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PETTY’S 1960s DRAG RACE CAR ON DISPLAY ON MARCH 31
Plymouth Will Share Spotlight with ‘The King’s’ New Era 2017 Hellcat Challenger


 
ROCKINGHAM – Few racers have had a stronger connection to the sandhills area than has Richard Petty, the Hall of Fame legend whose shop is just an hour’s drive from Rockingham Dragway, maybe 30 minutes if you drive at the speed at which “The King” won his record 200 NASCAR events.
 
However, few know that during a feud with the France family, “King Richard” briefly turned his attention to drag racing with a “43 Jr.” Plymouth that he drove in the NHRA series in the late 1960s.
 
That car, along with Petty’s current ride, a 2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat, will be on display at Griffin Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep in Hamlet starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 31 as a precursor to Rockingham’s 26th annual Mopars at the Rock race on April 1.
 
Mopar, Petty and performance have strong spring ties not just to Rockingham Dragway, but to the speedway that sits across the street on U.S. Highway 1. 
 
It was there that Petty won 11 NASCAR Winston Cup events, seven of them in the spring, all of them in cars bearing the familiar Petty blue-and-red paint and the number 43; most of them Dodges and Plymouths.
 
In addition to Richard’s success, son Kyle secured three of his eight career wins at Rockingham, the last in 1992.
 
“The Pettys did so much for racing not just in the Carolinas but nationwide,” said Rockingham Dragway owner Steve Earwood, “but not many people know about Richard’s drag racing career.  In addition to racing himself with the ‘43 Jr.’ car, he and his brother Maurice also helped Roy Hill in his Pro Stock career.  Roy even ran the Petty blue-and-red paint for a while.”
 
Not surprisingly, then, Hill now runs his Roy Hill’s Drag Racing School from Rockingham Dragway. 
 
While Petty’s drag racing Plymouth remains a conversation piece, competitively it would be no match for the early model Dodges and Plymouths competing in Saturday’s Hemi Shootout, the performance highlight of the event which is exclusive to Mopars, past and present.
In addition to the eight-car Hemi Shootout, there will be a Challenge Shootout, a Charger Shootout and a Viper Shootout; an all-Mopar bracket race with Pro ET and Footbrake cars separated for the opening rounds plus a Trophy Class.  The car and truck show will determine “Best in Category” plus special awards for “Best in Show” and “Best Truck” along with the “Editor’s Choice” award.
 
Gates open at 9 a.m. Saturday for spectators.  Adult general admission tickets are $20 with children under 12 free when accompanied by a ticketed adult.  Parking is free in Rockingham’s main lot.



ZEPP, PALMER AMONG JR. DRAGSTER WINNERS AT ROCKINGHAM
Madi Pennington, Peterson Also Claim Titles at Fourth Southeastern Spring Nationals



ROCKINGHAM – Drag racing’s next generation was center stage Saturday at Rockingham Dragway where drivers from five states including Bailie Zepp of Hanover, Pa., Landon Palmer of Scottsville, Va., Samuel Peterson of Richlands, Mich., and Madi Pennington of Lexington, S.C., shared the winners’ circle in the fourth annual Southeastern Jr. Dragster Spring Nationals.

Racing against an approaching winter cold front as well as against each other, young drivers took home a total of $6,700 in prize money during the rapid-fire event that packed two days of racing into one.

For Zepp, who won what would have been the scheduled Saturday race in Top Jr. Dragster, it was her second victory in two weeks on Rockingham’s high traction surface. She tuned up for the Spring Nationals by winning one of the two Jr. titles at last week’s traditional Free Entry Race.

Zepp edged Logan Brown of Bishopville, S.C., in the final round when Brown was guilty of a breakout foul by a scant .006 of a second.

The other Top Jr. title went to Palmer, who claimed a double breakout victory over Clayton’s Kaylee Creech in the final round. Palmer went under his target by .007 of a second while Creech was .017 under hers.

Pennington, whose brother Zach was a Jr. winner at the Free Entry Race, claimed one of the two Pro Jr. titles, forcing Rowland’s Hayden Dial into a final round breakout that enabled her to win the same race in which she was runner-up at year ago.

