Stanton races into Dragstock XI field on final attempt

* Friday night coverage

ROCKINGHAM — One of the stars of the Professional Drag Racers Association series raced his way into the Dragstock XI field Saturday on his last qualifying attempt. Another did not.

When eliminations begin at 12 noon Sunday at Steve Earwood’s Rockingham Dragway in what arguably is the year’s biggest Pro Modified race, the quickest driver on the planet, Frankie Taylor of Dickinson, Texas, won’t be among those vying for the title in the featured Pro Extreme category.

Dragstock Taylor, who dropped jaws at The Rock last April when he covered the eighth-mile course in a best-ever 3.485 seconds, could muster nothing better than a 3.753 in two attempts on Saturday.

Meanwhile, point leader Bubba Stanton of Potts Camp, Mississippi, who wasn’t in after the first two sessions, avoided Taylor’s fate with a pressure-packed 3.588 on his final attempt, a time that propelled him all the way to the No. 2 position behind fellow Mississippian Jason Scruggs (3.570).

Other top qualifiers were Tommy Franklin of Fredericksburg, Tennessee, in Pro Nitrous, Steven Whiteley of Grand Junction, Colorado, in Pro Boost, Dean Goforth of Holdenville, Oklahoma in Extreme Pro Stock and Billy Vose of Greensboro, North Carolina in Extreme Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Jason Harris of Pittsboro, who has been to every PDRA final round this year and who has won all but one, will start his “Warbird” Pontiac from the No. 2 starting spot in Pro Nitrous. Mooresville’s Lizzy Musi, the 23-year-old daughter of engine builder Pat Musi and the only driver to have beaten Harris this year, starts fourth.

Champions also will be crowned Sunday in Top Sportsman, Top Dragster and a new Pro 275 class that debuted this weekend.

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            ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Pro and sportsman qualifiers for the PDRA’s Dragstock XI Pro Modified drag racing championship Sunday at Rockingham Dragway (Carolina drivers in bold type):

NAS Racing PRO EXTREME

Final qualifying order – 1. Jason Scruggs, Saltillo, Miss., 1963 Chevy Corvette, 3.570, 215.13 mph; 2. Bubba Stanton, Potts Camp, Miss., 1969 Chevy Camaro, 3.588, 214.76 mph; 3. Tommy D’Aprile, Port Charlotte, Fla., 1963 Chevy Corvette, 3.602, 208.32 mph; 4. Brandon Snider, Atmore, Ala., 1963 Chevy Corvette, 3.607, 210.73 mph; 5. Mick Snyder, Demotte, Ind., 1963 Chevy Corvette, 3.617, 210.21 mph; 6. Badir Ahli, Dubai, UAE, 1969 Chevy Camaro, 3.632, 210.83 mph; 7. Eric Dillard, Ball Ground, Ga., 1969 Chevy Camaro, 3.635, 217.11 mph; 8. Michael Recchia, Roselle, Ill., 1969 Chevy Camaro, 3.637, 210.67 mph; 9. Terry Leggett, Pinetown, 2009 Ford Mustang, 3.684, 208.81 mph; 10. Wesley Jones, Vicksburg, Miss., 1941 Willys, 3.684, 205.54 mph; 11. Randell Reid, Iowa Park, Texas, 2007 Chevy Corvette, 3.687, 208.10 mph; 12. Chuck Ulsch, Clarksville, Md., 1968 Chevy Camaro, 3.691, 194.72 mph; 13. Mustafa Buhumaid, Dubai, UAE, 1969 Chevy Camaro, 3.709, 210.18 mph; 14. John Stanley, Hagerstown, Md., 2014 Cadillac CTS, 3.725, 208.71 mph; 15. Turky alAzfari, Ball Ground, Ga., 1969 Chevy Camaro, 3.730, 213.13 mph; 16. Gene Hector, Big Spring, Texas, 1967 Ford Mustang, 3.756, 198.20 mph.

Switzer Dynamics PRO NITROUS

Final qualifying order –1. Tommy Franklin, Fredericksburg, Va., 1969 Chevy Camaro, 3.809, 197.57 mph; 2. Jason Harris, Pittsboro, 1968 Pontiac, 3.812, 197.77 mph; 3. Randy Weatherford, Danville, Va., 1994 Chevy Camaro, 3.834, 196.64 mph; 4. Lizzy Musi, Mooresville, 2006 Dodge Stratus, 3,837, 197.05 mph; 5. Stan Allen, Terry Miss., 2013 Chevy Camaro, 3.841, 197.16 mph; 6. John DeCerbo, Canfield, Ohio, 1968 Chevy Camaro, 3.845, 193.07 mph; 7. John Hall, Coral Gables, Fla., 1969 Chevy Camaro, 3.847, 197.31 mph; 8. Chris Rini, Carmel, N.Y., 1969 Chevy Camaro, 3.849, 196.47 mph; 9. Edward Wilson, Benson, 1941 Willys, 3.849, 193.26 mph; 10. Khalid Mohammed, Bahrain, UAE, 1969 Chevy Camaro, 3.852, 197.59 mph; 11. David Janes, Kirksville, Mo., 1969 Chevy Camaro, 3.853, 197.94 mph; 12. Pat Stoken, Eureka, Mont., 2014 Chevy Camaro, 3.855, 196.93 mph; 13. Steve Jackson, Evans, Ga., 1969 Chevy Camaro, 3.862, 194.49 mph; 14. Jay Cox, Smithfield, 1969 Chevy Camaro, 3.863, 193.07 mph; 15. John Camp, Canonsburg, Pa., 1968 Chevy Camaro, 3.868, 198.00 mph; 16. DeWayne Silance, Jacksonville, 1968 Chevy Camaro, 3.882, 193.40 mph.

