NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Saturday from Mid-Michigan Motorplex, Stanton, Mich.


NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES - NORTH CENTRAL DIVISION
MID-MICHIGAN MOTORPLEX
Saturday, July 2, 2005

OWOSSO RACER REICHERT LEADS LUCAS OIL SERIES

	STANTON, Mich. - Owosso, Mich., resident Bill Reichert jumped to
the top of the Top Alcohol Dragster filed with a lap of 5.417 seconds at
263.15 mph for this weekend's NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. The
North Central Division point's leader and defending division champion is
looking for his second win of the year to go along with his June victory
at Brainerd International Raceway.
Reichert is followed by Ken Perry of Toronto, Ont., CAN, in the No. 2
spot. with a 5.448 second lap at 252.73 mph. Plymouth, Mich., Jeff Bohr
held on for the No. 7 spot in the 8-car field with a run of 5.610
seconds, 234.31 mph.
Fellow North Central Division defending champion Mick Snyder leads the
Top Alcohol Funny Car class with a 5.844 second pass at 238.91 mph.
Snyder, of Demotte, Ind., is followed by Bobby Martin in second at
5.871, 246.03 mph. Danny Townsend is third at 5.884 seconds, 243.63 mph.
Reichert and Snyder each picked up $500 for their qualifying efforts
from Spitzer and the Spitzer Race Cars Low Qualifier Bonus.
Rod Dorsey bettered his Friday qualifying efforts with a pass of 9.081
seconds in the second round of Comp Eliminator qualifying, 0.639 seconds
under the index. Dale Spencer of Greenwood, Ind., jumped to the No. 2
position with an 8.372 second pass, 0.618 seconds under.
Super Stock runner Tom Plant of Rosedale, Ind., took the No. 1 spot with
a run of 10.142 seconds, 1.358 under the index and is followed by Kerri
Voges with a lap of 11.216 seconds, 1.234 under. 
In Stock Eliminator it was Brent Darroch leading the field in his '96
Impala with an 11.717 second pass, 1.233 seconds under the index,
followed by Bill Rink in second, running 11.619 seconds, 1.131 seconds
under. 
In the NHRA DART Top Sportsman Series, Chris Ray moved ahead of Ryan
Koenar for the top spot with a 7.015 seconds at over 200 mph. Koenar
held on for second at 7.161 seconds at 194.09 mph. 
	Jamie and Bryan Bellman grabbed the top spots in the Pro Stock
Snowmobile class posting runs of 8.706 seconds, 150.77 mph, and 8.733
seconds, 148.63 mph respectively.
Racing continues Sunday at 9:00 with round one of Top Alcohol Dragster
and Funny Car set for 1 p.m.  Gates open at 8 a.m. Tickets are $20.  For
more information, call Mid-Michigan Motorplex at 989-762-5043. 

	The following are Saturday's qualifying results and first-round
pairings for Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA
Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Mid-Michigan Motorplex.

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) Bill Reichert, Owosso, Mich., 5.417 seconds, 263.15 mph
2) Ken Perry, Toronto, Ont., 5.448, 252.73
3) Marty Thacker, Robinson, Ill., 5.478, 262.39
4) Noah Condo, Monticello, Ind., 5.527, 259.74
5) Jeff Wilson, Winfield, Mo., 5.550, 255.68
6) Jeff Veale, Stoney Creek, Ont., 5.578, 233.82
7) Jeff Bohr, Plymouth, Mich., 5.610, 250.69
8) Jared Dreher, Clinton, Ind., 5.630, 249.79
Not Qualified
9) Shawn Bowen, Grand Blanc, Mich., 5.672, 258.54
10) Denny Hummel, Clinton Twnshp, Mich., 5.935, 193.46
11) Tim Bowgren, Valparaiso, Ind., 5.938, 248.07
12) Dave Hedges Jr., Plainwell, Mich., 6.076, 218.87

