E-Town Lucas Oil winners crowned

9/13/2015


DIVISION 1
Old Bridge Township Raceway Park
Englishtown, N.J., Sept. 11-13, 2015

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


Sunday

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. Ken Moses and Robert Tagliareni led the list of winners at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series as the two racers won for the home state of New Jersey.

Moses defended his title from a year ago in the Magnaflux Top Dragster presented by Select Performance, taking the early lead on Luc Angers which proved to be the difference. Moses, Colonia, N.J., clocked in at 6.779 seconds at 194.63 mph to Angers, Laval, Quebec, 6.824, 193.96. The win was Moses' seventh in the series.

Tagliareni, out of Oakland, N.J., was better at both ends of the track in picking up his first NHRA Wally trophy in the Magnaflux Top Sportsman presented Select Performance. His '10 GXP covered the quarter-mile in 7.274 seconds, 189.73 mph to the quicker Tom Simone who raced to a 6.747, 210.57 in his losing effort.

In Comp Eliminator it was Arnie Martel grabbing his third win of the year with a lap of 7.594, 175.16 over Don Eckel III. Eckel was out first but Martel had the power at the top end for the win. Martel, Tewksbury, Mass., won in Rockingham, N.C., and Belle Rose, La., earlier this year.

Don Belles, Schwenksville, Pa., and Jim Boudreau, Tewksbury, Mass., won in Super Stock and Stock respectively. Belles, running a '08 Cobra Jet, won in a double breakout with Marty Rinehart, Thomasville, Pa. The win was Belles' second clocking in at 8.643, 153.95 mph. Boudreau scored his 10th when Frank Ferrucci, Paterson, N.J., ran too quick by just three thousandths of a second in his '90 Camaro. Boudreau went 9.950, 131.70 in his '69 Camaro.

Rounding out the winners were Daniel Bisbano over Frank Aragona in Super Comp; Ed Alessi won a close one in Super Gas against Tom Stalba; Eugene Schneck won his first in Super Street; and Tiina Duncanson won in Pro Stock Snowmobile. Bisbano went 8.904 on the 8.90 dial for his win while Alessi won in his '63 Catalina. Schneck battled Mike Fedeli in a close one winning by just .0060 seconds and Duncanson downed Brian Pretzel.

The event was the last in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northeast division; however, racers can travel outside their division to earn additional points toward divisional and national championship.

The following are the final results from the 49th Annual NHRA Lucas Oil Racing Series Division 1 Points Meet at Old Bridge Township Raceway:

Comp
W: Arnie Martel (E/AA '15 Camaro) -- 7.594, 175.16
R/U: Don Eckel III (C/DA '09 Prostart) -- 6.996, 191.16

Super Stock
W: Don Belles (FSS/C '08 Cobra Jet) -- 8.643, 153.95
R/U: Marty Rinehart (SS/DA '69 Camaro) -- 9.639, 128.95

Stock
W: Jim Boudreau (A/SA '69 Camaro) -- 9.950, 131.70
R/U: Frank Ferrucci (J/SA '90 Camaro) -- 11.647, 110.75

Super Comp
W: Daniel Bisbano ('01 Mullis) -- 8.904, 170.28
R/U: Frank Aragona ('01 Cressman) -- 8.927, 170.88

Super Gas
W: Ed Alessi Jr. ('63 Catalina) -- 9.910, 158.46
R/U: Tom Stalba ('63 Corvette) -- 9.897, 159.14

Super Street
W: Eugene Schneck ('65 Mustang) -- 10.928, 122.32
R/U: Mike Fedeli ('81 Firebird) -- 10.943, 129.57

MXI/Magnaflux Top Sportsman presented by Select Performance
W: Robert Tagliareni ('10 GXP) -- 7.274, 189.73
R/U: Tom Simone ('10 GXP) -- 6.747, 210.57

MXI/Magnaflux Top Dragster presented by Select Performance
W: Ken Moses (dragster) --6.779, 194.63
R/U: Luc Angers (dragster) --6.824, 193.96

Pro Stock Snowmobile
W: Tiina Duncanson ('10 Skidoo) -- 8.303, 155.56
R/U: Brian Pretzel ('14 Skidoo) -- 8.483, 152.38



Saturday

ENGLISHTOWN, NJ. Day two is in the books and the eliminations began for at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Division 1 Points Meet at Old Bride Township Raceway.  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 each day for adults, children 6-11 tickets are $5, and any child under 5 is free with a paid adult.  For more information please call Old Bridge Township Raceway (732) 446-7800, or visit the website www.racewaypark.com.

