Southeast Gasser Association

Period Correct Gassers

Racers

Tommy Lumley - Charlotte, NC.

About the driver:  Tommy Lumley - Charlotte, NC.

From 1990-96 I was ranked in the top 50 bull riders in the world. Best year was 1994 finished 19 in the world. Racing experience: 1996 – present (17 years). 2010 Carolina Gassers grand champion

My car was raced in BB Gas with a 452 c.i. Blown Alky-injected big block Chevy. The car did its fair share of match racing as well racing such names as:

•          K.S. Pitman

•          Don Montgomery

•          Minor Brothers

The car was raced all over California, eventually slowed down to run the very popular class of Super Gas in the 80's. The car was sold and brought to North Carolina in 1999....

Tim and Jared Bailey - Pinehurst, NC.

I, Tim Bailey and my son Jared Bailey are a father and son racing team from Pinehurst N.C. Having always been an old car guy and primarily a 55-6-7 guy i didn't get into drag racing until I was 50 years old being 58 now.,My son and  I were at Farmington Dragway some years back and the drag racing bug bit to build a nostalgia car and so the 55 chevy was a natural because of having had so many of them we had plenty of parts. After a few years we built a 41 willys to race also, I drive the willys and my son Jared drives the 55 . Jared is 31 and shares the same straight axle  4 speed sickness as I do. We were currently racing with a 4 speed exibition group called The Classic Gear Jammers and after being contacted by my buddy Quain about him and a couple of friends putting together a period correct group of gassers decided to race with them also...

Sonny Burr - Wellford, SC.

Grandson Zach Love’s to Race and goes with me, He has J/R dragster to race this year. Born Again Spirit Filled Christian, 67 year Old Kid that love’s the LORD JESUS and all HIS Blessings on me!

Been racing since the late Sixties, my first car was a 1956 Chevy hard top that was pulled out of a field sitting flat on the ground along with all the ant beds inside the car Started racing at the Old Wadesboro, NC track right off of Hwy. 74 coming into Wadesboro, NC. Also raced at the Old Darlington, SC drag strip. The 37 Chevy is a period correct car that was built in the mid 1960’s raced in the seventies and was sitting in a garage for 30 + years covered up on “A” model rear end jack stands

Mr. Quain Stott is doing all the upgrades on the car to make it safe to run and enjoy...

Dale Wilson - Arden, NC.

THE STORY.......I HAVE OWNED THIS CAR FOR 32 YEAR'S AND LAST DROVE IT IN 1986......WENT THROUGH SO MANY THING'S IN LIFE A DIVORCE,X-WIFE GOT CANCER AND MY BOYZ AND HER ALWAY'S CAME FIRST EVEN AFTER OUR DIVORCE.THE CAR SAT FOR MANY YEAR'S ON THE BACK BURNER IN AND OUT OF THE SKULL GARAGE. 
TIME WENT BY AND THE 57  WAITED FOR HER TURN TO SHINE AGAIN. 

THE ORIGINAL SKULL GARAGE FELL AFTER MANY YEAR'S IT ALMOST FELL ON THE CAR,WE JUST GOT IT OUT 2 WEEK'S BEFORE IT WENT DOWN.

Shannon Smith - Gowensville, SC.

My name is Shannon Smith and I run a 1955 Chevrolet appropriately named, Pale Rider. As an impressionable young boy in the 1960s, I watched my dad race a pale yellow 55 Chevy at our local tracks. Then at 11 years of age, my dad gave me my first car, you guessed it, a 1955 Chevy.  Couple all this with the fact that Quain Stott’s first chassis shop was just down the road and you have the recipe for my dream gasser, The Pale Rider....

Donovan Stott - Columbus, NC. 

My name is Donovan Stott and I am a drag racing addict. When I say that I grew up at the dragstrip what I mean is that I “literally” grew up at the dragstrip! I grew up watching my dad, Mitch Stott from as early as I can remember. Sometime around 1998 he gave me my first ride in his Pro Mod Lumina at Shady Side Dragway. I’ll never forget my first ride down the eight mile, if only I known then what that would cost me now.....


Ron Bloomquist - Mooresburg, TN.


