NE: West Lebanon Friday notes

Lebanon Valley Dragway Qualifying Underway WEST LEBANON, N.Y. -- Qualifying and time trials are underway at Lebanon Valley Dragway. Top Alcohol Dragster pilot John Finke of Selkirk, N.Y., and Top Alcohol Funny Car driver Frank ...

Lebanon Valley Dragway Qualifying Underway

WEST LEBANON, N.Y. -- Qualifying and time trials are underway at Lebanon Valley Dragway. Top Alcohol Dragster pilot John Finke of Selkirk, N.Y., and Top Alcohol Funny Car driver Frank Manzo, Morganville, N.J., took the No. 1 qualifying positions in their classes. This weekend's event, which runs through Sunday, is the fourth of seven NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events scheduled for the Northeast division.

Finke owned the track today, by running a 5.394 second, 267.37 mph pass to take the top spot of the field. The current divisional points leader was victorious at the Lebanon event in 2008. In Top Alcohol Funny Car, Manzo posted a 5.645 second, 255.68 mph run to take the pole. He comfortably holds onto the lead in divisional points with two victories, as well as a win at last year's event.

Comp Eliminator is lead by Charlie Greco, Paoli, Pa.; Mark LaBrecque from W. Springfield, Mass., took the top spot in Super Stock; and John Shaul of Fultonham, N.Y., drove to the top of the list in Stock Eliminator. Joe Dunne from Wolcott, Conn., outran the field in Top Sportsman and Frank Zeffiro, Winchester Center, Conn., lead Top Dragster with a pass of 6.316 seconds at 224.32 mph.

Racing continues Saturday and Sunday at Lebanon Valley Dragway. Gates open Saturday at 7:30 a.m. Final qualifying and time trials begin at 8 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will run all three rounds of eliminations at 11:30 a.m. and 2 and 4 p.m. Gates open at 8 on Sunday with eliminations beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Tickets are $15 each on Saturday and Sunday. Children 6 to 12 years old are $5 each day and kids 5 and under are admitted free. For more information please call Lebanon Valley Dragway, (518) 794-7130, or visit www.Dragway.com.

The following are Friday's final qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division LODRS 1-4 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Presented by Diamond RV and NBT Bank at Lebanon Valley Dragway:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) John Finke, Selkirk, N.Y., 5.394 seconds, 267.37 mph
2) Rich McPhillips, Phoenixville, Pa., 5.531, 243.77
3) Richard Bourke, Old Tappan, N.J., 5.562, 264.34
4) Darvin Martinets, Lake Jackson, Texas, 5.604, 250.00
5) Darren Nicholson, Mission Viejo, Calif., 5.887, 236.75
6) Tom Pickett, Salem, N.H., 6.370, 212.33
7) Bruce Horner, Bergenfield, N.J., 28.000, (no speed)
8) Mike Kosky, Cuddy, Pa., 28.000, (no speed)

First round TAD pairings
1) John Finke, Selkirk, N.Y., 5.394 seconds, 267.37 mph vs. 8) Mike Kosky, Cuddy, Pa., 28.000, (no speed)

2) Rich McPhillips, Phoenixville, Pa., 5.531, 243.77 vs. 7) Bruce Horner, Bergenfield, N.J., 28.000, (no speed)

3) Richard Bourke, Old Tappan, N.J., 5.562, 264.34 vs. 6) Tom Pickett, Salem, N.H., 6.370, 212.33

4) Darvin Martinets, Lake Jackson, Texas, 5.604, 250.00 vs. 5) Darren Nicholson, Mission Viejo, Calif., 5.887, 236.75

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) Frank Manzo, Morganville, N.J., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.645 seconds, 255.68 mph
2) Eric Lourie, Terryville, Conn., '02 Camaro, 5.853, 237.55
3) Paul Gill, Brockton, Mass., '08 Mustang, 5.930, 216.13
4) Paul Noakes, London, Ont., '98 Mustang, 6.198, 226.01
5) John Fiorini, Dalton, Mass., '01 Avenger, 6.298, 193.90
6) Frank Schuster, Chesterfield, N.J., '02 Firebird, 6.746, 146.50
7) Fred Tigges, Holbrook, Mass., '01 Avenger, 8.178, 110.05

First round TAFC pairings
1) Frank Manzo, Morganville, N.J., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.645 seconds, 255.68 mph vs. Bye

2) Eric Lourie, Terryville, Conn., '02 Camaro, 5.853, 237.55 vs. 7) Fred Tigges, Holbrook, Mass., '01 Avenger, 8.178, 110.05

3) Paul Gill, Brockton, Mass., '08 Mustang, 5.930, 216.13 vs. 6) Frank Schuster, Chesterfield, N.J., '02 Firebird, 6.746, 146.50

4) Paul Noakes, London, Ont., '98 Mustang, 6.198, 226.01 vs. 5) John Fiorini, Dalton, Mass., '01 Avenger, 6.298, 193.90

