MOHNTON, Pa. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division, event at Maple Grove Raceway listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
Left Lane: Richard St. Pierre Runs 5.997/195.70, Now #2
Right Lane: Tom Fox Jr. Runs 5.844/236.01, Now #1
1:58 p.m. - This was a pair of new drivers. so there is little information available right now. Both cars went straight down the track, but neither was very fast.
Left Lane: Richard Bourke Runs 5.311/269.40, Now #1
Right Lane: Dan Dietrich No Time, Now #4
Dietrich staged and then rolled through the beams so he got no times. Bourke had his career best ET to take the top spot.
Left Lane: Frank Schuster Runs 5.788/246.48, Now #2
Right Lane: Mike Burns Runs 11.117/69.94, Now #5
Burns shook the tires off the starting line and shut down early. Schuster had some tire shake but drove through it.
Left Lane: Bruce Horner Runs 5.714/243.46, Now #2
Right Lane: Karen Stalba Runs 5.898/227.15, Now #5
Horner and Stalba took their cars straight down the lanes to make the field.
Left Lane: Jackie Fricke Runs 5.550/258.42, Now #3
Right Lane: John Finke Runs 5.387/259.36, Now #2
Finke had a good, clean run to take the second spot in the order. Fricke took the three spot with a good run in the other lane.
Left Lane: Bill Reichert Runs 5.419/262.49, Now #4
Right Lane: Dan Page Runs 5.388/267.43, Now #3
Reichert started losing cylinder.s halfway down the track. Page moved into the number three spot
Left Lane: Dan Mercier Runs 5.600/250.92, Now #6
Right Lane: Duane Shields Runs 10.038/109.17, Now #12
Shields launched and smoked the tires right away. Mercier lost cylinders all the way down the track.
Left Lane: Mike Kosky Runs 5.420/262.08, Now #5
Right Lane: Rich McPhillips No Time, Now #15
McPhillips launched and smoked the tires. He stopped before he crossed the finish line. Kosky had a good run to make the field.