BLACKWELL HEADLINES SEGA WINNERS FROM KENTUCKY EVENT
The South East Gassers Association, drag racing's strictest period correct gasser series, completed their third event of the 2021 season in London, Ky.
Todd Blackwell (A/Gas), Ken Rainwater (B/Gas), George Miller (C/Gas), and Rick Varner (Super Stock) took home wins in their respective categories.
Blackwell came out on top in a battle of A/Gas Chevy II Novas by beating Rod Burgner.
Blackwell, the 2018 SEGA B/Gas Champion, entered eliminations as the No. 2 qualifier, and scored victories over Jeff Madden, Dean Jonas, had a bye in the quarter-finals, then stopped No. 1 qualifier Gabriel Burrell to reach the final round.
Burgner made his way to the final round by beating Zak Hall, Alan Gaulden, Kenneth Phillips and had a bye in the semi-finals.
Rainwater, the No. 2 seed in B/Gas, stopped No. 6 qualifier Bill Revels for the win.
Rainwater's Chevy II scored decisive victories over Corey Bohl, Gordon Rundle, Jerry Birch, and Daniel Haynes to reach the final.
For his part, Revels stopped Gary Smith, Art Beeler, and low qualifier Coby Welch before getting a bye run into the final round.
Miller started from the No. 8 spot in C/Gas, but this didn't deter him from taking out low qualifier Tim Hall in the final round.
Rounding out the winners, Varner scored the Super Stock title by stopping the 4-speed Stampede car of Robert Peffley.