WEATHERFORD DOMINATES AT WEATHER-PLAGUED SUPER CHEVY SHOW AT ROCKINGHAM DRAGWAY

October 22, 2013 by  
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ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Veteran Randy Weatherford of Danville, Va., overcame weather, the apparent sabotage of the track’s timing system and Carmel, N.Y., rival Chris Rini Sunday to win the Extreme Outlaw Pro Modified title at the annual Super Chevy Show Presented by Chevrolet Performance at Steve Earwood’s Rockingham Dragway.

Randy Weatherford

Randy Weatherford

Weatherford, second in EOPM points entering the event, left as the leader after reigning series champ and No. 4 qualifier Danny “the Sheriff” Perry of Sims, N.C., was upset in the second round by Ed Burnley.

With Perry’s late model Chevy on the sidelines, Weatherford won a final round duel between the No. 1 and No. 2 qualifiers, getting past Rini in 3.825 seconds. Weatherford qualified No. 1 at 3.829 seconds and was quickest in every round at 3.826, 3.835, a best-of-the-event 3.819 to turn back Burnely and, finally, 3.825.

Chris Rini and Danny Perry

Chris Rini and Danny Perry

Rain that began early Saturday morning, coupled with the aforementioned timing system issues, forced Earwood to condense the two-day program that also included bracket racing, vendor displays, swap meet and car-and-truck show.

“Very disappointing,” said the track owner. “This is always one of our most popular events but the rain started at 5 a.m. Saturday and that pretty much killed the crowd. Then, when we got to the track, it was apparent that on Friday night some disturbed individual had made a mess of the timing equipment.

“Thank heaven for Van Billingsley (owner of Electronic Services Company) who was able to patch together something that would get us through the weekend. I have no idea as to the ‘who’ or the ‘why,’” Earwood said, “but I’m posting a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and successful prosecution of whomever was responsible.

Derrik Sholar

Derrik Sholar

Other race winners were Derik Sholar of Holly Ridge, N.C., in Top Eliminator, Daniel Leggett of Lumberton, N.C., in Footbrake, Logan Brown of Bishopville, S.C., in Pro Junior Dragster, Jeff Brady of Hayes, Va., in the CamaroGuys.com Gen 5 Shootout and Jerry Cline of Mooresville, N.C., in DOT Tire.

Off the track, the 1962 Chevy Bel Air of Troutman’s Billy Moose was named “Best of Show” in judging by the members of the Southeastern GM Toyz Club.

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ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Racing results from the annual Super Chevy Show Presented By Chevrolet Performance at Rockingham Dragway:

OUTLAW EXTREME PRO MOD
Qualifying – 1. Randy Weatherford, Danville, Va., 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, 3.829, 195.19 mph; 2. Chris Rini, Carmel, N.Y., 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, 3.857, 190.78 mph; 3. Dewayne Silance, Jacksonville, N.C., 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, 3.894, 192.82 mph; 4. Danny Perry, Sims, N.C., 2011 Chevrolet Camaro, 3.930, 191.46 mph; 5. Ed Burnley, Pasadena, Md., 1967 Chevrolet Camaro, 4.113, 181.28 mph; 6. Bubba Turner, Burlington, N.C., 1968 Pontiac Firebird, 4.133, 172.81 mph; 7. Jay Cox, Smithfield, N.C., 1954 Studebaker, 4.187, 169.51 mph; 8. Justin Wall, Elm City, N.C., 4.230, 169.08 mph.