Precision PRO BOOST

Final qualifying order – 1. Steven Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., 1969 Chevy Camaro, 3.854, 193.65 mph; 2. Jim Bell, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 1969 Chevy Camaro, 3.897, 204.63 mph; 3. Kevin Rivenbark, Wallace, 1967 Ford Mustang, 3.904, 193.85 mph; 4. Mike Stawicki, Medina, N.Y., 2005 Chevy Corvette, 3.907, 191.76 mph; 5. Todd Tutterow, Yadkinville, 1969 Chevy Camaro, 3.915, 190.16 mph; 6. Anthony DiSomma, Kuwait City, Kuwait, 1967 Ford Mustang, 3.929, 205.88 mph; 7. Tommy D’Aprile, Port Charlotte, Fla., 1962 Chevy Bel Air, 3.929, 189.63 mph; 8. Larry Higginbottham, Mineral Ridge, Ohio, 1957 Chevy Bel Air, 3.935, 186.10 mph; 9. Charles Terrell, Kernersville, 1967 Ford Mustang, 3.945, 187.75 mph; 10. Tylor Miller, Hartsville, S.C., 1969 Chevy Chevelle, 3.962, 190.86 mph; 11. Doug Winters, Pleasant Garden, 1957 Chevy Bel Air, 3.970, 178.28 mph; 12. Jim Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., 1953 Chevy Corvette, 3.981, 187.68 mph; 13. Gerry Capano, Greenville, Del., 1963 Chevy Corvette, 3.990, 190.24 mph; 14. John Strickland, Clinton, 2002 Pontiac Firebird, 4.006, 186.59 mph; 15. Jeremy Ray, Lugoff, S.C., 1957 Chevy Bel Air, 4.012, 183.59 mph; 16. David Mundy, Louisville, Tenn., 1963 Chevy Corvette, 4.018, 180.84 mph.

Aruba EXTREME PRO STOCK

Final qualifying order – 1. Dean Goforth, Holdenville, Okla., 2013 Chevy Camaro, 4.076, 176.97 mph; 2. John Montecalvo, Center Moriches, N.Y., 2014 Chevy Camaro, 4.087, 177.44 mph; 3. Doug Kirk, Lenoir, West Va., 2013 Ford Mustang, 4.102, 175.89 mph; 4. John Pluchino, Commack, N.Y., 2006 Ford Escort, 4.114, 175.92 mph; 5. Brian Gahm, Lucasville, Ohio, 2013 Ford Mustang, 4.117, 171.16 mph; 6. Trevor Eman, Pos Chiquito, Aruba, 2011 Ford Mustang, 4.126, 175.64 mph; 7. Cale Aronson, Chillicothe, Mo., 2010 Ford Mustang, 4.148, 175.39 mph; 8. Cary Goforth, Holdenville, Okla., 2013 Chevy Camaro, 4.160, 175.82 mph.

PRO EXTREME MOTORCYCLE

Final qualifying order – 1. Billy Vose, Greensboro, Suzuki, 4.045, 175.70 mph; 2. Ashley Owens, Decatur, Ala., Suzuki, 4.055, 174.84 mph; 3. Eric McKinney, Hamersville, Ohio, Suzuki, 4.060, 175.96 mph; 4. Paul Gast, Grand Island, N.Y., Suzuki, 4.061, 175.82 mph; 5. Ronald Procopio, Raleigh, Suzuki, 4.073, 174.19 mph; 6. Terry Schweigert, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, Suzuki, 4.095, 171.58 mph; 7. Jay Fisher, Calhoun, Ga., Suzuki, 4.108, 173.92 mph; 8. Casey Stemper, Upper Marlboro, Md., Suzuki, 4.124, 171.71 mph; 9. David Norris, Bryans Road, Md., Suzuki, 4.130, 169.96 mph; 10. Chris Garner, Harvest, Ala., Suzuki, 4.154, 166.74 mph; 11. Travis Davis, Douglas, Ga., Suzuki, 4.163, 168.39 mph; 12. Kim Morrell, Loxahatchee, Fla., Suzuki, 4.170, 166.21 mph; 13. Ricardo Knights, Beech Island, S.C., Suzuki, 4.181, 167.28 mph; 14. Mashal alSaber, Kuwait City, Kuwait, Suzuki, 4.185, 167.63 mph; 15. John Collins, Rocky Mount, Suzuki, 4.227, 164.29 mph; 16. Brad McCoy, Cleveland, Suzuki, 4.344, 160.27 mph.

