Moses, Tagliareni lead winners at Englishtown

Ken Moses and Robert Tagliareni led the list of winners at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park for the Sept. 13 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series as the two racers won for the home state of New Jersey.

Moses defended his title from a year ago in the Magnaflux Top Dragster presented by Select Performance, taking the early lead on Luc Angers which proved to be the difference. Moses, Colonia, N.J., clocked in at 6.779 seconds at 194.63 mph to Angers, Laval, Quebec, 6.824, 193.96. The win was Moses’ seventh in the series.

Tagliareni, out of Oakland, N.J., was better at both ends of the track in picking up his first NHRA Wally trophy in the Magnaflux Top Sportsman presented Select Performance. His ‘10 GXP covered the quarter-mile in 7.274 seconds, 189.73 mph to the quicker Tom Simone who raced to a 6.747, 210.57 in his losing effort.

In Comp Eliminator it was Arnie Martel grabbing his third win of the year with a lap of 7.594, 175.16 over Don Eckel III. Eckel was out first but Martel had the power at the top end for the win. Martel, Tewksbury, Mass., won in Rockingham, N.C., and Belle Rose, La., earlier this year.

Don Belles, Schwenksville, Pa., and Jim Boudreau, Tewksbury, Mass., won in Super Stock and Stock respectively. Belles, running a ‘08 Cobra Jet, won in a double breakout with Marty Rinehart, Thomasville, Pa. The win was Belles’ second clocking in at 8.643, 153.95 mph. Boudreau scored his 10th when Frank Ferrucci, Paterson, N.J., ran too quick by just three thousandths of a second in his ’90 Camaro. Boudreau went 9.950, 131.70 in his ’69 Camaro.

The event was the last in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northeast division; however, racers can travel outside their division to earn additional points toward divisional and national championship.

COMP ELIMINATOR: Arnie Martel, Tewksbury, Mass., ’15 Camaro, E/AA, 7.594, 175.16 def. Don Eckel III, Piscataway, N.J., ’09 Prostart, C/DA, 6.996, 191.16.

SUPER STOCK: Don Belles, Schwenksville, Pa., ’08 Cobra Jet, FSS/C, 8.643, 153.95 def. Marty Rinehart, Thomasville, Pa., ’69 Camaro, SS/DA, 9.639, 128.95.

STOCK ELIMINATOR: Jim Boudreau, Tewksbury, Mass., ’69 Camaro, A/SA, 9.950, 131.70 def. Frank Ferrucci, Paterson, N.J., ’90 Camaro, J/SA, 11.647, 110.75.

SUPER COMP: Daniel Bisbano, Buchanan, N.Y., ’01 Mullis, 8.904, 170.28 def. Frank Aragona, Freehold, N.J., ’01 Cressman, 8.927, 170.88.

SUPER GAS: Ed Alessi Jr., Bethpage, N.Y., ’63 Catalina, 9.910, 158.46 def. Tom Stalba, Hammonton, N.J., ’63 Corvette, 9.897, 159.14.

SUPER STREET: Eugene Schneck, Pine Grove, Pa., ’65 Mustang, 10.928, 122.32 def. Mike Fedeli, Staten Island, N.Y., ’81 Firebird, 10.943, 129.57.

MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP SPORTSMAN: Robert Tagliareni, Oakland, N.J., ’10 GXP, 7.274, 189.73 def. Tom Simone, Cicero, N.Y., ’10 GXP, 6.747, 210.57.

MXI/MAGNAFLUX TOP DRAGSTER: Ken Moses, Colonia, N.J., ’12 American, 6.779, 194.63 def. Luc Angers, Laval, Quebec, ’11 Dan Page, 6.824, 193.96.

PRO STOCK SNOWMOBILE: Tiina Duncanson, Acton, Ont., ’10 Skidoo, 8.303, 155.56 def. Brian Pretzel, Belding, Mich., ’14 Skidoo, 8.483, 152.38.