Lubbock Dragway
June 11, 2005
By Alfonso Acevedo Jr.

(Idalou, TX)

After two cancelled races due to severe weather, Lubbock Dragway raced on,
completed a "Double Points" event, and hosted the Southwest Superchargers. Mora and
Shipley made their first appearance of the season in the Precision Auto Repair
winner's circle while Stokes, Hernandez, and Acevedo made their second trip.

In the finals of Super Pro, Larry Stokes (Plainview, TX.) cruised his `67
Camaro to a 11.620 (11.34) over Mike Belk (Plainview, TX.). Belk's `84 Duster died as the lights came down leaving him with a disappointing runner-up spot. Phil Brewer in his `68 Camaro fell in the semis after a break-out of 9.568 (9.61).
Everyone was on their feet when Sammy Mora (Bowtie Automotive) squared-off
with cross-town rival Ricky Pope (Pope Automotive) in the finals of Sportsman. Together both racers boast more than 40 career wins. Pope's `70 Monte Carlo left first with a .014 light on a 11.34 dial-in and Mora's `68 Camaro gave chase with a .032 light on a 10.71 dial-in. At the stripe, Pope was too quick with a 11.327, giving Mora another victory. New comer Fred Baca (Santa Fe, N.M.) made a great run before falling in the semis.
Alfred Hernandez (Sundown, TX.) in his `73 Duster posted a lesser foul 13.136 (13.17) to John Pichla's (Levelland, TX.) 12.870 (12.94) to take the win in Modified. Freddie Ybarra and Brad Gore were the class semi-finalists.
Stacy Acevedo (Wolfforth, TX.) and Josie Cavazos (Smyer, TX.), `04 Rookie of the Year, were both unstoppable on their way to the finals in Street. Acevedo in her `96 Mustang recorded a 15.762 (15.75) to top the `84 Corvette of Cavazos which ran a 15.835 (15.92). Lyndan Devin rounded out the top three spots.
In Jr. Dragster, hard-hitting Mica Shipley (Littlefield, TX.) got the
automatic win when Points leader Sara Cortez (Plainview, TX.) red-lit. Sonjia Cortez was the lone semi.