Hattiesburg (MS) Hub City WCS results

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Anthony Vestal IHRA Director of Communications More information: (423) 764-1164 Sept. 26, 1997 Cummings, Bingham among Hub City WCS winners HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Britt Cummings earned the Top Dragster...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Anthony Vestal IHRA Director of Communications More information: (423) 764-1164

Sept. 26, 1997

Cummings, Bingham among Hub City WCS winners

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Britt Cummings earned the Top Dragster victory at Hub City Dragway during the IHRA Snap-on Tools World Championship Series race Sept. 21. The race was the final IHRA WCS event of the 1997 season. Cummings, of Hammond, La., outran the division's defending world champion, Mike Fuqua. Cummings ran 4.654 seconds at 150.41 on Hub City's eighth-mile, while Fuqua went 5.078, 135.50. With the win, Cummings moved from 10th to sixth in IHRA Top Dragster point standings. Three-time and defending Top Sportsman world champ Gary Bingham of Kings Mountain, N.C., claimed the win and closed the points gap over rival Ronnie Davis of Lilburn, Ga. Bingham went 5.280, 130.96 his new 1997 Pontaic Trans-Am and used a holeshot to take the win. Davis, the current points leader in the category, ran a losing 4.951, 144.64 in his nostalgia Corvette. Richmond, Va.'s Anthony Bertozzi had a winning weekend, claiming a win in Modified and moving back into the points lead in that category. He extended his points lead in Super Stock, posting a runnerup finish to Florence, Ala.'s Danny Carr. Other winners included Harrod, Ohio's Dave Elrod (Quick Rod); Rusty Cook, Cynthiana, Ky. (Super Rod); Dwight Limbaugh, Decherd, Tenn. (Hot Rod); Harold Gault, Pacolet Mills, S.C. (Stock). Championships in all categories are up for grabs this weekend at the second annual Snap-on Finals, held at Darlington (S.C.) International Dragway.

Final round pairings: Top Dragster Britt Cummings, Hammond, La., 4.654, 150.41 def. Mike Fuqua, Hendersonville, Tenn., 5.078, 135.50 Top Sportsman Gary Bingham, Kings Mountain, N.C., 5.280, 130.96 def. Ronnie Davis, Lilburn, Ga., 4.951, 144.64 Modified Anthony Bertozzi, Richmond, Va., 4.849, 139.99 def. Bo Butner, Floyds Knobs, Ind., 5.671, 123.28 Quick Rod Dave Elrod, Harrod, Ohio, 5.738, 128.55 def. Joe Tankersley, Elkton, Tenn., 5.718, 122.02 Super Rod Rusty Cook, Cynthiana, Ky., 6.442, 106.16 def. Jeff Rudisill, Rutherford College, N.C., 6.527, 112.95 Hot Rod Dwight Limbaugh, Decherd, Tenn., 7.015, 105.70 def. Glenn Zarecor, Atoka, Tenn., 6.984, 104.36 Super Stock Danny Carr, Florence, Ala., 6.279, 109.45 def. Anthony Bertozzi, Richmond, Va., 6.651, 101.84 Stock Harold Gault, Pacolet Mills, S.C., 7.383, 91.94 def. John Keihn, Muncie, Ind., broke

Updated sportsman point standings prior to Snap-on Finals: Top Dragster 1. Matt Cooke 8130 2. Roy Holcomb 8085 3. Scott Duggins 7775 4. Michael Barclay 7660 5. Tom Callahan 7560 6. Britt Cummings 7535 7. Kent Massey 6755 8. Jamie Silance 6355 9. Dave Elrod 6330 10. Glen Hedrick 6275

Top Sportsman 1. Ronnie Davis 8605 2. Gary Bingham 8385 3. Ken Langlois 7605 4. Joe Ballog 6755 5. Steve Splawn 6700 6. Billy Bridges 6130 7. Rick Moon 6055 8. Ernie Carrasco 5970 9. Frank Teague 5630 10. Pat Donovan 5385

Modified 1. Anthony Bertozzi 9110 2. Tim Sloan 8425 3. Bo Butner 7760 4. Joe Leach 7235 5. Doc Bilbrey 6575 6. Michael Lyons 6535 7. Joey Bohannon 6130 8. Clay Millican 5750 9. Lynwood Daugherty 5355 10. Alan Rose 5030

Quick Rod        
1. Kevin Scales                9985
2. Dave Elrod                9160
3. Steve Furr                8355
4. Mark Horton                8200
5. Bennie Ulmer Jr.        7600
6. Kenny Martin                7535
7. Pat Malloy                7535
8. Rusty Cook                7150
9. Carla Collins                7135
10. Britt Cummings        6930

Super Rod 1. Rusty Cook 15005 2. Steve Furr 9560 3. Jeff Rudisill 8780 4. Nick Smallwood 7960 5. Eddie Holbrook 7935 6. Kenny Raines 7155 7. Gilmer Hinshaw 5950 8. Tim West 5925 9. Scott Lawton 5350 10. Mark Horton 5325

Hot Rod 1. B.D. Parker 10185 2. John Furr 9755 3. Lane Walker 8130 4. Billy Sasser 8055 5. Billy Italio 7980 6. Danny Waters Jr. 7960 7. Bitsy Satterly 7775 8. R.L. Koontz 7560 9. Dwight Limbaugh 6535 10. Billy Smith 6530

Super Stock 1. Anthony Bertozzi 12020 2. Jim Reynolds 8860 3. Tim Worner 6950 4. Frank Lambert 6755 5. James Wilson Jr. 6070 6. Roger Keeling 5975 7. Tracy Robbins 5930 8. Ed Longhany 5775 9. Brad Hutton 5735 10. T.C. Morris 5735

Stock 1. Harold Gault 10320 2. Paul Crowe 8505 3. Mike Morris 6255 4. Randall Campbell 6155 5. Terry Nolen 6150 6. Ray Grice 6000 7. John Keihn 5985 8. Gene Jordan 5470 9. Dave Mercer 4530 10. Laverne Eberst 4530

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