Santangelo doubles at Division 1 Lucas Oil Series event in Virginia

4/14/2013


DIVISION 1
Virginia Motorsports Park
Petersburg, Va., April 12-13, 2013 

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


Sunday

PETERSBURG, Va. Joe Santangelo pulled the rare double-up at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Virginia Motorsports Park, taking the win in both Super Stock and Stock eliminators. The former Lucas Oil Stock national champion from Marlborough, Conn., drove his '96 Firebird to the Super Stock win over James Antonette in 9.654 seconds then returned to the starting line to face David Ficacci for the Stock trophy where he went 10.450 seconds in his '95 Camaro for the win and the double.

Randy Meyer got back in the Top Alcohol Dragster winner's circle after a year of final-round futility and Dan Pomponio continued his amazing success in Top Alcohol Funny Car to take over the national points lead.

Meyer nipped Canadian Dan Mercier in the Top Alcohol Dragster final in the best race of the weekend, 5.321 to 5.330. "If this was last year, I would have lost," said Meyer, who dropped all six of his final-round appearances in 2012 three at regional events, two at national events, and one at the JEGS Allstars race. "Maybe this year, we'll win the close ones."

Meyer set top speed in the final at 271.57 mph, eclipsing the 270.86 he had run in a semifinal win over No. 1 qualifier Dan Page. "I didn't get after it as hard for the final because I was afraid of smoking the tires and beating myself like I did last year," he said. "I really didn't expect him to pick up a tenth and make it that close."

Meyer won by nine-thousandths of a second the difference between his and Mercier's e.t.s after they left with identical .084 reaction times. "I saw the front of his wing at the 60-foot mark, and it was right there at 330 feet, half-track, and all the way through the lights," said Mercier, who took over the East Region points lead when Gainesville regional winner Richard Bourke and runner-up Rich McPhillips both surprisingly missed the cut. Fifteen drivers attempted to qualify, and the bump was a 5.58 by Trinidad's Rishi Kanick, who made his Top Alcohol Dragster debut this weekend in Sidnei Frigo's old car.

Mercier got around John Finke in a tire-smoking first-round match, 6.17 to 15.58, and beat former Top Alcohol Funny Car racer Wayne Morris, who is getting accustomed to driving with a clutch and reacquainted with driving a dragster, on a semifinal holeshot, 5.429 to 5.425. Meyer eliminated Jackie Fricke in round one, 5.88 to an up-in-smoke 9.21, and set low e.t. by a tenth with a 5.303 in the semifinals against Page, who had low e.t. until that point with a 5.403 in qualifying.

Pomponio, who had won once in his Top Alcohol Funny Car career before this season, at the Maple Grove Division 1 race in 2005, still hasn't lost a round all year. After taking both the regional and national events at Gainesville, he defeated John Anderika in the final for his third victory of the season. "I was already ecstatic after the first one," he said. "Then we won a national event. Now, I don't know what to say. It's like, 'Where did this come from?' "

Crew chief Dan Pomponio Jr. delivered low e.t. and top speed (5.570, 260.06) in the final against Anderika, and Pomponio did his job in the first round in a 5.651 to 5.619 holeshot win over Todd Veney that earned him a spot on the Jegs Allstars team.

Anderika qualified No. 1 with an off-the-trailer 5.637 and set low e.t. at the time with a 5.589 first-round win over D.J. Cox, who was runner-up at this event last year. He shut off early on a semifinal single and was on his way to a mid-5.50 in the final when an air line came off the transmission, which sent a valve through a piston and damaged the body severely enough to prevent the team from running the 4-Wide Nationals.

Local racer Kevin Houghtaling, Richmond, Va., held off Pat Ross, Avon Lake, Ohio, in the Comp Eliminator final running 8.662 seconds at 152.02 mph.

Doug Horne made it two for two this year in the NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series taking the win in Top Fuel Harley following his win in Houston last month. Horne, Aberdeen, Md., clocked in at 6.253 at 220.76 mph to defeat Chris Streeter, Cleveland, Ohio, 6.286, 222.73 while John Vickers beat Houston event winner Dale Niles with a pass of 7.189, 167.88 mph in Pro Dragster. Bruce Cronenberger III took a pair of trophies home to Cressona, Pa., winning in both the Street Pro and the Hot Street Harley Series classes.

2005 National Champ Ray Sawyer, Acton, Mass., won in Super Gas over Jim Perry with a 9.901 second lap and reigning Super Comp champion Al Kenny fell to Randy Midgett, Virginia Beach, Va. Midgett got the holeshot advantage and held on to win by about 9 inches.

