LYNCH STILL UNBEATEN, BUT RAIN ENDS FALL CIVIL WARS’ BID
 
 
Tim Lynch remained unbeaten this year at Rockingham Dragway although his bid to sweep the Holcomb Civil Wars Series was thwarted Sunday, not by Outlaw 10.5 rival Billy Gordon, but rather by the weather.

Rain washed out the Outlaw 10.5 final in the Fall Civil Wars as well as the semifinals and finals in True 10.5, 275 Drag Radial and King of the Street and the later rounds in Footbrake and Real Street. As a result, Lynch and Gordon split the $5,000 top prize and runner-up money in the featured class.

Drivers not yet eliminated in all the other classes also split the purse. Among the champions crowned in the two-day event
were Charlotte’s Kenny Floyd, who won the 6.0 Index class in his 1958 Chevy Corvette, Bennett’s Howard Brewer, who drove his 1987 Ford Mustang to the 7.0 Index title and Saturday winners Shane Williams of Knoxville, Tenn., Keith Daniel of Currie and Randy Etheridge of Eberhard.

Williams won Open Comp, Daniel prevailed in the Pro Tree Doorslammer class and Etheridge was the Saturday Footbrake winner.

Before the rains came, Lynch’s continued success at The Rock was anything but assured. In fact, the Woodstock, Ga., driver was surprised in qualifying by Gordon, who grabbed the No. 1 starting position on speed after both he and Lynch recorded identical eighth mile times of 4.269 seconds.

The two were on a collision course before weather interceded. Gordon, from Bedford, Va., actually had earned the choice of lanes for the final round after coaxing his 2004 Ford Mustang to a winning semifinal time of 4.298 seconds, slightly quicker than the 4.333 rung up by Lynch’s 2010 Corvette.

ROCKINGHAM – Results from Sunday’s Holcomb Motorsports Fall Civil Wars drag racing event at Rockingham Dragway:

OUTLAW 10.5
Qualifying – 1. Billy Gordon, Bedford, Va., 2004 Ford Mustang, 4.269, 184.65 mph; 2. Tim Lynch, Woodstock, Ga., 2010 Chevrolet Corvette, 4.269, 184.07 mph; 3. Tony Johnson, Conyers, Ga., 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, 4.372, 176.49 mph; 4. Joe Newsham, Sicklerville, N.J., 1992 Chevrolet Camaro, 4.380, 175.87 mph.
Round 1 – Jeff Lutz, Callery, Pa., .163, 4.859, 165.56 mph, def. Joe Newsham, Sicklerville, N.J., 1992 Chevrolet Camaro, .103, 8.237, 56.96 mph; Tim Lynch, Woodstock, Ga., 2010 Chevrolet Corvette, .089, 4.306, 184.07 mph, def. Curtis Rhodes, Childerburg, Ala., .026, 5.003, 145.41 mph; Lennie Buff, Shelby, 1989 Chevrolet Beretta, .062, 4.554, 156.44 mph, def. Rick Fedorovien, Greensboro, 2001 Ford Mustang, .319, 4.701, 155.92 mph; Keith Jackson, Bennettsville, S.C., 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, 2.004, 4.515, 164.45 mph, def. Mark Swanson, Newton, 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, no time; Billy Gordon, Bedford, Va., 2004 Ford Mustang, .132, 4.321, 183.79 mph, def. Mike Locklear, Raeford, .301, 4.716, 161.50 mph; Tony Johnson, Conyers, Ga., 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, .494, 4.433, 174.75 mph, def. Frank Pomplilio, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, no time.
Round 2 – Johnson, .081, 4.423, 175.46 mph, def. Lutz, .197, 4.880, 168.03 mph; Gordon, .130, 4.332, 184.14 mph, def. Buff, .067, 7.506, 56.30 mph; Lynch, .083, 4.309, 184.62 mph, def. Jackson, .064, 4.502, 165.33 mph.
Semifinals – Lynch, .069, 4.333, 185.23 mph, def. Johnson, .066, 4.379, 176.74 mph; Gordon, .082, 4.298, 183.67 mph, bye.
FINAL – Not contested. Tim Lynch, Woodstock, Ga., 2010 Chevrolet Corvette, and Billy Gordon, Bedford, Va., 2004 Ford Mustang, split winner and runner-up money due to weather.

