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42nd annual NHRA Supernationals
June 2-5

Sunday eliminations

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ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. -- Englishtown


Spencer Massey raced to his second consecutive win of the season Sunday at the NHRA SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.
Mike Neff (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won in their categories at the eighth of 22 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.

Massey drove his FRAM/Prestone dragster to a winning 3.821-second run at 319.07 mph to beat Top Fuel points leader Del Worsham on a holeshot. It was Massey’s second consecutive win of the season (Topeka) and fourth of his career.


“It’s awesome to beat the Alan Johnson/Al-Anabi/Del Worsham car in the final,” said Massey. “The Al-Anabi car has been on a roll and running killer numbers, so we knew we had to be on our 'A' game, that the car had to run well and I had to be on my game. I even had a Full Throttle to amp myself up before I got in there.”

Worsham kept the points lead with his fourth final round appearance of the season, while teammate and defending event winner Larry Dixon moved around seven-time world champion Tony Schumacher to take over the second-place spot in the point standings after his semifinal round appearance.

In Funny Car, Neff held off No. 1 qualifer Cruz Pedregon to grab his second win of the season. Neff drove his Castrol GTX Ford Mustang to a 4.071 at 314.09 winning run after Pedregon posted a red light start. It was Neff’s third career win and fourth consecutive final round appearance for the season.


“I knew he red-lighted,” said Neff. “I was sitting there waiting for the Tree to come down, and I heard him leave and knew he red-lighted because the Tree hadn’t come down yet. I looked over and saw that his bulb was red, then I looked up and saw our win light on. By that time, I had already hit the gas and was taking off and saw our win light on. I wanted to see what it would run, then I was saying ‘Don’t drive over the centerline or something.' Wouldn’t you lose if you did that? Yeah, maybe I should have lifted.”

The win strengthened Neff’s points lead over the Funny Car class, while Pedregon fell just seven points from moving up to the third spot in the point standings.

Pro Stock’s Allen Johnson held off rookie sensation Vincent Nobile to pick up his first win of the season. Johnson drove his Team Mopar/J&J Racing Dodge Avenger to a 6.689 at 210.64 for the win after Nobile posted a red-light start in the final round. It was Johnson’s ninth win of his career.


“It was a dream to have an all-team final round and to have it happen this early in the season is a dream come true,” said Johnson, who provides engines for Nobile. “I’m very proud of our engine guys and Mark (Ingersoll, crew chief) who makes the tuning calls. Vincent is a fierce competitor and I’m sure we’re going to tangle a few more times before this is over.”

The win moved Johnson up to seventh in the point standings, while leader Jason Line kept control of his points lead over the category with his second round appearance.

In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Smith on his Al-Anabi Racing Buell held off points leader Karen Stoffer to grab his first win of the season. Smith’s run of 6.900 a 191.73 was enough to beat Stoffer on a holeshot and give the 2007 world champion his first win of the season and 13th win of his career.

“I won my first race here in 2006, so I’ve always liked racing at this track,” said Smith. “When I saw these (pewter 60th anniversary edition) Wally trophies I said to myself I wanted to win at least one this year so I’m glad I did.”


The NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series will return to action at the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers, June 17-19 at Bristol Dragway.

Sunday's final results from the 42nd annual NHRA SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. The race is the eighth of 22 in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series-

Top Fuel -- Spencer Massey, 3.821 seconds, 319.07 mph def. Del Worsham, 3.815 seconds, 322.19 mph.

Funny Car -- Mike Neff, Ford Mustang, 4.071, 314.09 def. Cruz Pedregon, Toyota Solara, foul.

Pro Stock -- Allen Johnson, Dodge Avenger, 6.689, 210.64 def. Vincent Nobile, Avenger, foul.

Pro Stock Motorcycle -- Matt Smith, Buell, 6.900, 191.73 def. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 6.889, 194.74.

Pro Modified -- Danny Rowe, Chevy Camaro, 5.878, 245.99 def. Mike Janis, Ford Mustang, 5.981, 244.78.

Sportsman winners circle

Top Alcohol Dragster -- Duane Shields, 5.206, 277.20 def. Mike Kosky, 5.471, 262.74.

Top Alcohol Funny Car -- Frank Manzo, Chevy Monte Carlo, 5.456, 266.21 def. Mickey Ferro, Monte Carlo, 5.562, 259.91.

Competition Eliminator -- David Rampy, Bantam, 7.653, 137.95 def. Anthony Bertozzi, Roadster, 30.777, 45.08.

Super Stock -- David Rampy, Chevy Camaro, 10.292, 129.54 def. Bob Hochrun, Camaro, 9.782, 134.77.

Stock Eliminator -- Joe Santangelo, Chevy Camaro, 10.753, 114.98 def. Chuck Veach, Camaro, 11.559, 113.41.

Super Comp -- Dave Heuwetter, Dragster, 8.934, 174.50 def. Don Higgins, Dragster, broke.

Super Gas -- Mike Sawyer, Chevy Cavalier, 9.943, 157.98 def. Francis Ross, Chevy Camaro, 9.884, 167.53.

