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Veteran Barry Nall of Eagle Springs, NC, was the big winner Saturday, April 17, during the 15th annual Mopars at the Rock weekend at Rockingham (NC) Dragway.
Nall got a free pass to the Top Eliminator title in the all-Mopar portion of the program when final round foe Joseph Hartsell of Stanfield fouled out in 1971 Dodge Dart. That said, it might not have made any difference as Nall put together a .013 package in his 1968 Plymouth with a .007 reaction time and an Elapsed Time of 5.776 on a 5.770 target.
Joining Nall in the Mopars at the Rock winners circle were Bill Ritts of Danbury, the Footbrake champion in his 1969 Dodge Dart, and James Love of Colfax, the Trophy Eliminator winner in his 1969 Coronet.
Also racing this weekend were the National Association of Diesel Motorsports. In their portion of the event, Kamrow Burchette of Winston-Salem drove a 2002 GMC Sierra truck to victory in the Diesel ET class and Brian Buchanan of High Point claimed the Diesel Pro Street title.
Round 3 – Jim Chandler, Hope Mills, 1972 Plymouth Duster, .013, 7.039 on a 7.030, 95.13 mph, def. Travis Varner, Stanley, .020, 4.931 on a 4.910, 127.74 mph; Joseph Hartsell, Stanfield, 1971 Dodge Dart, .007, 5.920 on a 5.910, 111.59 mph, def. Jimmy Snuffer, Mt. Holly, .002, 5.734 on a 5.690, 122.69 mph; Tracy Massey, Wilmington, 1969 Plymouth GTX, .016, 6.982 on a 6.930, 94.32 mph, def. Billy Varner Jr., Stanley, .026, 4.901 breakout on a 4.930, 133.13 mph; Franky Gunter, Pelion, S.C., 1972 Plymouth Duster, .027, 6.938 on a 6.950, 97.99 mph, def. Al Sheppard, Rockingham, 1969 Dodge Dart, NA, 6.342 on a 6.310, 107.92 mph; Richard Smith, Greensboro, .984, 11.926 on a 7.270, 54.56 mph, def. Billy Varney III, Stanley, broke; David Keels, Matthews, dragster, .106, 5.375 on a 5.390, 127.19 mph, def. Scott Macy, Randleman, 1967 Plymouth Coronet, foul; Barry Nall, Eagle Springs, 1968 Plymouth, .020, 5.779 on a 5.760, 120.47 mph, defl Clay Smith, Currie, 1972 Dodge Demon, .040, 6.911 on a 6.910, 97.23 mph.