Lebanon Valley Dragway
W. Lebanon, N.Y., June 13-15, 2014
Results will be posted as soon as they are available. For detailed results, go to Drag Race Central
WEST LEBANON. N.Y. - In the final results from Lebanon Valley Dragway, Jackie Fricke, Flemington, N.J., and Todd Veney, Indianapolis, took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car respectively.
With rain canceling Friday’s qualifying rounds, fields were set off a pair of qualifying rounds on Saturday’s with eliminations rounds taking place on Sunday.
Fricke, who has been racing in the Alcohol Dragster class since 2009, worked her way through the field and ran 5.547 seconds at 266.82 mph in her final round victory over Jeff Veale, Stoney Creek, Ont., who clocked in at 5.752 seconds at 249.29 mph. This final round was a rematch from when Fricke and Veale faced each other in the final round at the Power in the Park Lucas Oil event at Virginia Motorsports Park. Veale, who had taken the win in Virginia was looking to for his 2nd Northeast Divisional win but it was not to be. Veale was side by side with Fricke about mid track, but then his car got loose and he lost some time getting his dragster straightened out. Fricke had a good clean pass down the quarter mile to pull away from Veale for her first ever Top Alcohol Dragster win.
Veney faced off against Dan Pomponio in the funny car final with Pomponio taking the early lead but got out of the groove and drifted toward the wall and crossed the boundary line disqualifying him and giving the win to Veney who crossed the finish line in 6.331 seconds at just over 200 mph for the win. Veney had low elapsed time in each round of eliminations taking out Matt Gill and Mickey Ferro in rounds one and two, posting times of 5.586 and 5.699 respectively.
Scotty Richardson advanced to the final round in both Comp Eliminator and in Super Comp but fell short in both as Joe Carnasciale won in Comp and Brian Bell Jr. in Super Comp. The Comp final was close at the start but Carnasciale, Cranston, R.I., was able to hold off the quicker Richardson with a lap of 8.908 seconds in his ’05 Cavalier while Bell, Lowell, Mass., used a holeshot to edge out Richardson, Barbourville, Ky., by about 6 inches.
A pair of former NHRA Lucas Oil National Champions added wins to their resumes as Lincoln Morehead and Joe Santangelo grabbed wins in Super Stock and Stock respectively. Morehead, Marlboro, N.Y., was better at both ends to take out James Antonette, Wantagh, N.Y., and Santangelo, Marlborough, Conn., got a big lead at the start and held on to win easily over Francois Periard, Vaudrevil, Quebec.
Other winners this weekend were Tom Stalba, Williamstown, N.J., over Jason Kenny in Super Gas; William Krug Jr., Albany, N.Y., upended Michael Sawyer in Super Street; Daniel Meyer, Raymond, Maine, beat Frank Berard Jr. in Pro Stock Snowmobile; and Daniel Hill and Vince Musolino won in the MXI/Magnaflux Top Sportsman and Top Dragster presented by Select Performance respectively. Hill, Thomaston, Conn., held off Jeff Speck and Musolino won against Scott Luken.
Most of the NHRA Northeast Division racers will head to New England Dragway to meet up with the racers in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series this weekend for the Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals.
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division event at Lebanon Valley Dragway:
TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER:
5) Jeff Veale, Stoney Creek, Ont., 5.407, 272.99 def.
4) John Finke, Selkirk, N.Y., 8.282, 99.44;
6) Frank Schuster, Chesterfield, N.J., 5.559, 255.35 def.
3) Rich McPhillips, Phoenixville, Pa., 29.433, 14.88;
8) Dan Mercier, LaPrairie, Quebec, 6.497, 256.03 def.
1) Duane Shields, Boulder City, Nev., 11.738, 71.42;
2) Jackie Fricke, Flemington, N.J., 5.391, 266.19 def.
7) Richard St. Pierre, St. Lin Laurentides, Quebec, 5.523, 255.36;
Veale, 5.462, 272.93 def. Mercier, 5.559, 256.28;
Fricke, 5.436, 266.05 def. Schuster, 5.552, 253.84;
Fricke, 5.547, 266.82 def. Veale, 5.752, 249.29.
TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR:
4) Dan Pomponio, Berlin, N.J., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.779, 251.65 def.
5) Eric Lourie, Terryville, Conn., '02 Camaro, 5.828, 245.11;
3) Todd Veney, Indianapolis, Ind., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.586, 254.19 def.
6) Matt Gill, W Bridgewater, Mass., '08 Mustang, 10.912, 90.79;
8) John Fiorini, Dalton, Mass., '01 Avenger, 6.111, 227.35 def.
1) Fred Tigges, Holbrook, Mass., '01 Avenger, broke;
2) Mickey Ferro, Stamford, Conn., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.622, 256.82 def.
7) DJ Cox Jr., Whiteford, Md., '06 Monte Carlo, 6.099, 178.04;
Pomponio, 5.757, 251.16 def. Fiorini, 12.510, 63.93;
Veney, 5.699, 245.24 def. Ferro, 11.115, 87.97;
Veney, 6.331, 207.67 def. Pomponio, DISQ (outer boundary).
