ROCKINGHAM — North Carolina Motorsports Hall of Famer Tommy Mauney cruised to victory in the Extreme Outlaw Pro Mod portion of the Spring Extreme Drags at Rockingham Dragway, while Richfield’s Allen Furr and Riegelwood’s Michael Smith grabbed off the Footbrake and Top ET titles, respectively.
Mauney, the Shelby chassis builder who won the 1995 IHRA Pro Mod Championship, saved his best for last as he drove his replica 1968 Chevy Camaro through the eighth-mile timers in 3.844 seconds in the final round to turn back the Camaro of Salisbury’s Tony Wilson (3.900) on Saturday.
Rockingham’s Terry Rosberg directed the Southern Thunder jet dragster to a finish line speed of 284 miles per hour to highlight the exhibition show and Nicole Zuccarelli (Goldsboro) was the Jr. Dragster winner. The event awarded track championship and NHRA Summit Series points in Top ET, Footbrake and Jr. Dragster.
It was a family affair in the MXA Street Car Shootout where Hamlet’s Trey Sikes drove his 2009 BMW 335D to victory over the 2014 Audi driven by his wife, Holly Smith.
Final-round results from Saturday’s Spring Extreme Drags at Rockingham Dragway:
EXTREME OUTLAW PRO MOD — Tommy Mauney (.049, 3.844, 199.11 mph) def. Tony Wilson (.042, 3.900, 191.62 mph)
TOP ET — Michael Smith (.013, 5.389 on a 5.390, 128.31 mph) def. Ron Thompson (.003, 6.681 breakout on a 6.690, 102.81 mph)
FOOTBRAKE — Allen Furr (.062, 6.689 on a 6.670, 95.60 mph) def. Hunter Edmundson (.051, 6.776 breakout on a 6.780, 99.55 mph)
JR. DRAGSTER — Nicole Zuccarelli (.033, 7.839 on a 7.900, 82.72 mph) def. Marissa Bickford (foul)
MXA STREET CAR SHOOTOUT — Trey Sikes (.037, 12.389 on a 12.330, 97.36 mph) def. Holly Smith (.090, 14.609 on a 14.590, 95.29 mph)