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Bourgeois, Labbous lead winners at Silver Dollar

In the final results from Silver Dollar Raceway and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, former Lucas Oil World Champion Craig Bourgeois and reigning Super Gas World Champion John Labbous led the list of winners in the winner’s circle celebration.
30 Sep 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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REYNOLDS, Ga. – In the final results from Silver Dollar Raceway and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, former Lucas Oil World Champion Craig Bourgeois and reigning Super Gas World Champion John Labbous led the list of winners in the winner’s circle celebration.
 
Bourgeois qualified No. 1 then posted the victory over Jim Kimbrough in Comp Eliminator. Bourgeois was out first then pulled away to a 6.890 second lap at 180.57 mph to Kimbrough’s 7.379, 177.79 out of the No. 3 spot.
 
Labbous used a .004 second reaction time to jump out in front of Rusty Cook in a battle of Corvettes. Labbous went 9.943, 159.99 in his ’63 to oust Cook and his ’99 Corvette at 9.956, 154.32.
 
Super Stock saw a pair of hitters face off in the final as Mike Crutchfield and Jimmy Hidalgo went to battle. Hidalgo was out first but Crutchfield ran him down at 9.156, 135.81 to Hidalgo’s 10.100, 132.91.
 
The Super Comp final saw a great race as Tyler Caheely, Rock Spring, Ga., and Raymond Miller, Spring City, Tenn., left the line together with .004 and .007 second reaction times respectively. Caheely was a tick better at the top end tripping the clocks at 8.921, 173.21 to Miller’s 8.926, 167.45.
 
Super Street was also close at the start with Jacob Rutledge, Powder Springs, Ga., taking a .001 second lead (.009 to .010) over Don Popham, Upatoi, Ga., but Popham was better at the strip running 10.963, 109.44 in his ’98 Mustang. Rutledge came in at 11.204, 121.11.
 
In the Stotts Ford Top Sportsman class it was Dylan Stott hoisting the NHRA Wally trophy. His ’18 Mustang went 7.015 at 156.86 mph for the win. Bruce Duncan was right with him off the start in his ’95 Camaro but had problems down track and had to shut it off.
 
Rounding out the winners in the Lucas Series were Gale Pinkston in a battle of old Camaro vs new Camaro in Stock and Scott Gibson won in the Hickory Enclosed Trailer Top Dragster over Greg Gallagher . The Shelbyville, Tenn., racer Pinkston went 11.175 at 114.95 for the win over Daniel Young, Palm Harbor, Fla., and Gibson raced to a 7.297, 183.27 mph pass after Gallagher fouled at the start with a red light.
 
The NHRA Summit Jr. Drag Racing league was also in action this weekend with Aaron Kennedy, Logan Westmoreland and Autumn Greene taking the wins. Kennedy, Winder, Ga., won the Novice class over Alyssa Rabon, Westmoreland the Intermediate class against Hayden Wallace and Greene went start to finish in the Advanced class to beat Ozell Brown.
 
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division event at Silver Dollar Raceway:
 
COMP ELIMINATOR
Craig Bourgeois, Metairie, La., '05 dragster, A/ND, 6.890, 180.57 def. Jim Kimbrough, Pace, Fla., '10 dragster, C/ED, 7.379, 177.79.
 
SUPER STOCK
Mike Crutchfield, Montgomery, Ala., '08 Pontiac G5, SS/DM, 9.156, 135.81 def. Jimmy Hidalgo, Donaldsonville, La., '99 Firebird, SS/GA, 10.100, 132.91.
 
STOCK ELIMINATOR

Gale Pinkston, Shelbyville, Tenn., '67 Camaro, F/SA, 11.175, 114.95 def. Daniel Young, Palm Harbor, Fla., '88 Camaro, J/SA, 12.028, 108.42.
 
SUPER COMP
Tyler Caheely, Rock Spring, Ga., '05 Undercover, 8.921, 173.21 def. Raymond Miller, Spring City, Tenn., '17 Miller, 8.926, 167.45.
 
SUPER GAS
John Labbous Jr., White House, Tenn., '63 Corvette, 9.943, 159.99 def. Rusty Cook, Cynthiana, Ky., '99 Corvette, 9.956, 154.32.
 
SUPER STREET
Don Popham, Upatoi, Ga., '98 Mustang, 10.963, 109.44 def. Jacob Rutledge, Hoschton, Ga., '79 Mercury, 11.204, 121.11.
 
TOP DRAGSTER
Scott Gibson, Sanford, Fla., '12 M&M, 7.297, 183.27 def. Greg Gallagher, Deltona, Fla., '07 Undercover, foul.
 
TOP SPORTSMAN
Dylan Stott, Columbus, N.C., '18 Mustang, 7.015, 156.86 def. Bruce Duncan, Crawfordville, Fla., '95 Camaro, broke.
 
JUNIOR DRAGSTER ADVANCED
Autumn Greene, Bradenton, Fla., dragster, 7.880, 77.74 def. Ozell Brown, Renick, W.V., dragster, foul.
 
JUNIOR DRAGSTER INTERMEDIATE
Logan Westmoreland, Greenwood, S.C., dragster, 9.122, 66.77 def. Hayden Wallace, Hawkinsville, Ga., dragster, 8.884, 73.41.
 
