Cultrera returns to Raceway Park's winner's circle

9/7/2014


DIVISION 1
Old Bridge Township Raceway Park
Englishtown, N.J., Sept. 5-7, 2014

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


Sunday 

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. The NHRA Northeast Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series wrapped up their 2014 season at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park with nine drivers taking home wins led by Kyle Cultrera of Eliot, Maine in Comp Eliminator.

Cultrera drove his '32 Bantam to the win with a 9.116 second, 121.64 mph pass defeating Joe Carnasciale of Cranston, R.I., who fouled at the line. This marks his second event victory in consecutive years at historic "E-town" as it is known to many racers and fans.

Joining Cultrera in the winners circle were local racers Todd Hoven, Milltown, N.J., in Stock Eliminator and Kenneth Moses of Colonia, N.J., in the MXI/Magnaflux Top Dragster presented by Select Performance. Hoven made his way through seven rounds to defeat Donald Pires, Somerset, Mass., in the final while Moses grabbed the Top Dragster win by defeating Rick Bell, Merrimack, N.H.

Succasunna, N.J., resident Richard Biebel drove his dragster to a 8.943 second, 169.78 mph pass to grab the Super Comp win. Mike Sawyer of Leominster, Mass., defeated Earl Nichols, Wilmington, Del., in the Super Gas final. Mike's father Ray was also victorious at this event last year in Super Gas.

Mike Giuliano of Wantagh, N.Y., grabbed the win in Super Stock by defeating the division champion Peter Biondo, Maspeth, N.Y. The Super Comp trophy went to Richard Biebel, Succasunna, N.J., while Tom Hill, Huntington, N.Y., took his '56 Bel Air to the Super Street win. The MXI/Magnaflux Top Sportsman presented by Select Performance win went to Michael Cerro of Mineola, N.Y., and Mark Wakem, Poland, Maine, powered his '14 Arctic Cat to a 8.239 second, 155.40 mph pass to grab the Ultimax Pro Stock Snowmobile win.

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

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Kyle Cultrera, Eliot, Maine, '32 Bantam, H/EA, 9.116, 121.64  def.
Joe Carnasciale, Cranston, R.I., '06 Cavalier, I/SMA, foul.

SUPER STOCK
Mike Giuliano, Wantagh, N.Y., '06 Grand Am, SS/CM, 9.035, 139.11  def.
Peter Biondo, Maspeth, N.Y., '98 Firebird, GT/CA, 9.592,
141.77.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Todd Hoven, Milltown, N.J., '68 Firebird, D/SA, 10.721, 122.54  def.
Donald Pires, Somerset, Mass., '72 Nova, H/SA, 11.461, 110.57.

SUPER COMP
Richard Biebel, Succasunna, N.J., dragster, 8.943, 169.78  def.
Steve Martel, Schaefferstown, Pa., dragster, 8.841, 152.04.

SUPER GAS
Mike Sawyer, Leominster, Mass., '03 Cavalier, 9.912, 157.28  def. Earl
Nichols, Wilmington, Del., '78 Corvette, 9.884, 162.12.

SUPER STREET
Tom Hill, Huntington, N.Y., '56 Bel Air, 10.934, 131.11  def.
Cory Prindall, Turner, Maine, '83 Camaro, 10.934, 130.94.

MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP SPORTSMAN PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
Michael Cerro, Mineola, N.Y., '63 Corvette, 7.012, 192.00  def.
Dennis Gaboriault, Millbury, Mass., '07 Mustang, 6.891, 202.48.

MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP DRAGSTER PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
Kenneth Moses, Colonia, N.J., dragster, 6.890, 191.87  def.
Rick Bell, Merrimack, N.H., dragster, 7.023, 190.78.

ULTIMAX PRO STOCK SNOWMOBILE
Mark Wakem, Poland, Maine, '14 Arctic Cat, 8.239, 155.40  def.
Tiina Duncanson, Acton, Ont., '12 Ski-Doo, 8.228, 156.37.


Saturday 

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. Day two is in the books and the fields are set for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. Qualifying was finalized in Comp Eliminator, Super Stock and the remaining classes in competition. 

Gates open on Sunday at 8 a.m. with racers battling it out in head to head competition for a chance at taking home the trophy and their share of cash and contingency awards.  Tickets are $10 for adults, Children 6-11 are $5.00 each day and children 5 and under are free with a paid adult.  For more information call Old Bridge Township Raceway Park at (732) 446-7800 or visit www.racewaypark.com.

