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Paschal, Whisnant among Carolina Coalition Winners

T.G. Paschal and Cam Whisnant claim wins at the Carolina Coalition series opener at Rockingham Dragway. Furr, White, Boozer, and Warwick also prevail.

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Top ET veteran T.G. Paschal of McLeansville and Jr. Dragster standout Cam Whisnant of Dallas took big steps toward grabbing their second VP Racing Fuels Carolina Coalition Series championships Sunday when both won their specialties in the 2020 series opener at Rockingham Dragway.

The Carolina Coalition Series presented by Hoosier Tires will conclude this summer with events at Farmington Dragway June (13-14), Mooresville Dragway (July 4-5) and Piedmont Dragway (Aug. 1-2).

Paschal got a free ride to Sunday’s winners’ circle when his brother Michael, another past winner at The Rock, was guilty of a foul start.  He may have cleared his biggest hurdle in the semifinals when he forced T.J. Owens of Pikeville, Ky., under his target number by .004 of a second.

Whisnant, who like Paschal won the Coalition championship in 2018, held off Tyler Chapman of Ervoree, S.C., in the final round after winning a third round duel with Saturday runner-up Shelby White of Cordesville, S.C.

The other Top ET title went to Lumberton’s Paul Warwick, who held off Kevin Crawford of Jefferson, S.C., in Saturday’s final round.

Saturday TOP ET Winner Paul Warwick
Paul Warwick

In the Footbrake category, two-time reigning Rockingham Dragway track champ Allen Furr of Richfield drove his venerable 1962 Chevy II to a big Sunday win after losing in Saturday’s fourth round to eventual winner Levi Boozer of Kannapolis. 

Shelby White may have lost Saturday’s final round to her brother, Dylan, but she left The Rock with a time slip that few will duplicate in their racing careers.  She was perfect in a first round win over Rockingham regular Hayden Dial of Lumberton.   That means she not only had a .000 reaction time, she also was dead-on her target at 7.900. 

The Whites, Furr and many of the others who kicked off the Coalition Series are expected back at Rockingham this weekend for the annual Racers Appreciation Free Entry Bracket Shootout featuring competition in the same three categories. 

Furr and Dylan White were among last year’s race winners along with David Lowe of Rowland, Ricky Bullock of Sanford and Rockingham track champions James and Connor Caulder of St. Pauls.

Admission is $35 for the weekend or $20 for Sunday only.  No additional entry fees. 

Allen Furr Footbrake Winner Rockingham Dragway Racer Appreciation race
Allen Furr

Carolina Coalition Race Results from the Rock!

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Results from the VP Racing Fuels Carolina Coalition event at Rockingham Dragway presented by Hoosier Tires, first of four in a series that also includes races at Piedmont Dragway, Farmington Dragway and Mooresville Dragway.  Hometowns are North Carolina unless otherwise indicated.  Results include reaction time, track time versus target time and finish line speed:

SUNDAY TOP ET

Round 4 – T.G. Paschal, McLeansville, .005, 5.465 on a 5.460, 125.51 mph, def. T.J. Owens, Pikeville, Ky., .026, 4.788 on a 4.770, 142.45 mph; Tommy Plott, Winston-Salem, .022, 4.889 on a 4.590, 109.54 mph, def. Paul Warwick, Lumberton, no time; Brian Hicks, Pageland, S.C., .060, 4.665 on a 4.420, 121.79 mph, def. Gray Ingold, Wake Forest, .218, 6.676 on a 5.700, 117.17 mph; Robbie Joines, Sparta, .006, 5.542 on a 5.520, 124.74 mph, def. Gary Ingold, Raleigh, .017, 4.683 on a 4.650, 146.05 mph; Michael Paschal, Greensboro, NA, 4.587 on a 4.580, 148.36 mph, def. Scott Sanders, Jefferson City, Tenn., foul (-.002); Tommy Plott #2, Winston-Salem, .020, 4.602 on a 4.590, 149.35 mph, def. Jamie Carroll, Clayton, .005, 6.158 on a 6.130, 107.75 mph; T.J. Owens #2, Pikeville, Ky., .021, 4.764 on a 4.770, 142.32 mph, def. T.G. Paschal #2, McLeansville, .035, 4.384 breakout on a 4.400, 153.00 mph.

