NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Results - New England Dragway
7/26/2016
Epping, NH
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In the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and the New England Dragway Night of Fire presented by the New England Ford Dealer and Napa Auto Parts Richard Bourke, Old Tappan, N.J., and Dan Pomponio, Berlin, N.J., took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car respectively.

Bourke worked his way through the field and ran 5.426 seconds at 272.17 mph in his final round victory over Josh Hart, Ocala, Fla., who clocked in at 5.669 seconds, 255.58 mph. Bourke, the No. 2 qualifier, left first and never looked back in defeating Hart who qualified No. 1.

Pomponiol faced off against Matt Gill, Brockton, Mass., and saved his best run of the weekend for the final posting a winning run of 5.626 seconds, 258.57 mph in his ’10 Monte Carlo. Gill drove to a 5.835 second, 253.09 mph lap for his runner up finish.

Three home state racers captured event titles led by Tom Boucher of Byfield, Mass., in Super Stock and Allison Smyth, Uxbridge, Mass., in Stock. Boucher went six rounds in his ’97 Firehawk with a final round pass of 9.644, 137.50 to put Bryan Worner on the trailer while Smyth turned the win light on seven times to take the Stock trophy. Smyth drove her ’98 Firebird to a lap of 10.421, 124.53 in defeating Stephen Smyth and his ’09 Dodge running quicker at 9.777, 134.14. Second generation driver Mike Sawyer, Leominster, Mass., faced off with Robert Healy in Super Gas with Healy out first but ran too quick on the breakout to give Sawyer the win.

Alan Kenny, Kingston, Ont., CAN, and David Miller, Canterbury, Conn., scooped up wins in the MXI/Magnaflux Top Dragster and Top Sportsman classes as Kenny was out first on Rebecca Miller forcing her to play catch up and break out. Kenny went 6.277, 217.95 for the win. Miller cruised to the win in his ’00 S-10 when local runner Nicholas Meloni, Hampton, N.H., broke his ’68 Camaro and was unable to make the call.

Other racers visiting the winner’s circle this weekend were Doug Doll, Lancaster, Pa., in Comp Eliminator; Edward McCleaft, Shinglehouse, Pa., in Super Comp; Shawn Fricke, Flemington, N.J., in Super Street and Tyler Small, South Berwick, Maine in Pro Stock Snowmobile.

Northeast Division racers head to Atco Dragway for their next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, August 5-7.

The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series New England Dragway Night of Fire:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER:
Round 1
2) Richard Bourke, Old Tappan, N.J., 5.350, 271.90 def. 10) Richard St. Pierre, St. Lin Laurentides, Quebec, 5.703, 233.32
6) Dan Page, Hampstead, N.H., 5.381, 271.79 def. 3) Duane Shields, Boulder City, Nev., 5.343, 274.11
5) Rich McPhillips, Phoenixville, Pa., 5.381, 269.51 def. 4) Jackie Fricke, Flemington, N.J., 5.399, 277.20
1) Josh Hart, Ocala, Fla., 5.320, 264.29 def. 8) Dan Mercier, St. Michel, Quebec, 12.746, 83.13

Semifinals
Bourke, 11.546, 103.99 def. Page, foul
Hart, 7.074, 237.05 def. McPhillips, 11.421, 75.67

Final
Bourke, 5.426, 272.17 def. Hart, 5.669, 255.58.

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR:
Round 1
1) Dan Pomponio, Berlin, N.J., '10 Monte Carlo, 8.181, 77.98 was unopposed
2) Phil Burkart, Yorkville, N.Y., '15 Camaro, 5.648, 260.36 def. 7) John Headley, Newportville, Pa., '03 Mustang, 6.113, 214.93
3) Matt Gill, Brockton, Mass., '16 Camaro, 5.738, 256.94 def. 6) Eric Lourie, Terryville, Conn., '02 Camaro, broke
5) DJ Cox Jr., Whiteford, Md., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.699, 252.95 def. 4) Tyler Scott, Exeter, Ont., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.866, 246.53

Semifinals
Pomponio, 5.647, 253.18 def. Cox Jr., 5.678, 253.23
Gill, 5.786, 258.22 def. Burkart, 6.926, 241.32

Final
Pomponio, 5.626, 258.57 def. Gill, 5.835, 253.09.

