The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series picked up from where it left off in April at Virginia Motorsports Park, after mother nature forced the event to be moved to this past weekend. Rich McPhillips and Kris Hool reeled in final round victories to close out the divisional event.
McPhillips, Phoenixville, Pa., hit a great light (.008 second reaction time) powering his way down the strip for the win light leaving Dan Mercier, Saint-Michel, Quebec, behind him in the Top Alcohol Dragster final round. McPhillips crossed the finish line at 5.318 seconds, 276.63 mph, Mercier, had problems and slowed to a 12.679 seconds, 68.76 mph.
Dan Pomponio of Berlin, N.J. took the early lead in the Top Alcohol Funny Car final round but lost traction; Kris Hool, Evansville, Wyo., worked his way around his Northeast opponent and scored the final round victory, hitting his final stride at 5.507 seconds, 264.18 mph. Pomponio followed up at 6.226 seconds, 179.80 mph.
In the MX Industrial Top Dragster Presented by Selected Performance final round, Scott Luken, Perry Hall, Md., had an easy pass, clocking in at 6.866 seconds, 196.87 mph to eliminate Clayton Roberts, Willow Spring, N.C., who triggered the red light at the starting line. Sandy Wilkins,Mt Ulla, N.C., squared off against George Forster, Greencastle, Pa., in the final round of MX Industrial Magna Flux Top Sportsman Presented by Selected Performance. Wilkins gained the starting line advantage and held on successfully to take the win.
The other drivers visiting the winner’s circle were: Frank Aragona Jr. in Comp Eliminator; Marty Rinehart Jr. in Super Stock; Amanda Boicesco in Super Comp; Jason Kenny in Super Gas; Brian Sawyer in Super Street; Tiina Duncanson in Pro Stock Snowmobile; Tyler Depascale in Junior Dragster 6-9; Haley Walter in Junior Dragster 10-12; Jordan Dittman in Junior Dragster 13-17; Rick Mattioli Super Street Quick 8; Kenny Lafollette in Super Gas Quick 8; Chris DePascale in Super Comp Quick 8; Jonathan Allegrucci in Stock Quick 8; and James Antonette in Super Stock Quick 8.
The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series visits the Northeast Division at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park September 8-10.
The following are Saturday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division Power in the Park at Virginia Motorsports Park:
TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER:
McPhillips, 5.318, 276.63 def. Mercier, 12.679, 68.76.
TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR:
Hool, 5.507, 264.18 def. Pomponio, 6.226, 179.80.
Frank Aragona Jr., Freehold, N.J., '15 Neil & Parks, E/DA, broke def. Michele Costa, Freehold, N.J., '05 dragster, F/ED, broke.
SUPER STOCK PRESENTED BY ATI PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS
Marty Rinehart Jr., Thomasville, Pa., '69 Camaro, SS/EA, 9.676, 129.22 def. Jerry Hatch, Lubec, Maine, '70 Challenger, SS/EA, 9.813, 133.50.
STOCK ELIMINATOR PRESENTED BY ATI PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS
Jack Matyas, Copo, 9.632, 127.50 def. Jermey Holmes, Camaro, 10.441, 126.68.
Amanda Boicesco, Warminster, Pa., '02 Undercover, 8.915, 175.39 def. Richard Bernier, Va. Beach, Va., '01 Quay, 8.981, 151.85.
Jason Kenny, Kutztown, Pa., '03 Corvette, 9.937, 158.73 def. David Anspach, Suffolk, Va., '68 Barracuda, 9.911, 153.74.
Brian Sawyer, Acton, Mass., '67 Camaro, 10.920, 138.53 def. Martin Ganjoin, Brick, N.J., '69 Camaro, 10.953, 131.16.
Sandy Wilkins, Mt Ulla, N.C., '69 Camaro, 6.671, 198.55 def. George Forster, Greencastle, Pa., '98 Monte Carlo, 7.367, 184.83.
Scott Luken, Perry Hall, Md., '12 Spitzer, 6.866, 196.87 def. Clayton Roberts, Willow Spring, N.C., '06 Cavalier, foul
PRO STOCK SNOWMOBILE
Tiina Duncanson, Acton, Ont., '10 Skidoo, 8.263, 155.56 def. Frank Berard Jr, Troy, N.Y., '12 Skidoo, 8.352, 152.16.
JUNIOR DRAGSTER 6-9
Tyler Depascale, , ,'02 Half Scale, 12.121, 50.68 def. Frank Aragona III, Freehold, N.J., '07 URC, 12.062, 51.60.
JUNIOR DRAGSTER 10-12
Haley Walter, Delta, Pa., '05 Half Scale, 9.070, 72.31 def. Paul Stalba, Hammonton, N.J., '14 Half Scale, foul.
JUNIOR DRAGSTER 13-17
Jordan Dittman, N Dinwiddie, Va., '13 Half Scale, 7.888, 83.01 was unopposed.
SUPER STREET QUICK 8
Rick Mattioli, Middlesex, N.J., '67 Camaro, 10.914, 131.88 def. Martin Ganjoin, Brick, N.J., '69 Camaro, 10.899, 129.83.
SUPER GAS QUICK 8
Kenny Lafollette, Sarahsville, Ohio, '88 Mustang, 9.864, 149.98 def. Mike Sawyer, Leominster, Mass., '03 Cavalier, foul.
SUPER COMP QUICK 8
Chris DePascale, Parlin, N.J., '00 Mullis, 8.902, 158.04 def. Ed McCleaft, Shinglehouse, Pa., '06 BOS, 8.873, 178.68.
STOCK QUICK 8
Jonathan Allegrucci, Scott Township, Pa., '15 Challenger, FS/B, 9.198, 138.03 def. Allison Smyth, Uxbridge, Mass., '98 Firebird, B/SA, 10.428, 124.16.
SUPER STOCK QUICK 8
James Antonette, Wantagh, N.Y., '98 Grand Am, SS/CS, 9.812, 130.37 def. Marty Rinehart Jr., Thomasville, Pa., '69 Camaro, SS/EA, 9.690, 130.99.