Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords
Peach State Classic - Atlanta Overdrive
Fun Ford racers rocked the house at the 15th Annual O'Reilly Auto Parts Peach State classic.
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Like Herring, Bill Glidden also won from the pole, taking home the winner's purse and the $1,000 Aeromotive Lottery Challenge money in ProCharger Street Outlaw. Glidden ran a string of 7.0- and 7-teen elapsed times before nailing a 7.10 in the final to beat Jimmy Keen.
While the racing was hot in the top two showdown classes, the sizzle ran all the way through the remaining categories. In Renegade, Dan Schoneck brought out a new ride and set the class record at 7.81/171.23, but inconsistency knocked him from eliminations. Meanwhile, brothers James and Jimmy Black of South Carolina battled in the final frame. James used his starting line prowess to stage quickly and take a big holeshot. The starting line lead was just what he needed to hold off the quicker Jimmy for the win (8.37 to 8.29).
Matt Jones continued his dominance in Edelbrock Street Bandit, winning for the third time this year. Jones has been on his game, setting a championship-winning pace. Using his new Liberty transmission, John Scaro showed his hand in Warrior, beating hot shoes Darrell Peterson and Jeremy Martorella. The popular Gary "G-Man" Youngblood was not to be denied at his home track, taking top honors in Mod Motor, which made car owner Chip Havemann very happy.
Ah, yes, Atlanta was indeed hot and so we've included a few extra pages and tons of photo coverage for you to enjoy. In addition, we have listed the Top 25 in Tremec True Street and all the event's race winners.
FFW ATLANTA DRAGWAY, 2005
FFW TRUE STREET RESULTS Driver # Driver Average 1 Nick Yarber 8.625 Winner/Top 8 Sec 2 Tony Gonyon 9.343 Runner Up/Top 9 Sec 3 Owen Spry 9.433 4 Chris Escobar 9.703 5 Dewayne Stiles 9.763 6 Danny Williams 10.253 Top 10 Sec 7 John Prince Jr. 10.515 8 Kyle Yentzer 10.639 9 Larry Keys 10.784 10 Harley Chapman 11.097 Top 11 Sec 11 Jud Stansell 11.142 12 John White 11.149 13 Adam Herringtine 11.223 14 David Bradford 11.300 15 Marc Misschman 11.378 16 Stephen Posenau 11.595 17 Michael Linch 11.761 18 Josh Ross 11.820 19 Lee Fulmer 11.976 20 Dean Lazzaro 12.012 Top 12 Sec 21 Darryl Buckner 12.047 22 Gary Sanders 12.050 23 Jason Rowland 12.094 24 Nathan Green 12.100 25 David Chambers 12.104
Atlanta FFW Winners
Mr. Gasket Pro
ProCharger Street Outlaw
Borla Street Renegade
Edelbrock Street Bandit
Blow-By Racing Street Warrior
BFGoodrich Drag Radial
Steeda/SHM Mod Motor
Ford Racing Performance Parts Open Comp
SCT Street Stang
JDM Engineering Tough Truck
JBA Cat4Ward Headers Focus Frenzy
BRACKET CLASSES RESULTS Saturday Sunday Fast Ford E. L. Smith Will McKay Quick Ford James Gagnon Jacob Ruttledge Street Ford John Lashley Mardy Kennedy