By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Atco, NJ — In the first-round of the Top Alcohol Funny Cars at Atco Dragway, Permatex/Follow a Dream pilot Phil Burkhart will face Pomponio Racing's Dan Pomponio at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event in Atco, NJ. The winner of this match-up will receive a bye run in the second run.
There are only six Funny Cars on the facility. With that, everyone made the show.
In the bottom part of the bracket, Dixie Construction-sponsored DJ Cox — who won last year's Funny Car race — will face off against Ferriolo Motorsports-sponsored Marie Ferriolo-Tirb. She is a Allentown, NJ native, who has been based in Colorado for quite some time.
The 70-year-old Frederick Tiggs — who hasn't raced at Atco Dragway in nearly a decade — will be racing against Aryan Rochon, who is making his Atco Dragway debut.
This is just Rochon's fifth career race in Top Alcohol Funny Car.