Red River Friday notes

Massey & Jones top the board at Red River Gilliam, La. -- In the first rounds of qualifying at Red River Raceway for this weekends NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Top Alcohol Dragster driver Spencer Massey and Top Alcohol Funny...

Massey & Jones top the board at Red River

Gilliam, La. -- In the first rounds of qualifying at Red River Raceway for this weekends NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Top Alcohol Dragster driver Spencer Massey and Top Alcohol Funny Car pilot Jimmy Jones took the No. 1 qualifying positions in their respective classes.

Massey , of Fort Worth , Texas, is looking to repeat his victory at Red River last year. He started it out the right way by outrunning the field with a pass of 5.487 seconds at 264.60 mph. And Jimmy Jones a Cleburne, Texas resident made a 5.814 second run at 250.18 mph run to take the pole.

Top qualifiers in other classes in included Patrick Courts of New Iberia, La. in Stock Eliminator as well as Michael Kile from Westlake , La. competing in Top Dragster. Rodger Brogdon who calls Tomball , Texas home took his '02 Cavelier to the top of Competition Eliminator. Tony Cowell also from Texas posted a time of 10.623 seconds to take the pole in Super Stock.

In Top Sportsman Ronnie Davis of Suwanee , Ga. set the benchmark with Lake Charles, La resident Keith Raftery's '07 GTO taking the No. 2 spot. Rich Gentili of Humble, Texas shot off the line with a reaction time of .001 seconds to take top honors in Sportsman Motorcycle.

Racing continues Saturday at Red River Raceway at 9 a.m. Gates open at 8 a.m. Tickets are $20 for adults; children 6-12 are $5 and kids 5 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. For more information, call Red River Raceway at (318) 296-4500 or visit www.redriverraceway.net.

-credit: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Rodger Brogdon , Spencer Massey