Fricke scores second TAD Wally; Ferro takes Funny Car

7/20/2014


DIVISION 1
New England Dragway
Epping, N.H., July 19-21, 2014

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


Sunday

EPPING, N.H. The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series headed to New England Dragway over the weekend for the Night of Fire event and Jackie Fricke, Flemington, N.J., and Mickey Ferro, Stamford, Conn., took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car respectively.

Fricke, worked her way through the field and ran 5.701 seconds at 269.51 mph in her final round victory over Rich McPhillips, Phoenixville, Pa, who clocked in at 5.773 seconds, 263.77 mph. McPhillips was off the starting line first and was out in front until about 660 feet when his car pulled the front tires in the air and had to lift off the throttle. Fricke had shook at the start and pedaled it once but she was able to recover and get the car back on track and down the groove to take the win. This win marked Fricke's second regional win in a row. She received her first Wally last month at Lebanon Valley.

Ferro faced off against Matt Gill, Bridgewater, Mass., and posted a winning run of 5.599 seconds, 248.39 mph in his '08 Monte Carlo. Gill drove to a 5.816 second, 249.67 mph lap for his runner up finish. Ferro was off the starting line first and extended his lead as the two cars made it down the quarter mile. As Ferro's car made it down the track there were some sparks and sounded as if he lost the engine as it crossed the finish line, but that didn't matter as he got the win and took home the Top Alcohol Funny Car Wally this weekend.

Mike Sawyer, Leominster, Mass., visited the winners circle twice this weekend with his wins in Super Street and Super Gas. Sawyer posted a breakout winning run of 10.914 seconds, 137.69 mph, in his Super Street win over Frank Quarno, Jr. who posted a runner-up finish of 10.880 seconds, 132.86 mph. In the Super Gas final, Sawyer faced off against Tom Stalba, Williamstown, N.J. Sawyer had a final round pass 9.910 seconds, 159.85 mph, against Stalba's 9.918 second, 162.06 mph run. Stalba was quicker at the starting line but Sawyer ran better on the track to take his second win of the weekend.

Other racers visiting the winner's circle this weekend were Frank Aragona, Freehold, N.J., in Comp Eliminator; Donald Pires, Somerset, Mass., in Stock Eliminator; Donald Belles, Collegeville, Pa., in Super Stock; and Jason Kenny, Kutztown, Pa., in Super Comp. In the MXI/Magnaflux Top Sportsman class it was Fred Clark, East Bridgewater, Ma., taking the win while Kenneth Moses, Colonia, N.J., won in the MXI/Magnaflux Top Dragster Series.

Northeast Division racers head to Atco Dragway for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, August 1-3.

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

Competition Eliminator
Frank Aragona, Freehold, N.J., dragster, F/ED, broke def.
Steve Szupka, Willow Grove, Pa., '33 Bantam, G/EA, broke.

Super Stock
Don Belles, Collegeville, Pa., '08 Mustang, SS/BA, 9.099, 128.59 def.
George Labelle, Plum Island, Mass., '67 Camaro, SS/GA, 10.520, 125.68.

Stock Eliminator
Donald Pires, Somerset, Mass., '72 Nova, H/SA, 11.516, 99.15 def.
John Gray, Hudson, Mass., '72 Nova, G/SA, 11.117, 115.95.

Super Comp
Jason Kenny, Kutztown, Pa., dragster, 8.917, 168.91 def.
Jeff Viers, Epping, N.H., dragster, 8.883, 162.57.

Super Gas
Mike Sawyer, Leominster, Mass., '03 Cavalier, 9.910, 159.85 def.
Tom Stalba, Williamstown, N.J., '63 Corvette, 9.918, 162.06.

Super Street
Michael Sawyer, Leominster, Mass., '67 Camaro, 10.914, 137.69 def.
Frank Quarno Jr, Morris Plains, N.J., '70 Nova, 10.880, 132.86.

MXI/Magnaflux Top Dragster presented by Select Performance
Kenneth Moses, Colonia, N.J., dragster, 6.918, 191.87 def.
Alan Kenny, Kutztown, Pa., dragster, 6.578, 210.54.

