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Shields, Pomponio win in New England

7/19/2015


DIVISION 1
New England Dragway
Epping, N.H., July 17-19, 2015

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


Sunday

EPPING, N.H. – In the final results from New England Dragway and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Duane Shields, Boulder City, Nev., and Dan Pomponio, Berlin, N.J., took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car respectively.

Shields worked his way through the field and ran 5.348 seconds at 272.34 mph in his final-round victory over Rich McPhillips, Phoenixville, Pa., who clocked in at 16.857 seconds, 44.93 mph. Shields had the advantage off the starting line against McPhillips but McPhillips had problems early in the run and smoked the tires. With this win, Shields wins his 28th Lucas Oil Regional race and this is his fourth Wally trophy this year.

Pomponio faced off against Matt Gill, Brockton, Mass., and posted a winning run of 5.695 seconds, 254.33 mph in his 2010 Monte Carlo. Gill drove to a 5.664 second, 253.52 mph lap for his runner up finish. Pomponio had a great reaction time off the line of 0.006 seconds and was able to hold on to the lead and take the hole shot win over Gill and received his sixth Lucas Oil Regional event win.

In Super Gas, Mike Sawyer, Leominster, Mass., faced off against his father Ray Sawyer, Acton, Mass., in the final round. Mike had the starting line advantage and posted a winning run of 9.901 seconds at 162.49 mph. Ray posted a runner-up finish of 9.880 seconds, 174.12 mph. With this win over his father, Mike wins his 15th Lucas Oil Divisional race and wins this race for the second year in a row.

A racer winning his first Lucas Oil Divisional Wally this weekend was Peter Luciano, Malvern, Pa., Luciano faced off against Joseph Santangelo, Marlborough, Conn., and had a winning run of 8.663 seconds, 154.67 mph. Santangelo had a runner-up finish of 7.829 seconds, 169.40 mph.

In Stock, Anthony Fetch, Colonia, N.J., met Allison Smyth, Uxbridge, Mass., in the final and took the win. Fetch had a perfect light and ran 11.375 seconds, 109.25 mph to get the win over Smyth. This was Fetch’s ninth Lucas Oil Divisional win and his seventh in Stock.

Derek Mota, Peabody, Mass., took on Jason Kenny, Kutztown, Pa., in the final for Super Comp. Kenny had the starting line advantage but took too much stripe in a double breakout. Mota had a winning run of 8.895 seconds, 171.53 mph to receive his first ever Lucas Oil Divisional race.

In the MXI/Magnaflux Top Dragster presented by Select Performance, Joe DiPasquale faced off against Albert Staffieri. DiPasquale had the starting line advantage off the line and took the win with a run of 6.923 seconds, 195.51 mph. This was DiPasquale’s fourth Lucas Oil Divisional race win and his third in Top Dragster.

The MXI/Magnaflux Top Sportsman presented by Select Performance also competed at the event and Frederick Perkins, Plainville, Conn., drove his ’57 Belair to the finish line to beat Ray Bamond, Paterson, N.J. Bamond was took quick on the tree and turns on the red light. Perkins run of 6.861 seconds, 202.79 mph gets him the win and his third Lucas Oil Divisional Wally.

Other racers visiting the winner’s circle this weekend were Jeff Roell, Poughquag, N.Y., in Super Stock; John Olson, Lynbrook, in Super Street and Frank Berard Jr., Troy, N.Y., in Pro Stock Snowmobile.

Northeast Division racers head to Atco Dragway for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, July 31 – August 2.

The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Night of Fire:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
Duane Shields, Boulder City, Nev., 5.348, 272.34  def.
Rich McPhillips, Phoenixville, Pa., 16.857, 44.93.

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
Dan Pomponio, Berlin, N.J., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.695, 254.33  def.
Matt Gill, Brocktown, Mass., '08 Mustang, 5.664, 253.52.

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Peter Luciano, Malvern, Pa., '10 Colbalt, L/AA, 8.663, 154.67  def.
Joseph Santangelo, Marlborough, Conn., '34 Roadster, B/SR, 7.829, 169.40.

