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 at 130.14.
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
The Draglist.com Southern Fuel Coupes race next at Cooper River Dragway
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