Homestate racers dominate at GALOT Motorsports Park

6/4/2016


DIVISION 2
GALOT Motorsports Park
Benson, N.C., June 3-4, 2016 

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


Saturday

BENSON, N.C. The home state of North Carolina dominated the winner's circle for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at GALOT Motorsports Park this past weekend including Steve Furr who advanced to the final round in both Super Gas and Top Dragster looking for the event double up. This is the first time in several years, and the only time this year, that the Lucas Oil racers will compete on an eighth-mile track instead of a quarter-mile.

In Furr's first final, the Harrisburg, N.C., racer met up with Corey Manuel in Super Gas and recorded a .005 second reaction time which proved to be the difference. Manuel, Winston-Salem, S.C., went 6.307 on the 6.30 index but could not catch Furr who recorded his 16th divisional win with a 6.326 second, 127.21 mph lap.

Furr then faced off with Robert Houston, Newland, N.C., in the Hickory Enclosed Trailers Top Dragster class but left early with a red light foul start to end the double up hopes. Houston ran 4.702 seconds at 129.89 mph in his '12 dragster for his second career win.

Kevin Riner and Jeff Longhany each won for the home state as did Danny Waters in Super Comp. Riner, Autryville, N.C., picked up his first Lucas Oil divisional win posting a 6.754 second run in Super Stock with his '98 Camaro as Ronnie Courtney broke out in his '05 Cavalier. Longhany, Wade, N.C., was out first in Stock Eliminator and held on to defeat Cody Phillips, Lumberton, N.C. The win was Longhany's second. Waters, La Grande, N.C., used a .002 second reaction time to get a big holeshot and force AJ Currie, Godwin, N.C., to run too fast and breakout. Waters went 5.727, 137.82 in his '16 dragster for the win.

The Comp Eliminator trophy went to Jenny Treadwell, Mount Plymouth, Fla., grabbing her second win of the year out running Van Puckett who was also looking for his second win of the year. Treadwell went 5.264 seconds at 128.40 mph to Puckett's 5.300, 129.02. Treadwell won in Charlotte back in April and Puckett won in Atlanta in early April.

Also visiting the winner's circle was Robbie Welch, Mechanicsville, Md., in Super Street; Shawn Morrow, Piedmont, S.C., in the Davis Golf Cart Top Sportsman; Kaylee Creech, Clayton, N.C., in the Jr. 13-18 year olds; and Riley Hoover, Kinston, N.C., in the Jr. 6-9.

Southeast Division racers head to Silver Dollar Raceway in Reynolds, Ga., for their next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, Oct. 16-18.

The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Southeast Division race at GALOT Motorsports Park:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Jenny Treadwell, Mount Plymouth, Fla., '01 dragster, E/ED, 5.264, 128.40  def.
Van Puckett, Monroe, Ga., '05 Cavalier, G/AA, 5.300, 129.02.

SUPER STOCK
Kevin Riner, Autryville, N.C., '98 Camaro, SS/IA, 6.754, 96.62  def.
Ronnie Courtney, Johnston, S.C., '05 Cavalier, GT/B, 5.985, 112.80.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Jeff Longhany, Wade, N.C., '00 Pontiac, A/SA, 6.596, 95.25  def.
Cody Phillips, Lumberton, N.C., '86 Camaro, H/SA, 7.263, 93.85.

SUPER COMP
Danny Waters, La Grange, N.C., '16 Racetech, 5.727, 137.82  def.
AJ Currie, Godwin, N.C., '00 Undercover, 5.641, 126.65.

SUPER GAS
Steve Furr, Harrisburg, N.C., '68 Camaro, 6.326, 127.21  def.
Corey Manuel, Winston-Salem, N.C.,
'04 Corvette, 6.307, 117.25.

SUPER STREET
Robbie Welch, Mechanicsville, Md., '66 Fairlane, 6.920, 99.13  def.
Matt Weston, Wellford, S.C., '70 Camaro, 6.891, 103.50.

TOP DRAGSTER
Robert Houston, Newland, N.C., '12 Racetech, 4.702, 129.89  def.
Steve Furr, Harrisburg, N.C., '13 American, foul.

