Winners crowned in Englishtown Lucas Oil Series event

9/11/2011


DIVISION 1
Old Bridge Township Raceway Park
Englishtown, Sept. 9-11, 2011 

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


Sunday

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series tackled the quarter mile strip at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park for the 45th Annual Lucas Oil Points Meet this weekend with hundreds of racers going head to head in today's elimination rounds.  Winners were crowned in Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, and the rest of the classes that make up the nationwide series.

NHRA Northeast division racers will head to Reading, Pa., for the Uni-Select Auto Parts NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway Sept. 29 Oct. 2.  Next up for Raceway Park is their 35th Annual TBG U.S. Diesel Trucking Nationals.

The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series 45th Annual Points Meet at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER:
ROUND ONE
1) Duane Shields, Boulder City, Nev., 5.260, 276.35 def.
8) Richard Bourke, Old Tappan, N.J., 5.455, 264.49;

7) Dan Mercier, LaPrairie, Quebec, 7.129, 244.38 def.
2) Dan Page, Hampstead, N.H., 7.839, 168.58;

5) Karen Stalba, Hammonton, N.J., broke def.
4) Mike Kosky, Cuddy, Pa., broke;

6) John Finke, Selkirk, N.Y., 5.393, 265.64 def.
3) Rich McPhillips, Audubon, Pa., 5.402, 258.12;

SEMI-FINALS
Shields, 5.316, 271.90 def. Stalba, 5.405, 264.70;
Finke, 5.327, 269.29 def. Mercier, 7.232, 133.66;

FINALS
Shields, 5.324, 272.56 def. Finke, 5.403, 266.32.

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR:
ROUND ONE
4) Eric Lourie, Terryville, Conn., '02 Camaro, 5.674, 254.18 def.
5) Wayne Morris, Lincoln Univ,, Pa., '10 Mustang, 6.604, 165.62;

3) Mickey Ferro, Stamford, Conn., '11 Monte Carlo, 5.575, 259.71 def.
6) John Anderika, Pittston, Pa., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.813, 251.02;

2) Fred Tigges, Holbrook, Mass., '01 Avenger, 9.430, 91.29 def.
7) DJ Cox Jr., Whiteford, Md., '09 Monte Carlo, broke;

1) Frank Manzo, Morganville, N.J., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.667, 258.86 def.
8) Marie Ferriolo, Allentown, N.J., '02 Camaro, 14.741, 49.04;

SEMI-FINALS
Ferro, 5.718, 257.53 def. Tigges, 11.648, 106.24;
Manzo, 5.866, 259.96 def. Lourie, 11.060, 52.21;

FINALS
Manzo, 5.490, 262.49 def. Ferro, 5.600, 259.71.

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Gerry Russo, Saddle River, N.J., '05 Cavalier, B/SMA, 8.077, 167.63  def.
Sal Biondo, Maspeth, N.Y., '07 Cavalier, I/AA, 8.169, 163.97.

SUPER STOCK
Peter Biondo, Maspeth, N.Y., '00 Firebird, GT/DA, 9.654, 133.34  def.
Anthony Bongiovanni, Rockaway, N.J., '08 Mustang, SS/CA, 8.929, 147.68.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Mike Ficacci, East Hanover, N.J., '72 Corvette, C/SA, 10.652, 123.92  def.
Ken Miele, Egg Harbor Twp, N.J., '67 Mustang, AA/SA, 9.914, 128.36.

SUPER COMP
Richard Leone, Manalapan, N.J., dragster, 8.887, 164.35  def.
Justin Mason, Northborough, Mass., dragster, 8.883, 172.30.

SUPER GAS
Peter Biondo, Maspeth, N.Y., '63 Corvette, 9.902, 169.55  def.
Mike Sawyer, Leominster, Mass., '03 Cavalier, 9.894, 163.31.

