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SEGA VIP GUESTS FOR SHADY SIDE 11-2
Published on: 10/22/2019
20 kids from Cherokee Children's Home in Gaffney, SC will be our VIP guests. This experience will be a totally free outreach, and I am sure the drivers and crew will spoil them in every way. I don't know about you, but in a time when things sometimes seem dark all around us , its refreshing to go back and experience nostalgia and a wholesome atmosphere of days gone by. That is what Southeast Gassers is to me ! MORE.....
WORLD CLASS FANS
Published on: 10/17/2019
It’s always an honor when fans travel around the world to our events. Ray Irish from the UK’s Gasser Circus has made the journey for this weekend’s race at Carolina Dragway . Ray competes with his ‘41 Willys truck at the famed Santa Pod Raceway.
Also, reported this week, were a group of Swedes at Stotts Speed Shop, in route to Aiken, SC. WELCOME ALL TO SEGA Championship Drag Racing!! more....
A GREAT WRITE UP ON ONE OF OUR OWN IN THE LOCAL PAPER.
Published on: 10/16/2019
A GREAT WRITE UP ON ONE OF OUR OWN IN THE LOCAL PAPER. more...
WOW 111 different drivers have fought for the SEGA championship this year.
Published on: 10/14/2019
POINTS ARE UP FROM THE KNOXVILLE RACE ON THE SEGA WEB SITE
WOW 111 different drivers have fought for the SEGA championship this year.
All classes still undecided for the championship
Only one round between 1st and 2nd in A/Gas
Only one round between 3rd and 4th in A/Gas
Only one round between 11th and 10th in A/Gas.
3 way tie for 9th place in B/Gas.
Only one round between 2nd and 3rd in B/Gas
Tie for 3rd in C/Gas
Only one round between 10th and 11th in C/Gas
Only one round between 4th and 5th in Super Stock
WITH ONLY TWO RACES LEFT.
SPEED SPORT TO BROADCAST SEGA LIVE FROM CAROLINA DRAGWAY
Published on: 10/13/2019
SPEED SPORT TO BROADCAST SEGA LIVE FROM CAROLINA DRAGWAY.
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A LITTLE SNEAK PEAK AT ONE OF THE SEGA HOT WHEELS
Published on: 10/8/2019
As most remember the Southeast Gassers Association signed a deal in February of this year to allow Mattel to use the SEGA logo on select Hot Wheels cars in 2020. more.....
Gear Grabbing Action from the Southeast Gassers Association
Published on: 10/3/2019
We had the opportunity to check out a Southeast Gassers Association race at Knoxville Dragstrip in Tennessee, where both car and spectator attendance records were broken. more.....
Thoughts of SEG in Knoxville-Tim Ellison
Published on: 9/29/2019
Thoughts of SEG in Knoxville

Knoxville Dragway is a special place for me, for it was my first experience with Southeast Gassers a few years back. Needless to say I have been addicted ever since.
This year SEG set a record with attendance and the most car entries ever. We had fans from far away as Australia, Sweden and Japan and from all over the USA.
We knew early on the stars were lined up and it was going to be a very special day. more....
WELCOME ANOTHER NEW SEGA MEMBER FROM TEXAS
Published on: 9/23/2019
39 year old Henry McDougall is making the long haul from San Antonio Texas to Knoxville Dragstrip September 28th to compete with the Southeast Gassers Association. Henry has been match racing with the SEGA Texas Style but wants to make the trip to support the SEGA up this way. more.....
PICK YOUR FAVORITE DRIVER TO WIN THE BONUS MATCH RACES AT KNOXVILLE THIS SATURDAY, SEPT 28TH!!!
Published on: 9/23/2019
As if having a record car count for the Knoxville Dragstrip SEGA race isn't enough, there is going to be a bonus match race in each class during 2nd round of qualifying sponsored by Art Copeland and his company Vintage Pine Flooring. The match races are going to be one run winner take all. more....
