NE: Series Atco Friday summary

Down to the Wire at Atco Raceway ATCO, N.J. (October 2, 2009) -- Competition is underway at the season's final NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northeast divisional race hosted at Atco Raceway. The event is presented by P.C. Richard & Son ...

Down to the Wire at Atco Raceway

ATCO, N.J. (October 2, 2009) -- Competition is underway at the season's final NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northeast divisional race hosted at Atco Raceway. The event is presented by P.C. Richard & Son and Franklin Trailers, where drivers are battling it out for last minute points leading to divisional and national championships. The first event at Atco, which was to be held in June, was rained out and will be completed in conjunction with this weekend's event. Pairings are set for the rainout event and qualifying sessions are in progress for the second race.

In a very tight race for the divisional championship in the Comp Eliminator field, Allen Stanfield of Fredericksburg, Va., claimed the pole after one qualifying pass. Stanfield is searching for his first divisional win of the season, with current points leader Frank Aragona Jr., Freehold, N.J., ready to strike for the No.3 spot.

Dennis Gaboriault out of Millbury, Mass., claimed the Top Sportsman lead position in his '07 Mustang by posting a 6.718 second, 205.91 mph pass. In the Top Dragster class, Michael Galofaro, Lincoln Park, N.J., registered a 6.458 seconds, 211.99 mph lap.

Racing continues Saturday morning with gates opening at 7 a.m. Final qualifying and time trials begin at 9 a.m. After one round of qualifying and time trials, all classes will run first round of eliminations.

Ticket prices are $20 on Saturday and Sunday. Children 6 to 11 years old are $1 each day. Kids 5 and under are admitted free with a pai d

adult. For more information please call Atco Raceway, (856) 768-2167 or visit www.atcorace.com.

COMP ELIMINATOR
1) Allen Stanfield, Fredericksburg, Va., '98 Grand Am, H/SM, 8.787 seconds, -0.753 (under index)
2) Stephen Szupka, Willow Grove, Pa., dragster, G/EA, 8.141, -0.739
3) Frank Aragona Jr., Freehold, N.J., '32 Bantam, F/ED, 8.100, -0.730
4) Todd Hoerner, Deer Park, Wash., '09 GXP, AA/A, 6.466, -0.684
5) Vinny Barone, Dix Hills, N.Y., '33 Chevrolet, A/SR, 7.717, -0.683
6) Joe Carnasciale, Cranston, R.I., '92 Camaro, I/SM, 9.001, -0.669
7) Sal Biondo, Maspeth, N.Y., '93 Beretta, I/AA, 8.100, -0.660
8) Gerry Russo, Saddle River, N.J., '05 Cavalier, C/SMA, 8.162, -0.628
9) Erich Bollman, Newark, Del., '92 Probe, E/A, 7.693, -0.627
10) Frank Affronti, Ontario, N.Y., '05 Cavalier, E/A, 7.698, -0.622

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Dennis Gaboriault, Millbury, Mass., '07 Mustang, 6.718 seconds, 205.91 mph
2) Ryan Ondrejko, Roslindale, Mass., '08 GTO, 6.823, 204.23
3) Jeff Brooks, Fredericksburg, Va., '51 Henry J, 6.825, 200.98
4) Ronnie Proctor, Harpers Ferry, W.V., '02 Mustang, 6.872, 199.91
5) John Benoit, Montpelier, Vt., '68 Camaro, 6.897, 211.23
6) Glenn Teets, Manassas, Va., '08 GTO, 6.946, 198.85
7) Michael Handras, New York, N.Y., '04 Cavalier, 6.952, 198.70
8) Vincent Nobile, Dix Hills, N.Y., '00 Firebird, 7.083, 195.25
9) Frank Maiolo, Mount Vernon, N.Y., '08 GTO, 7.109, 193.74
10) Tom Simone, Syracuse, N.Y., '89 Cutlass, 7.133, 194.91

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Michael Galofaro, Lincoln Park, N.J., dragster, 6.458 seconds, 211.99 mph
2) Cliff Bozelli, Absecon, N.J., dragster, 6.614, 206.51
3) Luc Angers, Laual, , dragster, 6.614, 204.01
4) Warren Heaps, Ashland, Mass., dragster, 6.766, 199.40
5) Wayne Hofmann, New Preston, Conn., dragster, 6.834, 199.46
6) Glenn Flack, Sewell, N.J., dragster, 6.840, 198.29
7) Laura Zeffiro, Winchester Center, Conn., dragster, 6.904, 194.52
8) Bob Wolkwitz, Darien, Conn., dragster, 6.939, 192.85
9) Jeff Serra, Reinholds, Pa., dragster, 6.944, 193.82
10) Jerry Thomas, Alburtis, Pa., dragster, 7.098, 189.36

-credit: nhra

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Drivers Frank Aragona , Sal Biondo , Todd Hoerner , Vincent Nobile , Ryan Ondrejko