TRUE 10.5
Qualifying – 1. Brian McGee, Pelion, S.C., 4.631, 168.51 mph; 2. Jason Black, Matthews, 1996 Ford Mustang, 4.631, 159.68 mph; 3. Keith Szabo, Gainesville, Ga., 1993 Ford Mustang, 4.702, 171.88 mph; 4. Ben Harris, Clover, S.C., 2002 Chevrolet Camaro, 4.749, 153.28 mph.
Round 1 – Marty Witt, Rainbow City, Ala., 1981 Mercury Capri, .063, 4.850, 163.87 mph, def. David Braxton, Chocowinity, .086, 5.069, 145.94 mph; Brad Edwards, Leicester, 1997 Ford Cobra, .080, 4.759, 163.45 mph, def. Jeremy McElrath, Leicester, foul; Jason Richards, Gastonia, .035, 5.228, 149.55 mph, def. Josh Grossman, Sanford, 2000 Chevrolet Camaro, .279, 5.369, 145.58 mph; Ben Harris, Clover, S.C., 2002 Chevrolet Camaro, .301, 4.762, 153.96 mph, def. Eric Dillard, Woodstock, Ga., .045, 5.178, 168.53 mph; Jason Black, Matthews, 1996 Ford Mustang, .224, 4.658, 159.38 mph, def. Will Tate, NA, .118, 6.052, 136.30 mph; Brian McGee, Pelion, S.C., .352, 4.472, 168.26 mph, def. Kevin Mullins, High Point, .026, 7.782, 83.85 mph; Keith Szabo, Gainesville, Ga., 1993 Ford Mustang, .166, 4.764, 171.40 mph, def. Kevin Scott, NA, no time; Kevin Fiscos, Jacksonville, Fla., 2002 Ford Mustang, no time, def. Willard Kinzer, Allen, Ky., 1989 Ford Mustang, no time.
Round 2 – Harris, .146, 5.276, 149.86 mph, def. Witt, foul; Richards, .028, 4.848, 157.08 mph, def. Black, .138, 5.880, 82.37 mph; Szabo, .052, 4.652, 171.03 mph, def. Edwards, .089, 4.907, 135.86 mph; McGee, .074, 5.249, 144.21 mph, def. Fiscos, .086, 5.918, 128.65 mph.
Semifinals – Not contested. Money split between three semifinalists due to weather.

275 DRAG RADIAL
Qualifying – 1. Bob Kurgan, Brasson, Ga., 4.882, 147.63 mph; 2. Peter Harrell, Denton, 4.991, 152.00 mph; 3. Rich Bruder, Edison, N.J., 1988 Ford Mustang, 5.015, 147.21 mph; 4. Bobby Flippin, Gloucester, Va., 5.103, 138.76 mph.
Round 2 – Jason Mueller, Sanford, .076, 5.056, 142.25 mph, def. Eric Kenward, Vero Beach, Fla., .026, 5.804, 138.86 mph; Justin Smith, LaCrosse, Va., 2001 Chevrolet Camaro, .086, 7.615, 64.67 mph, def. Lyle Barnett, Robbins, foul; Jack Collins, Rocky Mount, 1989 Ford Mustang, .009, 5.048, 146.69 mph, def. Bob Kurgan, Brasson, Ga., .087, 8.097, 53.81 mph; Rich Bruder, Edison, N.J., 1988 Ford Mustang, .057, 4.910, 147.28 mph, def. Dale Handy, Sophia, .057, 10.604, 51.42 mph; Peter Harrell, Denton, .076, 5.636, 143.98 mph, def. Montgomery Ragland, Andrews, S.C., 2000 Ford Mustang, no time.
Round 3 – Collins, .002, 5.173, 145.13 mph, def. Smith, .093, 5.247, 142.94 mph; Bruder, .034, 4.900, 147.05 mph, def. Mueller, .084, 5.688, 137.36 mph; Harrell, bye.
Semifinals – Not contested. Money split between three semifinalists due to weather.

