NC: Norwalk Friday summary

KOSKY, BOHL ARE TOP QUALIFIERS IN THE OPENING DAY OF RACING AT SUMMIT MOTORSPORTS PARK NORWALK, Ohio (May 15, 2009) -- Mike Kosky and Andy Bohl, Racine, lead the qualifiers after the opening day of racing at the 3rd Annual...

KOSKY, BOHL ARE TOP QUALIFIERS IN THE OPENING DAY OF RACING AT SUMMIT MOTORSPORTS PARK

NORWALK, Ohio (May 15, 2009) -- Mike Kosky and Andy Bohl, Racine, lead the qualifiers after the opening day of racing at the 3rd Annual B'laster Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser, a round of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, at Summit Motorsports Park. Cuddy, Pa., resident Kosky heads up the Top Alcohol Dragster class while Bohl, who hails from Racine, Wis., leads in Top Alcohol Funny Car.

Kosky outran the field with a pass of 5.342 seconds at 266.53 mph which was enough to put him ahead of No. 2 qualifier Bill Reichert, Owosso, Mich., who is the defending division champion in the class. Reichert ran 5.392 seconds at 268.49 mph. After one day of qualifying there are 12 cars vying for a spot in the eight-car elimination field and with another day of qualifying slated, more may come in on Saturday.

Bohl wheeled his Funny Car to 5.652-second, 257.19 mph pass to take the top spot. Terry Monroe, Beaver, Pa., is in the No. 2 slot with a 5.694-second, 257.63 mph pass. There are currently also 12 Funny Cars looking to be in the eight-car eliminations field on Sunday.

In Comp Eliminator, David Allen, Sewickley, Pa., is in the No. 1 spot and Delaware, Ohio's John Coughlin leads in Super Stock. Stock Eliminator racer Chuck Beach, another racer from Delaware, Ohio, drove his '68 Barracuda to the top spot. Chris Ray, Louisville, Ky., leads in the Top Sportsman class; Tom Elliott, Brooks, Ky., is No. 1 in Top Sportsman; and Edwin Wribel, Hope, Mich., leads in the Pro Stock Snowmobile class aboard his '07 Skidoo.

Racing continues Saturday and Sunday at Summit Motorsports Park. Gates open at 8 a.m. both days. Qualifying and time trials start at 10 a.m. Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator will start qualifying at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualifying sessions are slated for 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. Pro Stock Snowmobiles and Jet Cars will run at 4 and 9 p.m. Eliminations start Sunday morning at 9. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will run first round at 1 p.m.

Tickets for the 3rd Annual B'laster Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser are $20 Saturday and $20 Sunday. Children 12 and under are admitted free.

Summit Motorsports Park is located half way between Cleveland and Toledo; just an hour and a half north for Columbus. For more information, call Summit Motorsports Park, (419) 668-5555 or visit www.SummitMotorsportsPark.com.

The following are Friday's qualifying results from the Third Annual B'laster Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser event at Summit Motorsports Park:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) Mike Kosky, Cuddy, Pa., 5.342 seconds, 266.53 mph
2) Bill Reichert, Owosso, Mich., 5.392, 268.49
3) Ken Perry, Richmond Hill, Ont., 5.458, 262.44
4) Marty Thacker, Robinson, Ill., 5.589, 262.28
5) Dave Hirata, Lowell, Ind., 5.596, 258.86
6) Denny Hummel, Clinton Twp., Mich., 5.619, 250.74
7) Brian Mans, Godfrey, Ill., 5.756, 203.34
8) Dave Weber, N. Ridgeville, Ohio, 5.901, 249.44

Not Qualified
9) Ray Hack, Valpraiso, Ind., 6.150, 234.00
10) Tom Pickett, Salem, N.H., 6.569, 189.95
11) Tim Bowgren, Valparaiso, Ind., (no time)
12) Robin Samsel, Marion, Ind., (no time)

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) Andy Bohl, Racine, Wis., '08 Mustang, 5.652 seconds, 257.19 mph
2) Terry Munroe, Beaver, Pa., '05 Monte Carlo, 5.694, 257.63
3) Ray Drew, Hales Corner, Wis., '04 Firebird, 5.737, 254.57
4) Mick Snyder, Demotte, Ind., '08 Mustang, 5.762, 254.86
5) Brian Harvanek, Cheswick, Pa., '02 Camaro, 5.836, 248.93
6) Rob Atchison, London, Ont., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.883, 248.16
7) Tim Stevens, Dorr, Mich., '06 Stratus, 5.901, 247.52
8) Jeff Burnett, Brownsburg, Ind., '08 Mustang, 5.914, 240.51

Not Qualified
9) Bobby Martin, Beaver Falls, Pa., '09 Charger, 5.927, 250.88
10) Paul Noakes, London, Ont., '98 Mustang, 6.087, 235.80
11) John Bojec, Chardon, Ohio, '09 Monte Carlo, 6.533, 175.39
12) Jason McKnight, Barrie, Ont., '08 Impala, 8.432, 137.98

COMP ELIMINATOR
1) David Allen, Sewickley, Pa., '09 GXP, BB/AM, 6.806 seconds, -0.684 (under index)
2) Jason Coan, Greentown, Ind., '32 Bantam, G/EA, 8.242, -0.638
3) Brian Browell, Lafayette, Ind., dragster, D/D, 7.222, -0.588
4) Jerry Arnold, Kalamazoo, Mich., dragster, G/ED, 7.979, -0.581
5) Rick Brown, Lebanon, Ohio, '00 S-10, B/TA, 8.260, -0.580
6) Patrick Ross, Avon Lake, Ohio, '05 Grand Am, F/A, 8.058, -0.562
7) Frank Affronti, Ontario, N.Y., '05 Cavalier, E/A, 7.804, -0.526
8) Greg Kamplain, Brownsburg, Ind., dragster, C/DA, 7.050, -0.520
9) Robert Bailey, Wabash, Ind., dragster, A/ED, 6.685, -0.515
10) Mike Farrell, Louisville, Ky., '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.366, -0.504

