Parker's victory clinches NDRA Road Show title
GASTONIA, N.C. (Aug. 26) — Ron Parker of Belwood, N.C., wrapped his championship on the NDRA Heintz Performance Road Show at Carolina Speedway with a Friday night victory worth $2,000.
Parker, who endered the finale with a 20-point lead on Zack Mitchell of Enoree, S.C., won from the pole position at the 4/10-mile oval to clinch the championship. | Slideshow
Steve Hendren of Rutherfordton, N.C., rallied from his 19th starting spot to finsih second followed by Matt Long of Concord, N.C., and 15th-starting Dennis Franklin of Gaffney, S.C. Anthony Sanders of Spartanburg, S.C., rounded out the top five and Mitchell finished 15th. Jeff Smith of Dallas, N.C., ran second early before engine woes forced him out.
NDRA @ Carolina: (1) Ron Parker, (2) Steve Hendren, (3) Matt Long, (4) Dennis Franklin, (5) Anthony Sanders, (6) Timbo Mangum, (7) Jimmy Schiltz, (8) Greg Barker, (9) Donnie Austin, (10) Pat Lindsay, (11) Matt Stover, (12) Michael Brown, (13) Ken Rominger Jr., (14) Gary Puckett, (15) Zack Mitchell, (16) Jeff Smith, (17) Chris Cheek, (18) Steve Banal, (19) Matt Logan, (20) Gib Gibbons, (21) Johnathan Edwards, (22) Joe Gwilt.