CECIL, Ga. – In Saturday qualifying, Dave Hedges and Mick Snyder grabbed the top spots for this weekend's NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event as over 430 drag racers participated at South Georgia Motorsports Park (SGMP). Hedges, of Plainwell, Mich., blasted his Top Alcohol Dragster to an ET of 5.529 seconds at 260.21 mph. Local racer, Lindsey Wood of McAlpin, Fla. firmed up the second spot on the grid with a 5.536 second, 243.28 mph pass. Woods currently leads the Southeast Division Top Alcohol Dragster point's battle.
Snyder out of Demotte, Ind., who also won the Eastern Spring Test Nationals at SGMP in March clocked in at 5.830 seconds, 238.60 mph in this 2002 Firebird Top Alcohol Funny Car for the number one position. Only .009 of a second behind, Norcross, Ga., racer Mark Billington jumped to the No. 2 spot with a 5.839 second, 247.07 mph pass.
In Top Dragster, Glen Treadwell of Sorrento, Fla., took the No. 1 spot with a run of 7.960 seconds at 165.68 mph. Robert Davis drove his '63 Corvette to the top of the field in Top Sportsman with an ET of 6.743 seconds at 209.88 mph.
The high winds on Sunday forced NHRA and SGMP officials to postpone the scheduled eliminations for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. The event has been rescheduled for Friday and Saturday, May 11 & 12. Qualifying has been completed and the fields are locked for all classes.
This will set for a huge day of racing as activities take place on both the dragstrip and the speedway. Along with the NHRA Lucas Oil Event on May 12th will be the McDonald’s Super Series plus the National Vintage Racing Association (NVRA) on the banks of the oval. The NVRA will feature older ‘vintage’ cars as well as the ‘skeeter’ cars.
This Thursday April 19, SGMP jump starts the weekend with “Tune it up Tuesday”, our open test and tune session on the all concrete dragstrip. “Friday Night Bike Night” will follow with our all motorcycle only test and tune event. Then on Saturday, SGMP bring in the South Eastern Motorcycle Drag Racing Association with one of the finest bike racing events on the nation.
Located one mile north of Cecil, Georgia on Highway 41, just off Interstate 75 at Exit 32 South Georgia Motorsports Park is a Premier race facility featuring one of only two all-concrete quarter-mile dragstrips in North America. In addition to one of the finest 1/2 mile D-shaped, progressive banked asphalt oval track speedway in the southeast. Additional information and event schedules are available on the track’s official website, www.sgmpracing.com