Mike Recchia Leads Darlington PDRA Drills


Connecticut’s Ken Quartuccio is the provisional No. 1 qualifier in Extreme Outlaw 632 for the second race in a row. Quartuccio recorded a 4.328 at 161.93 in his ’69 Camaro to charge to the top of the qualifying order. Rising star Dillon Voss follows in second with his 4.331 at 166.73. In third is Johnny Pluchino, who ran 4.365 at 160.43. Pluchino also earned the event win from the delayed PDRA East Coast Nationals, which was completed during qualifying at Darlington.

Two-time and defending Top Sportsman world champion Dan Ferguson lit up the scoreboards in a big way with his No. 1 qualifying effort. His 3.834 at 199.03 not only gave Ferguson the top spot, but also both ends of the national record. The “Carolina Kid” Travis Harvey is in second with his 4.027 at 182.26 in his ’63 Corvette. Longtime Top Sportsman driver Bruce Thrift is third with a 4.035 at 180 mph.

Jody Stroud and his “Zombie” blown Spitzer dragster shot straight to the top of the Top Dragster qualifying order after laying down a 3.667 at 198.94, not far from the national records held by Stroud. Chaz Silance’s Buck-powered Worthy dragster is second with a 3.838 at 189.87, followed by Jeremy Creasman’s Maddox dragster at 3.845 at 180.36. Creasman also picked up the event win from the completion of the Benson race.