) Jim Marshall, Indian Land, S.C., '78 Nova, H/SA, 11.442, -0.708
4) Jack Zimmerman, Clemmons, N.C., '71 Challenger, B/SA, 10.615, -0.635
5) Larry Hill, Hickory, Ky., '70 Barracuda, A/SA, 10.418, -0.582
6) Daren Poole-Adams, Shelby, N.C., '15 Camaro, FS/H, 10.929, -0.571
7) Jim Bailey, Bradenton, Fla., '65 Belvedere, AA/SA, 10.048, -0.552
8) Allison Smyth, Uxbridge, Mass., '98 Firebird, A/SA, 10.468, -0.532
9) James Williamson, New Bern, N.C., '91 Camaro, I/SA, 11.818, -0.482
10) Randall Campbell, Gray, Ky., '86 C-10, P/SA, 12.978, -0.472

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Scott Duggins, Inman, S.C., '63 Corvette, 6.687 seconds, 214.04 mph
2) Dylan Stott, Columbus, N.C., '10 Mustang, 6.700, 205.76
3) Jackie Robison, Greer, S.C., '66 Chevy II, 6.726, 204.17
4) Sandy Wilkins, Mount Ulla, N.C., '69 Camaro, 6.766, 202.76
5) Ryan Ondrejko, Roslindale, Mass., '12 Camaro, 6.799, 204.11
6) Jeff Brooks, Fredericksburg, Va., '51 Henry J, 6.841, 199.49
7) Chadrick Morrison, Statesville, N.C., '57 BelAir, 6.865, 200.47
8) Michael Kaufman, Woodcliff Lake, N.J., '67 Corvette, 6.879, 200.92
9) Ken Ellison, Moore, S.C., '12 Camaro, 6.999, 195.70
10) Bobby Irby, Collierville, Tenn., '04 Corvette, 7.081, 189.07

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Alan O'Brien, Roncerverte, W.V., dragster, 6.180 seconds, 221.34 mph
2) Matt Cooke, Hendersonville, N.C., dragster, 6.265, 217.14
3) Lindsey Barker, Kathleen, Ga., dragster, 6.379, 208.71
4) Robert Houston, Newland, N.C., dragster, 6.491, 206.92
5) Karma Hopper, Walton, Ky., dragster, 6.492, 207.78
6) Casey Spradlin, Ranburne, Ala., dragster, 6.504, 208.65
7) Junior Houston, Newland, N.C., dragster, 6.508, 203.43
8) Mike Trauth, Alexandria, Ky., dragster, 6.525, 205.72
9) Jeff Strickland, Red Bay, Ala., dragster, 6.533, 207.24
10) Barry Brown, Bountville, Tenn., dragster, 6.578, 204.88

PRO FUEL HARLEY
1) Janette Thornley, Mocksville, N.C., '15 Hawaya, 7.612 seconds, 167.99 mph
2) Tyler Lee Wilson, Walnut Cove, N.C., '15 Hawaya, 9.118, 129.06
3) Dennis Fisher, Dayton, Ohio, '11 PFH, 11.000, (no speed)
4) Walter Halenski, High Springs, Fla., '14 Terminator, 12.000, (no speed)

HOT STREET HARLEY
1) Troy Young, Wietz, Va., '00 H-D, 10.258 seconds, 127.27 mph
2) Joe Perry, Kingsport, Tenn., '94 H-D, 11.033, 111.21

PRO GAS HARLEY
1) Jay Wagner, Warsaw, Ind., '06 H-D, 7.731 seconds, 141.91 mph
2) William Rowe Jr., Hellertown, Pa., '06 H-D, 11.119, 116.39

11.00 INDEX
1) Chris Justus, Hurley, Va., '68 Camaro, 11.00, 11.037 seconds, 0.037 (over index)
2) Glenn Newmans, Alachua, Fla., '91 S-10, 11.00, 11.061, 0.061
3) Mike Clifford, Daytona Beach, Fla., '66 Barracuda, 11.00, 11.073, 0.073
4) Woody Bryant, Bowman, Ga., '68 Camaro, 11.00, 11.626, 0.626
5) Travis Bryant, Bowman, Ga., '68 Camaro, 11.00, 10.900, -0.100
6) Brendan Georga, Gainesville, Fla., '92 Mustang, 11.00, 10.277, -0.723




Preview

Bristol Dragway to host NHRA Southeast division's Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series on September 25-26. The event is 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 Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street.

The division's Davis Golf Carts Top Sportsman Series and Hickory Enclosed Trailer Sales Top Dragster Series will also be in competition along with the NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series.

Qualifying and time trials start Friday at 9 a.m. and continue Saturday at 8 a.m. Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator qualify Friday at 2, 4 and 6 p.m. The Harley-Davidson Series classes qualify at 3, 5 and 7 p.m. on Friday. Eliminations begin on Saturday at 11 a.m. Round one of eliminations for Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator are Saturday at 10 a.m. Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Bristol Dragway are $20 Friday and $20 Saturday. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. Bristol Dragway is located on 151 Speedway Blvd. For more information call the track, (423) 274-7865, or visit www.BristolDragway.com.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES: Fact Sheet

WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series one of six events in Southeast 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 Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division's Davis Golf Carts Top Sportsman Series and Hickory Enclosed Trailer Sales Top Dragster Series will also be in competition along with the NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series.

WHERE: Bristol Dragway, Bristol, Tenn. From Interstate 81 North, take Hwy. 11E. Take the Virginia Exit 3 and Hwy. 11E will take you directly to the dragway. From the I-81 South, take Tennessee exit 69 and go south on Hwy 394 directly to the dragway.

WHEN: Friday and Saturday, June 20-21

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, June 20 - Qualifying and time trials begin at 8 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualify at noon, 3 and 5 p.m. The Harley-Davidson Series will run at 4, 6 and 7 p.m.  SATURDAY, June 21 - Eliminator start at 10 a.m. Harley-Davidson will run round 1 at 2:30 p.m.

 TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS - Friday $20, Saturday $20. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. For more information please call Bristol Dragway, (423) 274-7865 or visit www.BristolDragway.com.

2013 EVENT WINNERS: David Rampy, Comp Eliminator; Gary Coccaro, Super Stock; Larry Hill, Stock Eliminator; Raymond Miller, Super Comp; Steve Theodor, Super Gas; Robbie Shaw, Super Street; Craig Cain, Top Sportsman; Anthony Bertozzi, 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 2014 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 2014 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 points earner in each category will qualify to represent his/her division at the 2014 JEGS Allstars. Points are based on in-division races only.

The winning division and regional 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 2014 JEGS Allstars champion who also wins the national event will have his/her Allstars prize doubled.

Davis Golf Carts Top Sportsman Series: Run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Series, competitors in the Top Sportsman class are vying for division championships and a share in the year-end purse.

Hickory Enclosed Trailer Sales Top Dragster Series: Run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Series, competitors in the Top Dragster class are vying for division championships and a share in the year-end purse

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 Southeast Division NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event. The Moser Sportsman Shootout will be held at the 2014 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Silver Dollar Raceway with a posted purse of $15,000, with the winner taking home up to $5,000.


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