Lubbock Dragway
July 09, 2005
By Alfonso Acevedo Jr.

(Idalou, TX)

Being a fellow racer I know that the only thing longer than waiting two weeks between races is having to settle for second for two weeks. Such was the case in Super Pro, Alan Bracey (Lubbock, TX.) had come up short on the previous race and came out for Lubbock Dragway's 7th point race with a vengeance. Bracey cut the tree down round after round to power his `67 Camaro to victory. Rusty Rose (Levelland, TX.) had trouble at the line in his Dragster so he had to cruise to the runner-up spot. Larry Stokes and Don Slaughter were the class semis.
In the four remaining classes all the winners made their second appearance of the season in the Precision Auto Repair winners circle.
Jerry Cottrell (Lubbock, TX.) in his `72 Nova nailed the tree with a .006 light and ran a 11.109 (11.07) to take the win in Sportsman over Bobby Fira's (Crosbyton, TX.) `69 Nova who paired off a .050 light with a 10.873 (10.86) run. Billy Dubios was the lone semi-finalist.
In Modified, Don Sexton (Lubbock, TX.) wheeled his `69 Camaro over Alfred Hernandez (Sundown, TX.) who was trying to pick up his fourth win of the season. Juvey Pena made a charge at the finals before being retired in the semis.
Lyndan Devin (Plainview, TX.) and Josie Cavazos (Smyer, TX.) had more at stake than just the win in Street, both were fighting for position in the points race. Devin's `70 Fairlane edged out Cavazos' `84 Corvette for the win and both racers ended the night tied for second. Carl Stokes and Stacy Acevedo were the class semis.
Mica Shipley (Littlefield, TX.) used consistent runs to pilot her Jr. Dragster to victory. In the finals, Keiri Ferguson's better reaction could not over come Shipley's 10.584 (10.57) run when her dragster slowed down to a 8.865 (8.76). Sonjia Cortez rounded out the very competitive class.
The Diesel class winner was newcomer Kevin Hendley.
The Motorcycle class winner was Billy Stevens.