NATIONAL CHAMPION VICTORIOUS IN NORWALK
NORWALK, Ohio National Champion Jonnie Lindberg raced to victory in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series North Central division Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser event at Summit Motorsports Park. The Swedish racer was behind at the tree but took the win at the stripe in 5.580 seconds at 267.37 mph, earning the trophy over local racer Tony Bogolo of Hamilton, Ohio. This is Lindbergs second win of the season, his first being at the Circle K NHRA Wineternationals in February.
Brandon Booher, Urbana, Ill., was awarded the win in Top Alcohol Dragster over Brandon Greco, Roscoe, Pa. Both racers were even at the start, as Booher gained the lead and held off Grecos late run to capture the win with a 5.413 second lap at 268.76 mph to Grecos 5.442, 264.49.
In Comp Eliminator it was Rick Brown, Lebanon, Ohio, in his 00 Chevrolet S10 that went 8.334 seconds at 137.58 mph for the win over Troy Galibraith, Indianapolis. Galibraith had the holeshot at the start but had problems and backed off the throttle early in his 14 dragster.
It was a close race in Super Stock with Tyler Bohannan, Louisville, Ky., taking advantage at the start and running the number to take the win over Nick Morris, Louisville, Ky. In Super Gas, Edmond Richardson, Greenbrier, Tenn., on a holeshot and double breakout, took the win.
It was another close one in Top Dragster as Joe Hessling, Toledo, Ohio, took the stripe by just .002 seconds. Hesslings winning pass of 6.320 seconds at 222.14 mph was over Andrew Johnson, Cynthiana, Ky., who went 6.032 sec at 233.48 mph. Fellow Ohio racer Aaron Allison, took home the win in Stock knocking out Bryan Merkle, Johnstown, Ohio.
Other winners in the Lucas Oil Series were Ronnie Proctor, Craig Meyer, Kimbra Fuesting, and Matt Ernst. Proctor, Harpers Ferry, W.V., won in the Brodix Steve Schmidt Top Sportsman class driving his 09 Mustang to a perfect 6.810 seconds on his 6.81 dial at 201.31 mph to take the win. Craig Meyer took the honors in Super Street over Rob Kropfeld; Fuesting, Wakegan, Ill., crossed the finish line first in Super Comp; and Ernst took home the trophy in Pro Stock Snomobile.
The NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series was also in action this weekend with Jason Pridemore winning in Top Fuel Harley. Pridemore, Garretsville, Ohio, ran in the mid six second range all weekend including a 6.496 second pass at 179.30 mph to defeat Tracy Kily, Ashoville, N.C., in the final. Joining Pridemore was Gary Stroud, Valparaiso, Ind., in Pro Fuel beating Dennis Fisher of Dayton, Ohio.
Rounding out the Harley-Davidson Series winners were: Greg Baugh in Street Pro; John Toth, in Hot Street Harley; Don Ricky Linn in Draggin Bagger Harley; and William Rowe, Jr. in ScreaminEagle Performance Harley.
North Central Division racers head to Route 66 in Chicago for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, June 3-5, 2016.
The following are final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, North Central Division Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser:
TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER:
6) Brandon Greco, Roscoe, Pa., 5.414, 261.32 def. 3) Dan Mercier, LaPrairie, Quebec, 5.616, 254.33;
5) Ken Perry, Markham, Ont., 5.468, 261.22 def. 4) Marty Thacker, Robinson, Ill., foul;
8) Brandon Booher, Urbana, Ill., 5.447, 266.74 def. 1) Jared Dreher, Clinton, Ind., 12.869, 88.42;
2) Jeff Veale, Stoney Creek, Ont., 5.417, 262.90 def. 7) John Paul Gutierrez, Berkley, Mich., 5.499, 259.81
Booher, 5.447, 265.01 def. Perry, 5.464, 263.56; Greco, 5.344, 264.03 def. Veale, 9.102, 90.25;
Booher, 5.413, 268.76 def. Greco, 5.442, 264.49.
TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR:
2) Jonnie Lindberg, Upplands Vausby, Sweden, '16 Camaro, 8.891, 96.76 def. 7) Todd Robertson, Harrison Twp., Mich., '12 Monte Carlo, foul;
5) Chris Foster, Davenport, Iowa, '15 Mustang, 5.629,
256.36 def. 4) Paul Noakes, London, Ont., '09 Mustang, broke;
3) Phil Burkart, Yorkville, N.Y., '15 Camaro, 5.584, 262.59 def. 6) Ray Drew, Hales Corners, Wis., '14 Mustang, 5.856, 250.51;
8) Tony Bogolo, Hamilton, Ohio, '01 Avenger, 5.669, 254.38 def. 1) Tony Bartone, Long Island City, N.Y.,'16 Camaro, 5.852, 224.58
Bogolo, 5.626, 255.92 def. Foster, 9.793, 99.43; Lindberg, 5.502, 267.06 def. Burkart, 5.634, 261.52;
Lindberg, 5.580, 267.37 def. Bogolo, 5.591, 257.28.
Rick Brown, Lebanon, Ohio, '00 Chevy S10, B/TA, 8.334, 137.58 def. Troy Galbraith, Indianapolis, Ind., '14 Spitzer, B/DA, 7.563, 155.52.
Tyler Bohannan, Louisville, Ky., '67 Corvette, SS/HA, 9.985, 126.66 def. Nick Morris, Louisville, Ky., '98 Mustang, FGT/E, 9.741, 127.56.
Aaron Allison, E. Palestine, Ohio, '98 Firebird, B/S, 19.406, 73.54 def. Bryan Merkle, Johnstown, Ohio, '00 Firebird, B/SA, broke.
Kimbra Fuesting, Waukegan, Ill., '01 Spitzer, 8.937, 167.09 def. Troy Coughlin Jr., Delaware, Ohio, '14 Miller, 8.919, 178.40.
Edmond Richardson, Greenbrier, Tenn., '05 Corvette, 9.894, 161.40 def. Corinne MacMillan, Ajax, Ont., '68 Camaro, 9.865, 161.56.
Craig Meyer, Kendallville, Ind., '62 Fury, 10.915, 136.30 def. Rob Kropfeld, Hamilton, Ohio, '71 Vega, 10.906, 125.09.
Joe Hessling, Toledo, Ohio, '14 American, 6.320, 222.14 def. Andrew Johnson, Cynthiana, Ky., '13 Spitzer, 6.032, 233.48.
Ronnie Proctor, Harpers Ferry, W.V., '09 Mustang, 6.810, 201.31 def. Jerry Albert, Avon, Ohio, '97 Camaro, 6.855, 199.79.
PRO STOCK SNOWMOBILE
Matt Ernst, Clinton, Iowa, '11 Arctic CAT, 8.300, 153.70 def. Scott Hagen, Oxford, Mich., '13 Skidoo, 8.396, 155.08.
TOP FUEL HARLEY
Jason Pridemore, Garrettsville, Ohio, '10 Harley, 6.496, 179.30 def. Tracy Kile, Ashoville, N.C.,
'16 Weekend, 16.675, 43.40.
PRO FUEL HARLEY
Gary Stroud, Valparaiso, Ind., '10 Harley, 7.450, 165.54 def. Dennis Fisher, Dayton, Ohio, '16 Hawaya, 7.529, 172.17.
PRO GAS HARLEY
William Rowe Jr., Hellertown, Pa., '06 Destroyer, 9.859, 132.27 was unopposed.
STREET PRO HARLEY
Greg Baugh, , , dragster, 9.516, 147.60 was unopposed.
HOT STREET HARLEY
John Toth, Twilight, Pa., '12 H-D, 10.008, 133.53 was unopposed.
DRAGGIN BAGGER HARLEY
Don Ricky Lynn, Belle Vernon, Pa., '00 Road King, 14.533, 88.89 was unopposed.
SCREAMIN' EAGLE PERFORMANCE HARLEY
William Rowe Jr., Hellertown, Pa., '06 Destroyer, 10.716, 122.86 was unopposed.
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