Weekend fun at the Dragway

Published 8:35 pm Wednesday, March 7, 2007

By By Matthew Nascone
The Atmore Dragway opened the season with a bang March 4. The track saw more than 2,000 spectators and 100 cars and 30 bikes in the opening day of festivities for 2007.
"We had a real good turnout," Dragway general manager Jonathan Thompson said. "I was surprised to see about 2,000 people out there, but it was a great sight."
Thompson said the races also wrapped up at a decent hour and that is thanks to the hard work of the crew to keep the races on time and running smoothly. The day was not too eventful, but Thompson said there was a reason for that.
"A normal day at the Dragway will not be eventful," he said. "When you get the grudge races, that is when it gets interesting. And we did not have any of those this weekend."
There were eight classes of races Sunday. They were the Real Street Class, the 4.70 Class, the 5.30 Class, the 5.95 Class, the 7.0 Class, the Junior Dragster Class, the Teen Dragster Class and the Bikes Class.
Each of the classes is based on how fast the dragsters can shoot down the 1/8-mile track. If a driver goes over the allotted time, the car is disqualified.
The next big race at the track will be April 1.
The following drivers are the winners and runners-up in each of the seven classes for the March 4 races:
4.70 Class
Real Street Class
5.95 Class
5.30 Class
7.0 Class
Junior Dragsters (8-16 year olds)
Teen Dragsters

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