Maple Grove Saturday summary

REICHERT, FERRO SCORE WINS AT MAPLE GROVE READING, Pa. (May 23, 2009) -- Bill Reichert and Mickey Ferro both picked up big wins this weekend for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Maple Grove Raceway. Reichert,...

REICHERT, FERRO SCORE WINS AT MAPLE GROVE

READING, Pa. (May 23, 2009) -- Bill Reichert and Mickey Ferro both picked up big wins this weekend for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Maple Grove Raceway.

Reichert, of Owosso, Mich., ran the quickest pass of the event in the final round against John Finke of Selkirk, N.Y., with a 5.310 second, 270.70 mph run. Reichert also took out the No. 1 qualifier Mike Kosky, Cuddy, Pa., in round 2 with a 5.323, 271.19 mph pass.

Ferro, Stamford, Conn., grabbed the holeshot and held on to beat reigning National and Northeast Division Funny Car champion Frank Manzo running 5.650 second, 256.45 mph. Manzo had the quicker time at 5.638 seconds but Ferro's reaction time of 0.020 seconds gave him nearly four-hundredths of a second lead. Ferro out ran Marty Nothstein of Orefield, Pa., in his semi-final match up while Manzo took out Marc White of Glendale Heights, Ill., in his semi-finals run.

Charlie Greco remained on top in qualifying for the Comp Eliminator class out of Berwyn, Pa., in his '06 GTO while John Benoit and Frank Zeffiro also held on to the top spots in Top Sportsman and Top Dragster respectively. Benoit of Montpelier, Vt., drove his '57 Bel Air to a lap of 6.490 seconds at 213.10 mph and Zeffiro, Winchester Center, Conn., clocked in at 6.334, 223.62.

In Super Stock it was Jeff Lawrence of Qougue , N.Y., leading the pack in his '88 Mustang and Tewksbury, Mass., resident Jim Boudreau is No. 1 in Stock Eliminator.

Racing continues Sunday at Maple Grove Raceway at 9 a.m. Gates open at 8 a.m.

Tickets are $20 for adults, children 13-15 are just $10 and kids 12 and under are free. For more information, call (610) 856-7200 or visit www.MapleGroveRaceway.com

The following are Saturday's elimination results for Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car along along with final qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Maple Grove Raceway:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER:

Round 1

1) Mike Kosky, Cuddy, Pa., 5.466, 259.31 def. 8) Bruce Horner, Bergenfield, N.J., 6.295, 170.02

2) Bill Evans, Miramar, Fla., 5.515, 259.96 def. 7) Ken Winward, Wilmington, Del., 6.183, 166.95

3) John Finke, Selkirk, N.Y., 5.418, 265.64 def. 6) Darvin Martinets, Lake Jackson, Texas, 5.664, 213.23

4) Bill Reichert, Owosso, Mich., 5.423, 265.90 def. 5) Darren Nicholson, Mission Viejo, Calif., 5.514, 259.11

Semifinal

Reichert, 5.323, 271.19 def. Kosky, 5.429, 246.75

Finke, 5.288, 271.52 def. Evans, 5.397, 264.80

Final

Reichert, 5.310, 270.70 def. Finke, 5.435, 270.37

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR:

Round 1

4) Marc White, Glendale Hts., Ill., '08 Mustang, 5.638, 255.05 def. 5) Dan Roman, Wolcott, Conn., '97 Firebird, 5.740, 242.63

3) Mickey Ferro, Stamford, Conn., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.655, 255.82 def. 6) John Anderika, Pittson, Pa., '02 Camaro, 11.506, 76.54

2) Marty Nothstein, Orefield, Pa., '08 Impala, 5.741, 253.04 def. 7) Terry Munroe, Beaver, Pa., '05 Monte Carlo, 5.726, 253.04

1) Frank Manzo, Morganville, N.J., '08 Monte Carlo, 5.595, 258.02 def. 8) Lou Sgro, Slatington, Pa., '05 Monte Carlo, 7.358, 121.69

Semifinals

Ferro, 5.671, 255.68 def. Nothstein, foul

Manzo, 5.578, 258.27 def. White, 5.630, 254.71

Final

Ferro, 5.650, 256.45 def. Manzo, 5.638, 255.77

COMP ELIMINATOR
1) Charlie Greco, Berwyn, Pa., '06 GTO, D/AA, 7.630 seconds, -0.650 (under index)
2) Vinny Barone, Dix Hills, N.Y., '34 Chevrolet, A/SR, 7.788, -0.612
3) Dave Yediny, Nazareth, Pa., '71 Opel, L/A, 8.885, -0.605
4) Patrick Ross, Avon Lake, Ohio, '05 Grand Am, F/A, 8.043, -0.577
5) Allen Stanfield, Fredericksburg, Va., '98 Grand Am, H/SM, 8.973, -0.567
6) Gerry Russo, Saddle River, N.J., '05 Cavalier, C/SMA, 8.264, -0.566
7) Al Ackerman, Saddle Brook, N.J., dragster, F/D, 8.087, -0.563
8) Frank Affronti, Ontario, N.Y., '05 Cavalier, E/A, 7.794, -0.536
9) Brian Darcy, Newburgh, N.Y., dragster, A/ND, 6.935, -0.525
10) Frank Aragona Jr., Freehold, N.J., '34 Bantam, G/EA, 8.364, -0.516

