For this weekend’s $5,000 to win Pro ET bike event Rockingham Dragway will have available VP Racing Fuel grades MR12, Q16 and C16, plus our usual 112, 114 and 116 octane racing fuels.

Gates open on Friday at noon with testing until 11pm. Saturday gates open at 9am, time trials at 10am, eliminations for Pro ET and Street ET to follow with qualifying for 5.60 and 8.88 Index classes at 1, 4 and 7pm. Grudge runs between rounds.

Sunday eliminations begin at 10am for all categories.

$5,000 to Pro ET Winners on Both Friday and Saturday

ROCKINGHAM – Since Steve Earwood bought the track in 1992, Rockingham Dragway has become recognized as something akin to the “Sturgis of the South,” a haven for fast motorcycles, big money and over-the-top personalities.

However, not even The Rock previously attempted anything like this week’s “Run What You Brung” Sportsman Bike Spectacular featuring a $5,000 payoff to the Pro ET winner on both Saturday and Sunday, $2,000 to the Street ET winners and $1,000 each to the winners of Rockingham’s 5.60 and 8.80 Index classes contested on Sunday only.

“All we did, really, was combine all the best elements of the old MiROCK Series with a pretty good bump to the purse,” Earwood said. “I’m pretty sure it’s the largest sportsman bike purse posted by anybody on the East Coast. We have some hard core motorcycle fans back here and some hard core racers, too.”

In addition to the big money bracket races, Saturday night’s Afterdark Underground will bring out some of the most popular grudge bikes and riders including Steven “Mr. 660” Dumas of Pageland, S.C., and Michael “Hand Clutch” of Ellerbe. A Rockingham creation, “Afterdark” offers unlimited grudge racing opportunities from 8 p.m. until midnight.

Among those expected to duel for the $5,000 shares of the Pro ET purse are Brian Guarino of Kenbridge, Va., who won $5,000 at last year’s Summer Sizzler, Greensboro’s Alan Fields, Boo Brown of Potomac Falls, Va., Brian Canoles of Berkeley Springs, West Va., Gastonia’s Greg Clarke, Dale Hamilton of Mt. Airy, Md., and Ben Knight of Beavercreek, Ohio.

In Street ET, Bob Carlson is expected to make the long tow from Turrington, Conn., to square off against former Rockingham winner Dustin Lee of Morristown, Tenn., Barry and B.J. Pryer of Virginia Beach, Va., Michael Herman of Woodbridge, Va., BayBay Yarborough of Eatonton, Ga., Brandon Bachmeier of Manassas Park, Va., Lillington’s Jordan McDougald and Harrisburg’s Travis Boudreaux.

Adult admission is $45 for three days (including Friday’s test-and-tune until 11 p.m.). Saturday and Sunday admission is $35. Sunday only is $20. Children under six are free with a ticketed adult and parking is always free in Rockingham’s main lot.


Pro ET and Street ET motorcycle racers will battle for one of the largest purses ever posted when Rockingham Dragway opens this Friday for three-days of all-bike competition.

Saturday and Sunday Pro ET racers will compete for an unmatched winner’s take of $5,000, payable each day.  Street ET racers will fight for $2,000 winner’s share with the runner-ups each day collecting $1,500 and $750, respectively.  Money is paid back beginning at the eighth finals.

Competition will also be conducted in the 5.60 Index and the 8.88 Index classes, paying $1,000 to win in each class.

The Grudge Racers are included both days, with their runs between rounds of the Sportsman Classes.

Gates open Friday at noon for testing until 11pm. Saturday gates open at 9am with time trials at 10am and eliminations to follow. The Index Classes will qualify at 1, 4 and 7pm and their eliminations will be on Sunday.

Sunday eliminations for all classes begin at 10am.

Big Bike Money Up for Grabs This Coming Weekend at The Rock

The Sand Hills of North Carolina will turn green with cold, hard cash when Steve Earwood’s Rockingham Dragway hosts a big money motorcycle drag race on April 17-19, 2015. This race essentially takes the stars and bikes of the most popular classes run at Rockingham during the old MIRock series and increases their payout.

Pro ET will pay a whopping $5000 to winners on BOTH Saturday AND Sunday, providing there are minimum 75 bike fields. It will be wheelie-bar bikes (no delay boxes or electronic throttlestops allowed) vs. no-bar bikes for 1320 supremacy. Greensboro’s Alan Fields, Gastonia’s Greg Clarke, and West Virginia’s Brian Canoles will lead the way for the bar-bike contingent, while Brian Guarino—who took a $5000 win at The Rock back in August last year—will defend on his streetbike. Some racers, like Washington DC’s Boo Brown, Maryland’s Dale Hamilton, and Ohio’s Ben Knight, have both styles in their trailer to choose from—so which will they?

Street ET pays $2000 to both nights’ winners with at least 50 bike fields. Connecticut Yankee Bob Carlson will be making the trip to take on all southerners, including Tennessee’s Dustin Lee, Georgia’s Baybay Yarbrough and Stanley Russell, Virginia’s Michael “Ice Cold Killer” Herman, Brandon Bachmeier, BJ Pryer and Barry Pryer Sr., Harrisburg’s Travis Boudreaux, Lillington’s Jordan “By the Fire” McDougald and more.

5.60 and 8.88 Index classes will pay $1000 each to win with minimum 32 bike fields, qualifying on Saturday to race on Sunday. Will MIRock 5.60 champion Michael Ostrowski come down from New York to defend his turf?

Also included in the weekend program will be the Grudge bikes and big money Grudge racing that made Rockingham famous, with riders like Steven “Mr. 660” Dumas, Michael “Hand-Clutch” Hinson, Kyron Drake and more.

