UGLY FORECAST POSTPONES SATURDAY’S TEST & TUNE

With Thursday’s 100% prediction of rain for Saturday, The Rock has postponed the planned MXA Street Drags Test and Tune program to May 8.

The May 8 event, open to all vehicles, will start the warm weather schedule with gates opening at 4 pm and unlimited time runs held from 6 pm to 11 pm.

The car and truck for Sunday is on as scheduled from 11 am to 4pm.

The Rock will host the annual Apple Chill concert on Saturday, May 1, before returning to test and tune events on May 8, and 22, with the Modern Hemi Shootout on schedule for May 14-16.








DYLAN, CHRISTIAN MORRISON WIN IMPORT FACE-OFF TITLES

Annual Lifestyle Event Also Attracts More Than 300 Show Cars and Show Trucks


ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – It was a weekend full of Morrison Moments at Rockingham Dragway where Dylan Morrison won the All Motor Pro championship and Christian Morrison prevailed in the Front Wheel Drive Heads-Up class during the drag racing portion of the annual Import Face-Off event.



Part of a 40-event national series, the Rockingham stop attracted more than 300 show cars in addition to the 200 cars either racing for cash and titles or taking advantage of the opportunity to test on Rockingham’s high traction quarter mile. In addition, IFO featured a “crank-it-up” stereo sound competition, a burnout contest, 2 Step competition, DJs, music and models.
Dylan Morrison drove his 1993 Honda Civic past the ’93 Civic of Garner’s Devadia Riovo to win the All Motor title while Christian Morrison upset No. 1 qualifier Shawn Manyvong of Charlotte to win in Front Wheel Drive. Other winners included James Dean of Little River, S.C., who won in the Forced Induction Pro category, and Touchua Yang of Kannapolis, who prevailed in the dial-your-own bracket class.



In the car show competition Best Paint winner was Riptide Velostar, Best Engine Bay was won by Edward Lucene, Best Club Participation was Team Akatsuki, and Best Club Representation was Team Hybrid.



Best Civic was won by Johnny Villanova and Best Other Honda top award went to Sam Xiong.
Full results can be found at rockinghamdragway.com


ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Racing results from Sunday’s Import Face-Off event at Rockingham Dragway. Hometowns are North Carolina unless otherwise indicated. Results include reaction time, track time, finish line speed and, where applicable, target time:

ALL MOTOR PRO
Semifinals – Devadia Riovo, Garner, 1992 Honda Civic, .199, 10.311, 133.32 mph, def. Juan Tavares, Wilmington, 1994 Honda Civic, .411, 11.404, 94.30 mph; Dylan Morrison, Florence, S.C., 1993 Honda Civic, .470, 10.820, 126.79 mph, def. Jonathan Fuentes, Charlotte, 1995 Honda Civic, no time
FINAL – Dylan Morrison, Florence, S.C., 1993 Honda Civic, .132, 10586, 126.57 mph, def. Devadia Riovo, Garner, 1992 Honda Civic, foul.

