South Georgia Motorsports Park Lucas Oil champs are crowned

3/10/2013


DIVISION 2
South Georgia Motorsports Park
Cecil, Ga., March 8-10, 2013 

Results will be posted as soon as they are available. For detailed results, go to Drag Race Central


Sunday

VALDOSTA, Ga. In the final results from South Georgia Motorsports Park and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Terry Smith and Peter Biondo led all winners from Sunday's eliminations.

Smith, Middletown, Ohio, ran down Glen Treadwell, Sorrento, Fla., clocking in at 7.432 seconds at 165.46 mph to Treadwell's 8.033, 148.61 in Comp Eliminator and Biondo took out veteran racer David Rampy in Super Stock with his '96 Firebird.  Biondo, Maspeth, N.Y., went 129.34 for the win in Super Stock.

A pair of Georgia racers won for the home state with Bruce Thrift winning in the Davis Golf Cart Top Sportsman class and Robbie Shaw in Stock Eliminator.  Thrift, Waycross, Ga., drove his '07 GTO to a lap of 6.912 at 199.94 mph to beat Donny Urban's 7.154, 177.70 and Bowdon, Ga., resident Shaw won in his '01 Firebird over Peter Noriega and his '80 Malibu.

In the Southeast Division Hickory Enclosed Trailer Sales Top Dragster class it was Lauren Freer, Mooresville, N.C., knocking out Steve Cohen, Trilby, Fla.  Freer went 6.876 at 195 mph to Cohen, 7.123, 186. 

Other winners this weekend included Raymond Miller, Spring Hill, Fla., in Super Comp; John Taylor, Naples, Fla., in Super Gas; Ed Pauley, Shelby, N.C., in Super Street; Travis Bryant, Bowman, Ga., in 10.00 Index; Jake Sealey, Aiken, S.C., in 11.00; and Chip Rollins, Gainesville, Fla., in 12.00.

NHRA Southeast Division racers head to Auto Plus Raceway, in Gainesville, Fla., for the Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals this coming weekend, March 14-17.

The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division event at South Georgia Motorsports Park:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Terry Smith, Middletown, Ohio, Advanced, D/DA, 7.432, 165.46  def.
Glen Treadwell, Sorrento, Fla., dragster, G/ED, 8.033, 148.61.

SUPER STOCK
Peter Biondo, Maspeth, N.Y., '96 Firebird, GT/DA, 9.639, 129.34  def.
David Rampy, Piedmont, Ala., '87 Camaro, GT/HA, 10.151, 128.92.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Robbie Shaw, Bowdon, Ga., '01 Firebird, A/SA, 12.362, 77.60  def.
Peter Noriega, Hialeah, Fla., '80 Malibu, M/SA, foul.

SUPER COMP
Raymond Miller, Spring Hill, Fla., dragster, 9.567, 119.08  def.
Danny Waters, LaGrange, N.C., dragster, foul.

SUPER GAS
John Taylor, Naples, Fla., '99 Dakota, 9.889, 164.49  def.
Brad Plourd, Cullman, Ala., '03 Corvette, 9.886, 160.92.

SUPER STREET
Ed Pauley, Shelby, N.C., '68 Camaro, 10.917, 122.36  def.
Greg Brannon, Debary, Fla., '65 Chevy II,
10.942, 129.50.

TOP SPORTSMAN
Bruce Thrift, Waycross, Ga., '07 GTO, 6.912, 199.94  def.
Donny Urban, Pittsboro, N.C., '06 Cobalt, 7.154, 177.70.

TOP DRAGSTER
Lauren Freer, Mooresville, N.C., dragster, 6.876, 195.42  def.
Steve Cohen, Trilby, Fla., dragster, 7.123, 186.87.

10.00 INDEX
Travis Bryant, Bowman, Ga., '68 Camaro, 10.013, 133.13  def.
Stan Sinack, Lilburn, Ga., '69 Dart, 9.986, 133.12.

11.00 INDEX
Jake Sealey, Aiken, S.C., '93 Mustang, 11.001, 116.79  def.
Brendan George, Gainesville, Fla., '92 Mustang, 10.987, 117.04.

12.00 INDEX
Chip Rollins, Gainesville, Fla., '82 Malibu SW, 12.033, 109.82  def.
Derek Putnam, Gainesville, Fla., '95 Firebird, 11.998, 107.45.