So come take Earwood’s money and be a part of this new era at Rockingham Dragway.  VIEW FLYER
Veterans Overcome International Opposition at Second ‘Roar at the Rock’


ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – The second annual “Roar at the Rock” PDRA Spring Nationals attracted Pro Modified drivers and teams from 22 states, the Middle East, Sweden and Canada, but when the tire smoke cleared Sunday at Rockingham Dragway, the two big winners were planning to be home for dinner.

Native Carolinians Todd Tutterow and “Tricky Rickie” Smith claimed the big hardware after Tutterow moved up in class to win in Pro Extreme and Smith took a rare detour from the NHRA pro tour to win in Pro Nitrous.

Tutterow was headed home to Yadkinville with cash and trophy; Smith to King. It’s little more than two hours of driving to either location.

Meanwhile, Pro Extreme runner-up Mustafa Buhumaid and his NAS Racing teammate, Badir Ahli, were contemplating a 15-hour flight to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

An icon of Pro Mod Racing who has won championships on two continents, Tutterow got a free ride to victory in the Pro Extreme final when Buhumaid, a rising young star of the sport, was guilty of a final round start that negated a 3.587 that would have been hard to beat.

A 2009 champion in the American Drag Racing League, forerunner to the PDRA, and 2013 champion after sweeping all five races in the Arabian Drag Racing League in Qatar, Tutterow was last year’s PDRA Pro Boost champion for Galot Motorsports. Moreover, he won the Pro Boost title at last year’s Spring Nationals.

Sunday’s win will move him up to second place in Pro Extreme points behind Buhumaid.

Smith, meanwhile, isn’t racing for a championship – at least not in the PDRA series. The two-time reigning NHRA Pro Mod champ and a five-time IHRA Pro Stock champion may make only one other appearance this year. Obviously, though, he is good at making the most of his infrequent visits and, at age 61, still can bring it – as he did on Sunday.

Facing defending event and reigning series champion Jason Harris of Pittsboro in the Pro Nitrous final, he forged a narrow starting line advantage (.025 of a second) that made his slightly slower time a winner on the eighth-mile course, spoiling what otherwise would have been a storybook weekend for the 35-year-old Harris.

After struggling through three qualifying sessions, the son of former Piedmont Dragway owner Bob Harris, slipped into the field in the No. 12 spot, then mowed down Pat Stoken of Eureka, Mont., multi-time tour winner Mike Castellana of Muttontown, N.Y., and No. 1 qualifier Jay Cox of Smithfield, N.C., to earn his shot at a second straight winners’ circle appearance.

Winner of six of eight PDRA Pro Nitrous races last year, Harris will have to be content with wrestling the points lead away from Tommy Franklin of Fredericksburg, Va., who was a first round upset victim on Saturday.

The third of the Pro Mod championships, Pro Boost, went to New Jersey’s Anthony DiSomma who, like Smith, used a starting line advantage to overcome point leader Kevin Fiscus of Jacksonville, Fla., in an all-Ford Mustang final.

Other winners were Phil Esz of Amelia, Ohio in the new Pro Outlaw heads-up class, reigning series champ and point leader Eric McKinney of Hamersville, Ohio, in Pro Extreme Motorcycle, Bo Upton of Taylors, S.C., in Top Dragster and Ronnie Proctor of Harpers Ferry, West Va., in Top Sportsman.

For Proctor is was rollercoaster ride that appeared to have ended before it even began when he just missed making the 16-car starting lineup. Fortunately, he and his 2009 Ford Mustang got a reprieve when Canadian Barry Danilak could not make the first round call.

In the race as an alternate, Proctor beat Randy Primozic of Willoughby Hills, Ohio, John Lassiter of Graham, N.C., Lester Johnson of Cynthiana, Ky., and, finally, Bruce Thrift of Waycross, Ga.

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Final round results from Sunday’s second annual “Roar at the Rock” PDRA Spring Nationals at Rockingham Dragway.
PRO EXTREME – Todd Tutterow, Yadkinville, N.C., 1969 Chevy Camaro, 4.636, 111.85 mph, def. Mustafa Buhumaid, Dubai, UAE, 1969 Chevy Camaro, foul.
PRO NITROUS – Rickie Smith, King, N.C., 1969 Chevy Camaro, 3.824, 199.61 mph, def. Jason Harris, Pittsboro, N.C., 1968 Pontiac Firebird, 3.812, 199.05 mph.
PRO BOOST – Anthony DiSomma, South Plainfield, N.J., 1967 Ford Mustang, 3.856, 211.30 mph, def. Kevin Fiscus, Jacksonville, Fla., 2012 Ford Mustang, 3.851, 205.63 mph.
PRO EXTREME MOTORCYCLE – Eric McKinney, Hamersville, Ohio, 4.094, 177.16 mph, def. Ricardo Knights, Beech Island, S.C., 4.363, 156.19 mph.
PRO OPEN OUTLAW – Phil Esz, Amelia, Ohio, 3.657, 203.80 mph, def. Eddie Lykins, New Carlisle, Ohio, foul.

TOP DRAGSTER – Bo Upton, Taylors, S.C., 4.340 on a 4.330, 155.98 mph, def.
Barry Brown, Blountville, Tenn., 4.072 on a 4.070, 173.05 mph.
TOP SPORTSMAN – Ronnie Proctor, Harpers Ferry, West Va., 2009 Ford Mustang, 4.223 on a 4.220, 168.68 mph, def. Bruce Thrift, Waycross, Ga., 2006 Pontiac GTO, 4.165 on a 4.140, 168.37 mph.
PRO JR. DRAGSTER – Preston Tanner, Rensselaer, Ind., 7.900, 81.50 mph, def. Noah Johnson, Fayetteville, N.C., 7.910, 80.88 mph.
TOP JR. DRAGSTER – Samuel Peterson, Richland, Mich., 7.915, 83.28 mph, def. Caleb Russell, Ardmore, Ala., 7.936, 80.34 mph.

