2014 ROYAL PURPLE RACEWAY RESULTS

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ROYAL PURPLE RACEWAY 2014 EVENT RESULTS

CLASS WINNERS

67-69 Modified

Outstanding
Jerry Jackson
Richmond, TX 1967

Winner
Justin Smith
Houston, TX 1967

Camaro 70-81 Modified

Winner
Patrick Gribsby
Baytown, TX 1972

Camaro 82-92 Modified

Outstanding
Joseph Ramirez
Angelton, TX 1992

Winner
Mark McCarthur
San Antonio, TX 1986

Camaro 2010-Newer Stock
Winner
Christine Cappel
Richmond, TX 2011

Camaro 2010-Newer Modified

Outstanding
Charles Eppler
Alvin, TX 2010

Winner
Kristen Benavides
Baytown, TX 2010

Nova 62-67 Street

Winner
Mike Kelley
Magnolia, TX 1965

Nova 62-37 Modified

Outstanding
Jeff Fish
Bayou Vista, TX 1966

Winner
Raymond St. Julian
Crosby, TX 1966

55-56-57 Modified

Outstanding
Hedrick Horton
Houston, TX 1957

Winner
Sonny Bennett
Montgomery, TX 1955

Corvette 53-67 Modified

Winner
David & Cassie Milam
Liberty, TX 1965

Corvette 68-96 Street

Winner
Ronald Rutledge
Baytown, TX 1976

Corvette 68-96 Modified

Outstanding
Shane Smith
Zaralla, TX 1973

Winner
Jerry Hawkins
Houston, TX 1977

Corvette 2005-Newer Modified

Winner
Mike Morino
Pearland, TX 2013

Pickup Truck 49-72 Stock

Winner
Sam Henry
Crosby, TX 1971

Pickup Truck 49-72 Street

Winner
Paul Marsh
Dayton, TX 1971

Pickup Truck 49-72 Nostalgia

Outstanding
Juan Valdez
Houston, TX 1969

Winner
Kevin McElroy
Baycliff, TX 1965

Pickup Truck 73-87 Street

Winner
Maurcio Amezcuo
Houston, TX 1982

Pickup Truck 73-87 Modified

Outstanding
Sherman Lewis/Billie Wilson
Baytown, TX 1981

Winner
Joey Dupree
Sugarland, TX 1977

Pickup 88 Newer

Winner
Vincent Lewis
Houston, TX 2006

SUV

Winner
Raymont Betsly
Channelview, TX 2008

Chevelle 64-67 Street

Outstanding
Alfred Martinez
Houston, TX 1964

Winner
Loran Luthi
Abilene, KS 1966

Chevelle 64-67 Modified

Winner
Jorge Limon
Houston, TX 1967

Chevelle 68-Newer

Winner
Rudy Ortiz
Baytown, TX 1969

Chevelle 68 Newer Street

Outstanding
John Swindell
Fresno, TX 1970

Winner
Anthony Aprile
Katy, TX 1972

Chevelle 68 Newer Modified

Winner
Mark Scott
Pearland, TX 1971

Monte Carlo- Street

Winner
Valentin J. Corronado
Houston, TX 1987

Monte Carlo-Modified

Winner
Daniel Marks
Houston, TX 1971

Open

Winner
James C. Watkins
Brazoria, TX 1963

Pro Street

Outstanding
Fred Pacaaos
Phare, TX 1966

Winner
Ronny Boldt
San Antonio, TX 1964

Big Car 49-89

Outstanding
Mike Littleton
Austin, TX 1966

Winner
Danny Licatino
Baytown, TX 1965

Early Chevy

Outstanding
Mike Long
Highbank TX 1934

Winner
Robert Reider
Pearland, TX 1951

Early Chevy 1935-40 Modified

Oustanding
Joseph St. Julian
Dayton, TX 1938

Winner
Jerome Kelley
Houston, TX 1939

Early Chevy Nostalgia-Modified

Winner
Tiger Hoyt
Bacliff, TX 1934

Conversion-Modified

Outstanding
Keith Gallagher
Houston, TX 1932

Winner
Keith Gallagher
Houston, TX 1932

Gold Class

Winner
Jim Lippert
Green, KS 1967 Nova

Editors Choice Top 10

Patrick Grisby 1972 Camaro
Joseph Ramirez 1992 Camaro Z-28
Ron Elliott 1955 Bel Air Gasser
Hedrick Horton 1957
Rudy Ortiz 1969 Chevelle
Danny Andries 1960 Pickup
Ronny Boldt 1964 Chevelle
Raymond St. Julian 1966 Nova
Valentin J. Coronato 1987 Monte Carlo
Justin Smith 1967 Camaro