SUPER STOCK
Jeff Roell, Poughquag, N.Y., '10 Mustang, FSS/G, 9.505, 140.21  def.
Bryan Worner, Ducannon, Pa., '90 Camaro, GT/GA, 10.144, 129.18.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Anthony Fetch, Colonia, N.J., '69 Camaro, G/SA, 11.375, 109.25  def.
Allison Smyth, Uxbridge, Mass., '98 Firebird, A/SA, 10.277, 129.64.

SUPER COMP
Derek Mota, Peabody, Mass., '99 Dan Page, 8.894, 171.53  def.
Jason Kenny, Kutztown, Pa., '07 Dan Page, 8.887, 164.41.

SUPER GAS
Mike Sawyer, Leominster, Mass., '03 Cavalier, 9.901, 162.49  def.
Ray Sawyer, Acton, Mass., '02 Camaro, 9.880, 174.12.

SUPER STREET
John Olson, Lynbrook, N.Y., '66 Chevelle, 10.964, 134.93  def.
Bill Arpine, Hamden, Conn., '05 Pontiac, 10.888, 127.43.

MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP SPORTSMAN PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
Frederick Perkins, Plainville, Conn., '57 Belair, 6.861, 202.79  def.
Ray Bamond, Paterson, N.J., '68 Camaro, foul.

MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP DRAGSTER PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
Joe DiPasquale, Palmyra, N.J., '12 Miller, 6.923, 195.51  def.
Albert Staffieri, Tewksbury, Mass., '04 Dan Page, 6.892, 194.66.

PRO STOCK SNOWMOBILE
Frank Berard Jr., Troy, N.Y., '03 Ski DOO, 8.429, 153.70  def.
Heath Smith, Westmoreland, N.Y., '01 Ski DOO, 8.595, 143.87.

STOCK/SUPER STOCK TOP 8
Allison Smyth, Uxbridge, Mass., '98 Firebird, TFD, 10.200, 129.49  def.
James Daniels, Yardley, Pa., '84 Camaro, TFD, 10.435, 125.42.

SUPER COMP TOP 8
Kent Hanley, Newtown, Conn., '01 Ed Quay, 8.941, 164.69  def.
Stephen Logan, Weymouth, Mass., '02 Page, 8.926, 160.92.

SUPER GAS TOP 8
Chuck Rothermel, Kinderhook, N.Y., '95 Cutlass, 9.893, 166.89  def.
Kevin Carey, Winsted, Conn., '27 Ford, 9.880, 137.72.

SUPER STREET TOP 8
Tom Depascale, Sayerville, N.J., '74 Vega, 10.873, 140.25  def.
Anna Lise Leblanc, Manchester, N.H., '84 Cutlass, 10.871, 127.73.



Saturday

The following are Saturday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Night of Fire:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Charles Little, Atkinson, N.H., '63 Corvette, AA/PM, 6.045 seconds, -0.755 (under index)
2) Arnie Martel, Tewksbury, Mass., '15 Camaro, E/AA, 7.603, -0.637
3) Joseph Santangelo, Marlborough, Conn., '34 Roadster, B/SR, 7.744, -0.606
4) Peter Luciano, Malvern, Pa., '10 Colbalt, L/AA, 8.589, -0.591
5) Don Eckel, Piscataway, N.J., '09 Prostart, C/DA, 6.959, -0.571
6) Joe Carnasciale Jr., Cranston, R.I., '06 Cavalier, I/SMA, 8.917, -0.563
7) Frank Aragona, Freehold, N.J., '05 Ken Keir, F/ED, 8.064, -0.546
8) Michael Hanratty, Rocky Hill, Conn., '07 Keir, K/A, 7.622, -0.538
9) Allyn Armstrong, Kingston, N.S., '72 Opel GT, L/A, 8.754, -0.516
10) Chip Ippolito, Laconia, N.H., '01 S-10, PSTA, 7.658, -0.512

