Wnis by Martel, Elrod put them in the hunt for national championships

10/17/2015


DIVISION 2
Silver Dollar Raceway
Reynolds, Ga., Oct.. 15-18, 2015

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


Sunday

REYNOLDS, Ga. Arnie Martel raced to the win in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Silver Dollar Raceway over the weekend. With just one divisional and two national events left to finish the season, the Lucas Oil Championship races have heated up.

In the final round of Comp Eliminator it was Martel, Tewksbury, Mass., who was a little late at the green but ran down Don Eckel, Piscataway, N.J., for the win with a pass of 7.553 seconds at 168.11 miles per hour in his '15 Camaro. Eckel ran a pass of 6.961 seconds at 190.86 miles per hour for a runner-up finish. This was Martel's fourth divisional win of the season and the win keeps him in contention for the Lucas Oil Championship. Martel now sits only eleven points behind the leader Craig Bourgeois.

Nick Morris, Louisville, Ky., was closer to his dial in running a winning lap of 9.740 seconds at 133.87 mph in the Super Stock class. This is Morris' fifth divisional Wally trophy, and his second earned this season. He won the Super Stock race at the North Central event at Summit Motorsports Park in May of this year.

Butch Payne scored his second divisional Wally in Stock Eliminator, and is a perfect two-for-two in final rounds. He ran a 10.899 second lap at 119.77 mph defeating Justin Picillo, Warwick, R.I., in his '72 Chevelle. Payne's previous win came in 2009 at the Southeast Division event in Orlando. Denver Maltba, Newland, N.C., scored his second-ever divisional Super Comp Wally, over Tony Helms, Ringgold, Ga., with a winning pass of 8.916 seconds, at 179.61 miles per hour.

It was a close final round in Super Gas and Super Street. The title for Super Gas went to Jacob Elrod, out of Lima, Ohio, and his '92 Corvette posting a lap of 9.893 seconds at 154.33 mph to defeat John Labbous of White House, Tenn., who went 9.887 seconds at 162.25 mph in his '63 Corvette. Elrod has three divisional Wallys; making him three for four in final rounds. This win now puts Elrod in the points lead for the Super Gas National Championship. In Super Street Franky Bishop earned his first ever Wally trophy running his '72 Nova at 10.909 seconds at 127.32 miles per hour taking out David Polichena, Lake Worth, Fla., in his '69 Firebird with a lap of 10.931 seconds at 146.38 miles per hour.

In other racing news, Joe Hessling, Toledo, Ohio, took out Steve Furr, Harrisburg, N.C., in Top Dragster; Casey Spradlin, Ranburne, Ala., in his '37 Chevy defeated James Noel, Westminster, S.C. in Top Sportsman; and in the 11.00 index class Jake Sealey, Aiken, S.C., defeated Matt Weston, Wellford, S.C.

John Rollins of High Springs, Fla., outlasted the 16-car field on Saturday to take home the win and the $2,500 payday in the NHRA Moser Sportsman Shootout.

The following are final round results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Silver Dollar Raceway:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Arnie Martel, Tewksbury, Mass., '15 Camaro, E/AA, 7.553, 168.11 def.
Don Eckel, Piscataway, N.J., ProStart, C/DA, 6.961, 190.86.

SUPER STOCK
Nicholas Morris, Louisville, Ky., '98 Mustang, FGT/F, 9.740, 133.87 def.
Mark Nowicki, Gaylord, Mich., '98 Avenger, FGT/D, 9.558, 135.73.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Butch Payne, Rome, Ga., '97 Firebird, D/SA, 10.899, 119.77 def.
Justin Picillo, Warwick, R.I., '72 Chevelle, J/SA, 11.718, 105.47.

SUPER COMP
Denver Maltba, Newland, N.C., dragster, 8.916, 179.61 def.
Tony Helms, Ringgold, Ga., dragster, 8.908, 177.35.