Saturday

VALDOSTA, Ga. Day two is complete and the fields are set for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Ultimate Sportsman Weekend II event at South Georgia Motorsports Park.  Racers in twelve classes are competing for championship points, and cash and contingency awards of more than $150,000 along with the coveted NHRA "Wally" trophy. 

Gates open on Sunday at 8 a.m. as eliminations get under way at 8:30 a.m. for all classes which included the divisions Davis Golf Cart Top Sportsman, Hickory Enclosed Trailer Sales Top Dragster and Comp Eliminator categories. 

Spectator tickets are $20.  For more information please call SGMP, (229) 896-7000 or visit www.racesgmp.com.  The track is located at 2521 Highway 41 North, in Adel, Ga.

The following are final qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Ultimate Sportsman Weekend II event at South Georgia Motorsports Park:

The following are Saturday's final qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division event at South Georgia Motorsports Park:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Lee Sharp, Maryville, Tenn., '09 G5, D/SMA, 8.245 seconds, -0.705 (under index)
2) Kevin Houghtaling, Richmond, Va., '98 Grand Am, H/A, 8.606, -0.684
3) Michael Hardee, Hampstead, N.C., '05 Sunfire, D/SM, 8.308, -0.682
4) Jim Kimbrough, Pace, Fla., dragster, C/DA, 6.935, -0.665
5) Frank Aragona, Freehold, N.J., dragster, F/ED, 8.005, -0.655
6) Greg Kamplain, Brownsburg, Ind., dragster, B/ED, 6.874, -0.646
7) Terry Smith, Middletown, Ohio, dragster, D/DA, 7.331, -0.609
8) Steve Szupka, Willow Grove, Pa., '32 Bantam, G/EA, 8.153, -0.607
9) David Rampy, Piedmont, Ala., '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.236, -0.604
10) Glen Treadwell, Sorrento, Fla., dragster, G/ED, 7.879, -0.591

SUPER STOCK
1) Robert Carpenter, Niagara Falls, N.Y., '67 Camaro, SS/GA, 9.489 seconds, -1.061 (under index)
2) Jimmy Bridges, Nashville, Tenn., '65 Corvette, SS/B, 8.874, -1.026
3) Ronnie Dutton, Southside, Ala., '80 Monza, GT/KA, 10.431, -1.019
4) Jeremy Duncan, Charlestown, Ind., '69 Camaro, SS/GA, 9.566, -0.984
5) Brandon Wilkinson, Bowling Green, Ky., '69 Corvette, SS/B, 8.921, -0.979
6) Mike Crutchfield, Montgomery, Ala., '08 G5, SS/DM, 8.774, -0.976
7) Allen Wade, Rochester, Ind., '69 Camaro, SS/DA, 9.226, -0.974
8) Wes Leopold, Bethel Park, Pa., '05 Stratus, SS/AS, 8.634, -0.966
9) Gary Coccaro, Panama City, Fla., '05 Sunfire, SS/BS, 8.697, -0.953
10) Drew Allen, Winamac, Fla., '03 S-10, GT/TB, 9.898, -0.952

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Mike Skinner, Grove City, Ohio, '13 Mustang, AA/SA, 8.824 seconds, -1.176 (under index)
2) Craig Couris, Atlanta, Ga., '69 Corvette, A/SA, 9.982, -1.018
3) Peter Noriega, Hialeah, Fla., '80 Malibu, M/SA, 11.881, -0.969
4) Jeff Teuton, Houma, La., '09 Challenger, E/SA, 10.736, -0.964
5) Dustan Lowell, Kensington, N.H., '72 Duster, G/SA, 11.037, -0.963
6) Tim Lowe, Macy, Ind., '72 Gran Sport, J/SA, 11.521, -0.929
7) Jeff Hairrington, Kathleen, Ga., '13 Mustang, B/SA, 10.321, -0.929
8) Don Fezell, DuBois, Pa., '08 Mustang, AAA/S, 8.772, -0.928
9) Kevin Helms, Schriever, La., '11 Challenger, AA/SA, 9.075, -0.925
10) Brandyn Phillips, Jonesboro, Ga., '67 Firebird, D/SA, 10.632, -0.918