First round TAD pairings
1) Bill Reichert, Owosso, Mich., 5.417 seconds, 263.15 mph vs. 8) Jared
Dreher, Clinton, Ind., 5.630, 249.79
2) Ken Perry, Toronto, Ont., 5.448, 252.73 vs. 7) Jeff Bohr, Plymouth,
Mich., 5.610, 250.69
3) Marty Thacker, Robinson, Ill., 5.478, 262.39 vs. 6) Jeff Veale,
Stoney Creek, Ont., 5.578,
233.82
4) Noah Condo, Monticello, Ind., 5.527, 259.74 vs. 5) Jeff Wilson,
Winfield, Mo., 5.550, 255.68

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) Mick Snyder, Demotte, Ind., '02 Firebird, 5.844 seconds, 238.91 mph
2) Bobby Martin, Beaver Falls, Pa., '01 Avenger, 5.871, 246.03
3) Danny Townsend, Muncie, Ind., '05 Stratus, 5.884, 243.90
4) Greg Elliott, Bedford, Ind., '02 Firebird, 5.892, 244.56
5) Jeff Burnett, Brownsburg, Ind., '02 Firebird, 5.925, 238.98
6) Steve Addleman, Fishers, Ind., '01 Firebird, 6.134, 241.02
7) Brian Grisham, Chicago, '92 Probe, 6.344, 222.05
8) Rick Cortino, Wheaton, Ill., '97 Firebird, 6.391, 215.41 
Not Qualified
9) Steve Franke, Indianapolis, '98 Lumina, 7.360, 174.58

First round TAFC pairings
1) Mick Snyder, Demotte, Ind., '02 Firebird, 5.844 seconds, 238.91 mph
vs. 8) Rick Cortino, Wheaton, Ill., '97 Firebird, 6.391, 215.41
2) Bobby Martin, Beaver Falls, Pa., '01 Avenger, 5.871, 246.03 vs. 7)
Brian Grisham, Chicago, '92 Probe, 6.344, 222.05
3) Danny Townsend, Muncie, Ind., '05 Stratus, 5.884, 243.90 vs. 6) Steve
Addleman, Fishers, Ind., '01 Firebird, 6.134, 241.02
4) Greg Elliott, Bedford, Ind., '02 Firebird, 5.892, 244.56 vs. 5) Jeff
Burnett, Brownsburg, Ind., '02 Firebird, 5.925, 238.98

COMP ELIMINATOR
1) Rod Dorsey, North Judson, Ind., '05 Cavalier, H/SMA, 9.081 seconds,
-0.639 (under index)
2) Dale Spencer, Greenwood, Ind., dragster, F/ED, 8.372, -0.618
3) Jason Coan, Greentown, Ind., dragster, F/ED, 8.406, -0.584
4) Brian Browell, Lafayette, Ind., dragster, D/D, 7.248, -0.582
5) Robert Bailey, Wabash, Ind., dragster, A/ED, 6.711, -0.579
6) Thomas Schmidt, Lindstrom, Minn., '34 Chevy, C/SR, 8.688, -0.572
7) Brad Zaskowski, Grand Rapids, Mich., '92 Camaro, H/SM, 9.194, -0.546
8) Jesse Plant, Terre Haute, Ind., dragster, D/ED, 7.460, -0.540
9) Steve Ambrose, Woodhaven, Mich., '23 roadster, J/AA, 7.901, -0.539
10) Greg Kamplain, N. Salem, Ind., dragster, C/ED, 7.415, -0.525