ISCA Award
David & Cassie Milam
1965 Corvette

Best of Awards

Best Big Car
Danny Licatino 1965

Best Camaro
Patrick Grigsey 1972

Best Chevelle
Jorge Limon 1967

Best Corvette
David & Cassie Milam 1965

Best Conversion
Keith Gallaher 1952

Best Open
James Wakins 1963

Best Early Chevy
Jerome Kelly 1959

Best 55,56,57
Sonny Bennett 1955

Best Monte Carlo
Daniel Mantes 1971

Best Nova
Raymond St. Julian 1966

Best Pro Street/Engineered
Ronny Boldt 1964

Best Truck
Joey Dupree 1977

Award of Excellence
Juston Smith 1967

Best of Show
Jim Lippert 1967

 

DRAG RACE RESULTS

DriveDuracell.com Bracket 1
Winner Hunter Patton Highlands, TX Dragster
Runner Up Taylor Blackwell Highlands, TX 62 Corvette

Bracket 2
Winner Tim “Coach” Ray Houston, TX 02 Z28
Runner Up Matt Exner Baytown, TX 69 Mercury

Corvette 1
Winner Chuck Hoekstra Houston, TX 1989
Runner Up Ron Davis Cypress, TX 2009

Corvette 2
Winner O Cliff Elliott Aransas Pass, TX 2011
Runner Up Art Tepper Spring, TX 2010

D.O.T.
Winner Devin Belluomini Santa Fe, TX 1972 Chevy
Runner Up Jonathan Womack Houston, TX 76 Camaro

SMITH WINS PRO MOD TITLE AT ANNUAL DIEFFENBACH SUPER CHEVY SHOW PRESENTED BY CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE

October 7, 2014 by  
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ROCKINGHAM – Reigning NHRA World Champion Rickie Smith drove his nitrous oxide-boosted 2013 Chevy Camaro past the 1968 Camaro of No. 1 qualifier Matt Suite in the final round Sunday to win the Pro Modified championship at the Dieffenbach Super Chevy Show presented by Chevrolet Performance and the Richmond County Tourism Authority at Rockingham Dragway.

Smith, the veteran from King, N.C., who won two IHRA Super Modified titles and five Pro Stock titles before making the switch to Pro Mod, saved his best for last Sunday, covering the eighth mile course in 3.937 seconds at 194.24 miles per hour on a solo pass when his opponent, Matt Suite from Hughesville, Md., was unable to repair his Steve Vick owned machine after damaging the engine in the semi-finals.

In addition to celebrating all things General Motors, the three-day event also featured Danny O’Day and the “world’s fastest wheelstander,” Rockingham resident Terry Rosberg and “American Thunder,” the word’s only jet-powered 1941 Willys coupe, and the Gear Jammers circuit.

Terry Rosberg

Terry Rosberg

Lee Desist and Art Laselle, both of Fayetteville, swept the bracket titles Sunday after cold weather forced track owner Steve Earwood to suspend racing Saturday night and split the money between those still in competition.

Desist drove his 1967 Camaro past the Chevy Luv truck of Eddie Key of Red Springs to claim Top Eliminator Sunday and Laselle turned back Clayton Roberts of Willow Springs to win Footbrake.

The girls ruled in Jr. Dragster with Kimberly Dawn Messer of Four Oaks winning Sunday after Lauren Edwards of Maysville prevailed on Saturday. Justin West of Dunn beat Samantha Thomas of Fairmont to win the D.O.T. title and Tim Mortin of Fort Mill, S.C., was unopposed in the Gen 5 class.

