COMMERCE, Ga. - Jim Kimbrough, Dylan Stott and Ray Miller III led all winners in the first half of the NHRA Southeast Division Doubleheader and the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Atlanta Dragway. Kimbrough, Pace, Fla., was to face off with Bo Butner in the final of Comp Eliminator but Butner could not make the call handing the win to Kimbrough when he took the green light.
Stott and Miller did not have it quite as easy, as Stott Columbus, N.C., meet up with John Taylor in the Davis Golf Cart Top Sportsman final with Stott posting a 7.040 second lap at 176.88 mph in his '67 Mustang to defeat Taylor running 8.041 at 141.52. Miller crossed the line first in the Hickory Enclosed Trailer Top Dragster final at 6.968 seconds, less than two-tenths of a second ahead of Steve Cohen at 7.119, 154.60.
Local racer Jeremy Handcock, Commerce, Ga., locked up the Super Comp title with a win over fellow Georgia racer George Caheely, Lafayette, Ga., in a close double breakout final 8.894, 167.91 to 8.888, 167.38.
Caheely also advanced to the final in Super Gas with a similar result as he fell to Jason Lunch. Lynch went 9.881, 147.81 in his '10 Cobalt to Caheely's 9.876, 149.07 in his '34 Roadster.
In Super Stock it was Val Harmon closing the deal on Mike Crutchfield for the win in his '05 Cavalier at 9.577, 123.06 and Dave Connolly took out Merrill Schrimscher in the Stock Final which pitted a pair of Camaros against each other.
Rounding out the winners were Donald Webb, Four Oaks, N.C., over Gaines Hickman in Super Street; Mike DeSio, Seminole, Fla., beat Travis Bryant in the 10.00 Index; Woody Bryant, Bowman, Ga., defeated Charlie McCulloch in 11.00 Index; and Danny Towe, Lawrenceville, Ga., knocked out Bill Frame in the 12.00 Index.
In the second half of the Lucas Oil Division 2 Doubleheader, the NHRA Harley Davidson Series will join in on the action highlighted by the Top Fuel Harleys.
The following are Friday's final round results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series,
Southeast Division event at Atlanta Dragway: