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THOMAS, ROBERTS, ALFORD BIG MONEY WINNERS AT THE ROCK
Locklear, Phillips Claim Footbrake Titles; Duff and Wagner Win in Jr. Dragster



ROCKINGHAM – Tim Thomas of Lumberton, William Roberts of Benson and Raleigh’s Richard Alford claimed the biggest shares of the cash purse at the rescheduled Spring Bracket Nationals completed Sunday at Rockingham Dragway.

Each of those Top ET drivers snatched up a $10,000 share of the prize money posted by track owner Steve Earwood and co-promoters Tony and Angela Saraceni with Thomas claiming the last big check on Sunday.

Other winners in the three-day event that was rescheduled after being postponed by weather on its original date, were Kevin Locklear of Sanford and Cody Phillips of Lumberton in Footbrake; Tyler Duff of Holly Ridge and Chase Wagner of Willow Springs in Jr. Dragster. David Brown of Vantress, La., won Friday night’s special Gamblers’ Race.

One of the closest individual races of the entire weekend was Sunday’s Jr. Dragster final in which Duff ran dead-on his 8.700 target and needed every bit of that to best Maxton’s Brittney Dial by a mere .003 of a second at the finish.

It was a close-but-no-cigar effort for long-time Rockingham campaigner Staten Nichols who had to settle for a runner-up finish to Locklear on Sunday. As a Rockingham resident, Nichols was playing a home game on the track on which he reigned as the original Street ET Champion in 1993.

Alford, another regular and frequent winner at The Rock, needed all his starting line skills get past Tom Phipps of Kenansville and earn Saturday’s big money. Phipps actually ran closer to his target – 5.163 on a 5.160, but it was Alford’s .013-.039 advantage at the starting line that made the difference.

Earwood will collaborate with the Saracenis in another big money bracket race, the Powerfest, this fall (Oct. 23-25).


ROCKINGHAM – Results from the Spring Bracket Nationals completed Sunday at Rockingham Dragway.

TOP ET Sunday

Round 6 – Gary Ingold, Raleigh, 4.755 on a 4.750, 142.45 mph, def. W.G. Lankas, Sneaks Ferry, 4.834 on a 4.830, 141.85 mph; Shawn Carpenter, Elm City, 1981 Chevy Camaro, 5.987 on a 5.990, 111.07 mph, def. Danny Walters Jr., NA, 5.986 breakout on a 5.990, 115.89 mph; Tim Thomas, Lumberton, 4.819 on a 4.790, 140.68 mph, def. Jeff Dobbins II, Wilmington, 4.896 on a 4.890, 139.73 mph; Bobby Mouat, Ty, Ga., 4.942 on a 4.940, 132.71 mph, def. Michael Jackson, Angier, 4.869 on a 4.860, 137.58 mph; Donald C. Webb, Four Oaks, 6.320 on a 6.320, 104.82 mph, def. Chad Duke, NA, 4.799 on a 4.790, 143.54 mph; William Roberts, Benson, bye.

Round 7 – Thomas, 4.814 on a 4.790, 144.29 mph, def. Ingold, 4.777 on a 4.750, 135.95 mph; Webb, 6.322 on a 6.310, 104.99 mph, def. Mouat, 4.926 breakout on a 4.940, 134.24 mph; Carpenter, 6.002 on a 5.990, 110.99 mph, def. Roberts, 5.761 on a 5.550, 119.91 mph.

Semifinals – Carpenter, 6.004 on a 5.990, 110.99 mph, def. Webb, 6.316 on a 6.310, 107.39 mph; Thomas, bye.

FINAL – Tim Thomas, Lumberton, .040 reaction time, 4.813 on a 4.810, 144.61 mph, def. Shawn Carpenter, Elm City, 1981 Chevy Camaro, .016, 5.960 breakout on a 5.990, 112.87 mph.