The following are Saturday's final qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division 49th Annual NHRA Lucas Oil Division 1 Points Meet:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Charles Little, Atkinson, N.H., '63 Corvette, AA/PM, 6.071 seconds, -0.689 (under index)
2) Arnie Martel, Tewksbury, Mass., '15 Camaro, E/AA, 7.628, -0.612
3) Lee Zane, Elmer, N.J., '32 Bantam, H/EA, 8.906, -0.604
4) Thomas Miller, Nottingham, Pa., '99 S-10, PSTA, 7.601, -0.569
5) Dave Hughes, Nazareth, Pa., '08 Cobalt, A/A, 6.515, -0.565
6) Anthony Niemczyk, Levittown, Pa., '08 Dragster, I/D, 6.666, -0.564
7) Joseph Santangelo, Marlborough, Conn., '34 Cheverolet, B/SR, 7.787, -0.563
8) Art Hodges, Olin, N.C., '14 Camaro, C/A, 7.318, -0.552
9) Don Eckel III, Piscataway, N.J., '09 Prostart, C/DA, 7.000, -0.530
10) Steve Szupka, Willow Grove, Pa., '05 Ken Keir, G/EA, 8.203, -0.527

SUPER STOCK
1) Donald Belles, Collegeville, Pa., '08 Cobra Jet, FSS/C, 8.631 seconds, -1.019 (under index)
2) Don Belles, Schwenksville, Pa., '08 Cobra Jet, FSS/C, 8.710, -0.940
3) Anthony Bongiovanni, Rockaway, N.J., '14 Cobra JET, FSS/C, 8.766, -0.884
4) Guy DesJardins, St. Bruno, Quebec, '67 Camaro, SS/FA, 9.585, -0.865
5) Herbie Null, Greencastle, Pa., '87 Camaro, GT/EA, 9.834, -0.816
6) Frank Modugno Jr., Bridgeport, Conn., '87 Firebird, SS/BX, 9.736, -0.814
7) Jeff Roell, Danbury, Conn., '10 Cobra Jet, FSS/G, 9.440, -0.810
8) Gary Richard, Bay Shore, N.Y., '10 Mustang, FGT/A, 9.192, -0.808
9) Michael Dellisanti, Newark, N.J., '08 Mustang, FSS/D, 9.094, -0.806
10) Eric Bardekoff, Commack, N.Y., '68 Plymouth, FGT/F, 9.794, -0.806

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Jim Reid Jr., Hanson, Mass., '89 Iroc, K/SA, 11.683 seconds, -0.967 (under index)
2) Dennis Petras, Bloomsbury, N.J., '69 Camaro, G/S, 10.990, -0.910
3) Ron Infantino, Paramus, N.J., '69 Camaro, G/SA, 11.100, -0.900
4) Joe DeMarzo, Mahopac, N.Y., '72 Nova, H/SA, 11.258, -0.892
5) Russell Linke, Old Bridge, N.J., '97 Camaro, C/SA, 10.517, -0.883
6) Allen George Jr, Coplay, Pa., '14 Camaro, FS/F, 10.319, -0.881
7) Louis Centolanza, Newburgh, N.Y., '69 Plymouth, F/SA, 10.975, -0.875
8) Jeffrey Bardekoff, Commack, N.Y., '64 Fury, B/SA, 10.378, -0.872
9) David Barton, Robesonia, Pa., '65 Coronet, A/SA, 10.130, -0.870
10) Eddie Brooks, Deer Park, N.Y., '10 Cobra Jet, FS/H, 10.642, -0.858

MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP SPORTSMAN PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
1) Tom Simone, Cicero, N.Y., '10 GXP, 6.641 seconds, 214.01 mph
2) Ryan Ondrejko, Roslindale, Mass., '12 Camaro, 6.704, 208.07
3) Dennis Gaboriault, Millbury, Mass., '07 Shelby, 6.721, 206.13
4) John Ammirati, Vails Gate, N.Y., '63 Corvette, 6.773, 206.26
5) John Benoit, Montpelier, Vt., '10 GXP, 6.790, 202.61
6) Frederick Perkins, Plainville, Conn., '57 Belair, 6.794, 201.10
7) Jeff Brooks, Fredericksburg, Va., '51 Henry J, 6.797, 202.48
8) Luc Angers, Laual, Quebec, '06 GTO, 6.800, 205.54
9) Michael Kaufman, Woodcliff Lake, N.J., '67 Corvette, 6.800, 204.73
10) Ray Bamond, Paterson, N.J., '68 Camaro, 6.807, 203.34

MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP DRAGSTER PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
1) Scott Hall, Ledyard, Conn., '06 Dan Page, 6.192 seconds, 219.51 mph
2) Michael Galofaro, Lincoln Park, N.J., '15 Spitzer, 6.209, 220.33
3) Joe DeGuara, Nesconcest, N.Y., '05 Mike BOS, 6.424, 223.10
4) Alan Kenny, Kutztown, Pa., '14 Dan Page, 6.431, 214.18
5) Frank Zeffiro, Torrington, Conn., '06 Bos Dragster, 6.456, 227.96
6) Wayne Hofmann, New Preston, Conn., '13 Bos Dragster, 6.501, 214.48
7) Ernie Kendall, Doylestown, Pa., '96 Quay, 6.524, 212.39
8) Richard Jamieson, Ashley Falls, Mass., '13 Race Tech, 6.562, 205.38
9) Steve Cohen, Trilby, Fla., '11 Miller, 6.576, 201.16
10) William Moloughney, Shawville, Quebec, '12 M&M, 6.674, 203.86

