Veale gets first Alcohol Dragster win in Richmond

4/6/2014


DIVISION 1
Virginia Motorsports Park
Petersburg, Va., April 4-5, 2014

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


Saturday

DINWIDDIE, Va.

In the final results from Virginia Motorsports Park and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Jeff Veale, Stoney Creek, Ont., and Kris Hool, Casper, Wyo., took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car respectively. The Power in the Park event marked the first Northeast Regional Event of the year.

Veale, worked his way through the field and ran 5.33 seconds at 274.50 mph in his final round victory over Jackie Fricke, Flemington, N.J., who clocked in at 7.762 seconds, 129.14 mph. Veale and Fricke were both looking for their first Top Alcohol Dragster career win. Both drivers nearly had the same identical reaction times off the line, but Fricke smoked the tires and Veale took his Dragster down the track for his first win.

Kris Hool faced off against Steve Harker, Gainesville, Ga., and posted a winning run of 5.754 seconds, 259.21 mph in his 2010 Monte Carlo. Steve Harker shook off the line and slowed to a 17.241 second, 57.54 mph lap for his runner up finish.

In the NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series, Tommy Grimes, Winston Salem, N.C., was the winner in Top Fuel Harley with a run of 6.368 seconds, 233.64 mph on his 2014 Nitro Harley, with a victory over Larry Drums Brancaccio, Nutley, N.J., who launched and broke at the starting line. In Pro Fuel Harley, Johnny Vickers, Millers Creek, N.C., ran 7.269 seconds at 180.91 mph in his win over Dale Nilles, Wilkesboro, N.C., who was clocked at 7.316 seconds at 169.64 mph. Nilles had the starting line advantage but Vickers was quicker down the track to receive the win.

Other racers visiting the winner's circle this weekend were Steve Szupka, Willow Grove, Pa, in Comp Eliminator; Bob Cupp, Alexandria, Va., in Super Stock; Amanda Boicesco, Warminster, Pa, in Super Comp; Cameron Manuel, Winston Salem, N.C., in Super Gas; and Shawn Fricke, Flemington, N.J., in Super Street. In the division's Top Sportsman class it was Michael Daniele, Wantagh, N.Y., taking the win while Rick Bell, Merrimack N.H., won in Top Dragster. Bruce Croneberger III, Cressona, Pa.,in Street Pro Harley; Charley Douglas, Staunton, Va., in Hot Street Harley; William Rowe Jr., Hellertown, Pa., in Pro Gas Harley; Nate Carnahan, Powhatan, Va., in SEP Harley and David Cartwright, Evansville, Ind., in Draggin' Bagger.

Many of the racers in competition this past weekend will head south to Charlotte, N.C. for the 5th Annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, April 11-13. Up next for the Northeast Division Lucas Oil Series is Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa, May 23-25.

The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division Power in the Park:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Steve Szupka, Willow Grove, Pa., '05 Ken Keir, G/EA, 8.126, 156.19  def.
John Frech, Cortland, Ohio, dragster, F/D, 8.053, 140.78.

SUPER STOCK
Bob Cupp, Alexandria, Va., '65 Chevelle, SS/KA, 10.271, 122.31  def.
Norm Hall, Waldorf, Md., '05 Cavalier, GT/BA, foul.

SUPER COMP
Amanda Boicesco, Warminster, Pa., dragster, 8.913, 177.74  def.
Billy Upton, Taylors, S.C., dragster, 8.913, 173.90.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Monty Bogan, Jonesville, S.C., '67 Camaro, E/SA, 11.295, 93.47  def.
Mike Ficacci, Sporta, N.J., '14 Cobra JET, B/SA, foul.

SUPER GAS
Cameron Manuel, Winston Salem, N.C., '06 Cobalt, 9.921, 168.28  def.
Nick Simon, Havertown, Pa., '96 Beretta, 9.950, 154.72.

TOP SPORTSMAN PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
Michael Daniele, Wantagh, N.Y., '05 Cavalier, 6.885, 196.13  def.
Mark Payne, Waynesboro, Va., '06 Cavalier, 7.240, 191.32.

