SE: Atlanta Saturday summary

Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Qualifying Continues at Atlanta Dragway COMMERCE, Ga. -- All but Top Alcohol Funny Car final qualifying rounds are in the books from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Atlanta Dragway.

Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Qualifying Continues at Atlanta Dragway

COMMERCE, Ga. -- All but Top Alcohol Funny Car final qualifying rounds are in the books from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Atlanta Dragway. Eliminations will kick off tomorrow morning, in which racers hope to add points leading to divisional and national championships. Top qualifying honors went to Top Alcohol Dragster pilot Marty Thacker of Robinson, Ill.

Thacker, who urgently hopes to improve on his third place national points standing, ran a 5.344 - second, 271.24 mph. pass to take the top spot.. Bill Reichert, Owosso, Mich., who qualified in the third spot today, holds a narrow margin at 2nd place in national points.

In Comp Eliminator, Arnie Martel of Tewksbury, Mass., drove his '34 Chevy to the top of the class posting a 7.832 seconds, -0.598 under index pass. Mt. Holly, N.C., resident Frank Cervelli is searching for his second Southeast divisional win of the year qualifying a close second.

Terry Earwood, Deland, Fla., was able to move up a position landing him in second, yet Friday's run from Bob Dennis of Shorter, Ala., was enough to keep the Super Stock field at bay.

Top qualifying honors went to John Livingston, Murfreesboro, Tenn., in the Stock Eliminator category. He was able to improve on his Friday time by running a 11.652-second, -1.298 under index pass putting him just ahead of Doug Patrick, Boca Raton, Fla.

The Davis In-Motion Satellites Top Sportsman Series top position went to Stanley Albritton Jr., Bradenton, Fla., which moved him just ahead of Friday's leader and Georgia resident Ronnie Davis of Suwanee. Eddie Careccia of Mars Hill, Fla., was able to retain his lead position in Top Dragster presented by Hickory Enclosed Trailer Sales.

Sunday, Oct. 5 gates will open at 8 a.m. with eliminations beginning at 9 a.m. Top Alcohol final qualifying is scheduled for 10:30 a.m.

General Admission / Pit Pass -- $20 Sunday. Children 12 are admitted free with paid adult. For more information please call Atlanta Dragway, (708) 335-2301 or visit www.AtlantaDragway.com

The following are Saturday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division event at Atlanta Dragway:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER

1) Marty Thacker, Robinson, Ill., 5.344 seconds, 271.24 mph
2) Robin Samsel, Marion, Ind., 5.519, 256.26
3) Bill Reichert, Owosso, Mich., 5.527, 258.17
4) Arthur Allen, Jacksonville, Fla., 5.537, 255.19
5) Cliff Bozzelli, Absecon, N.J., 5.576, 251.67
6) Jeff Bohr, Plymouth, Mich., 5.605, 258.91
7) Gene Arrigoni, Yorktown Hts, N.Y., 5.642, 238.76
8) Rich McPhillips, Phoenixville, Pa., 5.828, 239.27

Not Qualified
9) Tim Bowgren, Valparaiso, Ind., 6.306, 230.84
10) Dan Lucas, Cumming, Ga., 7.287, 155.45
11) Jared Dreher, Clinton, Iowa, 13.130, 79.98
12) Bill Evans, Miramar, Fla., 16.983, 60.97
13) Cherissa Griffis, Smallwood, Gainesville, Fla., (no time)

COMP ELIMINATOR

1) Arnie Martel, Tewksbury, Mass., '34 Chevy, B/SR, 7.832 seconds, -0.598 (under index)
2) Frank Cervelli, Mt. Holly, N.C., dragster, C/DA, 7.036, -0.594
3) Glen Treadwell, Sorrento, Fla., '23 roadster, F/EA, 8.030, -0.590
4) Michael Hardee, Hampstead, N.C., '05 Sunfire, E/SM, 8.561, -0.579
5) Jenny Treadwell, Mt. Plymouth, Fla., dragster, E/ED, 8.314, -0.556
6) Gary Wisecarver, Rustburg, Va., '05 Cavalier, H/SM, 9.033, -0.527
7) Don Eberly, Brunswick, Ga., '05 Cavalier, C/AA, 7.507, -0.513
8) Keith Roberts, Mooresville, N.C., '05 Cavalier, I/SMA, 9.242, -0.498
9) David Eaton, Merritt Island, Fla., '32 Bantam, A/AP, 6.795, -0.495
10) Dennis Mitchell, Huntsville, Ala., '06 Grand Am, F/A, 8.188, -0.492

