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MUSI FALLS SHORT IN BID TO RUIN THE SUPER CHEVY PARTY
Norris, Martin, Sikes Among Other Big Winners at Rockingham Dragway



ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Lizzy Musi almost spoiled a raucous bow tie party Saturday at Rockingham Dragway but, in the end, Randy Weatherford of Danville, Va., was able to secure the featured Pro Mod championship at the annual Super Chevy Show Series presented by Dieffenbach GM Superstore and Richmond County Tourism.

Driving the only non-Chevy in the Pro Modified lineup, Musi qualified her 2015 Dodge Dart No. 1 with times of 3.853, 200.62 miles per hour and her quickest at 3.844 seconds with a speed of 200.02 miles per hour. However, after grabbing a narrow starting line advantage over Weatherford in the final, the 25-year-old star of the PDRA series was victimized by a loss of traction.

Weatherford pulled away to win in 3.940 seconds at 171.36 mph in his replica 1969 Chevy Camaro. Weatherford was the No. 2 qualifier at 3.858, 194.88 mph.

Other winners in the two-day Chevy-centric event included Donald Norris of Conway, S.C., and Jerry Martin of Aynor, S.C., in Top Eliminator and Jamie Carroll of Clayton and Doug Walton of Maysville in Footbrake.

Norris drove his Monza past Phillip Bullock’s 1966 Chevy Nova to win on Saturday. Martin came back on Sunday to win a double breakout final with Alan Walters of Southern Pines.

The best race of the day, though, came in the showdown for the DOT title with Hamlet’s Trey Sikes getting the nod in a virtual dead heat finish with Clee Guin of Four Oaks. Guin had the starting line advantage by .001 of a second in his 1969 Chevy Nova; Sikes had the racetrack advantage in his 2008 Pontiac G8, dipping under his dial in by .039 while Guin was under by .040.

The only double-up winner was Morgan Carroll of Olar, S.C., who prevailed in Jr. Dragster on both days, beating Nikolas Edick of Florence, S.C., in the Saturday final and stopping Chloe Price of Chester, S.C., in Sunday’s money round.

In Super Chevy Car Show competition, Terri Blackburn of Raleigh won the Best of Show award in her 1967 Camaro.

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Results of the annual Super Chevy Show Series event presented by Dieffenbach GM Superstore and Richmond County Tourism at Rockingham Dragway:

PRO MOD
Qualifying – 1. Lizzy Musi, Mooresville, 2015 Dodge Dart, 3.844, 200.62 mph; 2. Randy Weatherford, Danville, Va., 1969 Chevy Camaro, 3.858, 194.88 mph; 3. James Linton, Goose Creek, S.C., 1968 Chevy Camaro, 4.029, 189.28 mph; 4. Bubba Turner, Burlington, 1968 Chevy Camaro, 4.130, 174.84 mph; 5. Carol Long, Moncks Corner, S.C., 1963 Chevy Corvette, 5.103, 103.47 mph; 6. Charles Terrell, Kernersville, 1968 Chevy Camaro, 5.727, 98.03 mph.
Semifinals – Weatherford, 3.921, 192.08 mph, def. Long, 5.156, 99.77 mph; Musi, 4.125, 175.66 mph, def. Terrell, 4.695 148.54 mph.
FINAL – Randy Weatherford, Danville, Va., 1968 Chevy Camafo, 3.940, 171.36 mph, def. Lizzy Musi, Mooresville, N.C., 2015 Dodge Dart, 5.626, 64.13 mph.


SATURDAY TOP ELIMINATOR
Round 6 – Phillip Bullock, Nashville, 1966 Chevy Nova, .029, 6.030 on a 6.020, 112.60 mph, def. Jason Guthrie, Vanceboro, dragster, .006, 5.417 breakout on a 5.430, 127.63 mph; David Matthews, Kannapolis, .032, 6.937 on a 6.920, 98.61 mph, def. Craig Hawks, Oakridge, 1967 Chevy Camaro, .010, 6.354 on a 6.310, 98.46 mph; Donald Norris, Conway, S.C., Chevy Monza, .009, 5.738 on a 5.730, 120.20 mph, def. James Bunton, Statesville, 1996 Chevy Corvette, .016, 4.869 on a 4.860, 138.22 mph; Dan Birt, Barnwell, S.C., 1981 Chevy Camaro, bye.
Semifinals – Bullock, .015, 6.056 on a 6.030, 108.59 mph, def. Birt, .018, 6.944 on a 6.910, 98.20 mph; Norris, .004, 5.742 on a 5.730, 120.11 mph, def. Bullock, .028, 6.021 breakout on a 6.030, 112.57 mph.
FINAL – Donald Norris, Conway, S.C., Monza, .013, 5.731 on a 5.730, 120.11 mph, def. Phillip Bullock, Nashville, 1966 Chevy Nova, foul.

