McCandless, Dotson, and Caisse win Rockingham Dragway’s Inaugural Third Amber Throwdown titles. Coalition Champion Ernie Humes drives his Dodge Demon to victory in bonus races.
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Graham’s Jason McCandless, Chad Dotson of Mill Springs and former Division 1 Summit ET Series Champion Dan Caissie of Thompson, Conn., were the big winners in the Inaugural Third Amber Throwdown completed Sunday at Rockingham Dragway.
Caissie drove his 1987 Ford Mustang past the ’89 Mustang of Danny Faile of Pageland, S.C., to win Friday’s feature and just missed doubling up in the Friday bonus race in which he lost to reigning and three-time Hoosier Carolina Coalition Champion Ernie Humes of Troutman by .001 on a second in the final round.
Humes and his 1972 Dodge Demon won both of the bonus races, beating Caissie on Friday before turning back Lauren Edwards of Maysville, a former Fayetteville Motorsports Park track champion and a winner at the Rock’s 2019 Super Chevy Show, on Saturday.
Dotson, 2017 runner-up at the World Footbrake Challenge in Bristol, Tenn., was Saturday’s big winner in a final round shootout with Brandon White of Austinville, Va. McCandless, grandson of Pro Stock Champion Herb, prevailed on Sunday, when his opponent, Tim Douglas, Wytheville, Va., red lighted in the final.
Bracket racing will take center stage once again this weekend (Nov. 8-10) with the return of the track’s popular Twin 5s event. For more information, visit www.rockinghamdragway.com.
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Results from the Inaugural Third Amber Throwdown bracket racing championships completed Sunday at Rockingham Dragway. Hometowns are North Carolina unless otherwise stipulated. Results include reaction time, track time in relation to target time and finish line speed:
SUNDAY MAIN EVENT
FINAL – Jason McCandless, Graham, .003, 7.521 on a 7.26 dial-in, 75.75 mph. def. Tim Douglas, Wytheville, Va., foul; -.014, 8.606 on a 6.22, 52.44 mpn
SATURDAY MAIN EVENT
FINAL – Chad Dotson, Mill Springs, 1972 Chevy Nova, .006, 6.374 on a 6.330, 102.89 mph, def. Brandon White, Austinville, Va., 1969 Chevy Camaro, .071, 6.295 on a 6.280, 103.03 mph.
SATURDAY BONUS RACE
FINAL – Ernie Humes, Troutman, 1972 Dodge Demon, .020, 6.530 on a 6.500, 101.74 mph, def. Lauren Edwards, Maysville, 1965 Chevy II, .065, 6.502 on a 6.480, 104.31 mph.
FRIDAY MAIN EVENT
FINAL – Dan Caissie, Thompson, Conn., 1987 Ford Mustang, .002, 6.586 on a 6.570, 104.17 mph, def. Danny Faile, Pageland, S.C., 1989 Ford Mustang, foul; -.009, 6.208 on a 6.17.
FRIDAY BONUS RACE
FINAL – Ernie Humes, Troutman, 1972 Dodge Demon, .040, 6.477 on a 6.470, 103.51 mph, def. Dan Caissie, Thompson, Conn., 1987 Ford Mustang, .010, 6.608 on a 6.570, 103.06 mph.
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