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Fri, 7 Sep 2001, 08:28 PM

McPhillips, Manzo on Top in Englishtown
Courtesy of NHRA Marketing





ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. -- Racing action resumed today from the rain delayed Federal-Mogul Drag Racing Series at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. In the final rounds of qualifying from the previously August 11-12 scheduled event, it was Federal-Mogul Dragster driver Rich McPhillips and Federal-Mogul Funny Car driver Frank Manzo taking the top qualifier honors.

McPhillips made the quarter-mile run in 5.546 seconds at 253.33 mph to put him in the pole position. McPhillips is followed by Cliff Bozelli in the number two spot with a time of 5.624 seconds at 252.80 mph. Manzo recorded a 5.659-second 254.81 mph pass to put him at the top of his category. Paul Gill landed in the number two position with a 5.732 second pass at 251.53 mph.

Eliminations are set for Saturday, with gates opening at 8 a.m. and racing scheduled for 10 a.m. Round 1 of Federal Mogul Dragster and Funny Car are set for 1 p.m.

The following are final qualifying results and first round parings from the NHRA Federal-Mogul Drag Racing Series event at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park:

FEDERAL-MOGUL DRAGSTER

1. Rich McPhillips, 5.546 mph, 253.33 seconds vs.
8. Ken Winward, 5.925, 229.35

2. Cliff Bozelli, 5.624, 252.80 vs.
7. Karen Benkovich, 5.883, 242.93

3. Billy Gibson, 5.697, 252.80 vs.
6. Fred Ahrberg, 5.875, 235.43

4. Tim Slagle, 5.727, 243.46 vs.
5. Steven Cantrell, 5.812, 243.15

Alternates
9. Bruce Isinger, 5.993, 239.78
10. Bruce Horner, 6.022, 234,86
11. John Headley, 6.067, 210.08
12. Sheila Tafur, 6.177, 219.36
13. David DeAngelis, 9.269, 89.10
14. Arthur Gallant, 10.393, 77.90
15. Tim Rudy, 15.679, 68.13
16. Jeff Veale, 19.647., 36.77

FEDERAL-MOGUL FUNNY CAR
1. Frank Manzo, '01 Avenger, 5.659, 254.81 vs.
8. Jeffery McCulloch, '98 Camaro, 6.192, 224.14

2. Paul Gill, '01 Avenger, 5.732, 251.53 vs.
7. Michael Ferro, '99 Corvette, 6.175, 196.27

3. Bob Newberry, '01 Avenger, 5.819, 249.16 vs.
6. James Libby, '01 Camaro, 6.066, 233.16

4. Craig English, '93 Firebird, 5.925, 249.76 vs.
5. Bruce Mullins, '98 Mustang, 6.000, 209.04

Alternates
9. Eric Lourie, '00 Camaro, 6.207, 238.01
10. Paul Lee, '01 Corvette, 6.265, 225.15
11. Kim McKean, '01 Avenger, 6.699, 172.56
12. Ed Fisher, '97 Firebird, 7.715, 166.39
13. John Fiorini, '93 Saab, 9.097, 104.35
14. Scott Woodington, 10.311, 75.08

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1. Don Stratton Jr., Beloit, Ohio, B/SR, '34 Chevrolet, 8.029, -0.721 (under index)
2. Frank Aragona Jr., Franklin Square, NY, F/EA, '00 Bantam, 8.519, -0.711
3. Arnie Martel, Tewsbury, Mass., E/SMA, '00 Grans Am, 8.363, -0.657
4. Dave Northrop, Perkasie, Penn., D/SM, '99 Grand Am, 8.085, -0.615
5. Robert Rossi, Woodbridge, NJ, A/A, '92 Achevia, 6.782, -0.558
6. Michele Costa, Freehold, NJ, G/D, '01 Dragster, 9.508, -0.552
7. Richard Schonberger, Philadelpia, Penn., G/SM, 9.360, -0.550
8. Greg Kozera, Monroe, Conn., '98 Spitzer, D/D, 7.470, -0.540
9. Jeff Taylor, Lumberton, NC, '01 S-10, A/T, 7.680, -0.530
10. Pat Ross, Avon Lake, Ohio, '98 Firebird, D/A, 8.084, -0.516

SUPER STOCK
1. Richard Oaks, Woolwich, NJ, '92 Camaro, SS/DS, 10.332 seconds, -1.468(under
index)
2. Howard Barsky, Levittown, Penn., '57 Chevrolet, SS/NA, 11.350, -1.100
3. Bucky Hess, Bunker Hill, W. Va., '68 Barracuda, SS/AA, 8.997, -1.003
4. Ray Scardelli, , Manalapan, NJ, '97 Probe, GT/H, 10.176, -0.974
5. Arnie Martel, Tewsbury, Mass., '98 Grand Am, SS/BM, 8.733, -0.967
6. Russell Linke, Old Bridge, NJ, '73 Corvette, SS/JA, 10.341,  0.959
7. Don MacCallum, Ontario, Canada, '68 Barracuda, SS/AA, 9.048, -0.952
8. Dean Ribeiro, Candia, N.H., '85 Firebird, GT/HA, 10.404, -0.946
9. Dennis Steward, Dover, Penn., '91 Daytona, GT/EA, 10.017,-0.933
10. Bob Hammel Jr., , NJ, '00 Firebird, NJ, GT/FA, 10.291, -0.909

 STOCK ELIMINATOR
1. Art Leong, Brooklyn, NY, '91 Dodge, FF/SA, 14.312 seconds, -1.688 under index
2. Jim Reid Jr., Hanson, Mass., '85 Camaro, K/SA, 11.765, -1.185
3. Donald Quinn, Rahway, NJ, '78 Nova, J/SA, 11.583, -1.167
4. Bob Horgan, Tyngsboro, Mass. , '85 Camaro, J/SA, 11.596, -1.154
5. Bill Belden, Linden, NJ, '64 Chevelle, M/S, 12.021, -1.129
6. Jeffery Jewell, Bangor, Penn., '84 Regal, O/SA, 13.644, -1.056
7. Lloyd MacKay, Cedar Grove, NJ, '00 Firebird, P/SA, 12.703, -1.047
8. James Boudreau, Tewsbury, Mass., '69 Camaro, C/SA, 10.656, -1.044
9. Sterling Simmons, Midlothian, Va., '97 Camaro, D/SA, 10.816, 1.034
10. Marty Bernard, Brewerton, NY., '66 Caprice, Q/S, 12.918, -1.032







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