SUPER STREET
Shawn Fricke, Flemington, N.J., '02 Pontiac, 10.908, 132.15  def.
Martin Ganjoin, Brick, N.J., '69 Camaro, 10.884, 132.08.

TOP DRAGSTER PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
Rick Bell, Merrimack, N.H., '12 Dan Page, 6.972, 184.95  def.
 John Taylor, Oley, Pa., '09 Delarm, 6.978, 195.11.

PRO STOCK SNOWMOBILE
Brian Pretzel, Belding, Mich., '13 Ski Doo, 8.317, 154.83  def.
Mark Wakem, Poland, Maine, '10 Skidoo, 8.852, 151.99

TOP FUEL HARLEY
Tommy Grimes, Winston Salem, N.C., '14 Nitro Harley, 6.368, 233.64  def.
Larry Drums Brancaccio, Nutley, N.J., '01 Weekend, broke.

SEP HARLEY
Nate Carnahan, Powhatan, Va., dragster, 10.567, 118.31  def.
Brad Croneberger, Valley View, Pa., '05 Buell, 10.519, 125.60.

STREET PRO HARLEY
Bruce Croneberger III, Cressona, Pa., dragster, 8.749, 153.82  def.
Charley Douglass, Staunton, Va., '92 Sportster, 8.872, 157.50.

PRO FUEL HARLEY
Johnny Vickers, Millers Creek, N.C., dragster, 7.269, 180.91  def.
Dale Nilles, Wilkesboro, N.C., dragster, 7.316, 169.64.

DRAGGIN' BAGGER
David Cartwright, Evansville, Ind., '07 Road Glide, 114.823, 118.49 def. unopposed.

HOT STREET HARLEY
Charley Douglass, Staunton, Va., '92 Sportster, 10.102, 128.46  def.
Troy Young, dragster, 10.636, 118.79.

PRO GAS HARLEY
William Rowe Jr., Hellertown, Pa., '06 VRod, 9.450, 136.93  def.
Bruce Croneberger III, Cressona, Pa., dragster, 14.755, 107.93.


Saturday

The following are Sunday's final results for TAD and TAFC and final qualifying results for Monday 's competition from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division Power in the Park:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER:

ROUND ONE
4) Jackie Fricke, Flemington, N.J., 5.337, 272.28 def.
5) Michael Manners, Willis, Texas, 5.406, 263.67;

2) Richard Bourke, Old Tappan, N.J., 5.460, 262.13 def.
7) Dan Page, Hampstead, N.H., 12.381, 77.83;

1) Randy Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., 5.237, 275.79 def.
8) John Finke, Selkirk, N.Y., 5.340, 270.05;

3) Jeff Veale, Stoney Creek, Ont., 5.306, 280.72 def.
 6) Wayne Morris, Lincoln University, Pa., 5.415, 263.77;

SEMI-FINALS
Fricke, 5.326, 267.69 def. Meyer, 5.364, 271.19;
Veale, 5.277, 282.60 def. Bourke, 5.353, 266.11;

FINALS
Veale, 5.339, 274.50 def. Fricke, 7.762, 129.14.

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR:

ROUND ONE
3) Mickey Ferro, Stamford, Conn., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.552, 260.46 def.
6) Matt Gill, W Bridgewater, Mass., '08 Mustang, broke;

1) Kris Hool, Casper, Wyo., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.723, 257.92 def.
8) DJ Cox Jr., Whiteford, Md., '06 Monte Carlo, 7.298, 160.33;

2) Steve Harker, Gainesville, Ga., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.578, 263.15 def.
 9) John Headley, Newportville, Pa., '03 Mustang, 14.608, 55.53;

4) Dan Pomponio, Berlin, N.J., '06 Monte Carlo, 6.181, 247.88 def.
5) Todd Veney, Indianapolis, Ind., '06 Monte Carlo, 7.374, 174.03;

SEMI-FINALS
Harker, 5.523, 262.08 def. Ferro, 5.812, 254.52;
Hool, 5.604, 260.46 def. Pomponio, 5.605, 259.81;

FINALS
Hool, 5.754, 259.21 def. Harker, 17.241, 57.54.

