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Mon, 28 Apr 2014, 16:46 PM

Reichert Scores Again; Drew Gets First Top Alcohol Funny Car Win
Courtesy of NHRA Field Marketing

BROWNSBURG, Ind. -- The North Central Division completed their first event of the season with the Spring Spectacle of Speed at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. Bill Reichert, Owosso, Mich., and Ray Drew, Hales Corner, Wis., took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car respectively.

Reichert with his second consecutive win here in Indy and his 53rd NHRA Regional/Divisional event win, worked his way through the field and ran 5.271 seconds at 269.67 mph in his final round victory over Jared Dreher, Clinton, Ind., who clocked in at 5.508 seconds, 256.75 mph.

Drew faced off against Fred Hagen, Des Plaines, Ill., and posted a winning run of 5.712 seconds, 252.57 mph in his 14' Mustang. Hagen's run was disqualified as he got out of the groove and crossed the center line. This was Drew's first TAFC win ever and his first outing with his new 2014 Mustang Funny Car.

Other racers visiting the winner's circle this weekend were Fred Allen, Winamac, Ind., in Comp Eliminator; Dave Layer, Dayton, Ohio, in Super Stock; Chris Sullivan, Virden, Ill., in Super Comp; Luke Bogacki, Carterville, Ill., in Super Gas; Dean Karns, Fairborn, Ohio, in Super Street; Scott Hagen, Oxford, Mich., in Pro Stock Snowmobile and Kevin Zaskowski, Grand Rapids, Mich., in Stock Eliminator. In the division's Brodix Steve Schmidt Top Sportsman class it was Dwayne Gallogly, Cedarville, Ohio, taking the win while Karma Hopper, Walton, Ky., won in Spitzer Race Cars Top Dragster Series.

North Central Division racers head to Summit Motorsports Park for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, May 16-18.

The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Spring Spectacle of Speed at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis:

Round 1
4) Jared Dreher, Clinton, Ind., 5.361, 266.74 def. 5) Robin Samsel, Marion, Ind., 5.440, 267.11;
6) Mike Kosky, Cuddy, Pa., 5.433, 254.81 def. 3) Brandon Booher, Urbana, Ill., 9.724, 82.47;
2) Bill Reichert, Owosso, Mich., 5.407, 264.75 def. 7) Jerry Powell, Atlanta, Ind., 5.531, 259.86;
8) Marty Thacker, Robinson, Ill., 5.396, 263.67 def. 1) Mia Tedesco, Murrysville, Pa., 5.398, 268.49;

Reichert, 16.094, 46.90 def. Kosky, broke;
Dreher, 5.410, 267.06 def. Thacker, 5.583, 220.84;

Reichert, 5.271, 269.67 def. Dreher, 5.508, 256.75.

Round 1
1) Paul Noakes, London, Ont., '09 Mustang, 5.660, 256.99 def. 10) Rob Pfeister, Shelbyville, Ky., '04 Camaro, 6.347, 220.66;
3) Ray Drew, Hales Corner, Wis., '14 Mustang, 5.690, 249.63 def. 6) Scott McVey, Winnipeg, Manit., '06 Monte Carlo, 11.158, 78.36;
2) Chris Foster, Davenport, Iowa, '11 Mustang, 5.622, 254.95 def. 7) Todd Robertson, Harrison Twp., Mich., '06 Monte Carlo, 6.253, 203.68;
9) Fred Hagen, Des Plaines, Ill., '09 Mustang, 5.628, 255.10 def. 4) Andy Bohl, Racine, Wis., '08 Mustang, 6.031, 181.67;

Hagen, 6.256, 235.43 def. Noakes, foul;
Drew, 5.646, 254.09 def. Foster, 5.679, 255.19;

Drew, 5.712, 252.57 def. Hagen, No Time.

Fred Allen, Winamac, Ind., '14 Camaro, E/AA, 7.698, 175.02 def. Robert Bailey, Wabash, Ind., dragster, A/ED, 6.650,191.10.

Dave Layer, Dayton, Ohio, '08 Cobalt, GT/GA, 9.999, 133.88 def. Ronald Traupman, Baden, Pa., '05 Grand Am, SS/BS, 8.969, 149.33.

Kevin Zaskowski, Grand Rapids, Mich., '68 Camaro, E/SA, 10.870, 112.36 def. Edmond Richardson, Greenbrier, Tenn., '69 Camaro, H/SA, 11.469, 105.53.

Chris Sullivan, Virden, Ill., dragster, 8.905, 164.47 def. Edmond Richardson, Greenbrier, Tenn., dragster, 8.933, 149.70.

Luke Bogacki, Carterville, Ill., '63 Corvette, 9.956, 155.38 def. Kenny Lafollette, Sarahsville, Ohio, '88 Mustang, 9.900, 153.40.

Dean Karns, Fairborn, Ohio, '89 Toyota, 10.915, 118.13 def. Dave Ancel, Morris, Ill., '65 Malibu, 10.886, 129.75.

Karma Hopper, Walton, Ky., dragster, 6.507, 208.42 def. Christopher Carrico, Fort Wayne, Ind., dragster, 6.460, 207.56.

Dwayne Gallogly, Cedarville, Ohio, '63 Corvette, 7.650, 180.84 def. Cheyenne Stanley, Cythiana, Ky., '07 Mustang, 6.716, 194.10.

Scott Hagen, Oxford, Mich., '13 Skidoo, 8.399, 153.28 def. Zack Davis, Brighton, Mich., '13 Skidoo, 8.481, 151.66.

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