COMP ELIMINATOR
1) Charlie Greco, Paoli, Pa., '06 GTO, D/AA, 7.678 seconds, -0.602 (under index)
2) Dave Yediny, Nazareth, Pa., '71 Opel GT, L/A, 8.922, -0.568
3) Vinny Barone, Dix Hills, N.Y., '34 Chevrolet, A/SR, 7.836, -0.564
4) Dan Fletcher, Churchville, N.Y., '08 Cobalt, C/EA, 8.066, -0.564
5) Joe Carnasciale, Cranston, R.I., '92 Camaro, I/SM, 9.152, -0.518
6) Brian Darcy, Newburgh, N.Y., dragster, A/ND, 6.974, -0.486
7) Fred Gallo, Shirley, N.Y., '08 Cobalt, A/AA, 6.685, -0.465
8) Stephen Szupka, Willow Grove, Pa., dragster, F/ED, 8.365, -0.465
9) Frank Aragona Jr., Freehold, N.J., '34 Bantam, G/EA, 8.468, -0.412
10) Chip Ippolito, Laconia, N.H., '01 S-10, PSTA, 7.814, -0.406

SUPER STOCK
1) Mark LaBrecque, W. Springfield, Mass., '95 S-10, GT/TC, 10.316 seconds, -1.084 (under index)
2) Angelo Ditocco, Mahopac, N.Y., '98 Firebird, SS/HA, 9.833, -1.067
3) Bruce Riley, Lake Echo, N.S., '71 Chevelle, SS/EA, 9.588, -1.062
4) Guy DesJardins, St. Bruno, Quebec, '67 Camaro, SS/FA, 9.713, -1.037
5) Tom Boucher, Byfield, Mass., '97 Firehawk, GT/CA, 9.665, -1.035
6) Greg Gay, Westminster, Vt., '81 Mirada, SS/MA, 11.163, -0.987
7) Vic Santos, N. Reading, Pa., '85 Firebird, GT/HA, 10.368, -0.982
8) Ralph Porpora, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., '66 Corvette, SS/B, 9.265, -0.935
9) Rich Allen, Swedesboro, N.J., '68 Mustang, SS/F, 9.727, -0.923
10) William Kennedy, Wilkes Barre, Pa., '83 Firebird, GT/CA, 9.797, -0.903

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) John Shaul, Fultonham, N.Y., '64 Fury, A/SA, 10.049 seconds, -1.251 (under index)
2) Jeffrey Bardekoff, Commack, N.Y., '64 Fury, B/SA, 10.323, -1.227
3) Jim Boudreau, Tewksbury, Mass., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.324, -1.226
4) Joe Cokinos, Elmwood Park, N.J., '96 S-10, P/S, 12.430, -1.220
5) Jack Matyas, Bethlehem, Pa., '00 Trans Am, B/SA, 10.350, -1.200
6) Jim Marshall, Scottsville, N.Y., '81 Corvette, G/SA, 11.108, -1.192
7) Tom Kreeber, Rensselaer, N.Y., '65 Coronet, I/SA, 11.420, -1.180
8) Bob Broadbent, Hampton, N.H., '69 Camaro, B/S, 10.343, -1.157
9) Bob Salemi, Forestdale, R.I., '92 Jeep, R/SA, 13.217, -1.133
10) Marty Bernard, Brewerton, N.Y., '66 Caprice, P/SA, 12.624, -1.126

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Joe Dunne, Wolcott, Conn., '68 Camaro, 6.365 seconds, 217.32 mph
2) John Prime, Thomastown, Conn., '68 Camaro, 6.717, 204.17
3) John Benoit, Montpelier, Vt., dragster, 6.842, 199.17
4) Dennis Gaboriault, Millbury, Mass., '07 Mustang, 6.847, 199.82
5) Rob Nicola, Medford, N.Y., '53 Corvette, 6.858, 200.71
6) Ryan Ondrejko, Roslindale, Mass., '08 GTO, 6.894, 201.40
7) Michael Kaufman, Woodcliff Lake, N.J., '67 Corvette, 6.937, 199.55
8) Todd Fontana, Fair Lawn, N.J., '63 Corvette, 6.965, 199.32
9) AJ Thomson, New Providence, N.J., '63 Corvette, 7.103, 193.93
10) Tony Arcuni, W. Babylon, N.Y., '95 Cutlass, 7.150, 193.05

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Frank Zeffiro, Winchester Center, Conn., dragster, 6.316 seconds, 224.32 mph
2) Michael Galofaro, Lincoln Park, N.J., dragster, 6.676, 202.48
3) Joe DeCuara, Nesconcest, N.Y., dragster, 6.698, 204.39
4) Gary Antinora, Rochester, N.Y., dragster, 6.711, 203.55
5) Glen Puluse, Little Falls, N.J., dragster, 6.763, 203.19
6) Scott Hall, Ledyard, Conn., dragster, 6.790, 195.31
7) Warren Heaps, Ashland, Mass., dragster, 6.825, 196.90
8) BJ Masiello, Shelton, Conn., dragster, 6.900, 195.08
9) Wayne Hofmann, New Preston, Conn., dragster, 6.922, 196.16
10) Glenn Flack, Sewell, N.J., dragster, 6.924, 195.05

-credit: nhra

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