SE: Reynolds Saturday summary

Silver Dollar Raceway Yields Golden Times REYNOLDS, Ga. -- Great weather resulted in great times today at Silver Dollar Raceway. With Friday being completely rained out, a packed schedule forced Top Alcohol's second round of qualifying into ...

Silver Dollar Raceway Yields Golden Times

REYNOLDS, Ga. -- Great weather resulted in great times today at Silver Dollar Raceway. With Friday being completely rained out, a packed schedule forced Top Alcohol's second round of qualifying into Sunday. This did not detour the racers although as Top Alcohol Dragster pilot Bill Reichert of Owosso, Mich., and Top Alcohol Funny Car driver Steve Harker, Gainesville, Ga., posted track time records.

Reichert, who is looking to clinch the World Championship this weekend, came out strong running 5.268 seconds at a blistering 274.05 mph. Arthur Allen out of Jacksonville, Fla., clocked in at 5.394 seconds at 255.63 mph to take the second qualifying position.

Top Alcohol Funny Car is once again led by Gainesville, Ga., resident Steve Harker. His record time of 5.623 seconds at 257.24 mph positioned him ahead of Division 2 points leader Jay Payne of Claremont, Calif.

Top qualifier in Comp Eliminator was Peter Biondo of Maspeth, N.Y., who posted an astounding 7.925 second pass in his '07 GTO. Other top qualifiers included Roger Green, Baton Rouge, La., in the Super Stock class and Doug Patrick, Boca Raton, Fla., in Stock Eliminator. Top Sportsman is lead by Bert Prejean of St. Amant, La., and Allen Constantine, La Place, La. is at the head of the Top Dragster class.

Sunday, Oct. 26 -- Gates open at 8 a.m. Eliminations begin at 9 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car second round of qualifying begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman. Eliminations for Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car begin at 1 p.m.

General Admission / Pit Pass -- $20 Sunday. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. For more information please call Silver Dollar Raceway, (478) 847-4414 or visit www.SilverDollarDragway.com.

The following are Saturday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division event at Silver Dollar Raceway:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) Bill Reichert, Owosso, Mich., 5.268 seconds, 274.05 mph
2) Arthur Allen, Jacksonville, Fla., 5.394, 255.63
3) Guy Kelly, Wadley, Ala., 5.489, 251.20
4) Bill Evans, Miramar, Fla., 6.180, 239.65
5) Cherissa Griffis-Smallwood, Gainesville, Fla., 6.514, 217.39
6) Spencer Massey, Fort Worth, Texas, 9.014, 92.09
7) Marty Thacker, Robinson, Ill., 9.287, 90.59
8) Dan Lucas, Cumming, Ga., 13.963, 54.79 Not Qualified
9) Cliff Bozzelli, Absecon, N.J., 20.102, 33.46

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR

1) Steve Harker, Gainesville, Ga., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.623 seconds, 257.24 mph
2) Jay Payne, Claremont, Calif., '07 Mustang, 5.653, 255.24
3) Bobby Martin, Beaver Falls, Pa., '07 Charger, 5.718, 230.21
4) Mark Billington, Norcross, Ga., '01 Avenger, 5.850, 247.11
5) Keeter Ray, Newport Beach, Calif., '08 Mustang, 5.993, 243.90
6) Nick Bastiao, Sacramento, Calif., '05 Monte Carlo, 5.994, 237.21
7) John Headley, Newportville, Pa., '00 Mustang, 6.179, 204.54
8) Mark Rogers, Highlands, N.C., '02 Firebird, 6.299, 168.24 Not Qualified
9) John Sullivan, Pike Road City, Ala., '02 Firebird, 7.290, 139.56

COMP ELIMINATOR

1) Peter Biondo, Maspeth, N.Y., '07 GTO, F/AA, 7.925 seconds, -0.715 (under index)
2) Michael Hardee, Hampstead, N.C., '05 Sunfire, E/SM, 8.447, -0.693
3) Scott Benham, La Grange, Texas, '05 Sunfire, E/SM, 8.475, -0.665
4) Arnie Martel, Tewksbury, Mass., '08 Cobalt, I/SMA, 9.084, -0.656
5) Glen Treadwell, Sorrento, Fla., '23 roadster, F/EA, 7.951, -0.639
6) Grant Lewis, Jesup, Ga., '05 Grand Am, H/SMA, 8.929, -0.631
7) David Rampy, Piedmont, Ala., '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.240, -0.630
8) David Eaton, Merritt Island, Fla., '32 Bantam, A/AP, 6.667, -0.623
9) Brian Self, Magnolia, Texas, '05 Cavalier, D/SM, 8.357, -0.623
10) Frank Cervelli, Mt. Holly, N.C., dragster, C/DA, 6.973, -0.617