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Scotty Richardson, Dix Hills, N.Y., '13 Chevrolet, D/EA, 8.055 seconds, -0.725 (under index)
2) Tom Stalba, Williamstown, N.J., '10 Cobalt, L/AA, 8.588, -0.722
3) Joseph Carnasciale, Cranston, R.I., '05 Cavalier, I/SMA, 8.859, -0.711
4) Anthony Niemczyk, Levittown, Pa., '08 Dragster, I/D, 6.534, -0.706
5) Michael Kaufman, Woodcliff Lake, N.J., '05 Cavalier, D/SMA, 8.276, -0.664
6) Kyle Cultrera, Eliot, Maine, '34 Roadster, B/SR, 7.698, -0.662
7) Frank Aragona, Freehold, N.J., '00 Ken Keir, F/ED, 7.972, -0.658
8) Kevin Houghtaling, Richmond, Va., '98 Grand AM, H/A, 8.603, -0.657
9) Al Ackerman, Saddle Brook, N.J., '05 Pro Start, F/D, 7.948, -0.642
10) Chris Russo, Cedar Grove, N.J., '69 Chevy, AA/PM, 6.158, -0.642

SUPER STOCK
1) Marion Stephenson, Williamsport, Ind., '90 Sunbird, GT/FA, 9.797 seconds, -1.003 (under index)
2) Guy Desjardins, St Bruno, Quebec, '67 Camaro, SS/FA, 9.469, -0.981
3) Eddie Plybon, Blue Ridge, Va., '10 Cobalt, SS/BS, 8.728, -0.922
4) Bob Cupp, Alexandria, Va., '65 Chevelle, SS/KA, 10.351, -0.899
5) Bob Bagley, Warsaw, Va., '02 Camaro, GT/HA, 10.158, -0.892
6) Norm Hall, Waldorf, Md., '05 Cavalier, GT/BA, 9.365, -0.885
7) Anthony Bongiovanni, Landing, N.J., '08 Cobra Jet, SS/BA, 9.022, -0.878
8) Al Smyth, Uxbridge, Mass., '09 Challenger, SS/FA, 9.598, -0.852
9) Grant Lewis, Jesup, Ga., '05 Grand Am, SS/DM, 8.899, -0.851
10) Bo Kenney, Manassas, Va., '12 Mustang, SS/BBA, 8.379, -0.821

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Mike Ficacci, Sporta, N.J., '14 Cobra JET, B/SA, 10.124 seconds, -1.126 (under index)
2) Jim Boudreau, Tewksbury, Mass., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.167, -1.083
3) Ron Infantino, Paramus, N.J., '69 Camaro, G/SA, 11.021, -0.979
4) Frank Aragona, Freehold, N.J., '85 Camaro, I/SA, 11.336, -0.964
5) Sterling Simmons, Chesterfield, Va., '98 Camaro, D/SA, 10.600, -0.950
6) Marion Stephenson, Williamsport, Ind., '80 Cutlass, J/SA, 11.522, -0.928
7) Bo Kenney, Manassas, Va., '08 Mustang, AA/SA, 9.078, -0.922
8) Monty Bogan, Jonesville, S.C., '67 Camaro, E/SA, 10.780, -0.920
9) J Wayne Totaro, Baltimore, Md., '00 Corvette, B/SA, 10.330, -0.920
10) Tex Miller, Fayetteville, Pa., '72 Mustang, E/SA, 10.803, -0.897

SUPER COMP
1) Scott Albrecht, Jackson, N.J., dragster, S/C, 8.902 seconds, 0.002 (over index)
2) Amanda Boicesco, Warminster, Pa., dragster, S/C, 8.903, 0.003
3) Tom Boyle, West Chester, Pa., dragster, S/C, 8.904, 0.004
4) Jack Sepanek, Moosic, Pa., dragster, S/C, 8.904, 0.004
5) Billy Upton, Taylors, S.C., dragster, S/C, 8.906, 0.006
6) Mike Robilotto, Albany, N.Y., dragster, S/C, 8.908, 0.008
7) Jason Hoff, Littlestown, Pa., dragster, S/C, 8.919, 0.019
8) Marc Petit, Nashua, N.H., dragster, S/C, 8.921, 0.021
9) Raymond Skipper, Richmond, Va., '32 Bantam, S/C, 8.922, 0.022
10) Brian Guthrie, Chesterfield, Va., dragster, S/C, 8.924, 0.024

