Fletcher Victorious at Lebanon WEST LEBANON, N.Y. (Sunday, July 5, 2009) - Eliminations are complete from the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event held at Lebanon Valley Dragway. Leading the pack of winners was Comp Eliminator ace ...
Fletcher Victorious at Lebanon
WEST LEBANON, N.Y. (Sunday, July 5, 2009) - Eliminations are complete from the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event held at Lebanon Valley Dragway. Leading the pack of winners was Comp Eliminator ace Dan Fletcher of Churchville, N.Y. This event wraps of the fourth of seven in Northeast division competition.
Fletcher, the defending National Champion in Comp, posted a 8.463 second, 129.57 mph pass to knock out Al Ackerman of Saddle Brook, N.J., in the final. This victory marks his fifth divisional win of the season.
Joe Santangelo from Marlborough, Conn., was victorious in Super Stock, and Stock Eliminator honors went to Joe DeMarzo of Mahopac, N.Y. Chuck Krepela, West Springfield, Mass., captured the top spot in Super Comp; Jason Kenny, Kingston, Ont., and his '03 Corvette won the Super Gas class, and Martin Ganjoin of Brick, N.J., went to the Super Street winner's circle. Top Sportsman honors went to Joe Dunne, Wolcott, Conn., and Justin Mason, Northboro, Mass., won in Top Dragster.
Darren Nicholson of Mission Viejo, Calif., and Frank Manzo, Morganville, N.J., also picked up Lebanon victories which were completed Saturday night. Nicholson, who made his third divisional appearance, picked up his first win of the season. Top Alcohol Funny Car legend Frank Manzo once again staked his claim by posting back to back wins and Lebanon. His final pass of 5.647 seconds at 254.76 mph was more than enough to pick up his third divisional win of the year and cement his place at the top of the Northeast.
Northeast division racers head to Cecil County Dragway August 28-30.
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division LODRS 1-4 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Presented by Diamond RV and NBT Bank at Lebanon Valley Dragway:
Dan Fletcher, Churchville, N.Y., '08 Cobalt, C/EA, 8.463, 129.57 def. Al Ackerman, Saddle Brook, N.J., dragster, F/D, 9.745, 93.11.
Joe DeMarzo, Mahopac, N.Y., '70 II, G/SA, 11.288, 112.66 def. Katie Sepanek, Moosic, Pa., '72 Chevelle, I/SA, 11.730, 106.77.
Joe Santangelo, Marlborough, Conn., '90 Camaro, GT/GA, 10.446, 121.97 def. Franco Cantusci, Stittsville, Ont., '00 Firebird, GT/JA, 10.699, 123.25.
Chuck Krepela, W Springfield, Mass., dragster, 8.899, 161.94 def. Heather Robilotto, Albany, N.Y., dragster, 8.870, 167.86.
Jason Kenny, Kingston, Ont., '03 Corvette, 9.917, 158.78 def. Ryan Ondrejko, Roslindale, Mass., '62 Corvette, 9.871, 147.39.
Martin Ganjoin, Brick, N.J., '69 Camaro, 10.919, 129.39 def. Joe Urbino, Alden, N.Y., '78 Malibu, 10.908, 123.10.
Joe Dunne, Wolcott, Conn., '68 Camaro, 6.943, 186.67 def. Robert Tagliareni, Oakland, N.J., '63 Corvette, 7.360, 187.94.
Justin Mason, Northboro, Mass., dragster, 7.147, 188.38 def. Debby DiGenova, Derry, N.H., dragster, 7.160, 186.92.
TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
Darren Nicholson, Mission Viejo, Calif., 5.600, 256.45 def. Rich McPhillips, Phoenixville, Pa., 5.696, 228.89.
TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
Frank Manzo, Morganville, N.J., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.647, 254.76 def. Paul Gill, Brockton, Mass., '08 Mustang, 5.803, 245.23.