Photos by Rhonda McCole
Tanner Mocny (age 6-9), Matthew Peterson (10-12), and Lavar Lewis Jr. (13-17) earned the final Wallys of the 2021 Division 2 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, defeating the competition in their respective age groups at Rockingham Dragway.
Mocny, a winner at the Atlanta race earlier this season, added another Wally to his collection when he bested Corey Reed in the 6-9 age-group final. Mocny, far lane, left the starting line first and never looked back, defeating Reed on a 12.026 (11.99 dial) to 11.865 (11.90) count.
Peterson, near lane, earned his Wally by winning the double-breakout 10-12 class title round against Ava Badgett, 8.938 (8.95) to 8.918 (8.95).
Lewis, near lane, left the starting line first and ran closer to the dial to defeat Aaron Reynolds in the 13-17 bracket final. Lewis clocked a 7.910 (7.90) vs. the 7.966 (7.90) of Reynolds.