NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Results - Atlanta Dragway
The first half of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Southern Shakedown double-header is in the books with Randy Daniels leading the way as he took the win in Comp Eliminator along with division hitter Jeff Adkinson who won in Stock for the home state.
Daniels, Grantsboro, N.C., was slow off the start but came on late to take the win over Van Puckett, Monroe, Ga., running 8.455 seconds at 160.42 mph to Puckett’s 8.239, 158.33. Adkinson, Damascus, Ga., grabbed his eighth NHRA divisional Wally trophy taking out fellow Georgia racer Jimmy Parker running 10.619, 123.06 in his ’69 Camaro.
Reigning Lucas Oil National champion Kevin Brannon, Boiling Springs, S.C., faced off with Sherman Adcock, Fortson, Ga., in Super Comp as the two left the line together and stayed close throughout the run with Brannon coming out on top in a double breakout. The win was Brannon’s fifth as he remains perfect in final rounds.
Sandy Wilkins, Mont Ulla, N.C., was near perfect at the start in the Davis Golf Cart Top Sportsman cutting a .002 light which proved to be the difference as Wilkins notched his fifth win running 6.734 at 206.67 in his ’69 Camaro over Jackie Robinson, Greer, S.C., with a 6.722, 205.98 in a ’66 Chevy II.
In the Hickory Enclosed Trailer Sales Top Dragster it was Darian Boesch, Kenner, La., strapping a hole shot on Steve Furr, Harrisburg, N.C., only to breakout and give Furr his 14th win as he crossed the finish line in 6.355 seconds, 218.87 mph.
Other winners were Aaron Allison, Macedonia, Ohio, over Marion Stephenson, Williamsport, Ind., in Super Stock; Raymond Miller, Spring City, Tenn., took out David Owens, Laurens, S.C., in Super Gas; and Clarence Woodham, Wetumpka, Ala., beat Leland Poppell, Odum, Ga., in Super Street.
Racers are back on track Sunday morning with eliminations rounds for the second half of the double-header weekend that will be followed by the winner’s circle celebration.
The following are Saturday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division Southern Shakedown Event 1:
Randy Daniels, Grantsboro, N.C., '98 Grand Am, D/SM, 8.455, 160.42 def. Van Puckett, Monroe, Ga., '05 Cavalier, G/AA, 8.239,
Aaron Allison, Macedonia, Ohio, '90 Cavalier, SS/BM, 9.001, 142.54 def. Marion Stephenson, Williamsport, Ind., '90 Sunbird, GT/EA,
Jeff Adkinson, Damascus, Ga., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.619, 123.06 def. Jimmy Parker, Columbus, Ga., '94 Mustang, N/SA, foul.
Kevin Brannon, Boiling Springs, S.C., dragster, 8.899, 167.93 def. Sherman Adcock, Fortson, Ga., dragster, 8.888, 168.89.
Raymond Miller, Spring City, Tenn., '68 Camaro, 9.899, 164.03 def. David Owens, Laurens, S.C., '05 Mustang, 9.878, 168.24.
Clarence Woodham, Wetumpka, Ala., '39 Chevrolet, 10.922, 134.50 def. Leland Poppell, Odum, Ga., '96 Achieva, foul.
Steve Furr, Harrisburg, N.C., dragster, 6.355, 218.87 def. Darian Boesch, Kenner, La., dragster, 6.316, 198.06.
Sandy Wilkins, Mount Ulla, N.C., '69 Camaro, 6.734, 206.67 def. Jackie Robison, Greer, S.C., '66 Chevy II, 6.722, 205.98
In the final results from the second half of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Southern Shakedown double header at Atlanta Dragway, national champion Jeffrey Barker highlighted the list of winners for the third of six events in the Southeast division.
Barker, Warner Robins, Ga., crossed the finish line at 211.23 mph in 6.635 seconds in his ’06 Cobalt which held off Dylan Scott, Columbus, N.C., in his ’67 Mustang for the win in the division’s Davis Golf Carts Top Sportsman class. This is the first win of the season for the 2015 Lucas Oil Top Sportsman national champion.