MXI/Magnaflux Top Sportsman presented by Select Performance
Frederick Clark, E. Bridgewater, Mass., '93 Daytona, 7.908, 173.09 def.
Michael Daniele, Wantagh, N.Y., '05 Cavalier, 6.951, 198.52.

Pro Stock Snowmobile
Tiina Duncanson, Acton, Ont., '12 Ski-Doo, 8.220, 156.39 def.
Frank Berard Jr, Troy, N.Y., '03 Ski-Doo, 8.311, 154.09.


Saturday

EPPING, N.H. Winners were crowned today in the Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car classes for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and the Night of Fire event at New England Dragway while racers in the eight other classes in competition ran final qualifying and some early rounds of eliminations.

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

Gates open on Sunday at 8 a.m.  Racing begins at 9 a.m. followed by round three of Top Dragster and Top Sportsman at 10:30 a.m. and round 3 of Comp Eliminator at 11.  Tickets for the event are $10 for adults, children 7-12 are $5 per day and kids 6 and under are free with a paid adult.  For more information call New England Dragway (603) 679-8001 or visit www.NewEnglandDragway.com.

The following are Saturday's results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at New England Dragway:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER:

ROUND ONE
5) Dan Mercier, LaPrairie, Quebec, 5.456, 260.81 def.
4) Frank Schuster, Chesterfield, N.J., 5.531, 258.47;

6) Jackie Fricke, Flemington, N.J., 8.312, 109.82 def.
3) Jeff Veale, Stoney Creek, Ont., broke;

2) John Finke, Selkirk, N.Y., 5.387, 273.44 def.
7) Dan Page, Hampstead, N.H., 5.477, 254.86;

1) Rich McPhillips, Phoenixville, Pa., 5.320, 273.77 def.
8) Duane Shields, Boulder City, Nev., 8.855, 105.67;

SEMI-FINALS
Fricke, 5.560, 269.29 def. Finke, foul;
McPhillips, 5.387, 275.51 def. Mercier, 5.428, 261.67;

FINALS Fricke, 5.701, 269.51 def.
McPhillips, 5.773, 263.77.

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR:
ROUND ONE
8) Todd Veney, Indianapolis, Ind., '14 Camaro, 8.070, 112.87 def.
 1) Fred Tigges, Holbrook, Mass., '01 Avenger, foul;

3) Dan Pomponio, Berlin, N.J., '10 Monte Carlo, 6.075, 256.11 def.
6) Duane Beers, Monroe, N.J., '04 Firebird, foul;

2) Mickey Ferro, Stamford, Conn., '08 Monte Carlo, 9.693, 113.28 def.
7) DJ Cox Jr., Whiteford, Md., '09 Monte Carlo, broke;

4) Matt Gill, W Bridgewater, Mass., '08 Mustang, 8.513, 122.86 def.
5) Eric Lourie, Terryville, Conn., '02 Camaro, broke;

SEMI-FINALS
Gill, 5.761, 257.43 def. Veney, 7.303, 141.09;
Ferro, 5.581, 261.88 def. Pomponio, 5.639, 258.57;

FINALS
Ferro, 5.599, 248.39 def.
Gill, 5.816, 249.67.

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Kyle Cultrera, Eliot, Maine, '32 Bantam, H/EA, 8.826 seconds, -0.784 (under index)
2) Michael Hanratty, Rocky Hill, Conn., '32 Bantam, K/A, 7.547, -0.723
3) Charlie Greco, Paoli, Pa., '10 Cobalt, L/AA, 8.592, -0.688
4) Arnie Martel, Tewksbury, Mass., '07 GTO, B/EA, 7.584, -0.686
5) Scotty Richardson, Barbourville, Ky., '10 Cavalier, I/AA, 7.995, -0.665
6) Brian Darcy, Newburgh, N.Y., dragster, A/ND, 6.786, -0.644
7) Joe Carnasciale, Cranston, R.I., '06 Cavalier, I/SMA, 8.868, -0.642
8) Thomas Miller, Nottingham, Pa., '98 S-10, PSTA, 7.563, -0.637
9) Frank Aragona, Freehold, N.J., dragster, F/ED, 7.986, -0.624
10) Michael Wentzel, Coudersport, Pa., '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.228, -0.612