SUPER STOCK
1) John Coughlin, Delaware, Ohio, '07 Cobalt, SS/CM, 8.525 seconds, -1.275 (under index)
2) Jerry Silveus, Van Buren, Ohio, '05 Cavalier, GT/DA, 9.540, -1.260
3) Rich South, Pataskala, Ohio, '05 Sunfire, GT/EA, 9.697, -1.253
4) Garrett Ghezzi, Dolton, Ill., '69 AMX, SS/MA, 10.938, -1.212
5) Rene Garza, Ft. Wayne, Ind., '55 Chevy, SS/PA, 11.751, -1.199
6) Charlie Westcott, Parma, Mich., '68 Barracuda, SS/AH, 8.571, -1.179
7) Dan Jacobs, Elizabeth, Ind., '67 Chevy II, SS/FA, 9.576, -1.174
8) Dave Layer, Dayton, Ohio, '08 Cobalt, GT/FA, 9.926, -1.174
9) Charlie Westcott Jr., Parma, Mich., '68 Barracuda, SS/AH, 8.578, -1.172
10) Stacy McCarty, Indianapolis, '05 Grand Am, GT/AA, 9.237, -1.163

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Chuck Beach, Delaware, Ohio, '68 Barracuda, G/SA, 11.000 seconds, -1.300 (under index)
2) Joey Wilkes, Zanesville, Ohio, '04 GTO, E/SA, 10.735, -1.265
3) Sam Hamod, Hobart, Ind., '90 Firebird, I/SA, 11.379, -1.221
4) Phil Pierce, New Carlisle, Ohio, '92 Ram 150, P/SA, 12.546, -1.204
5) Kevin Walsh, Beecher, Ill., '85 Camaro, I/SA, 11.409, -1.191
6) Bill Sempsrott, Franklin, Ohio, '66 Nova, K/S, 11.662, -1.188
7) Keith Lynch, Eldorado, Ohio, '81 Corvette, G/SA, 11.118, -1.182
8) Gregory Hill, Louisville, Ky., '71 Camaro, E/SA, 10.873, -1.127
9) Jim Boburka, Corapolis, Pa., '69 Camaro, A/SA, 10.192, -1.108
10) David Barton, Robesonia, Pa., '65 Coronet, AA/SA, 9.792, -1.108

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Chris Ray, Louisville, Ky., '05 Cavalier, 6.667 seconds, 211.36 mph
2) Aaron Glaser, Louisville, Ky., '67 Camaro, 6.833, 202.64
3) Tim Kirman, Morris, Ill., '01 Grand Am, 6.863, 202.03
4) Thomas Turner Jr., Naples, Fla., '06 GTO, 6.881, 203.34
5) Tim Molnar, Seville, Ohio, '02 Grand Am, 6.893, 202.15
6) Gary Wojnowski Sr., Strongsville, Ohio, '96 Cutlass, 6.894, 201.43
7) Glenn Butcher, Doylestown, Ohio, '68 Camaro, 6.900, 201.19
8) Marco Abruzzi, Warren, Ohio, '68 Camaro, 6.907, 201.58
9) Reed Hughes, Terre Haute, Ind., '68 Camaro, 6.919, 196.33
10) Randy Primozio, Wickliffe, Ohio, '01 Cavalier, 6.923, 200.47

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Tom Elliott, Brooks, Ky., dragster, 6.308 seconds, 222.14 mph
2) Mike Wharram, Morton, Ill., dragster, 6.412, 213.06
3) Daniel Leech, Meadville, Pa., dragster, 6.545, 183.59
4) Edward Dudley, Fishers, Ind., dragster, 6.714, 200.68
5) Mike Coughlin, Delaware, Ohio, dragster, 6.739, 203.31
6) Pascal Lecompte, New Baltimore, Mich., dragster, 6.760, 200.20
7) Mark Harmon, Sunman, Ind., dragster, 6.774, 200.74
8) John Coughlin, Delaware, Ohio, dragster, 6.790, 202.24
9) Marco Abruzzi, Warren, Ohio, dragster, 6.793, 197.97
10) Tyson Fabish, Medina, Ohio, dragster, 6.802, 203.16

PRO STOCK SNOWMOBILE
1) Edwin Wirbel, Hope, Mich., '07 Skidoo, 8.319 seconds, 153.40 mph
2) Zack Davis, Brighton, Mich., dragster, 8.757, 151.14
3) James Cooper, Waterport, N.Y., '07 Skidoo, 8.821, 146.83
4) Not on File, , , dragster, 8.837, 143.08
5) Scott Hagen, Orion, Mich., '98 Skidoo, 8.899, 145.36
6) Tim Sioui, Ft. Edward, N.Y., '00 Ski Doo, 9.358, 144.43
7) Ron Bray, Anoka, Minn., '08 Skidoo, 9.549, 130.69
8) Anthony Mini, Ira, Mich., dragster, 9.602, 141.71
9) Mike Larson, Bolingbrook, Ill., '05 Polaris, 9.730, 102.77
10) Adam Fricke, Demotte, Ind., '02 Skidoo, 10.206, 139.34

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Drivers Mike Coughlin , Mike Harmon , Charlie Westcott Jr. , Gregory Hill , Chuck Beach , Joey Wilkes , Mike Farrell , David Barton , Marty Thacker , Ken Perry , Bill Reichert , Mick Snyder , Bobby Martin , David Allen