Ron Lane wins $5,000 at Brainerd Optimist Drag Strip - and more Chattanooga region sports news

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Hixson resident Ron Lane was the Super Pro class winner Saturday night at the Brainerd Optimist Drag Strip, taking the $5,000 top prize with a 4.94-second run on a 4.94 dial at 137.25 mph in his new "undercover" dragster. Lane, who sells classic cars in Soddy-Daisy, outlasted 93 cars in seven rounds of competition. Kenny Jo Dixon, a used car dealer from Calhoun, Ga., was the Super Pro runner-up with a 5.30 run on a 5.29 dial in a 1972 Camaro SS. Jason Young of Englewood was the $1,000 winner out of 52 cars in the Foot Brake class with Mel Sosebee of Fort Oglethorpe second.