Lubbock Dragway
September 3, 2005
By Stacy Acevedo

(Idalou, TX)

Lubbock Dragway finished off their points season on September 10th. Layton Garrett, Jesse Marez, and Glen Sutton went out with a win light by making their first appearance at the Precision Auto Repair winners circle. Special thanks to Craig Hughes Trailers for giving generously to all winners in every class for the entire season gift certificates.
Garrett (Plainview, Tx.) in his 10 second `68 El Camino was dialed in all night and it paid off with Super Pro title. James White (Lubbock, Tx.) was bordering perfect lights every round but went red to runner-up. Alvin Nock and Brian Bennett were the class semis.
In Sportsman, Marez (Abernathy, Tx.) powered his `63 Plymouth to victory with an 11.808 (11.80) over skilled racer Billy Morris (Turkey, Tx.) who also went red in his `82 Camaro
After to finals being decided by red lights Glen Sutton (Portales, N.M.) and Wanda Roberson (Leveland, Tx.) did not take in chances in Modified. Sutton edged Roberson with a 12.580 (12.57) to a breaking-out 11.853 (11.90). Elrey Cantu was retired in the semis.
Stacy Acevedo scored her third win of the season in Street and repeated as Street Class Champ. In the finals, Acevedo’s `96 Mustang posted a .045 light and 15.545 (15.54) to defeat Peter Asjes, `04 and `05 Street Class Runner-up. Laura Cavazos and Lyndan Devin were semi-finalists.
Mike Pigg (Silverton, Tx.) wheeled his `05 Duramax to the Diesel title with a 13.936 (13.81) against “Wally” winner Kevin Hendley.
Mike Timmins (Lorenzo, Tx.) repeated in Motorcycle aboard his `92 GSXR. Allen Schoepf had the advantage at the tree but went 12.791 (12.80) at the stripe. Matt Schoepf was the lone semi.
Nicole Sexton (Lubbock, Tx.) does it again in Jr. Dragster. Sexton cut a .004 light to Mindy Shipley’s (Littlefield, Tx.) .017 and ran a 8.263 (8.29) to 9.240 (9.35) to pick up her fifth win of the season.

Lubbock Dragway finalized the point’s racing season with the King of the Track run-off between the four class champions. Super Pro champ Larry Stokes (Plainview, Tx.) kept a commanding lead in the points and scored three wins this season in his `67 Camaro. Coy Franks (Flomot, Tx.) in his wheel-standing `82 Firebird battled it out week to week to come out on top in Sportsman. Don Sexton (Lubbock, Tx.) in his `69 Camaro won the Modified track champ in the third round of the final race. Stacy Acevedo (Wolfforth, Tx.) in her `96 Mustang took her second consecutive Street championship.
 
Stokes was off his dial and was defeated by Franks. On the other side of the ladder, Sexton beat Acevedo by running a 11.470 (11.47). Don Sexton, owner and operator of Sexton Automotive, was crowned King of the Track by running a lesser break-out to Franks.