SUPER STREET
Chris Butcher, Burlington, Mass., '69 Mustang, 10.916, 135.65  def.
John Natale, Old Bridge, N.J., '81 Regal, 10.907, 128.11.

 


Saturday

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. Competitors made their final qualifying runs and time trials today for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series 45th Annual Points Meet at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park and will continue with eliminations on Sunday morning.  Racing classes ranging from five-second, 260 mph alcohol dragsters and funny cars to super gas roadsters and wheel standing super stocks will be battling it out on the quarter mile.

Gates open at 8 a.m. Sunday with racing action set to begin at 10 a.m.  Round 1 for Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car is scheduled for noon.  Raceway Park is located at 230 Pension Road in Englishtown.  Take Exit 9 off the New Jersey Turnpike to Route 18.  Go south to Englishtown, exit Route 527, turn left on Pension Road. The track will be on the left.   For more information please call Raceway Park, (732)446-7800, or visit www.RacewayParkcom..

The following are Saturday's final qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division event at Old
Bridge Township Raceway Park:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) Duane Shields, Boulder City, Nev., 5.323 seconds, 276.24 mph
2) Dan Page, Hampstead, N.H., 5.400, 266.37
3) Rich McPhillips, Audubon, Pa., 5.423, 260.36
4) Mike Kosky, Cuddy, Pa., 5.436, 260.91
5) Karen Stalba, Hammonton, N.J., 5.460, 265.17
6) John Finke, Selkirk, N.Y., 5.461, 261.72
7) Dan Mercier, LaPrairie, Quebec, 5.511, 511.83
8) Richard Bourke, Old Tappan, N.J., 5.513, 263.77
Not Qualified
9) Ken Winward, Wilmington, Del., 5.523, 262.90
10) Bruce Horner, Bergenfield, N.J., 5.644, 246.75
11) Jackie Fricke, Flemington, N.J., 5.748, 251.67
12) Dave DeAngelis, Middlesex, N.J., 5.980, 199.43
13) Tom Pickett, Salem, N.H., 8.681, 101.07

First round TAD pairings
1) Duane Shields, Boulder City, Nev., 5.323 seconds, 276.24 mph vs.
8) Richard Bourke, Old Tappan, N.J., 5.513, 263.77

2) Dan Page, Hampstead, N.H., 5.400, 266.37 vs.
7) Dan Mercier, LaPrairie, Quebec, 5.511, 511.83

3) Rich McPhillips, Audubon, Pa., 5.423, 260.36 vs.
6) John Finke, Selkirk, N.Y., 5.461, 261.72

4) Mike Kosky, Cuddy, Pa., 5.436, 260.91 vs.
5) Karen Stalba, Hammonton, N.J., 5.460, 265.17

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) Frank Manzo, Morganville, N.J., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.561 seconds, 262.28 mph
2) Fred Tigges, Holbrook, Mass., '01 Avenger, 5.589, 257.38
3) Mickey Ferro, Stamford, Conn., '11 Monte Carlo, 5.614, 257.73
4) Eric Lourie, Terryville, Conn., '02 Camaro, 5.727, 251.95
5) Wayne Morris, Lincoln Univ,, Pa., '10 Mustang, 5.761, 248.93
6) John Anderika, Pittston, Pa., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.767, 250.88
7) DJ Cox Jr., Whiteford, Md., '09 Monte Carlo, 5.768, 252.38
8) Marie Ferriolo, Allentown, N.J., '02 Camaro, 5.828, 242.06
Not Qualified
9) Todd Veney, Brownsburg, Ind., '09 Impala SS, 6.979, 199.08
10) Paul Gill, Brockton, Mass., '08 Mustang, 7.052, 148.79
11) Dan Pomponio, Berlin, N.J., '10 Monte Carlo, 8.678, 100.43
12) Melinda Green-King, Norfolk, Va., '10 Mustang, (no time)

First round TAFC pairings
1) Frank Manzo, Morganville, N.J., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.561 seconds, 262.28 mph vs.
8) Marie Ferriolo, Allentown, N.J., '02 Camaro, 5.828, 242.06

