Dorchester, SC (June 16) - One day after winning the Draglist.com
Southern Fuel Coupes race at Wilkesboro North Carolina, Keith Floyd
made the trek down to Dorchester Dragway in South Carolina to repeat
the feat. Floyd again was married to low 4.50-second elapsed times
and again honeymooned in the winner's circle.
Five Draglist.com Southern Fuel Coupes made the trip to Race # 4
on the 2002 schedule. This gave Keith Floyd a first round bye run.
Despite the sure win, Keith nailed a superb 4.511 ET to show the
troops that he meant business.
Don Roddy and his "All Girl Crew" then took a close one
from Harold Barnhart, 4.804 to 4.940. Three-time series champ Jim
Dickey finished the round by defeating Jerry Davis in the Carolina
Wildman Trans Am, although neither racer received times.
Keith Floyd kicked off round two by defeating an incredibly
consistent Don Roddy. The yellow Pro Mod shut down the yellow funny
car, 4.536 to 4.804.
In another recurring role from Wilkesboro, Harold Barnhart made
it to round two by running the quickest losing time of round one.
Jim Dickey ended Harold's day there, however, as the My Favorite
Charity blown altered lead through the lights by half a second,
4.508 to 5.055. Dickey's time was Low ET of Eliminations.
Just as they had the night before in Wilkesboro, Keith Floyd's
"Blown By You" '63 Corvette Pro Modified lined up
against 1999, 2000, and 2001 Southern Fuel Coupes champion Jim
Dickey. And just as he did the night before, Floyd took out the
supercharged ‘23-T, this time with a 4.544 to Dickey's close
With half the 2002 schedule in the books, the team of Jimmy
Walton and Keith Floyd is looking to unseat Jim Dickey from his
traditional Southern Fuel Coupes championship throne.
The Draglist.com Southern Fuel Coupes race next at Cooper River
Dragway on July 6. For more information, log on to