Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Results - Cecil County Dragway
Cecil County, MD
Troy Coughlin Jr., Delaware, Ohio, and Dan Pomponio, Berlin, N.J., raced to the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car respectively at this weekend’s NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Cecil County Dragway.
Coughlin, a winner earlier this year in Norwalk, Ohio, qualified his JEGS.com alcohol dragster in the number two spot then took out Thomas Fox and Dan Mercier in rounds one and two to set up the final round match up with No. 1 qualifier Doug Foley. Foley was out first by the smallest of margins but quickly had issues as Coughlin sped by posting a 5.359 second, 271.08 mph pass for the win.
“All credit to the guys at McPhillips Racing," said Coughlin. "To come into this class as a rookie and get to work with a top organization like this is more than I could have ever asked for. Rich (McPhillips) and the rest of the crew work with so much passion for this sport.”
Pomponio also qualified second, took out Jeff McCullock in round one and had a bye in the semis to move on to funny car final with number one qualifier Phil Burkart. Pomponio laid down his best run of eliminations in a 5.639 at 256.06 to defeat Burkart who turned on the red at the starting line.
In Super Stock and Super Gas two drivers won their first divisional race of the season. A. Lincoln Moorhead, Marlboro, N.Y., had a winning run of 9.727 seconds at 125.95 mph in his ’87 Camaro and Mike Sawyer, Leominster, Mass., crossed the finish line at 9.935 seconds, 166.29 mph in his ’18 Corvette.
Other racers visiting the winner’s circle this weekend were Randy Daniels, Grantsboro, N.C., in Comp Eliminator; James Williamson, New Bern, N.C., in Stock Eliminator; Jack Sepanek, Moosic, Pa., in Super Comp and Taylor Iacono, Shamong, N.J., in Super Street. In the division’s MXI Magnaflux Top Sportsman class it was Michael Cerro, Mineola, N.Y., taking the win while Carmen Mollichella, West Chester, Pa., won in Top Dragster along with Heath Smith, Westmoreland, N.Y., the winner in Pro Stock Snow Mobile.
In the winner’s circle for the Summit Jr Dragster series presented by Direct Cabinet Sales were Matt Schell, Glenmore, Pa., in 13-17 year-old class; Justin Handwerk, Edison, N.J., in 10-12 year old class and Emily Stalba, Hammonton, N.J., in 6-9 year old class.
This weekend the Top 8 series was in full swing and visiting the winners circle were David Long, Wallingford, Pa., in Super Comp; Jeff Fischer, New Alexandria, Pa., in Super Gas and Brain Sawyer, Lunenburg, Mass., Super Street. In Super Stock and Stock Top 8 presented by ATI it was A. Lincoln Morehead, Marlboro, N.J., and Lenny Williams, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Northeast Division racers head to New England Dragway in Epping N.H. for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, September 7-9.
The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Cecil County Raceway:
TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
4) Wayne Morris, Lincoln University, Pa., 5.408, 266.00 def. 5) Brandon Greco, Roscoe, Pa., 5.869, 197.19
3) Dan Mercier, Saint-Michel, Quebec, 7.391, 176.51 def. 6) Tiffany Januik, Las Vegas, Nev., foul
2) Troy Coughlin, Delaware, Ohio, 5.606, 262.59 def. 7) Thomas Fox, Shamong, N.J., 13.228, 61.14
1) Doug Foley, Mooresville, N.C., 5.350, 263.56 def. 8) Frank Schuster, Chesterfield, N.J., 5.641, 229.39