Super Street -- Eric Reiff, Olds Cutlass, 10.897, 123.69 def. Ryan Roberts, Chevy Monte Carlo, 10.869, 135.84.



Final qualifying

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. -- Bridge Township Raceway Park


Cruz Pedregon raced to the No. 1 qualifying position in Funny Car Saturday at the NHRA SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.
Del Worsham (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also took the top spots in their respective categories at the eighth of 22 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.

Pedregon laid down an impressive run on a cool and overcast day during the third round of qualifying Saturday afternoon to take the top spot away from recent winner Robert Hight. Pedregon made a blistering 4.048-second run at 302.82 mph in his Snap-on Tools Toyota Camry to take his second No. 1 qualifier of the season, 41st of his career and fourth at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.

“We have a good car, that’s for sure,” said Pedregon. “We’re fourth in points, so I’d say we’re definitely a top-four car. We’re in great company. Just to be able to make that statement is incredible given the talent and the budgets the Force and Schumacher teams have, and we’re just a little ol’ one-car team here. I’m just proud that we can make that kind of statement early in the season like this.”

Hight stayed second in the field while four-time Englishtown and defending world champion John Force sits fifth entering Sunday's 11 a.m. eliminations.

In Top Fuel, Worsham was the only driver to keep the top spot from Friday night. Worsham’s run in his Al-Anabi Racing dragster of 3.785 at 322.34 gave the Top Fuel points leader his second No. 1 qualifier of the season and seventh of his career.

“It would be awesome to win this race in both classes,” said Worsham, a two-time Englishtown Funny Car winner. “The last time we qualified No. 1 was in Charlotte and it worked out for us. The team did a great job, and Sheik Khalid’s here this weekend so it would be great to go out there and do a good job for him tomorrow.”

Recent race winner Spencer Massey will start second in the field Sunday, while seven-time world champion and 2008 Englisthown winner Tony Schumacher will start third.


Pro Stock points leader Line took the No. 1 spot away from sophomore driver Shane Gray in the first session of Saturday qualifying. Line powered his Summit Racing Pontiac GXP to a run of 6.508 at 212.16 to give the 2006 Pro Stock world champion his second No. 1 qualifier of the season and 19th of his career.

“We were looking for a safe run; we were too safe on all of them,” said Line. “I’ve got a really good hot rod right now but the truth is there were several cars that should have run 6.49 and they didn’t get all of it. We’ll see what we’ve got tomorrow. That’s what counts the most.”

 

Line’s 6.508-second run, along with New Jersey native Bob Benza’s 16th qualifying time of 6.571 makes it the quickest Pro Stock field in NHRA history.

Krawiec on his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson held off rookie Jerry Savoie to grab the No. 1 qualifier in Pro Stock Motorcycle. Krawiec’s run of 6.819 at 195.62 gave the New Jersey native his first No. 1 qualifier of the season and seventh of his career.

“We stepped up today and more importantly, the wind died down,” said Krawiec. “That has a big impact on us (Pro Stock Motorcycle racers). Racing at Englishtown, I’m excited to be here with my friends and family. I just need to focus on race day and wrap it up. This is home but there is no more pressure on me; I’m not going to treat it any differently.”

With Krawiec’s 6.819-second run and 16th-place Junior Pippin’s 6.987-second run, history was made as the first all-six second field in NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle history was set. The previous record field had a bump spot of 7.014 seconds, set at this year’s Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville.

Final qualifying #'s

TF

 

1 99 Del Worsham, Chino Hills CA, Hadman-TFX 3.785 322.34 322.34
2 421 Spencer Massey, Brownsburg IN, DSR-TFX 3.795 323.81 323.81
3 2 Tony Schumacher, Brownsburg IN, DSR-TFX 3.802 322.04 324.51
4 1 Larry Dixon, Brownsburg IN, Hadman-TFX 3.806 318.69 319.60
5 4 Antron Brown, Brownsburg IN, DSR-TFX 3.821 322.34 322.34
6 7 Brandon Bernstein, Fairview TX, McKinney-TFX 3.831 318.77 318.77
7 5 Shawn Langdon, Brownsburg IN, Hadman-TFX 3.847 313.95 313.95
8 255 Clay Millican, Drummonds TN, Hadman-BAE 3.857 312.50 314.24


9 22 Doug Kalitta, Ypsilanti MI, Attac-TFX 3.865 316.52 316.52


10 34 Morgan Lucas, Brownsburg IN, Hadman-TFX 3.880 315.86 315.86
11 1301 Doug Foley, Sewell NJ, McKinney-TFX 3.880 308.92 310.55
12 44 David Grubnic, Ypsilanti MI, Attac-TFX 3.895 313.22 313.22
13 3516 Terry McMillen, Elkhart IN, McKinney-TFX 3.904 315.56 315.56
14 142 Dom Lagana, Scarsdale NY, Hadman-BAE 3.920 309.27 309.27
15 12 Bob Vandergriff, Alpharetta GA, Hadman-TFX 4.033 302.35 302.35
16 444 Fred Farndon, Oklahoma City OK, Dragster-TFX 4.220 248.43 248.43