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Round-by-round results from the second annual “Roar at the Rock” PDRA Spring Nationals completed Sunday at Rockingham Dragway:

Round 1 – 16. Jose Gonzales, Ball Ground, Ga., 1969 Chevy Camaro, 3.611, 221.78 mph, def. 1. Jason Scruggs, Saltillo, Miss., 1969 Chevy Camaro, broke; 2. Bubba Stanton, Potts Camp, Miss., 1969 Chevy Camaro, 3.551, 215.10 mph, def. 15. Danny Lowry, Beech Island, S.C., 1967 Ford Mustang, 4.102, 188.25 mph; 3. Mustafa Buhumaid, Dubai, UAE, 1969 Chevy Camaro, 3.526, 217.39 mph, def. 14. David Reese, Rockmort, Ga., 1941 Willys, foul; 4. Terry Leggett, Pinetown, N.C., 1971 Ford Mustang, 3.551, 215.27 mph, def. 13. Neal Wantye, Louisville, Ky., 2008 Ford Mustang, no time; 12. Todd Tutterow, Yadkinville, N.C., 1969 Chevy Camaro, 3.665, 211.36 mph, def. 5. Wesley Jones, Vicksburg, Miss., 1941 Willys, no time; 11. Badir Ahli, Dubai, UAE, 1969 Chevy Camaro, 3.591, 214.38 mph, def. 6. John Stanley, Hagerstown, Md., 2014 Cadillac CTS, 3.597, 214.59 mph; 7. Adam Flamholc, Malmo, Sweden, 1963 Chevy Corvette, 3.611, 211.30 mph, def. 10. Randell Reid, Iowa Park, Texas, 2007 Chevy Corvette, 4.586, 126.60 mph; 9. Mike Recchia, Roselle, Ill., 1969 Chevy Camaro, 3.596, 212.39 mph, def. 8. Brandon Snider, Atmore, Ala., 1969 Chevy Camaro, 3.623, 212.83 mph.
Round 2 – Gonzales, 3.616, 227.84 mph, def. Recchia, broke; Stanton, 3.645, 212.36 mph, def. Flamholc, foul; Tutterow, 3.710, 210.41 mph, def. Leggett, 4.762, 104.75 mph; Buhumaid, 3.580, 216.45 mph, def. Ahli, 8.122, 97.51 mph.
Semifinals – Tutterow, 3.720, 209.07 mph, def. Gonzales, 4.563, 124.90 mph; Buhumaid, 3.589, 215.72 mph, def. Stanton, 5.504, 87.28 mph.
FINAL – Todd Tutterow, Yadkinville, N.C., 1969 Chevy Camaro, 4.636, 111.85 mph, def. Mustafa Buhumaid, Dubai, UAE, 1969 Chevy Camaro, foul.

Round 1 – 1. Jay Cox, Smithfield, N.C., 1969 Chevy Camaro, 3.723, 202.55 mph, def. 16. Billy Harper, Paducah, Ky., 2000 Dodge Viper, 3.887, 200.47 mph; 15. John Camp, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1969 Chevy Camaro, 3.793, 198.89 mph, def. 2. Tommy Franklin, Fredericksburg, Va., 1969 Chevy Camaro, 3.797, 201.61 mph; 3. Steve Jackson, Evans, Ga., 1969 Chevy Camaro, 4.303, 194.55 mph, def. 14. Chris Patrick, Stockbridge, Ga., 1969 Chevy Camaro, 4.292, 164.67 mph; 4. Mike Castellana, Muttontown, N.Y., 1969 Chevy Camaro, 3.774, 201.07 mph, def. 13. Jeffrey Cummins Jr., Cypress, Texas, 1967 Ford Mustang, 3.825, 195.87 mph; 12. Jason Harris, Pittsboro, N.C., 1968 Pontiac Firebird, 3.779, 199.29 mph, def. 5. Pat Stoken, Eureka, Mont., 2014 Chevy Camaro, foul; 6. Rickie Smith, King, N.C., 1969 Chevy Camaro, 3.773, 199.79 mph, def. 11. Jim Sackuvich, Raymore, Mo., 1969 Chevy Camaro, 3.823, 198.52 mph; 10. Travis Harvey, Elon, N.C., 2014 Chevy Camaro, 3.775, 201.91 mph, def. 7. Lizzy Musi, Mooresville, N.C., 2009 Dodge Stratus, 4.993, 106.81 mph; 8. Chris Rini, Carmel, N.Y., 1969 Chevy Camaro, 3.814, 195.00 mph, def. 17. Ron Muenks, Strafford, Mo., 1968 Chevy Camaro (in as alternate for 9. Denver Maltba, Newland, N.C., 1969 Chevy Camaro), 3.855, 193.32 mph.
Round 2 – Harris, 3.834, 198.26 mph, def. Castellana, 11.346, 50.83 mph; Smith, 3.807, 200.32 mph, def. Jackson, 3.821, 203.34 mph; Camp, no time, def. Harvey, disqualified, center line violation; Cox, 3.777, 200.95 mph, def. Rini, foul.
Semifinals – Smith, 4.024, 187.91 mph, def. Camp, 4.109, 92.69 mph; Harris, 3.825, 198.52 mph, def. Cox, 3.878, 193.99 mph.
FINAL – Rickie Smith, King, N.C., 1969 Chevy Camaro, 3.824, 199.61 mph, def. Jason Harris, Pittsboro, N.C., 1968 Pontiac Firebird, 3.812, 199.05 mph.