2) Fred Tigges, Holbrook, Mass., '01 Avenger, 5.589, 257.38 vs.
7) DJ Cox Jr., Whiteford, Md., '09 Monte Carlo, 5.768, 252.38

3) Mickey Ferro, Stamford, Conn., '11 Monte Carlo, 5.614, 257.73 vs.
6) John Anderika, Pittston, Pa., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.767, 250.88

4) Eric Lourie, Terryville, Conn., '02 Camaro, 5.727, 251.95 vs.
5) Wayne Morris, Lincoln Univ,, Pa., '10 Mustang, 5.761, 248.93

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) David Yediny, Nazareth, Pa., '71 Opel, L/A, 8.720 seconds, -0.670 (under index)
2) Frank Aragona Jr., Freehold, N.J., dragster, F/ED, 8.091, -0.629
3) Kyle Cultrera, Eliot, Maine, '32 Bantam, H/EA, 9.063, -0.597
4) Sal Biondo, Maspeth, N.Y., '07 Cavalier, I/AA, 8.186, -0.544
5) Kevin Robb, Denver, Pa., dragster, D/DA, 7.412, -0.508
6) Pam Miskovsky, Quakertown, Pa., dragster, C/DA, 7.061, -0.499
7) Steve Szupka, Willow Grove, Pa., '32 Bantam, G/EA, 8.282, -0.498
8) Tom Stalba, Mullica Twp, N.J., '34 Chevy, B/SR, 7.847, -0.493
9) Charlie Greco, Paoli, Pa., '10 Cobalt, L/AA, 8.910, -0.490
10) Erich Bollman, Newark, Del., '92 Probe, D/A, 7.759, -0.471

SUPER STOCK
1) Anthony Bongiovanni, Rockaway, N.J., '08 Mustang, SS/CA, 8.947 seconds, -1.103 (under index)
2) Frank Madugno, Bridgeport, Conn., '87 Firebird, SS/DS, 9.870, -1.030
3) Bob Romanelli, Savannah, Ga., '12 Mustang, SS/BA, 8.950, -0.950
4) Russ Linke, Old Bridge, N.J., '73 Corvette, SS/JA, 10.076, -0.924
5) Gary Richard, Bay Shore, N.Y., '10 Mustang, SS/EA, 9.431, -0.919
6) Bo Kenney, Manassas, Va., '08 Cobalt, GT/BA, 9.341, -0.909
7) Jacques Blais, Tolland, Conn., '98 Mustang, GT/EA, 9.773, -0.877
8) Guy DesJardins, St. Bruno, Quebec, '67 Camaro, SS/FA, 9.580, -0.870
9) David Thomas, West Chester, Pa., '69 Corvette, SS/AA, 8.837, -0.863
10) Douglas Linke, Old Bridge, N.J., '96 Firebird, GT/MA, 10.897, -0.853

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Steve Ficacci Jr, East Hanover, N.J., '08 Mustang, AA/SA, 9.400 seconds, -1.200 (under index)
2) Bo Kenney, Manassas, Va., '08 Mustang, AA/SA, 9.549, -1.051
3) Jim Boudreau, Tewksbury, Mass., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.274, -0.976
4) Jack Matyas, Bethlehem, Pa., '04 GTO, E/SA, 10.775, -0.925
5) Joe Cieri, Toms River, N.J., '78 Wagon, R/SA, 13.128, -0.922
6) Lenny Williams, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., '71 Gran Sport, F/SA, 10.944, -0.906
7) Matt Ticcony, Milton, N.Y., '67 Barracuda, F/SA, 10.948, -0.902
8) Bob Medeiros, Dighton, Mass., '70 Camaro, B/SA, 10.359, -0.891
9) Adam Strang, Jericho, Vt., '68 Firebird, E/S, 10.761, -0.889
10) Larry Pappas, Wayne, N.J., '98 Formula, B/SA, 10.364, -0.886


Friday

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. - NHRA Northeast division racers converged on Old Bridge Township Raceway Park today for the 45th Annual NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Points Meet. The event is the final of six in the division where competitors will earn points toward both national and divisional championships.