SUPER STOCK
1) Tom Plant, Rosedale, Ind., '03 S-10, SS/TD, 10.142 seconds, -1.358
(under index)
2) Kerri Voges, Arlington, Ohio, '88 Cutlass, SS/NA, 11.216, -1.234
3) Zack Running, Lapeer, Mich., '84 Cutlass, SS/MA, 10.993, -1.157
4) Charlie Wescott Jr, Parma, Mich., '68 Barracuda, SS/AA, 8.795, -1.105
5) Tom Sheehan, Belle Vernon, Pa., '00 Sebring, GT/HA, 10.269, -1.081
6) Ken Sharp, Middletown, Ohio, '90 Eldorado, GT/MA, 10.973, -1.077
7) Brad Allen, Winamac, Ind., '03 S-10, GT/TB, 10.087, -1.063
8) Jim Pancake, Delaware, Ohio, '68 Barracuda, SS/AA, 8.863, -1.037
9) Monte Howard, Delaware, Ohio, '68 Barracuda, SS/KA, 10.520, -1.030
10) Bobby Rashid, Grosse Point, Mich., '82 Firebird, GT/CA, 9.701,
-0.999

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Brent Darroch, Monaca, Pa., '96 Impala, F/FIA, 11.717 seconds, -1.233
(under index)
2) Bill Rink, Naperville, Ill., '74 GTO, J/SA, 11.619, -1.131
3) Larry Hill, Hickory, Ky., '71 Charger, F/SA, 11.033, -1.117
4) Fred Suiter, Defiance, Mo., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.436, -1.114
5) Debra Fickler, Huntley, Ill., '85 El Camino, K/FIA, 14.065, -1.085
6) Bob Gere, Salem, Wis., '72 Gran Sport, L/SA, 11.917, -1.083
7) Tony Goodman, Zeeland, Mich., '78 Trans Am, I/SA, 11.551, -1.049
8) Bruce Witherspoon, Lansing, Mich., '90 Corvette, E/FIA, 11.555,
-1.045
9) David Walther, Lanesville, Ind., '69 Camaro, H/S, 11.271, -1.029
10) Ben Wenzel Sr, Freeland, Mich., '67 Camaro, D/S, 10.780, -1.020

PRO STOCK SNOWMOBILES
1) Bryan Bellman, Bremen, Ind., '03 Ski Doo, 8.639 seconds, 150.40 mph
2) Jamie Bellman, Bremen, Ind., '03 Ski Doo, 8.706, 150.77
3) Ron Bray, Anoka, Minn., '02 Ski Doo, 8.840, 146.17
4) Tim Sioui, Ft. Edward, N.Y., '00 Ski Doo, 8.850, 145.23
5) Darrin Weber, Anoka, Minn., '05 Polaris, 8.876, 145.25
6) Danny Blachfelner, Minneapolis, '04 Polaris, 9.097, 143.95
7) Richard Stumpf, Almont, Mich., '02 Thundercat, 9.273, 141.88
8) Edwin Wirbel, Midland, Mich., '01 Ski Doo, 9.538, 141.08
9) Dave Goodwill, St. Paul, Minn., '05 Ski Doo, 10.020, 119.53
10) Todd King, Greenwood, N.Y., '05 Ski Doo, 10.215, 122.68

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Chris Ray, Louisville, Ky., '99 Firebird, 7.015 seconds, 200.17 mph
2) Ryan Koener, Morton, Ill., '01 Firebird, 7.161, 194.09
3) Don Peden, Edinburg, Ill., '05 Cobalt, 7.242, 190.15
4) Rick Corn, Benton, Ill., '05 Stratus, 7.243, 191.40
5) Reed Hughes, Terre Haute, Ind., '90 Firebird, 7.317, 185.87
6) Tim Kirman, Morris, Ill., '01 Grand Am, 7.324, 187.93
7) Mike Radtke, Tinley Park, Ill., '92 Camaro, 7.335, 188.79
8) Rick Sojka, Batavia, Ill., '97 Firebird, 7.348, 187.50
9) Keith McPherson, Leonard, Mich., '63 Corvette, 7.374, 185.98
10) Thomas Murray Jr, Valparaiso, Ind., '97 Thunderbird, 7.376, 183.78


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