Photos by Alex Owens, Rhonda McCole and Roger Richards. Cover photo of first time divisional winner Derrick Brown in Top Sportsman.
Below are the results from this weekend’s NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division, Baby Gators event at Gainesville Raceway:
Top Alcohol Dragster – Josh Hart (far lane) takes the win over Megan Meyer. Hart wins his eighth Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Wally.
Top Alcohol Funny Car – It’s Matt Gill (far lane) over DJ Cox in the final. He wins his sixth Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Wally and second one in Gainesville.
Competition Eliminator – By 0.031 seconds, Van Pucket (near lane) gets to the stripe ahead of Frank Aragona. Puckett wins his 11th Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Wally. This is Puckett's third win at the Gainesville Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series race.
Super Stock – Tyler Caheely's (far lane) 0.004 reaction time took the win over Irvin Johns -0.003 red light start. Caheely wins his sixth Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Wally and fifth in Super Stock.
Stock Eliminator – It’s Jim Wahl (far lane) over Mike McMahan in the final. This is Wahl’s first Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Wally.
Super Comp – In a battle of heavyweights, Ray Miller III (far lane) took out Sherman Adcock in the final. Miller III wins his 18th Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Wally in 28 finals. This is his eighth win in Super Comp and the second this year.
Super Gas – First time divisional finalist Cole Cummings (near lane) took the win over another first time finalist Travis Giddens. Cummings adds his name to the long list of Cummings family divisional winners!
Super Street – Jimmy Daniel (far lane) took his Tempest to the winner circle defeating Jeffery Weets in the final. Daniel wins his second Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Wally.
Top Dragster – By the narrowest of margins it’s Ross Laris (far lane) over Mike Gurliaccio in the final. By a margin of victory of just 0.002 seconds Laris wins his seventh Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Wally. This is his fourth win in Top Dragster.
Top Sportsman – Derrick Brown (far lane) with a near perfect light and the win over Curtis Fredrich. Brown wins his first Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Wally in his second final round.
Novice Junior Dragster – Nolan Callahan’s (near lane) near perfect 0.005 reaction time took the win over Kylan Bator.
Intermediate Junior Dragster – Jada Sexton (near lane) drove around Alyson Reynolds at the stripe in the final round.
Advanced Junior Dragster – Aaron Reynolds (far lane) wins over Brandon Miller by virtue of a red light.