No. 1 qualifier Ryan Ondrejko made his way to the winner's circle in MXI/Magnaflux Top Sportsman presented by Select Performance covering the quarter mile in 6.633, 201.79 to Todd Fontana's 6.729, 207.43 and Tommy Cable used an early advantage in his Top Dragster final round to force Joe DiPasquale to breakout. Cable, who won in Super Comp at this event last year, was 0.005 seconds at the start with a 7.232, 169.42 mph lap.

Eddie Brooks rounded out the Lucas Oil Series winners beating Timmy Markoglu in Super Street, Brian Pretzel defeated Gary Schweikert in the Ultimax Pro Stock Snowmobile class going 8.225, 155.24 and Keith Browne won in Pro Gas Harley.

Many of the racers in competition this past weekend will head south to Charlotte, N.C. for the Dollar General NHRA Four-Wide Nationals April 19-21. Up next for the Northeast Division Lucas Oil Series is Maple Grove Raceway, May 24-26 and VMP hosts their NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style Street Wars this Friday, April 19.

final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division event at Virginia Motorsports Park:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Kevin Houghtaling, Richmond, Va., '98 Grand Am, F/SM, 8.662, 152.02  def.
Pat Ross, Avon Lake, Ohio, '05 Grand Am, F/A, 7.985, 169.44.

SUPER STOCK
Joe Santangelo, Marlborough, Conn., '96 Firebird, GT/DA, 9.654, 128.32  def.
 James Antonette, New Hyde Park, N.Y., '98 Grand Am, SS/CS, 9.617, 135.58.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Joe Santangelo, Marlborough, Conn., '95 Camaro, C/SA, 10.450, 118.11  def. David Ficacci, Whippany, N.J., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.236, 125.96.

SUPER COMP
Randy Midgett, Va. Beach, Va., dragster, 8.919, 180.31  def.
Alan Kenny, Kutztown, Pa., dragster, 8.903, 173.01.

SUPER GAS
Ray Sawyer, Acton, Mass., '02 Camaro, 9.901, 174.75  def.
Jim Perry, Niota, Tenn., '00 S-10, 9.885, 158.93.

SUPER STREET
Eddie Brooks, Deer Park, N.Y., '82 Camaro, 10.900, 141.40  def.
Timmy Markoglu, Staten Island, N.Y., '69 Camaro, foul.

MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP SPORTSMAN PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
Ryan Ondrejko, Roslindale, Mass., '12 Camaro, 6.633, 201.79  def. T
odd Fontana, Montvale, N.J., '68 Chevy, 6.729, 207.43.

MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP DRAGSTER PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE

Tommy Cable, Hughesville, Md., dragster, 7.232, 169.42  def. Joe DiPasquale, Palmyra, N.J., dragster, 6.978, 191.38.

HOT STREET HARLEY
Bruce Cronenberger III, Cressona, Pa., '92 Sportster, 9.767, 134.90  def.
Charles Douglass, Staunton, Va., '92 Sportster, 10.062, 130.47.

TOP FUEL HARLEY
Doug Horne, Aberdeen, Md., '10 Harley, 6.253, 220.76  def.
Chris Streeter, Cleveland, Ohio, '10 American, 6.286, 222.73.

PRO DRAGSTER HARLEY
John Vickers, Millers Creek, N.C., '10 Hawaya, 7.189, 167.88  def.
Dale Niles, Purlear, N.C., '11 Derringer, 7.961, 162.31.

STREET PRO HARLEY
Bruce Croneberger III, Cressona, Pa., '86 Harley, 8.810, 152.93  def.
Nicholas Gonatas Jr., Youngstown, Ohio, '06 Destroyer, 8.810, 148.56.

PRO GAS HARLEY
Keith Browne, Semora, N.C., '10 Browne, 7.406, 134.81  def.
 Joseph Thomson, Hopewell, Va., '10 D and G, 8.628, 136.61.

ULTIMAX PRO STOCK SNOWMOBILE
Brian Pretzel, Belding, Mich., '11 Ski Doo, 8.225, 155.24  def.
Gary Schweikert, Slatington, Pa., '03 Ski Doo, 8.564, 152.35.




Saturday

PETERSBURG, Va. The NHRA Northeast Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Power in the Park event wrapped up today at Virginia Motorsports Park with a winner's circle celebration crowning champions in Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car, Top Fuel Harley and the rest of the classes that make up nationwide series.  Each winner pocketed their share of the event purse and contingency postings along with bragging rights and the champion's NHRA Wally trophy.

Many of these racers will head south to Charlotte, N.C., for the Dollar General NHRA 4-Wide Nationals.  Next up for the NHRA Northeast division is their Lucas Oil Series event at Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa., next month May 24-26. VMP will host their NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style Street Wars this Friday, April 19. 