Round 1 – Jeff Blasi, Clayton, N.C., 1963 Chevrolet Corvette, 4.138, 178.99 mph, def. Justin Wall, Elm City, N.C., 4.319 163.71 mph; Jay Cox, Smithfield, N.C., 4.188, 170.43 mph, def. Dave Leonardo, Stedmon, N.C. 9.608, 52.56 mph; Bubba Turner, Burlington, N.C., 1968 Pontiac Firebird, 4.130, 176.93 mph, def. Greg Godwin, Walterboro, S.C., 1963 Chevrolet Corvette, 6.611, 69.20 mph; Ed Burnley, Pasadena, Md., 1967 Chevrolet Camaro, 5.090, 100.00 mph, def. Bob Smith, Seven Springs, N.C., 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, no time; Danny Perry, Sims, N.C., 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, 4.067, 184.65 mph, def. James Linton Jr., Goose Creek, S.C., 1970 Plymouth Duster, 4.626, 119.71 mph; Dewayne Silance, Jacksonville, N.C., 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, 3.898, 192.93 mph, def. Charles Terrell, Kinston, N.C., 5.320, 94.08 mph; Chris Rini, Carmel, N.Y., 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, 3.843, 192.38 mph, def. Ed Hoover, Gilbert, S.C., 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, no time; Randy Weatherford, Danville, Va., 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, 3.826, 195.56 mph, def. Wayne Hawkins, Rock Hill, S.C., 2002 Chevrolet Camaro, 4.270, 168.30 mph.
Round 2 – Burnley, 3.973, 186.41 mph, def. Perry, 4.097, 188.65 mph; Silance, 3.916, 192.11 mph, def. Turner, 5.339, 86.10 mph; Rini, 3.846, 192.60 mph, def. Cox, 4.187, 170.13 mph; Weatherford, 3.835, 192.60 mph, def. Blasi, no time.
Semifinals – Rini, 3.856, 192.14 mph, def. Silance, 4.817, 107.31 mph; Weatherford, 3.819, 195.82 mph, def. Burnley, 4.194, 170.86 mph.
FINAL – Randy Weatherford, Danville, Va., 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, 3.825, 195.93 mph, def. Chris Rini, Carmel, N.Y., 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, 4.068, 185.00 mph.

DRIVE DURACELL.COM TOP ELIMINATOR
Round 6 – Derrik Sholar, Holly Ridge, N.C., 6.454 on a 6.420, 102.95 mph, def. Harold Smith, Roseboro, N.C., 6.693 on a 6.680, 101.75 mph; Willie Lytch, Southern Pines, N.C., 1967 Camaro, 6.242 on a 6.230, 110.47 mph, def. Wesley Blackmon, Whiteville, N.C., foul; Lee Desist, Fayetteville, N.C., 6.145 on a 6.140, 110.61 mph, def. Jonathan King, Angier, N.C., 5.995 on a 5.990, 112.48 mph; Travis Rollins, Spartanburg, S.C., 1967 Chevrolet Camaro, 5.667 on a 5.640, 120.78 mph, def. Unknown #272, 6.017 on a 5.980, 113.49 mph; Marty Nicholson, Kershaw, S.C., 5.979 on a 5.970, 111.73 mph, def. Tommy Strickland, Clinton, N.C., 5.043 on a 5.000, 126.77 mph; Chad Duke, Wilmington, N.C., 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, bye.
Round 7 – Sholar, 6.443 on a 6.420, 104.03 mph, def. Duke, 5.965 on a 5.890, 115.63 mph; Rollins 5.641 0n a 5.660, 119.84 mph, def. Nicholson, 5.950 breakout on a 5.980, 114.84 mph; Desist, 6.134 on a 6.140, 110.93 mph, def. Lytch, foul.
Semifinals – Sholar, 6.353 on a 6.420, 107.00 mph, def. Rollins, foul; Desist, bye.
FINAL – Derrik Sholar, Holly Ridge, N.C., 6.379 on a 6.370, 104.51 mph, def. Lee Desist, Fayetteville, N.C., 6.127 breakout on a 6.130, 110.07 mph.

FOOTBRAKE
Round 6 – Daniel Leggett, Lumberton, N.C., 1969 Chevelle, 6.922 on a 6.900, 97.24 mph, def. Buddy Pyler, Pageland, S.C., 1971 Chevy Nova, 6.285 breakout on a 6.320, 107.87 mph; Kevin Blevins, Jefferson, S.C., 7.070 on a 6.300, 87.62 mph, def. Gary Cline, Statesville, N.C., 1974 Chevrolet Camaro, foul; Kevin Riner, Autryville, N.C., 1972 Chevy Nova, 6.808 on a 6.670, 85.89 mph, def. Tim Sloan, Sanford, N.C., 1982 Chevrolet Camaro, 7.671 on a 6.210, 69.52 mph.
Semifinals – Leggett, 6.673 on a 6.670, 101.57 mph, def. Blevins, 6.269 breakout on a 6.300, 103.25 mph; Riner, bye.
FINAL – Daniel Leggett, Lumberton, N.C., 1969 Chevy Chevelle, 6.918 on a 6.910, 97.59 mph, def. Kevin Riner, Autryville, N.C., 1972 Chevy Nova, 6.668 breakout on a 6.670, 98.53 mph.