Also winning in Pro Jr. was Peterson, son of former IHRA Pro Mod standout Jason Peterson and a former PDRA Jr. winner at The Rock. Although he beat Mocksville’s Noah Cornatzer in the final, Peterson’s biggest win en route to the title came in the fourth round when he beat Zepp. She, in turn, beat him on the way to her big payday.


ROCKINGHAM – Results from Saturday’s fourth annual Southeastern Jr. Dragster Spring Nationals at Rockingham Dragway (all hometowns are North Carolina unless otherwise stipulated):

TOP JR. DRAGSTER SUNDAY
Round 5 – Landon Palmer, Scottsville, Va., .046, 7.906 on a 7.900, 82.11 mph, def. Bailie Zepp, Hanover, Pa., .077, 7.927 on a 7.900, 80.03 mph; Kaylee Creech, Clayton, .011, 7.994 on an 8.000, 81.30 mph, def. Haley Lotts, Waynesboro, Va., .027, 7.911 breakout on a 7.920, 82.10 mph; Kimberly Messer, Four Oaks, .009, 7.901 on a 7.900, 80.05 mph, def. Samuel Peterson, Richlands, Mich., .008, 8.106 on an 8.100, 80.22 mph.
Semifinals – Palmer, .051, 7.901 on a 7.900, 82.75 mph, def. Messer, .001, 7.953 on a 7.900, 80.05 mph; Creech, bye.
FINAL – Landon Palmer, Scottsville, Va., .047, 7.893 on a 7.900, 82.35 mph, def. Kaylee Creech, Clayton, .067, 7.953 breakout on a 7.970, 82.19 mph.

TOP JR. DRAGSTER SATURDAY
Round 4 – Logan Brown, Bishopville, S.C., .032, 7.975 on a 7.920, 82.04 mph, def. Breanna Gleason, Huntsville, Ala., .134, 10.115 on a 9.900, 68.76 mph; Ryan Ely, Mont Alto, Pa., .019, 7.963 on a 7.900, 82.42 mph, def. Zach Pennington, Lexington, S.C., .041, 7.946 on a 7.900, 79.84 mph; Landon Palmer, Scottsville, Va., .082, 7.917 on a 7.900, 79.69 mph, def. Blaine Bragg, Guyton, Ga., .104, 7.948 on a 7.900, 82.49 mph; Samuel Peterson, Richlands, Mich., .065, 8.155 on an 8.140, 76.39 mph, def. Kaylee Creech, Clayton, .153, 8.005 on a 7.980, 81.73 mph; Kimberly Messer, Four Oaks, .083, 7.875 on a 7.900, 82.55 mph, def. Hayden Dial, Rowland, foul; Bailie Zepp, Hanover, Pa., bye.
Round 5 – Peterson, .056, 8.107 on an 8.120, 80.10 mph, def. Palmer, .071, 7.871 breakout on a 7.900, 82.41 mph; Zepp, .051, 7.916 on a 7.900, 79.10 mph, def. Ely, .076, 7.917 breakout on a 7.950, 82.55 mph; Brown, .033, 7.979 on a 7.960, 79.62 mph, def. Messer, .088, 7.901 on a 7.900, 82.35 mph.
Semifinals – Zepp, .001, 7.912 on a 7.910, 79.61 mph, def. Peterson, .086, 8.157 on an 8.100, 73.90 mph; Brown, bye.
FINAL – Bailie Zepp, Hanover, Pa., .065, 7.926 on a 7.910, 80.16 mph, def. Logan Brown, Bishopville, S.C., .054, 7.984 breakout on a 7.990, 81.89 mph.