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ROCKINGHAM – Results from the annual Dieffenbach Super Chevy Show presented by Chevrolet Performance Saturday and Sunday at Rockingham Dragway:

PRO MOD
Qualifying – 1. Matt Suite, Hughesville, Md., 1968 Chevy Camaro, 3.914, 180.07 mph; 2. Rickie Smith, King, N.C., 2013 Chevy Camaro, 3.977, 188.91 mph; 3. Jeff Blasi, Clayton, N.C., 1963 Chevy Corvette, 4.061, 188.91 mph; 4. Brian Tachmen, Virginia Beach, Va., 1957 Chevy, 4.203, 173.43 mph; 5. Danny Perry, Sims, N.C., 4.487, 123.23 mph.

Round 1 – Jeff Blasi, Clayton, N.C., 1963 Chevy Corvette, 4.060, 187.42 miles per hour, def. Brian Teachman, Virginia Beach, Va., 1957 Chevy Bel Air, 11.491, 56.41 mph; Rickie Smith, King, N.C., 2013 Chevy Camaro, 3.924, 195.31 mph, def. Danny Perry, Sims, N.C., 2013 Chevy Camaro, 4.694, 127.57 mph; Matt Suite, Hughesville, Md., 1968 Chevy Camaro, 4.023, 188.54 mph, def. Brian Teachman #2, Virginia Beach, Va., NA, 4.070, 177.14 mph.

Semifinals – Smith, 3.994, 193.24 mph, def. Blazi, crossed the center-line and no time recorded; Suite, bye.

FINAL – Rickie Smith, King, N.C., 2013 Chevy Camaro, 3.937, 194.24 mph, def
Matt Suite, Hughesville, Md., 1968 Chevy Camaro, no time, no speed.

Ricky Smith

Ricky Smith

Matt Suite

Matt Suite

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY DRIVE DURACELL.COM TOP ELIMINATOR

Lee Desist

Lee Desist

Round 6 – Eddie Key, Red Springs, 1976 Chevy Luv truck, 5.885 on a 5.890, 114.77 mph, def. Eric Thomas, Fairmont, 1967 Camaro, foul; Lee Desist, Fayetteville, 1967 Camaro, 6.171 on a 6.170, 110.38 mph, def. Michael Smith, Riegelwood, 5.577, 123.27 mph; Richard Alford Jr., Raleigh, 6.586 on a 6.580, 97.05 mph, def. Bobby Hardee, Mullins, S.C., 1969 Nova, 6.437 breakout on a 6.440, 105.17 mph; Greg Parrish, Selma, 1986 Firebird, 6.208 on a 6.190, 110.29 mph, def. Shawn Carpenter, Elm City, foul.

Semifinals – Key, 5.895 on a 5.880, 112.66 mph, def. Alford, 6.554 breakout on a 6.570, 100.56 mph; Desist, 6.191 on a 6.170, 106.90 mph, def. Parrish, 6.219 on a 6.200, 110.26 mph.

FINAL – Lee Desist, Fayetteville, 1967 Camaro, 6.176 on a 6.170, 107.11 mph, def. Eddie Key, Red Springs, 1976 Chevy Luv truck, 5.889 on a 5.880, 114.84 mph.

 

SATURDAY TOP ELIMINATOR
Money split between 15 drivers still in competition – Ronnie Eyring, Glen Burnie, 1982 Camaro; Jarrett Creech, Selma; Johnny Dublin, Wingate, 1927 Ford roadster; Ronnie Odom, Wilmington, 1955 Chevy; Tony Self, Rockingham, 1972 Nova; Georgia Thomas, Lumberton; Eddie Key, Red Springs, 1976 Luv truck; Joey Lucas, Pittsboro; Brent Alford, Raleigh; Eric Thomas, Fairmont, 1967 Camaro; Eric Aman, Clinton; Kenny Ward, Loris, S.C.; Doug Carlisle, Pikeville, 1970 Nova; Dean Phillips, Burlington, 1967 Chevy II; Bill Eyring, Lillington, 1955 Chevy.

 

Art LaSalle

Art LaSalle

SUNDAY FOOTBRAKE
Round 5 – Richard Synger, Dudley, 1972 Nova, 6.284 on a 6.280, 108.00 mph, def. Williams Roberts, Benson, 5.927 breakout on a 5.930, 115.99 mph; Derek Harris, Mcleansville, 6.447 on a 6.460, 105.37 mph, def. Eric Aman, Clinton, 1971 Vega, foul; Clayton Roberts, Willow Springs, 5.498 on a 5.490, 118.67 mph, def. Justin West, Dunn, 1969 Camaro, 7.827 on a 7.790, 81.34 mph; Art Laselle, Fayetteville, 5.781 on a 5.780, 118.29 mph, def. Donald Daniels, Godwin, 1981 Olds, foul; Johnny Sikes, Cordova, 1968 Nova, bye.

