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It was 'lights out' at Beacon Dragway

Staff report

The lights went out Saturday as the final race of the night at Beacon Dragway was about to begin.

Mike Peeler of Dresden, Tenn., and Wesley "Bama" Waldrop of Benton were up in the No Box Class.

A car accident just down from the track took out a telephone pole and transformer, causing the blackout. When the lights came back on it was Peeler taking the win with a 6.5825 elapsed time on a 6.56 dial, running 99.26 mph in the 1/8th mile for the win.

No Box racing rules do not allow an on-board timing device to automatically release the transmission brake on the dragster.

Sean Perkins of Mayfield came up just a tick off, finishing runner-up to Paducah racer Darrell Free in the Super Pro Class. Perkins ran 115.52 mph compared to Free, who ran 96.02 mph. Free had a better reaction time off the line.

It was an all Paducah final in the Street/Trophy class as Ryan Roberts defeated Weston Titsworth for the win. Roberts had a near perfect reaction time of .0096. A perfect reaction time would be .0000.

Kevil driver Ryan Armer defeated Jaxon Messamore in Jr. Dragster.

More than 90 cars competed Saturday. The next event will be a test-n-tune Friday with the gates opening at 4 p.m. and testing starting at 5. Saturday will be the next NHRA Summit Series Points race with Super Pro, No Box, Street/Trophy and Jr. Dragsters all competing.

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