FOOTBRAKE Sunday

Round 5 – Donald Barnes, Evergreen, 8.683 on an 8.590, 70.40 mph, def. Jamie Carroll, Clayton, 1971 Chevy Nova, 6.418 breakout on a 6.420, 105.31 mph; Kevin Locklear, Sanford, 6.924 on a 6.900, 70.40 mph, def. Kevin Riner, Autryville, 1972 Chevy Nova, 6.897 on a 6.870, 96.15 mph; Staten Nichols, Rockingham, 7.031 on a 6.970, 95.97 mph, def. Dell Britt, Pembroke, 7.020 on a 7.010, 94.90 mph; Robbie Draughon, Cumberland, 6.340 on a 6.390, 107.27 mph, def. Brandon White, Hillsville, Va., foul; Stanley Chavis, Red Springs, 1980 Ford Mustang, 6.904 on a 6.880, 98.13 mph, def. Jamie Carroll, Clayton, 1971 Chevy Nova, 6.419 on a 6.410, 106.84 mph; Derek Harris, McLeansville, 6.549 on a 6.530, 99.23 mph, def. Kevin Riner #2, Autryville, 6.964 on a 6.920, 95.90 mph.

Round 6 – Barnes, 8.626 on an 8.590, 79.72 mph, def. Chavis, foul; Nichols, 6.982 on a 6.980, 98.84 mph, def. Draughon, 6.351 breakout on a 6.370, 102.89 mph; Locklear, 6.931 on a 6.920, 92.35 mph, def. Harris, 6.517 breakout on a 6.530, 100.17 mph.

Semifinals – Locklear, 7.149 on a 6.920, 80.94 mph, def. Barnes, 8.814 on an 8.620, 77.47 mph; Nichols, bye.

FINAL – Kevin Locklear, Sanford, .025, 6.957 on a 6.940, 95.08 mph, def. Staten Nichols, Rockingham, .030, 7.009 on a 6.980, 94.47 mph.

JR DRAGSTER Sunday

Round 3 – Ethan Jorden, Bluefield, West Va., 9.445 on a 9.440, 67.67 mph, def. Jayden Lawler, Jacksonville, foul; Kaylee Love, Youngsville, 9.091 on a 9.010, 71.43 mph, def. Hayden Dial, Rowland, foul; Blane Parrish, Clayton, 8.980 on an 8.970, 73.10 mph, def. Issaac Bridges, Shelby, foul; Tyler Duff, Holly Ridge, 8.730 on an 8.690, 72.93 mph, def. Stanley Chavis Jr., Red Springs, 10.167 breakout on 10.250, 63.85 mph; Kimberly Dawn Messer, Four Oaks, 7.922 on a 7.900, 80.47 mph, def. Chase Wagner, Willow Springs, 7.953 on a 7.900, 80.65 mph; Brittney Dial, Maxton, 8.019 on a 7.900, 79.37 mph, def. Nick Weaver, Sanford, 8.293 on an 8.190, 78.93 mph; Cameron Gibson, Chaptico, Md., 8.133 on an 8.140, 81.12 mph, def. Noah Johnson, Fayetteville, foul.

Round 4 – Parrish, 9.014 on an 8.980, 72.67 mph, def. Love, 9.077 breakout on a 9.080, 69.55 mph; Messer, 7.978 on a 7.900, 79.60 mph, def. Jorden, 9.577 on a 9.430, 65.15 mph; Dial, 8.004 on a 7.900, 73.31 mph, def. Gibson, 10.117 on an 8.120, 42.96 mph; Duff, bye.

Semifinals – Duff, 8.731 on an 8.700, 72.58 mph, def. Messer, 7.986 on a 7.920, 80.00 mph; Dial, 7.968 on a 7.900, 79.27 mph, def. Parrish, 9.044 on an 8.990, 72.54 mph.

FINAL – Tyler Duff, Holly Ridge, .048, 8.700 on an 8.700, 73.00 mph, def. Brittney Dial, Maxton, .042, 7.929 on a 7.920, 80.48 mph.