SUPER GAS
Jacob Elrod, Lima, Ohio, '92 Corvette, 9.893, 154.33 def.
John Labbous, White House, Tenn., '63 Corvette, 9.887, 162.25.

SUPER STREET
Franky Bishop, Albany, Ga., '72 Nova, 10.909, 127.32 def.
David Polichena, Lake Worth, Fla., '69 Firebird, 10.937, 146.38.

TOP DRAGSTER
Joe Hessling, Toledo, Ohio, dragster, 6.989, 185.77 def.
Steve Furr, Harrisburg, N.C., dragster, 6.650, 195.96.

TOP SPORTSMAN
Casey Spradlin, Ranburne, Ala., '37 Chevy, 6.934, 194.49 def.
James Noel, Westminster, S.C., '69 Mustang, 7.619, 176.95.

11.00 INDEX
Jake Sealey, Aiken, S.C., '93 Mustang, 10.953, 115.44 def.
Matt Weston, Wellford, S.C., '70 Camaro, 10.929, 121.43.



Saturday

REYNOLDS, Ga. Day two is in the books as qualifying was finalized and the fields are set for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Silver Dollar Raceway.  Highlighting today's action was the NHRA Southeast Division Moser Sportsman Shootout, a specialty event where drivers in Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Street, Top Dragster and Top Sportsman compete in a dial-in/breakout handicap format on an eighth-mile with a $15,000 cash purse up for grabs.  The winner pockets $5,000 along with a specially designed Moser Sportsman Shootout trophy.

Gates open on Sunday at 8 a.m. with racers battling it out in head to head competition for a chance at taking home the trophy and their share of cash and contingency awards.  Tickets are $20 for adults and children 12 and under are free with a paid adult.  For more information call Silver Dollar Raceway, (478) 847-4414, or visit ww.silverdollarraceway.com.

John Rollins outlasted the 16-car field on Saturday to take home the win in the NHRA Moser Sportsman Shootout. Rollins, representing the Super Street contingent, faced off with Steve Furr and his Super Gas entry in the final round.  Furr, Harrisburg, N.C., actually qualified for the specialty event in both Super Gas and Top Dragster but lost in in round one to Top Dragster pilot Larry Roberts.

Rollins beat Gaines Hickman, Shermon Adcock and Robbie Shaw in his '72 Nova to advance to the final.  Furr nailed the tree with a .002 second reaction time in his '68 Camaro for the holeshot but then was .007 second too quick at the finish as Rollins ran a .030 package for the win crossing the finish line in 7.465 seconds at 105.93 mph.

The High Springs, Fla., resident will take home $2,500 for the win with Furr collecting his share of the $15,000 posted purse.

In final qualifying for Sunday's eliminations it was Randy Daniels leading the Comp field at 8.834 seconds, -0.726 under the index while Mark Nowicki grabbed the top spot in Super Stock with his '98 Avenger out of Gaylord, Mich.  Charley Downing, Lester Johnson and Rob Moser round out the number one qualifiers in Stock, Davis Golf Cart Top Sportsman and Hickory Enclosed Trailers Top Dragster.

In the 11.00 Index class, Don Popham, Upotoi, Ga., is on top with a perfect 11.000 second lap in his '85 Thunderbird.

The following are Saturday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division event at Silver Dollar Raceway:

MOSER ENGINEERING SPORTSMAN SHOOTOUT
John Rollins, High Spgs, Fla., '72 Nova, 7.465, 105.93  def.
Steve Furr, Harrisburg, N.C., '68 Camaro, 6.873, 121.16.

