NC: Norwalk final day rained out

WEATHER FORCES POSTPONEMENT OF CAVALCADE OF STARS NORWALK, Ohio -- Summit Motorsports Park and NHRA Officials, along with nearly 500 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competitors battled Mother Nature throughout the day with persistent...

WEATHER FORCES POSTPONEMENT OF CAVALCADE OF STARS

NORWALK, Ohio -- Summit Motorsports Park and NHRA Officials, along with nearly 500 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competitors battled Mother Nature throughout the day with persistent weather forcing the postponement of final eliminations for this weekend's B'Laster PB50 Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser. The event will be concluded at the North Central Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio, scheduled for July 25-27. Racers are encouraged to visit NHRA.com and the NHRA North Central Division web site in the next week for further details.

In the racing that did take place on Sunday, Ken Perry of Richmond Hill, Ontario, CAN., took out No. 1 qualifier and 2-time defending NHRA National Champion Bill Reichert with a run of 5.426 second, 260.61 mph. Perry will face Marty Thacker of Robinson, Ill., in the next round. Also advancing through round one was Mike Kosky of Cuddy, Pa., and Todd Datweiler of Herscher, Ill.

In Top Alcohol Funny Car, Frank Manzo of Morganville, N.J., advanced taking out Ketter Ray in round one and will face Andrew Bohl who knocked out John Bojec. Matching up in the other funny car semifinal will be Bobby Martin, who qualified No. 2, against Mick Snyder who beat division champion Daniel Wilkerson.

North Central Division racers head to Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill., for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, June 13-15.

The following are round one results for TAD and TAFC from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series 2nd Annual B'Laster PB50 Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser at Summit Motorsports Park:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER

Round 1
8) Ken Perry, Richmond Hill, Ont., 5.472, 260.61 def. 1) Bill Reichert, Owosso, Mich., 5.426, 271.73

4) Marty Thacker, Robinson, Ill., 5.504, 257.58 def. 5) Tim Bowgren, Valparaiso, Ind., 17.596, 56.14

3) Todd Datweiler, Herscher, Ill., 5.626, 253.75 def. 6) Noah Condo, Monticello, Ind., 10.442, 74.39

2) Mike Kosky, Cuddy, Pa., 5.419, 260.97 def. 7) Dave Hirata, Lowell, Ind., 14.682, 45.33

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR

Round 1
1) Frank Manzo, Morganville, N.J., '05 Monte Carlo, 5.562, 261.62 def. 8) Keeter Ray, Newport Beech, Calif., '08 Mustang, 5.859, 246.80

2) Bobby Martin, Beaver Falls, Pa., '07 Charger, 5.658, 256.55 def. 7) Jeff Wilson, Winfield, Mo., '05 Monte Carlo, 5.688, 232.19

4) Andy Bohl, Racine, Wis., '07 Mustang, 5.653, 255.77 def. 5) John Bojec, Chardon, Ohio, '03 Avenger, 5.700, 253.37

3) Mick Snyder, Demotte, Ind., '08 Mustang, 5.587, 256.80 def. 6) Daniel Wilkerson, Springfield, Ill., '05 Monte Carlo, foul

-credit: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Frank Manzo , Jeff Wilson , Marty Thacker , Ken Perry , Bill Reichert , Todd Datweiler , Mick Snyder , Bobby Martin , Daniel Wilkerson