BILOXI DRAGWAY RESULTS JAN. 9, 1966



Billy Jacobs Is A Real Pro!

From DRAG NEWS
By Charles Meek
BILOXI, MISS., Jan 9th--If you were at Biloxi Dragway Sunday you saw a real pro in the person of Billy Jacobs. You saw a man who flipped his car over four times at Phenix City, Alabama, on January 2. You saw a man who was in the hospital at Columbus, Georgia for two days and had 30 stitches in his scalp from fiberglass cuts from shredded fiberglass fenders and hood. Everyone who saw the car said it was totally destroyed. Everyone but Billy Jacobs. Billy is the type of man who feels when he makes a race commitment he is obligated to keep it. Billy got out of the hospital Tuesday night. Early Wednesday morning started working. They worked around the clock through Friday night. They had to straighten the frame, put an entirely new front end under the car, repair the rear end, put complete steering mechanism in the car, replaced the injectors, pulled oil pan and checked engine, got to Biloxi about 11:30 Sunday and proceeded to beat Emmett Austin three straight, with a best ET of 10.20 at 148 mph. Now, I ask you, "Who else would have done it?"
The 390 Fairlanes and Comets, 396 Chevelles and 389 GTO's, 442 Oldsmobiles and VW's were out in force Sunday. It's a little early to tell yet but from results of Sunday, it looks like the 335 horse Fairlanes and Comets are going to be the cars to beat in C/S - C/SS - C/SSA. They were turning mid fourteen second times while the 325 horse Chevelles were turning low fifteens. The year is young yet though and maybe when one of the old time Chevy men get through with one of those Chevelles - look out!
The Knight-Ashe B/MP '57 Chevy continues its quest of the eleven second bracket. They had a best e.t. of 12 flat Sunday winning No. 2 Elim. and coming mighty close to Top Dog.
S.T. Cooper Jiffy II broke his own national record unofficially Sunday with a very fast 13.06 in time trials.
Emile Robicheaux was out today with the Cooly Robicheaux 396 Chevy II. They were checking handling and traction problems and did not enter competition. The car is painted a brilliant Inca Gold.
The Teuton-Portier-Dugan B/Gasses was really flying. They had a best e.t. of 11.51 winning Gas Elim. and going all the way to the finals for Top Dog Elim. They will be back next Sunday running a 3 out of 5 match race with the Mississippi Rebel C/Gasser.
Top Dog Elim. of the Day and the proud winner of $90 was the A/S Pontiac from Jackson, Miss. driven by Lewis Sharp. Lewis was in the mid twelves second bracket  all day. He made the most of his handicap beating the B/Gasser of Joe Teuton on the finals and the B/MP of the Knights on the run before.

Drag Teen

From BILOXI DRAGWAY NEWSLETTER
By Richard Petty
The action was really "Where The Action Is" Sunday at Biloxi Dragway.
In case you weren't where the action was Billy Jacobs put down Emmett Austin 3 straight. Emmett was having troubles all day with his funny car chassis and he said both head gaskets were seeping. Also, running were Herman Moore and Sidney Foster. Herman shut down in a 2 out of 3 match race. Herman did the driving for Billy due to his injuries.
A couple of teenagers who were racing were Alan Kester's Dodge Charger B/SS who took the win in his class with a 15.15. This Charger was the first on to run at this strip and by the way it ran. It could prove to be some real trouble for the competition. Also, running was Mike Cox B/SS GTO who got down to the final class run. This was the car's first time out for competition and should be running better in the future.

Eliminator Winners

Eliminator Class Name Hometown Vehicle
Top Dog Eliminator
A/S Barney Sharp
Jackson, MS 1962 Pontiac
No 1 Eliminator
B/A
Curtis White
Vidalia, LA
Austin
No. 2 Eliminator
B/MP
Alvin Ashe
Gulfport, MS
'57 Chevy
Gas Eliminator
B/G
Joe Teuton, Jr.
Houma, LA
'40 Willys
Stock Eliminator
A/S
Barney Sharp
Jackson, MS
'62 Pontiac
Top Stock Eliminator
S/S
Herman Moore
Enterprise, AL
'64 Plymouth
Jr. Stock Eliminator
K/S
Riley Clifton
Miss. City, MS
'62 Triumph