The following are Saturday's final qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division event at Silver Dollar Raceway:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Randy Daniels, Grantsboro, N.C., '98 Pontiac, H/SM, 8.834 seconds, -0.726 (under index)
2) Van Puckett, Monroe, Ga., '05 Cavalier, G/AA, 8.148, -0.662
3) Troy Galbraith, Indianapolis, Ind., dragster, B/DA, 6.707, -0.653
4) Glen Treadwell, Sorrento, Fla., dragster, J/DA, 7.608, -0.652
5) Arnie Martel, Tewksbury, Mass., '15 Camaro, E/AA, 7.557, -0.643
6) Jim Kimbrough, Pace, Fla., dragster, C/DA, 6.891, -0.639
7) Lee Sharp, Maryville, Tenn., '09 Pontiac, D/SMA, 8.250, -0.630
8) Joseph Santangelo, Marlborough, Conn., '34 Chevy, B/SR, 7.725, -0.625
9) Jenny Treadwell, Mount Plymouth, Fla., dragster, E/ED, 8.258, -0.592
10) Steve Ambrose, Woodhaven, Mich., '23 roadster, J/AA, 7.715, -0.585

SUPER STOCK
1) Mark Nowicki, Gaylord, Mich., '98 Avenger, FGT/D, 9.202 seconds, -1.148 (under index)
2) Derrick Hubbard, Byhalia, Miss., '12 Mustang, FSS/B, 8.157, -1.043
3) Gary Richard, Bay Shore, N.Y., '10 Mustang, FGT/A, 8.985, -1.015
4) Brian Oakes, Taylorsville, N.C., '69 Camaro, SS/BA, 8.894, -1.006
5) Fred Allen, Winamac, Ind., '03 S-10, SS/TB, 8.950, -1.000
6) Matt Hoover, Adamsville, Tenn., '01 S-10, GT/TB, 9.894, -0.956
7) Paul Hellenberg, Dry Ridge, Ky., '05 Cavalier, GT/CA, 9.447, -0.953
8) Michael Bryant, New Orleans, La., '08 G5, GT/EA, 9.744, -0.906
9) Ronnie Dutton, Southside, Ala., '80 Monza, GT/MA, 10.853, -0.897
10) Gary Coccaro, Panama City, Fla., '10 Cobalt, SS/BS, 8.805, -0.845

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Charley Downing, Britton, Mich., '10 Mustang, FS/J, 10.733 seconds, -1.067 (under index)
2) Russell Johnson, Sharpsburg, Ga., '67 Mustang, C/SA, 10.404, -0.996
3) Thomas Pettigrew, Gallatin, Tenn., '77 Firebird, K/SA, 11.672, -0.978
4) Jeff Hairrington, Kathleen, Ga., '14 Mustang, FS/E, 10.001, -0.949
5) John Willis, Auburndale, Fla., '69 Camaro, C/S, 10.404, -0.946
6) Allison Smyth, Uxbridge, Mass., '98 Firebird, A/SA, 10.119, -0.881
7) Ricky Pennington, Gardendale, Ala., '12 Mustang, FS/H, 10.636, -0.864
8) James Williamson, New Bern, N.C., '91 Camaro, I/SA, 11.443, -0.857
9) Jim Wahl, Deltona, Fla., '76 Roadrunner, H/SA, 11.308, -0.842
10) Bryan Phillips, Jonesboro, Ga., '67 Firebird, D/SA, 10.712, -0.838

SUPER COMP
1) William Roberts, Davidson, N.C., dragster, S/C, 8.901 seconds, 0.001 (over index)
2) Shane Carr, Woodstock, Ga., dragster, S/C, 8.904, 0.004
3) Justen Moser, Portland, Ind., dragster, S/C, 8.904, 0.004
4) Tom Stalba, Hamonton, N.J., dragster, S/C, 8.904, 0.004
5) Scot Lamar, Hawthorne, Fla., dragster, S/C, 8.905, 0.005
6) Robert May, Dothan, Ala., dragster, S/C, 8.906, 0.006
7) John Labbous, White House, Tenn., dragster, S/C, 8.907, 0.007
8) Ken Griffiths, Eden Prairie, Minn., dragster, S/C, 8.910, 0.010
9) Sherman Adcock, Fortson, Ga., dragster, S/C, 8.911, 0.011
10) Denver Maltba, Newland, N.C., dragster, S/C, 8.922, 0.022