Round 5 – Owens, .010, 4.787 on a 4.770, 139.99 mph, def. Plott #2, .009, 4.617 on a 4.590, 146.02 mph; M. Paschal, .012, 4.604 on a 4.580, 144.63 mph, def. Joines, .002, 5.576 on a 5.520, 123.35 mph; T.G. Paschal, bye; Plott, .014, 4.612 on a 4.600, 146.70 mph, def. Hicks, .021, 4.441 on a 4.430, 151.43 mph.

Semifinals – M. Paschal, .003, 4.744 on a 4.590, 121.46 mph, def. Plott, foul

(-.001); T.G. Paschal, .021, 5.469 on a 5.460, 125.83 mph, def. Owens, .029, 4.762 breakout on a 4.770, 143.17 mph.

FINAL – T.G. Paschal, McLeansville, .024, 5.730 on a 5.470, 97.45 mph, def. Michael Paschal, Greensboro, foul.

SATURDAY TOP ET

Round 5 – Kevin Crawford, Jefferson, S.C., .004, 6.123 on a 6.050, 109.62 mph, def. John Bridges, Shelby, foul (-.002); Paul Warwick, Lumberton, .002, 5.957 on a 5.910, 109.56 mph, def. Scott Sanders, Jefferson City, Tenn., .000, 5.323 on a 5.230, 128.42 mph; T.J. Owens, Pikeviille, Ky., .017, 4.830 on a 4.820, 139.60 mph, def. Tommy Plott, Winston-Salem, .008, 4.643 on a 4.620, 148.18 mph; Michael Paschal, Greensboro, .015, 4.605 on a 4.600, 147.23 mph, def. Robbie Joines, Sparta, .015, 4.686 on a 4.670, 145.41 mph; David Tucker, bye.

Round 6 – Crawford, .014, 6.056 on a 6.050, 106.29 mph, def. Owens, .012, 4.864 on a 4.820, 139.89 mph; Tucker, .030, 5.949 on a 5.930, 115.13 mph, def. Paschal, .051, 4.653 on a 4.590, 146.88 mph; Warwick, bye.

Semifinals – Warwick, .022, 5.936 on a 5.920, 115.06 mph, def. Tucker, .022, 5.959 on a 5.940, 113.35 mph; Crawford, bye.

FINAL – Paul Warwick, Lumberton, .026, 5.957 on a 5.920, 106.84 mph, def. Kevin Crawford, Jefferson, S.C., .016, 6.135 on a 6.040, 101.19 mph.

SUNDAY FOOTBRAKE

Round 4 – Allen Furr, Richfield, 1962 Chevy II, .016, 6.563 on a 6.540, 101.62 mph, def. Randy Biddle, Christiansburg, Va., 1978 Chevy Malibu, .017, 6.378 breakout on a 6.390, 103.99 mph; James Lockhart, Charlotte, 1970 Oldsmobile, .039, 7.742 on a 7.750, 88.35 mph, def. Chris McBee, St. Pauls, 1968 Chevy Camaro, .046, 6.525 breakout on a 6.540, 104.26 mph; Matt Ward, Anderson, S.C., 1969 Chevy Camaro, .006, 6.279 on a 6.250, 104.74 mph, def. Jacob Ritchie, Kannapolis, 1974 Plymouth Duster, .035, 8.016 on an 8.010, 82.61 mph; Steve Sides, Fayetteville, 1979 Chevy Camaro, .024, 6.626 on 6.600, 101.67 mph, def. Mark Dudley Jr., Walnut Cove, 1969 Dodge, .058, 8.891 breakout on an 8.920, 76.01 mph; Robert Rayfield, Jefferson, S.C., 1967 Chevy II, .086, 5.874 on a 5.850, 114.38 mph, def. Mark Soles, Delco, foul; Britt Sinclair, Chester, S.C., 1967 Chevy Camaro, .035, 6.829 on a 6.830, 98.92 mph, def. Jason McCandless, Graham, foul; Garrett Howell, Walnut Cove, 1967 Dodge Dart, .007, 6.490 on a 6.490, 102.98 mph, def. Jacob Ritchie #2, Kannapolis, 1974 Plymouth Duster, .071, 7.975 breakout on an 8.000, 83.74 mph; Jamie Carroll, Clayton, bye.

