Foot Brake Nationals Blessed With Good Weather and Great RacersNovember 16, 2009 - Farmington, NC
Chris Plott Takes Spectacular Final Round Foot Brake Nationals Win Over Rick Beahr
It couldn’t have been written any better than Chris Plott’s first ever Farmington Foot Brake Nationals win over Wellington, Ohio racer Rick Beahr Sunday at the Farm. Chris who has grew up racing against the Farm’s finest racers, had came so close many times before to winning a Farm Foot Brake Nationals. Plott blew a head gasket on his trusty Mercury Cougar in Saturday’s warm up race, so he and friend Fat Boy Rick Greer doubled up for Sunday’s FFN race in Ricky’s Chevy Luv Truck. Plott saved his best light of the day for the finals with a .002 in Fat Boy’s Beal Racing Engines Truck. Beahr, a former IHRA Summit Super Series world champion, .027 at the tree was now force to spray his 6.73 dial-in Chevy Camaro. After a spray and dump move by Beahr, his Camaro started to get out of shape as he ran a 6.722 ET @ 99.71 MPH in the lights against “Cougar Daddy’s” 6.23 ET off a 6.22 dial-in @ 109.29 MPH winning run. Beahr done a heck of job navigating the grassy edge and back to asphalt ride with his car touching the guard rail in only two places. He stopped safely aimed back toward the starting line after track officials and everyone left at Farmington came to his side he was able to drive the car back up the track and to the winner’s circle. For Chris this brought back bad memories of his top end crash in Mississippi a few months ago that he was unhurt in but his Cougar was badly damaged. With the help of his dad, Hank Thomas Performance, Darrell Kiger and friends he was able to get it back to the track. Once again this Farmington Foot Brake finals shows what DRAG RACING is really about. FRIENDS!
Stock standout Jamie Southard of Shelby, NC drove her Homer’s Body & Paint Chevrolet Nova to a super semi-final finish at the 12th annual Farm Foot Brake Nationals. FFN Quarter finalist was Foot Brake legend Robert Hamrick of Grover, NC in Donnie Walker’s Plymouth, Seven time Farmington Foot Brake champion Donald Thomas of Mt.Airy, NC in his Plymouth and Fincastle, VA’s Kevin Pollard in his five-thirty running Chevrolet Luv Truck.
Champions Showdown runner-up from Saturday night Paul Shell, Jr of Lexington, NC, record a “PERFECT RUN” in round one of the FNN Sunday. Shell driving his small block powered Chevrolet Nova ran a 5.420 ET on a 5.42 Dial-In with a perfect .000 reaction time to accomplish something only a few people ever do.
2009 Foot Brake Nationals champion Rodney Finchum of Newport, TN drove Don Anderson’s “Ferndale Flyer” OLDSmobile to the Saturday’s Foot Brake warm up race win over the “Duck” Brandon Bailey of Glade Springs, VA in his Chevrolet Camaro. Bailey in his red Camaro left first off a 9.33 dial with a .030 light and Finchum in the big OLDS left second off a 7.14 dial and a .033 RT. The “Duck” got to the stripe first with a 9.30 ET @ 77 MPH run (breaking out .024) with the “Rod Man” going dead on the dial 7.14 ET @ 95 MPH to win again @ the FARM. Note: Finchum, was driving Anderson’s car, the man that he had defeated an year earlier for the 2008 Farm Foot Brake Nat’s title. The Ferndale Flyer had surgery earlier in the week and couldn’t race and Rodney needed a ride.
Former Farmington Foot Brake champion Derrick Harris of Greensboro, NC drove his “Brooyln Bounce” Chevrolet Nova to the semi’s finish.
Jefferson, NC’s Tim Bo Blevins drove his www.wrblevinsplumbing.com Dragster to another Farm TOP Eliminator win Saturday over Tommy Plott of Winston-Salem, NC in Vance Houston’s Race Tech Dragster. It was an all Houston Motorsports semi-finalist as Tommy defeated the boss man Vance in his Dragster. In Sunday’s Top Eliminator race Plott and Houston made it to the finals this time were both drivers decided to split the money and call it a day. Plott was driving his own Hank Thomas Performance, Beal Racing Engines Race Tech Dragster and Houston was in his fimilar 4.70 Par Racing Engines Race Tech Dragster. Hired Gun Kenny Washburn of Reidsville, NC was the lone Top Semi in Darrell Collins Dragster.
D.J. Moore of West Virginia took home Saturday’s Junior Dragster win over Janna “boo’ Vogler of Winston-Salem. Vogler in her Hip Chics Boutique Dragster turned the red-light on giving Moore his first Farmington Dragway win.
Third Generation racer “Ty Rod” Tutterow of Lewisville, NC Saturday’s semi-finalist driver his Dragster to Sunday’s Junior Dragster win over Newport, TN Jacob Finchum. Lil “TT” used a better reaction time off the start and run a 8.04 ET @ 80 MPH to defeat “lil” Finchum’s 9.66 ET @ 66 MPH time. Ty’s sister Tia “T-Berry” Tutterow was the semi-finalist.
Story by: LHR