Dukes Doubles Up In Inaugural Jr. Dragster Spring Nationals

DUKES DOUBLES UP IN INAUGURAL JR. DRAGSTER SPRING NATIONALS

Alec Dukes of Orangeburg, S.C., was the big winner Saturday in the inaugural Southeast Jr. Dragster Spring Nationals at Rockingham Dragway.

With bad weather in the forecast, more than 50 junior racers from throughout the Southeast outran the elements by consolidating two days of racing into one.  Dukes left with more than $2000 after winning once in the Pro Dragster 7.90 class and once in Bracket 1.

Thomas Oates of Clearbrook, Va., missed a chance to join him as a double winner when he was beaten in Sunday’s Bracket 2 final after winning Bracket 1 on Saturday. 

Other champions included Trevor Jenkins of Heath Spring, S.C.,the other $1,500 winner in Bracket 1, Rockingham regular Dawson Wiggins of Dunn in Bracket 2 and Fayetteville’s Noah Johnson, who used a .045 package – including a .002 reaction time – to win 7.90 on Sunday.