The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Power in the Park event at Virginia Motorsports Park:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER:
ROUND ONE
6) Wayne Morris, Lincoln University, Pa., 5.636, 251.77 def.
3) Duane Shields, Boulder City, Nev., 6.039, 261.88;

4) Randy Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., 5.880, 235.47 def.
5) Jackie Fricke, Flemington, N.J., 9.219, 119.22;

2) Dan Mercier, LaPrairie, Quebec, 6.174, 248.80 def.
7) John Finke, Selkirk, N.Y., 15.586, 59.92;

1) Dan Page, Hampstead, N.H., 5.389, 260.61 def.
8) Rishi Kanick, Trinidad & Tobago, , 5.568, 249.44;

SEMI-FINALS
Mercier, 5.429, 264.75 def. Morris, 5.425, 260.11;
Meyer, 5.303, 270.86 def. Page, 5.403, 267.16;

FINALS
Meyer, 5.321, 271.57 def. Mercier, 5.330, 265.01.

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR:
ROUND ONE
1) John Anderika, Wyoming, Pa., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.589, 255.53 def.
6) DJ Cox Jr., Whiteford, Md., '09 Monte Carlo, 15.818, 58.55;

5) Eric Lourie, Terryville, Conn., '02 Camaro, 5.699, 252.76 def.
2) Mickey Ferro, Stamford, Conn., '10 Monte Carlo, 10.476, 104.25;

3) Dan Pomponio, Berlin, N.J., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.651, 257.43 def.
 4) Todd Veney, Indianapolis, Ind., '08 Impala, 5.619, 256.31;

SEMI-FINALS
Anderika, 7.214, 129.73 was unopposed;
Pomponio, 5.597, 258.52 def. Lourie, 5.695, 253.85;

FINALS
Pomponio, 5.572, 260.06 def. Anderika, 5.802, 202.33.

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) A. Lincoln Morehead, Marlboro, N.Y., '13 Chevy, D/EA, 8.022 seconds, -0.798 (under index)
2) Joe Carnasciale, Cranston, R.I., '05 Cavalier, I/SMA, 8.965, -0.755
3) Kevin Houghtaling, Richmond, Va., '98 Grand Am, F/SM, 8.575, -0.705
4) Lee Sharp, Maryville, Tenn., '09 G5, D/SMA, 8.247, -0.693
5) Steve Szupka, Willow Grove, Pa., '32 Bantam, F/ED, 7.953, -0.677
6) Calvin Hill, Tamaqua, Pa., '09 Grand AM, D/EA, 8.155, -0.665
7) Anthony Bertozzi, Ashland, Va., '34 Roadster, B/SR, 7.726, -0.654
8) Dave Hughes, Nazareth, Pa., '08 Cobalt, A/A, 6.460, -0.650
9) Michael Kaufman, Woodcliff Lake, N.J., '05 Cavalier, D/SMA, 8.343, -0.597
10) Pat Ross, Avon Lake, Ohio, '05 Grand Am, F/A, 7.974, -0.586

SUPER STOCK
1) Bo Kenney, Manassas, Va., '12 Mustang, SS/AAA, 8.325 seconds, -1.075 (under index)
2) Guy DesJardins, St. Bruno, Quebec, '67 Camaro, SS/FA, 9.454, -0.996
3) Gary Wolkwitz, Annandale, N.J., '68 Dart, SS/AH, 8.317, -0.983
4) Gary Richard, Bay Shore, N.Y., '10 Mustang, GT/AA, 9.151, -0.949
5) Jacques Blais, Tolland, Conn., '98 Mustang, GT/EA, 9.730, -0.920
6) Brian Oakes, Taylorsville, N.C., '69 Camaro, SS/CA, 9.144, -0.906
7) Norm Hall, Waldorf, Md., '05 Cavalier, GT/CA, 9.503, -0.897
8) Steven Johnson, Dobson, N.C., '95 Grand Am, SS/CM, 8.604, -0.896
9) Paul Cambria, Buffalo, N.Y., '12 Camaro, SSA/A, 8.808, -0.892
10) Brian Martel, Magnolia, Del., '08 Colbalt, GT/BA, 9.401, -0.849

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) David Barton, Robesonia, Pa., '10 Challenger, CC/SA, 9.510 seconds, -1.090 (under index)
2) Jonathan Allegrucci, Mayfield, Pa., '11 Challenger, AA/SA, 8.912, -1.088
3) James Hardisty, LaPlata, Md., '00 Corvette, CF/S, 14.065, -1.085
4) Bo Kenney, Manassas, Va., '08 Mustang, AA/SA, 8.934, -1.066
5) Jim Boudreau, Tewksbury, Mass., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.192, -1.058
6) Gary Richard, Bay Shore, N.Y., '69 Camaro, C/SA, 10.383, -1.017
7) Steve Ficacci, E. Hanover, N.J., '08 Mustang, AA/SA, 8.999, -1.001
8) Brian Rowe, New Bern, N.C., '90 Camaro, I/SA, 11.304, -0.996
9) Kenneth Miele, Egg Harbor Twp, N.J., '10 Cobra, F/SA, 10.865, -0.985
10) Greg Rowe, Bridgeton, N.C., '95 Firebird, B/SA, 10.272, -0.978

