RACE 7 : November 17-18, 2007

MIROCK Lee's Performance Center Finals
Rockingham Dragway

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Schnitz Racing Outlaw Pro Street
Winner : RONNIE PROCOPIO
Final Qualifying Order

Round-by-Round Eliminations

Orient Express Pro Sport Bike
Winner : ANTHONY NAVARRO
Final Qualifying Order

Round-by-Round Eliminations

FBR Shop Quick 32
Winner : RICKY WARD
Round-by-Round Eliminations

NORRIS BREAKS 7.00 SECOND BARRIER AT LEE’S FALL BIKE NATIONALS

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Dave Norris became the first to break the 7.00 second barrier on a non-turbo motorcycle during qualifying for the Lee's Fall Bike Nationals, but on Sunday the 2007 MiRock champion had to surrender the Rockingham Dragway spotlight to the husband-and-wife team of Ronnie and Robin Procopio..

Norris was clocked in 6.980 seconds during Schnitz Outlaw Pro Street qualifying on Saturday, but the Bryans Road, Md., rider couldn’t match those numbers Sunday in a final round loss to Ronnie Procopio, the Wake Forest pro who sewed up second place in MiRock points.

Meanwhile, although Matt Davies won the race, Robin Procopio claimed the Honda-Suzuki of Sanford 5.60 Pro Comp title, joining Norris and Orient Express Pro Sport Bike champ Vincent Demito of Collegeville, Md., on the podium.

Norris breezed to his first series title even though he failed to win a race this season at his home track – Maryland International Raceway.  He offset that shutout by reaching the final round in all four of the Mickey Thompson Performance Tires Series races contested at Rockingham.

Although he gave his sport bike title to Demito, 2007 champ Anthony Navarro of Royersford, Pa., closed with a rush by winning the season finale.  Nevertheless, it wasn’t enough to overcome Demito, the only driver in either of the top two classes to win this season at both Rockingham and MIR.

Other winners in the Lee’s Fall Bike Nationals were Damon Williams of Richmond, Va., in the FBR Shop’s Quick 32, Ricky Ward of Lockbourne, Ohio, in Nitrous Express Pro ET and Clay Davies of Petersburg, Va., in Psychobike.com Street ET.

Results from Sunday’s Lee’s Fall Bike Nationals at Rockingham Dragway, final event in the 2007 MiRock Superbike Series:

OUTLAW PRO STREET

Qualifying – 1. Dave Norris, Bryans Road, Md., 6.980, 193.16 mph; 2. Ronnie Procopio, Wake Forest, 7.114, 187.21 mph; 3. Robert Hunnicutt, Youngsville, 7.123, 187.60 mph; 4.; Doug Witt, Woodbine, Md., 7.133, 188.81 mph; 5. Brian Owens, Baltimore, Md., 7.226, 182.82 mph; 6. Angie McBride, Lewisville, 7.273, 186.61 mph; 7. Mac McAdams, Edgewater, Md., 7.295, 188.52 mph; 8. Willie Hebert, Luling, La., 7.469, 187.55 mph.
 Round 1 – Dave Norris, Bryans Road, Md., .029, 7.121, 183.12 mph; def. Costello Shedrick, Daytona Beach, Fla., broke; Brian Owens, Baltimore, Md., .075, 7.589, 173.14 mph, def. Willie Hebert, Luling, La., no time; Ronnie Procopio, Wake Forest, .151, 7.183, 178.54 mph, def. Jamie Hunnicutt, Youngsville, .122, 8.492, 153.53 mph; Robert Hunnicutt, Youngsville, .076, 7.292, 175.87 mph, def. Jonie Boutwell, Houma, La., .164, 8.157, 172.21 mph; Angie McBride, Lewisville, .031, 7.262, 164.49 mph, def. Mac McAdams, Edgewater, Md., .043, 7.616, 154.05 mph; Doug Witt, Woodbine, Me., .057, 9453, 102.23 mph, def. Brandon Farlow, Rougemont, no time.
 Round 2 – Norris, .003, 7.237, 174.57 mph, def. McBride, no time; Procopio, .023, 7.212, 181.47 mph, def. Owens, .038, 7.278, 184.45 mph; R. Hunnicutt, .043, 7.231, 179.11 mph, def. Witt, .065, 9.111, 91.98 mph;
 Semifinals – Norris, bye; Procopio, .041, 7.071, 186.64 mph, def. R. Hunnicutt, .010, 7.328, 184.90 mph.
 FINAL – Ronnie Procopio, Wake Forest, .024, 7.103, 186.28 mph, def. Dave Norris, Bryans Road, Md., .076, 8.369, 130.91 mph.

