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Jerry Conrad-WELCOME OUR NEWEST RACER TO THE SEGA
Quain Stott
Published on: 7/21/2020
67-year-old Jerry Conrad was just barely old enough to drive when the popularity of the gassers faded away in the late 1960's. Watching the gassers as a kid and as a young man hooked him on the sport of drag racing and he wanted to get involved. Jerry said by the time he was able to have a drag car of his own something changed big time. more.....
Gerry Milidantri-WELCOME NEW SEGA RACER BACK IN A 4 SPEED CAR AFTER 47 YEARS
Quain Stott
Published on: 7/13/2020
69-year-old Gerry Milidantri is about to come full circle in the drag racing world. While Gerry was going to school, he made ends meet by working as a mechanic at a Chrysler, Plymouth, GMC dealership. Gerry raced NHRA Stock eliminator from 1968 to 1970 then moved up to the very competitive NHRA D/Altered in a 61 Vette until 1973. It was about this time that Gerry figured out he had an obligation to his new wife Pattie and their new born son Gerard so he hung up his helmet to be a better father and husband. more....
Wayne Swafford-HE JUST WASN'T DONE RACING
Quain Stott
Published on: 6/3/2020
About a year and 1/2 ago Wayne Swofford noticed an old 66 Chevy 2 that had been setting behind his building. The old car was not worth saving so he junked it 8 years ago. While looking at the old car he got to thinking about how most of his old racing friends had got involved in the crazy new deal called the Southeast Gassers Association. Before he could come to his senses he had the old car drug out and was gutting it out to make a B/Gasser.
Scott Butler-HAND ME DOWN RACE CAR PUT BACK ON TRACK BY FRIENDS AND FAMILY
Quain Stott
Published on: 6/2/2020
Little small short wheel base cars make really fast race cars but with that comes an ill handling race car. Such is the case with fan favorite Earl Mclemore's 1958 Morris Minor A/Gas car. The fans loved the car but it was just too small to be competitive in A/G.
Huston Kneese-WHEN YOU HAVE MASTERED BRACKET RACING---
Quain Stott
Published on: 5/30/2020
What happens when one of the best bracket racers in the country feels like he has mastered bracket racing to the point he's tired of doing it ?
Ben Rivers-FAMILY CAR TURNED SUPER STOCKER
Quain Stott
Published on: 5/29/2020
When 42-year old school teacher Ben Rivers was a kid, he rode around town with his dad John Rivers in a 1965 Dodge Coronet. John had rich drag racing history in the 1960's before he switched to NASCAR to be car owner and engine builder in the late 60’s and early 70’s.
Ted McKee--SEGA BASEMENT BUILD
Quain Stott
Published on: 5/28/2020
Imagine building a complete race car in a basement so small that when the doors are open on the car there is not enough room to walk by. That's exactly what 55 year old Ted Mckee has been doing in his basement in Kingston Tennessee for the last 3 years.
Charlie Lee-FATHER AND SON RACING TEAM MAKING A COMEBACK AFTER 33 YEARS
Quain Stott
Published on: 5/25/2020
Sparta Tennessee's own Charlie Lee started his racing career in 1980 and was the man to beat in NHRA 4 speed Super Stock class racing. Keep in mind when running for class in NHRA Super Stock it's heads up first to the finish line wins. With his dad long time racer Charlie Sr doing the engine building all engine secrets stayed within the team so they had the car to beat in 4 speed Super Stock racing. Also keep in mind that back then clutch less shifting a 4 speed in super stock was NOT legal so driver talent also meant a lot.
SON BRINGS DAD, UNCLES AND FRIENDS TOGETHER TO BUILD AN SEGA GASSER
Quain Stott
Published on: 5/21/2020
29 year old Zeke Goodrich from Huntington WV worked over 3,000 hours the last several years at his job as an Industrial Insulator to save the money to build his gasser.
TOMMY MAUNEY WILL RETURN TO HIS ROOTS IN A GASSER AT SHADY SIDE
Published on: 10/31/2019
It's happening November 2nd at Shadyside Dragway in Shelby NC. Pro Stock and Pro Mod world champ Tommy Mauney will be back in a gasser for the first time since 1970 when he was only 18 years old. 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.....
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.....
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....
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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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.....
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...
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......
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.
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......
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......

Quain Talk

NOT MUCH EXCITES ME IN MY OLDER YEARS BUT I'M ALL GIGGLES OVER THIS.
Published on: 3/4/2020
I just got a box delivered straight from MATTEL the toy maker to my door with the first ever shipment of HOT WHEELS cars. Not just any Hot Wheels but Hot Wheels with the Southeast Gassers Association logo on the door. 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

News 2020

LONDON RACE RECAP via COMPETITION PLUS
Stephen Smith
Published on: 6/10/2020
EXCELLENT RACE RECAP from London Dragway by Ian Tocher from Competition Plus!!
Race #2 will be in Mooresville, NC at Mooresville Dragway on June 27th!!!
HUGE THANKS to Van Abernethy at Drag Illustrated for this latest spread in their current issue!
Published on: 2/17/2020
HUGE THANKS to Van Abernethy at Drag Illustrated for this latest spread in their current issue! GO CHECK OUT the complete issue at dragillustrated.com

News 2019

Southeast Gassers: A/FX Replica 1965 Chevy II Nova Fastback and 1965 Ford Falcon
Published on: 12/13/2019
Wheels-Up Gasser Wars: Ford vs. Chevy in the Same Family!
HOT WHEELS PARTNER WITH THE Southeast Gassers Association
Published on: 12/1/2019
As announced several months ago we now have a few pics of the SEGA Hot Wheel car that will be out in 2020. more....
IT'S THE AUTHENTICITY THAT'S THE FACTOR FOR STOTT'S SOUTHEAST GASSERS SUCCESS
Published on: 11/29/2019
BIG THANKS TO Bobby Bennett AT COMPETITION PLUS FOR SUPPORTING THE Southeast Gassers Association SINCE THE START AND FOR WORKING WITH MY BUSY SCHEDULE UNTIL I FOUND THE TIME TO DO THE INTERVIEW. Special thanks to Thomas Pope for the great job on the article. more......
PODCAST INTERVIEW, QUAIN STOTT HOLDS NOTHING BACK ....
Published on: 11/27/2019
PODCAST INTERVIEW,
QUAIN STOTT HOLDS NOTHING BACK WHEN HE TALKS WITH Brian Wagner ABOUT HIS PRO MOD DAYS AND THE GROWTH OF THE Southeast Gassers Association.
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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....
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....
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: Motor Mile Dragway
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....
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
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
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....
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!!!
”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!!!!
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.....
63 Cars/Drivers Signup for Mooresville
Published on: 8/10/2019
Large Number of Southeast Gassers Signup for Mooresville!
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......
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.....
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.