Round 1 – 1. Anthony DiSomma, South Plainfield, N.J., 1967 Ford Mustang, 3.792, 213.23 mph, def. 16. Jim Bell, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 1970 Chevy Camaro, 3.917, 203.00 mph; 2. Kevin Rivenbark, Wallace, N.C., 1967 Ford Mustang, 3.833, 197.23 mph, def. 15. Paolo Giust, Osgoode, Ontario, Canada, 2015 Chevy Corvette, 3.942, 188.02 mph; 3. Kevin Fiscus, Jacksonville, Fla., 2012 Ford Mustang, 3.821, 207.30 mph, def. 14. Alan Pittman, Greenville, S.C., 1969 Chevy Camaro, 3.970, 190.19 mph; 4. Ric Fleck, Lexington, S.C., 1941 Willys, 3.865, 191.27 mph, def. 13. James Linton Jr., Goose Creek, S.C., 1969 Chevy Camaro, 7.867, 68.92 mph; 5. Brian Hicks, Genoa, Ill., 1970 Plymouth Duster, 3.857, 203.12 mph, def. 12. Chris Cline, Mooresville, N.C., 1958 Plymouth Fury, 3.951, 190.97 mph; 6. Jeremy Ray, Lugoff, S.C., 2015 Chevy Corvette, 3.845, 191.10 mph, def. 11. Colby Barber, Alma, Ga., 2000 Chevy Corvette, no time; 7. John Strickland, Harrells, N.C., 1969 Chevy Camaro, 3.838, 193.77 mph, def. 10. Joe Baker, Milton, Fla., 1953 Studebaker, 3.878, 194.91 mph; 8. Tylor Miller, Hartsville, S.C., 1969 Chevy Chevelle, 3.876, 193.38 mph, def. 9. Gerry Capano, Greenville, Del., 1963 Chevy Corvette, foul.
Round 2 – Fleck, 3.885, 190.62 mph, def. Hicks, 4.308, 131.82 mph; Strickland, 3.860, 194.27 mph, def. Rivenbark, 3.853, 199.23 mph; Fiscus, 3.848, 204.98 mph, def. Ray, 3.862, 190.89 mph; DiSomma, 3.828, 202.09 mph, def. Miller, 4.695, 182.95 mph.
Semifinals – Fiscus, 3.856, 205.41 mph, def. Strickland, 3.858, 193.88 mph; DiSomma, 3.815, 211.13 mph, def. Fleck, 5.694, 88.14 mph.
FINAL – Anthony DiSomma, South Plainfield, N.J., 1967 Ford Mustang, 3.856, 211.30 mph, def. Kevin Fiscus, Jacksonville, Fla., 2012 Ford Mustang, 3.851, 205.63 mph.

Round 1 – 1. Phil Esz, Amelia, Ohio, no time, def. 8. Latchman DeHansaj, Bandywine, Md., no show; 2. Eddie Lykins, New Carlisle, Ohio, 3.800, 192.71 mph, def. 7. Bubba Turner, Burlington, N.C., 28.873, 22.87 mph; 3. Mark McElwee, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 3.798, 192.63 mph, def. 6. Andrew Johnson, Cynthiana, Ky., 4.911, 94.06 mph; 4. Jody Stroud, Chesterfield, S.C., 3.749, 198.09 mph, def. 5. Eddie Careccia, Mars Hills, N.C., 3.780, 194.21 mph.
Semifinals – Lykins, 3.844, 191.08 mph, def. McElwee, 5.949, 83.75 mph;
Esz, 3.625, 204.32 mph, def. Stroud, foul.
FINAL – Phil Esz, Amelia, Ohio, 3.657, 203.80 mph, def. Eddie Lykins, New Carlisle, Ohio, foul.

Round 1 – 1. Eric McKinney, Hamersville, Ohio, 4.041, 177.88 mph, def. 16. Wes Hawkins, Catllett, Va., foul; 2. Casey Stemper, Upper Marlboro, Md., no time, def. 15. Terry Schweigert, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, no show; 3. Ronald Procopio, Raleigh, N.C., 4.098, 172.61 mph, def. 14. Kim Morrell, Loxahatchee, Fla., 4.243, 164.09 mph; 4. David Norris, Bryans Road, Md., 4.106, 172.06 mph, def. 13. Christopher Garner, Harvest, Ala., 4.223, 164.35 mph; 12. Chuck Wilburn, Tupelo, Miss., 4.146, 171.77 mph, def. 5. Ashley Owens, Decatur, Ala., 4.125, 171.77 mph; 11. Ricardo Knights, Beech Island, S.C., 4.228, 164.99 mph, def. 6. Brad McCoy, Cleveland, N.C., 4.204, 167.26 mph; 7. Bay Yarborough, Eatonton, Ga., no time, def. 10. Monte Campbell, Dallas, Ga., no show; 9. Travis Davis, Douglas, Ga., 4.185, 170.02 mph, def. 8. Burke Forster, Ft. St. John, British Columbia, 4.230, 169.00 mph.
Round 2 – Stemper, 4.153, 149.03 mph, def. Yarborough, 4.193, 171.84 mph; Norris, 4.101, 172.36 mph, def. Wilburn, 4.108, 173.36 mph; McKinney, 4.064, 174.68 mph, def. Davis, 4.302, 139.00 mph; Knights, 4.264, 165.38 mph, def. Procopio, 4.490, 119.84 mph.
Semifinals – Knights, 4.182, 166.89 mph, def. Stemper, 4.218, 143.96 mph; McKinney, 4.061, 178.00 mph, def. Norris, 4.118, 172.81 mph.
FINAL – Eric McKinney, Hamersville, Ohio, 4.094, 177.16 mph, def. Ricardo Knights, Beech Island, S.C., 4.363, 156.19 mph.

