Contributed Photo Jarrett Creech won Sunday’s $7,500 Pro ET title at the 17th annual ‘Big John’ Leviner Memorial Bracket Championships at Rockingham Dragway.

Special to the Daily Journal

ROCKINGHAM — Familiar names claimed the bulk of the hardware over the holiday weekend as Jeffery Dobbins II of Wilmington, Tommy Plott of Winston-Salem, Jarrett Creech of Selma, Eric Aman of Clinton and Zach Pennington of Lexington, South Carolina were the big winners in the 17th annual “Big John” Leviner Memorial Bracket Championships at Rockingham Dragway.

Creech claimed the biggest single share of the holiday purse after winning Sunday’s $7,500 Pro ET title over Sammy Adkins of Bluefield, West Virginia, but it was Dobbins, the son of IHRA Pro Stock standout Jeff Dobbins, who was the big winner.

Not only did he win Monday’s Pro ET title, he was runner-up to Plott on Saturday and capped the weekend by winning one of the four special “Wally” trophies awarded at the end each day to the winners of runoffs between the Pro ET and Footbrake winners.

Other winners of the trophies named for NHRA founder Wally Parks and presented to race winners at NHRA national events were Aman, Plott and Pennington.

Aman got the “Wally” on Sunday when Creech was guilty of a breakout foul, missing his target number by .001 of a second. A former Rockingham track champion, Aman got his shot by winning Sunday’s Footbrake class.

Plott, a frequent Rockingham winner and former Carolina Coalition Series champion, beat Footbrake winner Tommy Duff of Holly Ridge to win the “Wally” on opening day.

Pennington got the last “Wally” in a three-round shootout involving the most successful of the weekend’s Jr. Dragster drivers. He beat Fayetteville’s Noah Johnson, last year’s winner, in the final.

RESULTS

ROCKINGHAM – Results from the 17th annual “Big John” Leviner Memorial Weekend Bracket Races at Rockingham Dragway (results include reaction time, track time, target time and speed). All hometowns in North Carolina unless otherwise indicated:

‘RUN FOR WALLY’ (showdown between daily winners in Pro ET and Footbrake)

MONDAY – Jeffery Dobbins II, Wilmington, .019, 4.871 on a 4.860, 137.62 mph, def. Rick Terry, Haw River, 1969 Chevy Chevelle, .017, 7.146 on a 7.120, no speed.

SUNDAY – Eric Aman, Clinton, .012, 6.050 on a 6.060, 109.74 mph, def. Jarrett Creech, Selma, .007, 6.139 breakout on a 6.140, 111.83 mph.

SATURDAY – Tommy Plott, Winston-Salem, .016, 4.740 on a 4.720, 146.57 mph, def. Tommy Duff, Holly Ridge, 1970 Chevy Nova, .015, 7.222 breakout on a 7.230, 90.11 mph;

JR. DRAGSTER ‘RUN FOR THE WALLY’

Round 1 – Zach Pennington, Lexington, S.C., .056, 7.914 on a 7.900, 90.24 mph, def. Jorden Baker, Sumter, S.C., .002, 7.898 breakout on a 7.900, 81.44 mph; Noah Johnson, Fayetteville, .058, 8.033 on a 7.900, 74.71 mph, def. Brittney Dial, Maxton, .055, 8.158 on a 7.970, 79.60 mph; Kristen Byrd, Benson, .186, 7.937 on a 7.930, 82.26 mph, def. Chad Logan, Nokesville, Va., no time.

Semifinals – Johnson, .015, 7.906 on a 7.940, 80.67 mph, def. Byrd, .014, 7.885 breakout on a 7.930, 83.37 mph; Pennington, bye.

FINAL – Zach Pennington, Lexington, S.C., .025, 7951 on a 7.900, 76.56 mph, def. Noah Johnson, Fayettevlle, .062, 7.961 on a 7.900, 80.28 mph.

MONDAY TOP ET

Round 6 – Randall Blinson, NA, .002, 6.442 on a 6.420, 103.73 mph, def. Jeff Caudill, Benson, .025, 6.110 on a 6.200, 111.32 mph; Michael Morton, Jacksonville, 1970 Chevy Nova, .003, 6.516 on a 6.500, 103.26 mph, def. Cody Phillips, Lumberton, foul; Jeffery Dobbins II, Wilmington, .010, 4.866 on a 4.840, 138.60 mph, def. Gary Ingold, Raleigh, .031, 4.709 on a 4.690, 144.66 mph; Shawn Carpenter, Elm City, 1981 Chevy Camaro, .013, 5.940 on a 5.920, 111.58 mph, def. Jarrett Creech, Selma, .036, 6.190 on a 6.180, 110.53 mph; A.J. Currie, Goldwin, .018, 6.075 on a 6.060, 111.90 mph, def. Stewart Newton, Bennettsville, S.C., foul.

