Lubbock Dragway
September 3, 2005
By Stacy Acevedo

(Idalou, TX)

With a whole month of canceled racing due to rain, Lubbock Dragway was back on track for the Labor Day weekend. On one of the rain out dates Larry Salani owner of Fast Funnels and new track sponsor was on hand to witness the proof that rumors are true, Lubbock Dragway has extraordinary, competitive racing, and terrific sportsmanship.
In Super Pro, Donnie Jones (Lubbock, Tx.) recorded his first win of the season and knocked off a lot of heavy hitters along the way including Charles York (Levelland, Tx.) in the finals. Jones’ dragster posted a 9.002 (8.92) to York’s ‘82 Camaro’s time of 10.428(10.32). Mike Belk racked up some points and ended a great night with a semi-appearance.
Sportsman had an impressive number of cars answer the first round call. Jimbo Hammett (Dalhart, Tx.) powered his ’67 Camaro over Billy “Grumpy” Dubios (Floydada, Tx.). The tree made the difference in this final but Dubios’ ’74 Vega had a outstanding night. Semis were Ron Gober and Billy Morris.
Track Reporter, Alfonso Acevedo, Jr. took the night off to show his racing skills by pulling double duty in his ‘69 Mustang scoring the Fast Funnel win in Modified and Street class.

In Modified, Acevedo coupled an .034 light and 15.522(15.50) to edge out Carl Stokes’(Slaton, Tx) Duster with his .030 light and 11.210(11.18) for a win margin of .004. Don Sexton was the lone semi-finalist.

Finals in Street consisted of a double breakout. Acevedo, committed the lesser foul with 15.489 (15.50) to Kevin Bracey’s (Levelland, Tx.) 16.506 (16.54). Semi was Beau Novak.

In the Junior Dragster class, Nicole Sexton (Lubbock, Tx.) continued to dominate by pulling off her forth win. Heath Kiser (Levelland, Tx.) who also boasts a couple of victory lane appearances was runner-up. Points leader Sara Cortez was third.

Sabrina Jones was unable to start her Camaro after her burnout going into the finals. Lyndan Devin (Plainview, Tx.) showed his sportsmanship by waiting to set off his bulbs until notified she would not be able to stage. He was the victor in the Friday night make-up race in the Street class.