Racers in eight different classes, made qualifying and time trial runs today with final qualifying scheduled for Saturday including the series' premier Top Alcohol Dragsters and Top Alcohol Funny Cars followed by final eliminations on Sunday.  Saturday's racing begins at 10 a.m. with Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car making qualifying runs at 3 and 7 p.m. which will set their fields for Sunday.   Comp Eliminator will run all of their elimination rounds on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m.  All remaining classes will run round 1 on Saturday afternoon.

Gates open at 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.  Tickets are $20 each day for adults, children 6-11 are $5 each day and children 5 and under are free with a paid adult.  For more information please call Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, (732) 446-7800, or visit www.RacewayParkcom.

The following are Friday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series 45th Annual Points Meet at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) David Yediny, Nazareth, Pa., '71 Opel, L/A, 8.720 seconds, -0.670 (under index)
2) Frank Aragona Jr., Freehold, N.J., dragster, F/ED, 8.091, -0.629
3) Kyle Cultrera, Eliot, Maine, '32 Bantam, H/EA, 9.063, -0.597
4) Sal Biondo, Maspeth, N.Y., '07 Cavalier, I/AA, 8.186, -0.544
5) Kevin Robb, Denver, Pa., dragster, D/DA, 7.412, -0.508
6) Pam Miskovsky, Quakertown, Pa., dragster, C/DA, 7.061, -0.499
7) Steve Szupka, Willow Grove, Pa., '32 Bantam, G/EA, 8.282, -0.498
8) Tom Stalba, Mullica Twp, N.J., '34 Chevy, B/SR, 7.847, -0.493
9) Charlie Greco, Paoli, Pa., '10 Cobalt, L/AA, 8.910, -0.490
10) Erich Bollman, Newark, Del., '92 Probe, D/A, 7.759, -0.471

SUPER STOCK
1) Frank Madugno, Bridgeport, Conn., '87 Firebird, SS/DS, 9.870 seconds, -1.030 (under index)
2) Bo Kenney, Manassas, Va., '12 Mustang, GT/BA, 9.341, -0.909
3) Gary Richard, Bay Shore, N.Y., '10 Mustang, SS/EA, 9.469, -0.881
4) Russ Linke, Old Bridge, N.J., '73 Corvette, SS/JA, 10.173, -0.827
5) Guy DesJardins, St. Bruno, Quebec, '67 Camaro, SS/FA, 9.644, -0.806
6) David Thomas, West Chester, Pa., '69 Corvette, SS/AA, 8.897, -0.803
7) Douglas Linke, Old Bridge, N.J., '96 Firebird, GT/MA, 10.968, -0.782
8) Jeff Roell, Poughquag, N.Y., '93 Mustang, GT/GA, 10.130, -0.770
9) Leon Miranian, Queensburry, N.Y., '68 Corvette, SS/DA, 9.434, -0.766
10) Richard Diorio, E Brunswick, N.J., '56 Chevy, SS/PA, 11.884, -0.766

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Jim Boudreau, Tewksbury, Mass., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.337 seconds, -0.913 (under index)
2) Jack Matyas, Bethlehem, Pa., '04 GTO, E/SA, 10.824, -0.876
3) David Thomas, West Chester, Pa., '11 Challenger, AA/SA, 9.735, -0.865
4) Dean Ribeiro, Candia, N.H., '99 Firebird, D/SA, 10.688, -0.862
5) Jeffrey Bardekoff, Commack, N.Y., '64 Fury, B/SA, 10.400, -0.850
6) Joe Cokinos, Elmwood Park, N.J., '96 S-10, P/S, 12.527, -0.823
7) Adam Strang, Jericho, Vt., '68 Firebird, E/S, 10.837, -0.813
8) Dave Picinelli, Hopewell Junction, N.Y., '94 Camaro, B/SA, 10.441, -0.809
9) Steve Szupka, Willow Grove, Pa., '85 Camaro, J/SA, 11.650, -0.800
10) Katie Sepanek, Moosic, Pa., '72 Chevelle, I/SA, 11.504, -0.796