SUPER GAS
1) Alan Kenny, Kutztown, Pa., '03 Corvette, S/G, 9.908 seconds, 0.008 (over index)
2) Steve Furr, Harrisburg, N.C., '68 Camaro, S/G, 9.911, 0.011
3) Robert Madden, Levittown, Pa., '64 Corvette, S/G, 9.915, 0.015
4) Bob Scheefer, Saranac Lake, N.Y., '59 Corvette, S/G, 9.916, 0.016
5) Vito Bosca, Bathurst, N.B., '86 Camaro, S/G, 9.923, 0.023
6) David Moore, Ridgeview, W.V., '27 Ford, S/G, 9.928, 0.028
7) Dale Koncen, Chaptico, Md., '63 Corvette, S/G, 9.941, 0.041
8) Iggie Boicesco, Warminster, Pa., '02 Corvette, S/G, 9.944, 0.044
9) James Sessoms, Suffolk, Va., '81 Monza, S/G, 9.947, 0.047
10) Rich Price, Royersford, Pa., '96 Beretta, S/G, 9.957, 0.057

SUPER STREET
1) Kelly Kundratic, Fallston, Md., '87 Monte Carlo, S/ST, 10.901 seconds, 0.001 (over index)
2) Christopher Webb, Four Oaks, N.C., '86 Regal, S/ST, 10.904, 0.004
3) Donald C. Webb, Four Oaks, N.C., '70 Nova, S/ST, 10.906, 0.006
4) Keith Mayers, Middletown, Del., '85 Porsche, S/ST, 10.906, 0.006
5) Matt Weston, Wellford, S.C., '70 Camaro, S/ST, 10.912, 0.012
6) Don Garbinski, Philadelphia, Pa., '71 Challenger, S/ST, 10.914, 0.014
7) Shawn Fricke, Flemington, N.J., '02 Pontiac, S/ST, 10.916, 0.016
8) Timmy Markoglu, Staten Island, N.Y., '69 Camaro, S/ST, 10.924, 0.024
9) Tim Williams, Couson, Va., '55 Studebaker, S/ST, 10.926, 0.026
10) Calvin Starcher, LaPlata, Md., '68 Corvette, S/ST, 10.929, 0.029

TOP SPORTSMAN PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
1) Ronald Proctor, Harpers Ferry, W.V., '09 Mustang, 6.706 seconds, 203.74 mph
2) Michael Kaufman, Woodcliff Lake, N.J., '67 Corvette, 6.720, 207.59
3) John Benoit, Montpelier, Vt., '10 GXP, 6.750, 203.92
4) Marc Caruso, Canandiagua, N.Y., '09 Cobalt, 6.802, 200.38
5) Jeff Brooks, Fredericksburg, Va., '51 Henry J, 6.900, 201.34
6) Michael Daniele, Wantagh, N.Y., '05 Cavalier, 6.904, 200.53
7) Frederick Perkins, Plainville, Conn., '57 Belair, 6.922, 200.23
8) Don Rudd, Glen Allen, Va., '69 Camaro, 6.961, 197.10
9) Michael Cerro, Mineola, N.Y., '63 Corvette, 7.016, 195.65
10) Ronald Riegel, Fairless Hills, Pa., '68 Camaro, 7.123, 189.26

TOP DRAGSTER PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
1) Scott Hall, Ledyard, Conn., '08 Dan Page, 6.293 seconds, 212.86 mph
2) Christopher Powers, Carlisle, Pa., '13 S & W, 6.331, 216.45
3) Brady Moloughney, Shawville, , '12 M&M, 6.578, 205.22
4) Larry Roberts, Laurens, S.C., '06 Race Tech, 6.583, 203.22
5) Michael Galofaro, Lincoln Park, N.J., '10 Spitzer, 6.620, 204.39
6) Jason Hoff, Littlestown, Pa., '07 Race Tech, 6.668, 202.18
7) Lauren Freer, Mooresville, N.C., '14 Miller, 6.824, 196.42
8) Joe DiPasquale, Palmyra, N.J., '12 Miller Drgster, 6.827, 195.11
9) Gregory Daymude, Martinsburg, W.V., '03 HFR, 6.849, 133.17
10) Albert Staffieri, Tewksbury, Mass., '04 Dan Page, 6.859, 194.91

