A huge crowd was on hand at the Atlanta Dragway over the weekend for the third annual NMRA and NMCA All-Star Nationals at Atlanta Dragway April 14-17, 2011. In the end, 24 different final rounds were contested.
Alton Clements III from Central, SC, a longtime Atlanta Dragway regular, was consistent in the EFI Renegade class all weekend, running either 8.59 or 8.60 seconds in his ’89 Mustang. Clements’ father leaned on the tune-up pretty hard for the final, and was rewarded immediately with an 8.51 second race-winning pass at 159.61 mph. Clements’ opponent, Brian Mitchell (#2 qualifier), slowed to a 10.51 in the final.