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Tue, 06 Aug 2013, 13:44 PM

Local Runner Olt Wins NHRA Atco Event
Courtesy of NHRA Field Marketing

ATCO, N.J. -- In the final results from Atco Dragway and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, local racer Nickolaus Olt from Atco, N.J., took home the win in Super Comp and was joined by two other home state racers, Ron Infantino and Charlie Yannetti in the winner's circle celebration.

Olt got the early lead against Josh Eastburn, Wilmington, Del., and held on for the win running 8.909 seconds on the 8.90 dial-in at 163.28 mph. The margin of victory was about 16-inches as Eastburn was 8.906 at 163.85.

Jeanne Linke, Old Bridge, N.J., had the early lead on Infantino, Nutley, N.J., but broke-out by just one-thousandth of a second to give Infantino the win in his '69 Camaro while Yanetti, Alpine, N.J., ran his '27 Ford to the win over Earl Nichols Jr., Wilmington, Del., and his '78 Corvette.

In the division's Magna-Flux Top Sportsman class presented by Select Performance it was Ed Foley taking the win and the trophy back to Warminster, Pa., with a pass of 7.239 seconds at 191.97 mph in his '12 Mustang to the quicker Scott Hamel, Averill Park, N.Y.

Dillon Schindewolf won a close one in Manga-Flux Top Dragster presented by Select Performance over Mike Sullivan. The Horsham, Pa., resident ran 7.433 on his 7.430 dial to beat Sullivan who crossed the line at 186.36 mph.

Other racers visiting the winner's circle this weekend were Mike Iacono, Wading River, N.Y., who led start to finish over Joseph Hertline, Rochester, N.Y.; Joe Carnasciale, Cranston, R.I., over the red-lighting Kyle Cultrera, Eliot, Maine; and Frank Abad out of Wading River, N.Y. who knocked out Chris DePascale, Parlin, N.J.

Northeast Division racers head to Cecil County Dragway for their next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, August 16-18. Up next for Atco Raceway is their Test and Tune/Street Legal Drags, Tuesday, August 6.

The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Atco Raceway:

Joe Carnasciale, Cranston, R.I., '06 Cavalier, I/SMA, 10.348, 95.86 def. Kyle Cultrera, Eliot, Maine, '32 Bantam, H/EA, foul.

Michael Iacono, Wading River, N.Y., '87 Camaro, GT/CA, 9.923, 134.28 def. Joseph Hertline, Rochester, N.Y., '67 Camaro, SS/FA, 9.701, 136.76.

Ron Infantino, Nutley, N.J., '69 Camaro, G/SA, 11.085, 116.37 def. Jeanne Linke, Old Bridge, N.J., '86 Camaro, J/SA, 11.719, 112.51.

Nickolaus Olt, Atco, N.J., dragster, 8.909, 163.28 def. Josh Eastburn, Wilmington, Del., dragster, 8.906, 163.85.

Charlie Yannetti, Alpine, N.J., '27 Ford, 9.883, 156.52 def. Earl Nichols Jr, Wilmington, Del., '78 Corvette, 9.863, 157.14.

Frank Abad, Wading River, N.Y., '68 Camaro, 10.906, 125.67 def. Chris DePascale, Parlin, N.J., '00 Camaro, 10.884, 127.91.

Ed Foley, Warminster, Pa., '12 Mustang, 7.239, 191.97 def. Scott Hamel, Averill Park, N.Y., '63 Corvette, 6.939, 195.19.

Dillon Schindewolf, Horsham, Pa., dragster, 7.433, 169.96 def. Mike Sullivan, Malden, Mass., dragster, 6.976, 186.36.

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