2014 Fun Ford Weekend at Rockingham Dragway Results

GORDON RACES TO $5,000 WIN IN ROCKINGHAM’S SPRING CIVIL WARS

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Billy Gordon of Bedford, Va., took his 2004 Ford Mustang to a wire-to-wire victory worth $5,000 Sunday in the CFM Outlaw 275 feature at the 19th annual Holcomb Motorsports Spring Civil War Fun Ford Weekend at Rockingham Dragway.

Gordon qualified No. 1 at 4.538 seconds, beat veteran Keith Szabo of Gainesville, Ga., in their semifinal showdown and then turned back David Pearson of Marion, N.C., in final.

Other winners in the event, held in conjunction with Fun Ford Weekend, included Buddy Holton of Monks Corner, S.C., John Phillips of Clayton, N.C., Donald Banks of Burnsville, N.C., Charlotte’s Kenny Floyd and Rockingham’s Will McKay.

Holton won the Fast Ford Quick 8 title in his 1982 Mustang, Phillips drove his 1990 Mustang to success in the Ultimate Converters King of the Street event, Banks was the SCCA Pure Street champion, Floyd beat 7.0 Index winner Kurt Flanagan to claim the 6.0-7.0 Combo title and McKay drove his 1985 Ford Thunderbird to a Sunday victory in Open Comp after having to settle for runner-up honors in the same category on Saturday.

Roxanne Shepard of Virginia Beach, Va., provided the frustration for McKay on Saturday in winning Open Comp. She shared the podium with 6.0 Index winner Jerry Cline of Mooresville, N.C., Flanagan, Pro Tree Doorslammer king Tracy Massey of Wilmington, N.C., who won when Cherryville’s Todd Robinson fouled out by .001 of a second in the final, and Footbrake champ Randy Etheridge of Eagle Head, N.C.

Sunday’s ET titles went to Donald Norris of Conway, S.C., in Pro Tree Doorslammer and Mark Soles of Riegelwood, N.C., in Footbrake. Alan Ottinger of Blountville, Tenn., was unopposed in winning the S&W Race Cars 5.0 Ford Shootout.

In the Fun Ford Weekend car show, Freddy Kelly, Jr. of Southern Pines won the Mustang Club of America Best Mustang; John Bullock of Fairmont won Best of Show; Richard Cox of Kershaw, S.C., won Best Appearing Race Car; Ron Strickland of Irmo, S.C., won Pro Street and Norman Glenn of Benson won the Special Interest Award.

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ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Results from the 19th annual Holcomb Motorsports Spring Civil Wars and Fun Ford Weekend at Rockingham Dragway.

SUNDAY

 

CFM OUTLAW 275

Qualifying – 1. Billy Gordon, Bedford, Va., 2004 Ford Mustang, 4.538, 178.73 mph; 2. Scott Owenby, Marion, N.C., 1986 Ford Mustang, 4.628, 169.23 mph; 3. David Peason, Marion, N.C., NA, 4.712, 158.80 mph; 4. Jayme Thompson, Pittsboro, N.C., NA, 4.758, 160.59 mph; 5. Keith Szabo, Gainesville, Ga., 1993 Ford Mustang, 4.794, 170.99 mph; 6. John Gross, Sanford, N.C., 2000 Chevy Camaro, 4.820, 158.59 mph; 7. Frank Gurano, North Myrtle Beach, S.C., NA, 5.036, 143.89 mph; 8. John Phillips, Clayton, N.C., NA, 5.113, 145.23 mph.

Round 1 – Szabo, 4.865, 172.63 mph, def. Joe Alvarez, Siler City, N.C., NA, 5.395, 134.50 mph; Thompson, 4.863, 160.73 mph, def. Butch Bouldin, Rockingham, N.C., 1999 Ford Mustang, no time, no speed; Gross, 4.970, 156.63 mph, def. James “Ringo” Tincher, Randleman, N.C., NA, 4.391, 141.19 mph; Pearson, 4.874, 155.35 mph, def. Shannon Young, Princeton, N.C., no time, no speed; Davis Braxton, Chocovinity, N.C., NA, 5.068, 149.93 mph, def. Gurano, no time, no speed; Owenby, 5.574, 148.30 mph, def. Johnney Bowen, Williamston, N.C., 1988 Ford Mustang, no time, no speed; Phillips, 5.128, 144.83 mph, def. Ben Harris, Clover, S.C., NA, 6.547, 123.27 mph; Gordon, bye.