TOP DRAGSTER

Final qualifying order – 1. Richard Edwards, Terre Haute, Ind., 3.818, 191.95 mph; 2 Jody Stroud, Chesterfield, S.C., 3.825, 194.94 mph; 3. Eddie Careccia, Mars Hill, 3.907, 188.49 mph; 4. Bubba Turner, Burlington, 3.935, 180.52 mph; 5. Latchman Hansraj, Brandywine, 3.978, 186.85 mph; 6. Burwell Kendrick, Indian Trail, 3.990, 184.93 mph; 7. Kyle Dvorak, McHenry, Ill., 3.990, 179.14 mph; 8. Craig Sullivan, Avon, Ind., 4.002, 178.19 mph; 9. Danny Payne, McDonough, Ga., 4.063, 172.87 mph; 10. Ryan Snell, Summerville, S.C., 4.143, 171.21 mph; 11. Chris Powers, Carlisle, Pa., 4.174, 171.31 mph; 12. Ken Batchelor, Leland, 4.180, 168.28 mph; 13. Derrick Sholar, Holly Ridge, N.C., 4.200, 167.80 mph; 14. Chris Dollar, Wichita Falls, Texas, 4.206, 171.47 mph; 15. Dylan Stott, Columbus, 4.231, 169.02 mph; 16. Morgan Tedder, Marston, 4.263, 164.99 mph.

Magna Fuel TOP SPORTSMAN

Final qualifying order – 1. Boyd Beyer, Casstown, Ohio, 2004 Ford Mustang, 4.065, 180.91 mph; 2. Ronnie Davis, Suwanee, Ga., 1963 Chevy Corvette, 4.073, 180.09 mph; 3. Don Klooster, Kalamazoo, Mich., 1963 Chevy Corvette, 4.089, 179.49 mph; 4. Barry Daniluk, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, 1968 Chevy Camaro, 4.093, 175.52 mph; 5. Billy Albert, Wytheville, Va., 1969 Chevy Camaro, 4.110, 176.40 mph; 6. Dan Ferguson, Harrisburg, 2002 Pontiac Firebird, 4.139, 175.78 mph; 7. John Lassiter, Graham, 2006 Pontiac GTO, 4.145, 177.88 mph; 8. Dylan Stott, Columbus, 1967 Ford Mustang, 4.166, 173.49 mph; 9. Wayne Woodard, Stafford, Va., 1968 Chevy Camaro, 4.170, 175.02 mph; 10. Cheyenne Stanley, Cynthiana, Ky., 2007 Ford Mustang, 4.180, 170.62 mph; 11. Ronnie Proctor, Harpers Ferry, West Va., 2009 Ford Mustang, 4.215, 170.32 mph; 12. Tim Lawrence, Princeton, West Va., 2013 Chevy Camaro, 4.219, 171.51 mph; 13. Dane Wood, Chesapeake, Va., 2006 Ford Escort, 4.225, 169.93 mph; 14. William Brown III, Chesapeake, Va., 2005 Pontiac Grand Am, 4.242, 170.90 mph; 15. Bruce Thrift, Waycross, Ga., 2007 Pontiac GTO, 4.243, 168.87 mph; 16. Glen Teets Jr., Manassas, Va., 2008 Pontiac GTO, 4.249, 173.63 mph.

MAC-FAB PRO 275

Final qualifying order – 1. Ziff Hudson, Concord, 1988 Mercury Zephyr, 4.565, 172.43 mph; 2. Jason Richards, Gastonia, 1968 Chevy Camaro, 4.640, 162.10 mph; 3. Scott Owenby, Marion, 1986 Ford Mustang, 4.712, 161.94 mph; 4. Nick Yarber, Abingdon, Va., 2004 Ford Mustang, 4.778, 168.32 mph; 5. Eric Autry, Stedman, 1990 Ford Mustang, 4.818, 155.97 mph; 6. Chris Tuten, Pelton, S.C., 1987 Ford Mustang, 4.826, 162.80 mph; 7. Derrick Sercy, Sanford, 1992 Ford Mustang, 4.828, 162.39 mph; 8. Jamie Thompson, Bolton, 1994 Chevy Camaro, 4.836, 153.49 mph; 9. Barry Mitchell, Hamptonville, 1992 Ford Mustang, 4.872, 165.42 mph; 10. Tim Huddleston, Rock Hill, S.C., 1991 Chevy Camaro, 4.910, 146.96 mph; 11. David Braxton, Chocowinity, 1971 Dodge Demon, 4.957, 149.40 mph; 12. Mike Modeste, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1991 Ford Mustang, 4.957, 155.88 mph; 13. Josh Gross, Sanford, 2000 Chevy Camaro, 4.993, 149.20 mph; 14. Jason Tyson, New Bern, 1984 Ford Mustang, 5.059, 155.05 mph; 15. Travis Jacobs, 1972 Chevy Nova, 5.087, 145.77 mph; 16. Kenny Kneece, Trenton, 1995 Ford Mustang, 5.113, 143.08 mph.

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