Wilkesboro, NC (June 15) - Keith Floyd took his blown '63
Corvette Pro Mod machine to the Draglist.com Southern Fuel Coupes
title at Wilkesboro Raceway Park last Saturday. Floyd led qualifying
with a nearly perfect 4.501 at 157.30, then ran a string of low
4.50-second ETs to win.
Eliminations kicked off with Floyd running a 4.52 to defeat Top
Fuel veteran Danny Dunn, who took a wild 5.41-second ride in his new
roadster. Jim Dickey then took his supercharged altered to a 4.692,
126.41 win over newcomer Harold Barnhardt, who went 5.223, 128.94.
Jerry Davis won the final race of the round in a battle of funny
cars. Davis went 4.881, 146.58 after #3 qualifier Don Roddy hit the
wall and coasted through to a 7.43 at 59.60 mph.
In round two, Floyd ran a 4.514 at 154.55 to defeat the low ET
loser of the first round, Harold Barnhardt. Barnhardt stayed
consistent at 5.204, 124.92. He lost twice in one night, but gained
some new fans. Jim Dickey then earned a spot in the final round with
a 7.41, 60.33 default win after Jerry Davis redlighted away a 5.16
In the finals, Keith Floyd faced the 1999, 2000, 2001 SFC
champion Jim Dickey. Keith ran an incredibly consistent 4.521 at
154.62 to defeat the champ, who broke out with a 4.46 at 144.73.
Don Roddy set Low ET of the event at 4.41 seconds and had the
best reaction time with a .434. Jim Dickey set Top Speed of the Meet
at 163.61 mph.
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