------------ Not Qualified ------------

17 394 Luigi Novelli, Crete IL, McKinney-TFX 5.120 153.46 153.46


18 303 Pat Dakin, Dayton OH, McKinney-TFX NT


FC

1 71 Cruz Pedregon, Brownsburg IN, '10 Solara 4.048 302.82 304.74
2 8 Robert Hight, Yorba Linda CA, '11 Mustang 4.090 310.34 310.34
3 10 Tim Wilkerson, Springfield IL, '11 Mustang 4.094 306.33 306.33


4 507 Melanie Troxel, Duluth GA, '10 Solara 4.098 306.12 307.37
5 1 John Force, Yorba Linda CA, '11 Mustang 4.107 307.23 307.23
6 28 Ron Capps, Carlsbad CA, '10 Charger 4.108 305.15 307.51
7 7701 Mike Neff, Yorba Linda CA, '11 Mustang 4.111 306.95 306.95
8 5 Bob Tasca III, Cranston RI, '11 Mustang 4.113 305.70 305.70
9 4 Jack Beckman, Norco CA, '10 Charger 4.115 306.12 306.12
10 170 Jeff Arend, San Dimas CA, '10 Solara 4.123 302.28 306.40


11 388 Jim Head, Columbus OH, '10 Solara 4.137 300.93 302.35
12 2814 Matt Hagan, Brownsburg IN, '10 Charger 4.142 299.86 299.86
13 116 Paul Lee, Anaheim CA, '10 Impala SS 4.168 294.56 294.56
14 9 Tony Pedregon, Brownsburg IN, '10 Impala SS 4.169 292.77 293.41
15 31 Johnny Gray, Artesia NM, '10 Charger 4.170 299.46 299.46
16 241 John Smith, Anderson SC, '06 Monte Carlo 4.186 296.31 296.31

------------ Not Qualified ------------

17 340 Bob Bode, Barrington IL, '10 Impala SS 4.198 297.81 297.81
18 223 Mike Smith, Boynton Beach FL, '08 Stratus 4.259 288.39 288.39
19 121 Terry Haddock, Temple TX, '08 Solara 4.302 275.79 275.79

PS

1 5 Jason Line, Mooresville NC, '09 GXP 6.508 212.16 212.19


2 4 Shane Gray, Denver NC, '09 GXP 6.510 212.46 212.46
3 48 Erica Enders, New Orleans LA, '10 Cobalt 6.510 211.93 211.93
4 9 Rodger Brogdon, Tomball TX, '09 GXP 6.511 211.66 212.49
5 8 Ron Krisher, Warren OH, '09 GXP 6.512 212.66 213.03
6 6 Allen Johnson, Greeneville TN, '11 Avenger 6.514 212.53 212.53
7 1 Greg Anderson, Morresville NC, '09 GXP 6.517 212.53 212.53
8 154 Vincent Nobile, Dix Hills NY, '11 Avenger 6.527 211.89 211.89


9 2062 Ronnie Humphrey, Jacksonville NC, '08 GXP 6.532 211.96 212.26


10 2 Greg Stanfield, Bossier City LA, '09 GXP 6.532 210.93 211.00
11 21 Kurt Johnson, Sugar Hill GA, '10 GXP 6.537 210.93 211.06
12 3 Mike Edwards, Coweta OK, '09 GXP 6.538 211.79 211.79
13 452 Steve Kent, Lottie LA, '09 GXP 6.545 211.20 211.20
14 55 V. Gaines, Lakewood CO, '11 Avenger 6.553 210.64 211.20
15 357 Larry Morgan, Newark OH, '11 Mustang 6.562 210.57 210.57
16 136 Bob Benza, Briarcliff Manor NY, '09 GXP 6.571 209.82 209.82

------------ Not Qualified ------------

17 208 Warren Johnson, Sugar Hill GA, '08 Cobalt 6.618 210.57 210.97
18 102 Frank Gugliotta, Mount Airey MD, '11 Mustang 6.665 208.30 208.30
19 262 Robert Patrick, Fredricksburg VA, '11 Mustang 6.728 183.02 183.02


20 128 John Gaydosh Jr, Baltimore MD, '07 GTO 28.000 0.00 0.00

PSM

1 3 Eddie Krawiec, Brownsburg IN, Harley V-Rod 6.819 195.62 195.62
2 8 Karen Stoffer, Gardnerville NV, Suzuki TL1000R 6.826 195.79 195.79


3 401 Jerry Savoie, Cut Off LA, Suzuki 6.836 192.74 192.74
4 5 Hector Arana, Milltown IN, Buell XB9R 6.850 193.13 193.38
5 2 Andrew Hines, Brownsburg IN, Harley V-Rod 6.885 193.49 193.49


6 200 Chip Ellis, Brownsburg IN, Buell 6.889 192.80 192.80
7 1 LE Tonglet, Metairie LA, Suzuki GSXR 6.893 190.83 190.83
8 77 Angie Smith, King NC, Buell XB9R 6.898 186.90 187.81
9 4 Matt Smith, King NC, Buell XB9R 6.902 189.58 192.19
10 7 Michael Phillips, Baton Rouge LA, Suzuki GSXR 6.913 195.99 196.85
11 1680 Justin Finley, Stamford CT, Suzuki 6.928 191.05 193.79
12 300 Hector Arana Jr, Milltown IN, Buell 6.930 190.75 191.57


