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Eaton, Longhany, Labbous among Rock race winners

Vaughn Caufield took the top spot in the Top Dragster division May 21 at Rockingham Dragway.
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ROCKNGHAM — Three drivers who hoisted NHRA Wally trophies last week at the NHRA Virginia Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park, did the same Saturday at Rockingham Dragway after prevailing in the fourth of six Lucas Oil Series events in the NHRA’s Southeast Division.

Richmond winners David Eaton, Jeff Longhany and John Labbous Jr. were reunited in The Rock’s winners’ circle on Saturday.

Eaton, the veteran from Merritt Island, Fla., took another step toward repeating as division champion in Competition Eliminator by driving his popular ’32 Bantam roadster past the Ford Escort of Danny Holt of Clinton, Tenn.

Wade’s Longhany got a free ride to the Stock Eliminator title in his 2000 Corvette when Clinton’s Steve Foley was guilty of a final round foul start and, after bowing out of Super Comp, the class in which he won at Richmond, Labbous scored in Super Gas, beating multiple time division champion and national event winner Steve Furr of Harrisburg in the final.

Vaughn Cauffield of Lake Placid, Fla., upset point leader Jeremy Hancock of Commerce, Ga., in Top Dragster final and Jacky Bennett of Palatka, Fla., beat Statesville’s Chad Morrison in a battle between old and new era Chevrolets to win in Top Sportsman.

Corey Taylor drove his ’68 Corvette past the Pontiac Grand Am of Cody Phillips in an all-Lumberton Super Stock final and, in so doing, moved around Austin Alvey of Taylorsville, Ky., and into the points lead. 

The Super Comp hardware went to former national series champion Sherman Adcock Jr. of Cataula, Ga., and Mt. Airy’s Doug Ramsey powered to victory in Super Street in his ’68 Camaro.

In the Jr. Dragster division, Mallory Logan of North Chesterfield, Va., won the Advanced class and Matthew Peterson of Punta Gorda, Fla., repeated in the Intermediate class by beating last year’s Novice winner, Tanner Mocny of Venice, Fla.  Tanner’s younger sister, Kylie, succeeded him as the Novice winner. 

Results from Saturday’s NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Rockingham Dragway. Hometowns are North Carolina unless otherwise indicated. Results include reaction time, track time, target time (when applicable) and finish line speed:

TOP DRAGSTER

Round 1 – Robert May, Kinsey, Ala., bye; Chad Taylor, Laurens, S.C., .028, 7.164 on a 7.150, 178.64 mph, def. Mark Hancock, Commerce, Ga., .017, 7.503 breakout on a 7.510, 177.46 mph; Jeremy Hancock, Commerce, Ga. .013, 7.103 on a 7.050, 183.87 mph, def. Alexis Whitaker, Telford, Tenn., .082, 7.481 on a 7.470, 175.30 mph; Jeff Strickland, Red Bay, Ala., .012, 6.180 on a 6.160, 225.07 mph, def. Kevin Abbott, Merritt Island, Fla., .037, 7.359 breakout on a 7.370, 181.32 mph; Robert Houston, Newland, .016, 7.206 on a 7.200, 187.63 mph, def. Jimmy Edwards, Albemarle, foul; Vaughn Cauffield, Lake Placid, Fla., .087, 6.808 on a 6.800, 196.70 mph, def. Clint Riley, Greenville, Fla., .018, 7.439 breakout on a 7.450, 177.70 mph; Vance Houston, Newland, .039, 7.270 on a 7.180, 181.42 mph, def. Steven Furr, Harrisburg, .027, 7.489 on a 7.370, 150.06 mph.

Round 2 – J. Hancock, .033, 7.080 on a 7.060, 182.43 mph, def. V. Houston, .062, 7.276 on a 7.260, 181.42 mph; Taylor, .047, 7.126 on a 7.140, 185.41 mph, def. May, .022, 6.187 breakout on a 6.210, 212.59 mph; Cauffield, .005, 6.792 on a 6.800, 192.02 mph, def. R. Houston, .021, 7.190 breakout on a 7.210, 178.61 mph; Strickland, bye.

Semifinals – J. Hancock, .007, 7.042 on a 7.040, 183.37 mph, def. Strickland, .013, 6.205 on a 6.170, 226.01 mph; Cauffield, .011, 6.822 on a 6.800, 195.99 mph, def. Taylor, .028, 7.171 on a 7.140, 175.46 mph.

