Dale Sanders, Bryan Webster enjoy big paydays at Rockingham Dragway


ROCKINGHAM — Dale Sanders (Eagle Springs) and Bryan Webster (Ware Shoals, S.C.) were the big money winners in the 20th annual SRI Performance Fall Sportsman Wars completed Sunday at Rockingham Dragway.

Sanders drove his 1991 Ford Mustang to a $5,000 victory on Saturday. Webster, at the wheel of a 1977 Chevy Corvette, got the other $5,000 on Sunday — beating Donnie Norris (Tabor City) in the final round.

On a weekend when Hamlet’s Trey Sikes took his 1998 Mercedes E320 to the winners’ circle, and in which Mooresville’s Roger McConnell got his 1948 Anglia all the way to the money round in the 5.30 class, several drivers were unable to cash in on the opportunity after being in position to double up.

Richard Britt (Darlington) won Open Comp on Saturday in his 1972 Ford Maverick, but couldn’t get past Kevin Locklear (Sanford) on Sunday. Kenny Roberts (Galivants Ferry, S.C.) was a runner-up in both Open Comp and Footbrake, while Michael Hypes (Blacksburg, Va.) won Jr. Dragster on Saturday — but fouled away his double-up opportunity Sunday against Miles Luther.

Other winners were Pressley Rollins (Pageland, S.C.), Sunday Footbrake winner in his 1992 Ford Mustang; Rodney Faile, who won the same class on Saturday; Scott Smith (Landis) who beat Sanford’s Gerald Thomas for Sunday’s Combo Eliminator title; Noah Strickland (Concord), the 5.30 Index winner in his 1971 Plymouth Duster; Cory Funderburk (Pageland, S.C.) and Mark Soles (Delco), who split the two Footbrake titles; and Sikes and Rockingham’s Michael Broadway, a first time winner in the Trophy class where he upset frequent Rockingham winner James Colfax (Climax) in the Saturday final.

Results from the 20th annual SRI Performance Fall Sportsman Wars at Rockingham Dragway:

SATURDAY DOOR CAR 5000 – Dale Sanders (.012, 7.189 on a 7.190, 93.75 mph) def. Gary Pate (.048, 6.362 breakout on a 6.370, 105.62 mph).

SUNDAY DOOR CAR 5000 – Bryan Webster (.117, 7.624 on a 7.600, 87.57 mph) def. Donnie Norris (.050, 6.279 on a 5.510, 102.11 mph).

SATURDAY OPEN COMP – Richard Britt (.156, 11.745 on an 11.800, 93.69 mph) def. Kenny Roberts (.067, 9.558 breakout on a 9.670, 133.71 mph).

SUNDAY OPEN COMP – Kevin Locklear (.084, 11.093 on a 10.990, 105.00 mph) def. Richard Britt (.021, 12.004 on an 11.800, 111.13 mph).

SATURDAY PRO TREE DOORSLAMMER – Rodney Faile (6.228 on a 6.210, 108.08 mph) def. Tracy Massey (foul).

SUNDAY PRO TREE DOORSLAMMER – Pressley Rollins (.027, 7.081 on a 7.060, 97.66 mph) def. Zackery Norris (.023, 5.950 on a 5.900, 108.19 mph).

SATURDAY FOOTBRAKE – Cory Funderburk (.025, 6.316 on a 6.230, 101.99 mph) def. Kenny Roberts (.093, 6.127 on a 6.050, 112.33 mph).

SUNDAY FOOTBRAKE – Mark Soles (.039, 5.643 on a 5.500, 108.77 mph) def. Andrew Davis (foul).

PTRA COMBO INDEX – Scott Smith (.063, 6.993 on a 7.000, 97.41 mph) def. Gerald Thomas (5.970 breakout on a 6.000, 115.05 mph).

PTRA 5.30 INDEX – Noah Strickland (.084, 5.319, 119.26 mph) def. Roger McConnel (5.409 on a 5.300, 117.20 mph).

PTRA 6.0 INDEX – Terry Floyd and Bill Ritts split winner and runner-up money with determining a winner.

PTRA 7.0 INDEX – C.J. Hodges (.069, 7.011, 89.79 mph) def. Bobby Barlett (.051, 6.989 breakout, 96.87 mph).

SATURDAY TROPHY ELIMINATOR – Michael Broadway (.133, 13.904 on a 13.830, 88.17 mph) def. James Lowe (.158, 15.192 on a 14.950, 84.56 mph).

SUNDAY TROPHY ELIMINATOR – Trey Sikes (.047, 17.014 on a 17.000, 80.32 mph) def. Unknown #96 (.083, 14.004 breakout on a 14.240, 96.88 mph).

SATURDAY JR. DRAGSTER – Michael Hypes (.022, 7.924 on a 7.940, 82.18 mph) def. Ben Gibson (.056, 7.876 breakout on a 7.950, 82.72 mph).

SUNDAY JR. DRAGSTER – Miles Luther (.083, 7.912 on a 7.900, 82.16 mph) def. Michael Hypes (foul).

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Dale Sanders used his 1991 Ford Mustang to defeat Gary Pate and win $5,000 at the 20th annual SRI Performance Fall Sportsman Wars at Rockingham Dragway.
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Dale Sanders used his 1991 Ford Mustang to defeat Gary Pate and win $5,000 at the 20th annual SRI Performance Fall Sportsman Wars at Rockingham Dragway.

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Bryan Webster downed Donnie Norris and took home the other $5,000 purse at the 20th annual SRI Performance Fall Sportsman Wars at Rockingham Dragway.
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Bryan Webster downed Donnie Norris and took home the other $5,000 purse at the 20th annual SRI Performance Fall Sportsman Wars at Rockingham Dragway.
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