6.0 INDEX
Round 4 – Kenny Floyd, Charlotte, 1958 Chevrolet Corvette, .021, 6.005, 111.51 mph, def. Eric Hamilton, Washington, 1968 Chevrolet Camaro., .058, 6.041, 114.21 mph; David Barnett, Trenton, 2004 Ford Mustang, .022, 6.066, 106.77 mph, def. Justus Daniel, Charlotte, Henry J, .076, 6.047, 115.24 mph; Terry Floyd, Lake Wylie, S.C., 1955 Chevy, bye.
Semifinals – K. Floyd, bye; T. Floyd, .065, 6.025, 115.82 mph, def. Barnett, .054, 5.993 breakout foul, 110.32.
FINAL – Kenny Floyd, Charlotte, 1958 Chevrolet Corvette, .029, 6.007, 113.58 mph, def. Terry Floyd, Lake Wylie, S.C., 1955 Chevy, .050, 5.980 breakout foul, 115.68 mph.

7.0 INDEX
Round 2 – Rusty Wright, Kings Mountain, 1972 Dodge Dart, .024, 7.011, 95.40 mph, def. Willie Morgan, Eagle Springs, 2004 Ford Ranger, .097, 6.948 breakout foul, 98.88 mph; Howard Brewer, Bennett, 1985 Ford Mustang, .073, 7.043, 100.91 mph, def. Jerry Cline, Mooresville, 1970 Chevy Nova, .129, 6.973 breakout foul, 96.22 mph; Jamie Yelton, Beaumont, .021, 7.123, 86.56 mph, def. Austin Acker, NA, .346, 7.103, 98.38 mph; Christopher Schneider, Wilkesboro, .093, 6.994, 100.70 mph, def. Michael Jackson, Benson, .100, 6.985 breakout foul, 95.19 mph.
Semifinals – Brewer, .038, 7.042, 100.68 mph, def. Yelton, .078, 6.980 breakout foul, 96.67 mph; Wright, .050, 6.978, 96.96 mph, def. Schneider, foul.
FINAL – Howard Brewer, Bennett, 1985 Ford Mustang. 037, 7.026, 101.18 mph, def. Rusty Wright, Kings Mountain, 1972 Dodge Dart, .048, 6.976 breakout foul, 96.81 mph.

SUNDAY FOOTBRAKE – Due to weather, money split between Chuck Grover, Vanceboro, 1991 Ford Mustang; George Brown, NA; Dwayne Rozier, NA, 1970 Chevy Nova; Rickie Dunn, Cayce, S.C.; Kenny Roberts, Raynor, S.C., 1978 Chevy Nova; Slim Davis, NA; Robbie Draughan, Cumberland; and Tim Wilson, Hope Mills, 1991 Ford Mustang.

REAL STREET – Due to weather, money split between Bryan Fendren, Dunn, 1979 Ford Mustang; Kevin Robinson, Blythwood, S.C., 1979 Ford Mustang; Jonathan Atkins, Mooresville, 1999 Pontiac Trans Am; Dean Goodin, Statesville, 2002 Pontiac Trans Am.

KING OF STREET
Round 2 – Scott Owenby, Marion, bye; Barry Mitchell, Davidson, 1968 Chevy Nova, .117, 16.104, 79.43 mph, def. Ziff Hudson, Concord, 1966 Chevy II, foul; Darrin Hoyle, Taylorsville, 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, .112, 5.143, 137.25 mph, def. Steve Hicks, Concord, 1969 Chevy Nova, .091, 5.289, 137.81 mph; Jason Hoots, NA, 1990 Ford Mustang, .128, 5.168, 139.00 mph, def. David Pearson, Deep Gap, 1988 Ford Mustang, .044, 5.356, 136.04 mph; Eric McMillon, Axton, Va., 1991 Ford Mustang, .037, 5.093, 140.52 mph, def. Jerry Hildebran Jr., Sherrills Ford, 1986 Ford Mustang, foul.
Round 3 – Owenby, .105, 5.033, 150.35 mph, def. Hoots, .099, 5.144, 138.91 mph; Hoyle, .071, 5.141, 136.81 mph, def. Mitchell, 5.164, 137.36 mph; McMillon, bye.
Semifinals – Not contested. Money split between three semifinalists due to weather.