Preview

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. - Old Bridge Township Raceway Park will host The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event on Sept. 9-11, 2011, one of six in the NHRA Northeast division.  At the event drivers earn points leading to divisional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $560,000.

Gates at Raceway Park open at 8 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Qualifying and time trials start at 10 a.m. Friday and continue Saturday at 10 a.m. Comp Eliminator will qualify twice on Friday at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.   Saturday will see all rounds of eliminations for Comp Eliminator starting at 11 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will have two qualifying runs on Saturday at 3 and 7 p.m. and run eliminations on Sunday, beginning at noon. Eliminations for other classes start Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. and continue Sunday at 10 a.m.

Friday's action will also include the conclusion of elimination rounds for the postponed Lucas Oil event from Cecil County Dragway last month.  Eliminations will resume after the second time trial/qualifying session.

Tickets at Raceway Park for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event are $15 Friday, $20 Saturday and $20 Sunday.  Children 6 to 11 years old are $5 each day and children 5 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.

Raceway Park is located at 230 Pension Road in Englishtown. Take exit 9 off the New Jersey Turnpike to Route 18.  Go south to Englishtown exit, Route 527, and proceed to Pension Road.  Go left and Old Bridge Township Raceway Park is a quarter-mile on the left.  For more information call the track, (732) 446-7800, or visit www.RacewayPark.com.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES: Fact Sheet

WHAT: The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event is one of six events in the Northeast Division where drivers earn points leading to divisional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $560,000.  Categories include Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street.

WHERE: Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, Englishtown, New Jersey.  Track is located at 230 Pension Road in Englishtown. Take exit 9 off the New Jersey Turnpike to Route 18.  Go south to Englishtown exit, Route 527, and proceed to Pension Road.  Go left and Old Bridge Township Raceway Park is a quarter-mile on the left.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, September 9-11, 2011

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, September 9 - Gates open at 8 a.m.  Qualifying and time trials start at 10 a.m. Comp Eliminator qualifying is at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

 

SATURDAY, September 10 - Gates open at 8 a.m.  Qualifying and time trials start at 10 a.m. Comp Eliminator eliminations begins at 11 a.m.  Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualifying is at 3 & 7 p.m.  All other class eliminations begin at 1 p.m.

SUNDAY, September 11 - Gates open at 8 a.m.  Eliminations continue at 10 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car Eliminations begin at noon.

TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS - $15 Friday, $20 Saturday, $20 Sunday.  A two-day pass is $40. A three-day pass is $55.  Children 6-11 are $5 each day. Children 5 and under are admitted free with paid adult. For more information please call Raceway Park, (732) 446-7800, or visit www.RacewayPark.com.

2010 EVENT WINNERS: Darren Nicholson, Top Alcohol Dragster; Frank Manzo, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Steve Szupka, Comp Eliminator; Lee Zane, Super Stock; Dustan Lowell, Stock Eliminator; Andre Brown, Super Comp; Tom Goldman, Super Gas; James Neville, Super Street

BONUS PROGRAMS:
NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES POINTS FUND
-- a $561,000 point fund from Lucas Oil, which will be shared by 2011 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional champions and national champions.  Divisional awards include $8,500 each to the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car champions; $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 $119,000 purse from Jegs High Performance.  The 2012 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 2012 Jegs Allstars during the O'Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals in 2012.  Points are based on in-division races only. 

The winning division's team will share $20,000 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 2012 Jegs Allstars champion who also wins the national event will have his/her Allstars prize doubled.


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