SUPER STOCK
1) Donald Belles, Collegeville, Pa., '08 Mustang, FSS/C, 8.604 seconds, -1.046 (under index)
2) Don Belles, Schwenksville, Pa., '08 Ford, FSS/C, 8.625, -1.025
3) Victor Santos, N. Reading, Mass., '85 Firebird, GT/IA, 10.213, -0.987
4) Bruce Riley, Lake Echo, N.S., '71 Chevelle, SS/EA, 9.396, -0.954
5) John Armstrong, Kingston, N.S., '69 Corvette, SS/AA, 8.747, -0.953
6) Guy DesJardins, St. Bruno, Quebec, '67 Camaro, SS/EA, 9.433, -0.917
7) Eric Bardekoff, Commack, N.Y., '68 Plymouth, FGT/F, 9.700, -0.900
8) Michael Dellisanti, Newark, N.J., '08 Mustang, FSS/D, 9.012, -0.888
9) Tom Boucher, Byfield, Mass., '97 Pontiac, GT/CA, 9.531, -0.869
10) Mark Howes, Rothesay, N.B., '71 Duster, SS/KA, 10.385, -0.865

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Fred Thibeault, Middleton, N.S., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.204 seconds, -1.046 (under index)
2) James D Amore, Freehold, N.J., '14 Cobra JET, FS/E, 9.918, -1.032
3) Jim Boudreau, Tewksbury, Mass., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.218, -1.032
4) Gardner Stone, Addison, Vt., '14 Mustang, FS/A, 8.678, -1.022
5) Scott Gove, Dennysville, Maine, '69 Camaro, A/SA, 10.002, -0.998
6) Charles Sousa, Bristol, R.I., '69 Chevelle, I/SA, 11.341, -0.959
7) Brian Fink, E Hampton, Mass., '80 Malibu, K/SA, 11.693, -0.957
8) Thomas Auger, Wales, Maine, '63 Dodge, I/SA, 11.354, -0.946
9) Peter Merceri, West Springfield, Mass., '75 Camaro, H/SA, 11.206, -0.944
10) Charles Watson, Grosse Ile, Mich., '14 Mustang, FS/A, 8.756, -0.944

MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP SPORTSMAN PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
1) Angela Ray, Plaistow, N.H., '67 Shelby, 6.221 seconds, 231.71 mph
2) Cedric Beaulieu, Lac Etchemin, Quebec, '92 Lebaron, 6.601, 211.69
3) Phil Arsenault, Leominster, Mass., '68 Camaro, 6.603, 211.43
4) Marc Caruso, Canandiagua, N.Y., '09 Cobalt, 6.641, 212.73
5) Ryan Ondrejko, Roslindale, Mass., '12 Camaro, 6.697, 207.94
6) Ray Bamond, Paterson, N.J., '68 Camaro, 6.713, 204.88
7) Todd Fontana, Montvale, N.J., '68 Camaro, 6.717, 207.59
8) Dennis Gaboriault, Millbury, Mass., '07 Shelby, 6.729, 206.92
9) Michael Kaufman, Woodcliff Lake, N.J., '67 Corvette, 6.779, 205.22
10) Luc Angers, Laual, Quebec, '06 GTO, 6.791, 202.00

MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP DRAGSTER PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
1) Joe DeGuara, Nesconcest, N.Y., '05 BOS, 6.279 seconds, 224.96 mph
2) David Lavoie, Peterborough, N.H., '12 Dan Page, 6.286, 225.37
3) Frank Zeffiro, Torrington, Conn., '06 BOS, 6.343, 236.46
4) Alan Kenny, Kingston, Ont., '14 Dan Page, 6.484, 214.25
5) Kenneth Moses, Colonia, N.J., '12 American, 6.625, 203.22
6) William Moloughney, Shawville, Quebec, '12 M&M, 6.678, 203.12
7) Luc Angers, Laval, Quebec, '11 Dan Page, 6.734, 196.47
8) Vince Musolino, Bridgeport, N.Y., '14 American, 6.735, 195.51
9) Albert Staffieri, Tewksbury, Mass., '04 Dan Page, 6.744, 196.04
10) Val Di Genova, Derry, N.H., '00 Dan Page, 6.755, 199.23

PRO STOCK SNOWMOBILE
1) Tiina Duncanson, Acton, Ont., '10 Ski-doo, 8.237 seconds, 156.79 mph
2) Frank Berard  jr., Troy, N.Y., '03 Ski DOO, 8.357, 155.90
3) Brian Pretzel, Belding, Mich., '13 Skidoo, 8.400, 154.76
4) Heath Smith, Westmoreland, N.Y., '01 Ski DOO, 8.462, 153.00
5) Mark Wakem, Poland, Maine, '14 Firecat, 8.483, 154.47
6) Gary Schweikert, Slatington, Pa., '15 Skidoo, 8.530, 149.66
7) Edward Armstrong, Westfield, Mass., '03 Skidoo, 8.557, 153.54
8) Ricky Romano, Poland Springs, Maine, '12 Skidoo, 8.674, 147.13


Friday

EPPING, N.H. – Racing kicked off today for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Night of Fire at New England Dragway the fourth of seven events in the NHRA Northeast Division where drivers earn points leading to national, regional and divisional championships

The 270-mph Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car classes highlight the event making a pair of qualifying runs today which set their fields for Saturday’s Night of Fire featuring 3 rounds of eliminations for the alcohol classes.

