FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Anthony Vestal IHRA Director of Communications More information: (423) 764-1164 Sept. 2, 1997 Duggins takes Kinston WCS Top Dragster victory KINSTON, N.C. -- Spartanburg, S.C.'s Scott Duggins earned the ...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Anthony Vestal IHRA Director of Communications More information: (423) 764-1164
Sept. 2, 1997
Duggins takes Kinston WCS Top Dragster victory
KINSTON, N.C. -- Spartanburg, S.C.'s Scott Duggins earned the Top Dragster win at the Kinston Dragway World Championship Series race Sunday, Aug. 30, a sportsman-only points event on the IHRA Snap-on Tools Championship Drag Racing Series. Duggins, a three-time world champion in Quick Rod, drove his dragster to a 5.377 second, 94.31 mile per hour run to defeat Roy Holcomb, of Harrison Township, Mich. In Top Sportsman, Joe Ballog of Wyandotte, Mich. claimed the victory. Ballog covered Kinston's 1/8-mile facility in 4.866, 148.10 in his Chevy Beretta, while runnerup Rick Moon of Rock Hill, S.C. went 5.298, 103.63 in his Trans-AM. Lynwood Daughterty of Rocky Mount, Va., was the Modified winner, while Steve Furr of Harrisburg outran points leader Kevin Scales in Quick Rod. Other winners included Bobby Jernigan, Harrells (Super Rod); Billy Sasser, LaGrange (Hot Rod); T.C. Morris, Boston, Ky. (Super Stock); and Mike Morris, New Haven, Ky. (Stock). The final WCS event will be Sept. 20-21 at Hub City Dragway in Hattiesburg, Miss.
Kinston Dragway Final Rounds: TOP DRAGSTER Scott Duggins, Spartanburg, S.C., 5.377, 94.31 d. Roy Holcomb, Harrison Township, Mich., broke. TOP SPORTSMAN Joe Ballog, Wyandotte, Mich., 4.866, 148.10 d. Rick Moon, Rock Hill, S.C., 5.298, 103.63. MODIFIED Lynwood Daugherty, Rocky Mount, Va., 5.929, 108.93 d. Wayne Allison, Pacolet, S.C., 5.851, 117.76. QUICK ROD Steve Furr, Harrisburg, N.C., 5.699, 130.62 d. Kevin Scales, Spartanburg, S.C., 5.689, 130.37. SUPER ROD Bobby Jernigan, Harrells, N.C., 6.403, 114.92 d. Jut Crumpler, Elm City, N.C., 6.408, 109.20. HOT ROD Billy Sasser, LaGrange, N.C., 7.024, 96.43 d. Marshall Smith Sr., 6.993, 103.43. SUPER STOCK T.C. Morris, Boston, Ky., 7.969, 64.11 d. Jim Reynolds, Franklinton, N.C., 9.014, 50.19. STOCK Mike Morris, New Haven, Ky., 7.810, 85.58 d. Paul Crowe, Winchester, Ky., 7.667, 86.53.