JUNIOR DRAGSTER NOVICE
Aaron Kennedy, dragster, 14.295, 40.27 def. Alyssa Rabon, dragster, foul.

FRIDAY

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

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Craig Bourgeois, Metairie, La., '05 Haas, A/ND, 6.831 seconds, -0.599 (under index)
2) Van Puckett, Monroe, Ga., '05 Cavalier, G/AA, 8.276, -0.554
3) Jim Kimbrough, Pace, Fla., '10 Prostart, C/ED, 7.413, -0.517

SUPER STOCK
1) Michael Bryant, New Orleans, La., '08 Pontiac, GT/KA, 9.871 seconds, -1.029 (under index)
2) Jeff Adkinson, Damascus, Ga., '05 Sunfire, GT/GA, 9.437, -0.963
3) Matt Hoover, Adamsville, Tenn., '01 S-10, GT/TB, 9.936, -0.914
4) Don Barber, Hohenwald, Tenn., '96 Dodge, FGT/F, 9.220, -0.880
5) Ronnie Dutton, Southside, Ala., '80 Monza, GT/OA, 10.597, -0.853
6) Edward Longhany, Wade, N.C., '74 Duster, SS/KA, 10.452, -0.798
7) Jeff Longhany, Wade, N.C., '99 Firebird, SS/HA, 9.806, -0.794
8) Jim Schaechter, Cumming, Ga., '03 Cavalier, GT/H, 9.573, -0.777
9) Eric Mann, Trinity, N.C., '10 Cobalt, SS/BM, 8.431, -0.769
10) Dane Pearson, Spartanburg, S.C., '66 Corvette, SS/DM, 9.013, -0.737

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Jimmy Hidalgo, Donaldsonville, La., '04 GTO, E/SA, 10.644 seconds, -1.056 (under index)
2) John Duzac, Covington, La., '67 Camaro, D/S, 10.491, -1.009
3) Jeffrey Bragg, Fort Myers, Fla., '17 Copo, FS/AA, 8.463, -0.937
4) Vic Cagnazzi, Mooresville, N.C., '16 Copo, FS/D, 9.697, -0.903
5) Clay Bullard, Camden, S.C., '98 Pontiac, B/SA, 10.380, -0.870
6) Kenneth Stott, Landrum, S.C., '90 Camaro, I/SA, 11.433, -0.867
7) Jeff Hairrington, Kathleen, Ga., '14 Cobra JET, FS/E, 10.101, -0.849
8) Mike McMahan, Port Charlotte, Fla., '71 Corvette, H/SA, 11.301, -0.849
9) Michael Brand, Hayden, Ala., '73 Formula, D/SA, 10.744, -0.806
10) Blake Hickman, Laurinburg, N.C., '83 Camaro, K/SA, 11.844, -0.806

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Donny Urban, Selma, N.C., '06 Cobalt, 6.341 seconds, 219.19 mph
2) Sandy Wilkins, Mount Ulla, N.C., '69 Camaro, 6.387, 216.41
3) Earl Folse, Raceland, La., '68 Camaro, 6.547, 211.39
4) Dylan Stott, Columbus, N.C., '18 Mustang, 6.622, 209.85
5) Tommy Turner, Naples, Fla., '12 GXP, 6.675, 210.24
6) Jackie Robison, Greer, S.C., '66 Chevy II, 6.676, 204.60
7) Mark Payne, Waynesboro, Va., '06 Cavalier, 6.722, 206.70
8) Ronald Proctor, Harpers Ferry, W.V., '09 Cobra, 6.774, 202.76
9) Vince Hoda, Diamondhead, Miss., '68 Camaro, 6.816, 202.18
10) Vonnie Mills, Kennedyville, Md., '06 Colbalt, 6.846, 202.12

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Lindsey Barker, Kathleen, Ga., '18 Miller, 6.061 seconds, 222.99 mph
2) Wayne Brooks, Monroe, Ga., '14 Miller, 6.111, 219.15
3) Alan O'Brien, Roncerverte, W.V., '11 Racetech, 6.154, 226.81
4) Danny Waddle, Pickerington, Ohio, '14 Mullis, 6.199, 222.40
5) Mark Jones, Marrero, La., '09 Spitzer, 6.242, 225.37
6) Bill Earnest, Knoxville, Tenn., '14 Miller, 6.256, 220.62
7) Steven Furr, Harrisburg, N.C., '13 American, 6.321, 217.81
8) Casey Spradlin, Ranburne, Ala., '14 Dragster, 6.362, 214.86
9) Robert May, Kinsey, Ala., '17 Nelson, 6.522, 211.26
10) Larry Strickland, Oxford, Fla., '17 Dragster, 6.579, 206.45
 

PREVIEW

REYNOLDS, Ga. - Silver Dollar Raceway host the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Southeast Division on Sept.  27-29. The event is one of 44 scheduled across the country where drivers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing 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 also be in competition.

Gates at Silver Dollar Raceway open at 8 a.m. each day. Hickory Enclosed Top Dragster & Stott’s Ford Top Sportsman qualifies Friday at 1, 3 and 6 p.m. with Elimination rounds beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Tickets for Silver Dollar Raceway are $20 each 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.