SUPER STOCK
1) Victor Santos, N. Reading, Mass., '85 Firebird, GT/IA, 10.113 seconds, -1.087 (under index)
2) Don Belles, Collegeville, Pa., '08 Mustang, SS/BA, 8.890, -1.010
3) Bruce Riley, Lake Echo, N.S., '71 Chevelle, SS/EA, 9.378, -0.972
4) Gary Richard, Bay Shore, N.Y., '10 Mustang, GT/AA, 9.131, -0.969
5) John Armstrong, Kingston, N.S., '69 Corvette, SSA/A, 8.734, -0.966
6) Eric Bardekoff, Commack, N.Y., '68 Barracuda, GT/FA, 9.846, -0.954
7) Jeff Roell, Danbury, Conn., '10 Mustang, SS/EA, 9.421, -0.929
8) Bob Bruneau, Bristol, Conn., '00 S-10, SS/TA, 9.008, -0.892
9) Sean Gaffney, Rockland, Ont., '66 Chevy II, SS/GA, 9.661, -0.889
10) Wendell Howes, Rathesay, N.B., '68 Barracuda, SS/IA, 9.829, -0.871

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Bob Salemi, Forestdale, R.I., '92 Jeep, R/SA, 12.879 seconds, -1.171 (under index)
2) Brian Fink, E Hampton, Mass., '80 Malibu, K/SA, 11.529, -1.121
3) Fred Thibeault, Middleton, N.S., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.220, -1.030
4) Jack Matyas, Bethlehem, Pa., '14 Camaro, CC/SA, 9.603, -0.997
5) Dennis Martins, New Bedford, Mass., '86 Firebird, H/SA, 11.180, -0.970
6) Matt Ticcony, Milton, N.Y., '67 Barracuda, F/SA, 10.889, -0.961
7) Scott Underhill, Bedford, N.S., '71 T-37, E/SA, 10.758, -0.942
8) Frank Aragona, Freehold, N.J., '85 Camaro, I/SA, 11.360, -0.940
9) Dean Ribeiro, Candia, N.H., '90 Camaro, H/SA, 11.219, -0.931
10) Eddie Brooks, Deer Park, N.Y., '10 Mustang, D/SA, 10.628, -0.922

SUPER COMP
1) John Pesa, Danvers, Mass., dragster, S/C, 8.900 seconds, 0.000 (over index)
2) Jamie Madison, Canton, Maine, dragster, S/C, 8.900, 0.000
3) Dave Long, Wallingford, Pa., dragster, S/C, 8.903, 0.003
4) Rich Dorr, Watertown, N.Y., dragster, S/C, 8.903, 0.003
5) Scotty Richardson, Barbourville, Ky., dragster, S/C, 8.904, 0.004
6) Alan Kenny, Kutztown, Pa., dragster, S/C, 8.905, 0.005
7) John George, Loudon, N.H., dragster, S/C, 8.905, 0.005
8) Jason Kenny, Kutztown, Pa., dragster, S/C, 8.906, 0.006
9) Charles Veach, Rhineback, N.Y., dragster, S/C, 8.906, 0.006
10) Shawn Fricke, Flemington, N.J., dragster, S/C, 8.910, 0.010

SUPER GAS
1) Michael Lang, Coopersburg, Pa., '68 Camaro, S/G, 9.902 seconds, 0.002 (over index)
2) Rich Price, Royersford, Pa., '04 Corvette, S/G, 9.905, 0.005
3) Tom Stalba, Williamstown, N.J., '63 Corvette, S/G, 9.908, 0.008
4) Louis Castagna, Westerly, R.I., '92 Lebaron, S/G, 9.910, 0.010
5) John MacLean, Oleary, P.E., '63 Corvette, S/G, 9.913, 0.013
6) Ray Sawyer, Acton, Mass., '02 Camaro, S/G, 9.917, 0.017
7) Charlie Yanetti, Alpine, N.J., '27 roadster, S/G, 9.929, 0.029
8) Nicholas Simon, Havertown, Pa., '96 Beretta, S/G, 9.961, 0.061
9) Bob Pais, Billerica, Mass., '71 Cuda, S/G, 9.962, 0.062
10) Kevin O'Connell, Marshfield, Mass., '68 Camaro, S/G, 10.050, 0.150