TOP FUEL HARLEY
1) Larry Drums Brancaccio, Nutley, N.J., '01 Weekend, 6.391 seconds, 211.46 mph
2) Tommy Grimes, Winston Salem, N.C., '14 Nitro Harley, 6.393, 234.66
3) Mike Pelrine, Bruderheim, Alb., '10 HD, 6.455, 237.05
4) Rickey House, Humble, Texas, dragster, 6.575, 207.69
5) Damian Cownden, Victoria, B.C., dragster, 6.622, 213.91

PRO FUEL HARLEY
1) Johnny Vickers, Millers Creek, N.C., dragster, 7.297 seconds, 172.17 mph
2) Dale Nilles, Wilkesboro, N.C., dragster, 7.316, 171.36
3) Pete Stimeling, Vinton, Va., dragster, 7.440, 166.44
4) Rich Vreeland, Bloomsburg, Pa., '11 Weekend, 7.441, 166.03
5) Janette Thornley, Sacramento, Calif., dragster, 7.494, 171.16
6) Billy Jackson, Honey Brook, Pa., dragster, 7.714, 162.02
7) Lloyd Stenerson, Allen, Texas, '14 Weekend, 8.424, 161.21

STREET PRO HARLEY
1) Charley Douglass, Staunton, Va., '92 Sportster, 8.777 seconds, 157.23 mph
2) Bruce Croneberger III, Cressona, Pa., dragster, 8.796, 153.49
3) Nick Gonatas, Youngstown, Ohio, '06 Destroyer, 8.869, 152.85

HOT STREET HARLEY
1) Charley Douglass, Staunton, Va., '92 Sportster, 9.992 seconds, 131.72 mph
2) Joe Perry, Kingsport, Tenn., dragster, 10.692, 122.23
3) Troy Young, , , dragster, 11.352, 111.39

PRO GAS HARLEY
1) William Rowe Jr., Hellertown, Pa., '06 VRod, 9.569 seconds, 136.76 mph
2) Bruce Croneberger III, Cressona, Pa., dragster, 9.765, 122.85

SEP HARLEY
1) William Rowe Jr., Hellertown, Pa., '06 VRod, 10.672 seconds, 128.65 mph
2) Nick Gonatas, Youngstown, Ohio, '02 Vrod, 10.687, 121.01
3) Brad Croneberger, Valley View, Pa., '05 Buell, 10.718, 124.32
4) Gary Douglass, Staunton, Va., dragster, 11.251, 89.11
5) Nate Carnahan, Powhatan, Va., dragster, 12.142, 86.85

PRO STOCK SNOWMOBILE
1) Brian Pretzel, Belding, Mich., '13 Ski Doo, 8.338 seconds, 154.26 mph
2) Heath Smith, Westmoreland, N.Y., '03 Ski Doo, 8.417, 148.71
3) Mark Wakem, Poland, Maine, '10 Skidoo, 8.500, 150.55
4) Frank Berard Jr, Troy, N.Y., '03 Ski Doo, 8.515, 155.08
5) Scott Evans, Wappingers Falls, N.Y., '00 SkiDoo, 8.622, 148.14
6) John Evans, Wappingers Falls, N.Y., '10 Ski Doo, 8.737, 142.52
7) Gary Schweikert, Slatington, Pa., '03 Ski Doo, 8.867, 140.59
8) Mark Case Jr., Rensselearville, N.Y., '10 Ski Doo, 9.765, 135.71




Saturday

The NHRA Northeast Division is at Virginia Motorsports Park for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Power in the Park this weekend featuring 260 mph Top Alcohol Dragsters and Top Alcohol Funny Cars along with Top Fuel Harleys and the NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series.

This weekend's event is one of seven in the division and one of 44 that take place throughout the year from coast to coast with over 400 of the best racers from the region looking for valuable points leading toward national, regional and divisional championships.

