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NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville


Photos by Steve Gruenwald and Adam Cranmer

Chris Demke (far lane) took the TAD win over Josh Hart.


Chris Demke, Valencia, CA, and Sean Bellemeur, Placentia, CA, took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car respectively in the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Nationals and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.


Demke worked his way through the field and ran 5.305 seconds at 273.33 mph in his final round victory over Josh Hart, Ocala, FL, who clocked in at 5.313 seconds at 270.70 mph.

Bellemeur (far lane) faced off against Annie Whiteley, Grand Junction, CO, and posted a winning run of 5.460 seconds at 268.28 mph in his Chevy Camaro. Whiteley drove to a 5.483 second, 270.43 mph lap for her runner-up finish. 

Frank Aragona, Freehold, N.J., beat out Greg Kamplain, Brownsburg, Ind., with a lap of 7.332 seconds at 181.52 mph in Comp. 

In the Factory Stock Showdown, Stephen Bell, Shreveport, La., in his Chevy Camaro dialed in with 8.176 seconds and 167.47 mph. took home the victory with Aaron Stanfield, Bossier City, La., coming in as runner-up with a troubled 14.967, 77.46. 


SUPER STOCK: Kevin Riner, Chevy Camaro, 11.014, 101.01 def. Pat Clifford, Chevy Cavalier, 10.009, 119.96


STOCK ELIMINATOR: Jeff Taylor, Chevy Camaro, 9.816, 129.40 def. Kenneth Miele, Ford Mustang, 8.864, 150.33


SUPER COMP: Greg Slack, Dragster, 8.911, 170.75 def. Ray Miller Jr., Dragster, 8.910, 185.87

SUPER GAS: Jim Perry, Chevy S-10, 9.912, 158.69 def. Michelle Furr, Chevy Corvette, 9.933, 154.95 


TOP DRAGSTER: Alan Kenny, Dragster, 6.291, 188.75 def. Steve Cohen, Dragster, Broke.


TOP SPORTSMAN: Ronnie Proctor, Ford Mustang, 8.583, 123.64 def. Lester Johnson, Chevy Bel Air, Foul - Red Light.

TOP FUEL HARLEY: Tii Tharpe (far lane), Dixie, 6.313, 230.29 def. Bob Malloy, Buell, 6.546, 172.89 




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