After a week’s delay due to wet weather, the Atlanta Dragway picked up where it left off with the National Dragster Challenge Saturday, with competitors from all over coming out to vie for top honors.
Joe Haddon of Oxford battled his way to the Super Pro finals, lining up against hometown hero Jeremy Hancock of Commerce, who took a bye run to the finals. Haddon was dialed only slightly slower with a 4.86 prediction, next to Hancock’s 4.81 dial-in.
Hancock launched a tad early for a -.004 red light, instantly handing victory to Haddon, who left the line with a .023 green light. Haddon took a 4.85 second joy ride at 142.18 mph, while Hancock let off for a 9.43 second run at 43.55 mph.