SUPER STOCK

1) Bob Dennis, Shorter, Ala., '90 Calais, GT/MA, 10.687 seconds, -1.363 (under index)
2) Terry Earwood, Deland, Fla., '87 Camaro, SS/KA, 10.404, -1.146
3) Patrick Twitchell, Cape Coral, Fla., '03 S-10, GT/TD, 10.467, -1.133
4) John Fogle, Norway, S.C., '05 Cavalier, GT/AA, 9.330, -1.070
5) Jonathan Richardson, Lexington, N.C., '68 Camaro, SS/AS, 8.847, -1.053
6) Matt Hoover, Adamsville, Tenn., '01 S-10, GT/TC, 10.355, -1.045
7) Gary Stinnett, Emporia, Kan., '92 Camaro, GT/AA, 9.370, -1.030
8) Jeff Adkinson, Damascus, Ga., '95 Achieva, SS/EM, 9.349, -1.001
9) Arthur Leong, Richmond Hill, Ga., '95 Neon, SS/GS, 13.301, -0.999
10) Terry Pearson, Spanish Fort, Ala., '05 Cavalier, GT/AA, 9.411, -0.989

STOCK ELIMINATOR

1) John Livingston, Murfreesboro, Tenn., '91 Camaro, K/SA, 11.652 seconds, -1.298 (under index)
2) Doug Patrick, Boca Raton, Fla., '72 Cutlass, L/SA, 11.765, -1.235
3) Gregory Hill, Louisville, Ky., '71 Camaro, E/SA, 10.841, -1.159
4) Norman Griffis Jr., Johnston, S.C., '84 Firebird, V/SA, 14.641, -1.159
5) McNeal Freeman, Lithonia, Ga., '85 Caprice, V/SA, 14.658, -1.142
6) Brandon Wood, Thomasville, Ga., '69 Nova, B/SA, 10.411, -1.139
7) Robbie Shaw, Douglasville, Ga., '01 Firebird, A/SA, 10.184, -1.116
8) Jeff Adkinson, Damascus, Ga., '69 Camaro, C/SA, 10.657, -1.043
9) Bobby Robbins, Byrdstown, Tenn., '79 Malibu Wgn, N/SA, 12.258, -1.042
10) Tom Stevenson, Flowery Branch, Ga., '69 Nova, G/SA, 11.262, -1.038

TOP SPORTSMAN

1) Stanley Albritton Jr., Bradenton, Fla., '04 Trans Am, 6.793 seconds, 201.58 mph
2) Ronnie Davis, Suwanee, Ga., '63 Corvette, 6.835, 203.71
3) Tommy Turner, Naples, Fla., '07 GTO, 6.907, 202.79
4) Jerry Barker, Fort Valley, Ga., '06 Cobalt, 6.955, 200.14
5) Billy Vaughn, Knoxville, Tenn., '01 S-10, 7.016, 193.40
6) Jeff Pittman, Conover, N.C., '68 Chevelle, 7.102, 188.91
7) Dewey Pedrick, Lighthouse Pt., Fla., '63 Corvette, 7.125, 195.51
8) Matthew Buck, Lantana, Fla., '96 Firebird, 7..137, 195.00
9) Kurt Damron, Fruitland Park, Fla., '09 Camaro, 7.156, 190.86
10) Jeffrey Barker, Warner-Robins, Ga., '02 Camaro, 7.191, 190.46

TOP DRAGSTER

1) Eddie Careccia, Mars Hill, Fla., dragster, 5.885 seconds, 239.61 mph
2) John Weidner, Lake Worth, Fla., dragster, 6.699, 200.32
3) Angela Travis, Hickory, N.C., dragster, 6.778, 201.73
4) Ronald Raymond, Ft Lauderdale, Fla., dragster, 6.800, 194.02
5) Raymond Miller, Spring Hill, Fla., dragster, 6.853, 195.34
6) Robert Nichols, Charlestown, Ind., dragster, 6.914, 193.93
7) Jeffrey Burnett, Orlando, Fla., '23 roadster, 6.926, 195.85
8) Stanley Albritton, Bradenton, Fla., dragster, 6.963, 188.94
9) Donny Urban, Pittsboro, N.C., dragster, 7.036, 189.63
10) Michael Fitzgerald, Hawthorne, Fla., dragster, 7..067, 186.33

-credit: nhra

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Drivers Keith Roberts , Michael Fitzgerald , Terry Earwood , Gregory Hill , Marty Thacker , Jeff Bohr , Bill Reichert