RAMPY DOUBLES UP AT ATLANTA NHRA DIV. 2 LODRS
In the final results of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Southeast Division event at Atlanta Dragway, past national champions, Kevin Brannon and Jeffrey Barker, as well as a double up win from David Rampy highlighted the list of winners for the fifth of seven events in the Southeast division.
David Rampy, Piedmont, Ala., gained two trophies for his collection, taking home the win in Comp Eliminator and Super Stock. In Comp Eliminator Rampy ran down Jim Kimbrough, Pace, Fla., posting a winning lap of 7.230 seconds at 183.62 mph. Rampy’s win in Super Stock was won at the tree, defeating Alain Cauchon of Drummondville, Quebec.
2015 Top Sportsman National Champion, Barker, Kathleen, Ga., crossed the finish line at 176.95 mph in 6.792 seconds in his ’06 Cobalt which held off Donny Urban, Selma, N.C., in his ’06 Cobalt for the win in the division’s Stott’s Ford Carts Top Sportsman class. It was a battle of national champions in the Hickory Enclosed Trailer Sales Top Dragster class. The title went to 2015 Super Comp National Champion Kevin Brannon, Boiling Springs, S.C., who got the win over 2016 Stock and Top Dragster National Champion Jeff Strickland. Brannon covered the quarter mile in 6.169 seconds at 222.29 mph to Strickland’s 6.425 seconds at 214.55 mph.
In Stock it was Daren Poole-Adams, and Jeff Strickland making the trip to the final round. Poole-Adams, Shelby, N.C. got a big starting line advantage and defeated Strickland. Poole-Adams went 10.329 seconds at 120.67 mph for the win over Strickland, Red Bay, Ala., and his lap of 9.519 seconds at 132.08.
Other sportsman class winners included John Taylor, White House, Tenn., who beat Raymond Miller in Super Gas running 9.910 seconds at 161.27 mph in his ’99 Dakota; John Labbous took home the title in Super Comp; and Gaines Hickman, Monroe, Ga., earned the Super Street trophy.
In the Junior Dragster races it was Alayna Carden, who won in the 6-9 year old category; Tucker Brown, Blountville, Tenn., that won in the 10-12 year old class; and Morgan Wilson, of Larens, S.C. that took home the win in the 13-17 year old category.
Southeast division racers are heading to Silver Dollar Raceway for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, Oct. 14-15.
The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Atlanta Dragway:
David Rampy, Piedmont, Ala., '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.230, 183.62 def. Jim Kimbrough, Pace, Fla., '10 Prostart, C/DA, 6.972, 192.22.
David Rampy, Piedmont, Ala., '87 Camaro, GT/LA, broke def. Alain Cauchon, Drummondville, Quebec, '05 Pontiac, GT/LA, broke.
Daren Poole-Adams, Shelby, N.C., '15 Copo, FS/F, 10.329, 120.67 def. Jeff Strickland, Red Bay, Ala., '17 Copo, FS/C, 9.519, 132.08.
John Labbous, White House, Tenn., '13 Racetech, 8.908, 172.21 def. Bob Wolcott, Mc Donough, Ga., '00 Mullis, 8.892, 173.49.
John Taylor, Naples, Fla., '99 Dakota, 9.910, 161.27 def. Raymond Miller, Spring City, Tenn., '68 Camaro, 9.899, 161.79.
Gaines Hickman, Monroe, Ga., '65 Malibu SW, 10.963, 129.69 def. Bruce Berntsen, , , '70 Mustang, foul.
Kevin Brannon, Boiling Springs, S.C., '12 Maddox, 6.169, 222.29 def. Jeff Strickland, Red Bay, Ala., '15 American, 6.425, 214.55.
Jeffrey Barker, Kathleen, Ga., '06 Cobalt, 6.792, 176.95 def. Donny Urban, Selma, N.C., '06 Cobalt, 9.188, 97.47.
JUNIOR DRAGSTER 6-9
Alayna Carden, dragster, 12.187, 52.89 def. Brendan Nuttall, , , dragster, 11.931, 51.46.
JUNIOR DRAGSTER 10-12
Tucker Brown, Blountville, Tenn., dragster, 9.114, 67.48 def. Seth Brooks, Surgionsville, Tenn., dragster, 8.958, 73.32.
JUNIOR DRAGSTER 13-17
Morgan Wilson, Laurens, S.C., dragster, 7.957, 77.76 def. Baylee Mize, Harriman, Tenn., dragster, 7.993, 80.95.