Tillman scores three wins at All Mopar Southern Nationals

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Tillman scores three wins at William, Murphy, Hamstra
All Mopar Southern Nationals victorious at points race
    SOUTH GEORGIA MOTORSPORTS PARK, Cecil, Ga. (May 22-24) —                                 CROSSROADS DRAGWAY, Terre Haute, Ind. (May 30) — The track held
On Sunday, Joe Tillman took home three wins at the All Mopar Southern                    its latest points race and had new faces in the winner’s circle.
Nationals presented by the South Georgia Mopar Association. The event featured               In Super Pro action, Matt William, in his Team Sycamore ’91 Spitzer
eighth-mile racing, a car show, and a parts swap meet. Racing action was cut             dragster, ran a 5.43 on a 5.41 dial to defeat the ’72 Chevy of Terry Tapscott, who
short on Saturday because of rain.                                                       posted a 6.54 on a 6.44 dial. Jim Jones was the semifinalist.
    Sixteen cars were selected to compete in the new Mopars All Out arm drop                 Scott Murphy’s ’75 Maverick earned the Pro trophy with a 7.24 on a 7.25
start event sponsored by Brangus Beef. In the final, Woody Dunkin defeated               dial. Runner-up Mike Wilson and his ’69 Nova scored a dead-on 6.86. Jeff
Cleve Edgerton. John Tyler and Ken Grant were semifinalists.                             Vaughn was the semifinalist.
    Creative Customs Super Pro had 30 cars from as far away as Ohio battle it                The Sportsman final was between good friends Bill Hamstra, in his ’04 GTO,
out. Jim Berkeben Jr. bested local racer Ray Lloyd in the final when Lloyd               and Kenny James. Hamstra earned the win with a .018 reaction time and 8.35
fouled. Berkeben scored a .021 reaction time and 5.787 on his 5.78 dial.                 (8.33 dial). James’ ’67 Camaro cut a .080 light and ran an 8.86 on an 8.84 dial.
    Tillman and his Plymouth Scamp won the Cooper’s Pro title after seven                Jeff Lathrop was the semifinalist. — Pam Lobb
rounds of racing. In the final, Tillman had the starting-line advantage and ran a
7.889 (7.87 dial) to beat Garret Struck’s 6.449 (6.42).
    Tillman, driving his Dodge Ram 2500, won Jones Chrysler Dodge Street honors.
Tillman took the starting-line advantage and ran a 10.599 (10.58) to outlast Mike
Jubinski, who broke out with an 8.751 on his 8.76 dial. Grant and Kevin Davis were
                                                        semifinalists.
                                                            In the Mopar Muscle
                                                        magazine Young Guns final,
                                                        Tillman drove his Dodge Ram
                                                        2500 to victory over a fouling   Matt William ran a 5.43 on a 5.41 dial to defeat
                                                        James Guy. Davis was the         Terry Tapscott in the Super Pro final.
                                                        semifinalist.                                                                                                       (Above) Scott Murphy earned the
                                                                 — Marvin T. Smith                                                                                          Pro trophy over Mike Wilson with




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Dave Hulford photos
                                                                                                                                                                            a 7.24 on his 7.25 dial. (Left) Bill
                                                                                                                                                                            Hamstra took the win over Kenny
                                                                                                                                                                            James in the Sportsman final
                                                                                                                                                                            with a .018 reaction time and
(Above) Joe Tillman took home wins in Cooper’s Pro,                                                                                                                         8.35 (8.33 dial).
Jones Chrysler Dodge Street, and Mopar Muscle
magazine Young Guns at the All Mopar Southern
Nationals. (Right) Jim Berkeben Jr. bested local racer
Ray Lloyd in the Creative Customs Super Pro final                                                                        NHRA Summit Racing Series
with a .021 reaction time and 5.787 on his 5.78 dial.
                                                                                                                              2009 DIVISION FINALS SCHEDULE
                                                                                           Division 1    Maple Grove Raceway, Reading, Pa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 24-26
                                                                                           Division 2    South Georgia Motorsports Park, Cecil, Ga. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 1-3
                                                                                           Division 3    O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Ind. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 18-20
                                                                                           Division 4    Texas Motorplex, Dallas, Texas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 9-11
                                                              Woody Dunkin defeated        Division 5    Heartland Park Topeka, Topeka, Kan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 18-20
                                                              Cleve Edgerton in the        Division 6    Woodburn Dragstrip, Woodburn, Ore. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 4-6
                                                              new Mopars All Out           Division 7    Firebird Int’l Raceway, Chandler, Ariz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 2-4
                                                              arm drop start event.          National Championship Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, Pomona, Calif.                                                  Nov. 12-15
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