Hometown hero Chas Ledford drove to his second Super Pro victory of the season in Saturday’s Summit ET event at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia.
Ledford, who hails from Commerce, took his ’01 Outlaw Dragster to the win, beating out Travis Bryant in his ’08 Mullis Dragster in an all Dragster final. Ledford ran a 5.002 on his 4.98 dial in at 134.2 mph with a 0.012 reaction. Bryant ran a 5.005 ET off his dial in of 4.98 at 137.22 mph and a reaction of 0.019.
In other action, Rickey Morris came out of a 10 year retirement to score the Pro victory. , retired from racing over 10 years, showed up with no rust. Morris defeated Greg Allen with a 6.463 ET on his 6.37 dial in at 105.29 mph and a reaction time of 0.056. Allen ran a 6.813 on his dial in of 6.82 (break out run) at 98.87 mph and a 0.016 reaction time.
In the Sportsman final, Dickey Forrester defeated Scott Reynolds for the win. Forrester ran a 13.387 on is 13.34 dial in at 103.91 mph and a 0.043 reaction. Reynolds ran a 13.387 on a dial in of 13.34 at 103.91 mph and a reaction of 0.043.
In the Jr. Street finals, 15-year-old Claude Thomason defeated 15-year-old Jackson Earwood to take the victory. Thomason ran an 11.606 ET on his 11.62 dial in (break out) at 59.09 mph and a 0.158 reaction time. Earwood ran an 11.710 ET off his dial in of 11.74 (break out) at 57.07 mph and a 0.074 reaction.
Randy Barnett from Colbert, GA won both Motorcycle classes on the day.
In the Super Pro Bike final, Barnett defeated Tim Sutton with a 9.019 ET on a 9.00 dial in at 147.42 mph and a 0.042 reaction time. Sutton ran an 8.888 (dead on) ET on his 8.88 dial in at 142.63 mph and a 0.053 reaction.
In the Street ET Bike final, Barnett won got the better of Jimmy Heisler with a run at 9.00 ran a 9.065 ET at 144.32 mph and a 0.017 reaction time. Heisler dialed in a 10.73 and ran a 10.772 at 122.14 mph with a reaction time of 0.055.
Seven year old James Carroll defeated Aaron Kennedy to score his first win in the 5-9 Jr. Dragster final. The final was a double break out with Carroll running 14.189 off his dial in of 14.25 at 44.78 mph and a 0.285 reaction time. Kennedy dial in at 14.15 and ran a 13.973 at 41.21 mph and a 0.502 reaction.
In the 10-12 Jr. Dragster final, 11-year-old Shannon Blanton won her second race in three finals this year, defeating 12-year-old Kimberly Vancica for the victory. Shannon had a reaction time of 0.004 and ran a 9.210 ET (break out) on her 9.25 dial in at 70.47 mph. Vancica left the red light shining with a -0.033 reaction time and ran a 9.005 ET off her 8.96 dial in at 70.24 mph.
Seventeen year old Maddie Kate Halsey scored her first 13-17 Jr. Dragster victory of the season by defeating Adam Brown. Halsey won on a hole shot, she ran a 7.96 ET on her dial in of 7.94 at 81.81 mph and a 0.068 reaction. Brown ran a 7.980 ET on his 7.97 dial in at 80.44 mph and a 0.138 reaction.
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Atlanta Dragway – Commerce, GA
Summit ET Series – June 9, 2018
SUPER PRO CAR HOMETOWN ET MPH DIAL-IN
Win: Chas Ledford 01 Outlaw Dragster Commerce, GA 5.002 134.62 4.98
R/U: Travis Bryant 08 Mullis Dragster Bowman, GA 5.005 137.72 4.98
Semi: Mickey Morris 27 Roadster Ellenwood, GA
PRO CAR HOMETOWN ET MPH DIAL-IN
Win: Rickey Morris 74 Vega Ellenwood, GA 6.463 105.29 6.37
R/U: Greg Allen 80 Camaro Greenwood, SC 6.813 98.87 6.82
Semi: Matt Ward 69 Camaro Anderson, SC
Semi: Tim Polnaszek 84 Mustang Nicholson, GA
SPORTSMAN CAR HOMETOWN ET MPH DIAL-IN
Win: Dickey Forrester 68 Camaro Hickory Flat, GA 11.765 106.96 11.70
R/U: Scott Reynolds 02 Camaro Cartersville, GA 13.387 103.91 13.31
Semi: Ed Nalley 83 Silverado Carnesville, GA 13.322 76.65 11.70
JR. STREET CAR HOMETOWN ET MPH DIAL-IN
Win: Claude Thomason 85 Pontiac Lilburn, GA 11.606 59.09 11.62
R/U: Jackson Earwood 06 Ford Cleveland, GA 11.710 57.07 11.74
Semi: Jacob Wilson 13 Chevy Tallapoosa, GA
SUPER PRO BIKE BIKE HOMETOWN ET MPH DIAL-IN
Win: Randy Barnett 08 Suzuki Colbert, GA 9.019 147.42 9.00
R/U: Tim Sutton 83 Suzuki Clermont, GA 8.888 142.63 8.88
Semi: Jimmy Heisler 00 Kawasaki Woodstock, GA
Semi: Drew Queen 93 Suzuki Monroe, GA
STREET ET BIKE BIKE HOMETOWN ET MPH DIAL-IN
Win: Randy Barnett 08 Suzuki Colbert, GA 9.065 144.32 9.00
R/U: Jimmy Heisler 00 Kawasaki Woodstock, GA 10.73 122.14 10.77
Semi: Eric Browning Maysville, GA
Semi: Eeman Heisler 00 Kawasaki Woodstock, GA
5-9 JR DRAGSTER AGE HOMETOWN ET MPH DIAL-IN
Win: James Carroll 7 Carnesville, GA 14.189 44.78 14.25
R/U: Arron Kennedy 6 Winder, GA 13.973 41.21 14.15
Semi: Ava Ward 8 Anderson, SC
Semi: Cooper Hancock 8 Commerce, GA
10-12 JR DRAGSTER AGE HOMETOWN ET MPH DIAL-IN
Win: Shannon Blanton 11 Jefferson, GA 9.21 70.47 9.25
R/U: Kimberly Vancica 12 Lawrenceville, GA 9.005 70.24 8.96
Semi: Hayden Wilson 13 Tallapoosa, GA
13-17 JR DRAGSTER AGE HOMETOWN ET MPH DIAL-IN
Win: Maddie Kate Halsey 17 Clermont, GA 7.965 81.81 7.94
R/U: Adam Brown Covington, GA 7.980 8.44 7.97
Semi: Isaac McDaniel 17 Piedmont, SC