Jr. Dragster Graduate Holden Dial wins Big Car Race

Former Jr. racer Holden Dial wins Sunday Twin Fives bracket race at Rockingham Dragway. David Spencer also collected a big win at the Rock.

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Maxton’s Holden Dial, a graduate of Rockingham Dragway’s Jr. Dragster program, benefited from a final round foul start from Randy Carmichael Sunday and won the second half of the track’s annual Twin Fives bracket racing championship.

Dial and his sister Brittany, who also graduated from the Jr. Dragster ranks, just missed an opportunity to oppose one another in the final when Carmichael used a .017 of a second package to beat her good-but-not-good enough .025 in the round of five.

Attorney Dave Spencer was the Friday winner in an all-Raleigh final round in which he stopped Rockingham regular Richard Alford Jr. when the latter was .007 too quick at the start, fouling out.    

This week, Carmichael will exchange his driving helmet for a torque wrench when he returns to crew member duties with nitro Funny Car owner “Big Jim” Dunn and driver Jim Campbell at the season-ending NHRA Finals at Pomona, Calif. 

Twin Fives Race Results

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Results from the annual fall Twin Fives bracket racing championships at Rockingham Dragway.  Hometowns are North Carolina unless otherwise indicated.  Results include reaction time, track time in relation to target time and finish line speed:

Sunday Race Results

Holden Dial wins Big Car Race
Holden Dial

Round 4 – Tanner Gray, Hope Mills, 1974 Chevy Camaro, .001, 6.550 on a 6.540, 101.83 mph, def. Alan Walters, Southern Pines, 1969 Chevy Camaro, .020, 6.108 breakout on a 6.120, 111.24 mph; Nick Womack, Lillington, .018, 6.249 on a 6.250, 109.32 mph, def. Dean Phillips, Burlington, foul; Randy Carmichael, Mullins, S.C., .015, 6.569 on a 6.560, 105.12 mph, def. Ron Phipps, Salisbury, 1968 Chevy Camaro, .020, 6.209 breakout on a 6.210, 109.17 mph; Brittany Dial,  Maxton, .016, 4.935 on a 4.920, 132.82 mph, def. William Brewer, St. Pauls, 1988 Ford  Mustang, .022, 6.595 breakout on a 6.600, 100.20 mph; Holden Dial, Maxton, .002, 4.625 on a 4.610, 139.82 mph, def. Steve Hilburn, Loris, S.C., .027, 5.261 on a 5.260, 128.89 mph.

Round 5 – Carmichael, .016, 6.571 on a 6.570, 104.13 mph, def. B. Dial, .009, 4.946 on a 4.930, 130.20 mph; H. Dial, .022, 4.611 on a 4.610, 147.47 mph, def. Womack, foul (-.003); Gray, bye.

Semifinals – H. Dial, .018, 4.616 on a 4.610, 147.13 mph, def. Gray, .006, 6.545 breakout on a 6.550, 101.74 mph; Carmichael, bye.

FINAL – Holden Dial, Maxton, no time, def. Randy Carmichael, Mullins, S.C., foul.  

Saturday Race Results

David Spencer Rockingham
David Spencer

Round 4 – Steve Hilburn, Loris, S.C., .067, 5.310 on a 5.260,126.30 mph, def. Jeff Kasper, Fayetteville, .199, 4.940 on a 4.880, 130.99 mph; Austin Cargal, Winston-Salem, .026, 4.733 on a 4.730, 145.26 mph, def. Jerry Martin, Aynor, S.C., 1981 Chevy Camaro, .038, 5.837 breakout on a 5.840, 116.06 mph; Brent Alford, Raleigh, .019, 4.908 on a 4.890, 138.07 mph, def. Randy Carmichael, Mullins, S.C., .008, 6.536 breakout on a 6.540, 104.57 mph; Tanner Gray, Hope Mills, .000, 6.542 on a 6.530, 101.86 mph, def. Ron Phipps, Salisbury, 1968 Chevy Camaro, .023, 6.179 breakout on a 6.200, 109.06 mph; David Spencer, Raleigh, .002, 4.799  on a 4.770, 138.03 mph, def. Andrew Davis, Fayetteville, .040, 6.425 on a 6.410, 104.67 mph; Arana Blanton, Loris, S.C., 1968 Chevy Camaro, .032, 5.634 on a 5.630, 122.17 mph, def. Ricky Bullock, Sanford, 1971 Dodge, foul; Richard Alford Jr., Raleigh, .021, 6.066 on a 6.070, 108.59 mph, def. Gary Ingold, Raleigh, .0199, 4.639 breakout on a 4.650, 147.49 mph.

Round 5 – B. Alford, .002, 4.913 on a 4.890, 138.07 mph, def. Blanton, .011,  5.649 on a 5.630, 122.41 mph; R. Alford, .025, 6.083 on a 6.070, 108.18 mph, def. Cargal, .017, 4.760 on a 4.730, 142.43 mph; Spencer, .016, 4.780 on a 4.780, 142.45 mph, def. Hilburn, .013,, 5.233 breakout on a 5.260, 130.62 mph; Gray, bye.

Semifinals – Spencer, .052, 4.936 on a 4.780, 138.03 mph, def. Gray, foul; R. Alford, .008, 6.085 on a 6.070, 107.13 mph, def. B. Alford, .009, 4.941 on a 4.890, 137.89 mph.

FINAL – David Spencer, Raleigh, .017, 5.001 on a 4.800,136.83 mph, def. Richard Alford Jr., Raleigh, foul.

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