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NHRA Drag Racing, Atco Raceway, NJ, National Open Friday Qual.

15 April 2000

NHRA DRAG RACING, NORTHEAST DIVISION
COORS LIGHT NATIONAL OPEN
ATCO RACEWAY, ATCO, N.J.


NHRA RECORDS HAMMERED AT ATCO


ATCO, N.J. - The NHRA national record book took a beating at Atco Raceway
Friday as drivers in the Competition, Super Stock, and Stock categories
took aim at the quartermile.  Great weather, along with cool temperatures,
assisted the assault at the Coors Light National Open.
Bunkerhill, W.V.'s Bucky Hess rewrote the Super Stock AA record with an
8.820-second lap in his '68 Plymouth Barracuda.  In Stock eliminator where
racers are vying for the first sub-10-second run, Arnold Green lowered at
A/Stock record to 10.130 seconds in his '69 Camaro.  A total of 81 records
in 20 different categories were set during the day, creating long lines at
the NHRA Technical Inspection area as racers' vehicles were checked for
rules compliance.
Qualifying continues Saturday with eliminations slated to begin Sunday.
       

        The following are Friday's qualifying results from the NHRA Coors
Light National Open Drag Racing event at Atco Raceway:


COMPTITION
1. Dave Northrop, Perkasie, Pa., H/A '95 Cutlass, 8.306 seconds
(0.684-second under Index)
2. Greg Kozera, Monroe, Conn., D/ED dragster, 7.544 (-0.656)
3. Jonathan Aloisio, West Chester, Pa., E/SM '98 Grand Am, 8.302 (-0.618)
4. Chip Banney, Staten Island, N.Y., F/SM '91 Camaro, 9.281 (-0.569)
5. Kevin Houghtaling, Ashland, Va., F/SM '91 Calais, 9.296 (-0.554)
6. Frank Affronti, Ontario, N.Y., C/A '97 Camaro, 7.729 (-0.521)
7. Patrick Ross, Avon Lake, Ohio, D/A '98 Pontiac, 8.114 (-0.506)
8. David Strouse, Morganville, N.J., B/A '97 Cutlass, 7.369 (-0.501)
9. Doug Harris, Millville, N.J., C/A '00 S-10, 7.768 (-0.482)
10. Guy Napolitano, Manonville, N.Y., C/EA '95 Cutlass, 8.433 (-0.457)


SUPER STOCK
1. Jim Zane, Bordentown, N.J., SS/TD '99 S-10, 10.132 (1.618 seconds under
Index)
2. Ray Scardelli, Manalapan, N.J., GT/H '97 Probe, 9.815 (-1.335)
3. David Thomas, West Chester, Pa., SS/BA '69 Corvette, 9.013 (-1.187)
4. Bucky Hess, Bunkerhill, W.V., SS/AA '68 Barracuda, 8.820 (-1.180)
5. Butch Williams, Camden, S.C., SS/CA '71 Corvette, 9.181 (-1.169)
6. Wayne Truesdell, Cicero, N.Y., GT/G '99 Firebird, 9.955 (-1.095)
7. Gene Emes, Stouffville, Ont., GT/TA '00 S-10, 9.823 (-1.077)
8. Russell Linke, Surf City, N.J., SS/JA '73 Corvette, 10.240 (-1.060)
9. Leon Miranian, Davidsonville, Md., SS/EA '68 Corvette, 9.593 (-1.057)
10. John McIntyre, Dunnville, Ont., GT/TA '99 S-10, 9.863(-1.037) 


STOCK
1. Dennis Chapman, Toms River, N.J., BF/SA '88 Shadow, 13.595 (-1.655)
2. Jim Reid Jr., Hanson, Md., K/SA '85 Camaro, 11.547 (-1.403)
3. Bob Mullaney, Rockaway, N.J., L/SA '84 Cutlass, 11.634 (-1.366)
4. Joe Russell, East Sparta, Ohio, L/S '95 Mustang, 11.646 (-1.354)
5. Lloyd Mackay, Cedar Grove, N.J., U/SA '84 Buick, 13.820 (-1.330)
6. Joe Garbarine, Neptune, N.J., G/SA '99 Firebird, 10.973 (-1.327)
7. Don Quinn, Rahway, N.J., I/SA '78 Nova, 11.282 (-1.318)
8. Henry Kunz, Framingdale, N.Y., H/SA '69 Nova, 11.147 (-1.303)
9. Bob Horgan, Tewksbury, Mass., I/SA '85 Camaro, 11.302 (-1.298)
10. Arthur Leong, Brooklyn, N.Y., EF/SA '91 Spirit, 14.619 (-1.281)