A combination of hot air and track temperatures mixed with high humidity, made for hot action on the track last weekend at Atlanta Dragway.
Two races were held.
In race No. 1, the Super Pro finals, Brian Smith defeated Ray Lacount. Smith clocked a 5.087 ET on his 5.08 dial in at 134.44 mph and a 0.025 reaction. Lacount ran a 4.847 ET on his 4.84 dial in at 143.09 mph and had a reaction time of 0.59 seconds.
Smith dispatched Hank Wilhelm in the semifinals, while Lacount beat Mark Hancock from Commerce.
Chad Brewer defeated Will Spearman in the pro final. Brewer ran a 6.821 ET off his 6.82 dial in at 100.14 mph and a 0.036 reactiontime. Spearman clocked a 6.725 ET of his own and a dial in of 6.70 at 101.95 mph and a 0.039 reaction time.
Brewer beat Kelly Kin in the semifinals. Spearman had a single into the finals.
Russell Haskins defeated Tim Keeton in the Sportsman final. Haskins ran a 12.445 ET on his 12.42 dial in at 113.84 mph and a 0.121 reaction time. Keeton clocked a 13.012 ET off his 13.08 dial in at 103.46 mph and a reaction time of 0.006.
Haskins beat Dickey Forrester in the semifinals. Keeton defeated Tracy Schaffer.
Tim Sutton defeated Jimmy Heisler and Randy Day on his way to the Super Pro Bike win.
Sutton ran a 5.731 ET on his 5.59 dial in at 107.66 mph and a 0.007 reaction in the final to Day’s 5.762 ET off his 5.70 dial in at 123.56 mph and a reaction time of 0.110.
Day had a bye into the finals.
Brian Wilson took the Street ET Bike finals, defeating Jimmy Heisler. Wilson ran an 11.256 ET on his 10.80 dial in at 127.93 mph and a 0.110 reaction, while Heisler broke out running a 10.732 ET off his dial in of 10.80 at 113.21 mph and a 0.079 reaction time.
Wilson advanced by beating Bill Benton. Heisler defeated Randy Day.
Race No. 2
“Hammering” Hank Wilhelm defeated Don Brown, Jr. in the Super Pro finals. Wilhelm has won half of the races he has entered this season.
Wilhelm ran a 5.019 ET on a 5.02 dial in at 132.70 mph and a reaction of 0.015. Brown ran a 4.787 ET off his dial in of 4.79 at 143.25 and a 0.003 reaction.
Wilhelm beat Daulton Rogers in the semifinals. Brown defeated Brian Scott.
Matt Ward snatched the Pro Final from Will Spearman, running a 6.437 ET on a 6.43 dial in at 106.38 mph and a 0.016 reaction time. Spearman ran a 6.703 ET on his dial in of 6.69 at 101.99 mph and a 0.026 reaction.
Ward had a single run into the finals. Spearman defeated George Mitchell in the semifinals.
Dickey Forrester defeated Ed Nalley in the Sportsman final. Forrester ran a 11.946 ET on his 11.88 dial in at 100.66 mph and a 0.002 reaction time. Nalley ran an 11.633 ET on his dial in of 11.55 at 114.76 mph and a reaction of 0.071.
In the semifinals, Forrester beat Allen Smith. Nalley had a single.
David Fletcher added another notch in his belt with a shootout win in Super Pro Bike over Randy Day.
Fletcher ran a 5.836 ET on his 5.82 dial in at 114.30 mph and a 0.059 reaction. Day ran a 5.745 ET off his 5.78 dial in at 120.55 mph and a 0.029 reaction time.
In the semifinals, Fletcher defeated Tim Sutton. Day had a bye run into the finals.
Jimmy Heisler defeated Randy Day to capture the win in Street ET Bike.
Heisler ran a 10.693 on a 10.71 dial in at 124.45 mph and a 0.088 reaction time. Day ran a 9.386 ET on his 9.35 dial in at 144.69 mph but had a red light start of -0.027 reaction.
Heisler had the bye run to the finals. Day defeated Bryan Wilson.
Three events will be held in August: YearOne Fast Friday “Legal” Street Racing on Aug. 12, YearOne Fast Friday “Legal” Street Racing (Midnight Madness) on Aug. 26 and Summit, JR’s, & Jr. Street Summit Series Points Race.
In September, YearOne will host four events, Summit will host two events and the Wally Race $2,000 to win is Sept. 24.
Atlanta Dragway is located off I-85 at Exit 149 in the Banks Crossing area of Commerce. For information, visit: www.atlantadragway.com.