Round 2 – Pearson, 4.792, 149.18 mph, def. Gross, 4.967, 156.99 mph; Szabo, 4.891, 168.01 mph, def. Thompson, 4.837, 160.90 mph; Braxton, 6.191, 136.28 mph, def. Owenby, 6.267, 149.40 mph; Gordon, 4.696, 172.72 mph, def. Phillips, 9.749, 65.27 mph.

Semifinals – Pearson, 4.938, 150.65 mph, def. Braxton, 5.020, 151.07 mph; Gordon, 4.803, 166.33 mph, def. Szabo, 4.899, 169.78 mph.

FINAL – Billy Gordon, Bedford, Va., 2004 Ford Mustang, 5.211, 151.27 mph, def. David Pearson, Marion, N.C., 5.977, 127.29 mph.

Nelson’s Speed Shop Fast Ford QUICK 8

Qualifying – 1. Buddy Holton, Monks Corner, S.C., 1982 Ford Mustang, 5.448, 125.03 mph; 2. Mark Stone, Walterboro, S.C., 1988 Ford Mustang, 5.654, 125.03 mph; 3. Robert Holton, Monks Corner, S.C., 1982 Ford Mustang, 5.694, 121.58 mph; 4. Willie Morgan, Eagle Springs, N.C., NA, 5.850, 117.37 mph; 5. Greg Lane, New Bern, N.C., 1994 Ford Mustang, 5.869, 118.89 mph; 6. Steve Ratliff, Asheboro, N.C., NA, 5.910, 114.65 mph; 7. Brett Feimster, Valdese, N.C., NA, 5.947, 110.87 mph; 8. Jay Ayers, Monks Corner, S.C., 6.082, 116.41 mph.

Round 1 – B. Holton, 5.513 on a 5.440, 124.80 mph, def. Lane, 5.967 on a 5.860, 117.70 mph; R. Holton, 6.108 on a 5.690, 117.24 mph, def. Feimster, 7.057 on a 5.940, 115.15 mph; Stone, 5.674 on a 5.650, 123.60 mph, def. Ratliff, foul; Ayers, 6.136 on a 6.080, 115.48 mph, def. Morgan, 5.824 breakout on a 5.850, 117.78 mph.

Semifinals – B. Holton, 5.465 on a 5.240, 119.95 mph, def. R. Holton, 5.775 on a 5.490, 119.47 mph; Stone, 5.650 on a 5.450, 121.73 mph, def. Ayers, 6.108 on a 5.880, 115.29 mph.

FINAL – Buddy Holton, Monks Corner, S.C., 1982 Ford Mustang, 5.424 on a 5.240, 123.71 mph, def. Mark Stone, Walterboro, S.C., 1988 Ford Mustang, 5.654 on a 5.450, 122.46 mph.

 

ULTIMATE CONVERTERS CONCEPTS KING OF STREET

Qualifying – 1. John Phillips, Clayton, N.C., 1990 Ford Mustang, 5.087, 145.45 mph; 2. Matt Lawrence, Forest, Val., NA, 5.090, 142.70 mph; 3. Kevin Robinson, Blythewood, S.C., 1979 Ford Mustang, 5.143, 137.79 mph; 4. Scott Vestal, Bristol, Tenn., NA, 5.190, 139.62 mph; 5. Bruce Rentz, Bayley, Ga., 5.193, 138.44 mph; 6. Jacky McCarty, Bristol, Va., 1991 Ford Mustang, 5.327, 140.30 mph; 7. Doug Casselman, Andrews, S.C., NA, 5.404, 137.05 mph; 8. Thadd Dawson, Durham, N.C., NA, 5.510, 130.19 mph.