Round 7 – Dobbins, .009, 4.863 on a 4.850, 139.39 mph, def. Carpenter, .009, 5.936 on a 5.920, 114.68 mph; Currie, .012, 6.137 on a 6.110, 103.57 mph, def. Blinson, .039, 6.444 on a 6.420, 103.75 mph; Morton, bye.

Semifinals – Morton, .008, 6.514 on a 6.510, 103.20 mph, def. Currie, .022, 6.120 on a 6.110, 107.46 mph; Dobbins, bye.

FINAL – Jeffery Dobbins II, Wilmington, .002, 4.867 on a 4.860, 141.74 mph, def. Michael Morton, Jacksonville, 1970 Chevy Nova, foul.

MONDAY FOOTBRAKE

Round 5 – Perry Green, NA, .047, 7.158 on a 7.170, 95.58 mph, def. Buddy Plyer, Pageland, S.C., 1971 Chevy Nova, foul; Rick Terry, Haw River, 1969 Chevy Chevelle, .100, 7.152 on a 7.170, 95.82 mph, def. Ricky Bullock, Sanford, 1971 Chevy Nova, foul; Trey Sikes, Hamlet, 2010 Volkswagen Jetta, .032, 9.633 on a 9.620, 71.46 mph, def. Chris Gibson, Lexington, 1971 Chevy Camaro, .041, 6.407 on a 6.390, 101.09 mph; Bug McCarty, NA, .003, 10.030 on a 9.990, def. Unknown #2X52X, .083, 11.443 on an 11.440, 59.59 mph; Tommy Duff, Holly Ridge, 1970 Chevy Nova, .020, 7.317 on a 7.270, 86.53 mph, def. Jamie Carroll, Clayton, 1971 Chevy Nova, .079, 6.334 on a 6.310, 107.38 mph; William Roberts, Benson, .005, 5.948 on a 5.930, 113.82 mph, def. Bill Clardy, Loris, S.C., .054, 6.575 breakout on a 6.590, 104.08 mph.

Round 6 – Sikes, .037, 9.616 on a 9.620, 71.10 mph, def. Duff, .054, 7.261 breakout on a 7.270, 87.82 mph; Green, .056, 7.178 on a 7.170, 95.41 mph, def. Roberts, foul; Terry, .007, 7.149 on a 7.140, 96.03 mph, def. McCarty, .016, 6.193 on a 6.190, 103.06 mph.

Semifinals – Green, .036, 7.190 on a 7.180, 93.19 mph, def. Sikes, .051, 9.621 on a 9.620, 69.96 mph; Terry, bye.

FINAL – Rick Terry, Haw River, 1969 Chevy Chevelle, .014, 7.157 on a 7.140, 91.40 mph, def. Perry Green, NA, .072, 7.165 breakout on a 7.180, 95.71 mph.

MONDAY JR. DRAGSTER

Round 4 – Kaylee Love, Youngsville, .110, 8.982 on an 8.950, 72.48 mph, def. Harrison Crawford, Ware Shoals, S.C., .105, 8.991 on an 8.940, 71.03 mph; Mia Schultz, Woodbridge, Va., .135, 9.016 on an 8.960, 75.43 mph, def. Dawson Wiggins, Dunn, .147, 7.885 breakout on a 7.900, 81.66 mph; Jacob Baker, Yorktown, Va., .033, 7.918 on a 7.910, 80.71 mph, def. Jason McCandless, Burlington, .015, 7.980 on a 7.920, 77.52 mph; Kristen Byrd, Benson, .057, 7.970 on a 7.930, 79.37 mph, def. Alexis Schultz, Woodbridge, Va., .091, 7.942 on a 7.900, 80.19 mph; Guy Moseley, Orangeburg, S.C., l.068, 7.911 on a 7.900, 79.20 mph, def. Morgan Carroll, Blackville, S.C., .102, 8.016 on a 7.970, 81.21 mph; Zach Pennington, Lexington, S.C., .055, 7.962 on a 7.900, 79.65 mph, def. Nick Weaver, Sanford, .052, 8.097 on an 8.030, 79.59 mph; Brittney Dial, bye.