PRO SPORT BIKE

 Qualifying – 1. Dimey Eddinger, Winston-Salem, 7.753, 186.54 mph; 2. Rodney Williford, Rougemont, 7.765, 185.28 mph; 3. Vincent Demito, Collegeville, Pa., 7.786, 191.21 mph; 4. Anthony Navarro, Royersford, Pa., 7.826, 184.46 mph; 5. Sean Walsh, Patchogoe, N.Y., 7.845, 191.40 mph; 6. Donnie Taylor, Bena, Va., 7.948, 181.94 mph; 7. Anthony Steward, Worthampton, 7.958, 177.39 mph; 8. Lee Shierts, Charlotte, 8.063, 164.53 mph.
 Round 1 – Sean Walsh, Patchogoe, N.Y., .140, 8.128, 180.77 mph, def. Shaun Roles, Pottstown, Pa., .091, 8.254, 176.17 mph; Anthony Navarro, Royersford, Pa., .185, 8.044, 179.30 mph, def. Ricky Wood, Sims, .152, 8.138, 185.00 mph; Lee Shierts, Charlotte, .052, 8.153, 154.56 mph, def. John O’Connor, Limerick, Pa., .105, 9.654, 116.54 mph; Vincent Demito, Collegeville, Pa., .170, 7.722, 182.65 mph, def. Joe Franco Jr., Thornwood, N.Y., .001, 9.372, 159.66mph; Dimey Eddinger, Winston-Salem, .174, 7.899, 185.05 mph, def. Ken Clark, Millville, N.J., .179, 9.035, 154.62 mph; Rodney Williford, Rougemont, .140, 7.754, 185.36 mph, def. Kenny Cornell, NA, .132, 8.849, 150.25 mph; Gerald Cox, Raleigh, .156, 7.930, 188.41 mph, def. Anthony Steward, Worthampton, .216, 7.996, 170.30 mph; Donnie Taylor, Bena, Va., .174, 8.509, 177.35 mph, def. Kristan Korczynski, Erial, N.J., .069, 8.717, 162.43 mph.
 Round 2 – Williford, .183, 7.712, 185.69 mph, def. Cox, .096, 7.894, 179.37 mph; Eddinger, .168, 7.739, 185.31 mph, def. Shierts, no time; Demito, .079, 8.063, 160.73 mph, def. Taylor, .141, 10.139, 106.14 mph; Navarro, .096, 7.814, 185.36 mph, def. Walsh, .088, 7.977, 180.98 mph.
 Semifinals – Williford, .036, 7.923, 185.23 mph, def. Demito, foul; Navarro, .053, 7.744, 188.81 mph, def. Eddinger, .057, 7.857, 172.10 mph.
 FINAL – Anthony Navarro, Royersford, Pa., .129, 7.651, 190.67 mph, def. Rodney Williford, Rougemont, .073, 7.886, 188.83 mph.

