Race Coverage

Sportsman Winners from Atlanta (with photos)

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COMMERCE, Ga. — Sportsman final results from the 34th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. The race is the seventh of 24 in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

(Photos by Ian Tocher)


Richardson_SSwinnerSuper Stock — Ryan Richardson, Chevy Camaro, 10.228, 120.52  def. Chad Taylor, Pontiac, foul.

Rowe_SEwinnerStock Eliminator — Greg Rowe, Pontiac Firebird, 12.828, 73.75  def. Jimmy Hidalgo, Chevy Corvette, foul.

Richardson_SCwinnerSuper Comp — Edmond Richardson, Dragster, 9.567, 118.12  def. Jerry Sosebee, Dragster, 20.442, 46.21.

Taylor_SGwinnerSuper Gas — John Taylor, Dodge Dakota, 9.902, 167.51  def. Alan Kenny, Chevy Corvette, 9.913, 157.78.


Ed Pauley (near lane) and Brad Plourd

Ed Pauley (near lane) and Brad Plourd

Super Street — Ed Pauley, Chevy Camaro, 10.945, 131.92  def. Brad Plourd, Camaro, 10.932, 120.83.


Jeff Strickland

Jeff Strickland

Top Dragster — Jeff Strickland, Dragster, 7.443, 179.18  def. Steve Furr, Dragster, 6.984, 182.87.

Turner_TSwinnerTop Sportsman — Tommy Turner, Pontiac GXP, 7.579, 173.41  def. Jeffrey Barker, Chevy Cobalt, broke.