13 533 Jim Underdahl, Forest Lake MN, Suzuki TL1000R 6.937 191.46 191.92
14 573 Mike Berry, Littleton CO, Buell XB9R 6.942 189.71 189.71
15 485 GT Tonglet, Metairie LA, Buell XB9R 6.951 191.19 191.19
16 202 Junior Pippin, Conyers GA, Buell 6.987 187.86 188.99

 

------------ Not Qualified ------------

17 205 Shawn Gann, Stoneville NC, Buell XB9R 7.014 184.52 188.12
18 69 Bailey Whitaker, Ft. Lauderdale FL, Buell XB9R 7.024 185.79 186.28
19 10 David Hope, Nevada MO, Buell XB9R 7.024 185.31 185.31
20 6 Steve Johnson, Irondale AL, Suzuki TL1000R 7.030 191.92 191.97
21 371 Wesley Wells, Greenwood IN, Suzuki GSXR 7.120 186.23 190.06

TAD

1 1900 TA/D Daniel Page, Hampstead NH, Page-BAE 5.298 269.29 269.29
2 12 TA/D John Finke, Selkirk NY, McKinney-Chrysler 5.298 268.06 268.06
3 185 B/AD Mike Kosky, Cuddy PA, Kosky-BAE 5.316 263.98 263.98
4 8 A/FD Duane Shields, Boulder City NV, Hadman-B 5.342 271.52 272.67


5 6 A/FD Monroe Guest, Mannford OK, Monden-BAE 5.352 272.34 272.34


6 15 A/FD Dan Mercier, LaPrairie PQ, Hadman-BAE 5.360 269.03 269.89
7 3413 B/AD Mike Comella, Mentor OH, Yancer-BAE 5.381 259.16 265.43
8 1 A/FD Bill Reichert, Owosso MI, Bowen-Reich 5.394 255.19 255.19
9 18 TA/D Karen Stalba, Hammonton NJ, Hadman 5.401 260.81 263.10
10 110 A/FD Rich McPhillips, Audubon PA, Hadman-BAE 5.424 252.05 252.05
11 1482 A/FD Richard Bourke, Old Tappan NJ, Hadman-TFX 5.427 259.86 259.86
12 1490 B/AD Brandon Greco, Roscoe PA, Hadman-BAE 5.430 260.31 260.31


13 118 B/AD Ken Winward, Wilmington DE, Keir-KB 5.490 258.76 258.76
14 1008 B/AD Tom Pickett, Salem NH, Uyehara-BAE 5.534 257.73 257.73
15 1072 TA/D Bruce Horner, Bergenfield NJ, Pro Start- 5.567 236.22 236.22
16 1712 B/AD Dave DeAngelis, Middlesex NJ, Bowen-BAE 5.652 220.62 220.62

------------ Not Qualified ------------

17 1212 B/AD Jackie Fricke, Flemington NJ, ProStart-B 5.728 190.67 190.67

TAFC

1 1 Frank Manzo, Morganville NJ, '10 Monte Carlo 5.476 264.60 264.91
2 34 Paul Gill, Brockton MA, '08 Mustang 5.507 261.78 261.78
3 2 Mickey Ferro, Stamford CT, '11 Monte Carlo 5.530 259.61 261.27

4 14 John Anderika, Wyoming PA, '10 Monte Carlo 5.586 249.35 254.52
5 118 DJ Cox Jr., Whiteford MD, '09 Monte Carlo 5.603 256.94 256.94


6 710D Alexis De Joria, Venice CA, '11 Monte Carlo 5.605 262.44 263.00
7 7 Todd Veney, Indianapolis IN, '09 Impala SS 5.609 256.55 256.55
8 1617 Lou Sgro, Slatington PA, '06 Monte Carlo 5.629 258.57 258.57
9 307 Cassie Simonton, Johnstown OH, '09 Monte Carlo 5.632 258.57 258.57


10 26 Melinda Green-King, Norfolk VA, '10 Mustang 5.636 254.76 254.76


11 15 Dan Pomponio, Berlin NJ, '10 Monte Carlo 5.637 256.11 256.11
12 125 Eric Lourie, Terryville CT, '02 Camaro 5.666 253.42 253.42
13 1383 Dan Roman, Wolcott CT, '97 Firebird 5.680 251.95 251.95


14 377 Paul Noakes, London ON, '02 Trans Am 5.692 257.83 257.83
15 147 Frederick Tigges, Holbrook MA, '01 Avenger 5.738 231.00 250.00
16 1320 Wayne Morris, Lincoln Univ, PA, '10 Mustang 5.908 248.34 248.34

------------ Not Qualified ------------

17 189 John Headley, Newportville PA, '04 Mustang 6.067 217.77 217.77


18 1625 Marie Ferriolo, Allentown NJ, '02 Camaro 6.341 237.30 237.30

PM

1 507 Melanie Troxel, Duluth GA, t'53 Corvette 5.772$ 258.37^ 258.71
2 1794 Mike Castellana, Westbury NY, n'69 Camaro 5.823 243.63 243.63


