Sunny skies and breezy conditions greeted fans and racers at Atlanta Dragway Saturday, as the second event of the season was held at the Commerce facility.
“It’s about time,” exclaimed the jubilant 6.50 Index winner Matt Ward after defeating defending champion Stan Sinack in the 6.50 Index final. Ward, from Fair Play, SC, used a near perfect .005 reaction time to take his ’69 Camaro to his first Atlanta Dragway winner’s circle with a 6.528 at 101.29 mph. Sinack did not leave much room, turning in a slightly quicker, but second across the stripe, 6.517 at 104.19 mph in a showroom quality ’69 Dart.
Lloyd Shanks Jr. of Pendergrass finished in the semi-final round.