McBride wins big at AMA Dragbike season opener by ProQuest


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                                                  McBride wins big at AMA
                                                  Dragbike season opener
                                                     SOUTH GEORGIA                                                                     on his Ray Price Nitro Harley-
                                                  MOTORSPORTS PARK, Cecil, Ga.                                                         Davidison, with a 6.388.
                                                  (March 7-8) — Larry “Spiderman”                                                         Eric McKinney won Pro Mod with a
                                                  McBride won Top Fuel at the AMA                                                      6.660 over David Vantine, who posted a
                                                  Dragbike season opener. McBride had                                                  6.80. McKinney was the No. 1 qualifier.
                                                  five-second runs each day of the event,                                                 Mike Slowe defeated George Gooch
                                                  capping it off a final-round victory                                                 in Pro Street, 7.20 to 7.45, and set a
                                                  over Chris Hand, 5.93 to 6.45.                                                       new AMA national record with a 7.171.
                                                  McBride was the No. 1 qualifier on                                                      During Pro Street eliminations,
                                                  Saturday with a 5.97.                                                                Slowe ran a 7.24 and 7.22.
                                                     Travis Davis won Funny Bike with                                                     John Fernandez beat Rickie Gadson
                                                  a 6.58 over a fouling Champ Wagoner.                                                 to earn the Super Street title.
                                                  Low elapsed time went to J. Sternotti,                                                  Gadson went on to win the Super
                                                                                                                                       Sport trophy.
                                                                                                                                          John Schwartz finished ahead of
                                                                                                                                       the competition in Top Gas.
                                                                                                                                          Other winners included John Hall
                                                                                                                                       (Real Street), Michael Smith (Street
                                                                                                                                       Fighter), Tom Edwards (Super Comp),
                                                                                                                                       and Ken Edwards (Stree
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