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Sat, 23 Sep 2000, 07:02 PM

Rain Washes Out Saturday's Qualifying at Virginia Motorsports Park
Courtesy of NHRA Marketing





DINWIDDIE, Va. -- The final time trials and qualifying sessions at the Virginia is for Lovers Thunder Weekend, a round of the NHRA Federal-Mogul Drag Racing Series, were cancelled today due to rain. The event will continue Sunday, weather permitting. The action will begin at 10 a.m. with first round of eliminations for Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. At 11 a.m., Federal-Mogul Dragster, Federal-Mogul Funny Car and Comp Eliminator, each of which had only one run Friday, will each get one qualifying pass before continuing with eliminations for all classes. Gates at Virginia Motorsports Park open at 9 a.m. Tickets, including a pit pass, are $15. Children 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. For more information please call Virginia Motorsports Park, (804) 862-3174.

The following are Friday's qualifying results from the NHRA Federal-Mogul Drag Racing Series event at Virginia Motorsports Park. No time trials or qualifying runs were made Saturday due to rain:

FEDERAL-MOGUL DRAGSTER
1. Rich McPhillips, Phoenixville, Pa., 5.646 seconds, 230.49 mph
2. Tim Slagle, Fairfax, Va., 5.701, 244.38
3. Steve Cantrell, Wilmington, Del., 5.725, 240.70
4. Don Fiorelli, Palm Bay, Fla., 6.143, 236.05
5. Artie Allen, Jacksonville, Fla., 6.462, 225.22
6. Jeanie Booz, Blooming Glen, Pa., 9.285, 88.97
7. Bob Levertich, Marysville, Mich., 9.409, 88.93 

FEDERAL-MOGUL FUNNY CAR 
1. Jay Payne, Upland, Calif., '00 Camaro, 5.780 seconds, 248.66 mph
2. Mark Billington, Apopka, Fla., '95 Achieva, 6.031, 229.74
3. Bunny Burkett, Sterling, Va., '99 Avenger, 6.312, 223.69
4. Philip Hooper, Chesterfield, Va., '97 Camaro, 28.00, 14.42
5. Melinda, Green-King, Norfolk, Va., '99 Avenger, no time recorded

COMP ELIMINATOR
1. Frank Aragona, Franklin Square, N.Y., '98 dragster, G/ED, 8.314 seconds,
-0.786 under index
2. David Rampy, Piedmont, Ala., '97 roadster, A/EA, 7.410, -0.670
3. Mike Saye, Johnston, S.C., '92 Cutlass, G/A, 8.907, -0.633
4. Greg Kozera, Monroe, Conn., '98 dragster, D/ED, 7.510, -0.610
5. Jonathan Aloisio, West Chester, Pa., '98 Grand Am, E/SM, 8.316, 
   -0.604
6. Allen Stanfield, Fredericksville, Va., '97 Trans Am, F/SM, 9.316, 
   -0.494
7. Pam Miskovsky, Quakertown, Pa., '94 dragster, C/D, 7.217, -0.453
8. Dave Stouse, Morganville, N.J., '97 Cutlass, B/A, 7.430, -0.440
9. Keith Roberts, Mooresville, N.C., '96 Cutlass, C/EA, 8.488, -0.402
10. Steve Szupka, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., '98 dragster, C/ED, 7.631, 
   -0.379

SUPER STOCK
1. Bob Dodson, Beaverdam, Va., '95 Achieva, GT/KA, 10.543 seconds, 
   -1.207 under index
2. Wayne Hayes, Elgin, S.C., '56 Bel Air, SS/NA, 11.271, -1.179
3. Carl Schodde, Pittsburgh, Pa., '93 LeBaron, GT/HA, 10.292, -1.058
4. Bruce Riley, Lake Echo, NS, Can., '71 Chevelle, SS/EA, 9.626, -1.024
5. Bob Cupp, Alexandria, Va., '65 Chevelle, SS/KA, 10.536, -1.014
6. Michael Volkman, Pittsburgh, Pa., '00 Sebring, GT/IA, 10.490, -1.010
7. Joe LoCicero, Lithonia, Ga., '87 Camaro, GT/CA, 9.763, -0.937
8. Don Barber, Hohenwald, Tenn., '93 Achieva, GT/BA, 9.624, -0.926
9. Larry Jewell, Ulysses, Pa., '67 Corvette, SS/DA, 9.607, -0.893
10. Norm Hall, Waldorf, Md., '00 Firebird, GT/FA, 10.222, -0.878

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1. James Waibel, Lakeland, Fla., '82 Cutlass, U/SA, 13.891 seconds, 
   -1.259 under index
2. Brandon Wood, Tallahassee, Fla., '85 Camaro, M/SA, 11.942, -1.208
3. Harold Culpepper, Pine Mtn. Valley, Ga., '91 Camaro, K/SA, 11.752, 
   -1.198
4. John Presing, North Haledon, N.J., '88 Mustang, L/S, 11.812, -1.188
5. Dean Cook II, West Warwick, R.I., '72 Mustang, F/S, 10.913, -1.187
6. Brian VanPoppel, Perry Hall, Md., '85 Camaro, I/SA, 11.419, -1.181
7. Bill Hawk, Manassas, Va., '67 Shelby, D/SA, 10.709, -1.141
8. Bud Rowe, Bridgeton, N.C., '85 Berlinetta, 12.010, -1.140
9. Greg Rowe, Bridgeton, N.C., '87 Pontiac, 12.314, -1.136
10. Bruce Noland, Leesburg, Va., '72 Camaro, J/SA, 11.620, -1.130








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