PRO JR. DRAGSTER SUNDAY (7.90 target)
Round 3 – Cam Garrett, Woodruff, S.C., .090, 7.864, 82.86 mph, def. Landon Palmer, Scottsville, Va., foul; Hayden Dial, Rowland, .068, 7.900, 81.85 mph, def. Noah Cornatzer, Mocksville, .071, 7.892 breakout, 81.94 mph; Madi Pennington, Lexington, S.C., .049, 7.915, 82.11 mph, def. Cameron Gibson, Chaptice, Md., .083, 7.916, 82.83 mph; Hannah Bilton, Orangeburg, S.C., .031, 7.890, 81.96 mph, def. Tucker Creech, Clayton, foul; Kimberly Messer, Four Oaks, .054, 7.891, 81.77 mph, def. Samuel Peterson, Richlands, Mich., .058, 7.885 breakout, 82.58 mph.
Round 4 – Dial, .043, 7.929, 81.87 mph, def. Messer, foul; Bilton, .019, 7.982, 79.16 mph, def. Garrett, .031, 7.973, 80.29 mph; M. Pennington, bye.
Semifinals – M. Pennington, .018, 7.885, 82.27 mph, def. Bilton, .046, 7.879 breakout, 80.92 mph; Dial, bye.
FINAL – Madi Pennington, Lexington, S.C., .019, 7.906, 82.23 mph, def. Hayden Dial, Rowland, .099, 7.868 breakout, 82.26 mph.

PRO JR. DRAGSTER SATURDAY (7.90 target)
Round 3 – Kristen Brady, Liberty, .016, 8.097, 78.82 mph, def. Nicholes Speer, West Columbia, S.C., .084, 8.037, 74.88 mph; Bailie Zepp, Hanover, Pa., .033, 7.913, 79.96 mph, def. Cameron Gibson, Chaptice, Md., .026, 7.962, 81.96 mph; Samuel Peterson, Richlands, Mich., .032, 7.912, 81.50 mph, def. Landon Palmer, Scottsville, Va., .063, 7.885 breakout, 82.65 mph; Zach Pennington, Lexington, S.C., .013, 7.879, 79.78 mph, def. Kimberly Messer, Four Oaks, .024, 7.870 breakout, 82.30 mph; Noah Cornatzer, Mocksville, .060, 7.907, 81.23 mph, def. Haley Lotts, Waynesboro, Va., .061, 7.916, 82.14 mph; Makala Stevens, Lexington, S.C., .011, 7.875, 80.95 mph, def. Tucker Creech, Clayton, .024, 7.861 breakout, 81.90 mph; Branch Howard, Columbia, S.C., .097, 7.946, 82.61 mph, def. Marissa Bickford, Concord, foul.
Round 4 – Cornatzer, .045, 7.959, 80.54 mph, def. Brady, .028, 8.303, 77.94 mph; Z. Pennington, .052, 7.929, 77.70 mph, def. Howard, .072, 7.973, 83.94 mph; Peterson, .013, 7.923, 80.86 mph, def. Zepp, .044, 7.904, 79.87 mph; Stevens, bye.
Semifinals – Cornatzer, .040, 7.923, 81.50 mph, def. Z. Pennington, .042, 7.895 breakout, 75.09 mph; Peterson, .030, 7.869, 82.71 mph, def. Stevens, .031, 7.847 breakout, 81.21 mph.
FINAL – Samuel Peterson, Richlands, Mich., .036, 7.939, 80.20 mph, def. Noah Cornatzer, Mocksville, .039, 7.953, 81.54 mph.

OUTLAW 330
Semifinals – Maria Kay, Statesville, .098, 4.312 seconds, def. Skylar Bustle, Sherrills Ford, .113, 4.347 seconds; Ethan Bickford, bye.
FINAL – Ethan Bickford, Concord, .105, 4.247 seconds, def. Maria Kay, Statesville, .072, 4.328 seconds.



EARWOOD NHRA 35 YEAR OLD RECORD BROKEN

By Dave Densmore

Records are meant to be broken. However, there are those so ridiculously far removed from reality that it is difficult to acknowledge even the possibility that one day they might be eclipsed as easily as, say, Bob Beamon’s Olympic long jump standard.

Among those are Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game in the NBA, Cy Young’s 749 complete games as a major league baseball pitcher, Chicago Black Hawk Bill Mosienko’s three hockey goals in 21 seconds and John Force’s record 10 straight NHRA drag racing championships.

However, now that Terry Earwood’s name has been removed from the record books, everything else is back on the table.

