RACE 1 : March 29-30, 2008

MIROCK Honda-Suzuki of Sanford Spring Bike Open
Rockingham Dragway
(Event completed on May 3 at "The ROCK")

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Winner : Ronnie Procopio
Final Qualifying Order

Round-by-Round Eliminations

Winner : Vincent Demito
Final Qualifying Order

Round-by-Round Eliminations

Winner : Darion Payne
Final Qualifying Order

Round-by-Round Eliminations

Winner : March 29-30 race was qualified only. All riders that qualified will receive 1st round loser points. Race was not rescheduled.
Final Qualifying Order

RAIN POSTPONES HONDA-SUZUKI OF SANFORD SPRING OPEN

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – The Honda-Suzuki of Sanford Spring Bike Open, first event in the 2008 Mickey Thompson Performance Tires MiRock Superbike Series, was rained out Sunday at Rockingham Dragway and re-scheduled for completion May 2-4 during the FBR Shop Nationals at the same track.

Pro riders in the Schnitz Racing Outlaw Pro Street, Orient Express Pro Sport Bike, HTP Performance True Street and Honda-Suzuki of Sanford 5.60 Pro Comp classes will compete to determine Spring Open titles on Saturday, May 3.  The fields for those classes already are set.

Before the rains came, defending MiRock Champion Dave Norris of Bryans Road, Md., set new national records in the Outlaw Pro Street class, lowering the elapsed time record to 6.922 seconds and raising the speed mark to an even 200 miles per hour to lock up the No. 1 qualifying spot.

In Pro Sport Bike, 2006 series champion Anthony Navarro stamped himself as the 2008 favorite by lowering the national record to 7.644 seconds, almost .05 quicker than the old mark held by Rodney Williford of Rougemont, N.C.

In the debut of the new True Street class, Norman Jackson of Upper Marlboro, Md., set the records as the first No. 1 qualifier at 8.306 seconds, 171.10 mph.

The only champions crowned during the rain-marred opener were BayBay Yarbrough of Eatonton, Ga., and Clay Davies of Petersburg, Va., the winners in Nitrous Express Pro ET and Fishs Customs Street ET, respectively.

PRO QUALIFYING

SCHNITZ RACING OUTLAW PRO STREET –
1. Dave Norris, Bryans Road, Md., 6.922, 200.00 mph; 2. Robbie Hunnicutt, Youngsville, N.C., 7.177, 192.74 mph; 3. Ronald Procopio, Wake Forest, N.C., 7.277, 186.51 mph; 4. Steve Brindle, Mandeville, La., 7.490, 175.75 mph; 5. Richard Gadson, Youngsville, N.C., 7.744, 178.52 mph.

HTP PERFORMANCE TRUE STREET –
1. Norman Jackson, Upper Marlboro, Md., 8.302, 171.10 mph; 2. Keith Thompson, Upper Marlboro, Md., 8.366, 164.47 mph; 3. Rickey Grayson, Stafford, Va., 8.370, 170.99 mph; 4. Anibal Merced, Richmond, Va., 8.439, 162.94 mph; 5. Ehren Litten, Louisburg, N.C., 8.593, 163.73 mph. 

HONDA-SUZUKI of SANFORD 5.60 PRO COMP –
1. Matt Davies, Midlothian, Va., 5.608; 2. Michael Rankin, Staunton, Va., 5.622; 3. Daniel Middleton, Adamas, S.C., 5.641; 4. Barry Lee Pryer, Chesapeake, Va., 5.672; 5. Jack Durant, Durham, N.C., 5.697.

ORIENT EXPRESS PRO SPORT BIKE –
1. Anthony Navarro, Royersford, Pa., 7.644, 192.52 mph; 2. Vincent DeMito, Plymouth Meeting, Pa., 7.681, 192.28 mph; 3. John Kulcycki, Phoenixville, Pa., 7.797, 188.86 mph; 4. Shaun Roles, Pottstown, Pa., 7.819, 192.17 mph; 5. Donnie Taylor, Bena, Va., 7.871, 176.86 mph.

ELIMINATIONS

NITROUS EXPRESS PRO ET
Round 5 – Jim Shifflett, Waynesboro, Va., .147 reaction time, 8.537 on an 8.460 dial-in, 147.99 miles per hour, def. Boo Brown, Potomac Falls, Va., foul; Stanley Russell, Gray, Ga., .111, 10.335 on a 10.260, 124.21 mph, bye; Clay Davies, Petersburg, Va., .056, 9.652 on a 9.580, 138.84 mph, def. Ben Helland, Bryans Road, Md., .143, 9.091 on a 9.120, 148.80 mph; BayBay Yarbrough, Eatonton, Ga., bye.

Semifinals – Davies, .053, 9.637 on a 9.580, 128.48 mph, def. Russell, .081, 10.306 on a 10.260, 127.91 mph; Yarbrough, .005, 8.886 on an 8.880, 140.43 mph, def. Michael Rankin, Staunton, Va., broke.

FINAL – BayBay Yarbrough, Eatonton, Ga., .031, 8.810 on an 8.830, 155.47 mph, def. Clay Davies, Petersburg, Va., .008, 9.540 breakout foul on a 9.580, 128.89 mph.

FISH’S CUSTOMS STREET ET
Round 6 – Mike Herman Jr., Woodbridge, Va., .094, 10.533 on a 10.380, 132.00 mph, def. Michael Rankin, Staunton, Va., no time; Clay Davies, Petersburg, Va., .063, 9.746 on a 9.580, 122.09 mph, def. Barry Pryer, Chesapeake, Va., .231, 9.833 on a 9.000, 140.65 mph; Marlus Queen, Belcamp, Md., .004, 9.442 on a 9.330, 132.14 mph, def. Earska Ingram, Richmond, Va., .141, 9.761 on a 9.000, 150.26 mph.

Semifinals – Davies, .112, 9.679 on a 9.540, 138.09 mph, def. Herman, .050, 10.424 breakout on a 10.460, 115.90 mph; Queen, bye.

FINAL – Clay Davies, Petersburg, Va., .074, 9.676 on a 9.580, 1288.36 mph, def. Marlus Queen, Belcamp, Md., .222, 9.915 on a 9.330, 106.97 mph.