NE: Atco Saturday summary

Qualifying Complete at Atco Raceway ATCO, N.J. -- Qualifying is complete and the pairings are set for the final Northest divisional race of the season hosted at Atco Raceway. Racers strive to add last minute points to their...

Qualifying Complete at Atco Raceway

ATCO, N.J. -- Qualifying is complete and the pairings are set for the final Northest divisional race of the season hosted at Atco Raceway. Racers strive to add last minute points to their totals in search for the divisional crown and a shot at the national championship.

Michele Costa, Freehold, N.J., left the opportunity door open in Comp Eliminator and was forced into the fourth position with Frank Affronti of Ontario, N.Y., taking the lead spot. Affronti posted a time of 7.649 seconds in his '05 Cavalier with Pat Ross of Avon Lake, Ohio, remaining in second.

Joseph Franco III, N. Babylon, N.Y., added another solid run Saturday taking him out of the No.2 spot and into the top of the Super Stock field with his pass of 9.988 seconds, demoting Russ Linke of Old Bridge, N.J.

The Super Eliminator class was turned upside down as Evan Smith of Linden, N.J., went from last to first in a matter of 10.903 seconds. His '93 Cobra placed him just ahead of Gene Monahan, Brockton, Mass., and the No.2 spot.

John Prime, Thomastown, Conn., continued his dominance this weekend in the Top Sportsman class adding to his lead position. Prime claimed a 6.400 seconds, 216.31 mph. being closely followed by Joe Dunne, Wolcott, Conn. Top Dragster shifted as Michael Galofaro, Lincoln Park, N.J., switched with previous leader Warren Heaps, Ashland, Mass., to take the top qualifying position going into Sunday.

Sunday, Oct. 5 gates will open at 7 a.m. with eliminations beginning at 9:30 a.m. General Admission / Pit Pass -- $20 Sunday. Children 5 and under are admitted free with paid adult. For more information please call Atco Raceway, (856) 768-2167 or visit www.AtcoRace.com

The following are Saturday's final qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division LODRS 1-7 presented by PC Richard & Son, GMC and Pontiac:

COMP ELIMINATOR

1) Frank Affronti, Ontario, N.Y., '05 Cavalier, E/A, 7.649 seconds, -0.711 (under index)
2) Pat Ross, Avon Lake, Ohio, '05 Grand Am, F/A, 7.979, -0.701
3) Doug Doll Jr., Lititz, Pa., dragster, F/ED, 8.132, -0.698
4) Michele Costa, Freehold, N.J., dragster, G/D, 8.948, -0.692
5) Joe Carnasciale, Cranston, R.I., '92 Camaro, I/SM, 8.986, -0.684
6) Anthony Bertozzi, Ashland, Va., '33 Roadster, B/SR, 7.766, -0.664
7) Russell Joly, Louisa, Va., '07 Cobalt, F/AA, 7.987, -0.653
8) Frank Aragona Jr., Freehold, N.J., '32 Bantam, G/EA, 8.240, -0.640
9) Pam Miskovsky, Quakertown, Pa., dragster, C/DA, 6.991, -0..639
10) Charlie Greco, Berwyn, Pa., '06 GTO, E/AA, 7.613, -0.637

SUPER STOCK

1) Joseph Franco III, N. Babylon, N.Y., '85 Camaro, GT/HA, 9.988 seconds, -1.362 (under index)
2) Russ Linke, Old Bridge, N.J., '73 Corvette, SS/JA, 9.954, -1.346
3) George Vignogna, N Salem, N.Y., '97 Sebring, SS/AS, 8.560, -1.340
4) Gary Ewing, Bel Air, Md., '69 Camaro, SS/JA, 9.975, -1.325
5) Gary Richard, Bay Shore, N.Y., '07 Cobalt, GT/AA, 9.098, -1.302
6) Rich Oakes, Woolwich Twp, N.J., '92 Camaro, SS/BX, 9.552, -1.298
7) Jeff Lawrence, Qougue, N.Y., '88 Mustang, GT/AA, 9.132, -1.268
8) Vic Santos, N. Reading, Pa., '85 Firebird, GT/HA, 10.097, -1.253
9) Joe Garbarine, Neptune, N.J., '98 Firebird, GT/HA, 10.104, -1.246
10) Dave Ficacci, E Hanover, N.J., '05 Cavalier, GT/CA, 9..469, -1.231

STOCK ELIMINATOR

1) Evan Smith, Linden, N.J., '93 Cobra, H/S, 10.903 seconds, -1.397 (under index)
2) Gene Monahan, Brockton, Mass., '90 Formula, J/SA, 11.377, -1.373
3) Dennis Chapman, Toms River, N.J., '88 Shadow, BF/S, 13.605, -1.345
4) Cecil Frazier, Canton, Mass., '91 Camaro, I/SA, 11.265, -1.335
5) Jeffrey Bardekoff, Commack, N.Y., '64 Fury, B/SA, 10.238, -1.312
6) Dustan Lowell, Kensington, N.H., '72 Duster, F/SA, 10.842, -1.308
7) Henry Kunz, Farmingdale, N.Y., '69 Nova, G/SA, 10.999, -1.301
8) Barry Parker, Southwick, Mass., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.256, -1.294
9) Don Quinn, Howell, N.J., '78 Nova, H/SA, 11.157, -1.293
10) Steve Szupka, Willow Grove, Pa., '85 Camaro, J/SA, 11.461, -1.289

TOP SPORTSMAN

1) John Prime, Thomastown, Conn., '68 Camaro, 6.400 seconds, 216.31 mph
2) Joe Dunne, Wolcott, Conn., '04 Grand Am, 6.498, 210.97
3) Dennis Gaboriault, Millbury, Mass., '07 Mustang, 6.771, 204.45
4) Ryan Ondrejko, Roslindale, Mass., '02 Cavalier, 6.783, 206.42
5) Robert Jones, Laplata, Md., '63 Corvette, 6.816, 205.82
6) Jeff Brooks, Fredericksburg, Va., '51 Henry J, 6.955, 197.48
7) Ronnie Proctor, Harpers Ferry, W.V., '02 Mustang, 6.974, 203.46
8) Frank Maiolo, Mt. Vernon, N.Y., '07 GTO, 7.083, 194.16
9) Mark Parente, Englishtown, N.J., '05 GrandAm, 7.167, 193.60
10) Kenneth Onofero, Wolcott, Conn., '68 Camaro, 7.177, 190.24

TOP DRAGSTER

1) Michael Galofaro, Lincoln Park, N.J., dragster, 6.519 seconds, 208.14 mph
2) Warren Heaps, Ashland, Mass., dragster, 6.547, 205.69
3) Frank Zeffiro, Winchester Center, Conn., dragster, 6.709, 219.15
4) Bill Krause, Conowingo, Md., dragster, 6.714, 205.38
5) Ryan Ondrejko, Roslindale, Mass., dragster, 6.833, 199.97
6) Joe DeCuara, Nesconcest, N.Y.., dragster, 6.850, 200.32
7) Gary Koebbe, Fairfield, Conn., dragster, 6..885, 196.30
8) Wayne Hofmann, New Preston, Conn., dragster, 6.885, 196.04
9) Ed Alessi Jr, Bethpage, N.Y., dragster, 6.893, 193.38
10) Bob Wolkwitz, Darien, Conn., dragster, 6.910, 193.52

-credit: nhra

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