Round 6 – Ward, .027, 6.266 on a 6.260, 103.61 mph, def. Rayfield, .071, 5.853 breakout on a 5.860, 114.83 mph; Sides, .017, 6.628 on a 6.610, 102.34 mph, def. Sinclair, .018, 6.839 breakout on a 6.840, 98.23 mph; Furr, .030, 6.552 on a 6.540, 99.70 mph, def Lockhart, .055, 7.752 on a 7.740, 88.30 mph; Carroll, NA, 6.157 on a 6.140, 109.63 mph, def. Howell, foul.

Semifinals – Furr, .080, 6.556 on a 6.540, 101.10 mph, def. Ward, foul (-.004); Sides, .032, 6.638 on a 6.610, 105.27 mph, def. Carroll, .054, 6.181 on a 6.150, 106.00 mph.

FINAL – Allen Furr, Richfield, 1962 Chevy II, NA, 6.516 on a 6.540, 105.27 mph, def. Steve Sides, Fayetteville, 1979 Chevy Camaro, foul.

SATURDAY FOOTBRAKE

Round 5 – Levi Boozer, Kannapolis, .027, 6.670 on a 6.650, 100.91 mph, def. Allen Furr, Richfield, 1962 Chevy II, .072, 6.566 breakout on a 6.580, 101.35 mph; Randy Biddle, Christiansburg, Va., 1978 Chevy Malibu, .014, 6.384 on a 6.380, 104.49 mph, def. Aaron Brock, Pageland, S.C., .047, 6.719 breakout on a 6.720, 94.96 mph; Jamie Carroll, Clayton, .015, 6.216 on a 6.180, 103.11 mph, def. James Lockhart, Charlotte, 1970 Oldsmobile, .027, 7.780 breakout on a 7.800, 87.46 mph; Levi Boozer #2, Kannapolis, .044, 6.672 on a 6.650, 98.99 mph, def. Ricky Edwards, Maysville, 1968 Chevy Camaro, .083, 6.493 on a 6.480, 104.79 mph; Tucker Creech, Clayton, 1972 Chevy Nova, bye.

Round 6 – Biddle, .023, 6.400 on a 6.380, 103.85 mph, def. Boozer #2, .053, 6.654 on a 6.650, 101.39 mph; Carroll, bye; Boozer, .024, 6.661 on a 6.650, 100.63 mph, def. Creech, .041, 5.775 on a 5.750, 115.14 mph.

Semifinals – Boozer, .059, 6.651 on a 6.650, 100.82 mph, def. Carroll, .115, 6.178 breakout on a 6.180, 106.71 mph; Biddle, bye.

FINAL – Levi Boozer, Kannapolis, .013, 6.665 on a 6.650, 100.06 mph, def. Randy Biddle, Christiansburg, Va., 1978 Chevy Malibu, .025, 6.413 on a 6.380, 104.23 mph.

SUNDAY JR. DRAGSTER

Round 3 – Reece Branton, Conway, S.C., .048, 8.922 on an 8.910, 74.08 mph, def. Alyssa Rabon, Florence, S.C., .096, 8.863 breakout on an 8.900, 73.72 mph; Tyler Chapman, Ervoree, S.C., .100, 11.954 on an 11.900, 51.58 mph, def. Ava Ward, Anderson, S.C., .123, 9.090 on a 9.010, 72.71 mph; Brooks McMath, Chesapeake, Va., .044, 8.015 on a 7.900, 73.53 mph, def. Nolan Callahan, Fayetteville, .003, 12.272 on a 12.020, 52.66 mph; Budd Trammell II, Aynor, S.C., .014, 7.873 on a 7.900, 81.64 mph, def. Isaac Bridges, Shelby, .087, 8.326 breakout on an 8.400, 75.72 mph; Gavin Whisnant, Dallas, .073, 7.889 on a 7.900, 81.68 mph, def. Lauren Hudson, Davidson, .066, 7.916 breakout on a 7.930, 81.22 mph; Cam Whisnant, Dallas, .071, 7.897 on a 7.900, 76.68 mph, def. Shelby White, Cordesville, S.C., .073, 7.868 breakout on a 7.900, 75.53 mph; Kaylee Creech, Clayton, .050, 8.113 on an 8.090, 76.31 mph, def. Dylan White, Cordesville, S.C., .142, 7.891 breakout on a 7.900, 81.79 mph; McKenzee Hogan, Youngsville, bye.