Nothing is safe, not even Frank Bradley’s record for “shortest tenure as a Top Fuel crew chief” which, if memory serves, was a couple hours in 1991.

As I recall, Bradley made the tuning decision on Conrad Kalitta’s race car for one qualifying session at the season-opening Winternationals. Then, “creative differences” arose that convinced the two Hall-of-Famers that they were better off as friends. Bradley retired with record in hand, dubious as it might have been.

A month ago, Earwood’s record seemed as secure as the one set by "the Beard."

By way of background, Terry Earwood was the 1973 winner of the NHRA U.S. Nationals in Super Stock. That alone places him in some pretty distinguished company. The Plymouth ragtop in which he won that particular race recently was auctioned at Barrett Jackson for $1.7 million. However, neither of those items is the source of his fame.

In addition to his drag racing prowess, his status as one of the biggest Elvis fans on this or any other planet and the family bond he shares with my best friend, his brother Steve, he also was a talented road racer, lead driving instructor for the Skip Barber Schools, stunt driver in several TV commercials and, for 48 glorious days, an NHRA Division Director in the Southeast, a realm once the domain of the late, great Buster Couch.

For 35 years, Earwood’s month-and-a-half tour of duty was the shortest ever logged by an NHRA Division Director. That is until Jesse Kershaw blew it away in the new year with a performance that is the stuff of legend. The new record? Nineteen days. That’s as long as Kershaw could manage to function as Division 3 Director.
What happened? Hard to say. Maybe he realized that, as a DD, unlike predecessors like Darwin Doll, Darrell Zimmerman, Dale Ham, Bernie Partridge, Bob Daniels and Couch, he was not going to be part of the NHRA’s policy-making effort. Maybe he was daunted by the mounds of attendant paperwork. Or, maybe, he just refused to drink the Kool-aid.

Whatever the cause, we come here today not to vilify Kershaw, but to praise him for he dodged a bullet and set a record.

Somewhere out there I hope my friend Jay Hullinger is smiling.



NALL, WARWICK EARN BIGGEST PAYDAYS AT ROCKINGHAM
Carroll, Hyatt, Pennington, Zepp Also Win in Racers Appreciation Free Entry Event


 

ROCKINGHAM – Veteran bracket racer Barry Nall of Eagle Springs, a four-time past track champion at Rockingham Dragway, topped former Jr. Dragster standout Tucker Creech of Clayton in the final round Sunday to win the second of the Pro ET titles in the annual Racers Appreciation No Entry Fee drag race.
 
Nall had to negotiate eight rounds of racing to claim the $2,000 top prize.  His biggest win came in the quarter finals where he used a perfect .000 reaction time to get his 1968 Plymouth Barracuda past Phillip Bullock’s ’66 Chevy wagon in a double breakout situation.
 
The other $2,000 check was gobbled up on Saturday by Lumberton’s Paul Warwick who outlasted 113 Pro ET rivals, using a .016 package in the final round to push Maysville’s Ricky Edwards into a breakout.
 
Footbrake winners were Clayton’s Jamie Carroll and Sylva’s Brent Hyatt and the Jr. Dragster winners were Chad Pennington of Lexington, S.C., and Bailie
Zepp of Hanover, Pa.
 
A total of 305 racers competed in the 22nd Annual Racer’s Appreciation event.
 