Round 6 – Laselle, 5.768 on a 5.780, 118.73 mph, def. Synger; Harris, 6.492 on a 6.470, 98.96 mph, def. Sikes, 6.683 breakout on a 6.710, 103.40 mph; Roberts, bye.

Semifinals – Roberts, 5.475 on a 5.480, 125.71 mph, def. Harris, foul; Laselle, bye.

FINAL – Art Laselle, Fayetteville, 5.791 on a 5.790, 115.43 mph, def. Clayton Roberts, Willow Springs, 5.471 breakout on a 5.480, 121.83 mph.

 

SATURDAY FOOTBRAKE
Money split between nine drivers still in competition – Art Laselle, Fayetteville; Mike Merritt, Wrightsville Beach, 1966 Chevy II; Richard Synger, Dudley, 1972 Nova; Greg Schramm, 1989 Malibu; Justin West, Dunn., 1969 Camaro; Ricky Bullock, Sanford, 1971 Nova; Eric Aman, Clinton, 1971 Vega; Bobby Marritt, Wilmington, 1967 Nova; Mark Soles, Riegelwood, 1988 Mustang.

 

Kmberly Dawn Messer

Kimberly Dawn Messer

SUNDAY JR. DRAGSTER
Round 4 – Breanne Wall, Kenly, 7.986 on a 7.920, 81.22 mph, def. Miranda Pankey, Oakboro, 8.943 on an 8.900, 71.63 mph; Logan Brown, Bishopville, S.C., 7.955 on a 7.920, 81.64 mph, def. Krisy Carol Messer, Four Oaks, foul; Kimberly Dawn Messer, Four Oaks, bye.

Semifinals – K.D. Messer, 7.956 on a 7.920, 78.02 mph, def. Wall, 7.990 on a 7.950, 81.46 mph; Brown, bye.

FINAL – Kimberly Dawn Messer, Four Oaks, 7.904 on a 7.910, 81.36 mph, def. Logan Brown, Bishopville, S.C., foul.

 

SATURDAY JR. DRAGSTER
Round 4 – Lauren Edwards, Maysville, 7.990 on a 7.950, 82.44 mph, def. Logan Brown, Bishopville, S.C., 8.128 on a 7.960, 79.55 mph; Chase Wagner, Willow Springs, 7.903 on a 7.940, 82.69 mph, def. Kristy Carol Messer, Four Oaks, foul; Kaylee Miller, Lancaster, S.C., bye.

Semifinals – Miller, 7.949 on a 7.910, 81.52 mph, def. Wagner, 7.883 breakout on a 7.910, 82.46 mph; Edwards, bye.

FINAL – Lauren Edwards, Maysville, 7.916 on a 7.920, 83.11 mph, def. Kaylee Miller, Lancaster, S.C., 7.926 breakout on a 7.930, 82.17 mph.

 

CAMAROGUYS GEN 5 CHALLENGE PRESENTED BY S&W RACE CARS
FINAL – Tim Martin, Fort Mill, S.C., unopposed.

 

DOT CLASS

Justin West

Justin West

Round 2 – Donald Barnes, Evergreen, 14.294 on a 14.220, 87.57 mph, def. Dan Aspenleiter, Wilmington, 1956 Chevy, 11.575 breakout on a 11.600, 114.06 mph; Jerry Cline, Mooresville, 1969 Camaro, 12.332 on a 12.250, 101.75 mph, def. Mike Merritt, Wrightsville Beach, 1966 Chevy II, 12.583 on a 12.510, 108.71 mph; Donald Daniels, Godwin, 1981 Olds, 11.268 on an 11.180, 118.30 mph, def. Ted Carter, Ellerbe, 11.048 on a 10.940, 121.35 mph; Justin West, Dunn, 1969 Camaro, bye; Samantha Thomas, Fairmont, 1970 Nova, bye; Ernest Matthews, Columbia, S.C., bye.