SUPER STREET
1) Hong Lee, Epping, N.H., '66 Nova, S/ST, 10.902 seconds, 0.002 (over index)
2) Martin Ganjoin, Brick, N.J., '69 Camaro, S/ST, 10.907, 0.007
3) Patrick Smith, Tiverton, R.I., '80 Regal, S/ST, 10.909, 0.009
4) Casey Grubb, Milford, N.H., '68 Camaro, S/ST, 10.909, 0.009
5) Frank Quarno Jr, Morris Plains, N.J., '70 Nova, S/ST, 10.910, 0.010
6) Rob Hyatt, Salem, N.H., '72 Pinto, S/ST, 10.911, 0.011
7) Ray Butler, Enfield, Conn., '80 Malibu, S/ST, 10.912, 0.012
8) Shawn Fricke, Flemington, N.J., '02 Pontiac, S/ST, 10.916, 0.016
9) Jared Kinson, Plaistow, N.H., '68 Camaro, S/ST, 10.920, 0.020
10) Cory Prindall, Turner, Maine, '83 Camaro, S/ST, 10.922, 0.022

MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP DRAGSTER PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
1) Scott Hall, Ledyard, Conn., dragster, 6.226 seconds, 222.58 mph
2) David Lavoie, Peterborough, N.H., dragster, 6.354, 224.21
3) Frank Zeffiro, Torrington, Conn., dragster, 6.439, 233.60
4) Alan Kenny, Kutztown, Pa., dragster, 6.563, 211.49
5) Charles Benson, Gardiner, N.Y., dragster, 6.577, 206.86
6) Rick Jamisson, Sheffield, Mass., dragster, 6.632, 203.83
7) Brady Moloughney, Shawville, , dragster, 6.645, 202.33
8) Bill Moloughney, Shawville, Quebec, dragster, 6.714, 202.21
9) Michael Galofaro, Lincoln Park, N.J., dragster, 6.744, 167.14
10) Luc Angers, Laval, Quebec, dragster, 6.761, 197.51

MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP SPORTSMAN PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
1) John Prime, Thomastown, Conn., '68 Camaro, 6.429 seconds, 216.65 mph
2) Michael Kaufman, Woodcliff Lake, N.J., '67 Corvette, 6.564, 215.44
3) Marc Caruso, Canandiagua, N.Y., '09 Cobalt, 6.574, 207.30
4) Luc Angers, Laual, Quebec, '06 GTO, 6.691, 207.69
5) Frederick Perkins, Higganum, Conn., '69 Nova, 6.745, 202.15
6) Dennis Gaboriault, Millbury, Mass., '07 Mustang, 6.781, 204.26
7) John Benoit, Montpelier, Vt., '10 GXP, 6.784, 204.48
8) Cedric Beaulieu, Lac Etchemin, , '92 Lebaron, 6.787, 210.80
9) Daniel Hill, Thomaston, Conn., '69 Camaro, 6.794, 208.33
10) Phil Arsenault, Leominster, Mass., '68 Camaro, 6.821, 203.65

PRO STOCK SNOWMOBILE
1) Tiina Duncanson, Acton, Ont., '12 Ski-Doo, 8.233 seconds, 157.48 mph
2) Frank Berard Jr, Troy, N.Y., '03 Ski-Doo, 8.311, 155.31
3) Mark Case Jr., Rensselearville, N.Y., '12 Ski-Doo, 8.332, 151.29
4) Daniel Meyer, Raymond, Maine, '06 Artic Cat, 8.357, 152.30
5) Heath Smith, Westmoreland, N.Y., '01 Ski-Doo, 8.504, 151.31
6) Benny Rosado, Atkinson, N.H., '12 Ski-Doo, 8.830, 147.07
7) Mark Wakem, Poland, Maine, '14 Arctic Cat, 9.235, 145.31




Friday

EPPING, N.H. Racing kicked off today for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at New England Dragway the fourth of seven in the NHRA Northeast Division where drivers will earn points leading to national, regional and divisional championships

The 270 mph Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car classes highlight the event making a pair of qualifying run today which set their fields for Saturday's Night of Fire event featuring 3 rounds of eliminations for the alcohol classes.