SUPER GAS
1) Steven Furr, Harrisburg, N.C., '68 Camaro, S/G, 9.903 seconds, 0.003 (over index)
2) Kevin Brannon, Boiling Springs, S.C., '68 Camaroracetech, S/G, 9.914, 0.014
3) Carl Watts, Alabaster, Ala., '89 Cavalier, S/G, 9.919, 0.019
4) Frank Altilio, Apopka, Fla., '01 Mustang, S/G, 9.920, 0.020
5) Jacob Elrod, Lima, Ohio, '92 Corvette, S/G, 9.920, 0.020
6) Travis Salter, Baytown, Texas, '67 Camaro, S/G, 9.922, 0.022
7) Mark Miles, Flintstone, Ga., '68 Camaro, S/G, 9.923, 0.023
8) Ray Connolly, Elyria, Ohio, '63 Corvette, S/G, 9.924, 0.024
9) David Wolfe, Clermont, Fla., '78 Nova, S/G, 9.925, 0.025
10) Sherman Adcock, Fortson, Ga., '02 Firebird, S/G, 9.930, 0.030

SUPER STREET
1) Wayne Kelley, Mount Vernon, Ind., '79 Malibu, S/ST, 10.908 seconds, 0.008 (over index)
2) Ken Mac Nicol, Hendersonville, Tenn., '81 Grand Prix, S/ST, 10.912, 0.012
3) Mike Griggs, Ocala, Fla., '66 Chevy II, S/ST, 10.914, 0.014
4) Leland Poppell, Odum, Ga., '94 Achieva, S/ST, 10.918, 0.018
5) Brian Funderburk, Tallassee, Ala., '75 Vega, S/ST, 10.919, 0.019
6) Travis Bryant, Bowman, Ga., '68 Camaro, S/ST, 10.923, 0.023
7) John Rollins, High Springs, Fla., '72 Nova, S/ST, 10.924, 0.024
8) Ken Wright Jr., Mcdonough, Ga., '70 Chevy, S/ST, 10.925, 0.025
9) Bruce Berntsen, Shalimar, Fla., '70 Mustang, S/ST, 10.926, 0.026
10) Morgan Speranzo Hoda, Biloxi, Miss., '69 Camaro, S/ST, 10.928, 0.028

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Lester Johnson, Cynthiana, Ky., '55 Belair, 6.426 seconds, 216.93 mph
2) Scott Duggins, Inman, S.C., '63 Corvette, 6.617, 207.18
3) Jeffrey Barker, Kathleen, Ga., '06 Cobalt, 6.625, 210.18
4) Jackie Robison, Greer, S.C., '66 Chevy II, 6.708, 206.48
5) Sandy Wilkins, Mount Ulla, N.C., '69 Camaro, 6.710, 204.51
6) Dylan Stott, Columbus, N.C., '67 Mustang, 6.716, 207.18
7) Marco Abruzzi, Warren, Ohio, '68 Camaro, 6.723, 206.61
8) Mike Coughlin, Delaware, Ohio, '12 Camaro, 6.769, 208.01
9) Ronnie Davis, Suwanee, Ga., '63 Corvette, 6.824, 198.58
10) Matthew Buck, Lantana, Fla., '00 Firebird, 6.831, 202.52

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Robert Moser, Portland, Ind., dragster, 6.239 seconds, 223.95 mph
2) Lindsey Barker, Kathleen, Ga., dragster, 6.306, 212.53
3) Robert Mandell, Culleoka, Tenn., dragster, 6.320, 212.90
4) John Strassweg, Evansville, Ind., dragster, 6.347, 211.43
5) Casey Spradlin, Ranburne, Ala., dragster, 6.351, 216.00
6) Karma Hopper, Walton, Ky., dragster, 6.444, 211.16
7) Mike Trauth, Alexandria, Ky., dragster, 6.467, 210.31
8) Marco Abruzzi, Warren, Ohio, dragster, 6.469, 217.91
9) Larry Roberts, Laurens, S.C., dragster, 6.532, 201.07
10) Mark Brown, Lake Worth, Fla., dragster, 6.535, 196.76