Van Puckett of Monroe, Ga., was a runner up in the first event, but held on for the win in Comp Eliminator with a winning lap of 8.262 seconds at 150.08 mph, while Glen Treadwell posted a runner up lap of 7.698 seconds at 170.34 mph.
The Hickory Enclosed Trailer Sales Top Dragster title went to Jeremy Hancock of Commerce, Ga, who got the win over Madison Ellison. Hancock covered the quarter mile in 7.226 seconds at 179.42 mph to Ellison’s 7.151 seconds at 186.87 mph.
In Super Stock and Stock it was Irvin Johns and Adam Davis making the trip to the winner’s circle. Johns, Memphis, Tenn. got a big starting line advantage and defeated Aaron Allison who was trying to repeat his win from the first event. In Stock it was a double breakout that gave Davis the win. Davis went 11.005 seconds at 110.09 mph for the win over Joseph Santangelo, Marlborough, Conn., and his lap of 10.638 seconds at 115.90.
Other sportsman class winners included Rusty Cook of Cynthia, Ky., who beat Edmond Richardson in Super Gas running 9.915 seconds at 169.78 mph in his ’99 Corvette; Ryan Richardson won his second title in Super Comp; and Jonathon Anderson maintained his perfect record in final rounds by taking home the Super Street trophy.
It was a Georgia sweep in the Junior Dragster races as Carson Emmett of Cedar Bluff, won in the 6-9 year old category; Caroline McCarty from Hazelhurst won in the 10-12 year old class; and Sadie Wicks from the city of Roberta took home the win in the 13-18 year old category.
Southeast division racers are heading to zMax Dragway in Charlotte for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, April 14-16.
The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Atlanta Dragway:
he following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division Southern Shakedown Event 2:
Van Puckett, Monroe, Ga., '05 Cavalier, G/AA, 8.262, 150.08 def. Glen Treadwell, Sorrento, Fla., Dragster, J/DA, 7.698, 170.34
Irvin Johns, Memphis, Ind., '08 Cobalt, GT/AA, 9.139, 143.67 def. Aaron Allison, Macedonia, Ohio, '90 Cavalier, SS/BM, 8.975, 146.46.
Adam Davis, Eva, Ala., '73 Firebird, F/SA, 11.005, 110.09 def. Joseph Santangelo, Marlborough, Conn., '95 Camaro, C/SA, 10.638, 115.90.
Ryan Richardson, Greenbrier, Tenn., dragster, 8.900, 169.02 def. George Caheely, La Fayette, Ga., dragster, 8.920, 162.33.
Rusty Cook, Cynthiana, Ky., '99 Corvette, 9.915, 169.78 def. Edmond Richardson, Greenbrier, Tenn., '15 Camaro, 9.869, 153.11.
Jonathan Anderson, Griffin, Ga., '05 Sunfire, 10.926, 130.90 def. Leland Poppell, Odum, Ga., '96 Achieva, 10.888, 138.76
Jeffrey Barker, Kathleen, Ga., '06 Cobalt, 6.635, 211.23 def. Dylan Stott, Columbus, N.C., '67 Mustang, 6.620, 209.33
Jeremy Hancock, Commerce, Ga., dragster, 7.226, 179.42 def. Madison Ellison, Central City, Ky., dragster, 7.151, 186.87
JUNIOR DRAGSTER 13-18
Sadie Wicks, Roberta, Ga., dragster, 7.893, 81.00 def. Autumn Greene, Bradenton, Fla., dragster, 7.891, 81.32.
JUNIOR DRAGSTER 10-12
Caroline McCarty, Hazelhurst, Ga., '11 American, 9.109, 71.73 def. Tripp McCarty, Hazlehurst, Ga., '13 American, 9.045, 73.80
JUNIOR DRAGSTER 6-9
Carson Emmett, Cedar Bluff, Ga., dragster, 12.215, 47.38 def. Alayna Carden, , , dragster, 12.167, 51.78.