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

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Brian Darcy, Newburgh, N.Y., dragster, A/ND, 6.792 seconds, -0.638 (under index)
2) Thomas Miller, Nottingham, Pa., '98 S-10, PSTA, 7.648, -0.552
3) Joe Carnasciale, Cranston, R.I., '06 Cavalier, I/SMA, 8.966, -0.544
4) Steve Szupka, Willow Grove, Pa., '33 Bantam, G/EA, 8.197, -0.533
5) Michael Hanratty, Rocky Hill, Conn., '32 Bantam, K/A, 7.693, -0.517
6) Al Ackerman, Saddle Brook, N.J., dragster, F/D, 8.066, -0.504
7) Charlie Greco, Paoli, Pa., '10 Cobalt, L/AA, 8.739, -0.501
8) Patrick Ross Sr., Avon Lake, Ohio, '05 Grand Am, D/A, 7.750, -0.500
9) Gary Guarriello, Wakefield, R.I., dragster, C/ED, 7.339, -0.491
10) Don Eckel III, Piscataway, N.J., dragster, C/DA, 7.050, -0.490

SUPER STOCK
1) Eric Bardekoff, Commack, N.Y., '68 Barracuda, GT/FA, 9.859 seconds, -0.941 (under index)
2) Anthony Bongiovanni, Landing, N.J., '08 Mustang, SS/BA, 9.007, -0.893
3) Jeffrey Lawrence, Qougue, N.Y., '88 Mustang, GT/AA, 9.237, -0.863
4) Russ Linke, Old Bridge, N.J., '73 Corvette, SS/JA, 10.152, -0.848
5) Don Belles, Collegeville, Pa., '08 Mustang, SS/BA, 9.077, -0.823
6) Gary Richard, Bay Shore, N.Y., '10 Mustang, GT/AA, 9.302, -0.798
7) Norm Hall, Waldorf, Md., '05 Cavalier, GT/BA, 9.467, -0.783
8) Robert Panza, Manalapan, N.J., '98 Grand Am, GT/EA, 9.874, -0.776
9) Don Belles Jr, Schwenskville, Pa., '08 Mustang, SS/AA, 8.929, -0.771
10) Michael Dellisanti, Newark, N.J., '08 Mustang, SS/BA, 9.137, -0.763

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Mike Ficacci, Sparta, N.J., '12 Mustang, C/SA, 10.458 seconds, -0.942 (under index)
2) James Perrone, Shirley, N.Y., '69 Nova, G/SA, 11.059, -0.941
3) Russell Linke, Old Bridge, N.J., '97 Camaro, C/SA, 10.477, -0.923
4) Jack Matyas, Bethlehem, Pa., '14 Camaro, CC/SA, 9.689, -0.911
5) Tom Kreeber, Rensselaer, N.Y., '65 Coronet, H/SA, 11.247, -0.903
6) Joe De Marzo, Mahopac, N.Y., '72 Nova, H/SA, 11.252, -0.898
7) Don Fezell, DuBois, Pa., '08 Mustang, AAA/SA, 8.814, -0.886
8) John Shaul, Fultonham, N.Y., '64 Fury, A/SA, 10.119, -0.881
9) Bryan Bardekoff, Commack, N.Y., '64 Fury, B/SA, 10.370, -0.880
10) Kenneth Richard, Vernon, Conn., '85 Camaro, G/SA, 11.122, -0.878

MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP SPORTSMAN PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
1) John Prime, Thomastown, Conn., '68 Camaro, 6.535 seconds, 186.95 mph
2) Glen Puluse, Woodland Park, N.J., '08 GTO, 6.574, 214.86
3) Luc Angers, Laual, Quebec, '06 GTO, 6.789, 205.22
4) Jeff Brooks, Fredericksburg, Va., '51 Henry J, 6.831, 201.31
5) Daniel Hill, Thomaston, Conn., '69 Camaro, 6.833, 198.29
6) Dennis Gaboriault, Millbury, Mass., '07 Mustang, 6.844, 202.30
7) Ray Bamond, Paterson, N.J., '68 Camaro, 6.845, 201.82
8) Frederick Perkins, Higganum, Conn., '69 Nova, 6.883, 200.38
9) Michael Kaufman, Woodcliff Lake, N.J., '67 Corvette, 6.890, 202.91
10) John Benoit, Montpelier, Vt., '10 GXP, 6.911, 200.47

MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP DRAGSTER PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
1) Frank Zeffiro, Torrington, Conn., dragster, 6.211 seconds, 229.78 mph
2) Scott Hall, Ledyard, Conn., dragster, 6.363, 214.96
3) Joe DeGuara, Nesconcest, N.Y., dragster, 6.460, 220.37
4) Greg Kelley, Hainesport, N.J., '01 S & W, 6.505, 186.72
5) Alan Kenny, Kutztown, Pa., dragster, 6.629, 207.75
6) Kara Stricker, Downingtown, Pa., dragster, 6.654, 203.34
7) Rick Jamisson, Sheffield, Mass., dragster, 6.673, 202.39
8) Charles Benson, Gardiner, N.Y., dragster, 6.730, 205.51
9) Brady Moloughney, Shawville, , dragster, 6.734, 198.06
10) William Moloughney, Shawville, Quebec, dragster, 6.743, 199.88

