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Rampy, Barker lock up national championships at Silver Dollar Raceway

David Rampy and Jeffrey Barker each clinched NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series national championships this weekend at Silver Dollar Raceway and the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event.
10 Oct 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Preview | Saturday

REYNOLDS, Ga. – David Rampy and Jeffrey Barker each clinched NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series national championships this weekend at Silver Dollar Raceway and the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event.

Rampy, Piedmont, Ala., outran the Comp Eliminator class, taking the win and the championship in knocking out Chuck Haubiel in the final round. It was close at the start, but Rampy had the power to out run Haubiel with a 7.248 second, 166.60 mph run to Haubiel’s 8.192, 160.92. The win increased Rampy’s points total to 699 putting him out of reach of all others competitors and giving him the Lucas Oil national championship.

Barker, Kathleen, Ga., fell in round two but gained 10 valuable championship points, increasing his total to 675 in Top Sportsman presented Racing RVs, which put him out of reach of Sandy Wilkins, who failed to increase his points total this weekend in Reynolds. Wilkins went out to event winner Tracy Barnes in the semifinals, then Barnes went on to beat Shawn Morrow for the Stott’s Ford Top Sportsman event win. This is Barker’s second NHRA Lucas Oil national championship, having won the title in 2015 as well.

In the Hickory Enclosed Trailer Top Dragster class, Corey Ferrell and Lauren Freer went to battle. Ferrell was perfect off the line with a .000-second reaction time, and Freer was right there at .001. Then Ferrell went 6.488 on the 6.49 dial to Freer’s 6.857 on the 6.86 with Ferrell taking the win.

Aaron Allison and Jeff Hairrington grabbed the wins in Super Stock and Stock respectively. Allison, Macedonia, Ohio, powered to the win over Ronnie Courtney of Johnston, S.C., and Harrington, Kathleen, Ga., used a .005 second lead at the start to beat out Lindsey Brand, Hayden, Ala.

In Super Comp, Rusty Cook took the win against Greg Trew in a close double breakout, while Scott Steiner also won on a double breakout in Super Street over Matt Weston. Jim Perry, Niota, Tenn., was better at the start against Jeremy Mason, Richmond, Ky., in Super Gas, but Mason was better at the finish to take the win.

The NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League was also in competition this weekend with Carson Brown leading the way in the 13-17 year old class. Brown defeated Autumn Greene, running 8.062 seconds at 74.29 mph. Logan Westmoreland beat out Corey Kyle in the 10-12 division, and Brady Walker won against fellow Georgia racer Stephen Sexton in the 6-9 group.

Southeast Division racers head to Rockingham Dragway for their final NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series race of the 2017 season, October 27-29.

The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division event at Silver Dollar Raceway:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
David Rampy, Piedmont, Ala., '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.248, 166.60  def.
Chuck Haubiel, Gahanna, Ohio, '10 Colbalt, C/SM, 8.192, 160.92. 

SUPER STOCK
Aaron Allison, Macedonia, Ohio, '90 Cavalier, SS/BM, 9.211, 128.10  def.
Ronnie Courtney, Johnston, S.C., '05 Cavalier, GT/F, 10.617, 100.82. 

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Jeff Hairrington, Kathleen, Ga., '14 Ford, FS/F, 10.250, 123.31  def.
Lindsey Brand, Hayden, Ala., '73 Formula, G/SA, 11.220, 115.95. 

SUPER COMP
Rusty Cook, Cynthiana, Ky., '13 American, 8.899, 169.02  def.
Greg Trew, Georgetown, Tenn., '03 Undercover, 8.893, 169.91. 

SUPER GAS
Jeremy Mason, Richmond, Ky., '66 Nova, 9.916, 148.36  def.
Jim Perry, Niota, Tenn., '00 S-10, 9.952, 155.92. 

SUPER STREET
Scott Steiner, New York, N.Y., '55 Chevy, 10.855, 126.00  def.
Matt Weston, Wellford, S.C., '70 Camaro, 10.850, 146.57. 

TOP SPORTSMAN
Tracy Barnes, Jackson, Ga., '68 Camaro, 16.002, 49.91  def.
Shawn Morrow, Piedmont, S.C., '03 Mustang, foul. 

TOP DRAGSTER
Corey Ferrell, Pounding Mill, Va., '13 Diamond, 6.488, 207.53  def.
Lauren Freer, Mooresville, N.C., '14 Miller, 6.857, 197.25. 

JR. DRAGSTER 13-17
Carson Brown, Blountville, Tenn., dragster, 8.062, 74.29  def.
Autumn Greene, Bradenton, Fla., dragster, foul. 

JR. DRAGSTER 10-12
Logan Westmoreland, Greenwood, S.C., dragster, 9.150, 67.95  def.
Corey Kyle, Gay, Ga., dragster, 8.923, 72.85. 

JR. DRAGSTER 6-9
Brady Walker, Loganville, Ga., dragster, 13.971, 42.03  def.
Stephen Sexton, Cleveland, Ga., dragster, 12.105, 53.05. 

