BENSON — The NHRA Lucas Oil Division 2 race at GALOT Motorsports Park last weekend featured competitions in 11 classes. Here is a recap of the final round of each class.
There were three different classes of junior dragsters.
In the Novice Junior Dragster class, Jackson Summers came to the starting line against Tyler Nunez. This final round was over before it got started, as Tyler Nunez went red by .035 and handed the event win to Summers. In the Intermediate class of juniors, Lane Morgan faced off with Kamryn Love. Morgan dialed 8.97 and Love dialed 9.08. Lane had a sizable advantage off the tree and ran 8.995, while Kamryn drove hard and broke out trying to make up lost time. Lane Morgan gets the win in Intermediate Junior Dragsters. In the Advanced Junior Dragster ranks, Kaylee Love and Lauren Hudson were featured in the final round with Love taking the win.
In the Competition Eliminator, Randy Daniels came to the line dialing 5.73 against Joel Warren and his 5.81 dial. Both drivers went under, but Daniels got closer and took the event.
In Super Comp, Ray Miller III came to the tree next to John Labbous. This was a heads up race from start to finish. Both drivers trying to hit a 7.65 ET, and both drivers ran 7.673. The difference in this race was on the tree. Miller took a .027 starting line advantage and used it to get the win.
John Taylor and Rusty Cook were the finalists in Super Gas. Both drivers looking for 8.55. Cook took a .003 second advantage at the starting line, but broke out on the big end with Taylor taking the win.
The Super Street final featured Ricky Hall and Ed Pauley, both drivers trying to nail down a 9.35 ET. Both drivers tried to cut down the tree, and in doing so, Pauley turned on the dreaded red light, handing the win over to Hall.
In the final round of Super Stock, Don Shuford lined up against Brian Oakes. Shuford dialed 6.49 and Oakes a 5.76. Both drivers broke out by going under their dial-ins, but Shuford got a little closer and took home the money in Super Stock.
Stock Eliminator saw Cody Phillips up to face Johnny Fisher. Phillips dialed up a 6.75 and Johnny put up 7.16. With almost identical reaction times, it was all about the top end. Phillips got the job done with a smaller package and took home the win.
In the Top Sportsman Stanley Albritton, Jr and Nick Rabon faced off. Albritton was shooting for 6.07, while Rabon put up 5.82. With very little difference at the hit, it was again all about the top end. Albritton drove the top end better and got the win.
Anthony Bertozzi and Wendell Bowie were the last two Top Dragsters remaining to run the final. Bertozzi dialed 6.05 and Bowie dialed 5.91. This was a close race on both ends. Bowie had a baby reaction time advantage of only .002 seconds. Bertozzi ran dead on his dial, and Bowie was just .005 above his. Bertozzi was The Top Dragster winner by just .003 seconds.