SUNDAY TOP ET
Round 5 – Pressley Rollins, Pageland, S.C., 1971 Dodge Challenger, .000, 5.969 on a 5.940, 104.57 mph, def. Alan Walters, Southern Pines, .077, 6.730 on a 6.730, 100.82 mph; Barry Nall, Eagle Springs, 1968 Plymouth Barracuda, .028, 5.742 on a 5.720, 118.38 mph, def. Philip Honaker, Winston-Salem, .024, 6.468 breakout on a 6.470, 103.79 mph; Kevin Crawford, Jefferson, S.C., .025, 6.114 on a 6.070, 106.71 mph, def. Brent Alford, Raleigh, 1970 Chevy Nova, .237, 5.437 breakout on a 5.450, 126.87 mph; Chad Brewer, NA, .006, 6.768 on a 6.750, 97.79 mph, def. Jonathan King, Angier, .012, 4.857 on  4.830, 140.47 mph; Phillip Bullock, Nashville, 1966 Chevy wagon, .018, 6.009 on a 5.970, 107.15 mph, def. Randy Carmichael, Mullins, S.C., .060, 6.431 on a 6.410, 106.57 mph; Tucker Creech, Clayton, .015, 5.733 on a 5.720, 115.45 mph, def. Ernie Humes, Troutman, .033, 6.521 breakout ona 6.540, 101.97 mph; Levi Boozer, Kannapolis, .025, 6.687 on a 6.680, 100.39 mph, def. Terry Rucker, Benson, .047, 6.361 on a 6.350, 104.30 mph; Mike Rayano, Clover, S.C., 1968 Chevy Chevelle, .019, 6.421 on a 6.420, 104.23 mph, def. Ross Freeman, Westville, S.C., .052, 7.353 on a 7.350, 91.42 mph.
Round 6 – Rollins, .014, 5.938 on a 5.930, 104.23 mph, def. Rayano, .016, 6.429 on a 6.410, 106.04 mph; Brewer, .015, 6.803 on a 6.750, 93.45 mph, def. Crawford, .031, 6.130 on a 6.070, 110.67 mph; Creech, .021, 5.722 on a 5.720, 118.63 mph, def. Boozer, .021, 6.684 on a 6.680, 100.61 mph; Nall, .000, 5.727 on a 5.730, def. Bullock, .020, 5.952 breakout on a 5.970, 113.93 mph.
Semifinals – Creech, .019, 5.708 on a 5.720, 119.24 mph, def. Rollins, .003, 5.916 breakout on a 5.930, 114.07 mph; Nall, NA, 5.707 on a 5.720, 119.00 mph, def. Brewer, foul.
FINAL – Barry Nall, Eagle Springs, 1968 Plymouth Barracuda, .037, 5.705 on a 5.700, 118.94 mph, def. Tucker Creech, Clayton, .030, 5.732 on a 5.710, 116.76 mph.
 
SATURDAY TOP ET
Round 6 -- Ricky Edwards, Maysville, 1976 Chevy Nova, .013, 6.978 on a 6.960, 97.14 mph, def. Tucker Creech, Clayton, .028, 5.849 on a 5.740, 117.47 mph; Chip Johnson, Fayetteville, .015, 6.799 on a 6.770, 99.50 mph, def. Ritchie Howard, Newport, 1987 Chevy S-10 truck, .024, 6.182 on a 6.160, 110.53 mph; Charles Burch Jr., Vanceboro, 1990 Ford Mustang, .015, 5.984 on a 5.950, 111.36 mph, def. Rick Cunningham, Chester, S.C., .084, 5.986 on a 5.970, 114.69 mph; Paul Warwick, Lumberton, .021, 6.708 on a 6.450, 83.96 mph, def. Jeff Kasper, Fayetteville, 1982 Chevy Camaro, .025, 7.088 on a 6.090, 69.59 mph; Chip Johnson #2 Fayetteville, 1980 Chevy Malibu, bye.
Round 7 – Warwick, .021, 6.457 on a 6.450, 102.17 mph, def. Johnson, .021, 6.831 on a 6.780, 99.23 mph; Edwards, bye; Johnson #2, .011, 6.825 on a 6.830, 99.41 mph, def. Burch, foul.
Semifinals – Edwards, .015, 6.976 on a 6.960, 94.55 mph, def. Johnson #2, .063, 6.846 on a 6.830, 98.42 mph; Warwick, bye.
FINAL – Paul Warwick, Lumberton, .008, 6.448 on a 6.440, 101.35 mph, def. Ricky Edwards, Maysville, 1976 Chevy Nova, .057, 6.953 breakout on a 6.960, 97.64 mph.
 
