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Paschal repeats as Powerfest champion in Top ET at Rockingham Dragway

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T.G. Paschal, top ET winner. T.G. Paschal, top ET winner. Rockingham Dragway

ROCKINGHAM — McLeansville’s T.G. Paschal waited out the weather and won the Top ET title Sunday in a rain-shortened Yuengling Beer Carolina Powerfest 9 at Rockingham Dragway.


Paschal, a 2020 Powerfest winner and the 2018 Carolina Coalition Series Champion, beat Shawn Carpenter in the final and taking down 2020 Rockingham Jr. Dragster track champion Hayden Dial of Lumberton two rounds earlier. Paschal’s .010 final round reaction time forced Carpenter into a breakout foul. The Elm City driver missed his target by .002 of a second.

The other winners were Clayton’s Tucker Creech, who edged Jonathan Surratt of Alexis by .016 of a second, in the Footbrake final, and Gavin Whisnant of Dallas, who grabbed the Jr. Dragster title when final round opponent Nickole Cayton-Dabney of Troy, Virginia, also committed a breakout foul.

Results from the Yuengling Beer Carolina Powerfest 9 bracket races at Rockingham Dragway. Hometowns are North Carolina unless otherwise indicated. Results include reaction time, track time in relation to target time and finish line speed:

TOP ET

 Round 5 – Derrick Willard, Roseboro, .026, 6.186 on a 6.160, 109.49 mph, def. Kevin Pace, Ware Shoals, S.C., 1968 Chevy, .045, 5.017 breakout on a 5.020, 138.24 mph; Joe Hartsell, Stanfield, 1971 Dodge Dart, .007, 5.568 on a 5.550, 120.69 mph, def. Ron Phipps, Salisbury, .045, 5.788 breakout on a 5.790, 116.96 mph; Hayden Dial, Lumberton, .024, 4.541 on a 4.530, 152.62 mph, def. Ken Batchelor, Leland, .027, 4.378 breakout on a 4.380, 155.81 mph; Shawn Carpenter, Elm City, .013, 5.986 on a 5.970, 110.90 mph, def. C.J. McDonald, Carthage, 1972 Chevy Nova, .056, 6.447 breakout on a 6.460, 106.22 mph; Georgia Thomas, .033, 5.674 on a 5.620, 111.40 mph, def. David McGee, Clemmons, .003, 6.321 on a 5.770, 83.17 mph; T.G. Paschal, McLeansville, .018, 4.547 on a 4.530, 145.96 mph, def. Matt Weston, Rock Hill, S.C., .021, 6.170 on a 6.130, 117.42 mph; Chaz Silance, Jacksonville, bye.

Round 6 – Hartsell, .002, 5.576 on a 5.550, 119.37 mph, def. Willard, .028, 6.187 on a 6.170, 110.48 mph; Silance, .014, 4.534 on a 4.500, 147.42 mph, def. Thomas, .040, 5.625 on a 5.610, 124.37 mph; Paschal .025, 4.534 on a 4.530, 149.56 mph, def. Dial, .021, 4.561 on a 4.550, 152.18 mph; Carpenter, bye.

Semifinals – Carpenter, .013, 5.957 on a 5.940, 114.35 mph, def. Silance, foul; Paschal, .022, 4.540 on a 4.520, 151.31 mph, def. Hartsell, .009, 5.532 breakout on a 5.550, 122.51 mph.

FINAL – T.G. Paschal, McLeansville, .010, 4.566 on a 4.540, 146.27 mph, def. Shawn Carpenter, Elm City, .018, 5.948 breakout on a 5.950, 114.36 mph.

FOOTBRAKE

Round 5 – Richard Alford Jr., Raleigh, .022, 6.134 on a 6.150, 110.57 mph, def. Kenneth Alexander, Mocksville, foul; Tucker Creech, Clayton, .050, 5.923 on a 5.920, 112.50 mph, def. Rickie Dunn, Cayce, S.C., 1972 Ford Pinto, .039, 6.058 breakout on a 6.060, 112.55 mph; Buddy Faile, Pageland, S.C., .032, 6.786 on a 6.780, 99.36 mph, def. Gregory Glover, .011, 6.567 on a 6.530, 104.75 mph; Eric Aman, Clinton, .029, 6.398 on a 6.360, 99.60 mph, def. Staten Nichols, Rockingham, 1967 Pontiac GTO, .048, 7.623 on a 7.590, 89.81 mph; Jonathan Surratt, Alexis, .025, 6.399 on a 6.390, 106.05 mph, def. Brandon White, Austinville, Va., .026, 6.519 breakout on a 6.520, 100.76 mph; Chris Leary, Warsaw, 1978 Chevy Monza, .014, 7.153 on a 7 .140, 95.75 mph, def. Donny Faile, Pageland, S.C., 1967 Chevy Nova, foul.

Round 6 – Alford, .036, 6.163 on a 6.150, 105.60 mph, def. Faile, .071, 6.784 on a 6.780, 99.84 mph; Surratt, .045, 6.427 on a 6.400, 103.67 mph, def. Aman, .060, 6.396 on a 6.370, 103.91 mph; Creech, .007, 5.935 on a 5.920, 109.38 mph, def. Leary, .022, 7.151 on a 7.140, 94.57 mph.

Semifinals –Surratt, .013, 6.424 on a 6.400, 105.69 mph, def. Alford, .035, 6.160 on a 6.150, 107.29 mph; Creech, bye.

FINAL – Tucker Creech, Clayton, .048, 5.937 on a 5.920, 110.03 mph, def. Jonathan Surratt, Alexis, .067, 6.424 on a 6.410, 105.82 mph.

Tucker Creech, Footbrake winner.

JR. DRAGSTER

Round 3 – Alyssa Rabon, Florence, S.C., .067, 8.954 on an 8.900, 73.09 mph, def. Brody Callahan, Fayetteville, foul (-.004); Gavin Whisnant, Dallas, .057, 8.039 on an 8.000, 80.06 mph, def. Lauren Hudson, Davidson, .107, 7.884 breakout on a 7.920, 81.86 mph; Nickole Cayton-Dabney, Troy, Va., .147, 9.028 on a 9.010, 71.82 mph, def. Holden Bell, Shannon, foul; Hunter Craig, Princeton, .119, 8.039 on a 7.930, 82.85 mph, def. Beau Sims, Honea Path, S.C., foul; Reid Womack, Lillington, .064, 11.463 on an 11.220, 54.19 mph, def. Noah Taylor, .344, 11.702 on an 11.510, 54.66 mph; Emma Atkinson, Angier, .345, 7.842 on a 7.900, 82.61 mph, def. Emma Freeman, Mt. Airy, foul (-.001).

Round 4 – Rabon, .093, 8.933 on an 8.920, 72.87 mph, def. Craig, .073, 8.011 breakout on an 8.020, 81.88 mph; Whisnant, .009, 8.169 on an 8.020, 68.86 mph, def. Atkinson, .131, 7.898 breakout on a 7.900, 78.79 mph; Cayton-Dabney, .049, 8.985 on a 9.010, 71.97 mph, def. Womack, foul.

Semifinals – Cayton-Dabney, .020, 8.998 on an 8.980, 72.14 mph, def. Rabon, .043, 8.932 on an 8.920, 73.32 mph; Whisnant, bye.

FINAL – Gavin Whisnant, Dallas, .034, 8.078 on an 8.000, 73.51 mph, def. Nickole Cayton-Dabney, Troy, Va., .139, 8.958 breakout on an 8.980, 72.25 mph.

Gavin Whisnant, Jr. Dragster winner.

Last modified on Monday, 11 October 2021 14:35