Stalba, Aragona take Lucas Oil wins at Cecil County

8/17/2014


DIVISION 1
Cecil County Dragway
Rising Sun, Md., Aug. 15-17, 2014

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


Sunday

RISING SUN, Md. In the final results from Cecil County Dragway and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, two New Jersey racers Tom Stalba, Williamstown, N.J., and Frank Aragona, Freehold, N.J., took home the wins in Super Comp and Comp Eliminator respectively.

Stalba, worked his way through the field and ran 8.909 seconds at 165.52 mph in his final round victory over Lee Ream, Narvon, Pa., who clocked in at 8.907 seconds, 171.49 mph. Stalba and Ream had almost identical E.T's but Stalba had the better run and received the final round win as with his third trophy of the weekend. On Friday, the race that was postponed due to rain at Atco Dragway earlier this year, was completed at Cecil County Dragway where Stalba advancing to the final round in both Super Comp and Super Gas. He won both of them, then the Super Comp final on Sunday bringing his total win and NHRA Wally trophy count to three for the weekend.

Aragona faced off against Thomas Miller, Nottingham, Pa., and posted a winning run of 8.970 seconds, 137.96 mph. Miller drove to a 7.607 second, 176.44 mph lap for his runner up finish. From start to finish, Aragona had a better run over Miller. This win for Aragona made it his second divisional win of the year. He claimed his first divisional win at the New England Dragway in July.

Another racer taking home the Wally this weekend in Super Gas was Troy Coughlin Jr., Delaware, Ohio. Coughlin faced off against Jason Kenny, Kutztown, Pa., and posted a winning run of 9.888 seconds, 165.38 mph. Kenny had a runner-up finish of 9.887 seconds, 160.16 mph. They both had almost identical ET's but Coughlin had the better run down the track to take the win. This is Coughlin's first divisional event win of the year.

Other racers visiting the winner's circle this weekend were Tom Sheehan, Belle Vernon, Pa., in Super Stock; Joe De Marzo, Mahopac, N.Y., in Stock Eliminator; and Mike Good, Nottingham, Pa., in Super Street. In the division's MXI/Magnaflux Top Sportsman series presented by Select Performance it was Michael Cerro, Mineola, N.Y., taking the win while Michael Galofaro, Lincoln Park, N.J., won in the MXI/Magnaflux Top Dragster series presented by Select Performance. Also competing at this event was the Ultimax Pro Stock Snowmobile series and Tiina Duncanson, Acton, Ont., took home the win.

In the final results from the NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series, Damian Cownden, Victoria, B.C., and Johnny Vickers, Millers Check, NC., took the wins in Top Fuel Harley and Pro Fuel Harley respectively. The event was held this past weekend in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.

Cownden, worked his way through the field and ran 6.262 seconds at 226.66 mph in his final round victory over Doug Horne, Aberdeen, Md., who clocked in at 6.355 seconds, 206.73 mph. Cownden and Horne had pretty close reaction times but Cownden was off the line first. Cownden had the better ET and speed down the track to take the win in Top Fuel Harley.

Vickers faced off against Janette Thornley, Sacramento, Calif., and posted a winning run of 7.25 seconds, 174.87 mph on his '10 Hawaya Harley.  Thornley drove to a 7.396 second, 171.42 mph lap for his runner up finish. Vickers had the better light off the line and better run down the track to take the Pro Fuel Harley win. Vickers has had back to back wins as he received his last win at National Trail Raceway in Columbus, Ohio.

Another racer visiting the winners circle this weekend was Charley Douglass, Staunton, Va.,who took the win in Street Pro Harley. Douglass faced off against Bruce Croneberfer III, Cressona, Pa., and posted a winning run of 8.775 seconds, 156.53 mph. Douglass also reached the final in Hot Street Harley where he faced off against Troy Young, Wirtz, Va., but Young had the better run down the track and Douglass took the runner up finish. Young posted a winning run of 9.872 seconds, 136.95 mph.  

Other racers visiting the winner's circle this weekend were Marc Ingwersen, Upper Sandusky, Ohio, in Pro Gas Harley; David Cartwright, Evansville, Ind., in Draggin Bagger; and Brad Croneberger, Valley View, Pa., in SEP Harley.

Next up for the NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series is Mission Raceway Park and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, September 5-7.

The following are the final results from the NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series event at Cecil County Dragway:

Northeast Division racers head to Old Bridge Township Raceway Park for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, September 5-7.

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

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Frank Aragona, Freehold, N.J., Ken Keir, H/EA, 8.970, 137.96  def.
Thomas Miller, Nottingham, Pa., '98 S-10, PSTA, 7.607, 176.44.

SUPER STOCK
Tom Sheehan, Belle Vernon, Pa., '00 Sebring, GT/IA, 10.458, 126.73  def.
Bryan Worner, Duncannon, Pa., '87 Camaro, GT/EA, 9.901, 130.20.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Joe De Marzo, Mahopac, N.Y., '72 Nova, H/SA, 11.230, 117.40  def.
Wallace Dent, Charlotte Hall, Md., '98 Camaro, C/SA, 10.545, 123.77.

SUPER COMP
Tom Stalba, Williamstown, N.J., dragster, 8.909, 165.52  def.
 Lee Ream, Narvon, Pa., dragster, 8.907, 171.49.

SUPER GAS
Troy Coughlin Jr., Delaware, Ohio, '57 Corvette, 9.888, 165.38  def.
Jason Kenny, Kutztown, Pa., '03 Corvette, 9.887, 160.16.