Round 5 – Byrd, .140, 7.904 on a 7.920, 82.88 mph, def. Mia Schultz, .002, 8.876 breakout on a 9.000, 75.54 mph; Baker, bye; Love, .164, 8.999 on an 8.960, 72.14 mph, def. Moseley, foul; Pennington, .010, 7.943 on a 7.900, 80.03 mph, def. Dial, no time.

Semifinals – Byrd, .017, 7.975 on a 7.900, 81.41 mph, def. Baker, .067, 7.950 on a 7.900, 81.63 mph; Pennington, .016, 8.024 on a 7.900, 71.98 mph, def. Love, .212, 9.007 on an 8.980, 71.90 mph.

FINAL – Zach Pennington, Lexington, S.C., .018, 7.932 on a 7.900, 77.74 mph, def. Kristen Boyd, Benson, .056, 7.944 on a 7.930, 81.38 mph.

SUNDAY TOP ET

Round 6 – Taz Holliday III, Garner, .012, 4.889 on a 4.890, 135.93 mph, def. Chad Duke, Wilmington, .030, 4.782 breakout on a 4.790, 141.06 mph; Jarrett Creech, Selma, .012, 6.151 on a 6.150, 109.43 mph, def. Georgia Thomas, Lumberton, .013, 5.815 on a 5.800, 116.79 mph; Sammy Adkins, Bluefield, West Va., .020, 4.891 on a 4.890, 134.32 mph, def. Daniel Woodruff, Battleboro, .012, 5.915 on a 5.890, 115.32 mph; Tommy Strickland, Raeford, .036, 4.683 on a 4.640, 134.03 mph, def. Terry Goff Jr., Albertson, .026, 6.545 on a 6.350, 103.23 mph; Roy Evens, Jacksonville, .055, 5.778 on a 5.770, 115.63 mph, def. E.J. Womack, Lillington, .045, 6.448 on a 6.400, 106.73 mph; Thomas Dunford, Tazwell, Va., bye.

Round 7 – Holliday, .008, 4.936 on a 4.880, 129.10 mph, def. Evens, .031, 5.824 on a 5.760, 118.16 mph; Creech, .006, 6.168 on a 6.140, 111.78 mph, def. Strickland, .029, 4.650 on a 4.640, 149.10 mph; Adkins, .016, 4.896 on a 4.880, 139.73mph, def. Dunford, .017, 4.656 breakout on a 4.660, 148.35 mph.

Semifinals – Adkins, .019, 4.894 on a 4.890, 140.87 mph, def. Holliday, foul; Creech, bye.

FINAL – Jarrett Creech, Selma, .063, 6.210 on a 6.140, 111.35 mph, def. Sammy Adkins, Bluefield, West Va., foul.

SUNDAY FOOTBRAKE

Round 5 – Eric Aman, Clinton, .015, 6.074 on a 6.060, 107.11 mph, def. Dillon Winkler, China Grove, 1972 Chevy Nova, .036, 7.039 on a 7.020, 95.65 mph; Wesley Roberts, Benson, .068, 5.979 on a 5.940, 116.04 mph, def. Ricky Bullock, Sanford, 1971 Chevy Nova, foul; Robbie Draughon, Cumberland, .051, 6.437 on a 6.440, 105.31 mph, def. Barbara Terry, Haw River, 1971 Pontiac Firebird, foul; William Clardy, Loris, S.C., .114, 6.687 on a 6.620, 100.54 mph, def. Mark Gore, Supply, .049, 6.123 on a 5.990, 101.04 mph; Tucker Creech, Clayton, .084, 6.357 on a 6.360, 106.98 mph, def. Howard Brewer, Bennett, .048, 9.439 breakout on a 9.500, 76.00 mph; Chad Terry, Efland, .072, 7.091 on a 7.090, 91.97 mph, def. Dillon Winkler, China Grove, .058, 7.039 on a 7.020, 96.41 mph; Daniel T. Leggett, Lumberton, 1969 Chevy Chevelle, bye.

Round 6 – Leggett, .025, 6.687 on a 6.670, 99.40 mph, def. Clardy, .146, 6.615 breakout on a 6.620, 101.41 mph; Draughon, .077, 6.408 on a 6.420, 105.74 mph, def. Creech, foul; Terry, .066, 7.095 on a 7.070, 95.36 mph, def. Roberts, .014, 5.949 breakout on a 5.950, 110.71 mph; Aman, bye.