Round 1 – 8. Bo Upton, Taylors, S.C., 4.369 on a 4.330, 148.28 mph, def. 1. Bob Sheridan Jr., Lynchburg, Ohio, 4.055 on a 3.950, 170.49 mph; 3. Kyle Dvorak, McHenry, Ill., 4.277 on a 4.110, 133.34 mplh, def. 10. Robert Houston, Newland, N.C., 5.594 on a 4.330, 89.06 mph; 4. Barry Brown, Blountville, Tenn., 6.454 on a 4.090, 69.00 mph, def. 11. Angie Travis, Hickory, N.C., 4.261 breakout on a 4.280, 166.33 mph; 13. Russ Whitlock, Mocksville, N.C., 4.544 on a 4540, 149.70 mph, def. 6. Derrick Sholar, Holly Ridge, N.C., 4.192 breakout on a 4.210, 166.99 mph; 7. Jimmy Sackuvich, Raymore, Mo., 4.209 on a 4.140, 168.77 mph, def. 14. Ryan Snell, Summerville, S.C., foul; 2. Craig Sullivan, Avon, Ind., 4.000 on a 3.940, 181.25 mph, def. 9. Laramie Reid, Iowa Park, Texas, 4.193 breakout on a 4.200, 166.89 mph; 5. Justin Kirk, Lenore, West Va., 4.106 on a 4.120, 177.30 mph, def. 12. Denver Maltba, Newland, N.C., 4.505 breakout on a 4.520, 151.71 mph.
Round 2 – Whitlock, 4.521 on a 4.530, 153.79 mph, def. Dvorak, 4.070 breakout on a 4.100, 154.07 mph; Sullivan, 3.944 on a 3.940, 183.27mph, def. Kirk, foul; Brown, 4.107 on a 4.070, 163.14 mph, def. Sackuvich, 4.166 on a 4.140, 171.55 mph; Upton, bye.
Semifinals – Upton, 4.444 on a 4.330, 149.33 mph, def. Whitlock, 4.579 on a 4.520, 153.25 mph; Brown, 4.073 on a 4.070, 172.78 mph, def. Sullivan, broke.
FINAL – Bo Upton, Taylors, S.C., 4.340 on a 4.330, 155.98 mph, def.
Barry Brown, Blountville, Tenn., 4.072 on a 4.070, 173.05 mph.

Round 1 – 9. Glenn Butcher, Doylestown, Ohio, 1969 Chevy Camaro, 4.152 on a 4.140, 173.18 mph, def. 1. Tricia Musi, Mooresville, N.C., 2009 Dodge Stratus, foul; 2. Ronnie Davis, Suwanee, Ga., 1963 Chevy Corvette, 4.053 on a 3.980, 155.19 mph, def. 10. Dane Wood, Chesapeake, Va., 2006 Ford Escort, 4.493 on a 4.140, 155.40 mph; 8. Ronnie Proctor, Harpers Ferry, West Va., 2009 Ford Mustang (as alternate for No. 3 Barry Danilak, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, 1968 Chevy Camaro), 4.236 on a 4.210, 158.87 mph, def. 11. Randy Primozic, Willoughby Hills, Ohio, 2001 Chevy Cavalier, 4.159 breakout on a 4.160, 174.23 mph; 4. Dan Ferguson, Harrisburg, N.C., 2002 Pontiac Firebird, 4.099 on a 4.100, 174.05 mph, def. 17. Don Rudd, Glen Allen, Va., 1969 Chevy Camaro (in as alternate for 12. Cheyenne Stanley, Cynthiana, Ky., 2007 Ford Mustang), 4.215 breakout on a 4.220, 169.85 mph; 13. Lester Johnson, Cynthiana, Ky., 1955 Chevy Bel Air, 4.937 on a 4.160, 126.51 mph, def. 5. Ryan Hill, Valpraiso, Ind., 2002 Pontiac Firebird, foul; 14. Bruce Thrift, Waycross, Ga., 2006 Pontiac GTO, 4.157 on a 4.140, 164.83 mph, def. 6. Aaron Glaser, Shepherdsville, Ky., 1969 Chevy Camaro, 7.722 on a 4.060, 74.90 mph; 7. John Lassiter, Graham, N.C., 2006 Pontiac GTO, 4.125 on a 4.080, 168.64 mph, def. 15. Bob Gulitti, Tomball, Texas, 2011 Chevy Camaro, 6.238 on a 4.120, 83.74 mph; 8. Tim Lawrence, Princeton, West Va., 2013 Chevy Camaro, 4.179 on a 4.130, 174.55 mph, def. 16. Tony Wilson, Landis, N.C., 1994 Chevy Camaro, 4.512 on a 4.130, 152.19 mph.
Round 2 – Proctor, 4.209 on a 4.200,, 167.61 mph, def. Lassiter, 4.114 on a 4.080, 176.81 mph; Thrift, 4.171 on a 4.100, 157.28 mph, def. Davis, 7.754 on a 3.960, 70.54 mph; Lawrence, 7.944 on a 4.130, 55.43 mph, def. Ferguson, foul; Johnson, 4.364 on a 4.160, 171.42 mph, def. Butcher, 5.423 on a 4.120, 87.38 mph.
Semifinals – Proctor, 4.236 on a 4.200, 159.04 mph, def. Johnson, 4.764 on a 4.170, 159.38 mph; Thrift, 4.168 on a 4.140, 160.52 mph, def. Lawrence, 5.782, 95.73 mph.
FINAL – Ronnie Proctor, Harpers Ferry, West Va., 2009 Ford Mustang, 4.223 on a 4.220, 168.68 mph, def. Bruce Thrift, Waycross, Ga., 2006 Pontiac GTO, 4.165 on a 4.140, 168.37 mph.

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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:


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.


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).


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.


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


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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ROCKINGHAM – Despite an unfavorable weather forecast, the inaugural race in the “Run What You Brung” Grudgefest at Rockingham Dragway was proclaimed a success by track owner Steve Earwood who hosted more than 80 serious bike racers for a series of “locked in” face-offs that extended the Saturday program well into the late night.

“The response exceeded all our expectations,” Earwood said, “and we’re already looking forward to our next all-bike race, which will run the week of April 18-19. “We had participating riders from six states on Saturday and because of the response, we had planned to open the track for timed runs on Sunday.

“However, most of these riders have day jobs so I think they headed home after Saturday’s program making it unnecessary to open up on Sunday. We’ll file that away for future reference,” Earwood said.