TOP SPORTSMAN
Shawn Morrow, Piedmont, S.C., '03 Mustang, 4.927, 138.94  def.
Stacy Hall, Chesnee, S.C., '63 Corvette, 4.507, 156.92.

JUNIOR 13-18
Kaylee Creech, Clayton, N.C., dragster, 8.039, 80.15  def.
Autumn Greene, Bradenton, Fla., '12 Half Scale, 7.878, 82.78.

JUNIOR DRAGSTER 6-9
Riley Hoover, Kinston, N.C., dragster, 12.268, 51.25  was unopposed.



Friday

BENSON, N.C. GALOT Motorsports Park will host the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Southeast Division for the first time ever this weekend.  The event is one of 45 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

Racers in eight different classes made qualifying and time trials today. Highlighting the action was Comp Eliminator, Davis Golf Carts Top Sportsman and Hickory Enclosed Trailer Sales Top Dragster classes making a single qualifying run that will be followed by a pair of qualifying runs on Saturday. 

Saturday's action begins at 9 a.m. with Comp, Top Sportsman and Top Dragster qualifying at 2 and 5 p.m. Round 1 of eliminations are set to begin at 7 pm. For ticket pricing and more information contact GALOT Motorsports Park at (919) 894-1662, or visit www.galotmotorsportspark.com.

The following are Friday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Southeast Division race at GALOT Motorsports Park:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Jenny Treadwell, Mount Plymouth, Fla., '01 Undercover, E/ED, 5.269 seconds, -0.391 (under index)
2) Van Puckett, Monroe, Ga., '05 Cavalier, G/AA, 5.325, -0.325
3) Lonnie Johnson, S Chesterfield, Va., '10 Neon, B/AA, 4.802, -0.048
4) Glen Treadwell, Sorrento, Fla., '01 Dragster, J/DA, 5.391, 0.081
5) Mark Moreland, Edenton, N.C., '98 Pontiac, H/A, 10.335, 4.435

SUPER STOCK
1) Jeff Adkinson, Damascus, Ga., '05 Sunfire, GT/CA, 5.987 seconds, -0.743 (under index)
2) Robert Carpenter, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., '67 Camaro, SS/GA, 6.110, -0.720
3) Alan Rose, Salisbury, N.C., '14 Mustang, FSS/B, 5.384, -0.626
4) Mark Alvey, Chesterfield, Va., '87 Camaro, GT/GA, 6.408, -0.622
5) Edward Longhany, Wade, N.C., '74 Duster, SS/KA, 6.658, -0.582
6) Donnie Moore Jr., Durham, N.C., '68 Mustang, SS/GA, 6.264, -0.566
7) Joe Tysinger, Wrightsville Beach, N.C., '87 Firebird, GT/JA, 6.722, -0.548
8) Robert Moore, Durham, N.C., '68 Mustang, SS/FA, 6.256, -0.514
9) Tim Sloan, Sanford, N.C., '98 Grand AM, SS/CS, 6.224, -0.456
10) Stephen Yantus, Charleston, S.C., '69 Barracuda, SS/AH, 5.647, -0.433

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Jim Marshall, Indian Land, S.C., '77 Nova, I/SA, 7.061 seconds, -0.799 (under index)
2) Daniel Blabolil, Charlotte, N.C., '70 Buick GS, C/SA, 6.555, -0.765
3) AJ Currie, Godwin, N.C., '14 Copo, FS/G, 6.568, -0.742
4) Vic Cagnazzi, Mooresville, N.C., '15 Copo, FS/E, 6.321, -0.739
5) Adam Badgett, Mount Airy, N.C., '15 Copo, FS/F, 6.477, -0.733
6) Larry Hill, Hickory, Ky., '70 Plymouth, A/SA, 6.446, -0.654
7) Mickey Whaley, La Grange, N.C., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 6.605, -0.635
8) Sterling Simmons, Chesterfield, Va., '98 Camaro, C/SA, 6.701, -0.619
9) Jeff Warren, Clinton, N.C., '97 Firebird, B/S, 6.605, -0.605
10) Bud Rowe, Bridgeton, N.C., '97 Pontiac, D/SA, 6.838, -0.582