FORCED INDUCTION PRO
Qualifying – 1. Vladimir Yevtushenko, Wilmington, 8.875, 170.15 mph; 2. James Dean, Little River, S.C., 1993 Honda Civic, 9.908, 144.38 mph.
Semifinals – Axel Rivera, Fayetteville, 2015 Nissan GT-R, .398, 9.274, 163.85 mph, def. Vladimir Yevtushenko, Wilmington, .213, 9.483, 163.75 mph; James Dean, Little River, S.C., 1993 Honda Civic, .248, 9.789, 143.49 mph, def. Justin Brasil, .806, 13.180, 105.09 mph.
FINAL – James Dean, Little River, S.C., 1993 Honda Civic, .048, 9.723, 144.26 mph, de. Axel Rivera, Fayetteville, 2015 Nissan GT-R, .299, 9.925, 155.74 mph.
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE HEADS UP
Qualifying – 1. Shawn Manyvong, Charlotte, 10.144, 132.78 mph; 2. John Finucan, 10.222, 144.75 mph.
Round 1 – Jerrad Dail, Chinquapin, 2004 Dodge Neon, .345, 10.280, 150.48 mph, def. Unknown #556, .206, 11.326, 133.41 mph; Unknown #611, .322, 12.460, 83.97 mph, def. Jorden Branch, Kannapolis, 1993 Honda Civic, .462, 12.338, 110.06 mph; John Finucan, Wilmington, 2005 Dodge Neon, .667, 10.263, 144.75 mph, defm Jose Samaniego, Jonesboro, Ga., 1992 Honda Civic, no time; Christian Morrison, Florence, S.C., .312, 10.437, 139.34 mph, def. Unknown #638, .635, 12.488, 133.16 mph; Shawn Manyvong, Charlotte, bye.
Round 2 – Manyvong, .083, 9.845, 141.43 mph, def. Dail, .169, 10.109, 147.89 mph; Morrison, .325, 10.300, 138.68 mph, def. Unknown #611, .211, 10.454, 136.80; Finucan, bye.
Semifinals – Manyvong, .157, 12.354, 74.58 mph, def. Finucan, no time; Morrison, bye.
FINAL – Christian Morrison, Florence, S.C., .402, 10.360, 141.52 mph, def. Shawn Manyvong, Charlotte, no time.

11.50 INDEX
Round 2 – Kennard Reynolds, Clemmons, .566, 12.096, 113.11 mph, def. Eric Joumo, Sanford, Nissan GT-R, .619, 11.481 breakout foul, 104.81 mph; Unknown #697, .883, 11.940, 94.88 mph, def. Darrin Sirols, Fayetteville, 2019 KIA Stinger, .677, 12.319, 120.67 mph; Matt Franks, West End, 2005 Mitsubishi Evolution, .151, 12.013, 118.65 mph, def. Erick Saravia, Charlotte, .252 11.930, 110.02 mph; Jesus Gullen, Charlotte, .317, 24.291, 47.86 mph, def. Houna Yang, Kannapolis, 1992 Honda Civic, 1.026, 31.113, no speed recorded.
Semifinals – Unknown #697, .537, 11.768, 104.71 mph, def. Franks, .386, 12.028, 119.58 mph; Reynolds, .507, 12.249, 113.08 mph, def. Gullen, .180, 13.343, 98.85 mph.
FINAL – Unknown #697, .605, 11.775, 96.67 mph, def. Kennard Reynolds, Clemmons, .588, 12.034, 113.69 mph.

BRACKET
Round 2 – Steven Loflin, Star, 1990 Honda CRX, .759, 16.771 on a 14.600, 80.12 mph, def. Michael Smith, Wilmington, 2008 Nissan, foul; Chue Vang, San Diego, Calif., 1989 Honda Civic, .226, 14.876 on a 13.200, 94.84 mph, def. Michael Vang, Stony Point, 1992 Honda, .483, 14.154 breakout on a 14.200, 102.74 mph; Uknown #618, .409, 13.046 on a 12.900, 104.91 mph, def. Unknown #560, .212, 15.633 on a 14.990, 90.84 mph; Touchua Yang, Kannapolis, bye.
Semifinals – Yang, .090, 13.249 on a 13.100, 87.92 mph, def. Unknown #618, .234, 12.958 on a 12.900, 105.67 mph; Vang, .151, 13.570 on a 13.200, 99.47 mph, def. Loflin, .547, 15.946 on a 14.600, 92.63 mph.
FINAL – Touchua Yang, Kannapolis, .130, 13.317 on a 13.100, 102.70 mph, def. Chue Vang, San Diego, Calif., 1989 Honda Civic, .233, 13.316 on a 13.200, 100.58 mph.