3 1456 Mike Janis, Lancaster NY, *'10 Mustang 5.837 246.57 246.57
4 770 Donald Martin, Lake Forest CA, *'68 Camaro 5.875 247.47 247.47
5 2 Danny Rowe, Laguna Hills CA, *'68 Camaro 5.880 247.52 247.52
6 43 Rickie Smith, King NC, n'68 Camaro 5.881 242.50 242.50


7 777 Leah Pruett-LeDuc, Cherry Valley CA, '68 Camaro 5.901 248.98 248.98


8 6 Kenny Lang, Grande Pointe MB, *'69 Camaro 5.901 247.07 247.07


9 272 Roger Burgess, Duluth GA, t'68 Firebird 5.902 254.90 254.90
10 1518 Pete Farber, Baldwinville MA, *'69 Daytona 5.943 241.15 241.15
11 348 Brad Personett, Elkhart IN, t'68 Camaro 5.944 254.62 255.58
12 1090 Raymond Commisso, Toronto ON, *'68 Camaro 5.944 248.43 248.43


13 8 Ed Hoover, Gilbert SC, *'68 Camaro 5.945 243.24 245.05
14 321A Scott Ray, Greenville OH, *'53 Corvette 5.963 232.23 238.72
15 327 Khalid Balooshi, Doha QA, n'68 Camaro 5.970 241.76 241.76
16 6294 Dennis Radford, Baker City OR, n'70 Duster 6.004 238.68 238.68

------------ Not Qualified ------------

17 5011 Mike Knowles, Grand Junction CO, *'68 Camaro 6.024 247.02 247.02
18 7 Jay Payne, Ontario CA, *'10 Mustang 6.078 233.36 246.71
19 4 Troy Coughlin, Delaware OH, t'07 GTO 6.083 238.60 243.99
20 277 Raymond J Matos, Toa Alta PR, n'70 Barracuda 6.099 213.47 230.33
21 213 Chip King, Southport NC, t'69 Daytona 11.272 78.75 78.75

Friday qualifying

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. --

 


Robert Hight raced to the qualifying lead in Funny Car Friday night at the NHRA SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.
Del Worsham (Top Fuel) , Shane Gray (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also took the provisional top spots in their respective categories at the eighth of 22 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.

Hight, who is coming off his third win of the season two weeks ago in Topeka, drove his Auto Club Ford Mustang to a 4.090-second pass at 310.34 mph to become the provisional top qualifier in Funny Car. If it stands it would be his first No. 1 qualifier of the season, 39th of his career and second consecutive at Raceway Park.

“Jimmy Prock (crew chief) told me that we weren’t going to get crazy, but we were going to just try to get down the track because that’s what we’ve been lacking,” said Hight. “We haven’t been consistent until Sunday at Topeka. We’ve had some good luck here in qualifying but I’ve never won here, and this is one of them that you want to win. It’s as big as Gainesville and Indy because there’s so much history here.”


Points leader and Hight teammate Neff sits 14th while defending event winner Bob Tasca is third after two qualifying sessions.

In Top Fuel, Worsham drove his Al-Anabi Racing dragster to a 3.785 at 322.34 in the final qualifying session of the day to take the provisional No. 1 spot. If it stands, it would be Worsham’s second of the season and seventh of his career.

“When conditions like that come along, I’m glad that Alan Johnson is the tuner of my car because, man, what a job he and the team did,” said Worsham. “We smoked the tires the first run, and we smoked the tires the last run in Topeka, on E2, and you think they might be conservative, but a guy like Alan just went right out there for the throat. I the words of Alan, we went from the (outhouse) to the henhouse in one run.”


Defending event winner and world champion Larry Dixon will enter Saturday qualifying fourth in the field, while recent race winner Spencer Massey sits second.

In Pro Stock, Gray raced to the provisional top spot in his Service Central Pontiac GXP just one race after capturing his first win of the season. If his run of 6.510 at 212.46 stands it would be his first career No. 1 qualifier.

“Right now, I just think we are on a roll but it’s like a roller coaster and right now we’re on the top of the hill,” said Gray. “A lot of guys have it better than we do. We’re just trying to get better each day.”


Rookie Savoie rode his White Alligator Racing Suzuki to the top of the field in Pro Stock Motorcycle with a run of 6.836 at 192.74. If it stands, it would be the first of his career.

“After our loss in Atlanta, we stumbled on a couple of things that were not exactly right with the Motorcycle,” said Savoie. “Mark (Peiser, crew chief) wanted to come to Englishtown and see what kind of progress we’ve made on the changes we’ve made. I feel very blessed to be here. This is my fourth race and they’ve all been good. I don’t know if it will hold up, but it’s good for now.”

Qualifying continues Saturday with sessions at Noon and 2:30 p.m. Sunday’s eliminations begin at 11 a.m.