When the bikes return on April 18-19, in addition to the popular ”After Dark Underground” grudge racing format, it will also feature $5,000 to win Pro ET and $2,000 to win Street ET events on both Friday and Saturday as well as racing in the 5.60 and 8.88 Index classes.

Next race at the Carolina track will be the 23rd annual MOPARs at the Rock event on Saturday, April 5, with Phantasm Motorsports Street Wars and KMS Drift that evening, followed on April 10-12 by the second annual PDRA Spring Nationals featuring the world’s quickest and fastest Pro Modifieds competing on the eighth-mile course.

ROCKINGHAM – There was an air of familiarity last weekend at Rockingham Dragway where three of the winners from last year’s inaugural Southeastern Jr. Dragster Spring Nationals found their way back to the podium during this year’s renewal.

Fayetteville’s Noah Johnson, Dunn’s Dawson Wiggins and Alec Dukes of Orangeburg, S.C., all were repeat winners although Johnson and Dukes swapped roles this time around.

Last year, it was Dukes who doubled-up. This year it was Johnson who did so, sweeping the Half Scale Dragsters 7.90 Index class and Jr. Dragster 1 on Saturday. Dukes rallied to win Sunday’s 7.90 title while Wiggins prevailed in Jr. Dragster 1.

Other winners included Kaden Harrill of Madisonville, Tenn., Logan Westmoreland of Greenwood, S.C., and Samantha Hollingsworth, also of Greenwood.

But for a heartbreaking .001 of a second foul start, Westmoreland might have swept the Jr. Dragster 2 races. Instead, he split with Harrill. Hollingsworth prevailed in the 330 class contested only on Saturday and sponsored by Roy Hill’s Jr. Drag Racing School and Fireade.

Although she didn’t win on either day, Kaylee Miller of Lancaster, S.C., came so close two times Saturday. First, she lost the Jr. 1 final to Johnson when she ran under her target number by .004 of a second. Then, she lost to Johnson a second time in the 7.90 semifinals where she came up .006 of a second short at the finish line.

The two-day event attracted Junior racers from seven different states including Samuel Peterson who got the long distance award after traveling from Richland, Mich., to compete.

Results from the second annual Fireade Jr. Dragster Spring Nationals at Rockingham Dragway:


Halfscale Dragsters 7.90 INDEX

Round 4 – Landon Palmer, Scottsville, Va., .033, 7.908, 82.64 mph, def. Ronnie Webb, Front Royal, Va., .040, 7.908, 81.65 mph; Dawson Wiggins, Dunn, .036, 7.884, 82.84 mph, def. Alec Dukes, Orangeburg, S.C., .055, 7.874 breakout, 83.00 mph; Hunter Feltner, Hazard, Ky., .046, 7.968, 81.41 mph, def. Kallie Potter, Linwood, foul; Noah Johnson, Fayetteville, .029, 7.937, 79.95 mph, def. Nick Reavis, Youngsville, .048, 7.937, 81.50 mph; Matthew Miller, Hazard, Ky., bye.

Round 5 – Feltner, .045, 7.897, 81.17 mph, def. Palmer, .071, 7.890 breakout, 82.97 mph; Miller, .038, 7.927, 80.00 mph, def. Wiggins, .057, 7.951, 82.85 mph; Johnson, bye.

Semifinals – Johnson, .031, 7.916, 80.03 mph, def. Miller, .034, 7.919, 81.30 mph; Feltner, bye.

FINAL – Noah Johnson, Fayetteville, .034, 7.926, 80.62 mph, def. Hunter Feltner, Hazard, Ky., .042, 7.931, 81.40 mph.


Round 5 – Jacob Baker, Yorktown, Va., .024, 7.934 on a 7.910, 79.85 mph, def. Chase Wagner, Willow Springs, .072, 7.906 on a 7.900, 82.69 mph; Kaylee Miller #1, Lancaster, S.C., .041, 7.925 on a 7.900, 84.19 mph, def. Hannah Stewart, Hamlet, foul; Noah Johnson, Fayetteville, .110, 7.897 on a 7.900, 82.18 mph, def. Blake Denton, Lillington, foul; Alex Dukes, Orangeburg, S.C., .056, 7.910 on a 7.900, 80.97 mph, def. Robby Pettinato, Fountain Inn, S.C., .022, 7.919 breakout on a 7.930, 80.97 mph; Kaylee Miller #2, Lancaster, S.C., bye.

Round 6 – Baker, .095, 7.883 on a 7.910, 81.67 mph, def. Miller #1, .042, 7.916 on a 7.920, 84.30 mph; Miller #2, bye; Johnson, .015, 7.918 on a 7.900, 79.46 mph, def. Dukes, .064, 7.901 on a 7.900, 81.34 mph.

Semifinals – Miller #2, .115, 7.935 on a 7.900, 84.00 mph, def. Baker, foul; Johnson, bye.

FINAL – Noah Johnson, Fayetteville, .028, 8.017 on a 7.900, 78.19 mph, def. Kaylee Miller, Lancaster, S.C., .188, 7.926 breakout on a 7.930, 84.32 mph.


Round 3 – Seth Goddard, Valley Lee, Md., .054, 8.898 on an 8.900, 74.48 mph, def. Tucker Brown, Blountville, Tenn., .199, 8.936 breakout on an 8.950, 73.24 mph; Logan Westmoreland, Greenwood, S.C., .042, 11.642 on an 11.590, 53.75 mph, def. Bryace Pittman, Selman, .323, 10.511 breakout on a 10.770, 58.63 mph; Seth Brooks, Surgoinsville, Tenn., .301, 8.917 on an 8.900, 72.26 mph, def. Hayden Dial, Lumberton, foul; Kaden Harrill, Madisonville, Tenn., .202, 9.171 on a 9.140, 68.93 mph, def. Kaylee Love, Youngsville, foul; Riley Hoover, Kinston, .108, 12.015 on an 11.890, 52.24 mph, def. Mackenzie Byrd, Walker, Va., .187, 9.008 on an 8.910, 73.19 mph; Saylar Bustle, Sherrills Ford, bye.