CAR SHOW RESULTS
Best Display Mr. Ronnie
Best Interior Rafail Aguiler
Best Engine Bay Edward Lucene
Best Club Representation Team Akatsuki
Best Club Participation Team Hybrid
Best Civic Johnny Villanova
Best Honda Sam Xiong
Best Acura Jesus Nazario
Best Mitsubishi Ismael Artege
Best Toyota Kenny Gomez
Best Scion Daniel Musgrove
Best Subaru Matthew Team Hybrid
Winner Euro Audio Lou McZariegos
Best Female Entry Hannah Mead
Best Luxury Geoff Turner
Best Exotic James White
Best Truck/SUV Kane Beard
FRS/BR Shamy Quintena








CAR AND TRUCK SHOW AWARD WINNERS FROM 30th ANNUAL GRIFFIN MOTORS MOPARS AT THE ROCK / Award Winners 30th Annual Griffin Motors MOPARS at The Rock


Editor’s Choice – Derrick Jenkins, Liberty NC ’68 Plymouth GTX
Best of Show Classis – Britt Rollins, Pageland, SC ’73 Challenger
Best of Show Truck – Stephanie Wolff, Sherrills Ford NC ’83 JEEP CJ-7
Best Club Participation – MOPARS of Fayetteville





SPECIAL INTEREST
Outstanding – Kevin Thompson, Sophia NC ’77 Aspen
Winner – Thomas Childers, Mooresville NC ’07 Charger
TRUCK – Under 2000
Outstanding – Sam Spivey, Thomasville NC ‘78 Dodge
Winner – John Crocker, Clover SC ’78 Dodge
TRUCK – 2001 & Up
Outstanding – Douglas Trom, Eden NC ’03 RAM
Winner – Samantha Ortiz, Raeford NC ’19 RAM
A BODY STOCK
Outstanding – Tony Peacock, Waxhaw NC ’69 Dodge GTS
Winner – Tom Rich, Randleman NC ’70 Dodge Dart
A BODY MODIFIED
Winner – Tonya Hayes, Rougemont NC ’65 Dodge Dart
B BODY STOCK
Outstanding - Craig Johnson, Troy NC ’64 Plymouth Savoy
Winner – David Camp;bell, West Columbia SC ’69 Plymouth GTX
B BODY MODIFIED
Outstanding – Harold Brantham, Blythewood SC ’69 Dodge Charger
Winner – Derrick Jenkins, Liberty NC ’68 Plymouth GTX
C BODY STOCK
Winner – Ray and Lydia Spires, St. Mathews SC ’68 Chrysler Newport
Outstanding - Brian Keller, Cleveland NC 2019 Challenger
LA Body MODIFIED
Outstanding – Dennis Smith, Charlotte NC 2015 Challenger
Winner – Shamrock, Conway SC 2015 Challenger
LA BODY STOCK
Outstanding – Brian Keller, Cleveland NC 2019 Challenger
Winner – Andy Cheney, Monroe NC 2018 Challenger
LC BODY STOCK
Outstanding – David Price, Fayetteville NC 2013 Challenger
Winner – Ron Hinson, Greensboro NC 2009 Challenger
LC BODY MODIFIED
Outstanding – Russell Rauhauser, King NC 2010 Challenger
Winner – Lilach Jackson, Wilmington NC 2010 Challenger
LD STOCK
Outstanding – Brandy White, Simpsonville SC 2020 Charger
Winner – Michael Bradshaw, Concord NC 2020 Charger
LD MODIFIED
Outstanding – Patrick Ammons, Conway SC 2016 Charger
Winner – Vincent Ortiz, Raeford NC 2019 Charger
LX STOCK
Winner – Gale Shafer, Wilson NC 2010 Charger
LX MODIFIED
Winner – Mark Grant, Granite Falls NC 2009 Chrysler 300
E BODY STOCK
Outstanding – Teresa Barfield, Charlotte NC ’72 Cuda
Winner – Glenn Tant, Raleigh NC ’70 Challenger
E BODY MODIFIED
Outstanding - Kevin Glassceck, Stoneville NC ’70 Challenger
Winner – Britt Rollins, Pageland SC ’73 Challenger
DAKOTA/DURANGO
Outstanding – Leana McClintock, Fayetteville NC ’20 Durango
Winner – Jerry Clayton, Fayetteville NC ’86 Dakota
JEEP
Outstanding – Nat Wolff, Sherrills Ford NC ’79 CJ-7
Winner – Stephanie Wolff, Sherrills Ford NC ’83 CJ-7
ANTIQUE
Outstanding – Andy Woodruff, Sanford NC ’26 Chrysler
Winner – Danny Mitterkaedt, Greensboro NC ’49 Plymouth
AMC STOCK
Winner – Harry Failing, Rockingham NC ’71 AMX