Round 2 – Vestal, 5.234, 135.43 mph, def. Brandon Jenkins, Conway, S.C., no time, no speed; Phillips, 5.787, 143.32 mph, def. Casselman, 8.059, 66.98 mph; McCarty, 5.274, 137.86 mph, def. Robinson, foul; Shannon Young, Princeton, N.C., 1993 Ford Mustang, bye.

Semifinals – Phillips, 5.161, 143.23 mph, def. Vestal, no time, no speed; McCarty, 5.293, 136.06 mph, def. Young, 6.207, 134.50 mph.

FINAL – John Phillips, Clayton, N.C., 1990 Ford Mustang, 5.248, 140.44 mph, def. Jacky McCarty, Bristol, Va., 1991 Ford Mustang, 5.279, 139.93 mph.

 

SCCA PURE STREET

Qualifying – 1. Steve Hicks, Concord, Va., 1969 Chevy Nova, 5.186, 140.91 mph; 2. Scott Vestal, Bristol, Va., NA, 5.283, 136.86 mph; 3. Donald Banks, Burnsville, N.C., 1969 Chevy Nova, 5.302, 132.21 mph; 4. Jenny Radford, Goldsboro, N.C., 1989 Ford Mustang, 5.306, 138.12 mph; 5. Mark Rogers, Salisbury, N.C., 5.400, 131.22 mph; 6. John Damern, Hildebren, N.C., 1993 Ford Mustang, 5.405, 134.00 mph; 7. Donald O’Meara, Clayton, N.C., 1968 Chevy Nova, 5.478, 129.58 mph; 8. Kevin Robinson, Blythewood, S.C., 1968 Chevrolet, 5.496, 143.03 mph.

Round 2 – Hicks, 5.229, 141.13 mph, def. Robinson, 11.062, 53.62 mph; Banks, 5.309, 133.41 mph, def. Damern, 5.403, 134.11 mph; Radford, no time, no speed, def. Tim Loftin, Gastonia, N.C., 1963 Chevy II, no time, no speed; Vestal, 6.022, 88.97 mph, def. O’Meara, 7.268, 87.02 mph.

Semifinals – Hicks, 5.211, 139.13 mph, def. Radford, 5.329, 137.18 mph; Banks, 5.509, 131.09 mph, def. Vestal, no time, no speed.

FINAL – Donald Banks, Burnsville, N.C1969 Chevy Nova, 5.328, 132.23 mph, def. Steve Hicks, Concord, Va., 1969 Chevy Nova., foul.

 

6.00/7.00 COMBO

Round 4 – Kurt Flanagan, Huntersville, N.C., 7.173 on a 7.000, 84.67 mph, def. Micharl Crumpler, Elm City, N.C., 1967 Chevy Camaro, 18.206 on a 7.000, 24.72 mph; Kenny Floyd, Charlotte, N.C., 6.039 on a 6.000, 110.42 mph, def. Daniel Comer, New London, N.C., 7.093 on a 7.000, 91.78 mph; Jerry Cline, Mooresville, N.C., 1990 Chevy Camaro, bye.

Semifinals – Flanagan, 7.016 on a 7.000, 96.85 mph, def. Cline, foul; Floyd, bye.

FINAL – Kenny Floyd, Charlotte, N.C., 6.010 on a 6.000, 111.94 mph, def. Kurt Flanagan, Huntersville, N.C., 7.009 on a 7.000, 96.97 mph.

 

OPEN COMP

Round 4 – Will McKay, Rockingham, N.C., 1985 Ford Thunderbird, 12.218 on a 12.300, 109.17 mph, def. Dale Sanders, Eagle Springs, 11.554 breakout on an 11.620, 114.32 mph; Justin West, Dunn, N.C., 1969 Chevy Camaro, 12.660 on a 12.600, 97.55 mph, def. Roxanne Shepard, Virginia Beach, Va., 9.515 on s 9.470, 141.06 mph; Clee Guinn, Four Oaks, N.C., bye.

Semifinals – Guinn, 11.769 on an 11.820, 112.03 mph, def. West, 12.578 breakout on a 12.660, 102.14 mph; McKay, bye.

FINAL – Will McKay, Rockingham, N.C., 1985 Ford Thunderbird, 12.190 on a 12.300, 109.65 mph, def. Clee Guinn, Four Oaks, N.C., foul.