Round 3 – Barnes, 14.286 on a 14.250, 91.37 mph, def. Daniels, 11.229 breakout on an 11.230, 117.89 mph; West, 12.691 on a 12.540, 96.22 mph, def. Matthews, 13.823 on a 13.800, 100.58 mph; Thomas, 11.408 on an 11.450, 115.05 mph, def. Cline, foul.

Semifinals – West, 12.567 on a 12.530, 93.39 mph, def. Barnes, 14.291 on a 14.250, 90.54 mph; Thomas, bye.

FINAL – Justin West, Dunn, 1969 Camaro, 12.509 on a 12.540, 98.09 mph, def. Samatha Thomas, Fairmont, 1970 Nova, foul.

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SUNDAY CAR SHOW AWARDS

EDITORS TOP 10 SHOW CARS
Charlie Jefferies, Covington VA 1977 Camaro
Michael Tillet, Manteo NC 1985 Monte Carlo SS
Raymond Bleau, Fort Mill SC 1960 Brookwood Wagon
Lawton Limehouse, Ladson SC 1961 Corvette
Robert S. Perry, Columbia SC 1959 Apache Fleetside Truck
Steve Heath, Kinston NC 1968 Chevelle SS 354
Angela Naff, Smith Mountain Lake VA 2010 Camaro SS
Eddie Gramisu, Greensboro NC 1955 Bel Air
Jerry Miller, Rockingham NC 1957 Chevy 210
Buddy Bundy, Goldsboro NC 1968 Nova
EDITORS TOP 5 RACE CARS
Jeff Kasper, Fayetteville NC 1982 Camaro Z28
Tabitha Draughton, Fayetteville NC 1969 Camaro RS/SS
Rick & Terri Osburn, Appomatox VA 1938 Chevy Truck
Mark Soles, Delco NC 1971 Nova
Jared Bailey, West End NC 1957 Corvette
SPECIALTY AWARDS
OUTSTANDING PAINT: Scott Phillips, Indian Trail, NC 1957 Chevy 210
OUTSTANDING ENGINEERED: Billy Moose, Troutman NC 1962 Bel Air
OUTSTANDING INTERIOR: Viola Maness, Robbins NC 1955 Chevy
OUTSTANDING ENGINE: Jim Baylis, Lexington SC 1977 Corvette
OUTSTANDING WORKMANSHIP: Tre Mills, Auburn AL 1969 Camaro
OUTSTANDING STOCK: Wayne Fraiser, Stokesdale NC 1971 Truck
OUTSTANDING STREET: Terry Travis, Conover NC 1966 Nova
OUTSTANDING MODIFIED: Grady Love, Fayetteville NC 1950 3100 Truck
ISCA AWARD: David Stallings, Benson NC 1969 Camaro
JUDGED CLASSES
BIG CAR 1949 – 1989
STOCK WINNER: Michael Surrell, Fayetteville NC 1969 Caprice
MODIFIED WINNER: Raymond Bleau, Fort Mill SC 1960 Brookwood Wagon
CHEVELLE 1964-1967
STREET OUTSTANDING: Larry Sheppard, High Point NC 1966 Chevelle SS
STREET WINNER: Terry Powell, Fayetteville NC 1966 Chevelle SS 396
MODIFIED OUTSTANDING: Doug Seawell, Greensboro NC 1967 Chevelle SS
MODIFIED WINNER: William Shelley, Salisbury NC 1966 Chevelle
CHEVELLE 1968 & NEWER
STREET OUTSTANDING: Sandy Robinson, Rockingham NC 1969 Chevelle SS
STREET WINNER: Steve Heath, Kinston NC 1968 Chevelle SS 354
MODIFIED WINNER: Bernard Young, Prince Fredrick MD 1971 Chevelle
EL CAMINO
MODIFIED OUTSTANDING: Bubba Blakenship, Winnaton NC 1970 El Camino
MODIFIED WINNER: Jimmy Simmons, Greensboro NC 1968 El Camino
CONVERSION