KEITH, BRANTLEY, LOCKLEAR WIN 30TH MOPARS AT THE ROCK
Jones Repeats in Charger Shootout; Rosberg Wins Jet Dragster Exhibition Race

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Joshua Jones of Kannapolis repeated in the Charger Shootout, Clifton Keith of Ruby, S.C., was the winner in the companion Challenger Shootout, James Brantley Jr. of Richburg, S.C., prevailed in the Top ET/Footbrake bracket and Sanford’s Kevin Locklear won the Trophy class during Rockingham Dragway’s 30th annual MOPARS at The Rock event presented by Griffin Motors.

Jason Sisk of Culpepper, Va., drove his 1968 hemi-Barracuda to an eighth-mile best of 5.292 seconds at 132.88 miles per hour to emerge as the unofficial winner of the Super Stock Hemi Exhibition and Rockingham’s “Turbine Terry” Rosberg used a starting line advantage to get the best of Dawn Perdue and “Wicked Sinsations” in the winner-take-all jet car exhibition.
Although Perdue had the quickest quarter mile time of the event at 5.347 seconds, Rosberg won the feature while pushing his “American Thunder entry to top speed of the meet at 290.82 miles per hour.

Defending champion Barry Nall of Eagle Springs was ousted in the third round of the Combo bracket event in which Top ET and Footbrake cars ran separately until only eight drivers remained in competition. Brantley ultimately hoisted to winner’s check due in no small part to his starting line expertise.

His reaction times in the final five rounds were .036, .015, .016, .013. and .015 although he got a free ride in the final round when Kerry Booth of Creedmoor was guilty of a .005 of a second foul start.

Driving the same 2019 Charger in which he won a year ago, Jones this time prevailed in a double breakout final with Charlotte’s Greg Donaldson who squandered a sizeable starting line advantage when he went under his target number by .058 on a second. Jones also was under his target, but by only .011.

Keith drove his 2018 Challenger past the 2019 Hellcat of Mike Brice of Mt. Holly in the other Shootout finale after Brice had taken out defending champ Joshua Gibson of McColl, S.C., in the previous round.



ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Results from the 30th annual MOPARS at The Rock all-Dodge/Chrysler/Plymouth/RAM/Jeep car show and drag race at Rockingham Dragway presented by Griffin Motors:

SUPER STOCK HEMI EXHIBITION
Round 1 – Jason Sisk, Culpepper, Va., 1968 Plymouth Barracuda, .154, 5.292, 132.88 mph, def. David Crosswhite, Meadowview, Va,, 1968 Dodge Dart, . 040, 5.499, 122.92 mph; Terry Earwood, Deland, Fla., 1968 Plymouth Barracuda, .372, 6.052, 109.56 mph, def. Mike Nelson, Fayetteville, foul.
Round 2 – Crosswhite, .024, 5.481, 127.32 mph, def. Nelson, foul; Sisk, .146, 5.654, 109.17 mph, def. Earwood, foul.

JET DRAGSTER EXHIBITION
Round one (single runs) – “Turbine Terry” Rosberg, “American Thunder” jet,
5.444 seconds, 290.57 mph; Dawn Perdue, “Wicked Sinsations” jet, 5.347, 287.90 mph.
FINAL – Terry Rosberg, Rockingham, .119, 5.442, 290.82 mph, def. Dawn Perdue, Oxford, Pa., .284, 5.421, 269.51 mph.