5.60 PRO COMP

 Qualifying – 1. Bruce George, Chambersburg, Pa., 5.600; 2. Jason Herron, Lexington, S.C., 5.607; 3. Matt Davies, Richmond, Va., 5.609; 4. Barry Lee Pryer, Chesapeake, Va., 5.624; 5. Brad Hill, Asheboro, 5.625; 6. Curtis Griggs, Monroe, 5.651; 7. Jack Durant, Durham, 5.665; 8. Brian Adams, Nokesville, Va., 5.707.
 Round 1 – Jack Durant, Durham, .037, 5.662, 113.98 mpoh, def. Dave Alenine, Alexandria, Va., .089, 6.010, 126.12 mph; Joe Erickson Jr., NA, .037, 5.912, 127.85 mph, def. Adolphus Jones, Monroe, .070, 6.295, 99.38 mph; Jason Herron, Lexington, S.C., .004, 5.745, 101.92 mph, def. Marion Ford, Columbia, N.C., .033, 15.541, 95.70 mph; Vincent Sherrill, Statesville, .041, 5.628, 110.18 mph, def. Barry Lee Pryer, Chesapeake, Va., .235, 5.593, 113.45 mph; Bruce George, Chambersburg, Pa., .122, 5.641, 115.45 mph, def. Robin Procopio, Wake Forest, .042, 5.839, 115.07 mph; Brad Hill, Asheboro, .007, 5.653, 107.87 mph, def. George C. Scurlock, NA, .072, 5.652, 123.15 mph; Matt Davies, Richmond, Va., .046, 5.646, 109.71 mph, def. Joe Lanesky, Ladson, S.C., .190, 5.588, 114.24 mph; Jim Shifflett, Waynesboro, Va., .046, 5.697, 94.16 mph, def. Shawn Welch, Moncks Corner, S.C., .126, 5.547, 117.64 mph; Freddy Frazier, Sanford, .015, 5.670, 105.86 mph, def. Michael Rankin, Staunton, Va., .191, 6.636, 118.62 mph; Tony Green, NA, .195, 6.007, 107.15 mph, def. Curtis Griggs, Monroe, no time; Brian Adams, Nokesville, Va., .,263, 7.930, 83.21 mph, def. Matt Rinker, Harrisonburg, Va., no time.
 Round 2 – Durant, .029, 5.660, 114.88 mph, def. Green, .131, 5.999, 107.13 mph; Sherrill, .050, 5.630, 112.42 mph, def. Erickson, .073, 5.684, 123.69 mph; Davies, .031, 5.675, 110.00 mph, def. Frazier, foul; Shifflett, .039, 5.452, 115.84 mph, def. Herron, foul; Hill, .002, 5.704, 105.93 mph, def. Adams, .017, 7.845, 79.45 mph; George, bye.
 Round 3 – Durant, .023, 5.653, 114.97 mph, def. George, .096, 5.567, 122.42 mph; Davies, .030, 5.631, 115.49 mph, def. Sherrill, .110, 5.514, 116.21 mph; Shifflett, .039, 5.665, 96.04 mph, def. Hill, .084, 5.686, 110.71 mph.
 Semifinals – Davies, .075, 5.610, 120.31 mph, def. Durant, .040, 5.647, 115.35 mph; Shifflett, bye.
 FINAL – Matt Davies, Richmond, Va., .060, 5.638, 117,82 mph, def. Jim Shifflett, Waynesboro, Va., .050, 5.649, 99.63 mph.

FBR SHOP QUICK 32

 Round 5 – James Herbert, Chesapeake, Va., .014, 8.945 on a 8.920, 142.72 mph, def. Nicholas, Mazeika, Woodbury, N.J., .163, 8.871 on an 8.910, 152.19 mph; Damon Williams, Richmond, Va., .081, 9.027 on an 9.000, 145.77 mph, def. Michael F. Herman, Fredericksburg, Va., .089, 9.333 on a 9.310, 138.53 mph; Michael Rankin, Fredericksburg, Va., .106, 9.270 on a 9.250, 143.38 mph, def. Calvin Walton, Randallstown, Md., .087, 9.359 on a 9.300, 148.10 mph; James “Mutt” Phibbs, Pulah, Va., .071, 9.281 on a 9.300, 137.25 mph, def. Douglas Robinson, Manassas, Va., foul; Robin Procopio, Wake Forest, bye.
 Round 6 – Williams, .010, 9.084 on a 9.000, 141.09 mph, def. Procopio, .097, 8.205 on an 8.210, 157.71 mph; Phibbs, .010, 9.306 on a 9.270, 128.60 mph, def. Rankin, .118, 9.420 on a 9.250, 150.85 mph; Herbert, bye.
 Semifinals – Phibbs, .019, 9.374 on a 9.270, 131.69 mph, def. Herbert, .119, 8.877 on an 8.930, 136.81 mph; Williams, bye.
 FINAL – Damon Williams, Richmond, Va., .127, 9.053 on a 9.000, 141.62 mph, def. James “Mutt” Phibbs, Pulah, Va., .049, 9.478 on a 9.290, 132.59 mph.