SEGA IS PROOF THAT REAL RACERS WANT STRICT RULES
Published on: 9/19/2019
MORE SPONSOR MONEY ADDED TO SUPER STOCK KNOXVILLE EVENT
Now $400 to win and $100 runner up in the all new SEGA Super Stock class at the Knoxville Dragstrip event September 28th. more.....
MANUFACTURER WARS in A/FX at KNOXVILLE
Published on: 9/17/2019
THE BIG THREE will all be represented in a FOUR WAY SHOUTOUT at Knoxville Dragstrip on Sept 28th!!!! Alcohol injected, 4-speed, straight axle, manufacturer WARS in A/FX more.....
A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR SUPER STOCK AT KNOXVILLE September 28TH
Published on: 9/16/2019
Long time Southeast Gassers Association supporter Rick Cathcart has posted $200 for the all new for 2019 Super Stock Class at Knoxville Dragstrip coming up September 28th.. Rick wants $150 to go to the winner and $50 to the runner up. So get em tuned up I think there are going to be about 10 or 11 S/S there. This S/S deal is really growing fast.
LIVE DRAWING TO DECIDE COMPETITORS IN GRUDGE MATCH
Published on: 9/14/2019
Fellow racer Art Copeland and his company Vintage Pine Flooring has posted an extra $600 to be split 4 ways for a winner take all single run race in each of the 4 Southeast Gassers Association classes. more....
RACE UPDATE: 79 ENTRIES FOR THE KNOXVILLE WEEKEND
Published on: 9/12/2019
RACE UPDATE: 79 ENTRIES FOR THE KNOXVILLE WITH TWO WEEKS REMAINING.
NO random old school style cars here!!!... ALL of these race cars fit the strict SEGA class rules designed for first to the finish line, single elimination, championship drag racing.
Check the list to find your favorite STAR of the Southeast Gassers, and come see us Sept 28th at Knoxville Dragstrip!!! more....
A VIEW OF THE RACING WORLD - Stu Lord.
Published on: 9/11/2019
t's amazing how much disliking Nascar affected my love of racing. I had stopped writing, I was letting my hatred unfold on Facebook. I also found myself no longer watching NHRA on TV. I tried to feel differently about NHRA, attended the last two 4 wide events at Charlotte, but it didn't work. Pro Stock was boring, the Pro Mods, my favorite class, had turned into the 69 Camaro division, instead of the class I once loved. Then I found the dirt tracks and the Southeast Gassers Association. more....
BARN FIND TO DEBUT AT KNOXVILLE AFTER BEING PARKED FOR ALMOST 50 YEARS.
Published on: 9/8/2019
Everybody please welcome Craig and Audrea Bailey to the SEGA.
Barn finds are very cool and we need them to help preserve racing history, but to just let one set and collect dust is not Craig and Audrea Bailey's idea of preserving history or enjoying the car. Taking the risk of racing one in completion is a big risk because it can't be replaced but a risk they are willing to take. more.....
Old School Cool at it’s Best...
Published on: 9/8/2019
Old School Cool at it’s Best... That’s Knoxville Dragstrip. A staple on the SEGA Championship Tour, Knoxville always brings together the entire SEGA due to it’s prime central location and proven history for an absolute good time! Expect to see one of the largest car counts on tour! more.....
SUCCESSFUL RACE AT A NEW LOCATION.
Published on: 9/4/2019
The Southeast Gassers Association was in Radford, VA at Motor Mile Dragway for the 8th race of the season. We had a beautiful sunny day with not a drop of rain to be found. We gave Virginia a fun day of racing to watch. more....
ANOTHER NEW SEGA RACER PLANNING A TRIP BACK TO 1967 IN KNOXVILLE
Published on: 9/4/2019
70 year old Mike and wife Cathy Coger didn't have the money to go out and buy a Gasser so they home built their 1958 Morris Minor and I mean built every piece of it. Even assembled the FORD 302 engine right in their home shop. Mike and Cathy spent over 2 years building the car that will help Mike relive his dream of racing like he did in the 1960's when he raced everything from Stock eliminator to E/Gas. more....
WHITE SAFETY EQUIPMENT ADDS TO SEGA 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS FUND.