11.00 INDEX
1) Don Popham, Upotoi, Ga., '85 Thunderbird, 11.00, 11.000 seconds, 0.000 (over index)
2) Bob Juarbe, Ocala, Fla., '66 Chevy II, 11.00, 11.005, 0.005
3) Ferrell Mobley, Hinesville, Ga., '61 Ford P/U, 11.00, 11.005, 0.005
4) Charlie McCulloch, Kennesaw, Ga., '98 Mustang, 11.00, 11.006, 0.006
5) Corky Bumpus, Ocala, Fla., '67 Barracuda, 11.00, 11.009, 0.009
6) Jon Enfield, Dade City, Fla., '72 Nova, 11.00, 11.010, 0.010
7) Woody Adcock, Columbus, Ga., '66 Chevy II, 11.00, 11.044, 0.044
8) Woody Bryant, Bowman, Ga., '68 Camaro, 11.00, 11.044, 0.044
9) Chip Rollins, High Springs, Fla., '82 Malibu Wgn, 11.00, 11.050, 0.050
10) Jack Aspinwall, Brunswick, Ga., '82 Malibu Wgn, 11.00, 11.053, 0.053



Friday

REYNOLDS, Ga. - The NHRA Southeast Division is at Silver Dollar Raceway for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series this weekend featuring 200 mph Top Dragster and Top Sportsman cars along with the NHRA Southeast Division Moser Sportsman Shootout on Saturday.

This weekend's event is the final in the division and one of 44 that take place throughout the year from coast to coast with nearly 400 of the best racers from the region looking for valuable points leading toward national and divisional championships. 

Qualifying runs today included the division's Davis Golf Cart Top Sportsman and Hickory Enclosed Trailers Top Dragsters and Comp Eliminator racers.  These runs set up Saturday's final qualifying runs for all classes. 

Gates open at 8 a.m. on Saturday with racing scheduled to start at 9 a.m. with final qualifying in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.  Top Dragster and Top Sportsman qualify at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., and Comp Eliminator at 5:15 p.m. Moser Sportsman Shootout time trials begin at 3:15 p.m. with round 1 set for 4 p.m.

Tickets are $20, Saturday and Sunday, for adults and children 12 and under are free with a paid adult.  For more information call Silver Dollar Raceway, (478) 847-4414, or visit ww.silverdollarraceway.com.

The following are Friday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Silver Dollar Raceway:

The following are Friday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division event at Silver Dollar Raceway:

 

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR

1) Randy Daniels, Grantsboro, N.C., '98 Pontiac, H/SM, 8.935 seconds, -0.625 (under index)

2) Steve Ambrose, Woodhaven, Mich., '23 roadster, J/AA, 7.715, -0.585

3) Glen Treadwell, Sorrento, Fla., dragster, J/DA, 7.693, -0.567

4) Lee Sharp, Maryville, Tenn., '09 Pontiac, D/SMA, 8.323, -0.557

5) Arnie Martel, Tewksbury, Mass., '15 Camaro, E/AA, 7.654, -0.546

6) Don Eckel, Piscataway, N.J., dragster, C/DA, 7.008, -0.522

7) Van Puckett, Monroe, Ga., '05 Cavalier, G/AA, 8.301, -0.509

8) Danny Holt, Powell, Tenn., '05 Escort, C/EA, 8.129, -0.471

9) Fred Allen, Winamac, Ind., '08 GTO, D/AA, 7.724, -0.446

10) Jim Kimbrough, Pace, Fla., dragster, C/DA, 7.093, -0.437

 

SUPER STOCK

1) Fred Allen, Winamac, Ind., '03 S-10, SS/TB, 8.950 seconds, -1.000 (under index)