I have been drag racing for over fifty years. In 1960 I purchased my first car a 57 Chevy 230hp with a standard transmission and started drag racing at DesMoines Dragway  on Sundays and street racing when challenged. In 1962  I bought a 59 Impala and installed a 409/409HP engine  and four speed purchased at the salvage yard . I built a 55 Chevy  gasser with a 301 and six deuces , a 57 Chevy gasser with a 292 and 2 4 barrels both cars were 4 speeds.  I built a 51 Crosley Station Wagon A Gasser ...



Tony Turner - Cumming, GA.

I have been going to watch the SEG races for several years now and kept saying I want to build one of those cars. Well last August I finally put my words into action and found a 1939 Dodge on Craigslist. Over the course of 9 months with plenty of help from friends and club members, the car made its goal of running at the Greer season opener May 2 2015. It was a very long 9 months of trial and error building a race car – something I have never done before. The engine was a lot of the work. The 392 Hemi was found in a junk yard that was crushing out cars. My buddy Chad went there to find some trim for his car and he called me and said “There’s a 392 up here and these guys are crushing 


Sonny Clayton - Columbus, NC.

My name is Sonny Clayton and I will be racing a 56 Chevy Gasser, small blockck car that I have named One Gone Dog. This name was chosen because of our family's business, for over fifty years, has been selling hotdogs at Boot's & Sonny's Drive In in Spartanburg, South Carolina....




Jimmy Huff - Loganville, GA. 

I’m Jimmy Huff from Loganville, Georgia my car is 1964 Falcon Station Wagon. The car is 100% built at home in my garage with my dad helping hold the parts and wrenches. I guess I can literally say I have been a drag race fan all of my life. My mom helped my dad work on his car when she was pregnant with me. They left the old Yellow River drag strip in Covington, Georgia on A Sunday after my dad was racing and went to hospital I was born that evening. I’ve been ask many times before why do I like the wagons. We had them all my life being 1 of 5 kids had to have one to haul all of us around

Danny Sandlin - Blue Ridge, SC. 

I consider myself lucky to have been reared in the South. Like most folks from the South, I was only aware of two types of racing. One was the local dirt track and the other one being drag racing. I have always loved drag racing; the tire smoking burnouts are so cool for me. Like a lot of young hot rodders I began street racing with my daily driven hot rod. We would meet at the local “secret” places and race for fun in the late hours of the night.



Quain Stott - Columbus, NC. 

A seasoned veteran of drag racing with 40 years of experience. His experience has allowed him to be a competitive one man operation for many years. He builds his own cars, drive his own hauler, then tunes and races his hot rod at the track. This is unheard of in today’s ultra-expensive and competitive professional classes.....

Jimmy Finley - Belton, SC. 

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Sonee Hall - Bristol, TN.

    This car is a recreation of the Anglia I raced in the 60’s and early 70’s. The body was located in Reading, PA where it was stored for many years after the top had been chopped and set-up for an early Chevy small block. I constructed the car using as many period-correct parts that I could locate. But, the car was built to be up-to-date with the present day safety regulations.


Charlotte Mahan is crew chief, co-constructor, pit crew, chief cook and bottle washer, etc…..

Danny Graham - Katy, TX

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Justin "JT" Moses - Braselton, GA.

     The car was originally bought new by a bootlegger and highly modified to run moonshine from Fredricksburg, VA to DC. It served its purpose for over 10 years until it's owners went on the "straight and narrow". Then the car just sat, rarely used. There were multiple attempts to buy the car, but the owners turned everybody down. So she just sat, in the barn for a while, in the field for a while, and became pretty run down and derelict until 2009. Around town the car was a local legend among all the hot-rodders, with tall tales and numerous accounts of evading the authorities. A buddy of mine, who grew up hearing all of these stories, went to the owners' house to do some handyman repair work. The owners didn't have a lot of money to pay for the repair work, so the car....

Johnny Bailey 

My name is Johnny Bailey I am the driver and builder of 1955 chevy Intruder. I started racing in the early 60s at Spartanburg dragway and Greer dragway until the mid 70s at the start of bracket racing. I am retired now and when I saw the Gasser class start I knew I had to get back into real racing. I know I will never be as fast as a lot of the cars running but Ill be having as much fun.