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A New E.T. At The Timing Slip Booth

And here to stay

If there's one place at the dragstrip that every racer visits, it's the booth where the timing slips are handed out. Even when the racer wins, he or she studies that slip like it was their report card in the eighth grade and dad promised a new skateboard if the grade was better than last semester. One of the perks of being the Super Chevy magazine guy at the races is that we pretty much get to wander wherever we want in our "stylin'" golf cart, and the "big end" of the strip is one of our favorite spots. On the way to "top end", however, we stopped by the timing slip booth as something there caught our eye. Sandy Fleenor from Bluff City, TN, is the nice lady who makes sure that the right driver gets the right time slip (don't mess that up, ever!) but she pretty much is alone most of the day. That is, until E.T. came along. We're not exactly sure of his pedigree but one thing is for certain; this 9 months old dog is a natural for hanging around a racetrack. Sandy, who's husband Jerry works on Tech Inspections at Bristol, plops E.T. down on her lap and that's one happy dog. While I visited Sandy some pretty loud machines came and went, and the pup didn't move. As a matter of fact, he slept most of the time. I thought he was deaf but apparently not. If you call him, he rises up, looks around, and then goes back to his nap. This is a dog that was born to be around loud racers, and to be spoiled by Sandy. Not that anyone minds, you know.

Class Winners
INTERIORJoseph Herron, Roanoke, VA, '55 Chevy
PAINTSteve Sandlin, Las Vegas, NV, '48 Chevy p/u
ENGINERalph Hardesty, Upper Marlboro, MD, '69 Camaro
OUTSTANDING STOCKBob & Dottie Wells, Elliston, VA, '62 Chevy
OUTSTANDING STREETFlip Bost, Statesville, NC, '69 Corvette
OUTSTANDING MODIFIEDSteve Sandlin, Las Vegas, NV, '57 Chevy
Featherlite Trailers "TRANSPORT" Award - Sponsored by Featherlite, Inc.Bob and Nancy Smith, Lake Havasu City, AZ, '55 Nomad
American Colorscans, Inc. "GRAPHICS" AwardRon Counts, Knob, VA, '57 p/u
ISCA AWARD OF EXCELLENCETony Leiphart, Red Lion, PA, '68 Camaro
Suzuki "OUTSTANDING 4X4" AwardChuck Cabe, Roan Mountain, TN, '02 Avalanche
OUTSTANDING STREET ROD - Presented by Street Rodder MagazineCharles & Debbie Shelton, Cloverdale, VA, '34 Chevy
OUTSTANDING CLASSIC TRUCK - Presented by Classic Truck MagazineRoberts Family, Kingsport, TN, '54 Chevy p/u
OUTSTANDING CUSTOM ROD - Presented by Custom Rodder MagazineDean Pickton, Elizabethtown, TN, '48 Chevy
DETAIL - Sponsored by Racing Communications, Inc.Terry Hansand, Cumming, GA, '67 Camaro
WORKMANSHIP - Sponsored by Waterloo Industries, Inc.Steve Sandlin, Las Vegas, NV, '04 G T O
TREMEC Transmission "Trick Stick" AwardDoug & Penny Nichols, '67 Nova
AUTOZONE SUPER CHEVY SHOW "YOUNG STAR" AWARDBrody Justice, Phyllis, KY, '91 Chevy p/u
Terry Anderson, Knoxville, TN, '67 NovaBill & Judy Martz, Statesville, NC, '67 Nova
Eddie Vannoy, Jefferson, NC, '57 ChevyLarry Putnam, Morgantown, NC, '55 Chevy
W.D. McGalliard, Roanoke, VA, '63 NovaDavid Melton, Van Buren, OH, '67 Chevelle
Charles Townsend, Knoxville, TN, '70 CamaroSteve & Bev West, Normal, IL, '72 Chevelle
Tim Underwood, Mt. Lookout, WV, '57 ChevyCarroll Leon Rhodes, Hendersonville, NC, '64 Malibu
Rick Buckles, Piney Flats,TN, '83 ChevelleRoger Robertson, Blowing Rock, NC, '67 Camaro
Tim Kinser, Reedcsville, WV, '50 AngliaBrian Lyle, Waynesville, NC, '69 Camaro
Robbie Copenhaver, Wytheville, VA, '71 ChevelleL.C. Clevins, Rural Retreat, VA, '69 Camaro
Roger Akers, Max Meadows, VA, '71 ChevelleHerb, JoAnn & Laura Bailey, Hurt, VA, '80 Malibu
Tony Caraccia, Ashville, NC, Jr. DragsterMickey Atkins, Newport, TN, '67 Nova

Class Winners
Outstanding BIG CAR (Includes Impala, Biscayne and Caprice) Sponsored by A&M SoffSeal, Inc.