SUNDAY TOP ELIMINATOR
Round 6 – Jerry Martin, Aynor, S.C., 1981 Chevy Camaro, bye; Alan Walters, Southern Pines, 1969 Chevy Camaro, .013, 6.962 on a 6.940, 98.03 mph, def. Shannon Justice, Lexington, .017, 4.829 on a 4.810, 136.66 mph; Tim Thomas, Lumberton, .029, 4.959 on a 4.940, 129.28 mph, def. Charles Adkins, Charles City, Va., 1962 Chevy Nova, .056, 5.403 on a 5.390, 127.10 mph; Steve Hilburn, Loris, S.C., Chevy S-10 truck, .016, 5.679 on a 5.660, 121.40 mph, def. Jakie Tayln, Lumberton, 1973 Chevy Vega, .029, 5.948 on a 5.940, 114.32 mph.
Semifinals – Martin, .004, 5.844 on a 5.840, 117.13 mph, def. Hilburn, .003, 5.693 on a 5.670, 121.54 mph; Walters, .291, 7.168 on a 6.950, 78.50 mph, def. Thomas, .903, 16.279 on a 4.940, 40.55 mph.
FINAL – Jerry Martin, Aynor, S.C., 1981 Chevy Camaro, .022, 5.836 on a 5.840, 117.20 mph, def. Alan Walters, Southern Pines, 1969 Chevy Camaro, .008, 6.912 breakout on a 6.960, 98.37 mph.

SATURDAY FOOTBRAKE
Round 6 – Eric Aman, Clinton, .032, 8.055 on an 8.050, 81.73 mph, def. Ricky Edwards, Maysville, 1970 Chevy Nova, .052, 7.211 on a 7.180, 95.04 mph; Kevin Riner, Autryville, 1972 Chevy Nova, bye; Jamie Carroll, Clayton, 1971 Chevy Nova, .007, 6.984 on a 6.980, 94.77 mph, def. Eric Aman #2, Clinton, .035, 8.109 on an 8.050, 81.58 mph.
Semifinals – Aman, .018, 8.055 on an 8.050, 84.43 mph, def. Riner, .048, 6.858 breakout on an 6.880, 96.39 mph; Carroll, bye.
FINAL – Jamie Carroll, Clayton, 1971 Chevy Nova, .060, 6.972 on a 6.970, 97.43 mph, def. Eric Aman, Clinton, foul.

SUNDAY FOOTBRAKE
Round 6 – Lonnie Jackson, Linden, 1964 Olds Cutlass, .019, 6.964 on a 6.960, 97.96 mph, def. Ross Gould, Newport, 1969 Chevy Camaro, .076, 6.569 breakout on a 6.580, 102.00 mph; Joel Carroll, Jefferson, S.C., 1962 Chevy, .012, 6.493 on a 6.500, 103.34 mph, def. Donnie Cooper, Summerville, S.C., 1974 Chevy Nova, .063, 7.948 breakout on a 7.960, 84.99 mph; Doug Walton, Maysvlle, bye.
Semifinals – Walton, .023, 6.512 on a 6.520, 105.47 mph, def. Carroll, foul; Jackson, bye.
FINAL – Doug Walton, Maysville, .026, 6.531 on a 6.510, 105.36 mph, def. Lonnie Jackson, Linden, 1964 Olds Cutlass, .028, 6.945 breakout on a 6.950, 98.22 mph.

DOT CLASS
Round 3 – Justen West, Dunn, 1969 Chevy Camaro, .065, 12.501 on a 12.490, 103.21 mph, def. Tim Clark, Rockingham, 1967 Chevy Chevelle, .048, 10.511 on a 10.490, 126.32 mph; Trey Sikes, Hamley, 2008 Pontiac G8, .016, 12.859 on a 12.820, 100.01 mph, def. Bob Perrot, Moseley, Va., 1967 Chevy Chevelle, .084, 10.541 on a 10.470, 125.46 mph; Donald Daniels, Godwin, 1981 Oldsmobile, .080, 11.221 on an 11.180, 117.68 mph, def. Ted Carter, Ellerbe, 1969 Chevy Chevelle, .082k 11.059 on an 11.010, 120.27 mph; Clee Guin, Four Oaks, 1969 Chevy Nova, bye.
Semifinals – Sikes, .034, 12.738 on a 12.820, 108.80 mph, def. Daniels, foul; Guin, .026, 11.827 on an 11.800, 113.90 mph, def. West, .045, 12.480 breakout on a 12.490, 101.94 mph.
FINAL – Trey Sikes, Hamlet, 2008 Pontiac G8, .046, 12.731 on a 12.770, 108.35 mph, def. Clee Guin, Four Oaks, 1969 Chevy Nova, .045, 11.760 breakout on an 11.800, 113.62 mph.