SUPER STOCK
1) Jeff Lawrence, Qougue, N.Y., '88 Mustang, GT/AA, 9.153 seconds, -1.247 (under index)
2) John Armstrong, Kingston, N.S., '69 Corvette, SS/AA, 8.767, -1.233
3) Russ Linke, Old Bridge, N.J., '73 Corvette, SS/JA, 10.087, -1.213
4) James Evanuik, N. Versailles, Pa., '02 Ford, GT/A, 9.103, -1.197
5) Mark LaBrecque, W. Springfield, Mass., '95 S-10, GT/TC, 10.231, -1.169
6) Gary Wolkwitz, Annandale, N.J., '68 Dart, SS/AH, 8.594, -1.156
7) Joseph Franco III, N. Babylon, N.Y., '85 Camaro, GT/HA, 10.210, -1.140
8) Jim Daniels, Bristol, Pa., '68 Dart, SS/AH, 8.630, -1.120
9) David Thomas, West Chester, Pa., '69 Corvette, SS/BA, 9.088, -1.112
10) Vic Santos, N. Reading, Pa., '85 Firebird, GT/HA, 10.239, -1.111

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Jim Boudreau, Tewksbury, Mass., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.254 seconds, -1.296 (under index)
2) Gene Monahan, Brockton, Mass., '90 Formula, J/SA, 11.493, -1.257
3) Dave Casey, Hampden, Mass., '86 Camaro, G/S, 10.949, -1.251
4) Gary Parker, Westfield, Mass., '75 Camaro, H/SA, 11.202, -1.248
5) Jeffrey Bardekoff, Commack, N.Y., '64 Fury, B/SA, 10.311, -1.239
6) James Conte, Pearl River, N.Y., '69 Mustang, C/SA, 10.470, -1.230
7) Marty Bernard, Brewerton, N.Y., '66 Caprice, P/SA, 12.531, -1.219
8) Jack Matyas, Bethlehem, Pa., '02 Trans Am, B/SA, 10.337, -1.213
9) Mike Farrell, E. Nassau, N.Y., '65 Coronet, I/SA, 11.395, -1.205
10) Keith Sansone, Wynanskill, N.Y., '66 Nova, D/SA, 10.675, -1.175

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) John Benoit, Montpelier, Vt., '57 Bel Air, 6.490 seconds, 213.10 mph
2) John Prime, Thomastown, Conn., '68 Camaro, 6.516, 215.00
3) Rob Nicola, Medford, N.Y., '53 Corvette, 6.826, 202.12
4) Joe Dunne, Wolcott, Conn., '04 Grand Am, 6.828, 203.25
5) Ryan Ondrejko, Roslindale, Mass., '08 GTO, 6.878, 202.58
6) Jeff Brooks, Fredericksburg, Va., '51 Henry J, 6.981, 197.51
7) Ronnie Proctor, Harpers Ferry, W.V., '02 Mustang, 7.075, 194.35
8) Dennis Gaboriault, Millbury, Mass., '07 Mustang, 7.076, 196.67
9) Alexander Thomson, New Providence, N.J., '63 Corvette, 7.085, 194.27
10) Tony Arcuni, W. Babylon, N.Y., '95 Cutlass, 7.086, 194.69

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Frank Zeffiro, Winchester Center, Conn., dragster, 6.334 seconds, 224.51 mph
2) Joe DeCuara, Nesconcest, N.Y., dragster, 6.928, 202.30
3) Warren Heaps, Ashland, Mass., dragster, 6.928, 194.44
4) Wayne Hofmann, New Preston, Conn., dragster, 6.930, 195.05
5) Glenn Flack, Sewell, N.J., dragster, 6.941, 194.04
6) Al Czerniak Jr, Levittown, Pa., dragster, 6.971, 194.18
7) Glen Puluse, W Patterson, N.J., dragster, 7.041, 188.67
8) Al Miller, Chester, Md., dragster, 7.044, 189.10
9) Jason Hoff, Littlestown, Pa., dragster, 7.056, 187.76
10) Laura Zeffiro, Winchester Center, Conn., dragster, 7.089, 188.33

-credit: nhra

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