HARSTELL, MILLES WIN 24TH MOPARS AT THE ROCK MEGA MOPAR ACTION ET TITLES

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James Lowe Wins Trophy Class for Fifth Time

ROCKINGHAM – Joseph Harstell of Stanfield, Bret Milles of Red Springs and James Lowe of Colfax were the big winners Saturday in the drag racing portion of the 24th annual Mega Mopar Action’s MOPARS at the Rock event at Rockingham Dragway.

Matt Hensley of Dandridge, Tenn., won the exhibition Hemi Shootout in his 1968 SS/HA Barracuda Hemi a field that included both the Salisbury-based Bob Reed Hemi ‘Cudas and the ’65 SS/BA Dodge of Mike Nelson, Fayetteville.

Harstell drove his 1971 Dodge Dart past the Dodge Daytona of Stephen Yantus of Goosecreek, S.C., to win Top ET.  Milles, meanwhile, drove his ’72 Dart to a final round victory over Sanford’s Kevin Locklear to win Footbrake.

Locklear fouled out in the final by .002 seconds after using a .004 package to eliminate Laura Glasscock of Keysville, Va., in the semis.  In that race, Locklear had .004 reaction time and was dead-on his 6.720 target.

For Lowe, it was his fifth trophy/street win at Rockingham.  He beat Wesley Loflin of Asheboro in Saturday’s final.

Joe Gibbs Racing employee Jason Hinson of China Grove had the quickest time of the Hemi’s, stopping the clocks with a 8.599, 154.27 mph during time trials. Driving the second Bob Reed AA/HA Barracuda, Hinson fouled at the start in both of his matches against Hensley, wasting a 8.639 time against Hensley’s winning time of 8.8818, at 152.26 miles per hour in the final match. Hensley’s best time of the day was a 8.681, 154.67, in his first win over Hinson.

In the car show competition, Carson Mills, of Smithsburg, MD won the Best of Show Classic trophy in his 1969 Dodge Super Bee, Joe Kelly, Clayton, won Best of Show Modern Award in a 2009 Dodge Challenger, Mike Biggers of Monroe won the Best Truck Award in his 2001 RAM 3500, Tim Cunningham’s 1948 Plymouth won the Editors’ Choice Award. The Best Club Participation was won by the Carolina Scat Pack Club and Samantha Mills of Smithsburg MD won the Long Distant Award.

 

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ROCKINGHAM – Saturday results from the 24th annual Mega Mopar Action’s MOPARS at the Rock drag races at Rockingham Dragway:

 

TOP ET

Round 3 – Jim Chadler, Hope Mills, 1972 Plymouth Duster, .019. reaction time 6.961 seconds on a 6.940 target, 96.52 mph, def. Kerry Booth, Creedmoor, 1983 Dodge Charger, .020, 5.524 on a 5.490, 122.11 mph; Joseph Hartsell, Stanfield, 1971 Dodge Dart, .000, 5.454 on a 5.470, 125.15 mph, def. Tracy Massey, Wilmington,  1969 Plymouth GTX, .018, 6.932 breakout on a 6.950, 93.31 mph; Stephen Yantus, Goosecreek, S.C., 1990 Dodge Daytona, bye.

Semifinals – Yantus, .004, 5.165 on a 5.140, 134.83 mph, def. Chandler, .026, 6.956 on a 6.950, 96.58 mph; Harstell, bye.

FINAL – Joseph Harstell, Stanfield, 1971 Dodge Dart, .025, 5.494 on a 5.470, 121.30 mph, def. Stephen Yantus, Goosecreek, S.C., 1990 Dodge Daytona, foul.

 

FOOTBRAKE

Round 4 – Kevin Locklear, Sanford, 1971 Plymouth Duster, .056, 6.805 on a 6.720, 93.82 mph, def. Jonathan Sipple, Mooresville, 2011 Dodge Challenger, .149, 7.535 on a 7.500, 96.38 mph; Bret Milles, Red Springs, 1972 Dodge Dart, .022, 7.248 on a 7.200, 90.68 mph, def. Jeff Taylor, Gilbert, S.C., 1973 Plymouth Duster, .168, 8.498 breakout on an 8.500, 79.96 mph; Laura Glasscock, Keysville, Va., bye.

Semifinals – Locklear, .004, 6.720 on a 6.720, 96.66 mph, def. Glasscock, .052, 6.613 on a 6.610, 104.63 mph; Milles, bye

FINAL – Bret Milles, Red Springs, 1972 Dodge Dart, .020, 7.223 on a 7.220, 95.30 mph, def. Kevin Locklear, Sanford, 1971 Plymouth Duster, foul (by .002).

 

TROPHY

Round 3 – Nat Wafe, Sherrills Ford, 1970 Jeep, .170, 12.733 on a 12.370, 94.78 mph, def. Evan Wilson, Lillington, .308, 13.206 on a 13.800, 110.13 mph; Wesley Loflin, Asheboro, 1973 Dodge Challenger, .075, 12.353 on a 12.000, 111.23 mph, def. Kyle Pratt, Lillington, .051, 14.352 breakout on a 14.360, 94.36 mph; Al Horton, Kernersville, .106, 12.311 on a 12.260, 98.69 mph, def. Samuel Helms, Monroe, .281, 11.162 on a 10.500, 122.48 mph; James Lowe, Colfax, bye.