2) Paul Hellenberg, Dry Ridge, Ky., '05 Cavalier, GT/CA, 9.490, -0.910

3) Derrick Hubbard, Byhalia, Miss., '12 Mustang, FSS/B, 8.303, -0.897

4) Ronnie Dutton, Southside, Ala., '80 Monza, GT/MA, 10.853, -0.897

5) Brian Oakes, Taylorsville, N.C., '69 Camaro, SS/BA, 9.066, -0.834

6) Michael Bryant, New Orleans, La., '08 G5, GT/EA, 9.817, -0.833

7) Kurt Neighbor, Twinsburg, Ohio, '64 Thunderbolt, SS/A, 8.831, -0.819

8) Gary Richard, Bay Shore, N.Y., '10 Mustang, FGT/A, 9.183, -0.817

9) Craig Couris, Atlanta, Ga., '69 Corvette, SS/AA, 8.926, -0.774

10) Mike Crutchfield, Montgomery, Ala., '09 G5, SS/DM, 9.004, -0.746

 

STOCK ELIMINATOR

1) Charley Downing, Britton, Mich., '10 Mustang, FS/J, 10.733 seconds, -1.067 (under index)

2) Thomas Pettigrew, Gallatin, Tenn., '77 Firebird, K/SA, 11.672, -0.978

3) Russell Johnson, Sharpsburg, Ga., '67 Mustang, C/SA, 10.526, -0.874

4) Jeff Hairrington, Kathleen, Ga., '14 Mustang, FS/E, 10.115, -0.835

5) John Willis, Auburndale, Fla., '69 Camaro, C/S, 10.529, -0.821

6) Bryan Phillips, Jonesboro, Ga., '67 Firebird, D/SA, 10.763, -0.787

7) Jeff Strickland, Red Bay, Ala., '15 Camaro, FS/C, 9.515, -0.785

8) Jim Cassels, Cairo, Ga., '69 Nova, B/SA, 10.468, -0.782

9) Donnie Vaught, Milton, Tenn., '67 Camaro, E/SA, 10.929, -0.771

10) Ricky Pennington, Gardendale, Ala., '12 Mustang, FS/H, 10.733, -0.767

 

TOP SPORTSMAN

1) Lester Johnson, Cynthiana, Ky., '55 Belair, 6.489 seconds, 215.31 mph

2) Jeffrey Barker, Kathleen, Ga., '06 Cobalt, 6.645, 210.08

3) Jackie Robison, Greer, S.C., '66 Chevy II, 6.712, 206.26

4) Sandy Wilkins, Mount Ulla, N.C., '69 Camaro, 6.728, 204.11

5) Mike Coughlin, Delaware, Ohio, '12 Camaro, 6.769, 208.01

6) Marco Abruzzi, Warren, Ohio, '68 Camaro, 6.790, 204.45

7) Ronnie Davis, Suwanee, Ga., '63 Corvette, 6.872, 197.59

8) Mark Mc Donald, Boonville, Ind., '67 Mustang, 6.907, 200.00

9) Ken Ellison, Moore, S.C., '12 Camaro, 6.933, 198.96

10) Vince Hoda, Diamondhead, Miss., '68 Camaro, 6.961, 200.00

 

TOP DRAGSTER

1) Robert Moser, Portland, Ind., dragster, 6.332 seconds, 221.92 mph

2) Lindsey Barker, Kathleen, Ga., dragster, 6.362, 211.69

3) John Strassweg, Evansville, Ind., dragster, 6.394, 211.43

4) Robert Mandell, Culleoka, Tenn., dragster, 6.404, 211.66

5) Karma Hopper, Walton, Ky., dragster, 6.444, 211.16

6) Mike Trauth, Alexandria, Ky., dragster, 6.467, 210.31

7) Casey Spradlin, Ranburne, Ala., dragster, 6.509, 210.24

8) Steve Cohen, Trilby, Fla., dragster, 6.645, 200.59

9) Richard Fritsche, Columbus, Ohio, dragster, 6.722, 195.68

10) Lauren Freer, Mooresville, N.C., dragster, 6.730, 199.94

 

