Division Three

2016 Results

Norwalk

 

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 Lindberg’s 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 Greco’s late run to capture the win with a 5.413 second lap at 268.76 mph to Greco’s 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. Hessling’s 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 Screamin’Eagle 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:

Round 1

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

Semifinals

Booher, 5.447, 265.01 def. Perry, 5.464, 263.56; Greco, 5.344, 264.03 def. Veale, 9.102, 90.25;

Final

Booher, 5.413, 268.76 def. Greco, 5.442, 264.49.

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR:

Round 1

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

Semifinals

Bogolo, 5.626, 255.92 def. Foster, 9.793, 99.43; Lindberg, 5.502, 267.06 def. Burkart, 5.634, 261.52;

Final

Lindberg, 5.580, 267.37 def. Bogolo, 5.591, 257.28.

COMP ELIMINATOR

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.

SUPER STOCK

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.

STOCK ELIMINATOR

Aaron Allison, E. Palestine, Ohio, '98 Firebird, B/S, 19.406, 73.54 def. Bryan Merkle, Johnstown, Ohio, '00 Firebird, B/SA, broke.

SUPER COMP

Kimbra Fuesting, Waukegan, Ill., '01 Spitzer, 8.937, 167.09 def. Troy Coughlin Jr., Delaware, Ohio, '14 Miller, 8.919, 178.40.

SUPER GAS

Edmond Richardson, Greenbrier, Tenn., '05 Corvette, 9.894, 161.40 def. Corinne MacMillan, Ajax, Ont., '68 Camaro, 9.865, 161.56.

SUPER STREET

Craig Meyer, Kendallville, Ind., '62 Fury, 10.915, 136.30 def. Rob Kropfeld, Hamilton, Ohio, '71 Vega, 10.906, 125.09.

TOP DRAGSTER

Joe Hessling, Toledo, Ohio, '14 American, 6.320, 222.14 def. Andrew Johnson, Cynthiana, Ky., '13 Spitzer, 6.032, 233.48.

TOP SPORTSMAN

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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