Round 4 – Harrill, .003, 9.202 on a 9.150, 68.70 mph, def. Goddard, foul; Westmoreland, .088, 11.693 on an 11.630, 53.38 mph, def. Brooks, .306, 8.920 on an 8.910, 72.00mph; Hoover, .023, 12.071 on an 11.960, 51.88 mph, def. Bustle, .173, 12.041 on a 9.900, 36.62 mph.

Semifinals – Westmoreland, .087, 11.723 on an 11.680, 51.60 mph, def. Hoover, .161, 12.009 on an 11.980, 52.78 mph; Harrill, bye.

FINAL – Kaden Harrill, Madisonville, Tenn., .058, 9.159 on a 9.130, 68.84 mph, def. Logan Westmoreland, Greenwood, S.C., foul (by. .001).

STAR TRACK 330 (presented by Roy Hills Jr. Drag Racing School and Fireade)

Round 2 – Samantha Hollingsworth, Greenwood, S.C., .057, 4.410, def. Harrison Cox, Conway, S.C., .063, 4.407; Jorden Baker, Sumter, S.C., .089, 4.369, def. Logan Brown, Bishopville, S.C., .227, 4.887; Paul Charette, Evens, Ga., .015, 4.422, def. Maria Kay Bowie, Statesville, no time.

Semifinals – Hollingsworth, .071, 4.321, def. Baker, .230, 4.362; Charette, bye.

FINAL – Samantha Hollingsworth, Greenwood, S.C., .039, 4.303, def. Paul Charette, Evens, Ga., .019, 4.324.


7.90 INDEX

Round 3 – Nick Reavis, Youngsville, .019, 7.955, 82.10 mph, def. Blake Hickman, Lauringburg, .032, 7.897 breakout, 81.39 mph; Daniel Bruce, Covington, Ga., .024, 7.905, 78.72 mph, def. Noah Cornatzer, Mocksville, .064, 7.867 breakout, 82.38 mph; Jorden Baker, Sumter, S.C., .018, 7.904, 82.07 mph, def. Zach Pennington, Lexington, S.C., .045, 7.919, 80.63 mph; Matthew Miller, Hazard, Ky., .045, 7.883, 81.48 mph, def. Darlene Lundy, Lugoff, S.C., .030, 7.866 breakout, 81.09 mph; Tucker Creech, Clayton, .051, 7.936, 80.33 mph, def. Haley Lotts, Waynesboro, Va., .076, 7.915, 82.03 mph; Cameron Gibson, Chaptico, Md., .186, 7.916, 83.00 mph, def. Morgan Carroll, Olar, S.C., .155, 7.893 breaker, 80.80 mph; Samuel Peterson, Richland, Mich., .046, 7.900, 82.61 mph, def. Kaitlyn Miller, Hazard, Ky., .020, 7.929, 78.16 mph; Alec Dukes, Orangeburg, S.C., bye.

Round 4 – Dukes, .016, 7.923, 80.80 mph, def. Miller, .089, 7.894 breakout, 82.07 mph; Reavis, .020, 7.910, 80.78 mph, def. Creech, .047, 7.907, 82.21 mph; Baker, .044, 7.927, 82.10 mph, def. Gibson, .158, 7.860 breakout, 83.92 mph; Bruce, .035, 7.915, 79.54 mph, def. Peterson, .051, 7.867 breakout, 82.75 mph.

Semifinals – Bruce, .023, 8.023, 73.50 mph, def. Reavis, no time; Dukes, .019, 7.922, 82.60 mph, def. Baker, .047, 7.916. 83.00 mph.

FINAL – Alec Dukes, Orangeburg, S.C., .038, 7.898, 82.54 mph, def. Daniel Bruce, Covington, Ga., .023, 7.892 breakout, 79.35 mph.


Round 5 – Blake Denton, Lillington, .085, 7.875 on a 7.900, 83.67 mph, def. Carson Brown, Blountville, Tenn., foul; Chase Wagner, Willow Springs, .012, 7.961 on a 7.910, 79.56 mph, def. Samantha Hollingsworth, Greenwood, S.C., .112, 7.910 on a 7.900, 83.44 mph; Dawson Wiggins, Dunn, .094, 7.924 on a 7.900, 82.35 mph, def. Hunter Feltner, Hazard, Ky., .125, 7.854 breakout on a 7.900, 82.95 mph; Tucker Creech, Clayton, .031, 7.937 on a 7.900, 78.57 mph, def. Kaylee Miller, Lancaster, S.C., .145, 7.891 breakout on a 7.910, 84.97 mph; Gray Kimble, Concord, bye.

Round 6 – Wiggins, .058, 7.815 on a 7.900, 83.37 mph, def. Denton, .018, 7.801 breakout on a 7.900, 83.52 mph; Kimble, .001, 7.893 on a 7.900, 81.50 mph, def. Creech, .031, 7.885 breakout on a 7.900, 80.54 mph; Wagner, bye.

Semifinals – Kimble, .074, 7.884 on a 7.900, 81.75 mph, def. Wagner, foul; Wiggins, bye.

FINAL – Dawson Wiggins, Dunn, .015, 7.928 on a 7.900, 80.26 mph, def. Gray Kimble, Concord, .042, 7.959 on a 7.900, 81.35 mph.


Round 3 – Miranda Pankey, Albemarle, .164, 8.968 on an 8.890, 72.74 mph, def. Mackenzie Byrd, Walker, Va., .209, 8.965 breakout on an 8.980, 73.66 mph; Hayden Dial, Lumberton, .075, 8.969 on an 8.930, 72.13 mph, def. Hunter Jackson, Effington, S.C., foul; Logan Westmoreland, Greenwood, S.C., .085, 11.606 on an 11.580, 54.26 mph, def. Bryace Pittman, Selman, foul; Kaden Harrill, Madsonville, Tenn., .071, 9.163 on a 9.130, 68.93 mph, def. Tucker Brown, Blountville, Tenn., .161, 9.418 on an 8.900, 71.70 mph; Kaylee Love, Youngsville, bye.

