CP SPORTSMAN - DEMKE, BELLEMEUR TAKE HOME WINS AT GATORNATS
In the final results from Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Nationals and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Chris Demke, Valencia, Calif., and Sean Bellemeur, Placentia, Calif., took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car respectively.
Demke, worked his way through the field and ran 5.305 seconds at 273.33 mph in his final round victory over Josh Hart, Ocala, Fla., who clocked in at 5.313 seconds at 270.70 mph.
Bellemeur faced off against Annie Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., and posted a winning run of 5.460 seconds at 268.28 mph in his Chevy Camaro. Whiteley drove to a 5.483 second, 270.43 mph lap for her runner-up finish.
Frank Aragona, Freehold, N.J., and Kevin Riner, Autryville, N.C., took home trophies in Comp and Super Stock respectively. Aragona beat out Greg Kamplain, Brownsburg, Ind., with a lap of 7.332 seconds at 181.52 mph, while Riner drove his Chevy Camaro to the win over Pat Clifford, Apoka, Fla.
In the division’s Top Sportsman class presented by Racing RV’s, Ronnie Proctor Sr., Harpers Ferry, W.Va., registered a time of 8.583 seconds, at 126.64 mph. for a victory pass.
In the division’s Top Dragster class presented by Racing RV’s, Alan Kenny, Kingston, Ont., took the win dialing in at 6.291 seconds at 188075 mph.
In the final round of Top Fuel Harley, Tii Tharpe, East Bend, N.C., took the win with 6.313 seconds and 230.29 mph against Bob Malloy, Glen Mills. Pa., in Pro Mod, Rickie Smith, King, N.C., beat out Mike Janis, Lancaster, N.Y., with a run of 5.764 seconds at 246.76 mph.
In the Factory Stock Showdown, Stephen Bell, Shreveport, La., in his Chevy Camaro dialed in with 8.176 seconds and 167.47 mph. took home the victory with Aaron Stanfield, Bossier City, La., coming in as runner-up.
Other racers visiting the winner’s circle this weekend were Jeff Taylor, in Stock; Greg Slack, in Super Comp and Jim Perry Jr., in Super Gas.
The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Gainesville Raceway:
TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
Chris Demke, 5.305, 273.33 def. Josh Hart, 5.313, 270.70
TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
Sean Bellemeur, Chevy Camaro, 5.460, 268.28 def. Annie Whiteley, Camaro, 5.483, 270.43
Frank Aragona, Dragster, 7.332, 181.52 def. Greg Kamplain, Dragster, 6.829, 194.02
Kevin Riner, Chevy Camaro, 11.014, 101.01 def. Pat Clifford, Chevy Cavalier, 10.009, 119.96
Jeff Taylor, Chevy Camaro, 9.816, 129.40 def. Kenneth Miele, Ford Mustang, 8.864, 150.33
Greg Slack, Dragster, 8.911, 170.75 def. Ray Miller Jr., Dragster, 8.910, 185.87
Jim Perry, Chevy S-10, 9.912, 158.69 def. Michelle Furr, Chevy Corvette, 9.933, 154.95
Alan Kenny, Dragster, 6.291, 188.75 def. Steve Cohen, Dragster, Broke.
Ronnie Proctor, Ford Mustang, 8.583, 123.64 def. Lester Johnson, Chevy Bel Air, Foul - Red Light.
FACTORY STOCK SHOWDOWN
Stephen Bell, Chevy Camaro, 8.176, 167.47 def. Aaron Stanfield, Camaro, 14.967, 77.46