Published on: 9/4/2019
Long time supporter 80 year old Carl White owner of White Safety Equipment in Choctaw Oklahoma wants to show his appreciation to the racers of the Southeast Gassers Association by giving away.....more
2ND GEN RACER TO DEBUT HOME BUILT GASSER AT KNOXVILLE
Published on: 9/3/2019
52 year old Trevor Weiss got hooked on racing at an early age watching his Dad (Hero) race AHRA and NHRA Jr Stock in the old days. Trevor's Dad Don Weiss started racing in 1959 so he passed a lot of Talent and history down to his son. Living in Colorado at the time Trevor watched close as his dad race the Jr Stocker. Years later a move to Cuthbert Ga found Trevor honing his skills as a paint an...
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MOTOR MILE WINNERS
Published on: 9/1/2019
MOTOR MILE WINNERS
SUPERSTOCK MARK HACKETT
C/GAS TODD ODEN
B/GAS JERRY BIRCH
A/GAS KENNETH PHILLIPS
UNKNOWN SPONSORSHIP FOR THE RADFORD VA SEGA RACE THIS WEEKEND AUGUST 31ST
Published on: 8/30/2019
The strangest thing happened a few months ago when We received sponsorship money for the Motor Mile Dragway race coming up August 31st in Radford Va. more....
RALPH SHEHEEN WAS IN THE TOWER AT MOORESVILLE WITH SEG
Published on: 8/26/2019
We hope you caught the LIVE feed from the announcer’s booth at Mooresville Dragway! We were honored to have SPEED SPORT’s Ralph Sheheen in the house, as he joined David Lancaster for semi-final commentary. Ralph captured some great pics and cool video while he was with us! We look forward to working with Ralph on some future projects, so stay tuned!!!
NEWS FOR THE SEGA SUPER STOCK CLASS
Published on: 8/26/2019
NEWS FOR THE SEGA SUPER STOCK CLASS
Super Stock was officially announced this year as a new class for the 2019 Southeast Gassers Association season and it's popularity has surprised us all. With new cars being built to fit the very strict SS rules it has been getting the attention of a lot of people. Summit Racing Equipment surprised us by putting up money for the 2019 champion just a few months ago. Now Rick Varner owner of Varner Hauling & Grading has put up $200 to the winner of the SS class at our event coming up this Saturday August 31st at Motor Mile Dragway in Radford Va. It seems every day we get some sort of good news that helps the SEGA grow. We have been blessed for sure.
CHECK OUT OUR RACE DATES AND RULES FROM THE MENU more....
Two-Time SEG World Champ SHANNON SMITH Sells the PALE RIDER
Published on: 8/25/2019
TWO TIME WORLD CHAMP SHANNON SMITH SALES THE PALE RIDER
As much as the SEGA loves introducing new drivers it can't replace the hurt of having to say by to the old ones
STORY BY Stephen Smith more.....
Rod N Roxanne Burgener Share A Story
Published on: 8/22/2019
The Original Merrill Ice Drags “Undertaker” has logged on more miles this year than many SEGA teams put together!! We’re very grateful to Rod N Roxanne Burgener for their dedication and genuineness. This story is a true testament to the kind of people they are... more......
WELCOME RICK VARNER ANOTHER NEW SEGA RACER
Published on: 8/22/2019
63 year old Rick Varner made the trip to the Mooresville NC Southeast Gassers Association race last week end and that's all it took to convince him he had found a competitive place to race. more...
”The Gamble” in beautiful Black Mountain, NC
Published on: 8/20/2019
AFTER we invade Radford, VA on 8/31, & BEFORE we take over Knoxville, TN on 9/28... We’re proud to support a long time SEGA fan, Tony Paradise at ”The Gamble” in beautiful Black Mountain, NC!!! Official SEGA merchandise provider, Southeast Gassers Gear will be there, along with racers Dale Morton, and Daniel Haynes from the Southeast Gassers!!!
Click on this link for the official event page and we’ll see you there!!!