Round 4 – Love, .021, 9.066 on a 9.020, 72.51 mph, def. Harrill, .081, 9.133 breakout on a 9.140, 69.79 mph; Westmoreland, .058, 11.658 on an 11.590, 54.44 mph, def. Pankey, .146, 8.951 on an 8.900, 73.67 mph; Dial, bye.

Semifinals – Love, .060, 9.067 on a 9.020, 72.46 mph, def. Dial, .229, 8.963 on an 8.940, 73.30 mph; Westmoreland, bye.

FINAL – Logan Westmoreland, Greenwood, S.C., .036, 11.664 on an 11.600, 54.22 mph, def. Kaylee Love, Youngsville, foul.
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ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Jacksonville’s Preston Morton and Greg Potts of Roan Mountain, Tenn., were the Top Eliminator winners at Rockingham Dragway in the first race in the 2015 Hoosier Tires Carolina Coalition Bracket Series.

Potts claimed the first $5,000 share of the purse by turning back Randall Blinson on Saturday. Morton matched him on Sunday by stopping Chad Duke of Wilmington in the final round.

In addition to Carolina Coalition points, drivers also earned points toward Rockingham track championships in Top Eliminator, Footbrake and Jr. Dragster. The Carolina Coalition next moves to Farmington Dragway on April 18-19, then to Piedmont Dragway on June 20-21 and, finally, to Galot Motorsports Park (formerly Dunn-Benson) for the finale on Aug. 29-30.  View More & Photo Gallery
Rockingham Dragway owner Steve Earwood has announced that Roush Yates Performance Products, one of the biggest names in Ford high performance, has signed on as title sponsor of the track’s iconic two Civil War Series.

On May 1-3 the 20th annual Roush Yates Performance Products Spring Civil Wars and Fun Ford Weekend will take over Rockingham Dragway and the Fall Roush Yates Performance Products Civil Wars will return on October 30-November 1.

“The Roush-Yates name brings a lot of credibility to these events,” Earwood said, “plus, having the Roush Yates Performance Products trailer and staff on hand will be a tremendous service to our racers.” “They are dedicated to being the industry’s best manufacturer and distributor of performance and specialty products,” Earwood said.

The Civil War Series has been a staple at Rockingham Dragway for many years combining man and machine where local Carolina racers compete on a national level against other drag racers from all over the US on one of the Southeast’s oldest drag strips.

“Rockingham Dragway is one of the sport’s most historic tracks in drag racing with a rich 45 year history, “ stated Jeff Clark, VP of Sales at Roush Yates. “We are honored to support the drag racing community. It will be a great weekend to bring out the family, watch competitive racing and enjoy a car show.”

Located in Mooresville, NC this world class facility has a wide variety of new and used racing products for all levels of motorsports from grassroots racers to NASCAR performance. In addition, Roush Yates Performance Products also provides street and performance parts for your daily driver all the way to hot rod fanatics and everything in-between. To get the most out of your vehicle there is a chassis dyno and installation center on site. Customers can find out more information and shop 24/7 on our extensive online catalog by visiting www.roushyatesparts.com.

The Civil Wars series caters to the sportsman racer with champions crowned in ATI Performance Products Pro Tree Doorslammer, Soles Auto Service Footbrake and Gibbs Racing Outlaw 4.70 and 5.30 classes plus Open Comp, 6.0 and 7.0 Index categories and, for the first time, Pro Tree Jr. Dragster.

Both races also award Pro Tree Doorslammer Association Series points. 
Rockingham Dragway owner Steve Earwood confirmed Monday that he has signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement with ATI Performance Products that includes prominent signage at the sandhills-area track which opens for the first time in the new year on Feb. 14.

ATI Performance Product’s signage will be prominent on the walkover bridge that spans the staging lanes as well as on the starting line guard-walls. In addition, ATI will sponsor the Pro Tree Doorslammers class and both of the Civil Wars events hosted by the track, the first on May 1-3 and the second Oct. 30-Nov. 1.
“Rockingham Dragway’s support of grassroots racing, from the weekly bracket program to the Civil Wars events, gives our customers a place to develop their skills and their race cars,” said ATI’s COO, J.C. Beattie Jr. “We’re pleased to be able to lend our support.”

“ATI has always tested its transmissions, torque converters and driveline components under the toughest conditions,” Earwood said, “and that’s in competition. We welcome their continued support and we know that our racers will support them in return, as they always have.”

Track owner Steve Earwood and Dieffenbach GM Super Store General Manager Jeff Dieffenbach have confirmed that the Rockingham General Motors dealership has renewed its sponsorship of the Classic Rock Super Chevy Show presented by Richmond County Tourism, which returns to Rockingham Dragway Oct. 9-11.

The sport’s largest all-Chevy event, the Dieffenbach GM Superstore Super Chevy Show will feature bowtie action both on and off the track with a car show, swap meet and Chevrolet product displays along with a full slate of drag races.

The Dieffenbach GM Superstore, located at 1209 E. Broad Avenue in Rockingham, is a one-stop source for everything branded with the Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac and Buick logos as well as for service on all makes and models. Dieffenbach technicians are trained and equipped to handle everything from oil changes to tire rotations to brakes, batteries and multi-point vehicle inspections.

“The Dieffenbach GM Superstore is where you can get one of those Camaro 2LT coupes with the 6.2 liter V8,” Earwood said. “That’s one fast hot rod and you can bring it out to The Rock and shake it down whenever you want and maybe even bring it to the big race in the fall. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Jeff Dieffenbach and his crew at the dealership”.
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