SUPER COMP
1) Shawn Fricke, Flemington, N.J., dragster, S/C, 8.902 seconds, 0.002 (over index)
2) Randy Midgett, Va. Beach, Va., dragster, S/C, 8.904, 0.004
3) Jeff Livezey Jr, Philadelphia, Pa., dragster, S/C, 8.908, 0.008
4) Kent Hanley, Newtown, Conn., dragster, S/C, 8.910, 0.010
5) Tommy Cable, Hughesville, Md., dragster, S/C, 8.913, 0.013
6) Chris Garrettson, Middleton, Del., dragster, S/C, 8.917, 0.017
7) Lance Kreiger, Dover, Pa., dragster, S/C, 8.918, 0.018
8) Ken Moses, Colonia, N.J., dragster, S/C, 8.920, 0.020
9) Kristin Moeser, Hilltown, Pa., dragster, S/C, 8.920, 0.020
10) Jimmy Stahl, Boone, N.C., dragster, S/C, 8.927, 0.027

SUPER GAS
1) George Donhauser, Bel Air, Md., '79 Arrow, S/G, 9.900 seconds, 0.000 (over index)
2) John Stover, Lock Haven, Pa., dragster, S/G, 9.900, 0.000
3) Matt Schurman, Green Brook, N.J., '96 Beretta, S/G, 9.901, 0.001
4) Ray Sawyer, Acton, Mass., '02 Camaro, S/G, 9.914, 0.014
5) Robert Robertson, La Plata, Md., '01 Corvette, S/G, 9.914, 0.014
6) Tracy Ogden, Elkridge, Md., '98 S-10, S/G, 9.916, 0.016
7) Earl Nichols Jr, Wilmington, Del., '78 Corvette, S/G, 9.919, 0.019
8) Iggie Boicesco, Warminster, Pa., '02 Corvette, S/G, 9.921, 0.021
9) Bob Madden, Levittown, Pa., '64 Corvette, S/G, 9.922, 0.022
10) Al Owens, Hyde Park, N.Y., '67 Camaro, S/G, 9.926, 0.026

SUPER STREET
1) Shawn Fricke, Flemington, N.J., '01 Firebird, S/ST, 10.906 seconds, 0.006 (over index)
2) Robert Derr, Rosedale, Md., '80 Grand Prix, S/ST, 10.910, 0.010
3) Ed Pauley, Shelby, N.C., '68 Camaro, S/ST, 10.915, 0.015
4) Tim Williams, Couson, Va., '55 Studebaker, S/ST, 10.918, 0.018
5) Virgil Grinstead, Charlottesville, Va., '63 Chevy II, S/ST, 10.926, 0.026
6) Layton Jones, Silver Springs, Md., '68 Camaro, S/ST, 10.933, 0.033
7) Eddie Brooks, Deer Park, N.Y., '82 Camaro, S/ST, 10.933, 0.033
8) Calvin Starcher, LaPlata, Md., '81 Corvette, S/ST, 10.935, 0.035
9) George Forster, Greencastle, Pa., '65 Chevy II, S/ST, 10.936, 0.036
10) James Neville, Franklinville, N.J., '79 Camaro, S/ST, 10.939, 0.039

MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP SPORTSMAN PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
1) Ryan Ondrejko, Roslindale, Mass., '12 Camaro, 6.576 seconds, 209.92 mph
2) Todd Fontana, Montvale, N.J., '68 Chevy, 6.684, 207.02
3) Jeff Brooks, Fredericksburg, Va., '51 Henry J, 6.740, 201.97
4) Dylan Stott, Columbus, N.C., '10 Mustang, 6.786, 201.70
5) Ronnie Proctor, Harpers Ferry, W.V., '09 Cobra, 6.830, 200.17
6) Michael Kaufman, Woodcliff Lake, N.J., '67 Corvette, 6.840, 201.55
7) Robert Jones, Laplata, Md., '63 Corvette, 6.860, 202.79
8) Terry Teets, Manassas, Va., '04 Cavalier, 6.883, 201.85
9) Gerard Milette, St. Etienne, Quebec, '63 Corvette, 6.936, 201.01
10) Michael Daniel Jr., Wantagh, N.Y., '05 Cavalier, 6.942, 197.54

MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP DRAGSTER PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
1) Alan O'Brien, Roncerverte, W.V., dragster, 6.250 seconds, 216.55 mph
2) Michael Galofaro, Lincoln Park, N.J., dragster, 6.293, 219.44
3) Casey Spradlin, Ranburne, Ala., dragster, 6.438, 210.87
4) Walter Sullivan, Avon, Ind., dragster, 6.460, 205.16
5) Jason Hoff, Littlestown, Pa., dragster, 6.578, 200.38
6) Chris Powers, Carlisle, Pa., dragster, 6.646, 203.25
7) Dylan Stott, Columbus, N.C., dragster, 6.686, 200.83
8) Larry Roberts, Laurens, S.C., dragster, 6.704, 199.29
9) Mike Gardner, Haymarket, Va., dragster, 6.710, 191.48
10) Luc Angers, Laval, Quebec, dragster, 6.736, 197.59

TOP FUEL HARLEY
1) Tommy Grimes, Winston-Salem, N.C., '13 Harley, 6.266 seconds, 221.27 mph
2) Joey Sternotti, Naples, Fla., '12 Harley, 6.276, 221.78
3) Chris Streeter, Cleveland, Ohio, '10 American, 6.288, 225.41
4) Brook McCabe, Roanoke Rapids, N.C., '11 Harley, 6.346, 219.19
5) Doug Horne, Aberdeen, Md., '10 Harley, 6.360, 204.73
6) Mark Cox, Wilkesboro, N.C., '13 Weekend, 6.366, 214.08
7) Bob Malloy, Elkton, Md., dragster, 6.378, 214.69
8) Jay Turner, Julian, N.C., '07 Weekend, 6.392, 212.86
9) Robert Stewart, Gloucester, Va., '06 Sportster, 6.609, 191.54
10) Steve Dorn, Milwaukie, Ore., '06 Harley, 7.150, 136.95

PRO DRAGSTER HARLEY
1) Dale Niles, Purlear, N.C., '11 Derringer, 7.324 seconds, 165.86 mph
2) John Vickers, Millers Creek, N.C., '10 Hawaya, 7.331, 174.17
3) Janette Thornley, Sacramento, Calif., '11 Hawaya, 7.402, 171.88
4) Rebel Glover, Holly Hill, Va., '10 Derringer, 7.481, 160.98
5) Rick Vreeland, Danville, Pa., '10 Hawaya, 7.655, 159.40

STREET PRO HARLEY
1) Bruce Cromeberger III, Cressona, Pa., '86 Harley, 8.833 seconds, 152.16 mph
2) Nicholas Gonatas Jr., Youngstown, Ohio, '06 Destroyer, 8.872, 151.12
3) Charles Douglass, Staunton, Va., '92 Sportster, 8.998, 151.00

PRO GAS HARLEY
1) Keith Browne, Semora, N.C., '10 Browne, 7.161 seconds, 171.66 mph
2) Joseph Thomson, Hopewell, Va., '10 D and G, 8.688, 151.92

ULTIMAX PRO STOCK SNOWMOBILE
1) Brian Pretzel, Belding, Mich., '11 Ski Doo, 8.235 seconds, 155.10 mph
2) Frank Berard Jr, Troy, N.Y., '03 Ski Doo, 8.418, 153.21
3) Gary Schweikert, Slatington, Pa., '03 Ski Doo, 8.561, 151.36
4) John Evans, Wappingers Falls, N.Y., '10 Ski Doo, 8.562, 147.42
5) Tiina Duncanson, Acton, Ont., '10 Ski Doo, 8.566, 147.07
6) Mark Case Jr., Rensselearville, N.Y., '10 Ski Doo, 9.335, 149.61
7) Heath Smith, Westmoreland, N.Y., '07 Ski Doo, 9.354, 136.97




Friday

PETERSBURG, Va. - Racing kicked off today for the NHRA Northeast Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Power in the Park event at Virginia Motorsports Park with more than 400 racers expected to battle the quarter mile this weekend. 

Racers in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car took to the track today for two qualifying session along with the riders in the Top Fuel Harley class.  All three classes set their fields for eliminations scheduled for Saturday afternoon.  The remainder the of the classes in competition ran qualifying and time trials today and will have a final a final session tomorrow morning before going into elimination rounds.

Gates open at 8 a.m. on Saturday with racing set to begin at 8:30.  Comp, Top Dragster and Top Sportsman will make their final qualifying pass at 10 a.m.  Tickets are $20, children 6-12 are just $5 and kids 5 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.  For more information call Virginia Motorsports Park, (804) 862-3174, or visit www.virginiamotorsports.com.