FINAL – Vaughn Cauffield, Lake Placid, Fla., .019, 6.823 on a 6.800, 194.69 mph, def. Jeremy Hancock, Commerce, Ga., .019, 7.057 on a 7.020, 185.41 mph.

TOP SPORTSMAN 

Round 1 – Jacky Bennett, Palatka, Fla., 2016 Chevy Camaro, .065, 6.648 ON A 6.500, 182.85 mph, def. Robert Sellers, Daytona Beach, Fla., 1958 Plymouth Fury, .039, 7.358 on a 7.090, 177.25 mph; Paul “Jackie” Robison, Greer, S.C., 1963 Chevy Corvette, .003, 6.820 on a 6.820, 197.80 mph, def. Calvin Snow, Lyman, S.C., 1970 Chevy Nova, .058, 7.774 breakout on a 7.810, 197.80 mph; Chad Morrison, Statesville, 1957 Chevy Bel Air, .032, 6.752 on a 6.710, 180.28 mph, def. Kendall Barnes, Brunswick, Ga., 2010 Pontiac Grand Am, .040, 7.512 on a 7.420, 184.77 mph.

Semifinals – Morrison, .015, 6.717 on a 6.680, 201.04 mph, def. Robison, .029, 6.829 on a 6.800, 203.22 mph; Bennett, bye.

FINAL – Jacky Bennett, Palatka, Fla., 2016 Chevy Camaro, .002, 6.531 on a 6.500, 217.11 mph, def. Chad Morrison, Statesville, 1957 Chevy Bel Air, .034, 6.698 breakout on a 6.700, 202.82 mph.

COMPETITION

FINAL – David Eaton, Merritt Island, Fla., 1932 Bantam roadster, .015, 6.686 seconds, 179.49 mph, def. Danny Holt, Clinton, Tenn., 2005 Ford Escort, .097, 8.205, 162.27 mph.

SUPER STOCK

Round 3 – Corey Taylor, Lumberton, 1968 Chevy Corvette, .013, 10.592 on a 10.000, 83.37 mph, def. Robbie Daughon, Cumberland, 1966 Chevy Corvette, .045, 11.288 on an 8.830, 83.01 mph; Joe Tysinger, Wrightsville Beach, Fla., 1987 Pontiac Firebird, .023, 10.589 on a 10.600, 124.78 mph, def. Jeff Harrington, Perry, Ga., 1995 Chevy Camaro, foul; Taylor Dunahoo, Roanoke, Va., 1993 Ford Mustang, bye; Lynwood Daugherty, Salem, Va., 1985 Chevy Camaro, .003, 10.229 on a 10.220, 128.04 mph, def. Tim Sloan, Broadway, 1998 Pontiac Grand Am, .049, 9.596 on a 9.590, 139.01 mph; Cody Phillips, Lumberton, 1994 Pontiac Grand Am, .039, 9.626 on a 9.550, 128.92 mph, def. Tracy Robbins, Youngsville, 1985 Chevy Corvette, .076, 9.362 on a 9.300, 145.80 mph; Jeff Lewis, Green Cove Springs, Fla., 1968 Chevy Camaro, .022, 9.856 on a 9.830, 128.11 mph, def. Larry Leazer, Mooresville, 1967 Chevy Camaro, .091, 9.025 on an 8.980, 148.30 mph.

Round 4 – Taylor, .011, 10.013 on a 10.000, 128.97 mph, def. Daugherty, .035, 10.208 breakout on a 10.210, 130.42 mph; Tysinger, .020, 10.634 on a 10.580, 119.54 mph, def. Dunahoo, .056, 11.036 on an 11.000, 117.78 mph; Phillips, .027, 9.559 on a 9.550, 133.34 mph, def. Lewis, .042, 9.828 breakout on a 9.830, 132.18 mph.

Semifinals – Taylor, .002, 10.051 on 10.000, 125.95 mph, def. Tysinger, .-59, 9.479 breakout on a 9.500, 112.61 mph; Phillips, bye.

FINAL – Corey Taylor, Lumberton, 1968 Chevy Corvette, .012, 10.013 on a 10.000, 123.51 mph, def. Cody Phillips, Lumberton, 1994 Pontiac Grand Am, .018, 9.589 on a 9.500, 141.36 mph.