SUPER STREET
Mike Good, Nottingham, Pa., '67 Chevelle, 10.933, 130.22  def.
Shawn Fricke, Flemington, N.J., '02 Firebird, 10.968, 129.16.

MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP SPORTSMAN PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
Michael Cerro, Mineola, N.Y., '63 Corvette, 7.089, 192.14  def.
Michael Daniele, Wantagh, N.Y., '05 Cavalier, 6.998, 198.17.

MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP DRAGSTER PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
Michael Galofaro, Lincoln Park, N.J., dragster, 6.683, 203.98  def.
 Rick Bell, Merrimack, N.H., dragster, 7.054, 188.36.

ULTIMAX PRO STOCK SNOWMOBILE
Tiina Duncanson, Acton, Ont., '12 Ski-Doo, 8.296, 156.35  def.
Frank Berard Jr, Troy, N.Y., '03 Ski-Doo, 8.368, 156.08.

TOP FUEL HARLEY
Damian Cownden, Victoria, B.C., '01 Harley, 6.262, 226.66 def.
Doug Horne, Aberdeen, Md., '10 Harley, 6.355, 206.73.

PRO FUEL HARLEY
Johnny Vickers, Millers Creek, N.C., '10 Harley, 7.256, 174.87 def.
Janette Thornley, Sacramento, Calif., '11 Hawaya, 7.396, 171.42.

PRO GAS HARLEY
Marc Ingwersen, Upper Sandusky, Ohio, '08 Buell, 7.173, 185.72 def.
Gary Douglass, Staunton, Va., '01 Sportster, 9.741, 135.44.

SEP HARLEY
Brad Croneberger, Valley View, Pa., '05 Buell, 10.507, 105.32 def.
Bruce Croneberger III, Cressona, Pa., '92 Sportser, 10.612, 105.30.

STREET PRO HARLEY
Charley Douglass, Staunton, Va., '92 Sportster, 8.775, 156.53 def.
Bruce Croneberger III, Cressona, Pa., '86 Harley, 8.937, 149.56.

HOT STREET HARLEY
Troy Young, Wietz, Va., '00 Sportster, 9.872, 136.95 def.
Charley Douglass, Staunton, Va., '92 Sportster, 10.621, 130.39.

DRAGGIN BAGGER HARLEY
David Cartwright, Evansville, Ind., '07 Roadglide, 11.090, 123.28 was unopposed.


Preview

RISING SUN, Md. - Cecil County Dragway to host the NHRA Northeast division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series on August 15-17. The event is one of 43 scheduled across the country 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 $519,000. Categories include 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 run in conjunction with the event as well as the NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series.

Gates at Cecil County Dragway open at 8 a.m. each day. Qualifying and time trials begin Friday at 9 a.m. and Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Comp Eliminator will qualify twice on Friday, at 2 and 6 p.m., and Saturday at 10:30 with eliminations at noon. The MXI/Magnaflux / Select Performance Top Dragster and Top Sportsman will qualify at 4 p.m. on Friday and at noon and 4 p.m. on Saturday followed by round one at 6 p.m. Harley-Davidson Series will qualify at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. on Friday and run all three rounds of eliminations on Saturday starting at 3:30 p.m. Pro Stock Snowmobile qualifies at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and run all rounds of eliminations on Saturday beginning at 2:45 p.m.

Eliminations will continue Sunday at 9:30 a.m. The MXI/Magnaflux/Select Performance Top Dragster and Top Sportsman series are set to run round two at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

Tickets at Cecil County Dragway for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event are $20 Friday, $20 Saturday and $15 Sunday. Children 7 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.

For more information call Cecil County Dragway, (410) 287-5486, or visit www.CecilCountyDragway.com.

    NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES: Fact Sheet

WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series the sixth of seven events in Northeast Division competition 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 $519,000. Categories include 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 as Pro Stock Snowmobile will run in conjunction with the event along with NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series.

WHERE: Cecil County Dragway, Rising Sun, Md. Track is located at 1916 Theodore Road, Rising Sun, MD 21911. Strip is located 2.5 miles off I-95 (exit 100). Follow signs to Cecil County Dragway on Theodore Road.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, August 15-17

SCHEDULE:
FRIDAY, August 15 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 9 a.m. Comp Eliminator qualify at 2 and 6 p.m. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman qualify at 4 p.m. Harley-Davidson Series qualify at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. 
SATURDAY, August 16 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Qualifying and time trials start at 9:30 a.m. Comp Eliminator qualify at 10:30 with eliminations beginning at noon. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman qualify at noon and 4 p.m. followed by round one of eliminations at 6 p.m. Harley-Davidson Series run all three rounds of eliminations beginning at 3:30 p.m. Pro Stock Snowmobile qualifies at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and run all rounds of eliminations on Saturday beginning at 2:45 p.m.

SUNDAY, August 17 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Eliminations continue at 9:30 a.m. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman run round two at 11 a.m.

TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS - $20 Friday, $20 Saturday, $17 Sunday. Children 7 and under are admitted free with paid adult. For more information please call Cecil County Dragway, (410) 287-6280, or visit www.CecilCountyDragway.com.

2013 EVENT WINNERS: Karen Stalba, Top Alcohol Dragster; John Anderika, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Frank Aragona, Comp Eliminator; Byron Worner, Super Stock; Ken Robinson, Stock Eliminator; Kyle Cultrera, Super Comp; Earl Nichols Jr., Super Gas; Donald Webb, Super Street; Ronnie Proctor, Top Sportsman; Gary Koebbe, 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 2015 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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