Semifinals – Lowe, .157, 15.031 on a 15.080, 89.89 mph, def. Wafe, .165, 12.320 breakout on a 12.370, 104.87 mph; Loflin, .094, 12.395 on a 12.000, 110.81 mph, def. Horton, .122, 12.244 breakout on a 12.260, 101.26 mph.

FINAL – James Lowe, Colfax, .107, 15.347 on a 15.080, 74.76 mph, def. Wesley Loflin, Asheboro, 1973 Dodge Challenger, NA, 15.952 on a 12.000, 66.71 mph.

 

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2015 Mega Mopar Action Results – Texas Motorplex

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2015 Mega Mopar Action Results – Texas Motorplex

RACE RESULTS

MEGA MOPAR ACTION RACE RESULTS RT ET MPH
MODERN HEMI SHOOTOUT
WINNER: Norman Derks, Liberty Hill TX 0.089 12.984 97.39
RUNNER UP: James Wernecke, Ceder Park TX 0.115 13.347 106.43
ELECTRONICS
WINNER: David Brodnax, Irving TX 0.013 6.532 98.21
RUNNER UP: Brian Smith, Waxahachie TX 0.016 5.809 118.87
SUPER PRO
WINNER: Randy Heinselman, Pflugreville TX 0.014 6.707 101.99
RUNNER UP: Sylvia Zembels, San Antonio TX 0.157 7.474 92.23
PRO
WINNER: Sparky Lotich, Frisco TX 0.017 9.490 75.53
RUNNER UP: Joseph Witherspoon, Boyd TX 0.089 8.173 81.57
DOT
WINNER: Robert Rankin, Coleman TX 0.091 11.357 117.10
RUNNER UP: Suyia Zemages, San Antonio TX -0.052 11.788 114.33
NOSTALGIA SUPER STOCK
WINNER: Vic Corlett, Palistine TX 0.071 11.049 122.30
RUNNER UP: Garry Durham BROKE

 

CAR SHOW RESULTS

B Body Modified
1st place – Johnny D – 1969 Plymouth GTX
2nd place – Vince Correale – 1969 Dodge Polara

Late Model
1st place – Cody Dickey – 2006 Chrysler Crossfire
2nd Place – Doug Grimes – 2008 Dodge Charger

Modified LX
1st place – Chris Sharp – 2014 Dodge Charger
2nd place – Shanna Hale – 2013 Dodge Challenger RT

E Body Stock
1st place – Paul Quinn – 1970 Plymouth Barracuda
2nd place – David McMurray – 1970 Plymouth Barracuda

A Body Modified
1st place – James Dunham – 1971 Plymouth Duster

A Body Stock
1st place – Randy English – 1970 Plymouth Duster

Truck Stock
1st place – James Riddle – 1978 Dodge Li’l Red Truck

Jeep
1st place – Love Field Chrysler – 2015 Jeep Rubicon

Front Wheel Drive
1st place – Ken Angel – 2008 Chrysler Sebring

Best Interior
Ken Angel - 2008 Chrysler Sebring

Best Engine
George Hambrick – 2009 Dodge Challenger

Race Car
Bo Gentile – 2012 Dodge Challenger

Best Wheels
Bo Gentile - 2012 Dodge Challenger

Survivor
Paul Quinn – 1970 Plymouth Barracuda

Best Paint
Jimmy Stewart – 1968 Plymouth Barracuda

Best of Show
Jimmy Stewart – 1968 Plymouth Barracuda

2015 Texas Motorplex Event Details

January 26, 2015 by  
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MEGA MOPAR ACTION SERIES – MARCH 28, 2015

WHAT: Texas Motorplex plays host to an all Mopar party on March 28 with the region’s best Mopar car clubs, drag racing, swap meet, car corral, vendor midway, car show and more!

WHERE: Texas Motorplex, Ennis, Texas. Track is located on Hwy. 287, two miles west of Ennis, between Interstates 35 and 45.

WHEN: March 28, 2015

WHAT ELSE: Fast Friday will usher in the weekend when Mopar racers will take on any and all non-Mopar competitors during the Fast Friday event on Friday, March 27.

SCHEDULE: Friday, March 27: Fast Friday street racing, all makes and models welcome.
Gates open at 6 p.m., racing 7 p.m. – midnight

Saturday, March 28: Mega Mopar Action Series’ Mopar’s at the Motorplex:
Gates open 8 a.m.; Time trials 10 a.m.; Car show judging seminar 10:30 a.m.; Eliminations begin at noon; S&W Race Cars Challenger Shootout Round 1 starts at 12:30 p.m.

TICKETS: Fast Friday Admission: $10, Racing $15, Children 12 and under are FREE. Saturday Admission: Adults $15; Youth tickets (ages 13-17) $5, Children (12 and under) FREE. Every ticket includes a pit pass. Adult tickets are just $10 if purchased online before March 26.

Category Fee Awards/Payout

Modern Hemi Shootout $65 Win $600 R/U $300
Electronics $65 Win $800 R/U $300
Nostalgia Super Stock $65 Win $800 R/U $300
Super Pro $65 Win $800 R/U $300
Pro $65 Win $500 R/U $250
DOT Tire- Sportsman $25 Win $400 R/U $200
All judged car show $25 Plaques, goodie bags, prizes
Show-n-Shine $20 Goodie bags
Swap Meet $20 Goodie bags
Car Corral $20 Goodie bags

CONTACT: For more information, contract Texas Motorplex: (972) 878-2641, (800) MOTORPLEX or www.texasmotorplex.com

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