The division’s MXI/Magnaflux/Select Performance Top Dragster and Top Sportsman classes also made a pair of runs today and will make a final qualifying pass on Saturday at 3 p.m. followed by rounds 1 and 2 of eliminations beginning at 6 p.m.  Super Stock, Super Gas and the rest of the classes in competition ran qualifying and time trials today, which will continue tomorrow, followed by early rounds of eliminations and final eliminations on Sunday. 

Gates open at 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday with final qualifying and time trials set to begin at 9 a.m.  Top Alcohol Dragsters and Funny Cars will run elimination rounds at 5, 7, and 9 p.m. followed by their winner’s circle celebration.  

Sunday kicks off at 9 a.m. with round three for Top Dragster and Top Sportsman set for 10:30 a.m. with Comp Eliminator going off at 11 a.m.  Admission for the event is $30 on Saturday and $10 on Sunday for adults, children 7-11 are $5 per day and kids 6 and under are free with a paid adult.   For more information call New England Dragway (603) 679-8001 or visit www.newenglanddragway.com.

The following are Friday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Night of Fire:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) Duane Shields, Boulder City, Nev., 5.326 seconds, 272.17 mph
2) Rich McPhillips, Phoenixville, Pa., 5.339, 277.77
3) Wayne Morris, Lincoln University, Pa., 5.351, 269.08
4) Dan Mercier, LaPrairie, Quebec, 5.375, 273.55
5) Karen Stalba, Hammonton, N.J., 5.444, 266.32
6) Richard Bourke, Old Tappan, N.J., 5.481, 270.97
7) John Finke, Selkirk, N.Y., 5.485, 254.14
8) Frank Schuster, Chesterfield, N.J., 5.518, 257.33
Not Qualified
9) Jackie Fricke, Flemington, N.J., 5.583, 264.60
10) Jeff Veale, Stoney Creek, Ont., 5.588, 259.46
11) Richard St. Pierre, St. Lin Laurentides, Quebec, 5.631, 249.26
12) Bruce Horner, Bergenfield, N.J., 5.792, 223.28
13) Earl Nichols Jr., Wilmington, Del., 6.970, 127.57
14) Josh Hart, Ocala, Fla., 14.563, 66.70

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) Mickey Ferro, Stamford, Conn., '11 Monte Carlo, 5.569 seconds, 261.78 mph
2) Todd Veney, Indianapolis, Ind., '14 Camaro, 5.600, 266.27
3) Dan Pomponio, Berlin, N.J., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.624, 259.61
4) DJ Cox Jr., Whiteford, Md., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.626, 257.38
5) Matt Gill, Brocktown, Mass., '08 Mustang, 5.635, 258.81
6) Fred Tigges, Holbrook, Mass., '01 Avenger, 5.679, 256.36
7) Eric Lourie, Terryville, Conn., '02 Camaro, 5.745, 244.96
8) John Headley, Newportville, Pa., '03 Mustang, 6.196, 193.79

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Arnie Martel, Tewksbury, Mass., '15 Camaro, E/AA, 7.603 seconds, -0.637 (under index)
2) Joseph Santangelo, Marlborough, Conn., '34 Roadster, B/SR, 7.744, -0.606
3) Peter Luciano, Malvern, Pa., '10 Colbalt, L/AA, 8.589, -0.591
4) Don Eckel, Piscataway, N.J., '09 Prostart, C/DA, 6.959, -0.571
5) Joe Carnasciale Jr., Cranston, R.I., '06 Cavalier, I/SMA, 8.917, -0.563
6) Charles Little, Atkinson, N.H., '63 Corvette, AA/PM, 6.247, -0.553
7) Michael Hanratty, Rocky Hill, Conn., '07 Keir, K/A, 7.635, -0.525
8) Frank Aragona, Freehold, N.J., '05 Ken Keir, F/ED, 8.090, -0.520
9) Allyn Armstrong, Kingston, N.S., '72 Opel GT, L/A, 8.754, -0.516
10) Chip Ippolito, Laconia, N.H., '01 S-10, PSTA, 7.674, -0.496

