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SHIELDS, DE JORIA WIN; CONNOLLY DOUBLES REYNOLDS, Ga. (October 18, 2009) -- In the final results from Silver Dollar Raceway and the NHRA Southeast Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Duane Shields out ran Bill Reichert for the ...


REYNOLDS, Ga. (October 18, 2009) -- In the final results from Silver Dollar Raceway and the NHRA Southeast Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Duane Shields out ran Bill Reichert for the Top Alcohol Dragster title and Alexis De Joria took the trophy in Top Alcohol Funny Car.

Shields, Boulder City, Nev., laid down a 5.298 second lap at 272.01 mph for the quickest run of the day against defending national champion Reichert of Owosso, Mich. This is Shield's sixth win of the year sitting third in the national points standings going into this weekend's event.

De Joria, Bronson, Fla., scored her first win in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the expense of Mickey Ferro, Stamford, Conn., with a 5.611 second, 259.46 mph pass. DeJoria qualified third and beat Mark Billington, Norcross, Ga. in round one.

Ray Connolly, Elyria, Ohio scored a rare double taking the wins in both Super Comp and Super Gas. Connolly won over Raymond Miller, Spring Hill, Fla., in Super Comp then ran a perfect 9.900 seconds on a 9.900 index in his Super Gas '63 Corvette against Tom Stalba, Mullica Township, N.J.

Ban Puckett, Monroe, Ga., won for the home state in Comp Eliminator over Arnie Martel and Super Stock runner Mike Crutchfield, Montgomery, Ala., held off Mike Tueffel of Browns Summit, N.C.

Winning in other categories were Jimbo Fields, Gallatin, Tenn., against Gary Emmons, Friendswood, Texas; Ken MacNicol, Hendersonville, Tenn., beat Ray Todd also of Friendsville; Mike Coughlin, Delaware, Ohio, won over Ricky Adkins, Milan, Mich., in Top Sportsman; and Kurt Damron, Fruitland Park, Fla., won in Top Dragster over Pete Wheeler, Jacksonville, Fla.

This wraps up the NHRA Southeast Division schedule however drivers can still score points at out of division events and national events toward both division and national championships.

The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Silver Dollar Raceway:


Round 1
2) Duane Shields, Boulder City, Nev., 5.390, 265.74 def. 7) Artie Allen, Jacksonville, Fla., 5.375, 251.81

4) Dan Mercier, Laprairie, Quebec, 5.431, 261.83 def. 5) Malcolm Wahle, Claremore, Okla., 5.457, 251.77

6) Bill Evans, Miramar, Fla., 5.370, 251.39 def. 3) Marty Thacker, Robinson, Ill., 5.442, 263.36

1) Bill Reichert, Owosso, Mich., 5.359, 265.90 def. 8) John Finke, Selkirk, N.Y., 5.446, 267.59

Shields, 5.403, 268.44 def. Evans, broke Reichert, 5.320, 269.62 def. Mercier, 5.373, 257.87

Shields, 5.298, 272.01 def. Reichert, 5.342, 267.48


Round 1
3) Alexis De Joria, Bronson, Fla., '09 Mustang, 5.632, 255.00 def. 2) Mark Billington, Norcross, Ga., '01 Avenger, 5.678, 247.93

1) Mickey Ferro, Stamford, Conn., '08 Monte Carlo, 5.552, 256.16 def. 4) Jay Payne, Claremont, Calif., '08 Mustang, 6.046, 175.50

De Joria, 5.611, 259.46 def. Ferro, 10.234, 67.81

Van Puckett, Monroe, Ga., '05 Cavalier, G/AA, 8.543, 125.03 def. Arnie Martel, Tewksbury, Mass., '07 GTO, E/AA, 15.849, 52.75.

Mike Crutchfield, Montgomery, Ala., '08 G5, SS/DM, 8.922, 140.09 def. Mike Tueffel, Browns Summit, N.C., '98 Grand Am, SS/BM, 8.631, 156.15.

Jimbo Fields, Gallatin, Tenn., '86 Camaro, H/SA, 11.785, 110.09 def. Gary Emmons, Friendswood, Texas, '98 Firebird,C/SA, 10.570, 119.92.

Ray Connolly, Elyria, Ohio, dragster, 8.937, 166.74 def. Raymond Miller, Spring Hill, Fla., dragster, 8.878, 162.10.

Ray Connolly, Elyria, Ohio, '63 Corvette, 9.900, 167.45 def. Tom Stalba, Mullica Twp, N.J., '63 Corvette, broke.

Ken MacNicol, Hendersonville, Tenn., '81 Grand Prix, 10.930, 125.80 def. Ray Todd, Friendswood, Texas, '68 Chevy II, 10.953, 125.26.

Mike Coughlin, Delaware, Ohio, '06 Cobalt, 6.773, 198.23 def. Ricky Adkins, Milan, Mich., '57 Bel Air, 7.023, 190.24.

Kurt Damron, Fruitland Park, Fla., dragster, 7.073, 164.27 def. Pete Wheeler, Jacksonville, Fla., dragster, 6.943,190.14.

-credit: nhra

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Drivers Mike Coughlin , Mark Billington , Duane Shields , Jay Payne , Marty Thacker , Bill Reichert