West Lebanon, NY
In the final results from Lebanon Valley Dragway and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Josh Hart, Ocala, Fla., and. Fred Tigges, Holbrook, Mass, took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car respectively.
Hart, worked his way through the field and ran 5.367 seconds at 266.92 mph in his final round victory over Rich McPhillips, Phoenixville, Pa., who had problems and slowed to a 13.306, 52.53. Hart qualified number two and defeated Jackie Fricke, who recently won at the NHRA national event level, and Duane Shields in rounds one and two.
Tigges faced off against Eric Lourie, Terryville, Conn., and posted a winning run of 5.813 seconds, 249.20 mph in his ’00 Monte Carlo. Lourie drove to a 10.590 second, 96.39 mph lap as he also ran into issues on his final round lap. Tigges put John Fiorini and Phil Burkhart on the trailer on his way to his final round.
Veteran racer and former NHRA Lucas Oil World Champion Frank Aragona took the honors in Comp Eliminator then shared the winner’s circle with his son Frank Aragona III who took home the trophy in the Summit Jr. Drag Racing League and the 6-9 year old class. The elder knocked out Gregory Mannix with a lap of 7.526, 170.71 while his son beat second generation driver Tyler Depascale with a run of 12.398, 49.55 mph.
Bryan Worner defeated Jamie Schoenly in the Super Stock category and Marlborough, Conn., runner Joseph Santangelo won in Stock over Sean Conway, Long Valley, N.J.
In the MXI Magnaflux Top Dragster and Top Sportsman presented by Select Performance it was Nick Willard and Raymond Stanton coming out on top. Willard beat Deborah Di Genova who left early with a foul start and Stanton held off Eric Cabral in his ’53 Hawk, covering the quarter mile in 7.865, 173.90.
Other racers visiting the winner’s circle this weekend were Douglas Marsters, Hartford, Maine, in Super Comp; Charlie Kenopic, Renfrew, Ont., in Super Gas; Raymond Butler, Enfield, Conn., in Super Street; and Frank Berard Jr., Troy, N.Y., in Pro Stock Snowmobile.
Joining Aragona III in the Summit Jr. Drag Racing League winner’s circle were Natalie Musolino, Bridgeport, N.Y., in the 13-17 year old class and Sarah Bochan, E. Hampton, Conn., in the 10-12 class.
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:
6) Duane Shields, Boulder City, Nev., 5.387, 266.60 def. 5) Dan Page, Hampstead, N.H., 5.875, 193.70
7) Wayne Morris, Lincoln University, Pa., 5.783, 220.34 def. 3) Richard Bourke, Old Tappan, N.J., 6.350, 159.63
4) Rich McPhillips, Phoenixville, Pa., 5.485, 263.76 def. 1) Tom Fox Jr., Shamong, N.J., foul
2) Josh Hart, Ocala, Fla., 5.355, 268.16 def. 8) Jackie Fricke, Flemington, N.J., 5.585, 254.63
McPhillips, 5.490, 264.44 def. Morris, 6.475, 236.92
Hart, 5.408, 265.21 def. Shields, 5.513, 266.87;
Hart, 5.367, 266.92 def. McPhillips, 13.306, 52.53.
TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR:
2) Eric Lourie, Terryville, Conn., '03 Camaro, 64.999, no speed def. 5) Matt Gill, West Bridgewater, Mass., '16 Camaro, 64.999, no speed
4) Fred Tigges, Holbrook, Mass., '00 Monte Carlo, 5.943, 234.38 def. 3) John Fiorini, Hinsdale, Mass., '00 Avenger, foul
1) Phil Burkart, Yorkville, N.Y., '15 Camaro, 5.701, 258.10 was unopposed;
Tigges, 5.884, 215.62 def. Burkart, 6.205, 244.86
Lourie, 64.999, no speed was unopposed;
Tigges, 5.813, 249.20 def. Lourie, 10.590, 96.39.
Frank Aragona, Freehold, N.J., '16 Neil & Parks, E/DA, 7.526, 170.71 def. Gregory Mannix, Oxford, Pa., '09 dragster, B/ED, 7.052, 191.49.
SUPER STOCK PRESENTED BY ATI
Bryan Worner, Duncannon, Pa., '87 Camaro, GT/KA, 10.168, 130.77 def. Jamie Schoenly, Red Hill, Pa., '72 Maverick, GT/QA, 11.508, 99.73
STOCK ELIMINATOR PRESENTED BY ATI
Joseph Santangelo, Marlborough, Conn., '95 Camaro, B/SA, 10.594, 108.92 def. Sean Conway, Long Valley, N.J., '82 Malibu Wagon, N/SA, 12.958, 95.93.
Douglas Marsters, Hartford, Maine, '04 Undercover, 8.966, 165.78 def. Brian Bell, Lowell, Mass., '08 Dan Page, 8.945, 168.68.
Charlie Kenopic, Renfrew, Ont., '63 Corvette, 9.909, 150.86 def. Jason Kenny, Kutztown, Pa., '03 Corvette, 9.925, 159.38.
Raymond Butler, Enfield, Conn., '80 Malibu, 64.999, no speed def. Arthur Gardner, Somers, Conn., '69 Nova, 64.999, no speed.
MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP DRAGSTER PRESENTED SELECT PERFORMANCE
Nick Willard, Leominster, Mass., '08 Undercover, 7.303, 142.72 def. Deborah Di Genova, Derry, N.H., '03 Dan Page, foul.
MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP SPORTSMAN PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
Raymond Stanton, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., '53 Hawk, 7.865, 173.90 def. Eric Cabral, Manchester, N.H., '10 GXP, 7.050, 194.13.
PRO STOCK SNOWMOBILE
Frank Berard Jr., Troy, N.Y., dragster, 8.580, 149.03 def. Ed Armstrong, Westfield, Mass., '03 Mach Z, 8.539, 149.48.
JUNIOR DRAGSTER 13-17
Natalie Musolino, Bridgeport, N.Y., '15 American, 7.906, 82.40 def. Paige Montgomery, Alden, N.Y., '14 BOX, foul.
JUNIOR DRAGSTER 10-12
Sarah Bochan, E Hampton, Conn., '05 KCS, 9.115, 72.31 def. Danielle Ticcony, Milton, N.Y., dragster, 9.705, 65.81.
JUNIOR DRAGSTER 6-9
Frank Aragona III, Freehold, N.J., dragster, 12.398, 49.55 def. Tyler Depascale, , , '02 Halfscale, 12.094, 51.79.