Big River Sand Drags results 2003-07-04/05

Records fall in two-day show at Big River BONNE TERRE, Mo. -- (July 4-5, 2003) Jim Bealmear of Mexico, Mo. continues to break and shatter records at Big River Sand Drags. On Friday night he established a new miles-per-hour record of 121.75 mph...

Records fall in two-day show at Big River

BONNE TERRE, Mo. -- (July 4-5, 2003) Jim Bealmear of Mexico, Mo. continues to break and shatter records at Big River Sand Drags. On Friday night he established a new miles-per-hour record of 121.75 mph over the 300-foot sand track, then on Saturday night he broke all the existing track records with a time of 2.673 seconds, just six one-hundredths of a second off the national record.

"It can still run better," Bealmear said after the race. Besides Bealmear's record-breaking performances, the Big River Sand Drag's "Wall of Fame" added two new members. Tim Dee of Bismarck and Dave Varner of Bonne Terre both had their names placed on the Wall of Fame during special ceremonies Friday night. Both men have been instrumental in assisting every aspect of the track since it was established over 20 years ago.

Here are the results from both nights.

July 4

In Open 4x4, Bealmear captured first place, but it was Tim Griffin of Camp Point, Ill. taking both second place and top eliminator.

In Competition Eliminator, Dusty Banks of Indiana was the top eliminator and first place winner while Steve Barton of Bonne Terre settled for second place.

In Vehicle ET, Carla Glatczak of Potosi was the first place winner while Gladys Edwards was second. Carla then won the top eliminator race.

In Off Road Modified, Josh Harris of Belgrade was first, but it was Todd Dee of Leadwood taking second place and winning the top eliminator race.

In Stock Buggy, Kevin "Grape Ape" Sellars of Arnold captured both first place and top eliminator while Marcus Jenkins of Farmington was second.

In Super Pro ATV, Blake Henderson of Salem, Ill was the winner, but Rob Schmidt of Arnold was the top eliminator and second place winner.

In Pro ATV, Kyle Bates of Festus was first with Archie Camden of Bonne Terre second. Camden was the top eliminator.

In ATV-1, Tim Brown Jr. of Bloomsdale was first with Allie Glatczak of Potosi winning both top eliminator and second place.

In Junior ATV, Garth Farris of Potosi was first with Nicholas Harris of Belgrade winning the top eliminator and second place honors.

July 5

In Competiton Eliminator, David Meyers of Greensburg, Indiana was first place winner, but it was Brian Harrison of Brooksville, Indiana winning the top eliminator race and second place.

In Open 4x4, Kenny Stoddard of Centrailia was first with Jeff Banks taking second place and top eliminator.

In Stock Buggy, Kevin Sellars was top eliminator and first place winner while Ralph Smith of Mineral Point was second.

In Off Road Modified, Todd Dee was the top eliminator and first place winner while Josh Harris was second.

In Vehicle ET, Brenda Smith of Mineral Point was the top eliminator and first place winner while Adam Smith of Fredericktown was second.

In Super Pro ATV, Gary Curtis Jr. of Blue Springs was the top eliminator and first place winner while Robbie Lingle of Anna, Ill was second.

In Pro ATV, Rick Finney of St. Louis was the top eliminator and first place winner while Chris Portell of Park Hills was second.

In ATV-1, Adam DeClue of DeSoto was the top eliminator and first place winner while Jim Stewart of Festus settled for second place.

In Junior ATV, Gage Knight of Oak Grove was the top eliminator and first place winner while Garth Farris took home second place.

There is no racing this Saturday (July 12) at Big River, racing will resume on Saturday, July 19. Gates will open at 3 p.m. with time trials at 4 and racing at 7.

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