HEBRON, Ohio (September 24, 2010) – Day one of the JEGS Northern SPORTSnationals is in the books with early rounds of qualifying and time trials taking place today at National Trail Raceway. The track also hosted a career day in conjunction with the Columbus State Community College with a day at the races for more than 1000 high school students who were introduced to various careers in motorsports.

Racing kicked off this morning and ran into the afternoon before rain showers moved in and put a halt to the day’s action after several attempts to dry the track.

Prior to the rain, John Coughlin, Delaware, Ohio, grabbed the No. 1 spot in Top Dragster with a lap of 6.655 seconds at 205.94 mph. Coughlin and his JEGS Mail Order dragster is followed by Anthony Bertozzi, Ashland, Va., at 6.733, 193.49.

Charlie Westcott sits on top for Saturday’s Mopar Hemi Challenge with an 8.545 second pass in his ’68 Barracuda followed by Jim Daniels ’68 Dart at 8.586 and David Barton at 8.587. The Hemi cars will receive one final qualifying pass on Saturday morning that will set the field, followed by eliminations.

Paul Adams, Barboursville, W.V., leads the Super Stock field running 8.814 in his ’64 Fairlane with Jeff Dona in second out of Gordonville, Mo. Drew Killman, Greenwood, Ind., and Donnier Beeler, Elizabethtown, Ky., are one and two in Stock Eliminator. Skillman went 9.569 in his ’10 Mustang for the top spot.

Qualifying continues on Saturday along with a number of specialty races taking place in the afternoon and evening. Racing kicks off at 8 a.m. with Stock Class racing at 11 a.m. followed by Super Stock Class which includes the Mopar Hemi Challenge. The Top Dragster JEGS Showdown begins at 6 p.m. Final qualifying runs for Top Dragster, Top Sportsman, and Comp Eliminator are set for 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. The day’s action will conclude with a JEGS $5k bracket race.

The following are Friday’s qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series JEGS Northern SPORTSnationals event at National Trail Raceway:

SUPER STOCK

1) Paul Adams, Barboursville, W.V., ’64 Fairlane, SS/B, 8.814 seconds, -1.086 (under index)

2) Jeff Dona, Gordonville, Mo., ’98 Formula, SS/HA, 9.589, -1.011

3) Dave Layer, Dayton, Ohio, ’09 Cobalt, GT/GA, 9.930, -0.970

4) John Stock, Sandusky, Ohio, ’92 Ciera, GT/MA, 10.780, -0.970

5) Rich South, Pataskala, Ohio, ’09 G5, GT/FA, 9.839, -0.961

6) Gary Summers, Franklin, Ky., ’85 Mustang, SS/N, 10.995, -0.955

7) Paul Hellenberg, Dry Ridge, Ky., ’05 Cavalier, GT/DA, 9.591, -0.909

8) Richard Feldman, E Liverpool, Ohio, ’66 Impala, SS/O, 11.293, -0.907

9) Jerry Silveus, Van Buren, Ohio, ’05 Cavalier, GT/DA, 9.622, -0.878

10) Rock Haas, White Lake, Mich., ’08 Cobra Jet, SS/DA, 9.324, -0.876

STOCK ELIMINATOR

1) Drew Skillman, Greenwood, Ind., ’10 Mustang, AA/S, 9.569 seconds, -1.031 (under index)

2) Donnie Beeler, Elizabethtown, Ky., ’67 Camaro, G/S, 10.912, -0.988

3) Doug Duell, Newburgh, Ind., ’09 Challenger, A/SA, 10.082, -0.918

4) Rob Lloyd, Whitmore Lake, Mich., ’89 Daytona, BF/S, 13.754, -0.896

5) Bob Gere, Salem, Wis., ’72 Gran Sport, L/SA, 11.815, -0.885

6) David Walther, Lanesville, Ind., ’69 Camaro, G/S, 11.016, -0.884

7) Gary Summers, Franklin, Ky., ’85 Mustang, O/S, 12.220, -0.880

8) Paul Boster, Pataskala, Ohio, ’03 Corvette, D/SA, 10.670, -0.880

9) Bill Sempsrott, Franklin, Ohio, ’66 Nova, K/S, 11.698, -0.852

10) David Ficacci, Whippany, N.J., ’69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.419, -0.831

TOP DRAGSTER

1) John Coughlin, Delaware, Ohio, dragster, 6.655 seconds, 205.94 mph

2) Anthony Bertozzi, Ashland, Va., dragster, 6.733, 193.49

3) Dave Connolly, Elyria, Ohio, dragster, 6.785, 196.42

4) Lynn Ellison, Central City, Ky., dragster, 6.800, 200.83

5) Pascal Lecompte, New Baltimore, Mich., dragster, 6.827, 198.35

6) James Monroe, Bloomington, Ind., dragster, 6.849, 193.21

7) John Deakins, Louisville, Ky., dragster, 6.855, 196.87

8) Craig Sullivan, Avon, Ind., dragster, 6.856, 191.62

9) Jeff Hurst, Fairborn, Ohio, dragster, 6.898, 192.11

10) Chuck Anderson, Mason, W.V., dragster, 6.908, 196.04

MOPAR HEMI SUPER STOCK CHALLENGE

1) Charlie Westcott Jr., Parma, Mich., ’68 Barracuda, SS/AH, 8.545 seconds, -0.755 (under index)

2) Jim Daniels, Bristol, Pa., ’68 Dart, SS/AH, 8.586, -0.714

3) David Barton, Robesonia, Pa., ’68 Barracuda, SS/AH, 8.587, -0.713

4) Tyler Hard, Harrisburg, Pa., ’68 Barracuda, SS/AH, 8.607, -0.693

5) Gary Wolkwitz, Annandale, N.J., ’68 Dart, SS/AH, 8.612, -0.688

6) Jim Pancake, Delaware, Ohio, ’68 Dart, SS/AH, 8.649, -0.651

7) Charlie Westcott, Parma, Mich., ’68 Barracuda, SS/AH, 8.697, -0.603

8) Stephen Hebert, Westlake, La., ’68 Barracuda, SS/AH, 8.704, -0.596

9) Larry Perkins Sr., Collegeville, Pa., ’68 Barracuda, SS/AH, 8.743, -0.557

10) Russ Campbell, Springfield, Mo., ’68 Barracuda, SS/AH, 9.040, -0.260

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