NE: West Lebanon Saturday notes

Manzo Victorious Again at Lebanon WEST LEBANON, N.Y. -- Alcohol eliminations are complete at Lebanon Valley Dragway with the prestigious Wally trophies going to Top Alcohol Dragster pilot Darren Nicholson from Mission Viejo, Calif.,...

Manzo Victorious Again at Lebanon

WEST LEBANON, N.Y. -- Alcohol eliminations are complete at Lebanon Valley Dragway with the prestigious Wally trophies going to Top Alcohol Dragster pilot Darren Nicholson from Mission Viejo, Calif., and Top Alcohol Funny Car driver Frank Manzo, of Morganville, N.J. Parings are also set for the remaining classes of Sunday's eliminations at the fourth NHRA Northeast Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event.

Nicholson, who made his third divisional appearance, picked up his first win of the season. He defeated the divisional points leader to reach the finals in which he posted a 5.600 second, 256.45 mph pass to defeat Rich McPhillips of Phoenixville, Pa., to pick up the hardware.

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.

Top qualifiers in other categories going into Sunday include Charlie Greco, Paoli, Pa., in Comp Eliminator; Jacques Blais, Tolland CT, in Super Stock; and Jim Boudreau of Tewksbury, Mass., took the pole in Stock. Top Sportsman went to Joe Dunne of Wolcott, Conn., and Frank Zeffiro from Winchester Center, Conn., in Top Dragster.

Racing continues Sunday at Lebanon Valley Dragway with gates opening at 8 a.m. and eliminations beginning at 9:30 a.m. Tickets are $15 each on Sunday. Children 6 to 12 years old are $5 and kids 5 and under are admitted free. For more information please call Lebanon Valley Dragway, (518) 794-7130, or visit www.Dragway.com.

The following are Saturday's final results for TAD and TAFC and final qualifying results for Sunday 's competition 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:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER:

Round 1
5) Darren Nicholson, Mission Viejo, Calif., 5.576, 253.37 def. 4) Darvin Martinets, Lake Jackson, Texas, 5.814, 229.43;

3) Richard Bourke, Old Tappan, N.J., 5.550, 261.17 def. 6) Tom Pickett, Salem, N.H., 5.926, 244.52;

2) Rich McPhillips, Phoenixville, Pa., 5.573, 242.63 def. 7) Bruce Horner, Bergenfield, N.J., 5.718, 240.29;

1) John Finke, Selkirk, N.Y., 5.522, 265.69 def. 8) Mike Kosky, Cuddy, Pa., foul;

Semifinals
McPhillips, 5.483, 253.95 def. Bourke, 7.572, 122.03; Nicholson, 5.549, 256.94 def. Finke, 5.553, 261.83;

Final
Nicholson, 5.600, 256.45 def. McPhillips, 5.696, 228.89.

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR:

Round 1
3) Paul Gill, Brockton, Mass., '08 Mustang, 5.775, 244.21 def. 6) Frank Schuster, Chesterfield, N.J., '02 Firebird, 5.846, 210.90;

2) Eric Lourie, Terryville, Conn., '02 Camaro, 5.838, 239.06 def. 7) Fred Tigges, Holbrook, Mass., '01 Avenger, 5.906, 243.99;

4) Paul Noakes, London, Ont., '98 Mustang, 6.063, 229.12 def. 5) John Fiorini, Dalton, Mass.,

'01 Avenger, 6.894, 152.57;

1) Frank Manzo, Morganville, N.J., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.643, 256.65 was unopposed;

Semifinals
Gill, 5.812, 224.06 def. Lourie, 5.799, 246.26; Manzo, 6.103, 230.65 def. Noakes, 6.155, 223.50;

Final
Manzo, 5.647, 254.76 def. Gill, 5.803, 245.23.

COMP ELIMINATOR
1) Charlie Greco, Paoli, Pa., '06 GTO, D/AA, 7.650 seconds, -0.630 (under index)
2) Dave Yediny, Nazareth, Pa., '71 Opel GT, L/A, 8.922, -0.568
3) Al Ackerman, Saddle Brook, N.J., dragster, F/D, 8.074, -0.566
4) Vinny Barone, Dix Hills, N.Y., '34 Chevrolet, A/SR, 7.836, -0.564
5) Dan Fletcher, Churchville, N.Y., '08 Cobalt, C/EA, 8.066, -0.564
6) Brian Darcy, Newburgh, N.Y., dragster, A/ND, 6.908, -0.552
7) Joe Carnasciale, Cranston, R.I., '92 Camaro, I/SM, 9.152, -0.518
8) Sal Biondo, Maspeth, N.Y., '93 Beretta, I/AA, 8.249, -0.511
9) Fred Gallo, Shirley, N.Y., '08 Cobalt, A/AA, 6.675, -0.475
10) Stephen Szupka, Willow Grove, Pa., dragster, F/ED, 8.365, -0.465

