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Monty Bogan continued his 2024 hot streak with a win in Comp as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Southeast Division was in action at South Georgia Motorsports Park


Recent Gatornationals Super Stock winner Monty Bogan from Boiling Springs, S.C., took his ’07 Pontiac G5, H/AA to a Comp win defeating the ’05 Cavalier of Van Puckett iin the finals at South Georgia Motorsports Park.

Bogan got off the line first with a 0.029 light to Puckett’s 0.043 and ran a  8.663, 127.55 on his 9.20 index to beat Puckett’s 7.99 on a 8.46.  Bogan had put his Pontiac on the pole postion with a #1 qualifier run of 8.461. The win was Bogan’s sixth career Lucas win and his second in Competition Eliminator.


Cary N.C. racer Andrew Collins used a string of good runs to get to the finals of Super Stock where he would face the ’96 FGT/E Avenger of Don Barber for the title. Collin’s had another great reaction time, a 0.011 in his Roy Hill Racing FSS/B ’12 Cobra JET, as Barber left 0.040 too soon handing Collins his first ever Lucas Oil divisional win.

Collins, left, celebrates his first career Lucas Oil win with none other than Roy Hill


Robbie Butler from Gatlinburg, Tenn., drove his E/SA ’67 Camaro to his first ever Lucas win in his second ever final beating Kansas racer Darrel Goheen. Goheen had the better light but took it too far at the stripe in his ’94 C/SA Camaro breaking out with a 10.765 on his 10.77 dial. Butler ran a 10.768 on his 10.76 dial for the win.


In Super Comp it was a battle of veterans as Jeff Kundratic from Fallston, Md. was up against multi time winner Ray Miller from Hendersonville, N.C.

Miller crushed the tree with a 0.005 light to Kundratic’s good 0.011 but could not run the number losing with a 8.916 to Kundratic’s winning 8.904 for his fourth career Lucas Series Wally.


Division Three racer Larry Roedel from Evansville Ind. put his  ’63 Corvette in the winner’s circle defeating the ’19 Corvette of. Marty Williams from Cameron, S.C.

Roedel had the better RT with a 0.014 to Williams’ 0.028 and ran right on the 9.90 index with a 9.902 to Williams losing 9.931. The win was Roedel’s fourth Lucas career win.


North Carolina racer Donald Webb from Four Oaks continued his winning ways in 2024 taking his ’70 Nova to a win in Georgia with a 10.904 on the class 10.90 index as his competition, the ’90 Trans AM of Laurel Morris from Rogersville, Ala pushed her Pontiac too far breaking out with a 10.881@ 141.02. Webb, who earlier won the Orlando Lucas race, has a commanding divisional lead in the class with nearly 100 point lead over #2 Ronnie Banks.


It was a pair of Georgia racers in the finals of Top Sportsman with Doug Crumlich from Douglasville driving his crowd favorite ’63 Corvette to a win over Bruce Thaxton from Butler.

Thaxton had the better light with a 0.016 to Crumlich’s 0.019 but on the top end Thaxton pushed his Mustang a little to much breaking  out with a 7.328  on his 7.34 dial. Crumlich took the win with a 6.574 on his 6.56 dial for his ninth Lucas Oil win.

Thaxton, who earlier won the Orlando Lucas event, left South Georgia with the points lead with Crumlich in second.


Florida racer Clint Riley from Greenville drove his ’14 Maddox dragster to a win over local racer Jeremy Hancock from nearby Commerce Ga. Hancock, in his ’19 M&M car had problems at the start and never got down the track giving Riley his second Lucas Oil win.

Hancock who has gone deep into eliminations so far in 2024, leads the way in D2 Top Dragster with Riley just a few rounds back.


Scott, far lane, had the better light and got the win

Braxton Scott in his Jr dragster was off the line first with a 0.033 light to his competition, Builiana Edelmann’s late 0.126 and it cost Edelmann as her better but later 7.908 lost to Scott’s 7.930.


Both Florida racer Briella Browning and her competition, West Webb, had nearly identical reaction times but it went down to who ran closer to the 8.96 index to determine the winner.

Browning posted an 8.978 while Webb went too quick and lost with a breaking out 8.903.


Luke Hutchinson took his Jr to a Novice win putting down a 12.349 on a 11.97 dial while his competition, Mason Persico had a terrible 0.640 light putting him in a bad spot losing with a 14.236 on a 14.0 dial.

The next race in Division Two is at Silver Dollar Motorsports Park in Reynolds GA. April 19-20