TOP ET Saturday

Round 6 – Brian Higgins, NA, 5.761 on a 5.730, 120.20 mph, def. Thomas Bell, Toccoa, Ga., 4.547 on a 4.520, 147.28 mph; Kenny Snyder, Harrisonburg, Va., 4.565 on a 4.560, 152.49 mph, def. W.G. Lankas, Sneads Ferry, foul; Richard Alford, Raleigh, 4.649 on a 4.650, 148.66 mph, def. Kyle Davis, Clayton, foul Tim Phipps, Kenansville, 5.185 on a 5.160, 127.58 mph, def. A.J. Currie, NA, 6.099 on a 6.080, 111.82 mph; Cody Phillips, Lumberton, 6.353 on a 6.340, 105.88 mph, def. Unknown #4x10x, foul; Sammy Adkins, Bluefield, West Va., 4.954 on q 4.940, 134.44 mph, def. Harold Bell Jr., Shannon, 3.557 on a 3.530, 122.64 mph; Kenny Snyder #2, Harrisonburg, Va.,, 4.591 on a 4.560, def. Nick Womack, Lillington, 4.948 on a 4.930, 139.08 mph; Thomas Bell #2, Toccoa, Ga., 4.549 on a 4.530, 147.88 mph, def. Randall Blison, Clayton, 6.473 on a 6.470, 100.97 mph.

Round 7 – Phipps, 5.173 on a 5.150, 134.11 mph, def. Higgins, 5.752 on a 5.730, 120.35 mph; Snyder, 4.564 on a 4.560, 152.24 mph, def. Bell #2, 4.534 breakout on a 4.540, 149.66 mph; Adkins, 4.942 on a 4.940, 135.99 mph, def. Phillips, 6.354 on a 6.350, 105.30 mph; Alford, 4.660 on a 4.650, 148.38 mph, def. Snyder #2, 4.577 on a 4.560, 149.22 mph.

Semifinals – Phipps, 5.177 on a 5.160, 130.81 mph, def. Adkins, 4.946 on a 4.940, 138.57 mph; Alford, 4.659 on a 4.650, 148.66 mph, def. Snyder, 4.571 on a 4.570, 152.07 mph.

FINAL – Richard Alford, Raleigh, .013, 4.677 on a 4.660 target, 143.69 mph, def. Tom Phipps, Kenansville, .039, 5.163 on a 5.160, 134.63 mph.

FOOTBRAKE Saturday

Round 5 – William Roberts, Benson, 5.969 on a 5.980, 115.38 mph, def. Tommy Duff, Holly Ridge, 1970 Chevy Nova, foul; Jamie Carroll, Clayton, 1971 Chevy Nova, 6.398 on a 6.380, 106.93 mph, def. Carl Duff, Holly Ridge, 1971 Chevy Nova, foul; Greg Glover, Selma, 1991 Ford Mustang, 7.038 on a 7.000, 97.32 mph, def. Mark Marshburn, Richlands, foul; Wesley Roberts, Benson, 6.043 on a 6.020, 111.73 mph, def. Kevin Locklear, Sanford, 6.892 on a 6.880, 96.33 mph; Cody Phillips, Lumberton, 6.352 on a 6.340, 105.32 mph, def. Ross Freeman, Westville, S.C., 1979 Chevy Camaro, 8.189 breakout on a 8.200, 80.37 mph; Tommy Duff #2, Holly Ridge, 7.295 on a 7.280, 87.08 mph, def. Art Laselle, Fayetteville, 6.736 on a 6.730, 101.16 mph.

Round 6 – William Roberts, 5.971 on a 5.960, 115.47 mph, def. Wesley Roberts, 6.048 on a 6.020, 115.01 mph; Duff, 7.329 on a 7.280, 82.88 mph, def. Glover, 7.063 on a 7.000, 96.52 mph; Phillips, 6.439 on a 6.380, 101.45 mph, def. Carroll, 6.448 on a 6.390, 107.15 mph.

Semifinals – William Roberts, 5.979 on a 5.970, 115.53 mph, def. Duff, 7.214 breakout on a 7.230, 93.35 mph; Phillips, bye.

FINAL – Cody Phillips, Lumberton, .072, 6.370 on a 6.360, 105.65 mph, def. William Roberts, Benson, 6.000 on a 5.970, 115.10 mph.

