NC: Columbus final summary

TWO EVENTS, TWO WINS FOR THACKER HEBRON, Ohio -- Top Alcohol Dragster pilot Marty Thacker raced to his second NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series win of the weekend today at National Trail Raceway just outside of Columbus, Ohio.


HEBRON, Ohio -- Top Alcohol Dragster pilot Marty Thacker raced to his second NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series win of the weekend today at National Trail Raceway just outside of Columbus, Ohio. The Robinson, Ill., resident outran Mike Kosky of Cuddy, Pa., with a lap of 5.533 seconds at 261.88 mph in the final round match up. Thacker also took the win in yesterday's rescheduled event that was rained out in Norwalk, Ohio, back in May. Thacker also beat Kosky in that final round match up.

Bobby Martin won the funny car title on Saturday for the make-up event but fell short today to former NHRA North Central Division Champion Mick Snyder. The Demotte, Ind., racer clocked in at 5.755 seconds at 252.28 mph to hold off Martin of Beaver Falls, Pa., with a 5.780, 254.18 mph run.

The win was Snyder's first of the year in the North Central Division while Thacker's was his third in four final rounds.

Five Ohio racers made final round appearances but Brian Sexton of Arcanum, Ohio, was the lone winner taking out Jeff Brooks in Super Comp. Bill Yates of Johnstown, Ohio, lost to Ricky Adkins of Milam, Mich., in the final of the division's Dart Top Sportsman class while Brad Zaskowski of Belmont, Mich., held off Dayton, Ohio, resident Dave Layer in Super Stock.

In Super Gas it was Dave Klomps of Brucefield, Ont., CAN., beating Tom Dimond of Dublin, Ohio, and Tennessee racer Jeff Goodman won over Damien Hazelton of Ottawa, Ohio, in Super Street.

Jason Coan went to his third final round this year in Comp Eliminator taking home his second win running 8.294 seconds at 154.56 in the quarter mile, and Troy Williams drove to a 7.468 second, 175.85 mph win in the Spitzer Race Cars Top Dragster class.

Rounding out today's winners was Grace Howell driving a '94 Camaro to the win over William Belanger in Stock Eliminator.

North Central Division racers head to Beech Bend Raceway Park for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, August 22-24.

The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at National Trail Raceway:


Round 1
6) Mike Kosky, Cuddy, Pa., 5.525, 258.81 def. 3) Ken Perry, Richmond Hill, Ont., 5.563, 237.05

1) Marty Thacker, Robinson, Ill., 5.546, 257.43 def. 8) Dave Weber, N. Ridgeville, Ohio, 15.895, 44.80

7) Robin Samsel, Marion, Ind., 5.599, 250.04 def. 2) Noah Condo, Monticello, Ind., 11.935, 57.40

4) Bill Reichert, Owosso, Mich., 5.385, 265.43 def. 5) Arthur Gallant, Boxboro, Mass., 13.520, 49.51

Thacker, 5.509, 262.74 def. Reichert, 5.541, 260.86
Kosky, 5.554, 257.19 def. Samsel, 6.064, 227.00

Thacker, 5.533, 261.88 def. Kosky, 5.543, 261.07


Round 1
3) Daniel Wilkerson, Springfield, Ill., '07 Monte Carlo, 5.766, 253.04 def. 6) John Bojec, Chardon, Ohio, '03 Avenger, 5.826, 248.02

4) Andy Bohl, Racine, Wis., '07 Mustang, 5.831, 250.60 def. 5) Fred Hagen, Chicago, '08 Mustang, 8.672, 120.26

1) Bobby Martin, Beaver Falls, Pa., '07 Charger, 5.707, 255.82 def. 10) Steve Franke, Indianapolis, Ind., '98 Lumina, 6.419, 209.52

2) Mick Snyder, Demotte, Ind., '08 Mustang, 5.693, 252.19 def. 9) Jeff Wilson, Winfield, Mo., '06 Monte Carlo, 6.840, 146.50

Martin, 5.759, 253.95 def. Bohl, 5.773, 248.71
Snyder, 5.819, 250.46 def. Wilkerson, 8.140, 112.77

Snyder, 5.755, 252.28 def. Martin, 5.780, 254.18.

Jason Coan, Greentown, Ind., '32 Bantam, G/EA, 8.294, 154.56 def. Al Ackerman, Saddle Brook, N.J., dragster, F/D, 8.132, 162.92.

Brad Zaskowski, Belmont, Mich., '87 Camaro, GT/G, 10.284, 125.88 def. Dave Layer, Dayton, Ohio, '08 Cobalt, GT/EA, 9.839, 133.05.

Grace Howell, Aiken, S.C., '94 Camaro, C/SA, 10.973, 112.31 def. Willikam Belanger, Taylorsville, Ky., '69 Nova, G/SA, 11.402, 113.02.

Brian Sexton, Arcanum, Ohio, dragster, 8.898, 163.95 def. Jeff Brooks, Fredericksburg, Va., dragster, 8.892, 172.61.

Dave Klomps, Brucefield, Ont., '02 Corvette, 9.907, 156.86 def. Tom Dimond, Dublin, Ohio, '27 roadster, 9.901, 158.59.

Jeff Goodman, Hendersonville, Tenn., '67 Chevy II, 10.948, 124.60 def. Damien Hazelton, Ottawa, Ohio, '92 Camaro, 10.931, 123.73.

Troy Williams, Bradenton, Fla., dragster, 7.468, 175.84 def. James Monroe, Bloomington, Ind., dragster, 7.155, 181.69.

Ricky Adkins, Milan, Mich., '57 Bel Air, 7.335, 178.21 def. Bill Yates, Johnstown, Ohio, '04 Cavalier, 7.135, 195.56.

-credit: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Marty Thacker , Ken Perry , Bill Reichert , Mick Snyder , Bobby Martin , Daniel Wilkerson
Teams Williams