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Mon, 16 Dec 2002, 11:35 AM

Markwart, Schindler, Carnero, Deatherage, Scott, and Barbera Win Orlando
Courtesy of Rick Green
Photo copyright 2002 Auto Imagery, Inc.





ORLANDO, Fla. -- Corky Markwart, Kenny Schindler, Jorge Carnero, Steve Deatherage, David Scott, and James Barbera took home the Wallys from the at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Division 2, Southern Sportsman Open.


Corky Markwart
Corky Markwart won Top Sportsman at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Division 2, Southern Sportsman Open. He qualified fifth in his Chevy Caviler and defeated number 15 qualifier Billy in Vaughn in the final. In Super Stock, Kenny Schindler put his 1971 Chevy Corvette in the winners circle, defeating John Douglas, Jack Huff, Andy Fogle and Anthony Cretella before beating Ronnie Courtney, who broke out, in the final. Jorge Carnero won Stock in his Aspen, defeating Richard Mace in the final. In the Super Comp final, Steve Deatherage defeated Wayne Wall in one of the closest races of the weekend. They left the line together with identical reaction times of 0.416 seconds and then Deatherage ran dead-on, 8.900 seconds at 166.72 mph for the win to Wayne Walls' 8.902 seconds at 151.92 mph. David Scott in his Nova won Super Gas, defeating John Dancu in the final. In a double break-out affair James Barbera in his Nova won Super Street over Michael Ruff in his Camaro.



Top Sportsman -- Corky Markwart, Chevy Cavalier, 7.764, 177.90  def.
Billy Vaughn, Beretta, 7.923, 175.09.
Super Stock -- Kenny Schindler, Corvette, 9.268, 142.85  def. Ronnie
Courtney, Cavalier, 9.849, 127.24.
Stock Eliminator -- Jorge Carnero, Aspen, 12.064, 107.52  def. Richard Mace,
Camaro, 11.979, 111.48.
Super Comp -- Steve Deatherage, Dragster, 8.900, 166.72  def. Wayne Wall,
Dragster, 8.902, 151.92.
Super Gas -- David Scott, Nova, 9.911, 125.71  def. John Dancu, Grand Prix,
9.861, 154.71.
Super Street -- James Barbera, Nova, 10.883, 134.18  def. Michael Ruff,
Camaro, 10.881, 129.53.

Super Stock Records
Class records pending verification in Super Stock.

Num Class Driver, Home Town, Car Type, E.T., MPH

1068 GT/AA Anthony Cretella, Newington CT, '86 Camaro 9.18 144.20 4998 SS/F Red LeBlanc, Bartlett TN, '69 Mustang 9.58 140.27 1005 SS/CA David Thomas, W. Chester PA, '69 Corvette 9.14 146.10 2784 SS/OA Wayne Hayes, Elgin SC, '56 Chevy 11.50 113.20 3645 SS/GA Gene McBean, Chardon OH, '69 Mustang 9.68

Stock Eliminator Class Records
Class records pending verification in Stock Eliminator.

Num Class Driver, Home Town, Car Type, E.T., MPH

1194 U/SA Jeffrey Jewell, Bangor PA, '84 Regal, 13.63 95.23 2034 C/FI David Lindsay, Fort Pierce FL, '95 Cobra, 10.92, 120.67 2075 P/SA Don Himes, Port Charlotte FL, '77 Grand Prix, 12.70, 103.01 1352 B/SA Bill Hawk, Manassas VA, '67 Shelby, 10.24 129.98 2207 E/SA Craig Couris, Atlanta GA, '97 Firebird, 10.80 120.33





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