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QUALIFYING COMPLETE AT SUMMIT MOTORSPORTS PARK DESPITE RAIN DELAY NORWALK, Ohio (May 16, 2009) -- After nearly five hours under a rain delay, qualifying is complete at the 3rd Annual B'laster Cavalcade of Stars presented by...

QUALIFYING COMPLETE AT SUMMIT MOTORSPORTS PARK DESPITE RAIN DELAY

NORWALK, Ohio (May 16, 2009) -- After nearly five hours under a rain delay, qualifying is complete 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. Mike Kosky, Cuddy, Pa., remained atop the Top Alcohol Dragster field while Racine, Wis., resident Andy Bohl continued to set the pace in Top Alcohol Funny Car. Eliminations will start Sunday at 8 a.m.

In the opening round of qualifying on Friday, Kosky laid down a 5.342-second, 266.53 mph blast to take the No. 1 spot. He did not improve on that number today but it was enough to keep him ahead of No. 2 qualifier Bill Reichert of Owosso, Mich. Reichert also failed to improve on Friday's pass of 5.371 seconds at 268.49 mph. There were 15 Top Alcohol Dragsters vying for a spot in the eight-car eliminations field.

Bohl did take advantage of today's single qualifying shot, improving his numbers with a pass of 5.623 seconds at 257.19 mph. Mick Snyder, Demotte, Ill., also made a better lap today and his 5.638-second, 254.86 mph effort was enough to move him from the No. 4 spot to No. 2. Fourteen Funny Cars were on hand trying to make the eliminations cut.

John Coughlin, Delaware, Ohio, drove his Super Stocker to the No. 1 spot in his class while another Delaware, Ohio, racer, Chuck Beach, put his '68 Barracuda in the No. 1 spot in Stock Eliminator. Chris Ray of Louisville, Ky., is No. 1 in Top Sportsman and Tom Elliott, Brooks, Ky., heads up the Top Dragster class. Edwin Wribel, Hope, Mich., rode his '07 Skidoo to the top of the Pro Stock Snowmobile class. Qualifying was not completed in Comp Eliminator and racers will have one last opportunity to make the field before heading into eliminations Sunday.

The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series continues Sunday at Summit Motorsports Park. Eliminations have been moved up by an hour and will start at 8 a.m. 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 and 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 Saturday's final qualifying results and Sunday's first-round pairings for TAD and TAFC at the Third Annual B'laster Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser, a round of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Summit Motorsports Park:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER

1) Mike Kosky, Cuddy, Pa., 5.342 seconds, 266.53 mph
2) Bill Reichert, Owosso, Mich., 5.371, 268.49
3) Ken Perry, Richmond Hill, Ont., 5.458, 262.44
4) Marty Thacker, Robinson, Ill., 5.539, 264.03
5) Dave Hirata, Lowell, Ind., 5.596, 258.86
6) Dave Hill, Valparaiso, Ind., 5.609, 257.48
7) Denny Hummel, Clinton Twp., Mich., 5.619, 250.74
8) Brandon Booher, Urbana, Ill., 5.664, 258.81

Not Qualified
9) Brian Mans, Godfrey, Ill., 5.756, 240.38
10) Paul Fishburn, Rensselaer, Ind., 5.780, 255.87
11) Dave Weber, N. Ridgeville, Ohio, 5.820, 249.44
12) Ray Hack, Valpraiso, Ind., 5.947, 244.96
13) Tom Pickett, Salem, N.H., 5.991, 213.74
14) Robin Samsel, Marion, Ind., 16.603, 47.63
15) Tim Bowgren, Valparaiso, Ind., (no time)

First round TAD pairings

1) Mike Kosky, Cuddy, Pa., 5.342 seconds, 266.53 mph vs. 8) Brandon Booher, Urbana, Ill., 5.664, 258.81

2) Bill Reichert, Owosso, Mich., 5.371, 268.49 vs. 7) Denny Hummel, Clinton Twp., Mich., 5.619, 250.74

3) Ken Perry, Richmond Hill, Ont., 5.458, 262.44 vs. 6) Dave Hill, Valparaiso, Ind., 5.609, 257.48

4) Marty Thacker, Robinson, Ill., 5.539, 264.03 vs. 5) Dave Hirata, Lowell, Ind., 5.596, 258.86

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR

1) Andy Bohl, Racine, Wis., '08 Mustang, 5.623 seconds, 257.19 mph
2) Mick Snyder, Demotte, Ind., '08 Mustang, 5.638, 254.86
3) Terry Munroe, Beaver, Pa., '05 Monte Carlo, 5.642, 257.63
4) Frank Manzo, Morganville, N.J., '08 Monte Carlo, 5.653, 260.36
5) Ray Drew, Hales Corner, Wis., '04 Firebird, 5.737, 254.57
6) Brian Harvanek, Cheswick, Pa., '02 Camaro, 5.744, 249.03
7) Bobby Martin, Beaver Falls, Pa., '08 Charger, 5.873, 250.88
8) Rob Atchison, London, Ont., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.883, 248.16

Not Qualified
9) Tim Stevens, Dorr, Mich., '06 Stratus, 5.901, 247.52
10) Jeff Burnett, Brownsburg, Ind., '08 Mustang, 5.914, 240.51
11) Paul Noakes, London, Ont., '98 Mustang, 6.014, 235.97
12) John Bojec, Chardon, Ohio, '09 Monte Carlo, 6.533, 175.39
13) Fred Hagen Jr., Des Plaines, Ill., '09 Mustang, 8.321, 131.64
14) Jason McKnight, Barrie, Ont., '08 Impala, 8.432, 137.98

First round TAFC pairings

1) Andy Bohl, Racine, Wis., '08 Mustang, 5.623 seconds, 257.19 mph vs. 8) Rob Atchison, London, Ont., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.883, 248.16

2) Mick Snyder, Demotte, Ind., '08 Mustang, 5.638, 254.86 vs. 7) Bobby Martin, Beaver Falls, Pa., '08 Charger, 5.873, 250.88

3) Terry Munroe, Beaver, Pa., '05 Monte Carlo, 5.642, 257.63 vs. 6) Brian Harvanek, Cheswick, Pa.,'02 Camaro, 5.744, 249.03

4) Frank Manzo, Morganville, N.J., '08 Monte Carlo, 5.653, 260.36 vs. 5) Ray Drew, Hales Corner, Wis., '04 Firebird, 5.737, 254.57

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) Charlie Westcott Jr., Parma, Mich., '68 Barracuda, SS/AH, 8.545, -1.205
6) Rene Garza, Ft. Wayne, Ind., '55 Chevy, SS/PA, 11.751, -1.199
7) Charlie Westcott, Parma, Mich., '68 Barracuda, SS/AH, 8.552, -1.198
8) Dan Jacobs, Elizabeth, Ind., '67 Chevy II, SS/FA, 9.576, -1.174
9) Dave Layer, Dayton, Ohio, '08 Cobalt, GT/FA, 9.926, -1.174
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, 11.369, -1.231
4) Phil Pierce, New Carlisle, Ohio, '92 Ram 150, P/SA, 12.546, -1.204
5) Bill Sempsrott, Franklin, Ohio, '66 Nova, K/S, 11.662, -1.188
6) Keith Lynch, Eldorado, Ohio, '81 Corvette, G/SA, 11.116, -1.184
7) Richard Zink, E. Liverpool, Ohio, '88 Mustang, K/S, 11.699, -1.151
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, 6.597 seconds, 217.46 mph
2) Mark Malcuit, Strasburg, Ohio, '68 Camaro, 6.690, 204.23
3) Aaron Glaser, Louisville, Ky., '67 Camaro, 6.833, 202.64
4) Tim Molnar, Seville, Ohio, '02 Grand Am, 6.860, 202.39
5) Tim Kirman, Morris, Ill., '01 Grand Am, 6.863, 202.03
6) Gary Wojnowski Sr., Strongsville, Ohio, '96 Cutlass, 6.871, 201.64
7) Thomas Turner Jr., Naples, Fla., '06 GTO, 6.881, 203.34
8) Belva Brinegar, Middletown, Ohio, '03 Mustang, 6.893, 199.82
9) Glenn Butcher, Doylestown, Ohio, '68 Camaro, 6.900, 201.19
10) Marco Abruzzi, Warren, Ohio, '68 Camaro, 6.907, 201.58

TOP DRAGSTER

1) Tom Elliott, Brooks, Ky., dragster, 6.250 seconds, 222.22 mph
2) Mike Wharram, Morton, Ill., dragster, 6.301, 215.62
3) Daniel Leech, Meadville, Pa., dragster, 6.545, 183.59
4) Tyson Fabish, Medina, Ohio, dragster, 6.679, 203.16
5) Mike Coughlin, Delaware, Ohio, dragster, 6.697, 203.31
6) Edward Dudley, Fishers, Ind., dragster, 6.714, 200.68
7) Mark Harmon, Sunman, Ind., dragster, 6.750, 202.91
8) John Coughlin, Delaware, Ohio, dragster, 6.757, 202.24
9) Pascal Lecompte, New Baltimore, Mich., dragster, 6.760, 200.20
10) Marco Abruzzi, Warren, Ohio, dragster, 6.793, 197.97

PRO STOCK SNOWMOBILE

1) Edwin Wirbel, Hope, Mich., '07 Skidoo, 8.319 seconds, 153.40 mph
2) Ron Bray, Anoka, Minn., '08 Skidoo, 8.484, 151.20
3) Rich Stumpf, Almont, Mich., '02 Artic Cat, 8.624, 149.15
4) Zack Davis, Brighton, Mich., dragster, 8.757, 151.14
5) James Cooper, Waterport, N.Y., '07 Skidoo, 8.774, 146.83
6) Christopher Smith, E. Berne, N.Y., '02 Skidoo, 8.837, 143.08
7) Scott Hagen, Orion, Mich., '98 Skidoo, 8.899, 145.36
8) Tim Sioui, Ft. Edward, N.Y., '00 Ski Doo, 9.214, 144.43
9) Mike Larson, Bolingbrook, Ill., '05 Polaris, 9.334, 138.58
10) Anthony Mini, Ira, Mich., '08 Skidoo, 9.602, 141.71

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