Cecil Friday qualifying summary

SHARP IS ON POINT AT SOUTH GEORGIA MOTORSPORTS PARK'S LUCAS OIL EVENT CECIL, Ga. -- In the opening day of qualifying at South Georgia Motorsports Park's NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Lee Sharp is the best qualifier in two ...

SHARP IS ON POINT AT SOUTH GEORGIA MOTORSPORTS PARK'S LUCAS OIL EVENT

CECIL, Ga. -- In the opening day of qualifying at South Georgia Motorsports Park's NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Lee Sharp is the best qualifier in two classes. The Marysville, Tenn., racer drove his '07 Cobalt to the top spot in Comp Eliminator and wheeled his '05 Cavalier to the top of the Super Stock field.

In other qualifying classes, John Duzac, Covington, La., set the pace in Stock Eliminator in his '67 Camaro. Ben Donhoff, Melbourne, Fla., heads the Top Sportsman field behind the wheel of his '93 Daytona and Ramona, Calif., resident Chip Rumis is No. 1 in Top Dragster. Rumis is also qualified in the fifth spot in Top Sportsman.

Racing continues Saturday and Sunday at South Georgia Motorsports Park and the action will include 250 mph Top Alcohol Dragsters and Top Alcohol Funny Cars. Gates open at 8 a.m. both days. Final qualifying and time trials are slated to kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday. Top Dragster will qualify at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m., Comp Eliminator will qualify at 4 and 7 p.m., and Top Sportsman qualifying is at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will qualify at 5 and 8 p.m. Eliminations start Sunday morning at 9. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will run first round of eliminations at 1 p.m.

Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at South Georgia Motorsports Park are $15 Saturday and $15 Sunday. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.

South Georgia Motorsports Park is located 12 miles north of Valdosta, Ga. Take I-75 (from north or south) to Old Coffee Road (Exit 32). Take Old Coffee Road east to Highway 41 and go north to the track. For more information call the track, (229) 896-7000, or visit www.racesgmp.com.

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The following are Friday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at South Georgia Motorsports Park:

COMP ELIMINATOR
1) Lee Sharp, Maryville, Tenn., '07 Cobalt, B/EA, 7.631 seconds, -0.709 (under index)
2) Brian Browell, Lafayette, Ind., dragster, D/D, 7.148, -0.672
3) Craig Bourgeois, Metarie, La., dragster, B/ND, 7.001, -0.669
4) Tim Freeman, Roan Mtn., Tenn., '07 G5, D/SMA, 8.360, -0.660
5) Grant Lewis, Jesup, Ga., '05 Grand Am, H/SMA, 8.909, -0.651
6) Michael Hardee, Hampstead, N.C., '05 Sunfire, E/SM, 8.538, -0.622
7) Tony Terry, Forest, Va., '03 Cavalier, F/AA, 8.049, -0.591
8) Arnie Martel, Tewksbury, Mass., '08 Cobalt, I/SMA, 9.163, -0.577
9) Pat Ross, Avon Lake, Ohio, '05 Grand Am, F/A, 8.103, -0.577
10) Frank Cervelli, Mt. Holly, N.C., dragster, C/DA, 7.068, -0.572

SUPER STOCK
1) Lee Sharp, Maryville, Tenn., '05 Cavalier, SS/CM, 8.486 seconds, -1.314 (under index)
2) Jerry Silveus, Van Buren, Ohio, '05 Cavalier, GT/CA, 9.404, -1.296
3) Dennis Steward, Port Orange, Fla., '91 Daytona, GT/IA, 10.237, -1.263
4) Rick Twitchell, Cape Coral, Fla., '03 S-10, GT/TD, 10.345, -1.255
5) Bob Dennis, Shorter, Ala., '91 Calais, GT/MA, 10.832, -1.218
6) Mike Saye, Johnston, S.C., '95 Achieva, GT/KA, 10.580, -1.170
7) Dick Lux, San Antonio, Texas, '64 Comet, SS/M, 10.751, -1.149
8) Mark Nowicki, Gaylord, Mich., '98 Avenger, GT/HA, 10.208, -1.142
9) Jerry Holman, Hendersonville, Tenn., '86 Firebird, SS/JA, 10.180, -1.120
10) David Thomas, West Chester, Pa., '69 Corvette, SS/AA, 8.895, -1.105

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) John Duzac, Covington, La., '67 Camaro, D/S, 10.551 seconds, -1.249 (under index)
2) Norman Griffis Jr., Johnston, S.C., '84 Firebird, V/SA, 14.561, -1.239
3) Doug Patrick, Boca Raton, Fla., '72 Cutlass, L/SA, 11.792, -1.208
4) Mike Meints, Panama City Beach, Fla., '84 Firebird, J/SA, 11.609, -1.141
5) Jeff Adkinson, Damascus, Ga., '69 Camaro, C/SA, 10.596, -1.104
6) Mary Meints, Panama City Beach, Fla., '86 Camaro, F/SA, 11.071, -1.079
7) Doug Baker, Newark, Ohio, '68 Mustang, B/SA, 10.472, -1.078
8) Tom Stevenson, Flowery Branch, Ga., '69 Nova, G/SA, 11.229, -1.071
9) McNeal Freeman, Lithonia, Ga., '85 Camaro, V/SA, 14.738, -1.062
10) Brenda Grubbs, Plant City, Fla., '69 Camaro, C/SA, 10.660, -1.040

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Ben Donhoff, Melbourne, Fla., '93 Daytona, 6.568 seconds, 196.47 mph
2) Jerry Barker, Fort Valley, Ga., '06 Cobalt, 6.906, 201.67
3) Jeff Brooks, Fredericksburg, Va., '51 Henry J, 6.939, 197.86
4) Billy Vaughn, Knoxville, Tenn., '01 S-10, 6.999, 194.52
5) Chip Rumis, Ramona, Calif., '05 Cobalt, 7.037, 196.56
6) Matthew Buck, Lantana, Fla., '96 Firebird, 7.062, 196.36
7) Jason Wood, Live Oak, Fla., '68 Camaro, 7.072, 196.70
8) Jeffrey Barker, Warner-Robins, Ga., '02 Camaro, 7.106, 192.93
9) Joe Roubicek, Westlake Village, Calif., '63 Corvette, 7.136, 195.11
10) Lee Adkins Jr., Linden, Tenn., '57 Chevy, 7.148, 188.96

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Chip Rumis, Ramona, Calif., dragster, 6.734 seconds, 200.65 mph
2) John Weidner, Lake Worth, Fla., dragster, 6.745, 198.85
3) Kurt Damron Jr., Fruitland Park, Fla., dragster, 6.911, 190.89
4) Ray Miller III, Spring Hill, Fla., dragster, 6.919, 192.19
5) Jeff Burnett, Orlando, Fla., '00 Altered, 6.934, 197.45
6) Bill Empke, W. Palm Beach, Fla., dragster, 6.983, 194.35
7) Ron Raymond, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., dragster, 7.011, 188.62
8) Alan Kenny, Kingston, Ont., dragster, 7.155, 186.56
9) Ken Wells, Orlando, Fla., dragster, 7.165, 187.68
10) Mike Fitzgerald, Hawthorne, Fla., dragster, 7.182, 181.15

-credit: nhra

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