Indy ORP Saturday qualifying summary

REICHERT, BOHL SET THE BAR IN QUALIFYING AT ORP'S NHRA LUCAS OIL EVENT INDIANAPOLIS -- Qualifying is complete at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis (ORP). Rain early in the day...

REICHERT, BOHL SET THE BAR IN QUALIFYING AT ORP'S NHRA LUCAS OIL EVENT

INDIANAPOLIS -- Qualifying is complete at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis (ORP). Rain early in the day did not put a stop to the action for long and in both the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car classes yesterday's fifth-place qualifiers zipped to the No. 1 spot. In Top Alcohol Dragster it was Bill Reichert, Owosso, Mich., who made the move to the top while in Top Alcohol Funny Car Andy Bohl, Racine, Wis., wheeled his ride to No. 1.

Reichert, who is the reigning national champion as well as division champ, laid down a 5.323-second, 271.41 mph to take the No. 1 place away from Dave Hirata, Lowell, Ind. Hirata failed to improve on his initial qualifying pass of 5.383 seconds at 258.32 mph. However, that run was good enough for the No. 2 position.

Bohl rocketed past the competition with a 5.641-second, 255.68 mph run. Yesterday's No. 1 qualifier, Mick Snyder, Demotte, Ind., did not improve on his 5.729-second, 252.38 mph pass and finished the day qualified fourth. John Bojec, Chardon, Ohio, did better his first qualifying effort but even with today's 5.673-second, 254.71 mph run he stayed in the No. 2 spot.

Super Stock racer Jeff Gillman, Marne, Mich., did hold on to the No. 1 qualifying spot as did Joe Schaechter, Moline, Ill., in Stock Eliminator and Mike Wharram, Morton, Ill., in Top Dragster. In Comp Eliminator, Larry Pritchett, Clarkrange, Tenn., wheeled his '07 Sunfire to the top of the field and in Top Sportsman, Cathy Belcher, Rantoul, Ill., drove her '90 Camaro to the No. 1 position.

Eliminations start Sunday at 8 a.m. Gates at ORP open at 7 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car run first round at noon.

Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at ORP are $15 Sunday. Children 6 to 12 years old are $5 and kids 5 and under are admitted free.

ORP is located on Indiana Highway 136, four miles west of Interstate 465 exit 16. For more information call the track, (317) 291-4090, or visit www.OreillyRacewayPark.com.

The following are Saturday's final qualifying results and Sunday's first-round pairings for TAD and TAFC at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) Bill Reichert, Owosso, Mich., 5.323 seconds, 271.41 mph
2) Dave Hirata, Lowell, Ind., 5.383, 258.32
3) Noah Condo, Monticello, Ind., 5.404, 267.75
4) Ken Perry, Richmond Hill, Ont., 5.453, 262.79
5) Marty Thacker, Robinson, Ill., 5.473, 262.33
6) Tim Bowgren, Valparaiso, Ind., 5.494, 260.26
7) Jeff Bohr, Plymouth, Mich., 5.529, 259.36
8) Paul Fishburn, Rensselaer, Ind., 5.583, 253.14

Not Qualified
9) Jeff Veale, Hamilton, Ont., 5.675, 247.02
10) Todd Datweiler, Herscher, Ill., 5.690, 239.06
11) Brian Mans, Godfrey, Ill., 8.077, 158.15
12) Dave Weber, N Ridgeville, Ohio, 8.892, 96.84

First round TAD pairings
1) Bill Reichert, Owosso, Mich., 5.323 seconds, 271.41 mph vs. 8) Paul Fishburn, Rensselaer, Ind., 5.583, 253.14
2) Dave Hirata, Lowell, Ind., 5.383, 258.32 vs. 7) Jeff Bohr, Plymouth, Mich., 5.529, 259.36
3) Noah Condo, Monticello, Ind., 5.404, 267.75 vs. 6) Tim Bowgren, Valparaiso, Ind., 5.494, 260.26
4) Ken Perry, Richmond Hill, Ont., 5.453, 262.79 vs. 5) Marty Thacker, Robinson, Ill., 5.473, 262.33

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) Andy Bohl, Racine, Wis., '08 Mustang, 5.641 seconds, 255.68 mph
2) John Bojec, Chardon, Ohio, '03 Avenger, 5.673, 254.71
3) Daniel Wilkerson, Springfield, Ill., '07 Monte Carlo, 5.728, 254.62
4) Mick Snyder, Demotte, Ind., '08 Mustang, 5.729, 252.38
5) Bobby Martin, Beaver Falls, Pa., '08 Charger, 5.774, 243.90
6) Jeff Burnett, Brownsburg, Ind., '07 Mustang, 5.901, 239.31
7) Jeff Wilson, Winfield, Mo., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.959, 228.42
8) John Foster, Davenport, Iowa, '06 Monte Carlo, 5.972, 213.13

Not Qualified
9) Brian Harvanek, Cheswick, Pa., '02 Camaro, 6.198, 229.51
10) Mark Poyser, Fort Wayne, Ind., '05 Camaro, 6.231, 208.10

First round TAFC pairings
1) Andy Bohl, Racine, Wis., '08 Mustang, 5.641 seconds, 255.68 mph vs. 8) John Foster, Davenport, Iowa, '06 Monte Carlo, 5.972, 213.13
2) John Bojec, Chardon, Ohio, '03 Avenger, 5.673, 254.71 vs. 7) Jeff Wilson, Winfield, Mo., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.959, 228.42
3) Daniel Wilkerson, Springfield, Ill., '07 Monte Carlo, 5.728, 254.62 vs. 6) Jeff Burnett, Brownsburg, Ind., '07 Mustang, 5.901, 239.31
4) Mick Snyder, Demotte, Ind., '08 Mustang, 5.729, 252.38 vs. 5) Bobby Martin, Beaver Falls, Pa., '08 Charger, 5.774, 243.90