SATURDAY JR DRAGSTER
Round 2 – Austin Terrell, Kernersville, .051, 8.144 on a 7.900, 71.14 mph, def. Lane Morgan, Angier, .284, 11.486 on an 11.460, 56.78 mph; Morgan Carroll, Olar, S.C., .083, 7.887 on a 7.900, 83.01 mph, def. Maranda Pankey, Albemarle, .007, 7.873 breakout on a 7.900, 83.01 mph; Nikolas Edick, Florence, S.C., bye.
Round 3 – Carroll, .130, 7.990 on a 7.900, 75.92 mph, def. Morgan, .313, 11.518 on an 11.460, 56.49 mph; Edick, .069, 8.246 on an 8.240, 78.40 mph, def. Pankey, .008, 7.879 breakout on a 7.900, 82.71 mph; Terrell, bye.
FINAL – Morgan Carroll, Olar, S.C., .039, 7.938 on a 7.910, 82.71 mph, def. Nikolas Edick, Florence, S.C., .012, 8.356 on an 8.240, 71.59 mph.

SUNDAY JR. DRAGSTER
Round 2 – Morgan Carroll, Olar, S.C., .042, 7.933 on a 7.900, 82.07 mph, def. Nikolas Edick, Florence, S.C., foul; Chloe Price, Chester, S.C., .078, 7.973 on a 7.920, 79.83 mph, def. Lane Morgan, Angier, .139, 11.293 on an 11.200, 57.49 mph; Maranda Pankey, Albemarle, bye.
Semifinals – Carroll, .041, 7.914 on a 7.930, 79.63 mph, def. Pankey, .084, 7.877 breakout on a 7.900, 81.36 mph; Price, bye.
FINAL – Morgan Carroll, Olar, S.C., .022, 8.004 on a 7.900, 77.54 mph, def. Chloe Price, Chester, S.C., .068, 8.002 on a 7.900, 78.25 mph.
‘SPIDERMAN’ WINS AGAIN IN MAN CUP TOP FUEL FINAL
Ray, Rendeluk, Eperjesi, Eden’s Marcus Hylton Also Prevail at ‘The Rock’



ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Larry “Spiderman” McBride of Newport News, Va., beat Sam Wills of Edmond, Okla., in a battle between motorcycle drag racing legends Sunday and repeat as Top Fuel champion at the Manufacturers  MTC Engineering  Nationals at Rockingham Dragway.
 
McBride was one of only two riders able to successfully defend his championship although there could have been more had torrential rain not ended the event prematurely with only 13 races remaining on the docket. 
 
When it was determined that the track surface had been compromised to the point that it would take several hours of work to make it race-ready, those remaining in competition opted to split the purse and points. 
 
The only other repeat winner in the featured classes was veteran Mark Rendeluk of Oklahoma City, Okla., the reigning Man Cup Champion, who again prevailed in the Pro Open category.
 
The second of Rockingham’s two Man Cup events, Presented by Vance Hines, attracted an international field of riders representing 19 states, Aruba, Puerto Rico and Australia. 
 
Among the first time winners was Michael Ray of New Braunfels, Texas, once a regular on the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle tour, who powered his way past many-time series champion Rocky Jackson of Youngsville, La., in the Pro Fuel final.  Ray was a three-time winner on the NHRA Mello Yello tour in 2012 and 2013.
 
Another Texan, Shane Eperjesi of Lake Dallas, used a starting line advantage to get past another legend, Paul Gast of Grand Island, N.Y., in the second round of Pro Mod racing en route to a final round victory over Brad McCoy of Cleveland, N.C.
 
Eperjesi’s .019 reaction time made his 4.173 second time a winner over Gast’s slightly quicker 4.146.  He then narrowly beat Lance Hines of Dublin, Ga., before cruising past McCoy in the final.
 
Perennial Rockingham winner Rodney Williford of Rougemount was one of those frustrated by the Sunday afternoon rain.  A multi-time winner in the old MIRock Superbike Series, Williford was set to oppose Aruba’s Terrence Angela for the Pro Street title.
 