ULTIMAX PRO STOCK SNOWMOBILE
1) Tiina Duncanson, Acton, Ont., '12 Ski-Doo, 8.305 seconds, 154.63 mph
2) Frank Berard Jr, Troy, N.Y., '03 Ski-Doo, 8.383, 153.86
3) Paul Austin, Seattle, Wash., '03 Thunder Cr, 8.423, 151.66
4) Heath Smith, Westmoreland, N.Y., '01 Ski-Doo, 8.442, 149.43
5) Mark Wakem, Poland, Maine, '14 Arctic Cat, 8.512, 151.02
6) John Evans, Wappingers Falls, N.Y., '10 Ski-Doo, 8.572, 150.51
7) Mark Case Jr., Rensselearville, N.Y., '12 Ski-Doo, 8.597, 152.04
8) Daniel Meyer, Raymond, Maine, '06 Artic Cat, 8.681, 146.50
9) Scott Evans, Wappingers Falls, N.Y., '14 RT, 8.835, 142.69
10) Gary Schweikert, Slatington, Pa., '03 Mach 2, 8.922, 134.75


Friday 

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. - The NHRA Northeast Division is at Old Bridge Township Park for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series this weekend featuring 200 mph Top Dragster and Top Sportsman cars.

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 nearly 400 of the best racers from the region looking for valuable points leading toward national and divisional championships. 

Racers made qualifying and time trial runs today that also included the division's MXI/Magnaflux/Select Performance Top Dragster and Top Sportsman series which made one qualifying run and will continue qualifying Saturday at 11:30 a.m. 

Gates open at 8 a.m. on Saturday with racing scheduled to start at 10:00 a.m. with time trials.  Tickets are $10 Saturday and $10 on Sunday for adults. Children 6-11 are $5.00 each day and children 5 and under are free with a paid adult.  For more information call Old Bridge Township Raceway Park at (732) 446-7800 or visit www.racewaypark.com

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

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Brian Darcy, Newburgh, N.Y., dragster, A/ND, 6.792 seconds, -0.638 (under index)
2) Thomas Miller, Nottingham, Pa., '98 S-10, PSTA, 7.648, -0.552
3) Joe Carnasciale, Cranston, R.I., '06 Cavalier, I/SMA, 8.966, -0.544
4) Steve Szupka, Willow Grove, Pa., '33 Bantam, G/EA, 8.197, -0.533
5) Patrick Ross Sr., Avon Lake, Ohio, '05 Grand Am, D/A, 7.750, -0.500
6) Gary Guarriello, Wakefield, R.I., dragster, C/ED, 7.339, -0.491
7) Don Eckel III, Piscataway, N.J., dragster, C/DA, 7.050, -0.490
8) Al Ackerman, Saddle Brook, N.J., dragster, F/D, 8.080, -0.490
9) Charlie Greco, Paoli, Pa., '10 Cobalt, L/AA, 8.760, -0.480
10) Elio Mannino, Pine Brook, N.J., '06 Escort, B/AA, 7.044, -0.476

SUPER STOCK
1) Eric Bardekoff, Commack, N.Y., '68 Barracuda, GT/FA, 9.859 seconds, -0.941 (under index)
2) Anthony Bongiovanni, Landing, N.J., '08 Mustang, SS/BA, 9.007, -0.893
3) Jeffrey Lawrence, Qougue, N.Y., '88 Mustang, GT/AA, 9.237, -0.863
4) Russ Linke, Old Bridge, N.J., '73 Corvette, SS/JA, 10.152, -0.848
5) Gary Richard, Bay Shore, N.Y., '10 Mustang, GT/AA, 9.302, -0.798
6) Norm Hall, Waldorf, Md., '05 Cavalier, GT/BA, 9.467, -0.783
7) Robert Panza, Manalapan, N.J., '98 Grand Am, GT/EA, 9.874, -0.776
8) Michael Dellisanti, Newark, N.J., '08 Mustang, SS/BA, 9.137, -0.763
9) Bob Cupp, Alexandria, Va., '65 Chevelle, SS/KA, 10.491, -0.759
10) Charles Walc, Wellsville, N.Y., '72 Duster, SS/KA, 10.504, -0.746

