Photos by Rhonda McCole, Alex Owens, and Kalyn Fox
Blake Jones (age 6-9), Rilee Scott (10-12), and Hailey Shook (13-17) were the big winners in Service Department Solutions Jr. Dragster competition during the “Baby Gators” at Gainesville Raceway. The event was the second NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event of the 2023 Division 2 season.
In the 6-9 age-group final, Cameron McMillen, far lane, got off the starting line first, but Jones was able to drive around him and win on an 11.984 (11.91 dial) to 12.173 (12.00) count.
Scott, near lane, got the automatic nod in the 10-12 class title round when Luke McBride red-lighted. Scott posted an 8.933 (8.95) on her victory pass.
Shook, near lane, and Alyssa Rabon left the starting line with nearly identical reaction times, but at the top end, Rabon broke out with a 7.967 (7.98) while Shook ran right on her 7.98 target to get the win.