COMP ELIMINATOR
Doug Doll, Lancaster, Pa., '15 Neil & Park, E/DA, 8.160, 116.10 def. Al Ackerman, Saddle Brook, N.J., '05 dragster, F/D, foul.

SUPER STOCK
Tom Boucher, Byfield, Mass., '97 Firehawk, GT/CA, 9.644, 137.50 def. Bryan Worner, Duncannon, Pa., '90 Camaro, GT/GA, foul.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Allison Smyth, Uxbridge, Mass., '98 Firebird, B/SA, 10.421, 124.53 def. Stephen Smyth, Uxbridge, Mass., '09 Dodge, FS/D, 9.777, 134.14.

SUPER COMP
Edward McCleaft, Shinglehouse, Pa., '06 Bos Dragster, 8.888, 170.99 def. Rich Dorr, Watertown, N.Y., '13 Undercover, 8.883, 170.32.

SUPER GAS
Mike Sawyer, Leominster, Mass., '03 Cavalier, 9.902, 164.91 def. Robert Healy, Enfield, Conn., '69 Camaro, 9.868, 149.27.

SUPER STREET
Shawn Fricke, Flemington, N.J., '02 Firebird, 10.896, 129.35 def. Paul Lorenti, Andover, Md., '67 Camaro, 10.888, 143.37.

MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP DRAGSTER PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
Alan Kenny, Kingston, Ont., '14 Dan Page, 6.277, 217.95 def. Rebecca Miller, Canterbury, Conn., '16 Dan Page, 6.865, 193.35.

MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP SPORTSMAN PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
David Miller, Canterbury, Conn., '00 S-10, 11.619, 89.36 def. Nicholas Meloni, Hampton, N.H., '68 Camaro, broke.

PRO STOCK SNOWMOBILE
Tyler Small, S. Berwick, Maine, '03 Skidoo, 8.285, 153.07 def. Gary Schweikert, Slatington, Pa., '15 Skidoo, foul.

JUNIOR DRAGSTER 13-18
Kyle Murray, South Hampton, N.H., '10 Halfscale, 8.584, 74.23 def. Jaden Lesperance, Seabrook, N.H., '11 BOS, 7.957, 81.77.

JUNIOR DRAGSTER 10-12
Tyler Christopher, Raymond, N.H., '10 Guildman, 8.964, 71.51 def. Brandon Miller, Canterbury, Conn., '03 Halfscale, foul.

JUNIOR 6-9
Christopher Khoury, , , '00 Dragster, 12.068, 48.23 def. Kyle Rice, Leicester, Mass., '02 Mike BOS, 12.262, 50.10.

SUPER STREET FAST 8
Shelby Kingsley, Hudson, N.H., '71 Dart, 10.898, 129.55 def. Bill Arpine, Hamden, Conn., '05 GTO, 10.874, 129.01.

SUPER GAS FAST 8
Dwight Cummings, Bloomfield, N.B., '57 Corvette, 9.913, 154.02 def. Rich Price, Royersford, Pa., '96 Beretta, 9.896, 152.09.

SUPER COMP FAST 8
John Calo, Glen Head, N.Y., '02 Racetech, 8.918, 168.70 def. Chuck Krepela, W Springfield, Mass., '08 American, broke.

STOCK FAST 8
Justin Picillo, Warwick, R.I., '72 Chevelle, J/SA, 11.803, 103.50 def. Shaun-paul Thibeault, Wilmot, N.S., '84 Camaro, J/SA, 11.859, 109.79.

SUPER STOCK FAST 8
Tom Boucher, Byfield, Mass., '97 Firehawk, GT/CA, 9.757, 134.20 def. Byron Worner, Duncannon, Pa., '96 Camaro, SS/IA, 9.940, 130.13.

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