Round 4 – Chapman, .027, 12.073 on an 11.900, 51.33 mph, def. Hogan, .061, 12.271 on a 12.050, 50.90 mph; C. Whisnant, .059, 7.982 on a 7.900, 80.36 mph, def. McMath, .146, 7.949 on a 7.900, 75.73 mph; Creech, .090, 8.128 on an 8.090, 75.76 mph, def. Branton, .194, 8.903 breakout on an 8.910, 74.58 mph; Trammell, .062, 7.994 on a 7.900, 80.27 mph, def. G. Whisnant, .115, 7.966 on a 7.900, 82.62 mph.

Semifinals – C. Whisnant, .059, 7.826 on a 7.900, 83.76 mph, def. Trammell, foul; Chapman, .181, 11.911 on an 11.900, 52.34 mph, def. Creech, .137, 8.063 breakout on an 8.090.

FINAL – Cam Whisnant, Dallas, .065, 7.978 on a 7.900, 74.48 mph, def. Tyler Chapman, Ervoree, S.C., .076, 12.013 on an 11.900, 52.47 mph.

SATURDAY JR. DRAGSTER

Round 3 – Alyssa Rabon, Florence, S.C., .143, 9.196 on a 9.160, 70.32 mph, def. Maxson Locklear, Rowland, .235, 12.134 on a 12.120, 52.95 mph; McKenzee Hogan, Youngsville, .163, 12.283 on a 12.200, 50.92 mph, def. Reece Branton, Conway, S.C., .052, 8.988 breakout on a 9.060, 73.36 mph; Dylan White, Cordesville, S.C., .026, 7.877 on a 7.900, 82.76 mph, def. Bladen Core, Benson, foul; Gavin Whisnant, Dallas, .042, 7.895 on a 7.940, 79.52 mph, def. Isaac Bridges, Shelby, .028, 8.462 breakout on an 8.530, 76.89 mph; Nolan Callahan, Fayetteville, .125, 11.966 on a 12.000, 54.22 mph, def. Ava Ward, Anderson, S.C., .104, 9.052 breakout on a 9.090, 72.88 mph; Kristen Brady, Liberty, .068, 7.918 on a 7.970, 82.17 mph, def. Budd Trammell II, Aynor, S.C., foul; Shelby White, Cordesville, S.C., .001, 7.963 on a 7.900, 79.94 mph, def. Cam Whisnant, Dallas, .086, 7.901 on a 7.900, 77.28 mph; Brody Calllahan, Fayetteville, bye.

Round 4 – D. White, .119, 8.029 on a 7.900, 71.92 mph, def. Hogan, .285, 12.386 on a 12.220, 50.03 mph; S. White, .033, 7.917 on a 7.900, 79.28 mph, def. B. Calllahan, .046, 9.090 breakout on a 9.100, 72.52 mph; G. Whisnant, .013, 8.004 on a 7.900, 79.71 mph, def. Rabon, .100, 9.207 on a 9.170, 71.51 mph; N. Callahan, .026, 12.025 on an 11.950, 53.69 mph, def. Brady, foul.

Semifinals – D. White, .033, 7.930 on a 7.900, 81.61 mph, def. G. Whisnant, no time; S. White, .078, 7.902 on a 7.900, 78.75 mph, def. N. Callahan, .056, 12.168 on an 11.990, 53.21 mph.

FINAL – Dylan White, Cordesville, S.C., .023, 7.920 on a 7.900, 77.98 mph, def. Shelby White, Cordesville, S.C., .051, 7.935 on a 7.900, 77.78 mph.

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