JR. DRAGSTER Saturday

Round 3 – Kaylee Love, Youngsville, 9.108 on a 9.080, 70.39 mph, def. Casey Wagner, Willow Springs, 9.646 on a 9.630, 66.57 mph; Blane Parrish, Clayton, 9.016 on a 9.010, 72.87 mph, def. Tyler Duff, Holly Ridge, 8.800 on an 8.780, 73.55 mph; Brittney Dial, Maxton, 7.943 on a 7.900, 79.05 mph, def. Jayden Lawler, Jacksonville, 8.708 breakout on an 8.710, 74.30 mph; Chase Wagner, Willow Springs, 7.952 on a 7.930, 80.15 mph, def. Kayla Howard, South Chesterfield, Va., 8.891 on an 8.790, 72.51 mph;

Noah Johnson, Fayetteville, 7.908 on a 7.950, 81.54 mph, def. Issaac Bridges, Shelby, foul.

Round 4 – Johnson, 7.977 on a 7.920, 76.53 mph, def. Parrish, 9.020 0n a 9.010, 72.76 mph; Chase Wagner, 7.970 on a 7.930, 80.84 mph, def. Dial, 7.955 on a 7.900, 80.77 mph; Love, bye.

Semifinals – Johnson, 7.918 on a 7.910, 79.37 mph, def. Love, 9.074 breakout on a 9.080, 71.54 mph; Chase Wagner, bye.

FINAL – Chase Wagner, Willow Springs, .015, 7.962 on a 7.950, 78.72 mph, def. Noah Johnson, Fayetteville, .076, 7.890 breakout on a 7.910, 80.11 mph.

TOP ET Friday

Round 6 – Chris Dean, Sanford, 1968 Chevy Camaro, 6.096 on a 6.090, 110.55 mph, def. Kenny Snyder, Harrisonburg, Va., 4.557 on a 4.540, 152.95 mph; Randall Blison, Clayton, 6.450 on a 6.470, 104.05 mph, def. Taz Holliday III, Garner, foul; William Roberts, Benson, 6.018 on a 6.010, 115.00 mph, def. John Ezell, NA, 4.816 breakout on a 4.820, 132.62 mph; Brian Thompson, NA, 4.691 on a 4.680, 144.38 mph, def. Jeff Dobbins II, Wilmington, 4.891 on a 4.880, 138.43 mph; David Brown, Vantress, La., 4.717 on a 4.700, 143.96 mph, def. Derrick Sholer, NA, 4.308 breakout on a 4.310, 164.13 mph; Durant Cottingham, Thomasville, 4.802 on a 4.780, 143.29 mph, def. Tim Thomas, Lumberton, 4.796 on a 4.740, 136.84 mph; Georgia Thomas, Lumberton, bye.

Round 7 – Dean, 6.096 n a 6.090, 109.71 mph, def. Blison, 6.469 on a 6.460, 103.78 mph; Roberts, 6.037 on a 6.010, 111.42 mph, def. Thomas, 8.366 on a 5.880, 61.34 mph; Brown, bye; Thompson, 4.705 on a 4.680, 141.13 mph, def. Cottingham, 4.824 on a 4.780, 142.61 mph.

Semifinals – Roberts, 6.022 on a 6.010, 113.86 mph, def. Dean, 6.084 breakout on a 6.090, 112.33 mph; Thompson, 4.679 on a 4.690, 143.25 mph, def. Brown, foul.

FINAL – William Roberts, Benson, .018, 6.011 on a 6.000, 115.14 mph, def. Brian Thompson, NA, .040, 4.667 breakout on a 4.680, 146.32 mph.

GAMBLERS RACE Friday

Semifinals – David Brown, Vantress, La., 4.833 on a 4.811, 137.22 mph, def. Graham Burch, Richlands, 5.074 on a 5.050, 136.91 mph; Kenny Snyder, Harrisonburg, Va., 4.525 on a 4.510, 148.74 mph, def. Tony Melvedt, Concord, 5.007 on a 5.000, 135.81 mph.

FINAL – David Brown, Vantress, La., .003, 4.833 on a 4.810, 138.50 mph, def. Kenny Snyder, Harrisonburg, Va., .021, 4.517 on a 4.510, 153.93 mph.