 

Nelson’s Speed Shop PRO TREE DOOR

Round 5 – Michael Smith, Rieglewood, N.C., 1971 Chevy Nova, 5.731 on a 5.680, 117.72 mph, def. Donald Norris, Conway, S.C., Chevy Monza, 5.943 on a 5.890, 115.56 mph; Kenny Ward, Loris, S.C., 6.429 on a 6.430, 107.34 mph, def. Willie Morgan, Eagle Springs, N.C., foul; Donald Norris, Conway, S.C., second entry, 5.954 on a 5.940, 115.25 mph, def. Ron Williams, Eagle Springs, N.C., foul; Joshua Reigle, Monks Corner, S.C., 1990 Ford Mustang, bye.

Semifinals – Norris, 5.958 on a 5.940, 115.62 mph, def. Smith, 5.687 on a 5.680, 119.73 mph; Reigle, 6.180 on a 6.180, 114.26 mph, def. Ward, foul.

FINAL – Donald Norris, Conway, S.C., Chevy Monza, 5.959 on a 5.950, 112.48 mph, def. Joshua Reigle, Monks Corner, S.C., 1990 Ford Mustang, 6.206 on a 6.170, 113.96 mph.

 

Sandy’s Automotive FOOTBRAKE

Round 5 – Tommy Lumley, Charlotte, N.C., 1940 Chevy Coupe, 6.122 on a 6.110, 110.25 mph, def. Sandy Beard, Fayetteville, N.C., 1990 Ford Mustang, 6.727 breakout on a 6.730, 97.78 mph; Norman Williams, West Columbia, S.C., 7.096 on a 7.050, 95.71 mph, def. Hillary Sloan, Sanford, N.C., 1982 Chevy Camaro, 6.396 on a 6.380, 105.99 mph; Norman Williams, Cayce, S.C., 7.833 on a 6.400, 69.12 mph, def. John Love, Wade, N.C., 1984 Ford Mustang, foul; Mark Soles, Riegelwood, N.C., bye.

Semifinals – Williams, Cayce, S.C., 6.413 on a 6.400, 104.61 mph, def. Lumley, 6.105 breakout on a 6.120, 107.82 mph; Soles, 6.790 on a 6.750 110.19 mph, def. Williams, West Columbia, S.C., foul.

FINAL – Mark Soles, Riegelwood, N.C., 6.786 on a 6.750, 95.64 mph, def. Norman Williams, Cayce, S.C., 6.452 on a 6.400, 100.15 mph.

 

SATURDAY

 

7.0 INDEX

Round 3 – Kurt Flanagan, Huntersville, N.C., 7.000, 97.33 mph, def. Michael Crumpler, Elm City, N.C., 1967 Chevy Camaro, 6.949 breakout, 99.02 mph; Daniel Comer, New London, N.C., 1971 Ford Maverick, 6.849, 99.00 mph, def. Darrek Stancil, Albemarle, N.C., no time; Todd Robinson, Cherryville, N.C., Ford T-roadster, 7.041, 85.20 mph, def. Horace Dew, Chadbourn, N.C., 7.038 on a 7.000, 97.38 mph; Jamie Yelton, Belmont, N.C., 1964 Pontiac GTO, bye.

Semifinals – Comer, 6.962, 93.31 mph, def. Robinson, 6.950 breakout, 93.86 mph; Flanagan, 6.995, 97.36 mph, def. Yelton, 6.957 breakout, 97.46 mph.

FINAL – Kurt Flanagan, Huntersville, N.C., 6.989, 97.30 mph, def. Daniel Comer, New London, N.C., 1971 Ford Maverick, 6.965 breakout, 97.12 mph.

 

6.0 INDEX

Round 4 – Terry Floyd, Lake Wylie, S.C., 1955 Chevy, 6.183, 110.01 mph, def. Rickey Clark, Pleasant Garden, N.C., 6.181, 106.71 mph; Anthony Griekspoor, Belhaven, N.C., 6.046, 113.78 mph, def. Chris Witzel, Shelby, N.C., 5.956 breakout, 105.22 mph; Jerry Cline, Mooresville, N.C., bye.

