Dreher, Newberry win; Adcock Doubles CECIL, Ga. -- Jared Dreher and Bob Newberry captured wins this weekend at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at South Georgia Motorsports Park. Dreher out of Clinton, Ind., came for...
Dreher, Newberry win; Adcock Doubles
CECIL, Ga. -- Jared Dreher and Bob Newberry captured wins this weekend at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at South Georgia Motorsports Park. Dreher out of Clinton, Ind., came for the 8th qualifying position in Top Alcohol Dragster, taking out No. 1 qualifier Dave Hedgers in round one, then beating rookie driver Lindsey Wood in the final. Dreher ran 5.689 seconds at 218.27 mph to Woods 6.054 second pass at 244.65 mph.
Former NHRA Lucas Oil National Champion Newberry put his '07 Top Alcohol Funny Car Monte Carlo in the winner's circle knocking off Mark Billington of Norcross, Ga., running 5.738 seconds at 254.38 mph. Billington's efforts fell off in the final as he slowed to a 15.885 seconds at 58.68 mph.
Columbus, Ga., racer Sherman Adcock Jr. took home the hardware in both Super Comp and Super Gas. Adcock defeated Chris Davis of Orlando, Fla., running 8.895 at 169.59 mph in Super Comp then drove his 02 Trans Am to a 9.908 second, 152.90 mph run in Super Gas over Mike Ruff also racing out of Orlando.
David Eaton picked up his second Southeast Division win in Comp Eliminator as his '32 roadster out ran current division champion Glen Tredwell with a lap of 6.773 seconds at 198.26 mph to Tredwell's 8.103, 162.68.
A pair of Tennessee racers took home wins as Jerry Holman of Hendersonville beat Gary Russell in Super Stock and Edmond Richardson of Greenbrier won over David Toren in Stock Eliminator.
Mark Padgett of Dublin, Ga., won the division's Mid-State RV Centers Top Dragster class running 7.617 seconds at 174.10 mph to a quicker 7.270 seconds at 182.50 by Ken Wells and Waycross, Ga., racer Bruce Thrift won in the TracStar Systems Satellites Top Sportsman class. Thrift and his '96 Beretta ran 7.673 at 179.11 to beat Bruce Duncan of Crawfordville, Fla., with a 7.318 second, 189.15 mph pass.
Rounding out this weekend's winners was Kevin MacNicol in his '78 Trans Am out of North Port, Fla. MacNicol ran 10.909 seconds at 128.46 mph in his winning efforts over Mike DeSio of Seminole, Fla., with a 10.893 in his '67 Chevy II.
NHRA Southeast Division racers head to Atlanta Dragway for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, September 28-30.