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Sat, 29 Sep 2007, 07:52 AM

Morgan, Gillman, Lloyd, Turner, and Elliott Lead Qualifying
Courtesy of NHRA Marketing





HEBRON, Ohio -- Under perfect temperate conditions and nothing but blue sky, racing began today at National Trail Raceway. At stake this weekend at the JEGS Northern SPORTSnationals is $400,000 in purse and contingency. Beyond that the racers will be competing for individual honors and NHRA Lucas Oil National Points.

Newark , Ohio, resident Larry Morgan outran the field in competition eliminator with a pass of 6.988 seconds. And in Super Stock John Coughlin of Delaware, Ohio, was only out done by Jeff Gillman from Marne, Mich., with a time of 8.814 seconds.

Top qualifiers in top dragster included a pair of Ohio residents. Taking first in class was Tom Elliott, of Brooks, Ohio, with Bruce Westfall, from Granville, Ohio, not far behind. Rob Lloyd from Whitmore Lake, Mich., drove his '89 Daytona to the top spot in Stock Eliminator. And in top sportsman Tommy Turner, of Naples, Fla., was able to outrun his competition which included Delaware, Ohio's own Mike Coughlin landing in the No. 3 spot.

Racing continues Saturday at 8 a.m. with qualifying and time trials. Action will also include class eliminations in Stock, and Super Stock, highlighted by the $5,000 purse in the Mopar Hemi Challenge contested by racers in Super Stock running 1968 Dodge Darts and 1968 Hemi Barracudas. Saturday's action will also feature the JEGS Top Dragster Shootout and the Extravaganza Car Show with nostalgia top fuel dragsters and funny cars running at 4 and 6 p.m.

Gates open at 8 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children 8-12 years old. National Trail Raceway is located at 2650 National Road SW in Hebron, Ohio; approximately 20 miles east of Columbus on old U.S. Highway 40, one mile north of Interstate 70 at the Kirkersville exit. From Columbus, take I-70 to Highway 158 north and follow the signs, or take I-70 to Highway 37 north to U.S. Highway 40 and follow the signs. For more information, call National Trail Raceway, (740) 928-5706 or visit them at http://www.NationalTrailRaceway.com.

The following are Friday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series JEGS Northern SPORTSnationals.

 
COMP ELIMINATOR
1) Larry Morgan, Newark, Ohio, '06 Stratus, B/A, 6.998 seconds, -0.672 (under index)
2) Jeff Taylor, Floyds Kobb, Ind., '07 Cobalt, E/SM, 8.508, -0.652
3) Todd Patterson, Augusta, Kan., '34 Chevy, B/SR, 7.890, -0.640
4) Jerry Arnold, Kalamazoo, Mich., dragster, G/ED, 8.046, -0.614
5) Jesse Plant, Terre Haute, Ind., dragster, D/ED, 7.389, -0.601
6) Al Ackerman, Saddle Brook, N.J., dragster, F/D, 8.092, -0.598
7) Brian Browell, Lafayette, Ind., dragster, D/D, 7.240, -0.580
8) David Rampy, Piedmont, Ala., '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.324, -0.576
9) Bo Butner, Floyds Knobs, Ind., '07 Cobalt, AA/SM, 7.163, -0.547
10) Sal Biondo, Maspeth, N.Y., '93 Beretta, I/AA, 8.317, -0.533
 
SUPER STOCK
1) Jeff Gillman, Marne, Mich., '05 Sunfire, SS/BS, 8.814 seconds, -1.236 (under index) 
2) John Coughlin, Delaware, Ohio, '07 Cobalt, SS/CM, 8.735, -1.215
3) Bret Voges, Findlay, Ohio, '67 Nova, SS/HA, 9.733, - 1.167
4) Gary Richard, Bay Shore, N.Y., '07 Cobalt, GT/AA, 9.241, -1.159
5) Rich South, Pickerington, Ohio, '05 Sunfire, GT/EA, 9.791, -1.159
6) Jerry Silveus, Van Buren, Ohio, '04 Cavalier, GT/BA, 9.410, -1.140
7) Michael Volkman, Moon, Pa., '00 Sebring, GT/IA, 10.368, -1.132
8) Charlie Bohannon, Valley Station, Ky., '67 Corvette, SS/HA, 9.773, -1.127
9) Tom Plant, Rosedale, Ind., '03 S-10, SS/TD, 10.230, -1.120
10) Jim Boburka, Coraopolis, Pa., '04 Cavalier, GT/CA, 9.586, -1.114

STOCK ELIMINATOR 
1) Rob Lloyd, Whitmore Lake, Mich., '89 Daytona, CF/S, 13.862 seconds, -1.588 (under index) 
2) Steve Polhill, London, Ont., '82 Escort, EF/S, 16.558, -1.192
3) Bruce Witherspoon, Lansing, Mich., '90 Corvette, D/FIA, 11.145, -1.155
4) Jim Harrison, Albion, Ill., '66 Nova, K/SA, 11.802, -1.148
5) Jamie Summers, Franklin, Ky., '85 Mustang, P/S, 12.506, -1.144
6) Bert Morgan, Charleston, Ill., '75 Buick Wgn, R/SA, 13.215, -1.135
7) Robert Schroeder, Peconic, N.Y., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.432, -1.118
8) Lewis Conkey, London, Ohio, '88 Camaro, G/FI, 12.033 , -1.117
9) Gary Richard, Bay Shore, N.Y., '69 Camaro, C/SA, 10.611, -1.089
10) John Shaul, Fultonham, N.Y., '64 Fury, A/SA, 10.214, -1.086
 
TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Tommy Turner, Naples, Fla., '06 GTO, 6.890 seconds, 202.73 mph
2) Aaron Glaser, Shepherdsville, Ky., '68 Camaro, 6.891, 199.20
3) Mike Coughlin, Delaware, Ohio, '07 Cobalt, 6.941, 199.97
4) Greg Burba, Beavercreek, Ohio, '63 Corvette, 6.951 , 199.58
5) Bill Yates, Johnstown, Ohio, '04 Cavalier, 6.955, 199.67
6) Stephen Brineger, Germantown, Ohio, '97 Probe, 6.958 , 200.56
7) James Wyatt, Circleville, Ohio, '94 Grand Prix, 6.983 , 196.70
8) Dan Stevenson, Bolingbrook, Ill., '01 S-10, 6.997, 197.54
9) Marvin Blaney, Delaware, Ohio, '90 Camaro, 7.039, 180.14
10) Jerry Albert, Avon, Ohio, '97 Camaro, 7.046, 196.19 
 
TOP DRAGSTER
1) Tom Elliott, Brooks, Ohio, dragster, 6.478 seconds, 210.87 mph
2) Bruce Westfall, Granville, Ohio, dragster, 6.870, 190.35 
3) Brad Kerry, Painesville, Ohio, dragster, 6.901, 193.57 
4) Jerry Powell, Kokomo, Ind., dragster, 6.909, 195.70
5) Jeff Brown, Marysville, Ohio, dragster, 6.934, 190.92 
6) Rick Forish, New Boston, Mich., dragster, 6.950, 192.14
7) David Jamison, Twinsburg, Ohio, dragster, 7.002, 200.38 
8) John Brimer, Arlington, Texas, dragster, 7.038, 189.79
9) Matt Albright, N. Royalton, Ohio, dragster, 7.094, 184.45 
10) Ed Alessi Jr, Bethpage, N.Y., dragster, 7.100, 188.25





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