Reichert, Harker Victorious at Silver Dollar Raceway REYNOLDS, Ga. -- Over 425 racers in 10 categories commanded the strip this weekend at Silver Dollar Raceway, which completed the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series for the Southeast division....
Reichert, Harker Victorious at Silver Dollar Raceway
REYNOLDS, Ga. -- Over 425 racers in 10 categories commanded the strip this weekend at Silver Dollar Raceway, which completed the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series for the Southeast division. In the end, Top Alcohol Dragster pilot Bill Reichert of Owosso, Mich., took home the final win light as well as the National Championship. Top Alcohol Funny Car driver Steve Harker out of Gainesville, Ga., continued his dominance and added to his lead in the South Central division standings by scoring the win.
Reichert, seizing back to back NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series National Championships, went the distance out of the top qualifying position. The newly crowned champ posted a final run of 5.307 seconds at 274.66 mph defeating Bill Evans of Miramar, Fla. This gives Reichert the hat trick obtaining his third straight divisional event win.
The Top Alcohol Funny Car trophy was awarded to Harker giving him back to back divisional wins. Harker made his way from the No. 2 spot into the finals where he was uncontested due to Mark Rogers of Highlands, N.C., breaking out previous to the race.
Other top honors went to Peter Biondo of Maspeth, N.Y., in Comp Eliminator; Brian Funderburk, Clanton, Ala., won in Super Street; and Robbie Shaw out of Douglasville, Ga., took the win in Stock. The Super Gas trophy was awarded to Frank Altilio, Ocoee, Fla.; Steve Mikus of Ashley, Mich., wheeled his dragster to the Super Comp win; and Billy Leber, Tonawanda, N.Y., was victorious in Super Stock.
The division's Davis In-Motion Satellites Top Sportsman win went to Matthew Buck of Lantana, Fla., and the Hickory Enclosed Trailer Sales Top Dragster trophy was awarded to Ray Miller III, Spring Hill, Fla.
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division event at Silver Dollar Raceway:
TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
Bill Reichert, Owosso, Mich., 5.307, 274.66 def. Bill Evans, Miramar, Fla., broke.
TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
Steve Harker, Gainesville, Ga., '06 Monte Carlo, broke def. Mark Rogers, Highlands, N.C. , '02 Firebird, broke.
Peter Biondo, Maspeth, N.Y., '07 GTO, F/AA, 8.084, 152.12 def. Michael Hardee, Hampstead, N.C., '05 Sunfire, E/SM, 8.641, 133.17.
Brian Funderburk, Clanton, Ala., '75 Vega, 10.889, 132.11 def. Ed Swearingen, Reynolds, Ga., '67 Camaro, 10.838, 120.98.
Robbie Shaw, Douglasville, Ga., '01 Firebird, A/SA, 10.307, 129.07 def . Chris Puzycki, W. Melbourne, Fla., '85 Camaro, I/SA, 11.683, 109.99 .
Frank Altilio, Ocoee, Fla., '01 Mustang, 9.925, 157.76 def. John Taylor, Naples, Fla. , '99 Dakota, 9.974, 148.77.
Steve Mikus, Ashley, Mich., dragster, 8.887, 157.01def. Sherman Adcock Jr, Fortson, Ga., dragster, 8.885, 168.03.
Billy Leber, Tonawanda, N.Y., '02 S-10, SS/TB, 9.200, 147.57 def. Slate Cummings, Hammond, La., '07 Cavalier, SS/BS, 8.988, 131.69.
Matthew Buck, Lantana, Fla., '96 Firebird, 7.101, 192.71 def. Mitch Smith, Anderson, Ind., '08 GTO, 7.157, 193.49.
Ray Miller III, Spring Hill, Fla., dragster, 6.892, 180.45 def. Bill Empke, W Palm Beach, Fla., dragster, 7.111, 191.70.