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Jeffrey Barker, Warner Robins, Ga., '06 Cobalt, 6.345 seconds, 220.37 mph
2) Lester Johnson, Cynthiana, Ky., '55 Chevy, 6.541, 216.06
3) Ronnie Davis, Suwanee, Ga., '63 Corvette, 6.605, 210.90
4) Bruce Thrift, Waycross, Ga., '07 GTO, 6.799, 204.01
5) Benjamin Board, East Peoria, Ill., '03 S-10, 6.864, 202.30
6) Matthew Buck, Lantana, Fla., '00 Firebird, 6.958, 197.83
7) Chad Morrison, Statesville, N.C., '57 BelAir, 6.999, 196.10
8) John Benoit, Montpelier, Vt., '10 GXP, 7.014, 194.91
9) Jackie Robinson, Greer, S.C., '66 Chevy II, 7.025, 192.55
10) Donny Urban, Pittsboro, N.C., '06 Cobalt, 7.030, 195.96

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Melissa Hutson, Lady Lake, Fla., dragster, 6.041 seconds, 229.43 mph
2) Andrew Johnson, Cynthiana, Ky., dragster, 6.434, 219.22
3) Casey Spradlin, Ranburne, Ala., dragster, 6.453, 213.00
4) Danny Payne, McDonough, Ga., dragster, 6.605, 206.42
5) Ray Miller III, Spring Hill, Fla., dragster, 6.610, 203.40
6) Karma Hopper, Walton, Ky., dragster, 6.650, 201.04
7) Lindsey Barker, Warner-Robbins, Ga., dragster, 6.689, 202.64
8) Mike Trauth, Cold Spring, Ky., dragster, 6.691, 204.51
9) Jim Shaw, Davie, Fla., dragster, 6.723, 198.50
10) Mike Lago, Lantana, Fla., dragster, 6.737, 201.88

10.00 INDEX
1) Stan Sinack, Lilburn, Ga., '69 Dart, 10.00, 10.001 seconds, 0.001 (over index)
2) Keith Fulp, Alpharetta, Ga., '58 Ford, 10.00, 10.003, 0.003
3) Dean Mirra, Wellington, Fla., '70 Camaro, 10.00, 10.013, 0.013
4) Ernie Renfroe, Middleburg, Fla., '70 Camaro, 10.00, 10.014, 0.014
5) Travis Bryant, Bowman, Ga., '68 Camaro, 10.00, 10.019, 0.019
6) J.R. Hamelink, Silver Springs, Fla., '62 Chevy II, 10.00, 10.021, 0.021
7) Mark Horton, Callahan, Fla., dragster, 10.00, 10.021, 0.021
8) Ryan Thompson, Live Oak, Fla., '68 Camaro, 10.00, 10.025, 0.025
9) Richard O Moogan, Boca Raton, Fla., '02 Camaro, 10.00, 10.042, 0.042
10) Rick Menditto, Lakeland, Fla., '10 Challenger, 10.00, 10.051, 0.051

11.00 INDEX
1) Bob George, Satellite Beach, Fla., '67 Camaro, 11, 11.002 seconds, 0.002 (over index)
2) David Scott, Jacksonville, Fla., '70 Camaro, 11, 11.007, 0.007
3) Jack Aspinwall, Brunswick, Ga., '82 Malibu SW, 11, 11.013, 0.013
4) Queball Lattie, Jesup, Ga., '77 Vega, 11, 11.019, 0.019
5) Phil Greene, Ocala, Fla., '68 Camaro, 11, 11.023, 0.023
6) Joe Hutto, Jesup, Ga., '94 S-10, 11, 11.030, 0.030
7) Jake Sealy, Aiken, S.C., '93 Mustang, 11, 11.035, 0.035
8) Scott Vockell, Jacksonville, Fla., '79 Trans Am, 11, 11.042, 0.042
9) Brendan George, Gainesville, Fla., '92 Mustang, 11, 11.083, 0.083
10) Mark Watson, Jesup, Ga., '77 Monza, 11, 11.101, 0.101

12.00 INDEX
1) Donnie Hutto, Jesup, Ga., '71 Comet, 1200, 12.011 seconds, 0.011 (over index)
2) Danny Towe, Lawrenceville, Ga., '70 Mustang, 1200, 12.016, 0.016
3) Mike Clifford, Daytona Beach, Fla., '66 Barracuda, 1200, 12.016, 0.016
4) Joel Kelly, Ocala, Fla., '67 Barracuda, 1200, 12.016, 0.016
5) Derek Putnam, Gainesville, Fla., '95 Firebird, 1200, 12.017, 0.017
6) Chip Rollins, Gainesville, Fla., '82 Malibu SW, 1200, 12.018, 0.018
7) Bill Frame, Warner Robins, Ga., '84 S-10, 1200, 12.038, 0.038
8) Kenny Bevins, Albany, Ga., '86 Camaro, 1200, 12.057, 0.057
9) Skipp Horn, Lake City, Fla., '95 Dakota, 1200, 12.082, 0.082
10) John Norris, Royston, Ga., '86 Camaro, 1200, 12.083, 0.083


