Drag Racing

Bob Newberry of Schenectady, N. Y., streaked past Bogie Kell of Attalla, Ala. to win the Funny Car competition in the National Hot Rod Association’s Winston Cup at Blaney Drag Strip in Elgin.

Newberry clocked 6.74 seconds for a speed of 209.79 mph to easily outdistance Kell, who finished in 6.95 (184.80 mph).

Miami’s Darrell Gwynn claimed the Alcohol dragster division with a time of 6.60 and a sped of 209.54 to edge Bruce Horner of Bergenfield, N. J. (6.72, 205.1)

In the Pro Stock class, Roy Hill of Sophia, N.C., outraced Jeff Velde of Vero Beach, Fla., with a time of 7.96 (172.41).

Paul Forte of Jacksonville won the Super Stock class with a time of 11.32 (118.26) to best Jeff Warren’s 11.37 (111.94).

July 24, 1984  State (published as The State)  Columbia, South Carolina
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