SUPER STOCK
1) George La Belle, Newbury, Mass., '67 Camaro, SS/FA, 0.013 seconds, -10.437 (under index)
2) Donald Belles, Collegeville, Pa., '08 Mustang, FSS/C, 8.605, -1.045
3) Don Belles, Schwenksville, Pa., '08 Ford, FSS/C, 8.625, -1.025
4) Victor Santos, N. Reading, Mass., '85 Firebird, GT/IA, 10.213, -0.987
5) Bruce Riley, Lake Echo, N.S., '71 Chevelle, SS/EA, 9.396, -0.954
6) John Armstrong, Kingston, N.S., '69 Corvette, SS/AA, 8.747, -0.953
7) Guy DesJardins, St. Bruno, Quebec, '67 Camaro, SS/EA, 9.433, -0.917
8) Eric Bardekoff, Commack, N.Y., '68 Plymouth, FGT/F, 9.711, -0.889
9) Michael Dellisanti, Newark, N.J., '08 Mustang, FSS/D, 9.012, -0.888
10) Tom Boucher, Byfield, Mass., '97 Pontiac, GT/CA, 9.531, -0.869

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Fred Thibeault, Middleton, N.S., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.204 seconds, -1.046 (under index)
2) Gardner Stone, Addison, Vt., '14 Mustang, FS/A, 8.678, -1.022
3) Jim Boudreau, Tewksbury, Mass., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.234, -1.016
4) James D Amore, Freehold, N.J., '14 Cobra JET, FS/E, 9.939, -1.011
5) Scott Gove, Dennysville, Maine, '69 Camaro, A/SA, 10.002, -0.998
6) Charles Sousa, Bristol, R.I., '69 Chevelle, I/SA, 11.341, -0.959
7) Brian Fink, E Hampton, Mass., '80 Malibu, K/SA, 11.693, -0.957
8) Thomas Auger, Wales, Maine, '63 Dodge, I/SA, 11.354, -0.946
9) Peter Merceri, West Springfield, Mass., '75 Camaro, H/SA, 11.211, -0.939
10) Tyler Fillipone, Hampstead, N.H., '86 Brougham, P/SA, 12.529, -0.921

MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP SPORTSMAN PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
1) Angela Ray, Plaistow, N.H., '67 Shelby, 6.221 seconds, 231.71 mph
2) Phil Arsenault, Leominster, Mass., '68 Camaro, 6.603, 211.43
3) Marc Caruso, Canandiagua, N.Y., '09 Cobalt, 6.641, 212.73
4) Cedric Beaulieu, Lac Etchemin, PQ, '92 Lebaron, 6.671, 210.18
5) Ryan Ondrejko, Roslindale, Mass., '12 Camaro, 6.697, 207.94
6) Ray Bamond, Paterson, N.J., '68 Camaro, 6.713, 204.88
7) Todd Fontana, Montvale, N.J., '68 Camaro, 6.717, 207.59
8) Dennis Gaboriault, Millbury, Mass., '07 Shelby, 6.729, 206.92
9) Michael Kaufman, Woodcliff Lake, N.J., '67 Corvette, 6.779, 205.07
10) Luc Angers, Laual, Quebec, '06 GTO, 6.791, 202.00

MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP DRAGSTER PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
1) Joe DeGuara, Nesconcest, N.Y., '05 BOS, 6.279 seconds, 224.96 mph
2) David Lavoie, Peterborough, N.H., '12 Dan Page, 6.286, 225.37
3) Alan Kenny, Kingston, Ont., '14 Dan Page, 6.484, 214.25
4) Kenneth Moses, Colonia, N.J., '12 American, 6.625, 203.22
5) William Moloughney, Shawville, Quebec, '12 M&M, 6.678, 203.12
6) Luc Angers, Laval, Quebec, '11 Dan Page, 6.734, 196.27
7) Vince Musolino, Bridgeport, N.Y., '14 American, 6.735, 195.51
8) Albert Staffieri, Tewksbury, Mass., '04 Dan Page, 6.744, 196.04
9) Val Di Genova, Derry, N.H., '00 Dan Page, 6.755, 199.23
10) Brady Moloughney, Shawville, Quebec, '14 M&M, 6.760, 196.93


STOCK/SUPER STOCK TOP 8
Allison Smyth, Uxbridge, Mass., '98 Firebird, TFD, 10.200, 129.49  def.
James Daniels, Yardley, Pa., '84 Camaro, TFD, 10.435, 125.42.

