After a long break, local racers were eager to get back on track at the Atlanta Dragway, as “Saturday Insanity” took over the facility Saturday.
David Brand of Covington returned to the 6.50 Index finals to defend his points standings against Matt Ward of Fair Play, S.C. Brand’s ’67 Camaro left the starting line first with a .031 green light. Ward followed with a .052 reaction in his ’69 Camaro. Brand’s light did all the work - Ward couldn’t catch him at the top end - finishing with a 6.55 elapsed time at 106.34 mph. Brand claimed the win in a 6.56 second run at 104.93 mph, with a .01 margin of victory.