Semifinals – Leggett, .010, 6.674 on a 6.670, 101.27 mph, def. Draughon, .051, 6.411 breakout on a 6.420; Aman, .028, 6.076 on a 6.050, 110.88 mph, def. Terry, .087, 7.059 breakout on a 7.080, 96.26 mph.

FINAL – Eric Aman, Clinton, .004, 6.106 on a 6.060, 104.60 mph, def. Daniel T, Leggett, Lumberton, 1969 Chevy Chevelle, .046, 6.686 on a 6.670, 101.33 mph.

SUNDAY JR. DRAGSTER

Round 4 – Kaylee Love, Youngsville, .052, 8.988 on an 8.950, 72.15 mph, def. Harrison Crawford, Ware Shoals, S.C., foul; Jason McCandless, Burlington, N.C., .007, 7.872 on a 7.900, 81.68 mph, def. Brooke DeBonis, Port St. Lucie, Fla., no time; Chase Wagner, Willow Springs, .055, 7.963 on a 7.950, 80.17 mph, def. Kaylee Creech, Clayton, .049, 8.442 on an 8.400, 76.98 mph; Chad Logan, Nokesville, Va., .027, 7.908 on a 7.900, 81.38 mph, def. Ethan Bickford, Concord, .032, 7.868 breakout on a 7.900, 81.81 mph; Nick Reavis, Yanceyville, N.C., .002, 7.950 on a 7.900, 77.81 mph, def. Unknown #2545, .087, 7.901 on a 7.900, 80.89 mph; Morgan Carroll, Blackville, S.C., .014, 8.007 on an 7.930, 81.83 mph, def. Michelle Deisbeck, Ruckersville, Va., foul; Brittney Dial, Maxton, .005, 7.953 on a 7.920, 81.75 mph, def. Jacob Baker, Yorktown, Va., foul; Hayden Dial, Rowland, bye.

Round 5 – McCandless, .025, 7.984 on a 7.900, 75.76 mph, def. Love, .113, 9.014 on an 8.980, 72.70 mph; Logan, .017, 7.993 on a 7.900, 79.24 mph, def. Carroll, .102, 8.015 on a 7.970, 81.93 mph; B. Dial, .064, 7.975 on a 7.950, 80.16 mph, def. Wagner, .076, 7.971 on a 7.950, 80.83 mph; Reavis, .149, 7.946 on a 7.930, 80.68 mph, def. H. Dial, .140, 8.975 on an 8.940, 72.14 mph.

Semifinals – Logan, .041, 7.924 on a 7.900, 80.47 mph, def. Reavis, .077, 7.953 on a 7.940, 81.29 mph; B. Dial, .087, 7.966 on a 7.960, 79.74 mph, def. McCandless, .045, 7.906 breakout on a 7.920, 79.81 mph.

FINAL – Chad Logan, Nokesville, Va., .022, 7.950 on a 7.900, 78.52 mph, def. Brittney Dial, Maxton, .124, 7.971 on a 7.950, 80.04 mph.

SATURDAY TOP ET

Round 6 – Tommy Plott, Winston-Salem, .066, 4.722 on a 4.710, 146.34 mph, def. Ronnie Chavis, Shannon, foul; Gabe Taylor, Elizabethtown, .005, 4.768 on a 4.750, 143.51 mph, def. Michael Morton, Jacksonville, 1970 Chevy Nova, .032, 6.471 on a 6.470, 104.31 mph; William Roberts, Benson, .021, 5.890 on a 5.880, 116.14 mph, def. Jonathan King, Angier, .115, 4.674 on a 4.670, 147.99 mph; Richard Shell, Thomasville, .008, 4.674 on a 4.680, 146.46 mph, def. Shawn Carpenter, Elm City, 1981 Chevy Camaro, foul; Chad Duke, Wilmington, .016, 4.776 on a 4.770, 142.73 mph, def. Tommy Strickland, Raeford, .020, 4.552 breakout on a 4.560, 150.30 mph; Jeffery Dobbins II, Wilmington, bye.

Round 7 – Roberts, .034, 5.889 on a 5.880, 115.56 mph, def. Duke, .021, 4.769 breakout on a 4.770, 141.89 mph; Plott, .015, 4.724 on a 4.720, 146.35 mph, def. Taylor, foul; Dobbins, .018, 4.810 on a 4.790, 143.14 mph, def. Shell, foul.

