Amazingly, Simons came back...
Amazingly, Simons came back to run eliminations, where he knocked out the number-four qualifier, defending IHRA Pro Stock champion John Nobile (6.53 to 6.57), in round one before losing to Tony Gillig in round two.
Mike Herring dials in the...
Mike Herring dials in the clutch on his RJ Race Cars Mustang. The red rocket is powered by a 698-inch Fulton motor that gets three stages of nitrous and is backed by a four-speed Lenco.
Using 815 inches of Ford hemi,...
Using 815 inches of Ford hemi, Robert Patrick (far lane) ran 6.45 at 217 mph to defeat the popular Joe DaSilva who ran an 7.73 in round one.
Dan Saitz (near lane) and...
Dan Saitz (near lane) and Ben Hopko qualified Eighth and Ninth, respectively, running 6.62/214 mph and 6.63/216 mph. During their first-round match, Hopko took the win with a 6.67 to Saitz's off-pace 9.95.
The '03 FFW Pro champion Tony...
The '03 FFW Pro champion Tony Gillig qualified in the fifth spot with a 6.53 pass. He defeated Randy Eakins in round one and Chuck Samuel in round two before losing to eventual winner Mike Herring in the semis.
Chuck Samuel and Kevin Marsh...
Chuck Samuel and Kevin Marsh debuted their new big-inch, nitrous-equipped ZX3 in Atlanta. The naturally aspirated machine ran a best lap of 6.57 at 218 mph.
Brit Floyd (near lane) put...
Brit Floyd (near lane) put up a good fight in the opening round of Pro running a 6.65, but it wasn't enough to hold off Richard Penland who ran a quicker 6.60.
Bill Glidden stole the ProCharger...
Bill Glidden stole the ProCharger Outlaw show in qualifying with a blistering 7.06 at 194 mph.
Like Herring, Bill Glidden also won from the pole, taking home the winner's purse and the $1,000 Aeromotive Lottery Challenge money in ProCharger Street Outlaw. Glidden ran a string of 7.0- and 7-teen elapsed times before nailing a 7.10 in the final to beat Jimmy Keen.
While the racing was hot in the top two showdown classes, the sizzle ran all the way through the remaining categories. In Renegade, Dan Schoneck brought out a new ride and set the class record at 7.81/171.23, but inconsistency knocked him from eliminations. Meanwhile, brothers James and Jimmy Black of South Carolina battled in the final frame. James used his starting line prowess to stage quickly and take a big holeshot. The starting line lead was just what he needed to hold off the quicker Jimmy for the win (8.37 to 8.29).
Matt Jones continued his dominance in Edelbrock Street Bandit, winning for the third time this year. Jones has been on his game, setting a championship-winning pace. Using his new Liberty transmission, John Scaro showed his hand in Warrior, beating hot shoes Darrell Peterson and Jeremy Martorella. The popular Gary "G-Man" Youngblood was not to be denied at his home track, taking top honors in Mod Motor, which made car owner Chip Havemann very happy.
Ah, yes, Atlanta was indeed hot and so we've included a few extra pages and tons of photo coverage for you to enjoy. In addition, we have listed the Top 25 in Tremec True Street and all the event's race winners.
FFW ATLANTA DRAGWAY, 2005
|FFW TRUE STREET RESULTS |
|Driver # ||Driver ||Average|| |
|1 ||Nick Yarber ||8.625 ||Winner/Top 8 Sec |
|2 ||Tony Gonyon ||9.343 ||Runner Up/Top 9 Sec |
|3 ||Owen Spry ||9.433 |
|4 ||Chris Escobar ||9.703 |
|5 ||Dewayne Stiles ||9.763 |
|6 ||Danny Williams ||10.253 ||Top 10 Sec |
|7 ||John Prince Jr. ||10.515 |
|8 ||Kyle Yentzer ||10.639 |
|9 ||Larry Keys ||10.784 |
|10 ||Harley Chapman ||11.097 ||Top 11 Sec |
|11 ||Jud Stansell ||11.142 |
|12 ||John White ||11.149 |
|13 ||Adam Herringtine ||11.223 |
|14 ||David Bradford ||11.300 |
|15 ||Marc Misschman ||11.378 |
|16 ||Stephen Posenau ||11.595 |
|17 ||Michael Linch ||11.761 |
|18 ||Josh Ross ||11.820 |
|19 ||Lee Fulmer ||11.976 |
|20 ||Dean Lazzaro ||12.012 ||Top 12 Sec |
|21 ||Darryl Buckner ||12.047 |
|22 ||Gary Sanders ||12.050 |
|23 ||Jason Rowland ||12.094 |
|24 ||Nathan Green ||12.100 |
|25 ||David Chambers ||12.104 |
Atlanta FFW Winners
Mr. Gasket Pro
Blow-By Racing Street Warrior
Ford Racing Performance Parts Open Comp
JDM Engineering Tough Truck
JBA Cat4Ward Headers Focus Frenzy
|BRACKET CLASSES RESULTS |
|Saturday ||Sunday |
|Fast Ford |
|E. L. Smith ||Will McKay |
|Quick Ford |
|James Gagnon ||Jacob Ruttledge |
|Street Ford |
|John Lashley ||Mardy Kennedy |