NHRA DIVISION 2 CONCLUDES SEASON WITH THRILLING ROCKINGHAM LODRS EVENT
In the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing at Rockingham Dragway, a handful of home state racers joined the winner’s circle celebration.
Randy Daniels, Grantsboro, N.C., met with Larry Pritchett, Clarkrange, Tenn., in the Comp Eliminator final round. Daniels took home the divisional Wally trophy with a pass of 8.22 seconds at 533.81 mph in his ’07 Pontiac to Pritchett’s 7.914 seconds, 147.49 mph.
In the Super Gas final round, it was Ray Miller III, Spring City, Tenn., ending Joe Eckels day with a winning run of 9.919, 162.08. Miller maintains his championship contention.
The Moser Sportsman Shootout pitted a highly competitive matchup between the Carolinas on Saturday. Local driver Steven Furr, of Harrisburg and Kevin Brannon, Boiling Springs, S.C., took the starting line. After an even launch, Furr pulled ahead running 4.111, 167.88 mph to narrowly defeat Brannon, and capture the Moser Sportsman Shootout Championship.
In the Hickory Enclosed Trailer Top Dragster final round, Robert Houston of Newland clocked in at 6.297, 209.04, to edge out Lauren Freer at 6.825, 196.16. Mount Ulla racer Sandy Wilkins knocked out Mathew Buck, Lantana, Fla., in The STOTTS FORD Top Sportsman final round driving her ’69 Camaro to a pass of 6.617 seconds, 199.49 mph.
Brandon White, Hillsville, Va., and 2016 Lucas Oil National Champion Jeff Strickland, Red Bay, Ala., won in Super Stock and Stock respectively. White went 10.128, 126.91 mph to run down Nicholas Chiles, Fredericksburg, Va., 9.085, 141.67. Strickland held off Jeff Harrington, Kathleen, Ga., running 9.483, 135.76 to Harrington’s 10.218, 127.79.
Matt Weston and Kevin Brannon rounded out Saturday’s Lucas Oil winners. Weston, Wellford, S.C., grabbed the win over Stan Coleman, Tallassee, Ala., in Super Street running 10.895, 142.79. Brannon, Boiling Springs, S.C., defeated Frank Altilio, Apopka, Fla., in the Super Comp final round.
The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division event at Rockingham Dragway:
Randy Daniels, Grantsboro, N.C., '07 Pontiac, C/SM, 8.222, 153.81 def. Larry Pritchett, Clarkrange, Tenn., '09 Sunfire, A/SM, 7.914, 147.49.
Brandon White, Hillsville, Va., '69 Camaro, SS/IA, 10.128, 126.91 def. Nicholas Chiles, Fredericksburg, Va., '09 Cobalt, SS/BS, 9.085, 141.67.
Jeff Strickland, Red Bay, Ala., '15 Copo, FS/C, 9.483, 135.76 def. Jeff Hairrington, Kathleen, Ga., '14 Ford, FS/F, 10.218, 127.79.
Kevin Brannon, Boiling Springs, S.C., '12 Dragster, 8.841, 185.59 def. Frank Altilio, Apopka, Fla., '06 Undercover, foul.
Ray Miller, Spring City, Tenn., '68 Camaro, 9.919, 162.08 def. Joe Eckel, Rockaway, N.J., '92 Camaro, 9.927, 169.70.
Matt Weston, Wellford, S.C., '70 Camaro, 10.895, 142.79 def. Stan Coleman, Tallassee, Ala., '85 Camaro, 10.888, 139.01.
Sandy Wilkins, Mount Ulla, N.C., '69 Camaro, 6.716, 199.49 def. Matthew Buck, Lantana, Fla., '00 Firebird, 6.698, 197.36.
Robert Houston, Newland, N.C., '17 Racetech, 6.297, 209.04 def. Lauren Freer, Mooresville, N.C., '14 Miller, 6.825, 196.16.
Steven Furr, Harrisburg, N.C., '13 American, 4.111, 167.88 def. Kevin Brannon, Boiling Springs, S.C., '12 Dragster, 4.436, 155.31.