SUPER STOCK

1) Roger Green, Baton Rouge, La., '79 Aspen, SS/JA, 10.001 seconds, -1.299 (under index)
2) Rick Brewer, Jacksonville, Fla., '67 Corvette, SS/IA, 9.788, -1.212
3) Arthur Leong, Richmond Hill, Ga., '95 Dodge, SS/GS, 13.105, -1.195
4) Rick Twitchell, Cape Coral, Fla., '03 S-10, GT/TD, 10.408, -1.192
5) Bryan Chaney, Claremore, Okla., '92 Camaro, GT/GA, 10.028, -1.172
6) Larry Stewart, Clinton, Miss., '87 Camaro, GT/FA, 9.934, -1.166
7) Andy Fogle, Norway, S.C., '67 Camaro, SS/GA, 9.696, -1.154
8) Byron Latino, Donaldsonville, La., '08 G5, SS/BS, 8.815, -1.135
9) Slate Cummings, Hammond, La., '07 Cavalier, SS/BS, 8.842, -1.108
10) Jeff Adkinson, Damascus, Ga., '95 Achieva, SS/EM, 9.278, -1.072

STOCK ELIMINATOR

1) Doug Patrick, Boca Raton, Fla., '72 Cutlass, K/SA, 11.620 seconds, -1.330 (under index)
2) Norman Griffis Jr., Johnston, S.C., '84 Firebird, V/SA, 14.515, -1.285
3) Dave Lindsay, Ft. Pierce, Fla., '95 Cobra, E/S, 10.751, -1.199
4) Butch Payne, Rome, Ga., '97 Firebird, E/SA, 10.850, -1.150
5) Verne Buchanan, Conway, Ark., '73 Mustang, H/SA, 11.301, -1.149
6) McNeal Freeman, Lithonia, Ga., '85 Caprice, V/SA, 14.660, -1.140
7) Ray Vierheller, Barberton, Ohio, '96 S-10, P/SA, 12.620, -1.130
8) Rusty Hall, Aiken, S.C., '67 Mustang, C/SA, 10.577, -1.123
9) John Duzac, Covington, La., '67 Camaro, D/S, 10.698, -1.102
10) David Toren, Sugar Hill, Ga., '67 Mustang, D/SA, 10.748, -1.102

TOP SPORTSMAN

1) Bert Prejean, St. Amant, La., '06 GTO, 6.574 seconds, 210.31 mph
2) Stanley Albritton Jr., Bradenton, Fla., '04 Trans Am, 6.760, 201.07
3) Ronnie Davis, Suwanee, Ga., '63 Corvette, 6.833, 203.12
4) Jerry Barker, Fort Valley, Ga., '06 Cobalt, 6.876, 202.61
5) Matthew Buck, Lantana, Fla., '96 Firebird, 6.897, 201.88
6) Mitch Smith, Anderson, Ind., '08 GTO, 6.898, 201.46
7) Stephen Brinegar, Germantown, Ohio, '97 Probe, 6.923, 201.82
8) Bill Yates, Johnstown, Ohio, '04 Cavalier, 7.000, 197.42
9) Billy Vaughn, Knoxville, Tenn., '01 S-10, 7.009, 194.94
10) Rip Dennis, Florence, Miss., '99 S-10, 7.050, 194.94

TOP DRAGSTER

1) Allen Constantine, La Place, La., dragster, 6.647 seconds, 202.97 mph
2) John Weidner, Lake Worth, Fla., dragster, 6.677, 196.99
3) John Angelle, Breaux Bridge, La., dragster, 6.770, 200.77
4) Ray Miller III, Spring Hill, Fla., dragster, 6.792, 197.13
5) David Strain, Kenner, La., dragster, 6.805, 197.77
6) Steve Furr, Harrisburg, N.C., dragster, 6.810, 189.73
7) Ron Raymond, Ft Lauderdale, Fla., dragster, 6.815, 194.83
8) Jeff Burnett, Orlando, Fla., '23 roadster, 6.847, 198.50
9) Jimmy Lewis, Forney, Texas, dragster, 6.848, 196.42
10) Daniel Vancica, lawrenceville, Ga., dragster, 6.868, 190.40

-credit: nhra

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Drivers Steve Harker , Peter Biondo , Mark Billington , Rusty Hall , David Rampy , Guy Kelly , Jay Payne , Marty Thacker , Brian Self , Bill Reichert , Bobby Martin , Roger Green , Spencer Massey