MOPAR BRACKET CHAMPIONSHIP
Round 3 (Top ET) – Mark Dudley, Winston-Salem, 1970 Dodge Dart, .010, 6.322 on a 6.270, 105.53 mph, def. Zach Pennington, Lexington, S.C., 1970 Dodge Dart Swinger, .046, 6.278 on a 6.250, 104.63 mph; Kerry Booth, Creedmoor, 1983 Dodge Charger, .031, 5.766 on a 5.500, 100.10 mph, def. Barry Nall, Eagle Springs, 1968 Plymouth Barracuda, .013, 8.364 on a 5.790, 54.18 mph; James Brantley Jr., Richburg, S.C., 1973 Plymouth Duster, .036, 6.597 on a 6.550, 102.36 mph, def. Joe Hartsell, Stanfield, 1973 Plymouth Duster, .063, 5.523 on a 5.480, 123.19 mph; Charles Davis, Fayetteville, 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, .023, 7.431 on a 7.410, 90.22 mph, def. Kevin Locklear, Sanford, 1971 Plymouth Duster, .223, 6.416 breakout on a 6.470, 102.77 mph; Vick Helms, Catawba, S.C., 1972 Plymouth Duster, bye.
Round 4 – Booth, .016, 5.540 on a 5.520, 122.85 mph, def. Davis, .030, 7.462 on a 7.410, 89.17 mph; Brantley, .015, 6.589 on a 6.550, 102.14 mph, def. Helms, .080, 6.586 on a 6.540, 102.05 mph; Dudley, bye.
Round 5 (Top ET plus Footbrake qualifiers) – Booth, .003, 5.512 on a 5.520, 128.31 mph, def. Art Laselle, Fayetteville, 1979 Plymouth, foul; Brantley, .016, 6.571 on a 6.580, 99.87 mph, def. George Page, Stanfield, 1972 Plymouth Duster, .040, 6.740 breakout on a 6.750, 100.79 mph; Dudley, .012, 6.286 on a 6.280, 108.57 mph, def. Tommy Dix, .152, 5.957 breakout on a 6.100, 112.25 mph; Laura Glasscock, Keysville, Va., 1971 Dodge Challenger, .037, 6.327 on a 6.320, 107.33 mph, def. Pope Sellers, Byron, Ga., 1964 Dodge Dart, .067, 6.921 on a 6.910, 97.47 mph.
Semifinals – Brantley, .013, 6.570 on a 6.560, 101.83 mph, def. Dudley, .008, no time; Booth, .075, 5.520 on a 5.510, 128.36 mph, def. Glasscock, .007, 6.318 breakout on a 6.320, 108.37 mph.
FINAL – James Brantley Jr., Richburg, S.C., 1973 Plymouth Duster, .015, 6.663 on a 6.560, 102.23 mph, def. Kerry Booth, Creedmoor,1983 Dodge Charger, foul (-.005), 5.516 on a 5.510, 128.42 mph.