STOCK

Round 3 – Marion Stephenson, Williamsport, Ind., 2015 Chevy Camaro, .039, 9.884 on a 9.870, 134.16 mph, def. Duane Page, Spartanburg, S.C., 1995 Chevy Camaro, .068, 10.774 breakout on a 10.790, 121.43 mph; Steve Foley, Clinton, 2022 Chevy Camaro, .035, 10.080 on a 9.610, 107.37 mph, def. Joseph Strickland, Rowland, 1992 Chevy Camaro, foul; Jeff Strickland, Red Bay, Ala., 2022 Chevy Camaro, .008, 9.092 on a 9.070, 138.48 mph, def. Joey Warren, Clinton, 1988 Chevy Camaro, .086, 11.636 on an 11.620, 113.35 mph; Monty Bogan, Boiling Springs, S.C., 1967 Chevy Camaro, .037, 10.768 on a 10.770, 116.80 mph, def. Eddie Longhany Jr., Godwin, 1969 Chevy Camaro, .029, 10.617 breakout on a 10.620, 121.87 mph; Joe Collins, Castalia, 1969 Chevy Camaro, .506, 11.321 on an 11.360, 117.31 mph, def. Mitch Knight, Rougemont, 1968 Plymouth Barracuda, no time; Kenny Anderson, Lake Worth, Fla., 1969 Chevy Nova, .016, 11.217 on an 11.210, 108.26 mph, def. Marvin Dunahoo, Roanoke, Va., 1994 Ford Mustang, .058, 12.095 on a 12.090, 108.39 mph; Jeff Longhany, Wade, 2000 Chevy Corvette, .011, 10.441 on a 10.440, 113.34 mph, def. Ray Bunton, Gibsonville, 1978 Chevy Camaro, .060, 11.722 breakout on an 11.750, 112.71 mph.

Round 4 – Bogan, .021, 11.239 on a 10.750, 94.06 mph, def. Anderson, foul; Strickland, .039, 9.069 on a 9.040, 146.02 mph, def. Collins, .072, 11.339 on an 11.330, 116.81 mph; Foley, .026, 9.629 on a 9.630, 137.65 mph, def. Stephenson, .050, 9.837 breakout on a 9.870, 134.44 mph; Longhany, bye.

Semifinals – Foley, .005, 9.593 on a 9.570, 131.69 mph, def. Bogan, .061, 10.747 on a 10.700, 109.79 mph; Longhany, .046, 10.382 on a 10.380, 126.61 mph, def. Strickland, .002, 15.498 on a 9.050, 77.82 mph.

FINAL – Jeff Longhany, Wade, 2000 Chevy Corvette, .020, 10.362 on a 10.380, 126.82 mph, def. Steve Foley, Clinton, 2022 Chevy Camaro, foul.

SUPER COMP (8.90 target)

Round 3 – David Morris, Clover, S.C., .011, 8.955, 153.26 mph, def. John Theofelis, Concord, .080, 8.904, 166.29 mph; Brandon Page, Boiling Springs, S.C., .002, 8.898, 178.17 mph, def. John Labbous Jr., Goodlettsville, Tenn., foul (-.002); Sherman Adcock Jr., Cataula, Ga., .023, 8.901, 168.72 mph, def. Dave Demarest, Fort McCoy, Fla., .007, 8.892 breakout, 173.16 mph; Todd Barton, Gray, Tenn., .020, 8.915, 174.53 mph, def. Chuck Harris, New London, .027, 8.916, 165.38 mph.

Semifinals – Adcock, .014, 8.947, 166.76 mph, def. Morris, .024, 8.938, 153.21 mph; Barton, .009, 8.908, 171.53 mph, def. Page, .016, 8.918, 177.35 mph.

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FINAL – Sherman Adcock Jr., Cataula, Ga., .042, 8.923, 167.36 mph, def. Todd Barton, Gray, Tenn., .014, 8.897 breakout, 173.78 mph.

SUPER GAS (9.90 target)

Round 4 – John Labbous Jr., Goodlettsville, Tenn., 1963 Corvette, .003, 9.900, 161.04 mph, def. James Perry, Niota, Tenn., 2000 Chevy S-10 truck, .009, 9.896 breakout, 158.35 mph; Frank Altilio, Longwood, Fla., 2002 Chevy S-10 truck, .058, 9.977, 151.95 mph, def. Bruce Johnson, Loris, S.C., 2000 Chevy Camaro, foul; Steve Furr, Harrisburg, 1968 Chevy Camaro, bye.