SPECIAL RACE ENTRY FOR MOORESVILLE MAYHEM
Published on: 8/16/2019
2 time SEGA Champion, Donovan Stott has been away from the driver’s seat this year to focus on a career path with his own motorcycle shop. That same laser focus, along with lightning reflexes were ALWAYS on display behind the wheel of his A/G “White Trash” Anglia. Long time SEGA racer & supporter, Sonny Burr has asked Donovan to come grab some gears in the famed “Avenger” A/G ‘37 Chevy this Saturday at Mooresville Mayhem!!!
Come see ALL of the 68 SEGA Stars entered for qualifying at 2pm at Mooresville Dragway!!!!
ANOTHER SEGA DRIVER FROM OUT OF THE COUNTRY
Published on: 8/16/2019
ANOTHER SEGA DRIVER FROM OUT OF THE COUNTRY
Rick Taylor 66 year old from Lake Simcoe Canada will make his Southeast Gassers Association debut this Saturday August 17th at Mooresville Dragway in Mooresville NC. Rick will be one of 67 SEGA legal cars that will be Drag Racing 1960's style this Saturday. Rick has chosen to compete in the very tough and competitive SEGA C/Gas class. First round of qualifying will be at 2 o'clock sharp.
SEGA PUTTING THE NOSTALGIA BACK IN NOSTALGIA RACING.
63 Cars/Drivers Signup for Mooresville
Published on: 8/10/2019
Large Number of Southeast Gassers Signup for Mooresville!
WHITE SAFETY EQUIPMENT ADDS TO SEGA POINTS FUND.
Published on: 8/10/2019
Long time support 80 year old Carl White owner of White Safety Equipment in Choctaw Oklahoma wants to show his appreciation to the racers of the Southeast Gassers Association by giving away a free fire suit (paints and coat) or a gift certificate of equal value to the 2019 SEGA points champion in all 4 classes. more.....
RICHARD (SLIM) HARRIS IS GRAND MARSHAL AT MOORESVILLE NC DRAG WAY.
Published on: 8/8/2019
It's not only the race car drivers that are hero's in the racing world. The people behind the scenes are the ones that make it possible for the fans to see a good drag race. more....
$500 BET TO TAKE OUT THE SWAMP MONSTER
Published on: 8/2/2019
Not only is this a war among two top drivers it'a a war among two top name engine builders. A/Gas stand out Kenneth Phillips (Silver Streak 58 vette) with Small Block Gene Fulton power has challenged A/Gas points leader Alan Gaulden in the 1960 Frequent Flyer (Swamp Monster) vette with Big block Par Race Engines power to a match race.
With all the hype about Gaulden's dominance this year in A/Gas more........
SWAMP MONSTER GANG "WANTED FOR MURDERING SEGA A/GAS"
Published on: 7/31/2019
Alan Gaulden driver of the Frequent Flyer 1960 A/Gas vette has won 4 out of the 6 SEGA races in 2019. This dominance has caused long time SEGA fan Keith Thurman to get the ball rolling by posting a $100 bounty to any SEGA legal A/Gas car that can take him out. (More $ expected to come who knows where it will stop) MORE......
NO WAY TO UNDERSTAND UNLESS YOU WAS THERE
Published on: 7/30/2019
I can only try to describe the Southeast Gassers Association race that we had in Lyons Indiana this past weekend. First off we set the all time track attendance record at a track that is over 500 miles from our home base so we can only imagine what will happen at our home town races coming up later this year. Before the fans even got to the pits they felt like it was 1967 because the shuttle used by the track to transport the fans form the packed parking lot to the pit area was an old 1953 John Deer tractor pulling a wagon.
I was busy as usual but was stopped every few minutes by fans just to tell me thanks for bringing the SEGA to Indiana. As always the fans were from every where. 7 all the way from from Australia. I had 100's tell me they drove over 4 or 5 hours and one couple from Utah.
The racing was second to none as always with 64 cars making the trip. Fans were rewarded with a full day of racing with every car on the track a manual shift, every pair down the track
Another Race in the History Books for Southeast Gassers
Published on: 7/29/2019
Well, another race in the history books. Southeast Gassers officially set another attendance record at Wagler Motorsports Park in Lyons, Indiana.
The weather was perfect, and the crowd was huge.