STOCK WINNER: Chris Cooper, Matthews NC 2001 Pontiac Trans Am
EARLY MODIFIED OUTSTANDING: Larry Boan, Cherau SC 1924 Ford T-Bucket
EARLY MODIFIED WINNER: James Bulluck, Apex NC 1939 Ford 2 Door Sedan
LATE MODIFIED WINNER: Michael Tillett, Manteo NC 1985 Monte Carlo Buick MTR SS
OPEN
STREET WINNER: Ronal Geerhing II, Monroe NC 1976 Vega Wagon
MODIFIED WINNER: Ronald Geerhing, Monroe NC 1975 Monza Town Coupe
CAMARO 1967-1969
STOCK WINNER: Beth Taylor, Broadway NC 1968 Camaro 327
STREET OUTSTANDING: Loren Greene, Ramsaur NC 1969 Camaro
STREET WINNER: Chris Colliins, Trinity NC 1969 Camaro
MODIFIED WINNER: David Stallings, Benson NC 1969 Camaro
CAMARO 1970-1981
STREET OUTSTANDING: Donnie Hudson, Gibson NC 1973 Camaro
STREET WINNER: John Fox, Candor NC 1971 Camaro
MODIFIED OUTSTANDING: Judy Jefferies, Covington VA 1977 Camaro
MODIFIED WINNER: Gerald Kennedy, Butler PA 1970 Camaro
CAMARO 1982-1992
STREET OUTSTANDING: Russell Shumpert, Lexington SC 1991 Camaro Z28
STREET WINNER: Pattrick Warren, Staley NC 1988 Camaro
MODIFIED WINNER: Woody Corder, Randleman NC 1988 Camaro IROC Z28
CAMARO 1993-2002
STOCK WINNER: Paul Rocco, Randleman NC 2002 Camaro Special Service
STREET OUTSTANDING: Carl Ward, Waynesboro GA 1994 Camaro Z28
STREET WINNER: Sheldon Conover, Waxhaw NC 2002 Camaro SS 35th Anniversary
MODIFIED OUTSTANDING: Curtis Hubbard, SC 2002 Camaro
MODIFIED WINNER: Eric Ross, Wake Forest NC 2000 Camaro
CAMARO 2010 & NEWER
STOCK OUTSTANDING: Alan Bossie, Willow Springs NC 2013 Camaro ZL1
STOCK WINNER: Angela Naff & Stuart Thomas, Henry VA 2014 Camaro
STREET WINNER: Gregg Ferguson, Raleigh NC 2010 Camaro SS
MODIFIED WINNER: Angela Naff & Stuart Thomas, Henry VA 2010 Camaro
CORVETTE 1953-1967
STREET WINNER: Jeff Kanupp, Hickory NC 1962 Corvette
MODIFIED OUTSTANDING: Hubert Wright, Gibsonville NC 1962 Corvette
MODIFIED WINNER: Lawton Limehouse, Ladson SC 1961 Corvette
CORVETTE 1968-1996
STOCK WINNER: Joey Howell, 1969 Corvette
STREET OUTSTANDING: John Powell, Fayetteville NC 1969 Corvette
STREET WINNER: Jim Baylis, Lexington SC 1977 Corvette
CORVETTE 1997-2004
STOCK OUTSTANDING: Lee Lackey, Mooresville NC 2003 Corvette Z06
STOCK WINNER: Carl Smith, Stuart VA 2004 Corvette
STREET OUTSTANDING: Buddy Godwin, Sanford NC 2000 Corvette
STREET WINNER: Gene Dagenhart, Statesville NC 2002 Corvette
CORVETTE 2005 & NEWER
STOCK WINNER: Maurice Glunt, John’s Island SC 2012 Corvette Centennial
MODIFIED WINNER: Nervis Cook, Landover, MD 2006 Corvette
MONTE CARLO
STREET WINNER: John Quinn, Cory NC 2003 Monte Carlo
MODIFIED OUTSTANDING: Kenneth Lawson, Hamlet NC 1972 Monte Carlo
MODIFIED WINNER: Tommy Vane, Surfside Beach NC 1986 Monte Carlo SS