Semifinals – Dobbins, .014, 4.814 on a 4.800, 143.20 mph, def. Roberts, foul; Plott, bye.

FINAL – Tommy Plott, Winston-Salem, .013, 4.722 on a 4.720, 144.00 mph, def. Jeffery Dobbins II, Wilmington, .009, 4.809 breakout on a 4.810, 142.93 mph.

SATURDAY FOOTBRAKE

Round 5 – Art Laselle, Fayetteville, .008, 6.662 on a 6.610, 99.71 mph, def. Eric Aman, Clinton, .080, 6.062 on a 6.050, 111.44 mph; Tommy Duff, Holly Ridge, 1970 Chevy Nova, .035, 7.212 on a 7.250, 93.14 mph, def. Ronnie Blake, Rockingham, 1969 Chevy Camaro, foul; Carl Duff, Holly Ridge, 1971 Chevy Nova, .031, 7i.016 on a 6.880, 90.86 mph, def. Nikki Williams, Carthage, 2011 Ford Mustang, .188, 7.413 on a 7.400, 93.33 mph; Rickie Bullock, Sanford, 1971 Chevy Nova, .043, 6.358 on a 6.320, 103.85 mph, def. Mark Soles, Riegelwood, 1988 Ford Mustang, .079, 5.586 on a 5.570, 118.16 mph; Jonathan Wiggins, Dunn, 1972 Ford Mustang, .052, 6.351 on a 6.350, 105.92 mph, def. Chris Morrison, Angier, .076, 6.996 on a 6.980, 96.49 mph; William Roberts, Benson, .042, 5.903 on a 5.900, 116.35 mph, def. Greg Garner, Southport, .011, 6.438 breakout on a 6.450, 104.74 mph; Barbara Terry, Haw River, 1971 Pontiac Firebird, bye.

Round 6 – Wiggins, NA, 6.329 on a 6.340, 108.32 mph, def. Terry, foul; Carl Duff, .058, 6.899 on a 6.880, 96.00 mph, def. Bullock, .097, 6.329 breakout on a 6.330, 106.07 mph; Tommy Duff, .035, 7.210 on a 7.200, 92.26 mph, def. Roberts, .043, 5.905 on a 5.900, 114.91 mph; Laselle, bye.

Semifinals – Laselle, .036, 6.619 on a 6.600, 101.47 mph, def. Carl Duff, .048, 6.874 breakout on a 6.880, 97.45 mph; Tommy Duff, .016, 7.222 on a 7.230, 90.58 mph, def. Wiggins, foul.

FINAL – Tommy Duff, Holly Ridge, 1970 Chevy Nova, .011, 7.245 on a 7.230, 87.42 mph, def. Art Laselle, Fayetteville, .035, 6.627 on a 6.600, 100.28 mph.

SATURDAY JR. DRAGSTER

Round 4 – Tyler Duff, Holly Ridge, .078, 8.385 on an 8.400, 76.33 mph, def. Jayden Lawler, Jacksonville, foul; Noah Johnson, Fayetteville, .071, 8.048 on a 7.900, 72.84 mph, def. Jesse James Snuffer, Mt. Holly, .262, 8.469 breakout on an 8.470, 77.39 mph; Gray Kimble, Concord, .051, 7.969 on a 7.900, 80.88 mph, def. Morgan Carroll, Blackville, S.C., .039, 7.919 breakout on a 7.920, 82.66 mph; Michelle Deisbeck, Ruckersville, Va., .030, 7.964 on a 7.900, 79.00 mph, def. Kristen Byrd, Benson, .022, 7.984 on a 7.900, 81.37 mph; Jorden Baker, Sumter, S.C., .029, 7.924 on a 7.900, 80.37 mph, def. Brittney Dial, Maxton, .012, 8.980 on an 8.700, 73.96 mph.

Round 5 – Johnson, .008, 8.006 on a 7.900, 77.56 mph, def. Kimble, .029, 8.086 on a 7.920, 79.61 mph; Deisbeck, .035, 7.916 on a 7.900, 82.44 mph, def. Duff, foul; Baker, bye.

Semifinals – Baker, .040, 7.909 on a 7.900, 82.79 mph, def. Deisbeck, .068, 7.907 on a 7.900, 82.75 mph; Johnson, bye.

FINAL – Noah Johnson, Fayetteville, .024, 7.905 on a 7.900, 80.61 mph, def. Jorden Baker, Sumter, S.C., .033, 7.900 on a 7.900, 83.09 mph.

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