Preview

VALDOSTA, Ga. - South Georgia Motorsports Park will play hosts to the Ultimate Sportsman Weekend II on March 8-10. The event is one of six in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Southeast division. The event is one of 44 scheduled across the country where drivers earn points leading to divisional, regional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000.

Gates at South Georgia Motorsports Park open at 8 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Qualifying and time trials start Friday followed by eliminations for the Sportsman Shootout at noon. Top Sportsman and Top Dragster will qualify on Friday at 3:30 p.m. and again on Saturday at noon and 4 p.m.  Event Eliminations will begin Saturday afternoon and will continue on Sunday morning at 9 a.m.

South Georgia Motorsports Park is located is located at 2521 Highway 41 North, Adel, Ga., 31620.  For more information call the track, (386) 776-2515 or visit www.racesgmp.com.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES: Fact Sheet

WHAT: The Ultimate Sportsman Weekend II, one of six events in Southeast Division where drivers earn points leading to divisional and national championships. Categories include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The event is one of six in Southeast Division competition. The division's Davis Golf Carts Top Sportsman Series and Hickory Enclosed Trailer Sales Top Dragster Series will also be run in conjunction with the event.

WHERE: South Georgia Motorsports Park, Adel, Ga. Track is located at 2521 Highway 41 North, Adel, Ga., 31620

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, March 8-10, 2013

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, March 8 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 9 a.m. for the Sportsman Shootout. Eliminations begin at noon. Lucas Oil event qualifying for Comp Eliminator, Top Dragster and Top Sportsman will qualify at 3:30 p.m.  SATURDAY, March 9 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Final qualifying and time trials are scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. Comp Eliminator, Top Dragster and Top Sportsman will have two qualifying sessions starting at noon and 4 p.m.

SUNDAY, March 10 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Eliminations continue at 8:30 a.m.

TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS For more information please call South Georgia Motorsports Park, (386) 776-2515 or visit www.racesgmp.com.

PURSE: The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competitors will vie for cash and contingency awards of more than $150,000, as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000.

2012 EVENT WINNERS: Grant Lewis, Comp Eliminator; Bob Marshall, Super Stock; Jeff Adkinson, Stock Eliminator; Bill Upton, Super Comp; Sherman Adcock, Super Gas; Leland Poppell, Super Street; Mark Padgett, Top Sportsman; Casey Spradlin, Top Dragster    

BONUS PROGRAMS:
NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES POINTS FUND: a $519,000 point fund from Lucas Oil, which will be shared by the 2013 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional, regional and national champions. Divisional awards include $3,000 to the champions in both Competition and Super Stock; $2,000 each to the champions in Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The seven national champions will share a bonus of $135,000.

JEGS ALLSTARS: The best of the best from each of NHRA's seven divisions will compete for a share of the $119,000 point fund from JEGS High Performance. The 2012 JEGS Allstars event will culminate a year-long points battle between drivers in each of NHRA's Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series' eight classes as well as Top Sportsman and Top Dragster. The top points earner in each category will qualify to represent his/her division at the 2013 JEGS Allstars. Points are based on in-division races only.

The winning division's team will share $20,000 and individual awards include $7,000 each to the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car champions, $6,000 to champions in Comp Eliminator and Super Stock, and $4,500 to the Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, and Super Street champions. Winners in Top Sportsman and Top Dragster will each earn $5,000. Runners-up in all categories will earn $2,000 apiece. Each Allstars competitor will also receive a share of a $25,000 towing fund to get to the event.

Event sponsor, JEGS High Performance, is offering a "double up" bonus to JEGS Allstars participants. Any 2013 JEGS Allstars champion who also wins the national event will have his/her Allstars prize doubled.

Davis Golf Carts Top Sportsman Series: Run in conjunction with the Lucas Oil Series, competitors in the Top Sportsman class are vying for division championships and a share in the year-end purse.

Hickory Enclosed Trailer Sales Top Dragster Series: Run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, competitors in the Top Dragster class are vying for division championships and a share in the year-end purse.


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