Area Sports Notes: Michael Frizie wins $5,000 at local drag strip

Area Sports Notes: Michael Frizie wins $5,000 at local drag strip

June 12th, 2018 by Staff Reports in Sports - Professional

Michael Frizie from Winston, Georgia, won the Super Pro drag-racing class and $5,000 Saturday night at Brainerd Motorsports Park. He won with a 4.97-second burst on a 4.97 dial in his new Diamond dragster powered by a 555-cubic-inch big-block Chevrolet motor. Charlie Hardy of Armuchee was second with a 6.23-second run on a 6.21 dial in a 1984 Chevy Malibu and got $2,000. Gary Rakestraw of Villa Rica won the Foot Brake class with a 6.09 run on a 6.09 dial in a 1963 Chevy II, and Melvin Croft was second in a 1984 Dodge Ram Charger. Kaleb Winters of Soddy-Daisy won out of 24 Junior Dragster entries with a 7.90 on a 7.91; LaFayette's Shelby Whittle was second with an 8.02 on a 7.90.


* Two Chattanooga teams finished first and second in the 18-under division of the Scenic City Softball Summer Showcase, Fury Premier edging the Frost Falcons '00 6-4 in the single-elimination final Sunday at Warner Park. The girls' fastpitch tournament started Thursday at eight local complexes with 375 teams from 30 states in three age groups. Other champions were the Tampa Mustangs in 16s Super, the Carolina Wildcats-Liles in 16s Open, Tennesee Fury 2021 in 14s Super and Impact Gold Sewell 21/22 in 14s Open.


* Brad Russell and Joe Hart of the Lake Norman Yacht Club in North Carolina won the Brown Jug Regatta for Thistle Class sailboats this past weekend out of Privateer Yacht Club on Chickamauga Lake. They won twice and finished third in the three races involving sailors from four states. David Reddaway and Tiffany Schaefer of Lake Lanier in Georgia were second with a first and two thirds. Birmingham's Alex Krumdieck and Lori Helms were third, and PYC's Peyton and Adam Ankers were fourth.


* Two-time All-America golfer and NAIA Jack Nicklaus Award winner S.M. Lee from Dalton State College led after two rounds and finished third behind Virginia's Ashton Poole and Duke's Chandler Eaton this past weekend in the 2018 Dogwood Invitational at Atlanta's Druid Hills Golf Club. Lee shot 17-under-par 271 for 72 holes (69-64-70-68). Poole shot 266. Lee, the 98th-ranked amateur in the world, will play this week in the Sunnehanna Amateur in Pennsylvania, next week in the Northeast Amateur in Rhode Island and July 6-8 for Team USA in the Arnold Palmer Cup in France.


* Covenant College was 17th in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's final NCAA Division III Atlantic South Region men's team rankings for the 2017-18 season, and the 15-5 Scots' Matthew Harvie also was ranked 17th in the region. He went 16-2 in singles and 19-2 in doubles with Chris Cox as a senior, and Harvie had 51 singles wins and the program record for winning percentage for his career, plus 54 doubles victories.