GAINESVILLE, Fla. --
Wed, 20 Mar 2013, 09:46 AM
McPhillips, Pomponio Win in Gainesville
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Rich McPhillips and Dan Pomponio took the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car
for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and the Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Auto Plus
Raceway at Gainesville.
McPhillips defeated Perry
McPhillips, Valley Forge, Pa., scored his 3rd national event win beating Ken Perry in the final
with a lap of 5.331 seconds at 266.90 mph to Perry's 5.420, 262.79. McPhillips ran 5.30's all
weekend including a 5.354 to take out former world champion Bill Reichert in his semifinal match
Pomponio defeated Veney
Pomponio picked up his first national event win outrunning Todd Veney at 5.609, 259.61 in the funny
car final. Pomponio, Berlin, N.J., took out John Bojec, No. 1 qualifier John Lombardo Jr. and Dale
Brand on his way to the final.
Aragona defeated Ambrose
19 year-old Mia Tedesco, Murrysville, Pa., had a shot at the elusive double reaching the final
round in both Super Comp and Super Gas. She first met up with Delaware, Ohio, racer Troy Coughlin
Jr. who ran the numbers in his '57 Jegs Mail Order Corvette to deny Tedesco the double, then fell
to Greg Kamplain who used a hole shot and held on for the Super Comp trophy.
Bertozzi defeated Null
Frank Aragona Jr., Anthony Bertozzi and Bo Butner rounded out the winners with Aragona, Freehold,
N.J., beating Steve Ambrose in Comp Eliminator for his 6th win. Ashland, Va., racer Bertozzi reach
the double digit mark taking his 10th national win running 8.832 at 152 mph to down Herbie Null in
Super Stock and Bo Butner, Floyds Knobs, Ind., secured lucky number 13 in beating Charley Downing
in Stock Eliminator.
Butner defeated Downing
The following are the final results from the Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Auto Plus Raceway at
Top Alcohol Dragster -- Rich McPhillips, 5.331, 266.90 def. Ken Perry, 5.420, 262.79.
Top Alcohol Funny Car -- Dan Pomponio, Chevy Monte Carlo, 5.609, 259.61 def. Todd Veney, Chevy
Impala, 6.988, 140.11.
Kamplain defeated Tedesco
Competition Eliminator -- Frank Aragona, Dragster, 8.228, 129.80 def. Steve Ambrose, '23-T Ford,
Super Stock -- Anthony Bertozzi, Pontiac Grand Am, 8.832, 152.66 def. Herbie Null, Chevy Camaro,
Coughlin Jr. defeated Tedesco
Stock Eliminator -- Bo Butner, Ford Mustang, 9.679, 134.60 def. Charley Downing, Mustang, 10.976,
Super Comp -- Greg Kamplain, Dragster, 8.919, 172.96 def. Mia Tedesco, Dragster, 8.903, 180.48.
Super Gas -- Troy Coughlin Jr, Chevy Corvette, 9.930, 157.26 def. Mia Tedesco, Chevy Cavalier,
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