PDRA : Pro Extreme Motorcycle at the Spring Nationals – LIVE NOW

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PDRA Spring Nationals
Darlington Dragway
May 18-20th

PDRA Spring Nationals

The Legendary Darlington Dragway will play host to the stars of the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) for the first time ever at this weekend’s PDRA Spring Nationals, May 18-20. The historic South Carolina facility is the third stop on the all-eighth-mile series’ eight-race 2017 tour.

Eliminations

A late night of racing at the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) Spring Nationals paid off for pro class winners Mattias Wulcan (Pro Extreme), Tommy Franklin (Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous presented by MoTeC), Melanie Salemi (Andy McCoy Race Cars Pro Boost), Trevor Eman (Extreme Pro Stock), and Travis Davis (Drag 965 Pro Extreme Motorcycle). Dillon Voss picked up the win in East Coast Auto Transport Extreme Outlaw 632 at the class’ second of four races with the PDRA.

Travis Davis found himself in a familiar place Saturday night when he won his second consecutive Pro Extreme Motorcycle race on the PDRA tour. He also qualified No. 1 aboard his Timblin Chassis ’12 Suzuki.

“It’s a good feeling to get another win,” Davis said. “The track was hot and tricky; had all different kinds of conditions to deal with. I chose to sit out the last qualifying session today because it was so hot and I didn’t feel like I was going to improve. We chose to get ready for eliminations and focus on that challenge.”

The soft-spoken Georgia rider slowed from his qualifying pace to a 4.286 in the opening round, but improved to back-to-back 4.05s to defeat Burke Forster and Brad McCoy. Davis used a better reaction time and his best run of the day, a 4.039 at 174.83, to win the final round over multi-time and defending world champion Eric McKinney and his 4.017 at 177.73.

“That’s two in a row for us. We went 3.98 at the last race, which was a big shock to me, too. We’re tickled. We have a good program going right now, and maybe we can keep it going,” Davis added.

The 2017 PDRA Tour continues in two weeks at the PDRA North-South Shootout, June 1-3, at Maryland International Raceway in Mechanicsville, MD.

Round 1

W – Burke Forster 0.018  4.116 174.28
L – Spencer Allen -0.178  4.129 170.07

W – Eric McKinney 0.076  4.078 174.96
L – Kim Morrell NT

W – Tyron Lemons  0.011  4.131 171.30
L – Paul Gast 0.062  4.091 175.03

W – Brad McCoy 0.049  4.132 174.55
L – T.T. Jones 0.042  4.211 165.20

W – Chris Garner-Jones 0.044  4.095 172.15
L – Nikki Zakrewski 0.047  7.213  63.45

W – Ashley Owens 0.087  4.098 172.41
L – Ricardo Knights NT

W – Chuck Wilburn 0.080  4.066 175.10
L – Jay Fisher -0.045  4.243 166.98

W – Travis Davis  0.033  4.286 158.28
L – Terry Wynn NT

Round 2

W – Travis Davis 0.040  4.054 175.17
L – Burke Forster -0.007  4.107 174.42

W – Eric McKinney 0.007  4.060 173.41
L – Chuck Wilburn 0.021  4.071 174.49

W – Ashley Owens 0.027  4.106 172.08
L – Tyron Lemons 0.022  4.181 169.36

W – Brad McCoy 0.006  4.059 175.51
L – Chris Garner-Jones 0.046  4.064 172.48

Round 3

W – Eric McKinney  0.115  4.039 175.92
L –  Ashley Owens  0.099  4.176 144.09

W – Travis Davis  0.016  4.056 174.35
L – Brad McCoy 0.022  4.083 175.44

Final Round

W – Travis Davis 0.045  4.039 174.83
L – Eric McKinney 0.098  4.017 177.73

 