The following are Friday's final qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division event at Virginia Motorsports Park:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) Dan Page, Hampstead, N.H., 5.424 seconds, 265.64 mph
2) Dan Mercier, LaPrairie, Quebec, 5.431, 258.22
3) Duane Shields, Boulder City, Nev., 5.438, 259.21
4) Randy Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., 5.471, 266.11
5) Jackie Fricke, Flemington, N.J., 5.501, 249.39
6) Wayne Morris, Lincoln University, Pa., 5.526, 257.73
7) John Finke, Selkirk, N.Y., 5.565, 255.92
8) Rishi Kanick, Trinidad & Tobago, , 5.588, 265.17
Not Qualified
9) Frank Schuster, Chesterfield, N.J., 5.595, 247.34
10) Rich McPhillips, Phoenixville, Pa., 5.606, 252.66
11) Richard Bourke, Old Tappan, N.J., 5.615, 257.14
12) Karen Stalba, Hammonton, N.J., 5.683, 253.52
13) Bruce Horner, Bergenfield, N.J., 5.824, 239.27
14) Dan Dietrich, Glen Arm, Md., 5.934, 209.75
15) Artie Allen, Jacksonville, Fla., (no time)

First round TAD pairings
1) Dan Page, Hampstead, N.H., 5.424 seconds, 265.64 mph vs.
8) Rishi Kanick, Trinidad & Tobago, , 5.588, 265.17

2) Dan Mercier, LaPrairie, Quebec, 5.431, 258.22 vs.
7) John Finke, Selkirk, N.Y., 5.565, 255.92

3) Duane Shields, Boulder City, Nev., 5.438, 259.21 vs.
6) Wayne Morris, Lincoln University, Pa., 5.526, 257.73

4) Randy Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., 5.471, 266.11 vs.
5) Jackie Fricke, Flemington, N.J., 5.501, 249.39

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) John Anderika, Wyoming, Pa., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.637 seconds, 254.90 mph
2) Mickey Ferro, Stamford, Conn., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.637, 254.90
3) Dan Pomponio, Berlin, N.J., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.672, 254.66
4) Todd Veney, Indianapolis, Ind., '08 Impala, 5.709, 251.95
5) Eric Lourie, Terryville, Conn., '02 Camaro, 5.782, 248.52
6) DJ Cox Jr., Whiteford, Md., '09 Monte Carlo, 6.988, 133.91

First round TAFC pairings
1) John Anderika, Wyoming, Pa., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.637 seconds, 254.90 mph vs.
 6) DJ Cox Jr., Whiteford, Md., '09 Monte Carlo, 6.988, 133.91

2) Mickey Ferro, Stamford, Conn., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.637, 254.90 vs.
 5) Eric Lourie, Terryville, Conn., '02 Camaro, 5.782, 248.52

3) Dan Pomponio, Berlin, N.J., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.672, 254.66 vs.
4) Todd Veney, Indianapolis, Ind., '08 Impala, 5.709, 251.95

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Joe Carnasciale, Cranston, R.I., '06 Cavalier, I/SMA, 9.161 seconds, -0.559 (under index)
2) Anthony Niemczyk, Levittown, Pa., dragster, I/D, 6.683, -0.557
3) Steve Szupka, Willow Grove, Pa., '32 Bantam, F/ED, 8.105, -0.525
4) Dave Hughes, Nazareth, Pa., '10 Cobalt, A/A, 6.593, -0.517
5) Lee Sharp, Maryville, Tenn., '09 G5, D/SMA, 8.427, -0.513
6) Kevin Houghtaling, Richmond, Va., '98 Grand Am, F/SM, 8.781, -0.499
7) Mike Miscovsky, Quakertown, Pa., dragster, C/DA, 7.093, -0.497
8) Calvin Hill, Tamaqua, Pa., '09 Grand AM, D/EA, 8.323, -0.497
9) Tom Stalba, Hampton, N.J., '34 Chevy, L/AA, 8.860, -0.480
10) Pat Ross, Avon Lake, Ohio, '05 Grand Am, F/A, 8.107, -0.453

SUPER STOCK
1) Gary Richard, Bay Shore, N.Y., '10 Mustang, SS/EA, 9.303 seconds, -1.047 (under index)
2) Brian Oakes, Taylorsville, N.C., '69 Camaro, SS/CA, 9.160, -0.890
3) Guy DesJardins, St. Bruno, Quebec, '67 Camaro, SS/FA, 9.594, -0.856
4) Jacques Blais, Tolland, Conn., '98 Mustang, GT/EA, 9.805, -0.845
5) Gary Wolkwitz, Annandale, N.J., '68 Dart, SS/AH, 8.496, -0.804
6) Norm Hall, Waldorf, Md., '05 Cavalier, GT/CA, 9.630, -0.770
7) Eric Mann, Trinity, N.C., '10 Cobalt, SS/BM, 8.495, -0.705
8) Chuck Nagy, Niagara Lake, Ont., '02 Sonoma, GT/TA, 9.855, -0.695
9) David Barton, Robesonia, Pa., '68 Dart, SS/AH, 8.614, -0.686
10) Steven Johnson, Dobson, N.C., '95 Grand Am, SS/CM, 8.821, -0.679