Class Winners

Class
Name
Vehicle
E.T.
Hometown
A/S
Barney Sharp
'62 Pontiac
12.73
Jackson, MS
B/S
Robert Richardson
'65 GTO
14.58
Mobile, AL
C/S
Woodrow Odom, Jr.
'65 Chevy
14.22
Semmes, AL
D/S
S.T. Cooper
'57 Chevy
13.13
Long Beach, MS
E/S
William Murray, Jr.
'57 Chevy
14.71
Bogue Chitto, MS
F/S
Maroon Bowling
'65 Dart
15.40
New Orleans, LA
G/S
Roy Harrell
'65 Ford
15.05
Marshall, TX
H/S
David Rodrigues
'65 Comet
15.83
Westwego, LA
I/S
Tony Ladlow
'56 Ford
16.59
Biloxi, MS
J/S
John Winters
'57 Ford
17.24
New Orleans, LA
K/S
Riley Clifton
'62 Triumph
15.81
Mississippi City, MS
L/S
John Schaffitzel
'59 Porshe
17.58
Handsboro, Miss
AA/S
Joseph Ratcliff
'68 'Vette
18.22
Baton Rouge, LA
BB/S
Michele Demms
'66 GTO
14.39
Pass Christian, MS
B/SS
James Ezell
'62 Vette
14.45
Slidell, LA
C/SS
Gordon Vickers
'65 Chevy
14.75
Wilmer, AL
D/SS
Gary Cale
'60 'Vette
14.75
Baton Rouge, LA
E/SS
Alan Kester
'66 Dodge
15.15
New Orleans, LA
F/SS
Gregory Keaghey
'65 Ford
16.17
Ponchatoula, LA
I/SS
Gregg Lyons
'66 Chevy
15.69
Lacombe, LA
K/SS
John Mann
'65 M.G.
18.16
Barrington, RI
L/SS
Bishop Ripha
'56 Chevy
18.43
Saugus, MA
N/SS
John Snper
'65 V.W.
14.19
Franklinton, LA
C/SA
Jeffie Posey
'62 Ply.
14.71
Chalmette, LA
D/SA
Herman Beckham
'64 Pontiac
14.29
Pascagoula, MS
E/SA
James Lord, Jr.
'57 Pontiac
16.60
Greenwood, MS
F/SA
William Atkinson
'65 Cuda
15.89
Slidell, LA
I/SA
Harry Sanchez
'64 Pontiac
16.75
Harvey, LA
B/SSA
Johnny McCain
'65 Dodge
15.14
Foxworth, MS
C/SSA
Charles Gray
'65 Ford
14.65
New Orleans, LA
E/SSA
William Ballon
'65 Ford
15.60
Lucedale, MS
F/SSA
J.H. Humphreys
'60 Chrysler
17.03
Blue Springs, MS
G/SSA
Clarence Saucier
'65 Chevy
16.67
Biloxi, MS
I/SSA
Philip Seoggins
'63 Ford
17.92
Biloxi, MS
J/SSA
William Taylor
'63 Ford
18.22
Westwego, LA
N/SSA
Charles Richardson
'54 Ford
20.01
Lacombe, LA
A/G
Phippin Cumberland
'36 Ford
13.33
Gulfport, MS
B/G
Joe Teuton, Jr.
'40 Willys
11.51
Houma, LA
C/G
C.J. Coludrovich
'55 Chevy
12.78
Gulfport, MS
D/G
Wayne Rupp
'51 Mercury
13.73
New Orleans, LA
E/G
Raymond Diggs
'55 Chevy
14.23
Houma, LA
F/G
Allen LeBlance
'59 Fiat
15.33
New Orleans, LA
H/G
Malcolm Keating
'51 Chevy
15.72
LaPlace, LA
A/MP
Oswald Dahl
'62 Dodge
13.18
Gulfport, MS
B/MP
Alvin Ashe
'57 Chevy
12.00
Gulfport, MS
D/MP
Howard Restor
'63 Buick
15.90
Bogalusa, LA
B/A
Curtis White
Austin
20.88
Vidalia, LA
C/A
Donal Daugherty
'55 Chevy
15.31
Biloxi, MS
A/SP
Larry Davis
'65 Vette
13.18
Pascagoula, MS
BM/SP
Louis Aroenery
LaDawrd
N/A
New Orleans, LA
B/FX
James Moody
'65 Ford
19.38
Baton Rouge, LA

Feature Attractions: 3 out of 5 Match Race between Emit Austin and Billy Jacobs. Billy Jacobs 3 straight over Emit Austin with a best E.T. of 10.28 at 148.51 mph.
Sources: Drag News, Biloxi Dragway Newsletter, Copyright BiloxiDragway.com

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