1949-1954Hugh & Shirley Banks, Woodbridge, VA.
1958 - 1989Clara & Roger Bailey, Buford, GA, '63 Chevy
1990 - newerDon Dixon, Greensboro, NC.
CAMARO - Sponsored by Rick's First Generation Camaro
1967 OnlyTerry Hansen, Cumming, GA, '67 Camaro
1968 OnlyClarence & Wayne Sink, Glade Hill, VA. '68 Camaro
1969 OnlyDavid Stallings, Benson, NC, '69 Camaro
1970 - 1981Charles Brisco, Madison, TN, 79 Camaro
1982 - 1992Jamie Blackwell, Fletcher, NC, '90 Camaro
1993 - newerKen Clark, Hazel Green, NC, '95 Camaro
CHEVELLE - Sponsored by Original Parts Group
1964 - 1967Robert L. Coble, Franklinville, NC, '64 Chevelle
1968-NewerSteve & Bev West, Normal, IL, '72 Chevelle
CORVETTE - Sponsored by TrimParts, Inc. & Vette America's Favorite Corvette Magazine
1953 - 1962Vince Sicg, Lenoir City, TN, '62 Vette
1963-1967Gerald Copeland, Tifton, GA, '67 Vette
1968 - 1982Flip Bost, Statesville, NC, '69 Vette
1984 - 1995Charles Brisco, Madison, TN, '93 Vette
1996-1999Jim Stafford, New Bloomfield, PA, '98 Vette
2000-2004Gary Ballard, Suffolk, VA, '02 Vette
CONVERSION - Sponsored by Meguiar's Inc.
1948 and EarlierMark Turner, Hermitage, TN, '37 Ford
1949 and NewerSteve Sandlin, Las Vegas, NV, '04 G T O
CHEVROLET 1955-56-57 - Sponsored by Danchuk Manufacturing, Inc.
1955-1956Joseph Herron, Roanoke, VA, '55 Chevy
1955-1956 SedanC.W. Dotson, Abingdon, VA, '55 Chevy Sedan
1957 OnlyDanny Roddenberry, Carson, VA '57 Chevy
1957 HardtopsTodd Collins, Greenville, TN, '57 Chevy
EARLY CHEVROLET - Sponsored by Kimberly-Clark Corporation
1900 - 1935Scott Fillers, Greenville, TN '33 Chevy
1936-1948Dean Pilkton, Elizabethtown, TN, '48 Chevy
EL CAMINO Sponsored by Parts Unlimited, Inc.Wayne Bannister, Marietta, GA, '76 El Camino
MONTE CARLO - Sponsored by WorkMat.netJ.R. Krupinski, Vincent, OH, '72 Monte Carlo
NOVA - Sponsored by Wheel Vintiques Inc.
