PDRA : Drag Wars from Galot Motorsports Park

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PDRA Drag Wars
GALOT Motorsports Park
September 7-9

McCoy Takes Drag wars Win in Galot

For the first time this season, someone other than defending world champion Eric McKinney or points leader Travis Davis won in Pro Extreme Motorcycle. Coincidentally, Brad McCoy had to race McKinney and Davis on his way to the PDRA Drag Wars winner’s circle. McCoy rode his Q80 Racing Hayabusa to low et of the event, 3.998 at 176.49, to beat McKinney’s 4.04 at 178.50 in the final round.

“We struggled all day,” McCoy said. “We had to change motors going into the semifinals, so we had to start all over with the tune-ups and try to figure out where we needed to be. We were way underpowered for the semifinal round, so we just took a chance for the finals and hoped for the best, and it fell in our favor.”

McCoy’s win had serious implications on the championship situation, as Davis is trying to hold off McKinney from winning his fourth consecutive PDRA world championship.

“I had to race Travis first round. He really needed that round win. He’s a great racer. He even came over and helped me put the motor in our bike after we raced first round. You can’t get better sportsmanship than that. I felt I did him a favor – that final round (over McKinney) was payback for him helping me,” McCoy laughed.

McKinney, the No. 6 qualifier, rode his McKinney Motorsports entry to round wins over Chris Garner-Jones and teammate Ashley Owens before meeting McCoy in the final.

 

Eliminations Round 1 

W – Brad McCoy – 0.032 4.066 175.50
L – Travis Davis – 0.056 4.074 174.28

W – Ashley Owens – 0.032 4.132 172.81
L – T.T. Jones – 0.055 6.492 67.88

W – Eric McKinney – 0.013 4.202 174.19
L – Chris Garner-Jones – 0.053 4.209 170.58

W – Spencer Allen – 0.178 4.142 172.94
L – Ronald Procopio – No Time

Eliminations Round 2

W – Brad McCoy – 0.043 4.094 173.16
L – Spencer Allen – 0.059 4.117 173.36

W – Eric McKinney – 0.085 4.035 178.35
L – Ashley Owens – 0.677 4.106 170.30

FINAL ROUND

W – Brad McCoy – 0.071 3.998 176.49
L – Eric McKinney – 0.191 4.040 178.50

 

EVENT COVERAGE

FINAL QUALIFYING

Local real estate developer Ronald Procopio rode Terry Schweigert’s ’10 Hayabusa to the No. 1 spot in Pro Extreme Motorcycle, posting a 4.017 at 175.89 during the third session. Procopio, who is at his first PDRA race of the season, was called in to ride for Schweigert, a Canadian dairy farmer and longtime Pro Extreme Motorcycle rider.

“We want to thank Terry Schweigert for putting the whole race program together for us so we can come out here and run with the PDRA,” said Dan Wagner, Procopio’s tuner. “Terry couldn’t make this race because of business commitments, so he sent Ronnie out here to support the PDRA, keep the bike count up and put on a good show. Ronnie and I are running this together with Terry’s equipment. We’re just picking away at it, really trying not to wear out any parts.”

Valdosta low qualifier Ashley Owens is in the No. 2 spot with his 4.042 pass at 174.82 aboard his McKinney Motorsports ’11 Hayabusa. Chris Garner-Jones is third with a 4.057 at 174.82 on his T.T. Jones Racing ’15 Hayabusa.

FINAL QUALIFYING

  1   73 Ronald Procopio, Wake Forest NC, '10 Hayabusa   4.017  175.89  175.89
  2    5 Ashley Owens, Decatur AL, '11 Suzuki            4.042  174.82  174.82
  3  110 Chris Garner-Jones, Harvest AL, '15 Suzuki      4.048  173.63  173.63
  4  185 Travis Davis, Douglas GA, '12 Suzuki            4.049  174.73  174.73
  5 1234 Brad McCoy, Cleveland NC, '15 Hayabusa          4.055  174.73  174.73
  6    1 Eric McKinney, Hamersville OH, '12 Suzuki       4.064  176.90  176.90
  7  123 T.T. Jones, Harvest AL, '15 Suzuki              4.112  171.23  171.95
  8 2513 Spencer Allen, Cape Coral FL, '15 Suzuki        4.147  171.51  171.58

       ------------ Not Qualified ------------

  9  115 Terry Wynn, Jacksonville FL, '13 Hayabusa       4.684  118.47  118.47

ABOUT THE PDRA
Based in Pittsboro, North Carolina, the Professional Drag Racers Association is the top sanctioning body in the United States for the sport of eighth-mile drag racing. The PDRA’s professional categories include Pro Extreme, Pro Nitrous, Pro Boost, and Pro Extreme Motorcycle along with Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Pro Jr. Dragster, and Top Jr. Dragster. The 2016 PDRA schedule consists of nine national events. For more on the world’s premier eighth mile drag racing organization visit www.pdra660.com. Follow the PDRA: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube.

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