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Rhyne secures points lead at Summit event
ATLANTA DRAGWAY, Atlanta .004-second off his 6.78
(Left) Jay “Bird” Rhyne
(Sept. 21) — In addition to the track’s dial, and Roop’s ’94
secured a solid lead in
NHRA Summit Racing Series event, Mustang broke out by
the Motorcycle points
fans were treated to the 20th annual .003-second off his 6.40
standings with his win
NMCA race, which featured 11 dial. Paul Smith Jr. was
over Mario Johnson in
different muscle car classes along with the semifinalist.
the Motorcycle final.
exhibition passes from Elaine Larsen First-time winner
in her Embry Riddle jet dragster. Matt Wilhelm, in his ’98
winner Matt Wilhelm, in
Randall Roop and Jay Rhyne pulled Chevy pickup, earned
his ’98 Chevy pickup,
into the points lead. Sportsman honors over
Elaine Larsen signed autographs Mel Abney with a .059
honors over Mel Abney
and put on a show for fans to the beat light and dead-on 11.19
with a .059 light and
of the song “We Will Rock You.” dial. Abney’s ’67 Camaro
Spectators enjoyed the muscle car ran an 8.35 on an 8.31
show at the end of the vendor midway. dial. Jeff Wagner and
The Power Mall featured different David Robinson were semifinalists.
hardware vendors, including Harland Jay “Bird” Rhyne secured a solid
Sharp Rockers, TRZ Motorsports, and lead in the Motorcycle points
Mahle Pistons. Nitto Tires had a large standings with his win over Mario
exhibit with all types of performance Johnson in the final. Rhyne’s ’82
tires on display. Suzuki ran a tighter package, scoring
Veteran racer Phil Owens, in his ’05 a .129 light and a 6.37 on a 6.24 dial.
dragster, earned the Super Pro title Johnson, in his ’04 Hayabusa, ran a
over Brian Smith’s ’04 dragster. The 7.11 (6.78 dial). Steve Winn was the
race was over at the start when Smith semifinalist.
red-lighted by .003-second, giving — Amy Glover, Tim Glover
Owens the win. Robby Brown
was the semifinalist.
In the all-Mustang Pro
final, Eric Lewis stopped
Roop. Lewis’ ’82 Mustang