Chad Otts of Olive Branch, Miss., also was victimized by the weather.  After winning Pro ET on Saturday, Otts had raced his way into one final and was in the semifinal round in another category when the rains came.
 
The host state’s only winners Sunday were Marcus Hylton of Eden in Real Street and Michael Thyen of Mooresville in the Grothus 460 class although Williford and Robin Procopio of Wake Forest both were in a position to win had the weather not cooperative for only an hour longer.
 
           
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Results from Sunday’s Manufacturers Cup Fall Nationals motorcycle races at Rockingham Dragway:
 
TOP FUEL
Qualifying – 1. Sam Wills, Edmond, Okla., 5.988, 224.36 mph; 2. Larry McBride, Newport News, Va., 6.007, 235.72 mph; 3. Dave Vantine, Hamilton, N.Y., 6.025, 230.72 mph; 4. Jim Doyle, Chicopee, Mass. 7.350, 192.85 mph.
Semifinals – Larry “Spiderman” McBride, Newport News, Va., 10.423, 72.23 mph, def. Dave Vantine, Hamilton, N.Y., foul; Sam Wills, Edmond, Okla. 6.316, 203.52 mph, def. Jim Doyle, Chicopee, Mass., 7.588, 180.94 mph.
FINAL – Larry “Spiderman” McBride, Newport News, Va., 6.201, 228.42 mph, def. Sam Wills, Edmond, Okla., 8.120, 144.94 mph.
 
PRO FUEL
Round 1 – Janette Thornley, Statesville N.C., 7.423, 172.19 mph, def. Preston Bartcett, St. Augustine, Fla., no time; Tyler Wilson, Walnut Cove, N.C., 19.186, 67.17 mph, def. Cliff Holley, Sun City Center, Fla., no time; Rocky Jackson, Youngsville, La., 7.392, 169.02 mph, def. Jordan Cruz, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., 7.601, 167.99 mph; Michael Ray, New Braunfels, Texas, bye.
Semifinals – Jackson, 7.355, 168.32 mph, def. Thornley, 7.343, 163.67 mph; Ray, 7.346, 155.27 mph, def. Wilson, 7.549, 170.54 mph.
FINAL – Michael Ray, New Braunfels, Texas, 7.182, 168.43 mph, def. Rocky Jackson, Youngsville La., 7.425, 167.80 mph.
 
PRO MOD
Round 2 – Lance Hines, Dublin, Ga., 4.182, 171.73 mph, def. Brunnson Grothus, Bettendorf, Iowa, 4.549, 141.42 mph; Shane Eperjesi, Lake Dallas, Texas, 4.173, 170.19 mph, def. Paul Gast, Grand Island, N.Y., 4.146, 175.27 mph; Travis Davis, Douglas, Ga., 4.131, 174.21 mph, def. Frank Christian, Elkridge, Md., 4.345, 160.52 mph; Brad McCoy, Cleveland, N.C., 4.142, 173.14 mph, def. Matt Prophit, Indian Lake, Fla., 4.097, 175.52 mph. 
Semifinals – Eperjesi, 4.172, 170.41 mph, def. Hines 4.187, 169.51 mph; McCoy, 6.856, 65.96 mph, def. Davis, foul.  
FINAL – Shane Eperjesi, Lake Dallas, Texas, 4.213, 168.91 mph, def. Brad McCoy, Cleveland, N.C., 6.578, 69.00 mph.
 
PRO STREET
Round 2 – Terrence Angela, Aruba, 7.862, 198.61 mph, def. Jordan Haase, Irwin, Pa., 8.001, 174.01 mph; Rodney Williford, Rougemount, N.C., 6.852, 213.60 mph, def. Brandon Mitcham, Selma, Texas, 8.051, 153.65 mph; Joey Gladstone, Lewes, Del., bye.
Semifinals – Angela, 6.814, 213.16 mph, def. Gladstone, 6.922, 211.00 mph; Williford, bye.
FINAL – Race canceled due to rain.
 
REAL STREET
Round 1 -- Jason Herron, West Columbia, S.C., 8.096, 177.81 mph, def. David “Super Dave” Stewart, Mooresville, N.C., no time; Marcus Hylton, Eden, N.C., 16.683, 61.25 mph, def. Anibal Merced, Harrisburg, N.C., no time; Luis Hornedo, Orlando, Fla., 18.787, 47.62 mph, def. Joey Gladstone, Lewes, Del., foul.
Semifinals – Hylton, 8.074, 165.99 mph, def. Herron, 8.154, 181.37 mph; Hornedo, bye.
FINAL – Marcus Hylton, Eden, N.C., 8.034, 166.46 mph, def. Luis Hornedo, Orlando, Fla., 8.068, 184.07 mph.
 