Racers made qualifying and time trial runs today that also included the division's MXI/Magnaflux Top Sportsman and Top Dragster which made a pair of qualifying passes and will have a final qualifying run on Saturday followed by eliminations. The Top Alcohol teams will run elimination rounds on Saturday at 3, 5 and 7 p.m.

Top Fuel and Pro Fuel Harley set their fields today with eliminations set to begin at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

Gates open at 8 a.m. with racing scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Free admission for all spectators.  For more information call Virginia Motorsports Park at (804) 862-3174 or visit www.virginiamotorsports.com<http://www.virginiamotorsports.com>.

The following are qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Thunder in the Park at Virginia Motorsports Park:

The following are Saturday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division Power in the Park:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) Richard Bourke, Old Tappan, N.J., 5.334 seconds, 268.01 mph
2) Jeff Veale, Stoney Creek, Ont., 5.375, 281.77
3) Frank Schuster, Chesterfield, N.J., 5.537, 255.63
4) Michael Manners, Willis, Texas, 5.659, 243.50
5) Randy Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., 5.708, 268.12
6) Tom Fox Jr., Shamong, N.J., 6.104, 188.70
7) Jackie Fricke, Flemington, N.J., 6.291, 250.88
8) Mike Burns, Bisbee, Ariz., 6.386, 248.39
Not Qualified
9) Benjamin Dier, Township, N.J., 6.944, 135.39
10) Karen Stalba, Hammonton, N.J., 12.074, 76.92
11) Wayne Morris, Lincoln University, Pa., 12.466, 100.22
12) John Finke, Selkirk, N.Y., 18.871, 42.05
13) Dan Mercier, LaPrairie, Quebec, (no time)

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) Kris Hool, Casper, Wyo., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.572 seconds, 261.22 mph
2) Dan Pomponio, Berlin, N.J., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.616, 256.80
3) Steve Harker, Gainesville, Ga., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.618, 254.38
4) Todd Veney, Indianapolis, Ind., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.621, 251.44
5) DJ Cox Jr., Whiteford, Md., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.740, 251.86
6) Melinda Green-King, Norfolk, Va., '10 Mustang, 5.770, 249.12
7) Matt Gill, W Bridgewater, Mass., '08 Mustang, 5.809, 257.83
8) Mickey Ferro, Stamford, Conn., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.857, 254.76
Not Qualified
9) John Headley, Newportville, Pa., '03 Mustang, 6.272, 223.65
10) John Fiorini, Dalton, Mass., '01 Avenger, 6.344, 200.98

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Anthony Niemczyk, Levittown, Pa., '08 Dragster, I/D, 6.534 seconds, -0.706 (under index)
2) Russell Joly, Louisa, Va., '10 Cobalt, C/AA, 7.274, -0.636
3) Michael Kaufman, Woodcliff Lake, N.J., '05 Cavalier, D/SMA, 8.314, -0.626
4) Lee Sharp, Maryville, Tenn., '09 Pontiac G5, D/SMA, 8.320, -0.620
5) Tom Stalba, Williamstown, N.J., '10 Cobalt, L/AA, 8.701, -0.609
6) Kevin Houghtaling, Richmond, Va., '98 Grand AM, H/A, 8.683, -0.577
7) Joseph Carnasciale, Cranston, R.I., '05 Cavalier, I/SMA, 9.000, -0.570
8) Michael Hanratty, Rocky Hill, Conn., '07 Bantam, K/A, 7.718, -0.562
9) Kyle Cultrera, Eliot, Maine, '34 Roadster, B/SR, 7.805, -0.555
10) Patrick Ross Sr., Avon Lake, Ohio, '05 Grand Am, E/A, 7.731, -0.549