Friday #'s

TF

1 99 Del Worsham, Chino Hills CA, Hadman-TFX 3.785 322.34 322.34
2 421 Spencer Massey, Brownsburg IN, DSR-TFX 3.795 323.81 323.81
3 2 Tony Schumacher, Brownsburg IN, DSR-TFX 3.803 324.51 324.51
4 1 Larry Dixon, Brownsburg IN, Hadman-TFX 3.810 319.60 319.60
5 7 Brandon Bernstein, Fairview TX, McKinney-TFX 3.831 318.77 318.77
6 5 Shawn Langdon, Brownsburg IN, Hadman-TFX 3.859 310.48 310.48
7 255 Clay Millican, Drummonds TN, Hadman-BAE 3.863 314.24 314.24
8 4 Antron Brown, Brownsburg IN, DSR-TFX 3.866 314.68 314.68
9 34 Morgan Lucas, Brownsburg IN, Hadman-TFX 3.880 315.86 315.86
10 1301 Doug Foley, Sewell NJ, McKinney-TFX 3.889 310.55 310.55
11 22 Doug Kalitta, Ypsilanti MI, Attac-TFX 3.904 314.09 314.09
12 142 Dom Lagana, Scarsdale NY, Hadman-BAE 3.920 309.27 309.27

------------ Not Qualified ------------

13 3516 Terry McMillen, Elkhart IN, McKinney-TFX 3.962 301.60 301.60
14 44 David Grubnic, Ypsilanti MI, Attac-TFX 4.786 150.68 150.68
15 12 Bob Vandergriff, Alpharetta GA, Hadman-TFX 7.220 87.15 92.11
16 394 Luigi Novelli, Crete IL, McKinney-TFX 7.862 80.78 80.78
17 303 Pat Dakin, Dayton OH, McKinney-TFX 8.285 72.19 72.19

FC

1 8 Robert Hight, Yorba Linda CA, '11 Mustang 4.090 310.34 310.34
2 10 Tim Wilkerson, Springfield IL, '11 Mustang 4.094 306.33 306.33
3 5 Bob Tasca III, Cranston RI, '11 Mustang 4.113 305.70 305.70
4 71 Cruz Pedregon, Brownsburg IN, '10 Solara 4.114 304.74 304.74
5 170 Jeff Arend, San Dimas CA, '10 Solara 4.132 306.40 306.40
6 507 Melanie Troxel, Duluth GA, '10 Solara 4.135 307.37 307.37
7 388 Jim Head, Columbus OH, '10 Solara 4.137 300.93 300.93
8 116 Paul Lee, Anaheim CA, '10 Impala SS 4.168 294.56 294.56
9 9 Tony Pedregon, Brownsburg IN, '10 Impala SS 4.169 292.77 292.77
10 4 Jack Beckman, Norco CA, '10 Charger 4.218 292.77 292.77
11 340 Bob Bode, Barrington IL, '10 Impala SS 4.280 281.01 281.01
12 2814 Matt Hagan, Brownsburg IN, '10 Charger 4.300 214.52 214.52

------------ Not Qualified ------------

13 28 Ron Capps, Carlsbad CA, '10 Charger 4.942 154.49 154.49
14 7701 Mike Neff, Yorba Linda CA, '11 Mustang 5.108 145.83 145.83
15 1 John Force, Yorba Linda CA, '11 Mustang 5.136 180.26 180.26
16 121 Terry Haddock, Temple TX, '08 Solara 5.272 140.05 140.05
17 31 Johnny Gray, Artesia NM, '10 Charger 5.995 115.63 115.63
18 223 Mike Smith, Boynton Beach FL, '08 Stratus 6.561 100.73 100.73
19 241 John Smith, Anderson SC, '06 Monte Carlo 9.538 80.66 80.66


PS

1 4 Shane Gray, Denver NC, '09 GXP 6.510@ 212.46 212.46
2 48 Erica Enders, New Orleans LA, '10 Cobalt 6.510 211.93 211.93
3 9 Rodger Brogdon, Tomball TX, '09 GXP 6.511 211.66 211.66
4 6 Allen Johnson, Greeneville TN, '11 Avenger 6.514 212.53 212.53
5 5 Jason Line, Mooresville NC, '09 GXP 6.517 212.19 212.19
6 1 Greg Anderson, Morresville NC, '09 GXP 6.517 212.06 212.06
7 8 Ron Krisher, Warren OH, '09 GXP 6.523 213.03& 213.03
8 154 Vincent Nobile, Dix Hills NY, '11 Avenger 6.527 211.89 211.89
9 2 Greg Stanfield, Bossier City LA, '09 GXP 6.532 210.93 210.93
10 3 Mike Edwards, Coweta OK, '09 GXP 6.538 211.79 211.79
11 55 V. Gaines, Lakewood CO, '11 Avenger 6.571 211.20 211.20
12 2062 Ronnie Humphrey, Jacksonville NC, '08 GXP 6.573 212.26 212.26

