ROCKINGHAM DRAGWAY RACE RESULTS
 
 
HARSTELL, MILLES WIN 24TH MOPARS AT THE ROCK ET TITLES
James Lowe Wins Trophy Class for Fifth Time

ROCKINGHAM – Joseph Harstell of Stanfield, Bret Milles of Red Springs and James Lowe of Colfax were the big winners Saturday in the drag racing portion of the 24th annual Mega Mopars at the Rock event at Rockingham Dragway.

Harstell drove his 1971 Dodge Dart past the Dodge Daytona of Stephen Yantus of Goosecreek, S.C., to win Top ET. Milles, meanwhile, drove his ’72 Dart to a final round victory over Sanford’s Kevin Locklear to win Footbrake.

Locklear fouled out in the final by .002 seconds after using a .004 package to eliminate Laura Glasscock of Keysville, Va., in the semis. In that race, Locklear had .004 reaction time and was dead-on his 6.720 target.

For Lowe, it was his fifth trophy/street win at Rockingham. He beat Wesley Loflin of Asheboro in Saturday’s final.

In the car show competition, Carson Mills, of Smithsburg, MD won the Best of Show Classic trophy in his 1969 Dodge Super Bee, Joe Kelly , Clayton, won Best of Show Modern Award in a 2009 Dodge Challenger, Mike Biggers of Monroe won the Best Truck Award in his 2001 RAM 3500, Tim Cunningham’s 1948 Plymouth won the Editors’ Choice Award. The Best Club Participation was won by the Carolina Scat Pack Club and Samantha Mills of Smithsburg MD won the Long Distant Award.

Saturday results from the 24th annual Mega MOPAR at the Rock drag races at Rockingham Dragway:

TOP ET

Round 3 – Jim Chadler, Hope Mills, 1972 Plymouth Duster, .019. reaction time 6.961 seconds on a 6.940 target, 96.52 mph, def. Kerry Booth, Creedmoor, 1983 Dodge Charger, .020, 5.524 on a 5.490, 122.11 mph; Joseph Hartsell, Stanfield, 1971 Dodge Dart, .000, 5.454 on a 5.470, 125.15 mph, def. Tracy Massey, Wilmington, 1969 Plymouth GTX, .018, 6.932 breakout on a 6.950, 93.31 mph; Stephen Yantus, Goosecreek, S.C., 1990 Dodge Daytona, bye.

Semifinals – Yantus, .004, 5.165 on a 5.140, 134.83 mph, def. Chandlor, .026, 6.956 on a 6.950, 96.58 mph; Harstell, bye.

FINAL – Joseph Harstell, Stanfield, 1971 Dodge Dart, .025, 5.494 on a 5.470, 121.30 mph, def. Stephen Yantus, Goosecreek, S.C., 1990 Dodge Daytona, foul.

 

FOOTBRAKE

Round 4 – Kevin Locklear, Sanford, 1971 Plymouth Duster, .056, 6.805 on a 6.720, 93.82 mph, def. Jonathan Sipple, Mooresville, 2011 Dodge Challenger, .149, 7.535 on a 7.500, 96.38 mph; Bret Milles, Red Springs, 1972 Dodge Dart, .022, 7.248 on a 7.200, 90.68 mph, def. Jeff Taylor, Gilbert, S.C., 1973 Plymouth Duster, .168, 8.498 breakout on an 8.500, 79.96 mph; Laura Glasscock, Keysville, Va., bye.

Semifinals – Locklear, .004, 6.720 on a 6.720, 96.66 mph, def. Glasscock, .052, 6.613 on a 6.610, 104.63 mph; Milles, bye

FINAL – Bret Milles, Red Springs, 1972 Dodge Dart, .020, 7.223 on a 7.220, 95.30 mph, def. Kevin Locklear, Sanford, 1971 Plymouth Duster, foul (by .002).

TROPHY

Round 3 – Nat Wafe, Sherrills Ford, 1970 Jeep, .170, 12.733 on a 12.370, 94.78 mph, def. Evan Wilson, Lillington, .308, 13.206 on a 13.800, 110.13 mph; Wesley Loflin, Asheboro, 1973 Dodge Challenger, .075, 12.353 on a 12.000, 111.23 mph, def. Kyle Pratt, Lillington, .051, 14.352 breakout on a 14.360, 94.36 mph; Al Horton, Kernersville, .106, 12.311 on a 12.260, 98.69 mph, def. Samuel Helms, Monroe, .281, 11.162 on a 10.500, 122.48 mph; James Lowe, Colfax, bye.