SUNDAY FOOTBRAKE
Round 6 – Brent Hyatt, Sylva, .001, 6.230 on a 6.210, 108.92 mph, def. Kevin Williams, Pageland, S.C., .055, 6.272 breakout on a 6.300, 109.25 mph; Ernie Humes, Troutman, .040, 6.572 on a 6.570, 97.86 mph, def. Robbie Nunnery, Fayetteville, foul; Art Laselle, Fayetteville, 1991 Dodge Daytona, .003, 5.682 on a 5.640, 115.33 mph, def. Jamie Carroll, Clayton, 1971 Chevy Nova, .056, 6.891 on a 6.890, 97.36 mph; Joe Peterson, Wilmington, .025, 6.338 on a 6.300, 111.59 mph, def. Paul Payne Jr., Crozet, Va., 2006 GSXR, .049, 6.076 breakout on a 6.080, 116.25 mph; Bryan Roberts, Andrews, S.C., 1991 Pontiac Firebird, bye.
Round 7 – Humes, .044, 6.578 on a 6.570, 100.76 mph, def. Peterson, .077, 6.258 breakout on a 6.320, 109.76 mph; Laselle, .024, 5.672 on a 5.640, 119.75 mph, def. Roberts, .096, 7.667 breakout on a 7.680, 86.33 mph; Hyatt, bye.
Semifinals – Brent Hyatt, .013, 6.222 on a 6.210, 102.00 mph, def. Humes, .034, 6.595 on a 6.580, 96.57 mph; Laselle, bye.
FINAL – Brent Hyatt, Sylva, .013, 6.201 on a 6.200, 106.43 mph, def. Art Laselle, Fayetteville, 1991 Dodge Daytona, foul.
 
SATURDAY FOOTBRAKE
Round 6 – Brent Hyatt, Sylva, .023, 6.259 on a 6.220, 106.72 mph, def. Doug Walton, Maysville, 1993 Ford Thunderbird, .039, 6.545 on a 6.500, 105.50 mph; Ernie Humes, Troutman, .029, 6.602 on a 6.570, 99.28 mph, def. Tony Brocato, Huber, 1992 Chevy S-10 truck, .031, 6.378 on a 6.290, 109.00 mph; Mark Dudley Jr., Winston-Salem, 1974 Plymouth Duster, .031, 7.070 on a 7.130, 96.56 mph, def. John Combs, Bladenboro, 1987 Buick Regal, foul; Mark Soles, Delco, .073, 5.494 on a 5.490, 127.57 mph, def. Gene Burton, Eagle Springs, 1974 Chevy Nova, foul; Jamie Carroll, Clayton, 1971 Chevy Nova, .036, 7.005 on a 6.920, 92.09 mph, def. Edward Freeman, Kershaw, S.C., .158, 6.743 on a 6.700, 101.02 mph.
Round 7 – Carroll, .025, 6.976 on a 6.920, 93.15 mph, def. Dudley, .053, 7.133 on a 7.100, 93.19 mph; Soles, .068, 5.492 on a 5.490, 123.01 mph, def. Humes, .046, 6.568 breakout on a 6.580, 100.40 mph; Hyatt, bye.
Semifinals – Carroll, bye; Soles, .069, 5.479 on a 5.490, 127.82 mph, def. Hyatt, .014, 6.220 breakout on a 6.240, 103.50 mph.
FINAL – Jamie Carroll, Clayton, 1971 Chevy Nova, .011, 6.904 on a 6.890, 96.89 mph, def. Mark Soles, Delco, .037, 5.494 on a 5.490, 124.80 mph.
 
