Posted: Wednesday, June 11th 2014 at 3:00am
Morgan motors to Friday Night Drags victory at AMS
By Track PR
Andrew Morgan scored the win in the Domestic division at Atlanta Motor Speedway's Friday Night Drags last week. / Photo: Tom Francisco/Speedpics.net
HAMPTON – The competition was fierce as points races in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags brought competitors out to the pit lane drag strip at Atlanta Motor Speedway under a clearing night sky.
It was a family affair in the Harding Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Domestic class final as Andrew Morgan of McDonough in a 1987 Ford Mustang was quicker off the start line than his father Kelly Morgan of Jonesboro behind the wheel of a 1968 Ford Mustang.
“It was real fun racing against (my) dad,” said Andrew Morgan. “The car planted and went. It was probably one of the best lights I’ve cut out here.”
The Diesel Truck class final pitted the husband and wife pair of Dwayne and Ramae Bethune of Covington against one another. In a 2006 Dodge 2500, Dwayne was able to out muscle Ramae in a 2012 Dodge 2500 for the win. Despite the loss in the final, Ramae leads the Diesel Truck class with six points.
Will Coots of Stockbridge in a 1985 Chevrolet C10 pushed his lead to two points in the Truck Advance class as he posted his second consecutive points win in the final over the 1982 Chevrolet Pick-Up truck piloted by Keith White of Luthersville.
“I think we’ve got a good truck that will be hard to beat,” said Coots. “We are going to have some real good racing this year.”
Coots, who was concerned about facing the “Nuclear Banana” of Danny Mason of Locust Grove in Week Three, earned a round two win over the vehicle in Week four action.
“I was worried about them this week too,” said Coots, “but, I had a good run against them.”
Arnie Cobb of Locust Grove, behind the wheel of his 1974 Chevrolet Nova, exploded off the line to earn the win for the second consecutive week in the final over the 1986 Ford Thunderbird of Tony Byrd of Stockbridge to extend his points lead to two in the Jailhouse Brewing Company Super Pro class.
Drag racers will again take to the pit lane drag strip at Atlanta Motor Speedway for Week 5 of O’Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags on Friday, June 13.
Atlanta Motor Speedway - Hampton, GA
Friday Night Drags - June 6, 2014
Super Pro: Arnie Cobb - 1974 Chevrolet Nova
Pro: David Harbin - 1969 Chevrolet Nova
Street Outlaw: Andrew Pride - 1985 Chevrolet S10
Sportsman: Richard Riggi - 1987 Ford Mustang
Domestic Advanced: Stephen DeFayette - 1988 Mazda RX7
Truck Advanced: Will Coots - 1985 Chevrolet C10
Street Modified: Kane Shavers - 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS
Factory Street: Steven Shaffer - 2014 Chevrolet Corvette
Domestic: Andrew Morgan - 1987 Ford Mustang
Diesel Truck: Dwayne Bethune - 2006 Dodge 2500
Truck: Chris Wolfenbarger - 1970 Chevrolet C10
Sport Compact: Joshua Sabatula - 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS
Super Bike: Toney Freeman - 2004 Suzuki
Sport Bike: Kevin Connolly - 2009 Yamaha VMax
Motorcycle: Jason Lowery - 2004 Honda CB900F
Cruiser/Dirt Bike: Mike Webb - 1988 Harley-Davidson Softtail
ATV: Omar Ruiz - 2001 Banshee
Link: Atlanta Motor Speedway Friday Night Drags
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