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) David Ficacci, Whippany, N.J., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.399 seconds, -0.851 (under index)
2) Jim Boudreau, Tewksbury, Mass., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.409, -0.841
3) Bo Kenney, Manassas, Va., '08 Mustang, BB/SA, 9.466, -0.834
4) Kenneth Miele, Egg Harbor Twp, N.J., '10 Cobra, F/SA, 11.035, -0.815
5) David Barton, Robesonia, Pa., '10 Challenger, CC/SA, 9.790, -0.810
6) Bruce Noland, Winchester, Va., '71 Corvette, A/SA, 10.195, -0.805
7) Wallace Dent, Charlotte Hall, Md., '98 Camaro, C/SA, 10.597, -0.803
8) Sterling Simmons, Chesterfield, Va., '98 Camaro, D/SA, 10.755, -0.795
9) Jonathan Allegrucci, Mayfield, Pa., '11 Challenger, AA/SA, 9.210, -0.790
10) Brian Rowe, New Bern, N.C., '90 Camaro, I/SA, 11.544, -0.756

MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP SPORTSMAN PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
1) Ryan Ondrejko, Roslindale, Mass., '12 Camaro, 6.665 seconds, 206.99 mph
2) Todd Fontana, Montvale, N.J., '98 Firebird, 6.788, 203.80
3) Michael Kaufman, Woodcliff Lake, N.J., '67 Corvette, 6.840, 201.55
4) Dylan Stott, Columbus, N.C., '10 Mustang, 6.856, 199.58
5) Ronnie Proctor, Harpers Ferry, W.V., '09 Cobra, 6.899, 198.70
6) Robert Jones, Laplata, Md., '63 Corvette, 6.964, 200.56
7) Glenn Teets, Manassas, Va., '08 GTO, 6.980, 197.02
8) Terry Teets, Manassas, Va., '04 Cavalier, 6.985, 199.26
9) Arthur DeCesare, Mooresville, N.C., '06 Corvette, 7.001, 194.18
10) Gerard Milette, St. Etienne, Quebec, '63 Corvette, 7.068, 196.73

MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP DRAGSTER PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
1) Michael Galofaro, Lincoln Park, N.J., dragster, 6.293 seconds, 219.44 mph
2) Alan O'Brien, Roncerverte, W.V., dragster, 6.299, 221.63
3) Walter Sullivan, Avon, Ind., dragster, 6.460, 205.16
4) Casey Spradlin, Ranburne, Ala., dragster, 6.612, 204.85
5) Chris Powers, Carlisle, Pa., dragster, 6.646, 203.25
6) Jason Hoff, Littlestown, Pa., dragster, 6.691, 198.50
7) Larry Roberts, Laurens, S.C., dragster, 6.704, 199.29
8) Mike Gardner, Haymarket, Va., dragster, 6.710, 191.48
9) Dylan Stott, Columbus, N.C., dragster, 6.800, 198.35
10) Kevin Brannon, Boiling Springs, S.C., dragster, 6.829, 191.35

TOP FUEL HARLEY
1) Tommy Grimes, Winston-Salem, N.C., '13 Harley, 6.266 seconds, 221.27 mph
2) Joey Sternotti, Naples, Fla., '12 Harley, 6.276, 221.78
3) Chris Streeter, Cleveland, Ohio, '10 American, 6.288, 225.41
4) Brook McCabe, Roanoke Rapids, N.C., '11 Harley, 6.346, 219.19
5) Doug Horne, Aberdeen, Md., '10 Harley, 6.360, 204.73
6) Mark Cox, Wilkesboro, N.C., '13 Weekend, 6.366, 214.08
7) Bob Malloy, Elkton, Md., dragster, 6.378, 214.69
8) Jay Turner, Julian, N.C., '07 Weekend, 6.392, 212.86
9) Robert Stewart, Gloucester, Va., '06 Sportster, 6.609, 191.54
10) Steve Dorn, Milwaukie, Ore., '06 Harley, 7.150, 136.95

PRO DRAGSTER HARLEY
1) Dale Niles, Purlear, N.C., '11 Derringer, 7.324 seconds, 165.86 mph
2) John Vickers, Millers Creek, N.C., '10 Hawaya, 7.331, 174.17
3) Janette Thornley, Sacramento, Calif., '11 Hawaya, 7.402, 171.88
4) Rebel Glover, Holly Hill, Va., '10 Derringer, 7.481, 160.98
5) Rick Vreeland, Danville, Pa., '10 Hawaya, 7.655, 159.40