LIVE STREAM COVERAGE

Race Results provided by DragRaceCentral.com

QUALIFYING

Qualifying Round 1

Order after one round of qualifying in Drag 965 Pro Extreme Motorcycle

Psn–Num–Rider–Home Town–Machine–Qual–ET–Qual–Spd–Top Spd

1 4 Chuck Wilburn, Tupelo MS, ’15 Suzuki 4.074 174.76 174.76
2 1234 Brad McCoy, Cleveland NC, ’15 Hayabusa 4.082 174.49 174.49
3 110 Chris Garner-Jones, Harvest AL, ’15 Suzuki 4.126 171.17 171.17
4 1 Eric McKinney, Hamersville OH, ’12 Suzuki 4.128 175.10 175.10
5 613 Burke Forster, Ft. St. John BC, ’15 Suzuki 4.169 173.68 173.68
6 7 Kim Morrell, Loxahatchee FL, ’10 Hayabusa 4.187 169.49 169.49
7 777 Nikki Zakrewski, Cobbity NW, ’10 Suzuki 4.279 168.48 168.48
8 123 T.T. Jones, Harvest AL, ’15 Suzuki 4.292 165.44 165.44
9 185 Travis Davis, Douglas GA, ’12 Suzuki 4.298 146.48 146.48
10 1990 Ricardo Knights, Beech Island SC, ’04 Susuki 4.449 163.64 163.64
11 2513 Spencer Allen, Cape Coral FL, ’15 Suzuki 4.466 164.90 164.90
12 115 Terry Wynn, Jacksonville FL, ’13 Hayabusa 4.540 128.57 128.57
13 77 Jay Fisher, Clahoun GA, ’12 Suzuki 6.622 77.85 77.85
14 5 Ashley Owens, Decatur AL, ’12 Suzuki 6.661 67.58 67.58
15 133 Paul Gast, Grand Island NY, ’16 Suzuki 7.197 76.18 76.18
16 27 Tyron Lemons, Atlanta GA, ’10 Suzuki 14.217 45.35 45.35

Qualifying Round 2

Order after 2 rounds of qualifying in Drag 965 Pro Extreme Motorcycle

Psn–Num–Rider–Home Town–Machine–Qual–ET–Qual–Spd–Top Spd

1 185 Travis Davis, Douglas GA, ’12 Suzuki 4.044 175.78 175.78
2 4 Chuck Wilburn, Tupelo MS, ’15 Suzuki 4.051 175.30 175.30
3 5 Ashley Owens, Decatur AL, ’12 Suzuki 4.059 172.35 172.35
4 110 Chris Garner-Jones, Harvest AL, ’15 Suzuki 4.064 170.00 171.17
5 1234 Brad McCoy, Cleveland NC, ’15 Hayabusa 4.080 175.37 175.37
6 133 Paul Gast, Grand Island NY, ’16 Suzuki 4.105 173.81 173.81
7 1 Eric McKinney, Hamersville OH, ’12 Suzuki 4.128 175.10 175.10
8 2513 Spencer Allen, Cape Coral FL, ’15 Suzuki 4.144 173.68 173.68
9 613 Burke Forster, Ft. St. John BC, ’15 Suzuki 4.157 171.89 173.68
10 7 Kim Morrell, Loxahatchee FL, ’10 Hayabusa 4.172 165.08 169.49
11 27 Tyron Lemons, Atlanta GA, ’10 Suzuki 4.188 169.75 169.75
12 123 T.T. Jones, Harvest AL, ’15 Suzuki 4.207 167.10 167.10
13 777 Nikki Zakrewski, Cobbity NW, ’10 Suzuki 4.212 169.56 169.56
14 1990 Ricardo Knights, Beech Island SC, ’04 Susuki 4.248 165.87 165.87
15 77 Jay Fisher, Clahoun GA, ’12 Suzuki 4.308 166.98 166.98
16 115 Terry Wynn, Jacksonville FL, ’13 Hayabusa 4.540 128.57 128.57

Qualifying Round 3

Order after3 rounds of qualifying in Drag 965 Pro Extreme Motorcycle

Psn–Num–Rider–Home Town–Machine–Qual–ET–Qual–Spd–Top Spd

1 185 Travis Davis, Douglas GA, ’12 Suzuki 4.044 175.78 175.78
2 4 Chuck Wilburn, Tupelo MS, ’15 Suzuki 4.051 175.30 175.30
3 5 Ashley Owens, Decatur AL, ’12 Suzuki 4.059 172.35 172.35
4 110 Chris Garner-Jones, Harvest AL, ’15 Suzuki 4.064 170.00 171.17
5 1234 Brad McCoy, Cleveland NC, ’15 Hayabusa 4.080 175.37 175.37
6 133 Paul Gast, Grand Island NY, ’16 Suzuki 4.105 173.81 174.15
7 1 Eric McKinney, Hamersville OH, ’12 Suzuki 4.128 175.10 175.10
8 2513 Spencer Allen, Cape Coral FL, ’15 Suzuki 4.144 173.68 173.68
9 613 Burke Forster, Ft. St. John BC, ’15 Suzuki 4.157 171.89 173.68
10 7 Kim Morrell, Loxahatchee FL, ’10 Hayabusa 4.172 165.08 169.49
11 27 Tyron Lemons, Atlanta GA, ’10 Suzuki 4.178 169.81 169.81
12 123 T.T. Jones, Harvest AL, ’15 Suzuki 4.207 167.10 167.10
13 777 Nikki Zakrewski, Cobbity NW, ’10 Suzuki 4.212 169.56 170.20
14 1990 Ricardo Knights, Beech Island SC, ’04 Susuki 4.248 165.87 165.87
15 77 Jay Fisher, Clahoun GA, ’12 Suzuki 4.308 166.98 166.98
16 115 Terry Wynn, Jacksonville FL, ’13 Hayabusa 4.540 128.57 128.57

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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