Wild Ride at Wagler for Jeff Madden
Published on: 7/28/2019
We’re giving some Sunday morning praise for the safety of Jeff Madden, and a well built race car! Jeff took a wild ride yesterday at @waglermotorsportspark and we’re happy to report that he’s on his way back to Charleston, SC today. A little battered and bruised, but always that Madden spirit!!! MORE.....
Wagler Winners!
Published on: 7/27/2019
C/Gas Billy Edwards/Thunder Road
B/Gas Jerry Birch/FreeBird
A/Gas Alan Gaulden/Frequent Flyer
ANOTHER NEW SEGA DIE HARD FORD RACER TO DEBUT AT LYONS
Published on: 7/26/2019
53 year old Brian Rosnett from Hillsdale Indiana has a back ground in drag racing but not on the drag strip. Brian wanted to drag race in his younger years but all the local tracks had already started bracket racing so he took the outlaw route and took his talent to the street where it was first to the finish line wins. Brian did this for years, was very successful and always did it with a 4 speed and 100% ford power. more.....
BROTHERS FINISH BUCKET LIST BY DEBUTING 2 CARS AT SEGA EVENT
Published on: 7/26/2019
63 year old Eddy Eubanks and brother 60 year old Jim Eubanks has spent 44 years building a very successful Trucking company (Eubanks Trucking). Eddy has rich history in Drag Racing, a license Air Plane pilot and also a government certified air frame and power plant expert. Younger brother Jim has racing history that most can only dream of. more.....
SEGA LYONS INDIANA RACE WILL FEATURE A 2 OUT OF 3 MATCH RACE BETWEEN THE YOUNG GUNS.
Published on: 7/23/2019
Lee Vickery in his wicked Canned Heat 55 Chevy has once again challenged Adam Lowhorn in his wild wheel standing Rod Slinger Ford Falcon. more......
Congratulations to “Ohio George” Montgomery for his induction into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of A
Published on: 7/22/2019
Do not miss the Southeast Gassers Race at Lyons, Indiana this weekend. It is shaping up to be the biggest event ever in SEG history.
THE UNBELIEVABLE LIST OF CARS FOR THE LYONS INDIANA RACE JULY 27TH
Published on: 7/22/2019
68 cars pre-entered for the race at Wagler Motorsports Park in Lyons Indiana this Saturday July 27th. This is impressive because this race is a 12 hour tow from the Southeast Gassers Associations NC home base, Also the fact that everyone of these cars fit the WORLDS STRICTEST 1967 NOSTALGIA RULES. more.....
WELCOME ANOTHER PERFECT EXAMPLE OF WHAT THE SEGA IS ALL ABOUT
Published on: 7/20/2019
As most know the pride of the Southeast Gassers Association is the fact that about 85% of the cars in the group are home built and driver tuned. We can now add another one to the list since the 4 year project of Gordon Rundle III is finished. Gordon 43 years old from speedway Indiana started work on the 1966 Barracuda when he seen an SEGA build thread on the HAMB.
PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED FOR THE UPCOMING SEGA RACE RECAP VIDEO.
Published on: 7/19/2019
The filming and editing of the race recap video for the July 27th race at Wagler Motorsports Park in Lyons Indiana was almost put on hold. We was really worried that there would not be a professional recap video until Trent Sherrill and Traditional Rod & Kulture Illustrated made contact with us a few weeks ago and helped us put together the super team of DW Phillips and Trent himself. more.....
YOUNGEST EVER SEGA RACER TO DEBUT AT LYONS INDIANA JULY 27TH
Published on: 7/19/2019
While other young men are setting on the couch playing computer games 16 year old Colby Welch from Warsaw Illinois has been working at a local farm and also mowing yards during the day while building his gasser at night. more......
Hot Wheels’ gassers are getting an SEGA facelift
Published on: 7/18/2019
Keep watching for more info!!!!!!!!!!
Guest Videographer for Lyon's Race
Published on: 7/18/2019
We are excited to announce guest Videographer, Traditional Rod & Kulture’s Trent Sherrill with us to Wagler Motorsports Park, July 27th!