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13 208 Warren Johnson, Sugar Hill GA, '08 Cobalt 6.624 210.97 210.97
14 136 Bob Benza, Briarcliff Manor NY, '09 GXP 6.632 209.36 209.36
15 21 Kurt Johnson, Sugar Hill GA, '10 GXP 6.648 210.14 210.14
16 102 Frank Gugliotta, Mount Airey MD, '11 Mustang 6.734 207.46 207.46
17 128 John Gaydosh Jr, Baltimore MD, '07 GTO 6.790 201.67 201.67
18 452 Steve Kent, Lottie LA, '09 GXP 7.935 122.49 122.49
19 262 Robert Patrick, Fredricksburg VA, '11 Mustang 11.404 77.46 77.46
20 357 Larry Morgan, Newark OH, '11 Mustang 13.772 62.11 62.11

PSM

1 401 Gerald Savoie, Cut Off LA, Suzuki 6.836@ 192.74 192.74
2 3 Eddie Krawiec, Brownsburg IN, Harley V-Rod 6.841 195.39 195.39
3 5 Hector Arana, Milltown IN, Buell XB9R 6.879 192.93 192.93
4 8 Karen Stoffer, Gardnerville NV, Suzuki TL1000R 6.882 194.97 194.97
5 2 Andrew Hines, Brownsburg IN, Harley V-Rod 6.885 193.49 193.49
6 200 Chip Ellis, Brownsburg IN, Buell 6.889 192.80 192.80
7 1 LE Tonglet, Metairie LA, Suzuki GSXR 6.893 190.83 190.83
8 7 Michael Phillips, Baton Rouge LA, Suzuki GSXR 6.938 192.96 195.08
9 573 Mike Berry, Littleton CO, Buell XB9R 6.942 189.71 189.71
10 4 Matt Smith, King NC, Buell XB9R 6.943 192.19 192.19
11 485 GT Tonglet, Metairie LA, Buell XB9R 6.951 191.19 191.19
12 300 Hector Arana Jr, Milltown IN, Buell 6.981 191.57 191.57

------------ Not Qualified ------------

13 205 Shawn Gann, Stoneville NC, Buell XB9R 6.981 188.12 188.12
14 6 Steve Johnson, Irondale AL, Suzuki TL1000R 6.984 191.97 191.97
15 77 Angie Smith, King NC, Buell XB9R 6.998 187.81 187.81
16 1680 Justin Finley, Stamford CT, Suzuki 7.005 193.79 193.79
17 533 Jim Underdahl, Forest Lake MN, Suzuki TL1000R 7.013 190.86 190.86
18 69 Bailey Whitaker, Ft. Lauderdale FL, Buell XB9R 7.026 186.28 186.28
19 202 Junior Pippin, Conyers GA, Buell 7.170 186.05 186.85
20 371 Wesley Wells, Greenwood IN, Suzuki GSXR 7.341 177.77 177.77

PM

1 507 Melanie Troxel, Duluth GA, *'53 Corvette 5.800$ 258.71^ 258.71
2 1456 Mike Janis, Lancaster NY, *'10 Mustang 5.837 246.57 246.57
3 43 Rickie Smith, King NC, n'68 Camaro 5.881 242.50 242.50
4 2 Danny Rowe, Laguna Hills CA, *'68 Camaro 5.892 246.66 246.66
5 777 Leah Pruett-LeDuc, Cherry Valley CA, '68 Camaro 5.901 248.98 248.98
6 770 Donald Martin, Lake Forest CA, *'68 Camaro 5.909 229.43 229.43
7 1794 Mike Castellana, Westbury NY, n'69 Camaro 5.934 241.84 241.84
8 348 Brad Personett, Elkhart IN, t'68 Camaro 5.944 254.62 254.62
9 321A Scott Ray, Greenville OH, *'53 Corvette 5.963 232.23 232.23
10 1090 Raymond Commisso, Toronto ON, *'68 Camaro 5.998 247.20 247.20
11 6294 Dennis Radford, Baker City OR, n'70 Duster 6.014 237.88 237.88
12 6 Kenny Lang, Grande Pointe MB, *'69 Camaro 6.021 246.39 246.39
13 327 Khalid Balooshi, Doha QA, n'68 Camaro 6.030 240.04 240.04
14 8 Ed Hoover, Gilbert SC, *'68 Camaro 6.043 245.05 245.05
15 4 Troy Coughlin, Delaware OH, t'07 GTO 6.083 238.60 238.60
16 277 Raymond J Matos, Toa Alta PR, n'70 Barracuda 6.099 213.47 213.47

------------ Not Qualified ------------

17 5011 Mike Knowles, Grand Junction CO, *'68 Camaro 6.257 239.23 239.23
18 7 Jay Payne, Ontario CA, t'10 Mustang 6.348 246.71 246.71
19 272 Roger Burgess, Duluth GA, t'68 Firebird 6.348 191.51 191.51
20 1518 Pete Farber, Baldwinville MA, *'69 Daytona 6.368 230.92 230.92
21 213 Chip King, Southport NC, t'69 Daytona 11.272 78.75 78.75

