RISING SUN, Md. - Dan Page and DJ Cox took home the wins along with bothers Brian and Mike Sawyer at this weekend's NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Cecil County Dragway.
Page, Hampstead, N.H., faced off with Josh Hart, Ocala, Fla., in the final of Top Alcohol Dragster for the third time this year. Page turned the tables this time taking the win and his first of the season with a 5.538 second, 262.79 mph pass to Hart's 6.429, 154.79. Hart won the previous meetings in Epping, N.H., and Atco, N.J.
Cox took the early lead against Phil Burkart in Top Alcohol Funny Car and just barely held on to the hard charging Burkhart who ran quicker at 5.601, 262.08. Cox, Whiteford, Md., won with a 5.632 at 259.06 mph in his '17 Monte Carlo. The win was Cox's first of the season while Brukart has two this year.
Bothers Brain and Mike Sawyer both took home wins and shared in the winner's circle celebration with Brain taking the easy final round win in Super Street and Mike knocked out Brenda Hunter in the Super Gas final. The win was Brian's first of the year as Barbara Markoglu was a no show. Mike was better at both ends of the track to defeat Hunter with a 9.938, 163.41 lap in his '03 Cavalier.
In one of the closest final rounds of the weekend, Calvin Hill, Tamaqua, Pa., beat out Frank Aragona, Freehold, N.J. Hill left first by just .001 seconds and held on to win by about 13 inches running 8.122 seconds at 150.23 mph for his second win of the year.
Ronald Proctor and Kyle Cultrera took home the honors in the MX Magnaflux Top Sportsman and Top Dragster classes respectively. Proctor, Harpers Ferry, W.Va., powered his '09 Mustang past Nick Willard, Leominster, Mass., in 6.799 seconds at 196.27 mph. Cultrera, Eliot, Maine, had a great ..004 second reaction time and led all the way against Steven Kerns of Kutztown, Pa.
Rounding out the winners were Joseph Franco beating Douglas Linke in Super Stock; Todd Hoven knocked out Doug's nephew Bubba Linke in Stock, Mike Robilotto won in Super Comp over Brian Guthrie and Frank Berard Jr. took the Pro Stock Snowmobile trophy.
The NHRA Summit Jr. Drag Racing League was also in action with Matt Schell downing Pat Richardson in the 13-17 year old class, Tyler Depascale beat out Frank Aragona III in the 6-9 class and Brody Harp won over Kate Hall in the 10-12.
Northeast Division racers head to Virginia Motorsports Park for their next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event this weekend, Aug. 26-27.
The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Cecil County Dragway:
TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER: Round 1 3) Dan Mercier, Saint-Michel, Quebec, 5.410, 267.27 def. 6) Wayne Morris, Lincoln University, Pa., 6.869, 138.57 4) Rich McPhillips, Phoenixville, Pa., 5.400, 273.94 def. 9) Earl Nichols Jr., Wilmington, Del., 5.678, 240.00 2) Josh Hart, Ocala, Fla., 5.322, 270.05 def. 7) Tom Fox Jr., Shamong, N.J., 5.432, 258.71 1) Dan Page, Hampstead, N.H., 5.352, 272.06 def. 8) Karen Stalba, Hammonton, N.J., 5.605, 262.18 Semifinals Page, 5.210, 276.13 def. McPhillips, 5.249, 279.73 Hart, 5.254, 273.39 def. Mercier, 5.351, 270.64 Final Page, 5.538, 262.79 def. Hart, 6.429, 154.79. TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR: Round 1 3) Dan Pomponio, Berlin, N.J., '10 Monte Carlo, 7.313, 151.92 def. 4) Tyler Scott, Exeter, Ont., '17 Camaro, 10.888, 78.58 2) DJ Cox Jr., Whiteford, Md., '17 Monte Carlo, 5.620, 256.65 def. 5) Marie Ferriolo, Allentown, N.J., '14 Mustang, 6.863, 153.49 1) Phil Burkart, Yorkville, N.Y., '16 Camaro, 16.821, 68.04 was unopposed; Semifinals Cox Jr., 5.731, 249.76 was unopposed Burkart, 5.651, 259.91 def. Pomponio, 7.295, 131.19 Final Cox Jr., 5.632, 259.06 def. Burkart, 5.601, 262.08
SUPER STOCK PRESENTED BY ATI
STOCK ELIMINATOR PRESENTED BY ATI
MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP SPORTSMAN PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP DRAGSTER PRESENTED BY SELECT PERFORMANCE
PRO STOCK SNOWMOBILE
JUNIOR DRAGSTER 13-17
JUNIOR DRAGSTER 10-12
JUNIOR DRAGSTER 6-9