LOOK for the official race recap in the next couple weeks on our YouTube channel!
All presented by 1 Way Technologies!!
Another Example of What SEGA is All About
Published on: 7/18/2019
WELCOME ANOTHER PERFECT EXAMPLE OF WHAT THE SEGA IS ALL ABOUT
As most know the pride of the Southeast Gassers Association is the fact that about 85% of the cars in the group are home built and driver tuned. We can now add another one to the list since the 4 year project of Gordon Rundle III is finished. Gordon 43 years old from speedway Indiana started work on the 1966 Barracuda when he seen an SEGA build thread on the HAMB. More of the story......
BUGS MAKE GASSERS GREAT AND STRAIGHT!!!
Published on: 7/12/2019
Warning, longer post..since posting a lot more of our racing life lately I have been asked a couple times by people not familiar with racing how I feel about having other women in the pics with our car…my response is always, “doesn’t it look beautiful”. These ladies are an important part of the SEGA Championship Series. TJ and I appreciate them tremendously. The SEGA Back Up Girls aka BUGS are present at every race and some of them are on the starting line in the beat down heat for 6+ hours while the rest of us run for some shade and air conditioning in between runs. They are Wives, Moms, Aunts, Friends and Family. They make sure these cars are lined up in the water box to create a great burnout and make sure they are “in the groove” when backing or pulling them up to the line. Tj has even said he can feel BUG Elizabeth Noel pulling back on his car to make sure he is lined up at the tree. These ladies also work with the track employees at the starting line…they know what these driver’s
Hot Rod Deluxe Magazine & Southeast Gassers
Published on: 7/12/2019
Southeast Gassers Association gets a huge article in the September 2019 issue of Hot Rod Deluxe Magazine. The photos are from the Baileyton DragStrip " the goodtime " race.
STRICT TECH DEPARTMENT CRACKED DOWN ON THE WINNERS AT THE SEGA PIEDMONT RACE. I
Published on: 7/8/2019
STRICT TECH DEPARTMENT CRACKED DOWN ON THE WINNERS AT THE SEGA PIEDMONT RACE.
In the staging lanes just before semi finals every car got a surprise fuel check. After the winners circle celebration all gas class cars were followed back to their pits and a surprise tear inspection was performed by the Southeast Gassers Association 5 man tech department. The cars were checked for any type infraction of the very strict SEGA rules and also a cubic inch inspection was done to every car. We have always kept a close eye on the cars and did random tear down's but the SEGA is getting so big it's going to have to happen more often. Sorry but the honor system just don't work when racers are as serious about winning as they are in the SEGA.
When a championship is on the line some racers will stop at nothing to win and we want to assure each racer and fan that every car racing at an SEGA event is complying to the same strict rules.
WE ARE HAPPY TO SAY THAT ALL WINNERS WE
SEGA POINTS BATTLE IS GETTING SERIOUS
Published on: 6/18/2019
SEGA POINTS BATTLE IS GETTING SERIOUS
Only a few rounds between the top 5 in most classes.
A/Gas top 3 tied and #4 only one round behind them.
Top two in Super Stock tied for first.
It's still anybody's guess as to who the winner's will be.
BEN HELMS WINS THE SEGA C/GAS MATCH RACE AT STEEL IN MOTION TODAY
Published on: 5/19/2019
A 2 out of 3 grudge race between Ben Helms from Waxhaw NC and Alfred Adams from York SC was set up to show case the SEGA this weekend at the popular event know as the Steel In Motion. Both cars run in the very popular Southeast Gassers Association C/Gas class so the two were perfectly matched. When race time came Ben in his family owned Pucker Time 55 Chevy took the first of the 3 runs. Not to be out done Alfred Adams in the Dammit Bob 55 chevy came back to take the stripe first in a photo finish in the second race. Now with one win each the betting was in full swing by the fans.Both staged readying for the flag start, Both leave together but it was Ben Helms to the finish line first to take the honors home to NC. THANKS TO YOU BOTH FOR CARRYING THE SEGA BANNER FOR US THIS WEEKEND.