Posted: Thursday, June 26th 2014 at 4:03pm
Husband bests wife for Diesel Truck Drags win at AMS
By Dustin Bixby
Dwayne Bethune (far lane) faced off against his wife Ramae Bethune (near lane) in the Diesel Truck division final at last week's Friday Night Drags at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Dwayne took the win, and the two are now tied for first in division points. / Photo: Tom Francisco/Speedpics.net
HAMPTON – The drag racing action heated up on the pit lane drag strip as competitors battled for points in week 6 of O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The husband and wife pair of Dwayne and Ramae Bethune of Covington squared off in the Diesel Truck final in a battle for the top spot in the division.
"It is fun racing against Ramae," said Dwayne Bethune. "She enjoys it, especially since she and can get out here and participate."
Despite trouble with the transmission, Dwayne, in a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500, was able to rumble past the 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 of Ramae in the final to pull the pair into a tie for first place in the division.
Arnie Cobb of Locust Grove in a 1974 Chevrolet Nova earned his fifth consecutive win in the Jailhouse Brewing Company Super Pro Division as he defeated the rail car of David Sink. Cobb overpowered Sink and used a good light to race his way to victory lane as he added to his division lead.
Alan Kidd of Locust Grove in a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, in his first appearance of the season at O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags, was able to earn the win in a tight race against the 1984 Chevrolet Corvette driven by David Craft of McDonough in the Pro Division Final.
Chris Morgan of Jackson in a 1966 Ford Mustang muscled past his father Kelly Morgan in a 1968 Ford Mustang in the Harding Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Domestic Division final. Kelly got a good jump on the light, but stuttered slightly midway through the run which allowed Chris to speed past for the win.
The 1985 Chevrolet C10 piloted by Will Coots faced off with the "Nuclear Banana" of Danny Mason of McDonough in the Truck Advanced final. Coots continued his dominance in the division as he exploded off the line and rocketed to the win, his fourth consecutive of the points season.
Drag racing action returns to the pit lane drag strip June 26 for Week 7 action of O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Atlanta Motor Speedway - Hampton, GA
Friday Night Drags - June 20, 2014
Super Pro: Arnie Cobb - 1974 Chevrolet Nova
Pro: Alan Kidd - 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
Street Outlaw: Gary Thomas - 1974 Chevrolet Nova
Sportsman: Terry Queen - 1994 Dodge Dakota
Domestic Advanced: Jason Kinard - 1997 Chevrolet S10
Truck Advanced: Will Coots - 1985 Chevrolet C10
Street Modified: Kane Shavers - 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS
Factory Street: C. Steven Shaffer - 2014 Chevrolet Corvette
Domestic: Chris Morgan - 1966 Ford Mustang
Diesel Truck: Dwayne Bethune - 2006 Dodge Ram 2500
Truck: David Stamschror 2012 Ford F-150
Sport Compact: Jose Samaniego - 1993 Honda Civic
Super Bike: Toney Freeman - 2004 Suzuki
Sport Bike: Robert James - 2000 Suzuki Hayabusa
Motorcycle: Jason Lowery - 2004 Honda CB900F
Cruiser/Dirt Bike: Mike Webb - 1988 Harley-Davidson Softail
ATV: David Armstrong - 2000 Yamaha Banshee
Link: Atlanta Motor Speedway Friday Night Drags
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