Dark clouds filled the skies and the temperatures were cooler than average in May here at Maple Grove for the first official day of the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. Over 470 cars are on the grounds and ready for what the rest of the weekend has in store.
Top Alcohol Funny Car, Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Sportsman, Top Dragster and Competition Eliminator qualified today in preparation for the big Showdown at Sundown tomorrow night.
After the first session of qualifying for Top Alcohol Funny Car is was Sean Bellemeur of Placentia, CA who held the provisional #1 qualifier slot with a 5.521 E.T. However, Sean Bellemeur held onto that provisional #1 qualifier slot after the second session of qualifying with a another 5.521 E.T. As of tonight in Top Alcohol Funny Car are Sean Bellemeur, DJ Cox, Mathew Gil, Tyler Scott, Phil Burkart, Dan Pomponio, and Marie Ferriolo who rounds out the top seven.
In Top Alcohol Dragster, after two sessions of qualifying, Josh Hart of Ocala, FL is the #1 qualifier with a 5.240 E.T.. Hart is followed by Daniel Page, Jackie Fricke, Thomas Fox, Rich McPhillips, Rich Bourke, Wayne Morris and Karen Stalba who sits on the bump to round off the top eight.
Jeff Brooks of Fredericksburg, VA is the #1 qualifier in Top Sportsman with a 6.546 E.T. The rest of the top eight in Top Sportsman are Tony Fagnilli, Ray Bamond, Donald Teague, Scott Hamel, Vonnie Mills, Bill Janke and sitting on the bump is Ronnie Proctor.
In Top Dragster, with an E.T of 6.044 it is Joe DeGuara who is the #1 qualifier. The rest of the top eight is made up of Alan O’Brien, Alan Kenny, Scott Hall, Frederick Perkins, Thomas Martino, Greg Kelley and Chris Wilson.
A special congrats to the winners of the Quick Eight in Super Gas, Super Comp, Stock Eliminator, Super Stock and Super Street.
Super Gas Quick 8 Round Results
Frank Volpe defeated Richard Stroud.
Bill Nuzzo def. Chuck Rothermel.
Charlie Kenopic def. Darlene Staub.
Mike Sawyer def. Donald Knoblick
Charlie Kenopic def. Mike Sawyer.
Frank Volpe def. Bill Nuzzo
Frank Volpe, .011 reaction time, 9.934 E.T. on a 9.90 dial-in, 165.90 mph defeated Charlie Kenopic, .013 reaction time, 9.968 E.T. on a 9.90 dial-in, 151.37 mph.
Super Comp Quick 8 Round Results
John Calo def. Kevin Scholl.
Brian Bell def. Stephen Spaulding
David Long def. Stephen Logan.
Kathy Smulligan def. Ronald Klein.
Kathy Smulligan def. John Calo
David Long def. Brian Bell
Kathy Smulligan def. David Long
Stock Eliminator Quick 8 Round Results
Gary Walters def. Steve Calabro
Sean Conway def. Steve Szupka
Ron Infantino def. Lee Zane
Allison Smyth def. Michael Epprecht
Sean Conway def. Ron Infantino
Allison Smyth def. Gary Walters
Allison Smyth, .022 reaction time, 10.214 E.T. on a 10.19 dial-in, 128.14 mph defeated Sean Conway, .040 reaction time, 12.871 E.T., 256.41 mph.
Super Stock Quick 8 Round Results
John Cira def. Richard Preiser
Joe Lisa def. Brittany Boltz
Marty Rinehart def. Herbert Sullivan
Herbie Null def. Marc Labrecque
Joe Lisa def. Marty Rinehart
Herbie Null def. John Cira
Herbie Null, .005 reaction time, 10.051 E.T. on a 10.03 dial-in, 124.69 mph def. Joe Lisa, .020 reaction time, 10.358 E.T. on a 10.32 dial-in, 113.94 mph.
Super Street Quick 8 Round Results
Kevin Tiedemann def. Barry Ribeiro
Kelli Barbato def. Tom DePascale
John Maggiulli def. Eugene Schneck
Car Number R141 def. Shawn Fricke
Kevin Tiedemann def. Car Number R141
John Maggiulli def. Kelli Barbato
John Maggiulli, .039 reaction time, 10.912 E.T. on a 10.90 dial-in, 142.04 mph def. Kevin Tiedemann, .031 reaction time, 10.994 E.T. on a 10.90 dial-in, 128.05 mph.
Between time trials and qualifying sessions, teams have prepared the cars for tomorrow’s Showdown at Sundown which starts at 5 p.m. Gates open at 3 p.m. for the $25 carload special. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to witness ground pounding racing under the lights with some of the most talented drivers in drag racing.
First Round Qualifying
Second Round Qualifying