SUNDAY JR. DRAGSTER
Round 3 – Alyssa Rabon, Florence, S.C., .168, 11.674 on an 11.610, 54.90 mph, def. Ethan Locklear, Pembroke, .454, 11.603 breakout on an 11.650, 53.79 mph; Zach Pennington, Lexington, S.C., .013, 7.794 on a 7.900, 77.65 mph, def. Asher Carroll, Clayton, foul; Morgan Carroll, Olar, S.C., .067, 7.910 on a 7.900, 81.33 mph, def. Kimberly Messer, Four Oaks, .096, 7.901 on a 7.900, 82.91 mph; Jessica Winkler, China Grove, .031, 7.910 on a 7.900, 81.26 mph, def. Nicholes Speer, West Columbia, S.C., .052, 7.930 on a 7.900, 77.95 mph; Kaylee Love, Youngsville, .050, 8.835 on an 8.860, 71.57 mph, def. Brad Johnson Jr., Orangeburg, S.C., .129, 7.872 breakout on a 7.900, 83.98 mph; Samuel Peterson, Richlands, Mich., .071, 8.030 on an 8.070, 81.73 mph, def. Hayden Dial, Rowland, foul; Madi Pennington, Lexington, S.C., .014, 7.891 on a 7.900, 83.09 mph, def. Kaylee Creech, Clayton, .038, 7.853 breakout on a 7.900, 83.78 mph; Bailie Zepp, Hanover, Pa., .039, 7.904 on a 7.900, 80.44 mph, def. Logan Brown, Bishopville, S.C., .093, 7.866 breakout on a 7.900, 82.72 mph.
Round 4 – Rabon, .131, 11.610 on an 11.610, 55.24 mph, def. Zach Pennington, .078, 7.953 on a 7.900, 61.69 mph; Zepp, .029, 7.908 on a 7.900, 82.79 mph, def. Love, foul; Madi Pennington, .006, 7.969 on a 7.900, 82.47 mph, def. Peterson, .042, 8.017 breakout on an 8.050, 81.16 mph; Carroll, 062, 7.878 on a 7.900, 82.89 mph, def. Winkler, foul.
 Semifinals – Pennington, .006, 7.969 on a 7.900, 82.47 mph, def. Carroll, .094, 7.908 on a 7.900, 80.42 mph; Zepp, .054, 7.935 on a 7.910, 81.12 mph, def. Rabon, .067, 11.661 on an 11.590, 54.85 mph.
FINAL – Bailie Zepp, Hanover, Pa., .027, 7.956 on a 7.920, 77.10 mph, def. Madi Pennington, Lexington, S.C., .054, 7.915 on a 7.900, 82.41 mph.

SATURDAY JR. DRAGSTER
Round 3 – Alyssa Rabon, Florence, S.C., .178, 11.705 on an 11.690, 54.48 mph, def. Ethan Locklear, Pembroke, foul; Budd Trammell II, Aunor, S.C., .058, 9.445 on a 9.130, 58.46 mph, def. Asher Carroll, Clayton, .471, 11.686 on an 11.600, 52.54 mph; Casey Wagner, Willow Springs, .001, 8.922 on an 8.890, 71.90 mph, def. Kaylee Miller, Lancaster, S.C., .002, 7.949 on a 7.900, 80.47 mph; Nicholas Speer, West Columbia, S.C., .081, 7.912 on a 7.900, 81.95 mph, def. Jorden Baker, Sumter, S.C., foul; Zach Pennington, Lexington, S.C., .034, 8.115 o a 7.900, 81.95 mph, def. Nick Reavis, NA, .141, 8.079 on a 7.950, 80.60 mph; Brad Johnson Jr., Orangeburg, S.C., .059, 7.990 on a 7.900, 83.00 mph, def. Danielle Snuffer, Mt. Holly, .154, 7.915 on a 7.900, 81.41 mph; Marissa Bickford, Concord, .026, 7.889 on a 7.900, 82.01 mph, def. Logan Brown, Bishopville, S.C., foul.
Round 4 – Pennington, .093, 7.921 on a 7.900, 71.32 mph, def. Speer, .052, 7.984 on a 7.910, 76.27 mph; Bickford, .090, 7.911 on a 7.900, 79.71 mph, def. Rabon, .105, 11.700 on an 11.690, 54.33 mph; Trammell, .029, 9.036 on a 9.140, 73.36 mph, def. Johnson, foul; Wagner, bye.
Semifinals – Pennington, .011, 7.998 on a 7.900, 73.58 mph, def. Trammell, .108, 9.051 o a 9.030, 73.22 mph; Wagner, .013, 8.954 on an 8.900, 71.89 mph, def. Bickford, .085, 7.903 on a 7.900, 80.51 mph.
FINAL – Zach Pennington, Lexington, S.C., .080, 8.123 on a 7.900, 70.38 mph, def. Casey Wagner, Willow Springs, .107, 9.112 on an 8.910, 72.00 mph.
 
 
 
 
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