SUPER STOCK
1) Marion Stephenson, Williamsport, Ind., '90 Sunbird, GT/FA, 9.851 seconds, -0.949 (under index)
2) Guy Desjardins, St Bruno, Quebec, '67 Camaro, SS/FA, 9.504, -0.946
3) Bob Cupp, Alexandria, Va., '65 Chevelle, SS/KA, 10.351, -0.899
4) Norm Hall, Waldorf, Md., '05 Cavalier, GT/BA, 9.365, -0.885
5) Bob Bagley, Warsaw, Va., '02 Camaro, GT/HA, 10.184, -0.866
6) Al Smyth, Uxbridge, Mass., '09 Challenger, SS/FA, 9.598, -0.852
7) Grant Lewis, Jesup, Ga., '05 Grand Am, SS/DM, 8.899, -0.851
8) Eddie Plybon, Blue Ridge, Va., '10 Cobalt, SS/BS, 8.805, -0.845
9) Anthony Bongiovanni, Landing, N.J., '08 Cobra Jet, SS/BA, 9.081, -0.819
10) Rick Mann, Trinity, N.C., '10 Cobalt, SS/BM, 8.382, -0.818

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Mike Ficacci, Sporta, N.J., '14 Cobra JET, B/SA, 10.139 seconds, -1.111 (under index)
2) Jim Boudreau, Tewksbury, Mass., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.167, -1.083
3) Sterling Simmons, Chesterfield, Va., '98 Camaro, D/SA, 10.600, -0.950
4) Ron Infantino, Paramus, N.J., '69 Camaro, G/SA, 11.070, -0.930
5) Marion Stephenson, Williamsport, Ind., '80 Cutlass, J/SA, 11.522, -0.928
6) Bo Kenney, Manassas, Va., '08 Mustang, AA/SA, 9.078, -0.922
7) Monty Bogan, Jonesville, S.C., '67 Camaro, E/SA, 10.788, -0.912
8) Larry Pappas, Wayne, N.J., '98 Formula, B/SA, 10.358, -0.892
9) John Gray, Hudson, Mass., '69 Camaro, A/SA, 10.116, -0.884
10) William Bricker, White Plains, Md., '86 Camaro, H/SA, 11.284, -0.866

TOP SPORTSMAN PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
1) Michael Kaufman, Woodcliff Lake, N.J., '67 Corvette, 6.720 seconds, 207.59 mph
2) Ronald Proctor, Harpers Ferry, W.V., '09 Mustang, 6.757, 203.58
3) John Benoit, Montpelier, Vt., '10 GXP, 6.833, 203.61
4) Jeff Brooks, Fredericksburg, Va., '51 Henry J, 6.900, 201.34
5) Frederick Perkins, Plainville, Conn., '57 Belair, 6.922, 200.23
6) Don Rudd, Glen Allen, Va., dragster, 6.996, 196.73
7) Michael Cerro, Mineola, N.Y., '63 Corvette, 7.040, 194.91
8) Michael Daniele, Wantagh, N.Y., '05 Cavalier, 7.046, 175.07
9) Ronald Riegel, Fairless Hills, Pa., '68 Camaro, 7.161, 189.26
10) Bernard Goode, Richmond, Va., '99 Monte Carlo, 7.274, 189.60

TOP DRAGSTER PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
1) Scott Hall, Ledyard, Conn., '08 Dan Page, 6.357 seconds, 210.90 mph
2) Christopher Powers, Carlisle, Pa., '13 S & W, 6.368, 216.45
3) Brady Moloughney, Shawville, , '12 M&M, 6.604, 205.22
4) Larry Roberts, Laurens, S.C., '06 Race Tech, 6.614, 203.22
5) Jason Hoff, Littlestown, Pa., '07 Race Tech, 6.746, 199.76
6) Lauren Freer, Mooresville, N.C., '14 Miller, 6.827, 196.42
7) Michael Galofaro, Lincoln Park, N.J., '10 Spitzer, 6.842, 157.12
8) Kenneth Moses, Colonia, N.J., '12 American, 6.868, 195.96
9) Joe DiPasquale, Palmyra, N.J., '12 Miller Drgster, 6.869, 194.91
10) Albert Staffieri, Tewksbury, Mass., '04 Dan Page, 6.884, 194.91

TOP FUEL HARLEY
1) Larry Drums Brancaccio, Nutley, N.J., '01 Weekend, 6.391 seconds, 211.46 mph
2) Mike Pelrine, Bruderheim, Alb., '10 HD, 6.477, 216.10
3) Rickey House, Humble, Texas, dragster, 6.575, 207.69
4) Tommy Grimes, Winston Salem, N.C., '14 Nitro Harley, 14.109, 74.46
5) Damian Cownden, Victoria, B.C., dragster, 17.265, 62.00

