NE: Maple Grove final summary

BERTOZZI, TRIPP MAKE WAY TO WINNER'S CIRCLE AT MAPLE GROVE RACEWAY READING, Pa. - More than 400 racers were on hand for Maple Grove Raceway's NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event presented by Boat N RV. In the end, there were 10 winners...

BERTOZZI, TRIPP MAKE WAY TO WINNER'S CIRCLE AT MAPLE GROVE RACEWAY

READING, Pa. - More than 400 racers were on hand for Maple Grove Raceway's NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event presented by Boat N RV. In the end, there were 10 winners including Anthony Bertozzi in Comp Eliminator and Super Stock racer Jeff Tripp. The race, which kicked off on Friday, is the second of seven in NHRA Northeast division competition.

This was Bertozzi's first win of the season. The Ashland, Va., resident beat out Stephen Szupka, Willow Grove, Pa. in the final. And Jackson, N.J.'s Tripp was behind the wheel of his '84 Monte Carlo as he outpaced Edward Alessi, Bethpage, N.Y., who drove his '03 Grand Am.

Allison Smyth, Uxbridge, Mass., wheeled her '98 Firebird to the win in Stock Eliminator as she beat Kevin Fogerty Jr., Chalfont, Pa., in his '67 Impala. Also making their way to the winner's circle were Jason Kenny, Kingston, Ont., who defeated Mike Robilotto, Albany, N.Y., in Super Comp; Super Gas racer Tom Stalba, Williamstown, N.J., who beat Jay Cepelka, Rippon, W.V.; and in Super Street, Eric Reiff, Boyerton, Pa., took his '88 Cutlass to the win over Dennis Altman, Freehold, N.J., in his '00 Camaro. In Top Sportsman, Tommy Daras, Acokeek, N.D., scored his second win in as many races when he beat Michael Kaufman, Woodcliff Lake, N.J., and John Maggiulli Jr. Chester, N.J., grabbed the win in Top Dragster as he beat out John Taylor Jr., Queen Creek, Ariz.

In Saturday night's action, Frank Manzo won in Top Alcohol Funny Car and Bill Reichert earned the win in Top Alcohol Dragster. Both veteran racers are the defending national champions in their classes.

Northeast Division racers head to New Jersey for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event. Atco Raceway will play host June 13-15.

The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event presented by Boat N RV at Maple Grove Raceway:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Anthony Bertozzi, Ashland, Va., '34 Roadster, B/SR, 7.962, 157.87 def. Stephen Szupka, Willow Grove, Pa., dragster, F/ED, 8.274, 161.23

SUPER STOCK
Jeff Tripp, Jackson, N.J., '84 Monte Carlo, SS/AM, 8.877, 150.15 def. Edward Alessi, Bethpage, N.Y., '03 Grand Am, SS/CM, 9.047, 140.97

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Allison Smyth, Uxbridge, Mass., '98 Firebird, C/SA, 10.770, 122.82 def. Kevin Fogerty Jr., Chalfont, Pa., '67 Impala, E/SA, 11.425, 113.08

SUPER COMP
Jason Kenny, Kingston, Ont., dragster, 8.906, 168.98 def. Mike Robilotto, Albany, N.Y., dragster, 8.897, 171.21

SUPER GAS
Tom Stalba, Williamston, N.J., '63 Corvette, 9.908, 150.73 def. Jay Cepelka, Rippon, W.V., '86 Charger, 9.861, 142.09

SUPER STREET
Eric Reiff, Boyertown, Pa., '88 Cutlass, 10.886, 123.23 def. Dennis Altman, Freehold, N.J., '00 Camaro, 10.879, 131.51

TOP SPORTSMAN
Tommy Daras, Acokeek, N.D., '62 Bel Air, 7.521, 181.81 def. Michael Kaufman, Woodcliff Lake, N.J., '67 Corvette, 7.286, 190.65

TOP DRAGSTER
John Maggiulli Jr., Chester, N.J., dragster, 7.221, 181.40 def. John Taylor Jr., Queen Creek, Ariz., dragster, 7.427, 177.49

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
Bill Reichert, Owosso, Mich., 5.252, 277.77 def. Dan Mercier, Montreal, Quebec, 12.787, 57.01

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
Frank Manzo, Morganville, N.J., '08 Monte Carlo, 5.639, 260.66 def. Marty Nothstein, Orefield, Pa., '08 Impala, 5.735, 226.20

-credit: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Frank Manzo , John Taylor , Bill Reichert
Teams Williams