Richardson, Damron lead Orlando winners

2/10/2014


DIVISION 2
Orlando Speed World Dragway
Orlando, Fla., Feb. 7-9, 2014 

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


Event update

ORLANDO, Fla. The NHRA Southeast Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series kicked off the 2014 season at Orlando Speed World Dragway with eleven drivers taking home wins led by Scott Richardson and Kurt Damron in Comp Eliminator and the Hickory Enclosed Trailers Top Dragster respectively.

Richardson, Corbin, Ky., drove his '14 Cobalt to the win over Scott Benham in 8.707 seconds while local driver Damron of Fruitland Park, Fla., held off Casey Spradlin, Ranburne, Ala., with a lap of 7.689 seconds at 163.65 mph.

Joining Damron in the winner's circle from the home state was Scot Lamar, Hawthorne, Fla., who ran strong all day including a final round win over Greg Samuel in Super Comp.

Tyler Caheely and Jeff Hairrington both turned good starts into wins as Caheely, Rock Spring, Ga., used a .007 reaction time to beat Mike Crutchfield , Montgomery, Ala., by about 3 feet in Super Stock. Hairrington, Kathleen, Ga., won on a holeshot over Jeff Adkinson, Damascus, Ga., in Stock with his '13 Ford and a lap of 10.136 at 127 mph.

The Davis Golf Cart Top Sportsman trophy went to Frederick Perkins, Plainville, Conn., who put the defending division champion Jeffrey Barker on the trailer with a run of 7.578 seconds at 180.26 mph in his '69 Nova.

Steven Furr and Chris Depascale were tops in Super Gas and Super Street with Furr, Harrisburg, N.C., winning easy over Joe DeLuco , Seffner, Fla., and Depascale upending Greg Brannon in the Super Street final that was close at the start but saw Depascale pull away and cross the finish line first in 10.907 seconds on the 10.90 index.

In the Southeast Division index classes it was Mike Ruff of Orlando, Fla., beating Eddie Brooks in 10.00; Brendan George, Gainesville, Fla., took out Jack Aspinwall in 11.00; and Buddy Goolsby, Gainesville, Fla., won over Danny Towe in 12.00.

Southeast Division racers head to South Georgia Motorsports Park for their next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, March 7-9 before meeting up with the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series for the Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville, March 13-16.

The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division event at Orlando Speed World Dragway:

COMP
Scott Richardson, Corbin, Ky., '14 Cobalt, D/EA, 8.707, 122.47 def.
Scott Benham, Jackson, N.J., '03 S-10, B/T, foul.

SUPER STOCK
Tyler Caheely, Rock Spring, Ga., '68 Chevrolet, SS/HA, 10.223, 126.07 def.
Mike Crutchfield, Montgomery, Ala., '08 Pontiac G5, SS/DM, 8.798, 144.58.

STOCK
Jeff Hairrington, Kathleen, Ga., '13 Ford, B/SA, 10.136, 127.02 def.
Jeff Adkinson, Damascus, Ga., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.135, 129.72.

SUPER COMP
Scot LaMar, Hawthorne, Fla., dragster, 8.933, 169.70 def.
Greg Samuel, Deleon Springs, Fla., dragster, 8.880, 168.68.

SUPER GAS
Steven Furr, Harrisburg, N.C., '68 Camaro, 10.202, 129.49 def.
Joe DeLuco, Seffner, Fla., '67 Chevy II, 10.564, 120.82.

SUPER STREET
Chris Depascale, Parlin, N.J., '74 Vega, 10.907, 138.10 def.
Greg Brannon, Debary, Fla., '65 Chev II, 10.930, 132.63.

TOP DRAGSTER
Kurt Damron Sr., Fruitland Park, Fla., dragster, 7.689, 163.65 def.
Casey Spradlin, Ranburne, Ala., dragster, 7.424, 125.00.

TOP SPORTSMAN
Frederick Perkins, Plainville, Conn., '69 Nova SS, 7.578, 180.26 def.
Jeffrey Barker, Kathleen, Ga., '06 Cobalt, 6.676, 206.95.