The division's MXI/Magnaflux/Select Performance Top Dragster and Top Sportsman classes also made a pair of runs and will make a final qualifying pass on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. followed by rounds 1 and 2 of eliminations beginning at 6 p.m.  Super Stock, Super Gas and the rest of the classes in competition ran qualifying and time trials today, which will continue tomorrow, followed by early rounds of eliminations and final eliminations on Sunday. 

Gates open at 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday with final qualifying and time trials set to begin at 9:00 a.m.  Top Alcohol Dragsters and Funny Cars will run elimination rounds at 5, 7, and 9 p.m. followed by their winner's circle celebration.  

Sunday kicks off at 9 a.m. with eliminations and round three for Top Dragster and Top Sportsman is set for 10:30 a.m. Admission for the event is $30 for adults on Saturday and $10 on Sunday, children 7-12 are $15 on Saturday and $5 on Sunday. Kids 6 and under are free with a paid adult.  For more information call New England Dragway (603) 679-8001 or visit www.NewEnglandDragway.com.

The following are Friday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at New England Dragway: 

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) Rich McPhillips, Phoenixville, Pa., 5.300 seconds, 276.41 mph
2) John Finke, Selkirk, N.Y., 5.340, 271.90
3) Jeff Veale, Stoney Creek, Ont., 5.377, 277.60
4) Frank Schuster, Chesterfield, N.J., 5.426, 262.79
5) Dan Mercier, LaPrairie, Quebec, 5.473, 263.98
6) Jackie Fricke, Flemington, N.J., 5.480, 265.06
7) Dan Page, Hampstead, N.H., 5.513, 252.14
8) Duane Shields, Boulder City, Nev., 5.678, 265.53
Not Qualified
9) Karen Stalba, Hammonton, N.J., 5.708, 245.36
10) Richard St. Pierre, St. Lin Laurentides, Quebec, 6.923, 102.91
11) Ben Dier, Brick, N.J., 7.225, 225.48

First round TAD pairings
1) Rich McPhillips, Phoenixville, Pa., 5.300 seconds, 276.41 mph vs.
8) Duane Shields, Boulder City, Nev., 5.678, 265.53

2) John Finke, Selkirk, N.Y., 5.340, 271.90 vs.
7) Dan Page, Hampstead, N.H., 5.513, 252.14

3) Jeff Veale, Stoney Creek, Ont., 5.377, 277.60 vs.
6) Jackie Fricke, Flemington, N.J., 5.480, 265.06

4) Frank Schuster, Chesterfield, N.J., 5.426, 262.79 vs.
5) Dan Mercier, LaPrairie, Quebec, 5.473, 263.98

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) Fred Tigges, Holbrook, Mass., '01 Avenger, 5.584 seconds, 262.74 mph
2) Mickey Ferro, Stamford, Conn., '08 Monte Carlo, 5.592, 261.22
3) Dan Pomponio, Berlin, N.J., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.621, 258.91
4) Matt Gill, W Bridgewater, Mass., '08 Mustang, 5.701, 260.06
5) Eric Lourie, Terryville, Conn., '02 Camaro, 5.742, 247.57
6) Duane Beers, Monroe, N.J., '04 Firebird, 5.979, 236.67
7) DJ Cox Jr., Whiteford, Md., '09 Monte Carlo, 6.005, 245.05
8) Todd Veney, Indianapolis, Ind., '14 Camaro, 6.021, 250.04
Not Qualified
9) John Headley, Newportville, Pa., '03 Mustang, 6.290, 210.93

First round TAFC pairings
1) Fred Tigges, Holbrook, Mass., '01 Avenger, 5.584 seconds, 262.74 mph vs.
8) Todd Veney, Indianapolis, Ind., '14 Camaro, 6.021, 250.04

2) Mickey Ferro, Stamford, Conn., '08 Monte Carlo, 5.592, 261.22 vs.
7) DJ Cox Jr., Whiteford, Md., '09 Monte Carlo, 6.005, 245.05

3) Dan Pomponio, Berlin, N.J., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.621, 258.91 vs.
6) Duane Beers, Monroe, N.J., '04 Firebird, 5.979, 236.67