PRO FUEL HARLEY
1) Johnny Vickers, Millers Creek, N.C., dragster, 7.297 seconds, 172.17 mph
2) Dale Nilles, Wilkesboro, N.C., dragster, 7.316, 171.36
3) Pete Stimeling, Vinton, Va., dragster, 7.440, 166.44
4) Janette Thornley, Sacramento, Calif., dragster, 7.628, 171.16
5) Billy Jackson, Honey Brook, Pa., dragster, 7.753, 162.02
6) Rich Vreeland, Bloomsburg, Pa., '11 Weekend, 8.193, 132.17
7) Lloyd Stenerson, Allen, Texas, '14 Weekend, 8.424, 161.21

STREET PRO HARLEY
1) Bruce Croneberger III, Cressona, Pa., dragster, 8.796 seconds, 153.49 mph
2) Nick Gonatas, Youngstown, Ohio, '06 Destroyer, 8.957, 152.21
3) Charley Douglass, Staunton, Va., '92 Sportster, 9.055, 157.23

HOT STREET HARLEY
1) Charley Douglass, Staunton, Va., '92 Sportster, 9.992 seconds, 131.72 mph
2) Joe Perry, Kingsport, Tenn., dragster, 10.692, 122.23
3) Not on File, , , dragster, 11.352, 111.39

PRO GAS HARLEY
1) William Rowe Jr., Hellertown, Pa., '06 VRod, 9.651 seconds, 139.08 mph
2) Bruce Croneberger III, Cressona, Pa., dragster, 9.765, 122.85

SEP HARLEY
1) Gary Douglass, Staunton, Va., dragster, 9.868 seconds, 10.50 mph
2) William Rowe Jr., Hellertown, Pa., '06 VRod, 10.672, 10.50
3) Brad Croneberger, Valley View, Pa., '05 Buell, 10.718, 10.50
4) Nick Gonatas, Youngstown, Ohio, '02 Vrod, 10.728, 10.50


Preview

PETERSBURG, Va. - Power in the Park at Virginia Motorsports Park will be the first of seven events in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northeast Division on April 4-5.
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 at 8:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. 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 free for Friday and Saturday. For more information please call Virginia Motorsports Park, (804) 862-3174, or visit www.virginiamotorsports.com.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES: Fact Sheet

WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Power in the Park, the 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 Dragster and Top Sportsman Series' presented by Select Performance will also run in conjunction with the event as well as the NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series.

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 4-5, 2014

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, April 4 - 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 for 1 and 5 p.m. NHRA Harley-Davidson qualifying is at 2 & 6 p.m.

SATURDAY, April 5 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 8:30 a.m. Comp Eliminator, Top Dragster and Top Sportsman qualify at 10 a.m. and round 1 of eliminations at 11:30 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will run three rounds of eliminations at 3, 5 and 7 p.m. Harley-Davidson elimination rounds are set for 3:30, 5:15 and 7:15 p.m.

TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS - Free Friday and Saturday. For more information please call Virginia Motorsports Park, (804) 862-3174, or visit www.virginiamotorsports.com.

2013 EVENT WINNERS: Randy Meyer, Top Alcohol Dragster; Dan Pomponio, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Kevin Houghtaling, Comp Eliminator; Joe Santangelo II, Super Stock; Joe Santangelo II, Stock Eliminator; Randy Midgett, Super Comp; Ray Sawyer, Super Gas; Eddie Brooks, Super Street; Ryan Ondrejko, Top Sportsman; Tommy Cable, 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 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. Runner-ups in all categories will earn $2,000 each. 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.

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

NHRA HARLEY-DAVIDSON DRAG RACING SERIES: Run in conjunction with the Lucas Oil Series, classes include Top Fuel Harley, Pro Fuel, Pro Gas, Draggin' Bagger, Street Pro, Hot Street, and an Index Class. The series posts an event purse of nearly $20,000 with a total series purse of more than $200,000.

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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