10.00 INDEX
Mike Ruff, Orlando, Fla., '92 Camaro, 10.022, 129.65 def.
Eddie Brooks, Deer Park, N.Y., '82 Camaro, 9.971, 138.27.

11.00 INDEX
Brendan George, Gainesville, Fla., '92 Mustang, 11.114, 117.37 def.
Jack Aspinwall, Brunswick, Ga., '82 Malibu SW, 11.044, 119.96.

12.00 INDEX
Buddy Goolsby, Gainesville, Fla., '79 Malibu, 12.506, 84.87 def.
Danny Towe, Lawrenceville, Ga., '70 Mustang, 23.299, 36.94.


Event update

Both Friday and Saturday action at the Division 2 season opener have been lost to rain.

Officials are hopeful they can run Sunday.


Preview

ORLANDO, Fla. Orlando Speed World Dragway will host the NHRA Southeast Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Feb.7-9.  The event is the first of seven in the division and will feature drivers in six categories, including Comp Eliminator, Super Stock and Stock Eliminator, vying for points leading to divisional and national championships.  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.

Gates at Orlando Speed World Dragway open at 9 a.m. Friday, 8 a.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. Sunday.  Qualifying and time trials start Friday morning at 11 a.m. and continue Saturday at 9 a.m.  Racers in Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman will have one qualifying run on Friday, beginning at 3:30 p.m., and two on Saturday, starting at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.  Eliminations start Saturday afternoon and will continue on Sunday at 9 a.m.  Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Orlando Speed World Dragway are $40 for a 2-Day Pass, $50 for a 3-Day Pass, $20 each day Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  For additional information please contact Orlando Speed World Dragway, (407) 568-5522, or visit www.raceosw.com 

Orlando Speed World Dragway is located east of Orlando on Highway 50 (Colonial Drive), 20 miles east of I-4, and 15 miles west of I-95. 

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES: Fact Sheet

WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, 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 the first of seven 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: Orlando Speed World Dragway, Orlando, Fla. Track is located east of Orlando on Highway 50 (Colonial Drive), 20 miles east of I-4, and 15 miles west of I-95.

WHEN:  Friday through Sunday, February 7-9, 2014

SCHEDULE: Qualifying and time trial schedule for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series:

FRIDAY, Feb. 7 -- Gates open at 9 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 11 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualifying begins at 3:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, Feb. 8 -- Gates open at 8 a.m. Final qualifying and time trials at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualifying sessions are scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

SUNDAY, Feb. 9 -- Gates open at 8:30 a.m. Eliminations continue at 9 a.m.

TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION - Friday $20, Saturday $20, Sunday $20, 2-Day Pass $40, 3-Day Pass $50. Children 10 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. For additional information please call Orlando Speed World Dragway, (407) 568-5522, or visit www.raceosw.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 $560,000.

2012 EVENT  WINNERS (Did not host an event in 2013.): Jenny Treadwell, Comp Eliminator; John Kakalecik, Super Stock; Robbie Shaw, Stock; Ed Richardson,   Super Comp; David Owens, Super Gas; Mike Griggs, Super Street; Dylan Stott, Top Sportsman; Matthew Buck, 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 2014 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional, regional and national champions. Regional awards include $10,000 each to the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car champions with Divisional awards of $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 $124,000 point fund from JEGS High Performance. The 2014 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 2014 JEGS Allstars. Points are based on in-division races only.

The winning division and regional teams will share $25,000 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, $5,000 to Top Sportsman and Top Dragster champions, and $4,500 to the Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, and Super Street champions. 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 2014 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 NHRA 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 Series, competitors in the Top Dragster class are vying for division championships and a share in the year-end purse

MOSER SPORTSMAN SHOOTOUT: Drivers who compete in seven NHRA sportsman classes will be eligible to participate in a new sportsman shootout program sponsored by Moser Engineering. Moser Engineering Sportsman Shootout qualifying points will be earned by competitors in Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Street, Top Dragster and Top Sportsman at each Southeast Division NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event. The Moser Sportsman Shootout will be held at the 2014 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Silver Dollar Raceway with a posted purse of $15,000, with the winner taking home up to $5,000.

 


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