Coughlin, 5.258, 275.45 def. Mercier, 5.427, 271.24
Foley, 5.306, 268.22 def. Morris, 5.539, 248.25
Coughlin, 5.359, 271.08 def. Foley, 8.450, 99.32
TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) Phil Burkart, Yorkville, N.Y., '15 Camaro, 9.629, 143.95 was unopposed
2) Dan Pomponio, Berlin, N.J., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.644, 257.24 def. 5) Jeff McCulloch, Roseneath, Ont., '18 Camaro, 8.107, 115.70
3) Bill Naves, Salisbury, N.C., '12 Monte Carlo, 6.347, 212.59 def. 4) John Headley, Newportville, Pa., '00 Avenger, 8.047, 130.25
Burkart, 5.587, 262.44 def. Naves, broke
Pomponio, 5.658, 258.37 was unopposed
Pomponio, 5.639, 256.06 def. Burkart, foul
Randy Daniels, Grantsboro, N.C., '07 Pontiac, C/SM, 8.181, 162.08 def. Doug Doll Jr., Douglas, Mass., '07 RED, F/DA, 8.093, 152.28
SUPER STOCK PRESENTED BYATI
A. Lincoln Morehead, Marlboro, N.Y., '87 Camaro, SS/IA, 9.727, 125.95 def. Mark Alvey, Chesterfield, Va., '87 Camaro, GT/JA,
STOCK ELIMINATOR PRESNTED BY ATI
James Williamson, New Bern, N.C., '91 Camaro, J/SA, 11.580, 105.24 def. James Daniels, Yardley, Pa., '87 Camaro, H/SA, 11.412, 115.75
Jack Sepanek, Moosic, Pa., '02 Undercover, 8.931, 156.55 def. Kyle Bigley, West Milford, N.J., '14 Undercover, 8.867, 168.39
Mike Sawyer, Leominster, Mass., '18 Corvette, 9.935, 166.29 def. Ray Sawyer, Acton, Mass., '02 Camaro, 9.905, 176.95
Taylor Iacono, Shamong, N.J., '99 Chevy, 10.922, 132.24 def. Brian Sawyer, Lunenburg, Mass., '67 Chevrolet, 10.882, 141.62
MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP SPORTSMAN PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
Michael Cerro, Mineola, N.Y., '63 Corvette, 7.000, 192.06 def. Ronald Proctor, Harpers Ferry, W.V., '09 Cobra, 6.767, 202.82
MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP DRAGSTER PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
Carmen Mollichella, West Chester, Pa., '16 Precision, 6.909, 193.49 def. Aldan Miller, Chester, Md., '13 Miller, 6.934, 191.27
DIRECT CABINET SALES PRESENTS JUNIOR DRAGSTER 13 - 17
Matt Schell, Glenmore, Pa., '16 Half Scale, 7.961, 76.40 def. James Paylor, North East, Md., '17 Half Scale, 7.939, 75.96
DIRECT CABINET SALES PRESENTS JUNIOR DRAGSTER 10 - 12
Justin Handwerk, Edison, N.J., '16 Half Scale, 9.010, 71.28 def. Frankie Aragona III, Freehold, N.J., '10 Halfscale, 9.127, 71.57
DIRECT CABINET SALES PRESENTS JUNIOR DRAGSTER 6 - 9
Emily Stalba, Hammonton, N.J., dragster, 12.175, 50.85 def. Joey Torchia, Galloway, N.J., dragster, foul
PRO STOCK SNOWMOBILE
Heath Smith, Westmoreland, N.Y., '03 Skidoo, 8.337, 155.74 def. Salvatore Russo, Berlin, Conn., '01 Ski-doo, 8.477, 155.36
SUPER COMP TOP 8
David Long, Wallingford, Pa., '93 Dragster, 8.902, 172.17 def. William Hardifer, Shamong, N.J., '90 S & W, 8.924, 173.83
SUPER GAS TOP 8
Jeff Fisher, New Alexandria, Pa., dragster, 9.896, 152.85 def. Craig Porter, Silver Spring, Md., '04 Mustang, 9.895, 162.67
SUPER STREET TOP 8
Brian Sawyer, Lunenburg, Mass., '67 Chevrolet, 10.931, 136.32 def. Frank Sergi, Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y., '68 Camaro, 10.872, 146.85
SUPER STOCK PRESENTED BY ATI TOP 8
A. Lincoln Morehead, Marlboro, N.Y., '87 Camaro, SS/IA, 9.813, 127.46 def. Kent Hanley, Raleigh, N.C., '94 Cavalier, GT/FA, 9.600, 134.59
STOCK PRESENTED BY ATI TOP 8
Lenny Williams, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., '71 Buick GS, F/SA, 10.948, 114.22 def. James Williamson, New Bern, N.C., '91 Camaro, J/SA, 11.630, 106.81