Despite smothering heat, the drivers managed to stay cool at the Atlanta Dragway Saturday, with two drivers going to victory lane for the second time in as many weeks.
Two winners from last weekend’s NHRA Unleashed event, Stan Sinack and Howard Warren, went back-to-back in the win column on the quarter-mile.
Sinack, of Lilburn, popped wheelies in his ’69 Dodge Dart all the way to the final round in the 6.50 Index class, where he faced off against Bishop’s David Smith in a ’68 Camaro. Sinack won the tree with a .003 reaction time, with Smith chasing after with a reasonable .057 green light. Smith’s chase ended too quickly, as he broke out with a 6.43 second run at 109.98 mph. Sinack overtook the finish line with a dead-on run at 106.82 mph.
Douglasville’s Warren faced Loganville’s Rob Hogue in the 7.50 Index finals. Warren gained the advantage with a .023 reaction, but Hogue wasn’t far behind with a .030 light. Warren claimed the win with a 7.51 elapsed time at 89.76 mph. Hogue ran it out in 7.52 seconds at 92.79 mph.
Allen Schaffer of Austell and Jimmy Mason of Canon faced off in the Open Comp/Full-Bodied finals. Schaffer was dialed in at 7.88, while Mason was just a little quicker with a 7.44 prediction. Schaffer gained the advantage with his .095 launch, while Mason dragged behind with a .149 green light. Schaffer crossed the finish first, in 7.94 seconds at 85.89 mph, while Mason completed his 7.51-second run at 93.71 mph. Brett Bowman of Homer and Eric Smith of Baldwin finished in the semi-final round.