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Westmoreland outlasts Tolliver to win big money at Rockingham Dragway

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Logan Westmoreland  won the top prize in the inaugural Junior Dragster Summer Sizzler at Rockingham Dragway on Saturday. Logan Westmoreland won the top prize in the inaugural Junior Dragster Summer Sizzler at Rockingham Dragway on Saturday. Rockingham Dragway

ROCKINGHAM — In a classic final round showdown, Logan Westmoreland of Greenwood, South Carolina, outran Cobi Toliver of Piney River, Virginia, to win Saturday’s $3,500 top prize in the inaugural Junior Dragster Summer Sizzler at Rockingham Dragway.

Westmoreland outlasted a field of 63 juniors from nine states to win the feature event and the biggest share of the three-day purse. In the final, he forged a narrow lead at the start and extended it at the finish by running 8.238 on an 8.220 target.

Toliver actually beat himself to get to the finals, taking advantage of the event’s double-entry option to set up an all-Cobi semifinal.

On Sunday, Lauren Hudson, Davidson, Lane Morgan of Angier and Asher Carroll of Clayton won their respective age group titles and, in so doing, earned $1,000 plus NHRA Jr. Dragster League “Wally” trophies.

Hudson got a free pass to the 14-18 championship when Cam Whisnant was guilty of a final round foul start.  Morgan denied Westmoreland’s double up bid by forcing him into a breakout foul in the 10-13 final and Carroll topped Abriella Ritchey of Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, to win the 6-9 crown.

Alyssa Rabon of Florence opened the three-day event with a Friday victory over Zach Parlett of Charlotte Hall, Maryland.  Benson’s Bladen Clint Core was unable to advance beyond the round of six in the feature events but won Saturday’s Golf Cart race. Huston Dial of Rowland prevailed in the Parents’ Race by forcing Mike Boswell into final round breakout foul.

The event drew participants from Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Tennessee, Maryland, Virginia and Georgia as well as North and South Carolina.  

SUMMER SIZZLER RESULTS

Results from the inaugural Junior Dragster Summer Sizzler at Rockingham Dragway.  Hometowns are North Carolina unless otherwise indicated.  Results include reaction time, track time against target time and finish line speed:

6--9 AGE GROUP SUNDAY

Round 3 – Lauren Hudson, Davidson, .013, 7.992 on a 7.960, 81.11 mph, def. Connor Caulder, St. Pauls, .034, 7.932 on a 7.920, 81.68 mph; Cam Whisnant, Dallas, .062, 8.073 on an 8.040, 81.29 mph, def. Alexis Whitaker, Telford, Tenn., foul; Nicole Zuccarelli, Goldsboro, .053, 7.935 on a 7.900, 79.15 mph, def. Hunter Groat, Hollywood, Md., .050, 7.982 on a 7.910, 79.62 mph; Landon Palmer, Scottsville, Va., .025, 7.925 on a 7.900, 80.43 mph, def. Hayden Dial, Lumberton, .080, 7.904 on a 7.900, 82.07 mph; James Paylor, North East, Md., .056, 7.984 on a 7.910, 76.09 mph, def. Baylee Mize, Harriman, Tenn., .082, 8.256 on an 8.080, 81.39 mph; Chase Carter, Hampsted, .030, 7.956 on a 7.900, 80.29 mph, def. Brianna Bailey, Abingdon, Va., .087, 7.941 on a 7.900, 82.07 mph; Chris Ruzicka, Grove City, Ohio, .003, 7.941 on a 7.920, 81.64 mph, def. Kaylee Love, Youngsville, .011, 7.926 on a 7.900, 84.16 mph; A.J. Jenkins, Mechanicsville, Md., bye.

Round 4 – Zuccarelli, .034, 7.914 on a 7.900, 80.46 mph, def. Ruzicka, .051, 7.913 breakout on a 7.920, 83.28 mph; Hudson, .049, 7.965 on a 7.980, 81.67 mph, def. Jenkins, foul; Paylor, .067, 7.923 on a 7.900, 78.61 mph, def. Palmer, .026, 7.897 breakout on a 7.900, 80.64 mph; Whisnant, .035, 8.051 on an 8.080, 79.68 mph, def. Carter, .088, 7.863 breakout on a 7.920, 81.50 mph.

Semifinals – Whisnant, .011, 8.080 on an 8.050, 80.15 mph, def. Paylor, .086, 7.885 breakout on a 7.900, 79.82 mph; Hudson, .021, 7.920 on a 7.950, 82.00 mph, def. Zuccarelli, .170, 7.837 breakout on a 7.900, 80.67 mph.

FINAL – Lauren Hudson, Davidson, .033, 7.972 on a 7.910, 81.33 mph, def. Cam Whisnant, Dallas, foul. 

