Belle Rose Friday notes

Massey, Harker On Top at No Problem BELLE ROSE, La. -- In the first rounds of qualifying at No Problem Raceway and the NHRA South Central Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series season opener, Top Alcohol Dragster driver Spencer ...

Massey, Harker On Top at No Problem

BELLE ROSE, La. -- In the first rounds of qualifying at No Problem Raceway and the NHRA South Central Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series season opener, Top Alcohol Dragster driver Spencer Massey of Fort Worth, Texas, and Top Alcohol Funny Car pilot Steve Harker of Gainesville, Ga., took the No. 1 qualifying positions in their classes.

Massey outran the field with a pass of 5.367 seconds at 245.90 mph and is followed by Brandon Lewis out of Broken Arrow, Okla., with a lap of 5.468 at 264.39.

Harker made a 5.901-second, 234.70 mph run to take the pole. Steve Burck follows in the No. 2 spot with a 5.907-second run at 244.07 mph.

In Comp Eliminator it was Charles Watson of Humble, Texas, leading the field in his '08 Cobalt with his uncle Earnest Watson landing in second.

Top qualifiers in other classes include local racer Slate Cummings of Hammond, La., in the Super Stock class with an 8.845 second pass in his '07 Cavalier. Cummings is also the current division champion in Super Comp. Kent LaPorte of New Iberia, La., leads the Stock class and Rich Gentili leads the Sportsman Motorcycle presented by Harley Davidson field.

Raceland, La., resident Earl Folse is tops in the Reher-Morrison Top Sportsman class running 6.570 seconds at 211.49 mph and Joe Collier of Clyde, Texas, is No. 1 in the TCI Comp Cams Top Dragster class at 6.165 seconds, 221.13 mph.

Racing continues Saturday and Sunday. Gates open at 8 a.m. with qualifying and time trials beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Top Sportsman and Top Dragster qualify at 10 a.m. & noon with a 4-car shootout set for 2 & 4 p.m. in each class. Racers in Comp, Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify at 1 & 5 p.m.

Tickets are $20 each day with children 10 and under receiving free admission with a paid adult.

No Problem Raceway is located at 6470 Highway 996, just north of Highway 70 in Belle Rose. For more information call the track, (985) 369-3692, or visit the web site at www.NoProblemRaceway.com.

-credit: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Steve Harker , Spencer Massey