1962 - 1967Doug & Penny Nichols, Statesville, NC '67 Nova
1968 & NewerPatrick Joiner, Dallas, TX, '70 Nova
OPENDavid Hermans, Parkersburg, WV, '65 Corvair
PRO ENGINEEREDRalph Hardesty, Upper Marlboro, MD, '69 Camaro
PRO ENGINEERED NOVATerry Anderson, Knoxville, TN, '67 Nova
PRO STREETDennis Sneath, Mountville, PA, '69 Camaro
1949 - 1960 Two Wheel DriveRon Counts, Abingdon, VA, '57 Chevy p/u
1961-1967 Danny Auman, High Point, NC '66 Chevy p/u
1968 - 1972Hal & Julia Kinder, Charlotte, NC, '69 Chevy p/u
1973-1987Eula Colson, Mountain City, TN, '85 Chevy p/u
1988 & Newer Two Wheel DriveManuel Moore, Hazard, KY, '92 Chevy p/u
Mini Pickup Two Wheel DriveTim Setser, East Pointe, KY, '98 Chevy
Full Size & Mini Sport Utility VehicleEugene Aker, Dublin, VA, '87 Chevy
4X4 Full Size & Mini Pickup 4X4Brody Justice, Phyllis, KY, '91 Chevy
CAMARO 1967-1969 GOLD CLASSRodney DeFalco, Birmingham, AL '69 Camaro
CAMARO 1967-1969 GOLD CLASSDanny Hansand, Cumming, GA, '69 Camaro
CAMARO 1967-1969 GOLD CLASSMac Martin, Lenoir, NC, '69 Camaro
CHEVELLE 1964-1967 GOLD CLASS Johnny Edmundson, Sweetwater, TN, '66 Chevelle
CORVETTE 1953-1967 GOLD CLASSCedric Benton, Flag Pond, TN, '63 Vette
CORVETTE 1953-1967 GOLD CLASSWanda Cross, Jackson, OH, '67 Vette
CHEVROLET 1955-1957 GOLD CLASSScott Winfield, Winston-Salem, NC , '55 Chevy
CHEVROLET 1955-1957 GOLD CLASSBob & Nancy Smith, Lake Havasu, AZ, '55 Nomad
PRO STREET GOLD CLASSJames Carswell, Hickory, NC, '48 Chevy p/u
BEST BIG CAR Sponsored by A&M SOFFSEAL, Inc.Clara & Roger Bailey, Buford, GA, '63 Chevy
BEST CAMARO Sponsored by Rick's First Generation CamarosClarence Wayne Sink, Glade Hill, VA, '68 Camaro
BEST CHEVELLE Sponsored by Original Parts GroupRobert Coble, Franklinville, NC, '64 Chevelle
BEST CORVETTE Sponsored by Trim Parts & VetteGerald Copeland, Tifton, GA, '67 Vette
BEST CONVERSION Sponsored by Meguiar'sSteve Sandlin, Las Vegas, NV, '04 G T O
BEST CHEVY 1955-1957 Sponsored by Danchuk ManufacturingDanny Roddenberry, Carson, VA, '57 Chevy
BEST EARLY CHEVY Sponsored by Kimberly-Clark ScottDean Pilkton, Elizabethtown, TN, '48 Chevy
BEST EL CAMINO Sponsored by Parts Unlimited, Inc.Wayne Bannister, Marietta, GA, '76 El Camino
BEST MONTE CARLO Sponsored by WorkMat.netJ.R. Krupinski, Vincent, OH, '72 Monte Carlo
BEST NOVA Sponsored by Wheel Vintiques, Inc.Doug & Penny Nichols, Statesville, NC, '67 Nova
BEST OPEN Sponsored by WorkMat.NetDavid Hermans, Parkersville, WV, '65 Corvair
BEST PRO STREET/ENGINEEREDTony Leiphart, Red Lion, PA, '68 Camaro
BEST TRUCK Sponsored by WorkMat.netEula Colson, Mountain City, TN, '85 Chevy p/u
BEST PAINT GOLD CLASS Sponsored by WorkMat.netScott Winfield, Winston-Salem, NC, '55 Chevy
BEST DETAIL - Sponsored by WorkMat.NetWanda Cross, Jackson, OH, '67 Corvette
BEST ENGINE GOLD CLASS Sponsored by WorkMat.netJohnny Edmundson, Sweetwater, TN, '66 Chevelle
TREMEC TRANSMISSION BEST IN SHOW AWARDBob & Nancy Smith, Lake Havasu, AZ, '55 Nomad
TREMEC TRANSMISSION WINNERDave Melton, Van Buren, OH, '67 SS Chevelle
Car ShowRobert F. Stetson, Jr., Newport,TN, '03 Silverado
Drag RaceDoug Steele, Cedar Bluff, VA, '69 Camaro
Car ShowTodd Collins, Greenville, TN '57 Chevy Bel Air
Drag RaceSteve Bailey, Martin, KY, '79 Malibu
Kermit Hall, TopMost, KY, '69 CamaroLarry Bean, Rodgersville, TN, '97 Dragster
SIMPSON BEST APPEARING CREWRick and Loretta Swafford, Athens, TN, '84 Silverado
SOFFSEAL "ATTENTION TO DETAIL" AWARDTerry Hansand, Cumming, GA , '67 Camaro
WORKMAT AWARD OF EXCELLENCERalph Hardesty, Upper Marlboro, MD, '69 Camaro
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