PRO JUNIOR DRAGSTER
Round 4 – Logan Brown, Bishopville, S.C., 7.953 on a 7.900, 83.53 mph, def. Patrick Weatherford, Danville, Va., 7.887 breakout on a 7.900, 81.72 mph; Chase Wagner, Willow Spring, N.C., 7.928 on a 7.900, 82.50 mph, def. Rayce Blackmon, Whiteville, N.C., foul; Robert Vogler III, Lewisville, N.C., bye.
Semifinals – Vogler, 7.949 on a 7.900, 78.78 mph, def. Wagner, 7.969 on a 7.920, 81.98 mph; Brown, bye.
FINAL – Logan Brown, Bishopville, S.C., 7.936 on a 7.900, 85.53 mph, def. Robert Vogler III, Lewisville, N.C., 7.898 breakout on a 7.900, 79.74 mph.

CAMAROGUYS.COM GEN 5 CHALLENGE
FINAL – Jeff Brady, Hayes Va., 11.939 on an 11.800, 117.88 mph, def. Tom Johnson, Newport News, Va., foul.

DOT ET
Round 4 – Jerry Cline, Mooresville, N.C., 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, 12.265 on a 12.160, 109.33 mph, def. Brenda Taylor, Raleigh,N.C., foul; Unknown #6602, 12.418 on a 12.350, 107.87 mph, def. Donald Daniels, Godwin, N.C., 11.322 on an 11.300, 118.16 mph; Justin West, Dunn, N.C., 12.515 on a 12.520, 103.33 mph, def. Unknown #1687, 11.429 breakout on an 11.450, 111.99 mph; Ted Carter, Ellerbe, N.C., bye.
Semifinals – West, 12.542 on a 12.510, 97.12 mph, def. Unknown #6602, 12.433 on a 12.350, 110.28 mph; Cline, 12.274 on a 12.200, 109.04 mph, def. Carter, 11.017 breakout on an 11.060, 120.46 mph.
FINAL – Jerry Cline, Mooresville, N.C., 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, 12.283 on a 12.250, 109.58 mph, def. Justin West, Dunn, N.C., 12.468 breakout on a 12.490, 103.70 mph.

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ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Results from car and truck show judging at the annual Super Chevy Series Show at Steve Earwood’s Rockingham Dragway:

Best of Show – Billy Moose, Troutman, N.C., 1962 Bel Air.
Best Big Car – Ray Bleau, Fort Mills, S.C., 1960 Chevrolet Brookwood.
Best Camaro – Larry Washichek, NA, 1969 Camaro.
Best Chevelle – Chris Collins, Trinity, N.C., 1965 Chevelle convertible.
Best Corvette – Colbert Carter, Waldorf, Md., 2002 Corvette.
Best Conversion – Craig Kleberg, Pittsboro, N.C., 2001 Pontiac Trans Am.
Best Open – Ronald Geehring, Monroe, N.C., 1975 Monza Town Coupe.
Best Early Chevrolet – George Keel, Spotsylvania, Va., 1934 coupe.
Best El Camino – Butch Watson, Rockingham, N.C., 1986 El Camino.
Best 55-56-57 – Frank Brewer, Winston-Salem, N.C., 1957 2-10 hardtop.
Best Monte Carlo – Michael and Ann Boyte, Summerfield, N.C., 1972 Monte Carlo.
Best Nova – Bobby Murphy, Richland, N.C., 1967 Nova SS.
Best Pro Street/Engineered – Gray Shue, Albemarle, N.C., 1958 Del Ray.
Best Truck – Tyler, Maness, Robbins, N.C., 1952 pickup.
Best Stock – Junior Shifflett, Dyke, Va., 1969 Camaro Z/28.
Best Street – Eddie Sells, Apex, N.C., 1969 Camaro.
Best Modified – Billy Moose, Troutman, N.C., 1962 Bel Air.

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