11.00 INDEX

1) Charlie McCulloch, Kennesaw, Ga., '98 Mustang, 11.00, 11.007 seconds, 0.007 (over index)

2) Corky Bumpus, Ocala, Fla., '67 Barracuda, 11.00, 11.009, 0.009

3) Don Popham, Upotoi, Ga., '85 Thunderbird, 11.00, 11.024, 0.024

4) Chip Rollins, High Springs, Fla., '82 Malibu WGN, 11.00, 11.050, 0.050

5) Jack Aspinwall, Brunswick, Ga., '82 Malibu Wgn, 11.00, 11.107, 0.107

6) Ferrell Mobley, Hinesville, Ga., '61 Ford P/U, 11.00, 11.147, 0.147

7) Bob Juarbe, Ocala, Fla., '66 Chevy II, 11.00, 11.188, 0.188

8) Woody Bryant, Bowman, Ga., '68 Camaro, 11.00, 11.267, 0.267

9) Travis Bryant, Bowman, Ga., '68 Camaro, 11.00, 10.992, -0.008

10) Queball Lattie, Jesup, Ga., '77 Vega, 11.00, 10.989, -0.011

 


Preview

REYNOLDS, Ga. - Silver Dollar Raceway host the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Southeast Division on October 15-18. The event is one of 44 scheduled across the country where drivers earn points leading to divisional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division's Davis Golf Carts Top Sportsman Series and Hickory Enclosed Trailer Sales Top Dragster Series will also be in competition.

Highlighting Saturday's action is the NHRA Southeast Division Moser Sportsman Shootout, a specialty event where drivers in Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Street, Top Dragster and Top Sportsman compete in a dial-in/breakout handicap format on an eighth-mile with a $15,000 cash purse up for grabs.  The winner could pocket $5,000 along with a specially designed Moser Sportsman Shootout trophy.

Gates at Silver Dollar Raceway open at 8 a.m. each day. Top Dragster qualifies Friday at 3:30 with Top Sportsman at 4:30 p.m.  Top Dragster and Top Sportsman will make two additional qualifying hits at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Comp Eliminator qualifies Friday at 3:30 p.m. and Saturday at 4:15 and 5:15 p.m. Eliminations begin on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. for some classes and continue on Sunday at 10 a.m.

 

Tickets for Silver Dollar Raceway are $15 Friday, $20 Saturday and $20 Sunday. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.

Silver Dollar Raceway is located on State Highway 96 West, just west of U.S. Highway 341.  For more information call the track, (478) 847-4414, or visit ww.silverdollarraceway.com.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES: Fact Sheet

WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, the last of seven events in the Southeast Division 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. Categories include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. 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: Silver Dollar Raceway, Reynolds, Ga. Track is located on State Highway 96 West, just west of U.S. Highway 341.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, Oct. 15-18

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, Oct. 16 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Top Dragster and Comp Eliminator qualify at 3:30 p.m. Top Sportsman qualify at 4:30 p.m.   SATURDAY, Oct. 17 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman qualify at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Comp Eliminator qualify at 4:15 and 5:15 p.m. Eliminations begin at 12:30 p.m. Moser Sportsman Shootout Round 1 is at 4 p.m.

SUNDAY, Oct. 18 - Eliminations continue at 10 a.m.

TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS - Friday $15, Saturday $20, Sunday $20. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. For more information please call Silver Dollar Raceway, (478) 847-4414, or visit www.silverdollarraceway.com.

2014 EVENT WINNERS: Jim Kimbrough, Comp Eliminator; Tom Sheehan, Super Stock; Gregory Rowe, Stock Eliminator; Kevin Brannon, Super Comp; Steve Furr, Super Gas; Matt Weston, Super Street; Jeffrey Barker, Top Sportsman; Bill Earnest, 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 2016 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 2016 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 2016 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 2015 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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