SATURDAY

The following are Saturday's final qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division event at Silver Dollar Raceway:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) David Rampy, Piedmont, Ala., '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.216 seconds, -0.694 (under index)
2) Chuck Haubiel, Gahanna, Ohio, '10 Colbalt, C/SM, 8.159, -0.691
3) Van Puckett, Monroe, Ga., '05 Cavalier, F/AA, 7.921, -0.619
4) Jim Kimbrough, Pace, Fla., dragster, C/DA, 7.019, -0.581
5) Allen Wilson, Kokomo, Ind., '10 Cobalt, D/SMA, 8.484, -0.496

SUPER STOCK
1) Kevin Helms, Plant City, Fla., '10 Dodge, FSS/E, 9.059 seconds, -0.991 (under index)
2) Jeff Dona, Gordonville, Mo., '98 Formula, SS/HA, 9.622, -0.978
3) Nicholas Morris, Louisville, Ky., '98 Mustang, FGT/J, 9.654, -0.946
4) Matt Hoover, Adamsville, Tenn., '01 S-10, GT/TB, 9.909, -0.941
5) David Rampy, Piedmont, Ala., '87 Camaro, GT/LA, 10.165, -0.885
6) Denny Steward, Port Orange, Fla., '05 Cavalier, GT/FA, 9.385, -0.865
7) Eric Mann, Trinity, N.C., '10 Cobalt, SS/BM, 8.365, -0.835
8) Dane Pearson, Spartanburg, S.C., '66 Corvette, SS/DM, 8.942, -0.808
9) Ronnie Courtney, Johnston, S.C., '05 Cavalier, GT/F, 9.299, -0.801
10) Jeff Adkinson, Damascus, Ga., '05 Sunfire, GT/GA, 9.601, -0.799

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Jeff Hairrington, Kathleen, Ga., '14 Ford, FS/F, 10.096 seconds, -1.104 (under index)
2) Kevin Helms, Plant City, Fla., '13 Challenger, B/SA, 10.211, -1.039
3) Richard Mace, Jacksonville, Fla., '90 Corvette, G/SA, 11.045, -0.955
4) Daren Poole-Adams, Shelby, N.C., '15 Copo, FS/F, 10.288, -0.912
5) Robbie Shaw, Bowdon, Ga., '01 Firebird, A/SA, 10.114, -0.886
6) Brent Robbins, Cookeville, Tenn., '86 Camaro, H/SA, 11.276, -0.874
7) Jeff Teuton, Houma, La., '10 Challenger, E/SA, 10.837, -0.863
8) Jeff Adkinson, Damacus, Ga., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.387, -0.863
9) Marvin Dunahoo, Roanoke, Va., '94 Ford, N/SA, 12.141, -0.859
10) Adam Davis, Eva, Ala., '73 Pontiac, F/SA, 10.995, -0.855

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Jeffrey Barker, Kathleen, Ga., '06 Cobalt, 6.299 seconds, 222.69 mph
2) Sandy Wilkins, Mount Ulla, N.C., '69 Camaro, 6.652, 206.29
3) Derrick Brown, Winston Salem, N.C., '14 Camaro, 6.677, 207.72
4) Jackie Robison, Greer, S.C., '66 Chevy II, 6.746, 196.24
5) Delaney Weaver, Marrero, La., '09 Mustang, 6.846, 201.58
6) Matthew Buck, Lantana, Fla., '01 Firebird, 6.887, 199.82
7) Mark Roberts, Orange Lake, Fla., '63 Corvette, 7.044, 197.36
8) John Taylor, Naples, Fla., '99 Dakota, 7.082, 192.36
9) Michael Weaver, Griffin, Ga., '15 Camaro, 7.159, 194.41
10) Mike Thompson, Naples, Fla., '08 Cavalier, 7.229, 189.63

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Kevin Brannon, Boiling Springs, S.C., '12 Dragster, 6.026 seconds, 220.12 mph
2) Larry Roberts, Laurens, S.C., '16 Racetech, 6.112, 224.40
3) Alan O'Brien, Roncerverte, W.V., '11 Racetech, 6.144, 226.28
4) Richard Fritsche, Columbus, Ohio, '15 Spitzer, 6.237, 216.79
5) Robert Houston, Newland, N.C., '17 Racetech, 6.258, 198.58
6) Steven Furr, Harrisburg, N.C., '13 American, 6.286, 220.01
7) Casey Spradlin, Ranburne, Ala., '04 Dragster, 6.311, 217.04
8) Jeff Strickland, Red Bay, Ala., '14 American, 6.332, 214.72
9) Robert Houston, Newland, N.C., '15 Race Tech, 6.337, 210.08
10) Corey Ferrell, Pounding Mill, Va., '13 Diamond, 6.450, 213.77

PREVIEW

REYNOLDS, Ga. - Silver Dollar Raceway will host the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Southeast Division on October 14-15. The event is one of 45 scheduled across the country where drivers in the Lucas Oil Series earn points leading to divisional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division’s Stott’s Ford Top Sportsman Series and Hickory Enclosed Trailer Sales Top Dragster Series will be in competition along with the NHRA Summit Jr. Drag Racing League.

Gates at Silver Dollar Raceway open at 8 a.m. each day with qualifying and time trials set to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.  Top Dragster, Comp and Top Sportsman qualify on Saturday at 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Eliminations begin on Sunday at 9 a.m. with round one of Top Dragster, Comp and Top Sportsman set for 11 a.m.

Tickets for Silver Dollar Raceway are $20 Saturday and $20 Sunday. Active Duty Military personnel are free every day.  Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. Silver Dollar Raceway is located on State Highway 96 West, just west of U.S. Highway 341.  For more information call the track, (478) 847-4414, or visit ww.silverdollarraceway.com.