COMP ELIMINATOR
1) Larry Pritchett, Clarkrange, Tenn., '07 Sunfire, B/SM, 8.073 seconds, -0.607 (under index)
2) Jason Coan, Greentown, Ind., '32 Bantam, G/EA, 8.328, -0.592
3) Robert Bailey, Wabash, Ind., dragster, A/ED, 6.655, -0.565
4) John Staley, Bellefontaine, Ohio, '05 Civic, CC/AT, 7.315, -0.545
5) David Billingsley, Decatur, Ill., '93 Cutlass, A/EA, 7.360, -0.540
6) Steve Ambrose, Woodhaven, Mich., '23 roadster, J/AA, 7.883, -0.517
7) Greg Kamplain, Brownsburg, Ind., dragster, C/ED, 7.365, -0.505
8) Jerry Arnold, Kalamazoo, Mich., dragster, G/ED, 8.163, -0.497
9) Douglas Stewart, Edwardsburg, Mich., '03 Stratus, B/SMA, 8.205, -0.495
10) Mike Farrell, Louisville, Ky., '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.459, -0.441

SUPER STOCK
1) Jeff Gillman, Marne, Mich., '05 Sunfire, SS/BS, 8.756 seconds, -1.294 (under index)
2) Ronnie Terrell, Hebron, Ky., '85 Camaro, SS/JA, 10.065, -1.235
3) Irvin Johns, Charlestown, Ind., '07 Cobalt, GT/CA, 9.475, -1.225
4) Dave Layer, Dayton, Ohio, '08 Cobalt, GT/FA, 9.906, -1.194
5) Tony DePillo, Dayton, Ohio, '64 Plymouth, SS/B, 9.018, -1.182
6) Charlie Westcott, Parma, Mich., '68 Austin Healy, SS/AH, 8.626, -1.174
7) Tom Plant, Rosedale, Ind., '03 S-10, SS/TD, 10.127, -1.173
8) Paul Adams, Barboursville, W.V., '64 Fairlane, SS/B, 9.030, -1.170
9) Don O'Malley, Decatur, Ill., '64 Corvette, SS/JA, 10.147, -1.153
10) Robert Harrison, Albion, Ill., '66 Nova, SS/KA, 10.418, -1.132

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Joe Schaechter, Moline, Ill., '66 Chevy II, I/S, 11.311 seconds, -1.189 (under index)
2) Nichole Stephenson, Williamsport, Ind., '91 Delta 88, DF/S, 14.717, -1.183
3) Carlton Sweasy, Louisville, Ky., '77 Corvette, G/SA, 11.151, -1.149
4) Fred Suiter, Defiance, Mo., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.428, -1.122
5) Kevin Suiter, St. Charles, Mo., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.430, -1.120
6) Lyn Smith, Pontiac, Ill., '72 Gran Sport, G/SA, 11.194, -1.106
7) Mike Morgan, Brazil, Ind., '76 Pontiac, K/SA, 11.850, -1.100
8) John Livingston, Murfreesboro, Tenn., '90 Camaro, J/SA, 11.654, -1.096
9) John Summers, Franklin, Ky., '85 Mustang, L/S, 11.905, -1.095
10) Bill Sempsrott, Franklin, Ohio, '66 Nova, K/S, 11.756, -1.094

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Cathy Belcher, Rantoul, Ill., '90 Camaro, 6.703 seconds, 208.49 mph
2) Chris Ray, Louisville, Ky., '05 Cavalier, 6.716, 212.16
3) Tom Stultz, Terre Haute, Ind., '92 Firebird, 6.770, 206.35
4) Mike Coughlin, Delaware, Ohio, '06 Cobalt, 6.780, 206.29
5) Timothy Kirman, Morris, Ill., '01 Grand Am, 6.861, 201.37
6) Stephen Brinegar, Germantown, Ohio, '97 Probe, 6.923, 199.40
7) Rick Corn, Benton, Ill., '05 Stratus, 6.928, 200.92
8) Greg Burba, Beaver Creek, Ohio, '63 Corvette, 6.947, 199.23
9) Anthony Munao, Arlington Heights, Ill., '07 Cobalt, 6.974, 201.04
10) Reed Hughes, Terre Haute, Ill., '68 Camaro, 7.062, 191.89

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Mike Wharram, Morton, Ill., dragster, 6.499 seconds, 209.07 mph
2) John Coughlin, Delaware, Ohio, dragster, 7.010, 191.78
3) Richard Edwards, Terre Haute, Ind., '48 Fiat, 7.016, 192.93
4) Edward Dudley, Fishers, Ind., dragster, 7.076, 194.66
5) Jacklyn Gebhardt, Jacksonville, Ill., dragster, 7.085, 190.86
6) Craig Sullivan, Avon, Ind., dragster, 7.090, 193.49
7) Vince Nannini, Lake Bluff, Ill., dragster, 7.094, 191.02
8) Dean McIlvain, New Carlisle, Ohio, dragster, 7.100, 193.57
9) Jeremy Bargo, Barbourville, Ky., dragster, 7.191, 187.36
10) Rick Forish, New Palestine, Ind., dragster, 7.215, 188.23

-credit: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Mike Coughlin , Steve Ambrose , Mike Farrell , Jeff Wilson , Marty Thacker , Jacklyn Gebhardt , Jeff Bohr , Ken Perry , Bill Reichert , Todd Datweiler , Mick Snyder , Larry Pritchett , Bobby Martin , Daniel Wilkerson , Robert Harr
Teams Williams