1955 – 1956 – 1957
STREET WINNER: Trey Miller, Rockingham NC 1957 210
1955 MODIFIED OUTSTANDING: Viola Maness, Robbins NC 1955
1955 MODIFIED WINNER: Eddie Gramisu, Greensboro NC 1955 Bel Air
1956-1957 MODIFIED OUTSTANDING: Randy Bray, Pelham NC 1957 210
1956-1957 MODIFIED WINNER: Benny Walters, Raeford NC 1957 Bel Air
NOVA 1962-1967
STREET OUTSTANDING: Jean Howard, Polkton NC 1966 Nova
STREET WINNER: Terry Travis, Conover NC 1966 Nova
MODIFIED WINNER: Gary Gardner, Eden NC 1967 Nova SS Coupe
NOVA 1968 & NEWER
STREET OUTSTANDING: David Hammond, Charlotte NC 1972 Nova
STREET WINNER: Buddy Bundy, Goldsboro NC 1968 Chevy II
MODIFIED OUTSTANDING: Delton Hubbard, Wallace NC 1972 Nova
MODIFIED WINNER: Don Myers, Pawley’s Island SC 1972 Nova
PRO ENGINEERED
MODIFIED OUTSTANDING: Donny Joe Holland, Dunn NC 1958 Yeoman Wagon
MODIFIED WINNER: Ron Davis, Kannapolis NC 1968 Camaro
TRUCK 1949-1952
MODIFIED OUTSTANDING: Tyler Manass, Robbins SC 1952 Truck
MODIFIED WINNER: Grady Love, Fayetteville NC 1950 3100
TRUCK 1949-1972
STOCK WINNER: Wayne Fratier, Stokedale NC 1971 Truck
STREET OUTSTANDING: Robert Perry, West Colombia SC 1959 Fleetside Shortbed
STREET WINNER: Kenneth Little, Marshville NC 1971 Cheyenne
MODIFIED OUTSTANDING: Robert Atkins, Raleigh NC 1953 Truck
MODIFIED WINNER: Junior Thompson, Greensboro NC 1971 C-10
TRUCK 1973-1987
STOCK WINNER: Angela Naff & Stuart Thomas, Henry VA 1990 SS 454 Truck
TRUCK 1988 & NEWER
STOCK OUTSTANDING: John Sinclair, Rockingham NC 1994 Truck
STOCK WINNER: John & Dave Pagen, Sanford NC 2013 Silverado
STREET WINNER: Charles Fowler, Laurel Hill NC 2006 Silverado
GOLD CLASS
STOCK: Tre Mills, Aubrun AL 1969 Camaro SS
MODIFIED: Billy Moose, Troutman NC 1962 Bel Air
BEST IN CLASS
BIG CAR: Raymond Bleau, Fort Mill SC 1960 Brookwood Wagon
CAMARO: David Stallings, Benson NC 1969 Camaro
CHEVELLE: Steve Heath, Kinston NC 1968 Chevelle
CORVETTE: Lawton Limehouse, Ladson SC 1961 Corvette
CONVERSION: Michael Tillett, Manteo NC 1985 Monte Carlo SS
OPEN: Ronald Geehring, Monroe NC 1975 Monza Towne Coupe
EL CAMINO: Jimmy Simmons, Greensboro NC 1968 El Camino
55-56-57: Benny Walters, Raeford NC 1957 Bel Air
MONTE CARLO: Tommy Vane, Surfside SC 1986 Monte Carlo
NOVA: Buddy Bundy, Goldsboro NC 1968 Chevy II
PRO ENGINEERED: Ron Davis, Kannapolis, NC 1968 Camaro
TRUCK: Wayne Fratier, Stokedale NC 1971 Truck
GOLD STOCK: Tre Mills, Auburn AL 1969 Camaro
GOLD MODIFIED: Billy Moose, Troutman NC 1962 Bel Air
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: Eddie Gramisu, Greensboro NC 1955 Bel Air
BEST IN SHOW: Billy Moose, Troutman NC 1962 Bel Air
CLUB PARTICIPATION: Triad Chevy Club, Greensboro NC

