Good Vibrations Top Sportsman
Mike White of Arden, North Carolina, took home the Good Vibrations Top Sportsman Ironman with a solid final run. White’s 4.80 fell just short of Donny Urban’s 4.68 final time, but White’s .019 reaction time bested Urban’s .042 light. Urban had a bye run to make the finals, while White defeated Paul Mosley, who just barely left before the green light.
Good Vibrations Top Dragster
Joseph Bagwell bested Gary Bingham to win the Top Dragster Ironman at Piedmont. Both drivers had trouble off the line, and Bingham, Kings Mountain, North Carolina, was unfortunately unable to finish the race, allowing Bagwell, Hendersonville, North Carolina, the victory. In the semis, Bagwell ran unopposed; Bingham defeated Cory Manuel on the strength of a .006 reaction time.
Veterans Mike Longhany and Marvin Dunahoo locked up in the Super Stock finals, and Roanoke, Virginia’s Dunahoo came away with the win. Longhany, Wade, North Carolina, cut a .023 light, but just barely broke out on his 6.62 dial-in, finishing with a 6.618 time. Dunahoo had an excellent run of his own to earn the win, tallying a 6.085 time on 6.08 with a .078 light. Dunahoo got past Doug Hobgood to earn a finals berth, while Longhany defeated Joel Warren.
Mike Moller, Youngsville, North Carolina, rode his ’78 Chevy Nova to a hotly-contested win in the Stock Eliminator over Roy Caraway. Caraway, Ravenel, South Carolina, was only .067 off his 6.37 dial-in and recorded a .107 light, but Moller was even better: 6.668 on a 6.66 dial-in and a .054 RT. Moller got past Travis Womble, Jr. to make it to the final run, while Caraway defeated Jamie Lucas.
Chris Lewis of Bloomingdale, Georgia, won a clash of Chevrolet Camaros against Charleston, South Carolina’s David Lincoln. Lewis’ 1967 edition got off the line in .006 seconds and clocked a 7.021 run to get a holeshot win over Lincoln’s 1968 (.026 light, 7.016); both drivers had a 7.00-second dial-in. In the semifinals, Lincoln had a bye, and Lewis got the better of Daryl Griffin in a very close finish.
In the Quick Rod comp, it was Statesville, North Carolina’s Doug Foley picking up the win over Greensboro’s Glenn Ferguson. Foley cut a .018 light and went 5.71 on a 5.70 dial-in at 135.21 mph to defeat Ferguson, who got out at .015 seconds and clocked a 5.73 run on the same dial-in. Ferguson had a bye in the semis; Foley defeated Chris Vanover to punch his ticket.
Cory Manuel won the Super Rod Ironman, defeating Steve Furr. Furr, Harrisburg, North Carolina, covered the quarter-mile in 6.419, .013 seconds quicker than Manuel and closer to their identical 6.40 dial-ins. But the Winston-Sal em driver won on the strength of his .021 light, compared to .058 for Furr. Manuel had a solo run to the finals, while Furr defeated Division 9 mainstay Michael Crumpler to win his semifinal.
Nicholas Rabon beat Kaylee Crouch in a very close race to win the Junior Masters Ironman. Rabon, Florence, North Carolina, went 8.06 on a 7.94 dial-in with a .059 light; Crouch (Clayton, North Carolina) only just broke out, going 8.10 on an 8.12 dial-in. In the semifinals, Crouch beat out Morgan Miles, who committed a red-light infraction, while Rabon rode solo.
Logan Westmoreland of Greenwood, South Carolina defeated Seth Brooks in the Junior Advanced competition. Brooks, Surgoinsville, Tennessee, had a good run, clocking 8.911 on 8.90 with a .135 reaction time, but Westmoreland’s .070 light gave him the win (9.011 on 8.98). Westmoreland bested Isaac Bridges to reach the final pairing. Brooks had a bye run.
Spencer Lambert outdueled Riley Hoover to take home the Junior Beginner Ironman. Lambert (Albemarle, North Carolina) finished with a 12.10 time against 12.09 and a .210 light, while Hoover (Kinston, North Carolina) broke out, going 12.13 on a 12.18 dial-in (.250 light). In the semis, Lambert got past Alyssa Rabon, while Hoover beat out Cale Pittman.
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Darlington Summit Pro-Am Champions
Good Vibrations Top Sportsman: Mike White, Arden, NC
Good Vibrations Top Dragster: Joseph Bagwell, Hendersonvilie, NC
Super Stock: Marvin Dunahoo, Roanoke, VA
Stock: Mike Moller, Youngsville, NC
Quick Rod: Doug Foley, Statesville, NC
Super Rod: Cory Manuel, Winston Salem, NC
Hot Rod: Chris Lewis, Bloomingdale, GA
Junior Master: Nicholas Rabon. Florence, NC
Junior Advanced: Logan Westmoreland, Greenwood, SC
Junior Beginner: Spencer Lambert, Albermarle, NC