CHALLENGER SHOOTOUT
Round 2 – Joshua Gibson, McColl, S.C., 2016 Challenger, .058, 12.132 on a 12.030, 112.21 mph, def. Unknown #499, .199, 11.665 breakout on an 11.720, 115.63 mph; Philip Scott Kimrey, Indian Trail, 2020 Challenger, .354, 11.573 on a 10.900, 126.54 mph, def. Misty Kimrey, Indian Trail, 2017 Hellcat, .402, 12.609 breakout on a 12.800, 118.37 mph; Julian Heitz, Lincolnton, 2019 Challenger, .107, 11.460 on an 11.430, 112.57 mph, def. Alfonzo Watkins, Southern Pines, 2019 Challenger, .163, 13.327 on a 13.300, 102.68 mph; Brian Corsonaro, Seagrove, 2019 Challenger, .121, 12.186 on a 12.100, 114.17 mph, def. Turk Bates, 2018 Demon, .351, 10.694 breakout on a 10.800, 133.99 mph; Clifton Keith, Ruby, S.C., 2018 Challenger, .088, 9.906 on a 9.900, 133.74 mph, def. Howard Stewart, Godwin, .186, 12.986 on a 12.700, 97.81 mph; Jerry Mason, Florence, S.C., 2009 Challenger, .085, 11.220 on a 10.310, 126.35 mph, def. Jordon Taylor, Oxford, 2020 Challenger, .729, 12.163 breakout on a 12.300, 112.48 mph; Mike Brice, Mt. Holly, 2019 Hellcat, .068, 9.713 on a 9.750, 135.40 mph, def. Dan Leonard, Waxshaw, 2019 Challenger, foul.
Round 3 – Keith, .063, 10.601 on a 9.890, 101.68 mph, def. Corsonaro, .678, 12.485 on an 11.900, 112.75 mph; Heitz, .184, 11.427 on an 11.380, 118.89 mph, def. Mason, .166, 10.331 breakout on a 10.350, 127.59 mph; Brice, .308, 10.050 on a 9.650, 140.94 mph, def. Leonard, foul; Gibson, bye.
Semifinals – Brice, .142, 9.918 on a 9.650, 140.66 mph, def. Gibson, .085, 12.002 breakout on a 12.020, 113.52 mph; Keith, .194, 9.919 on a 9.890, 133.24 mph, def. Heitz, .350, 11.454 on an 11.380, 118.72 mph.
FINAL – Clifton Keith, Ruby, S.C., 2018 Challenger, .116, 10.054 on a 9.890, 133.59 mph, def. Mike Brice, Mt. Holly, 2019 Hellcat, .325, 9.914 on a 9.850, 139.03 mph.

CHARGER SHOOTOUT
Round 2 – Jose Rinck, Lincolnton, 2019 Charger, .307, 11.015 on a 10.900, 123.77 mph, def. Unknown #00, .209, 12.037 breakout on a 12.420, 111.56 mph; Joshua Jones, Kannapolis, 2019 Charger, .124, 11.853 on an 11.780, 109.69 mph, def. Unknown #766, .080, 10.108 on a 9.890, 140.12 mph; Greg Donaldson, Charlotte, 2016 Charger, bye.
Semifinals – Donaldson, .067, 11.719 on an 11.600, 108.19 mph, def. Rinck, .429, 11.016 on a 10.990, 123.28 mph; Jones, bye.
FINAL – Joshua Jones, Kannapolis, 2019 Charger, .217, 11.829 on an 11.840, 115.65 mph, def. Greg Donaldson, Charlotte, 2016 Charger, .103, 11.742 breakout on an 11.800, 101.04 mph.

TROPHY
Round 4 – Thurman Warren, Dunn, RAM truck, .112, 14.252 on a 14.200, 89.19 mph, def. Unknown #510, .127, 13.001 on a 12.700, 103.21 mph; Unknown #69B, .084, 15.474 on a 15.430, 83.00 mph, def. Daniel Furr, Salisbury, 1969 Dodge Coronet, .119, 14.485 on a 14.450, 92.80 mph; Holly Smith, Rocky Mount, Dodge Ram truck, .113, 17.168 on a 17.130, 74.69 mph def. Jose Rinck, Lincolnton, 2019 Dodge Charger, .342, 11.040 on a 10.990, 123.80 mph; Kevin Locklear, Sanford, 1971 Plymouth Duster, .003, 12.486 on a 12.800, 107.21 mph, def. Jeff Minnick, Delta, foul.
Semifinals – Thurman Warren, Dunn, RAM truck, .092, 14.335 on a 14.200, 95.40 mph, def. Unknown #69B, .042, 15.403 breakout on a 15.430, 84.16 mph; Locklear, .058, 12.728 on a 12.750, 89.45 mph, def. Smith, .116, 17.068 breakout on a 17.100, 80.69 mph.
FINAL – Kevin Locklear, Sanford, 1971 Plymouth Duster, .034, 12.775 on a 12.750, 93.41 mph, def. Thurman Warren, Dunn, RAM truck #52, .052, 14.267 on a 14.250, 91.41 mph.