NE: Series Reading final summary

NHRA NORTHEAST DIVISION RACE OF CHAMPIONS COMPLETE EXCEPT FOR PRO CATEGORY READING, Pa. (Sept. 27, 2009) -- The top points earning drivers from NHRA member tracks across the Northeast division competed today in the Race of Champions...

NHRA NORTHEAST DIVISION RACE OF CHAMPIONS COMPLETE EXCEPT FOR PRO CATEGORY

READING, Pa. (Sept. 27, 2009) -- The top points earning drivers from NHRA member tracks across the Northeast division competed today in the Race of Champions at the NHRA Summit Racing Series Northeast Division Finals. The ROC should have been completed in conjunction with the rest of the Division Finals event but it was postponed by rain until today. In fact, due to more rain today, there was one pair of cars that did not make it down the track and that was the final of the Super category.

In Pro, Larry Pappas of Wayne, N.J., running for Island Dragway, scored the win over George Windsor of Upper Marlboro, Md., who was racing for Virginia Motorsports Park. Pappas laid down a 10.101-second, 131.01 mph pass to Windsor's 10.533-second, 124.71 mph effort.

Street class competitor Frank Cicerale of Piscataway, N.J., racing for Numidia Dragway, wheeled his '68 Nova to the win over Salvatore Capizzi Jr., of Rochester, N.Y. Capizzi drove his dragster for Spencer Speedway.

In the Bike/Sled category, Jonathan Tisdale, East Hartford, Conn., ousted Mark Schwalm of Auburn, Pa. Tisdale, running Lebanon Valley Dragway's colors, peeled off an 8.945-second, 131.90 mph pass while Schwalm, representing Numidia Dragway, ran 9.352 seconds at 137.11 mph.

The final round of the Super category ROC will be run at a later date.

Following are the NHRA Northeast Division Summit Racing Series Finals Race of Champions results:

PRO

Larry Pappas, Wayne, N.J., Island Dragway, dragster, 10.101, 131.01 def. George Windsor, Upper Marlboro, Md., Virginia Motorsports Park, dragster, 10.533, 124.71

STREET

Frank Cicerale, Piscataway, N.J., Numidia Dragway, '68 Nova, 11.836, 110.33 def. Salvatore Capizzi Jr., Rochester, N.Y., Spencer Speedway, dragster, 12.865, 95.43.

BIKE/SLED

Jonathan Tisdale, East Hartford, Conn., Lebanon Valley Dragway, dragster, 8.945, 131.90 def. Mark Schwalm, Auburn, Pa., Numidia Dragway, '85 Ninja, 9.352, 137.11

- credit: nhra

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