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EVANS, BILLINGTON TOP WINNERS AT SGMP'S LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING EVENT CECIL, Ga. (Sunday, April 5, 2009) -- Miramar, Fla., resident Bill Evans collected the win in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at...

EVANS, BILLINGTON TOP WINNERS AT SGMP'S LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING EVENT

CECIL, Ga. (Sunday, April 5, 2009) -- Miramar, Fla., resident Bill Evans collected the win in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at South Georgia Motorsports Park and Mark Billington of Norcross, Ga., won in Top Alcohol Funny Car. The race was the fourth of six in NHRA's Southeast division.

In the Top Alcohol Dragster final, Evans squared off against No. 1 qualifier Artie Allen of Jacksonville, Fla. Allen red-lighted and Evans ran 5.782 seconds at 254.57 mph to earn his first win of the season. He was runner-up at the division's season opener in Bradenton, Fla.

This was Billington's third final round appearance of the year and his first win. Starting from the No. 6 qualifying spot this time he ended up in the final against top qualifier Mickey Ferro of Stamford, Conn. Billing made a 6.401-second, 237.88 mph run but it was enough to beat Ferro whose car went up in smoke at the hit of the throttle.

The Comp Eliminator final was to have been a father vs. daughter affair when Sorrento, Fla., racer Glen Treadwell had a bye in to the final and his daughter Jenny, of Mt. Plymouth, Fla., won the semis. However, Jenny could not make the call, handing the win to her dad. Glen Treadwell also has two runner-up finishes on the year.

Super Stock racer Mike Crutchfield, Montgomery, Ala., scored the win in his '08 G5, beating out Bo Butner, Georgetown, Ind., in the final. The Stock Eliminator win went to Kinston, N.C., resident Mickey Ferro in his '69 Camaro when he beat No. 1 qualifier Bud Rowe, Bridgeton, N.C., in the final. Sherman Adcock Jr., Fortson, Ga., grabbed the Super Comp win from Trevor Wiggins, Canton, Ga.; Steve Furr, Harrisburg, N.C., ousted Mike Corry, Lake Worth, Fla., for the win in Super Gas; and Greg McInerny, Titusville, Fla., won in Super Street, beating Mike De Sio, Seminole, Fla., in the final. Top Sportsman racer Kurt Damron, Fruitland, Fla., earned the win when he beat Mike Thompson, Naples, Fla., and in Top Dragster, Steve Cohen, Trilby, Fla., jettisoned Ken Wells, Orlando, Fla., in the final to take the win.

NHRA Southeast Division racers head to Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Ga., for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, September 11-13. In the meantime, racers may also compete at out-of-division races.

The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at South Georgia Motorsports Park:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER

Round 1

1) Artie Allen, Jacksonville, Fla., 5.342, 263.46 def. 8) Cherissa Griffis, Jacksonville, Fla., 5.722, 233.96

7) Bill Evans, Miramar, Fla., 5.705, 250.23 def. 2) Robin Samsel, Marion, Ind., 25.289, 27.96

3) Arthur Gallant, Boxboro, Mass., 5.346, 270.00 def. 6) Jared Dreher, Clinton, Ind., 5.473, 254.18

5) Duane Shields, Boulder City, Nev., 5.303, 270.54 def. 4) Dan Mercier, Montreal, Quebec, 5.424, 267.53

Semifinals

Allen, 5.389, 260.16 def. Shields, 7.149, 140.68

Evans, 5.458, 266.42 def. Gallant, 5.405, 269.40

Final

Evans, 5.782, 254.57 def. Allen, foul

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR

Round 1

1) Mickey Ferro, Stamford, Conn., '06 Monte Carlo, 10.050, 73.12 def. Bye

2) Mick Snyder, Demotte, Ind., '08 Mustang, 5.578, 258.47 def. 7) John Sullivan, Pike Road City, Ala., '08 Mustang, 5.948, 248.43

6) Mark Billington, Norcross, Ga., '01 Avenger, 5.710, 252.38 def. 3) Alexis De Joria, Bronson, Fla., '09 Mustang, 5.706, 253.99

4) Thomas Carter, Victoria, Texas, '09 Monte Carlo, 5.696, 253.04 def. 5) Terry Munroe, Beaver, Pa., '05 Monte Carlo, 6.397, 166.60

Semifinals

Ferro, 5.657, 256.60 def. Carter, 5.994, 230.13

Billington, 5.782, 251.06 def. Snyder, 6.799, 147.84

Final

Billington, 6.401, 237.88 def. Ferro, broke

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR

Glen Treadwell, Sorrento, Fla., dragster, G/ED, took the green light def. Jenny Treadwell, Mt. Plymouth, Fla., dragster, E/ED, broke

SUPER STOCK

Mike Crutchfield, Montgomery, Ala., '08 G5, SS/DM, 8.894, 150.60 def. Bo Butner, Georgetown, Ind., '09 Cobalt, SS/DM, 8.868, 154.07

STOCK ELIMINATOR

Mickey Whaley, Kinston, N.C., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.606, 123.85 def. Bud Rowe, Bridgeton, N.C., '94 Camaro, C/SA, 10.468, 127.22

SUPER COMP

Sherman Adcock Jr., Fortson, Ga., dragster, 8.922, 172.34 def. Trevor Wiggins, Canton, Ga., dragster, 8.919, 163.24

SUPER GAS

Steve Furr, Harrisburg, N.C., '68 Camaro, 9.907, 164.17 def. Mike Corry, Lake Worth, Fla., '85 Corvette, 16.066, 57.15

SUPER STREET

Greg McInerny, Titusville, Fla., '89 Camaro, 10.908, 127.33 def. Mike De Sio, Seminole, Fla., '67 Chevy II, 10.903, 135.31

TOP SPORTSMAN

Kurt Damron, Fruitland Park, Fla., '68 Camaro, 7.409, 180.74 def. Mike Thompson, Naples, Fla., '03 Cavalier, 7.323, 189.52

TOP DRAGSTER

Steve Cohen, Trilby, Fla., dragster, 7.291, 176.42 def. Ken Wells, Orlando, Fla., dragster, 7.196, 186.46

-credit: nhra

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Drivers Mark Billington , Duane Shields , Bo Butner , Mick Snyder , Mike Thompson