Lubbock Dragway
Lubbock County, TX. March 28, `04

“ Lubbock Dragway ” New Name same Competitive Spirit!By: Alfonso Acevedo Jr.

Lubbock Dragway puts an end to the long winter and the competition showed no signs of frostbite.  Belk, Polk, Wenzel, Campbell, and Shipley opened the season with victories in the first Double Points NHRA Summit Series race.

Mike Belk’s (Plainview) .514 light plus the 10.126 on a 10.12 dial-in sealed up the win in Super Pro over Steve Cannon’s (Lamesa) 9.165 on 9.15 dial. Walthall (Amarillo) and Stokes (Plainview) made it to the semis.

In Sportsman, Jerry James’ (Plainview) good reaction times got him to the finals where he cut a .506, but it wasn’t enough. Lee Polk’s (Lubbock) .513 light and 133 mph Vega helped push the `64 Fairlane to a break out.  Guthrie (Floydada) was the class semi.

Two tough competitors plus two low 12 second cars equals double break out in Modified.  Kenny Wenzel's (Levelland) 12.22 Blazer beat Gregg Davis’ (Olton) 12.12 Duster.  Bunch (Lubbock) and S. Derryberry (Lubbock) were the class semis.

Trucks were the victors in Street Class, especially Austin Campbell's (Lubbock) `03 Ram Hemi. Campbell got the stripe over Asjes (Lubbock) `69 Chevy PU in the semis.  In the finals, the Hemi ran on the dial with a zero over Derryberry’s (Lubbock) `02 GMC PU.

Mica Shipley (Littlefield) took the win in Jr. Dragster over last years Class Champion Sonjia Cortez (Plainview).  Sara Cortez (Plainview) was the class semi.

 

Super/Pro                
Car # Racer Town Vehicle Engine Reaction Dial-In E.T. M.P.H.
L412 MIKE BELK PLANVIEW TX 84 DUSTER 471 0.521 10.09 10.164 127.04
N428 JAMES WALTHALL AMARILLO TX T ROADSTER 454 0.540 10.23 10.352 116.88
9052 STEVE CANNON LAMESA TX 27 FORD ROADSTER 427 0.509 9.18 9.185 146.05
4101 LARRY STOKES PLANVIEW TX 67 CHEVY   0.504 11.21 11.253 119.96
FINALS                
L412 MIKE BELK PLANVIEW TX 84 DUSTER 471 0.514 10.12 10.126 131.59
9052 STEVE CANNON LAMESA TX 27 FORD ROADSTER 427 0.614 9.15 9.165 143.33
               
               
Sportsman                
Car # Racer Town Vehicle Engine Reaction Dial-In E.T. M.P.H.
7151 JERRY JAMES PLAINVIEW TX 64 FAIRLANE  351 0.546 11.47 11.558 116.53
P411 CHAD GUTHRIE FLOYDADA TX 1973 NOVA 350 0.685 10.18 10.278 132.97
P491 LEE POLK LUBBOCK 77 VEGA 454 0.588 10.18 14.635 54.20
SINGLE              
FINALS                
P491 LEE POLK LUBBOCK 77 VEGA 454 0.513 10.18 10.231 133.07
7151 JERRY JAMES PLAINVIEW TX 64 FAIRLANE  351 0.506 11.49 11.463 117.24
               
               
Modified                
Car # Racer Town Vehicle Engine Reaction Dial-In E.T. M.P.H.
K454 KENNY WENZEL LEVELLAND  TX 87 BLAZER 350 0.568 12.25 12.347 101.51
2669 ROBBY BUNCH LUBBOCK TX 1991 PONTIAC   0.757 14.65 14.836 93.60
Q451 GREGG DAVIS OLTON  TX 75 DUSTER 400 0.515 12.19 12.419 95.80
R451 SHANE DERRYBERRY LUBBOCK TX 2002 TRANSAM 350 0.611 12.32 12.507 113.13
FINALS                
K454 KENNY WENZEL LEVELLAND  TX 87 BLAZER 350 0.572 12.25 12.225 112.30
Q451 GREGG DAVIS OLTON  TX 75 DUSTER 400 0.626 12.19 12.129 111.64
               
               
Street                
Car # Racer Town Vehicle Engine Reaction Dial-In E.T. M.P.H.
2640 AUSTIN CAMPBELL LUBBOCK  TX 2003 RAM 1500   0.703 15.67 15.855 77.83
P406 PETER ASJES LUBBOCK TX 69 CHEVY   0.665 14.75 15.386 89.73
449R ROWDY DERRYBERRY LUBBOCK  TX 2002 GMC PU 327 0.738 15.36 15.408 89.79
SINGLE              
2640 AUSTIN CAMPBELL LUBBOCK  TX 2003 RAM 1500   0.574 15.67 15.670 88.16
449R ROWDY DERRYBERRY LUBBOCK  TX 2002 GMC PU 327 0.561 15.36 15.336 89.01
               
               
Jr. Dragster                
Car # Racer Town Vehicle Engine Reaction Dial-In E.T. M.P.H.
4502 MICA SHIPLEY LITTLEFIELD  TX JR   0.536 10.22 10.167 64.64
SINGLE              
4002 SONJIA CORTEZ PLAINVIEW TX JR DRAGSTER 5HP 0.570 8.99 9.012 71.17
4501 SARA CORTEZ PLANVIEW TX 2004 RPC   0.732 12.15 12.394 53.52
FINALS                
4502 MICA SHIPLEY LITTLEFIELD  TX JR   0.683 10.15 10.250 63.36
4002 SONJIA CORTEZ PLAINVIEW TX JR DRAGSTER 5HP 0.610 9.00 9.270 70.16