SATURDAY OPEN COMP
Round 4 – Daniel Frazier, Asheboro, 1990 Ford Mustang, .089, 11.272 on an 11.230, 110.35 mph, def. Ralph Williams, Eagle Springs, .121, 11.188 on a 10.940, 100.21 mph; Shane Williams, Knoxville, Tenn., .020, 11.952 on a 12.040, 107.21 mph, def. Travis Frazier, Ramseur, 1987 Ford Mustang, .073, 10.364 breakout on a 10.520, 108.73 mph; Will McKay, Rockingham, 1985 Ford Thunderbird, .039, 11.650 on an 11.830, 111.71 mph, def. Dale Sanders, Eagle Springs, 1991 Ford Mustang, .057, 11.634 breakout on an 11.840, 117.54 mph; Reggie Burnette Jr., Rougemont, 2000 Ford Mustang, .004, 10.904 on an 11.020, 120.65 mph, def. Eric Pendergrass, Bear Creek, 1986 Ford Mustang, .076, 10.081 breakout on a 10.230, 132.41 mph.
Semifinals – Williams, .011, 11.981 on a 12.040, 102.97 mph, def. McKay, .087, 11.821 breakout on an 11.930, 115.53 mph; D. Frazier, .008, 11.336 on an 11.230, 122.05 mph, def. Burnette, .146, 11.052 on an 11.020, 114.77 mph.
FINAL – Shane Williams, Knoxville, Tenn., .013, 11.961 on a 12.040, 107.29 mph, def. Daniel Frazier, Asheboro, 1990 Ford Mustang, foul.


SATURDAY PRO TREE DOORSLAMMER
Round 5 – Mullet Jefferson, Belhaven, 1994 Ford Mustang, .144, 6.319 on a 6.320, 109.09 mph, def. Shane Williams, Knoxville, Tenn., 1999 Ford Mustang, .052, 7.483 breakout on a 7.500, 89.29 mph; Steve Hilburn, Loris, S.C., .010, 5.877 on a 5.870, 117.02 mph, def. Chip Johnson, Fayetteville, 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, .026, 6.339 breakout on a 6.340, 107.02 mph; Donald Norris, Conway, S.C., 1974 Chevy Monza, .026, 6.238 on a 6.210, 110.87 mph, def. David Hall Jr., New Bern, 1967 Chevrolet Camaro, .047, 5.992 on a 5.970, 115.76 mph; Keith Daniel, Currie, 1988 Ford Mustang, .021, 6.801 on a 6.780, 102.81 mph, def. Dale Sanders, Eagle Springs, 1991 Ford Mustang, .035, 7.502 on a 7.450, 91.35 mph.
Semifinals – Daniel, .013, 6.819 on a 6.790, 102.58 mph, def. Norris, .047, 6.206 breakout on a 6.220, 103.74 mph; Hilburn, .020, 5.920 on a 5.880, 110.94 mph, def. Jefferson, .046, 6.386 on a 6.310, 108.44 mph.
FINAL – Keith Daniel, Currie, 1988 Ford Mustang, .031, 6.796 on a 6.800, 102.39 mph, def. Steve Hilburn, Loris, S.C., foul.

SATURDAY FOOTBRAKE
Round 6 – Tim Wilson, Fayetteville, 1987 Ford Mustang, .091, 6.267 on a 6.260, 110.32 mph, def. Chuck Grover, Vanceboro, 1991 Ford Mustang, foul; Randy Etheridge, Engelhard, 1994 Chevrolet Camaro, .022, 6.653 on a 6.640, 98.25 mph, def. Dwayne Rozier, NA, 1970 Chevy Nova, .044, 6.682 on a 6.670, 103.45 mph; Tim Davis, Fayetteville, bye; Michael Jackson, Benson, .062, 6.968 on a 6.960, 96.79 mph, def. Tim Wilson #2, 1987 Ford Mustang, .092, 6.284 on a 6.260, 109.99 mph.
Semifinals – Davis, .038, 7.864 on a 7.860, 86.68 mph, def. Wilson, foul; Etheridge, .018, 6.657 on a 6.640, 99.62 mph, def. Jackson, .051, 6.982 on a 6.960, 97.55 mph.
FINAL – Randy Etheridge, Engelhard, 1994 Chevrolet Camaro, .023, 6.629 on a 6.640, 102.88 mph, def. Tim Davis, Fayetteville, .065, 7.822 breakout on a 7.860, 84.43 mph.


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