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Mike Ficacci, Sparta, N.J., '12 Mustang, C/SA, 10.458 seconds, -0.942 (under index)
2) Russell Linke, Old Bridge, N.J., '97 Camaro, C/SA, 10.477, -0.923
3) Tom Kreeber, Rensselaer, N.Y., '65 Coronet, H/SA, 11.256, -0.894
4) Don Fezell, DuBois, Pa., '08 Mustang, AAA/SA, 8.814, -0.886
5) John Shaul, Fultonham, N.Y., '64 Fury, A/SA, 10.119, -0.881
6) Kenneth Richard, Vernon, Conn., '85 Camaro, G/SA, 11.122, -0.878
7) JC Beattie, Baltimore, Md., '09 Challenger, CC/SA, 9.726, -0.874
8) Mike Farrell, Menands, N.Y., '71 Challenger, F/SA, 10.977, -0.873
9) Peter Biondo, Maspeth, N.Y., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.378, -0.872
10) Charles Weber, Frewsburg, N.Y., '81 Corvette, F/SA, 10.987, -0.863

MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP SPORTSMAN PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
1) John Prime, Thomastown, Conn., '68 Camaro, 6.535 seconds, 186.95 mph
2) Glen Puluse, Woodland Park, N.J., '08 GTO, 6.574, 214.86
3) Luc Angers, Laual, Quebec, '06 GTO, 6.789, 205.22
4) Jeff Brooks, Fredericksburg, Va., '51 Henry J, 6.831, 201.31
5) Dennis Gaboriault, Millbury, Mass., '07 Mustang, 6.844, 202.30
6) Ray Bamond, Paterson, N.J., '68 Camaro, 6.845, 201.82
7) Frederick Perkins, Higganum, Conn., '69 Nova, 6.883, 200.38
8) Michael Kaufman, Woodcliff Lake, N.J., '67 Corvette, 6.896, 203.52
9) John Benoit, Montpelier, Vt., '10 GXP, 6.927, 200.50
10) Daniel Hill, Thomaston, Conn., '69 Camaro, 6.951, 197.08

MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP DRAGSTER PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
1) Frank Zeffiro, Torrington, Conn., dragster, 6.211 seconds, 229.78 mph
2) Scott Hall, Ledyard, Conn., dragster, 6.437, 213.54
3) Joe DeGuara, Nesconcest, N.Y., dragster, 6.460, 220.37
4) Greg Kelley, Hainesport, N.J., '01 S & W, 6.505, 186.72
5) Alan Kenny, Kutztown, Pa., dragster, 6.629, 207.75
6) Kara Stricker, Downingtown, Pa., dragster, 6.689, 204.88
7) Rick Jamisson, Sheffield, Mass., dragster, 6.724, 201.88
8) Charles Benson, Gardiner, N.Y., dragster, 6.730, 205.51
9) Brady Moloughney, Shawville, , dragster, 6.734, 198.06
10) Jason Hoff, Littlestown, Pa., '07 Race Tech, 6.756, 200.56

 


Preview

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. - NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Division 1 Points Meet marks the conclusion of the Northeast Division season at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park on Sept. 5-7. 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 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 will also run in conjunction with the event as will Pro Stock Snowmobile.

Gates at Raceway Park open at 8 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Qualifying and time trials start at 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Comp Eliminator will qualify Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. with eliminations beginning at 4 p.m. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman will have qualify on Friday at 4 p.m. and Saturday at 11:30 p.m. with eliminations at 3 and 4:15 p.m. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman continue eliminations on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Pro Stock Snowmobiles will also be in competition on Saturday with two qualifying sessions at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.  Eliminations will be on Saturday with round one set for 1:45 p.m.

Tickets at Raceway Park for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event are $10 Friday, $10 Saturday and $10 Sunday. Children 6 to 11 years old are $5 each day and children 5 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.

Raceway Park is located at 230 Pension Road in Englishtown. For more information call the track, (732) 446-7800, or visit www.RacewayPark.com.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES: Fact Sheet

WHAT: Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Division 1 Points Meet, the last 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 will also run in conjunction with the event.

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

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, September 5-7

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, September 5 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Qualifying and time trials start at 10 a.m. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman qualifying is at 4 p.m. Comp Eliminator qualifies at 5 p.m.  SATURDAY, September 6 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Qualifying and time trials start at 10 a.m. Comp Eliminator qualify at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. with eliminations at 4 and 5 p.m. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman qualify at 11:30 a.m. with eliminations at 3 and 4:15 p.m. Pro Stock Snowmobile qualifying at 10:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. with eliminations at 1:45 p.m.

SUNDAY, September 8 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Eliminations continue at 10 a.m. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman eliminations resume at 10:30 a.m. followed by Comp Eliminator

TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS - $10 Friday, $10 Saturday, $10 Sunday. Children 6-11 are $5 each day. Children 5 and under are admitted free with paid adult. For more information please call Raceway Park, (732) 446-7800, or visit www.RacewayPark.com.

2013 EVENT WINNERS: Kyle Cultrera, Comp Eliminator; John Kakalecik, Super Stock; Katie Sepanek, Stock Eliminator; Shawn Fricke Jr., Super Comp; Ray Sawyer, Super Gas; John Maggiulli Sr., Super Street; Michael Danielle Jr., Top Sportsman; Scott Luken, 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

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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