MORNING, AUGUST 3,
To SCIR Victory
Pete Robinson of Atlanta captured top honors in last night's opening round
action in the National Hot Rod Association's Southeast Division II points
met at Shelby County International Raceway.
Robinson piloted his Ford dragster to the top spot in Top Fuel Eliminator,
turning back David Chenevert of Metairie, La., in the final round of the
A crowd of 4600 watched as Robinson picked up the $750 top prize and added
1,000 NHRA points to his list. The points pushed Robinson's Tinker Toy
II dragster to second place in the NHRA standings.
Chenevert, whose speed 189.06 bettered Robinson's winning 169.46 miles per
hour pocketed $500. He also retained his No. 1 position in the NHRA
standings with 1,200 points.
George Cox, who placed third in the six-car field, earned $100 for the
night's top speed at 210.76 mph, while the Memphis-based Bo-Weevil, driven
by Preston Davis, took home $100 for the best elapse time of :07.21.
The Bo-Weevil, owned by Memphian Raymond Godman redlighted on its first run
in the tournament. Cox, of Austin, Texas, earned 200 points for his
third place finish.
Today's schedule opens at 2:30 p.m. when two of the nation's finest Funny
Car drivers, track record-holder Bobby Wood and on Nicholson, battled in
best-of-three series over SCIR's 1,320 drag course.
The gates will open at 10 a.m. for today's action. SCIR, which is
located off Interstate 40 at the Canada Road exit, is fifth in a series of
six in NHRA's Southeast.