SUPER COMP TOP 8
Kent Hanley, Newtown, Conn., '01 Ed Quay, 8.941, 164.69  def.
 Stephen Logan, Weymouth, Mass., '02 Page, 8.926, 160.92.

SUPER GAS TOP 8
Chuck Rothermel, Kinderhook, N.Y., '95 Cutlass, 9.893, 166.89  def.
Kevin Carey, Winsted, Conn., '27 Ford, 9.880, 137.72.

SUPER STREET TOP 8
Tom Depascale, Sayerville, N.J., '74 Vega, 10.873, 140.25  def.
 Anna Lise Leblanc, Manchester, N.H., '84 Cutlass, 10.871, 127.73.


Preview

EPPING, N.H. - New England Dragway host the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Night of Fire on July 17-19. The event is one of seven in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northeast division and one of 45 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, Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street.  The division’s MXI/Magnaflux Top Sportsman and Top Dragster Series’ presented by Select Performance and the Pro Stock Snowmobile will also run in conjunction with the event.

Gates at New England Dragway open at 7:30 a.m. Friday, 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Qualifying and time trials start at 9 a.m. Friday and continue Saturday at 9 a.m. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman qualify Friday at noon and 4:30 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m. with eliminations on Saturday at 6 and 8 p.m. Comp Eliminator qualify Friday at 2 and 5:30 p.m. and Saturday at 10:30 p.m. with eliminations at 12:30 and 6:45 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify on Friday at 1 and 6 p.m. then run all three rounds of eliminations on Saturday for the Night of Fire presented by AAA of Northern New England and New England Ford Dealers.  Eliminations continue Sunday at 9 a.m. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman continue eliminations at 10:30 a.m.

Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at New England Dragway are $10 Friday, $30 Saturday and $10 Sunday. Children 7 to 11 years old are $5 each day. Children 6 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

New England Dragway is located at 280 Exeter Road in Epping, NH 03042.  For more information please call New England Dragway, 603-679-8001, or visit www.NewEnglandDragway.com.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES: Fact Sheet

WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Night of Fire, one of seven events in Northeast 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 run in conjunction with the event as well as Pro Stock Snowmobile.

WHERE: New England Dragway, Epping, N.H. Track is located at 280 Exeter Road in Epping, NH 03042

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, July 17-19

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, July 17 - Gates open at 7:30 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 9a.m. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman qualify at noon and 4:30 p.m. Comp Eliminator qualifies at 2 and 5:30 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify at 1 and 6 p.m.  SATURDAY, July 18 - Night of Fire presented by AAA Northern New England and New England Ford Dealers – Gates open at 8 a.m. Qualifying and time trials continue at 9 a.m. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman qualify at 3 p.m. with eliminations at 6 and 8 p.m. Comp Eliminator qualify at 10:30 a.m. with eliminations at 12:30 and 6:45 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will run all elimination rounds at 5, 7 and 9 p.m.

SUNDAY, July 19 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Eliminations continue at 9 a.m. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman continue eliminations at 10:30 p.m.

TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS - $10 Friday, $30 Saturday, $10 Sunday. Children 7 to 11 years old are $5 each day. Children 6 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. For more information please call New England Dragway, (603) 679-8001, or visit www.NewEnglandDragway.com.

2014 EVENT WINNERS: Jackie Fricke, Top Alcohol Dragster; Mickey Ferro, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Frank Aragona, Comp Eliminator; Donald Belles, Super Stock; Donald Pires, Stock Eliminator; Jason Kenny, Super Comp; Mike Sawyer, Super Gas; Mike Sawyer, Super Street; Fred Clark, 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 dragSter 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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