PRO ET

 Round 3 – Unknown, .087, 9.109 on a 9.000, 148.36 mph, def. Kenny Cornnell, Manassas, Va., foul; BayBay Yarbrough, NA, .020, 9.492 on a 9.330, 138.66 mph, def. Michael Rankin, Staunton, Va., .137, 9.208 on a 9.230, 136.66 mph; John Read Jr., Clarksville, Md., .064, 8.647 on an 8.600, 149.05 mph, def. Ashon Dickerson, Newark, N.J., .060, 8.936 on an 8.800, 146.97 mph; Rick Ward, Lackbourne, Ohio, .159, 8.734 on an 8.700, 152.11 mph, def. Robert Johnson, Sandston, Va., .067, 9.025 on an 8.880, 144.84 mph.
 Semifinals – Yarbrough, .070, 9.402 on a 9.370, 136.44 mph, def. Unknown, .095, 9.063 on a 9.100, 143.89 mph; Ward, .090, 8.753 on an 8.700, 150.51 mph, def. Read, .058, 8.573 on an 8.600, 148.67 mph.
 FINAL – Ricky Ward, Lockbourne, Ohio, .131, 8.806 on an 8.700, 150.77 mph, def. BayBay Yarbrough, NA, .061, 9.333 on a 9.370, 130.99 mph.

STREET ET

 Round 6 – Adrain Jones, Raleigh, .133, 11.153 on an 11.200, 118.01 mph, def. Unknown, foul; Clay Davies, Petersburg, Va., .034, 9.658 on a 9.600, 131.50 mph, def. Calvin Walton, Randallstown, .075, 9.341 on a 9.270, 141.00 mph; Tonto Johnson, NA, .158, 9.144 on a 8.990, 116.98 mph, def. Ricky Lee Ward, Lockbourne, Ohio, .114, 10.223 on an 11.000, 123.85 mph; Michael McMillion, Fredericksburg, Ga., bye.
 Semifinals – Jones, .088, 11.419 on an 11.200, 114.58 mph, def. McMillion, .168, 9.810 on a 9.260, 138.53 mph; Davies, .079, 9.697 on a 9.600, 124.44 mph, def. Johnson, .340, 8.936 on an 8.970, 152.31 mph.
 FINAL – Clay Davies, Petersburg, Va., .116, 9.727 on a 9.600, 120.81 mph, def. Adrain Jones, Raleigh, foul.
 

WILLIAMS AND WARD WIN SPECIAL AWARDS AT ROCK MIROCK EVENT

Damon Williams and Ricky Lee Ward won special awards at the annual Lee’s Performance Fall Bike Nationals for winning the most rounds of competition in their respective categories.

Sponsored by Nitrous Express, Williams won a $500 bonus for winning the most rounds over the two days in FBR Shop Pro E.T class.  Williams, of Richmond, Va., won a total of 10 rounds of racing.

Ward, a 17-year-old rider from Lockbourne, Ohio, won a rear tire for his Suzuki courtesy of Richie’s Tires for winning 9 rounds of racing in the dragbike.forum.com Street E.T. class.

Williams also won the overall race in Pro E.T. on Sunday.  Although Ward did not win either day, he won more rounds during the two days of racing of Street E.T. competition.