TAD

1 1900 TA/D Daniel Page, Hampstead NH, Page-BAE 5.298 269.29 269.29
2 8 A/FD Duane Shields, Boulder City NV, Hadman-B 5.355 272.67 272.67
3 15 A/FD Dan Mercier, LaPrairie PQ, Hadman-BAE 5.360 269.03 269.89
4 3413 B/AD Mike Comella, Mentor OH, Yancer-BAE 5.381 259.16 265.43
5 110 A/FD Rich McPhillips, Audubon PA, Hadman-BAE 5.424 252.05 252.05
6 1482 A/FD Richard Bourke, Old Tappan NJ, Hadman-TFX 5.427 259.86 259.86
7 1490 B/AD Brandon Greco, Roscoe PA, Hadman-BAE 5.430 260.31 260.31
8 18 TA/D Karen Stalba, Hammonton NJ, Hadman 5.453 263.10 263.10
9 1 A/FD Bill Reichert, Owosso MI, Bowen-Reich 5.515 242.41 248.07
10 1008 B/AD Tom Pickett, Salem NH, Uyehara-BAE 5.534 257.73 257.73
11 1072 TA/D Bruce Horner, Bergenfield NJ, Pro Start- 5.567 236.22 236.22
12 1212 B/AD Jackie Fricke, Flemington NJ, ProStart-B 5.728 190.67 190.67
13 12 TA/D John Finke, Selkirk NY, McKinney-Chrysler 7.336 166.76 166.76
14 185 B/AD Mike Kosky, Cuddy PA, Kosky-BAE 7.854 109.40 109.40
15 1712 B/AD Dave DeAngelis, Middlesex NJ, Bowen-BAE 10.035 84.70 84.70
16 6 A/FD Monroe Guest, Mannford OK, Monden-BAE 11.270 94.95 94.95

TAFC

1 1 Frank Manzo, Morganville NJ, '10 Monte Carlo 5.490 264.34 264.91
2 2 Mickey Ferro, Stamford CT, '11 Monte Carlo 5.556 261.27 261.27
3 710D Alexis De Joria, Venice CA, '11 Monte Carlo 5.605 262.44 262.44
4 14 John Anderika, Wyoming PA, '10 Monte Carlo 5.608 254.52 254.52
5 1617 Lou Sgro, Slatington PA, '06 Monte Carlo 5.629 258.57 258.57
6 34 Paul Gill, Brockton MA, '08 Mustang 5.631 231.87 231.87
7 26 Melinda Green-King, Norfolk VA, '10 Mustang 5.636 254.76 254.76
8 15 Dan Pomponio, Berlin NJ, '10 Monte Carlo 5.663 244.92 253.37
9 125 Eric Lourie, Terryville CT, '02 Camaro 5.666 253.42 253.42
10 377 Paul Noakes, London ON, '02 Trans Am 5.692 257.83 257.83
11 147 Frederick Tigges, Holbrook MA, '01 Avenger 5.738 231.00 250.00
12 1383 Dan Roman, Wolcott CT, '97 Firebird 6.159 219.65 219.65
13 1625 Marie Ferriolo, Allentown NJ, '02 Camaro 6.341 237.30 237.30
14 1320 Wayne Morris, Lincoln Univ, PA, '10 Mustang 6.436 237.59 237.59
15 189 John Headley, Newportville PA, '04 Mustang 6.809 152.68 152.68
16 7 Todd Veney, Indianapolis IN, '09 Impala SS 6.860 151.07 151.07

------------ Not Qualified ------------

17 307 Cassie Simonton, Johnstown OH, '09 Monte Carlo 10.044 126.76 126.76
18 118 DJ Cox Jr., Whiteford MD, '09 Monte Carlo DQ


Englishtown event facts


One of NHRA’s original seven national events, this race is steeped in legend: a historic facility, some of the sport’s more knowledgeable fans, and a score of dramatic moments. The event, once known as the Summernationals, has shifted on the schedule from its original scorching hot and humid July slot to May and June, and upsets have become the norm. The event, which marks the midpoint of the Full Throttle regular season, also includes Pro Stock Motorcycles and Pro Mods.

2010 recap: Larry Dixon, Bob Tasca III, Mike Edwards, and Michael Phillips claimed Monday victories at the rain-delayed event. Top Fuel finalists Dixon and Antron Brown had shared the Old Bridge winner’s circle before, in 2005 when Dixon won his third of five Top Fuel titles here and Brown the second of his Pro Stock Motorcycle event crowns. This time, though, Dixon went to the trophy presentation solo after winning the rematch of the 2009 final.

How to Get There: Englishtown is about 20 miles south of Newark Int’l Airport, 35 miles south of New York City, and 55 miles north of Philadelphia. The track is on Pension Road, two miles north of Englishtown. From the New Jersey Turnpike, use Exit 8 (Route 33) or Exit 9 (Route 18). From Route 33, travel east to Route 527 (Englishtown exit), then north to the track. From Route 18, travel east to Route 527 (Englishtown exit), then south to the track. The main entrance is on Pension Road, which runs off Route 527 west of the track.

Visitor Information: Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, 732-446-7800, www.racewaypark.com

Old Bridge Township Raceway Park
230 Pension Road
Englishtown, NJ 07726
www.racewaypark.com
Elevation: 60 feet
Tickets: www.racewaypark.com; 732-446-7800
Radio Frequency: 87.9 FM

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