 

MANUFACTURERS SERIES RELEASES 2015 SCHEDULE AND WELCOMES TUCSON, ARIZONA TO LINEUP

October 1, 2014 by  
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MANUFACTURERS SERIES RELEASES 2015 SCHEDULE AND WELCOMES TUCSON, ARIZONA TO LINEUP

KANSAS CITY, Mo., (October 1, 2014) – Comprised of the premier national Chevrolet, Ford and Mopar branded competitive automotive events, the Manufacturers Series welcomes Tucson’s Southwestern International Raceway (SWIR) as the latest host track to join the Series schedule in 2015. The 110-acre drag racing facility located at the Pima County Fairgrounds will feature a spectacular car show, lightning-fast drag racing, manufacturers’ midway and swap meet for each of the “Big Three” American brands.

“Southwest International Raceway is proud to join the Manufacturers Series and we are looking forward to bringing the historic and popular Chevrolet event back to the state of Arizona after a long three-year absence. We are also excited to bring the national Fun Ford and Mega Mopar events to the state for the first time, giving Blue Oval and Mopar fans in the Southwest a venue to race and show-off their favorite brand vehicles,” said Alan Miller, SWIR General Manager.

Southwestern Int’l Raceway joins sister-tracks Palm Beach (March 27 – 29) and Memphis Int’l Raceways (April 10 – 12) in kicking-off the season as the third stop on the Manufacturers Chevy Series tour in 2015,  on May 1 – 3. In addition, SWIR will also host for the first time in Arizona, Fun Ford on Saturday, October 10, and Mega Mopar on Sunday, October 11, to round out their first season of Manufacturers Series events.

“The Manufacturers Chevy, Fun Ford and Mega Mopar Series have been successful events for our Memphis and Palm Beach facilities for years. With the acquisition of Southwestern International Raceway last year, we knew we wanted to add these events to the lineup of events in Tucson.  We look forward to bringing all three Series events to the race fans in Arizona,” said Jason Rittenberry, President & CEO, IRG Sports + Entertainment.

Rockingham Dragway will usher in the 2015 Manufacturers Fun Ford season, May 2 – 3, while Texas Motorplex will lead the way for Mega Mopar Series March 28. On October 17, Palm Beach Int’l Raceway will make history by hosting the first head-to-head Fun Ford vs. Mega Mopar showdown on October 17, giving fans a chance to cheer-on and represent their favorite brand in a family-friendly environment.

On May 16 – 17, Chevy fans will take over Texas Motorplex and Virginia Motorsports Park with a double-header event weekend, while Auto Club Famoso Raceway wraps up the 2015 season, November 7 – 8.

 

2015 SCHEDULES

MANUFACTURERS CHEVY SERIES

Palm Beach Int’l Raceway                March 27 – 29

Memphis Int’l Raceway                    April 10 – 12

Southwestern Int’l Raceway                        May 1 – 3

Texas Motorplex                               May 16 – 17

Virginia Motorsports Park                May 15 – 17

US 131 Motorsports Park                May 29 – 31

Maple Grove Raceway                      July 17 – 19

Bandimere Speedway                      August 14 – 15

Bristol Dragway                                 September 25 – 27

Rockingham Dragway                       October 9 – 11

Gateway Motorsports Park              October 9 – 11

Auto Club Famoso Raceway             November 7 – 8

 

MANUFACTURERS FUN FORD SERIES

Rockingham Dragway                       May 2 – 3

Virginia Motorsports Park                June 13 – 14

Bandimere Speedway                      June 14

US 131 Motorsports Park                July 12

Gateway Motorsports Park              July 24 – 25

Memphis Int’l Raceway                    August 28 – 29

Bristol Dragway                                 September 5

Maple Grove Raceway                      September 13

Auto Club Famoso Raceway             September 19 – 20

Southwestern Int’l Raceway                        October 10

Palm Beach Int’l Raceway                October 17

Texas Motorplex                               November 7

 

MANUFACTURERS MEGA MOPAR SERIES

Texas Motorplex                               March 28

Rockingham Dragway                       April 4

US 131 Motorsports Park                May 17

Maple Grove Raceway                      May 30

Bandimere Speedway                      May 31

Auto Club Famoso Raceway             June 27 – 28

Memphis Int’l Raceway                    July 31 – August 1

Virginia Motorsports Park                September 19 – 20

Southwestern Int’l Raceway                       October 11

Palm Beach Int’l Raceway                October 17

Schedules are subject to change. Visit www.mfgseries.com for the most current list.

 

About Manufacturers Series

Designed to offer something for everyone in a family atmosphere for the American “Big Three” automotive brand enthusiasts, the Manufacturers Chevy Show, Fun Ford and Mega Mopar Series are all members of the Manufacturers Series with 34 events in 2015. Each Manufacturers Series event is wholly owned by its respective host track and showcases a car show, drag racing, manufacturer’s midway, swap meet and car corral, as well as autocross at selected events. For more information or for the most current event schedules, visit: www.mfgseries.com

 

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Sara Griewing, Manufacturers Series Director

sgriewing@forwardsportsmarketing.com

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