Semifinals – Lowe, .157, 15.031 on a 15.080, 89.89 mph, def. Wafe, .165, 12.320 breakout on a 12.370, 104.87 mph; Loflin, .094, 12.395 on a 12.000, 110.81 mph, def. Horton, .122, 12.244 breakout on a 12.260, 101.26 mph.

FINAL – James Lowe, Colfax, .107, 15.347 on a 15.080, 74.76 mph, def. Wesley Loflin, Asheboro, 1973 Dodge Challenger, NA, 15.952 on a 12.000, 66.71 mph.
 

2015 “MEGA MOPARS AT THE ROCK” SPECIALTY WINNERS

BEST OF SHOW CLASSIC WINNER – Carson Mills, Smithsburg MD  1969 Dodge Super Bee

BEST OF SHOW MODERN WINNER – Joe Kelly, Clayton NC  2009 Dodge Challenger

BEST TRUCK WINNER – Mike Biggers, Monroe NC  2001 RAM 3500

EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARD – Jim Cunningham, Kingsport TN 1948 Plymouth

BEST CLUB PARTICIPATION – Carolina Scat Pack

LONG DISTANCE AWARD – Samantha Mills, Smithsburg MD  420 miles

RAM MODERN WINNER – Mike Biggers, Monroe NC 2001 Dodge

RAM MODERN RUNNER-UP – John Dietz, Anderson SC 2014 RAM RT

VIPER WINNER – Scott McKendry, Sanford NC  2008 VIPER

PT CRUISER WINNER – Larry Shambley, Burlington NC  2002 PT Cruiser

DART WINNER – Rebecca Carter, Lexington NC 2013 Dodge Dart

A-BODY WINNER – Allen Driver, Elm City NC  1968 Plymouth Barracuda

A-BODY STOCK RUNNER-UP - Corey Brewer, Jefferson SC  1971 Demon

A-BODY MODIFIED WINNER – Tonya Hayes, Durham NC  1965 Dodge Dart Convertible

A-BODY MODIFIED RUNNER-UP – Scott Hornbeak , Concord NC 1973 Plymouth Duster

B-BODY STOCK WINNER – John Hinson, Monroe NC 1968 Plymouth GTX

B-BODY STOCK RUNNER-UP – Mathew Graham, Darlington SC  1968 Plymouth Road Runner

B-BODY MODIFIED WINNER – Carson Mills, Smithsburg MD  1969 Dodge Super Bee

B-BODY MODIFIED RUNNER-UP – Robert May, Burlington NC 1967 Plymouth GTX

E-BODY MODIFIED WINNER – Lehman Barfield, Charlotte NC  1972 Plymouth Barracuda

E-BODY MODIFIED RUNNER-UP – Randy Debruhl, Charlotte NC  1970 Plymouth Cuda

LX-BODY STOCK WINNER – George Estes, Indian Trial NC  2006 Chrysler 300C

LX-BODY STOCK RUNNER-UP – London Carver, Timberlake NC  2015 Dodge Charger

LX-BODY MODIFIED WINNER – Derek Carver, Timberlake NC  2011 Dodge Charger

JEEP WINNER – Brandy Conner, Mooresville NC  2013 Jeep SRT

JEEP RUNNER-UP – Andrew Toclaro, Raleigh NC  2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee

AMC WINNER – Nat Wolfe, Monksville NC  1979 Jeep C-J 7

DAKOTA/DURANGO WINNER – Chris O’Bryan, Lillington NC  1998 Dakota RT

DAKOTA/DURANGO RUNNER-UP – Robert Mitchell, Moreta VA  2001 Dakota RT

ANTIQUE PRE-1965 WINNER – Jim Cunningham 1948, Kingsport TN  Plymouth

ANTIQUE PRE-1965 RUNNER-UP – David Shafer, Wilson NC  1949 Plymouth Deluxe

SPECIAL INTEREST WINNER – Clay Morris, Lenoir NC  2014 Dodge Avenger RT

SPECIAL INTEREST RUNNER-UP – Joe Jordon,  Fort Mills SC 1958 Plymouth Suburban

LC/LA-BODY STOCK WINNER = Troy Garrabrant, Laurinburg NC  2014 Dodge Challenger

LC/LA-BODY STOCK RUNNER-UP – Dana Martin Denver NC  2009 Dodge Challenger

LC/LA-BODY MODIFED WINNER – Joe Kelly, Clayton NC  2009 Dodge Challenger

LC/LA-BODY MODIFIED RUNNER-UP – Alton Dalton, Blackstone, VA  2013 Dodge Challenger

RAM CLASSIC WINNER – Sybil Biggers, Monroe NC  1978 Dodge Powerwagon

RAM CLASSIC RUNNER-UP – Walt Thrower, Willow Springs NC  1977 Dodge D100

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