Drag Racing Stories
Larry's North Defeats RJ's South at Virginia Motorsports Park
Recap of the North Vs South Race at Virginia Motorsports Park
Bad Habit (S) Vs Crusher Motorsports (N)
Jessie Grant (S) Matt Vs Suite (Booth Trucking) (N)
Jessie Grant (South) of Grant Brother's Racing running a 6.56 @213.27.
Marc Hayes (N) Vs Bert Jackson (S)
Lindsey Thomas (Thundergoat) (N) Vs Tony Mangrum (S)
Jim Teachman (S) Vs Kenny Ferguson (N)
Wayne Woodard (N) Vs Steve King (S)
Maurice Bea (S) Vs Ken Griffin (N)
Troy Henderson (N) Vs. William Brown III (S)
The Battle of Larry T's North vs RJ's South ended with (5) Wins for the North (Crusher Motorsports, Booth Trucking, Lindsey Thomas, Kenny Ferguson & Ken Griffin) and (3) Wins for the South (Bert Jackson, Steve King & William Brown III). Congratulations to Larry T and the North Team.
Marc Hayes Last "Brother" Standing in Quick 16 at Virginia Motorsports
In a competition of more than 30 cars competiting to qualify for a spot in the Quick 16 at Virginia Motorsports on Saturday, August 9, 2008, Marc Hayes qualified #4 with a 4.13 @178. Marc was one of two cars left in the race when they decided to split the win. We would like to Congratulate Marc on his outstanding driving skills and for being the last "brother" standing in the Quick 16 Race.
The Return of the Red Rocket - "The Ken Griffin Come Back Story"
The Davis/Griffin Motorsports team returned to action August 9, 2008 to try and represent the North for Sponsor Larry Thompson of Custom T's of D.C. This would be the first time back at the track since the crash at Mountain Motor Nationals at Maryland Int'l Raceway, Budds Creek, MD.
"We picked the car up two weeks ago and have been working on putting back together for this race. We got everything done and loaded on Thursday evening when longtime crewmember Chuckie Wilkins came by to help put the car in the trailer. Friday we hooked up to the motorhome so that we could pull out around 7. Dad, my crew chief Royce Smith, and I headed to VMP in hopes of getting some data on the tune up and to take baby steps. We got to the track went through tech, warmed it up for a shake down. 7.87 120 mph in the quartermile. We came back went through the valve train and found two broken valve springs so we went out to try and qualify for the Quick 16. We ended #15 after the first session with a 4.46 in the 1/8th. I knew it was going to be a fast field but I stuck to the plan of taking baby steps and only turned it up 200 rpm on the launch. The car worked perfect but we came up a little short of the show ending up in the 18th spot. This did not disappoint me as I was happy that the chassis was working and we have plenty left in it. So then came my turn to represent the North against fellow POD Racer and Board Member Maurice Bea. I know Maurice can go pretty quick so we decided to turn it up a little bit more. That resulted into a 6.83 @ over 201 mph through the quartermile which left the Davis/Griffin Motorsports team very happy and confident for the remainder of the season!!
We would like to thank: Eugene Davis Enterprises and all of it's employees, Car City of Nokesville and all of it's employees, Custom T's of D.C., G.D.C. Trucking, Franklin Electric, Roger's Automotive, Billy Albert Racing Engines, J.M.R.C.,Performance Auto Crafters & Barney Squires for the beautiful job on the paint, Jim Yates Racing, and Quarter Mile Brothers for their continued support."
DiAndre "Dink" Holmes Gets Runner-Up in Junior Dragster
DiAndre "Dink" Holmes goes to the final in Junior Dragster on Saturday, August 9, 2008 at Richmond Dragway in Richmond, VA. We Congratulate Dink on his runner-up win.