Semifinals – Furr, .006, 9.882, 172.10 mph, def. Altilio, foul; Labbous, bye.

FINAL – John Labbous Jr., Goodlettsville, Tenn., 1963 Chevy Corvette, .008, 9.910. 162.55 mph, def. Steve Furr, Harrisburg, 1968 Chevy Camaro, .010, 9.926, 167.32 mph.

SUPER STREET (10.90 target)

Round 3 – John King, Land ‘O Lakes, Fla., 1997 Chevy S-10 truck, .025, 10.930, 122.49 mph, def. Dave Polichena, Lake Worth, Fla., 1969 Pontiac Firebird, foul; Daryl Griffin, Pittsboro, 1970 Chevy Nova, .055, 10.958, 134.87 mph, def. Ed Pauley, Shelby, 1968 Chevy Camaro, .042, 11.069, 118.52 mph; Jason Bator, Boynton Beach, Fla., 1970 Chevy Chevelle, .003, 10.886, 140.17 mph, def. Michael Harris, Norwood, 1980 Chevy Camaro, foul (-.005); Doug Ramsey, Mt. Airy, 1968 Chevy Camaro, bye.

Semifinals – Griffin, .060, 10.881, 139.30 mph, def. King, foul; Ramsey, .045, 10.909, 149.40 mph, def. Bator, .042, 10.847 breakout, 137.86 mph.

FINAL – Doug Ramsey, Mt. Airy, 1968 Chevy Camaro, .035, 10.851, 149.43 mph, def. Daryl Griffin, Pittsboro, 1970 Chevy Nova, .046, 10.792 breakout, 137.58 mph.

ADVANCED JR. DRAGSTER

Round 2 – Brycen Hartmann, Conyers, Ga., bye; Mallory Logan, North Chesterfield, Va., .051, 8.538 on an 8.070, 63.08 mph, def. Alyssa Rabon, Florence, S.C., .052, 10.132 on a 7.970, 42.40 mph; Curtis Peek, Quitman, Ga., .042, 7.882 on a 7.900, 82.69 mph, def. Dylan MacNicol, North Port, Fla., no time.

Semifinals – Peek, .005, 7.972 on a 7.900, 75.85 mph, def. Hartmann, .104, 8.027 on a 7.960, 79.46 mph; Logan, bye.

FINAL – Mallory Logan, North Chesterfield, Va., .000, 8.151 on a 8.120, 77.89 mph, def. Curtis Peek, Quitman, Ga., foul.

INTERMEDIATE JR. DRAGSTER

Round 2 – Matthew Peterson, Punta Gorda, Fla., .101, 8.936 on an 8.900, 72.83 mph, def. West Webb, foul; Troy Barton, .071, 9.013 on a 9.000, 77.99 mph, def. Brody Callahan, Fayetteville, foul; Tanner Mocny, Venice, Fla. bye.

Semifinals – Mocny, .052, 8.934 on an 8.900, 73.66 mph, def. Barton, foul; Peterson, bye.

FINAL – Matthew Peterson, Punta Gorda, Fla., .044, 8.927 on an 8.910, 72.71 mph, def. Tanner Mocny, Venice, Fla., .083, 8.915 on an 8.900, 73.77 mph.

NOVICE JR. DRAGSTER

Round 2 – Wayne Bennett, Summerville, S.C., .182, 11.907 on an 11.900, 54.80 mph, def. Lincoln McMaster, DeLeon Springs, Fla., .098, 12.034 on an 11.900, 51.51 mph; Kylie Mocny, Venice, Fla., .022, 11.969 on an 11.900, 52.00 mph, def. Brody Tuner, .234, 11.992 on an 11.900, 53.72 mph; Giovanni Oliver, .549, 12.291 on a 12.250, 50.25 mph, def. Wyatt Callahan, Fayetteville, .161, 15.657 breakout on a 15.750, 40.94 mph.

Semifinals – Mocny, .083, 11.934 on an 11.900, 52.87 mph, def. Oliver, .181, 12.645 on a 12.450, 46.43 mph; Bennett, bye.

FINAL – Kylie Mocny, Venice, Fla., .048, 12.003 on an 11.900, 52.84 mph, def. Waylon Bennett, Summerville, S.C., .121, 11.944 on an 11.900, 54.49 mph.

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