PRO STOCK SNOWMOBILE
1) Tiina Duncanson, Acton, Ont., '10 Skidoo, 8.288 seconds, 154.53 mph
2) Frank Berard Jr, Troy, N.Y., '03 Skidoo, 8.350, 155.08
3) Brian Pretzel, Belding, Mich., '14 Skidoo, 8.354, 153.13
4) Heath Smith, Westmoreland, N.Y., '03 Skidoo, 8.374, 149.68
5) Edward Armstrong, Westfield, Mass., '03 Skidoo, 8.384, 152.73
6) John Evans, Wappingers Falls, N.Y., '08 Skidoo, 8.853, 139.93
7) Gary Schweikert, Slatington, Pa., '15 Skidoo, 9.025, 142.58
8) Ricky Romano, Poland Springs, Maine, '14 Skidoo, 9.976, 135.92



Friday

ENGLISHTOWN, NJ. NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series racers returned to Old Bridge Township Raceway for the 49th Annual Division 1 points meet this weekend. 

Racers in nine different classes made qualifying and time trials today. Qualifying rounds continue tomorrow, as well as eliminations rounds for several classes.

Saturday's action begins at 10 a.m. with Comp qualifying at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Tickets are $10 each day for adults, children 6-11 tickets are $5, and any child under 5 is free with a paid adult.  For more information please call Old Bridge Township Raceway (732) 446-7800, or visit the website www.racewaypark.com.

The following are Friday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division 49th Annual NHRA Lucas Oil Division 1 Points Meet:

SUPER STOCK
1) Donald Belles, Collegeville, Pa., '08 Cobra Jet, FSS/C, 8.631 seconds, -1.019 (under index)
2) Don Belles, Schwenksville, Pa., '08 Cobra Jet, FSS/C, 8.710, -0.940
3) Anthony Bongiovanni, Rockaway, N.J., '14 Cobra JET, FSS/C, 8.766, -0.884
4) Guy DesJardins, St. Bruno, Quebec, '67 Camaro, SS/FA, 9.585, -0.865
5) Herbie Null, Greencastle, Pa., '87 Camaro, GT/EA, 9.834, -0.816
6) Frank Modugno Jr., Bridgeport, Conn., '87 Firebird, SS/BX, 9.736, -0.814
7) Jeff Roell, Danbury, Conn., '10 Cobra Jet, FSS/G, 9.440, -0.810
8) Gary Richard, Bay Shore, N.Y., '10 Mustang, FGT/A, 9.192, -0.808
9) Michael Dellisanti, Newark, N.J., '08 Mustang, FSS/D, 9.094, -0.806
10) Eric Bardekoff, Commack, N.Y., '68 Plymouth, FGT/F, 9.794, -0.806

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Jim Reid Jr., Hanson, Mass., '89 Iroc, K/SA, 11.683 seconds, -0.967 (under index)
2) Dennis Petras, Bloomsbury, N.J., '69 Camaro, G/S, 10.990, -0.910
3) Ron Infantino, Paramus, N.J., '69 Camaro, G/SA, 11.100, -0.900
4) Joe DeMarzo, Mahopac, N.Y., '72 Nova, H/SA, 11.258, -0.892
5) Russell Linke, Old Bridge, N.J., '97 Camaro, C/SA, 10.517, -0.883
6) Allen George Jr, Coplay, Pa., '14 Camaro, FS/F, 10.319, -0.881
7) Louis Centolanza, Newburgh, N.Y., '69 Plymouth, F/SA, 10.975, -0.875
8) Jeffrey Bardekoff, Commack, N.Y., '64 Fury, B/SA, 10.378, -0.872
9) David Barton, Robesonia, Pa., '65 Coronet, A/SA, 10.130, -0.870
10) Eddie Brooks, Deer Park, N.Y., '10 Cobra Jet, FS/H, 10.642, -0.858


Preview

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. The 49th Annual NHRA Lucas Oil Division 1 Points Meet marks the conclusion of the Northeast Division season at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park Sept.11-13. The event is 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 Dragster and Top Sportsman Series' presented by Select Performance will also run in conjunction with the event.

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 a.m. with eliminations at 3 and 4:15 p.m. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman continue eliminations on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Tickets for Old Bridge Township Raceway Park 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.

Old Bridge Township 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: 49th Annual NHRA Lucas Oil 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 11-13

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, September 11 - 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 12 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Qualifying and time trials continue 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.

SUNDAY, September 13 - 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 Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, (732) 446-7800, or visit www.RacewayPark.com.

2014 EVENT WINNERS: Kyle Cultrera, Comp Eliminator; Mike Giuliano, Super Stock; Todd Hoven, Stock Eliminator; Richard Biebel, Super Comp; Mike Sawyer, Super Gas; Tom Hill, Super Street; Michael Cerro., Top Sportsman; Kenneth Moses, 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 2015 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 2016 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 2016 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 2016 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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