4) Matt Gill, W Bridgewater, Mass., '08 Mustang, 5.701, 260.06 vs.
 5) Eric Lourie, Terryville, Conn., '02 Camaro, 5.742, 247.57

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Kyle Cultrera, Eliot, Maine, '32 Bantam, H/EA, 8.826 seconds, -0.784 (under index)
2) Michael Hanratty, Rocky Hill, Conn., '32 Bantam, K/A, 7.547, -0.723
3) Arnie Martel, Tewksbury, Mass., '07 GTO, B/EA, 7.584, -0.686
4) Charlie Greco, Paoli, Pa., '10 Cobalt, L/AA, 8.637, -0.643
5) Joe Carnasciale, Cranston, R.I., '06 Cavalier, I/SMA, 8.868, -0.642
6) Thomas Miller, Nottingham, Pa., '98 S-10, PSTA, 7.563, -0.637
7) Brian Darcy, Newburgh, N.Y., dragster, A/ND, 6.801, -0.629
8) Frank Aragona, Freehold, N.J., dragster, F/ED, 7.998, -0.612
9) Michael Wentzel, Coudersport, Pa., '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.228, -0.612
10) Scotty Richardson, Barbourville, Ky., '10 Cavalier, I/AA, 8.056, -0.604

SUPER STOCK
1) Victor Santos, N. Reading, Mass., '85 Firebird, GT/IA, 10.196 seconds, -1.004 (under index)
2) Don Belles, Collegeville, Pa., '08 Mustang, SS/BA, 8.924, -0.976
3) John Armstrong, Kingston, N.S., '69 Corvette, SSA/A, 8.734, -0.966
4) Gary Richard, Bay Shore, N.Y., '10 Mustang, GT/AA, 9.145, -0.955
5) Bruce Riley, Lake Echo, N.S., '71 Chevelle, SS/EA, 9.425, -0.925
6) Sean Gaffney, Rockland, Ont., '66 Chevy II, SS/GA, 9.661, -0.889
7) Bob Bruneau, Bristol, Conn., '00 S-10, SS/TA, 9.029, -0.871
8) Gianni Cantusci, Stittsville, Ont., '00 Firebird, GT/HA, 10.185, -0.865
9) Eric Bardekoff, Commack, N.Y., '68 Barracuda, GT/FA, 9.938, -0.862
10) Mark Markow, East Hartford, Conn., '00 S-10, SS/TB, 9.099, -0.851

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Bob Salemi, Forestdale, R.I., '92 Jeep, R/SA, 12.879 seconds, -1.171 (under index)
2) Brian Fink, E Hampton, Mass., '80 Malibu, K/SA, 11.529, -1.121
3) Fred Thibeault, Middleton, N.S., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.220, -1.030
4) Jack Matyas, Bethlehem, Pa., '14 Camaro, CC/SA, 9.603, -0.997
5) Dennis Martins, New Bedford, Mass., '86 Firebird, H/SA, 11.180, -0.970
6) Matt Ticcony, Milton, N.Y., '67 Barracuda, F/SA, 10.889, -0.961
7) Scott Underhill, Bedford, N.S., '71 T-37, E/SA, 10.758, -0.942
8) Eddie Brooks, Deer Park, N.Y., '10 Mustang, D/SA, 10.628, -0.922
9) Ron Infantino, Paramus, N.J., '69 Camaro, G/SA, 11.079, -0.921
10) Jim Boudreau, Tewksbury, Mass., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.334, -0.916

MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP SPORTSMAN PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
1) John Prime, Thomastown, Conn., '68 Camaro, 6.429 seconds, 216.65 mph
2) Michael Kaufman, Woodcliff Lake, N.J., '67 Corvette, 6.564, 215.44
3) Marc Caruso, Canandiagua, N.Y., '09 Cobalt, 6.574, 207.30
4) Luc Angers, Laual, Quebec, '06 GTO, 6.693, 207.05
5) John Benoit, Montpelier, Vt., '10 GXP, 6.784, 204.48
6) Cedric Beaulieu, Lac Etchemin, , '92 LeBaron, 6.787, 210.80
7) Daniel Hill, Thomaston, Conn., '69 Camaro, 6.794, 208.33
8) Dennis Gaboriault, Millbury, Mass., '07 Mustang, 6.810, 204.26
9) Phil Arsenault, Leominster, Mass., '68 Camaro, 6.886, 203.00
10) Daniel Flanihan, Buffalo, N.Y., '13 Camaro, 6.933, 198.52

MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP DRAGSTER PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
1) Scott Hall, Ledyard, Conn., dragster, 6.239 seconds, 218.55 mph
2) David Lavoie, Peterborough, N.H., dragster, 6.354, 224.21
3) Frank Zeffiro, Torrington, Conn., dragster, 6.439, 233.60
4) Alan Kenny, Kutztown, Pa., dragster, 6.563, 211.49
5) Charles Benson, Gardiner, N.Y., dragster, 6.577, 206.86
6) Brady Moloughney, Shawville, , dragster, 6.645, 202.33
7) Bill Moloughney, Shawville, Quebec, dragster, 6.720, 202.21
8) Luc Angers, Laval, Quebec, dragster, 6.761, 197.51
9) Val DiGenova, Derry, N.H., dragster, 6.778, 197.74
10) Dennis Territo, Enfield, Conn., dragster, 6.792, 192.99



Preview

EPPING, N.H. - New England Dragway hosts the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series on July 18-20, featuring the Night of Fire on Saturday, July 19. The event is one of seven in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northeast division and one of 44 scheduled across the country where drivers earn points leading to divisional, regional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division's MXI/Magnaflux Top Sportsman and Top Dragster Series' presented by Select Performance, Pro Stock Snowmobile, and the NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series will also run in conjunction with the event.

Gates at New England Dragway open at 7:30 a.m. Friday, 8 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. on Sunday. Qualifying and time trials start at 9 a.m. Friday and continue Saturday at 9 a.m. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman will qualify Friday at noon and 4:30 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman will begin eliminations on Saturday at 6 and 8 p.m. Comp Eliminator will qualify Friday at 2 and 5:30 p.m. and Saturday at 10:30 p.m. with eliminations at 12:30 and 6:45 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify on Friday at 1 and 6 p.m. then run all three rounds of eliminations on Saturday, at 5, 7 and 9 p.m. Eliminations continue Sunday at 9 a.m.

Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at New England Dragway are $10 Friday, $30 Saturday and $10 Sunday. Children 7 to 12 years old are $5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday, Saturday is $15. Children 6 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

New England Dragway is located at 280 Exeter Road in Epping, NH 03042. For more information please call New England Dragway, (603) 679-8001, or visit www.NewEnglandDragway.com.

 

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES: Fact Sheet

WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Night of Fire, one 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 run in conjunction with the event as well as Pro Stock Snowmobile.

WHERE: New England Dragway, Epping, N.H.  Track is located at 280 Exeter Road in Epping, NH 03042

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, July 18-20

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, July 18 - Gates open at 7:30 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 9a.m. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman qualify at noon and 4:30 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify at 1 and 6 p.m. Comp Eliminator qualifies at 2 and 5:30 p.m.
 
SATURDAY-Night of Fire, July 19 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 9 a.m. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman qualify at 3 p.m. with eliminations at 6 and 8 p.m. Comp Eliminator qualify at 10:30 a.m. with eliminations at 12:30 and 6:45 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will run all elimination rounds at 5, 7 and 9 p.m.

SUNDAY, July 20 - Gates open at 8 a.m.  Eliminations continue at 9 a.m.

TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS - $10 Friday, $30 Saturday, $10 Sunday. Children 7 to 12 years old are $5 each day. Children 6 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.  For more information please call New England Dragway, (603) 679-8001, or visit www.NewEnglandDragway.com.

2013 EVENT WINNERS: John Finke, Top Alcohol Dragster; John Anderika, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Lincoln Morehead, Comp Eliminator; Byron Worner, Super Stock; Joe Santangelo II, Stock Eliminator; Kyle Cultrera, Super Comp; Tim Quintin, Super Gas; Arthur Gardner, Super Street; Ray Bamond, Top Sportsman; Michael Galofaro, 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 2015 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 2015 Jegs Allstars.  Points are based on in-division races only. 

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

Event sponsor, Jegs High Performance, is offering a "double up" bonus to Jegs Allstars participants. Any 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

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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