PRO OPEN
Round 1 – Niki Zaki, New South Wales, Australia, 6.831, 188.33 mph, def. Kevin Clarke, Virginia Beach, Va., 7.583, 169.53 mph; Tommy Saxon, Bogart, Ga., 6.749, 191.16 mph, def. George Whitaker, Glen Burnie, Md., 6.786, 191.32 mph; Marc Inguersen, Sandusky, Ohio, 7.245, 183.54 mph, def. Keith Brown, Semora, N.C., 10.761, 76.72 mph; Mark Rendeluk, Oklahoma City, Okla., bye.
Semifinals – Saxon, 6.873, 174.77 mph, def. Zaki, 6.821, 190.06 mph; Rendeluk, 6.717, 194.24 mph, def. Inguersen, no time.
FINAL – Mark Rendeluk, Oklahoma City, Okla., 6.771, 189.60 mph, def. Tommy Saxon, Bogart, Ga., no time.
 
TOP GAS (8.200 target)
Round 3 – Ricardo Marte, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 8.323, 149.95 mph, def. Brian Bolton, Fulton, Ky., 8.466, 151.43 mph; Chad Otts, Olive Branch, Miss., 8.243, 158.80 mph, def. Ron Morris, Springfield, Tenn., .8.255, 153.81 mph; Matt Smith, Cordova, Tenn., bye.
Semifinals – Otts, 8.233, 161.30 mph, def. Smith, no time; Marte, bye.
FINAL – Race canceled due to rain.
 
CRAZY 8s (.888 target)
Round 3 – Danny Miller, Elizabethtown, Ky. 8.950, 132.62 mph, def. Eric Griffith, Riner, Va., 9.002, 145.06 mph; Wade Smith, Dudley, Ga., 8.761, 150.43 mph, def. Barry Pryer Sr., Chesapeake, Va., foul; Bob Carlson, Torrington, Conn., bye.
Semifinals – Race canceled due to rain.
 
SUPER COMP (8.90 target)
Round 3 – Chad Otts, Olive Branch, Miss., 9.009, 141.22 mph, def. Charlie Bishop, Fairhope, Ala., 8.994, 138.26 mph; John Markham, Bowling Green, Ky., 8.896, 143.43 mph, def. Spencer Claycomb, Rockford, Tenn., 8.862 breakout 144.06 mph; Dusty Brazel, Norman Park, Ga., 8.968, 139.72 mph, def. Harvey Hubbard, Sedley, Va., 8.994, 143.80 mph; Matt Smith, Cordova, Tenn., bye.
Semifinals – Race canceled due to rain.
 
OTHER FINALS
SUNDAY V-TWIN – Clint Riley, Greenveille, Fla., .197, 10.921 on a 10.840, 114.13 mph, def. Eric Knowles, Wilmington, N.C., .150, 12.581 on a 12.430, 108.46 mph.
SATURDAY V-TWIN – Vance Houdyshell, Vero Beach, Fla., .061 reaction time, 10.445 on a 10.300, 125.15 mph, def. Manny Carrasquillo, Clearwater, Fla., .029, 10.117 on a 9.900, 131.41 mph.
GROTHUS 460 (4.60 target) – Michael Thyen, Mooresville, N.C., 5.992, 100.17 mph, def. George Babor, Brooksville, Fla., foul.
STREET FIGHTER – Wade Smith, Dublin, Ga., versus Dustin Lee, Morristown, Tenn., canceled due to rain.
SUNDAY PRO ET – Robin Procopio, Wake Forest, N.C., versus Ricardo Mante, San Juan, Puerto Rico, race canceled due to rain.
SATURDAY PRO ET – Chad Otts, Olive Branch, Miss., 027, 8.185 on an 8.200, 161.04 mph, def. Calvin Mason, Mobile, Ala., foul.
SUNDAY STREET ET – Thomas Lagasse, Sarasota, Fla., Eric Griffith, Riner, Va., and Stanley Russell, Stanley, Ga., still in when competition was canceled due to rain.
SATURDAY STREET ET – Eric Griffith, Riner, Va., .067, 9.054 on an 8.900, 149.68 mph, def. Roy Johnson, Keystone Heights, Fla., foul.

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