Joe Carnasciale, Cranston, R.I., '05 Cavalier, I/SMA, 8.908, 143.75 def.
Scotty Richardson, Barbourville, Ky., '10 Cavalier, D/EA, 8.256, 133.14.
Lincoln Morehead, Marlboro, N.Y., '90 Camaro, GT/FA, 10.125, 118.08 def.
James Antonette, Wantagh, N.Y., '98 Grand Am, SS/CS, 9.662, 139.00.
Joe Santangelo, Marlborough, Conn., '95 Camaro, C/SA, 10.655, 117.68 def.
Francois Periard, Vaudrevil, Quebec, '68 Road Runner, B/SA, 10.493, 125.43.
Brian Bell Jr., Lowell, Mass., dragster, 8.908, 167.74 def.
Scott Richardson, Barbourville, Ky., dragster, 8.904, 164.69.
Tom Stalba, Williamstown, N.J., '63 Corvette, 9.911, 162.74 def.
Jason Kenny, Kingston, Ont., '03 Corvette, 9.898, 152.79.
William Krug Jr., Albany, N.Y., '72 Nova, 10.914, 122.44 def.
Michael Sawyer, Leominster, Mass., '67 Camaro, 10.907, 131.61.
MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP SPORTSMAN PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
Daniel Hill, Thomaston, Conn., '69 Camaro, 6.925, 197.65. def.
Josh Speck, Fulton, N.Y., '94 Beretta, 7.245, 185.45
MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP DRAGSTER PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
Vince Musolino, Bridgeport, N.Y., dragster, 7.119, 186.17 def.
Scott Luken, Perry Hall, Md., dragster, 6.976, 193.66.
PRO STOCK SNOWMOBILE
Daniel Meyer, Raymond, Maine, '06 Firecat, 8.454, 148.45 def.
Frank Berard Jr, Troy, N.Y., '03 Mach 2, 8.612, 152.16.
WEST LEBANON, N.Y. - Lebanon Valley Dragway will host the NHRA Northeast division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series on June 13-15, 2014. 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, regional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, 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 and Pro Stock Snowmobile will also run in conjunction with the event.
Gates at Lebanon Valley Dragway open at 8 a.m. Friday, 7:30 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. on Sunday. Qualifying and time trials start at 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday at 8 a.m. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman qualify twice on Friday at 1 and 7 p.m. and once on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Comp Eliminator qualify twice on Friday at 2 and 5:30 p.m. and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Comp Eliminator will also run eliminations on Saturday at noon and 3 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify twice on Friday at 2 and 6 p.m. then run all three rounds of eliminations on Saturday starting at 11:30 a.m. Eliminations continue Sunday at 9:30 a.m. with round 1 of Stock. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman eliminations begin at 10:30 a.m.
Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Lebanon Valley Dragway are $15 Friday, $15 Saturday and $15 Sunday. Children 6 to 12 years old are $5 each day and children 5 and under are admitted free with paid adult.
Lebanon Valley Dragway is located on Route 20 halfway between Pittsfield, Mass., and Albany, N.Y. For more information call the track, (518) 794-7130, or visit www.dragway.com.
NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES: Fact Sheet
WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series the third of seven events in Southeast Division competition where drivers earn points leading to divisional, regional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, 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: Lebanon Valley Dragway, West Lebanon, N.Y. Track is located on Route 20, halfway between Pittsfield, Mass., and Albany, N.Y.
WHEN: Friday through Sunday, June 13-15, 2014
SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, June 13 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 9 a.m. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman qualify at 1 and 7 p.m. Comp Eliminator qualify at 2 and 5:30 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify at 2 and 6 p.m. SATURDAY, June 14 - Gates open at 7:30 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 8 a.m. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman qualify at 1:30 p.m. Comp Eliminator qualify at 10:30 a.m. with eliminations at noon and 3 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will run all three rounds of eliminations with Round 1 starting at 11:30 a.m.
SUNDAY, June 15 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Eliminations continue at 9:30 a.m. Round 1 of Top Dragster and Top Sportsman at 10:30 a.m.
TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS - $15 Friday, $15 Saturday, $15 Sunday. Children 6 to 12 years old are $5 each day and children 5 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. For more information please call Lebanon Valley Dragway, (518) 794-7130, or visit www.Dragway.com.
2013 EVENT WINNERS: John Finke, Top Alcohol Dragster; Todd Veney, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Kyle Cultrera, Comp Eliminator; Byron Worner, Super Stock; Bob Broadbent, Stock Eliminator; Al Williams, Super Comp; Ian St Pierre, Super Gas; Jason Lawrence, Super Street; Ronald Riegel, Top Sportsman; Michael Rosa, Top Dragster
NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES POINTS FUND: a $519,000 point fund from Lucas Oil, which will be shared by 2013 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 $119,000 point fund from Jegs High Performance. The 2013 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 2013 Jegs Allstars. Points are based on in-division races only.
The winning division and regional teams will share $20,000 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 2013 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