STREET PRO HARLEY
1) Bruce Cromeberger III, Cressona, Pa., '86 Harley, 8.989 seconds, 151.80 mph
2) Charles Douglass, Staunton, Va., '92 Sportster, 8.998, 151.00

PRO GAS HARLEY
1) Keith Browne, Semora, N.C., '10 Browne, 7.161 seconds, 171.66 mph
2) Joseph Thomson, Hopewell, Va., '10 D and G, 8.688, 151.92



Preview

PETERSBURG, Va. - Virginia Motorsports Park will hosts first of seven events in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northeast division with the Power in the Park event on April 12-13. 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 Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street.  The division's MXI/Magnaflux Top Sportsman and Top Dragster Series' presented by Select Performance and Pro Stock Snowmobile will also run in conjunction with the event along with the NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series.

Gates at Virginia Motorsports Park open at 7:30 a.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. on Saturday. Qualifying and time trials start Friday at 8 a.m. and Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Top Sportsman, Top Dragster and Comp Eliminator qualify Friday at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. First round eliminations for Top Sportsman, Top Dragster and Comp Eliminator are at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify Friday at 1 and 5 p.m. Eliminations for Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car start Saturday at 3 p.m. Harley-Davidson qualifying is at 2 & 6 p.m. on Friday with eliminations beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets for the Power in the Park event at Virginia Motorsports Park are $20 Friday and $20 Saturday. Children 6 to 12 years old are $5 each day.  Children 5 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. For more information please call Virginia Motorsports Park, (804) 862-3174, or visit www.virginiamotorsports.com.

POWER IN THE PARK: Fact Sheet

WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Power in the Park, first of seven events in Northeast 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 MXI/Magnaflux Top Sportsman and Top Dragster Series' presented by Select Performance will also run in conjunction with the event along with the NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series and Pro Stock Snowmobile.

WHERE: Virginia Motorsports Park, Petersburg, VA. The track is located in Central Virginia just 30 minutes south of Richmond in Dinwiddie County.

WHEN: Friday through Saturday, April 12-13, 2013

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, April 12 - Gates open at 7:30 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 8:30 a.m. Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator qualifying is at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualifying is scheduled 1 and 5 p.m. NHRA Harley-Davidson qualifying is at 2 & 6 p.m.  SATURDAY, April 13 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 8:30 a.m. Comp Eliminator, Top Dragster and Top Sportsman qualifying is at 10 a.m. and round 1 of eliminations at 11:30 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will run all three rounds of eliminations at 3 and 5 and 7 p.m. Harley-Davidson elimination rounds are set for 3:30, 5 and 7 p.m.

TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS - $20 Friday, $20 Saturday. Children 6 to 12 years old are $5 each day. Children 5 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. For more information please call Virginia Motorsports Park, (804) 862-3174, or visit www.virginiamotorsports.com.

 2012 EVENT WINNERS: Duane Shields, Top Alcohol Dragster; Todd Veney, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Frank Aragona, Comp Eliminator; Lincoln Morehead, Super Stock; Donald Pires Jr, Stock Eliminator; Tom Cable, Super Comp; Kevin Maupin, Super Gas; Brian Lee Baker, Super Street; Mark Payne, Top Sportsman; Bill Russell, 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 2013 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 $119,000 point fund from Jegs High Performance. The 2013 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 2013 Jegs Allstars. 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 2013 Jegs Allstars champion who also wins the national event will have his/her Allstars prize doubled.

NHRA HARLEY-DAVIDSON DRAG RACING SERIES The NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series is contested at 10 events held in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series with a minimum of one event in each of the seven NHRA divisions. Classes of competition include Top Fuel, Pro Dragster, Pro Gas, Draggin' Bagger, Street Pro, and Hot Street.

In addition to the individual event championships, Top Fuel riders will compete for a series championship. The best seven of 10 races will count for points toward the year-end championship. The year-end champion in Top Fuel will receive $7,500; second place, $3,000; and third place, $1,000. The combined event purse and year-end awards for the program will total more than $175,000.

 Magnaflux top Sportsman Shootout presented by select performance: Run in conjunction with the Lucas Oil Series, competitors in the Top Sportsman class are vying for division championships and a share in the year-end purse.   

Magnaflux top dragter challenge presented by select performance: Run in conjunction with the Lucas Oil Series, competitors in the Top Dragster class are vying for division championships and a share in the year-end purse

PRO SLED: Run in conjunction with the Lucas Oil Series, competitors in the Pro Sled class are vying for division championships and a share in the year-end purse


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