Rackley wins King of the Strip Quick 8; Stevenson dominates Outlaw Drag Radial
and ran a better 4.831 in the final to final. Joe Tillman stopped a fouling
beat Ali Belford, who slowed to an 8.37 Beau Gay to earn Sportsman honors.
after qualifying No. 2 with a 4.944. Jud Nichols finished ahead of
The 6.0 Index was won by James April Spell in Jr. Dragster Advanced.
Williams over Allan Padgett. Williams Their reaction times were nearly
cut the better reaction time to earn identical, but Nichols’ 7.904 on a
the holeshot victory, 6.03 to 6.01. 7.90 dial was enough to beat Spell’s
Brandon Wood won 7.0 Index 7.995 on a 7.98 dial.
honors over Kelly King, who ran a 7.01 Eric Bowman won the Jr. Dragster
but fouled. Wood posted a 6.96. Intermediate title over Matt Cook
In Open Comp action, Bill Jones when Cook fouled.
beat Gerald Sessions in the final. The NHRA Summit Racing Series
The NHRA Summit Racing Series winners were Kevin Powers (Super
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returned on Sunday for the last race Pro), Roger Kelly (Pro), Kenny Bevins
of the season. Previous series champ Jr. (Sportsman), Cory Cox (Jr. Dragster
Carey “Crow” Locke won Super Pro Advanced), and Drew Hostetter (Jr.
when Larry McDuffie’s car broke. Dragster Intermediate), who narrowly
Erwin Rackley won the King of the Strip Quick 8 title and was the No. 1 qualifier with a 4.23. “Dyno Don” Temples beat Robert beat Jordan Arnold by eight points.
Weeks in the double-breakout Pro — Marvin T. Smith