 

10-13 AGE GROUP SUNDAY

Round 4 – Logan Westmoreland, Greenwood, SlC., .067, 8.259 on an 8.250, 75.55 mph, def. Hailey Pumphrey, Waldorf, Md., .090, 7.917 on a 7.900, 82.48 mph; Lane Morgan, Angier, .101, 8.950 on an 8.920, 72.77 mph, def. Kyle Chapman, Enoree, S.C., .133, 8.870 on an 8.820, 72.44 mph; Channing Fernell, Lexington, S.C., .016, 8.977 on an 8.930, 72.41 mph, def. Alyssa Rabon, Florence, S.C., foul; Kamryn Majors, Evans, Ga., .115, 7.920 on a 7.920, 82.25 mph, def. Cohen Layton, Myrtle Beach, S.C., foul; Dawson McLendon, Lyons, Ga., .027, 7.957 on a 7.900, 82.25 mph, def. Zach Parlett, Charlotte Hall, Md., .042, 9.059 on an 8.980, 65.75 mph.

Round 5 – Westmoreland, .073, 8.251 on an 8.250, 77.10 mph, def. Majors, .080, 7.926 on a 7.900, 82.60 mph; Morgan, .065, 8.935 on an 8.920, 73.47 mph, def. McLendon, foul; Fernell, bye.

Semifinals – Westmoreland, no time, def.  Fernell, foul; Morgan, bye.

FINAL – Lane Morgan, Angier, .083, 8.945 on an 8.920, 72.88 mph, def. Logan Westmoreland, Greenwood, S.C., .081, 8.241 breakout on an 8.260, 75.11 mph.

 

6-9 AGE GROUP SUNDAY

Round 3 – Rowan Parlett, Mechanicsville, Md., .138, 11.847 on an 11.750, 54.60 mph, def. Gabe Williamson, Marion, S.C., .142, 11.789 on an 11.690, 53.85 mph; Abriella Ritchey, Ebensburg, Pa., .119, 11.817 on an 11.740, 54.80 mph, def. Reece Branton, Conway, S.C., .146, 11.892 on an 11.750, 54.97 mph; Rodney Hyatt, Roebuck, S.C., .460, 13.951 on a 13.830, 45.86 mph, def. Emma Freeman, Mount Airy, foul; Asher Carroll, Clayton, .114, 12.338 on a 12.250, 47.49 mph, def. Brandon Jenkins, Mechanicsville, Md., .240, 11.890 on an 11.820, 55.27 mph; Maxson Locklear, Rowland, .148, 11.919 on an 11.880, 54.56 mph, def. Trevor Nealey, Darlington, S.C., .133, 12.052 on an 11.960, 54.35 mph; Michael Boswell Jr., Mechanicsville, Md., bye.

Round 4 – Carroll, .130, 12.271 on a 12.250, 48.56 mph, def. Locklear, .103, 11.871 breakout on an 11.880, 54.78 mph; Ritchey, .054, 11.828 on an 11.770, 54.29 mph, def. Hyatt, .480, 13.873 on a 13.840, 46.43 mph; Parlett, .157, 11.935 on an 11.810, 51.88 mph, def. Boswell, .067, 11.605 breakout on an 11.770, 54.65 mph.

Semifinals – Carroll, .094, 12.231 on a 12.230, 48.82 mph, def. Parlett, .049, 11.822 breakout on an 11.830, 52.91 mph; Ritchey, bye.

FINAL – Asher Carroll, Clayton, .204, 12.303 on a 12.230, 47.69 mph, def. Abriella Ritchey, Ebensburg, Pa., .247, 11.808 on an 11.760, 54.94 mph. 

 

SATURDAY MAIN EVENT

Round 5 – Asher Carroll, Clayton, .163, 12.463 on a 12.430, 48.56 mph, def. Abriella Ritchey, Ebensburg, Pa., foul; Maxson Locklear, Rowland, .271, 11.954 on a 12.030, 54.03 mph, def. Corey Reed, Winder, Ga., .176, 11.762 breakout on an 11.880, 54.38 mph; Cobi Toliver, Piney River, Va., .040, 8.766 on an 8.650, 68.83 mph, def. Budd Trammell II, Ayor, S.C., .075, 8.022 on a 7.930, 80.30 mph; Bladen Clint Core, Benson, .074, 8.963 on an 8.950, 72.87 mph, def. Isabella Ritchey, Ebensburg, Pa., .071, 9.074 on an 8.990, 70.86 mph; Logan Westemoreland, Greenwood, S.C., .085, 8.160 on an 8.250, 78.04  mph, def. Zach Parlett, Charlotte Hall, Md., foul; Cobi Toliver #2, Piney River, Va., .020, 8.146  on an 8.140, 77.51 mph, def. Bryce Pittman, Selma, .048, 8.266 breakout on an 8.270, 77.77 mph; Alexis Whitaker, Tulford, Tenn., .087, 7.937 on a 7.900, 80.58 mph, def. Jaidyn Phillips, Evans, Ga., .145, 7.902 on a 7.900, 82.09 mph; Landon Palmer, Scottsville, Va., .010, 7.993 on a 7.900, 79.99 mph, def. Brianna Bailey, Abingdon, Va., .107, 7.969 on a 7.960, 81.38 mph.

Round 6 – Toliver, .027, 8.685 on an 8.650, 72.55 mph, def. Whitaker, .048, 7.929 on a 7.900, 80.99 mph; Westmoreland, .056, 8.212 on an 8.160, 77.05 mph, def. Core, .143, 8.850 breakout on an 8.950, 73.58 mph; Palmer, .015, 7.950 on a 7.900, 76.07 mph, def. Locklear, .212, 11.877 breakout on an 11.940, 54.44 mph; Toliver #2, .016, 8.161 on an 8.130, 73.07 mph, def. Carroll, .157, 12.334 breakout on a 12.460, 49.84 mph.

Semifinals – Westmoreland, .013, 8.235 on an 8.230, 76.87 mph, def. Palmer, .036, 7.905 on a 7.900, 82.67 mph; Toliver def. Toliver #2.

FINAL – Logan Westmoreland, Greenwood, S.C., .042, 8.238 on an 8.220, 75.46 mph, def. Cobi Toliver, Piney River, Va., .047, 8.213 on an 8.150, 69.18 mph.  

 

FRIDAY MAIN EVENT

Round 5 – Tanner Brayboy, Maxton, .305, 12.100 on a 12.050, 51.54 mph, def. Rodney Hyatt, Roebuck, S.C., foul; Rowan Parlett, Mechanicsville, Md., bye; Alyssa Rabon, .045, 9.034 on a 9.020, 72.91 mph, def. Budd Trammell II, Aynor, S.C., .081,  7.903 breakout on a 7.910, 81.68 mph; Zach Parlett, Charlotte Hall, Md., .030, 8.904 on an 8.940, 72.75 mph, def. Cobi Toliver, Piney River, Va., 029, 8.685 breakout on a 6.730, 72.56 mph; Landon Palmer,  Scottsville, Va., .060, 7.941 on a 7.900, 78.77 mph, def. Kaylee Creech, Clayton, .020, 8.007 breakout on an 8.020, 77.27 mph; James Paylor, North East, Md., bye.

Round 6 – Rabon, .021, 9.005 on a 9.020, 72.51 mph, def. R. Parlett, foul; Palmer, .025, 7.951 on a 7.900, 79.81 mph, def. Paylor, .090, 7.902 on a 7.900, 79.10 mph; Z. Parlett, .088, 8.919 on an 8.900, 72.37 mph, def. Brayboy, .152, 12.063 breakout on a 12.070, 51.01 mph.

Semifinals – Z. Parlett, .083, 8.887 on an 8.900, 73.13 mph, def. Palmer, foul; Rabon, bye.

FINAL – Alyssa Rabon, Florence, S.C., .146, 9.023 on a 9.000, 72.95 mph, def. Zach Parlett, Charlotte Hall, Md., .207, 8.963 on an 8.900, 68.61 mph.

 

PARENTS RACE

Round 4 – Mike Boswell, .008, 9.284 on a 9.290, 70.23 mph, def. Tim Ruzicka, Grove City, Ohio, foul; Huston Dial, Rowland, .003, 7.728 on a 7.640, 83.93 mph, def. Jamie Carroll, St. Pauls, .086, 8.117 breakout on an 8.150, 79.69 mph; Mark Pittman, Selma, .036, 8.445 on an 8.390, 77.50 mph, def. Smokey Dial, Maxton, .077, 8.779 breakout on an 8.790, 74.17 mph; Donna Creech, Clayton, NA, 8.315 on an 8.010, 81.69 mph, def, Kelly Brown, Jacksonville, foul.

Semifinals – Boswell, .054, 9.300 on a 9.290, 70.06 mph, def. Pittman, .063, 8.426 breakout on an 8.430, 76.98 mph; Dial, .068, 7.695 on a 7.650, 81.96 mph, def. Creech, .099, 8.025 on an 8.010, 81.85 mph.

FINAL – Huston Dial, Rowland, .046, 7.675 on a 7.650, 84.07 mph, def. Mike Boswell, .017, 9.289 breakout on a 9.300, 68.43 mph.