Semifinals – Cline, 5.992, 119.21 mph, def. Floyd, no time; Griekspoor, bye.

FINAL – Jerry Cline, Mooresville, N.C., 6.002, 117.80 mph, def. Anthony Griekspoor, Belhaven, N.C., 6.040, 113.99 mph.

 

Performance Automatic OPEN COMP

Round 4 – Justen West, Dunn, N.C., 1969 Chevy Camaro, 12.529 on a 12.660, 103.27 mph, def. Travis Frazier, Franklinville, N.C., 1987 Ford Mustang, 10.504 breakout on a 10.620, 134.19 mph; Will McKay, Rockingham, N.C., 1985 Ford Thunderbird, 12.175 on a 12.300, 109.83 mph, def. Brett Feimster, Valdese, N.C., 1986 Ford Mustang, foul; Roxanne Shepard, Virginia Beach, Va., 9.457 on a 9.470, 138.22 mph, def. Tim Sloan, Sanford, N.C., 10.136 breakout on a 10.260, 115.83 mph; Dale Sanders, Eagle Springs, 11.521 on an 11.620, 112.61 mph, def. Clee Guinn, Four Oaks, N.C., 11.693 breakout on an 11.820, 114.50 mph.

Semifinals – McKay, 12.221 on a 12.300, 109.79 mph, def. West, 12.514 breakout on a 12.660, 102.29 mph; Shepard, 9.488 on a 9.470, 142.25 mph, def. Sanders, 11.509 breakout on an 11.620, 103.99 mph.

FINAL – Roxanne Shepard, Virginia Beach, Va., 9.524 on a 9.470, 142.25 mph, def. Will McKay, Rockingham, N.C., 1985 Ford Thunderbird, 12.172 breakout on a 12.300, 109.67 mph.

 

Nelson’s Speed Shop PRO TREE DOOR

Round 5 – Jay Ayers, Monks Corner, S.C., 6.101 on a 6.080, 114.42 mph, def. C.J. McDonald, Carthage, N.C., 1972 Chevy Nova, 6.367 on a 6.350, 106.25 mph; Keith Daniel, Currie, N.C., 1988 Ford Mustang, 6.850 on a 6.830, 99.85 mph, def. Michael Crumpler, Elm City, N.C., 56.514 on a 6.500, 102.49 mph; Tracy Massey, Wilmington, N.C., 6.976 on a 6.960, 92.56 mph, def. Mark Stone, Walterboro, S.C., 1988 Ford Mustang, 5.682 on a 5.650, 123.60 mph; Todd Robinson, Cherryville, N.C., 6.980 on a 6.940, 89.84 mph, def. Richard Britt, Darlington, S.C., 1972 Ford Maverick, 7.980 on a 7.940, 84.02 mph.

Semifinals – Robinson, 6.976 on a 6.940, 93.75 mph, def. Ayers, foul; Massey, 6.988 on a 6.950, 91.95 mph, def. Daniel, 6.806 breakout on a 6.830, 100.17 mph.

FINAL – Tracy Massey, Wilmington, N.C., 6.944 on a 6.960, 96.31 mph, def. Todd Robinson, Cherryville, N.C., foul.

 

Sandy’s Automotive FOOTBRAKE

Round 6 – Norman Williams, West Columbia, S.C, 7.021 on a 7.030, 95.36 mph, def. Dwayne Rozier, Sophia, N.C., 6.247 breakout on a 6.270, 108.38 mph; Randy Etheridge, Eagle Head, N.C., 1994 Chevy Camaro, 6.531 on a 6.470, 96.04 mph, def. Roy Baber, Randleman, N.C., 1970 Chevy Nova, 6.632 on a 6.610, 99.74 mph; Dwayne Rozier, Sophia, N.C., second entry, bye.

Semifinals – Etheridge, 6.467 on a 6.450, 104.74 mph, def. Rozier, 6.274 on a 6.240, 108.75 mph; Williams, bye.

FINAL – Randy Etheridge, Eagle Head, N.C., 1994 Chevy Camro, 6.477 on a 6.450, 105.40 mph, def. Norman Williams, West Columbia, S.C., foul.

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