SUPER STOCK
1) Jacques Blais, Tolland, Conn., '98 Mustang, GT/EA, 9.792 seconds, -1.158 (under index)
2) Angelo Ditocco, Mahopac, N.Y., '98 Firebird, SS/HA, 9.747, -1.153
3) George Vignogna, Mahopac, N.Y., '97 Sebring, SS/AS, 8.775, -1.125
4) Joseph Franco III, N. Babylon, N.Y., '85 Camaro, GT/HA, 10.240, -1.110
5) Tom Boucher, Byfield, Mass., '97 Firehawk, GT/CA, 9.591, -1.109
6) Bruce Riley, Lake Echo, N.S., '71 Chevelle, SS/EA, 9.554, -1.096
7) Mark LaBrecque, W. Springfield, Mass., '95 S-10, GT/TC, 10.316, -1.084
8) Guy DesJardins, St. Bruno, Quebec, '67 Camaro, SS/FA, 9.706, -1.044
9) Vic Santos, N. Reading, Pa., '85 Firebird, GT/HA, 10.350, -1.000
10) Greg Gay, Westminster, Vt., '81 Mirada, SS/MA, 11.163, -0.987

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Jim Boudreau, Tewksbury, Mass., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.295 seconds, -1.255 (under index)
2) Jim Marshall, Scottsville, N.Y., '81 Corvette, G/SA, 11.047, -1.253
3) Jeffrey Bardekoff, Commack, N.Y., '64 Fury, B/SA, 10.323, -1.227
4) Joe Cokinos, Elmwood Park, N.J., '96 S-10, P/S, 12.424, -1.226
5) Jack Matyas, Bethlehem, Pa., '00 Trans Am, B/SA, 10.350, -1.200
6) Tom Kreeber, Rensselaer, N.Y., '65 Coronet, I/SA, 11.420, -1.180
7) Gene Monahan, Brockton, Mass., '90 Formula, K/SA, 11.778, -1.172
8) Gary Parker, Westfield, Mass., '75 Camaro, H/SA, 11.297, -1.153
9) James Conte, Pearl River, N.Y., '69 Mustang, C/SA, 10.556, -1.144
10) Bob Salemi, Forestdale, R.I., '92 Jeep, R/SA, 13.217, -1.133

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Joe Dunne, Wolcott, Conn., '68 Camaro, 6.365 seconds, 217.32 mph
2) John Prime, Thomastown, Conn., '68 Camaro, 6.717, 204.17
3) John Benoit, Montpelier, Vt., dragster, 6.842, 199.17
4) Dennis Gaboriault, Millbury, Mass., '07 Mustang, 6.847, 199.82
5) Rob Nicola, Medford, N.Y., '53 Corvette, 6.858, 200.71
6) Ryan Ondrejko, Roslindale, Mass., '08 GTO, 6.894, 201.40
7) Michael Kaufman, Woodcliff Lake, N.J., '67 Corvette, 6.918, 200.14
8) Todd Fontana, Fair Lawn, N.J., '63 Corvette, 6.941, 199.79
9) Al Pazereckis, Hopewell Jct., N.Y., '68 Chevelle, 6.979, 200.47
10) Tony Arcuni, W. Babylon, N.Y., '95 Cutlass, 7.076, 194.13

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Frank Zeffiro, Winchester Center, Conn., dragster, 6.296 seconds, 225.30 mph
2) Michael Galofaro, Lincoln Park, N.J., dragster, 6.676, 202.48
3) Joe DeGuara, Nesconcest, N.Y., dragster, 6.696, 204.39
4) Gary Antinora, Rochester, N.Y., dragster, 6.711, 203.55
5) Scott Hall, Ledyard, Conn., dragster, 6.735, 197.25
6) Glen Puluse, Little Falls, N.J., dragster, 6.763, 203.19
7) Warren Heaps, Ashland, Mass., dragster, 6.825, 196.90
8) Glenn Flack, Sewell, N.J., dragster, 6.887, 195.08
9) BJ Masiello, Shelton, Conn., dragster, 6.900, 195.08
10) Wayne Hofmann, New Preston, Conn., dragster, 6.909, 194.83

-credit: nhra

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