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Wed, 10 Oct 2012, 12:32 PM

Summit Race of Champions Crowned in South Georgia
Courtesy of NHRA Field Marketing





CECIL, Ga. - J. Kelly Hicks and Jimmy Bowden led the list of winners for the NHRA Southeast Division Summit Racing Series Race of Champions at South Georgia Motorsports Park.

Hicks, St. Augustine, Fla., took the trophy in Super Pro with a 5.020 second lap at 137.15 mph in an '07 Dragster. Hicks defeated the quicker Ashley Strickland, Concord, N.C., at 4.956, 132.76 mph.

Orlando racer Bowden, drove his '69 Dart to the win in Pro as Brandon Wood left early with a foul start. Bowden ran it out to a 7.131, 94.66 mph lap.

Van Greer and Dana Smith also advanced to the winner's circle taking the wins in Sportsman and Super Pro Bike respectively. Greer, out of Kingsport, Tenn., beat Kenny Bevins, Albany, Ga., and his '72 Vega. Greer clocked in at 11.876 seconds for the win. Smith, Jacksonville, Fla., on a '06 Harley Davidson, held off Todd Heiser, Orlando, on an '11 Suzuki. Smith went 7.862, 87.85 to the hard charging Heiser at 5.219, 134.36.

In the High School class it was Trevor Estes, Tallahassee, Fla., taking the win over Darianne Stutts. Estes' '71 Maverick went 7.620 to Suttts' 10.566 in a '91 Skylark.

The Jr. Dragster Race of Champions went to Jordyn Prince, Isaac Evans, and Michael Carpenter. Prince won against Allison Townsend in the 13-17 year old category; Evans nipped Autumn Greene at the strip for the 10-12 year old trophy; and Carpenter defeated Caraline McCarty for the 8-9 year old championship.

The following are the final results from the 2012 NHRA Summit Racing Series Southeast Division Race of Champions:

SUPER PRO
J. Kelly Hicks, St Augustine, Fla., '07 Miller, 5.020, 137.15 def. Ashley Strickland, Concord, N.C., dragster, 4.956, 132.76.

PRO ET
Jimmy Bowden, Orlando, '69 Dart, 7.131, 94.66 def. Brandon Wood, Lakeland, Ga., '87 Camaro, foul.

SPORTSMAN
Van Greer, Kingsport, Tenn., '96 Dodge Ram, 11.876, 55.81 def. Kenny Bevins, Albany, Ga., '72 Vega, 7.694, 82.25.

SUPER PRO BIKE
Dana Smith, Jacksonville, Fla., '06 Harley Davidson, 7.862, 87.85 def. Todd Heiser, Orlando, Fla., '11 Suzuki, 5.219, 134.36.

HIGH SCHOOL
Trevor Estes, Tallahassee, Fla., '71 Maverick, 7.620, 80.57 def. Darianne Stutts, Green Cove Springs, Fla., '91 Skylark, 10.566, 66.96.

JR. DRAGSTER 13-17
Jordyn Prince, Titusville, Fla., dragster, 7.969, 77.96 def. Allison Townsend, Kathleen, Ga., dragster, 7.898, 82.72.

JR. DRAGSTER 10-12
Isaac Evans, Athens, Ala., dragster, 8.959, 73.81 def. Autumn Greene, Bradenton, Fla., dragster, 8.952, 70.09.

JR. DRAGSTER 8-9
Michael Carpenter, St Pete, Fla., dragster, 13.169, 44.92 def. Caraline McCarty, Hazelhurst, Ga., dragster, 13.152, 50.38.





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