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Dylan Stott, Columbus, N.C., '67 Shelby, 4.324 seconds, 168.24 mph
2) Jackie Robison, Greer, S.C., '66 Chevy II, 4.389, 165.92
3) Todd Atkinson, Mechanicsville, Va., '13 Camaro, 4.432, 160.44
4) Michael Weaver, Griffin, Ga., '15 Camaro, 4.574, 154.60
5) Donny Urban, Selma, N.C., '06 Cobalt, 4.595, 152.74
6) Stacy Hall, Chesnee, S.C., '63 Corvette, 4.622, 152.99
7) Shawn Morrow, Piedmont, S.C., '03 Mustang, 4.911, 141.58
8) Mike Dollins, Lagrang, N.C., '68 Camaro, 5.046, 137.98

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Steven Furr, Harrisburg, N.C., '13 American, 4.194 seconds, 173.54 mph
2) Robert Houston, Newland, N.C., '15 Racetech, 4.304, 164.23
3) Mike Gurliaccio, Jacksonville, Fla., '16 Elite, 4.309, 163.77
4) Bryan Ferrell, Pounding Mill, Va., '13 Diamond, 5.835, 110.22


Preview

BENSON, N.C. - GALOT Motorsports Park will host the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Southeast Division for the first time on June 3-5. The event is one of 45 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 run in conjunction with the event.

Qualifying and time trials at GALOT Motorsports Park are at 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualify Friday at 3:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 5 p.m. Eliminations begin on Saturday with round 1 of Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman at 7 p.m. Eliminations continue Sunday at 9 a.m. Round 2 of eliminations for Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman begin at 11 a.m. Additionally, there will be a bonus Gamblers race and Stock/Super Stock Combo race on both Friday and Saturday nights.

For more information for GALOT Motorsports Park call the track, (919) 894-1662, or visit www.galotmotorsportspark.com.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES: Fact Sheet

WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, one of seven events in Southeast Division competition 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: GALOT Motorsports Park, Benson, NC. Track is located east of I-95 and west of I-40

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, June 3-5

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

FRIDAY, June 3 - Qualifying and time trials begin at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualify at 3:30 p.m. Bonus Gambler and Stock/Super Stock Combo races following qualifying.

SATURDAY, June 4 - Qualifying and time trials continue at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualify at 2 and 5 p.m. with Round 1 of eliminations at 7 p.m. Bonus Gambler and Stock/Super Stock Combo races following qualifying.

SUNDAY, June 5- Final Eliminations continue at 9 a.m. Round 2 of eliminations for Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman begin at 11 a.m.

TICKETS: For additional information please call GALOT Motorsports Park, (919) 894-1662, or visit www.galotmotorsportspark.com.

2015 EVENT WINNERS: Randy Daniels, Comp Eliminator; Jeff Adkinson, Super Stock; Jeff Harrington, Stock Eliminator; Kevin Brannon, Super Comp; Steven Furr, Super Gas; Travis Bryant, Super Street; Sandy Wilkins, Top Sportsman; Cameron Manuel, Top Dragster (event was held at Montgomery Motorsports Park, Montgomery, Ala)

BONUS PROGRAMS: NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES POINTS FUND: a $519,000 point fund from Lucas Oil, which will be shared by 2016 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. The top points finisher will earn a year-end bonus of $2,500, the runner-up will get $1000 and the third place finisher will receive $500

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. The top points finisher will earn a year-end bonus of $2,500, the runner-up will get $1000 and the third place finisher will receive $500

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 2016 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Rockingham Dragway with a posted purse of $15,000, with the winner taking home up to $5,000.

HUGHES PERFORMANCE No. 1 QUALIFIER: Racers in Comp, Super Stock, Stock, Top Dragster and Top Sportsman will compete for the Hughes Performance No. 1 Qualifier with the top qualifier in each class at each Southeast Divisional events receiving a $100 product certificate.


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