HART, BURKART SCORE WINS AT ATCO EASTERN REGIONAL
In the final results from Atco Raceway and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Josh Hart, Ocala, Fla., and Phil Burkart, Yorkville, N.Y., took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car respectively.
Hart, worked his way through the field and ran 5.224 seconds at 273.94 mph in his final round victory over Jackie Fricke, Flemington, N.J., who clocked in at 9.535 seconds, 84.90 mph.
Burkart faced off against Dan Pomponio, Berlin, N.J., and posted a winning run of 5.563 seconds, 264.91 mph in his ’15 Camaro. Pomponio left the starting line early with a foul start and did not complete the run.
Local Racers in Super Comp and Super Gas were victorious this weekend. Walter Olt, Medford, N.J., was quick off the tree and had a run of 8.915 seconds, 170.77 mph in the final round against Bill Krug, Albany, N.Y., who tried to make up the difference but broke out. Steven Sisko, Williamstown, N.J., was quicker off the starting line taking the win with a pass of 9.922 seconds at 145.86 mph over Ray Sawyer, Acton, Mass., who clocked in at 9.897 seconds, 177.44 mph in his close runner up finish.
Other racers visiting the winner’s circle this weekend were Doug Doll, Douglas, Mass., in Comp Eliminator; James Antonette, Wantagh, N.Y., in Super Stock; Anthony Fetch, Colonia, N.J., in Stock and Kyle Rob, Denver, Pa., in Super Street. In the division’s MXI Magnaflux Top Sportsman class it was Luc Angers, Laval, Quebec, taking the win while Mark Payne, Waynesboro, Va., won in the MXI Magnaflux Top Dragster.
In the Junior Dragster class presented by Direct Cabinet Sales the weekend’s champions were Jenial Ramos, in the 13-17-year-old; Garett Sprague, Sellersville, Pa., in the 10-12-year-old and Joey Torchia, Galloway, N.J., in the 6-9 old.
Northeast Division racers head to New England Dragway, 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 Atco Raceway:
TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
2) Duane Shields, Boulder City, Nev., 5.405, 274.44 def. 9) Tiffany Januik, Las Vegas, 5.509, 263.46
7) Wayne Morris, Lincoln University, Pa., 5.640, 267.00 def. 4) Daniel Page, Hampstead, N.H., 11.453, 82.70
3) Josh Hart, Ocala, Fla., 15.017, 65.10 def. 8) Doug Foley, Mooresville, N.C., broke
6) Jackie Fricke, Flemington, N.J., 5.332, 273.55 def. 5) Troy Coughlin, Delaware, Ohio, 5.344, 277.89
Fricke, 5.349, 275.56 def. Shields, 11.440, 86.65
Hart, 5.337, 272.12 def. Morris, 5.560, 253.14
Hart, 5.224, 273.94 def. Fricke, 9.532, 84.90
TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
3) Dan Pomponio, Berlin, N.J., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.650, 259.31 def. 4) Matt Gill, Brockton, Mass., '16 Camaro, 5.678, 261.12
2) Fred Tigges, Holbrook, Mass., '14 Monte Carlo, 5.664, 259.16 def. 5) John Headley, Newportville, Pa., '00 Avenger, broke
1) Phil Burkart, Yorkville, N.Y., '15 Camaro, 5.715, 227.11 def. 6) Marie Ferriolo, Allentown, N.J., '14 Mustang, broke
Pomponio, 5.647, 260.56 def. Tigges, 5.883, 223.17
Burkart, 6.332, 168.20 was unopposed
Burkart, 5.563, 264.91 def. Pomponio, broke
Doug Doll, Douglas, Mass., '07 Mckinney, F/DA, 8.751, 108.90 def. Michele Costa, Freehold, N.J., '05 Bantam, G/EA, foul
SUPER STOCK PRESENTED BY ATI
James Antonette, Wantagh, N.Y., '98 Grand Am, SS/CS, 12.884, 72.57 def. William Kennedy, Wilkes Barre, Pa., '85 Firebird, GT/MA, foul
STOCK ELIMINATOR PRESENTED BY ATI
Anthony Fetch, Colonia, N.J., '69 Camaro, AA/SA, 10.013, 126.23 def. Edward Bednaz, Terryville, Conn., '70 Nova, A/S, 10.201, 131.00
Walter Olt, Medford, N.J., '09 Mullis, 8.915, 170.77 def. Bill Krug, Albany, N.Y., '05 ABS, 8.895, 164.43
Stephen Sisko, Williamstown, N.J., '68 Camaro, 9.922, 145.86 def. Ray Sawyer, Acton, Mass., '02 Camaro, 9.879, 177.44
Kyle Robb, Denver, Pa., '66 Nova, 10.907, 133.30 def. Jason Lawrence, Hamilton, N.J., '72 Duster, 10.891, 135.00
MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP SPORTSMAN PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
Luc Angers, Laval, Quebec, '07 GTO, 6.780, 205.76 def. Jeff Brooks, Fredericksburg, Va., '51 Henry J, 6.819, 202.94
MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP DRAGSTER PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
Mark Payne, Waynesboro, Va., '06 Cavalier, 10.680, 75.71 def. Ken Le Blanc, Dracut, Mass., '16 Dan Page, broke
DIRECT CABINET SALES PRESENTS JUNIOR DRAGSTER 13 – 17
Jenial Ramos, 08054, dragster, 7.925, 82.29 def. Jonathon Northrop, Perkasie, Pa., '15 Halfscale, 8.102, 80.56
DIRECT CABINET SALES PRESENTS JUNIOR DRAGSTER 10 – 12
Garett Sprague, Sellersville, Pa., '18 Halfscale, 8.881, 73.50 def. Justin Handwerk, Edison, N.J., '16 Halfscale, foul
DIRECT CABINET SALES PRESENTS JUNIOR DRAGSTER 6 - 9
Joey Torchia, Galloway, N.J., '02 KCS, 13.994, 45.43 def. Jamison Devlin, Mullica Hill, N.J., '17 Strikeforce, foul